Bill Davis's Data on Carroll & Gallatin County, KY families

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  • ID: I17542
  • Name: WILLIAM DAVIS
  • Title: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 00 1823 in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Note: CHRONOLOGY FOR WILLIAM DAVIS & CHILDREN:
  • Note:
    1782
    The first appearance of William Davis is in a deposition quoted on
    page 294 of HISTORY OF GARRARD COUNTY, by Forest Calico (1947) in
    which a man named John Bryant states that he visited Lewis Craig's
    Station on Gilbert Creek, and he states that living there in 1782
    were the Craig family, John Price, Benjamin Robinson, William
    Davis, and others. He stated that only 12 or 15 families were
    living there at the time. This was Rev. Lewis Craig, son of
    Taliaferro Craig and a noted Baptist minister who led a large
    caravan of 600 souls on a long trek into the frontier from
    Virginia. This caravan is remembered as "The Travelling Church,"
    because so many of Craig's Baptist congregation followed him into
    frontier Kentucky.
  • Note:
    William Davis and Benjamin Robinson seemed to have been closely
    associated throughout their lives. William Davis named one of his
    sons Benjamin Robinson Davis, another Garrard County deposition
    recalls them hunting together, and they lived on adjoining farms
    near David's Fork Baptist Church a few miles west of Lexington,
    Kentucky near Winchester Road.
  • Note:
    That the William Davis mentioned in the Garrard County deposition
    is the same one who was later living near David's Fork Baptist
    Church is supported by evidence that his neighbor Benjamin Robinson
    is the one mentioned in the deposition. In 1832 Benjamin Robinson
    stated in his Revolutionary War Pension Application that he moved
    into Kentucky in the fall of 1781 to and settled on Gilbert's
    Creek, living there for about four years. He may have come with The
    Travelling Church, and perhaps so did William Davis. It appears
    from the Fayette County Census that the Benjamin Robinson of the
    pension application is the same Benjamin Robinson who lived for
    years near William Davis -- the same William Davis who is living
    close to a younger Benjamin Davis and near Absolom Adams.
  • Note:
    1786
    Fayette County, Ky Burnt Records, Book 5, page 393
    John Craig and his wife Sarah to William Davis
    100 acres, North Fork of Elkhorn, for 50 pounds Virginia money.
    Land adjoins that of Benjamin Robinson.
    [This would be Captain John Craig and wife Sarah Page. Captain
    John Craig was a son of Taliaferro Craig and a brother to Rev.
    Lewis Craig. David's Fork is connected to the North Fork of
    Elkhorn].
  • Note:
    1791
    Vinson Cusenbary to Mary Davis, daughter of William Davis
    May 31, 1791 in Bourbon County, Kentucky
    Bourbon County, Ky Marriage Bonds
    Ky Ancestors, Vol. 15, A-1, page 10 (1979)
  • Note:
    1794
    Benjamin R. Davis is born. He will later marry Franky Adams and
    live in Owen County, Kentucky. Walter Davis obtained Benjamin's
    pension application based on his War of 1812 service in which he
    states that he was born near David's Fork Meeting House in Fayette
    County, Kentucky. He gives his middle name as "Robertson."
    David's Fork Meeting House is located on Cleveland Road immediately
    north of its junction with Winchester Road. Absolom Adams, father
    of Franky Adams, was one of the founding members. Many familiar
    names appear in the surviving records: Estes, Kemper, Yancey,
    Adams. Franky Adams' name appears. William Davis's name does not
    appear, but many of the names of the earliest male members of the
    church are missing.
  • Note:
    1809
    William Stewart to Nancy Davis
    August 12, 1809 in Fayette County, Ky
    Surety: Dudley Robinson, witness for Groom, John Davis
    consent of bride's father William Davis, and groom's mother Lucy
    Stewart
  • Note:
    1809
    Dudley Robinson [son of Benjamin Robinson], to Elizabeth
    Cussenberry, daughter of Vincent Cussenberry [and Mary Davis],
    September 5 1809 in Fayette County, Kentucky. bond by John Davis.
    Witness William Stewart.
  • Note:
    1810
    In the 1810 Fayette County, Kentucky Census William Davis and
    Benjamin Robinson (name given as Robertson) are living very close
    to each other, where William Davis and his wife are over 45, and
    in his household is a boy under 10, a girl and boy between 10 and
    16, and a male between 16 and 26. He has two slaves.
  • Note:
    1813
    Benjamin Davis married to Frances Adams
    June 6, 1813 in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Note:
    1815
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no
    property listed, while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult
    Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a tract of land.
  • Note:
    1816
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no
    property listed, while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult
    Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a tract of land.
  • Note:
    1817
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. The Cusingberrys
    have acreage on Difficult Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a
    tract of land. William Davis is listed as having 160 acres on
    Difficult Creek.
  • Note:
    1819
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no
    property listed, while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult
    Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a tract of land. Elisha
    Cushingberry also owns lots in Scottsville.
  • Note:
    1820
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no
    property listed, while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult
    Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a tract of land. Elisha owns
    lots in Scottsville and Port Oliver. Vinson owns a lot in Port
    Oliver.
  • Note:
    1820
    In the 1820 Fayette County, Kentucky Census, William Davis [Sr] is
    recorded living next to Benjamin Davis and Absolom Adams, and not
    far from Benjamin Robinson. In his household is a boy between 10
    and 16, a woman between 16 and 26, a man between 26 and 45, and
    William and his wife, both over 45 years of age. His son Benjamin
    Robinson Davis appears to be the head of household next door, but
    he may have a brother living with him. There are two men in the
    household between 16 and 26, one woman (Franky) between 16 and 26,
    four girls under 10, and one slave. Absolom Adams, living next
    door, is the father-in-law of Benjamin R. Davis and his sister
    Fanny; who married Absolom Adams Jr.
  • Note:
    1820
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel, Elisha, and Vinson Cushingberry
    appear on the tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no
    property listed, while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult
    Creek, where Daniel had a patent on a tract of land. Elisha owns
    lots in Scottsville and Port Oliver. Vinson owns a lot in Port
    Oliver.
  • Note:
    1820
    Fayette County, Ohio Census Index
    James Davis, page 019 Wayne Township
    James Davis, page 021 Concord Township
  • Note:
    1821
    William Davis [Jr] and Daniel and Elisha Cushingberry appear on the
    tax lists of Allen County, Kentucky. Davis has no property listed,
    while the Cusingberrys have acreage on Difficult Creek, where
    Daniel had a patent on a tract of land. Vincent is not listed in
    the tax list for Allen County.
  • Note:
    1822
    William Davis and Daniel Cushinberry appear on tax list of Allen
    County. No Vincent or Elisha appear.
  • Note:
    1823
    William Davis and Daniel Cushinberry appear on tax list of Allen
    County. No Vincent or Elisha appear.
  • Note:
    1823
    Inventory of William Davis, dec'd, Fayette County Will Book F,
    page 246; Sept 23, 1823, Jan 1824 Term, and Sale of William Davis,
    dec'd, Book F, page 247 by John Davis and William Stewart. Buyers
    include Benjamin Robinson, Samuel Mansfield, Wm Scott Sr., Wm Scott
    Jr., George Mitchell, Francis Long, Thomas Carter, Robert Waller,
    Absolom Adams Jr., Thomas Hughes, Henry Foster, David Wilson, David
    Cusenberry, William Stewart, Johnny Robinson, James Hanson, John
    Cartwright, John Smith, James Weathers, James Watkins, Boswell
    Mitchell, Samuel Haydon, Henry Haydon, Henry Matthews, John
    Montgomery, Benjamin McCann, Benjamin Robinson, Richard Hulette,
    William Davis, Robert Waller, Jeptha Adams, Dudley Robinson,
    Leonard Young, Alexanders Stewart, Hezekiah Estes, John Huldroth,
    Jacob Hughes, Stephen Franklin, Vincent Cusenberry, Thomas Carter,
    Wyatt Stewart
  • Note:
    1823
    William Davis Heirs to Sarah Davis, a slave named Reuben.
    Fayette County Deeds, Book Y, page 114
    October 14, 1823
    James Davis, William Davis, John Davis, Benjamin Davis, William
    Stewart, Vincent Cushenberry, Daniel Cushenberry, and Absolom
    Adams, the four latter having married daughters of said William
    Davis, for $1.00 to Sarah Davis, a negro man named Reuben aged
    about 25 years to be her slave during her natural life and to be
    emancipated upon her death.
    Signatures: James P. Davis, William Davis, John Davis, Nancy
    Stewart, Benjamin Davis, William Stewart, Vincent Cusenberry,
    Daniel Cusenberry, Absolom Adams, Fanny Adams.
    Signatures acknowledged:
    James Davis's signature certified in Fayette County, Ohio..
    Vincent and Daniel Cusenberry's signatures certified in Allen
    County, Kentucky. Polly, wife of Vincent mentioned.
    Absolom Adams and Fanny his wife, and Benjamin Davis's signatures
    certified in Owen County, Kentucky.
  • Note:
    1823
    William Davis Heirs to Jacob Hughes, 101 acres on David's Fork.
    Fayette County Deeds, Book Y, Page 117
    October 15, 1823
    James Davis and Milly his wife, William Davis, John Davis, Benjamin
    Davis and Fanny his wife, Vincent Cusenberry and Polly his wife,
    Daniel Cusenberry and Sally his wife, William Stewart and Nancy his
    wife, "some of the County of Fayette ... some residents in other
    counties and out of the state on the one part", to Jacob Hughes for
    $2323.00, 101 acres on David's Fork in Fayette County.
    Signatures:
    Vincent Cusenberry, Daniel Cusenberry, Nancy Stewart, William
    Stewart, John Davis, James N. Davis, Mildred? Davis, William Davis,
    Fanny Davis, Absolom Adams, Fanny Adams.
    Signatures acknowleged:
    James and Milaric? Davis signatures certified in Fayette County,
    Ohio. Absolom Adams and Fanny his wife, and Benjamin Davis and Fanny
    his wife, signatures are certified in Owen County, Kentucky.
    Vincent Cusenberry and Polly his wife, and Daniel Cusenberry and
    Sarah his wife, and William Davis, signatures certified in Allen
    County, Kentucky. John Davis and William Stewart and Nancy his wife
    signatures certified in Fayette County, Kentucky.
  • Note:
    1823
    William Davis Heirs to James Robinson
    30 acres + on David's Fork
    Fayette County Deeds, Book Y, Page 121
    October 18, 1823
    Sarah Davis, widow of William Davis, dec'd and James Davis, William
    Davis, John Davis, Benjamin Davis, William Stewart and Nancy his
    wife late Nancy Davis, Vincent Quisenberry and Polly his wife, late
    Polly Davis, Daniel Quisenberry and Sally his wife, late Sally
    Davis, in consideration for __, 30 acres, one rood, and eleven
    poles on the waters of David's Fork to James Robinson.
    Signatures: Fanny Davis, Nancy Stewart, Sarah Davis,
    William Davis, John Davis, Benjamin Davis, William Stewart, Vincent
    Cusenberry, Daniel Cusenberry, Absolom Adams, James N. Davis,
    Mildred Davis, Fanny Adams.
    Signatures acknowledged:
    Signatures of James and Mildred Davis certified in Fayette County,
    Ohio. Signatures of Absolom Adams and Fanny, his wife, and Benjamin
    Davis and Fanny, his wife, certified in Owen County, Kentucky.
    Signatures of Vincent Milloby [sic] and Daniel Cusenbary, and Polly
    wife of said Vincent, and Sarah wife of said Daniel, certified in
    Allen County, Kentucky. Signature of William Davis certified in Allen
    County, Kentucky. Signatures of John Davis, William Stewart and Nancy
    his wife, late Davis, certified in Fayette County, Kentucky.




    Marriage 1 Sarah ________
      Children
      1. Has Children James N. Davis b: NOV 11 1774
      2. Has Children Mary Davis b: CIR ___ 00 1776
      3. Has No Children Nancy Davis b: CIR ___ 00 1790
      4. Has No Children John Davis
      5. Has No Children William Davis
      6. Has Children Benjamin Robinson Davis b: OCT 08 1794 in Fayette County, Kentucky
      7. Has Children Sarah Davis
      8. Has No Children Fanny Davis b: CIR ___ 00 1798
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