Julia A. Greever

Brief Life History of Julia A.

When Julia A. Greever was born about 1820, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Greever, was 30 and her mother, Mary Brooks, was 26. She married William A Cale about 1840, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1911, at the age of 92.

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William A Cale
Julia A. Greever
Marriage: about 1840
Joseph F Cale
about 1845–
Charlotte E Cale
about 1847–
William Harvey Cale
Caroline R Cale
Sarah Catherine Cale

Sources (10)

  • Julia Ann Cole in household of William A Cole, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Julia Anna Greaver, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Greavor in entry for Sarah Catherine Elledge, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

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

Probably an Americanized form of German Grever or, alternatively, Gruber . Compare Greaver .

Alternatively, perhaps an altered form of English Graver .

History: The Greevers trace their origin to Philip Greever, born in the mid 1740s probably in Germany (or, alternatively, in MD to Philip Ernst Gruber, an earlier immigrant from Germany), who in the second half of the 18th century came to VA and settled in Washington County. In VA he married Margaret Bosang, the daughter of David Bosang, who died in 1777 and whose will mentions Philip Gruber, Jr, as his son-in-law.

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

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