Napoleon Bonaparte Davis

Brief Life History of Napoleon Bonaparte

When Napoleon Bonaparte Davis was born on 1 July 1879, in Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Miller Davis, was 24 and his mother, Inga Bartlett, was 22. He married Sarah Eula French on 3 February 1907, in Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 29 November 1913, at the age of 34, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Baxter, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Napoleon Bonaparte Davis
Sarah Eula French
Marriage: 3 February 1907
Eliza Marie Davis
Jessie French Davis

Sources (8)

  • Napoleon B Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Napoleon Davis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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