Cynthia Sophia Davis

28 January 1806–7 January 1879 (Age 72)
Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia Sophia

When Cynthia Sophia Davis was born on 28 January 1806, in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Ezekiel Davis, was 35 and her mother, Bethiah Grandy, was 35. She married George Washington Clyde on 30 October 1824, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 7 January 1879, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Clyde
Cynthia Sophia Davis
Marriage: 30 October 1824
George Washington Clyde Jr
Solomon Davis Clyde
William Morgan Clyde
Edward Prentis Clyde
Almon Davis Clyde
Lucy Bethia Clyde
James Heber Clyde
Lorinthia Clyde

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1824Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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

    William Morgan Clyde

    William Morgan Clyde was born in Ogdensburg, New York, April 8, 1829. His parents, George Washington and Cynthia Davis Clyde, were honest, industrious, reliable people. William's childhood was …

    Sources (28)

    • 1870 United States Census for Cynthia Davis Clyde (Widow Lodger)in household of Cyrus M & Mary J Sanford
    • Cynthia Clyde in entry for William Morgan Clyde, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • 1860 United States Census for Cynthia Davis Clyde (Widow)

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