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William DAVIS

William DAVIS[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1750 - 1805  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name William DAVIS 
    Born Abt 1750 
    Gender Male 
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    _UID 4A6F6FBAF8681348AF7493DE06C5A0CC68E2 
    Died 1805 
    Notes 
    • William Davis first appears in the historical record on a tax list for Mt. Pleasant Twp. in Westmoreland County , Pennsylvania, in 1786. We conclude that this William Davis is our ancestor because:
      1. A Knight Scott is also listed in 1786 on the tax list for the same township.
      2. Prudence Scott is a daughter of William Davis as shown in the Butler County will for William Davis, deceased, probated in 1814.
      3. A deed in Westmoreland County records that Knight Scott was granted a land patent for land straddling Unity and Derry townships (formerly, Mt. Pleasant Township).
      4. Knight Scott and Prudence Scott sell the part of their land patent in Derry township to William Davis in 1797 within a few months after it is awarded.

      William and Ann Davis sold their Westmoreland County property in 1802 (Westmoreland County Record of Deeds, Vol. 6, p.257) and, together with the Samuel McCall family, moved to Butler County, probably in the present Franklin Twp. area (the 1883 Butler County History lists William Davis and Samuel McCall as pioneer settlers in Franklin Twp.). In 1805, Ann Davis paid bond to serve as administratrix for the deceased William Davis, as recorded in the Butler County register of Wills (Will D-1). The estate is paid to the widow and the five children (David, Lemuel, William, Else McCall, and Prudence Scott) in 1814.

      There is a story about the decease of William that we recently heard, but have no idea about its truth. The story is that the area in those days was full of wild game---deer, bear, wolves, etc. Bill Davis and Sam McCall went hunting together and were gone for many days. Finally, Sam came back and said that a bear ate Bill! Take the story with a grain of salt---we don't know.
    Person ID I618  Robert Mueller Family
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2003 

    Family Ann GOOD 
    Children 
     1. Prudence DAVIS,   b. 1773,   d. Aug 1836  (Age 63 years)
    +2. Else DAVIS,   b. Abt 1777,   d. 14 Nov 1843, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +3. Lemuel DAVIS,   b. 1780, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1856, Rockland TWP, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. William Wilkins DAVIS,   b. 1785, Westmoreland County, 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 80 years)
     5. David DAVIS,   b. Abt 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Journal of Ray Hoffman.
    2. [S163] 1800 Census of Westmoreland County, Derry Twp., PA.
      Roll M32_41, Page 209, Image 315; Wm. Davis, 1 male 10-15; 2 males 16-25; 1 male 45+; 1 female 16-25; 1 female 26-44.
    3. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.