Operated the first ferry across the Monongahela River at Redstone (now Brownsville) 30 miles S. of Pittsburg. Living in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, by 1758.
Note: wording and spelling as copied from Bell's book.
"Will of Lewis Davidson; Will Book No. 1, page 23, Uniontown, Pennyslvania.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Lewis Davidson of Fayette Co. and State of Pennsylvania, being low and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body. I recommend to the Earth to be burried in a descent and Christian Manner at the Discretion of my executors nothingdoubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless one with in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and form. I desire that all my Just Debts and funeral charges may be first paid then to proceed as follows: Impimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jeremiah Davidson, the plantation I now live on together with the ferry and everything there unto peraining and my wife I desire be taken care of by him during her life. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Sons Wm and Lewis Davidson eighteen pounds to be paid in creature cattle or Produce by my son Jeremiah and if they cannot agree on the price of the above articles that then they choose two honest neighbors to settle the price for them. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Lewis Davidson as his last Will and Testament in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. LEWIS DAVIDSON, Test. Joseph Hoffman, Samuel McKee, Alexander McKee. Fayette Co. - The 28 Day of Nov. Anno Domini 1793-Duly probated."
Lewis Davidson was born in Somerset County, Md. He was s/o William Davidson Jr. and his wife Hannah. Lewis moved with family to Sussex County, Del. He married Comfort Warrington abt 1746 and had children William and Lewis. He married second Elizabeth Claypoole and had children Jeremiah, Thomas, Hannah, Rachal, and Elizabeth.
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