Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820

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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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referencedIn Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. Papers of William Vans Murray, 1778-1805 (bulk 1797-1801). Library of Congress
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. William Richardson Davie papers, 1758-1819 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Autograph letter signed : Charlotte, to General Greene , [1781?] Apr. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spraight, Richard Dobbs. Autograph letter signed : to Gov. Davie, 1799 Jun. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jethro Sumner papers, Sumner, Jethro papers, 1780-1781 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785. Jethro Sumner papers, 1780-1781. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. LS, 1800 October 1 : Paris, to Rufus King. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785. Jethro Sumner papers, 1775-1791 (bulk 1781-1782) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts : Thomas Sumter papers, 1763-1885. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. [Letter] 1801 Oct. 26 [to] Benjamin Williams / W. R. Davie. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf William Richardson Davie Papers, 1758-1819 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871, collector. Collection, 1768-1931 (bulk 1813-1870) [microform]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. James McHenry papers, 1777-1832. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. William Richardson Davie papers, 1819 Sept. 17-1942 Jan. 19; (bulk, 1941-1942). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. Autograph letter signed : to Governor Davie, 1799 June 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. ALS, 1787 June 19, Philadelphia, to [Governor Samuel Johnston?]. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn McCrady, Edward, 1833-1903. Edward McCrady, Jr. papers, 1860-1909. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. [6 A.L.S., Camp Waxhaw Creek [S.C.], 7-15 Nov. 1780 : to William Smallwood, [New] Providence, [N.C.]]. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Virginia. Office of the Quartermaster General. Public Store. Fredericksburg. Papers, 1767, 1777-1782, 1787. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Davie, G. J. [Letter, ca. 1939] Nevada, Texas [to John M. Brewer, Wake Forest, North Carolina] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Papers, 1782-1799. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Mathis, Samuel, 1760-1823. Samuel Mathis papers, 1781-1901. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Fraser family. Papers, 1780-1886; (bulk 1800-1886). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817. Return of the Detachment Commanded by Col. Pickens, 1779 June 9. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Autograph letter signed : "Green river", [S.C.?], to William F. De Saussure, 1820 Oct. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Vans Murray Papers, 1778-1805, (bulk 1797-1801) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn McCrady, Edward, 1833-1903. Edward McCrady papers, 1750-1922. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Eaton, John Rust, fl. 1794-1815. John Rust Eaton papers, 1794-1815; 1910 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn James McHenry papers, McHenry, James papers, 1777-1832 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Jordan, John R. John Jordan to the senior survivors luncheon. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. Papers, 1768-1816. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820.4. ALS, 1802 February 10 : Halifax, to Governor Benjamin Williamsof North Carolina. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Copy of General Davie's will. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Timothy Pickering instructions to U.S. envoys and ministers, 1799. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Letter : to A.J. Davie, 1813 Sept. 9. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820. Autograph note signed : to Gov. Caswell, 1784 Sept. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Steele, John, 1764-1815. John Steele papers, 1716-1846 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Iredell, James, 1751-1799. Papers of James Iredell, Sr., and James Iredell, Jr., 1724-1890. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Blanding, A. (Abraham), 1776-1839. person
correspondedWith Broughton, J. Melville (Joseph Melville), 1888-1949 person
associatedWith Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789, person
associatedWith Crockett family. family
associatedWith Davie, Allen J. person
associatedWith Davie family. family
associatedWith Davie, G. J. person
associatedWith Davie, Hyder Ally, 1786-1848. person
associatedWith DeSaussure, William F. person
associatedWith De Saussure, William Ford, 1792-1870, person
associatedWith Eaton, John Rust, fl. 1794-1815. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Fraser family. family
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786, person
associatedWith Harrington, William Henry, 1747-1809. person
associatedWith Iredell, James, 1751-1799. person
associatedWith Jordan, John R. person
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871, collector. person
associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. person
associatedWith Marion, Francis, 1732-1795. person
associatedWith Mathis, Samuel, 1760-1823. person
associatedWith McCrady, Edward, 1833-1903. person
associatedWith Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802. person
associatedWith Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803. person
associatedWith Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Richardson, William, fl. 1758. person
correspondedWith Smallwood, William, 1732-1792 person
associatedWith Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802. person
associatedWith Spraight, Richard Dobbs. person
associatedWith Steele, John, 1764-1815. person
associatedWith Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785. person
associatedWith Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832. person
associatedWith Tarleton, Lieutenant-General (Banastre), 1754-1833. person
correspondedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Army corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (System) corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Office of the Quartermaster General. Public Store. Fredericksburg. corporateBody
associatedWith Waxhaw Presbyterian Church (Lancaster County, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Benjamin, 1751-1814. person
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North Carolina
South Carolina--Chester County
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
United States
Lancaster County (S.C.)
United States
Southern States
United States
Subject
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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Birth 1756-06-20

Death 1820-11-29

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