"DNA testing has now shown
that Moses V. Davidson (and hence his
brother Solomon Davidson) was a member of DNA "Family 17" at www.davidsongenes.org.
Moses A. Davidson (and hence his brother Solomon Davidson) was a member of the unrelated DNA "Family 10."
Some researchers believe that the son of David and Mary “Maza” Phillips named Moses was actually Moses A. Davidson (not Moses V. Davidson). In addition, some researchers believe that the Solomon Davidson who married Christina Crawford was the son of David and Maza, and that the Solomon Davidson (born in NC) who married a Drucilla was a different man. Review the information below about the David Davidson who married Mary “Maza” Phillips:
As of Nov 2007, a search on the internet for this couple will provide a link to a chart that shows their sons as a Solomon Davidson and a Moses V. Davidson. It appears, however, that these two men were NOT the “correct” Solomon and Moses (and they may not have even been related to David and Maza).
David Davidson (died about 1822) and his wife Maza both submitted Rev. War pension applications (she submitted an application as a widow, after David had died), and the names of the children were provided in those applications. There was a man named Moses A. Davidson from VA (born about 1812), and he married Mary “Polly” Ramsey in the Pittsylvania Co., VA in the 1830s.
It seems almost certain that he was the actual/correct son of David and Maza. There was also a Solomon Davidson from VA who married Christina Crawford, and he was also apparently the actual/correct son of David and Maza. The children of David and Maza (Phillips) Davidson were:
1. Rebecca (Davidson) Loyd, born about 1793
2. Mary “Polly” (Davidson) Jenkins, born about 1797
3. Lucy (Davidson) Jenkins, born about 1800
4. Solomon, born about 1811 (apparently married Christina Crawford and eventually moved to Sabine Co., TX; see the
David Davidson and Mary "Maza" Phillips webpage)
The children of Solomon and Christina were:
a) Pedras Philip Davidson, 1844-1918,
b) Joseph Thomas Davidson 1847-1924, c) William B. Davidson, born 1849,
d) Mary E. Davidson, born 1850 and
e) David K. Davidson, 1858-1936.
5. Moses, born about 1812 (apparently married Mary Ramsey in Pittsylvania Co., VA and died in Franklin Co., VA after 1860). The children of Moses and Mary were:
a) Moses Lafeyette Davidson, b. Mar 4, 1841 m. 12/3/1868 in Franklin Co to Cleopatra M.F. Doss,
b) William (Bill) Davidson, b abt 1835 m Martha Jane LaPrade on Nov 6, 1868,
c) Addison Davidson,
d) Jacob Hezekiah Davidson, b abt 1839 m. Susan J. Moore on Nov 5, 1868,
e) Sally Ann Davidson, b abt 1843,
f) David Davidson,
g) Susan R. (Susie) Davidson, b abt 1846 m. Thomas F Davis on 11/19/1868,
h) George W. (Tobe) Davidson, b abt 1848 m. Elizabeth E Jefferson on Dec 5, 1867 in FCVA and
i) Henry Cabell (Babe) Davidson, b abt 1853 m. Elvira Rebecca (Vi) Williams.
6. Harriett, born about 1814
7. John, born about 1816
8. Ritter - - mentioned by Maza in her pension application in 1829, but no age was given for him.