George Davis

Brief Life History of George

When George Davis was born on 8 December 1834, in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Davis, was 11831 and his mother, Elizabeth Goodwin, was 29. He married Mary Ann Sparkes on 27 December 1852, in Claines, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Three Mile Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 14 June 1903, in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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George Davis
Mary Ann Sparkes
Marriage: 27 December 1852
Margaret Caroline Davis
George James Davis
Hannah Elizabeth Davis
Alfred William Davis
Baby Boy Davis
Nelson Franklin Davis
Orson Charles Davis
Vinson Frederick Davis Sr
Mary Laura Davis
Olivia Fullerton Rebecca Davis
Benjamin Ephraim Davis
Arthur Nephi Davis

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  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Davis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Davis, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1853 · Many Called to Settle the New Area

From 1853-1854, Lorenzo Snow was called with 60 other families to help settle and strength Brigham City and the surrounding area.

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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George Davis (son of James Davis, born 1803, Bodenham, Herefordshire, and Elizabeth Goodwin, born March 10, 1805, Ombersly, Worcestershire, England) was born December 8, 1834 in Waterbury, Worcestersh …

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