Joshua Davis

23 December 1820–21 November 1902 (Age 81)
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Davis was born on 23 December 1820, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Dennis Davis, was 29 and his mother, Joanna Thomas, was 29. He married Susan Ann Cole on 22 November 1840, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 21 November 1902, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Davis
1820–1902
Susan Ann Cole
1827–1891
Marriage: 22 November 1840
William Dennis Davis
1842–1842
Henry Lewis Davis
1844–1908
Joshua Martin Davis
1847–1899
Heber Carlos Davis
1849–1850
Emily Anna Davis
1850–1911
Susan Ann Davis
1852–1920
Orson Hyde Davis
1854–1854
Albert Marion Davis
1855–1904
Burdell Thomas Davis
1858–1919
Rachel Emer Davis
1860–1944
George Alvero Davis
1865–1867
Pearl Davis
1879–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1840Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 12
    The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
    1846
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Story Highlight

    Joshua Davis

    JOSHUA DAVIS Joshua Davis was born December 23, 1820 at Alton, Illinois. He was the fifth child in a family of nine who were born to Joanna Thomas and Dennis Davis. The vision of Joseph Smith co …

    Sources (56)

    • Joshua Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joshua Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joshua Davis in entry for Emily Anna Buckner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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