Jonathan Davis appears in the Pittsylvania County personal tax records between 1791 and 1795. From the following two deeds, it appears that Jonathan moved to his father-in-law's land, some of which he received in 1794, and then sold early in 1796:
Pittsylvania Deed Book 10, pp. 62, 15 Apr. 1794 (recorded 20 Oct. 1794): Jacob Chaney to Jonathan Davis, both of Pittsy., for £10, 50 acres on the branches of Tobey Creek, adjoining John Caldwell, Caleb Dodson, John Chaney, Jacob Chaney, Sr. Signed: Jacob Chaney. (witnesses not listed).
Deed Book 10, pp. 335-36, 10 Mar. 1796 (recorded 18 Apr. 1796): Jacob Chaney and Jonathan Davis, both of Pittsy., to Caleb Dodson of Halifax Co., for £13, 55 acres adjoining Chaney. Signed: Jacob (x) Chaney (his mark), Jonathon (x) Davis (his mark). Witnesses: George Dodson, Ezekiel Chaney, Nathan Chaney.
The following is quoted from the Chaney DNA website:
"Revolutionary War Pension Statement: Davis, Johnathan (Elizabeth). R.2716.
"4 July 1836. Anderson Co., Tennessee, Elizabeth (X) Davis of Roane County, living near the Anderson County line, being remote from the Justices of Roane County, aged 83 on 14 November last (having no record of age), declares she was married to Johnathan Davis 1 Sept. 1776 in Pittsylvania Co., Va. The marriage was celebrated by John Bailey, a Baptist preacher; her maiden name was Chaney. She had two sons, William Davis and John Davis. Her husband stood in the tenth number of the militia and in the spring was called out agreeable to number and went under Capt. John Waters to Hillsborough and many places. A short time thereafter he was called again into service for another three months and went again to the Carolinas and was much afflicted and was in the hospital at the time of the defeat of Gates. He continued in service four months and returned home in the fall. Her husband died of phtisic old age and debility in Roane Co., Tenn., 14 July 1831.
"4 July 1836. Anderson Co., Tenn. James (X) Davis, aged 49 or 50 on 28 July last, declares he has four children married. His oldest child, Martha, is 25 years old last September. His father and mother, Jonathan and Elizabeth Davis, were married in the time of the Revolutionary War in Pittsylvania Co., Va. His father served six months and upwards and was in the service at the time of Gate's defeat. He is the sixth child born of Elizabeth and Johnathan Davis. His father died 14 July 1831. 15 Feb. 1839. Anderson Co.,Tenn. John Davis of said county declares his father and mother, Johnathan and Elizabeth Davis, were married somewhere about the county line of Pittsylavnia and Halifax Co's. Va. He recollects his mother talking of going and staying at her father's house while the witness's father went into service and his father talking of being in service in Carolina and being in the hospital sick. His father died in Jan. 1831.
"Rejected; did not perform six months service."
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