The search for the Davis family parentage of brothers Jacob Davis (b. 1790) and Henry (b. 1794) and possibly other unidentified brothers and sisters continues. Henry stated in the 1850 Jackson Co., TN census that he was born in NC and Jacob reported in the 1850 Todd Co., TN census that he was also born in NC. Henry's son Columbus Jackson Davis is reported to have corresponded with Elijah Davis, believed to be a third brother. Elijah is reported to have stated that his Davis ancestory goes back to Wales.
Recent research has pointed to the distinct possibility that the ancestry of this family group points to Jacob Davis Jr., Jacob Davis Sr. & James Davis of early Rowan Co., NC. Records suggest that Jacob Davis Jr. possibly left NC on or before 1800 and may have migrated to TN. The 1850 Madison Co., AR census, page 303 record of Elijah Davis (believed to be the third brother) states his age as 50 and his birth state as TN.
Recent research on the Rowan Co., NC Davis group can be found at: