Jefferson Davis

1821–22 January 1896 (Age 75)
Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Jefferson

When Jefferson Davis was born in 1821, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Aaron Davis, was 35 and his mother, Jane Mitchell, was 31. He married Catherine Kate Standlee on 6 February 1842, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Polo, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 January 1896, in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Jefferson Davis
Catherine Kate Standlee
Marriage: 6 February 1842
John C. Davis
Virginia Davis
Aaron Davis
Charles Zacharias Davis
Susan Sooky Davis
Martha Ann Davis
Mary Ann Davis
William R Davis
Sarah Melvina Davis
Jefferson A Davis

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  • Marriage
    6 February 1842Carroll, Arkansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 0
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries - 1833: Carroll, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Carroll, Arkansas, United States
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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)

    • Birth of Jefferson Davis
    • Jefferson Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jefferson Davis, "United States Census, 1870"

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