William Davy

26 May 1798–30 March 1880 (Age 81)
Frederick, Maryland, United States

The Life of William

When William Davy was born on 26 May 1798, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, his father, John Davy, was 22 and his mother, Ruth Dorsey, was 22. He married Phebe Gordon on 3 June 1819, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rose Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 30 March 1880, in Rose, Carroll, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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William Davy
Phebe Gordon
Marriage: 3 June 1819
John D. Davy
Robert Davy
Allen D. Davy
Rachel Davy
David Davy
Ruth A. Davy
James Davy
William S. Davy
Jesse Otis Davy

Spouse and Children

3 June 1819
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 22

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the personal name Davy, a medieval French vernacular form of the Biblical name David which became common in England in the Middle Ages.2 Scottish: variant spelling of Davie 1.3 French: variant of David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Davy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Davy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Davy, "United States Census, 1850"

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