Major John Davidson of Rural Hill, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
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Major John Davidson of Rural Hill, Mecklenburg County, N.C. pioneer, industrialist, planter by Chalmers Gaston Davidson

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Published by Lassiter Press, inc. in Charlotte, N.C .
Written in English


  • Davidson, John, 1735-1832.,
  • Davidson family (John Davidson, 1735-1832)

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Statementby Chalmers Gaston Davidson ...
LC ClassificationsF258 .D25
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 93 p. incl. front., illus. (incl. facsim.) pl., port.
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6454720M
LC Control Number43014418

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Major John Davidson of "Rural Hill," Mecklenburg County, N.C., pioneer, industrialist, planter. Isabella Ramsay Davidson Hendry, Mother of Major John Davidson -- 2. Samuel and Mary Wilson, Parents of Violet Wilson Davidson -- 3. The First Generation at Rural Hill: Major John and Violet Davidson -- 4. The Davidson Children and Rural Hill -- 5. Holly Bend: Robin and Peggy Davidson -- 6. Robin and Peggy: Family, Wills and Estates -- 7. In , after 5 generations of continuous Davidson ownership, the land was sold to Mecklenburg County by the last surviving direct descendants of Major John Davidson. Historic Rural Hill Inc., a non-profit organization, now manages the property in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation through the terms of a long term lease.   Major John Davidson of "Rural Hill," Mecklenburg County, N.C by Chalmers Gaston Davidson, , Lassiter Press, inc. edition, in EnglishPages:

Major John Davidson of Rural Hill, Mecklenburg County, N. C. Pioneer, Industrialist, Planter Hardcover – January 1, Manufacturer: The Lassiter Press, Inc. Also, E.L. Baxter Davidson was a direct descendant of Brigadier-Major John Davidson who at the time was the owner of Rural Retreat (later renamed: Rural Hill), and the story is that Major John Davidson had loaned his finest black horse to General William Lee Davidson before the Battle of Cowan's Of Birth: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. He is buried in the family graveyard near Tool's Ford, on the Catawba River, just south of the original mansion house on Neck Road in the Hopewell section of Mecklenburg County. John "Jacky" Jr., who inherited Rural Hill, married Sarah "Sally" Harper Brevard in In , John Jr. gave Rural Hill to his son, Adam Brevard (). Source: The History of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, for years from the assigned date of its organization, ; by Charles William Sommerville, Ph.D., D.D., Hopewell Presbyterian Church, {See pages - for transcriptions of inscriptions on these headstones. Also more information can be found on many of these individuals &/or their families throughout the book.}.

Rural Hill was a brown brick Georgian style mansion constructed on the top of a hill just south of Rural Retreat. It was considered one of the finest of the Catawba River plantation homes. In his book “Major John Davidson of Rural Hill,’ Chalmers Davidson describes the home. DESCENDANTS OF John DAVIDSON "The Signer" Major, RW First Generation 1. John DAVIDSON "The Signer" Major, RW was born 15 Dec in Cecil County, Maryland. He died 10 Jan John married Violet Winslow WILSON, daughter of Samuel WILSON Sr. and Mary Osbourne WINSLOW, on 2 Jun in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Rural Hill, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Title from photographer's inventory. Related name: Davidson Estate. Related name: Davidson Estate. Corresponding reference print in LOT A NCGenWeb Special Project Documented Slave Plantations of North Carolina is a comprehensive database of various plantations derived from a variety of information mediums. Note that some of the slave listings are under the Counties from which the families .