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Rev. William Davis Record

Rev. William Davis, born: 1751; died: Frederick Co. VA; Possibly son of John Davis;

William, married: Margaret Bowen,

These are the webmaster's ancestors.

William was a Baptist minister of Clarke Co. VA. He was one of the founders of Old Bethel Baptist Church. It is said that this Davis family is part of the same family as Jefferson Finis Davis who became President of the Confederate States of America. Since there is (I believe) no concrete evidence supporting this connection, this record begins here.

His will was proved in Frederick County, VA. From Frederick County, Virginia: Wills & Administrations, 1795-1816 page 119 we find:

The order of their listing is based on how they are listed here.

Issue: Davis

  • Baalis,
  • Mary "Polly", This is the webmaster's line.
  • Stephen,
  • Elizabeth,
  • James,
  • Thomas,
  • Sarah "Sally",
  • Lucy, Lucy, married: John Gilkison,
  • Peggy, Peggy, married: William Davis, Probably a cousin. See this page. Info. on our family needs further verification. I believe there are errors in that record. It is part of a larger site at this link.
  • Nancy,

Source info: (need to add);