|About Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis was born about 1700 in an unknown place and died about 1786 in Anson, North Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 86 years old.
1700 - 1786
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|NC (Anson County)
|86 yrs old
|CHRISTOPHER DAVIS WILL
"In the name of God Amen. I Christopher Davis being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it to me and also my Body to the grave to be buried in a Decent and Christian like manner and as to my worldly goods wherewith God has pleased to bestow upon me I Dispose of them as follows.
First of all I give and bequeath to my Loving Son Arthur Davis fifty head of hogs all my proper mark and a Twenty five pound horse creature which Captain Patt Bogan owed me. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Son Thomas Davis a negro woman named Het and also a mare and Colt which is called his and also a cow and heffer which I bought of Joseph White and also one Rifle gun which is called his. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Daughter Sarah Benton five pounds to be raised out of my Estate. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Daughter Mary Baker five pounds to be raised out of my Estate. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Daughter Dicy Brazzill five pounds to be raised out of my Estate. I also give and bequeath the Plantation whereon I now live to my Loving son John Davis and also a cow and calf and a feather bed and Furniture and a Riffel Gun and also the first child the negro woman has named Het that I give to my son Thomas. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Son Isham a negro boy named Jack and also a cow and calf my proper mark and also one sorrel horse with a blase face. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Son John Davis one Mare and saddle the mare called an Eagle Mare. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Son Lewis Davis Two hundred acres of Land lying on Little Brown Creek which I bought of Roland Williams and also one negro woman named Mary Ann after my wife's death and also a cow and yearling and also one bay mare. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Daughter Elizabeth Davis Thirty pounds to be raised out of my Estate and one cow and calf my proper mark and a feather bed and Furniture and suite of cloths. I also give and bequeath to my Loving Wife Mary Davis all the rest of my movable Estate and after her Death to be Equally Divided among my youngest children Lewis Davis, John Davis and Elizabeth Davis and I also make and ordain Joseph white to be my hole and sole Executor where I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five. The suite of cloths to Elizabeth Davis interline before signed Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of his Wm Boggan Christopher x Davis seal Mary Preslar mark Joseph White April 6th 1786 then the within will was exhibited in open Ct. by Joseph White the Ex. and duly proved by the oath of Wm Bogan A Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded the Extr. also Qualified"
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Christopher, his family, and friends. For example, Christopher is 20 years old when The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
|Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
|The first steam engine is invented by Watt
|The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
|The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
|The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
|Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
|NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
|NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
|First town, Bath, is established in North Carolina by the arrival of the French Huguenots.
|The Tuscarora War begins between the local Indians and colonists. After two years of fighting, the Tuscarora Indians move west.
|Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
|By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
|Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
|The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
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|James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
|The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
|Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
|The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
|Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
|Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
|Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
|The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
|On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
|July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
|Alliance between United States and France
|England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
|Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
|War of Spanish Succession ends
|System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
|King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
|King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
|Seven Year's War begins
|Jesuits are forced out of France
|Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
|Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
|Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
|Spain declares war on England
|Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
|Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
|The Children of Christopher Davis
|John Henry Davis
Born somewhere in North Carolina about 1725 and died in Effingham Co., Georgia on May 30, 1793. He was about 68 years old.
Most likely born before 1725.
John Henry owned the Elizabeth, a sailing ship. He sailed the East Coast and even around to Pensacola. He sailed to ports in New York, Baltimore, Charleston and S...