Anne Davis1

b. circa 1700, d. between 1760 and 1763

4th great-grandmother of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
6th great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for William Lemuel Horn II
     Anne Davis was born circa 1700 in Northern Ireland.1 She (The names of his parents are traditional) married Captain Andrew Pickens, son of William Pickens and Margaret (—?—) (Pickens), in 1728/29 in Pennsylvania.1 She died between 1760 and 1763, probably in Anson or Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ( Mecklenburg was cut off from Anson in 1762).1 She was buried in Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, South Carolina.1
     Although her name is often given as Nancy Ann, the writer is of the opinion that her name was Ann or Anne, Nancy being a common nickname for Ann. Davis is a traditional surname for which there is no proof. It is not known where she and Andrew married, but it was probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. By 1735 the family was living in Paxton township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and about 1739, they moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Late in 1750, Andrew sold their Augusta County land and Anne Pickings signed the dower.
2d November, 1750. Andrew Pickins to John McPheeters, 400 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Rob. Campbell. Delivered: Wm. McPheeters, 1752. Signed, Anne Pickings. Teste: Pat Martin, Robt. Wilson.2
The family moved to the Waxhaw settlement in the Carolina back country before 1 October 1751, the date Andrew was allowed a grant of 551 acres on the north side of Waxhaw Creek. The grant was thought to be in Anson County, North Carolina, and is recorded in Raleigh, but the actual location may be in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The boundary was not set until 1772, and the Waxhaw region extends into both Carolinas.3,4,1

     Nancy Pickens was an heir and named as co-executor of her husband Andrew Pickens's will dated 5 November 1756 in Anson County, North Carolina.5,6 Click to view image She was given a life interest in the home place, that was subsequently sold on 4 March 1763. It is believed, therefore, that she died before that date.3

Children of Anne Davis and Captain Andrew Pickens


  1. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, online <…>, Terry Pickens McLean (e-mail address), downloaded 2004.
  2. [S676] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800, 3 volumes (Rosslyn, Virginia:, 1912-1913; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1965). Online at <> with the following disclaimer: "Chalkley is not without its problems, as Daphne Gentry of the Publications and Educational Division of the Library of Virginia has pointed out. Not all documents are included. There are not only errors of omission, but errors of transcription have also been documented. This simply means that the careful researcher should send for a copy of the original document, as with any secondary source, and should not assume that because it doesn't appear in Chalkley it does not exist.", III: 289, citing Augusta County Deed Book No. 3, p. 19.
  3. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South (Memphis, Tennessee: E.M. Sharp, 1963), 11.
  4. [S671] Monroe Pickens, comp., Cousin Monroe's History of the Pickens Family (Easley, South Carolina: Kate Pickens Day, 1951), 37 (Day writes that the grant was for 800 acres; all other sources say 551 acres).
  5. [S675] E.M. Sharp, Pickens Families of the South, 11-12, citing a photostatic copy of the original will made by the State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 2, 1957. North Carolina Wills, Volume XXIV, page 42.
  6. [S674] Terry Pickens McLean, 2004, citing Lois K. Nix and Mary Kay Snell, Thomas Boone Pickens - His Ancestors; Wolfe City Texas, Hemington Publishing Company, 1989; pp 45-50, who cited Anson County, North Carolina, Will Book I, 1757, p. 115.