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Huntersville in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General William Lee Davidson

 
 
General William Lee Davidson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. General William Lee Davidson Marker
Inscription.
To the memory of
General William Lee Davidson
of Mecklenburg County N.C.
Born in 1746. Youngest son of George Davidson
of Lancaster, PA. who moved to Mecklenburg Co.,
North Carolina, in 1750.
Major 4th Reg. North Carolina Troops.
Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel.
Severely wounded at Calson’s Mill.
He was promoted for bravery
to the rank of Brigadier-General.
With 300 men opposing Cornwallis and troops
he was killed at Battle of Cowan’s Ford
Februay 1, 1781.

 
Erected 1920 by Daughters of the American Revolution – Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 21.949′ N, 80° 53.914′ W. Marker is in Huntersville, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Beatties Ford Road north of Sample Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntersville NC 28078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oldest Cemetery and the Walls (within shouting distance of this marker);
General William Lee Davidson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. General William Lee Davidson Marker
“Upping Block” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopewell Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); William Lee Davidson (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Latta Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Servant Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Barry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntersville.
 
Also see . . .  Key facts about General William Lee Davidson from Davidson College website. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Marker in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery
The grave of Gen. William Lee Davidson is seen here next to the marker.
General William Lee Davidson Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. General William Lee Davidson Gravestone
The gravestone of Gen. Davidson is next to the marker.
S.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
5. S.A.R. Marker
The SAR marker is located to the left of the General William Lee Davidson Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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