William Wreay

1786–before 27 January 1862 (Age 76)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Wreay was born in 1786, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Moses Wray III, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Anderson, was 30. He married Susan Susannah HIXON about 1820, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Henderson, Texas, United States in 1860. He died before 27 January 1862, in Athens, Henderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Henderson, Texas, United States.

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William Wreay
Susan Susannah HIXON
Marriage: about 1820
Isaac C Wray
Martha Patsy Wray
Naomi Wreay
Alfred Wray
Harmon Wray
Peter Wray

Spouse and Children

about 1820
Kentucky, United States


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 2

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1807 · Established

Age 21

Amherst was established in 1807 as county seat for the newly formed Amherst County.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Wreay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Wreay, "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910"
  • Wm Wreay, "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910"

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