Docia Guess


Brief Life History of Docia

When Docia Guess was born in 1835, in Alabama, United States, her father, Richard Guess, was 35 and her mother, Jane McKinney, was 40. She lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850.

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Richard Guess
Jane McKinney
John Guess
Johnson Guess
David Guess
First Girl Guess
Second Girl Guess
Catharine Guess
Docia Guess
Elizabeth Guest or Guess
Sixth Girl Guess

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  • Docia Guest in household of R Guest, "United States Census, 1850"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 26

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 31

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English (southern): probably a variant of Guest with loss of final -t.

South German (Güss): see Guss .

German: variant of Geis .

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

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