George W. Davis

Maleabout 1852–18 July 1921

Brief Life History of George W.

When George W. Davis was born about 1852, in Christian, Kentucky, United States, his father, Earl Washington Davis, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Adkins, was 28. He married Lucy A. Clark on 26 November 1873, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 1 Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 18 July 1921, in Webster, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States.

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George W. Davis
Lucy A. Clark
Marriage: 26 November 1873
Mamey Davis

Sources (14)

  • George W. Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo. W. Davis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • George Washington Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    26 November 1873Christian, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 20

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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