Rachel Davis

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Davis was born on 9 September 1708, in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Fredrick Davis, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Pierpont, was 40. She married Sylvanus Marriott on 8 December 1730, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus Marriott
1708–1764
Rachel Davis
1708–
Marriage: 8 December 1730
John Marriott
1732–
Silvanus Marriott
1734–
Hamutel Marriott
1735–

Sources (6)

  • Rachel Davies, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Rachel Davis, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Rachel Davis in "The Riggs Family"

World Events (5)

1723

Historical Boundaries: 1723: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

Maryland is the 7th state.

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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