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Elizabeth DAVIS

Female Abt 1756 - Bef 1823  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth DAVIS 
    Born Abt 1756  Probably VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth "Betsy" DAVIS 
    Name Elizabeth "Betsy" WASHBURN 
    Name Elizabeth WASHBURN 
    Died Bef 24 Apr 1823  Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" <http://www.cottagehill.com/descendants/f68.htm#f5043>:

      Elizabeth's maiden name isn't certain. I have listed it here as Davis, not because there is any conclusive proof but to draw attention to the matter and hopefully discover her true identity. However, the facts that William J. Hankins' wife's name was Elizabeth, William J. Hankins was appointed by the court to be the executor of Jacob Davis' Will, and that they named one of their daughters, Jane Davis, are all strong indications that Elizabeth's maiden name can only be Davis. A counter-view by the genealogist "Virkus" indicates that Elizabeth's maiden name was Washburn, but he offers nothing to substantiate that conclusion.

      From the middle names of Jane Davis and Margaret Williams it's possible that Elizabeth is giving us some insight into her parent's names. As such, Jane's middle name of Davis adds additional support to the conclusion that Elizabeth's maiden name was Davis, and Margaret's middle name of Williams may indicate that her mother's maiden name was Williams. And, although we have the Pittsylvania County Order Book that speaks of Jacob Davis' wife, Nancy, and son, William, concerning Jacob's Will, it does not mention a daughter .

      Elizabeth probably died before 11/15/1824 because that is the date of his [William J. Hankins'] Will, and Elizabeth isn't mentioned in the Will at all. If she had been living, then it's reasonable that she would have been mentioned in some fashion. Thus, she's presumed dead before November 15, 1824.

      (2) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

      Elizabeth "Betsy" Washburn [Note by compiler: Elizabeth's maiden name was probably Davis, not Washburn.]
      Sex: F

      Marriage
      Husband: William Hankins (____ - ____)

      Children
      Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins (____ - ____)
      Jane (Davis) Hankins (____ - ____)
      William J. Hankins (____ - ____)
      Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)
    Person ID I26557  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Family William HANKINS, Sr.,   b. Abt 1750, Probably Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Nov 1824, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John HANKINS,   b. Abt 1770, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1823, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Elizabeth Juley HANKINS,   b. Abt 1773, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1859, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     3. William J. HANKINS, Jr.,   b. Abt 1776, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jane Davis HANKINS,   b. 13 Sep 1776, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1853, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Rebecca HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Aug 1870, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     6. Reuben HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, Pirrsylvania or Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838  (Age ~ 58 years)
     7. Margaret Williams HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1860, Adair County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     8. Mary Smith HANKINS
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F11547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart