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Evan Davis Jr (1729 - 1762)

Evan Davis Jr
Born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1755 in Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Georgiamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2011
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Davis is one of the oldest Welsh family names. The line can be traced for many centuries and is said to include Kings Cole and Cadwaldar. The motto of the family is "With God as a Leader and a Sword as a Oomrad". Of the many Davis emigrants to America the family which later became most notable is that of Evan Davis, Samuel Davis and Joseph Davis; three brothers who emigrated' from Cardiff, Wales, about 1730. Evan Davis and Samuel Davis landed at Philadelphia: Joseph Davis was drowned on 'the voyage. Samuel Davis went to what was then the Middle West. Some time after 1761, the exact date not being known, Evan Davis emigrated from Pennsylvania to Georgia. He married while still in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Mary Emory Williams, a widow. Her father was Joseph Emory. By her first marriage this lady had two sons, Daniel Williams and Isaac Williams, both of whom were soldiers in the Revolution. It was due to their participation in the war that their young half-brother, Samuel Davis also joined the forces of the Revolution, being sent by their mother to join them. Evan Davis and his wife (Mary Emory Davis), had at least one son, Samuel Davis, mentioned above, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1756. This Samuel Davis, who was in the Revolution, was the father of President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America. Mrs. Metta Andrews Green, the well-known historian of Georgia, has made close study of the life and residence of Evan Davis. She writes: "Evan Davis moved 'to Georgia from Pennsylvania and settled about forty miles above Augusta, so says Mrs. Davis in the life of her husband. .' "The place forty miles above /Augusta' is in Wilkes County four miles south of Washington. It belongs to the estate of Mr. Gabriel Toombs.


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  • WikiTree profile Davis-6641 created through the import of 2010-09-14.ged on Jul 28, 2011 by Bob Carson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Bob and others.
  • Source: S-2050775427 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Name: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;;; Note: Ancestry Family Trees (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;), Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), _APID: 1030::0 CONT This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. CONT .

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Davis-16630 and Davis-14535 are not ready to be merged because: they appear to have some of the dsame information however parents do not match
posted by Stephanie Stults
Davis-16630 and Davis-14535 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicates
posted by Stephanie Stults
Davis-14535 and Davis-6641 appear to represent the same person because: same parents (merges proposed), same wife, and child, Samuel, dates are the same/similar
posted by Robin Lee
Edits done for US PRESIDENTS project
posted by Eddie King
Davis-14535 and Davis-31228 appear to represent the same person because:
posted by [Living Walker]

Unmerged matches › Evan Davis (1729-1762)
Rejected matches › Evan David Davis Jr. (abt.1729-abt.1795)

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