I have come across a George DAVIS b. 1765 in Mecklenburg Co. NC who married Sarah McELROY b. 1762 in Prince Edward Co. VA.I believe Sarah was the daughter of John McELROY who was in Prince Edward Co. VA before moving to Waxhaw Dist. in what was then Mecklenburg Co.
This Davis family settled in the Cove Creek area of Wilkes Co. NC in 1790's - ending up in Ashe Co. NC, but whether from physically moving or creation of new county I don't know.
Golston Davis had brothers named Holden & William and sisters named Violet, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, Amelia, Nancy & Jane.
William Davis married Sarah McElroy (daughter of Archibald McElroy/Elizabeth Smith) and also named a son Golston, which would lead me to believe it was a family name.
Anyone know of Golston families in mid to late 1700's in Virginia/NC using given name of VIOLET?Or connections with Holden; Smith; or McElroy families?