Stephen Davis[1]

Male 1793 - Bef 1854  (61 years)

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  • Name Stephen Davis 
    Born 1793 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 24 Oct 1854 
    • 1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 445
      Stephen Davis
      (60-70) 1F
      (30-40) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (0-5) 2M 1F

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 174
      Stephen Davis
      (60-70) 1F
      (40-50) 1M
      (30-40) 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 2M
      (0-5) 1M 1F

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 172-B
      Stephen Davis 57 M, $1450 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Jane Davis 35 F, Born in NC
      Nancy Davis 23 F, Born in NC
      Devotion Davis 21 M, Teacher, Born in NC
      John Davis 19 M, Born in NC
      Edmund Davis 18 M, Born in NC
      Mary A. Davis 12 F, Born in NC
      Harrison Davis 10 M, Born in NC
      Malcolm Davis 7 M, Born in NC
      Stephen Davis 5 M, Born in NC

      1854, Oct 25 -- 1853-1856 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 207
      Ordered that Devotion Davis be appointed guardian of Mary Ann Davis, William H. Davis, Malcolm P. Davis and Stephen Davis, minor heirs of Stephen Davis, Dec'd.

      1855, Jul 27-Oct 26 -- 1853-1856 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 362,366, 410,412-413
      Nancy Davis v. Devotion Davis and others. Ordered to distribute estate of Stephen Davis Dec'd between Nancy C. Davis, John M. Davis, Mary Ann Davis, Harrison Davis, Malcolm Davis, Stephen Davis and Devotion Davis.

      1855, Oct 26 -- 1853-1856 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 399
      Devotion Davis, administrator of Stephen Davis returned a supplement return of the estate
    Person ID I06452  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2018 

    DNA Tests  2 people have linked a DNA test to Stephen Davis 

    Father Davis 
    Family ID F14025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Nancy C. Davis,   b. 1827,   d. Bef 24 Sep 1856  (Age 29 years)
    +2. Devotion D. Davis,   b. 1828,   d. Bef 13 Apr 1875  (Age < 47 years)
    +3. John McLeod Davis,   b. 9 Jan 1831,   d. 12 Feb 1911  (Age 80 years)
     4. Edmund C. Davis,   b. 1832,   d. Bef 26 Oct 1855  (Age 23 years)
    +5. Mary Ann Davis,   b. 27 Jun 1833,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 36 years)
    Family ID F2173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane,   b. 1815 
     1. William H. Harrison Davis,   b. 1840,   d. 30 Jul 1862  (Age 22 years)
     2. Malcolm P. Davis,   b. 1843
     3. Stephen Davis,   b. 5 May 1846,   d. 4 Oct 1870, Robeson County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Davis, Deaton, Furr, Garner, Hardin, Horner, Hunsucker, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Company H 26th Regiment, Moore County Independents [], Lacy Garner [].

      Stephen Davis was born in Moore County 05 May 1846, the youngest son of Stephen Davis, Sr. (born abt. 1793) and Jane "Jennie" Muse (1795-1867). This Davis family was renowned stone cutters, quarrying mill stones and such from down on Richland and McLendon Creek. They lived on present day J. Dowdy Road, at the more recent Jesse Dowdy home place. Across the highway an unfinished rock wall partially surrounding the Davis Family Cemetery serves as a reminder of their ability to cut and maneuver massive blocks of stone. It's not that they lacked the skills to complete the job but simply that they ran out of time. This world runs on a tight schedule and sometimes a lifetime is just not enough time. So much of our labors are often left unfinished.

      Stephen Davis, Sr. seems to have been a son of Hardy Davis (died before 1815) of upper Moore and southern Randolph County, North Carolina. Other suspected children of Hardy Davis include Margaret "Peggy" Davis (~1795-1867) who married James "Big Jim" Garner (~1792-1882) and George Davis (~1802-1867) who married Elizabeth Davis (b. ~1800). Margaret "Peggy" Davis Garner is buried in this Davis Family Cemetery. We know this because a grandson, James Douglas "Doug" Garner (1855-1935), told his son Little John Garner (1896-1987) that he attended his grandmother's funeral and her burial in the Davis Family Cemetery as a young boy. The dates verify his story because Doug Garner would have been twelve years old when Peggy died in 1867.

      Stephen Davis, Sr. and Jane Muse had the following children:

      Nancy Davis (1827-1880)
      Devotion Davis (1828-1880)
      John McLeod "Stonecutter" Davis (1831-1911)
      Edmund Davis (1832- )
      John Davis (1833- )
      Mary Ann Davis (1838-1867)
      William Henry Harrison Davis (1840-1862)
      Malcolm Davis (1843- )
      Stephen Davis, Jr. (1846-1870)

      The Civil War interrupted many a hard working family and the Stephen Davis family was no exception. Brothers Devotion and William Henry H. Davis enlisted as soon as the conflict began. They both volunteered for service in Moore County's Company H, 26th Regiment. They called themselves the "Moore Independents". Devotion was discharged early for unknown reasons while William Henry was promoted to Sergeant in April, 1862 and died in the hospital at Petersburg, Virginia on 30 July 1862.

      Stephen was the youngest of the Davis brothers and had to wait until he turned 18 to join, which would have been around 1863 or 1864. By that time Confederate record keeping had gotten so haphazard that no records documenting when he actually joined are available. Records were found confirming that he was indeed a soldier in Moore County's Company D, 49th Regiment. He was captured at Petersburg, Virginia 01 Apr 1865 and released on 12 Jun 1865 from Point Lookout, Maryland after taking the Oath of Allegiance. The war was finally over.