Lewis Davis

1748–1826 (Age 78)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis

When Lewis Davis was born in 1748, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, John Davis, was 18 and his mother, Mary Glazebeck, was 16. He married Sarah Sally Anderson about 1762. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1826, in Orange, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Davis
1748–1826
Sarah Sally Anderson
1750–1797
Marriage: about 1762
Absalom Davis
about 1763–
Susanna Davis
1767–
Mary Davis
1772–
Bartlett Davis
1775–
Elizabeth Davis
1776–
Ezekiniah Davis
1778–
Sarah Davis
1779–
John Davis
1780–
William Davis
1782–
Ann Davis
1775–
Nancy Davis
1785–1860
Pleasant Davis
1787–1880

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1762
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 10
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    1776
    Age 28
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 32
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (8)

    • Lewis Davis, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Lewis Davis Jr, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
    • 1810 United States Federal Census

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