Joshua Martin Davis

3 September 1847–5 May 1899 (Age 51)
Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joshua Martin

When Joshua Martin Davis was born on 3 September 1847, in Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, his father, Joshua Davis, was 26 and his mother, Susan Ann Cole, was 20. He married Sarah Jane Cloward on 30 January 1869, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 5 May 1899, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Martin Davis
Sarah Jane Cloward
Marriage: 30 January 1869
Maribah Rosetta Davis
Ranetta Ann Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Ida May Davis
Sarah Jane Davis
Martin Burdell Davis
Martelous Davis
Oliver Lee Davis
Leigh Davis
Neal Grant Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1869Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 16
    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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    Story Highlight


    Joshua Martin Davis, the third child of Joshua and Susan Ann Cole Davis was born September 3, 1847 at Fox River, Stringtown, Iowa. His parents were among those that joing the Church of Jesus Chr …

    Sources (40)

    • Joshua M Davis in household of Joshua Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J.M. Davis in entry for Oliver Davis and Mabel Corry, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Josiah Davis in entry for Maribah Rosetta Davis Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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