Lucretia Davis

21 May 1809–6 March 1886 (Age 76)
Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lucretia

When Lucretia Davis was born on 21 May 1809, in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Davis, was 22 and her mother, Miranda Jones, was 24. She married Moses Gay on 22 December 1830, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 6 March 1886, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Moses Gay
Lucretia Davis
Marriage: 22 December 1830
Abner Gay
Francis Albert Gay
James Davis Gay
John Flavel Gay
William Henry Gay
Mariah Henrietta Gay
Moses Brigham Gay
Aaron Gay
Joshua Gay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1830Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Moses Gay Family

    Moses Gay Family Moses Gay, 4 March 1810 (or 21 March 1804 on Family Tree) The Moses Gay family lived in Nauvoo until 1846. They came to Utah in 1850 and to Palmyra in 1852. In 1854 Moses died, l …

    Sources (48)

    • Lucretia in entry for William Henry Gay, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Lucrecia Gay in household of Mosel Gay, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lucretia Davis, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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