Davidson - Davidson Family Resource - Cumberland Co. Pa Records Return

DAVIDSON - DAVISON FAMILY RESOURCE
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS
pt. 2


Pennsylvania Records pt 1


The following data were abstracted by Jan Hardee hardee@wizzards.net from the 
Palladium Familyinfo research site before it closed.

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Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-1
Date Made: 9 Apr 1750
Date Proved: 24 Jul 1750
Abstract:
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
, Phillis		Slave		Cumberland Co., PA
, Whitehall		Slave		Cumberland Co., PA
Boyle, James		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, John		Neighbor of John	Cumberland Co., PA
Douglass, Richard		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Ann		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Ezekiel		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Ezekiel		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, James		Son	Land joining John Davison Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, James		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, John		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Margaret		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Mary		Wife	Negro Whitehall and Negro Phillis Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Mary		Executrix		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Mary		Daughter	1/2 tract joining the new meadow, 400 a. Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Robert	Esquire	Testator		Cumberland Co., PA
Kilgore, Charles		Guardian		Cumberland Co., PA
McFarlan, James		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Willson, Thomas		Guardian		Cumberland Co., PA

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-32
Date Made: 17 Sep 1754
Date Proved: 18 Nov 1755
Abstract:
John Davison of West Pennsboro Township, Cumberland Co., yeoman. 17 Sep 1754. 
Wife Ann. Children: Ann, Margery, John, Samuel, William and Matthew, sons, minors. 
Sister Elizabeth McCormick. Bro. John Thompson. Tract of land bounded by John 
Dunning's and Ann Dunning's tract. Exs., bro. William Thompson and John Byers.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Byers, John		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Dalwood, Margaret		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Ann		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Ann		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Elizabeth		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, John	Yeoman	Testator		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, John		Son		West Pennsboro Township, Cumberland Co.
Davison, Margery		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Matthew		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Samuel		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, William		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, Ann		Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA
Dunning, John		Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA
Lamond, William		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
McCormick, Elizabeth		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Thompson, John		Brother	Tract of land bounded by John Duning's and Ann Dunning's tract Cumberland Co., PA
Thompson, William		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-26
Date Made: 19 Oct 1754
Date Proved: 6 Nov 1754
Abstract:
Patrick Davidson. 19 Oct 1754. Wife, Ann, sons, Samuel William, Patrick and George. 
Grandchild, John Davidson. Daus. Susannah and Catherine. Exs., sons William Davidson 
and George Davidson.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Calhoon, Jon.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Ann		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Catherine		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, George		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, George		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, John		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Patrick		Testator		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Patrick		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Samuel		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Susannah		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Graham, Will.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Willson, Thomas		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA

Interesting, Wm. Graham is one of my ancestors.
FYI  Joseph Graham married Isabella Davidson 1787 in Mecklenburg Co., N.C.
Isabella was the daughter of John Davidson [1735-1832] and Violet Winslow Wilson.
- Jan Hardee

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: Records of Reverend Cuthbertson
Remarks:
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davidson, James		Baptism	Baptized	Middle Octoraro Society, Lancaster Co., PA 30 Nov 1756
Davidson, James		Baptism	Father	Middle Octoraro Society, Lancaster Co., PA 30 Nov 1756

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA
Remarks:
License.
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davison, Ann		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	11 Apr 1758
McNair, Ann Davison		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	11 Apr 1758
McNair, John		Marriage	Groom	Lancaster Co., PA	11 Apr 1758

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-119
Date Made: 7 Feb 1764
Date Proved: 17 Mar 1764
Abstract:
William Davidson of Middleton. 7 Feb 1764. Wife Agness. Bro. John Davidson. 
sister, Jane Davidson. sister, Eleanor Davidson. Bro. Gawin Davidson, "if any 
of the above, their sons or daus. come to this country." 
Exs., wife Agness Davidson and neighbor John Stewart.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Davidson, Agness		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Agness		Executrix		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Eleanor		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Gawin		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Jane		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, John		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Testator		Middleton
Davidson, William		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Harper, Samuel		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Stewart, John		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-134
Date Made: 12 May 1764
Date Proved: 10 Jun 1765
Abstract:
James Smith of Antrim, yeoman. 12 May 1764. Wife Jennet. Son Abraham. 
Son-in-Law Andrew Robinson. Dau. Jean. Son John's son James and his dau, Margaret. 
Son William's son William and his dau, Jean. Son Robert. Exs., wife Jennet Smith and 
son Abraham Smith.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Davison, Hugh		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Robert		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Robinson, Andrew		Son-in-law		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Abraham		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Abraham		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, James	Yeoman	Testator		Antrim
Smith, James		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jean		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jean		Granddaughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jennet		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jennet		Executrix		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, John		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Margaret		Granddaughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Robert		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, William		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, William		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA

Berks Co., PA Church
Church: Saint Gabriel's Church
Remarks:
Of Berks County.
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davidson, Elizabeth		Marriage	Bride	Berks County, PA	14 Jun 1766
Heghman, George		Marriage	Groom	Berks County, PA	14 Jun 1766

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: D-214
Date Made: 4 Jan 1768
Date Proved: 31 May 1778
Abstract:
Agnes Graham of Middleton, widow. 4 Jan 1768. Letters Nov 20, 1784. 
Grandson William Graham Holmes, minor. Plantation on Letort Spring 
above Carlisle. Bro. in law Thomas Graham. Great grand dau. Margaret 
Davison, minor. Grand dau. Agness Holmes, minor. Grand dau. Sarah 
Holmes, minor. Dau. Jane Holmes. If bro. Thomas Graham's children 
come to this country. 
Exs., son in law Andrew Holmes, Robert Miller, Esq. and William Moore.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Davison, Margaret		Great granddaughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Graham, Agnes		Testator		Middleton
Graham, Thomas		Brother-in-law		Cumberland Co., PA
Graham, Thomas		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, Agness		Granddaughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, Andrew		Son-in-law		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, Andrew		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, Jane		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, Sarah		Granddaughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Holmes, William Graham		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
King, William		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
McKnight, Jno.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Miller, Robert	Esquire	Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Moore, James		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Moore, William		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: First Reformed Congregation at Lancaster, PA
Remarks:
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davison, John		Marriage	Groom	Lancaster, PA	7 Nov 1768
Davison, Mary Hannah		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster, PA	7 Nov 1768
Hannah, Mary		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster, PA	7 Nov 1768
Hendel, John William		Marriage	Reverend	Lancaster, PA	7 Nov 1768

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: B-246
Date Made: 17 Sep 1776
Date Proved: 15 Nov 1776
Abstract:
Jonathan Smith of Peters. 17 Sep 1776. Wife Jean. Brothers and sisters, 
viz., James Smith, Robert Smith, Mary Smith and Jean Smith, alias McDowell. 
Exs., wife, bros. before named and John Work.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Campbell, Pat.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Andrew		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
McDowell, Jean		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, James		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, James		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jean		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jean		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jean		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Jonathan		Testator		Peters
Smith, Mary		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Robert		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Robert		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Smith, Robert		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Work, John		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA

 Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA
Remarks:
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Beverland, Catharine Davison		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	24 Sep 1776
Beverland, James		Marriage	Groom	Lancaster Co., PA	24 Sep 1776
Davison, Catharine		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	24 Sep 1776

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: C-52
Date Made: 16 Dec 1776
Date Proved: 2 Sep 1777
Abstract:
Robert Strain of Fort Pitt, Westmoreland Co., mason. 16 Dec 1776. 
Daughter Eunice Strain, "until able to maintain her self." David Reed. 
Mr. James Fowler, at Fort Pitt. Bro. Hugh Strain. Uncle James Reed's children. 
Exs.: James Reed, Hugh Strain and Aneas McCallester.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Brown, James		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Mary		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Fowler, James	Mr.	Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA
Galbreath, Wm.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
McCallester, Aneas		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Reed, David		Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA
Reed, James		Uncle		Cumberland Co., PA
Reed, James		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Strain, Eunice		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Strain, Hugh		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Strain, Hugh		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Strain, Robert	Mason	Testator		Fort Pitt, Westmoreland Co.

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: 
Date Made: 2 Sep 1777
Date Proved: 23 Feb 1779
Abstract:
William Allison of Antrim. 2 Sep 1777. Wife Catherine. Sons John and Patrick. 
Dau. Agness McCrea, wife of Robert McCrea. Son Robert Allison. 
Dau. Catherine Hendricks, wife of James Hendricks. Grandson William McCrae, a minor. 
Grandson William Allison, a minor. Nephew John Allison. 
Exs.: wife Catherine and son John, Robert and William.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Allison, Agness		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Catherine		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Catherine		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Catherine		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, John		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, John		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, John		Nephew		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Patrick		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Robert		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, Robert		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, William		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, William		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
Allison, William		Testator		Antrim
Allison, William		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Elias		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Hendricks, Catherine		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Hendricks, James		Son-in-law		Cumberland Co., PA
Laremor, David		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
McCrea, Agness		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
McCrea, Robert		Son-in-law		Cumberland Co., PA
McCrea, William		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
Pawling, Henry		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA
Remarks:
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Beard, Eliz. Davison		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	22 Mar 1778
Beard, Wm.		Marriage	Groom	Lancaster Co., PA	22 Mar 1778
Davison, Eliz.		Marriage	Bride	Lancaster Co., PA	22 Mar 1778

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: Donegal Presbyterian Church, E. Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., PA
Remarks:
Name	Description	Year
Nancy Davidson	Catechuman	1779

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: D-31
Date Made: 13 Oct 1780
Date Proved: 7 Feb 1781
Abstract:
James Mitchell of Antrim. Noncupative will. 13 Oct 1780. The day before he died 
he said that his part of his father's estate should be devised betwixt his wife and 
2 daus. House in Carlise to go to his 2 daus. together with house that belonged to 
his grandmother, now in dispute. Plantation he lived on to go to his son and eldest 
daughter. Wife Mary. Son, Andrew and two daus. Clothes to be divided between his 
two bros. Bro. Ross to have care of the three children. To set Negro man Bristo free 
at age 31. He asked the witnesses to go for Elias Davison to draw his will but there 
was no paper in the house. Elias Davison and Henry Pauling were to return the next 
evening but James Mitchell died before they arrived.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
, Bristo		Negro man		Cumberland Co., PA
Crawford, James		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Elias		Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA
Davison, Elias		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Kenneday, John		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Mitchell, Andrew		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Mitchell, James		Testator		Antrim
Mitchell, Mary		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Mitchell, Mary		Administrator		Cumberland Co., PA
Mitchell, Ross		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Mitchell, Ross		Administrator		Cumberland Co., PA
Pauling, Henry		Mentioned		Cumberland Co., PA

The following data were abstracted by Jan Hardee hardee@wizzards.net 
from the Palladium Family info research site before it closed.

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Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-26
Date Made: 19 Oct 1754
Date Proved: 6 Nov 1754
Abstract:
Patrick Davidson. 19 Oct 1754. Wife, Ann, sons, Samuel William, Patrick and George. 
Grandchild, John Davidson. Daus. Susannah and Catherine. 
Exs., sons William Davidson and George Davidson.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Calhoon, Jon.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Ann		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Catherine		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, George		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, George		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, John		Grandson		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Patrick		Testator		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Patrick		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Samuel		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Susannah		Daughter		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Son		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA
Graham, Will.		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Willson, Thomas		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA

Lancaster Co., PA Church
Church: Records of Reverend Cuthbertson
Remarks:
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davidson, James		Baptism	Baptized	Middle Octoraro Society, Lancaster Co., PA 30 Nov 1756
Davidson, James		Baptism	Father	Middle Octoraro Society, Lancaster Co., PA 30 Nov 1756

Berks Co., PA Church
Church: Saint Gabriel's Church
Remarks:
Of Berks County.
Name	Title	Event	Description	Place	Date
Davidson, Elizabeth		Marriage	Bride	Berks County, PA	14 Jun 1766
Heghman, George		Marriage	Groom	Berks County, PA	14 Jun 1766

Cumberland Co., PA Wills
Book and Page: A-119
Date Made: 7 Feb 1764
Date Proved: 17 Mar 1764
Abstract:
William Davidson of Middleton. 7 Feb 1764. Wife Agness. Bro. John Davidson. 
sister, Jane Davidson. sister, Eleanor Davidson. 
Bro. Gawin Davidson, "if any of the above, their sons or daus. come to this country." 
Exs., wife Agness Davidson and neighbor John Stewart.
Name	Title	Description	Property	Residence
Davidson, Agness		Wife		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Agness		Executrix		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Eleanor		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Gawin		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, Jane		Sister		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, John		Brother		Cumberland Co., PA
Davidson, William		Testator		Middleton
Davidson, William		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Harper, Samuel		Witness		Cumberland Co., PA
Stewart, John		Executor		Cumberland Co., PA




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