William Wesley Gritton

Male10 October 1825–29 March 1884

Brief Life History of William Wesley

When William Wesley Gritton was born on 10 October 1825, in Harrodstown, Kentucky, Virginia, United States, his father, Milo B. Gritton, was 21 and his mother, Mary Sims, was 21. He married Amelia Ann Cox on 24 June 1851, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1884, in Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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William Wesley Gritton
Amelia Ann Cox
Marriage: 24 June 1851
Sarah Ann Gritton
Margaret J Gritton
Ralph C. Gritton
Mary Emily Gritton
John D. Gritton
Hannah Matilda Gritton
Rachel L. Gritton
Luna B. Gritton
Katherine M Gritten
Ella May Gritton

Sources (22)

  • W W Gritton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Gritton in entry for Jesse Thatcher and Sarah Thatcher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • W W Gritton, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    24 June 1851Johnson, Indiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Vermilion, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 19

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Girton .

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

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