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David DAVIS and Peter DAVIS Jonathan's Creek / Waynesville 1820s-1880s
Posted by: Morgan Davis (ID *****0716) Date: December 04, 2007 at 19:10:03
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I am looking for any information on David Davis of Jonathan's Creek and his son-in-law Peter Davis of Macon County and later Waynesville. Details are:

David Davis was born c1780-1790, probably in Burke, and he married Sarah Brown in 1812 in Burke. He moved to Jonathan's Creek about 1827 and bought ~400 acres, most of which had belonged to Felix Walker. He was neighbors with the Killians, Plotts, Leatherwoods, Joseph Walker, and Malcolm Henry. He died c1835-1840 and his widow and children sold off the property within the following decade to Rueben Moody. David's family is written about in the Davis section of the WC Allen book, but Allen confuses David with the David Davis (of Uriah) in Buncombe County. I already have some basic information, such as census and some land deeds, but I am looking for anything else folks may have on David Davis! I am also happy to share what I have if anyone else is interested.

Peter Davis was born c1818 in North Carolina, but I know nothing of his parents. He married Sarah "Sally" Davis, daughter of David Davis, in Macon County in 1838. They farmed in Burningtown Creek and Cowee (Macon County) until about 1870 when the family moved to Waynesville. Peter was the father of Leander "Lee" G. Davis who had 11 children from 3 wives. Lee's descendants make up quite a few Davises in Haywood today. I have a suspicion that Peter's parents may be among the relatives of Thomas Davis from TN, but I have no data for it. Any information on Peter--especially clues as to his parents--would be greatly appreciated.

A very bare-bones set of details on these families can be found here:

Thank You!

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