Eliakim Spooner Davis

12 October 1812–8 April 1890 (Age 77)
Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Eliakim Spooner

When Eliakim Spooner Davis was born on 12 October 1812, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathan Davis, was 46 and his mother, Abigail M. Spooner, was 42. He married Orpha Brown Hopkins on 18 October 1841, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1890, in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Kansas, United States.

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Eliakim Spooner Davis
Orpha Brown Hopkins
Marriage: 18 October 1841
George Augustus Davis
Helen Maria Davis
Charles Hopkins Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Emily Davis
Ida Lucinda Davis
Emma Jane Davis

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  • Marriage
    18 October 1841Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 21
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    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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    History of Eliakim S Davis

    Eliakim was the tenth child in a family of 11, the third son of Nathan Davis by his second wife Abigail Spooner. His boyhood days were spent at hard labor. His opportunity for education was very limi …

    Sources (18)

    • E.S. Davis in entry for Charles H. Davis, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • E S Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eliahim L. in entry for Davis, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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