|. Richard Davis, prior 1766 - c1808
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
. Richard Davis,1 ? (James)
. Supposedly was b 6 Jan 1773 Augusta Co (? or Tazewell Co), Va, but the 1787 tax list lists him as > age 21, so he would have been
. born prior to 1766. He definitely died ca 1808 Russell Co, Va. Family tradition is that Richard was the s/o James McHenry
. Davis of Augusta Co, Va. Some researchers have stated that Richard d in 1873, but this is obviously incorrect, as well as the
. probably incorrect middle initial "R.", which has no source, and is prob a confusion with his grandson Richard R. Davis. There
. were so many Davis' in southwest Va (including Russell Co) in the mid to late 1700's with similar names (James, Henry, Rich-
. ard), that tracing Richard's ancestry has been unsuccessful so far.
. m Mary Fugate (Polly), b ca 1771 Moccasin Creek, Russell Co, Va, d after 1842, d/o Francis Fugate (#241) and Nancy (Agnes)
. Mary m(2) David H. Conley (#D3), b 24 Jun 1781 NC (prob Guilford Co), d after 1842, s/o Capt Henry Connelly/Conley and
. Ann MacGregor. David had m(1) Jane ____, judging from some deeds in Ashe and/or Wilkes Co, NC.
. 1786 Russell Co formed from Washington Co, Va. (John and Nathaniel Davis were in county prior to 1772)
. 1787 Russell Co pers prop tax list, Richard Davis, 2nd dist, 1 WM>21, 1 horse.
. 1794 Russell Co tax list, Lower Dist, Richard Davis, 1 tithable.
. 1795 Russell Co tax list, Lower Dist, Richard Davis, 1 tithable.
. 1800 Russell Co tax list, Richard Davis, 0 tithables.
. 1808 Russell Co: David Conley was the administrator of the estate of Richard Davis.
. 1819 Russell Co Deed Bk 6, p 240: David Connelley and wife Mary and heirs of Richard Davis deeded 25 acres on Moccasin
. Creek to Viven Meade. Deed signed by David Connelley, Mary, James, Henry, Sarah and Isaac Penic, Robert, Alpha, and
. Elias. [These are the widow, her 2nd husband, children, and son-in-law (Penix) of Richard Davis.]
. 1820 Floyd Co, Ky census, p 35, David Conley, 122010-00011. (includes the Davis children, apparently)
1 1. James Andrew Davis, b 18 Feb 1793 Russell Co, Va, m(1) Catherine Salyer, m(2) Elizabeth Nichols.
. 2. Sarah Davis, b 1790's, apparently m Isaac Penix, b 7 Aug 1787 Va, d 7 Jun 1864 Magoffin Co, Ky, s/o Joshua Penix and Mary
. Ann Cathey (Anna). Sarah and Isaac Penix were listed in the 1819 deed listing heirs of Richard Davis.
. 1820 census, family not located.
. 1830 Floyd Co census, p 103, Isaac Penix, 2101001-010101.
. 1840 census, Isaac Penix not located. (there was an Isaac Pinnoch, age 40's, in Orange Co, Ind)
. 1850 census, Isaac Penix not located.
. 1860 Magoffin Co census, Licking Station, p 449, #167/167, Isaac Caudill,38 Ky, farmer, $200, $200, Elizabeth,33 Ky, Isaac
. Penix,73 Va, Wm Preston,10 Ky. (Isaac Caudill not located in 1850)
. 3. Robert Davis, b ca 1798 Va (approx date). Mentioned in 1819 deed, listing heirs of Richard Davis.
. ? 4. Frank Davis, b ca 1799 Va (approx date). Not mentioned in 1819 deed listing heirs of Richard Davis.
. 5. Henry Davis, b ca 1800 Va (prob earlier), m 16 Feb 1815 Floyd Co, Ky to Mary Waters (Polly).
. ? 1820 Floyd Co census, p 9, Henry Davis, 100010-20010. (poss the Henry Davis, b ca 1780 NC, listed in Morgan Co in 1850)
. Supposedly had son Thomas J. Davis, b 1816.
5 6. Alfred Davis, prob b 1790's, m Nancy Cantrell, poss m(2) Matilda Jane ____.
. Moved to Greenup and Lewis Co's, Ky.
. ? 7. Rachel Davis, m 25 Aug 1818 Floyd Co to Allen Penix, b 8 Oct 1806 Va, supposedly s/o Joshua Penix and Mary Ann Cathey.
. This 1806 birthdate is unlikely for someone who married in 1818, and hence it may have been a different Allen Penix who mar-
. ried Rachel Davis. Allen Penix m(2) Sarah Dutton, b ca 1796-1800 Va. One source gave his name as Isaac Allen Penix, but this
. may be a supposition coming from the confusion of all the census records of Allen and Isaac Penix.
. Rachel wasn't listed in the 1819 deed listing the heirs of Richard Davis.
. 1830 Russell Co, Va census, p 166, Allen Penex (?Penen), 10001-10001.
. 1840 Scott Co, Va census, p 309, Allen Penick, 100101-1110001.
. 1850 Johnson Co, Ky census, p 109, #390/390, Allex Penix,45 Va, farmer, Sarah,50 Va, Katherine,21 Va, Anna,18 Va, Sarah,17
. Va, Isaac A.,14 Va.
. 1860 Johnson Co census, Paintsville, p 77, #495/494, Allen Penix,55 Va, farmer, --, $150, Sarah,64 Ky.
6 8. Elias Davis, b 15 Aug 1804 Russell Co, m Elizabeth Curtis (Betty).
. Note: Many of the online genealogies of these Davis and Penix families have inconsistent information and represent copying of
. old, unreliable data, without basic research of the records. I'm unable to verify some of the above, as indicated by the ques-
. tion marks above.
. Ref: 1. Karen Wallace Roberts' notes at www.rootsweb.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. She quotes William Heyland (email: email@example.com), stating that Richard above, was s/o James McHenry Davis,
. b 1721 Wales, d 803 Augusta Co, Va.
. 2. Unnamed contributor at www.rootsweb.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org