Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820

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Dates:
Birth 1756-06-20
Death 1820-11-29

Biographical notes:

William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) was a lawyer, state legislator, Revolutionary officer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, Federalist governor of North Carolina, and peace commissioner to France, and was influential in the founding of the University of North Carolina. He moved from Halifax County, N.C., to Lancaster District, S.C., in 1805.

From the guide to the William Richardson Davie Papers, 1758-1819, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Davie had served as the Governor of North Carolina (1798-1799); Williams followed Davie as Governor (1799-1802 and again 1807-1808).

From the description of [Letter] 1801 Oct. 26 [to] Benjamin Williams / W. R. Davie. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 212207907

U.S. Army officer (general) from North Carolina.

From the description of Letter : to A.J. Davie, 1813 Sept. 9. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144208

Davie was a lawyer, state legislator, Revolutionary officer, member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention, Federalist governor of North Carolina, and peace commissioner to France, and was influential in the founding of the University of North Carolina. He moved from Halifax County, N.C., to Lancaster District, S.C., in 1805.

From the description of William Richardson Davie papers, 1758-1819 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24639083

American lawyer and general; Gov. of N.C.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charlotte, to General Greene , [1781?] Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517626

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Green river", [S.C.?], to William F. De Saussure, 1820 Oct. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270519399

Governor of North Carolina, 1793-1799; brigadier general, 1798; founder, University of North Carolina; graduate of Princeton, 1776; native of Cumberland, England.

From the description of William Richardson Davie papers, 1819 Sept. 17-1942 Jan. 19; (bulk, 1941-1942). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34368181



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Subjects:

  • Wills
  • American loyalists
  • Droughts
  • Indians of North America--Missions
  • Fishdam Ford, Battle of, 1780
  • Constitutional history
  • Cherokee Indians--Missions
  • Presbyterians--History--19th century

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  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Chester County (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Lancaster County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)