Elizabeth Thompson Davis

8 May 1837–10 December 1899 (Age 62)
Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Thompson

When Elizabeth Thompson Davis was born on 8 May 1837, in Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Tucker Davies, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Thompson, was 28. She married George Briggs Douglass in 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 10 December 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Briggs Douglass
1838–1903
Elizabeth Thompson Davis
1837–1899
Marriage: 1857
Elizabeth Ann Davis Douglas
1862–1929
George Douglass
1868–
George Henry Davis Douglas
1863–1864
Mary Amelia Douglas
1865–1870
John Davis Douglass
1867–1942
Clara Douglass
1868–1896
Richard Edmond Douglas
1871–1943
Egbert Douglas
1873–1957
William Douglas
1876–1876
Eva Beryl Douglas
1878–1925

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 2
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1843
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1863
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (25)

    • Davies in entry for Elizabeth McJilton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Douglass in household of George Douglass, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Douglass in entry for George Douglass and Mary Elizabeth Brown, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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