John Amos Davis

24 March 1845–2 December 1923 (Age 78)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John Amos

John Amos Davis was born on 24 March 1845, in Ohio, United States. He married Susannah Justet on 6 September 1879, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 2 December 1923, in Jackson, Teton, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in South Park Cemetery, Jackson, Teton, Wyoming, United States.

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John Amos Davis
Susannah Justet
Marriage: 6 September 1879
Naoma Susannah Davis
Tryphena Atherton Davis
Rhoda Syntha Davis
John William Davis
Martha Elizabeth Davis

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  • Marriage
    6 September 1879Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 15
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 21
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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.

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    John Amos Davis

    John was born in Ohio, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois and was orphaned in the fall of 1945, when his parents and oldest brother died of Malaria (Ague). He came to Utah with a couple named Amos Davis and Ma …

    Sources (27)

    • Amos Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Davis in entry for John W Davis and Unice Griffin, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • John A Davis, "United States Census, 1920"

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