Mary Molly Davis

5 November 1843–28 January 1863 (Age 19)
Carroll, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Molly

When Mary Molly Davis was born on 5 November 1843, in Carroll, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Davis, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Sallie Whitehead, was 27. She died on 28 January 1863, in Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Ghent Masonic Cemetery, Ghent, Carroll, Kentucky, United States.

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John Davis
Sarah Sallie Whitehead
Elizabeth Davis
Mary Molly Davis
Sarah Frances "Frankie" Davis
Jennie B. Davis
John H. Davis
Thomas Henry Davis

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World Events (4)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State
Age 7
According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
Age 18
Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern 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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Sources (4)

  • Mary Davis in household of John Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Davis in household of John Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary "Molly" Davis - Government record: birth-name: Mary "Molly" Davis

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