Lucy Burnham Gray

18 September 1795–22 June 1871 (Age 75)
Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lucy Burnham

When Lucy Burnham Gray was born on 18 September 1795, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Timothy Gray 2nd, was 46 and her mother, Ruth Burnham, was 39. She married Joel Chandler on 19 February 1818. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and New Hampshire, United States in 1870. She died on 22 June 1871, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Joel Chandler
Lucy Burnham Gray
Marriage: 19 February 1818
Lucy Gray Chandler
Edna Jane Chandler
Joel Burnham Chandler
Matilda Ruth Chandler
Louisa Chandler
Joel Burnham Chandler
Isaac Abial Chandler
Louisa Chandler

Spouse and Children

    Joel Chandler



19 February 1818


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 13

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lancy B G Chandler in household of J Henry Mcalpine, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Chandler in household of Joel Chandler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy B G Chandler in household of Joel Chandler, "United States Census, 1860"

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