Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis was a Virginian with roots in Tidewater, Virginia, an "Ancient Planter" who arrived in the colony of Virginia before 1616. She was dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of other Tidewater descendants as the publisher and editor of Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy. She was the author of the book Tidewater Virginia Families (1990, rep. 1998), published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, and winner of the National Genealogical Society National Award for Excellence in genealogy and family history (1994). It is a well-documented social history and genealogical account that spans 375 years of the lives of some fifty interrelated families with origins in Tidewater, Virginia. Virginia Davis also published Tidewater Virginia Families: GENERATIONS BEYOND (1998), which extends these families and introduces new family data and relationships.
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis was actively involved in various prestigious organizations. Her affiliations include: