Elizabeth Davis

15 August 1824–23 January 1921 (Age 96)
Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Davis was born on 15 August 1824, in Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Davis, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Turner, was 31. She married Samuel Gentry on 6 January 1845, in Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 23 January 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Gentry
Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 6 January 1845
Elizabeth Annice Gentry
Edward Samuel Gentry
William Gentry
Arthur Gentry
Annice Elizabeth Gentry
Harry Henry Gentry
Emily Elizabeth Gentry
Samuel Gentry
Clara Agnes Gentry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1845Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 30
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    The Ruth May Story, Crossing the Plains with the Leonard G. Rice Company

    Fox, Ruth May, "My Story," 11-13. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some rest …

    Sources (63)

    • Elizabeth Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Davis in entry for Emily G Sornsen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Eliza Marcy in household of Stephen Marcy, "New York State Census, 1865"

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