Joseph Davis

about 1815–
Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Davis was born about 1815, in Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Davis, was 34 and his mother, Ruth Davis, was 36.

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Joseph Davis
1781–
Ruth Davis
1779–
Jonathan Davis
1804–
Horace Aaron Davis
1806–1880
Lavina Davis
1808–
Joseph Davis
1815–

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 5

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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