Richard Henderson Davis

23 October 1827–8 August 1907 (Age 79)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Richard Henderson

When Richard Henderson Davis was born on 23 October 1827, in Missouri, United States, his father, John B. Davis, was 30 and his mother, Dicey Benefield, was 24. He married Viola A. Gillum on 16 November 1884, in Pope, Crawford, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wilson, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Convenience Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 8 August 1907, in Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pope, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Henderson Davis
Viola A. Gillum
Marriage: 16 November 1884
Garland Lafayette Davis
Lula A Davis
Carrie Katherine Davis
Reuben C Davis

Spouse and Children

16 November 1884
Pope, Crawford, Arkansas, United States


    Garland Lafayette Davis


    Lula A Davis



    Reuben C Davis


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann Davis



    George Washington Davis


    Lucretia Elizabeth Davis


    Nancy Catheryn Davis


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.

Age 33

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Story Highlight

Biography-Dr. Richard Henderson Davis

R.H.Davis was born in southeastern Missouri on October 23, 1827. His father brought him to Arkansas when he was ten years old. At that time the county was thinly settled. School advantages were very m …

Sources (3)

  • Richard M Davis in household of Ruben Matthes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • R H Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dr. Richard ? Davis, "United States Census, 1900"

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