There was a William Hoy on the 1773/1774 tithe list in Buckingham Co., VA, and Edward Davidson, Junior was his overseer.There are a couple of Rev. War pension applications that are available on the internet that show that men served under a Captain William Hoye/Hay (probably actually Hoy) and his "second-in-command," Lt. Edward Davidson, out of Anson Co., NC.I SUSPECT that these were the same two men referenced above who had been in Buckingham on the 1773/1774 tithe list.
In 1777, Edward Davidson, Junior apparently died fairly young in Anson Co., NC, and a George Davidson was the administrator of his estate (Edward and George MAY have been brothers, but there is no proof of that at this time).In 1778, Captain William Hoy obtained some land in Anson Co., NC, and a George Davidson was one of the witnesses on that deed (as was a John DeJarnett).
In the early-1800s, a later/younger George Davidson appeared on some records in Anson, as did a man who was named William Hoy Davidson.Maybe the first/older George Davidson had died by the early-1800s, and maybe the younger George Davidson and William Hoy Davidson were children of Edward Davidson, Junior and/or children of the older George Davidson.I wonder if either Edward Davidson, Jr. or the older George Davidson was married to a Miss Hoy?
When I searched this Gen Forum "Hoy message board" for "Anson," I obtained no "hits" whatsoever.This make me suspect that the above Captain William Hoy in Anson MAY NOT have been the same man as the well-researched Major William Hoy who went to KY and who established "Hoy's Station" there (unless no one was aware that he was also in Anson Co., NC for a while by the late-1770s).
I have traced the above Davidson family in Buckingham Co., VA back to the David Davidson and/or William Davidson who both died in James City Co., VA in 1687 (the part of that county, just west of the Chicahominy River, that became part of Charles City Co., VA in 1720).An Edward, David and William Davidson from this family appeared in their own separate households in Goochland Co., VA by the 1740s (the part that became Cumberland Co., VA in 1749), and then they moved to Albemarle Co., VA by 1759 (and then their land in Albemarle became part of Buckingham Co., VA in 1761).This Edward Davidson in Goochland, Cumberland, Albemarle and Buckingham was was the father of the Edward Davidson, Junior who was the overseer for the above William Hoy in 1773/1774.Edward Davidson, Senior (died 1794 in Campbell Co., VA) was married to Agnes Mosby.
Note: John Booker Hoy was married to a Mosby widow, whose former husband Micajah Mosby was from the same overall family as Agnes Mosby.
Edward "Senior's" only living son when he wrote his will in 1794 was a Charles Davidson (so that confirms that his known son Edward Davidson, Junior had already died...ditto if that older George Davidson in Anson Co., NC was also his son).