Elizabeth Dorcas Davis

10 March 1842–1 February 1928 (Age 85)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Dorcas

Elizabeth Dorcas Davis was born on 10 March 1842, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She married Joseph Cope on 7 April 1859, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Grand River Township, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 1 February 1928, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Cope
Elizabeth Dorcas Davis
Marriage: 7 April 1859
Emaline Gertrude Cope
Clarissa Jane Cope
Milton Cope
George Cope
John Quincy Cope
Rosetta Cope
Joseph Allen Cope
Mary Elizabeth Cope
Dillie May Cope

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1859Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 6
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (5)

    • Elizabeth Cope in household of Joseph Cope, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Cope in household of Joseph Cope, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Davis, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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