William Ramsey

1743–1790 (Age 47)
Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Ramsey was born in 1743, in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Ramsey, was 35 and his mother, Nancy, was 35. He had at least 3 daughters with Hannah (Rounsevall) Rounsavall. He died about 1790, in Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

William Ramsey
1743–1790
Hannah (Rounsevall) Rounsavall
1745–
Elizabeth Betsy Ramsey
1765–
Ann Ramsey
1769–
Sally

Spouse and Children

    Male1743–1790Male

    Hannah (Rounsevall) Rounsavall

    Female1745–Female

children

(3)

    Female1765–Female

    Ann Ramsey

    Female1769–Female

    Sally

    FemaleFemale

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ramsey

    Male1708–1806Male

    Nancy

    Female1708–Female

siblings

(7)

    Agnes Ramsey

    Female1735–Female

    Isaac Ramsey

    Male1739–Male

    Josiah Ramsey

    Male1741–Male

    Female1743–1808Female

    Male1743–1790Male

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 15

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 33

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

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

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