Posted By:R. Keith Davis
Subject:Re: Location of Isaac Davis home
Post Date:October 03, 2003 at 08:56:17
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Forum:Bladen County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I was wondering about the time frames of those deeds. Would you think this confirms our Isaac had an uncle by the same name? The "T. Davis" or Thomas Davis is also most likely a nephew of Sampson Sr.

I've seen where it is believed the father of Sampson was John Davis Jr., a son of John Davis Sr. from Wales and that he (John Sr.) immigrated with brothers named Thomas, Benjamin, Daniel, and William. Our John was said to have been the middle-aged of the 5 children.

Does the 1830 census list two Isaac Davises? I question because we know our Isaac was 25, married, and had one child (E.A. Davis, b. 1829) by 1830, so there must be one much older than ours.

Extrapolating the dates - 1806 to 1837 and adding a minimum of 30 yrs for a young man, the other Isaac would have had to been about sixty by the 1830 census time, best I can figure. In 1830, that places him younger than Sampson by about ten years.

I saw where Mr. Sam Pait had an Isaac listed as a brother of Sampson. This may help to confirm that, and help determine he was, indeed, younger than Sampson.

Do you know where Sampson Sr. is buried? I've noted his last land ownership to be somewhere northwest of Tarheel (I think you may have mentioned around Bryant's Millpond), and I've visited some cemeteries up there, but can't find the one he's buried in, if any. Do you know if this last land holding there was his until he died?

What are your thoughts?