Samuel Grigsby

Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Grigsby was born in 1823, in Virginia, United States, his father, Etchison Grigsby, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann Turner, was 35.

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Etchison Grigsby
Sarah Ann Turner
James T. Grigsby
Sarah Jane Grigsby
John Grigsby
Benjamin Grigsby
Rebecca Grigsby
Cleopatra Ann Grigsby
William G. Grigsby
Booker Preston Grigsby
Samuel Grigsby
Etchison Grigsby
Frances Grigsby
Thomas Grigsby
Mary Grigsby

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World Events (3)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
Age 1
“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 2
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 7
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.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from a lost or unidentified place called Gregby, apparently in Lincolnshire. Although it is not certain that the surname in Kent is connected with the early bearers in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, it seems plausible. A habitational name with the Scandinavian generic -by (Old Danish ‘settlement, village’), while typical of the Danelaw, is an impossible coinage in southeastern England.English: perhaps a variant of Grebby from a place so called in Scremby (Lincolnshire).

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

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