Ambrose H. Pray

1812–1854 (Age 42)
Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ambrose H.

When Ambrose H. Pray was born in 1812, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Oliver Pray, was 28 and his mother, Amy Hopkins, was 24. He died on 13 August 1854, at the age of 42, and was buried in Waterville, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Oliver Pray
Amy Hopkins
Ambrose H. Pray
Esther A. Pray
Amy Hopkins Pray

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World Events (7)


Age 0

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

Age 0

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 13

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (chiefly County Down): variant of Prey .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English pre(y), Old French pree ‘meadow’, or a habitational name from any of the minor places deriving their name from this word, of which there are several examples in Surrey.

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

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  • Ambrose H. Pray, "Find A Grave Index"

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