Francena Davis

Female1830–before 1840

Brief Life History of Francena

When Francena Davis was born in 1830, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Davis, was 50 and her mother, Elizabeth D. Carter, was 37. She died before 1840.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
1780–1860
Elizabeth D. Carter
1793–1840
Lewis Davis
1809–
Thornton Davis
1814–
William Hiram Davison
1821–
Charles Carter Davis
1810–1862
Mary Mildred Davis
1811–
James Josiah Davis
1812–
Elizabeth Davis
1818–1853
Frances Davis
1820–
William Davis
1821–
George Wesley Davis
1824–
Jackson Davis
1826–
Larkin Davis
1828–1863
Francena Davis
1830–1840
Thomas Rush Davis
1832–1917

Sources (1)

  • The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

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.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 0

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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