Davis STOCKTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#6680, b. about 1685, d. 1760
Emigration*Davis STOCKTON emigrated from Ireland, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1 
Marriage*He married Martha CHAPMAN
Birth*Davis STOCKTON was born about 1685 in Ireland
EmigrationHe emigrated in 1734 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Goochland County, Virginia.2 
Court Record15 September 1741, Goochland County, Virginia, Davis STOCKTON, On 15 Sep 1741, Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents signed a petition to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to Michael Woods property in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s. Michael Woods obtained his first patent in Goochland County in June 1737. Michael Woods was a Presbyterian from Ireland and his grandson John Woods would later marry Agnes Anne Hairston, Peter's granddaughter.



"On this petition of James Bell, William Verdeman, William Miller, Peter Hairston, Edward Molloy, Thomas Bell, James Bell Jun., John & Thomas & Hugh Dobbins, Thomas & Charles Hughes, William White, Davis Stockton, Alexander Reid, John Heard, Samuel Bell, William Morrison, John Roberts, David Martin, James Armour, James Robertson, John Fulton, Geo. Powel, John McCord, Saml. Arnett, Richard Stockton, Thomas Stockton, & Hum Dobbins. Leave is given them to clear a road from Thomas Morrisons to the D. S. tree in Michael Woods road. And that the petitioners be exempt from working on any other road." Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 3.3,4,5
PropertyHe was an adjacent landowner of Richard STOCKTON on 23 July 1745 in Goochland County, Virginia; Obtained 400 acres in goochland County next to Davis Stockton and Charles Lynch.6 
Church RecordDavis STOCKTON on March 29, 1747 in Goochland County, signed a petition to call and invite Rev. Samuel Black to minister to the Ivy Creek Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church.
The list of signers also included Peter Hairston.
Rev. Samuel Black (c1700-1770) was from Ireland in 1735 and was a pastor in Donegal, Lancaster, PA. before coming to Virginia.7 
PropertyHe was an adjacent landowner of John GREER on 25 June 1747 in Albemarle County, Virginia; George Davison, 250 acs, Albemarle Co. on Grannies Hill, on the side of Mountscrutiny; adj. John Greer, Charles Hudson and Davis Stockton; 25 Jun 1747, p.61.6 
Death*Davis STOCKTON died in 1760.1 

Family

Martha CHAPMAN b. Mar 1692
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3366] Kress, Lue M (Adams) 1881-. A Genealogy of the Blakey Family And Descendants: With George, Whitsitt, Haden, Anthony, Stockton, Gibson And Many Other Related Antecedents. [Caldwell? Id.], 1942., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S3367] Cannon, Clarence, 1879-1964. The Whiteside Book. [Elsberry? Mo.: s.n.], 1957., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S219] Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744 - Nathan Mason Pawlett, Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1975 VHTRC 75-R71 http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…
  4. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  5. [S3272] Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, 1741-1744, Reel 22, Page 3, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  6. [S3124] Hudgins, Dennis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Seven, 1762-1776. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1999. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S146] Woods, Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., printers, 1901. Print. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044019921394, Personal Collection - printed book.
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