Bathsheba Wray

Brief Life History of Bathsheba

When Bathsheba Wray was born on 17 January 1805, in Monroe, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, John Ray, was 30 and her mother, Sarah McGlamery, was 29. She married James Louden Armstrong on 17 June 1821, in Walnut Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 11 January 1823, in Walnut Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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James Louden Armstrong
1801–1874
Bathsheba Wray
1805–1823
Marriage: 17 June 1821
Bathsheba Mahala Armstrong
1822–1872

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    World Events (7)

    1808

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    1812

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

    Name Meaning

    English (northern):

    from Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook, corner of land’, a topographic name for someone who lived at or by a nook, corner of land, or isolated place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wray in Tunstall (Lancashire), Wrea in Kirkham (Lancashire), and High and Low Wreah in Hensingham (Cumberland). The name was taken to Ulster by a Yorkshire family in the reign of Elizabeth I, and was used interchangeably in the counties of Derry and Donegal with Raw, Ray, Rea, and occasionally McRae .

    common post-medieval spelling of Ray , Rae , or Ree .

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

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