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Hannah (Davis) Alderson (abt. 1748 - abt. 1778)

Hannah Alderson formerly Davis
Born about in Pennsylvaniamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 15 Dec 1767 in Baltimore County, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 30 in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Birth Date and Place

  • 1748
  • Germantown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


  • John Davis, 1721-1809
  • Jane Van Vorst, 1726-1822



  • Davis Alderson, 1769–1851
  • Jane Alderson Withrow, 1771–1860
  • Naoma Alderson, 1774–1859
  • Abel Alderson, 1775–1841
  • Hannah Alderson, 1777–1850

Death Date and Place

  • about 07 October 1777
  • Baltimore, Maryland, or Rockingham, Virginia

First Marriage Record [1]

Name: Thomas Alderson
Gender: Male
Birth Place: PA
Birth Year: 1744
Spouse Name: Hannah Davis
Spouse Birth Place: MD
Spouse Birth Year: 1748
Marriage Year: 1764
Marriage State: MD
Number Pages: 1

Find A Grave Burial Record [2]

Her husband's burial record has a lengthy biography about him and a few details about his wife Hannah. Most important for this profile is the note that Hannah Davis died shortly after giving birth to their daughter Hannah in 1777.

Name Pvt Thomas Alderson
Birth 22 Aug 1744, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Mar 1837 (aged 92), Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery, Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 25639384
  1. He left Pennsylvania with his parents when he was 12, moving to Virginia.
  2. Later the family moved to Maryland.
  3. His father knew his future wife Hannah Davis' parents well in both Virginia and Maryland.
  4. Wife Hannah Davis died shortly after giving birth to daughter Hannah in 1777.
  5. Second wife was Sarah Bond Smithson, widow of Thomas Smithson, Jr.; they were married in Maryland but moved back to Rockingham, Virginia soon after.
  6. After the Revolutionary War, he moved his family to Greenbrier, in what is now West Virginia. The area where he live is now part of Monroe County.
  7. His actual burial place is unknown. There is a marker at the Old Greenbrier Church, of which he was a charter member.


  1. U.S. and International Marriage Records, Source number: 1844.015; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1. Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. See:
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #25639384, database and images ( : accessed 22 July 2018), memorial page for Pvt Thomas Alderson (22 Aug 1744–5 Mar 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25639384, citing Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery, Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Wayne L. Osborne (contributor 46540493).

See also:

  • Named in daughter Jane's death record - "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Hannah Alderson in entry for Jane Withrow, 27 Aug 1860; citing Greenbrier County, West Virginia, County Records, v 1A p 24, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,030.

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Davis-52145 and Davis-26 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be same person - duplicate profile
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