Wilhelmina Davis

Female4 February 1787–15 June 1865

Brief Life History of Wilhelmina

When Wilhelmina Davis was born on 4 February 1787, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Llewellyn Howell Davis, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Shannon, was 27. She married Samuel Lane Pawling about 1809, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 June 1865, in Union, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Allenwood, Gregg Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Lane Pawling
Wilhelmina Davis
Marriage: about 1809
Miranda Pawling
Leah Pawling
Harriet R. Pawling
Samuel Shannon Pawling
Caroline Pawling

Sources (3)

  • Whavmina Paulding in household of Samuel Paulding, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1865 ~ Wilhelmina Pawling, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wilamina Pawling in household of Saml L Pawling, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1809Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 1

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1795: Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 21

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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