When Hannah Walls Davis was born in 1808, in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia, United States, her father, Isham Davis, was 44 and her mother, Sally Edwards, was 33. She married James Wyatt Latimer Sr. on 1 October 1845, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 714, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 17 November 1883, in Carroll, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Stripling Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll, Georgia, United States.
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.
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According to a newspaper article, she died from burns after falling into a fireplace. The article stated that no one was in the room with her at the time, but that she had been prone to having "fits" …
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