Elizabeth Davis

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Davis was born in 1850, in West Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lewis Davis, was 46 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Markley, was 43. She married Milton A. Mc Pherson on 11 March 1880. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Centre Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Centre, Southwest Madison Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died in 1915, at the age of 65, and was buried in New Bloomfield, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Milton A. Mc Pherson
Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 11 March 1880
Robert Mcpherson
Stella E. Mc Pherson
Hannah May McPherson
Benjamin Davis McPherson

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth Davis in household of Lewis Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth B Mcpherson in entry for John F Steele and Hanna M Mcpherson, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Elizabeth Davis in household of Lewis Davis, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


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1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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