Mary Frances Davis

January 1848–1900 (Age 52)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Davis was born in January 1848, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Hilery Davis, was 31 and her mother, Albina Gardner, was 29. She married Atlas Odlis Coleman on 4 March 1866, in Hickman, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1900, in Hickman, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 52.

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Atlas Odlis Coleman
Mary Frances Davis
Marriage: 4 March 1866
Arbella Coleman
Barzella Coleman
Sudie Elizabeth Coleman
Rufus Lindsey Coleman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1866Hickman, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 2
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    Age 13
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    1862 · Battle of Perryville
    Age 14
    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • Mary F Colman in household of Albas Colman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Frances Davis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Mary Davis in entry for Arbella C. Fray, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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