Cyrus Davis

20 April 1810–9 October 1869 (Age 59)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Cyrus

When Cyrus Davis was born on 20 April 1810, in Ohio, United States, his father, William David Davis, was 26 and his mother, Mary Wood, was 21. He married Elizabeth Calvin on 6 December 1831, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. He lived in Plain Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Iowa Center, Story, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 9 October 1869, in Boone, Iowa, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Douglas Township, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Davis
Elizabeth Calvin
Marriage: 6 December 1831
Margaret V. Davis
about 1835–1917
Mary Davis
about 1835–
Orpha Davis
about 1840–1849
Julia Ann Davis
Julia Ann Davis
Thomas M. Davis
Nancy Davis
Nancy Rosanna Davis
Sarah A. Davis
N R Eversall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1831Logan, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 6
    Indiana is the 19th state.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 20
    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

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Cyrus Davis in entry for Nancy R Eversall, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Cyrus Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cyrus Davis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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