James DAVIS - Thomas THOMPSON

Family Finder and Y-DNA Surname Project
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James DAVIS (1744-1822) & Hannah RAMSEY (1751-1830) of Wythe Co., VA, then Christian Co., KY, then Chariton [now Randolph] Co., MO, had at least ten children, at least three of whom were sons:
  • Isaac DAVIS (c1765-1834) — wife:  Sarah "Sally" CLARK, d/o Col. Henry CLARK & Sarah "Sally" JONES
  • Edward DAVIS (1773-1844) — wife:  Mary "Polly" ADAMS
  • Joseph DAVIS (1804-1871) — wife-1:  Mary "Polly" WILLIAMS and wife-2: Permelia KIRKPATRICK
  • an alleged James DAVIS (b. ca. 1765-72) 
  • possibly others

Rev. Thomas THOMPSON (1797-1872) & Delilah DAVIS (c1800-c1844), daughter of Isaac DAVIS, of Christian Co., KY, then Missouri and, lastly, Santa Clara, CA, had some 10-12 children, at least six of whom were sons:

Founder of the Disciples of Christ in California, Rev. THOMPSON and his children are well known, but the full identity of his parents has eluded family researchers for over a century.  Said to be a Dane, nothing seems to be known of him, except that his father, Peter THOMPSON (c1760s-1839/40), first appears on the tax rolls of Christian County in 1799.

The primary purpose of this project is to unite the descendants James DAVIS and Thomas THOMPSON and to fully identify their parents, who have long remained very stubborn "brick walls" for family researchers.

This project focuses on Y-DNA testing of patrilineal descendants of the above Isaac and Thomas, plus FamilyFinder testing of any of their descendants, plus FF or mtDNA testing of matrilineal line descendants of any of the wives or their earliest matrilineal line ancestor.  We  have just one such connection, so far, a FF match with a descendant of Sarah (JONES) CLARK's daughter,
Susannah "Susan" (CLARK) WHEELER, wife of Capt. John WHEELER; Ann (CLARK) WHITESIDE, wife of Francis WHITESIDE; and Mary (CLARK) FRENCH, wife of Simon H. FRENCH.  [Col. Henry CLARK, Capt. John WHEELER, James DAVIS, and Simon H. FRENCH all fought in the Revolutionary War.]

If you are such a descendant of any of the above, please consider joining the project and being tested.




Please Note:  If you are making a donation to the General Fund, the official name of the project is "FF_IDavis-TThompson"; so you will find it listed under "F," not "I."