Gad Davis

4 December 1820–7 June 1899 (Age 78)
Monmouth, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Gad

When Gad Davis was born on 4 December 1820, in Monmouth, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Davies, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Evans, was 27. He married Elizabeth Williams on 22 February 1841, in Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Brighton Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. In 1841, at the age of 21, his occupation is listed as miner in Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 7 June 1899, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gad Davis
Elizabeth Williams
Marriage: 22 February 1841
John Gad Davis
Stephen Davis
Margaret Davies
Mary Davies
John M. Davis
Mormon William Davis
Elizabeth Annie Davis
George Gad Davis
Benjamin Davies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1841Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    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.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 11
    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.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 354880;2007: 790284; 2010: 1116357)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 .

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Gad Davis - Individual or family possessions: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Gad Davis
    • Gad Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Gad Davis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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