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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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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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