History: Grace Davis

History of Grace Davis

The father of Grace Davis, David Peter Davis, was born 29 May 1854 at Aberaman, near Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales; the son of David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy. His parents were converts to the LDS Church when David Peter was ten months old, they immigrated to the United States because of their religious beliefs and they hoped to find better working conditions than in the mines of Wales.

They lived in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where a daughter, Mary Ann, was born on 30 August 1856. Another daughter was born at Alma Town, Illinois in 1860, who was named Ellen Jane. Apparently, they were on their way through Missouri in 1861 when Ellen Jane took ill and passed away on the boat going from St. Louis to Florence, Nebraska and was buried at Harmon on the banks of the river 25 January 1861.

Grace’s mother was Caroline Anne Coles, a daughter of Rueben Coles and Hannah Terrill. They were both from England, but had immigrated and were living in Cedar Fort, where Caroline met David Peter Davis when he came to Cedar Fort to work. He met Caroline at a dance during the time they were holding an LDS Conference in Cedar Fort. They were friends for two years. Caroline was only seventeen and David Peter was twenty-one when they were secretly married on 8 October 1875.

Grace was the first child of eight born to David Peter Davis and Caroline Anne Coles. She was born 21 August 1876 in Cedar Fort, Utah. Her mother was living in the home of Grace’s grandparents, Rueben and Hannah. Of the eight children born to David Peter and Caroline, only Grace, Parley, Hannah and Charlotte lived to adulthood.  David Rueben died at the age of twelve and the others (two sons, Evan and Polly Davis) died at birth.

Parley was born 17 July 1878 at Cedar Fort, Utah. He never married and died 20 September 1943.

Hannah was born 21 November 1880 at Samaria, Idaho.

David Reuben was born in Samaria on 2 February 1883. When David Reuben was twelve years old, he and Parley were driving some horses. Parley became aggravated because they wouldn’t go where he wanted them to go; he picked up a slivery stick and threw it. It missed the horse and hit Rueben in the face. Not having drugs and medication to treat such things like we do today, tetanus or lockjaw, as they called it then, soon developed and Reuben lay for a month–slowly dying from the infection and starvation. He could neither eat nor drink. David Peter and Caroline sat by his bedside and watched their son slowly slip away from them. For some time David Peter was bitter about this as he couldn’t see the justice in one so young having to suffer so much. David Rueben died 20 September 1895.

Charlotte, the third daughter, was born 1 February 1866 at Milo, Idaho, in a log cabin with loop-holes for defense against the Indians. She was a frail child with a rheumatic heart. Because of this condition she was never really in good health and sometimes in very poor health.

Grace, Hannah, and Charlotte all learned to work at everything outdoors as well as to cook and take care of the home. David Peter raised good horses and this is where his daughters learned to love horses. Grace loved horses and practiced trick-riding, becoming very proficient at it. Grace was very capable in handling them and was never happier than when she was outside working with them. David Peter took great pride in the fact that his girls were accomplished in these outdoor skills and had a great capacity for work.

Bert Lund Murphy – Son-in-Law (Husband of Verda May)
Caroline Ann Coles (208) – Mother
Charlotte Davis (214) – Sister
Charlotte Nott Jeremy (421) – Paternal Grandmother
David Peter Davis (207) – Father
David Peter Davis II – Half Brother
David Reuben Davis (212) – Brother
David William Davis (420) – Paternal Grandfather
David William Rowley (30) – Son
Effie Cornelia Fowler – Stepmother
Ellen Jane Davis (423) – Paternal Aunt
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Son
Erma Thornton – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Hugh Francis)
Evan Davis (215) – Brother
Grace Davis (86) – Self
Hannah Davis (210) – Sister
Hannah Terrill (429) – Maternal Grandmother
Harriet ‘Annie’ Rowley (199) – Sister-in-Law
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Son
Hugh Galloway – Nephew
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Husband
Jane Paul (198) – Mother-in-Law
Laura Greene – Stepsister
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of David William)
Mary Ann Davis (422) – Paternal Aunt
Mary Leah McGary – Wife of Nephew Hugh Galloway
Naina DeEsta Davis – Half Sister
Parley Davis (209) – Brother
Parley J. Davis – Paternal Uncle (?)
Pearl Greene – Stepsister
Polly Davis (216) – Sister
Reuben Coles (428) – Maternal Grandfather
Ruby Greene – Stepsister
Sarah Marie Alderson – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Emerson Adis)
Son Davis (211) – Brother
Son Davis (213) – Brother
Verda May Rowley (88) – Daughter
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Son

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This Day In Our Family History

1691

Samuel Brockett was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to John Brockett and Elizabeth Doolittle

1761

Abigail Bennett died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1856

Sarah Gibbons was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1861

Emma Goodman Faucett was born in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States to Samuel Francis Mortimer Faucett and Mattie Elizabeth Gage

1888

Charles, John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth Lamont, Phoebe, Aaron George and Harrsion Sperry Sr were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Joy Sperry and Mary Lamont, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple. which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

Miles Harrison Sperry and Sarah Edmunds were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. Miles also completed his endowment ordinance at the same time

1927

Charles Rodger Lunt and Pearl Wynema Stephensen were married

1948

James Bishop and Abigail Bennett were sealed for time and eternity; their children: James, Elizabeth, Mary, Rebecca, Abigail, Ruth and Joy Bishop were sealed to them at the same time

1999

David Burnell Lunt died

2006

Nelson Earl Lunt died at the age of 54 at Lakeview Hospital (630 Medical Drive) in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. He left behind a widow, Lillian Lorraine Smith, age 49

This Day In Our Family History

1856

Mary Ann Davis was born in Pottsville, Schyllk, Pennsylvania, United States to Davis William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy

1874

Mary Emily Lunt was born

1888

Hugh Thompson Rowley, age 9, was baptized a member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1901

Nils (Neils) Olson, age 77, died

1902

Ruth Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1922

Orson Weaver, age 45, completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr was born

1950

Roxie Alcorn, age 62, died

1951

Phebe, Rebeckah, Samuel, Enoch and Stephen Brand were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1977

John Packer was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, John Packer and Edith Farnell, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Provo Utah Temple, which is located at 2200 Temple Hill Drive in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1676

John Blakeslee was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to John Blakeslee and Grace Ventrus

1697

John Curnock was born and christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Curcock and Elizabeth Mills

1786

John Lunt was born and christened in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Ellis

1846

Daniel Morgan and Miles Miller was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1856

Mary Virginia Collins was born

1891

Ebenezer and Daniel Sperry completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1918

Lowell Russell Judkins was born

1994

Ruth Lunt was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1698

Mary Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

1741

Robert Curnock was christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England

1748

William Orpin was buried in England, United Kingdom

1851

Ann Pitt was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Martin Pitt and Caroline Wright

Ann Phipps was born in Sutton, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom to John Phipps and Elizabeth Eatt

1856

Maroni Lunt died

1897

Hope Potter completed her initiatory ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1901

Mary Right was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1918

Richard Sperry was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1937

Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were sealed for time and eternity at the same time

Patricia Jean Lunt was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1940

A baby boy was born and died (stillborn?) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Joseph Ralph Barnes and Della Grace

1982

Ann, Hester and Mary Orpin were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Jordan River Utah Temple, which is located in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

2006

Mary Elizabeth Lunt was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Charles Gilbert Lunt and Agnes Coalter Golightly, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1856

Moroni Lunt was born in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States to Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood

1857

Noah Pitt died

1908

Maria Amelia Gardner died

1921

Ms. Millington and Edward and William Lount completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1924

Martha Phipps Brand was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1945

John Wheeler was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1951

A son was born and died (stillborn) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Porty Louis Gabbitas and Della Lunt

1978

Verda May Rowley died in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States