Elizabeth Davies

23 November 1829–27 September 1890 (Age 60)
Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Davies was born on 23 November 1829, in Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Rees Davies, was 24 and her mother, Rachel Morris, was 26. She married Rees Jones Williams Sr on 16 June 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Kane, Utah, United States in 1880 and Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 27 September 1890, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Kanarraville Cemetery, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rees Jones Williams Sr
Elizabeth Davies
about 1829–1890
Marriage: 16 June 1850
Reese Jones Williams Jr
William Reese Williams
Elizabeth Margaret Williams
John Davis Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight


    It might be appreciated by Elizabeth’s ancestors that she had a baby just 10 days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. She walked the entire way across the plains pregnant! Rees Jones Williams …

    Sources (47)

    • Elizabeth Davis in household of John J. Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Davis in entry for Rees J Williams and Amanda R Remington, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Elizabeth David in entry for Elizabeth Margaret Roundy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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