William Davis

1788–from 1861 to 1869 (Age 73)
Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William

When William Davis was born in 1788, in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Lloyd Davis, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Rivers, was 21. He married Julia Thurman about 1814. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died from 1861 to 1869, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
1788–1869
Julia Thurman
1795–1877
Marriage: about 1814
William Davis
1816–1821
Eliza A. Davis
1819–1883
Carroll Washington Davis
1821–1863
William Blakeney Davis
1823–
David Richard Davis
1826–1892
Benjamin Thomas Davis
1828–1864
Nancy Janet Davis
1830–1888
John Ferguson Davis
1833–1891
Alfred William Davis
1836–1915
Margaret Emaline Davis
1840–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1814
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1788–1869Male

    Samuel Davis

    Male1790–1853Male

    Female1792–1875Female

    Isaac Jacob Davis

    Male1795–1877Male

    Hulda Davis

    Female1797–1830Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 0

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.
1812

Age 24

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Davis in entry for Margret Emaline Perkins, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943"
  • William Davis in entry for Alfred W. Davis, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943"

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