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William Wilkins DAVIS

William Wilkins DAVIS[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1785 - Abt 1865  (80 years)

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  • Name William Wilkins DAVIS 
    Born 1785  Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 74493CE29EAE5C4B9486323763518C2ABBB0 
    Died Abt 1865  Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Davis Cemetery, N.Country Club Rd., Butler Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Davis lived in Derry Twp., in Westmoreland County. He and his family came to Butler County about 1802. He served, together with brother Lemuel, in Captain John Schaffer's company for about six weeks in the War of 1812 in January and February of 1814.

      William Davis married Rachel McClellend about1809. So far as we can tell by census and deed records, William and Rachel lived on the south bank of Muddy Creek within the present day eastern section of Moraine State Park all of their adult lives. In 1818 and 1820, William and David sold adjacent 50 acre plots of land, with right to remain on the property for 5 years thereafter. (Vol. D, p.487, 488, Butler Co. Register of Deeds). The property adjoined Samuel McCall on east and Moses McCandless on south. No record so far found shows how William and his brother, David, originally acquired title, but it must have been from settlement land of their father and mother. The census records show him to be a neighbor of George Means from 1820 through 1840. We don't think William ever moved, but probably farmed on shares til 1843. Finally in 1843, George Means sold land to William Shaffer and William Davis (Vol. N, p. 469); immediately after, William Davis bought 10 acres of the property from Wm. Shaffer (Vol. O, p.109.

      William Davis died sometime between 1864 and 1870 - about 80 years old. In 1864, the records show that William and son Joseph W. sold mineral rights on their property, giving the last date that William was still alive. Both William and Rachel are listed in the 1860 census, but are gone by 1870. Rachel died between 1860 and 1870. Rachel's grave location is unknown but probably next to her husband; William's resting place is marked by a military marker attesting to his service in the War of 1812, in the Davis cemetery on North County Club Road in Moraine State Park.
    Person ID I615  Robert Mueller Family
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2002 

    Father William DAVIS,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 1805  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Ann GOOD 
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel MCCLELLAND,   b. 1790, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1865, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Samuel D. DAVIS,   b. 1810, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1883  (Age 73 years)
     2. David DAVIS,   b. 1812, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1851  (Age 39 years)
     3. Robert Henry DAVIS,   b. 1818, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Brady TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph W. DAVIS,   b. 15 Apr 1823, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1891, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Nancy A. DAVIS,   b. 1828, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1871  (Age 43 years)
     6. Prudence DAVIS,   b. 1832, Franklin TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 69 years)
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1785 - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1865 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Journal of Ray Hoffman.
    2. [S42] 1850 Census of Butler County, Center Twp., PA.
      Sept. 13, 1850, Pg. 6; William Davis, age 65, Farmer; Rachel, age 60; Prudence, age 21. All born in Pennsylvania.
    3. [S158] 1860 Census of Butler County, Franklin Twp., PA.
      P.O. Prospect, PA, June 27, 1860, Page 46, (Image 16); William Davis, age 75, Farmer, Value of RE 200., Value of PE 266.; Rachel, age 66; Prudence, age 28; Malissa, age 3. All born in Pennsylvania.
    4. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.