Ellen Lorine Davis

Female22 November 1865–26 January 1939

Brief Life History of Ellen Lorine

When Ellen Lorine Davis was born on 22 November 1865, in Marion, South Carolina, United States, her father, Dr Oliver Hart Davis, was 42 and her mother, Martha Eugenia Richardson, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with James Henning Porter. She lived in Township 3 Georgetown, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Georgetown, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 January 1939, in Georgetown, Georgetown, South Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Georgetown, South Carolina, United States.

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James Henning Porter
Ellen Lorine Davis
Ava Porter
James Henning Porter Jr.
Lorine Davis Porter
Edwin Theodore Porter

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  • Lorine D Porter in household of James H Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lorine Davis Porter, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Lorine Davis in entry for Lorine Porter, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1871 · KKK Supression

Age 6

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.


Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

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