Theodosia Barnes

23 June 1776–29 January 1861 (Age 84)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Theodosia

When Theodosia Barnes was born on 23 June 1776, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William P. Barnes, was 24 and her mother, Lucy Pease, was 21. She married Benjamin Davis on 3 October 1796, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 29 January 1861, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Davis
1774–1860
Theodosia Barnes
1776–1861
Marriage: 3 October 1796
Nancy Davis
1800–1882
Almira Davis
1801–1895
Cynthia Davis
1804–1893
William Paige Davis
1806–1894
Sarah Davis
1809–1901
Sally Davis
1809–
Benjamin Davis
1811–
Dr Willard Gould Davis
1814–1899
Lucy Peas Davis
1816–1848
Caroline Davis
1819–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1796
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(10)

    Female1800–1882Female

    Female1801–1895Female

    Cynthia Davis

    Female1804–1893Female

    Male1806–1894Male

    Sarah Davis

    Female1809–1901Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 7

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theodocia Davis in entry for Nancy Gadwin, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Theodora ... Daenes in entry for Cynthia Loomis, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Thede Barns, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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