Letitia Ann George

Brief Life History of Letitia Ann

When Letitia Ann George was born on 2 August 1815, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John George, was 35 and her mother, Letitia "Anne" Harris or Harries, was 33. She married John Tucker Davies on 9 April 1839, in Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 26 January 1872, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tucker Davies
1806–1888
Letitia Ann George
1815–1872
Marriage: 9 April 1839
William George Davis
1842–1851
Samuel Willard Davis
1860–1861
John George Davis
1845–1921
Alma Charles Davis Sr
1848–1903
Ephraim George Davis
1851–1894
Mary Sophia George Davies
1853–1923
Letitia Ann George Davis
1856–1919
Sarah Jane George Davis
1858–1860
Martha Helen Davis
1862–1946

Sources (35)

  • Lutha Ann Davies in household of John T Davies, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Letitia Ann George Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Letitia Ann George in entry for Alma Charles Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

German: variant of Georg .

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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John Tucker Davis

CAPTAIN JOHN TUCKER DAVIS, a "master mariner," was born 3 March 1806 in Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He was the son of Henry Davies (1772-1849), a mariner and fisherman, and Elizabeth Tucker (1767-1 …

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