"Old Nick" Davies of "Pebbleton"
The Davies Family of Virginia

"Pebbleton", the 18th century home of Nicholas Davies

The history of our family in America begins about 1725 when young Nicholas Davies settled in colonial Virginia. He started near Williamsburg, but soon began moving west ... and into history!

Explore this Web site to learn more about his fascinating life and the lives of his hundreds of descendants, many of whom also helped to shape the history of America.

About half of this site is password protected, and the other half is open to all browsers. Please read our Privacy Policy, which includes instructions for requesting access to the closed sections.

The family tree is based upon the genealogy database compiled by Dr. James David Boyle. The number of individuals in the tree is now over 5000! Congratulations Dave!

We have a few biographies that have been provided by several different family members.

We are also collecting existing historical material in the family archives.

Many of the biographies and articles in the archives first appeared in "Old Nick", our Davies Family newsletter edited by Robert Chope.

History still happens. Learn what today's family members are doing, including highlights and photos from the 1998 and 2001 Davies Family Reunions, in the family events pages.

WHAT'S NEW DATE
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Mary Margaret Shelton.
May 20, 2013
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to
announce the arrival of a new Davies descendant,
Henry Landon Murray Davies (password required).
January 8, 2013
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Dr. James David Boyle.
January 8, 2013
Regenerated both versions of the Davies Family Tree.
The number of individuals has increased to 5233.
November 14, 2011
"Celebrating the Life and Resurrection of Eddi Davies"
(readings and music from her burial and memorial services)
October 6, 2011
Regenerated both versions of the Davies Family Tree.
The number of individuals has increased to 5231.
August 21, 2011
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to
announce the arrival of a new Davies descendant,
Lily-Cate vonRosenberg (password required).
August 19, 2011
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Edna Davies.
August 5, 2011
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Tom Davies.
February 13, 2011
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Philip Ballard in England.
February 2, 2011
Updated the Davies Family Events to report the deaths
of Thomas Davies Barrow and Lee Thurston Carleton.
January 29, 2011
John F. Davies' Civil War story submitted to the
Charleston Post and Courier in the Davies Family Events
December 13, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Events to report
the death of Cousin Brookie Gilbert.
November 15, 2010
Added 1966 newspaper photos and clippings to
Edna Davies' Biography (password required).
October 29, 2010
Added 7 more Davies Family Biographies October 28, 2010
Corrected errors in the Davies Family Tree.
The number of people is still 5187.
October 23, 2010
Posted many of the Davies Family Biographies
in the Davies Family Private Biographies.
October 20, 2010
Posted the Davies of Pebbleton Privacy Policy, with
instructions for requesting access to the closed pages.
October 19, 2010
Moved many items in the Davies Family Events to a new
password protected page - Davies Family Private Events.
October 17, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Tree by generating 2 versions -
OPEN and CLOSED. The number of people is now 5187.
October 15, 2010
Added password protection to the sections of the site
containing information about living family members.
October 6, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5181.
September 2, 2010
Updated the Civil War Letters from John Franklin Davies
with new information about his unit at Gettysburg.
August 25, 2010
Updated Following a Family on the Internet, by Anne Leyden
(with new information submitted by Carrie Hatler and Anne Leyden)
August 16, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Teagan Brooke Davies.
June 12, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Events to report the death of Clyde Davies. June 12, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Eliza Rhiannon Davies.
March 1, 2010
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5162.
January 28, 2010
Updated Carol and Betty's Photo Gallery
with more photos submitted by Carol Ritchie
January 20, 2010
Added An Interesting Family Connection
(an article from "Old Nick", submitted by Bob Chope)
December 13, 2009
Updated Carol and Betty's Photo Gallery
with more photos submitted by Carol Ritchie
December 12, 2009
Added Following a Family on the Internet, by Anne Leyden
(an article from "Old Nick", submitted by Bob Chope)
December 11, 2009
Added Carol and Betty's Photo Gallery
submitted by Carol Ritchie & Betty Hansen
November 25, 2009
Updated Cousin Ron's Photo Gallery,
submitted by Ron Wallin
November 19, 2009
Updated Two Davies Brothers in the Confederate Calvary,
with a restored photo submitted by Ron Wallin
November 16, 2009
Added a Portrait of Nicholas Clayton Davies,
submitted by Bob Chope
November 12, 2009
Added Two Davies Brothers in the Confederate Calvary,
submitted by Bob Chope
November 12, 2009
Updated Cousin Ron's Photo Gallery,
submitted by Ron Wallin
November 12, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Events with more on
the baseball career of Cousin George Sherrill.
October 20, 2009
Updated Cousin Ron's Photo Gallery,
submitted by Ron Wallin
September 22, 2009
Added the Biography of Evelyn Mayo Davies,
submitted by Stuart D. Scott, Jr.
September 9, 2009
Updated Cousin Ron's Photo Gallery,
submitted by Ron Wallin
September 2, 2009
Added the Biography of John Hughes Davies
submitted by Carol Ritchie & Betty Hansen
September 2, 2009
John Hughes Davies' 1872 Genealogy & History Notes
submitted by Carol Ritchie & Betty Hansen
August 29, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5121.
August 25, 2009
Added Cousin Ron's Photo Gallery and the
Biography of John William ("Jack") Davies,
submitted by Ron Wallin
August 25, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Events
to announce the trade of Cousin George Sherrill.
July 30, 2009
Added eleven more biographies
(using links to Dave Boyle's book)
June 20, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5073.
June 16, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce that
Dave Boyle's entire book is now online and added the link.
June 14, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5056.
January 29, 2009
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Rachel Amanda Knaub
October 6, 2008
Added 80th birthday congratulations to the Davies Family Events September 3, 2008
Added the article Two Centuries of Muddy Creek Mills
(from "Old Nick", August 2008), submitted by Bob Chope
August 28, 2008
Updated the "OLD NICK" TABLE OF CONTENTS
for all past issues of the newletter published by Editor Bob Chope.
August 19, 2008
Added the Biography of Tamerlane "Ham" Davies
(from "Old Nick", March 2008), submitted by Bob Chope
August 12, 2008
Added the article In Memory of Bill and Virginia Lawson
(from "Old Nick", August 2008), submitted by Bob Chope
August 12, 2008
Added the article In Memory of George Hamilton Sumpter, Jr.
(from "Old Nick", August 2008), submitted by Bob Chope
August 12, 2008
Added the article Cousin George Sherrill, Closer for the Baltimore Orioles
(from "Old Nick", August 2008), submitted by Bob Chope
August 11, 2008
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5047.
June 21, 2008
Added the Biography of Charlaine Marie Anderson
(from "Old Nick", August 2007), submitted by Bob Chope
November 13, 2007
Added the 50-cent note to the Biography of William Harris Crawford
(from "Old Nick", August 2007), submitted by Bob Chope
November 13, 2007
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Devon Roome Dodd.
August 26, 2007
Added more information from Sweet Briar College
about the Tusculum program in the Davies Family Events.
August 13, 2007
Updated the Davies Family Events with an invitation from
Sweet Briar College to attend a program about Tusculum
August 9, 2007
Added the Biography of William Harris Crawford
(from "Old Nick", August 2007), submitted by Bob Chope
August 9, 2007
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Lucy Margaret Davies.
July 15, 2007
Added the The Ancestry of Nicholas Davies and
The Royal (Plantagenet) Ancestry of Henry Landon Davies,
submitted by Dave Boyle.
June 27, 2007
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 5029.
May 29, 2007
Added "Our Condolences on the Passing of Shirley Davies"
to the Davies Family Events
(from "Old Nick", April 2007), submitted by Bob Chope.
May 2, 2007
Updated the Civil War Letters from John Franklin Davies
with photos of the Fort Pulaski prison, by Brooke Davies.
May 1, 2007
Added the Crawford Family History - Part 3,
(from "Old Nick", April 2007), submitted by Bob Chope.
April 25, 2007
Updated the Biography of Elizabeth Wortley Whiting Davies
(from "Old Nick", April 2007), by Anne Rucker Loyd.
April 25, 2007
Added the Lands Owned by Nicholas Davies
extensive research by Thomas T Bannister
April 20, 2007
Added the Biography of Elizabeth Wortley Whiting Davies
(from "Old Nick", Nov. 2006), submitted by Bob Chope.
December 21, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce the arrival
of a new Davies descendant, Caroline Ann vonRosenberg.
December 18, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 4901.
December 18, 2006
Added the Crawford Family History - Part 2,
(from "Old Nick", Nov. 2006), submitted by Bob Chope.
December 5, 2006
Added the Crawford Family History - Part 1
(from "Old Nick", July 2006), submitted by Bob Chope.
August 1, 2006
Added Nicholas Davies Cares About the Welfare of Others
(from "Old Nick", July 2006), submitted by Bob Chope.
August 1, 2006
Added the Biography of Arthur Landon Davies
(from "Old Nick", Mar. 2003), submitted by Bob Chope.
July 3, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 4885.
June 30, 2006
Added the Biography of Cousin Frank Nelson Tinsley
(from "Old Nick", Jan. 2005), submitted by Bob Chope.
June 15, 2006
Added the "OLD NICK" TABLE OF CONTENTS
for all past issues of the newletter, submitted by Bob Chope.
June 13, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Events to include a photo
of Clara Lynn Knaub and her parents, Lynn and Jeff.
June 12, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Private Events to announce
the arrival of a new Davies descendant, Clara Lynn Knaub.
June 1, 2006
A new branch is connected to the family tree -
submitted by Anni Cotman.
April 13, 2006
Updated the Davies Family Tree with more additions and
corrections. The number of people has increased to 4779.
April 8, 2006
Added a biography of Nicholas Davies. January 13, 2006
Replaced the old family tree with a new tree that
shows ALL 4755 people in Dr. Boyle's database!
January 10, 2006
Registered the new domain name "daviesofpebbleton.org"
and relocated the site to a different server (Lunarpages).
December 30, 2005


Can you help us identify any of the missing branches of our family tree?

Could you supply any of the missing biographies (including your own)?

Do you have any historical material to submit for our archives?

Do you have any news for our family events page?

If so, please read the guidelines below.

Articles submitted for the archives will be displayed verbatim and you will be credited as the author. If you transcibe information from old letters, certificates, family bibles, etc., please identify your sources. Information based upon "Grandmother's recollections" are acceptable, if identified as such.

Biographies should be brief, but try to include important milestones and places. If the person does not already appear in the tree, provide his/her line of descent. We do not wish to risk offending anyone by revealing his/her age, so please do not include a date of birth unless you can also supply the date of death.

Please submit text by copying it directly into an e-mail message, not as an attached file. If you have any photos you wish to submit, please have them scanned into a computer and send the files as attachments to an e-mail message which identifies the subject of each photo.

To send us e-mail, click here => davies@comcast.net
(or copy the underlined e-mail address to your message composition window).


Disclaimer:

This web site is maintained by Brooke Davies and his son Landon Davies. We are software engineers, not historians. We do not have the time or the desire to undertake serious research to verify the accuracy of everything we display. We must assume that the family members who provide the information believe it to be correct, but we cannot guarantee that all names and dates can be documented by official records.


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