Jefferson Davis

1821–1896 (Age 75)
Deshea county arkansas

The Life of Jefferson

When Jefferson Davis was born in 1821, his father, Aaron Davis, was 35 and his mother, Jane "Gincy" Mitchell (Davis), was 25. He married Catherine Kate Standlee on 6 February 1842, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Kings River Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Polo, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died in 1896, in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Davis
1821–1896
Catherine Kate Standlee
1824–1895
Marriage: 6 February 1842
John C. Davis
1842–1909
Virginia Davis
1863–
Elizabeth Davis
1875–
Albert Davis
Aaron Davis
1846–1928
Charles Z. Davis
1849–1920
Charles z Davis
1849–1927
Susan Sooky Davis
1851–
Martha Ann Davis
1853–1881
Mary Ann Davis
1855–1912
William R Davis
1858–1943
Sarah Melvina Davis
1859–1947
Jefferson A Davis
1861–1951
Richard E. Davis
1878–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1842
Carroll, Arkansas, United States
children

(14)

    John C. Davis

    Male1842–1909Male

    Aaron Davis

    Male1846–1928Male

    Charles Z. Davis

    Male1849–1920Male

    Charles z Davis

    Male1849–1927Male

    Susan Sooky Davis

    Female1851–Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Aaron Davis

    Male1786–1840Male

    Jane "Gincy" Mitchell (Davis)

    Female1796–1859Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1846

Age 25

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Jefferson Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jefferson Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jefferson Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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