Levi B Davisson

5 December 1839–3 August 1889 (Age 49)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Levi B

When Levi B Davisson was born on 5 December 1839, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Reuben Davisson, was 41 and his mother, Rebecca Miller, was 41. He married Margaret Herron on 21 October 1868, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Hendricks Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Marietta, Hendricks Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 3 August 1889, in Fenns, Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi B Davisson
1839–1889
Margaret Herron
1847–
Marriage: 21 October 1868
Sarah Francis Davdison
1864–1905
Mattie Davisson
1871–1899
Nora A. Davisson
1873–1905

Spouse and Children

    Male1839–1889Male

    Margaret Herron

    Female1847–Female

MARRIAGE
21 October 1868
Shelby, Indiana, United States
children

(3)

    Sarah Francis Davdison

    Female1864–1905Female

    Mattie Davisson

    Female1871–1899Female

    Nora A. Davisson

    Female1873–1905Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 17

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from David .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Unknown in household of Unknown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi Davidson in household of Rebecca Davidson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Davisson, "United States Census, 1880"

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