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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Family Time Line

William Davidson
1760–1831
Catharine Beaver
1777–1851
Marriage: 1 October 1799
Mary Davidson
1800–1882
Eleanor Davidson
1802–1881
Margaret Davidson
1804–
Patrick Davidson
1807–1891
George Washington Davidson
1809–1888
Mellinger Hardman
1811–
Catharine Davidson
1813–
Nancy R Davidson
1815–1891
John B Davidson
1817–
Robert Reed Davidson
1820–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1799
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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.
1780

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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