William Davis of Newport Parish, Isle of Wight County, bequeaths to his wife Caty and children Catherine Matilda, Holland, John, Mary, Sarah, and William all of his slaves, land, and possessions. He names his son-in-law Thomas Whitfield, and friends Copeland Parker and Joseph Cutchin as executors. The will was dated 9 July 1796 and recorded 5 September 1796
Scope and Content Thomas A. Davis Account Book, 1882-1942, records the accounts of individual customers. Each account lists transactions in chronological order. Information found in each account includes dates of transactions, services rendered, and the amount owed and paid. Services rendered include making wagon bodies and wheels, building coffins, repairing thrasher machines, and mending saw shafts. Volume also includes a listing of items sold from Thomas A. Davis' estate following his death.
Three books of stubs for water rights certificates issued by the county water commissioners for primary and secondary water rights, include certificate number, application number, name, creek name, ditch, lot, period water rights for, land description, type of water right, date adjudicated, and signatures
Book of persons receiving water rights from the Weber River in Davis County, includes plat number, owner's name, channel name, and acreage per crop (march, native hay or pasture, cultivated land,orchard, garden, and totals)
These files are a record of prisoners confined in the county jail. They show the name, address, any aliases, serial number, offense, address physical description, occupation, name and address of next of kin, name of arresting officer, date committed, term of sentence, and date of discharge for each prisoner
This is a numerical index of companies incorporated to do business in Davis County and was created by the Davis County Clerk to facilitate access to the Articles of Incorporation Record Books. The series provides the document number, record book, page number, name of incorporation and amendments and their corresponding record book and page number
Note 1: The office of Davis County Clerk, as a member of the county court, was created by the government of the state of Deseret in 1850 as the county's primary record keeper with the mission to ensure the proper care, handling, and filing of county records. The County Clerk was known originally as Clerk of the County Court until statehood in 1896 when the name was officially changed to County Clerk