Thomas Davies

7 April 1811–2 August 1890 (Age 79)
Upton Magna, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Davies was born on 7 April 1811, in Upton Magna, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lloyd, was 27 and his mother, Anna Letitia Davies, was 24. He married Mary Simmonds on 24 November 1834, in Shrewsbury St Mary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849. He died on 2 August 1890, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davies
Mary Ann Jones
Marriage: 6 December 1850
Letitia Maria Davies
Thomas Davies
Melissa Ann Davies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1850New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 1
    Louisiana is the 18th state.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Reflections of Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper, by their son, "Ren" Lorenzo Snow Davies

    Reflections of Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper By Their Son, Lorenzo (Ren) Snow Davies [The following is some reflections on Thomas Davies and Mary Ann Cooper, written by their second youngest son, …

    Sources (24)

    • Thomas Davies, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thos Davies, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Davies in entry for Thomas Davies, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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