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Thomas Davis Family

Descendants of Thomas Henry (Tom) Davis, founder of Piedmont Airlines. Click here Piedmont Aviation Historical Soceity to read how Tom Davis contributed to the growth of Winston Salem, Forsyth County, NC.

First Generation

Thomas Locke Davis (1789-1862) married Ann Frances Hill in Stokes County NC in 1809. Ann Frances Hill, a daughter of Capt. Robert Hill was born about 1787 and died in Yadkin County about 1833. They settled in the East Bend and Forbush areas of Yadkin County. After Ann's death he married again and moved to Tennesse with his second family sometime after 1837. Thomas died in 1862 and is buried in Boarnerger Baptist Church, Old Fort, Polk County, Tennessee.

Second Generation

Children of Thomas Locke Davis and Ann Frances Hill
Elizabeth Betsy Davis (1810-aft. 1860) m. Francis P. Vest (1802-1860). Died in Polk Co., TN.
Patsy Davis (abt. 1812- m. ? Miller
Nancy Davis m. ?Joyner
Susan Davis m. ? Edwards
Joseph Davis - did he marry Margaret Walker in 1848?
Isaac Davis (abt. 1815-aft. 1850) m. Priscilla Trwelor? (Bondsman: Timothy Joyner)
Sallie Davis (abt. 1817-aft. 1880) m. Francis Tate, s/o Owen Tate and Elizabeth Hunter
Thomas Davis (1820-1898) m. Anna Malinda Speas (1820-1900)
Frances Davis (abt. 1828-aft. 1860) m. Timothy Coe Joyner (1821-aft. 1860), s/o David Joyner and Catherine Coe
Julia Davis (1829-1910) m. John R. Hauser (1823-after 1880)

Children of Thomas Locke Davis and Elizabeth (abt. 1798-aft. 1870)
William G. Davis (abt. 1833-aft. 1870)
John F. Davis (abt. 1835-aft. 1860)
Henson Davis (abt. 1838-aft. 1860)

The three children from the second marriage were all born in NC.

There are several diffferent versions of this family on the internet. Some say that Thomas Locke Davis married Elizabeth Cofer in 1825 in Morgan County, TN. That doesn't fit with the death date of his first wife, Ann Frances, who supposedly died in 1833 in Surry County, NC (Yadkin County was not formed until 1850 from Surry) nor does it fit with the birth of his children with Ann Frances. Thomas Locke and his second family are found in the 1850 and 1860 US Federal Census, Polk County, TN. His second wife Elizabeth, was born in North Carolina about 1798. There is a marriage bond in Surry County dated 14 May 1831 for Thomas Davis and Elizabeth Veach. How is she related to the Henson Veach living in Davidson County in 1830 and 1840? It is conceivable that Ann Frances shortly after giving birth to Julia Davis who was born in 1829. Elizabeth Davis (the 2nd wife) is also found in the 1870 Polk County census.

Third Generation

Children of Thomas Davis and Anna Malinda Speas
Pamelia Ann Frances Hill Davis (1842-aft. 1860)
Alvis Tobias Davis (1844-1901) m. Margaret Elizabeth Martin (?-1918), d/o Henry Martin and Elizabeth Hauser
Levi Joseph Davis (1845-aft. 1860)
Eli Thomas Davis (1847-1934) m. Nannie Caroline Marion (1850-aft. 1939), d/o Richard E. Marion and Margaret Elizabeth Hauser
Mary Perlina Davis (1849-aft. 1870)
John Henry Davis (1850-aft. 1870)
Samuel Dalton Davis (1851-1897) m. Augusta Elvira Hauser (1857-1948)
Julia Malinda Davis (1854-1925) m. Harrison Reed (1847-1918)
Sanford Pearson Davis (1855-1946) m. Louisa Augusta Shore (1856-1933)
Elizabeth Tennessee (Trinnie/Tinnie) Davis (1856-aft. 1880) m. William Emanuel Hauser
Sarah Rebecca Davis (1859-1944) m. William Lewis Doub (1854-1930)
Martha Anna Hampton Davis (1862-aft. 1870)

Fourth Generation

Children of Alvis Tobias Davis and Margaret Elizabeth Martin
Samuel Thomas Davis
John Elmo Davis (1869-1959) m. Cora Frances Hendricks (1873-1950)
Viola Virginia Davis
Joseph Wesley Davis (1874-1963) m. Ada Shaw (1878-1960)
Mary Elizabeth Davis m. Lonnie L. Miller
Flora Malinda Davis
Abby Martin Davis


Children of Eli Thomas Davis and Nannie Caroline Marion
John Nean Davis (1872-1961) m. Elva Martha Wall (abt. 1885-aft. 1910)
Eunice (Ellie) Lillian Davis (abt 1873-aft. 1880) m. Braxton Kelly Mason
Richard Thomas Davis (abt 1875-1954) m. 1) Jeanett Lee Shermer; 2) Essie Holder
Hattie Floyd Davis (abt 1880-aft. 1900) m. John Bruce Frutell
Lucy V. Davis (abt. 1880-?)
Egbert Lawrence Davis (1882-1974) m. Anna P. Shore (abt. 1885-1942), d/o James Henry Shore and Julia Williams
Paul Price Davis (1886-1952) m. Elma Leigh Farabow
Annie Maude Davis (1888-aft. 1910) m. Julian Wilber Bunn
Nannie Eula Davis (1891-aft. 1910) Melvin Vance Lassiter


Children of Sanford Pearson Davis and Louisa Augusta Shore
Henry Evan Davis (1877-1958) m. Carrie Butner (1882-1955)
Nora Teresa Davis (1879-aft. 1910)
Sarah Ellen Davis (1880-1965) m. Sanford Lafayette Doub (1860-1924)
William Clingman Davis (1882-?) m. Mary Lucy Flemming
Ada Malinda Davis (1883-?) m. Edward Cornelius Butner (1884-?)
Lina Levada Davis (1885-aft.1910)
Mattie Louise Davis (1888-aft. 1910)
Cora Pearl Davis (1890-aft. 1910)

Fifth Generation

Children of Egbert Lawrence Davis and Anna P. Shore
Egbert Lawerence Davis, Jr. (1911-2006)
Julia C. Davis (1915-aft. 1944) m. Pollard
Annie Pauline Davis (1917-aft. 1920)
Thomas Henry (Tom) Davis (1918-1999) m. Nancy C. Teague (abt. 1928-1985), d/o George F. Teague and Stella Conrad


Yadkin County Heritage p. 335, article by Margaret Miller Conrad and Mrs. Richard Maxwell Conrad; p. 336-337, article by Egbert L. Davis Jr.; p. 342, article by Louise Davis Poindexter.

US Federal Census Records, Yadkin County, NC: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records

Davie Co. NC Cemetery Records

This page was revised on May 3, 2001 and November 6, 2007

, 2001-2007
Faye Jarvis Moran and Elizabeth H. Harris,

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