Joseph Davis

1736–
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Davis was born in 1736, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Davis, was 28 and his mother, Mary Gale, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Davis
1708–1758
Mary Gale
1708–
Frances Davis
1732–
John Davis
Isaac Davis
1734–1740
Joseph Davis
1736–
Benjamin Davis
1738–

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 16
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 18
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 34
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

(1997: 354880;2007: 790284; 2010: 1116357)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 .

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

Possible Related Names

David
Davies
Daves

Sources (3)

  • Joseph, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Davis, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

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