William D. Davis

13 December 1834–26 June 1919 (Age 84)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William D.

When William D. Davis was born on 13 December 1834, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Davis, was 32 and his mother, Sabra Hamilton, was 25. He had at least 1 daughter with Eliza Adria Selway. He lived in Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 26 June 1919, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84.

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William D. Davis
Eliza Adria Selway
Alma Almia Davis

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 4

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 26

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Wm Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Davis in household of James Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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