Edward Jackson Davis

Brief Life History of Edward Jackson

When Edward Jackson Davis was born on 30 September 1846, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Davis, was 41 and his mother, Edith Hester, was 37. He married Doritha 'Dolly' Pittman on 4 January 1865, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Bladenboro, Bladen, North Carolina, United States for about 45 years. He died on 14 July 1923, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Singletary Cemetery, Butters, Bladen, North Carolina, United States.

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Edward Jackson Davis
Doritha 'Dolly' Pittman
Marriage: 4 January 1865
Mary E. Davis
Joseph W Davis
Richard Holmes Davis
Daniel Edward Davis
Eliza Missouri Davis
Edith Keziah Davis
Ellen Jane Davis
Isaac Wright Davis
George W. Davis
Joseph Davis
Minnie Octavia Davis
Florence Evelyn Davis

Sources (35)

  • Edward Davis in household of Isaac Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E J Davis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ed Davis, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


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

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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Edward Jackson Davis-Our Roots Run Deep

From 'Our Roots Run Deep' by Margie Davis Edward Jackson Davis was born in North Carolina 30 September 1846. He married twice. He married Doritha (Dolly) Pitman in Robeson County, North Carolina, 5 J …

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