Jane Davis

1722–
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Davis was born in 1722, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Stephen Davis, was 22 and her mother, Letty Van Winkle, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Davis
1700–1782
Letty Van Winkle
1700–
Mary Davis
1716–1790
Elizabeth Davis
1720–1782
Jane Davis
1722–
Eunice Davis
1724–
Samuel Davis
1726–
Ebenezer Davis
1729–
Timothy Davis
1731–1769

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Davis

    Male1700–1782Male

    Female1700–Female

siblings

(7)

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 53

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 54

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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