DAVIS

My Maternal Ancestors: Davis, et al

By Wes Patterson (Last Revised: 31 March 2017)

My Davis ancestors are known to have been in Chatham and Moore Co NC by the late 1700's. Robert and Nancy Cheek Davis both died there in the 1820's. I have at least four generations of Davis ancestors buried in modern day Moore County. For more information on the Robert Davis clan, go to Ed and David Sanders' website at http://www.sandersweb.net/davisfamily.htm which contains a lot of Davis family information. A picture of Robert Davis' tombstone is located at http://www.sandersweb.net/Photos/rdavis.htm

After my great-grandfather, Wesley Davis, died in 1911 or 1912, the family moved to the Greensboro, NC area of Guilford Co. This was when the factories and mills were growing and employment was available. My great-grandmother, Ruth Barber Davis, as well as my grandparents, are all buried in Greensboro, NC. This page has some pictures of my Davis and Langley grandparents and great-grandparents.



My Davis ancestors are as follows, beginning with the oldest generation: 

  1. Robert Davis (b. 1744; d. 1828) m. Nancy Cheek
  2. William Coleman Davis (b. 1793; d. 1860) m. Phoebe Phillips
  3. William Davis (b. ca 1820; d. aft. 1880) m. Clarkey Hilliard
  4. Wesley Davis (b. 1844; d. 1911/12) m. Ruth Frances Barber
  5. Troy Lee Davis (b. 1909; d. 1988) m. Lettie Mae Langley
  6. Vanza Mae Davis (b. 1939) m. Frank Patterson
  7. Charles Wesley "Wes" Patterson (b. 1968) m. Ginna Fishburne


Vanza Davis's Maternal Family Lines 

The following surnames make up Vanza Davis's (my mom) ancestors. If you have any info on any of these families that you'd like to share with me, I'd certainly appreciate it. Thank you. 

  • LANGLEY Family: my grandmother (includes JOYNER/JOINER, WILLIAMS, FINCH, McGHEE/McGEHEE, PREWITT, ROGERS, FULLER, DUKE, SPIVEY, MARTIAU, BERKELEY, BYRD, HORSMANDEN, JOHNSON, OGDEN, European Royal families
  • BARBER Family: my g-grandmother
  • HILLIARD Family: my gg-grandmother
  • PHILLIPS Family: my ggg-grandmother 
  • CHEEK Family: my gggg-grandmother (includes RICH, DEVEREUX, European Royal families)