Ruhama Davis

Female1772–after 1850

Brief Life History of Ruhama

Ruhama Davis was born in 1772, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Clement Davis Jr and Sarah. She married Jonathan Chandler on 28 August 1790, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Collin, Collin, Texas, United States in 1850. She died after 1850.

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Jonathan Chandler
Ruhama Davis
Marriage: 28 August 1790
Sarah Chandler
Clement Davis Chandler
Enoch Chandler
Jacob Chandler
Elizabeth Chandler
Nancy Chandler

Sources (5)

  • Ruhama Chandler in household of Thos Stallcup, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Davis - Family genealogies: death:
  • South Carolina, Newberry District, Conveyances, Book D, page 584

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1790Newberry, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 4

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 22

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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