Arad Way

Brief Life History of Arad

When Arad Way was born on 21 May 1830, in Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Solomon Arad Way, was 48 and his mother, Sally Tryon, was 45. He married Amanda Marie Byrum on 2 November 1854, in Stockton, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Big Valley Judicial Township, Lassen, California, United States in 1880. He died on 17 January 1881, in California, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Arad Way
Amanda Marie Byrum
Marriage: 2 November 1854
Miran Way
Ethel Julia Way
Hiram Bethel Way
Philo Fairchild Way
Amy Eliza Way
Hannah Sophia Way
William Arad Way
Nellie Tryanna Way
Mertie Adell Way
Bertie Isabel Way
Inez Maria Way
Arad Way

Sources (30)

  • Arad Way, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arad Way, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Arad Way, "California Great Registers, 1850-1920"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Established in 1832.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): topographic name for someone who lived near a road or path, from Middle English wei (Old English weg, cognate with Old Norse vegr, Old High German weg), or a habitational name from some minor place called with this word, as for example any of the places called Way or Waye in Devon or Way in Somerset and Kent.

Chinese: variant of Wei .

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

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