Robert Davis, Moore County, NC

The headstone reads : Robert Davis - Born 1744 - Died 1828

Robert is buried at the Davis Family Cemetery, Moore County, NC
[photos by Wayne Davis]

Robert Davis Gun Factory

Robert Davis Gun Factory

Notes on Robert Davis:

The family of Robert Davis lived near what is now Putnam, NC. He is buried on an old road near Deep River at the old Sophronia Davis home site. Robert was a poll keeper, road overseer, held his own mark for branding cattle and made various land grants. He is best known for his skills as a gun maker. In 1815 Robert owned 1300 acres of land on this stood his gun factory. He supplied and repaired guns during the Revolutionary war. He later sold the gun factory to his partner David Kennedy of Pennsylvania. This factory was still in operation on Roberts land with over 200 men working during the War of 1812. In the 1815 listing of landowners of Moore County, Robert Davis entered 1,300 acres of land valued at  $1,500.00. Robert Davis is shown in Colonial Records, volume 16 pages 1048. His Revolutionary pension  record is to be found in Colonial Records Vol.2   pg.62. The NC Colonial  Records can be found in Raleigh at the state library and archives. It is possible that Robert came to America from Wales with his brother William.

 [Gun factory photo and information from Steve Davis]