Hardy Davis

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  • Name Hardy Davis 
    Born Bef 1755 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Hardy Davis listed $930 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Hardy Davis listed in Captain John Cox's District. Taxable property was estimated between $485-1940.

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Hardy Davis listed $130 of taxable property in Captain John Cox's District

      1785, Feb 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 25
      Two deeds from Henry Gaster to Hardy Davis was proven by Jesse Muse

      1786, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 109
      Ordered that William Davis, an orphan age 9 years, be bound to Hardy Davis and learn the trade of a weaver.

      1788, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 184
      Deed from John Williamson to Hardy Davis acknowledged

      1788, Nov 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 212
      Hardy Davis recorded his mark to be two under slopes, one in each ear

      1788, Dec 27 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #178 Hardy Davis entered 100 acres on Bear Creek adjoining his own 200 acre tract.

      1789, May 18 -- Land Grant #518, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 75 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining Cost. John Pierce and Rolly Spinks were chain carriers.

      1789, Aug 26 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #209 Hardy Davis entered 100 acres on Bear Creek adjoining his own 200 acre tract.

      1789, Sep 20 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #219 Hardy Davis entered 100 acres on Grassie Creek adjoining his own line and John Williamson.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
      Hardy Davis
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      4F

      1790, Aug 25 -- Land Grant #388, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 100 acres located northwest of Grassy Creek adjoining his own line and John Williamson. Nicholas Nall and William Williamson were chain carriers.

      1790, Oct 23 -- Land Grant #378, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 100 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining his own line. John Needham and Bailey Needham were chain carriers.

      1790, Nov 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 293
      Ordered that Hardy Davis give William Davis two years schooling.

      1792, Feb 14 -- Will Book A Page 159, Moore County, NC
      Bill of Sale from Lewis Spinks, Edward Moore Jur., William Pearce and Molly Pearce to William Williamson for negro Charles. Hardy Davis and Cornelius Lathom were witnesses. Proven in county court May 1792.

      1792, Feb 21 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #423 Hardy Davis entered 50 acres adjoining the county line and his own line.

      1793, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 384
      Nichl. Nall Esq. came into court and delivered Hardy Davis as his security for a writ brought by James Lowdlo against Davis who gives Derius Ramage in his stead.

      1793, Apr 10 -- Land Grant #1549, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 19.5 acres located on Bear Creek and the Randolph County line adjoining Michael Hart, his own line. Bailey Needham and William Davis were chain carriers.

      1793, Apr 15 -- Land Grant #1547, Moore County, NC
      Christopher Cagle received 100 acres located north of Bear Creek including his improvement and adjoining Gilmore. Henry Cagle and William Cagle were chain carriers. Hardy Davis attested that the purchase money for the land had been paid.

      1793, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 408
      Ordered that a road be laid from John Garner's to Nall's Mill and work the following hands: John Garner, Alexander Kennedy, George Carriner, Christopher Yew, Owen Carpenter, Edward Moore, William Cook, Ambrose Brewer, Benjamin Cooper, Ambrose Mainus, Hardy Davis, Samuel Perry, Bryan Boroughs, Benjamin Elkins, Kial Johnston and Samuel Martindale.

      1793, Nov 19,21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 423,430
      [Deeds] Hardy Davis and wife Sally to Nicholas Nall was acknowledged
      Hardy Davis to Richard Cox proven by Nicholas Nall Esq.

      1794, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 453
      Ordered that Hardy Davis be appointed overseer of the road from his house to Williamson's old place and have the following hands to work: Jeremiah Wilson, Isham Sheffield, Everet Sheffield, Thomas Davis and Christian Cagle.

      1794, May 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 461
      Deed from Richard Cox to Hardy Davis proven by Nicholas Nall

      1794, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 472
      Deed from Hardy Davis to Nichl. Nall proven by Robert Byrde

      1795, Feb 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 506
      Ordered that Hardy Davis be appointed overseer of the road to be laid off from his house to Nicholas Nall's and have the following hands to work: Nicholas Nall's hands, Robert Burd, Peter Cagle and Henry Cagle's hands.

      1795, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 514
      Ordered that Hardy Davis have the following hands to work on the road from his house to Nicholas Nalls Esquire: Nicholas Nalls hands, Robert Bird, Peter Cagle, Henry Cagle, William Cagle, Christian Cagle, Leonard Cagle, Andrew White, Thomas Smitherman, Charles Holden, Adam Comer, Averet Sheffield and John Garner.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #844, Randolph County, NC
      John Lawley received 50 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining his own line. Hardy Davis and Joseph Lawly were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #849, Randolph County, NC
      Joseph Lawley received 100 acres located on north fork of Bear Creek adjoining John Lawley. Hardy Davis and John Lawly were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #865, Randolph County, NC
      Joseph Lawley received 100 acres located on Bear Creek between Crawford?s old road and P.D. Road adjoining John Lawley and his own line. Hardy Davis and John Lawly were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #1290, Randolph County, NC
      John Lolly received 250 acres located on Bear Creek and the [Moore] County line. Hardy Davis and Joseph Lawly were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #1493, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 50 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining John Lawley. Joseph Lawley and John Lawly were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #1494, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 50 acres located on Bear Creek below the Randolph-Moore County line adjoining John Lawley and including his own improvement. Joseph Lawley and John Lawley were chain carriers.

      1796, Apr 30 -- Land Grant #1495, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 100 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining his own line, Thos. Cosht and John Lathem. Joseph Lolley and John Lawley were chain carriers.

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis listed 1 poll and 825 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1797, May 15 -- Land Grant #1550, Moore County, NC
      John Foushee Garner received 200 acres located on both sides of Bear Creek adjoining Hardy Davis and Hogg. William Latham and Henry Cagle Jr. were chain carriers. Hardy Davis attested that the purchase money for the land had been paid.

      1797, Jul 4 -- Land Grant #1413, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 50 acres located on both sides of Bear Creek on the [Randolph] County line adjoining his own line. William Latham and John Holden were chain carriers.

      1797, Jul 31 -- Criminal Actions, Randolph County, NC, Box 4
      Capias against Hardy Davis that he assaulted Charles Stewart at the house of Wm. Armistead Jun 24, 1797. Wm. Rains, Eldridge Deaton, Bealia Needham, James Smith and James Powers were witnesses. Another capias was issued by John Craven on the same matter. James Powers and Luas Needham were witnesses.

      1798, Mar 15 -- Land Grant #1412, Moore County, NC
      Hardy Davis [assignee of William Lathum] received 100 acres located south of Williams Creek adjoining William Callicutt. William Cagle and Eli Callicutt were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 1 -- Land Grant #1552, Moore County, NC
      Lewis Davis [assignee of Hardy Davis] received 52.5 acres located on the drains of Bear Creek adjoining Hardy Davis, his own line and Cagle. Thomas Smitherman and William Latham were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 1 -- Land Grant #1553, Moore County, NC
      Betzie Davis [assignee of Hardy Davis] received 100 acres located north of Bear Creek adjoining Hardy Davis and his own line. Thomas Smitherman and William Latham were chain carriers.

      1798, Nov 20 -- Land Grant #1500, Moore County, NC
      Henry Cagle Jr. received 50 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining his own line, John Lawley and Hardy Davis. Hardy Davis and Henry Cagle Sr. were chain carriers.

      1799 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis listed 600 acres in William Armstead's District

      1799, Mar 2 -- Land Grant #1781, Moore County, NC
      Burrel Deaton received 7 acres located south of Dry Creek adjoining Everet Smith, Stephen Davis and John Stutts. John Garner and Hardy Davis were chain carriers.

      1799, Mar 11 -- Land Grant #1655, Moore County, NC
      Susy Davis [assignee of Hardy Davis] received 100 acres located on both sides of Bear Creek adjoining Thomas Smitherman, Leonard Cagle Jr. and Cornelius Latham. Leonard Cagle and Thomas Smitherman were chain carriers.

      1799, Mar 13 -- Land Grant #1581, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Cagle received 100 acres located west of Bear Creek adjoining Leonard Cagle Senr. Thomas Smitherman, his own line. Thomas Smitherman and Hardy Davis were chain carriers.

      1799, Aug 26 -- Land Grant #1094, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 300 acres located on Meadow Branch of Fork Creek including Elisha Lawley's improvement. Joseph Lawley and John Lawly were chain carriers.

      1799, Dec 4 -- Land Grant #1782, Randolph County, NC
      Joseph Lawley received 100 acres located on Bear Creek adjoining his own line and Needham. Absalom Presnal and Hardey Davis were chain carriers.

      1799, Dec 4 -- Land Grant #1920, Randolph County, NC
      Absalom Pressnal received 100 acres on Bear Creek and the Moore County line adjoining John Lawley. Hardy Davis and Joseph Lawley were chain carriers.

      1799, Dec 18 -- Land Grant #1709, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis received 50 acres located on Bear Creek and the [Moore] County line adjoining John Lawley and own line. Absalom Presnall and Joseph Lawley were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 47
      Harday Davis
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 2F

      1800, Feb 19-Apr 25, 1805 -- Estate, Randolph County, NC
      Estate of John Needham Dec'd. by administrator John Needham. Items were purchased by the following: Susanna Needham, John Needham, Baley Needham, Wm. Needham, Lewis Needham, Garner Needham, John Needham [son of John], Hardy Davis, James Lathem Jr., Peter Garner, Enoch Spinks, James Jonston, Joseph Lawley, Peter Wright, James Latham, John Garner, John Smith, Richard Cox, Robert Bird, Wm. Rains, Wm. Tucker and Charles Tyler. Notes on the following: Joseph Hicks Sr. and Joseph Hicks Jr. Petition to divde land: Enoch and Elizabeth Spinks, John and Susannah Needham, Wm. Needham, John Needham, Bailey Needham, Lewis Needham, Garner Needham, James and Sarah Johnston v. Jesse Needham, Martha Needham [later marries Wm. Tucker], Ann Needham [all under 21]. 2200 acres dived among 11 children on Fork Creek, Deep River, Cedar Creek and Crooked Creek of Deep River.

      1802, Feb -- Will Book A, Page 224-225, Moore County, NC
      Will of Henry Cagle, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Caterana Cagle [220 acres including the plantation where I now live adjoining the lands of William, Christian and Henry Cagle Jr.], eldest son William Cagle, son Christian Cagle [50 acres adjoining where he now lives], son Henry Cagle, son Peter Cagle, son John Cagle [200 acres adjoining Cornelius Lathem except 22.5 acres taken up by John McAulay], son Jacob Cagle [100 acres and 50 acres which I bought of John McAulay on Meadow Branch of Wolf Creek], son George Cagle [100 acres where he now lives adjoining Peter Cagle], last son Martin Cagle, daughter Inna Caterena Cockman, daughter Eliza Hubbard and daughter Mary Auman. Executors: wife Caterana Cagle and son William Cagle. Witnesses: Hardy Davis, Peter Davis and Charles Tyler. Proven Feb 1802.

      1802, Apr 30 -- Criminal Actions, Randolph County, NC Box 6
      Bill of complaint of John Gilliam accuses William Gatlen of making a false oath. Suckey Davis, John Holden, Betsey Holden, Harday Davis and Lewis Davis were witnesses for the state. Jesse Gatlin, Betsey Gatlin, James Gatlin and Edward Gatlin were witnesses for the defense. Thomas Cash and Huke Smitherman bound for Gatlin.

      1802, May 1 -- Deed Book 8 Page 332, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis (of Moore County) deeded Absalom Presnell 25 acres located on Bear Creek near the [Moore] County line adjoining Presnell.

      1805, May 3 -- Criminal Actions, Randolph County, NC Box 6
      Bill of complaint by William Smith charging Lewis Bradey with assault against him while executing his duty as an officer on Apr 6, 1805. Nancy Needham, Lenhard Stutts and Hardey Davis were witnesses. Isaac Brady was surety for Lewis Bradey.

      1807, Jul 2 ? Deed Book 11 Page 185, Randolph County, NC
      Hardy Davis (of Moore County) deeded Lewis Davis 5 tracts [75, 300, 50, 50, 50 acres] located on Bear Creek.
    Person ID I36747  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  6 DNA tests are associated with Hardy Davis 

    Family Sally  [1
    Children 
     1. Martha Davis
     2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Davis
     3. Lewis Davis,   b. 1780, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah "Susie" Davis,   b. 1785
    +5. Mary "Polly" Davis,   b. 1785-1794,   d. c1830  (Age 36 years)
     6. Peter Davis,   b. 1784-1794
     7. John R. Davis,   b. 1790-1800,   d. Jul 1841, Monroe County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +8. Hardy Davis,   b. 1790-1800,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1842, Bibb County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F11565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #378 - Hardy Davis
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #378 - Hardy Davis
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1549 - Hardy Davis
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1549 - Hardy Davis
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #388 - Hardy Davis
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #388 - Hardy Davis
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1413 - Hardy Davis
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1413 - Hardy Davis
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1412 - Hardy Davis
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1412 - Hardy Davis
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1500 - Henry Cagle Jr.
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1500 - Henry Cagle Jr.
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1581 - Leonard Cagle
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1581 - Leonard Cagle
    1802 Will Book A Page 224/225, Moore County, NC - Will of Henry Cagle
    1802 Will Book A Page 224/225, Moore County, NC - Will of Henry Cagle
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1781 - Burrel Deaton
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1781 - Burrel Deaton
    1814 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2222 - Cornelius Latham
    1814 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2222 - Cornelius Latham

    Histories
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1323] Rick Phillips [edwinp269@yahoo.com], 15 Apr 2013.
      Children of Hardy Davis:

      Monroe County, TN
      Court Record:No. 420. (Book O). Bill Filed 3 August 1848 Lewis Davis vs Susan Davis. Lewis Davis of Hawkins Co. John R. Davis died Monroe Co. intestate July 1841 leaving neither wife nor children. John R. left bro. (the complainant Lewis), and sister Susan who now is in possession of the land. John R. at one time had brothers and sisters, to wit. Peter Davis, Polly Davis who married Robt. Kennedy, Martha & Elizabeth Davis who married John and Joseph Smotherman, all of whom are very old and have not been heard from for about 15 yrs. and are believed dead.