David Walston, commonly known as Big Dave, was a blacksmith who resided within the Davenport Homestead during the American Revolution. While there, David assisted with crafting weapons and other objects, which could later be sold to raise income, or to create weapons to fight with.
Detention by British soldiersEdit
Approaching the group, Connor killed the troops surrounding David, before relieving him of his bonds and sharing introductions with David. Connor offered David hospitality and work as the blacksmith at the Davenport Homestead where he would be safe, to which David agreed and relocated to the Homestead.
Life on the HomesteadEdit
Soon after moving to the Homestead, the Homestead's miner, Norris, requested David's assistance in constructing a new hunting knife. David agreed to help Norris, but the tools he possessed were too hard to work the metal, so he requested Connor pick up the required parts from a general store in New York.
Sometime later, David discovered that a British scout had been sneaking around the "The Mile's End," and subsequently apprehended him with Oliver's assistance. While being interrogated, the soldier claimed to be alone, and in search of a deserter by the name of "Big Dave"; however, Connor spotted the soldier's companion and killed him, though the first scout escaped during Connor's absence.
As Connor had surmised, David was located on the Homestead by a group of British soldiers who intended to have him sentenced for his desertion. To this end, Connor, David, Godfrey, Terry, and Myriam battled with a few waves of British troops. Once the final soldier was killed, Connor assured David that he was free, as the British would not waste any additional soldiers to recapture one man.
Later, David smelted the wedding bands for Norris and Myriam's wedding and attended the wedding and reception. In 1781, he attended the funeral of Achilles Davenport and laid a rose on his coffin.