Joel R. Davis

1819–19 December 1863 (Age 44)
New York, United States

The Life of Joel R.

Joel R. Davis was born in 1819, in New York, United States. He married Mary Maria Partridge about 1855, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States in 1850 and Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 19 December 1863, in New York, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Palatine Bridge, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, United States.

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Joel R. Davis
Mary Maria Partridge
Marriage: about 1855
Wm H Davis
Mary E Davis
Laura Eliza Davis

Spouse and Children

about 1855
New York, United States


    Wm H Davis


    Mary E Davis



World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joel R Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joel R Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joel R Davis, "New York State Census, 1855"

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