William B. Davidson

about 1830–30 January 1900 (Age 70)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William B.

When William B. Davidson was born about 1830, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Cartmill Davidson, was 33 and his mother, Julia Haven Brown, was 33. He married Mary Elizabeth Tynes on 2 December 1863, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 30 January 1900, at the age of 70.

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William B. Davidson
Mary Elizabeth Tynes
Marriage: 2 December 1863
Julia Davidson
William B. Davidson
William B. Davidson

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2 December 1863
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 14

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 31

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William B Davidson in household of James C Davidson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Davidson in household of Jas C Davidson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William R Davidson, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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