Lucy Davis

14 November 1806–13 August 1896 (Age 89)
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Davis was born on 14 November 1806, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Davey, was 29 and her mother, Ann 'Phillis' Forsey, was 26. She married William Davis on 16 August 1824, in Netherbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 13 August 1896, in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
Lucy Davis
Marriage: 16 August 1824
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Lydia Davis
Sarah Davis
Joseph Davis
Elizabeth Davis
George Davis
Henry Davis
John Davis
Joseph Davis
Ann Davis
Jane Davis
Samuel Davis
William Davis
Lucy Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1824Netherbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 9
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 24
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Sources (55)

    • Lucey Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Lucy Davis in entry for Ann Cherry, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Lucy Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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