John Davis

4 October 1809–10 November 1887 (Age 78)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Davis was born on 4 October 1809, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Davis, was 41 and his mother, Sally Whitehead, was 28. He married Betsy Macklin on 3 March 1840, in Carroll, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Carroll, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 November 1887, in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Davis
1809–1887
Sarah Sallie Whitehead
1816–1861
Marriage: 3 March 1840
Elizabeth Davis
1841–1932
Mary Molly Davis
1843–1863
Sarah Frances "Frankie" Davis
1847–1929
Jennie B. Davis
1851–1923
John H. Davis
1854–1855
Thomas Henry Davis
1856–1898

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1840Carroll, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 3
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (13)

    • John Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Davis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • John Davis in entry for Jennie D Tandy, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

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