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.
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."
"Children of CHARLES DAVIES and HANNAH MATSON are:
2. ii. THOMAS DAVIS, b. January 18, 1734, Goshen, Chester Co., PA; d. Abt. 1804, Montgomery Co., VA."
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Thomas: