Daniel Davis

Brief Life History of Daniel

When Daniel Davis was born on 18 December 1808, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Wells Chase Davis, was 31 and his mother, Mary Molly Kelley, was 28. He married Charlotte Ann Davis on 10 February 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Unorganized Territory, Columbia, Washington, United States in 1846 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 4 years. He died on 25 February 1892, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Davis
Charlotte Ann Davis
Marriage: 10 February 1859
Charlotte Vilate Davis
Daniel Kelly Davis
Sarah Lydia Davis
Daka Davis

Sources (31)

  • Daniel Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Daniel in entry for Daniel K Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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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Daniel Davis conversion and migration

Daniel Davis was born in 1808 in Essex, Massacusetts. He converted to the LDS Church and was baptized in 1845. He appears to be the only member of his family who converted. He was endowed in the Na …

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