I am also researching the same family of Davis's. Ed Davis is my great grandfather. He was married to Nancy Jane Clifton from Elizabethtown. Ed was born in 1846 and died in 1933 (buried in St. Pauls). Jane was born 3/9/1855 and died 5/25/1915 buried in Columbus Co. My ganddaddy is George Empie Davis b. 9/8/1889 died 11/19/1976. My daddy is B.S. Davis still living 89 years old Evergreen, NC. I have more information on the childern of Ed and Jane, but trying to find information on Ed's parents and Jane's parents. Ed lost his arm when his wedding ring got caught at a saw mill. I think Ed was born before his mother was married and was raised by his mother's brother Bill Davis. His mother married a Callihian or Kallihian I think. Hope this helps. Please send any more information you might have.