Julia Wray

Femaleabout 1809–before 1840

Brief Life History of Julia

When Julia Wray was born about 1809, in United States, her father, John Ray, was 35 and her mother, Sarah McGLAMERY, was 34. She married Samuel Bentley Bamford on 29 November 1830, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died before 1840.

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Samuel Bentley Bamford
Julia Wray
Marriage: 29 November 1830
Sarah A Bamford

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Julia Ray - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Caroline Ray
  • Julia Ray, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Caroline Pray in entry for Samuel Banford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1830Vermillion, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

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

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 10

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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