Revolutionary War
James Davis
of Early Tennessee
Compiled by C. Hammett, 2001
for TNGenWeb (TNGenNet) and the Combs &c. Research Group

JAMES Davis applied for his revolutionary pension while living in Hamilton County, Tennessee, Aug. 28, 1832, age 71, and declared that he was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, but had removed to Wilkes County, North Carolina when he enlisted in Capt. John Key's company in which he served three months. He further declared that he had also served five months in Capt. Smith's company, six weeks in Col. Cleveland's regiment and three months in Capt. Gordon's company, Col. Malbury's regiment and was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and that he had also served six weeks in Capt. Pendleton Isbell's company. He removed after the Revolution to Greene County, Tennessee, then to Campbell and White Counties, Tennessee, then to Jackson County, Ala., then to Marion County, Tennessee, then to Hamilton County. Tennessee, where he died Dec. 9, 1843. He married Mary (surname not given) in 1782 when she was 16 years of age (born ca 1766). She survived him and died in Hamilton County, after 1844 when the record states that she was living and before April 19, 1845. They had several children who were then residents of Hamilton County. (Rev War Pension File No. R2745) According to the 1835 Pension Rolls, James Davis of Hamilton County, Tennessee had been a private in the North Carolina Line, $43.33 Annual Allowance, $129.99 Amount Received, November 28 1833 Pension Started, Age 73.

According to Armstrong, the graves of James Davis and his wife, Mary, are in that section of Hamilton County which became Sequatchie County, Tenn.


Armstrong, Zella, Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, compiled from Pension Statements, Originally Published in Five Pamphlets in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1933, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1975)

White, Virgil, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files, National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, 1990

The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century, J.G.M Ramsey, Walker and Jones, Charleston, SC, 1853, reprinted by the East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1967.

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