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Van (Vann) Davis
Birth: 1725
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1810
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA

"Nearly 200 people turned out last weekend to witness the raising of a monument in the modern cemetery at Mountain Creek Baptist Church on U.S. 29 South, commemorating the memory of an Upstate man who has been dead 176 years. Van Davis was born around 1725 in Orange County, N.C. and moved to South Carolina in 1766. He fathered 6 sons and six daughters by his first wife (he married twice more after her death), and in his 50's, helped furnish supplies to the rebel forces fighting the Tories and British in South Carolina. Before his death in 1810, Davis moved to the Pendleton District where his sons settled. A Deacon of the Mountain Creek Church, he was buried there. Van Davis' grave, marked only with a fieldstone, had been lost. But the Hudson Berry Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution raised the new stone in memory of Davis' contribution to his country, their effort documented by the research of Davis' descendents, Laura Mentzel of Phoenix, AZ, and Lamar Davis of Toccoa, GA."
22 Jun 1986 Anderson South Carolina Independent Mail Newspaper 'Remember the Past' "

There are several dates for Van Davis year of birth that range from 1725-1740.

One account: VANN DAVIS, born 1730 in Orange, North Carolina, died 10 Nov 1810 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married (1) SUSANNAH LUCILLE CARY abt 1759 in Abbott's Creek, Rowan Co, NC, daughter of EDWARD and MARY CARY. She was born 1735 in VA, and died 1801 in Anderson, SC, Van married (2) REBECCA COLLINS 13 Jun 1803 in Anderson Co, SC. He married (3) LUCY ANDERSON, daughter of PHILLIP and ELIZABETH ANDERSON. She was born 1740 in SC, and died in 1810.

Van & Susannah belonged to the Bush River Baptist Church. They later joined the Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Anderson, SC.

Van and his brother Harmon Davis Sr received land, 12 Apr 1764, plat bk 9, p 82, Abbott's Creek, Winston Salem, NC. Grant date 20 Aug 1767 for 200 acres in Berkeley District on branch of Indian Creek called Davis Creek, on the forks of the Broad and Saluda Rivers. He received land, 17 May 1774, 150 acres in Craven Co on the branch of the Enoree River and 2 Sept 1784, warrant from John Thomas, Esq. for 171 acres in the 96th District, Pendleton (now Anderson or Pickens SC) North side of the Saluda below the ancient boundary line on Beaver Dam Creek, adjacent to Isiah Pemberton, Providence Williams, Thomas Carter and William Miles. On 12 Sept 1785, he received 410 acres in Orangeburgh District on Buckheard Branch of the Big Salkelchers, adjacent to Henry Wood.

Van served in the Revoluntary War and appears on an undated list of Officers and enlisted men of regiments of various states and the Continental Army regiments under Armond.

Nathan DAVIS
Hezekiah DAVIS
Van DAVIS, Jr.
Abijah DAVIS
Eliphanz DAVIS
Martha DAVIS
Rachel DAVIS
Emily Millea DAVIS

Family links: 
  Susannah Cary Davis (1739 - 1801)*
  Hezekiah Davis (1760 - 1834)*
  Hezekiah Davis (1760 - 1834)*
  Nathan J Davis (1762 - 1857)*
  Abijah Davis (1766 - 1798)*
  Van Davis (1770 - 1823)*
  Hannah Hulda Davis HALL (1772 - 1850)*
  Rachel Davis Gary (1773 - 1811)*
  Jesse B Davis (1774 - 1843)*
  Eliphanz (Eliphas) Davis (1775 - 1840)*
  Emily Millea Davis Tate (1778 - 1847)*
  Jane Davis Burriss (1782 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Feb 09, 2001
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