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Azariah B. DAVIS
Sarah GRAY
Husband:  Azariah B. DAVIS
Birth:  1784, Sullivan Co., NC [now TN]
Marriage:  12 Jun 1804, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Sarah "Sally" GRAY
Birth:  1786, Sullivan Co., NC [now TN] 
Father:  Robert GRAY
Mother:  Margaret WILSON
Children born in Christian [now Todd] Co., KY:
1.  (Son A) DAVIS, b. 1804-10; d. by 1820
2.  (Son B) DAVIS, b. 1804-10
3.  (Daughter A) DAVIS, b. 1804-10
4.  (Son C) DAVIS, b. 1810-20
5.  (Daughter B) DAVIS, b. 1810-20
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Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Davis, Azariah Gray, Sally 7 Feb 1804 Christian Co.
Presumably, this is the bond or license date.

1b.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray, compilers.  1995. Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926 (Broderbund CD-2):
Davis, Azarariah Gray, Lolley 12 Jun 1804 Christian Co.
Presumably, this is the date of the ceremony.

2.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 65; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1810 KY Christian Co. Roll 9 p. 82/565 Ln. 7 Asariah Davis 10010-20010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Son B
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Azariah (b. 1784)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Sarah (b. "1786")

3.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 20 mis-indexed as being in Elkton; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 KY Todd Co. Roll M33_26 p. 131? Ln. 10 A B Davis 110010-11010-0-300 1010-1010
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son C
1 white male 10-15 1804-1810 = Son B
1 white male 26-44 1775-1794 = Azariah (b. 1784) 
1 white female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter B
1 white female 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter A
1 white female 26-44 1775-1794 = Sarah (b. "1786")
3 people engaged in agriculture
1 male slave 13 and under 1806-1820 = ?
1 male slave 26-44 1775-1794 = ?
1 female slave 13 and under 1806-1820 = ?
1 female slave 26-44 1775-1794 = ?
The only other DAVIS in Todd Co. was William C.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found.

4b.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

5.  1800 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1800 Tax List Davis, Azariah KY Christian Co.

6a.  A.B. Willhite.  [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1804-1809.  (self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY):
Pg. in
Willhite
Year Dist.* Last 
Name
First 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
4 1804 South Davis Azariah 1 - - - 2 400
100
Spring Creek
Spring Creek
34 1805 South Davis Azariah
1
-
-
-
2
- -
- 1806 - - - - - - - - - -
119 1807 East Davis Azariah 1 - -
-
1 400
250
400
400
400
400
312
400
120
400
400
400
100
400
400
200
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
T W
Spring Cr
L R
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
Spring Cr
163 1808 East Davis Azariah 1 - - - 5 400
400
200
200
400
200
400
200
400
200
400
400
400
400
400
400
100
200
200
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
211 1809 East Davis Azariah -   - - - 400
400
200
200
400
200
400
200
400
200
400
400
400
400
400
400
100
200
200
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column not used in 1809);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations:  T W = Tradewater River; L R = Little River
*The county was divided into just two districts:  from 1804 to 1806, into North and South Districts; beginning in 1807, into East and West Districts.  The change tells us that Azariah was in the southeast quadrant of early Christian County, which later became the southwest quadrant of Todd Co., when it was formed in 1820.  This location is confirmed by the location of the Spring Creek in today's southwestern Todd Co.

6b.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First 
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
14 1810 Azariah Davis 1 - - 4 400
400
400
400
200
200
400
400
400
200
400
400
400
200
200
200
400
100
200
200
400
200
200
400
400
375
400
200
200
Spring Cr
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
T W
-
-
-
W F R R
W F R R
Spring Cr
-
-
- 1811-13 - - - - - - - -
Legend for numerical data:  A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations:  T W = Tradewater River;  W F R R = West Fork of Red River

7.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. 2 vols.  Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com):
Pg. Survey Date Grantee County Watercourse Acres Book Pg. 
Volume 1, Part 1, Chapter III, Old Kentucky Grants (1793-1856)
167 10-10-1799 Davis, Azariah Christian Little R 230 17 534
167 11-16-1799 Davis, Azariah Christian W Fk Red R 770 17 535
167 11-20-1799 Davis, Azariah Christian W Fk Red R 100 17 572
Volume 1, Part 1, Chapter IV, Grants South of Green River (1797-1866)
296 06-02-1803 Davis, Azariah Christian W Fk Red R 400 12 487
295 08-25-1803 Davis, Azariah Christian Little R 200  8 227
296 07-26-1804 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 17 226
296 07-26-1804 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 17 401
296 07-26-1804 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 17 403
296 07-26-1804 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 18 138
296 07-19-1805 Davis, Azariah Christian W Fk Red R 130 13   1
296 02-10-1808 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 12 488
296 02-17-1808 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 15 108
296 08-04-1808 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 200 12 490
295 06-24-1809 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400  8 172
296 06-24-1809 Davis, Azariah Christian Spring Cr 400 12 486
297 09-20-1810 Davis, Azariah Christian   375 29 155
No watercourse is given for the last entry, but the 1810 Christian Co. tax rolls show this parcel to be on the West Fork of the Red River.  The West Fork of the Red River flows from west-central Todd Co. (formed from Christian and Logan Cos. in 1820), southwestwards through southwestern Todd Co., then through the southeastern corner of Christian Co. and into Tennessee.  Spring Creek is a tributary of the West Fork of the Red River in southernmost Todd Co. and [now] Montgomery Co., TN.  Tributaries of the Little River (still in Christian Co., today) lie immediately to the west of the West Fork of the Red River, so those parcels are conceivable contiguous with Azariah's other holdings.

8.  Christian County Genealogical Society.  1997.  Christian County, Kentucky, Deed Abstracts of Books G-H-I (1816-1819).  Christian Co. Gen. Soc. (1101 Bethel St.), Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
p. 3 30 May 1814 DB G-20  May 30, 1814  AZARIAH DAVIS & SALLY his wife to SPENCER CALEMES both of Chr. Co., $10,000.00 waters of Muddy Fork of Little River, Granted to Joseph Harbour Nov. 28, 1807 - 1st tract 200 A; 2nd tract granted to Jos. Harbour Dec. 22, 1810 200 A conveyed by Jos. Harbour and POLLY his wife to BENJ. P. CAMPBELL & ZEBA HARBOUR and by them to AZARIAH DAVIS dated Jan. 8, 1815.  S/Azariah Davis, Sally Davis.  Logan Co., KY we John McCutchen and John Barnett, two justices of said county certify that Sally Davis relinq. her dower right Aug. 22, 1815. Rec. Aug. 17, 1816
p. 7  6 Feb 1816 DB G-70  AZARIAH DAVIS & SARAH his wife to BENJAMIN LEVILL, SR., both of Chr. Co.  $1,960.00  490 A on Spring Creek, adj. DAVID MOORE.  S/Azariah Davis, Sally Davis  Wit. R. HARRISON, JOHN GRAY, LEWIS LEAVELL  Rec. July 1, 1816
p. 4 11 Mar 1816 DB G-31  ROBERT GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS both from Chr. Co. $910.00  1000 A waters of Bird Creek granted to Trustees of Barren Academy.  S/Robert Gray Wit. JOHN GRAY, J. CROW.  Rec. Sept. 26, 1816
11 Mar 1816 DB G-32  ROBERT GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS all of Chr. Co.  $910.00  1000 A waters of Little River granted to Trustees of Barren Academy  Adj. BENJAMIN COTTON, GEORGE BROWN  S/Robert Gray Wit. WILLIAM GRAY, ROBERT LOWTHER.  Rec. 9/26/1816
11 Mar 1816 DB G-34  ROBERT GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS of Chr. Co.  $455.00  500 A waters of Bird's Creek and Little River, granted to Trustees of Barren Academy.  S/Robert Gray  Wit. WILLIAM GRAY, ROBERT LOWTHER.  Rec. Sept. 26, 1816
11 Mar 1816 DB G-35  ROBT. GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS all of Chr. Co., $455.00  500 A waters of Bird's Creek and Little River granted to Trustees of Barren Academy, adj. WILLIAM LORD, THOMAS BERRY.  S/Robert Gray  Wit. WM. GRAY, ROBERT LOWTHER.  Rec.  Sept. 26, 1816
11 Mar 1816 DB G-36  ROBERT GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS all of Chr. Co.  $455.00  500 A waters of Bird's Creek and Little River, granted to Trustees of Barren Academy.  S/Robert Gray  Wit. WM. GRAY, ROBERT LOWTHER  Rec. Sept. 26, 1816
11 Mar 1816 DB G-37  ROBERT GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS all of Chr. Co.  $205.00  200 A waters of Sinking Fork of Little River, granted to Trustees of Barren Academy, adj. BENJ. COTTON.  S/Robt. Gray  Wit. wM. GRAY, ROBT. LOWTHER  Rec.  Sept. 26, 1816
p. 89 15 Mar 1816 DB H-440  AZARIAH DAVIS to DAVID MOORE both of Chr. Co., for $150.00, 300 A on Spring Creek, adj. to ROBERT'S corner.  S/Azariah Davis  Wit. SAML. MOORE & BENJAMIN LEAVILL, JR.  Rec. April 20, 1818
p. 2 14 May 1816 DB G-12  AZARIAH DAVIS to ELIJAH HAYDEN both of Chr. Co. KY $4,200.00 840 A, waters of Spring Creek, adj. FRANCES STEELE, DAVID MOORE, BENJAMIN LEAVELL, RUTH DAVIS.  S/Azariah Davis Rec. Aug 18, 1816
p. 6  1 Jun 1816 DB G-64  AZARICH DAVIS to HENRY K. LEWIS, both of Chr. Co.  $1,800.00 land which was conveyed to JOHN G. REYNOLDS & BUFORD LEWIS dated Feb. 3, 1814 by Trustees of Winchester Academy, patent to them on March 1, 1808, deeded to said Davis by John G. Reynolds Dec. 8, 1815; 1st tract - In Chr. Co. 440 A on waters of Horse Creek; 2nd tract - 1300 A in Caldwell Co., waters of Livingston Creek, adj. DAVID CALDWELL assignee of ROBT. SIMPSON, ROBERT GIBBINS; 3rd tract - 1290 A lying in south fork of Eddy Creek in Christian Co.  S/Azarich Davis  Wit. WILLIAM SMITH, EDMD. LEAVELL  Rec. Nov. 4, 1816
p. 24 20 Jun 1816 DB G-292  AZARIAH DAVIS to THOMAS BROADHEAD both of Chr. Co. $45.00  15 A on Spring Creek.  Adj. to WM. GIBSON, RENFRO'S pond.  S/Azariah Davis.  Wit. A.B. CARR, TANDY BROCKMAN.  Rec. Dec. 2, 1816.
p. 21  9 Aug 1816 DB G-240  AZARIAH DAVIS & CHARLES MERRIWEATHER of Chr. Co. to CHARLES BARKER of Montgomery Co., TN $2,100.00  350 A lying on state line waters of Spring Creek, adj. to REASON PORTER, CHARLES ANDERSON, KILLEBREW'S line.  S/Azariah Davis, Charles Merriweather.  Wit. GARRET MERRIWEATHER, JOSEPH HOWELL, EDWARD WALTON.  Rec. Sept. 2, 1816
p. 27 15 Nov 1816 DB G-426  AZARIAH DAVIS to DAVID DAVIS both of Chr. Co. $1,000.00  1000 A on waters of Burd's Creek water of Little River, adj. to 2500 A survey of Shelly Academy.  Land was surveyed for Justices of County Court of Barren Co. for indowment of seminarys of learning.  S/Azariah Davis  Rec. July 11, 1817
p. 37 15 Nov 1816 DB G-426  AZARIAH DAVIS to DAVID DAVIS both of Chr. Co. $1,000.00  1000 A on waters of Burd's Creek water of Little River, adj. to 2500 A survey of Shelly Academy.  Land was surveyed for Justices of County Court of Barren Co. for indowment of seminarys of Learning.  S/Azariah Davis  Rec. July 11, 1817
p. 25  3 Dec 1816 DB G-296  WILLIAM L. WILSON of Rutherford Co., Tenn. and AZARIAH DAVIS of Chr. Co. to ANDERSON P. CARR of Chr. Co. $1,000.00  200 A, on west fork of Red River, adj. to ANDERSON B. CARR, SAML. MOORE, JANE MARTIN, WM. JENNINGS.  S/Wm. L. Wilson, Azariah Davis  Rec. Dec. 3, 1816
p. 23 25 Feb 1817 DB G-273  MARY HARLAN, GEORGE HARLAN & SUSAN his wife, WILLIAM HARLAN & MARY his wife, JOHN HARLAN & FANNY his wife, ELIJAH HARLAN & MARY his wife & MATHEW HARLAN & MARY his wife all of Chr. Co. to MOSES STEELE of Chr. Co. $3,000.00  395½ A west fork of Red River including place where JAMES HARLAN now lives.  Adj. to Franklin Academy survey patent to AZARIAH DAVIS & YOUNG EWING, JESSE BROOKS, SR., ABRAHAM KERNER, 50 A being ½ of 100 A survey conveyed to HARLANS by BENJ. BRADLEY, old Mr. BENHAM 12 A patent to WM. MOON lying between lines of ROBERT HARRISON & ABRAHAM KERNER & ROBERT COLEMAN.  S/Mary Harlin, George Harlin, Susannah Harlin, Wm. Harlin , Mary Harlin, John Harlin, Fanny Harlin, Salin Harlin, James Harlin, Mary Harlin, Elijah Harlin, Mary Harlin, Mathew Harlin, Mary Harlin.  Wit. EDWARD BRADSHAW, CHARLES PORTERFIELD.  Rec. May 19, 1817. (note: name is spelled Harlan on deed and signatures are spelled Harlin)
p. 67 13 May 1817 DB H-213  AZARIAH DAVIS & DAVID DAVIS to DOUGLAS MEREWETHER all of Chr. Co., for $150.00, 25 A on Spring Creek, adj. to land DAVID SMITH sold to DAVID DAVIS, being part of tract patented in name of DAVID SMITH assignee to ISAAC IRVIN. S/ David Davis & Azariah Davis.  Wit. ROBERT CRAVENS, JOHN LINDLY, CHARLES MEREWETHER & CHARLES BAKER.  Rec. Dec. 1, 1817
p. 39 23 Jun 1817 DB G-453  AZARIAH DAVIS of Chr. Co. has given up to ROBERT HARRISON, Deputy for JAMES BRADLEY Sheriff of Chr. Co. tracts of land for public auction at Courthouse on July 18, 1817 for ready money to satisfy an execution of JESSE HARRISON against AZARIAH DAVIS.  JOHN GRAY & JEREMIAH CRAVENS bondsman for Davis.
Deed #1 - 1000 A on waters of Bird's Creek Little River & Sinking Fork
Deed #2 - 1000 A on Little River
Deed #3 - 1000 A on Bird Creek
Deed #6 - 500 A Birds Creek and Little River
Deed #7 - 500 A Birds Creek and Litle River
Deed #8 - 200 A Little River
All tracts granted by Commonwealth of Kentucky to Trustees of Glasgow or Barren Academy and by said Trustees conveyed to ROBERT GRAY and by GRAY to AZARIAH DAVIS bearing date March 11, 1816.  S/Azariah Davis Wit. ROBT CRAVENS, DAVID DAVIS, JOHN GRAY, EZEKIEL HARRISON, JR.  Rec. July 28, 1817
p. 119 2?  Aug 1818 DB I-273  ROBERT HARRISON and JOSIAH HARRISON appoint RUEBEN HARRISON their attorney-in-fact in the suit in chancery brought by Robert Harrison, Rueben Harrison.  John Harrison, Josiah Harrison and Robt. Harrison against JESSE HARRISON against a judgement obtained at law by said Jesse Harrison in an execution issued from the Chr. Co. Court Clerks Office on a judgement said Jesse Harrison____against AZARIAH DAVIS, JOHN GRAY and JEREMIAH CRAVENS.  S/R. Harrison, Robt. Harrison, Josiah Harrison.  Wit: James Bradley.  Rec. August 29, 1818.

9.  Anon.  1993.  Christian County, Kentucky, Wills and Estates, 1815-1823:  Christian County Will Book C.  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.
p. 8  7 Dec 1815 Page 26.  An inventory of the estate of Thomas Ring, deceased.  Includes 1 note on Azariah Davis, balance of a note on Jacob Gray, and 7 Negroes [unnamed].  Signed - James Sneed, Admr.  Recorded Jan Term 1816.
pp. 39-
42
[nd] Page 144.  No. 3.  A memorandum of Medical Acct in 1815, 1816, & 17, as they appear due, at the death of Dr. Steele.  This acct comprises part of the inventory of the estate of Moses Steele, decd.  Persons named... Azariah Davis...  Recorded May Term 1818
p. 91 [nd] Page 379.  Settlement.  Estate of Benjamin Leavell, 1819...
Credits.  People mentioned...  Azariah Davis... Recorded Mar 5, 1821.
p. 127 [nd] Page 513.  Settlement.  The estate of William Sims...
Credits.  Mentions... Azariah Davis...Recorded Mar 3, 1823.

10a.  Lon Arneld Bostick, Sr. & James Taylor Killebrew.  1985.  County Court Order Book "A" for Christian County, Kentucky for the Years 21 March 1797 - 29 August 1805...  Christian County Genealogical Society (1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).  First column is the page number in Bostick & Killebrew; second column is the page number in Court Order Book A.
p. p. Date Motions
55  60 13 Jul 1801 A lease between Martha Reeves and Sam'l Bradley, Administrator of Brewer Reeves, Deceased, Hannamiah Davis, Azariah Davis and Jas. Dunn Davis sworn to in Court by David Stuart an subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.
84 133 1 Mar 1803
Azariah Davis, Plaintiff    :
vs                          :
Jeremiah Cravens, Defendant :
On an Appeal from the judgment of a Justice of the Peace for Ten Dollars principal costs 37 cents Judgment of the Justice confirmed and cost __?__ Judgment.
85 135  25 Apr 1803 Jno Robinson, Plaintiff  :
vs                       :On an Appeal
Azariah Davis, Plaintiff :
(both parites were listed as Plaintiffs)
87 141 23 May 1803
John Robinson, Plaintiff :
against                  :
Azariah Davis            :
On an Appeal from the judgment of a Justice of Peace for two pounds one shilling and five pence principal costs.  Twenty five cents.  This day came the Plaintiff by his proper person as well as the defendant by his attorney and on hearing the arguments It is the opinion of the Court that the judgment of the Justice be confirmed.

10b.  Lon Arneld Bostick, Sr.  1987.  County Court Order Book "B" Part 1 for Christian County, Kentucky, for the years 14 Oct 1805 - 12 Sep 1809 for a County Court held at Town of Hopkinsville. Christian County Family and History Research Society (4465 Cadiz Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).   No references to Azariah Davis.

10c.  James Taylor Killebrew.  1987.  County Court Order Book "B" Part 2 for Christian County, Kentucky, for the years Nov. 1809 - 6 June 1814 for a County Court held at Town of Hopkinsville.  Christian County Family and History Research Society (4465 Cadiz Rd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).  Numbers in first column are page numbers in Killebrew.  (Surnames changed to ALL-CAPS.)
Pg. in
JTK
Pg. in
Book B
Date Motions
55-6 139 10 Jun 1811 On the motion of Azariah DAVIS it is ordered that William EDGAR, William TERRY and David MOORE be appointed Commissioners to possession and establish the beginning corners of Hanniamiah DAVIS entry of 400 acres and also establish the improvements, the land lying on the waters of spring Creek granted by the County Court of Christian said Hannaniah DAVIS No. (left blank) also 200 acres of land granted by the County Court of Christian to David DAVIS No. (left blank) on the waters of Spring Creek.
101 268 14 Sep 1812 Ordered that summonses issue against Matthew McGehee, Joseph Rogers, Azariah Davis and James D. Davis to show cause if any they can why they shall not be fined and tribble taxed for not giving in their list of taxable property.
126 331  7 Jun 1813 On the motion of Azariah B. Davis it is ordered that Samuel Moore, John Gibson and Ambro Dudley, Benjamin H. Reeves, and Benjamin P. Campbell or any three of them after being first sworn do and are appointed processioners under the Act of Assembly for processioning and ascertaining the boundaries of land and to procession a tract of land Samuel Steele asse of Daniel Collier certificate No. 194 on Spring Creek in Christian County to meet on the improvement on the (left blank) day of (left blank) and proceed to business and a tract of land in the name of Rebeccah Davis on the waters of Spring Creek certificate No. 1203 and also to perpetuate and establish the improvements of the aforesaid tract of land.
138 361  1 Nov 1813 On motion Jesse Harrison ordered certificate, Auditor of Puclic Accounts that 161 acres part of 200 acres of land granted by County Court of Christian by certificate No. 1379 to James McAdo and patented to Azariah Davis and Ben P. campbell as assignee's has been taken by a better claim.

10d.  James Taylor Killebrew.  1999.  County Court Order Book "C," Parts 1 & 2, Christian County, Kentucky, 1814-1819.  Christian County Genealogical Society (1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).  First column is the page number in Killebrew; second column is the page number in Court Order Book C.
p. p. Date Motions
45-46 68 4 Sep 1815 On the motion of Charles Mearweather satisfactory proof being made to the Court that 400 acres of land granted by the County Court of Christian to John Gibson No. 1218 and patented to Doctor Charles Mearweather assignee of John W. Baker assignee of Chs. Mearweather assignee of Azariah Davis who was assignee of John Gibson has been taken by a better and prior claim which is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounty.
61 86A 7 Nov 1815 Ordered that summons issue against Azariah Davis, James D. Davis, Elijah Roberts and James McDaniel for failing to give in to the Commissioners their taxable property and she [sic, should be shew] by these presents why they should not be fined and double taxed as the law requires.
66 94 4 Dec 1815 It is ordered that the lists of Azariah Davis and James D. Davis as returned by the Commissioners be transmitted to the sheriff and Auditor of Public Accounts.
90 131 3 Jun 1816 It is ordered that Ephraim Cox be appointed surveyor of the Clarksville road beginning at Jno. Cross precinct at Stephen Terrys and running to Jno. Dikes so as to include him thence a straight line to Doctor Mearweathers so as to include him and with his Spring Branch to the state line thence with said line to the Clarksville Road to Brittian Jones so as to include him thence a straight line to the beginning so as to include Philip Covington and it is ordered that Charles Mearweather be appointed surveyor of the Clarksville Road from the state line to the north east corner of Azariah Davis field and that he work with his own hands being included in the above precinct.
96 141 8 Aug 1816 On the motion of William Harrison and Robt. cravens it is ordered that Benjamin P. Campbell, Edward Bradshaw, Francis Summers, Jno. D. Patton and John Bryan or any three of them after being first sworn be appointed Commissioners to divide a certain connection of land known by the name of the Pond Lick Connection in christian County on the waters of Little River, it being the land sold by George Lofftus to Jacob C. Cook and Azariah Davis jointly each claiming and undivided moiety to said quantity of land and said Davis sold his undivided moiety of said seven thousand acres to Robert Cravens who sold one forth of said connection of land to Wm. Harrison.  It is therefore ordered that said Commissioners divide said land betweeen Jacob C. Cook, Wm. Harrison and Robt. Cravens according to law and return the same.
On the motion of A. Davis it is ordered that Benjamin Kelly, John Collard, and David Usher be appointed Commissioners to procession and establish the beginning corners and special calls of a certain tract of land in Christian County known by the name ____ Betts it being a military tract including the Richgrove and that they return their report.
139 207 6 May 1817 Ordered that so much of this Court made at the June Term 1816 in respects Charles Merriwether surveyor of the Clarksville Road be altered to read this to wit:  From the state line to the north east corner of Azariah Davis field.
144 216-
217 
2 Jun 1817
Jno. Wilson, late sheriff of Christian County : 
against                                       :
Jere S. Cravens and others and Azariah Davis  :
to wit:  Jere Craves, Jno Gray and Jno Clark  : 
 On a Motion
This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and exhibited his claim of $94.41 against the above named defendants and the Court being satisfied of and concerning the premises it is considered by the Court that said Wilson recover of the said defendants the said sum of ninety four dollars and forty one cents and the costs in this behalf expended.
164 241 2 Sep 1817 Ordered that Azariah Davis, John Merryfield, Charles Lee, Hugh Parkinson, Samuel Walker, Daniel McCollester and Matthew McCaooester be summoned to appear here at the next term of this Court to shew cause if any they can why they should not be fined and trible taxed as the law directs for failing to give in a list of their taxable property for the present year.
166 245 3 Nov 1817
Commonwealth  :
vs            :
Azariah Davis
 On summons for not giving in his taxable property for the present year.
Ordered that this cause be continued untill next Court and that an Alias process issue thereon returnable thereto.
183 263 5 Nov 1817 On motion of Edward B. Cabell ordered that Joseph Williams, Ezekiel Harrison, Jr., John Collard and James Boles be appointed as Commissioners to, or any two of them, first duly sworn to procession and establish the beginning corners of the following tract of land to wit:  230 acres patented in the name of Young Ewing and Azariah Davis and 40 acres patented in the name of Robert Harrison and that they meet upon the premises and proceed to procession the same according to law and report thereof.
186 266 1 Dec 1817
Commonwealth  : 
Vs            :
Azariah Davis :
 On a summons for failing to give in his list of taxable property for the present year.
193 274 5 Jan 1818
Commonwealth  : 
Vs            :
Azariah Davis :
 On a summons for failing to five in a list of his taxable property for the last year according to law.
Ordered that this case be continued until the next term of Court.
194 275 Ordered that James Bradley be appointed a Commissioner to ascertain the probable amount of property Azariah Davis was possessed on the tenth day of March last and report the same to the next term of this Court.
203 284 3 Feb 1818
Commonwealth  :
Vs            : 
Azariah Davis :
On a summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable property for the last year according to law.
Ordered that this cause be continued and staid until the next term of this Court.
222 313 4 May 1818
Commonwealth  : 
against       :
Azariah Davis :
Upon a summons for failing to give in his list of taxable property to the Commissioner of the Revenue for the year 1817.
For reasons appearing to the Court the above [case is] continued untill the next term of this Court and that a new processer be severally awarded against the said defendant returnabel to the first day of the next term.
242 332 6 Aug 1818
Commonwealth  :
Vs            :
Azariah Davis
On a summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable propterty for the last year.
This day came the attorney for the Commonwealth for this County but the defendant altho solemnly called came not therefore it is considered by the Court that the defendant make his fine to the Commonwealth by the payment of five dollars that he pay the cost of this suit and that he be take.
246 336 Ordered that summons issue returnable to the next term of this Court against ... Azariah Davis... that they appear here to shew cause if any they can why they shall not be fined and treble taxed according to law for failing to give in and for giving in fradulant list of their taxable property for the present year agreeable to the Commissioners return of said delinquents.
261-2 351 2 Nov 1818
Commonwealth  :
Vs            :
Azariah Davis
On a summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable proberty for the present year, according to law.
273-4 361 7 Dec 1818
Commonwalth   :
Vs            :
Azariah Davis
On a summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable property for the present year according to law.
Ordered that the cause aforesaid be stayed and continued until the next term of this Court and that Pluries Process issue thereon returnable thereto.
286 372 4 Jan 1819
The Commonwealth :
Vs               :
Azariah Davis    : 
Summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable property for the last year according to law.
Ordered that the foregoing cause be staid and continued until the next term of this Court and that Pluries Process issue thereon returnable thereto.
296 382 2 Feb 1819
The Commonwealth : 
Vs               :
Azariah Davis    :
On a sumons for failing to give in his list of Taxable property for the last year according to law.
This day came the attorney for the County, but the defendant altho solemnly called came not therefore it is considered by the Court that said defendant make his fine to the Commonwealth by the payment of five dollars that he pay the cost of this prosecution and he be taken.

10e.  There are no County Court Order Books "D" or "E," the letters were skipped.

10f.  James Taylor Killebrew.  1999.  County Court Order Book "F," Parts 1 & 2 [but not 3], Christian County, Kentucky, for the years 1819-1825.  County Genealogical Society (1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).  First column is the page number in Killebrew; second column is the page number in Court Order Book F.
p. p. Date Motions
19 19 7 Jun 1819 This is a long entry regarding lands in the estate of Moses Steele, which is relevant to Azariah only in that some of the parcels were once owned by him.
64 62-
63 
4 Nov 1819
Commonwealth of Ky. : 
against             :
Azariah Davis       :
On a summons for failing to give in a list of his taxable property for this year.
This day came the attorney for the County but the defendant altho solemnly called came not, therefore it is considered by the Court that the defendant make his fine to the Commonwealth by the payment of five dollars, that he be treble taxed on the amount of his taxable property for the present year and that he pay the cost of this suit and be taken.
384-
385
368 2 May 1825 On motion of John Hampton and Wilson Gibson who are represented to be Administrators of Abner V. Hampton, deceased, and to be residents of the State of Tennessee and were also represented to have obtained a judgment in the Christian Circuit Court against Azariah Davis, and others and wished to obtain an execution on the same are thereupon permitted to enter into bond in the penal sum of One Thousand dollars with David S. Patton, and Charles Barker as securities in the words and figures following, to wit.
"Know all men by these presents, that we John Hampton and Wilson Gibson, David S. Patton and Charles Barker are bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of One Thousand dollars to be paid to the said Commonwealth for which payment to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators jointly and severaly by these presents, sealed and dated the second day of May in the year of our Lord 1825."
Whereas the said John Hampton and Wilson Gibson resides beyond the jurisdiction of this State and hath commenced an prosecuted a suit at law as Adminstrators of Abner V. Hampton, deceased, against Azariah Davis, Benjamin P. campbell, Samuel Bradley, Buford Lewis and Thomas Alsbury and hath recovered a judgment against the said Azariah Davis, Benjmain P. Campbell, Samuel Bradley, Buford Lewis and Thomas Alsbury for One Thousand dollars to be discharged by the payment of five hundred and seventy seven dollars 45 cents in damages and $15.24 cents and whereas by an Act of Assembly passed January 28th 1812 the said recovery is to be considered as assets of the said Abner V. Hampton, deceased, Now th condition of the above obligation is that if the said John Hampton and Wilson Gibson as Administrators aforesaid shall duly administer the same as required by law, then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force.
Attest:
Abram Stites 
John Hampton
Wilson Gibson
D.S. Patton
Charles Barker
Whis is ordered to be certified to the said Circuit Court.
Yee gads, did he ever pay his taxes?!

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  Message #7158 in the Davis Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum).
...David and Martha DAVIS of Rostraver, Westmoreland, PA.  David born abt 1760 with ties to an Azariah Davis, of Mercer county KY who deeded a gift of land in Westmoreland co to David in 1803.  Other unusual given names in this family are Dorsey, Salathiel, Hananiah ("Hanny" or "Henry") and Ulysses.
There is a Hannaniah DAVIS associated with the Azariah DAVIS in Christian Co., KY.

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