North Carolina Family Group Sheet for the James DAVIS Family


Husband: James DAVIS
Birthdate: 08 Aug 1753
Birthplace: Augusta Co., Virginia
Death date: 17 Aug 1844
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: James Davis Graveyard Snow Creek, Stokes Co., NC
Father: William DAVIS
Mother: possibly Mary MCANALLY

Marriage date: August 1777
Marriage place: Surry Co., NC

Wife: Margaret DUNLAP
Birthdate: 25 Jun 1761
Birthplace:
Death date: 11 Mar 1838
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: James Davis Graveyard Snow Creek, Stokes Co., NC
Father:
Mother:

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Mary "Polly" DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 12 Feb 1779
Birthplace: Surry Co., NC
Death date: 11 Oct 1857
Place of death: Henry Co., VA
Burial:
Marriage date: c1788
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Capt. John SALMON

Child No. 2: Jane DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 14 Aug 1781
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 30/20 Nov 1871
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: Covington Graveyard, Stokes Co., NC
Marriage date: 14 Dec 1804
Marriage place: Stokes Co., NC
Spouse's name: William COVINGTON

Child No. 3: Rebecca DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 09 Jan 1786
Birthplace: Surry Co., NC
Death date: 09 May 1858
Place of death: Maniteau Co., MO
Burial:
Marriage date: c1806
Marriage place: Stokes Co., NC
Spouse's name: Capt. James Dearing

Child No. 4: Bethenia "Bethany" DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 00 000 1788
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 00 Mar 1852
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: James Davis Graveyard Snow Creek, Stokes Co., NC
Marriage date: c1807
Marriage place: Stokes Co., NC
Spouse's name: Mills Eason

Child No. 5: Anna DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 08 Apr 1791
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 08 Sep 1838
Place of death: prob. Dickson Co., TN
Marriage date: circa 13 Aug 1812
Burial:
Marriage place: Stokes Co., NC
Spouse's name: Joseph Eason

Child No. 6: James DAVIS
Sex: M
Birthdate: 23 Dec 1793
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 06 May 1873
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: James Davis Graveyard, Red Shoals, Stokes Co., NC
Marriage date: 02 Jan 1817
Marriage place: Stokes Co., NC
Spouse's name: Elizabeth MCANALLY

Child No. 7: William "Buck" DAVIS
Sex: M
Birthdate: 22 Sep 1796
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 16 Mar 1879
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial: prob. James Davis Graveyard, Snow Creek, Stokes Co., NC
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: never married

Child No. 8: Elender Davis
Sex: F
Birthdate:
Birthplace:
Death date: by 1833
Place of death: prob. Ohio
Burial:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Richard Dearing

Child No. 9: Margaret "Peggy" DAVIS
Sex: F
Birthdate: 00 000 1798
Birthplace: Stokes Co., NC
Death date: 07 Apr 1886
Place of death: Stokes Co., NC
Burial:
Marriage date: c1828
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Winston CARTER
 
 
Documentation:
   * The James Davis Jr. family Bible lists the death and ages of several of his aunts. These entries are transcribed as: Bethena Eason died March 1852 Aged 64 years 9 months Mary Salmons died October 11 1854 aged 75 year [faded] months Anna Eason died Sept 8th 1837 Aged 46 years & 5 months Elenor Dearing died [faded]
   * Rebecca Dearing died [faded, 09 May] 1858 aged 72 years & four months Mary Salmon's birth and death are recorded in the "History of Henry Co., VA" by Judith P. Hill.
   * Jane Davis Covington's birth is listed as 1790 in the James Davis Bible, but family letters and her deposition indicate that it was probably 1781. Rebecca Dearing's dates are collected by Peter Schlup from Rev. War Pensions and tombstones.
   * James Davis Sr. and his wife left tombstones with their birth and death dates. These are corroborated by the James Davis Jr. Bible which adds that James Sr. was born in Augusta Co., Virginia. James Davis Sr. provided a deposition for the Rev. War Application of Joseph Banner which states the month and year of his marriage to Margaret Dunlap.
   * The Dunlap surname is established by family tradition and was quoted in a biography of a descendant in the early 1900s. There is no clear written record of her family's name or her parentage. James Davis Sr. left a lenghty and detailed will identifying his children.
   * William Davis "Buck" is said to have had a tombstone giving his birth and death at the James Davis Sr. graveyard on Snow Creek. By 2004, the stone was no longer standing. There are no other known Bible sources. Buck did not marry, but adopted his sister Margaret's natural born child Minerva; it has been said that Minerva was his own child, but this is not known.
   * Margaret Davis had a natural born child named Minerva before her marriage to Winston Carter.
   * Other family historians have added other children found in the burial ground of the James Davis Sr. graveyard namely Martin, W.A. and M.A.. Upon examination of the stones and the dates, I did not find a Martin Davis stone and WA and MA appear to be a couple buried next to each other and may not be of the Davis family at all.
 

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