I have been hitting dead ends trying to trace the ancestry of my gggrandfather, Gabriel Davis. Records indicate he was was born in Simpson County, Kentucky in October of 1809; however, I believe Simpson was still part of Virginia at that time.
Historical records of Shelby County, Missouri, indicate Gabriel's father was James H. Davis, born in march of 1783 The Davis family Bible lists this James.
I believe James H. Davis was the son of either John Abraham Davis, born 1757 in North Carolina, or Gabriel Davis. However, the elder Gabriel could have been an uncle, since I don't know to which ancestor the Bible originally belonged.
Gabriel (the younger) had a relative (sister/cousin) named Sinah Davis who married David Hickman.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.