James Davis

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    James was born 1785 somewhere in Virginia. Married 1807 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. James fought in the War of 1812. He was a farmer in Hawkins County, Tennessee, near Rogersville. As a young man he lived on Cloud's Creek. At least four of his brothers were also farmers and lived near Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County.
    In an unfortunate incident, James apparently, in self defence, killed a man. A record in the Circuit Court files in Hawkins County states that on April 1816, James Davis killed John Flowers of Hawkins County, Tennessee. The two men were supposedly friends. It further states that at a community gathering John Flowers became intoxicated, aggressive and threatened James with a knife. James was backed into a picket fence. He pryed a picket off the fence and struck Flowers, killing him. James was acquitted of murder but this incident caused him to move away from the Choptack community. He moved across the Clinch Mountains, settled near Friendship, and lived in Mountain Valley until his death in 1869 in Lee Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee. James Davis' Will.


Siblings

    1)Martha (Patsy) Davis: Born 1804 Choptack, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married February 3, 1824 in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee to Vance Gonce (1802 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee - May 1, 1871 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee). Martha died May 1, 1871. Children: Elizabeth Gonce (1822 - 1927 ??), Hezekiah Davis Gonce (1829 - ????), Rudolph Gonce (1831 - ????), Jane Gonce (1837 - ????), Cinda Gonce (1838 - ????), Nancy Gonce (1839 - ????), Jefferson Gonce (1840 - ????), Malinda Gonce (1841 - ????), Abraham R. Gonce (1829 - 1912).

    2)Lewis Davis: Born 1781 Somewhere in North Carolina. Married about 1800 in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Sarah ? (1778 North Carolina - ????). I do not know when Lewis died. Children: Hezekiah Davis (about 1801 - ????), Calvin Davis (about 1820 - ????), An unknown female Davis (1800/1810 - ????), Another unknown female Davis (1800/1815 - ????).

    3)Susanna Davis: Born 1790 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married 1811 Hawkins County, Tennessee to Christian Pearson (1783 Pennsylvania - 1865 Hawkins County, Tennessee) I do not know when Susanna died. Children: William Jackson Pearson (1815 - 1865), Nancy Pearson (1812 - ????), Elizabeth Pearson (1817 - 1882).

    4)William Davis: Born 1793 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married about 1813 Hawkins County, Tennessee to Mary ? (1803 Hawkins County, Tennessee - after 1870 Hawkins County, Tennessee). William died after 1870 Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Sarah Davis (about 1836 - ????), unknown male Davis (about 1838 - ????), unknown male Davis (1839 - ????), unknown male Davis (1820/1825 - ????), Mary Davis (1828 - ????), Caroline Davis (1830 - ????), Thomas Davis (1832 - ????), Jonathan Davis (1838 - ????), John Davis (1841 - ????), Thomas Davis (1848 - ????).

    5)Francis Davis: Born 1798 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married March 29, 1818 Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee to William Dixon Brooks (October 25, 1784, Burke County, North Carolina - May 25, 1854 Clouds Creek, Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was buried at the William Brooks Cemetery, Hawkins County, Tennessee).

    6)Asa Davis, Sr.: Born 1797 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married Mary ? (about 1807 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????). Asa died somewhere in in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: George Davis (about 1821 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Nancy Davis (about 1831 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ???? Somewhere in Missouri), Asa Davis, Jr. (about 1842 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Libourn Davis (about 1823 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Maria Davis (1827 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - before 1859 in Hawkins County, Tennessee), James Davis (1833 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Sarah Davis (1838 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), John W. Davis (1842 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Mary Ann Davis (1825 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????), Narcisus Davis (1835 in Campbellesville, TaylorCounty, Kentucky - ???? Somewhere in Kentucky).

    7)Millie Davis: Born 1800 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married October 2, 1821 in in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Stephen Cole (about 1800 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????). I do not know when or where Millie died. Children: M. Cole (about 1822 - ????).

    8)Nelson Davis: Born 1802 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married 1821 in in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Louisa Sydney Hamblen (September 25, 1808 Hawkins County, Tennessee - ???? Hawkins County, Tennessee). Nelson died before 1844 Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Albert Davis (about 1830 - 1857), Thomas Davis (1828 - 1921), Henry Hezekiah Davis (1833 - 1913), Jefferson Davis (1836 - before 1879), Sidney Elizabeth Davis (1841 - ????), Calvin Robert Davis (1838 - 1909 Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois), Martha Louisana Davis (1835 - 1881), William Hamblen Davis (1832 - 1889 Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois), Mary Jane Davis (1839 - 1914).

    9)Thomas Davis: Born 1806 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married about 1826 in in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Nancy ? (1806 Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????). Thomas died about 1906 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Wiley Davis (1827 - ????), Hannah Davis (1829 - ????), ? (female)Davis (1832 - ????), William Davis (1834 - ????), Andrew Davis (1837 - ????), ? male)Davis (1839 - ????), Susan Davis (1840 - ????), John Davis (1842 - ????), James Davis (1844 - ????), Daniel Davis (1847 - ????), James Saul Davis (1848 - ????).

    10)George Washington Davis: Born 1806 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married about 1833 in in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Leah Brooks Hamblen (1814 Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????). George died before April of 1833. Children: (male) Davis (1833 - ????), Elizabeth H. Davis (1834 - after 1884), Milly Davis (1836 - ????), Sarah Jane Davis (1839 - 1929 Coal Creek, Anderson County, Tennessee), Rachel B. Davis (1842 - ???? Tazewell, Clabourne County, Tennessee), Margaret Davis (1848 - ????), Emma Davis (1855 - 1885), Hezekiah Davis (1853 - 1917 buried Joe Price Cemetery, Hawkins County, Tennessee), Leah Minerva Davis (1844 - 1900 Baileytown, Hawkins County, Tennessee), George Jefferson Davis (1850 - 1922).

    11)Hezekiah Davis, Jr.: Born March 17, 1799 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married about 1821 in in Hawkins County, Tennessee to Katherine Stipes (1805 Hawkins County, Tennessee - before 1865 Hawkins County, Tennessee). I do not know when Hezekiah died. Children: Arthur Davis (1824 - 1865 in the Civil War), Harvey Davis (1833 - 1885), Lucinda Davis (1824 - 1900), Pleasant Jay Davis (1826 - ???? Russellville, Hamblen County, Tennessee), George Jefferson Davis (1839 - ????), Hezekiah Davis III (1831 - ???? Knoxville, Tennessee), Catherine Davis (1828 - 1887).




Children
    1)Verda Davis:Born 1837 (Rogersville, Tennessee), Married 1845 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, John Earnest Starnes (about 1837 Hawkins County, Tennessee - ????)

    2)Larkin Davis, Sr.: Born 1810 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married 1834 Louisa Eliza Pearson (1813 in Hawkins County, Tennessee - 1887 in Hawkins County, Tennessee). Died July 1857 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: (All Children born in Hawkins County, Tennessee) Leanna Jane Davis (about 1836 - ????), Mary Catherine Davis (about 1838 - ????), William Henry Davis (about 1840 - ????), James Madison Davis (about 1842 - ????), Larkin Davis, Jr. (about 1842 - ????), Thomas Davis (about 1846 - ????), Eliza Davis (about 1856 - ????), and Absolum Davis (???? - ????).

    3)Nancy Davis

    4)James Davis: Born 1814 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married Elizabeth Beets (1812 - ????) 1839 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Died before 1866 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Eliza Ruth Davis (1836 - ????), Talbert Cavis Davis ((about 1834 - ????), Matilda Davis (about 1840 - ????), George Lafayette Davis (about 1844 - ????), and Armanda Milly Davis (1850 - ????).

    5)Malinda Davis: Born 1815 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, Married about 1836 Peter Paul Jones (1813-1870)in in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Died After 1870 at Lee Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Sarah Ann Jones (about 1837 - ????), F. Jane Jones (about 1839 - ????), Emeline H. Jones (about 1841 - ????), James Henry Jones (about 1843 - ????), William Asa Jones (about 1845 - ????), Thomas Taylor Jones (about 1847 - ????), Eliza Ruth Jones (about 1849 - ????), Leanna Margaret Jones (about 1851 - ????), Pryor Tipton Jones (about 1853 - ????), Adaline Ruth Jones (about 1855 - ????) and Harvey Jones (about 1857 - ????).

    6)William Davis:Born 1818 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and died 1840 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

    7)William Asa Davis: Born February 9, 1820 at Jefferson Co., Illinois. Married 1849 Matilda Jane Pearson (of Claybourne County, Tennessee March 5, 1824 - September 10, 1910). William died February 9, 1896 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: William Madison Davis (about 1850 - ????), John Davis (about 1852 - ????), James Brownlow Davis (about 1854 - ????), William Brownlow Davis (1855-????), John Davis (about 1861 - ????) and William Madison Davis (June 1, 1852 - February 24, 1917).

    8)James Madison Davis: Born May 15, 1812 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Married Priscilla Amyx (of North Carolina) September 29, 1833 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Died January 28, 1888 at Lee Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Mary Ann Davis (about 1834 - ????), Susanna Davis (about 1836 - ????), William Madison Davis (about 1838 - ????), James Edgar Davis (about 1839 - ????), Minerva Jane Davis (about 1844 - ????), John Davis (about 1846 - ????) and Nancy Davis (about 1848 - ????).

    9)George Wesley Davis: Born May 30, 1829 in Rogersville, Tennessee (Hawkins County). Married March 7, 1845 Sarah Amyx (July 17, 1825 - March 3, 1893 of North Carolina). Died March 7, 1896 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Children: Annis Emily Davis (about 1848 - ????), Harvey Jackson Davis (about 1850 - ????), Malinda Davis (about 1852 - ????), James Arthur Davis (about 1857 - ????), John Wesley Davis (about 1859 - ????), Mary Matilda Davis (1861 - ????), William Asa Davis (about 1863 - ????), George D. Davis (about 1865 - ????), Sarah Eliza Davis (about 1867 - ????), Martha Davis (1855 - ????), Mary Margaret Davis (1858 - ????) and Cornelius Spencer Davis (January 2, 1845 - September 16, 1867).

    10)John Durrett Davis: Born 4 September 4, 1822 in Rogerville, Tennessee (Hawkins County). Married July 31, 1854 Maria Eliza Manchester (August 2, 1837 Naples, Scott County, Illinois - July 13, 1902 Webb's Prairie, Franklin County Illinois) Died July 31, 1888 at Webb's Prairie, Illinois (Franklin County). Children: Asa Collins Davis (about 1859 Jefferson, Illinois - ????), Harrison Lorenzo Davis (about 1863 Webb's Prairie, Franklin, Illinois - ????), Matilda Angeline Davis (about 1865 Webb's Prairie, Franklin, Illinois - ????), Ezra Marshall Davis (about 1867 Webb's Prairie, Franklin, Illinois - ????) and Thomas Manchester Davis (27 November 27, 1869 Webb's Prairie, Franklin, Illinois - 31 October 31, 1902 Webb's Prairie, Franklin, Illinois)




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