Jane Donner Davis

9 April 1792–15 September 1863 (Age 71)
Highland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane Donner

When Jane Donner Davis was born on 9 April 1792, in Highland, Virginia, United States, her father, William Joseph Davis Jr, was 22 and her mother, Hannah Lambert, was 20. She married Adam Matheny in 1810, in Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Wood, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 September 1863, in Highland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Adam Matheny
Jane Donner Davis
Marriage: 1810
Joseph Matheny
Elizabeth Matheny
Archibald Matheny
Leah Methany
Mary Jane Matheny
Sally Methany
John Adam Matheny
Rebecca Matheny
Sarah Ann Matheny

Spouse and Children

Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Metheny in household of Adam Metheny, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Matheny in household of Adam Matheny, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Davis, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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