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Uriah Davis family
Posted by: Eddie Davis Date: February 23, 2000 at 23:18:45
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Seeking anyone researching Uriah Davis, born in Wales, who apparently got in
trouble with English authorities and was sentenced in February of 1732 to be
transported from Middlesex, England to Annapolis or Baltimore, Maryland. He
is said to have been sent on the PATAPSCOE or PATAPSCO merchant ship, which
left England in April of 1732 and arrived in Annapolis in October of 1732
(don't know if it came straight to USA or not).
In August of 1740 he was tried for "begatting a child on the body of Mary
Watkins". This was in Baltimore, Maryland. His will was written on Oct.
31, 1767 and names his land as Uriah's Abode and Uriah's Addition. It was
proven on Feb. 1, 1768, in Baltimore, so he died apparently in January of
1768. His wife is listed as Margaret, she later married a John Brown (by
1770). His child with Mary Watkins may have been his daughter Susannah.
children listed in Will include:
1. Solomon 2. William 3 Uriah 4 Diana 5 Shadrack 6. Meshack 7 Abednego 8.
Mara or Maria 9. Rachel 10. Susanna or Susannah 11. Joshaway (or Joshua).
Joshua (as I think his name actually was) was the youngest child.

His sons apparently went to North Carolina, to Buncombe, Rowan, Wilkes,
Iredell (later Alexander) and maybe other neighboring counties. I suspect
that Joshua Davis, born 1762 in Baltimore, Maryland is the same as Joshaway.
Joshua was a Revolutionary War soldier and served from Rowan County. His
wife was Martha Harrison. His pension application indicates that he lived
in Iredell County and was in Rowan County as early as 1780. I'm seeking
anything on this line. Joshua is my great x 3 grandpa and later moved to
Claiborne County, TN, where he died. I have a webpage with more information

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