William Fernilson Davis

William Fernilson Davis

Male 1788 - 1846

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  • Name  William Fernilson Davis 
    Born  19 Mar 1788  , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jul 1846  , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Green Cemetery, Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1264  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2014 

    Family  Sarah "Sallie" Womack,   b. 6 Sep 1791, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Mar 1866, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Nov 1812  Franklin, Macon, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Nancy Caroline Davis,   b. 8 Sep 1813, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1899, New House, Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Anderson Davis,   b. 8 Aug 1814, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1863, Gettysburg, Adams, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anderson Womack Davis,   b. 25 Oct 1815, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1902, Bryson City, Swain, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James O. Davis,   b. 28 Feb 1817, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1901
     5. Susannah D. Davis,   b. 9 Mar 1818, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1901
     6. William Jackson Davis,   b. 25 Sep 1819, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1899
     7. Phillip Pinkney Davis,   b. 5 Feb 1821, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1864, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nathaniel F. Davis,   b. 25 Nov 1822, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1865, Richmond, Henrico, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah P. "Sally" Davis,   b. 25 Oct 1823, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1895, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Margaret Davis,   b. 4 Feb 1825, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1910, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Malena Francis Davis,   b. 9 Jun 1826, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1911, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Phoebe C. Davis,   b. 7 Jun 1828, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1916, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Thomas Allen Davis,   b. 29 Oct 1829, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1864, , Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Willis Davis,   b. 12 Jan 1831, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1851, , Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. Simon Drury Davis,   b. 27 Dec 1833, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1914, Bryson City, Swain, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     16. Abram Hamby Davis,   b. 24 Jul 1835, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1906, New House, Cleveland, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F258  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Find A Grave Memorial #25449738

      Birth: Mar. 19, 1788, USA
      Death: Jul. 16, 1876

      Son of Phillip and Mary Davis. Husband of Sarah Womack and they had 16 children.
      William and Sarah raised 16 children on a large farm between Polkville and New House. The home was a large two story house that burned sometime around 1835-1836 while "Hamby" was a baby.

      In trying to get all the possessions out of the house, the mattresses were rolled up and thrown out the upstairs window and then later carried away from the house. After the house was engulfed in flame, the family realized Hamby was missing and believed he was lost in the fire. Shortly they heard a baby crying and found Hamby rolled up in one of the mattresses that had been thrown out an upstairs window.

      The Davis family farm was handed down to Melena Francis "Fannie" Davis who married Jackson Scoggins and raised three children. Charlotte Lee the oldest married John Jiles Greene and continued on the family farm. Daughter Loulean (Lula) and husband Will Swink moved back in with Charlotte and continued on the farm after Charlotte's death in 1941. The Swinks eventually sold the farm.

      "Fannie" Davis was Jackson's second wife. His first wife was Sarah "Sally" Scoggins who had 11 children.

      Tombstone in family graveyard has date of death as July 16, 1876
      Family history sheets completed by Biddie Ruppe state July 16, 1846
      The 1850 Cleveland Co. census does not show William so the family sheets are probably correct. The tombstones were not set until sometime in the 1960 - 1970 timeframe.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      ĞuğSarah Womack Davis (1791 - 1850) Ğ/uğ*

      Children:
      ĞuğNancy Caroline Davis Philbeck (1813 - 1899) Ğ/uğ*
      ĞuğAnderson Womack Davis (1815 - 1902) Ğ/uğ*
      ĞuğMary Margaret Davis Barnett (1825 - 1910) Ğ/uğ*
      ĞuğA. Hamby Davis (1835 - 1906) Ğ/uğ*

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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Womack Genealogy: The Official Publication of the Womack Family Association, Womack, Oscar B., Ed., (Bound volume incl Vols. I - IV), Vol. II, No. 1, June 1958, p 41 (Reliability: 3).
      No date - William Davis and Sally Womack (Anderson Womack, bondsman).
      Womack Marriage Bonds, 1779 - 1868, Rutherford County, NC

    2. [S265] North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000., (Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: William Davis Gender: Male Spouse: Sally Womack Spouse Gender: Female Bond #: 000133081 Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 ImageNum: 008851 Record #: 01 066 Bondsman: Anderson Womack; Robt Randal Witness: Drury Dobbins [uncle]