John Davis

5 September 1829–11 April 1885 (Age 55)
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When John Davis was born on 5 September 1829, his father, James Davis Jr, was 45 and his mother, Lydia Saunders, was 37. He married Eliza Ann Douglass on 28 March 1858, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Linn, Oregon, United States in 1860 and Oregon, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 51, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 11 April 1885, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John Davis
Eliza Ann Douglass
Marriage: 28 March 1858
John Franklin Davis
Annie Rowena Davis
Lydia Jane Davis
Catherine Amelia Davis
Stephen James Davis

Spouse and Children

28 March 1858
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Catharine Davis


    Nancy Mary Davis


    Martha Stillman Davis


    Stephen Davis


    James Davis


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 6

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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