Titus Lazarus Davis

8 August 1806–12 April 1898 (Age 91)
Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Titus Lazarus

When Titus Lazarus Davis was born on 8 August 1806, in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, Wales, his father, David Lazarus Davis Jr., was 21 and his mother, Rachel Thomas, was 31. He married Mary Gwenllian Bowen on 12 January 1840, in Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales for about 10 years. He died on 12 April 1898, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Titus Lazarus Davis
Mary Gwenllian Bowen
Marriage: 12 January 1840
Josiah Bowen Davis
David Lazarus Davis
Timothy Bowen Davis
Gwenllian Davis
Evan Thomas B. Davis
Thomas A Davis
Daniel John Davis
John Henry Bowen Davis
Hannah Davis
Jenkin Bowen Davis
Henry John Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1840Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 24
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Titus Lazarus Davis & Mary Gwenllian Bowen, by their son Thomas A. Davis from Welsh Mormon History, Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU

    Davis, Thomas A. - Autobiography TITUS DAVIS by his son Thomas Davis Life History of Titus Davis and Mary Gwenllian Bowen. Written by Their Sixth Child, Thomas Ap. Davis Before his Death 21 April, 192 …

    Sources (43)

    • Titus Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Titus Davis in entry for Gwennie Davis Edwards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Titus Davis in household of Dinah Reis, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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