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Davison / Davidson
Posted by: Hollis Davison (ID *****3174) Date: April 01, 2002 at 11:37:30
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John and Ann Davison (often spelled as Davidson by second parties for records) moved to the Mountain Creek/Bush River area of what was then Amelia Co, VA where they obtained a land patent dated July 31, 1742.

A few months earlier, March 31, 1741/2 (old legal calendar in effect at that time had the new year starting on April 1st) they sold land in Orange Co, VA. John and Ann bought the Orange Co, VA land which was near the present town of Orange in July 1725 (when the area was part of Spotsylvania Co, VA) from James Taylor of King and Queen/Essex Counties, VA.

Above is documented by courthouse records.

Their children are listed in John's 1754 Will as: William, Richard, Joshua, Daniel, Elizabeth, George, and Ambrose.

William, Richard, and Joshua died in Prince Edward Co, VA. Daniel, Elizabeth (married James Atkins), George, and Ambrose moved to Anson Co, NC (some lived in the part that became Montgomery Co, NW when it split from Anson). These children were all born prior to the family's move to Amelia/Prince Edward Co, VA.

Much misinformation has been circulated about this line not only on the internet, but by some authors of genealogical publications who apparently did not use factual support or made mistakes by associating persons with same names (several John Davisons were around in PA, MD, VA, and NC in the early 1700s).

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