John Graybeal

2 June 1810–9 February 1884 (Age 73)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Graybeal was born on 2 June 1810, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter John Graybeal, was 26 and his mother, Mary Burkett, was 20. He married Martha Edwards about 1836, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 February 1884, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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John Graybeal
Martha Edwards
Marriage: about 1836
Rhoda Martha Graybeal
Mary Ann Graybeal
Peter C. Graybeal
Sarah Jane Graybeal
David Graybeal
Jacob John Graybeal

Spouse and Children


    Martha Edwards


about 1836
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

See Graybill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Grabeal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Graybeal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Graybeal, "United States Census, 1860"

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