Person:Samuel Davis

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Samuel Davis


Painting by Archibald M. Willard
 Revolutionary War Soldier

Born:December 24, 1755, Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, VA
Died:August 31, 1842, Madison County, AL
Buried:Mt. Parron (Paran) Cemetery in New Market, Madison County, AL

Notes:

•  Patriot Database give date of death at 1837

RamblingRoot.com says Aug 31, 1842 - Patriot Database and RamblingRoot.com

•  Youngest of eight brothers and raised by an older brother (John Davis) when his father was killed by the Indians (Samuel aged 3). - RamblingRoot.com

•  Married Jane Allison (born circa 1751, died Dec. 2, 1839) - RamblingRoot.com

•  "One of the first individuals to claim land in Madison County. Planted the first corn by a white man in Madison County." - RamblingRoot.com

•  "Samuel Davis and his family were 'Cumberland Presbyterian' often called 'blue-stocking Presbyterians'. They were called this because the girls were required to make and dye thick stockings of blue to wear. They were very strict." - RamblingRoot.com

•  In his will, he gifted land for the Mt. Paran Cemetery in or near New Market (Mt. Perrin Campground), Madison County, Alabama. (Pictures of the cemetery are included in this collection of information) - RamblingRoot.com

•  Son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Nutt?) Davis - RamblingRoot.com

•  Father of:
1. Nathaniel Davis ( unknown- before 28 Jan 1834)
2. Robert Davis (unknown - after Jun 1845)
3. Hannah Davis (circa 1786 - before Jan 1842)
4. John Bell Davis (1786 - 1829)
5. Mary Jane Davis (29 Oct 1788 - 14 Jul 1843)
6. Samuel Davis (unknown - before 14 Jul 1817)
7. William Davis (29 Mar 1794 - 7 Jan 1863)
8. James N. Davis (Oct 1798 - 2 Nov 1860) - RamblingRoot.com


Related Links:
•  Historic Marker - Photo from RamblingRoots.com by Diana Powell, © 2005-2012
•  Huntsville Historical Review - Huntsville Historical Review, New Market Celebrates Its History, September 17, 1989, from Volume 17, #1, Jan-90, page 29 & 30. (Article describes celebration when the Historic Markers were placed in New Market)
•  Patriot Database - Alabama's Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Database on the Resources tab of the Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution website.
•  RamblingRoot.com - Genealogical and biographical Information by Diana Powell, © 2005-2012
•  Sons of the American Revolution - Tennessee Valley Chapter Alabama Society of Sons of the American Revolution. List of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Buried in Madison County, Alabama. Poto of the grave also available




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