Richard Davis

1815–6 May 1873 (Age 58)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Davis was born in 1815, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel William Davis, was 40 and his mother, Jane Levels, was 34. He married Jane Williamson about 1843, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 6 May 1873, in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 58.

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Richard Davis
Jane Williamson
Marriage: about 1843
William Franklin Davis
John Newton Davis
Francis Marion Davis
James P. Davis
Mathew J. Davis

Spouse and Children

about 1843
Anderson, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 7

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 17

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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