Samuel Woodbridge David

Brief Life History of Samuel Woodbridge

When Samuel Woodbridge David was born on 2 October 1807, in Wharton Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel George Whitfield David, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth W Wells, was 33. He married Rachel Keim on 30 June 1831, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Perry Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 13 November 1887, in Ligonier, Perry Township, Noble, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ligonier, Perry Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel Woodbridge David
Rachel Keim
Marriage: 30 June 1831
Miles David
John Harrison David
Samuel Keim David
Jonathan Bond David
Peter Keim David
James Leander David
Benjamin Franklin David
Elizabeth Ann David
Matilda Ellen David
Amanda Jane David
Daniel George Whitfield David

Sources (8)

  • S W Davids, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Woodbridge David, "Find A Grave Index"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Samuel Keim David, "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916"

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

Name Meaning

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Breton, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Dávid), Slovak (mainly Dávid): from the Hebrew personal name David (in Hungarian and Slovak spelled Dávid), interpreted as ‘beloved’. The name has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name among Christians in the Middle Ages in various parts of Europe. In Britain, the popularity of this as a personal name was increased for two reasons. Firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales who was abbot-bishop in the 6th century at what became known as Saint David's in Pembrokeshire. There are numerous dedications and placenames honouring the saint in south Wales, and it is no coincidence that the modern surname is heavily concentrated there, especially in Glamorgan. Secondly, the name was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53, and David II, 1329–71). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by Saint Gleb (died 1015), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from some other languages, especially Assyrian/Chaldean Dawid and Arabic Daud (with variants, such as Daoud and Dawood ).

History: Guillaume David from France married Marie Armand in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1656. — This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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