Arad Way

21 May 1830–17 January 1881 (Age 50)
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life 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 in 1854, in Lassen, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 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: 1854
Miran Way
Ethel Julia Way
Hiram Bethel Way
Philo Fairchild Way
Amy Eliza Way
Hannah Sophia Way
William Way
Nellie Tryanna Way
Mertie Adell Way
Bertie Isabel Way
Albert Way
Inez Maria Way
Arad Way

Spouse and Children


    Amanda Marie Byrum


Lassen, California, United States


    Miran Way


    Ethel Julia Way


    Hiram Bethel Way


    Philo Fairchild Way


    Amy Eliza Way


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Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arad Way, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arad Way, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arad Way, "United States Census, 1880"

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