Dolly Gridley

30 June 1784–12 September 1871 (Age 87)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Dolly

When Dolly Gridley was born on 30 June 1784, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Seth Gridley, was 39 and her mother, Esther Blakeslee, was 35. She married Robert W Newton about 1804. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 September 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert W Newton
Dolly Gridley
Marriage: about 1804
Chauncey Newton
Rufus Newton
Earl Newton
Hannah Newton
Diantha Newton
Adelia Newton
Liza Newton
Esther Newton
Lucy Newton
Palmer Fitzalan Newton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1804
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    Age 15
    Post office est. June 22, 1799
    Age 24
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Greasley, either a habitational name from Greasley in Nottinghamshire (but possibly also from Gresley in Derbyshire), or a nickname either from Old French greslet ‘marked as by hail’, i.e. pitted or pock-marked, or Old French greslet, gresli, grailet ‘thin, slim’.perhaps from Middle English greithli, gritheli ‘good, pleasant, noble’ (Old Norse greithligr), the source of modern northern dialect gradely ‘decent, honest, good-looking, kind’. In the absence of medieval surname forms this is conjectural.English:

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Dolly Noakes in household of Thomas Noakes, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Dolly Noakes, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Dolly Newton in household of Orin Hulet, "United States Census, 1860"

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