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  • ID: I146031
  • Name: David DAVIS
  • RELA: Spouse of 12th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 MAR 1815 in Cecil Co., MD
  • Event: Appointed BET 10 DEC 1862 AND 4 MAR 1877 Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1877 AND 3 MAR 1883 United States Senator from Illinois
  • Death: 26 JUN 1886 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
  • Event: Pic David Davis
  • Burial: Evergreen Cem., Bloomington, IL
  • Title: Hon.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    DAVIS, David, (cousin of Henry Winter Davis), a Senator from Illinois; born near Cecilton, Cecil County, Md., March 9, 1815; attended the public schools of Maryland; graduated from Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1832; studied law in Lenox, Mass., and at the law school in New Haven; admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill.; moved to Bloomington, Ill., in 1836, and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1844; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1847; judge of the eighth judicial circuit of Illinois 1848-1862; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1862-1877, when he resigned to become a Senator; candidate for nomination for president on the Liberal-Republican ticket in 1872; elected as an Independent to the United States Senate, and served from March 4, 1877, until March 3, 1883; was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Forty-seventh Congress; retired from public life; died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., June 26, 1886; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: David DAVIS b: 7 JAN 1787 in Prince George's Co., MD
    Mother: Ann MERCER b: 22 FEB 1796 in Sassafras Neck, Cecil Co., MD

    Marriage 1 Sarah Woodruff WALKER b: 4 SEP 1814 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA
    • Married: 30 OCT 1838 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has No Children George Perrin DAVIS b: 3 JUN 1842 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
    2. Has No Children Mercer DAVIS b: 27 OCT 1845 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
    3. Has No Children Lucy Adam DAVIS b: 4 JAN 1850 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
    4. Has No Children Sarah Worthington DAVIS b: 9 SEP 1852 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
    5. Has No Children Frances Mary DAVIS b: 30 NOV 1857 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL

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