Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

William G. "Jarsey Billy" DAVIS

Male 1762 - 1840  (77 years)


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  • Name William G. "Jarsey Billy" DAVIS 
    Born 7 May 1762  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1840  Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In about 1806, William & Elizabeth took their combined families from New Jersey to settle in western Virginia. Their first farm was located below Smithburg and later came to be known as the Shannon farm, as William sold the farm to his son-in-law Gamble Shannon. [1]
    Person ID I43642  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2016 

    Father Nathan DAVIS,   b. 9 May 1740, Westerly, Washington Co, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1814, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Annie (Ann) GIFFORD,   b. 7 Jan 1742, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1820, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1761  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine JOHNSTON,   d. 1800, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married CA 1778  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Catherine DAVIS,   b. 1788, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1869  (Age 81 years)
    +2. William Johnson "Rock Run Billy" DAVIS,   b. 1 Mar 1790, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1878, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Joshua J. DAVIS,   b. 5 Jul 1791, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Sarah DAVIS
    +5. Nathan J. DAVIS,   b. 24 Nov 1797, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1891, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +6. Ann DAVIS,   b. 25 Sep 1800, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1885, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F17634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth STOOKY 
    Married 12 Dec 1801  Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Content DAVIS,   b. 8 Mar 1802, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1886  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F17635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1840 - Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
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  • 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. 20.