James Gray Willie

Brief Life History of James Gray

When James Gray Willie was born on 1 November 1814, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Willie, was 51 and his mother, Mary Sutton, was 36. He married Elizabeth Ann Pettit on 13 January 1846, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 September 1895, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Gray Willie
Elizabeth Ann Pettit
Marriage: 13 January 1846
William Pettit Willie
Mary Sutton Pettit Willie
John Smith Petit Willie
James Nephi Pettit Willie
Emma Elizabeth Pettit Willie

Sources (58)

  • James Wellie, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Nellie, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • James Gray (Grey) Willie, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Willey .

Scottish: variant of Wylie .

Native American (e.g. Navajo and Seminole): adoption of the English personal name Willie (pet form of William ) as a surname.

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

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James Grey Willie

The Life Story of James Grey Willie James Grey Willie was the son of William (1763-1945) and Mary Sutton Willie (1778-1847), of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. William was the son of John (1737-182 …

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