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 William Lady

William Lady

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 3 May 1869 (aged 73)
Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 29476276 · View Source
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William was a son of George William and Susan Lady. He was likely born in the area that became Sullivan County, Tennessee, which was part of Virginia from 1738 until 1779. He married Jane Treadway about 1830, probably in Sullivan County, Tennessee. But we may never know the date, because virtually all Sullivan County records, except for the deed books, went up in smoke when a shell hit the Blountville courthouse in 1863. William and Jane had three children:

William H.
George Washington
Amanda Jane

We doubt that William was born on the date on his gravestone. Had he been, his mother would have been about four years old, and it would have been almost 18 years before she bore his brother Malden. The 1850 census--the first to connect ages with specific individuals--shows him as age 40, thus born during the last six months of 1809 or the first six months of 1810. It shows his wife Jane's age as 47, thus born 1802/03. But ten years later someone obviously "corrected" the ages for both to 54, thus born in 1895/96. The "correction" is made evident not just because such a difference, but because both show the same age, and the place of birth for both is the same, and in both cases different that those given in 1850.


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In 1878 his grave reportedly was marked with a headstone that said:

WILLIAM LADY
JUNE 14, 1795
MAY 3, 1869


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  • Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 1 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29476276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Lady (14 Jun 1795–3 May 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29476276, citing Lady Cemetery (Defunct), Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Maggie (contributor 47014900) .