Isabell Davis

Brief Life History of Isabell

When Isabell Davis was born on 29 April 1870, in Decatur, Meigs, Tennessee, United States, her father, John B. Davis, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ackerson, was 29. She married Samuel Marler on 15 April 1888, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Civil District 3, Meigs, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 3, Rhea, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 August 1955, in Evensville, Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Evensville, Rhea, Tennessee, United States.

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Samuel Marler
Isabell Davis
Marriage: 15 April 1888
James Oscar Marler
Martha B Marler
Joseph Marion Marler
Georgia T Marler
Martha Marler
John Earl Marler
Artie Beulah Marler
Eathen Allen Marler
Elvin A Marler
Thomas Wilbur Marler
Nellie B Marler
Charles Fred Marler
Jena M Marler

Sources (12)

  • Belle Marler in household of Samuel Marler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bell Davis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Find a Grave.

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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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