Robert Wallace Davidson

1800–March 1868 (Age 68)
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Wallace

When Robert Wallace Davidson was born in 1800, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Davidson, was 43 and his mother, Matilda Patton, was 30. He married Polly Harman on 3 February 1825. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died in March 1868, in Cripple Creek, Wythe, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Wythe, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Wallace Davidson
Mary Polly Harman
Marriage: 3 February 1825
Samuel Patton Davidson
Montgomery D. Davidson
Erastus Granger Davidson
Jane R Louisa Davidson
Rush Davidson

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  • Marriage
    3 February 1825Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 0
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 12
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 19
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Robert W. Davidson in entry for Samuel P. Davidson, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Robert Davidson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Robert W Davidson in entry for Samuel P Davidson, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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