Owen David

1683–24 August 1768 (Age 85)
Maentwrog, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Owen

When Owen David was born in 1683, in Maentwrog, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Morgan David Davis Rev, was 61 and his mother, Catherine Howell, was 25. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Rees. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America in 1706. He died on 24 August 1768, in Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fox Hall Plantation Cemetery, Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen David
Mary Rees
Benjamin David
Miss Elinnor David
Rachel David
Reverend Enoch David

Spouse and Children


    Mary Rees




Parents and Siblings

    Morgan David Davis Rev





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Age 0

Founding date
1698 · Pirates Sail Along Delaware

Age 15

From 1698-1700 pirates including Captain Kidd sailed along Delaware. Most of their activity was in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
1706 · Port of Baltimore Established

Age 23

The Port of Baltimore was established in 1706 by the colonial General Assembly of the Providence of Maryland.

Name Meaning

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak (Dávid), and Slovenian: from the Hebrew personal name David ‘beloved’, which has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name, the greatest of the early kings of Israel. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name in various parts of Europe, notably Britain, among Christians in the Middle Ages. The popularity of this as a personal name was increased in Britain, firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales (about whom very little is known: he was probably a 6th-century monk and bishop) and secondly because it was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53 , and David II, 1329–71 ). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by St. Gleb (died 1015 ), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Owen David, "Find A Grave Index"

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