David Burrell Tevis

1853–1944 (Age 91)
Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States

The Life of David Burrell

When David Burrell Tevis was born on 5 July 1853, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, his father, Roland J. Tevis, was 23 and his mother, Mary P. Spinks, was 16. He married India Roach on 10 August 1881, in Liberty, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Liberty, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Liberty, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 1944, in Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Liberty, Liberty, Texas, United States.

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David Burrell Tevis
India Roach
Marriage: 10 August 1881
Clay Stone Tevis
Eula Mae Tevis
George Clifton Tevis
Bertie Welch Tevis
Frankie Alpine Tevis
Myrtle Tevis
Otha Tevis
Esther Tevis
Josie Tevis

Spouse & Children

10 August 1881
Liberty, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Roland J. Tevis


  • Mary P. Spinks




  • Male1853–1944Male

  • Henry Jenkins Tevis


  • Frank Fly Tevis


World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 8

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 28

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Tewes .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Tivis in household of R Tivis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Tevis in household of Mary Tevis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Davey B Tevis, "United States Census, 1940"

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