- Monroe Co., WV DB C, Pg. 375
Peter Davis and Susanah, his wife, 200 acres to Elijah Meadows. 20 Aug 1811.
20 Sep 1798 - Peter Davis - 50A Kippinger Run & Little Stony Creek, Survey Report, S3 Pg. 110
May 1802 - John Meddows to Peter Davis, 200 acres on Pawleys Creek, DB A, Pg. 213
"William And Lucinda Davis Are Ancestors Of Large Clan Here"
Article originally published 26 Aug. 1950 in the Centennial Edition of the Beckley Post-Herald newspaper. Reprinted by permission.
Peter Davis married Susannah Meadows, who was the daughter of Josiah Meadows, and they are grandparents of William Davis, whose family is scattered throughout the United States.
Josiah Meadows was a Revolutionary war soldier. Peter Davis was the father of John Davis, whose son was William Davis. William's father, John, married Mary Ann Fox, a daughter of William Fox.
William Davis married Lucinda Williams. He was born Feb. 26, 1832; his wife was born June 6, 1836. After their marriage, they settled at Cabell, near Mount Tabor.
The children of William and Lucinda were:
Jane Davis, who was born Sept. 3, 1853. She married William Snuffer. Her sister, Susan Davis, was born Oct. 25, 1855, and married Sparriel Snuffer, a brother of William. William and Sparriel were sons of Peter Snuffer of Crab Orchard, who died in 1893.
John W. Davis was born on May 10, 1857, and married Parmelia Lively; Henry, born Dec. 5, 1858, married Elizabeth Hutchinson; Mary E., born July 24, 1860, married Henry Harper, the founder of Harper; W. N. (Bub), born March 29, 1862, married Lena Fleshman; Margaret, born April 3, 1864, married Harvey Cook, father of Azel L. Cook; Ruhama, born Sept. 18, 1865, married Oliver Riffe; Peter B., born Dec. 22, 1867, married twice, first to Louisa Turner; Owen, born Aug. 14, 1869, married Ida Quesenberry; Celia, born May 2, 1871, married twice, first to Milton Hawley and next to Walter W. Wills; Andrew, born Oct. 14, 1872, married Mosby Prince, and Perny, born Aug. 11, 1874, married Edith Hutchinson.
All of William and Lucinda's children are now dead, with the exception of Mrs. Celia Willis of Bluefield.
The following list was compiled by Judge Winton A. White and presented to the Beckley Post-Herald newspaper in 1950. The list was published in the 1850 Centennial Edition of the Beckley Post-Herald on 26 Aug. 1950. It is now available in either the "Smith-Riffe" microfilm collection at the Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley, or from the Beckley Register-Herald Archives also located in Beckley, WV.
Judge Riffe was an excellent historian, however, there are known errors in this work, so please check all information against primary sources.
1810 - 1820
DAVIS, Peter - Davis came from Greenbrier River just below Big Bend and settled on the Squire William C. Richmond farm. John Davis, his son moved to Little Whitestick Creek near Mount Tabor about 1850. William Davis, the eldest son of John was a prominent citizen of the Mount Tabor community and a commissioner of the County Court from 1893 to 1899. Peter Davis, son of John, was a Confederate soldier and was killed by bushwhackers when returning home after the war.
MEADOWS, Issac - Meadows moved to New River on the W. C. Richmond farm. He and his brother-in-law, Peter Davis, owned a fine body of land on which the Richmond farm is located, originally known as "Briery Bottom". Issac Meadows was the great-great grandfather of former Governor Clarence Meadows.