Rufus Warren Davis

Brief Life History of Rufus Warren

When Rufus Warren Davis was born on 20 July 1854, in Greene, Alabama, United States, his father, Edward Warren Davis, was 25 and his mother, Julia Ann Lawson, was 23. He married Sarah Ann Ingram on 10 January 1879, in Hale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 27 Taylorville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 16 Courthouse, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 17 June 1918, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Vance, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Warren Davis
Sarah Ann Ingram
Marriage: 10 January 1879
Jettie Bell Davis
Luther Davis
Sadie Davis
Charles Davis
Ollie Davis
Murphy Lester Davis

Sources (22)

  • Rufus W Davis in household of Julia A Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R. W. Davis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Rufus Warren Davis, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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Historical Boundaries: 1867: Hale, Alabama, United States

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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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