Hannah L. Parsons

4 May 1827–1877 (Age 49)
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah L.

When Hannah L. Parsons was born on 4 May 1827, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Parsons, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Bray, was 26. She married Charles Bray on 27 November 1847, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1877, in Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Bray
Hannah L. Parsons
Marriage: 27 November 1847
Emma Frances Bray
Charles F. Bray
George D. Bray
Amos Bray
Otis Bray

Spouse and Children

    Charles Bray



27 November 1847
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Emma Frances Bray


    Charles F. Bray


    George D. Bray


    Amos Bray


    Otis Bray


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Bray in household of Charles Bray, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Hannah Bray in household of Chas Bray, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Hannah L Bray in household of Charles Bray, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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