Extract from "Sketches of Church History in North Carolina" (1892)
The members of the Davis family of Cape Fear were staunch churchmen. Four brothers, Jehu, John, William, and Roger joined Maurice Moore's Colony at Brunswick. Jehu Davis was the progenitor of an extraordinary array of honored and useful citizens. His descendants, intermarrying with the Waddell, Ashe, Eagles, Moore, and Hill families, gave to the State such men as Bishop Thomas F. Davis, Dr. Edmund Strudwick, Judge Thomas S. Ashe, and Dr. F. J. Haywood among the dead, and George Davis, Dr. Edmund F. Ashe, Alfred M. Waddell, and Dr. Brutz Cutlar among the living. He was for years a presiding justice of the County Court of Brunswick. In a well written and vigorous protest made to the Board of Trade in 1735, he and his brother, John, and seven others, are described as the nine principal inhabitants of the Cape Fear, owning 75,000 acres of land and numbering, with their families and slaves, 1,200 persons. The son of Jehu Davis, Thomas, and grandson Thomas F., father of Bishop Davis and the ex-Attorney General of the Confederate States, were both men of high standing, and held offices of trust in their counties. Nearly all of the descendants of Jehu Davis are staunch churchmen.
Extract from "Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians" by John H. Wheeler (1884)
Genealogy of the Davis Family
Four brothers, Jehu, John, William and Roger Davis emigrated from South Carolina, to the Cape Fear about 1723.
I. Jehu Davis, married Miss Assup, an Irish lady and had issue four children: (1) Jehu; (2) Thomas; (3) Ann, and another daughter.
(1) Jehu Davis (son of Jehu the elder) married Elizabeth Eagles and had issue two daughters: (a) Jane, and (b) Elizabeth.
(2) Thomas Davis (son of Jehu the elder) married Mary Moore, daughter of George Moore (who was the son of "Old King Roger Moore", the "chief gentleman in all Cape Fear", and grandson of the first Governor James Moore of South Carolina) and had issue: (a) Jehu; (b) George; (c) Rebecca; (d) Sophia; (e) Jane; (f) Ann; (g) Thomas F. Davis.
(3) Ann Davis (daughter of Jehu the elder) married Richard Quince.
II. John Davis (brother of Jehu the elder) married a daughter of John Moore (son of James) and had issue: Jessie, who married, first, Governor Dobbs, and second, Governor Abner Nash.
III. Roger Davis (brother of Jehu the elder) married a daughter of Nathaniel Moore (brother of "Old King Roger" Moore) and had issue: John (who married Harriet Ashe), William and Roger.