The following information provided on this tree is true and accurate to the best of my understanding, It is subject to change if new data becomes available. The family name "Davidson" has its roots in the early 1300's. Donald Dubh of Inverhaven, was the third son of Robert Comyn and the grandson of John Comyn, known as the "Red Comyn", who was killed by Robert the Bruce in the year 1306 in Dumfries. Donald married the daughter of Angus, the sixth chief of the MacKintoshes. The Davidson family name comes from their son, Dhai Dhu, or David Dubh of Invernahaven. By 1308, Robert the Bruce had completely destroyed the Comyn or "Cummings" and caused the name Comyn to be proscribed around 1320. Because of this, the descendants of Dhai Dhu changed their name and became known as Clan Dhai, or MacDhais or Davidson. Although Davidson sounds like a English name, it is in fact derived from the Gaelic "MacDhaibhidh". The Clan Dhai was one of the earliest to become associated with the confederation of the Clan Chattan. This association with the Clan Chattan almost proved to be the end of the Davidsons. * see note below 990 - Marbhachir Chamius; died 1035 Scotland 1033 - Robert Chatti; Chief of the Chatti; died 1101 1057 - Warin de Keith Progenitor; died 1140, Married Lady Moddan, b. 1055 1105 - Gilliechattan Mor (The Great) ; Chief of Clan Chattan; died 1155 c. 1150 - Diarmid McGillcattan Prior of Kingussie c. 1180 - Gillicattan McGillcattan Prior of Kingussie; m. Lady McGillcattan c. 1185 1205 - Muirach McGillcattan Prior of Kingussie; m. Lady Calder 1247 - Donald (David) Dubh m. Mary Comyn c. 1280 - Donald Dubh 1300. - David (Dubh) Davidson 1325 - WILLIAM DAVIDSON 1350 - JOHN DAVIDSON * This ancestry listed above is unproven and only speculative at best, it is based on other website sources.
1395 - JOHN DAVIDSON Born: Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Death: (Date unknown) - wife Christian Ogilvie b. 1398 Children: I. Sir. John Davidson Vicar of Soltar b.`1420 II Thomas Davidson b. 1422 III. William Davidson b. 1424
1424 - WILLIAM DAVIDSON Born: Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Death: (Date unknown) Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Married: Christina (Wallace)– daughter of Lt Gen. Sir John Wallace and Margaret Johnstone Children: GEORGE DAVIDSON
1440 - GEORGE DAVIDSON Born in Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Died 1470 Married in 1460 to Lady Marion Caverhill (b: 1434) in Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland Children: I. Doreen 1459, II. William 1475, III. Nicholas 1469, IV. David 1471 V. JOHN DAVIDSON BORN; 1470
1470 - SIR JOHNE DAVIDSONE (Burgess of Quenisferi (Queensferry) - Midlothian Scotland Born 1470, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Died c. 1520 Married: Marion Litill, born 1475, in Midlothia County, Scotland. Children: I. JOHN DAVIDSONE II
1501 - SIR JOHN FERGUS DAVIDSONE II Born: Dunfermline, Fife Scotland d. 1556? Married: Katherine "Kate" Kirstell Laurence (born 1503) in 1524 in Jedburgh Roxburghshire, Scotland Children: I. John Davidsone III born 1520 II. James Davidson 1520 III. Thomas Davidson 1525. - Father of Johne Davidson – the Reformer b. 1549 d. 1603 IV. Richard Davidson 1527 V. Alexander Davidson 1528 VI. Janet Davidson 1532 VII. Jonat Davidson 1533 VIII. William Davidson 1538 1520 - JOHN DAVIDSONE born in Dunfermline, Fiffe Scotland d. 1590 I. HENDRIE (HENRY) DAVIDSONE b.1542 II. Alexander Davidson b.1544 - Cousins to Johne Davidson (the Reformer) b.1549 1542 - HENDRIE DAVIDSONE Born: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Married Kaete MUTRAY (b.1546), FEB 1567 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Children: I. Androw Davidsone II. PATRIK DAVIDSONE
1571 - PATRIK DAVIDSONE Christening: 14 JAN 1571 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Married Jonet TOMSONE b. 9/2/1590, 28 MAY 1611 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Children: I. JOHNE DAVIDSONE II. Effie Davidsone III. Christane Davidsone, IV. William Davidsone
1614 - JOHNE DAVIDSONE Christening: 18 SEP 1614 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Married: Katherine KIRK b. 12/6/1620, 6 DEC 1640 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Children: I. George Davidson II. Christiane Davidsone III. JOHNE DAVIDSON
1646 - JOHNE DAVIDSON, Christening: 27 NOV 1646 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Married Grissell CRAFOORD, 15 APR 1679 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Children: I. John Davidson II. Margaret Davidson III. ALEXANDER DAVIDSON I, born 8 AUG., 1685 - killed in the first Jacobite uprising at the Battle of Preston in 1715 IV. William Davidson, Captured at the Battle of Preston, sent to America on the Jacobite prisoner ship Friendship of Belfast in 1717 - purchased as indentured servant by Mordecai Moore V. Andrew Davidson, Captured at the Battle of Preston, sent to America on the Jacobite prisoner ship Friendship 1717 - purchased as indentured servant by Francis Bullock VI Jean Davidson VII Charles Davidson
1685 - ALEXANDER DAVIDSON I Born: 8 AUG 1685 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Died: At the battle of Preston in 1715. Married Sarah MCDAVID in 1706, Cupar Fife Scotland Children: Sons immigrate to Gloucester County, VA as indentured servants I, ALEXANDER DAVIDSON (II) Cupar, Fife, Scotland II, Phillip Davidson b. 1709 In Cupar, Fife, Scotland. III. Hezekiah Davidson b. 1710 In Cupar, Fife, Scotland. IV. William Davidson b. 1712 In Cupar, Fife, Scotland.
1707 - ALEXANDER DAVIDSON II "the Immigrant" Born: Cupar Fifr Scotland Married: SARAH ELLIS* (b.1717) in 1742 in Middlesex County Virginia. Children: I ALEXANDER DAVIDSON (III), b.1743 in Gloucester Co. VA II Philip DAVIDSON b: 1745 III William DAVIDSON b: 1748 1747 ALEXANDER DAVIDSON II dies. 1752 William Ellis, brother of Sarah, and uncle to the Davidson boys, is appointed guardian in October 1752 upon the death of their mother.
1743 - ALEXANDER DAVIDSON III, Born: Gloucester Co. VA Died 1817 - Glasgow, KY. Married: Anna Bridges, 28 Apr 1768 in Gloucester Co., VA, daughter of Moses Bridges Children: I. James DAVIDSON, b. 1768 II. John Davidson, b. 1770, married Sarah Ellis, the youngest sister of his stepmother. III. Margaret “Polly” Davidson, b. 1772 IV. Alexander Davidson, Jr., b. 1773 m. Rachel Deweese Dec. 31, 1823 V. Hezekiah Davidson, b. 1774, D. 1841 Warren Co. Illinois VI. Anna Davidson b. 1776 VII. Jesse Davidson b. 1778 m. Susan Depp Jan. 4, 1815 VIII. William Davidson b. 1780 married Aspassia Ellis. D. 29 July, 1843 IX. ELIJAH DAVIDSON, b. 23 February 1783 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Elijah’s mother, Anne Bridges Davidson died within 2 months after Elijah’s birth.
Alexander also married (2) Mary ELLIS, daughter of Benjamin ELLIS and Rachel PRESNELL, on 28 Apr 1783 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Mary was born 8 Jan 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died 10 Mar 1849 in Barren County, Kentucky. Children: X. Benjamin DAVIDSON was born 3 Apr 1784 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. D. 2 Mar 1822 in Barren County, Kentucky. Benjamin married Nancy DEPP on 30 Nov 1814 in Barren County, Kentucky. XI. Jesse DAVIDSON was born about 1785-6 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. D. 12 Mar 1822,Mississippi. Jesse m. Susan DEPP on 4 Jan 1814/1815 in Barren County, Kentucky. Susan was born 1796. XII. Isaac DAVIDSON was born 31 Mar 1786, D. 16 Sep 1852/1853. XIII. Abram Spencer DAVIDSON was born 23 Jan 1789 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. D. died 4 Feb 1840, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. XIV. Jacob Ellis DAVIDSON was born 3 Oct., 1801 in Barren County, Kentucky. D. 25 Nov 1884 in Santa Rosa, California. XV. Asa Ellis DAVIDSON was born 1802 in Barren County, Kentucky. He died before 1849 in Missouri. Asa married Amanda GASSAWAY on 8 Sep 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky. XVI. Allen Albert DAVIDSON was born 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky. D. 1840 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. XVII. Albert Bishop DAVIDSON was born 1813 in Barren County, Kentucky. D. 1901 in Santa Rosa, California. XVIII. Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 1794 in Barren County, Kentucky. D. 1849, Missouri. XIX. Sarah DAVIDSON was born about 1798 Barren County. KY., D. 13 Apr 1896 in Santa Rosa, California. Sarah married George W. HOLLAND on 12 Aug 1819 in Barren County, Kentucky. XX. Rachel DAVIDSON.
1783. - ELIJAH DAVIDSON Born 23 Feb 1782, Rutherford Co., NC, and Died 24 Apr 1870 - Monmouth, Polk Co., OR. Married MARGARET MURPHY 04 Feb 1802 in Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, daughter of JOHN MURPHY and RACHEL COOK. She was born 19 Aug 1785 in Warren Co., KY, and died 02 May 1864 in Monmouth, Polk Co., OR. Children: I. Carter Tarrant Davidson, B. 26 Oct 1802, D. 1882 Monmouth. Polk CO. Oregon II. Hosea M. Davidson, B. 28 Dec 1804 III. William Murphy Davidson, B. 14 Apr 1807 IV. Hannah Davidson, B. 28 May 1809, V. John C. Davidson, B. 27 Sep 1811 VI, Mary Ann Davidson, B. 22 Apr 1814, m. Ira Francis Marion Butler, d. 29 June 1888 Monmouth Polk Co, Oregon VII. Margaret E. Davidson, B. 16 Jul 1816, D. 30 Jan. 1887 VII. ELIJAH BARTON DAVIDSON Jr., B. 03 Feb 1819, Prewitts Knob, Barren Co., KY; d. 16 Jan 1888, Williams, Josephine Co., OR. m. Soloma Jones, Oct 10 1840 Schuyler Co. Illinois VIII. Rachel Davidson, B. 13, March 1821, D. 04, June, 1895, Napa Co. CA. IX. Elizabeth Thornton Davidson, B. 29 May 1823, X. Sarah H. Davidson, B. 23 May 1825, D. 28, May. 1882 XI. Alexander Bridges Davidson, B. 27 Apr 1829
1819 - ELIJAH BARTON DAVIDSON Jr Born 03 Feb., Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, and Died 16 Jan 1888 in Williams, Josephine Co., OR. Married SALOMA JONES 20 Oct 1840 in Schuyler Co, IL, daughter of LEMUAL JONES and SARAH KIRKPATRICK. Children of ELIJAH BARTON DAVIDSON and SALOMA JONES are: I. William Jones Davidson, B. 17 Nov 1841 II. Ivory Quimby Davidson, B. 10 Apr 1843 III Isaac Grundy Davidson, B. 23 Apr 1845 IV. John Smith Davidson, B. 22 Jan 1847 V. Elijah Jones Davidson, B. 22 Jan 1849 VI. Martina Elizabeth Davidson, B. 20 Feb 1851 VII. Sarah Jane Davidson, B. 04 Jun 1853 VIII. Moses Mason Davidson, B. 22 Apr 1855 IX. Margaret Matilda Davidson, B. 04 May 1857 X. CARTER TARANT DAVIDSON B. 24 Mar 1859, Independence, Polk Co., OR; d. 19 Jan 1932, Josephine Co., OR. XI. Saloma Ventress Davidson, B. 17 Mar 1861 XII. Olivia Whitman Davidson, B. 29 Mar 1863 XIII. Jay Elsworth Davidson, B. 06 Sep 1866
1859 - CARTER TARANT DAVIDSON B. 24 Mar 1859, Independence, Polk Co., OR; Died. 19 Jan 1932, , Josephine Co., OR. ) Married CECELIA "CELIA" ANN BAILEY, 10 Feb 1884, Foots Creek, Jackson Co. OR Children: I. Chester Clyde11 Davidson, B. 11 Apr 1885 II. Lester Earl Davidson, B. 08 Oct 1886 III. GENNIEVA "JENNIE" EVA DAVIDSON, B. 26 Jul 1889, Williams, Josephine Co., OR IV. Jay Ellis "Dave"(Ellis Jay) Davidson, B. 23 May 1894 V. Estella Beatrice Davidson, B. 14 Nov 1896 VI. Carter Emerson Davidson, b. 21 Jul 1899 VII. Thelta Iris Davidson, B. 04 May 1908
1889 - GENNIEVA "JENNIE" EVA DAVIDSON, B. 26 Jul 1889, Williams, Josephine Co., OR. Died, Oct. 11th, 1941 Married. (1) Lester C. Davis, B. 31 Oct 1886; D. 11 Aug 1910; Married. (2) ROY A. JORDAN, (b. 23 Sept. 1887, Grants Pass, OR. Died. Jan. 5th, 1924 Children Of Eva Davidson and Lester Davis I. Richard Davis II. Frank Davis III. Don Davis Children of EVA DAVIDSON and ROY JORDAN: IV, JAMES DAVIDSON JORDAN B. Mar. 11, 1920 Wolf Creek, OR;
1920 - JAMES DAVIDSON JORDAN Born:. Mar. 11, 1920 Wolf Creek, OR; Died 2008 Married: PATRICIA CAMPBELL 1947 in Vallejo, CA. B. Mar. 24, 1924 Died, Nov. 25, 2011, Daughter of Wallace P. Campbell and Mabel Watson Children: I. Roy Wallace Jordan 1947 II. James Robert Jordan 1951 III. Thomas Lee Jordan 1954 IV. Jay Davidson Jordan 1963