Henry W Davis

7 May 1854–28 July 1946 (Age 92)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Henry W

When Henry W Davis was born on 7 May 1854, in Alabama, United States, his father, Robert C Davis, was 24 and his mother, Narcissa Caroline Mills, was 25. He married Martha "Mattie" Sanderfer on 20 September 1883, in Limestone, Monroe, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 1 Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 28 July 1946, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Henry W Davis
Martha "Mattie" Sanderfer
Marriage: 20 September 1883
Mollie E Davis
Ada Davis
Walter W Davis
Leslie L Davis
Nellie R Davis

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  • Marriage
    20 September 1883Limestone, Monroe, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 7
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 27
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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 (13)

    • Henry Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Henry W. Davis, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"
    • Henry W Davis in entry for Martha Sanderfer Davis, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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