Gracey Ann King

Brief Life History 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 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1860, in Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 53.

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Hugh Alexander Brown
Gracey Ann King
Marriage: before 1827
William T. Brown
Robert Marshall Brown
Mary Vashti Brown
Cynthia A. “Duck” Brown
Lorena Brown
Martha Jane Brown
Serenah Lorena Brown
Sally Brown
Sarah Brown
Hugh Alexander Brown Jr.

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

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World Events (7)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Mississippi is the 20th state.

1822 · Slave Rebellion

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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