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Mary Anna DwyerAge: 65 years18221887

Mary Anna Dwyer
Given names
Mary Anna
Birth about 1822
Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 8 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
MarriageJohn GrayView this family
about 1839 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
John Wilson Gray
March 20, 1840 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
Annie C. Gray
about 1843 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
Edmund Dwyer Gray
December 29, 1845 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 24 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Birth of a son
George Walter Gray
about 1849 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
Emily Mary Gray
about 1852 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
William Dargan Gray
about 1857 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 35 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 39 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Marriage of a childJohn Wilson GrayAlice Martha Elizabeth TredwellView this family
December 8, 1865 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childEdmund Dwyer GrayCaroline Agnes ChisholmView this family
about 1867 (Age 45 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 45 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 47 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a sonJohn Wilson Gray
November 21, 1872 (Age 50 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Gray
April 9, 1875 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Death of a sonGeorge Walter Gray
August 27, 1879 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childCarroll Patrick NashEmily Mary GrayView this family
August 14, 1882 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Dargan Gray
January 23, 1886 (Age 64 years)
Death April 27, 1887 (Age 65 years)
Family with John Gray - View this family
Marriage: about 1839IRELAND
7 years
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10 years
9 years
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10 years

  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary Anna Dwyer was born about 1822 in Claremorris, County Mayo, Connacht and died on April 27, 1887 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster. She married John Gray, son of John Gray and Elizabeth Wilson, about 1839 in IRELAND. He was born on July 13, 1815 in Claremorris, County Mayo, Connacht and died on April 9, 1875 in Bath, England, UNITED KINGDOM at the age of 59.

      Children of Mary Anna Dwyer and John Gray:

      1. Edmund Dwyer Gray (18451888)
      2. John Wilson Gray (18401872)
      3. George Walter Gray (18491879)
      4. William Dargan Gray (18571886)
      5. Annie C. Gray (18431921)
      6. Emily Mary Gray (1852)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Edmund Dwyer Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on December 29, 1845 in IRELAND and died on March 27, 1888 at the age of 42. He married Caroline Agnes Chisholm about 1867.

    2. John Wilson Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on March 20, 1840 in IRELAND and died on November 21, 1872 in London, England, UNITED KINGDOM at the age of 32. He married Alice Martha Elizabeth Tredwell on December 8, 1865 in England, UNITED KINGDOM.

    3. George Walter Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1849 in IRELAND and died on August 27, 1879 in Ballybrack, County Dublin, Leinster.

    4. William Dargan Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1857 in IRELAND and died on January 23, 1886 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales.

    5. Annie C. Gray, daughter of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1843 in IRELAND and died on April 16, 1921 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster.

    6. Emily Mary Gray, daughter of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1852 in IRELAND. She married Carroll Patrick Nash on August 14, 1882 in IRELAND.