Jane Davis

17 December 1815–1 January 1893 (Age 77)
Piedmont, Mercer, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Davis was born on 17 December 1815, in Piedmont, Mercer, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Barker Davis Sr., was 67 and her mother, Ann Bogle, was 21. She married William Henry Harrison Dew on 12 November 1839, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Braxton, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 1 January 1893, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Milford, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Harrison Dew
Jane Davis
Marriage: 12 November 1839
Reuben Samuel Dew
Susan Matilda Dew
Sarah Ellen Dew
Rush Hereford Dew

Spouse and Children

12 November 1839
Hampshire, Virginia, United States


    Reuben Samuel Dew


    Susan Matilda Dew


    Sarah Ellen Dew


    Rush Hereford Dew


Parents and Siblings





    Mary Ellen Barker Davis


    Eliza Ann Davis


    Nancy Barker Davis


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 9

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Due in household of William H Due, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Dew in household of Wm H Dew, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane in entry for Rush H Dew and Almira L Pritchard, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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