James Davis

27 August 1826–
Edgemont MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Davis was born on 27 August 1826, in Edgemont MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Davis Jr., was 55 and his mother, Mary Regester, was 29. He married Lydia Ann Hoopes on 23 January 1862, in Bradford MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He was buried in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Davis
Lydia Ann Hoopes
Marriage: 23 January 1862
Mary Yearsley Davis
Joshua Hoopes Davis
Abbie Hoopes Davis
Caleb Wood Davis

Spouse and Children

23 January 1862
Bradford MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Regester




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 37

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

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Davis in household of James Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Davis in household of Charles Scattergood, "United States Census, 1910"

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