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William "Bottom Billy" DAVIS

Male 1754 - 40


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  • Name William "Bottom Billy" DAVIS 
    Died 1834-40  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Clark or Shelby County
    Born 11 Mar 1754  Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Harrison County Woodrangers  [2
    • James Davis from Clark County, Ohio, in a sworn deposition, said that he and William Davis served in 1794 in the Harrison County Woodrangers under Col. William Lowther, Capt. Cornelius Bogard and Ensign Jonathan Coburn for 9-1/2 months.
    Military Revolutionary War  [2
    • Calvin Davis, grandson of William Davis, said that since the fall of 1830 he heard Ephraim Bee of Harrison County, Virginia, say that "William Davis was a Tory for he had killed his father and he could prove it." Calvin also said that there had been a misunderstanding between Ephraim Bee and William Davis over a year ago. He said that Ephraim Bee was "a malicious ill-disposed person." Reuben Davis also overheard Ephraim Bee say the same thing and that Ephraim Bee would endeavor to stop William Davis from receiving a pension.
    Buried Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    Person ID I37790  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father James DAVIS,   b. 1720,   d. 26 Jun 1778, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Judith MAXSON,   b. 17 Sep 1720,   d. 14 May 1773, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1740  Westerly, Washington Co, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Anna HAVENS,   b. 1754, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1773  [1
    Residence (RETIRED)  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence PREVIOUSLY (2+ YRS)  Washington Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence PREVIOUSLY (38 YRS)  Harrison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In 1820, the tax list for Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), shows that William "Bottom Billy" Davis had one slave, gender not stated. But the 1820 Federal Census for Harrison County does not show him has having any slaves.
    Children 
    +1. James DAVIS,   b. 1 Apr 1774, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1851, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. George I. DAVIS,   b. 10 May 1783, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1863, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Anna DAVIS,   b. 26 Sep 1785, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1852, White Rock, Ogle Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Jesse DAVIS,   b. 18 May 1788, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1823, Harrison Co, VA (now Doddridge Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +5. Asa DAVIS,   b. 27 Jun 1790, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1851, Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +6. William F. "Flint Billy" DAVIS,   b. 15 Aug 1791, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1865  (Age 73 years)
    +7. Phineas DAVIS,   b. 29 Sep 1794, New Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Family ID F15030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1754 - Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    37790_William--BottomBilly--Davis_Signature_1826.jpg
    37790_William--BottomBilly--Davis_Signature_1826.jpg
    Signature of William "Bottom Billy" Davis from an 1826 court document concerning Samuel Chana's land, which was a part of the original 16,400 acres in present-day Doddridge County. Chana's property literally was Blockhouse Hill, except for where the meeting house was located. Bottom Billy Davis was Chana's father-in-law.
    999999_CourtDocument_Original16400Acres_1826.jpg
    999999_CourtDocument_Original16400Acres_1826.jpg

    Histories
    49309_CHANEY_Samuel_1787-1927_by-Jennifer-Wilt.txt
    49309_CHANEY_Samuel_1787-1927_by-Jennifer-Wilt.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 10.

    2. [S37] fold3, (www.fold3.com).

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.