Sampson Davis (1811 - 1861)

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Sampson Davis
1811 - 1861
updated February 06, 2019
Sampson Davis was born in 1811. He died in 1861 in Australia at age 50. We know that Sampson Davis had been residing in Australia.

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Sampson Davis passed away in 1861 in Australia at age 50. He was born in 1811. There is no information about Sampson's family or relationships. We know that Sampson Davis had been residing in Australia.
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In 1811, in the year that Sampson Davis was born, on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

In 1820, by the time he was just 9 years old, volcano Mount Rainier, near Tacoma and Seattle, erupted. Between 1820 and 1894, there were at least 14 eruptions reported - most of them probably just ash and dust clouds.

In 1834, at the age of 23 years old, Sampson was alive when on March 28th, President Andrew Jackson was censured by the United States Congress, 26–20, due to his efforts to close The Second Bank of the United States - which eventually led to the Panic of 1837. The censure was expunged in 1837, after years of effort by Jackson supporters.

In 1855, Sampson was 44 years old when on March 3rd, Congress appropriated $30,000 to create the U.S. Camel Corps. The idea was to use camels as pack animals in the Southwest and 34 camels were bought. But the Army wasn't enthusiastic about the idea and after the Civil War the Camel Corps was entirely abandoned.

In 1861, in the year of Sampson Davis's passing, on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

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Australia
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Australia
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Died: 1861
Australia
Kate Mary Davis
Died: 1861
Australia
Richard Davis

Australia
Helen Davis
1859 - 1861
Australia
William Davis

Australia
Eliza Davis

Australia
John William Davis
Died: 1861
Australia
John Davis

Australia
James Davis
1817 - 1861
Australia
Bridget Davis

Australia

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Australia
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Amhe, Australia
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1860 - 1861
Australia
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Australia
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Australia
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Died: 1861
Australia
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Australia
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