William Daniel Grayson

Brief Life History of William Daniel

William Daniel Grayson was born on 25 May 1820, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States as the son of Joseph A Grayson. He married Mary Terrell Wood on 25 March 1853, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Samuel Miller District, Albemarle, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 October 1902, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Ed Baptist Church Cemetery, Batesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States.

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William Daniel Grayson
1820–1902
Mary Terrell Wood
1832–1900
Marriage: 25 March 1853
George Grayson
1856–1862

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  • William D Grayson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William D. Grayson - Government record: birth: 25 May 1820; Albemarle, Virginia, United States
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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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

English (northern): variant of Graveson, ‘son of the steward, farm bailiff, or village headman’. From the North Midlands through Yorkshire to the north-west, the source is Middle English grayve, grayve, greve, a borrowing of Old Norse greifi ‘earl, count’ (see Grave ). In Durham and Northumberland the source is Middle English greve, from Old (Northumbrian) English grǣfa with the same meaning (see Grieve ).

English: possibly a habitational name from Greysouthen (Cumbria), recorded as Graysone in 1505.

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

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