Jerusha Bray

October 1792–5 November 1875 (Age 83)
Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Jerusha

When Jerusha Bray was born in October 1792, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Peter Bray, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Jerusha Atherton, was 27. She married Stephen Golding in 1811, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jennings Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 5 November 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Golding
Jerusha Bray
Marriage: 1811
Eliza Golding
Sarah Golding
Mary Ann Golding
Aaron Golding
John A Golding
Robert Jackson Golding
Peter Golding
Jonathan Emerson Golding

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1811Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
    Age 4
    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
    Age 24
    Indiana is the 19th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.English: perhaps a topographic name from northern Middle English bra ‘steep (river) bank’ or ‘brow of a hill’, denoting someone who lived at such a place.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy or Picardy called Bray (Eure, Calvados, Aisne, Somme); see 6.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Jerusha Golding in household of Stephen Golding, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jerusha in entry for Robert Golding, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Jerusha in entry for Jonathan E. Golding, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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