Emma Josephine Woodyard

June 1857–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Emma Josephine

When Emma Josephine Woodyard was born in June 1857, in Virginia, United States, her father, George W. Woodyard, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Reed, was 32. She married Oliver Simpson Davis on 31 December 1879, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairfax, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Occoquan, Prince William, Virginia, United States for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Simpson Davis
Emma Josephine Woodyard
Marriage: 31 December 1879
Walter Augustus Davis Sr
Grace Ann Davis

Spouse and Children

31 December 1879
Fairfax, Virginia, United States


    Walter Augustus Davis Sr


    Grace Ann Davis


Parents and Siblings

    George W. Woodyard


    Mary Ann Reed




    Margaret Virginia Woodyard


    John W. Woodyard




    Robert Wallace Woodyard


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 4

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps an occupational name for a woodcutter or wood carrier, from Old English wudigere.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emmie J Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Davis in household of Oliver Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma J Davis in household of Elijah P Davis, "United States Census, 1910"

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