Thomas Davis

8 January 1839–20 September 1925 (Age 86)
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Davis was born on 8 January 1839, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Davies, was 37 and his mother, Jane David, was 37. He married Martha Callan on 12 January 1867, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 20 September 1925, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davis
Martha Callan
Marriage: 12 January 1867
Sarah Jane Davis
Martha Ann Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Thomas James Davis
Emma Maretta Davis
Polly Barnetta Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1867Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 20
    \"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.\"
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (22)

    • Thomas Davies in household of Jane Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thos Davis in entry for James Franklin Ballard and Polly Bernetta Davis, 1922, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Thomas Davis in entry for Mary E. Smith, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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