Jesse Grady

1846–21 March 1890 (Age 44)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Grady was born in 1846, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Grady, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Briggs, was 44. He married Mary Cornelia May Hughes on 26 November 1874, in Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Versailles Township, Brown, Illinois, United States in 1860 and McKee Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 21 March 1890, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Kellerville, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Jesse Grady
Mary Cornelia May Hughes
Marriage: 26 November 1874
Elmer Grady
Malinda Ellen Grady
Herman Grady
Emery Daniel Grady
Myrtle May Grady
James Henry Grady
Velma Nettie Grady

Spouse and Children

26 November 1874
Brown, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. (Munster and Connacht) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráda ‘descendant of Gráda’, a byname meaning ‘noble’ ( see O’Grady ). 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Bhrádaigh ( see McGrady ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Gradey in household of Willis Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Grady, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Grady in entry for Mr Herman Grady and Miss Ola Ashley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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