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Reverend Samuel Davidson

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Re: Reverend Samuel Davidson

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. Based on a recent DNA result, the Davidson line of Lt./Commander Hunter Davidson (who was out of a William Davidson....born circa 1740-1750....who married a Martha Baker; they moved from the Prince Edward Co., VA area to Botetourt Co., VA by around 1769) was apparently part of DNA "Family 16" at www.davidsongenes.org. It had previously seemed likely that Hunter Davidson was instead a member of DNA "Family 10" (my Davidson family, that has been traced back to James City Co., VA by at least 1682), but the recent DNA test on a living male Davidson from Hunter's overall Davidson family shows that this is not correct.

There was also another William Davidson (born about 1750) who also came into Botetourt Co., VA (but from PA) about five years later (by 1774), and he also has descendants who are in DNA "Family 16." That William Davidson was a son of a John Davidson and his wife Ann Thompson up in PA, and that William Davidson married first to a Sarah McCoy and second to the widow Mrs. Elizabeth (Wilson) McCrea. No one has been able to determine (so far) as to exactly how this William Davidson was related to the other William Davidson of DNA "Family 16" in Botetourt who married Martha Baker.

Note: The William Davidson who married Martha Baker lived in the part of Botetourt that is still Botetourt today. The other William Davidson was in the part of Botetourt that became Rockbridge Co., VA in 1778....and until the above DNA result became available, there was little to suggest that those two William Davidsons were related.

Reverend Samuel Davidson who married Frances Oglesby was a member of the unrelated DNA "Family 7." DNA "Family 7" came into the Bedford Co., VA (that was later Campbell Co., VA) from PA by at least 1779.
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