Margaret King Davis

Female1819–26 January 1896

Brief Life History of Margaret King

When Margaret King Davis was born in 1819, in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Davis, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Bartholomew, was 27. She had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with Michael Bright. She lived in Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 26 January 1896, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Bright
Margaret King Davis
Sarah Catherine “Sallie” Bright
Anna Bright
Mary Bright
Anna Bright
Francis B. Bright
Edward Davis Bright
Ellen D. Bright
Frank Duncan Bright
Harry Bright
John White Bright
Henry Bright

Sources (8)

  • Margreta Bright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret King Davis Bright, "Find A Grave Index"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Henry Bright, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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Children (11)

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 


Age 9

Pottsville was incorporated as a borough on 19 Feb 1828.


Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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

Thomas & Rachel Bartholomew Davis and Their Children

Source: An Historical and Genealogical Account of Andrew Robeson and His Descendants from 1653 to 1916 Compiled by Susan Stroud Robeson no. 631 Rachel Bartholomew (daughter of Rachel, daughter of Sar …

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