.                           Richard Davis, prior 1766 - c1808
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.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)
.              ?Vance.
.          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)

.          issue:

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.

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.

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: karendankar@aol.com   
.                         She quotes William Heyland (email:
wheyl32396@aol.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: mokyd@aol.com