Rebecca Davis

Female30 November 1804–15 December 1879

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Davis was born on 30 November 1804, in Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joshua Davis, was 33 and her mother, Azubah Mansfield, was 30. She married Joseph True Grover on 18 January 1847, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 December 1879, in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Joseph True Grover
Rebecca Davis
Marriage: 18 January 1847

Sources (10)

  • Rebecca Grove, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebeca Davis, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Rebecca Davis Grover, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1847Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

    Age 4

    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 21

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

    History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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