Tradition states that David came with his brother John from Scotland in the early 1700's to s ettle in VA. He married when he was 24. After his marriage he brought his wife to his new hom e on the Potomac River, at the junction of Licking Creek. There he farmed 103 acres called "L ubberland" which lay on the north branch of the Potomac River at the mouth of Licking Creek , between Ernstville and Parkhead Stations of the Western MD RR in what is now Indian Spring s District of Washington Co., MD. (Washington Co. formed 1776 from Frederick Co., formed 174 8 from Prince George's Co., MD.) The Cox place was about 9 miles from "Maiden's Choice," wher e the Shelbys lived, and 3-4 miles northwest from the great stone Fort Frederick, erected dur ing the French and Indian Wars.
Marriage 1 Susannah DAVIS b: ABT 1700
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