Robert Washington Priddy

Brief Life History of Robert Washington

When Robert Washington Priddy was born on 3 January 1828, in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Dabney Priddy, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Dabney Francis, was 27. He married Martha Henry Gaulding on 2 November 1857, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Charlotte, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 6 December 1904, in Keysville, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Keysville, Charlotte, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Washington Priddy
Martha Henry Gaulding
Marriage: 2 November 1857
Clara F. Priddy
Lavinia G. Priddy
Lelia G. Priddy
Lena D. Priddy
Doctor Albert Sidney Priddy
James Herbert Priddy
Mary Stella Priddy
Henrietta Viola Priddy

Sources (46)

  • Robert Preddie, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R W, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Robert W. Priddy, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

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.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Priddy in Somerset, named probably with Celtic words meaning ‘earth houses’.

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

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