Charles Davis was born Oct 22 1758 in Spotsylvania Co, VA. He married Hannah Gaines, 11 Mar 1783 in Culpeper Co, VA. He was the son of James Conway Davis and Mary Elizabeth Carter of Spotsylvania County, Virginia and the grandson of Thomas Davis born 1693.

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  1. **Charles Davis, b. Oct 22 1758; died Feb 1 1807 in Jessamine Co, KY
    + Hannah Gaines, 11 Mar 1783, in Culpeper Co, VA; Ancestry.com & Family Tree CD ROM;
    1. William Davis, (d.s.p. - no heirs) not listed on original document but was in Ancestry.com record that omitted James Davis as son an error
    2. James B Davis, b 1785 in Culpeper Co, VA; d on or bef. 1 May 1883, Cass Co, IL
      m. Elizabeth Hawkins 16 Dec 1806 in Jessamine Co, KY
    3. Nancy Davis, b. calculated 1794, married William White on 21 Mar 1816 in Jessamine Co, KY. Died prior to 1838. Dau. Mary(Polly) married James Lewis.
    4. Polly Davis married Hartwell Heath
    5. Elizabeth Davis married Samuel White
    6. Sarah(Sally) Davis, b 1806
      married Hickman Kersey, 8 Jun 1822
      1. William Marion Kersey
      2. Mary Ann Kersey

Charles Edwin Davis died Feb 1 1807 in Jessamine County, KY. His parents were James Conway Davis and Mary (Carter)Davis of Spotsylvania Co, VA. James Conway Davis was born Nov 3 1719 in Northumberland County, VA. He was the son of Thomas Davis and Sarah Fielding. Sarah Fielding was the daughter of Edward Fielding Esquire and Winnifred Conway. Thomas Davis was born Aug 8 1693, Northumberland Co, VA and owned land in both Prince William Co, VA and Charles Co, MD. Thomas Davis was the son of John Davis and Susannah Wyatt. Susannah Wyatt was the daughter of Richard Wyatt who was the son of William Wyatt the original Virginia immigrant on that line. Susannah Wyatt had been married before to a man named Solomon Day who had died.
Descendant Listing of Thomas Davis and Sarah (Fielding)Davis, grandparents of Charles Edwin Davis.
Document 1 on Pension of Charles Davis of 3 documents.

  1. How do I figure that Charles Edwin Davis is my ggggg-grandfather and father of James B Davis? There was only one James Davis listed between 1810 to 1830 that was in correct age group. The other James Davis was ten to fifteen years older. More details on how I came to this finding on the expanded version of this page.
  2. First in a series of 7 land warrant docuemts for heirs of Charles Davis.
  3. The land bounty records show family details about Charles and Hannah Davis that with other documents provide proof by eliminating other possibilities. This was a hard way to find out but nothing else I know of is available.


MichaelAnne Guido provided a copy of the 1822 permission note Hannah Gaines signed for her daughter's marriage to Hickman Kersey. It was witnessed by James Davis and Hartwell Heath, Sally Davis older brother and brother-in-law. Note was written by Court Clerk or third party including names of witnesses at bottom.
on William Davis who died in 1755 in Prince William County Virginia and is probably the ancestor of Jesse Davis of Nelson County Kentucky.
Will of James Davis, 1835, Jessamine Co, Ky.
original Court Document showing Charles Davis heirs, Jessamine Co, KY.
to Pension file information on Thomas Davis the brother of Charles Davis who lived in Woodford County, Kentucky.
and research on James B Davis and ancestors. 
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