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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Levi B Davisson
Margaret Herron
Marriage: 21 October 1868
Sarah Francis Davdison
Mattie Davisson
Nora A. Davisson

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Herron


21 October 1868
Shelby, Indiana, United States


    Sarah Francis Davdison


    Mattie Davisson


    Nora A. Davisson


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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.

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.

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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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