Gabriel Munsel Davie

Male 1785 - Between 1860 and 1870


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  • Born  6 Mar 1785  Caswell, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Between 1860 and 1870  Perry, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  William Davie,   b. Abt 1760, Orange, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1813, Granville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret (Peggy) Jones,   b. 1765, Granville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1815, Granville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  Biddy L. VanHook,   b. Abt 1791, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, Perry, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Dec 1810  Person, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Gabriel Davie was married to his first cousin, Biddy L. VanHook. Gabriel's father (William) and Biddy's mother (Sarah) were siblings. According to census records - the family contained at least 5 boys and 3 girls.

      A large contingent of the Davy / Davey / Davie family relocated from Person Co., NC, to western Tennessee - Madison & Montgomery Counties - in the early 1800's, along with some cousins named Gill.

      1830 US Census - Madison Co., TN
      Gabriel Davey
      (note - another "Gabriel Davy" is in this census, age 60-70. He is the uncle of this Gabriel Davey)
      2 males under 5
      1 male 5-10
      1 male 10-15
      1 male 40-50 (Gabriel)
      1 female 5-10
      1 female 10-15
      1 female 15-20
      1 female 40-50 (Biddy)

      1840 US Census - Madison Co., TN
      Gabriel Davy Jr.
      (note: There is one other "Gabriel Davey" (the uncle of this one) listed in the 1840 Madison Co. census with an age of "70 to 80" and no other males living with him - although he is adjacent to a Robert Davey and Nelson Davey. The "Gabriel Davy Jr." is probably Gabriel Munsel Davie - and labeled "Jr." to indicate he is younger).
      3 males 10-15
      1 male 15-20
      1 male 20-30
      1 male 50-60 (Gabriel)
      1 female 50-60 (Biddy)

      1850 US Census - Dist 10, Madison Co., TN
      (All 6 VanHook orphans are living with their Davie grandparents)
      Munsie Davie, 64, b. NC, farmer, value of real estate - 12,000
      Biddy Davie, 60, b. NC
      Francis M. Davie, 24, b. NC, farmer
      James B. Davie, 21, b. NC, farmer
      A. Franklin Davie, 25, b. NC, lawyer
      Lucretia B.H. VanHook, 11, b. TN
      Gabriel J. VanHook, 10, b. TN
      George H. VanHook, 8, b. TN
      William D. VanHook, 6, b. TN
      A. Franklin VanHook, 5, b. TN
      John R. VanHook, 2, b. TN

      Madison Co., TN, Deed Book 17, page 285
      GABRIEL DAVIE, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his son, JAMES B. DAVIE, gave him 350 acres "it being the eastern portion of the Woolfolk tract of land," the other part having been given to his son, A. F. DAVIE. April 25, 1854. Reg May 6, 1854. No wits.

      1860 US Census - Aplin, Perry Co., AR
      Gabsel Davie, 75, b. NC
      Biddy L. Davie, 69, b. NC
      Francis M. Davie, 34, b. NC
      Mary Davie, 39, b. TN
      Lucretia VanHook, 22, b. TN
      G.H. VanHook, 18, b. TN
      Wm. D. VanHook, 16, b. TN
      Aurelius F. VanHook, 14, b. TN
      (John R. VanHook is not listed - he would be about 12 at this time)

      1860 US Census - Slave Schedules - Aplin, Perry Co., AR
      "Gabriel Davie & Son & five VanHook minors" (note: index lists "Gobriel Davie")
      Total of 61 slaves

      Gabriel Davie was the largest slaveowner in Aplin township - owning 61 out of the 96 slaves enumerated in this township. The Davie slave families contained 31 males and 30 females, and ranged in age from 1 to 60. Many of the African-American Davies' in Perry and Conway Counties in Arkansas are descendents of these slave families.
    Children 
     1. Lucretia Davie,   b. Between 1810 and 1820, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1847 and 1850, Madison, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Aurelius Franklin Davie,   b. Abt 1824, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Hickman, Fulton, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Francis M. Davie,   b. Abt 1825, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James B. Davie,   b. Abt 1828, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F3485  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Gabriel's birth date is not confirmed, but taken from third-party source.