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Robert Davis b. about 1754, wife named Abigail
Posted by: byron bowman (ID *****1897) Date: December 07, 2007 at 04:06:41
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       My ancestor, Robert Davis appears to have moved to Surry County, NC between 1800 & 1810. He is listed there in the 1810, 1820, 1830, & 1840 US Censuses. In the 1840 census listing he is reported as a Rev. War veteran aged 85. In his application for a Rev. War Pension he stated that he enlisted in Botetourt Co, VA in the 1st regiment of the VA line. He died in Surry County NC where his will was recorded 9 Dec 1841 in the Surry County Will Book 4 page 264. Robertís will indicates that he & his wife Abigail were parents of Jesse Davis. In the 1850 US Census for Surry County NC, Abigail is living in the household of her son Jesse Davis, and she is listed as having been born in NY. In the 1880 US census for Surry County NC Robert's Daughter Ruth Davis Jones gave Roberts place of birth as PA.
       Since Rockbridge County was split off from Botetourt County and Augusta County in 1778, the area where my ancestor lived may have ended up in Rockbridge County. Thus I am hopeful that someone reading this forum will be able to help me.
       Does anyone know anything about this PA born Robert Davis and/or his wife, NY born Abigail (last name unknown)?
       I will be very grateful for any information or leads about a Robert Davis born about 1754, who enlisted in the VA line in Botetourt County, but may have ended up in Rockbridge County after it was split off from Botetourt & Augusta Counties.
Byron Bowman

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