Rebecca D Davis

25 October 1855–8 July 1876 (Age 20)
Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rebecca D

When Rebecca D Davis was born on 25 October 1855, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, her father, Stephen Davis, was 33 and her mother, Olive Easter Stevens, was 28. She lived in Spencer Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 8 July 1876, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Stephen Davis
Olive Easter Stevens
Nathaniel S. Davis
Miss Davis
Mahala Davis
Mary A. Davis
Elizabeth Prudence Davis
James A. Davis
Clemens Gillihan Davis
Rebecca D Davis
Sherman R Davis
John L Davis

Parents and Siblings


    Olive Easter Stevens




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World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Davis in household of Stephen Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca J Davis in household of Stephen Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Miss Rebecca Davis, "Indiana, Harrison County, Index Cards to Corydon Democrat Newspaper Obituaries, 1861-2008"

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