Enoch Davis

1823–7 November 1916 (Age 93)
Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Davis was born in 1823, in Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, James Davis Sr., was 30 and his mother, Margaret Elsie Meeks, was 19. He lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 7 November 1916, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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James Davis Sr.
Margaret Elsie Meeks
William Luce Davis Sr.
James Davis Jr
Enoch Davis
John Meeks Davis

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 23

Iowa is the 29th state.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 25

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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--born in Spencer County, IN died in San Bernardino, CA --convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints --1916 died in San Bernardino, CA (as did his mother) ENOCH DAVIS "Spencer coun …

Sources (3)

  • Enoch Carter in household of Margaret Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enoch Davis in household of John Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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