Hannah Gresham

1768–
King, Salem, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Gresham was born in 1768, in King, Salem, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Gresham, was 25 and her mother, Mary Faulkner, was 25. She married William Chowning in 1787. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

William Chowning
1780–
Hannah Gresham
1768–
Marriage: 1787
Thomas William Chowning
1807–
John Shape Chowning
1809–

Spouse and Children

    William Chowning

    Male1780–Male

    Female1768–Female

MARRIAGE
1787
children

(2)

    Thomas William Chowning

    Male1807–Male

    John Shape Chowning

    Male1809–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 12

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 32

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English græs, gærs ‘grass(land)’, ‘pasturage’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • King and Queen County, Virginia

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