Nancy Ann Davis

Female14 April 1802–

Brief Life History of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Davis was born on 14 April 1802, in Washington, Georgia, United States, her father, Dioclesian Dyer Davis, was 47 and her mother, Nancy Fluker, was 41. She married John Guyton in 1818. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Tanner, Washington, Georgia, United States in 1880.

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John Guyton
1784–1826
Nancy Ann Davis
1802–
Marriage: 1818
Tabitha Ann Guyton
1825–

Sources (2)

  • Mrs Givton in household of J I Pughly, "United States Census, 1880"
  • LWT Washington Co Ga Wills 1852-1903 vol B p.61

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  • Marriage
    1818
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1803

    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

    Age 1

    Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.

    1835 · Treaty of New Echota

    Age 33

    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    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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