Julia Wray

about 1809–before 1840 (Age 31)
United States

The Life of Julia

When Julia Wray was born about 1809, in United States, her father, John Ray, was 34 and her mother, Sarah McGlammery, was 33. She married Samuel Bentley Bamford on 29 November 1830, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died before 1840, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Bentley Bamford



29 November 1830
Vermillion, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings





    James Ray



    John Ray or Wray


+6 More Children

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: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England named Wray, Wrea, or Wreay, from Old Norse vrá ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Pray in entry for Samuel Banford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Caroline Ray in entry for Samuel Banford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Caroline Ray in entry for Samuel Banford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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