Gracia Kelsey

about 1844–
Salisbury, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Gracia

When Gracia Kelsey was born about 1844, in Salisbury, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Perseah Kelsey, was 28 and her mother, Libby Howe, was 24.

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World Events (3)

1846
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863
Age 19
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid
Age 20
St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

Possible Related Names

Kelsay

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