James O. Graddy

Brief Life History of James O.

James O. Graddy was born in 1792, in Georgia, United States as the son of John Grady. He married Lucy Ann Martha Stovall on 28 April 1816, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Catoosa, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died in 1875, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83.

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James O. Graddy
Lucy Ann Martha Stovall
Marriage: 28 April 1816
John Grady
Mary Grady
Elizabeth O'Grady
Lewis Clark Graddy
James Bluford Graddy

Sources (5)

  • James Graddy, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James Ograddy, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • J O Grady in household of L C Grady, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.


Mississippi is the 20th state.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Greada, possibly from greid ‘champion’ (genitive greada).

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

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