Nathan Davis

2 October 1814–29 December 1894 (Age 80)
Hanoverton, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Nathan

When Nathan Davis was born on 2 October 1814, in Hanoverton, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, David Davis, was 25 and his mother, Rachel John, was 22. He married Sarah Woolley on 31 March 1836, in Hanover Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 29 December 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Nathan Davis
Sarah Woolley
Marriage: 31 March 1836
Rachel Hannah Davis
Edwin Woolley Davis
Mervin Taylor Davis
Albert Westley Davis
Charles Lewis Davis
Milton Herbert Davis
Sarah Maria Davis
John Nathan Davis
David Franklin Davis Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1836Hanover Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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
    Age 6
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Nathan Davis (1814-1894) - Biography

    L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia, pages 647-648 -- NATHAN DAVIS, machinest and business man. Salt Lake City, Utah DAVIS, Nathan, third Bishop of the Seventeenth Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah, was …

    Sources (81)

    • Nathan Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nathan Davis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Nathen Davis in entry for Nathen Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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