William Daniel Grayson

25 May 1820–10 October 1902 (Age 82)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 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 Batesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States.

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William Daniel Grayson
Mary Terrell Wood
Marriage: 25 March 1853
George Grayson

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25 March 1853
Albemarle, Virginia, United States


    George Grayson


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

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"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 24

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: patronymic from Grave 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm D Grayson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W D Grayson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1900 Census

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