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William Davis

In 1781, General Cornwallis and his men were sheltered and fed on the plantation of William Davis, in Orange county North Carolina. After Cornwallis’ men left, the Davis property including his home and outbuildings were destroyed by fire at the hands of the Rebels.

William Davis and his wife Hannah Phillips with their family of …

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Thaddeus Davis

Thaddeus Davis Senior (b 30 June 1738; d 08 Dec. 1824) was on the muster rolls of Fairfield County, Connecticut and as a loyal British subject, served in the campaigns of 1756, 1757 and 1758 in the French and Indian Wars. He married Deborah Hall (b 1736; d 30 Aug. 1818) in Milford, New Haven, …

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William Alexander Davis and Thomas Ghent

William Davis (b. 23 December 1741 in the colony of Maryland). His parents were Thomas and Mary Davis, of Welsh descent.

As a young man, William ventured off to Virginia where he met and married (1771) Hannah Phillips. They moved to North Carolina where William soon became a wealthy plantation owner with a large tract …

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George Chisholm

George Chisholm was born 19 July 1752 in the parish of Croy, Scotland. He was the second youngest of seven children born to John Chisholm and Janet MacGlashan. Croy is situated to the northeast of Inverness very near where the Battle of Culloden was fought on 16 April 1746. The family had lived there for …

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