Ira Lemuel Davidson

15 December 1816–25 March 1887 (Age 70)
Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States

The Life of Ira Lemuel

When Ira Lemuel Davidson was born on 15 December 1816, in Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Davison, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Clark, was 43. He married Charity Wheelock on 11 December 1837, in Orleans, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States for about 10 years and Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 25 March 1887, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Freeland, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Lemuel Davidson
1816–1887
Charity Wheelock
1817–1903
Marriage: 11 December 1837
Joel S. Davison
1839–
Mary Elizabeth Davison
1842–1912
Ida E. Davison
1849–1918

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1837
Orleans, New York, United States
children

(3)

    Joel S. Davison

    Male1839–Male

    Mary Elizabeth Davison

    Female1842–1912Female

    Ida E. Davison

    Female1849–1918Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira Davison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira L Davidson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira L Davison, "United States Census, 1880"

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