Mary Davis

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Davis was born in 1803, in South Carolina, United States. She married Phillip Edward Frey on 4 December 1819, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1860, in Dime Box, Lee, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Dime Box, Lee, Texas, United States.

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Phillip Edward Frey
Mary Davis
Marriage: 4 December 1819
Isaac N. Frie Fry
Albert Granville Fry
Harmon Fry
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Nancy Anne Fry
Joseph M. Fry
Elizabeth Fry
Francis Marion Fry, Frie
Jacob Fry
Miss Fry
James Fry

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary "Polly" Davis - Published information: birth: about 1803; South Carolina, United States
  • Polly Davis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Polly Davis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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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