Sarah Jane Davis

5 July 1830–4 August 1892 (Age 62)
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Davis was born on 5 July 1830, in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, her father, William David, was 53 and her mother, Margaret David, was 45. She married John Haines Williams in 1849, in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Saint John, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 4 August 1892, in Samaria, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Haines Williams
Sarah Jane Davis
Marriage: 1849
William Davis Williams
David Davis Williams
Mary Catherine Williams
Thomas Davis Williams
Ann Ellen Williams
Sarah Williams
Eliza Bell Williams
Mary Jane Williams
John Hennys Williams
George Haines Williams
Francis Williams
Joseph Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1849Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 1
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 20
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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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    WILLIAMS - Life Sketch of John Haines Williams and Sarah Jane Davis

    Life Sketch of John Haines Williams and Sarah Jane Davis Among many corners of beautiful Wales that are special to me are three places in Carmarthenshire not far from the sea. John Haines, the son of …

    Sources (29)

    • Sarah Williams in household of John Williams, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • 1916 May - Sarah Davis in entry for son, Wm. D. Williams, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • 1841 England and Wales Census - Sarah David in household of William David, St Mary, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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