Just a couple of days ago, I discovered that I was a descendant of Young Davis and Sarah Gateley. See below related census citations:
1800 Census, Richmond Co, NC.
Davis, William: M16-26, F16-26 plus F>45
Gateley, Joseph: M>45, 2M16-26, F16-26, F10-16, 7F<10
Davis, Patty: F16-26
Davis, Thomas: M26-45, F16-26, M<10, 2F<10
1810 Census, Richmond Co, NC.
***Page 095 (200B)
Gately, Elisabeth: F26-45, 2F16-26, 3F10-16, M<10, F<10
Gately, Isaac: M26-45, F26-45, 3F<10
Gately, Thomas: M26-45, F26-45, F10-16, M<10
1820 Census, Richmond Co, NC
Davis, James: M26-45, F16-26, 2M<10, F<10
Bethune, Malcom: M26-45, F16-26, 4M19-26
Curry, Neill: M26-45, F26-45, M<10, F<10
Curry, Duncan: M26-45, F26-45, M10-16, 5M<10, F<10
Curry, John: M>45, M26-45, F26-45, F16-26
Bethune, Margaret: F>45, 2F26-45, M<10, F<10
1830 Census, Richmond Co, NC
***Page 183 (South of Little River)
Davis, Goodwin: M20-30, F20-30, F<5
Gateley, William: M30-40, F30-40, M20-30, F10-15, F5-10, 2M<5, F<5 plus F40-50
Davis, Young: M20-30, F20-30, M5-10, F5-10, M<5, F<5 <-------------LOOK HERE.
***Page 188 (Fair Ground District)
Davis, James: M30-40, F30-40, M10-15, F10-15, M5-10, F5-10, M<5, F<5 [see 1820 census]
***Page 193 (Black Hat District)
Davis, James (Blacksmith): M30-40, M20-30, F20-30
***Page 206 (Rockingham District)
Davis, Thomas: M30-40, F30-40, M10-15, F5-10, M<5 plus 11 slaves
1840 Census, Richmond Co, NC.
***Page 231 (Steele's District-per map in Wikipedia, Township located in far NW corner of the county)
Davis, Goodwin: M30-40, F30-40, F15-20, F10-15, 2M5-10, F<5
***Page 237 (Fair Ground District-per 1833 map, Fair Grounds is located just SE of Steele's District)
Davis, Young: M40-50, F40-50, M15-20 (William T?), F15-20 (???), M10-15(James?), F10-15(Caroline?), F5-10 (Emaline?), 2F<5 (Christian & Jane?) <---------LOOK HERE.
1850 Census, Montgomery Co, NC. page 119B.
Young Davis 46
Sarah Davis 48
Caroline Davis 24
James Davis 21
Emaline Davis 19 <-------------THIS IS MY DESCENDANT. IN 1851 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM A. BETHUNE (my ancestor) AND IN 1860 SHE MARRIED SAMUEL P. SINGLETON, IN MONTGOMERY CO, NC.
Christian Davis 17
Jane Davis 13
Sarah Davis 9
Staly Singleton 18 Laborer
Samuel P. Singleton (M20) appears on page 119. William A. Bethune (M19) appears on page 123B. Goodwin (M48) and Martha (F47) Davis appears on page 109B. Daniel Murchison (M14) appears on page 111.
From the following biography done by Goodspeed Publishing Company, I discoverd that the maiden name of of Sarah Davis was Sarah Gateley.
Title: Goodspeed's History of Tennessee -- supplement including Fayette & Hardeman Counties
Author: Goodspeed Publishing Company-Nashvilee, TN
Publication: Goodspeed Publishing Company-Nashvilee, TN
Text: Page 852https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid...
From pages 852-853 of book:
William I. [T?] Davis was born in Montgomery County, N.C., July 3, 1821, and is the son of Young and Sarah (Gatley) Davis. The father was born in North Carolina, October 18, 1800, and the mother in Virginiain the same year. The father died in South Carolina in 1864, the mother in 1866. They married in North Carolina in 1819; in 1849 they moved to South Carolina, where they lived until they died. The father followed the blacksmith’s trade in connection with farming. Our subject is the oldest of seven children; by his own efforts he secured a good education. In 1847 he moved to Tennessee and settled in Hardeman County; two
years later he moved to Fayette County, and settled ten miles southeast of Somerville, where he lived about twenty-eight years and in 1878 moved to his ‘present farm. Mr. Davis now owns over 900 acres of valuable land in Fayette County. He was married the first time November 29, 1844, to Miss Patience Harris, who died November 20, 1864, leaving eight children. December 1865, he married Mrs. Pamelia C. (Morris) Snow; no children have been born to this last union. Mr. Davis, his wife and all of the children are members of the Methodist Church. He is a Democrat, and is a man of fine character and unusual energy.
So after doing some Google searching, I found you on the internet, with an interest in the GATELY familiy in Orange/Caswell/Person Co, NC. A William Gateley died and left a will in 1794/1799 in Person Co, NC. It is my understanding that the will names a daughter Ann and two sons, Joseph and John, both appointed as executors of the will. In 1800, a Joseph Gateley appears in the above Richmond Co, NC. By 1810, an Elizabeth Gateley appears in Richmond Co, NC. Could this be his widow? Could this Joseph Gateley be the son of William Gately, who died in 1799 in Person Co, NC. He was over 45 years of age in the 1800 census, that puts him being born before 1765, which makes him a real possibility for being the son of William Gateley. Could he POSSIBLY be the father of my Sarah Gateley and father-in-law of my Young Davis?
I look forward to hearing from any one with knowledge of the Gateleys of Richmond Co, NC.
Bob Burton in Perry, GA