Jane Davis

25 October 1834–13 October 1898 (Age 63)
Llansannan, Denbighshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Davis was born on 25 October 1834, in Llansannan, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Davies, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Williams, was 22. She married William John Lewis on 9 April 1856, in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Llanddoged, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 13 October 1898, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Lewis
Jane Davis
Marriage: 9 April 1856
William Davis Lewis
John Elias Lewis
Elizabeth Jane Lewis
Martha Elenore Lewis
Sarah Ann Lewis
Margaret Janette Lewis
Mary Hannah Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1856Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 5
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    A History of William John Lewis and Jane Davis

    A HISTORY OF WILLIAM JOHN LEWIS AND JANE DAVIS William John Lewis was born in Pentrie Estilo, near Swansea, Wales, September 10, 1832. He was the son of John and Martha Lewis. William had seven …

    Sources (23)

    • Martha Davies in entry for Margaret Lewis Judd, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jane Davies in household of William Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Jane Davis in entry for Martha Eleanor Lewis Harding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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