Mary Ann Davis

4 October 1843–21 July 1885 (Age 41)
Somerton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Davis was born on 4 October 1843, in Somerton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Davis, was 23 and her mother, Eliza Jane Brain, was 20. She married Ira Patchen Tiffany on 23 September 1862, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 21 July 1885, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salem City Cemetery, Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Patchen Tiffany
Mary Ann Davis
Marriage: 23 September 1862
Ira Davis Tiffany
Zenos William Tiffany
Sylvia Ann Tiffany
Cyntha Jane Tiffany
Mary Elizabeth Tiffany
Almira Tiffany
Franklin Brayn Tiffany
Eliza Tiffany
George Hyrum Tiffany
Albert Henry Tiffany
Ray Tiffany

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1862Salem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 20
    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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    Brief history of Ira and Mary Ann Tiffany

    Ira was a second-generation Mormon who, although not yet thirty-five, had already seen it all. Born in Eaton, Ohio, in 1835, on the same day Joseph Smith ordained the first Quorum of the Twelve A …

    Sources (20)

    • Mary A Tiffany in household of Ira Tiffany, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ann Dairs in entry for Sylvia Tiffany Deveraux, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Ann Tiffany in household of Ira Tiffany, "United States Census, 1880"

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