DAVISSON394 was born
about 1718 in Wading River, Long Island, New York.394 He died before May 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia.394 Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary
Spouse: Phoebe HARRISON.
Daniel DAVISSON394 was born in 1748 in Devils Brook, New Jersey.394 He died in 1818 in Harrison County, West Virginia.394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
Daniel and Prudence had at least one son, Obadiah, who married Polly Webb on March 10, 1803. Obadiah and Polly had a daughter Jemima who was born ca. 1805. Jemima married Elias Hickman on September 8, 1825. My connection to the Davisson's is through Elias and Jemima's daughter, Mary Ann. At any rate, Daniel Davisson is credited with being the founder of Clarksburg, WVa. Daniel had prominent mention in the available court records of the 1780's and was an officer in the Virginia miltia. He ultimately held the rank of Major in the 11th Virginia Regiment. He was also voted as a delegate to the Virginia Assembly in 1801, 1802. Of his son Obadiah, we have very little information other than he was called to service as a ranger for 160 days in 1792. Obadiah's wife Polly's father appears to have been Benjamin Webb. We have no information on Prudence Izzard.
Daniel Davisson, a son of Obadiah and Elizabeth Davisson, was born
about 1747 and died in Harrison County VA (WV) in 1818. He married
In 1773, Daniel and Prudence built a log cabin on Elk Creek in
Harrison County VA on the present day site of Clarksburg, WV. Their
claim on 400 acres of land was recognized when the land commissioners
sat in Clarksburg in 1781.
By 1778, Davisson had permitted a number of settlers to build
cabins adjacent to his. One cabin joined another to form a wall that
made the little village a fort. In that time of Indian raids, a fort
was a necessary consideration.
At its first meeting near Buckhannon in 1784, the Harrison County
Court decided to place the county buildings on Daniel Davissons.
Georg Jackson asked permission at the same meeting to build a dam and
grist mill on Elk Creek about a hundred yards from the edge of the
Daniel is everywhere in the court records of the 1780's. He
viewed the road "to Levi Shinn's", filled and order "to build stocks,
whipping post, and pillory" in 1785 and collected a shilling for
candles he furnished the justices in 1786. He accepted a place on the
committee to superintend construction of a building for Randolph
Academy in 1788 and proved to the court that he had worked 20 days in
1788 and 30 days in 1790 as a commissioner helping to cut a road from
the State Road near Kingwood to the mouth of the Little Kanawha River.
In 1788, he presented the court his commission as a Captain in The
The Harrison County court ordered a courthouse erected in 1787 and
by 1790, Daniel had built a residence and "ordinary" across the
street. This establishment functioned as a store, hotel, restaurant
and meeting place. In 1790, the county court accepted Hezekiah
Davisson in place of Daniel "to keep the road in repair from for of
Elk in Clarksburg to Limestone Creek and from the courthouse to the
mouth of the Elk".
Apparently the Davisson establishment served an unofficial
adjunct to the Courthouse. By 1795, the court authorized Daniel to
"keep the courthouse key and to sweep the courthouse clean for a year
at 15 shillings." By 1800, the court allowed Daniel "$12.50 for his
room to hold court for 1 year.
In 1799, Daniel was commissioned a Major in the 11th Regiment of
the Virginia Militia. That year the governor received Daniel's name
as a man likely to be a justice of Harrison County. Daniel was voted
a delegate to the Virginia Assembly in 1801 and in 1802. In 1817,
Daniel was appointed High Sheriff of Harrison County for 1 year.
Prudence (Izzard) Davisson died in 1806 and Daniel in 1818. Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Prudence IZZARD. Daniel DAVISSON and Prudence IZZARD were married.
Daniel Brinson DAVISSON394 was born about 1690 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusettes.394 He died in 1746 in Prince Town, New Jersey.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON Jr. and Sarah DODGE.
Spouse: Sarah PLUMMER.
Daniel D. DAVISSON394 was born on 11 Feb 1786.394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
Census for Clark County, Ohio for 1820, of Madison Township, has Daniel Davvison, wife and a daughter between ages of 10 and 16 years of age. Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Children were: DAVISSON.
David DAVISSON394 was born on 25 May 1780 in Virginia.394 Parents: John Andrew DAVISSON and Ann COPLIN.
Dorcas DAVISSON394 was born in 1660.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
Elizabeth DAVISSON394 was born in 1756 in Princeton In Middlesex County, New Jersey.394 Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Captain James FRUND.
Elizabeth Bridget DAVISSON394 was born on 26 Jan 1656.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
Ellen DAVISSON.394 Parents: John Andrew DAVISSON and Ann COPLIN.
Hepsibah DAVISSON394 was born about 1700 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusettes.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON Jr. and Sarah DODGE.
Hezekiah DAVISSON394 died in Louisville.394 Parents: Moses E. DAVISSON and Mahala EARLYWINE.
Hezekiah DAVISSON394 died in 1797.394 Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Hezekiah DAVISSON394 was born on 19 Nov 1780 in Clarksburg, Harrison, County, Virginia (Now West Virginia).394 He died on 29 Dec 1851 in Jasper County, Indiana.394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
Hezekiah lived in several areas of Indiana and Illinois and on September 15, 1849, they removed to Jasper County, Indiana; both he and Hannah are buried there. Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Spouse: Hannah BRISTOW. Hezekiah DAVISSON and Hannah BRISTOW were married. Children were: Robert DAVISON, Belinda M. DAVISSON, Lewis DAVISON, Peyton DAVISON, Nancy DAVISON, Josophus DAVISON, Martha Ann DAVISON.
Isaac DAVISSON394 was born in 1746 in Devils Brook, New Jersey.394 He died on 17 Oct 1847 in South Charleston, Ohio.394 He was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Lot 93, Section 5, South Charleston, Ohio.394 He served in the military in Revolutionary War.394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
Isaac Davvison, in 1781, received a certificate for four hundred acers on the West Folk River, Harrison County, Virginia, (now West Virginia), adjoing lands of John McCauley.
He was a Revolutionary War soldiar named in Book 22 of miscellaneous volumes of list of militia paid at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. At the time of the Revolutionary War, he was a resident of Harrison County, Virginia. The Wisconsin Historical Sociaty has a five page affidavit made by Isaac Davidson (Davisson) in a pension application dated 12 November, 1832 (Draper Papers) in which he recites, " father's name was Obadaih Davisson, that he lived at a station in Harrison County, Virginia. He was a brother to Major Daniel Davisson... his age was 86 years...resided in Blue River Township, Johnson County, Indiana...volenteered as a ranger when in living in Harrison County, Virginia about 1 July, 1775 under Captain James Booth....later as a spy Major Daniel Davidson (Davisson) ... was at Mutters Fort not far from Clarksburg... removed to Ohio after the war and remained there until about 1820 ".
He was named with William Barkeley, Benjamin Coplin, Benjamin Wilson, Benjamin Robinson, George Jackson, as trustees to extend navigation on the Monongahola River and West Branch River. In 1820, Isaac and his son Isaac appear in the Clark and Lawrence County, census records and with several sons and nephews, removed to johnson County, Indiana in 1820-1821. Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Isabella ANDERSON. Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON were married on 25 May 1779 in Harrison County, West Virginia.394 Children were: Hezekiah DAVISSON, James DAVISSON, Obadiah DAVISSON, Daniel D. DAVISSON, Sarah DAVISSON, Mary DAVISSON, Isaac DAVISSON, Jane DAVISSON, Nancy DAVISSON, Jesse DAVISSON, Jacob DAVISSON, Matilda DAVISSON, Thomas DAVISSON.
Isaac DAVISSON394 was born on 9 May 1790.394 He died on 29 Aug 1851.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Isabel DAVISSON394 was born in 1806.394 Parents: Hezekiah DAVISSON and Phobe ELSWORTH.
Spouse: Robert STAFFORD.
Jacob DAVISSON394 was born on 17 Nov 1800.394 He died on 26 Nov 1806.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
James DAVISSON394 was born in 1724 in Wading River, Long Island, New York.394 He died in Jul 1775.394 Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON.
James DAVISSON394 was born on 3 Apr 1782.394 He died on 15 Feb 1816 in Urban, Ohio.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Jane DAVISSON394 was born in 1792.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Spouse: Edward BARKLEY.
Jesse DAVISSON394 died in Nashville, Tenessee.394 Parents: Moses E. DAVISSON and Mahala EARLYWINE.
Jesse DAVISSON394 was born on 10 Oct 1798.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
John DAVISSON394 was born on 22 Nov 1657.394 He died on 22 Nov 1657.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
John DAVISSON394 was born in 1666 in Ipswich Hamlet.394 He died in Nov 1735.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
John DAVISSON394 was born about 1719 in Wading River, Long Island, New York.394 He died on 10 Oct 1793 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.394 Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON.
Spouse: Sarah WILKINS.
John Andrew DAVISSON394 was born in 1746 in Millstone River, Middlesex, New Jersey.394 He died on 4 Mar 1782 in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia.394 Parents: Andrew DAVISSON and Caroline STUART.
Jonathan DAVISSON394 was born on 30 Aug 1698.394 He died in 1751.394 Parents: Thomas DAVISSON and Hannah TRACY.
Josiah DAVISSON394 was born in 1692 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusettes.394 He died in 1759 in Aqueduct Hills, Middlesex, New Jersey.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON Jr. and Sarah DODGE.
Spouse: Mary Winthrop SKELTON. Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON were married about 1716 in Suffolk, New York.394 Children were: Daniel DAVISSON, John DAVISSON, Obadiah DAVISSON, Andrew DAVISSON, James DAVISSON, Amaziah DAVISSON, Nathaniel DAVISSON, Annias DAVISSON, Mary DAVISSON, William DAVISSON.
Josiah DAVISSON394 was born in 1743 in Devils Brook, New Jersey.394 Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Julie Ann DAVISSON394 was born on 21 Mar 1775 in Harrison County, West Virginia.394 She died on 8 Jun 1826.394 She was buried in Nutter Cemetery, Nutters Fort, Harrison County, West Virginia.394 Parents: John Andrew DAVISSON and Ann COPLIN.
Spouse: James NUTTER. James NUTTER and Julie Ann DAVISSON were married on 25 Jan 1797 in Harrison County, West Virginia.394 Children were: Erestus NUTTER, Andrew NUTTER, Elisha NUTTER, Shelton NUTTER, Nancy NUTTER, George M. NUTTER, Christopher NUTTER, Jacob C. NUTTER, David Davisson NUTTER.
Margaret DAVISSON394 was born on 24 Sep 1658.394 She died in Jul 1666.394 She was also known as "Of Daniel". Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
Margaret DAVISSON394 was born on 26 Jan 1669.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
Martha DAVISSON.394 Parents: Moses E. DAVISSON and Mahala EARLYWINE.
Mary DAVISSON394 was born on 30 Jul 1703 in Preston, New London, CT.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON Jr. and Sarah DODGE.
Spouse: Benjamin WARDEN.
Mary DAVISSON394 was born about 1731.394 Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON.
Spouse: Judge Joseph SKELTON.
Mary DAVISSON394 was born on 29 Feb 1788.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Spouse: James WEBB.
Matilda DAVISSON394 was born on 25 Dec 1802.394 She died in 1897.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Spouse: William ROBINSON.
Mercy DAVISSON394 was born about 1688 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusettes.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON Jr. and Sarah DODGE.
Moses DAVISSON.394 Parents: Moses E. DAVISSON and Mahala EARLYWINE.
Moses E. DAVISSON394 was born on 30 Sep 1812 in Clark County, Ohio.394 He was in Methodist Episcopal Church.394 He was in Sherriff Of Johnson County.394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
MOSES E. DAVISSON was born in Clark County, Ohio, September 30, 1812, and is one of the four children born to Hezekiah and Phebe (Ellsworth) Davisson, named in order of birth, Solomon, Isabel, Mary and Moses. Of these, our subject is the only one living. The father was born in West Virginia. He helped to build Fort Meigs during the war of 1812, pursued farming as an occupation, and died in Jasper County, Ind., at the age of seventy-one.
The grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. When Moses E. was six years of age, he came with his father to what is now Johnson County, Ind.; in 1847, he moved to Jasper County; lived there about eight years, and thence moved to Francesville, where he was engaged for four years in mercantile business; during the late war, he resided in Jasper County; since 1873, he has made Medarysville his home.
He was married, January 28, 1832, to Mahala Earlywine, celebrating his golden wedding, or, as he terms it, family re-union, January 28, 1882. This couple have had born to them eleven children, of whom there are still living the following: Thomas, Sarah, Moses and Martha. During the Mexican war, Mr. Davisson was appointed Sheriff of Johnson County. He has served as Justice of the Peace in Jasper County and in Francesville, and is now filling that office in Medarysville, having been elected in 1876. In 1840, he began as a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church; in the fall of 1866, he joined the Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, and has been a member ever since; he was also a circuit rider in Northern Indiana about twelve years. He is a Freemason, and a highly respected citizen.
"Counties of White and Pulaski Counties, Indiana - White Post Township" by F.A. Battey & Co. - published in 1883 Parents: Hezekiah DAVISSON and Phobe ELSWORTH.
Nancy DAVISSON394 was born on 27 Jan 1795.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Nathaniel DAVISSON394 died in 1779 in Killed By Indianas.394 Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Nathaniel DAVISSON394 was born in 1729 in Monmouth County, New York.394 Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON.
Spouse: Phoebe SCUDDER.
Nicholas DAVISSON394 was born in 1560.394 He died before 1636.394
Children were: Nicholas DAVISSON.
Nicholas DAVISSON394 was born in 1611 in England.394 He died in 1664.394 Parents: Nicholas DAVISSON.
Obadiah DAVISSON394 was born in Jan 1720 in Wading River, Long Island, New York.394 He died on 17 Jul 1786 in Clarksburg, Harrison, County, Virginia (Now West Virginia).394 [2170941singletary.FTW]
Obadiah received lands prior to the death of his father, 1759. The father's will has "to my son Obadiah Davison twenty shillings, money, &c." His land was along the Devil's Brook, a marshy quagmire like stream today, the first to enter the Millstone river north of Cranbury Brook, on the east.
About 1760, Obadiah sold his land to his brother-in-law and next bought land in Harrison County, Virginia. He may have stayed around Philadelphia for a short time prior to arriving in Virginia. Obadiah settled near the old salt works in Harrison County. He had "four hundred acres on Davison's run at the Big Lick" in the right of residence to include improvements made, 1773.
He married Elizabeth and had the following children,
Josiah, b. 1743, on Devil's Brook, New Jersey. M. Martha Stout.
Issac, b. 1746, on Devil's Brook, New Jersey; d. in Oct., 1847. M. in Harrison Co., W. V. 1799, Isabel Anderson.
Daniel, b. 1748, on Devil's Brook, New Jersey; d. in Harrison Co., W. V. 1819. M. Prudence Izzard.
Nathaniel, he m. Ann. Killed by Indians in 1779.
Obediah, b. 1762; d. 1825. M. 1788 in Harrison Co. to Elizabeth Robinson.
Hezekiah, d. 1797. He m. Ann.
Elizabeth. She m. about 1795, Capt. Joseph Frund
Information on Obadiah is sketchy. We know only that he
emigrated to Elk Creek, Harrison County VA sometime after 1773 to
join his son Daniel. His wife's name was Elizabeth. Parents: Josiah DAVISSON and Mary Winthrop SKELTON.
Obadiah DAVISSON394 was born on 13 Feb 1784.394 Parents: Isaac DAVISSON and Isabella ANDERSON.
Spouse: Polly (Mary) WEBB.
Obediah DAVISSON394 was born in 1762.394 Parents: Obadiah DAVISSON and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Elizabeth ROBINSON.
Peter DAVISSON394 was born in 1664.394 Parents: Daniel DAVISSON and Margaret LOW.
Spouse: Ann MORGAN.
Polly DAVISSON.394 Parents: John Andrew DAVISSON and Ann COPLIN.