Martha Ann Davis

5 February 1824–7 January 1872 (Age 47)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Davis was born on 5 February 1824, in Virginia, United States, her father, Major Benjamin Franklin Davis Sr, was 44 and her mother, Martha Taylor, was 26. She married John Austin Smith on 6 May 1857, in Red Oak Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Butler Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 7 January 1872, in Matkins, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 47.

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John Austin Smith
Martha Ann Davis
Marriage: 6 May 1857
Flora Permelia Smith
Reo Herbert Smith
Lydia Catherine Smith
Rachael Smith
Irvin Harrison Smith
Lucy Dell Smith

Spouse and Children

6 May 1857
Red Oak Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States


    Flora Permelia Smith


    Reo Herbert Smith



    Rachael Smith



+1 More Child

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+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 5

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 14

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Ann Davis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Martha Ann Davis, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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