Grace Levy (Mears) (1694 - 1740)

‹ Back to Levy surname

17

Matches

0 0 17
Adds burial place and child(ren).

View Grace Levy (Mears)'s complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Grace Levy (Mears)
  • Request to view Grace Levy (Mears)'s family tree

Share

Related Projects

Birthplace: Spanish Town, St Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Occupation: m. 1718, London; m2 4/28/1735 to David Hays, NY
Managed by: William Ansley Marjenhoff
Last Updated:
view all 19

Immediate Family

About Grace Levy (Mears)

In 1718, Abigail Levy Franks’s father, Moses Raphael Levy, who was widowed in 1716, married Grace Mears, with whom he had seven children. Abigail despised her stepmother and spared no insult in her prose. But Grace Levy was left a widow with many young children (Moses Levy died 10 days after her youngest child was born in 1728). After a bad remarriage to David Hays in 1735, Abigail’s assessments of her shifted. Through Abigail’s letters a rare portrait of a widowed colonial Jewish woman emerges—of Grace Mears Levy Hays as female shopkeeper who single-handedly supported and raised her young family, survived a deeply unhappy second marriage, and died brokenhearted, too young, and finally admired by her oldest stepdaughter. Grace Mears Levy was active in establishing the Jewish community in NY, as was her husband, and they were contributors to the first synagogue on Mill St., in the area commonly referred to today as Wall Street.

view all 13

Grace Levy's Timeline

1694
1694
Spanish Town, St Catherine Parish, Jamaica
1718
1718
Age 24
New York, New York, United States
1719
February 27, 1719
Age 25
London, United Kingdom
1720
February 11, 1720
Age 26
New York, New York, United States
1720
Age 26
New York
1721
February 28, 1721
Age 27
New York, New York, NY, USA
1722
August 19, 1722
Age 28
1723
September 22, 1723
Age 29
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1726
September 5, 1726
Age 32
New York, NY, USA
1728
June 12, 1728
Age 34
New York, New York, United States