Jemima Davis

4 November 1794–21 November 1863 (Age 69)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jemima

When Jemima Davis was born on 4 November 1794, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Lemuel Davis, was 35 and her mother, Jemima Kelsey, was 33. She married Huntington Johnson before 1820, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 21 November 1863, in Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Aaron Johnson
Jemima Davis
Marriage: 6 April 1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1857President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 8
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 25
    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. 

    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 (16)

    • 1794 Connecticut Birth of Jemima Davis daughter of Lemuel Davis & Jemima Kelsey, 4 November 1794, Killingsworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
    • Jemima Johnson in household of Aaron Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jemima Johnson in household of Franklin Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"

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