Eden H Davis

Brief Life History of Eden H

When Eden H Davis was born on 19 June 1810, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Davis, was 45 and his mother, Hester Harn, was 38. He married Eberilla H Johnson on 26 March 1835, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 31 May 1878, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Shelbyville, Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Eden H Davis
1810–1878
Eberilla H Johnson
1811–1852
Marriage: 26 March 1835
Mary "Azaline" Davis
1835–1879
John J Davis
1837–1853
Hester Anne Davis
1839–1905

Sources (8)

  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Eden H Davis, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Eden H Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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