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Thomas Davidson, Laurens & Newberry, SC, d.1799
Posted by: Joseph Moore (ID *****3418) Date: June 09, 2010 at 20:03:12
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Those researching this Thomas Davidson may be interested in a previously overlooked item regarding his daughter Jane (Davidson) Waldrop in the 1870 census for Clayton County, GA, in the household of Simeon J. Waldrop, Dwelling 733, Family 739, census page 97/119. Jane Waldrop is erroneously listed as age 106 while in the census of 1850, Monroe County, GA, and 1860, Henry County, GA, she is age 70 (1850) and 80 (1860), thus in 1870 she should be about 90, not 106 (she was probably born closer to 1778 than 1780 since she was evidently of age in 1799 and thus older than her husband Isaac Waldrop, whom she married in 1804; their daughter Nancy Waldrop was the wife of her first cousin Simeon N. J. Waldrop).

That aside, the point is that she is shown in 1870 with both parents foreign born. This is important to any study of Thomas Davidson and his first wife (name unknown) who were in Laurens County, SC, by 1772, and about 1790 he moved with his second wife Sarah to Newberry County, SC. It is most likely that this Thomas Davidson and his first wife were born in the British Isles, most likely Scotland or possibly Northern Ireland (Ulster).

Joseph Moore

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