Sarah Davis

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Davis was born on 22 March 1761, in Radnor Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Davis, was 18 and her mother, Mary Lewis, was 32. She married Jesse Guyger on 13 August 1784, in Radnor Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 9 February 1816, in her hometown, at the age of 54.

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Jesse Guyger
Sarah Davis
Marriage: 13 August 1784
Mary Guyger
Tacy Gyger
Sarah Gyger
John Gyger
Davies Gyger
Jesse Gyger
George Gyger

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  • Delaware, Pennsylvania Wills 1789-1834
  • Fairfax Mm, Loudon, Virginia 1767 & 1770 names Samuel & Mary Davis children - Abiathar, Tacy, Benjamin, Ruth, Sarah, Samuel Jr. in move from and return to Radnor Mm, PA. also additional notes

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Historical Boundaries 1789: Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States


Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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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