Susan Davis

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Davis was born on 24 July 1802, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, her father, Benjamin Davis, was 58 and her mother, Susana Shemwell, was 36. She married Daniel Durham Hunt on 19 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She died on 27 June 1850, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 47.

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Daniel Durham Hunt
Susan Davis
Marriage: 19 January 1846

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  • Susan Davis in entry for Daniel Durham Hunt, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Susan Davis in entry for Daniel Durham Hunt, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Susan Hunt - Pioneer Overland Travel

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World Events (7)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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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Susan Davis Hunt's Death

Susan's death was recorded by Jacob Hamblin on the Pioneer Overland Trail. Following is the name of the journal and his record for the 27th of June 1850. Hamblin, Jacob, Autobiography and journal, 1 …

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