DAVIS Family Bible (ADAM S. DAVIS 1794-1846)
Source: YEAR BOOK – VOLUME 4 – Pasquotank Historical Society – Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Compiled and Edited by EDNA M. SHANNONHOUSE. Published in 1983.
Adam S. Davis was the son of Sanford Davis and his wife, Miriam Smithson of Pasquotank County.
Martha Penelope Sykes was the daughter of Joshua Sykes and his wife, Margaret Wood of Perquimans County.
All of the children of Adam S. Davis and Martha Penelope Sykes were born in Perquimans County, North Carolina. Adam and Martha settled on the Sykes property that was later deeded to Martha in 1823 by her father, Joshua Sykes.
We do not have the exact date of death for Adam S. Davis, but we know he died in 1846. Frances C. Griffin found at the Archives in Raleigh, N. C. the Estate Papers of Adam S. Davis showing that on 15 Dec 1846 John White went to the Courthouse in Perquimans Co. and stated that Adam S. Davis had died. He requested that he be made Special Administrator of his estate. His request was granted.
–Susan C. Griffin