Laura Snow Davis

24 February 1813–11 January 1883 (Age 69)
Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Snow

When Laura Snow Davis was born on 24 February 1813, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Darius H Davis, was 27 and her mother, Lois Newell Smith, was 27. She married Jerome Bishop on 22 December 1831, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Millville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 11 January 1883, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Bishop
Laura Snow Davis
Marriage: 22 December 1831
Helen Marie Bishop
Clinton Darius Bishop
Mary Jane Bishop
Warren Hamblin Bishop
William Franklin Bishop
Jerome Alonzo Bishop
Hyrum Rollin Bishop

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1831Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • Laura Bishop, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Laura S. Davis in entry for Hellen M. Perry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • 1870- Laura Laird in household of John Laird, Utah"United States Census, "

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