Martha Gray

1815–
Hickory Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Gray was born in 1815, in Hickory Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Mary Gray and John Gray. She married Edward Longacre on 22 November 1832, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Edward Longacre
1810–
Martha Gray
1815–
Marriage: 22 November 1832
John Longacre
1835–
Mary Longacre
1836–
William S Longacre
1838–1904
Martha Longacre
1838–1918
Jason C Longacre
1840–
Susan C Longacre
1842–1925
Harriet Longacre
1843–1904
Sylvia Longacre
1845–
Sarah Longacre
1849–
Mandie Longacre
1864–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 November 1832
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mary Gray

    FemaleFemale

    John Gray

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

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.
1846

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Lengaker in household of Edward Lengaker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Longaker in household of Edmond Longaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Longacre, "United States Census, 1880"

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