Joseph Samuel Priddy

Brief Life History of Joseph Samuel

When Joseph Samuel Priddy was born on 16 August 1819, in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Dabney Priddy, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Dabney Francis, was 18. He married Martha "Jennie" Jane Ellis on 19 December 1840, in Goochland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 25 March 1887, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Samuel Priddy
Martha "Jennie" Jane Ellis
Marriage: 19 December 1840
Robert Catsby Priddy
Henry Burwell Priddy
about 1843–1925
John A. Priddy
Sarah "Sallie" V. Priddy
Emma Elizabeth Priddy
A. Laura Priddy
William E Priddy
Thomas Lee Priddy
Nancy Dabney "Nannie" Priddy

Sources (38)

  • Jos S Priddy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph S. Priddy, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Joseph S Priddy, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 


The City of Richmond was officially part of Henrico County until 1842, when it became a fully independent city.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Priddy in Somerset, named probably with Celtic words meaning ‘earth houses’.

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

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