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
1820–1893
Amanda Bailey Swift
1829–1887
Marriage: 27 February 1849
Charles Alfred Davis Jr
1850–1940
Cora Alberta Davis
1864–1950
Thomas Samuel Davis
1854–1855
Mary Amanda Davis
1856–1922
Lucie Irene Davis
1858–1934
Victoria Eola Davis
1861–1940
Jefferson Carlos Davis
1863–1865
Oscar Swift Davis
1866–1940
Edwin Davis
1866–1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 February 1849
Morgan, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

    Charles Alfred Davis Jr

    Male1850–1940Male

    Thomas Samuel Davis

    Male1854–1855Male

    Mary Amanda Davis

    Female1856–1922Female

    Lucie Irene Davis

    Female1858–1934Female

    Victoria Eola Davis

    Female1861–1940Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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