William "Greenbriar Billy" DAVIS  ‎(I24625)‎
Name:
William "Greenbriar Billy" DAVIS

Gender: MaleMale
      

Name:
William Davis

Birth: 21 March 1758 38 38 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death: 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 86)‎ Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 21 March 1758 38 38 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey

Birth 21 March 1758 38 38
Marriage Elizabeth JOHNSTON - 22 October 1777 ‎(Age 19)‎ Green Brier Run, Magnolia, West Virginia

Comment 1 Ref. 13, 25, 40*, WFT 1:1298

Occupation I sheriff

Death 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 86)‎ Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia

Death 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 86)‎
Reference Number 34
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Parents Family  (F10671)
Thomas William DAVIS
1719 - 1791
Tacy Lacy CRANDALL
1720 - 1795
Elizabeth Davis
1746 - 1807
John Davis
1738 - 1738
William Davis
1739 - 1739
Nathan Davis Sr.
1740 - 1814
Mary S. Davis
1750 - 1806
John DAVIS
1754 - 1842
William "Greenbriar Billy" DAVIS
1758 - 1845
Henry Davis
1759 -
Martha Davis
1760 - 1854
Tacy Davis
1764 - 1858

Immediate Family  (F10713)
Elizabeth JOHNSTON
1762 - 1845
Mary E. Davis
1782 - 1862
David L. Davis
1787 - 1849
George Johnston Davis
1790 - 1868
Deborah Davis
1797 - 1891
Elizabeth Davis
1803 - 1805
Vienna Davis
1804 - 1886
Sophia L. DAVIS
1810 - 1881
Priscilla DAVIS
1811 - 1850
Tacy B. Davis
1801 - 1872
Benjamin L. Davis
1785 - 1850
Peter Smith Davis
1783 - 1873
Rachel Davis
1792 - 1853
Asenatha Hughes Davis
1793 -


Notes

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Ref. 13 states his birth date was 25 Nov 1758.
Wore knee breeches and low shoes with silver buckles. Ref. 40 ‎(p. 102)‎ ‎(per recollection of Rev. Darius King Davis, his grandson)‎.
Served 8 tours of duty as a private in ther New Jersey Militia in Monmouth county for a total of 19 months from 1776-1779. Most of the time he was scouting and guarding the coastline. He participated in the Battles of Monmouth and Germantown, where he served under General George Washington. He received a veteran's pension. Ref. 40 ‎(p. 101)‎.
Emigrated from Shrewsbury NJ to Salem WVA in 1789. Ref. 40 ‎(p. 102)‎.
He and his wife Elizabeth died within 4 hours of each other. Ref. 40 ‎(p. 102)‎.
Buried in SDB Cemetery in Salem WVA. A new military headstone was placed on his grave in 1976. Ref. 40 ‎(p. 102)‎.
Obituary in Sabbeth Recorder, 10 Apr 1845 ‎(SDB Church)‎.
Ref.: 13, 25, 40, WFT 1:1298.



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Family with Parents
Father
Thomas William DAVIS ‎(I259)‎
Birth 15 May 1719 27 23 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, America
Death 15 July 1791 ‎(Age 72)‎ White Day Creek, Monongolia ‎(West)‎ Virginia, America
8 months
Mother
 
Tacy Lacy CRANDALL ‎(I26163)‎
Birth 1720 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, America
Death 1 June 1795 ‎(Age 75)‎ Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Virginia

Marriage: 28 December 1737 -- Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, America
8 years
#1
Sister
Elizabeth Davis ‎(I24544)‎
Birth 1746 26 26 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, America
Death 1807 ‎(Age 61)‎ Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
-8 years
#2
Brother
John Davis ‎(I25487)‎
Birth 1738 18 18
Death about 1738
1 year
#3
Brother
William Davis ‎(I1409)‎
Birth 1739 19 19
Death about 1739
16 months
#4
Brother
Nathan Davis Sr. ‎(I640)‎
Birth 9 May 1740 20 20 Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, America
Death 17 October 1814 ‎(Age 74)‎ Salem, Doddridge, West Virginia
10 years
#5
Sister
Mary S. Davis ‎(I14278)‎
Birth 1750 30 30 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ
Death 1806 ‎(Age 56)‎ Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ
4 years
#6
Brother
John DAVIS ‎(I257)‎
Birth 1 May 1754 34 34 Squan, Monmouth, New Jersey, America
Death 22 June 1842 ‎(Age 88)‎ Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Virginia
4 years
#7
William "Greenbriar Billy" DAVIS ‎(I24625)‎
Birth 21 March 1758 38 38 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 86)‎ Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia
9 months
#8
Brother
Henry Davis ‎(I1410)‎
Birth between 1759 and 1762 39 39 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
19 months
#9
Sister
Martha Davis ‎(I1408)‎
Birth 15 August 1760 41 40 Squam, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death 2 January 1854 ‎(Age 93)‎ Shelby, Jackson, Ohio
3 years
#10
Sister
Tacy Davis ‎(I1411)‎
Birth 1764 44 44 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, NJ
Death 1858 ‎(Age 94)‎
Family with Elizabeth JOHNSTON
William "Greenbriar Billy" DAVIS ‎(I24625)‎
Birth 21 March 1758 38 38 Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 86)‎ Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia
4 years
Wife
 
Elizabeth JOHNSTON ‎(I24626)‎
Birth 11 July 1762 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Death 6 January 1845 ‎(Age 82)‎ Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia

Marriage: 22 October 1777 -- Green Brier Run, Magnolia, West Virginia
4 years
#1
Daughter
Mary E. Davis ‎(I647)‎
Birth 31 March 1782 24 19 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Death 16 June 1862 ‎(Age 80)‎
5 years
#2
Son
David L. Davis ‎(I1428)‎
Birth 13 September 1787 29 25 Momouth, New Jersey USA
Death November 1849 ‎(Age 62)‎ West Virginia, USA
2 years
#3
Son
George Johnston Davis ‎(I1429)‎
Birth 7 February 1790 31 27 Monongalia County, New Jersey
Death 5 February 1868 ‎(Age 77)‎ New Salem, Doddridge, West Virginia
8 years
#4
Daughter
Deborah Davis ‎(I1432)‎
Birth 18 December 1797 39 35 Virginia
Death 20 December 1891 ‎(Age 94)‎
6 years
#5
Daughter
Elizabeth Davis ‎(I1433)‎
Birth 28 December 1803 45 41 West Virginia
Death about 1805 ‎(Age 12 months)‎
1 month
#6
Daughter
Vienna Davis ‎(I1434)‎
Birth 4 February 1804 45 41 Greenbriar Run, Salem County, West Virginia
Death 30 May 1886 ‎(Age 82)‎ Nebraska
7 years
#7
Daughter
Sophia L. DAVIS ‎(I25498)‎
Birth 4 November 1810 52 48 Greenbriar Run, nr Salem, Harrison ‎(Doddridge County)‎, ‎(West)‎ Virginia
Death 27 October 1881 ‎(Age 70)‎ Richland, Shawnee County, Kansas
2 months
#8
Daughter
Priscilla DAVIS ‎(I26330)‎
Birth about 1811 52 48 Virginia USA
Death after 1850 ‎(Age 39)‎
-10 years
#9
Daughter
Tacy B. Davis ‎(I26343)‎
Birth 25 May 1801 43 38 Greenbriar Run, Harrison, West Virginia
Death 9 February 1872 ‎(Age 70)‎ West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia USA
-15 years
#10
Son
Benjamin L. Davis ‎(I27007)‎
Birth 14 December 1785 27 23 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Death 1850 ‎(Age 64)‎ West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia, USA
-2 years
#11
Son
Peter Smith Davis ‎(I27029)‎
Birth 16 September 1783 25 21 Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Death 4 March 1873 ‎(Age 89)‎ Greenbrier Run, Doddridge, West Virginia
9 years
#12
Daughter
Rachel Davis ‎(I28284)‎
Birth 25 July 1792 34 30 Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 April 1853 ‎(Age 60)‎ Salem, Harrison, West Virginia
10 months
#13
Daughter
Asenatha Hughes Davis ‎(I30212)‎
Birth 27 May 1793 35 30 West Virginia, USA