Colonel James W. Davis III

1 January 1819–15 July 1898 (Age 79)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James W.

When Colonel James W. Davis III was born on 1 January 1819, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Davis II, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Reece, was 32. He married Rachel Calvert McMahan about 1842, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 14, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Kilfoil Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1885. He died on 15 July 1898, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Colonel James W. Davis III
Rachel Calvert McMahan
Marriage: about 1842
Alfred Newton Davis
John Davis
William Morgan Davis
Sarah Elizabeth Davis
James Robert "Rob" Davis
Isaac Reece Davis
Samuel LaFayette Davis
Andrew "Andy" Boyd Davis
Hulda Jane Davis

Spouse and Children

about 1842
Blount, Tennessee, United States


    Alfred Newton Davis


    John Davis


    William Morgan Davis


    Sarah Elizabeth Davis


    James Robert "Rob" Davis


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 16

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Davids in household of James Davids, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • James Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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