Charles Alfred Davis Sr

8 August 1820–16 August 1893 (Age 73)
Greene, Georgia, United States

The Life of Charles Alfred

When Charles Alfred Davis Sr was born on 8 August 1820, in Greene, Georgia, United States, his father, Samuel Davis, was 33 and his mother, Mary Angeline Gant, was 23. He married Amanda Bailey Swift on 27 February 1849, in Morgan, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 16 August 1893, in Greensboro, Greene, Georgia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Greensboro, Greene, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alfred Davis Sr
Amanda Bailey Swift
Marriage: 27 February 1849
Charles Alfred Davis Jr
Cora Alberta Davis
Thomas Samuel Davis
Mary Amanda Davis
Lucie Irene Davis
Victoria Eola Davis
Jefferson Carlos Davis
Oscar Swift Davis
Edwin Davis

Spouse and Children

27 February 1849
Morgan, Georgia, United States


    Charles Alfred Davis Jr


    Thomas Samuel Davis


    Mary Amanda Davis


    Lucie Irene Davis


    Victoria Eola Davis


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 12

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles A Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles A Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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