Martha Patricia Sutherland

2 April 1819–15 April 1886 (Age 67)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Martha Patricia

When Martha Patricia Sutherland was born on 2 April 1819, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, her father, Silas Sutherland, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Ann Cummings, was 33. She married Vandover Wray on 17 July 1834, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Owen Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 April 1886, in Jackson Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Jackson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vandover Wray
Martha Patricia Sutherland
Marriage: 17 July 1834
Silas Wray
Frances Wray
Preston Wray
Parcile Willington Wray
Orecon Wray
Burlington Wray
Euretta Wray
Martha Wray
Artemesey Wray
Worcester Wray
Vandover Wray

Spouse and Children

17 July 1834
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


+7 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 22

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former county of this name, so named from Old Norse suðr ‘south’ + land ‘land’ because the territory lay south of Scandinavia and the Norse colonies in the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merithe Wray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Wray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Wray in household of Vandever Wray, "United States Census, 1850"

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