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Thomas Davis (1734 - 1789)

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Thomas Davis
Born in Goshen Twp, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 15 Jul 1758 in Perquimans County, Monthly Meeting (MM), North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chestnut Creek, Montgomery, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 3 Jan 2011 | Last significant change: 10 Sep 2019
17:44: S Stevenson edited the Biography for Thomas Davis (1734-1789). [Thank S for this]
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His birth is recorded, long after the fact, in the Cane Creek (NC) Monthly Meeting minutes as as 16 Third 1734 (16 May 1734) without location given. This is record of Thomas' children which begins with his own birth as the son of Charles and Hannah Davis.[1]

b. 16 JAN 1734, Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania[citation needed]
married Elizabeth Knox on 15 JUL 1758 in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States[citation needed]
d. 10 OCT 1789, Chestnut Creek, Montgomery, Virginia[citation needed]

"Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 DAVIS (CHARLES1 DAVIES) was born January 18, 1734 in Goshen, Chester Co., PA, and died Abt. 1804 in Montgomery Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH KNOX July 05, 1758 in Perquimans MM, NC, daughter of THOMAS KNOX and MARY. She was born November 30, 1738 in Rich Square MM, Perquimans Co., NC."

"Notes for THOMAS DAVIS:

Born in Pennsylvania, Thomas moved with his parents to Orange (now Chatham) Co., NC, arriving about 1750. In 1758 Thomas was given a certificate to Perquimans MM to marry, and returned to Orange Co. with his bride. Elizabeth Knox had come from Nansemond Co., VA, to Northampton Co., NC, with her father about 1753 and belonged to Perquimans MM. Sometime before 1771 the family moved to the Chestnut Creek area of southwest Virginia, which became Carroll Co. in 1842. This area is just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful country, but land that must have been hard to pioneer and farm.

Thomas was part of the Regulator’s in Guilford Co. NC 1767 to 1771. He signed petitions to the British government and may have been part of the group that burned the British powder wagon near Guilford. The British hung 6 people, mostly Quakers which caused the Quakers to move across the line back into Wythe ,Montgomery and Grayson Va. Area. Some moved to the Carter Co Tn area at the same time so the people in Va. Already had some family ties back to Carter Co. Tn."


2. ii. THOMAS DAVIS, b. January 18, 1734, Goshen, Chester Co., PA; d. Abt. 1804, Montgomery Co., VA."

  • Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004.
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011.


  1. ↑ Guilford College; Greensboro, North Carolina; Marriages, Vol 01, 1756-1840; Collection: North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes

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On 16 Jun 2019 at 22:55 GMT Glenn York wrote:

Davis-2350 and Davis-33540 appear to represent the same person because: Similar mother, and spouse. Similar Birth date and location. Need more research to verify correct information and merge.

On 26 Jun 2018 at 09:38 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:

Davies-4655 and Davis-2350 appear to represent the same person because: dups with same wife.and spelling variation ... DAVIS should be the final profile.

On 13 Jan 2017 at 06:22 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Davis-26733 and Davis-2350 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate. Death date needs to be resolved with a source

On 21 Nov 2016 at 03:21 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Davies-2403 and Davis-2350 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates. Please be sure to keep the last name of Davis.

On 22 May 2016 at 06:24 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:

Davis-21441 and Davis-2350 appear to represent the same person because: Same

Thomas is 19 degrees from Michael Cayley, 22 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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