John Davis

30 October 1836–3 February 1909 (Age 72)
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Davis was born on 30 October 1836, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Davis, was 38 and his mother, Lucy Davis, was 29. He married Jane Caroline Lesueur on 11 March 1860, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 February 1909, in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Davis
Jane Caroline Lesueur
Marriage: 11 March 1860
John William Davis
Jane Caroline Davis
Nofear Davis
Harriet Ann Davis
Alma John Davis
Lucy Ellen Davis
Orson Davis
Pearl Emma Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1860Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 14
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 21
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    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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    John Davis

    John Davis was born October 30, 1836 at Stoke Abbott, Dorsetshire, England. Son of William and Lucy Davis, the fourth son and eighth child in a family of seven sons and seven daughters. Three sons and …

    Sources (45)

    • John Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Davis in entry for Oscar L Rider and Lucy E Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Davis in entry for Jane C. Davis, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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