Enos Davis

Brief Life History of Enos

When Enos Davis was born in 1842, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Gersham Davis, was 31 and his mother, Permelia Whitaker, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Gersham Davis
1811–1847
Permelia Whitaker
1815–
Charity A. Davis
1835–1870
John P. Davis
1838–1911
Ransom Davis
1840–1888
Enos Davis
1842–
Squire Harper Davis
1845–1924
Susan Davis
1845–
Lydia Margaret Davis
1847–

Sources (1)

  • Enos Davis in household of Permelia Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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