William Davidson

July 1760–29 July 1831 (Age 71)
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Davidson was born in July 1760, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Davidson, was 34 and his mother, Sarah, was 30. He married Sarah Oldon on 15 August 1785, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1826. He died on 29 July 1831, in Youngstown Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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William Davidson
Catharine Beaver
Marriage: 1 October 1799
Mary Davidson
Eleanor Davidson
Margaret Davidson
Patrick Davidson
George Washington Davidson
Mellinger Hardman
Catharine Davidson
Nancy R Davidson
John B Davidson
Robert Reed Davidson

Spouse and Children

1 October 1799
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 16

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 20

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Davidson, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Northumberland County Tax Records; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7W-MPPM
  • William Davidson in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900

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