Morgan David

Brief Life History of Morgan

When Morgan David was born on 3 March 1804, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas David, was 28 and his mother, Mary Johnson, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Bowen on 18 July 1823, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Palmyra, Utah, Utah, United States in 1856. He registered for military service in 1866. In 1849, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as dry hill, with son-in-law sought work six miles out of st. louis in cole mines. brought 10 family members to live in dry hill. bought small cabin for $15.00. daughter mary bowen died. 23 may 1849. while on the river, cholera broke out, 60 died. wife elizabeth and daughter mary bowen taken to hospital, wife died next day in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He died on 12 September 1888, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Morgan David
Mary Elizabeth Bowen
Marriage: 18 July 1823
Mary David
Elizabeth David
Ann David
Hannah David
Emma David
Rachel David

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  • Morgan David, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David, Morgan (1804) Birth ECIF 3 Mar 1804
  • Morgan David & Elizabeth Bowen, 'Wales, Parish Marriages and Banns' on MyHeritage

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Name Meaning

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Breton, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Dávid), Slovak (mainly Dávid): from the Hebrew personal name David (in Hungarian and Slovak spelled Dávid), interpreted as ‘beloved’. The name has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name among Christians in the Middle Ages in various parts of Europe. In Britain, the popularity of this as a personal name was increased for two reasons. Firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales who was abbot-bishop in the 6th century at what became known as Saint David's in Pembrokeshire. There are numerous dedications and placenames honouring the saint in south Wales, and it is no coincidence that the modern surname is heavily concentrated there, especially in Glamorgan. Secondly, the name was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53, and David II, 1329–71). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by Saint Gleb (died 1015), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from some other languages, especially Assyrian/Chaldean Dawid and Arabic Daud (with variants, such as Daoud and Dawood ).

History: Guillaume David from France married Marie Armand in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1656. — This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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Liverpool to New Orleans on the Hartley (5 Mar 1849 - 28 Apr 1849)

(David Bowen was husband to Mary David, son-in-law to Morgan David and Elizabeth Bowen, father of Morgan David Bowen and Ann Bowen) March 9th. Our ship the Hartley was hauled out of the dock on to th …

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