Joshua Henry Ramey

Brief Life History of Joshua Henry

When Joshua Henry Ramey was born on 22 March 1812, in Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Timothy Ramey, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Ann Penix, was 25. He married Mary Kilgore on 10 April 1832, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 14 April 1895, in Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.

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Joshua Henry Ramey
Mary Kilgore
Marriage: 10 April 1832
Stephen Ramey
Jenny Ramey
Phebe Ramey
Joseph Clay Ramey
Isaiah Ramey
Rebecca Ramey
Mary Jennie "Jane" Ramey
Sarah Ann Ramey
Henry M. Ramey
James Ramey
Martha Ramey
George Washington Ramey
John O Ramey

Sources (40)

  • Joshua Ramey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Raimey, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Johnson Rumey, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Altered form of French Rémy (see Remy ).

French: derivative of Old French ra(i)m ‘branch’ (from Latin ramus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area.

History: This surname (see 1 above) is listed along with its original form Rémy in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. Many of its bearers are descendants of Jacques Rémy, born c. 1630 in France, who by 1672 lived in Westmoreland County, VA, where he died in 1721.

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

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