Gracey Ann King

1807–1860 (Age 53)
Newberry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Gracey Ann

When Gracey Ann King was born in 1807, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, her father, Eliab King, was 27 and her mother, Frances, was 32. She married Hugh Alexander Brown before 1827, in Franklin, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1860, in Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Alexander Brown
Gracey Ann King
Marriage: before 1827
William Thomas Brown
William Nathan Brown
Mary Vashti Brown
Robert Marshall Brown
Cynthia A. Brown
Cynthia Duck Brown
Lorena Brown
Serenah Lorena Brown
Sally Brown
Martha Brown
Hugh Alexander Brown Jr.

Spouse and Children

before 1827
Franklin, Mississippi, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Eliab King






World Events (7)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 10

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 15

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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  • Gracy A Brown in household of Hugh Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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