Doddridge County Roots

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William Johnson "Rock Run Billy" DAVIS

Male 1790 - 1878  (88 years)


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  • Name William Johnson "Rock Run Billy" DAVIS 
    Nickname Billy Rock Davis 
    Born 1 Mar 1790  Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Unable to read or write.
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Residence (SETTLED Abt 1806)  Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 15 Jul 1878  Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • He was a stockholder and director of the West Union Academy, a Seventh Day Baptist school, which was organized in 1851. Three of his children attended that school. [1]
    Person ID I43649  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2015 

    Father William G. "Jarsey Billy" DAVIS,   b. 7 May 1762, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1840, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F17634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Experience THARP,   b. 9 Nov 1790, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1866, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [4
    Married 16 Apr 1810  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Irene DAVIS,   b. 4 Jun 1811
     2. Elizabeth DAVIS,   b. 23 Jun 1813
     3. Rebecca DAVIS,   b. 4 Apr 1815,   d. 15 Jan 1897, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Stephen Tharp DAVIS,   b. 3 Sep 1817, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1895, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Tabitha DAVIS,   b. 27 May 1819,   d. YOUNG
     6. Hezekiah T. DAVIS,   b. 4 Mar 1821, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Eli R. DAVIS,   b. 17 Dec 1822, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1899  (Age 76 years)
     8. Nathan N. DAVIS,   b. 9 Sep 1824, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah S. DAVIS,   b. 27 Aug 1826
     10. Gamble Shannon DAVIS,   b. 28 Feb 1828, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1914  (Age 86 years)
     11. Catherine DAVIS,   b. 14 Dec 1830
     12. William Granville DAVIS,   b. 4 Jul 1833, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1922, Toms Fork, Porto Rico, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     13. Samuel Preston DAVIS,   b. 23 Jan 1835, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1895  (Age 60 years)
    Family ID F17639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1878 - Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 51.

    2. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    3. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    4. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 20.