Josiah Sandy

1825–1851 (Age 26)
Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Sandy was born in 1825, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Allan Sandy, was 39 and his mother, Rhoda Shinn, was 30. He married Rosetta Richardson on 18 December 1849, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 19 September 1851, in Marion, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26.

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Josiah Sandy
Rosetta Richardson
Marriage: 18 December 1849
Bertha H L Sandy

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    Rosetta Richardson


18 December 1849
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

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:1. habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, so named from Old English sand ‘sand’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen or marsh’. 2. from the Old Norse personal name Sand(i), a short form of the various compound names with the first element sandr ‘sand’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Josiah Sandy, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Josiah Sandy, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Josiah Sandy, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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