William Henry Price

9 December 1789–1 October 1844 (Age 54)
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Price was born on 9 December 1789, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Stephen Price, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Hall, was 23. He married Elsie Barker Dow on 29 December 1816, in Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 October 1844, in Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Arcade, Arcade, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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William Henry Price
Elsie Barker Dow
Marriage: 29 December 1816
William Henry Price
Malvina Fitzelan Price
Orlando H. Price
Martha Caroline Price
James Harvey Price
Adeline Elsie Price

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29 December 1816
Cattaraugus, New York, United States


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Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson .2 English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320 ), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices.3 Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis .

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

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  • Wm. Price in entry for Wm. H. Price, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • William Henry Price, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wm. Price in entry for Malorice Goodewough, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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