Mira Pelfrey

1821–Female
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Mira

When Mira Pelfrey was born in 1821, in Georgia, United States, her father, John Pelfrey, was 21 and her mother, Neomey, was 19. She married Frances Williams about 1841, in Georgia, United States.

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Frances Williams
1818–1900
Mira Pelfrey
1821–
Marriage: about 1841

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1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
Age 0
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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
Age 11
In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1861
Age 40
Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Palfrey .

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

Possible Related Names

Palfrey

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