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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1746.
 
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
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when traveling north. Marker is located in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntersville NC 28078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Graham (a few steps from this marker); William Bain Alexander (within shouting distance of this marker); John McKnitt Alexander (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Revolutionary War Patriots of Hopewell Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Cemetery and the Walls (within shouting distance of this 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntersville.
 
General William Lee Davidson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. General William Lee Davidson Marker
Marker in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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