John Guy Davis

1839–Male
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Guy

When John Guy Davis was born in 1839, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Guilford Davis, was 43 and his mother, Mary Gay Gray, was 43. He lived in Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Guilford Davis
1796–1877
Mary Gay Gray
1796–1886
Thomas Jefferson Davis
1821–
Benjamin Davis
1845–1886
William Duane Davis
1823–1921
Abraham Davis
1825–1891
Bethiah Jane Davis
1828–
James Davis
1830–1897
Martha Davis
1832–1901
Nancy Davis
1834–1916
Joseph Davis
1837–1923
John Guy Davis
1839–

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Davis in household of Gilford Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census - AncestryInstitution.com

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