Maria Davis

12 February 1836–13 October 1877 (Age 41)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Davis was born on 12 February 1836, in Ohio, United States, her father, Ebenezer Davis, was 23 and her mother, Mary Crabb, was 19. She married John W Van Buskirk on 16 August 1860, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Darby Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 13 October 1877, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Lynn Grove Cemetery, Sidney Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W Van Buskirk
Maria Davis
Marriage: 16 August 1860
Mollie Van Buskirk
Abraham Lincoln Van Buskirk
Mary Van Buskirk
Rhoda Van Buskirk
John Terry Van Buskirk
Lulu Van Buskirk
Emma Van Buskirk
Myrtle M Van Buskirk
Charles Peter Van Buskirk

Spouse and Children

16 August 1860
Pickaway, Ohio, United States


    Mollie Van Buskirk


    Abraham Lincoln Van Buskirk




    John Terry Van Buskirk


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Davis


    Mary Crabb





    Miranda Davis


    Amanda N. Davis


    Ira Davis


    Philena Davis


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 12

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Miranda Davis in household of Ebenezer Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria Davis in household of Ebenezer Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria Van Buskirk in household of John Van Buskirk, "United States Census, 1870"

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