Isaac N Davis

Brief Life History of Isaac N

When Isaac N Davis was born in April 1847, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Peter Davis, was 35 and his mother, Ann Maria Billingsley, was 38. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 4 July 1869, in Shinnston, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

Peter Davis
1811–1887
Ann Maria Billingsley
1809–1892
Melinda Davis
1833–
Peter Van Buren Davis
1836–1892
Elizabeth Louisa Davis
1835–1888
Mary Jane Davis
1838–
Samuel Benton Davis Sr.
1841–1873
Maria Adelia Davis
1844–1918
Isaac N Davis
1847–1869

Sources (4)

  • Isaac N Shinn in household of Peter Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac N Davis, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Isaac N Davis in household of Peter Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (4)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

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 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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