William Davie

William Richardson Davie (1756 - 1820)

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William Richardson Davie
Born in Egremont, Cumbria, Englandmap
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Died in Tivoli Estate, Landsford, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Sep 2014
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William Davie was a Founding Father in the American Revolution

Preceded by
9th Governor
Samuel Ashe
William Richardson Davie
10th Governor
of North Carolina
Seal of North Carolina
Succeeded by
11th Governor
Benjamin William


William Richardson Davie was born on June 20, 1756, the son of Archibald Davie and Mary Richardson, in Egremont, Cumberland, England.[1]

Around 1763 he immigrated to South Carolina, where he lived with an uncle. His education was attained at Queen's Museum College in North Carolina, later Liberty Hall, in Charlotte, and then at Princeton University, where he graduated with honors in October of 1776.

Governor William R. Davie passed away on November 29, 1820, and was buried in Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Churchyard in Lancaster County, South Carolina.[1]

"Davie, William Richardson, Entered the Army in 1776, as a Volunteer, Lt. of Dragoons Pulaski Legion, Apr. 5 1779; Capt. .. May 1779: Wounded at Stono Ferry, June 20 1779: Col. N. C. Cavalry State Troops, Sept. 5, 1780, and served to close of war. Brig. Gen. U.S. Army July 19, 1798: honorably discharged. June 15, 1800. (Died Nov. 18, 1820).


  • Davie County, North Carolina is named in the Governor's honor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 North Carolina Governors: William Davie

See also:

  • NC Roster of soldiers in American Revolution [1] pg 49

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