Maria Isabell Davis

Brief Life History of Maria Isabell

When Maria Isabell Davis was born on 27 February 1869, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Levi Bailey Davis, was 47 and her mother, Lucetta Elvira Latimer, was 27. She married John William Wilkinson on 10 December 1890, in Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Mineral Springs, Howard, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Manchester Township, Dallas, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 24 November 1921, at the age of 52, and was buried in Richland Cemetery, Gum Springs, Clark, Arkansas, United States.

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John William Wilkinson
Maria Isabell Davis
Marriage: 10 December 1890
Etta Wilkenson
Jemima Mae Wilkinson
Davis Wilkinson

Sources (10)

  • Myra Wilkinson in household of John W Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myra J. Davis, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"
  • Myra Isabell Davis Wilkinson, "Find A Grave Index"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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.


Historical Boundaries - 1873: Howard, Arkansas, United States


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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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