Rachel Hannah Davis

5 March 1837–17 January 1882 (Age 44)
West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel Hannah

When Rachel Hannah Davis was born on 5 March 1837, in West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Davis, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Woolley, was 21. She married John Bethewel Thatcher on 10 March 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 17 January 1882, in Thatcher, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bethewel Thatcher
Rachel Hannah Davis
Marriage: 10 March 1858
John Bethewel Thatcher Jr
Hezekiah Thatcher
Sarah Catherine Thatcher
Eva Thatcher
Milton Herbert Thatcher
Nathan Davis Thatcher Sr
Lula Thatcher
Lettie Thatcher
Howard Elmer Thatcher
Gilbert Thatcher
Henry Kitchen Thatcher Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 22
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    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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              Rachel Hannah Davis was born 5 March 1837 in West Township, Columbiana, Ohio to Nathan and Sarah Woolley Davis.  Her parents were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint …

    Sources (50)

    • Hachel H Thatcher in household of Jno B Thatcher, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rachel H Davis in entry for John B Thatcher and Ida Haag, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Rachel Davis in entry for Nathen Davis Thatcher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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