Caroline Brenchley

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Brenchley was born on 6 May 1830, in Borden, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Brenchley, was 29 and her mother, Caroline Weller, was 26. She married Thomas Lorenzo Obray on 2 August 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Taylorsville, Green Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 50, her occupation is listed as house keeper in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States. She died on 20 November 1910, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lorenzo Obray
1821–1899
Caroline Brenchley
1830–1910
Marriage: 2 August 1857
Samuel Brenchley Obray
1858–1931
Sarah Ann Obray
1859–1941
John William Obray
1860–1896
Robert Henry Obray
1862–1862
Robert Brenchley Obray
1863–1869
Marion Brenchley Obray
1865–1866
Joseph Brenchley Obray
1867–1940
Ezra Thomas Obray
1869–1967
Ida Brenchley Obray
1872–1955

Sources (36)

  • Caroline Obary, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Brenchley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Caroline Brenchley, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1852

EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: William Smith BIRTH 31 Mar 1852 DEATH 12 Oct 1858 (aged 6) BURIAL Paradise Cemetery Paradise, Cache County, Utah, USA PLOT M5 MEMORIAL ID 38189624

Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from a place in Kent named Brenchley, from an Old English personal name Brænci (of uncertain origin) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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History of Martha Shelton Obray

Written by Martha Price Martha Shelton Obray was born 2 October 1830 at Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of David Booth Shelton and Bethia Slason Shelton. Her father, David Shelton w …

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