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Bein<^ a Genealogical Record and History of the 
Descendants of 


And Also Including 





Copyrighted 1887, 


All Rights Reserved. 








To the Memory of his Grandmother, 

This Volume is affectionately Dedicated by 

The Author. 



Introduction and sketch of the Grays in History p. (incUisive,) i to 6 

John Gray of Beverly and Sharon 6 to 140 

Samuel Gray of Dorsetshire and Boston 142 to 149, and 297 to 302 

Worcester Grays, (Scotch-Irish,) 150 to 168, 188 to 190, and 277 to 284 

Grays (Scotch-Irish) of Union City, Pa 169, 170 

James Gray of Hadley and Stockbridge, Mass 170 

William Gray of Scotland and Fairfax Co., Va 170, 172 

Samuel Gray (Scotch) of Conn, and Vt 172, 174 

Israel Gray (Scotch-Irish) of Va., N. C. and S. C 175 

Jonas Gray, Townsend, Vt 176 

Dr. William A. Gray, Virginia 177, 17S 

Gilbert Gray, (Scotch-Irish) North Carolina 178, 179 

B. C. Gray, Richmond, Va 179 

David Gray, Fishkill, N. Y 180, 184 

Quaker Grays, Pa 184, 185 

Isaiah Gray, Martha's Vineyard, (Yarmouth Grays) 186, 187 

Edward Gray of Lincolnshire and Boston 191, 197 

Fairfield (Conn.) Grays 198, 235 

Isaac, Aaron, Elijah and Daniel Gray, of Conn, and Vt 236, 248 

Yarmouth Grays 249, 261 

Plymouth Grays 262, 265 

Salem Grays 266, 276 

James Gray of Londonderry, and Samuel Ken- Gray, Painesville, O. 284 

John Gray, of Gray, Dakota 284 

Adam Gray, of Ireland, and Stone Arabia and Herkimer, N. Y 285 

George Gray, U. S. Senator, Delaware 285 

Robert Gray of Ireland, and Wm. C. Gray of Chicago 285, 286 

James Gray of Ireland, and Robert P. Gray of New York 286 

Isaac and George Gray of Beverly 286, 287 

Grays (Scotch) of Ledyard, Conn 287, 2S8 

New Jersey Grays 287, 293 

Peter Gray, Holland, and Dr. John P. Gray, Utica, N. Y 294, 295 

Dr. Jas. E. Gray, (Scotch,) Brooklyn, N. Y 295 

George Gray, Scotland, and George Gray, Dubuque, Iowa 296 


Gray Coat-of-Arms, .... Title Page. 

Judge John Gray, (5). .... 17 

Dr. John F. Gray, (6), - - - . -20 

Rev. Blackleach Burritt Gray, • - - • 24 

Gen. John Burritt Gray, - • - - - 26 

Dr. Alfred William Gray, .... 28 

Dr. Nathaniel A. Gray, - - - - - 31 

Dr. Patrick Wells Gray, - - - - 32 

Carroll Eugene Gray, - - - - "33 

Dr. Rollin B. Gray, ----- 34 

Diantha Eloise Gray-Sackett, - - - "35 

John Felton Gray, - ' - - - . 41 

Hon. Charles M. Gray, - - - - - 42 

George M. Gray, ----- 44 

Mrs. Amanda Gray-Lee, (Four Generations,) - "59 

Philander Raymond Gray, - - - - 66 

Dr. William S. Gray, - - - - - 84 

Frederic Eugene Windsor Gray, - - - 105 
Elizabeth Kimball Gray-Spaulding, .... 106 

Clarendon Ross Gray, - - - - ir6 

Stephen Rix Gray, - - - - - 119 

Thomas Tracy Gray, - - - . . 123 

John Tarvin Gray, - - - - - 131 

Judge Thomas Gray, .... j^5 

Melvin L. Gray, - - - - - 151 

Dr. Henry Carpenter Gray, .... 16^ 
Dr. William B. Gray, ..... j^^j 

Edward Gray of Lincolnshire and Boston, (with Arms,) - 191 

William Gray, (5) " Fairfield Grays," - - - 204- 

Albert W. Gray, ..... 23S 
Leonidas Gray, ..... 240 

Albert V. Gray, ..... 241 


It should be stated at the outset that this volume does not in- 
clude, and was not intended to include the complete record of 
a Family that has filled a prominent place in English history for 
so many centuries. Such a work would indeed be a herculean 
task, and it would be an ambitious historian who should essay 
it with the expectation of accomplishment during a lifetime. 

The compiling of a genealogy and history of the branch of 
the Gray family to which the writer is akin, was incidentally 
undertaken with the view of preserving some interesting personal 
statistics which had come into his possession, and which were 
thought worthy of preservation. They referred especially to his 
ancestors in that line, and at the first, a much less extended rec- 
ord was contemplated, but a continuance of investigation gave 
increased scope to the work adding new lines in various direc- 
tions, until it has embraced sketches of many of the early and 
most numerous Gray families in America, besides mention of 
some whose direct connection with the different branches does 
not appear. 

The difficulties in the way, and the limitations of time and 
expense, have hindered the full realization of his desires, but the 
writer has industriously gathered up interesting family facts from 
many sources, and while some have eluded the most earnest re- 
search, those which are garnered as the result of these labors, 
will at least furnish interesting data for the future historian, and 
may not be considered an unworthy contribution to that end. 
The writer has found the work of fascinating interest and only 
regrets that he could not have followed it to its fullest, most 
complete conclusions. 

The seeming long delay in the completion of this volume has 
doubtless been a disappointment to many, but other busy activ- 
ities and exacting duties have necessarily taken much of the 
time and attention of the writer while he has been engaged upon 
this work, and much more is included in it than was at first in- 
tended. The end, continually in sight, has continually evaded 
him, and the temptation to extend research to other and invit- 
ing fields, has not easily been put aside. 

With a kindly greeting to all of kith and kin, and all of the 
name of Gray, and especially to those who have cordially as- 
sisted in the work, this volume is issued, in the hope that it may 
be found worthy of preservation and be the means of increased 
interest in the history of an ancient and honorable family. 

Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N. Y., May, 1887. 

M. D. Raymond. 


The name Gray, is of local origin, that is, following the name 
of a place in Burgundy, France. In the Department of Haute- 
Saone, there is now a town called Gray. The name was origin- 
ally Croy. A Norman Chief named Rolf, or RoUo, or Raoul, 
invaded France with his Norwegian followers and established 
himself there in the 9th Centur\-. A descendant, or at all events 
a member of the same family, became Chamberlain to Robert, 
Duke of Nonnandy, and received from him the Castle and hon- 
or of Croy, from which his family assumed the name of DeCroy, 
which was afterwards changed to DeGray, and at last to Gray 
without the prefix. 

Gray instead of Grey is adopted in this work, it being the or- 
thography in use in this branch of the family, as it is almost uni- 
versally in the different branches in this country. In England 
and Ireland, however, in the titled families. Grey still obtains, 
while in Scotland it is Gray. However, this slight difference 
makes but a narrow line of demarcation between different branch- 
es of a family all evidently descended from one parent stock and 
of one origin. 

The Grays unquestionably came over to England with William 
the Conqueror in 1066, for among the names of those inscribed 
at Battle Abbey, after the decisive battle of Hastings, as worthy 
to be remembered for valiant services there rendered, was J. 
de Gray. Nesbit's Heraldry says: "In an old manuscript of 
Arms in the reign of William the Conqueror, are the Armoreal 
bearings of Paganus de Gray, equitum signifer to King William." 
Again we quote from the same high authority : " Gray, Earl of 
Kent, Chief of the ancient and illustrious house of Gray, so dig- 
nified in the reign of Edward IV., from whom are descended and 
branched the Barons of Rotherfield, Codmore, Wilton, Ruthem, 
Groby, and Rugemont, the Viscount of Lisle, the Earl of Stam- 
ford, the Marquis of Dorset, and the Duke of Suffolk, — all of 
that surname derived from the honour and Castle of Gray, (or 

Croy as some write,) in Picardy, their patrimony before the Con- 

In regard to the Grays of Scotland being of the same family 
we have again the testimony of Nesbit's Heraldry : " Gray Lord 
Gray in Scotland, same Arms as My Lord Gray of Wark and 
Chillingham, England. Motto, Anchor Fast Anchor. The first 
of this line was a son of Gray in Chillingham, Northumberland, 
England, who came to Scotland in the reign of Alexander II., 
(about 1230,) and gave his allegiance to that King, receiving pos- 
sessions in Roufield shire of Roxburgh. His issue has continued 
still in Scotland." His son, Sir Andrew Gray, joined King Rob- 
ert Bruce when he ascended the throne. The Grays in Ireland, 
generally designated as Scotch-Irish, are doubtless the descend- 
ants of that branch of the family. 

The Grays were closely allied with the Royal house of Eng- 
land and were near the throne. Edward IV. married Elizabeth 
Gray the widow of Sir John Gray who was slain at the second 
battle of St. Albans, 1461. On the death of King Edward, her 
son, the young Prince Consort, and her son Lord Gray, were 
both executed in 1483, by that bloody usurper, the notorious 
Richard III. 

Burke's Peerage says : " ITie family of Gray is of great antiqui- 
ty in Northumberland. Henry de Gray obtained from King 
Richard I., (1 190) the manor of Turoc in Essex. Sir John Gray, 
Knight of Berwick, 1372, was father of Sir Thomas of Berwick 
and Chillingham. Sir Edward de Gray married dau. and heiress 
of Henry heir apparent of William." 

The union of the Grays with the royal line of Tudor was by 
the marriage of the Duke of Suffolk, with Mary, daughter of Hen- 
ry VII., sister of Henry VIII., and widow of King Louis XII., 
of France, who had died Jan. i, 1515. "^The tragic fate of their 
daughter, Lady Jane Gray, who reigned for a brief hour an un- 
willing Queen, has attracted the attention and enlisted the sym- 
pathies of the world. The story of her pure and beautiful life 
and of her heroic death will long illumine the pages of one of the 
most eventful periods of English history. Her execution, 1554, 
was soon followed by that of her father, the Duke of Suffolk, and 
his brothers. Lord John and Lord Thomas Gray. 

The Grays were not restored to their rights and court favor 
until the accession of James I., 1603. Since then they have re- 
peatedly distinguished themselves in politics, literature, and the 
learned professions, and still continue prominently represented 
among the titled nobility in England, Scotland and Ireland. In 
modem times they have furnished poets, statesmen, and military 
commanders in the British realm. 

The Gray Family in America is numerous, widespread, and 
consists of many diverse branches. They were among the Pil- 
grims of New England, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, were also 
early settlers ot Virginia and other Southern States. Within the 
first century — from 1620 to 1720 — researches made warrant the 
estimate that at least twenty different families of Grays, or differ- 
ent branches of the same family, had emigrated to this country 
and made their homes in the New World. As early as 1622, two 
brothers, Thomas and John Gray, had become proprietors of the 
island of Nantasket in Boston Harbor by purchase from the In- 
dians. At an early period there were also Grays at Salem, 
Boston, Plymouth, and Yarmouth, and in the provinces of Con- 
necticut and Maine. It is a historic fact worthy of mention, 
that Mrs. Desire Kent, daughter of Edward Gray, who came 
over in the Mayflower, had the honor of being the first woman 
who landed at Plymouth Rock. Abraham Gray is mentioned as 
among the Pilgrim refugees at Leyden, Holland, in 1622. 

Of the later emigrations there were several, notably that of a 
family of Grays who settled at Worcester, Mass., 17 18. There 
are also numerous tamilies that trace back no farther than two or 
or three generations in this country. This multiplicity of branch- 
es of the family adds greatly to the difficulty of tracing any one 
particular line, as they are often found in the same vicinage with 
the same names, and the confusion so made is some times almost 
inextricable. For the benefit of the general information so im- 
parted, and for the aid of others who may be inclined to make 
further investigations, considerable of space is given in the ap- 
pendix to this volume to the publication of such data of these 
different branches as has been gathered in researches made for 
the genealogical facts of the particular family of Grays a sketch 
of whose history is herewith published. 

That the Grays in this country have proved themselves worthy 
of their distinguished ancestry is abundantly evidenced. Among 

its honored representatives are a U. S. Senator, a Justice of the 
U. S. Supreme Court, the Governor of a State, and many names 
prominent in the learned professions, while they furnished their 
full quota of patriot soldiers in the Revolution, and again in the 
war for the Union. 

The Grays of this Une have some strongly marked character- 
istics. They are often men of stalwart stature, personal prow- 
ess and commanding presence; courageous, patriotic, natural 
leaders among men, withal lovers of peace, not given to self- 
assertion, modest as well as brave, inclined to philosophical spec- 
ulation, and rather reserved than effusive. A strong t}^e of char- 
acter distinctly perpetuated. 


The original pilgrim of this branch of the Gray family, and 
the time of his arrival, do not so clearly appear as might be de- 
sired. The absolute data of record run back directly to the 
marriage of John Gray with Ruth Hebbard at Beverly, Mass., 
Apr. 28, 1704, their "intention of marriage" having previously 
been pubhshed "March ye 26th." The only authority prior to 
that is an an ancient Family Record of John Gray, grandson of 
John of Beverly, "Faithfully copied by his youngest son Reuben 
Gray," which is a very interesting document, the basis of all the 
investigations made, and found correct in almost every minute 
particular so far as it has been tested by official records as to the 
statements set forth. That quaint old record says, "My grand- 
father was bom in the eastern part of New England. Died 
about A. D. 1713." As a matter of fact the ist church records 
of Beverly give the date of his death as Feb. 29, 17 12, This old 
record then says, "My grandmother, Ruth Hebbard, was bom in 
Windham, Conn., and died there. My father John Gray was 
bom in Beverly, in the province of Massachusetts. Died in 
Sharon, Conn., A. D. 1761, aged about 53 years," which is near- 
ly correct. Again, "My mother, Anne Hebbard, was bom in 
Windham, Conn., May, 1706. Died in Sharon, May, (28) 
1746." Then follows a hst of his brothers and sisters with dates 
of birth, marriage and death, all of which have been proved to 


be correct from town and church records. This all to substanti- 
ate the following important statement also by him made: '•'■My 
great grandfather nioned from England among the former set- 
tlers. Had six soms." A memorandum left by the late Dr. 
John F. Gray of New York, who had much interest in family 
matters, and who was a man careful and exact in his statements, 
says: "Grandfather (the John Gray whose record is above 
quoted) told me his great grandfather, our ancestor, John Gray 
(i), came direct from England. Been in British Navy; had lost 
an arm, was a pensioner, half-pay. Lion couchant his family 
crest. My grandfather inherited a sleeve button made after the 
death of the half-pay ancestor from the thimble he wore over the 
stump of his arm." This is a well authenticated tradition in the 
family, the full particulars of the loss of the sleeve button above 
referred to being handed down. 

Not being able to disprove the foregoing statements, on the 
contrary something of record being found which might substan- 
tiate them, not the least of which is the fact that all the other 
statements made in the said record of John Gray have been 
found well authenticated, they are accepted as correct data, 
though less full than might be wished. It is not slight collateral 
proof that there were living at Beverly a George and an Isaac 
Gray, cotemporaneous with John, and a Joseph Gray was killed 
near there by the Indians in 171 1, of whom no connection can 
be found elsewhere, and the strong presumption is that they were 
brothers. That would account for four of the six sons of John 
Gray (i). 

The compiler of this work frankly admits that he was at first 
strongly of the opinion that the Beverly Grays were from Salem, 
there having been several families of that name there at an early 
day with numerous descendants, and the close proximity of the 
two places, formerly one, (Salem) gave strength to that assump- 
tion; but a careful and exhaustive research there made, includ- 
ing all public documents and records, family and otherwise, ab- 
solutely dispelled that belief, and convinced the writer most 
thoroughly that the statement of John Gray aforesaid was made 
upon absolute knowledge of the facts in the case, and it is there- 
fore accepted, unquestioned. It only remains to be added that 
the character of the descendants of this line warrants the claim 
of such an ancestry. 


Of his birth, we only know that it was in " the eastern 
part of New England," probably about 1 680, as he was married 
as already stated to Ruth Hebbard, at Beverly, Mass., Apr. 28, 
1704. She was the daughter of John and Ruth Hebbard, and 
bom Aug. 6, 1683. At this point the record of John Gray is 
again of interest. It says that Ruth Hebbard was bom in Wind- 
ham, Conn. At first this seems confusing because there were sev- 
eral families of Hebbards at Beverly, but the records of Wind- 
ham give many of that name also there. Probably they were 
kindred. The records of Beverly show that the widow Ruth 
Gray married Benjamin Webster, Nov. 8, 171 2. That she re- 
turned to Windliam and died there, we have the statement of 
her grandson John Gray (3), while the fact that her son, John 
Gray, appears as there residing, is further evidence. Mr. Gray 
had died young, leaving two children, Ruth Gray b. Jan. 5, 
1704, and John Gray (3) b. May 17, 1707. His life was brief 
with but little outward promise that he was to be the progenitor 
of such a numerous and vigorous race. Of the daughter, Ruth, 
there is no further trace. Of his supposed brothers, the rec- 
ords of Beverly concerning them and their descendants will 
appear in another place. 


Bom in Beverly, Mass., May 17, 1707, he was less than five 
years old when his father died, and within a year his mother had 
remarried. 'ITie town records of Windham, Comi., show 
that John Gray was married at that place to Anne Hebbard, 
Feb'y 26th, 1728. Probably she was akin to him, being of 
the same name as his mother, and of the place of her nativity. 
The following children were bom to them, the names and dates 
being copied from the town records of Windham, Lebanon, and 
Sharon, Conn.: 

Anne, b. in Windham, Conn., Nov. 18, 1729; mar. Abra- 
ham Mudge, at Sharon, Jan. 26, 1753; d. near New 
Concord, Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y., June 22, 

Joseph, b. June 12, 1732, in Windham, Conn.; d. Mar. 29, 

1796, in Greene, Chenango Co., N. Y. 
Adah, b. in Windham, Mar. 18, 1734; d. in Litchfield, 

Conn., Nov. 1765. 
Nathaniel, b. in Lebanon, Conn., Mar. 17, 1736; d. in 

Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y., June 24, 1810. 
John, b. in Lebanon, Conn., Dec. 13, (N. S.) 1739; d. in 

Sherburne, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1822. 
Ruth, b. in Sharon, Conn., June 4th, 1744; mar. Elder 

David Mudge; d. July, 181 5. 
Jerusha, b. in Sharon, Conn., Apr. 2, 1746; d. Apr. 21, 


Anne Hebbard Gray died in Sharon, Conn., May 28, 1746, 
and John Gray (3) mar. second, the widow Catherine Gardner, 
of Sharon, Sept. 18, 1747, by whom were the following children : 

Silas, b. in Sharon, Conn., May 8, 1748; d. at Princetown, 
Schenectady Co., N. Y., April, 1820. 

Sarah, b. in Sharon, Apr. 4, 1750; mar. Oliver Bates at 
Berlin, N. Y.; was a member of the Baptist Church at 
that place in 1798; after the deatli of her husband, 
she removed with her son, Oliver Bates, Jr., to Gene- 
see Co., N. Y. 

Darius, b. in Sharon, June 18, 1752; d. in Sharon, Aug. 
12, 1816. 

William, b. in Sharon, May 22, 1754; d. in Sharon. 

Daniel, b. in Sharon, June 4, 1756; d. in Berlin, Rensselaer 
Co., N. Y., May 23, 1830. 

James, b: in Sharon, Aug. 3, 1759. 

The dates and places of birth above given indicate frequent 
migrations. Between 1734 and 1736 John Gray must have re- 
moved with his then little family from Windham, where he had 
united with the Congregational Church in 1729, to Lebanon, 
a town adjoining on the south and in the neighboring county of 
New London. There he remained for several years, during 
which three children more were added to the family, when they 
took up the line of march for Sharon, Litchfield Co., on the 
western border and near the north line of the State of Connecti- 
cut. The first record of real estate purchased by him there is of 


the date of Feb. i, 1743; 6 acres of Margaret Goodrich, ;^i2. 
July 7, 1746, it is recorded that he bought 20 acres of David 
Hamilton, price, ^^400. The history of Sharon says, "John 
Gray first settled in the Valley, and his house stood upon the 
bank near the Valley Store, a little east of Henry Hotchkiss' 
house. In 1748 he sold his place to Abel Wood and removed 
to the Mountain." He appears to have sold for considerable less 
than cost, receiving only ;^26o. He had lost his wife there, and 
probably the lowlands, though more fertile, as generally in a new 
country, proved unhealthy. "The Mountain" so-called, was two 
or three miles eastwardly, on a high plateau, and about two miles 
from the present village of Sharon. It was then supposed that 
it would be the center of the town ; and it was so laid out and 
did remain so for many years. He then bought 100 acres of 
John Mills, "west of Ebenezer Jackson," for which he paid ;^30o ; 
deed recorded June 9, 1748. Sold the same to John Pardee, 
May 7, 1754, for ^1200. He then purchased a farm just "east 
of the Gould place," where he continued to reside until his de 
cease in 17 61. That he bravely took up arms in defence of the 
frontier settlements is evidenced by the fact that his name ap- 
pears as a member of Capt. Williams' Co., at Fort Massachu- 
setts, (Pi ttsfield, Berkshire Co.,) in 1755. In the inventory of 
his personal estate are noted, i gun, i " swoard." If preserved, 
what priceless mementos they would have been. 

The records of the Probate Court show that the widow Cath- 
erine Gray was appointed guardian to Darius, William, Daniel 
and James, "all sons of John Gray late of Sharon, dec'd," April 
25> 1763- Silas Gray chose his brother John for guardian Feb. 
7 th, 1764. Sarah Gray chose David Foster for her guardian, 
June 18, 1764. The inventory of his personal estate as filed 
shows a footing of ^, beside what was set off to the 
widow, while there were "sundry charges" of ;^2o.7s, besides the 
court charges of ^2.7s.4d. There is no record of any will or of 
any division or sale of real property; but in any case the estate 
evidently was not insolvent. Darius was the only son who con- 
tinued permanently to remain in Sharon, and he probably be- 
came the owner of the homestead. 

There is no record of the death of the widow, Catherine 
Gardner Gray, and no trace of her later than the proceedings of 
the Probate Court, to which reference has been made. And 


strange to relate, the most thorough and repeated search, made 
by the writer, and by others, in all known private and public 
burial places from one end of Sharon to the other, failed to dis- 
close the grave of John Gray, or of either of his wives, or of his 
children. And none of their descendants, some of whom con- 
tinued to reside in that town, have knowledge of the place of 
their burial. It was a disappointment and surprise not to be 
able to find it. 

The location of the old home "on the Mountain," however, is 
distinctly determined. The well defined ruins, a grass-grown 
mound, — the foundation walls of the primeval house there erect- 
ed, now in an open field barren of all other signs of habitation, 
near by an old roadway long since deserted, — there is the place 
around which cluster forgotten memories, forgotten loves, forgotten 
traditions, and unwritten history that well might stir the heart to 
quicker beat at thought of them. There John Gray lived, there 
his family of stalwart sons and fair daughters gathered under the 
roof-tree of his home; there he toiled, there died; there the 
drama of his life, which had been full of labor and trial, and 
earnest effort, ended ; and that spot, however bleak and barren, 
can never be common ground to one of his descendants. 

John Gray of Sharon was one of that sturdy race of pioneers 
who proved his claim alike to ancestry and to posterity. He was 
the father of men and women of strength and character, and 
must have possessed the germ and realization of them in him- 
self. Scarcely fifty-four, he had condensed the energies of a 
life-time into that period. He had pushed on to the borders of 
civilization and helped there to lay enduring foundations for the 
good of all future time. The spirit of the true Pilgrim was 
in him; he knew neither fear nor discouragement; and while not 
a line is carved nor a stone is raised to his memory, his descend- 
ants will do him honor to the remotest generations. The noble 
hills of Sharon keep ceaseless vigil where he sleeps while they 
look out upon the promised land. 



Bom in Lebanon, Conn., Dec. 13, 1739, ^^ removed with his 
father's family to Sharon, Conn., in 1743, and was the youngest 
son hving at the death of his mother in May, 1746. Conceiving 
that he was neglected by his stepmother, when a mere lad he 
seceded from the paternal union, and after trudging on several 
miles over the hills he was met by the pastor of the parish, (the 
Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, eminent for his piety and his learning, 
for half a century ministering to the Church at Sharon, and also 
father of Gov. John Cotton Smith of Connecticut,) to whom he 
frankly confessed his design and the reason for it. The pastor 
kindly raised him to his horse, and took him to the Selectman, 
who, with the consent of the father, bound him till of age to his 
Reverend benefactor, who said that there was the material to 
build a valuable man ; and he drilled him to work and to study, 
teaching him Latin and other branches of learning in his own 

The boy grew up to manhood under such good influences, and 
on Nov. 16, 1763, he married Betsey (EUzabeth) Skeel, who was 
bom at New Milford, Dec. 15, 1745. The birth-places of the 
children indicate that they continued to reside in Sharon until 
1768, about which time they must have removed to Canaan, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., where they made their home for some 
twelve years or more in what is known as Frisbie Street, he being 
engaged in the milhng business on a site where there is still a 
mill, with a good water privilege there. He was probably also 
engaged somewhat in fanning, as the "ear-mark" of his flocks is 
on the town records date of Feb. 27, 1773. 

The Revolution foimd him a staunch patriot, and the old 
records show that he was chosen to the responsible position of 
member of the Committee of PubUc Safety for King's District, 
which comprised several of the adjoining towns, on May 6, 1777, 
and served during that year. It is said of him that when the 
army was in need he would slaughter and send to it his last bul- 
lock. And when the advance of Burgoyne's amiy required more 
volunteers at the front, he promptly shouldered his musket, and 
leaving his wife and young family trembling with apprehension, 
marched to meet the enemy, participating in the battle of Still- 
water and the triumph of Saratoga. 


John Gray and "Elizabeth his wife" liad taken letters from the 
Church at Sharon, and united with the Church at New Concord 
on removing to Canaan, but owing to doctrinal differences, he 
having become a Restorationist, was separated from it, though 
still a rigorous Sabbatarian, and one of the Informing offi- 
cers appointed to see that the laws regulating the observance of 
the Sabbath were strictly enforced, on May i , 1 7 8 1 . He after- 
wards also held the same office in the town of Sherburne, N. Y. 

He must have removed to Florida, Montgomery Co., N. Y., 
as early as 1782, as a son was born to him there of that date. 
From that place he removed to Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y., 
in 1793, he and and one of his sons, John Gray, Jr., being of 
the original twenty pioneer families who settled that place. An 
old map of the first survey of that quarter of the township shows 
his name as having drawn Lot No. 12, 130 acres, in the division 
of the lands. It proved to be a valuable tract, and the present 
beautiful and prosperous village of Sherburne is located almost 
wholly upon it. Mrs. Bicknell, an old lady still residing there, 
well remembers when Mr. Gray's log house was standing in what 
is now the centre of the business part of that town, comer of 
East and North Street, and opposite the Soldiers' Monument. 
He was a pubUc spirited citizen, interested much in all that per- 
tained to the welfare of the growing settlement, and was influen- 
tial in securing the extension of the Cherry Valley Turnpike, 
in those early days a ver}' important thoroughfare, through to 

As heretofore stated, the starting point of this Genealogy was 
a record kept by John Gray (4.) There are two of these mem- 
orandums, one being in the form of a diar}' with yearly entries. 
The latter is a unique document, and is here given entire : 

JOHN gray's diary. 

Nov. 16, 1813. — My wife and I have this day lived together half a 
century. Have had 12 children; 3 are gone, 9 remain living. We have 
had 62 gi'andchildren, 49 of whom remain living. We have had 4 great 
grandchildren, all living. 

My great grandfather moved from England among the former set- 
tlers; had six sons. I live in remembrance of more than one-third part of 
the time since the first settlement of New England. I remember four 
wars; two with France, one glorious and one foolish with England. The 
world that I was born into has almost all left me and I now live in a 
a world of strangers. 


Nov, i6, 1814. — My wife and I have lived together another year. 
Have added to our progeny 3 grand children and i great grandchild, 
since dead. 

Nov. 16, 1815. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born i grandchild and 3 great grandchildren; I dead. 

Nov. 16, 1816. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born 3 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. 

Nov. 16, 1817. — My wife and I have lived together another year, 
which makes fifty-four. In this last have been born 2 grandchildren and 
I great grandchild. 

Nov. 16, 1818. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; i dead. 

Nov. 16, 1819. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Nov. 16, 1820. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Nov. 16, 1821. — We have lived together another year, in which have 
been born i grandchild and 4 great grandchildren. 

This closes the diary of John Gray, so significant in its brevity 
and comprehensiveness, dignified, yet so fiall of pathos and ten- 
derness. The harp of life was broken. At a good old age, in 
his 83d year, Sept. 22, 1822, he was gathered to his fathers, and 
was btiried in the Sherburne Quarter Cemetery, near his brother 
Nathaniel, who had preceded him. His aged and beloved wife, 
who followed him March 10, 1824, was buried by his side, 
in the same resting place of the dead. 

A granddaughter, who remembers him well, describes him as a 
venerable man, erect of form, and with long silvered hair. He 
was conscientious, philosophical, a man of thought, and lived a 
most exemplary and useful Hfe. He was an earnest, devoted 
Christian, and in a letter written to one of his sons describing a 
great revival which took place in Sherburne in 1820, he used 
the following language, significant of his glowing hope and strong 
desire : " Thus may Christ go on conquering and to conquer 
until all shall become subject to Him." 


Jerusha, bom in Sharon, Conn., Aug. 29, 1764; died in 
Florida, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Sept. 10, 1786. 

Betsey, born in Sharon, April 13, 1766; mar. Abraham 
Raymond, (brother of Newcomb and James Raymond, 
all of Kent, Conn., and among the proprietors and first 
settlers of Sherburne, N. Y.,) Mays, ^7^3- Children: 


Mercy, b. Apr. i8, 1785; David, b. May 21, 1787; 

Ebenezer, (Rev.)b. Mar. 3, 1789; John, b. Feb. 10, 1791; 

Abigail, b. Apr. 21, 1793, mar. Rev. Alvin T. Smith 

and journeyed over the Rocky Mountains on horseback 

as a Missionary to the Indians in Oregon, in 1 840; 

Cynthia, b. Mar. 28, 1795; Lodema, b. Mar. 18, 1797; 

Electa, (i) b. Apr. 3, 1799; Josiah, b. April 10, 1801; 

Benjamin Newcomb, b. Feb. 20, 1804; Lodema, (2.)b. 

Dec. 21, 1805; Electa, (2) b. Jan. 3, 1808; Semantha, b. 

Feb. 8, 181 1. 

Betsey Gray Raymond had the honor of being the first woman 

among the settlers of Sherburne, and for several months was the 

only woman there. She and her husband were both charter 

members of the Congregational Church of that place, he being 

one of the first two Deacons chosen. He died at Sherburne, 

May 12, 1830; she afterwards removed to Victor, N. Y., where 

she died April 21, 1839. 

Mabel, born in Sharon, Nov. 10, 1767, mar. Aug. 10, 1785, 
Newcomb Raymond, son of David, of Kent, Conn., 
he son of Abraham of Kent and Norwalk, Conn., son 
of Thomas, son of John (2), son of John (i), son of 
Richard Raymond of Beverly and Salem, Mass., 1630, 
of Norwalk 1660, and afterwards of Saybrook, Conn., 
where he died 1692. The following children were born 
of this marriage: Sarai Raymond, b. June 2, 1786; 
Jerusha, b. Feb. 16, 1788; Harvey, b. Mar. 23, 1790; 
Irad, b. June, 22, 1792; Alfred (i), b. June ist, 1794; 
Anna, b. Mar. 7, 1796; Altred (2), b. Nov. 4, 1798; 
Laura, b. Nov. 26, 1800; Augustine, b. Nov. i. 1802; 

George B., b. Aug. 15, 1808. Alfred Raymond (2) 

mar. Sarah Gardiner, dau. of Henry Gardiner son of 
William Gardiner of the Gardiners of Gardiner's Is- 
land, at Sherburne, N. Y., April 13, 1826. Children 
Ruth, b. Jan. 9, 1827; WilUam H., b. Sept. 9, 1828 
Angeline, b. Feb. 19, 1831; Marcius D., b. Apr. 8, 1833 
Edgar and Edwin, twin brothers, b. January 19, 1836 
Alfred Gray, b. Mar. i, 1837; Sarah C., b. Sept 7, 1839 
Hervey, b. Nov. 4, 1841; La Mont Gardiner, b. Apr. 8, 
1845; Amelia Newton, b. Nov.17, 1847. Sarah Gardiner 
d. Feb. 6, 1849. Alfred Raymond mar. 2nd, Mrs. 
Nancy Purdy. He d. Dec. 3, 1880; she d. Feb. 26, 1879. 

Marcius D. Raymond son of Alfred, mar. Elnora 

H. Purdy, Sept. 19, 1855, at Sherburne, N. Y. Child 
Lizzie May Raymond, b. Springfield, O., May 4, 1858 
mar. Joseph E. See, at Tarrytown, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1882 
son, Raymond Gardiner See, b. Tarrytown, Feb. 14 

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Mabel Gray Raymond was a woman of many attractive and 
lovable qualities. Her memory is precious to all who knew her, 
and is treasured as a priceless legacy by her descendants. An 
aged relative, Mrs. Amanda Gray Lee, of Cedar Mountain, N. C, 
now in her 94th year, who well remembers her, says of her, date 
of Feb. II, 1886: "In person Mabel Gray was of medium 
size, and well proportioned, with fair complexion and dark hair 
and eyes. She was a woman of strong intellect and independent 
character; a great reader, and possessed of unusual conversa- 
tional powers; genial in manner, and entertaining alike to old and 
young; which engaging gifts she continued to retain even when 
a confirmed invalid, as was the case during the later years of her 
life. She was a general favorite, and when a child one of the 
greatest of treats to me was a visit to Aunt Mabel." She was 
one of the original members of the Congregational Church of 
Sherburne, at which place she continued to reside until her de- 
cease, Feb. II, 1826. Her husband, Newcomb Raymond, a 
patriot soldier of the Revolution, an upright man and a devout 
Christian, died in 1852 aged 89 years. " E'en the ashes of the 
just, smell sweet and blossom in the dust." 

John (5), b. in Canaan, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1769; d. at Forest- 
ville, N. Y., April 24, 1859. 

Edward (i), b. in Canaan, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1 771, d. same 
place and year. 

Nathaniel, b. in Canaan, Aug. 4, 1773; d. at Savannah, 
III, 1855. 

Alfred (i), b. in Canaan, Mar. 24, 1775; d. in same place, 
Oct. 17, 1775. 

Anne, b. in Canaan, Oct. 8, 1776; mar. William Ryneck; 

d. at Lincklaen, N. Y., Aug. i, 1838, leaving two sons 

and six daughters. 
Alfred (2), b. in Canaan, July 29, 1778; d. at Montreal, 

Canada, Sept. 3, 1820. 

Edward (2), b. in Canaan, June 20, 1780; d. at Alexander, 

Genesee Co., N. Y., June 13, 1830. 
Reuben, b. in Florida, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1782; d. at Elmira, 

N. Y., i860. 

Margaret, b. in Florida, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1785; mar. Wm. 
Burns, from Scotland; had a son and two daughters. 




Bom in Canaan, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1769, his boyhood was 
mainly spent there, and Uv-ing in that eventful Revolutionary 
period, and on the border ground, almost within hearing of the 
battles of Stillwater and Saratoga, in which his father participat- 
ed, he must have been thoroughly imbued with the patriotic 
spirit of those stirring times, for at the age of fourteen he enlist- 
ed in Col. Willett's command, and did duty on what was then 
the western frontier of the State, until the cessation of hostilities. 
He had already attained to the ordinary stature of a man, and 
was physically competent to bear arms. Such a boyhood well 
prepared him for a cheerful and loyal discharge of all the duties 
of citizenship. 

On the removal of his father's family to Florida, N. Y., 
1 78 1-2, he made that place and Duanesburgh his home until his 
removal to Sherburne, Chenango County, N. Y., about 1794-5. 
He married Diantha Burritt, daughter of the Rev. Blackleach 
Burritt, a Congregationalist Minister who used to take his mus- 
ket into the pulpit for defence, and for ready joining in offensive 
warfare, if need be, who was captured by the British near Wliite 
Plains, N. Y., and for a long time confined in the notorious 
Sugar House Prison at New York. It is worthy of record here 
in this connection, that while the Patriot Pastor was so incarcer- 
ated, being sick almost unto death, he was kindly ministered un- 
to by William Irving, father of Washington Irving, and to whom 
he afterwards gave a quaint certificate vouching for his loyalty and 
setting forth the facts of the case, he (Irving) evidently being un- 
der the impression that his residence in the city during the war 
might expose him to proscription on the part of the now victor- 
ious Patriots. The document is published in Vol. I., of Wash- 
ington living's Biography, and reference is made to the fact in the 
Burritt Family Record. 

The marriage took place at Winhall, Vt., May 26, 1793, the 
father of the bride officiating. The bans published at the close 
of the morning sermon, a sermon for the occasion was prepar- 
ed in the intermission, and the marriage ceremony was perform- 
ed at the close of the afternoon service. It had been decided 
by the family, after the father had gone to "the meeting," (early, 
a.s was his custom,) that as sisters were there from a distance, 

1 8. 

and the horse-back journey from Duanesburgh, N. Y., made by the 
expectant bridegroom for the visit, was a long and tedious one, 
it was best that the union be then and there consummated, not- 
withstanding that the bride to be was then engaged in teaching 
school. A witness of the scene said he well remembered the weep- 
ing of the bride in it all. When asked by her child in after 
years why this was, she replied, " I deeply felt my unfitness 
through youth and inexperience, for the responsibilities and trials 
awaiting a maiden of eighteen years." Her husband and child- 
ren always " rose up and called her blessed," for her faithful and 
loving wifehood and motherhood, trained as she was in the 
school of those times to be a true helpmeet to her husband in 
life's responsibilities. Quite naturally their five sons were all 
staunch Republicans, Temperance and Anti-Slavery men, and 
though not called themselves to defend our National liberties in 
war, were ever the promoters of the good things of peace times, 
and when the strife to preserve our federal compact inviolate 
came, gave their benediction to their sons, who fought for the 
Union, made and sealed by the blood of their ancestors. 

The bride and groom evidently soon set their faces in the di- 
rection of their to be new home in the wilderness, at Sherburne, 
N. Y., where the enterprising husband had already secured an 
interest, being one of the thirteen original Proprietors of a 
Quarter of a township in the fertile and beautiful valley of the 
Chenango, the first settlement of which was made in 1793. Mr. 
Gray was a prominent citizen of the thriving town, in the church 
as well as in public affairs, and in 1813 he took a seat upon the 
bench as Associate Judge, being so chosen by the unanimous 
action of both parties — a significant tribute to his integrity and 
worth as a man. 

Judge Gray removed with his family to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
in 1 81 9, and continued to reside there until his decease, which 
took place April 24, 1859. The following brief " in memorian" 
sketch is from the pen of William Cullen Bryant, in the N. Y. 
Evening Post: 

"Judge Gray, the father of Dr. John F. Gray of this city, died 
on Saturday last, at Forestville in Chautauqua County, in his 
ninety-first year. He was a remarkable example of mental ac- 
tivity and bodily health preserved to a late old age — cheerful, 
benevolent, aiid enjoying life to the last. Another link has beer* 


struck from the chain of Uving testimony, which but a few years 
ago, seemed to bind us so firmly to the men of the Revohition. 
The last years of his life were passed in retirement at his resi- 
dence at Forestville, interrupted only by occasional visits to his 
son in New York. Of the hundreds who are bound to Dr. Gray 
by the tender ties of physician and patient, there are few who 
will not long remember the commanding form, scarcely bent by 
age, the silver lock and the serene and benignant countenance, 
that used to appear from time to time in his crowded rooms, as 
if to remind us how grand and how beautiful old age may be, 

" 'When watched by eyes that love him, cahii and sage, 
Slow fade his late declining years away.' " 


Nathaniel, b. in Duanesburgh, N. Y., Nov. 7th, 1794; d. 

at Silver Creek, N. Y., Jan., 1872. 
Blackleach B., Rev., b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Mar. 31, 

1797; d. Canandaugua, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1870. 
DiANTHA (i), b. in Sherburne, July 22, 1799; d. July 28, 

Alfred W., Dr., b. in Sherburne, April 15, 1802; d. at 

Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 8, 1873. 
John F., (6), Dr., b. in Sherburne, Sept. 23, 1804; d. June 

5, 1882. 
Patrick W., Dr., b. in Sherburne, Nov. 18, 1806; d. at 

Ehnira, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1865. 
Diantha, 2d, b. in Sherburne, March 8, 1809. 
Samuel B., b. Oct. 10, 1812; d. Nov. 14, 1812. 

JOHN F. GRAY (6.) 

Dr. John Franklin Gray was bom in Sherburne, N. Y., on 
September 23, 1804, and was the fourth of five sons of John 
Gray, one of the first settlers in that town. When he was fifteen 
years old his father moved to Chautauqua County. There 
were no good schools in that part of the State then, but 
young Gray was very industrious in his studies and ob- 
tained a good education. At an early age he chose medicine as 
his profession, but as his father's means were limited, he had to 
earn the money for obtaining his medical education. He first 
entered the office of Dr. Haven, of Hamilton. He stayed there 
for two years, and afterward went to Dunkirk, N. Y., where he 
opened a private school, studying medicine all the time under 
Dr. Williams. In 1824 he went to New York, entered the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons and obtained his degree in 
1826. Soon after his graduation Dr. Gray opened an office, and 
was successful from the first. 

He married a daughter of Dr. Amos G. Hull, a prominent 
physician of that city. Soon after his marriage. Dr. Gray learn- 
ed of Hahnemann's medical theories through Hans B. Gram, a 
Danish doctor, who was bom in Boston of Danish parents and 
educated in Denmark. He heard Dr. Gram lecture, but was 
not convinced. He then reluctantly consented to let Dr. Gram 
treat one of his patients whose case had resisted his own skill. 
Dr. Gram had remarkable success, not only with that patient but 
with others, and Dr. Gray was converted to Homoeopathy. He 
announced his intention openly, of practicing according to that 
system, and in consequence lost his profitable practice, and all 
his professional friends. He endured many hardships and much 
ill treatment for his devotion to Homoeopathy. He studied 
German so that he might become more familiar with Hahne- 
mann's works, and of)ened a correspondence with that distin- 
guished physician that continued till Hahnemann's death. 

Dr. Gray soon made many converts among his acquaintances 
and relatives. His brother-in-law, Dr. A. Gerald Hull, was 
one of the first, and two of his brothers followed soon after. 
Dr. Gray was the first to propose the formation of a National 
Society of Honioeopathists, and in 1 844 the American Institute 
of Homoeopathy was organized. Previously, in 1834, aided by 



Dr. Hull, he had commenced the publication of the first Homoe- 
opathic journal, The Exaviiner, to which he was a frequent con- 
tributor. He was also the author of " The Early Annals of 
Homoeopathy," published in 1863. It should be stated in this 
connection, that Dr. Gray was the first convert to Homoeopathy 
in tliis country, and was for a long period its most distinguished 

Dr. Gray was an accomplished classical scholar. He receiv- 
ed the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Hamilton Col- 
lege in 1 87 1. He was always an earnest advocate of a high 
standard of medical scholarship, and was instrumental in having 
the law passed establishing the State Board of Medical Examin- 
ers. He was chosen President of the first Board of Examiners, 
and always kept the position. 

Dr. Gray was a member of the " Society of the Cincinnati," 
having been admitted July 4th, i860; he was the Physician of 
the Society from July 4th, 1878, until his death, June 5th, 1882, 
and by a general order issued, the members of the Society were 
requested to attend his funeral at Dr. Hall's Church, Fifth Ave- 
and 55th St., New York, on Thursday, June 8th. Dr. Gray 
was also a member of the N. Y. Historical Society. 

Dr. Gray was strong in his attachment to his family and kin- 
dred, and all memories of such association were by him fondly 
cherished. The place of his birth and the home of his early 
years was ever to him an object of much interest, and the anni- 
versary of his leaving it to go out into the world of strangers was 
always by him remembered, the day of "Removal" being next 
sacred, in his family calendar, to days of Birth, and Burial. His 
description of a visit made by him to Sherburne, after nearly 
fifty years of absence, and his recognition of a kinsman there, 
not seen in all that long period ; then young, now a gray haired 
veteran; by a strong resemblance in his eyes to those of his 
mother, the Doctor's dear "Aunt Mabel," was a striking evidence 
of the strength of such attachments in him. While there he also 
looked after the graves of his ancestors with pious care, and 
attended to the preservation of memorial stones that had been set 
up. It pleased him to find that while times had changed, old 
forms and customs still remained; on the Sabbath he heard the 
same prayers uttered, the same songs sung, and the same doc- 
trines preached as when a boy. And it gratified him that it 

should be so. Half a century of busy, active life in tlie great 
metropolis, fame fairly won, and a professional career rarely 
equalled in the full measure of its success, had not changed the 
simplicity and sincerity of his nature. The old loves were still 
the strongest. 

And at the last, after investigating with deep philosophical in- 
sight the facts of science, and after all analytical and meta- 
physical research, in the true child-like spirit of the humble, 
believing disciple, he trusted only and wholly in Christ as his 
Redeemer, Saviour. To which fact, his beloved pastor, Dr. 
John Hall, gave ample testimony in his funeral discourse, in the 
presence of the great and notable assemblage which had gather- 
ed to do honor to the memory of the eminent and beloved 
physician, Dr. Gray. 


Dr. Gray married Elizabeth W. Hull, in New York, Sept. 25, 
1826, by whom were the following children : 

Elizabeth W., daughter of Dr. John F. Gray, (6), b. 1827; 
mar. Dr. Lewis T. Warner, 1848; d. Sept. 1865; he 
d. 1882. children: 

Gerald Gray Warner, b. May 9, 1851. 

John Franklin Gray Warner, b. July 21, 1859; 

d. July 29, i860. 
Mary Warner, b. 1861; mar. Henry H. Sher- 
wood, of San Francisco, Aug. 18, 1885. 
Louise Warner, b. Oct. 1865; mar. Chas. Loring 
Brace, Jr., of Dobb's Feny, N. Y., Jan. 14, 
1885, and resides at Minneapolis, Minn. 
John F. S. Gray, Dr., (7), b. in New York, July, 1840; 
mar. Anna Howell, 1865. Following children: 

Gerald H., b. Sept. 20, 1866; member of class 

of '89, Harvard College. 
John F., (8), b. Dec. 18, 1867; pupil with Rev, 

Edward Everett Hale, at Roxbur)', Mass. 
Edward F., b. Apr. 1869; d. Oct. 14, 1877. 
Elizabeth Williams, b. July 18, 1870. 
Mary, b. Sept. 1871; d. Jan. 1873. 
Mary L., daughter of Dr. John F. Gray, (6), b. 1846; mar. 
Benjamin Knower, of New York, 1873; d. April 13, 
1879, leaving no children. 
Also there were the following deceased children of Dr. John 
F. Gray (6) : John, Josephine, John 2d, Geraldine, 
aged 1 9 years, and Edward, who died aged 1 6, while 
at Harvard Preparatory School. 



The eldest son of John Gray (5), lie was born at Duanesburgh, 
N. Y., Nov. 7th, 1795, and soon after removed with his parents 
to Sherburne, Chenango County, N. Y., where his father was 
one of the pioneer settlers. He married Harriet Dewey, at 
Lisle, N. Y., in Feb., 1824, and removed to Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y. He was elected Member of Assembly, and served in 
the State Legislature during the session of 1833. He was also 
several times chosen Supervisor of his town, and evinced much 
aptitude for pubHc affairs, and an uprightness that gave him 
large respect and confidence. 

Mr. Gray was a man of great sincerity, strong convictions, 
and was a devoted Christian. His pastor, speaking at his funeral, 
said: " Our departed fi-iend had been for over half a century a 
professed follower of Jesus, having joined the Church as a young 
man. I can say that it was always a good thing for me to com- 
mune with him. You well know, how long after infirmity might 
have been thought to excuse him, he attended regularly on the 
services of God's house, and took his part among Christ's people, 
in witnessing for Jesus, in teaching the Word in the Bible Class, 
and in other duties of a Christian. I remember well his peculiar 
pleasure in attending the meetings held for Sabbath School 
children, and his earnest endeavors to give interest, and a useful 
direction to all such occasions. And the children always loved 
to see and hear him as he spoke to them in cheerful and in- 
structive words. Naturally Mr. Gray was of a somewhat doubt- 
ing and desponding turn, but his faith was able usually to rise 
above the depression incident to such a temperament. I re- 
member well how earnestly once an old and true friend of his. 
Rev. Nathaniel Smith, inquired of me after his former friend and 
dear co-worker in the vineyard, Nathaniel Gray." 

Such was the tenor of this good man's life. Singularly pure 
and upright, universally and highly esteemed, he had a constitu- 
tional inheritance which subjected him at times to religious 
melancholy and depression of mind. Withal he had good 
musical talent, which he cultivated to some extent for especial 
use in Sabbath School work. He was a man of sensitive nature, 
and many admirable qualities; a brother beloved. He left no 
children. His wife, who survived him, died January 5, 1877. 



Rev. Blackleach Burritt Gray, second son of Judge John Gray 
(5), was bom at Sherburne, N. Y., March 31, 1797. He bore 
the name of his maternal grandfather. Rev. Blackleach Burritt, 
a man who was notorious in his day as a preacher and a patriot. 

Educated at Hamilton College, and Auburn Theological 
Seminary, in September, 1829, he was licensed to preach by the 
Buffalo Presbytery, and was ordained and installed first as pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church at Sheridan, Chautauqua County, 
New York, where his father resided. He preached at Sheridan 
from May 12, 1830, until Oct. 9, 1833, when he was called to 
the Presbyterian Church at Byron, Genesee Co., N. Y.; preach- 
ing there until April, 1837, he was called to the Presbyterian 
Church at Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where he officiat- 
ed until 1840, when he removed to Brighton, Monroe Co., N. 
Y., and had the charge of the Presbyterian Church at that place 
for the period of ten years. 

About the year 1850 he was called to the Presbyterian Church 
at Seneca Castle, Ontario Co., N. Y, where he preached for 
nearly eighteen years, when from feeble health and infirmity of 
years, he resigned his charge in his seventieth year, and retired 
from the ministry, removing to a home which his son, Gen. John 
B. Gray, of St. Louis, had provided for him at Canandaigua, N. Y. 

'ITiere, in his declining years and feebleness, he was most 
pleasantly and comfortably situated in the bosom of his family 
and amid Christian friends, until he was attacked by typhoid 
fever, and after an illness of several weeks, died on Feb. 18, 
1870, aged 73 years. As a layman and pastor for fifty years, he 
labored earnestly and faithfully in the cause of Christ, and his 
ministrations were most successful in the conversion of sinners. 
Many men, much more distinguished by worldly honors, have 
accomplished much less for the salvation of souls. 

He was married at Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1829, to Miss 
Mary N. Arnett, daughter of William and Mary Aniett. She 
was his faithful companion and judicious counsellor, whose sym- 
pathizing heart and hand did much to sustain and encourage 
him through his arduous labors, and in raising his family. She 
survived him for ten years, and died at the home of her son. 
Gen. John B. Gray, at Saint Louis, May 12, 1880, aged 76 years. 




John Burritt Gray, Gen., b. at Sheridan, N. Y., June 25, 
1831; mar. Mary F. Morehouse, at Springfield, 111., 
Nov. 15, 1854. Children: 

LiLLiE Hull GRAY,b. Aug. 13, 1856; mar. Richard 
P. Hanenkamp, Jr., at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 
18, 1878. Children: Ethel Hanenkamp, 
b. Jan. 30, 1880; d. Sept. 18, 1882. Ralph 
Gray Hanenkamp, b. Nov. 26, 1883; d. Apr. 
12, 1884. 
Minnie Gray, b. Nov. 12, 1858; d. Aug. 16, i860. 

His first wife having died, at Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1861, 
John B. Gray married 2d, Caroline L. A. Favis, Aug. 31, 1877. 

Samuel Orton Gray, son of Rev. Blackleach B. Gray, b. 

Jan. 28, 1834; d. Jan. 9, 1835. 
Mary Diantha Gray, b. July 12, 1835; d. Feb. 10, 1837. 
Mary Dlantha Gray, 2d, b. at Jamestown, N. Y., June 12, 
1838; mar. Henry J. Peck, at Seneca Castle, N. Y., 
Oct. 18, 1859. Children: 

Fred B. Peck, b. Aug. 18, i860. 
James I. Peck, b. Aug. 10, 1863. 
Mary Gray Peck, b. Oct. 21, 1867. 
William Arnett Gray, son of Rev. Blackleach B. Gray, 
b. at Brighton, N. Y., June 10; 1840; mar. Lydia 
A. Keevil, June 12, 1880. Issue: 
Alice Gray, b. Oct. 20, 1881. 
William A. Gray has been connected with the American Ex- 
press Company in various positions of trust for the past twenty 
years, and is still in the employ of that Company, at Cleveland, 

James Richard Gray, son of Rev. Blackleach B. Gray, b. 
at Brighton, N. Y., April 9, 1844. His first marriage 
was with Sarah H. Scott, at Kansas City, Mo., July 
20, 1870, of which marriage were bom: 
Mary P. Gray, b. March 6, 187 1. 
John B. Gray, Jr., b. July 10, 1874. 

Mr. Gray's first wife died Oct. 5, 1875, and his second mar- 
riage was with Margaret Hutchison, at St. Louis, Mo., May 12, 
1880, of which marriage were born : 

Fred Gray, b. Oct. 9, 1881. 

Roy Gray, b. May 12, 1883. 

Richard Gray, b. Mar. 10, 1885. 



Gen. John Burritt Gray, the eldest son of Rev. Blackleach 
B. Gray, bom at Sheridan, N. Y., June 25, 1831, on becoming 
of age removed to Saint Louis, Mo., where he was engaged in 
business for some ten years prior to the war. The call to arms 
did not find him debating the question of his loyalty, but with 
all the ardor of a patriotic nature he espoused the Union cause, 
and from the first gave to it strong and courageous support. 

He was associated with Gens. Lyon, Schofield, and Frank P. 
Blair, in organizing and drilling the loyal men of the State of 
Missouri during the summer of 186 1. In November of that 
year, he accepted a staff position with Gen. Halleck as Lieut. 
Col. and A. D. C., and was assigned to duty with Gen. Scofield. 
In the summer of 1862 he was commissioned Colonel of the ist 
Infantry M. S. M., and also Brigadier General of the Missouri 
Militia. He served with his Regiment, and by seniority as Col. 
commanded a Brigade in the field for several months, and until 
the spring of 1863, when he accepted the position of Adjutant 
General of Missouri, which he held until the close of the war. 

His duties were onerous and responsibihties great. ITie State 
was divided almost equally as to loyalty and disloyalty, and there 
was a neighborhood or partisan warfare throughout its borders, 
compelling the maintenance of a small army of its own which 
co-operated with the United States troops in suppressing the 
Rebellion. About one hundred Regiments of this force made 
their returns and reports direct to Gen. Gray, in addition to the 
business of a hundred more Regiments of Missouri Volunteers, 
which were in the service of the United States; so that his po- 
sition was different, and more difficult than that of the Adjutants 
General of the loyal States, whose duties consisted mainly in or- 
ganizing their respective volunteers and turning them over to 
the authorities. 

Gen. Gray sought service in the field, but circumstances pre- 
vented it; the loyal old Governor, (Gamble) insisted upon his 
taking the chief position upon his staff, which he accepted, and 
doubtless so rendered his country as much service as he could 
have given had he commanded a fighting brigade or division on 
the field. 


At the close of the war, Gen. Gray prepared and presented to 
Congress the claim of Missouri for reimbursement of monies ex- 
pended on behalf of the United States in supporting troops, and 
after two years' work succeeded in collecting and paying into the 
State Treasury upwards of seven millions of dollars in settle- 
ment of that claim. In 1867 he declined the office of Post- 
master of St. Louis, tendered him by President Johnson, and 
he was afterwards offered the position of Third Auditor of the 
Treasury by President Grant. His name was also prominently 
mentioned in connection with other and higher office, but he 
declined public service, preferring to engage in the activities of 
business affairs. For several years past he has been connected 
Avith the American Patent Brake Co., of which he is the Vice 
President, with headquarters now in New York. 


James R. Gray served with credit in the war for the Union, 
as I St Lieutenant of the 7 th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, and 
upon the staff of General Davidson in the Arkansas campaign, 
receiving honorable mention from the General in his reports, es- 
pecially in the battle resulting in the capture of Little Rock. 
He served with Gen. Davidson during some two years of the 
war, when he resigned on account of ill health. Nearly ever 
since he has occupied, and still holds the position of Clerk of 
the Circuit Court of St Louis. 



Alfred William Gray, M. D., third son of John Gray (5), was 
born in Sherburne, N. Y., April 15, 1802, and spent his youth 
and early manhood in that place. His father was for many years 
Associate Judge of Chenango County, and prominent among 
the early settlers there. His mother was the daughter of a Pres- 
byterian clergyman of note, and a lady of character and culture. 

Dr. Gray's early education was acquired in the public schools 
of the County, and after graduating from them he was placed 
under the care of a valued friend of the family practising medi- 
cine in the neighborhood. From the office of that physician, 
after a tutorship of four years, he passed the examination of the 
Chenango County Medical Society, and received the degree of 
Doctor of Medicine. He afterwards practised his profession 
at Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., and there married Valeria EUzabeth 
Dodd, in 1823. 

He was appointed Surgeon in the N. Y. State Militia, by Gov. 
De Witt Clinton, and after a few years' service, he resumed pri- 
vate practice at Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N. Y., from 
whence he removed to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1856, where he 
practised his profession until the time of his death, Jan. 8, 1873. 

Dr. Gray was a skilful Surgeon, and while residing at James- 
town, he successfully performed the very difficult and hazardous 
operation (the second of the kind it is said that was performed 
in the United States,) of removing an ovarian tumor, — a very 
large one, — assisted only by one of his medical students. Years 
afterwards, in remarking upon his emotions on that occasion, he 
stated that before the patient went on the table, he shook like a 
leaf in the wind, for he was about to cut where, if the knife 
swerved a hair's breadth, it might be fatal. " But after prayer 
with the patient, I was as steady as a rock, and I could then 
have cut her into pieces without a quiver, if it had been ne- 
cessary to do so." 

Dr. Gray was a devoted Christian, and his faith in God was 
something wonderful. He was a man of pronounced religious 
principle, and a light in the Presbyterian faith, in which church 
he officiated as pastor for a period of two years during his resi- 
dence in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 






Deborah, b. 1825; d. at the age of five years. 
John, b. 1827 ; d. at six months old. 

Mary E., daughter, of Grand Rapids, Mich., b. at Water- 
town, N. Y., July 18, 1830; mar. Danford Miller 
Crosby, Esq., at Jamestown, N. Y., June 14, 1849, 
and resides at Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: 

Alfred William, b. at Jamestown, N. Y., Apr. 3, 

1850, now residing at Round Rock, Texas. 
Hattie Valeria, b. at Ionia, Mich., Jan. 12, 
1857; mar. Amos De Courcey Greene, at 
Grand Rapids, Mich.; children : Alfred De 
Courcey, b. July 31, 1878 ; Cora Valeria, b. 
Apr. 13, 1884. 
Jane A., daughter, b. July, 1831 ; mar. to James Foote, at 
Jamestown, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1850; d. in Oct., 1862. 
Children : 

Minnie E., b. Dec. i, 1851; mar. Dr. Geo. E. 

Morgan, 1869; resides in New York. 
Valeria, b. Mar. 30, 1854; mar. Henry Tread- 
well of New York. 
Harriet, b. Aug. 16, 1856; mar. William Tread- 
well, of New York. 
Frances Gray, daughter, of Cambridge, N. Y., b. in 
Sheridan, Chautauqna Co., N. Y., Dec. 8, 1833; mar. 
to Rev. Henry G. Blinn, Nov. 5, 1850. Children: 
Kate Goodwin, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., Jan. 31, 
1852; mar. Russell Cole, July 4, 187 1, at 
Cambridge, Washington Co., N. Y. Alfred 
Thomas Cole, son, b. July, 1874, d. Aug. 20, 
1880. Mr. Russell Cole died same year, and 
Mrs. Cole mar. 2d, Christian Emil Lohmann, 
Oct. 10, 1882. Mr. Lohmann, is a native of 
Copenhagen, an architect and artist. Pres- 
ent residence, Chicago. 


Alfred Barrett Blinn, b. in Tecumseh, Mich., 
Feb. II, 1859; d. Sept. 17, 1863, at Cohoes, 
N. Y. 

Francis Gray Blinn, Dr., Tecumseh, Mich., 
Jan. 23, 1 861; mar. Louise Bloeden, at South 
Saginaw, Mich., May 26, 1883; now practising 
medicine at Lansing, Mich. Anna Minnie, 
daughter, was b. in Chicago, 111., Mar. 7th, 

Valeria, daughter, b. at Panama, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
Mar. 14, 1836; mar. Rev. Thomas Sherrard, at Mil- 
waukee, Wis., June 21, i860. Children: 

Henry Gray, b. at Centralia, 111., Aug. 6, 1S61; 

Professor of Classics, at Detroit, Mich. 
Margaret P., b. at Centralia, 111., Mar. 20, 1S63; 
mar. Prof. Charlton T. Lewis, of New York, 
June 30, 1885. 
Evelyn Barrett, b. Aug. 26, 1864, at Centralia, 

111.; residence, Tecumseh, Mich. 
Valeria Gray, b. Mar. 19, 1867, at Brooklyn, 

Mich., d. Feb. 22, 1877. 
Harriet Winifred, b. at Brooklyn, Mich., Jan. 
25, 1869. 

Thomas Hindman, b. at Brooklyn, Mich., May 17, 

Rev. Thomas Sherrard died at Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 
10, 1874. 

Harriet, daughter, b. at Panama, N. Y., Mar. 31, 1838; 
mar. Dwight W. Jackson in 1858; d. at Brooklyn, 
Mich., Sept. 10, 1873. 

Alfred Gray, b. Dec. 1840; killed by a barrel of wet ashes 
falling upon him in July, 1844. 

Nathaniel A., Dr., of Milwaukee, Wis., b. at Portland, 
N. Y., Mar. 8, 1842; mar. Lctitia Dunn, at New Lis- 
bon, Wis., 1866. 





Nathaniel A. Gray, M. D., of Milwaukee, Wis., son of Dr. 
Alfred \W. Gray, was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., March 8, 
1842, and received his earlier training in the Academy at 
Jamestown, N. Y. Leaving that State in 1856, with his parents, 
who emigrated westward and took up their abode in Milwaukee, 
he entered as a pupil in the High School of that city, complet- 
ing his literary studies in 1861. 

Medical culture having been his objective point, he com- 
menced his career under the tutelage of his father, an eminent 
and skilful physician, with whom he remained four years, and 
then completed his medical studies at Bellevue and N. Y. Ho- 
moeopathic Hospitals, where he received his degree of M. D., 
in 1867. 

Dr. Gray was married at New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wis., 
Feb. 29th, 1866, to Letitia Dunn, a native of Portage City, Wis., 
the daughter of Andrew and Sarah Dunn, two of the early pion- 
eers in Wisconsin's Territorial history. 

To Nathaniel and Letitia Gray have been born four children, 
as follows: 

Sarah Elizabeth Gray, b. Apr. 23, 1867. 

Nathaniel Gray, b. June 8, 1869; d. Aug. 20, 1870. 

Alfred William Gray, b. Sept. 26, 1873. 

Walter K. Gray, b. Nov. 28, 1878. 
Dr. N. A. Gray has a large practice, and deservedly takes 
high rank in the medical profession of Milwaukee. He was for 
several years Secretary of the Homoeopathic State Medical Soci- 
ety of Wisconsin, and has been officially connected with the 
Asylum for the insane in that State. 


Dr. Patrick Wells Gray, fifth and youngest son of Judge John 
Gray (5), was born in Sherburne, N. Y., Nov. i8th, 1806. Re- 
movmg with his father's family to western New York, in iSig, 
he afterwards studied medicine with Dr. Beebe, ci Erie, Pa., and 
graduating at an allopathic school entered upon the practice 
of medicine. 

Dr. Gray married Amy Wentworth Graves, at Erie, Pa., Sept. 
29th, 1830, after which he took up Theology, graduating at 
Oberlin College, and was ordained and installetl in the Presby- 
terian ministry, at Randolph, Pa. Subsequently he was station- 
ed at Hamburg, N. Y., preaching at these places some five years, 
after which, in 1842, he resumed the practice of medicine, hav- 
ing, in the meantime, by study and careful investigation, become 
converted to the Homoeopathic school. At that time he remov- 
ed to Buffalo, then having a population of twenty or twenty-five 
thousand. He was the pioneer of Homoeopathy there, and con- 
tinued the practice of his profession in tliat city some ten years. 
Being afilicted with a throat and bronchial affection which was 
aggravated by Lake winds. Dr. Gray removed from Buffalo to 
Elmira, N. Y., in 1852, where he continued in a large and lucra- 
tive practice until his decease, Dec. 18, 1865. His wife, Mrs. 
Amy W. Gray, survived him some three years. 


Carroll E. Gray, b. in Madison, Ohio, July 23, 1831. 

Harriet Diantha Gray, b. in Portland, N. Y., March 9th, 
1835; mar. Wellington Gray Lee, son of Joel Lee and 
Amanda Gray Lee, and great-great-grandson of John 
Gray (3) of Sharon, in London, England, June 5, 1862. 
He d. in New York, 1881. Her present residence is at 
Hornellsville, N. Y. Children: An infant daughter died 
in London, England, May 7, 1863. 

John F. Gray Lee, b. Aug. 5, 1867; d. Aug. 16, 

Wellington Gray Lee, b. Apr. 11, 1869. 

Theodore W. Gray, b. in Westfield, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1837; 
d. at Randolph, Pa., Aug. i, 1840. 

RoLLiN B. Gray, Dr., b. in Randolph, Pa., June 4, 1840. 

Ella Elizabeth Gray, of Hornellsville, N. Y., b. in Buffalo, 
N. Y., Aug. 2, 1846. 


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Carroll Eugene Gray, son of Dr. P. Wells Gray, was born in 
Madison, Ohio, July 23d, 1831. While in his youth his parents 
located at Buffalo, N. Y., where he received a common school 
education, completing an academical course in Jamestown, N. 
Y. ; following commercial pursuits till 1868, when he began the 
study of, and engaged in both tlie management and construction 
of illuminating gas works. In 1873 he removed to St. Louis, 
Mo., interesting capital of that city in local gas and water com- 
panies, promoting and building works in Missouri, Texas, Colo- 
rado, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas. 

In 1883 Mr. Gray moved to Chicago, undertaking by prefer- 
ence, work in the north-west, bearing a creditable name through- 
out that region, both as a Gas and a Hydraulic Engineer and 
Builder. During this period of seventeen years the subject of 
this sketch has constructed some eleven gas works, and nine 
water works, and in some of the more prominent towns of the 
west. His two elder sons are now succeeding him in the busi- 
ness, Mr. Gray declining large contracts in future. 

Mr. Gray married Emma E. ^Vilton, of Kent, England. 

Pauline E. Gray, b. in London, England, Sept. 24, 1859; 

mar. Frank L. Deming, St. Louis, Mo. 
Carroll E. Gray, Jr., b. in London, England, Sept. 7th, 

Theodore Wells Gray, b. in New York city, Aug. 4th, 

John Rollin Gray, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, June 13th, 

Amy Wentvvorth Gray, b. in Lawrence, Kansas, Nov. 2d, 

Hattie E. Gray, b. in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 30th, 


The present residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gray and family is at 
Fergus Falls, Minn. 


Dr. Rollin B. Gray, youngest son of Dr. Patrick Wells Gray, 
was born in Randolph, Crawford Co., Pa., June 4th, 1840. 
Graduated in medicine in 1865, and also received the degree of 
M. D., from the Homoeopathic College of New York in 187 1. 
He served as a Lieutenant in a Missouri Regt. for two years and 
three months in the War for the Union; was in the first engage- 
ment of the war, at "Camp Jackson," and also at Fulton, Callo- 
way Co., Mo. Detached duty at St. Louis, during balance of 

Dr. Gray engaged in practice with his uncle, Dr. John F. 
Gray, of New York, until August, 1866, when he removed to 
Brooklyn, N. Y., where he built up a large and lucrative clien- 
tele. Was elected President, for three successive years, of the 
"Long Island Medical Society," which consists of members of 
both the Homcepathic and Allopathic Schools of Medicine. 
Returned to practice in connection with Dr. John F. Gray in 
New York, 1877, where he remained until the latter's death, in 
June, 1882. 

Dr. Gray was married in 1867 to Lillie D. Whitney, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., by whom are the following children: 

Anita Gray, b. Apr. 29, 1868. 

Marian Gray, b. Oct. 26, 1869. 

Lillian Gray, b. Jan. 5, 1S71; d. Apr. 12, 1876. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. June 12, 1872; d. Mar. 9, 1873. 

Dr. Gray and family now reside in the city of New York, 
where he is actively engaged in the practice of his profession. 




Mrs. Diantha Eloise Gray-Sackett, youngest daughter of 
Judge John Gray (5) and Diantha Burritt his wife, was born at 
Sherburne, N. Y., Mar. 8, 1809, of which place she still has 
many pleasant recollections, although she removed from there 
with her parents in 181 9, to Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Miss Gray 
at an early age manifested a desire and an aptness for teach- 
ing, and when older, chose it for her life work. This led her and 
her parents to seek her best qualifications for it. Troy Seminary 
was the only one in the State that held out anything for girls 
better than did the " Select Schools," with their medley of studies 
unillustrated and half taught, or the Academies here and there. 
The goal of her ambition however before her, she tried to make 
good use of these advantages supplemented by instruction from 
tutors, both in the country and in New York city. Finding light 
literature interfering with her lessons and course of study, she 
resolutely put it all aside till she should have "done with 

^^hooi." _ 1134321 

In 1829 her motives were changed, and thenceforth that of 
duty to serve God and her generation were the impelHng force 
in devotion to her calling. Gradually the conviction that it was 
a paramount claim on her to set aside ordinary teaching for ef- 
forts to raise the needed interest and the means to establish a 
permanent school in which the many young lady converts of 
those days of revivals (1830-1836) might be received and helped 
to become as polished comers of the Temple. 

So impressed, and after a year in visiting Christian leaders of 
the then existing schools, and pastors of churches, she became 
satisfied of the feasibility of the scheme, and relinquishing her 
own school for its prosecution, in the spring of 1837 she 
went to Le Roy, N. Y., to aid in laying the foundations of such 
an institution. Though not at first the realization of all her 
views and hopes, the result was a prosperous and excellent Sem- 
inary, and finally, through the gift of its devoted Founder, Mrs. 
E. E. Ingham Staunton, of the entire investment, a really pubHc 
institution, a free will offering on the altar of advanced and 
Christian education. As the Ingham University, it recently cel- 
ebrated its Semi-Centennial Anniversary. 


Miss Gray was married June 25, 1839, to Rev. H. A. Sackett, 
and for about 1 1 years shared with him his pastoral responsibili- 
ties in Franklinville, N. Y., and in Groton, N. Y. Among those 
duties she found that of teaching a school of twenty to forty 
young ladies, longing for advantages they could not find other- 
wise; in the ist, as Home Mission Parish, and in the 2nd, a call 
to care for the Female Department of the Academy. 

Thus providentially Mr. Sackett became himself so intensely 
interested by what he saw of the necessity of more accessible 
means of cultiu^e, especially to fit many daughters of the church 
for usefulness, that he at last decided it duty to suspend, for the 
necessary time, his ministerial work, and give himself to that of 
building up a College for women, of equal value, and in the niay 
so many had been provided for young men. 

After six years of inestimable labor the Elmira College came 
into existence, mainly through their united and most earnest ef- 
forts. They felt themselves called of God to this work, and 
ever rejoiced in it as such, though so great had been its prostrat- 
ing power, that Mr. Sackett could not return to the ministry he 
so loved. 

Afterward they opened a school at Stonington, Conn., that 
they might educate their only daughter at home, and at the 
same time make one more contribution to the cause of Christian 
education. This attained, they found rest and a quiet home in 
Cranford, N. J., where Mr. Sackett died Dec. 30, 1879, and 
where Mrs. Sackett still resides. A woman of rare fortitude, 
faith, courage, culture, character, and high endowments; esteem- 
ed and beloved, the centre of many strong ties of kindred and 

Eliza Diantha Sackett, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Sack- 
ett, bom Sept. 7th, 1840, resides wth her mother at 
Cranford, N. J. 


Nathaniel Gray, son of John Gray (4), was born near New 
Concord, in Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y., Aug. 14, 1773. 
He married at Sherburne, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1797, Sarah Butler, 
who was bom at Weathersfield, Conn., Apr. 30, 1771. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gray afterwards removed to German, Chenango Co. N. Y., 
then to Evans, N. Y., and from there to Savanna, 111., where 
Nathaniel Gray died at the residence of his son Reuben H. 
Gray, April 10, 1845, having lived an exemplary and useful life. 
Mr. Gray was a farmer, and an influential man, both in the 
church and in political circles. He was an Elder in the church, 
and usually held some public office. 

Mrs. Gray died at the residence of her son, Rev. Calvin Gray, 
at Mt Carroll, 111., Apr. 1852. 


Pamelia Gray, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Sept. 4th, 1798; 
mar. Patrick Hamilton, June 2, 1844; d. May ist, 
1 85 1, at Dowagiac, Mich.; no children. 

Milan Gray, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. 4th, 1800; d. at 
Evans, N. Y., Sept 17th, 1822. 

Francis Gray, b. at German, N. Y., Mar. 26, 1803; d. 
June 5, 1807. 


Rev. Calvin Gray, son of Nathaniel Gray, and grandson of 
John Gray (4), was born at German, N. Y., Sept. i, 1805, and 
June 7, 1842, married Abigail North Spaulding, at Franklin ville, 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., she having been born at Lisle, Broome 
Co., N. Y., May 14, 181 5. He had consecrated his life to the 
Christian Ministry, taking a private course of study with Dr. 


Stillman of Dunkirk, his health not permitting him to enter upon 
a regular classical course. His first preaching was at Ripley, 
N. Y., and from thence he went to Arcade, Wyoming Co., and 
was then a Home Missionary at South Wales and West Aurora, 
Erie Co., N. Y. 

In 1844 he went to Carroll County, 111., as a Home Missiona- 
ry, where after several years of hard, incessant labor his health giv- 
ing out, Mrs. Gray then engaged in teaching as the support of 
the family. In 1867 he removed to Geneva, Kansas, where he 
preached as pastor for five years, and for five years as a self sus- 
taining Missionary. He then went to Fort Dodge, Iowa, to spend 
his remaining da>s with his eldest son, Rev. Lyman C. Gray, 
then pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of that place, 
and there he continued to reside until his decease, which took 
place Mar. 20, 1885, in his 80th year. And so this veteran of 
the church militant, after nearly half a century of faithful ser- 
vice laid down his well worn armor, than which none knightlier 
was ever worn by man. Mrs. Gray, who still survives, writes, 
date of Mar. 18, 1886, " My dear husband was a great sufferer 
for years, but a murmur never escaped his lips. He often used 
to say, ' What should I do without the Bible?' and when his eyes 
became dim so that he could not read, it was daily read to 

The following is a list of the children and grandchildren of 
Rev. and Mrs. Calvin Gray: 

Lyman Calvin Gray, Rev., b. at South Wales, N. Y., Oct. 
26, 1843; mar. MolHe Scripps, in Astoria, III, June 9, 
1 87 1. Graduated at Knox College, 111., and at Auburn 
Theological Seminary, N. Y. Has labored for several 
years as a Home Missionary in Northern Iowa, and as 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Fort Dodge, at 
which place he continues to reside, although tempora- 
rily, on account of ill health, obliged to stop preaching 
and engage in other avocation. He has invented a 
very ingenious Postal Cabinet of great utility, and is 
Manager of the company organized for its manufac- 
ture. It has high official and personal endorsement, 
and is practicable for various uses. Rev. and Mrs. 
Calvin Gray have the following children: 


William Calvin Gray, b. at Auburn, N. Y., June 

ig, 1872. 
George Henry Gray, b. at Auburn, N. Y., Feb. 
14, 1874; d. Mar. 5, 1879, at Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 
James Johnson Gray, b. at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, 

July 8, 1876. 
John Lyman Gray, b. at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Nov. 

8, 1878. 
Harley Winter Gray, b. at Fort Dodge, Iowa, 

Dec. 10, 1880. 
Mary Carlton Gray, b. at Fort Dodge, Iowa, 
Jan. 4, 1886. 
Carlton Rinewalt Gray, b. at Mt. Carroll, 111., Jan. 7th, 

1847; d. Sept. 26, 1847. 
Linus Shepard Gray, b. at Mt. Carroll, 111., July 25, 1849; 

d. June 21, 1850. 
Henry North Gray, b. at Mt. Carroll, 111., July 7, 1851; 
mar. Tillie Mattoon, Oct. i, 1872, in Geneva, Kansas, 
who was b. at Canton, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1845. Is a 
farmer, and active in Bible Readings and Sabbath 
School work. Children : 
Lucy Abigail Gray, b. at Geneva, Kas., Sept. i, 

Carlton North Gray, b. at Geneva, Kansas, 

Oct. 28, 1875. 
Cena Tillie Gray, b. at Geneva, Kas., Mar. 24, 

Mary Sophronia Gray, b. at Geneva, Kansas, 

Nov. 17, 1879. 
Charles Burnette Gray, b. at Geneva, Kansas, 

Sept. 6, 1881; d. May 27, 1882. 
Eddie and Ettie Gray, twins, b. Apr. 2, 1884; 
Eddie d. Aug. 18, and Ettie, Aug. 19; both 
buried in one grave, in Geneva Cemetery, on 
Aug. 20th, 1884. 
RoscoE Spaulding Gray, son of Rev. Calvin Gray, b. at 
Mt. Carroll, 111., Apr. 7th, 1857. Has removed to 
San Francisco, California. Is engaged in reporting 
and newspaper work. 


Reuben H. Gray, son of Nathaniel Gray, was bom at Eden, 
N. Y., Mar. 3, 181 6. He maried Abby Dewey, at Evans Centre, 
N. Y., Dec. 30, 1838. Moved west, located at Savanna, 111., and 
engaged in the mercantile business. Died Sept. 15, 1871, after 
a short illness, leaving a family of four children, as follows: 

Helen Gray, b. Mar. 19, 1840; mar. May 3, 1866, Francis 
Karney, at Mt. Carroll, 111. ; have following children: 
Myrtle, b. Apr. 16, 1867. Reuben, b. June 2, 1869. 
Nellie, b. Nov. 7, 1871. May, b. May 11, 1873. 
Frances, b. April 8, 1876. Lois, b. Feb. 10, 1879. 
Reside near Savanna, 111. 
George Gray, second child of Reuben H. Gray, born at 
Evans, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1843, married Sarah Heiser, at 
Savanna, 111., Oct. 26, 1869, d. Dec. 4th, 1871, leav- 
ing one child, 

George Gray, b. 1870, 
who now lives with his mother, near Stromsburg, Neb. 

Sarah Gray, daughter of Reuben H. Gray, bom at Savan- 
na, 111., Dec. 12, 1 85 1, married W. I. Bowen of that 
place, Oct. 26, 1 88 1, and still resides there, having 
one child, George Leland Bowen, b. Aug. 21, 1883. 

Albert Gray, fourth and last child of Reuben H., was born 
Feb. 12, 1856; d. Oct. 5, 1862. 


Alfred Gray, son of John Gray (4), was born in Canaan, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., July 29, 1778. He married for his first 
mfe, Sarah Hudson, of Cherry Valley, N. Y., by whom he 
had two children, a son and a daughter. After the death of his 
first mfe, at Cherry Valley, on July 14th, 1805, Mr. Gray 
removed to Sherburne, N. Y., where, in 1806, he married Mary 
Olmstead, from Ridgefield, Conn., by whom he had three sons 
and four daughters. Descendants by first marriage: 

John Hudson Gray, Dr., son of Alfred Gray, b. at Cherry 
Valley, N. Y., Oct. ist, 1802; mar. Lucinda Felton, 
Aug. 17, 1828. Dr. Gray removed to Schuyler Lake, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., and at the time of his decease, 
Feb. 26, 1847, he enjoyed an extensive practice, and 
had won a reputation which bid fair to render him a 
formidable rival of his former preceptor, the celebrated 
Dr. Delos White, of Cherry Valley. The widow Lu- 
cinda Felton Gray, died at Schuyler Lake, Mar. 26, 
1 88 1. Children: 

John Felton Gray, b. Dec. 7, 1830. 
Sarah Ann Gray, b. Nov. 19, 1833; mar. Rob- 
ert M. Durfy, Oct. 4, 1854 ; Robby Durfy, 
son of, d. Nov. 15, 1859. Robert M. Durfy 
d. Jan. 12, 1862. Sarah Ann Gray Durfy d. 
Jan. 31, 1878. 
Sarah Ann Gray, b. Feb. 15, 1805; d. June 5. 1820. 


John Felton Gray, only son of Dr. John Hudson Gray, still 
continues to reside at Schuyler Lake, N. Y., where he was born 
Dec. 7, 1830. Commencing as a clerk he worked his way up, 
and for several years was engaged in the mercantile business. 
Has been five times chosen Supervisor of his town, and has been 
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Otsego County. Has 
also served his third term as Justice of the Peace. Last few 
years has been engaged in settlement of estates, and in attend- 
ing to his own business affairs. In independent circumstances; 
a bachelor. 



Charles M. Gray, son of Alfred and Mary Olmstead Gray, 
and grandson of John Gray (4), was born at Sherburne, N. Y., 
June 13, 1807, and married Mary Ann Haines, at Philadelphia, 
Nov. 24, 1832. With his young wife he removed to Chicago 
the following year, 1833, where he extensively engaged in the 
manufacture of grain cradles, and in 1847 he became associated 
with Cyrus H. McCormick, in the manufacture of reapers, under 
the firm name of McCormick & Gray. 

In 1854 Mr. Gray was elected Mayor of Chicago, and his ad- 
ministration of the affairs of that city commanded the approval 
of the better element of both parties. A Chicago paper says: 
"It may almost be said, that during his term of office was in- 
augurated that system of public improvements which has given 
all essential facilities to intramural commerce, and made the 
city itself the pride and glory of a State." 

Soon after the expiration of his term of office as Mayor he was 
appointed General Freight Agent of the Michigan Southern & 
Northern Indiana R. R., and in the duties of his new position, 
in the language of another, " Mr. Gray brought to the solution 
of the problem a varied and successful business experience, a 
broad intellectual force that was phenominal and a robust integ- 
rity that has commanded the admiration of every man with 
whom he came in contact. In this task he was so successful 
that it does no injustice to others to repeat the statement so fre- 
quently made, that Charles M. Gray was the father of the rail- 
way freight system of the United States." After the consolida- 
tion with the Cleveland & Erie R. R., in 1869, Mr. Gray retained 
his position in Chicago, and remained as Asst. Gen. Freight Agt. 
of the consolidated line up to the time of his death. 

Mr. Gray died at his residence in the city of Chicago, of 
which he had been for more than half a century an honored res- 
ident, Oct. 17, 1885, having been prostrated over a year previous 
by a shock of apoplexy, from which he did not fully recover. 
The following just and beautiful tribute to the deceased is from 
the Chicago Tribune: " It is not lavish praise of this man to 
say, that the purity of his life, his great intellectual force, and 
his uncompromising integrity, constitute a trinity of virtues tliat 



finds few equals and no superiors among men. To her who for 
more than fifty years has cherished him in sickness and in health, 
he has given a love and a devotion that seemed to strengthen 
with each advancing year. His last words of encouragement 
and advice, like a ray of sunshine through the breaking clouds 
will strengthen her footsteps and warm and beautify the pathway 
which she must now tread alone. Loving feet will follow him to 
the grave. Loving hands will fashion the sod over his last rest- 
ing place, and loving eyes will sanctify it with their tears. In 
this busy world of commerce sturdy lives will halt in their rest- 
less activity to catch one further inspiration from the great soul 
that has gone to its final rest." 

Again: "The funeral of Capt. Chas. M. Gray, took place 
from the family residence on Wabash Avenue. Among the most 
conspicuous floral offerings was a magnificent design representing 
a freight car, made up of tube-roses, immortelles buds, blush 
roses and other flowers, from the associates of the deceased on 
the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R. The parlors and 
halls were crowded with friends who came to pay their last mark 
of respect for the departed, and only a small portion of those 
who had come could gain admission to hear Bishop Cheney 
read the burial service. There was a great throng of citizens, 
many of them old friends of Capt. Gray." 

The following sketch of his family was furnished by Mr. Grav 
date of Juiy 23, 1884, and is a sad summary: "We have had 
three children, viz: Remington, Reuben, and Mary. The last 
one died when only two years old; the eldest son died when 18 
years old. The other son, Reuben C. Gray, died in Virginia, 
where he had purchased a farm, in 1882, aged 46 years. He 
had no children; his wife died before he did." 

Mr. Gray was greatly interested in the " Gray Genealogy," and 
did much to encourage and facilitate its publication. Even dur- 
ing his illness he did not cease his cordial co-operation. Under 
date of Oct. 16, 1884, he wrote: " Since I last wrote you 1 have 
had a shock of apoplexy that has left me partially paralyzed; but 
thank the good Lord, I have the right hand with which to write 
you once more. Your letters are of great interest to me, and I 
hope you are still progressing with the family record of the 


George M. Gray, youngest son of Alfred Gray, and grandson 
of John Gray (4), was born at Sherburne, N. Y., July 25, 1818. 
Soon after, his father's family removed to Victor, Ontario Co., 
N. Y., and from thence he went to Chicago, 111., whither 
his elder brother had preceded him, arriving there June 22, 
1834, being then a lad of sixteen summers. 

He was engaged in various pursuits, up to 1851, when he was 
appoined General Western Agent of the first through Railway 
line connecting the East with Chicago, now known as the Lake 
Shore & Michigan Southern line. Mr. Gray remained in that 
service until 1866, when he at once became associated with the 
Pullman Sleeping Car Company, with which he is still con- 

From 1854 until 1864, Mr. Gray was also a silent partner in 
the wholesale hardware business, under the firm name of Tuttle, 
Hibbard & Co. He was married to Maria L. Johnson, of 
Bangor, Maine, in 1839, who still survives. Residence Chicago. 
No children. 

Mary M. Gray, daughter of Alfred Gray, was born in 
Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. i, 181 3; mar. LemuelW. Hard 
at Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y., Mar. 12, 1832; child-- 

Caroline J. Hard, b. Apr. 13, 1834; married to 

Chas. C. Sears, Dec. 1852. Living children: 

Maggie H., Stella B., George R., and Harry 

A. Sears. 

Sarah Ann Hard, b. May 31, 1837 ; married to 

Russell A. Britton, Feb. 1865. 
Chas. Delos Hard, b. Dec. 20, 1838; married 
Mae Fisk, Oct. 1874; children: Carl Bowen 
Hard, Leila Harden Hard, George Gray 
Hard, Bessie Chester Hard. 
Alfred Augustus Hard, b. Sept. 10, 1841; mar- 
El vene L. Curtis, Aug. 4, 1874. 
George C. Hard, b. June 22, 1843; mar. Emily 
Louise Hughes, 1868; d. Feb. 27, 1883; 
children: Carrie Gray Hard, b. Oct. 1869; 
Lem A. Hard, b. Oct. 1879. 
Densmore D. Hard, b. July 21, 1845. 
Mrs. Hard now resides at Cleveland, O. 

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Jane E. Gray, daughter of Alfred Gray, b. in Sherburne, 
N. Y., mar. John Ogden of Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 21, 
1836. Living issue: 

John G. Ogden, mar. Sarah S. Atkins, Oct. 16, 
1873. William Gray Ogden, son of, b. Oct. 

20, 1883. 

George W. Ogden, mar. M. E. Noxon, Oct. 28, 
1873. Marion Gray Ogden, daughter of, b. 
Feb. 20, 1875. 

Henry M. Ogden, mar. Minnie J. Matthews, Jan. 

21, 1885. 

Abigail Ogden, unmarried. 
All residents of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Betsey Gray, daughter of Alfred Gray, married S. S. 
Chamberlain, and lives at Lockport, 111., and has two 
sons married and in business at Joliet, 111. 
Sarah Ann Gray, daughter of Alfred Gray, was born at 
Victor, Ontario Co., N. Y., April 20, 1820; mar. to 
Horace Chase, at Hatley, 111., Oct. 4th, 1837. Re- 
moved to Milwaukee, Wis., same year, where she died 
Aug. 5, 1852. Issue, seven infant children, deceased; 
one daughter living, viz: 

Ella Chase, b. Jan. 24, 1849, in Milwaukee; mar. 
to Dr. Horace Enos, of Chicago, 111., May 
24, 1870; children: Horace Chase Enos, 
b. July 17, 187 1. Charles Reade Enos, b. 
May ig, 1873. Juliette Cora Enos, b. Apr. 
2, 1876. 
Mr. Chase was b. in Derby, Orleans Co., Vt., Dec. 25, 1810. 
Came to Chicago May 19, 1834, and soon after went to Mil- 
waukee, at that time an Indian trading post, and a part of the 
Territory of Michigan, and there he still continues to reside. 

Alfred Gray resided at Sherburne and Earlville, N. Y., where 
he was engaged in the mercantile business, until 18 18, when he 
removed to Victor, N. Y. Pie died at Montreal, Canada, while 
there on business, in 1820. His widow married Capt. Rowley, 
of Pittsford, N. Y., and there resided until 1833, when the fam- 
ily removed to Illinois, where she died in Oct. 1864. Mrs. Gray 
was the daughter of Jared Olmstead son of Samuel Olmstead, 
one of the original proprietors of Ridgefield, Conn., 1708. She 
was one of three at a birth, (triplets), born May 21, 1786. 


Edward Gray, son of John Gray (4), was born in Canaan, 
N. Y., June 20, 1780. He married Elizabeth Mudge, born 
1 781, daughter of Elder John Mudge, the first pastor of the 
Baptist Church at Sherburne, N. Y., who was born at Sharon, 
Conn., 1755. Mr. Gray continued to live at Sherburne until 
1825, when he removed with his family to Alexander, Genesee 
Co., N. Y., where he died June 13th, 1830. She died in Feb., 

The following incident in his early life, co])ied from the His- 
tory of Sherburne, evidences a vigor of independence and a 
muscular virility of no little forcefulness. It is in the account 
of the first school kept, or attempted to be kept, in that then 
frontier settlement : "A pedagogue by the name of Gardner 
was employed to teach it ; when exercising a class in spelling he 
put the word book — the scholar spelled it bu-k — the teacher 
pronounced it right. Edward Gray, son of John Gray, disputed 
this. The master, in order to maintain the dignity of his station, 
undertook to correct him corporeally; a scuftie ensued, from 
which the teacher came out second best. The result was, the 
school was broken up for the remainder of the wdnter." 

The following is a list of the descendants of F.dward and 
Elizabeth Gray : 

Chauncey Gray, eldest son of El ward Gray, b. in Sher- 
burne, N. Y., 1805; mar. Belinda Skinner, at Sher- 
burne, 1825. Children: 

Betsey, b. 1826; mar. Wm. Woodhouse Dana, at 
Elba, N. Y., 1843; d. 1868. Had a son, 
Wm. W. Dana, now residing at Ripon, Wis. 

Eunice, b. 1827; mar. Abram Fields, at Wales, 
N. Y., 1 85 1. Residence, Winona, Wis. 
Children: Lucius Smith Fields, b. 1842; 
mar. Ida M. Lake, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1864; 
d. 1875, leaving a son, who resides with his 
grandmother, Mrs. Eunice Gray Fields. 
Amanda Lucinda Fields, b. 1844; <^- 1854; 
Julius Augustus, b. 1847; d. 1848; Margaret 
Elizabeth, b. 1848; d. 1849; Daniel Deloren, 
b. 1853; d. 1877; Martha Sophia, b. 1858; 
d. i860. 

Marilla, b. 1829; (1. 1830. 

Mary CHARrrv, mar. Thomas Lake, at PVedonia, 
1846; had six children, four Hving. 

Homer Gray, b. 1832; went off with a drover, 1844, 
from Bethany, N. Y., and has not been heard 
from but once since, and that imiirectly, in 
1853, when he was reported to be in Cahfor- 
nia, and doing well. 

Sarah Jeanette, b. 1838; mar. WiUiam Cyrenus 
Oakes, at Buffalo, 1856; had eleven children; 
eight living; she d. at Salamanca, N. Y., June 
30, 1 88 1. She had united with the Baptist 
Church at Dunkirk, 1866, and it is said of 
her that she was a true Christian woman, 
faithful and trustful to the end. She has a 
son residing at Salamanca, and a 'daughter, 
Mrs. Belinda Rockwell, at Kane, Pa. 

Chauncey Gray was a coppersmith by trade, also something 
of a musician. A shadow of mystery covers his life, and a mel- 
ancholy tragedy closed it. From lack of application, or unto- 
ward circumstance, or right purpose, he did not get on in the 
world. A darksome fate seemed to pursue him; he could not 
withstand the forces of evil, which sad to relate, made him his 
own destroyer. Crushed and overborne by the tempter, in an 
evil hour, reason dethroned, he fell by his own hand, and his 
life went out in darkness. This tragic event occurred at his 
residence on Eagle St., Fredonia, N. Y., in March, 1850, where 
he had been living since about 1844. Let the mantle of charity 
fall softly over his unmarked grave ! 

The widow Belinda Gray afterwards married Mr. Buckland 
Gillett, of that place, and after his death removed to Salamanca, 
where she died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah J. 
Oakes; a woman much respected. 

John M. Gray, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Feb. 1808. Was a 
wagon-maker by trade. Married Almira Daniels at 
Brookville, N. Y., in 1829, who died June, 1836, leav- 
ing two children; a daughter who d. 1855, and a son, 

Marcus Gray, of Batavia, N. Y., b. at Alexan- 
der, N. Y., June 2, 1831 ; mar. May 8, 185 1, 
to Margaret Devine; children : 


Geo. E. Gray, Dr., b. Apr. 15, 1852; 
graduated from University of Mich- 
igan, July I, 1880; in practice at 
South Pueblo, Col. 
Martin Gray, son of Marcus Gray, b. 
Feb. 29, 1855; mar. Katie Broe; 
one son, 

Benjamin Gray. 
John M. Gray mar. 2d, Caroline Wyman, by whom he had 
one daughter, Emma Gray, now Mrs. Williams, of Alexander, 
N. Y. 

John M. Gray mar. 3d, Catharine Miner, by whom were three 
children; Elizabeth Gray, died when three years old. Mrs. Gray 
d. 1847. 

Silas Gray, b. April, 1843; d. Apr. 1861. 
Helen Gray, b. Nov. 26, 1846; mar. Oct. 22, 
1 86 1, to Levant Sisson. Residence, Medina, 
N. Y. 

John M. Gray mar. 4th, Eunice Mead. Mr. Gray died Sept. 
23, 1874. 

Marilla Gray, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1809; 
mar. Asa McOmber; d. Aug. 7, 1856, at Gaines, N. 
Y.; descendants: 

Marion (McOmber) Knickerbocker, b. Aug. 6th, 
1829; residence, Gaines, N. Y. 

Julia (McOmber) Hoyt, b. Nov. 27, 1832; resi- 
dence, Gaines, N. Y. 

George McOmber, b. May 27, 1834; drowned 
in Canandaigua Lake, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1876. 
He married Harriet Bunnell, at East Bloom- 
field, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1857; children: Asa, b. 
Apr. 7, 1859; George, Jr., b. July 24, 1862; 
d. Mar. 24, 1885; Julia, b. Mar. 15, 1866; 
all born at East Bloomfield, N. Y. Mrs. 
McOmber and her two surviving children re- 
side at Chicago. 

Merritt McOmber, b. Apr. 23, 1836, at Gaines, 

N. Y.; mar. Charlotte J. ; children: 

Carrie L., b. Sept. 22, 1862; mar. Mr. 
Maxson, at Gaines, N. Y.; Fred, b. Feb. 6, 
1868. Mr. McOmber mar. 2d, Melinda 
L. . Residence, Manchester, N. Y. 


Charles McOmber, b. June 26, 1838; d. July 

15, 1841. 
Jane (McOmber) Hatch, b. Dec. 13, 1840; resi- 
dence, Gaines, N. Y. 
Emma, b. Nov. 12, 1842; d. Aug. 21, 1843. 
Fannie, b. Apr. 7, 1844. 
Fred McOmber, b. at Gaines, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1846; 
mar. Minnie M. Graham, at Berrien Springs, Mich., 
May 15, 1872; one child, Graham Oertel Mc-Om- 
ber, b. July 30, 1875. Mr. McOmber is publisher 
of the Berrien Springs E}-a^ and Sec'y and Gen. 
Passenger Agt. of the St. Joseph Valley R. R. 
Eunice, b. Nov. 26, 1848; mar. Sept. 28, 1865, Ferdi- 
nand D. Oertel, of Chicago; he d. Sept. 30, 1882; 
mar. 2d, Thos. B. Dohan, Chicago, Apr. 21, 1885. 
Sidney Gray, b. 1806, and d. in Sherburne, N. Y., 18 19. 
Edward Gray, Jr., b. in Sherburne, N. Y., 1815; mar. at 

Lockport, N. Y., 1841; d. 1865; no descendants. 
Reuben Gray, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., 1817; mar. in 1843; 
lived at Warsaw, N. Y.; d. at Oakley, Wis., at the res- 
idence of his sister, Mrs. Matteson, Jan. 19, 1881. 

Frank Gray, son of Reuben Gray, b. at South 
Warsaw, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1856; unmarried. 
Charlotte Gray, daughter of Edward Gray, b. in Sher- 
burne, N. Y., June 19, 1820; mar. Saul Matteson, at 
Brook\ille, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1841; residence, Oakley, 
Wis.; one son, Chas. E., a Union soldier; three daugh- 
ters, Delia E., Ida M., and Marion; two children dec'd. 
Betsey Gray, b. at Sherburne, N. Y., Apr. 13, 1822; mar. 
Geo. Cadman, at Batavia, N. Y., 1844; he d. i860; 
she d. 1882; nine children. 
Caroline Gray, daughter of Edward Gray, b. in Sherburne, 
N. Y., Aug. 10, 1824; mar. Ichabod Waldron, at East 
Pembroke, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1845; residence, Albion, 
N. Y.; six children. 
Eliza E. Gray, b. at Brookville, N. Y., July 8, 1828; mar. 
Almiron Wade, Mar. 20, 1843; he d. 1855; a son, 
William Wallace Wade, b. Aug. 21, 185 1; mar. 
Minnie Garrett, Dec. 5, 1874. 
Mrs. Wade mar. 2d, Da\id Dodge, Jan. 28, 1858; children: 

Royal Dilson Dodge, b. June 3, 1859; mar. Oct. 

17, 1878, to Mary Christmon. 
Jennie L. Dodge, b. Aug. 11, 1861; mar. John 

H. Ernesse, Dec. 17, 1878. 
George Brown Dodge, b. Mar. 22, 1867. 
Mrs. Dodge resides at East Pembroke, N. Y. 



Col. Reuben Gray, youngest son of John Gray (4), was bom 
in Florida, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Aug. 15, 1782. Removed 
to Sherburne, N. Y., with his father's family, in 1793, and mar- 
ried Rebecca Belcher at that place, 1806. He continued to re- 
side in Sherburne until after the death of his mother, in 1824, 
his parents having made their home with him dui^ing the later 
years of their lives. He served in the war of 181 2, as Captain 
in Col. Mead's Chenango County Regiment, and was afterwards 
Colonel of a Militia Regiment. That Col. Gray was a man of 
literary taste and poetic sentiment, as well as a soldier gallant 
and brave, in whom the fires of patriotism not dimly burned, 
is evidenced by a few stray leaflets of his composition that have 
been preserved. The following extract from a pastoral poem 
entitled " Farewell," and expressive of his deep feeling on being 
obliged to give up his loved home by reason of having become 
surety for another, has in it a touch of pathos and tenderness, 
a love and appreciation of nature, a smoothly flowing rhyme and 
rhythm, and a true poetic fervor, worthy of more ambitious verse. 
It was written at Sherburne, date of 1821: 

Farewell, each pleasing scene, 
Ye radiant fields of purest green, 
Ye trees that once I called my own, 
Each plant that by this hand was sown. 

Farewell, ye babbling silver brooks, 
How oft I've traced your winding nooks, 
Seen you drop tears from mossy stone ! 
Say, will you weep, your lover gone ? 

(Laugh not, ye proud,) farewell, dear plough, — 
The bleating flock and lowing cow, 
Thou lowly hut, my home, farewell ! — 
Those who ne'er felt can ne'er tell 

Nor even feel that pang of heart 
Which he must feel who's torn apart 
From Home — there still in dreams I rove. 
And feast on scenes God bade me love. 

The following quaint letter from Col. Gray to a kinsman, is 
characteristic, and almost a complete biography in itself: 


Sheridan, N. Y., Jan. i8th, 1847. 

Dear Sir: — Yours of the 29th of July last, duly rec'd. Do 
not attribute my neglecting so long to answer you, to a desire on 
my part to break off the correspondence. 1 am old and some- 
times negligent in promptly writing, but have alwa.ys yet "had the 
last word" in a correspondence. You wish me to inform you 
whether Calvin and Charles are the sons of my father's former 
or later brothers. They are my brother's sons. Calvin Gray is 
of the Presbyterian stamp. He went to the N. W. part of 111. 
Charles M. Gray still lives in Chicago. He is the son of Alfred 
Gray, who died about 1820. Jas. T. Gifford married my sister's 
daughter. Philo Hatch, likewise. I had two sisters that married 
brothers — Newcomb and James Raymond. Children of both 
live in or near Elgin. I beheve that I have told you all I know 
of our relatives west of Michigan. No, I have not. I recollect 
a niece, Abigail Raymond, who married a Mr. Smith attached to 
a Missionary establishment, and went to Oregon six years since. 

I should like to fill out my sheet, but have nothing at present 
in my head, unless I go into self-ology. Well, then, let us at 
that! My age, I beUeve that you have — if not, say 64. Wife, 
one; children, none. My "better half" is rather the largest part 
of me, for she is tall and fat; myself part, rather short and lean. 
We have been one near forty-one years. I expect that, (though 
hard to acknowledge,) I may now be fairly set down as one of 
the "has beens;" for I was once young, am now old. I was once 
rich, (not very), now I am poor. As to poverty, I came as hon- 
estly by it as I have by my age, and have as little cause to regret 
one as the other. I have health, and a little farm of seven acres 
from which I make my "bread in the sweat of my face." I am a 
Christian, 'tho I do not belong to any sect. I am a Whig, yet 
my coon's tail is not so long as to make me forget that I am 
more of an American than anything else. I am far from being 
a political abolitionist; yet I do not like negro slaver}' — 'tis a 
curse to any State that has it. 

Alack ! I had like to have got talking about politics, but never 
mind; I'll say no more about it; only let us be honest, be our 
party what it may. I just tliought that you must live in a good 
climate for raising silk, and, as we do something at it. I will en- 
close you a skein of the article. I don't think it will add to the 
postcige; if it does you can take your revenge by sending me a 
big letter! Finally, a little more about what I have been: I once 
had command of a company of militia; was on the lines a few 
months in that capacity in the last war. I have once had the 
command of a regiment. Accept our respects to yourself, family, 
and other friends. Reuben Gray. 

Mr. S. R. Gray, Barry, 111. 


Col. Gray afterwards removed from Sheridan to Elmira, N. Y., 
where he died in i860, leaving no children. His character and 
personality are of increased interest from the fact that but for 
his care in preserving his father's record and diary, and his ad- 
ditions thereto of family facts from his own researches, this Gen- 
ealogy could not well have been written, and much valuable data 
would have been lost. 


In closing up this branch of the family, the following addenda 
of statistics received too late for proper position is here placed: 

Mrs. Pauline E. Denning, daughter of Carroll E. Gray, was 
married May 29, 1879. Children: Harry Lee, b. Mar. 19, 1880, 
d. Oct. 28, 1883; Ned Gray, b. Nov. 24, 1883. 

Betsey E. Gray, daughter of Alfred Gray and granddaughter 
of John Gray (4), mar. S. S. Chamberlin of Lockport, 111., Jan. 

19, 1841. Children: Geo. N., b. Dec. 20, 1851, mar. Ella E. 
Munger, Dec. 5, 1876; living issue, Frederick Munger Cham- 
berhn b. Aug. 30, 1877, and Tessie Frances Chamberlin b. Sept. 

20, 1880. Residence of Geo. N. Ceamberlin and family, Joliet, 
111. Chas. G. Chamberlin, b Jan. 30, 1859, mar. Emma Taylor 
Apr. 5, 1880. Living issue, Eva L., b. May 24, 1881. Resi- 
dence, Lockport, 111. 


Nathaniel Gray, second son of John Gray (3), born in Leba- 
non, Conn., March 17, 1736, removed with his father's family to 
Sharon, in 1743, where he grew up to a stalwart manhood, in- 
ured to toil, and participating in the labors and privations of that 
then frontier settlement. The robust virtues of courage and 
patriotism had a sturdy growth amid such surroundings, and the 
call to arms during the French War found this hardy young man 
ready for service. The following interesting incident is related 
of him in that connection, in the History of Sherburne, N. Y., 
published by his grandson, the late Joel Hatch: "Mr. Gray hav- 
ing been honorably discharged, returned home. The next season 
Abraham Raymond of Kent, entered the service, and was 
marched upon the same ground, which was near the south end 
of Lake Champlain, in the vicinity of lake George and Crown 
Point. He was there taken sick and unable to get home with- 
out assistance. With the spirit of the good Samaritan, Mr. Gray 
mounted his horse and went to his rescue, riding some two hun- 
dred miles, through woods and wilds, exposed to hostile bands 
of French and Lidians, then in open war with the Colonies, and 
knoAvn to be lurking around. He found Mr. Raymond weak and 
feeble, unable to mount a horse without assistance. Riding be- 
hind and supporting himself as well as he could, they rode a few 
miles and halted. By frequent short journeys, rests, and careful 
nursing, he gradually increased in strength, and finally arrived 
home in safety." Kent, which was the home of the Raymonds, 
adjoins Sharon, the home of the Grays, and thus early we have 
evidence of the intimate friendship existing between the families, 
which resulted in several intermarriages and in close relations 
during that and succeeding generations, and until the present 

The records of the old historic Oblong Church, in the town of 
Amenia, formerly Amenia Precinct, Dutchess Co., N. Y., near by 
the western boundaries of Kent and Sharon, Conn., show, in the 
quaint language of good old Dominie Knibloe, for half a cen- 
tury the faithful pastor of that early founded church, that " Na- 
thaniel Gray was married with Deborah Lathrop, daughter of 
Deacon Meltiah Lathrop, in the evening, Feb. 15, A. D., 1763." 


The next record of Nathaniel Gray appears in connection 
with the purchase and sale of land by him at Mt. Ephraim, town 
of Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass., adjoining Canaan, N. Y., 
date of Nov. 14, 1763. He also sold land there in 1764, and 
1765. The record of the last transaction by him at that place is 
as follows: "Nathaniel Gray of Dover Plains, sold land to 
Simeon Smith of Sharon, May 30, 1766." While residing at 
Richmond a son, Elijah Gray, was born, on March 12th, 1764. 
He must have removed to Dover Plains prior to Sept. 24, 1765, 
as a second son, Elisha Gray, was born there on that date. The 
Oblong Church records show that "Nathaniel Gray and wife had 
their sons Elijah and Elisha baptized Aug. 10, 1766; dau. Ruth 
bapt. Dec. 21, 1766; dau. Eunice bapt. Mar. i, 1768 at Dover." 

Dover Plains adjoined Amenia on the south, and doubtless 
Mr. Gray and family had removed thither from Richmond, 
Mass., so as to be near the Lathrops, who were living in that 
vicinity. But the hand of death soon overshadowed the house- 
hold, striking down the young mother, and leaving husband and 
children and home desolate. Deborah Lathrop Gray died June 
13, 1770, and the memorial stone at her grave in the burial 
place at Dover Plains is noted in the history of Dutchess 
Count}-^ as one of the oldest there still preserved. The follow- 
ing inscription was copied from the stone by the writer in 1885 : 

In Memory of 


Wife of Nathaniel Gray, 

Died June 13, 1770, /E 31. 

Here in this tomb interred lies, 

A friend that was most dear; 

Although Pale Death hath closed her eyes, 

Her Memory still is here. 

She was bom in Tolland, Conn., Aug. 11, 1739. Her father, 
Deacon Meltiah Lathrop, was a man of prominence in public 
affairs as well as in the church. He afterwards removed to 
Canaan, Columbia Co., where he was a member of the Commit- 
tee of PubUc Safety for Kings District in 1777, and where he 
died Sept. 5, 1787, in his 73d year, and was buried, about one 
mile from New Concord (in the town of Canaan) in a neighbor- 
hood burying ground, near the residence of the late De Witt C. 
Brown, where his memorial stone is still to be seen. 


After the death of his wife, Mr. Gray removed to Kent, Conn., 
where he married Bethiah Newcomb Raymond, widow of David 
Raymond, Dec. 30, 1773. There were two children born of 
this second marriage, as appears on the pubhc records of that 
place: "Deborah, daughter of the above named persons, was 
born Oct. 31, 1774. Departed this life September 23, 1775. 
Bethiah, daughter to the above named persons, was born July 4, 
1776." The widow Raymond brought to his family three sons, 
Abraham, Newcomb and James Raymond; and three daughters, 
Mercy, Sarai and Hannah, the former of whom afterwards mar- 
ried Major Abram Dixon, while Sarai married Elijah Gray, the 
oldest son of her step-father. 

Mr. Gray was a prominent member of the Congregational 
Church at Kent, where he continued to reside until after the 
Revolution, when in company with others of kindred he remov- 
ed to Duanesburgh, Albany Co., N. Y., where they resided for 
several years, and until the removal to Sherburne, Chenango Co., 
N. Y., in 1793. Nathaniel Gray was one of the foremost pion- 
eers of that settlement, and the purchase of a quarter of the 
township for the little colony was negotiated by and through 
him, for which purpose he made two journeys to the city of New 
York, and the title passed through him to the eleven original 
proprietors, of whom he was one. In the division of the lands 
by lot, the first choice of plots was by universal consent conced- 
ed to him, and on an old map of the original survey, a copy of 
which is in the possession of the writer, his name appears as 
proprietor of lot No. i, 133! acres. There he continued to 
reside until his decease in 18 10, and on a plot of that ground, 
given by him for a public burial place, and so still maintained to 
this day, called the Quarter Cemetery, he was buried. 

Mr. Gray was one of the charter members of the Congrega- 
tional Church of Sherburne, and was its Senior Deacon. The 
History of Sherburne says of him : " Nathaniel Gray was the 
first Justice of the Peace appointed in the town. He was not a 
man of brilliant talents, but had the faculty to win from all ven- 
eration and respect. His counsels were received as words of 
wisdom, and his opinions as law. The religious and moral at- 
mosphere which he diffused around all his actions, gave him a 


commanding influence over men, which few in any community 
possess. He was the Patriarch of the settlers — a man Avithout 
an enemy — a burning and shining hght in the church." 

A living grand-daughter, Mrs. Amanda Gray Lee, of Cedar 
Mountain, North Carolina, now in her 94th year, gives the 
following recollection of him, date of Feb. 11, 1886 : 

" Of tall and commanding figure, well proportioned, he was a 
man of fine presence. His eyes were dark blue, hair brown, 
complexion fair. He always wore a smile when speaking, and 
was genial in manners, though very firm and strict in his views 
of right, including religious duties, especially that of observation 
of the Sabbath. He was Deacon in the church and Justice of 
the Peace. He was called 'Justice of the Peace and Peace Jus- 
tice,' because he always advised parties to settle their differences 
vdthout invoking the law, offering to waive his fee if they would 
settle. Wlien cases did come before him they were decided ac- 
cording to their merits without fear or favor." 

The following inscription on his tombstone is an epitome of his 
character and evidences the estimation in which he was held : 

"The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish while he sleeps in dust." 
Here lies the body of 
Born the 17th of March 1736, 
Died the 24th of June, 1810. 
Having previously explored this country, he, 
in the vv^inter of 1793, while it was yet a wil- 
derness, took up his abode and cultivated this 
field, a small portion of which his remains still 
occupy. Before his departure from this life he 
had the satisfaction to see " the wilderness 
blossom like the rose." He was a devoted 
man and a pious Christian. Influenced by 
the divine precepts of that religion which he 
not only professed but practised, he acquitted 
himself of his duties to his family and society 
with truth and sincerity. 

On the right lies the body of 


his wife; 

Born Feb'y 26, 1735, 

Died August 19, 181 1. 

They were happily united in their views of 

here and hereafter, and cheerfully walked 

hand in hand in humble hope of obtaining the 

reward appointed for the elect — eternal bliss. 

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." 


Elijah Gray, oldest son of Nathaniel and Deborah Lathrop Gray, 
born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass., Mar. 12, 1764, married 
Sarai Raymond, daughter of his step-mother, Bethiah Newcomb 
Raymond Gray, at Florida, N. Y., in 1788, and removed to 
Sherburne, N. Y., in 1793, of which he was one of the pioneer 
settlers. He lived with his father and occupied part of his farm. 
Abram Dixon, a son of Major Abram Dixon and nephew of 
Elijah Gray, thus describes a visit to that primitive Gray home- 
stead, winter of 1794-5: "Deacon Gray, (who was my step- 
grandfather,) and his son Elijah Gray, (whose wife was my moth- 
er's sister,) had built a double log house, one part of which was 
occupied as a school house six hours a day. We found the 
school in full blast, under the care of Elisha Gray, brother of my 
uncle Elijah, who at the same time occupied the same room as a 
dwelling for his family, consisting of his wife and three children : 
Nathaniel, about my own age, and Amanda and Hannah, and it 
served as kitchen, parlor, dining and sleeping room, except that 
we, the children, were sent up the ladder into the loft, to bed !" 

After the death of his father and step-mother, Elijah Gray re- 
moved with his family to Sheridan, Chautauqua Co., in 18 13, 
and died at Jamestown, N. Y., in 1847. Mr. Gray and his wife 
were among the founders and original members of the Congre- 
gational Church at Sherburne, N. Y. 


Nathaniel Gray, b. Nov. i, 1789; d. at Sherburne, N. Y., 
Oct. 8, 18 II. It is said of him that he was "a young 
man of great promise" and high endowments. His 
early death was cause for deep regret to a large circle 
of friends and relatives. 

Amanda Gray Lee, b. at Florida, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1792; 
mar. Joel Lee, of Sheridan, N. Y., March 17, 1814; 
he d. May 15, 1836; she resides at Cedar Mountain, 
North Carolina. 

Persia, mar. Mr. Powell, and d. 1870. 

Marilla Gray, b. in Sherburne, 1803, d. at Elgin, 111., 
1882; unmarried. 


Juliette Clarinda Gray, born in Sherburne, N. Y., Sept. 
20, 1809; mar. Eber Keyes, Aug. 23, 1831; died at 
Busti, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Oct. 24, 1844. Child- 
ren: Addison Keyes, b. Nov. 23, 1832, d. Aug. 16, 
1834; Lydia Kidder, b. Apr. 4, 1834; married John 
H. Becker, Feb., 1864, and has three children, Flor- 
ence, Eber and Kate; Ellen Gray, b. Feb. 14, 1839, 
mar. Alfred WalHn, 1868; Addison Ashley Keyes, late 
Ed. Albany Express, Albany, N. Y., b. Oct. 3, 1842, 
married Mary Agnes Bradley, Jan. 27, 1865; children, 
Edward Ashley Keyes, b. Apr. 27, 1866, Mary Ella, b. 
Apr. 9, 1868, JuUette .Gray, b. Nov. 24, 1870, and 
Anna Rowena, b. Dec. 31, 1872. Mr. Eber Keyes 
died at Elgin, 111., June 18, 1883, in his 85th year. 

Joseph Dixon Gray, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., May, 1807; 
married Mary Warren. Children : 

Austin Gray, b. 1831, killed by the Indians in 
California, 1854. Was remarkable for stature, 
(6 feet ten inches in height), strength and 

Oscar D. Gray, born April 6, 1833; married, 
but no children; resides at Waterloo, Iowa. 
Was a soldier in the war for the Union, and 
acquitted himself with honor. 

Mary Gray, only daughter, married Geo. Flan- 
ders, of Boston. She now resides in Kansas 

Mr. J. D. Gray's first wife died in 1854, and for his second 
wife he married Lucy M. Boardman, at Waterford, Erie Co., Pa., 
Sept. 29, 1856. Children: 

Charles Austin Gray, b. April 5, 1858; married 
in 1880, Etta Babcock, of St. Paul, Minn. 
Resides at Waterville, Minn. 

Mr. Joseph Di.xon Gray died at Fayette, Iowa, March ist, 
1876. His widow, Mrs. Lucy M. Gray, is Matron of the Iowa 
Hospital for the Insane, at Independence, Iowa. 





Amanda Gray Lee, daughter of Elijah Gray, was born at 
Florida, N. Y., Nov, 23, 1792; moved the following year with 
her parents to Sherburne, N. Y., and has the distinction of being 
the only living representative of that band of pioneers and pil- 
grims who were the early settlers of that place. The following 
biography is furnished by one of her descendants: 

''Her childhood was spent there, in the beautiful Chenango 
Valley, the enjoyment of whose fields and woods she shared with 
the birds and squirrels, and appreciated as fully as they. It 
could probably have been said of her, with as much truth as it 
ever is of any one, that she rivalled the birds, for she was a nat- 
ural singer, and in after years developed a voice remarkable 
for power combined with sweetness of tone. It was sometimes 
mistaken for a flute. On arrival at young womanhood she was 
a prominent and popular member of a circle of forty cousins, of 
whom a large number could be called together on short notice. 

"In 18 1 3 her father removed with his family to Sheridan, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where she married, in 1814, Joel Lee, 
and where all her children were bom. Left alone with a family 
of eight, on the death of her husband in 1836, she brought 
them up in such a way as to give them a love for home so strong 
that her children were always glad to return. One of her sons- 
in-law, who wrote the dedication in a Bible, the joint gift of her 
children, quoted the passage, 'Her children shall rise up and 
call her blessed.' 

"She has lived under the administration of every President of 
the United States, and, beginning with Jefferson, has personal 
recollection of the prominent events and general character of 
each one since, having always taken much interest in politics, 
and everything concerning the welfare of the community and 
country. A church member for over a half century, she evident- 
ly tries to lead a life consistent with her profession, and appar- 
ently has good reason to hope that when removed from this life, 
she will enter into the rest that is promised to the faithful. 

"She is now in her g4th year, in good health, with a consider- 
able degree of strength, and the possession of all her faculties." 



Olive Lee, b. Dec. 25, 1814; died Feb. 19, 1833. 

Wellington Lee, b. Dec. 18, 181 5; married in London, 
England, June 5, 1862, to Harriet E. Gray, daughter 
of Dr. Patrick W. Gray; died in New York City, 
'' March 21st, 1881. 

WelUngton Lee was an eminent Civil Engineer, and was the 
inventor and builder of the first successful Steam Fire Engine in 
America. He also raised the ships sunk in the harbor of Sevas- 
topol in the Crimean War. 

Daniel Uriel Lee, of Ashville, N. C, b. Sept. 17, 1817; 
mar. March i, 1846, Elizabeth B. Thome; mar. 2d, 
May 12, 1859, Irene A. Lee; mar. 3d, July, 1868, 
Mary Earned Blashfield. 

Daniel U. Lee volunteered in the 3d Iowa Battery, in De- 
buque, in Sept., 1861. The Battery took the field in the Army 
of the Southwest, under Gen. Curtis, in the Pea Ridge cam- 
paign. At that battle he was Chief of the line of Caissons, and 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy from that date. The Battery 
took part in Sherman's first attempt on Vicksburg, at taking of 
Arkansas Post, and afterward posted in garrison at Little Rock, 
Arkansas, to the end of the war. He was an efficient officer, 
and was especially commended by Gen. Sigel for his action at 
the battle of Pea Ridge. 

T. C. Lee, oldest son of Daniel U. Lee, enlisted in an Ohio 
regiment at Newark, Ohio, in July, 1S61, at the age 
of 15 years and one month. He served 7 months in 
Missouri; was discharged for disability, which proved 
not permanent, and after a rest of three months, he 
re-enlisted in the 145 th Regt. Pa. Vols., at Erie, Pa. 
Went to the Army of tlie Potomac and took part in all 
the battles after Antietam. He carried the colors at 
Fredericksburgh and brought them off; was wounded at 
Bristoe Station, at Gettysburg, took part in three bay- 
onet charges on second day's fight, and was wounded 
at Petersburg. He was made ist Lieutenant at Gettys- 
burg, and remained with his Regiment till the close of 
the war. 


Caroline Lee, b. June 23, 181 9; mar. Martin Strong, Oct. 4, 
1842; residence, Waterford, Pa. Children: 

Adelaide Lee Strong, b. Waterford, Pa., Nov. 12, 
1843; mar. Ely M. Stancliff, Nov. 14, 187 1, 
of Erie, Pa. Issue: 

Raymond Ely Stancliff, b. Nov. 27, 1878. 

Leon Strong, b. Sept. 15, 1845; re.sidence, Fort 
Dodge, Iowa. 

Sara Strong, b. Oct. 27, 1847; residence, Water- 
ford, Pa. 

Rob Roy Strong, b. Nov. 3, 1854; residence, Oma- 
ha, Nebraska. 

Elenora Lee, b. June 7, 1821; d. Sept. 20, 1823. 

Elias Baudinot Lee, b. Aug. i, 1823; mar. CaroHne E. 
Douglas, Mar. 14, 185 1. 

Major Elias Baudinot Lee enlisted in the war for the Union 
in Co. A, of the 211th Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteers. He 
raised the Company in Meadville, Pa., where he resided, and 
was elected as Captain, 1864. The 21 ith had prominent part in 
the taking of Fort Steadman. Capt. Lee was in command of the 
Regiment in the final assault on Petersburgh, April 2, 1865, and 
was shot from the breastworks which he had mounted for exam- 
ple to his men. Waving his sword over his head he called his 
men to "Come on!" when he received a mortal wound from the 
sharpshooters. He died April 5th, 1865. His remains were 
sent home to Meadville, Pa., and buried with military honors, a 
large concourse of citizens following to the grave, among them 
the two brothers and a sister of the deceased. The demonstra- 
tion was becoming the obsequies of a prominent citizen soldier, 
and was a mark of the esteem in which he was held by his pa- 
triotic fellow citizens. He had been promoted to Major of his 
Regiment a few days before his death, though his commission 
had not reached him. 

Sara Almira Lee, b. July 9, 1826; mar. James Martin Por- 
ter, Sept. 5, 1844; d. Aug. 22, 1870, at Aiken, S. C. 

Helen Lee, b. Sept. 29, 1832; mar. Jas. G. E. Earned, May 9, 
1859; residence, Cedar Mountain, N. C, at which place 
she holds the position of P. M. 



Elisha Gray, son of Nathaniel and Deborah Lathrop Gray, 
was bom at Dover, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Sept. 24, 1765. He 
married Martha (Patty) Burritt, daughter of Rev. Blackleach 
Burritt, and was among the pioneers and original proprietors of 
Sherburne, N. Y., in 1793. He afterwards removed to Spring- 
ville, Pa., and from thence to Madison, Lake Co., Ohio. He 
died in the summer of 1823, at Talmadge, Summit Co., Ohio, 
while on his return from Kentucky, where he had been on a vis- 
it to his son Alanson. Mrs. Gray died at Madison, Ohio, in 
June. 1 851. Issue: 

Melissa Gray, b. 1791; married Selic Fairchild; no child- 

Alanson Gray, son of Elisha, b. May 4, 1793, married Ruth 
Cowgill, of Mason Co., Ky., by whom were two daughters, viz: 
Melissa and Ruth, the former born 181 8, and the latter, 181 9. 
The mother died when Ruth was a few days old. Melissa mar. 
Orville Rankin, at Greencastle, Ind., and had several sons and 
daughters. Ruth married a Mr. Atchison at Greencastle, and 
had sons and daughters. Jan. 2, 1821, Alanson Gray married 
for his second wife, Jane R. Tarvin, of Campbell Co., Ky., by 
whom he had seven sons and four daughters, to wit: 

John Tarvin Gray, b. Sept. 14, 182 1, at Kenton, Ky. 
Elisha Burritt " " Apr. 20, 1823, " 

Alfred Whitman " " Sept. 27, 1825, " 

Martha Jane " " Jan. 2, 1827, Carthage, 
Alanson " " Apr. 2, 1830, " 

Sallie Stanton " " July 6, 1832, " 

Oliver Hazzard " " Aug. 8, 1833, " 

Philander Raymond " Jan. 14, 1837, Campbell Co. 
Richard Tarvin Gray," Mar. i, 1839, " 

Sallie Armstrong " " Mar. 19, 1841, " 

Nancy VV., " " Sept. 15, 1843, 

Mrs. Alanson Gray, b. Jan. 2, 1801, in what is now Kenton 
Co., Ky., about thirteen miles south of Covington, was a daugh- 
ter of Richard Tarvin, and granddaughter of George Tarvin, 
who came from England with his parents and settled near Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. They were a fine stock of people, noted for 
solid moral and christian worth. 


Alanson Gray died in Campbell Co., Ky., Nov. 12, 1858. 
Mrs. Gray died Dec. 18, 1869, and was buried near her birth- 

John T. Gray, married, June 22, 1848, Cyndiia, daughter of 
Philander Raymond, and grand-daughter of James Ray- 
mond and Melissa Burritt Raymond, who was a sister of 
Mr. Gray's grandmother, Martha (Patty), Burritt Gray. 
She was born in Sherburne, N. Y., and educated in the 
city of New York. Of this marriage was a son, 

Raymond C. Gray, b. May 16, 1849; mar. May 21, 
1874, Mary Jane Eginton, an accomphshed lady 
who died one year after. Mr. Gray is an attor- 
ney and counsellor; residence, Covington, Ky. 
He is alike a great-great-grandson of John Gray, 
(3), of Sharon, Conn., of David Raymond, of 
Kent, Conn., and of Rev. Blackleach Burritt, 
of Revolutionary fame. A second son died in 
Cynthia Raymond Gray died at Cincinnati, 0., March 28th, 
1854, and John T. Gray married 2d, Dec. 1856, Sallie Tarvin. 

George T. Gray, b. Sept. 10, 1857; married Margaret 
Adelaide Williams, Mar. 6, 1883; residence, Frank- 
lin, Pa.; has a son, 

FvDwiN Dunlap Gray, b. Dec. 12, 1883. 
Edwin Gray, who d. i86r. 
Sallie Tarvin Gray died in Covington, Aug. 19, i860, and Mr. 
Gray mar. 3d, Bettie H. Tarvin, (previous wife's sister,) in Cov- 
ington, Feb. 12, 1862, and had: 

Bettie Tarvin Gray, b. 1868. 
Edwin Gray, b. 1870. 
Also three children deceased. Bettie H. Tarvin Gray died 
Nov. 12, 1870, and John T. Gray mar. 4th, Mrs. Addie Smith, 
Sept. 18, 1873, at Franklin, Pa. 

John T. Gray achieved high reputation as a Civil Engineer 
and bridge builder. For biographical sketch of Mr. Gray see 
pages 131 to 133. He resides at Covington, Ky. 


Elisha Burritt Gray, son of Alan?on, mar. Aug. ist, 1850, 
Margaretta R. McDowell, at Franklin, Pa. Children: 
Emily Jane (Fleming,) born May 18, 1851, at 
Franklin, Pa.; married and has 2 children, Gray 
Fleming, born Aug. 23d, 1874, and Margaretta 
F., May ist, 1879. 
Anna C. Gray, born March 14, 1853; married 
Capt. J. P. Newell, (now Register and Record- 
er of Jasper Co., Mo.,) and has 3 children, 2 
daughters and i son. 
Wm. Galbraith, 3d child and only son of E. B. 
Gray, born July 13, 1855; died Oct. 18, 1856. 
Margaretta Josephine Gray, 4th and last child of 
Elisha B. and Margaretta R., born May 24, 
1858; married Henry S. Church, of New York, 
June ist, 1880; has 2 children, viz: Catharine, 
and Henry S., Jr. Mr. Church died at Chey- 
enne, Wyoming, 1885. 
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gray still continue to reside at Franklin. 

Alfred W. Gray, 3d son of Alanson Gray, married at Cin- 
cinnati, O., 1849, Elmira Morris Bradowry, and has i son and 5 
daughters, viz: 

Jane R. Gray. 

Alanson Gray, bom Jan. 31, 1853; unmarried, and lives 

at Vera, 111. 
Sarah B. Gray, born Jan. 1855; lives with her uncle, 
Elisha B. Gray, at Franklin, Pa., and is an assistant 
in the Post Office at that place. 
Lydia B. Gray, born Oct. 31st, 1857. 
Julia C. Gray, born July 14, 1863. 
Minnie E. Gray, born May, 1872. 

Martha Jane Gray, mar. B. B. Anderson in 1850, who died 
in 1 881; she had a son and daughter. 

Alanson Gray, Jr., fourth son, married, 1854, Kate Reed, of 
Covington, Ky. They had 2 daughters, one of whom died 
young and the other is married. Mr. Gray died in March, 1861. 

Sallie Stanton Gray, died in infancy. 

Oliver Hazzard Gray, fifth son, died in 1839, aged 6 years.. 

Philander Raymond Gray, sixth son, married July 19, 
1862, Josephine C. McDowell, sister of Mrs. Elisha B. 
Gray, and has eleven children, three daughters and 
eight sons, viz : 

Elisha B. Gray, Jr., b. Jun. 25, 1865, Lewis Co., Ky. 
Philander R., " " Dec. 8, 1866, Franklin, Pa. 
Wm. Ayres, " May 24, 1868, 

Frederick Charles, " Feb. 12, 1870, 
Fannie Josephine, " Dec. 17, 1871, 
Alanson McDowell, " Oct. 24, 1873, " 
John Lathrop, " Feb. 6, 1875, " 

Emily Jane, " Feb. ii, 1877, 

McDowell, " July 17, 1879, 

Thomas, " Aug. 29, 1881, 

Josephine, " Oct. 11, 1883, 

Richard Tarvin Gray, son of Alanson Gray, mar. at Cov- 
ington, Ky., 1866, Elizabeth Rood; 3 children, viz: 
P. Raymond Gray, b. 1867. 
Mollie Rood Gray, b 1869. 
Sadie Gray, b. 1877. 
Reside at Covington, Ky. 
Sallie a. Gray, 3d daughter, mar. 1868, John Armstrong; 

had 5 children; d. Jan., 1881. 
Nancy W. Gray, mar. at FrankHn, Pa., Oct. 10, i860, Jas. 
W. Shaw, Register and Recorder of Venango Co., 
Pa.; one child, Mary Shaw, who died in June, 1872. 
Present residence, Bradford, Pa. 
Maria Gray, youngest daughter of Elisha Gray, and sister 
of Alanson Gray, senior, married Dr. Charles Martin, 
1 81 9, at Sherburne, N. Y., and removed to Mason Co., 
Ky. Had 5 daughters, viz : AureUa, Emily, Amelia, 
Corneha, and Melissa, (the latter married Mr. George 
Moore and resides at Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo.,) 
and 3 sons : Charles, who has long resided at Carson 
City, Nevada, Henry Hazard, and Edward, who resides 
at Bethany, Mo. Maria Gray Martin died at Mem- 
phis, Scotland Co., Mo., Sept. 6, 1846. 


A son of Alanson and grandson of Elisha Gray, in him are 
united the Lathrops, the Burritts and the Tarvins, while the 
strong Gray characteristics are still preserved. The following 
biographical sketch is from the Citizen-Press of Franklin, Pa., 
date of Nov. 6, 1884, it being the occasion of his removal from 
that city after a residence of over twenty years. It is a highly 
honorable record, both in public and private life; as a patriot 
soldier, a trusted official, an esteemed citizen, reflecting credit on 
himself and giving added lustre to the name of Gray: 

" Our citizens were much surprised last week by the announce- 
ment that Mr. P. R. Gray had resigned the position of General 
Manager of the Eclipse Lubricating Oil Works. Universal re- 
gret was expressed, particularly when it was reported that he 
proposed to remove from this section of the country. Mr. Gray 
richly deserves the confidence and esteem with which he has al- 
ways been regarded, and he retires from his important trust with 
the respect of all classes. His whole career justifies a warmth 
of friendship creditable aUke to him and the community of 
which he has been for many years a valued member. Born and 
reared in Kentucky, where his early manhood was spent working 
at the carpenter trade, the petroleum excitement brought him to 
Franklin in February, 1861. The next spring he built a small 
refinery, shipped oil by water to Cincinnati, and laid the founda- 
tion for a lucrative business. 

" Leaving everything in the hour of his country's peril, he 
enlisted in Company A., of the 121st Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers, under Captain George E. Ridgway, going to the front 
with the army in August of 1862. After serving as ist Sergeant 
of the Company he was promoted to 2d Lieutenant for bravery 
at the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13th, 1862, and compli- 
mented in a general regimental order for his conduct on that 
hard-fought field. In October, 1863, he was promoted to ist 
Lieutenant; was detailed as acting Quartermaster of the 121st 
Regiment and commissioned in November; in February, 1864, 
was detailed Quartermaster of the Brigade, serving as such until 
the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. In 
1865,, a few months after his return from the seat of war, he was 


elected as Sheriff of Venango County. It was expected he 
would discharge his responsible duties efficiently, and the result 
did not disappoint the public. During his term the Pithole ex- 
citement had its rise, lawlessness was frightfully prevalent, and 
the position of Sheriff was really the most arduous in the gift of 
the people. How faithfully the difficult task was performed is 
familiar to every resident of Oildom. 

"Mr. Gray had cast his first vote for Lincoln in 1864, thus 
identifying himself with the Republican party, to which he was 
destined to render signal service. In 1869 he was appointed 
Collector of Internal Revenue for this District, holding the offfce 
five years, when he resigned to take charge of the Eclipse Refin- 
ery. The sterling qualities that marked his course in the army 
and as Sheriff were brought to bear in the Government service 
as Collector. The work was systematized thoroughly, the reve- 
nue was collected promptly, and no District in the United States 
could boast of better management. It is ten years since Mr. 
Gray became Superintendent of the Eclipse, which has grown to 
be the largest establishment of the kind in the world. In the 
supervision of the institution his energy, business tact and super- 
ior judgment have proved invaluable. To his skillful manage- 
ment no small share of its great prosperity is attributable. 
Competent in every respect to ensure the best results in each de- 
partment, he took pride in bringing the works to the utmost de- 
gree of perfection. We voice the sentiment of the entire com- 
munity in predicting his success in whatever enterprise he may 
engage. A residence of twenty years in this city has shown the 
staunch character of the man both in public and private hfe, 
and no citizen of Franklin stands higher in popular estimation 
than P. R. Gra>." 

Mr. Gray removed with his family to EHzabeth, N. J., in Feb- 
ruary, 1885, and became interested in the Polar Oil Refinery 
Co., of New York, the works being located near Bergen Point, 
N. J. He in the prime of life, in the fore-front of active busi- 
ness affairs, and the father of a very interesting family. Mrs. 
Gray, the mother of their eleven living children, is a woman of 
strong character, and is every way a worthy companion of her 
esteemed husband. 


Ruth Gray, daughter of Nathaniel and Deborah Lathrop Gray, 
born at Dover, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Dec. i6, 1776, married Joel 
Hatch, Dec. 5, 1787, of Kent, Conn., and one of the pioneers 
and original proprietors of Sherburne, N. Y. Also afterwards 
Justice of the Peace, succeeding his father-in-law, Nathaniel 
Gray, to that office, and for over half a century a prominent 
citizen of that place. Mrs. Gray was one of the charter mem- 
bers of the Sherburne Congregational Church. She died Aug. 7, 
1838. Mr. Hatch d. Mar. 26, 1855. Children: 

Deborah Hatch, b. Oct. 31, 1789; d. Jan. 31. 1861. 

Joel Hatch, Jr., author of the History of Sherburne, N. Y., 
b. Nov. 3, 1791; d. Dec. 27, 1864. 

MiLO Hatch, b. Mar. 25, 1793; d. Aug. 5, 1830. 

Theron Hatch, b. Nov. 21, 1795; d. Aug. 14, 1841. 

Julius W. and Julia Hatch, b. Jan. 10, 1801; Julia (New- 
ton) d. Sept. I, 1880; Prof Julius Wells Hatch d. at 
Morrisville, N. Y., June 28, 1882. 

Reliance Hatch, b. in Sherburne, July 2, 1804; married 
Joseph Carrier Sept. 9, 1830; residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

R. C. Hatch, of Fayetteville, N. Y., b. Jan. 19, 1806. 

Esther Hatch, b. Feb. 2, 1808; d. Nov. 9, 1863. 

Bethiah Gray, daughter of Nathaniel and Bethiah Newcomb 
Raymond Gray, bom at Kent, Conn., July 4, 1776, married 
Daniel Hibbard, at Sherburne, N. Y., and afterwards removed 
to the western part of the State, and died there. 


Etta Babcock Gray, wife of Charles Austin Gray, (page 58,) 
died at Waterville, Minn., in May, 1885, aged 26 years. 

J. Dixon Gray (page 58,) was for a term U. S. Revenue Asses- 
sor in Iowa; was member of the Presbyterian Church, and a man 
highly respected. 

Elijah Gray and Sarai Raymond are supposed to have been 
married at Kent, Conn., in 1788. The statement (page 57), that 
he died at Jamestown, N. Y., proves to be incorrect. It was 
at the residence of his son Joseph Dixon Gray, Marengo, 111. 
Mrs. Gray died at Sheridan, N. Y., in July, 1829. Elijah Gray 
enlisted in the Revolutionary army at the age of 17, and served 
until the close of the war. He was a man of genial nature and 
made many friends. 


"Joseph Gray, oldest son of John Gray (3), was born in Wind- 
ham, Conn., June 12, 1732, and died in Greene, Chenango Co., 
N. Y., March 29, 1796, leaving two sons, Jeduthan and Amos." 
This is the brief mention made in the Record of John Gray (4,) 
of his elder brother Joseph, and but for which probably the 
names of not one of his many descendants would have appeared 
in this Genealogy. With that as a starting point, by correspon- 
dence it was ascertained that there were several persons by the 
name of Gray residing in Greene. Letters from them stated 
that they were the descendants of Jeduthan and Amos Gray, but 
as for Joseph Gray, they had never heard of him; no such man 
had ever come to that part of the country. This was certainly 
a decided and unexpected toil. But there was the clear though 
brief statistical statement of John Gray in regard to his brother, 
made at the time of his death, giving exact date as well as place, 
which was not far distant, in the same county; and then there 
was the corroboration of the names Jeduthan and Amos, so it 
was determined to persistently push on investigation until the 
truth should be made clearly to appear. 

Inquiry made in the direction of Sharon and vicinity revealed 
the fact that the names of Joseph Gray and Jeduthan appeared 
in a list of those who protested against the aggressions of the 
British crown, at Amenia Precinct in 1775, and the name of the 
latter appeared as a patriot volunteer at that place in 1 7 7 6. A 
search of the old records of Dutchess County at Poughkeepsie, 
revealed the fact that Joseph Gray had given a mortgage to Mary 
Walton, Apr. 12, 1765, for ;!^ioo, on 30 acres in Amenia Pre- 
cinct, "adjoining the Qblong line, in accordance with a certain 
obligation dated May 6, 1762;" which fixed his residence there 
at that early date. It was also discovered by old tax rolls of 
Amenia that he was assessed continuously from 1771 to 1778, 
inclusive, and in the latter year the names of Jeduthan and 
Amos Gray, both also appear as each taxed on ^i. 

These facts all taken together were strongly corroborative of 
the relationship of father and sons, as stated in the record of 
John Gray. But there was also another clue. The Jeduthan 


Gray who was at Greene, N. Y., was a Baptist Elder of note. 
Elder Jeduthan Gray was found to have previously been the pas- 
tor of a church at Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., Mass., for 
many years, and had removed from there to Greene. Amos 
Gray, his brother, had also lived at Great Barrington during that 

The old town records of Amenia show that "Joseph Gray, his 
ear mark is a swallow tail in each ear, slit the upper side left 
ear. Recorded this i8th day of April, 1762." Also, "Joseph 
Gray bought land in Lot No. 35," (30 acres), in 1762, and sold 
the same in 1769. He must have continued to reside in that 
town until 1779, as a daughter, "Sarah Gray, of Amenia," was 
married at Sharon, Sept. 14, 1779, and also her brother Jeduthan, 
same time and place. After this time all trace of him seemed 
to be lost. A determined, thorough personal search however, 
finally, almost by accident, disclosed him again, in an interesting 
connection on the records of the old Baptist Church at Miller- 
ton, N. Y., formerly a part of Amenia Precinct. At an Ordain- 
ing Council held there Dec. 17, 1788, it appears that Joseph 
Gray was present from the Baptist Church in New Canaan, Col- 
umbia Co., N. Y., and was appointed to make the opening 
prayer; that Elder Jeduthan Gray, then of Great Barrington, 
Mass., was appointed "to preach the sermon and give the right 
hand of fellowship." Father and son met together in such de- 
lightful and sacred companionship ! There was and is the origi- 
nal record, and it was a great pleasure to look upon it, and to 
stand upon the spot where it was made. The lost was found in 
that venerable old tome, so happily preserved, with other treas- 

New Canaan was at that time the residence of John Gray, 
brother of Joseph, and what more natural than that he should 
have gone tliere from Amenia, as the tendency of migration was 
in that direction ? It was a great disapi)ointment however, to 
the writer, that thorough search afterwards made in New Ca- 
naan, failed to find further evidence of Joseph Gray there. The 
records of that old Baptist Church, itself now extinct, alas, are 
lost ! And with them doubtless much of interest concerning 
Joseph Gray. The site of the old church, a wild and rocky 


height, with a few marked and unmarked graves about it, and 
nature's baptismal pool in the mountain stream near by, are all 
that remain. The voices of the past are silent, and give no sign 
other than here recorded. 

That Joseph Gray did remove to Greene, N. Y., and died 
there as stated, there is no reasonable doubt. Two of his broth- 
ers, John and Nathaniel, had removed to Sherburne, also in the 
Chenango Valley, and only about twenty miles distant. It was 
natural that he should go in the same direction. Again, his son 
Amos was at Greene, in 1794, two years before the period of 
his father's death. The evidence on that point is conclusive, 
and must be taken as final. But in regard to the personali- 
ty of the father of Jeduthan and Amos Gray, there is other and 
absolutely convincing testimony, that of the living witness, the 
venerable Dr. Joseph Gray, of Cambridgeboro, Crawford Co., 
Pa., son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, who after long search was 
found, and when communicated with informed the writer that 
his grandfather, the father of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was Joseph 
Gray, and he, Dr. Joseph, was named after him ! That was cer- 
tainly a finality from which, with all the corroborating circum- 
stances, there can be no appeal. 

Yet one important fact eluded and still eludes all research : 
The personality of the mother of Joseph Gray's children. No- 
where does her name or identity appear; not among the records 
nor even in the traditions of the family is there the least trace of 
when or where or who Joseph Gray married, or when or where 
she died. Not even the living grandson had the most indistinct 
recollection in that regard. In vain were the old records of 
all that vicinage carefully conned over for the missing link. It 
could not be found. This was not slight cause for regret, but 
the search revealed the fact that there were daughters as well 
as sons, and a numerous family of descendants, particulars of 
which follow. The father and mother of such a race must have 
been possessed of decided character and strong individuality, 
though their deeds unheralded, they sleep in nameless graves. 
And this tribute to their worth may well be accorded to 
them by their descendants to the remotest generation, in all 
time to come. 



Elder Jeduthan Gray, the oldest son, and probably oldest 
child of Joseph Gray, was born in the year 1756. This much 
appears in the old family Bible record made by his own hand, 
in the possession of the writer, but the month and the day of 
the month are too faded and indistinct to be deciphered. The 
inscription on his memorial stone corroborates the above, in that 
it is inscribed thereon that he died Mar. 2d, 1830, " In the 74th 
year of his age." As to the place, his living son. Dr. Joseph 
Gray, of Cambridgeboro, Pa., says it was in Conn. Probably at 
Sharon, as that was his father's early home. The next mention 
of him is his signing of the Patriot protest against British aggres- 
sion, at Amenia Precinct, 1775, and in 1776 he enhsted in the 
Revolutionary army, and was a Sergt. in Capt. Wheeler's Co., 
Col. Hopkin's N. Y. Regt. The History of Amenia says that 
"Jeduthan Gray was honorably noticed for bravery at the battle 
near Fort Independence, (vicinity of Peekskill, N. Y.,) in 1777." 
His name appears on the tax hst of Amenia for 1778, and the 
Church records of Sharon, Conn., show that he was married to 
Anna Warren of that place, a niece of Lieut. James Warren, a 
prominent citizen of Sharon, and probably daughter of Nehemi- 
ah Warren, by Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, Sept. 14th, 1779. 
The records of the Probate Court of Sharon show that Jedu- 
than Gray and Anna his wife conveyed to Jehiel Rowley, Feb. 
2?) 1795, all their right, title and interest in the real and per- 
sonal estate of Lieut. James Warren, dec'd, which had been giv- 
en conditionally by will to Deborah Warren, his wife, on his 
decease, May 14, 1788. Consideration, ;^2o. 

Jeduthan Gray having become prominent in after years as an 
Elder and Baptist preacher, it was of interest to discover if pos- 
sible his church connection and the date and place of his ordin- 
ation. Search was made in the old records of that region, how- 
ever, without avail. Only two Baptist churches were found of 
date early enough for such record, and a personal examination of 
one of these, that now at Millerton, N. Y., formerly Amenia Pre- 
cinct, failed to disclose anything except the fact that Elder Jedu- 
than Gray had been present at an Ordaining Council there held 
Dec. 17, 1788, on which occasion he preached the ordaining 


sermon and gave the right hand of fellowship. Also according 
to the record Elder Gray was there present on the preceding 
Sabbath, " and gave advice and sweet counsel both to the 
church and to the candidates." 

At this time he was preaching at a place called Seekonk, 
in the town of Great Barrington, Mass., and about two miles 
westwardly from the present village of that name. This un- 
questionably was his first pastorate, but where did he come from; 
where did he receive ordination; and where did he reside after 
his marriage in 1779 and prior to his appearance as a Baptist 
preacher at Great Barrington in 1785? These are interesting 
queries, and in this connection the following statement made by 
one of his sons, many years ago, the original of which, an inter- 
esting old record, is now at hand, is pertinent: 

Warren Gray, born Dec. 23, 1784, in Columbia Co., N. Y. 
Moved to Great Barrington, Mass., the year following, where he 
resided until his tenth year, when he removed to Egremont, 
where he resided until his twentieth year, when he emigrated to 
Greene, Chenango Co., N. Y., where he has since resided. 

This is a very significant record. " Born in Columbia Co.) 
N. Y." Doubtless in the vicinity of the New Canaan first Bap- 
tist Church, which was the only church of that denomination 
then in existence in that county, or region, and near where his 
father resided, who afterwards represented that church in the 
Ordaining Council in the old Baptist church in the then Amenia 
Precinct, 1788, to which reference has already been made. In all 
probability he resided there during that period, and becoming 
interested in that church, was in due course of time set apart to 
the ministry as an Elder. Unfortunately the records of that old 
church, which has since ceased to exist, have been lost, and 
therefore the exact data, so desirable, cannot be verified. From 
that place — the old church was located on the heights of what is 
now Austerlitz, near Red Rock and the town of Canaan — he very 
likely followed down the valley of Green River, and finding the 
western part of Great Barrington and the plains of Egremont fair 
to look upon, and the people without a shepherd, he set about to 
build up the walls of Zion there, and to found a new Baptist 
church and society. His first appearance there must have been 


in 1785, and in that place and vicinity he successfully labored 
for twenty years, building up a church in that rural region that 
had in 1803, according to the published reports of the Shaftes- 
bury Association, a membership of 1 2 1 communicants. 

Although it is eighty years since Elder Gray removed from that 
neighborhood, his memory is still cherished there, and many tra- 
ditions of him remain. Oliver Watson, aged 91, who resides near 
Seekonk, on being interviewed said he remembered him well, and 
also his sons. He pointed out the site of the old church, which 
was a large barndike structure, since removed, and also a mound 
in the midst of a fertile field where had stood the house in which 
Elder Gray lived. David Olmstead, aged go, also well remem- 
bered Elder Gray; had heard him preach many times, and 
thought a great deal of him. Hon. Daniel B. Fenn, now of 
Stockbridge, Mass., whose father resided in that vicinity in those 
early days, says Elder Gray was frequently at the house of his 
father, who was a prominent Methodist, and he describes him as 
a man of fine presence, and kindly, genial countenance; social, 
and good company. Others had alike pleasant recollections of 

The public records at Great Barrington show that Elder Gray 
bought 40 acres of land there in 1787, for which he paid ^140, 
and sold the same in 1799, for $900. In 1788 he paid taxes on 
personal and real, 4s. gd. About 1796, Elder Gray moved to 
Egremont, two or three miles to the westward, that being a more 
central and convenient place for his congregation, and they met 
for worship afterwards at what is now North Egremont, where the 
church is located to this day, and the records from 1791 are still 
preserved. The old house where Elder Gray lived, near there, is 
still pointed out. It appears that though " fervent in spirit," he 
was "not slothful in business," but was a man of substance as well 
as a preacher of the Gospel, was active and prosperous. His 
salary, however, was only ;^40 per annum. He bought 30 acres 
of land in Egremont, in 1804, for $120, and sold the same in 
1805 for $330. He also sold 70 acres there Aug. 19, 1805, for 
$1,800, and Nov. 6, 1805, sold 12 acres for $125; all of which 
was preparatory to his removal to Greene, N. Y., which took 
place the following year, 1806. 


While pastor of the Great Barrington and Egremont church, 
Elder Gray attained much prominence as a Baptist preacher. 
He was frequently called to Hillsdale, N. Y., and regularly sup- 
plied the pulpit of the North Hillsdale Baptist church, on alternate 
Sundays, during a part of the year, 1796. Afterwards, in 1802, he 
was moderator of a stormy council held there to consider the 
question of dividing that church; also again January 27, 1803, on 
which occasion the record says "Elder Gray manifested a burthen 
against bro. Richard Kenyon for his disorderly conduct in railing 
against him in the church ;" which was bad for Richard, for though 
slow to wrath Elder Gray evidently was not a man to be trifled with. 

Elder Gray was present at Flat Brook church, Canaan, N. Y., at 
a meeting of the Shaftesbury Association, Sept. i, 1 790 ; and at an 
Ordaining Council held at the same place, May 27, 1795, and he 
preached the opening sermon before the Stephentown Association 
at Union Village, N. Y., June 7, 1797. His report of a case of 
discipline referred to him by the Baptist Church at Flat Brook, 
found among the archives, is so original and unique, that a part 
of the testimony, and the findings in the case, all in his own 
characteristic calligraphy, is here given as a rarity. It is on a well 
preserved sheet of foolscap, brown with age, closely written, viz: 

Sisters Esther and Sally Beech saith, that they believe that Br. 
Brownson has given just occasion of Burthen by showing too much fond- 
ness toward Sister Priscilla Church. 

Deacon North saith, he believed that Br. Brownson's conduct to- 
ward Sister Priscilla Church was wounding to the cause of religion, 

Sister Sabra North saith, she did withdraw from communion be- 
cause she did believe that Br. Brownson and Sister Priscilla did wound 

Capt. Tiler and wife saith, they believe that Br. Brownson and Sister 
Priscilla did conduct with that fondness toward each other that was 
wounding to religion. 

Br. Thomas Marshal saith, he believeth that Br. Brownson's con- 
duct towards Sister Priscilla was that which gave great occasion to gain- 
sayers to speak reproachfully of religion. 

Sisters Elizabeth and Mary North saith they believe that Bro. 
Brownson and Sister Priscilla did show that fondness for each other that 
gave great occasion of Burthen. 

A true copy, attest, Jeduthan Gray, Cl'k. 

To the 2d Baptist Church at Canaan : Whereas, we have received a 
request from you to send Brethren to give the reasons why Ashbel 
Brownson may not with propriety join with you in Church relation ; these 
are the Reasons which we hold as a bar of fellowship until his Brethren 
are satisfied with him, or made to appear that they ought to be satisfied 
with him. Jeduthan Gray. 


And so at last Elder Gray bade farewell to the people with 
whom he had lived and labored for upwards of twenty years, 
and to whom he had become so strongly attached, to journey 
to his new home in the Chenango valley, and to a new field of 
labor. The following sketch of his life from that period on- 
ward, is quoted from the early history of Greene, written by 
the late Dr. W. D. Purple, of that place, and is full of in- 

"In the year 1806 Elder Jeduthan Gray located on the farm 
now owned by Philo Webb, east of the Genegantslet Creek. He 
was from Berkshire Co., Mass., where he had been well and fav- 
orably known as a clergyman of the Baptist denomination. Im- 
mediately on his arrival among us he commenced the work of 
gathering a church which was called the 2d Baptist Church of 
Greene. It soon became respectable both in character and 
numbers, and extended over that part of Greene and the eastern 
part of the adjoining town of Lisle. Elder Gray was the moving 
spirit in this extensive organization. His clerical duties were 
not confined to a central point, but extended to every neighbor- 
hood and hamlet in the vicinity. His unremitting attention to 
the sick, the dying and the disconsolate elicited universal praise. 
His talent and abiUty were of a high order, and not only in his 
pastoral duties but in every relation of life incident to a new set- 
tlement his advice was sought and his agency required. Our 
early settlers fully appreciated his services and sacrifices in their 
behalf; his councils and admonitions are recorded in grateful re- 
membrance by his cotemporaries, and the plandit of a good and 
faithful servant embalms his memory. He died at Sugar Grove, 
Warren Co., Pa., in 1830." 

Elder Gray removed from Greene to the town of Concord, 
Erie Co., Pa., in 1823. Some of his family had preceded him 
thither, and the settlement they made was called " Grays." The 
Post Office address is Spartansburg, Pa. There he continued 
his labors as a pioneer preacher, and was actively so engaged 
until the time of his decease. 

The following letter giving account of the death of Elder 
Gray was written by his son, Dr. Joseph Gray, to a brother at 
Greene, N. Y.: 


Rockdale, April ist, 1830. 
Dear Brother : Yours of the 1 8th inst. was duly received. 
We were glad to hear that you were all well. Almira has been 
very low in health. I almost despaired of her recovery, but 
through the goodness of God she is recovering her health in a 
measure. I have not heard from Concord since I left there, the 
day after father was buried. Father was taken unwell on the 
Canisteo, about forty miles from Ketchum's, and continued to get 
worse until he arrived at Sugar Grove, Warren Co., Pa., 22 miles 
from Concord. He stopped at Capt. Phelps', three-quarters of 
a mile from Hiram's, and was unable to be removed from there, 
until he died, which was one week. His complaint was the 
pleuresy and inflammation of the lungs. He was carried into 
the neighborhood where he lived, and buried. He retained his 
senses to the last, and died triumphing in the faith of that Gos- 
pel he has preached to others rising of half a century. I asked 
him if he was sensible that he was but a short time for this 
world, perhaps ten minutes before he breathed his last. "Oh, 
yes; but I go with a hope of glorious immortality beyond the 
grave. Come, Lord Jesus ! Oh, come quickly ! Not my will 
but thine be done, Oh, Lord !" and died without a struggle. 

The devoted pastor, the faithful friend, the patriot soldier, 
the loving husband and father, the able preacher, and beloved 
Elder, his work well done, his warfare accomplished, had fallen 

" Servant of God, well done! 

Rest from thy loved employ; 
The battle fought, the victory won, 

Enter thy Master's joy." 

Anna Warren Gray, Elder Gray's beloved and worthy consort, 
died Jan. 28th, 1837, in her 77th year, and was buried by his 


Silas Gray, oldest son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was bom 
March 23d, 17 81; mar. Polly Hare; died at Spartansburg, Pa., 
Aug. 19, 1849. Children: 

Levi Gray, b. Apr. 15, 1803; mar. Lucy Lews; children: 
William Gray, dec'd. 
Patty Gray, 
Lewis Gray, 
Silas Gray. 


Emeline Gray, b. July 14, 1804. 

William Gray, son of Silas Gray, was b. Aug. 23; 1808; 
mar. Dolly Rose, July 3, 1831; she d. May i, 1853; 
mar. 2d, Louisa Alcin, May 7, 1854; he died April 14, 
1885; children: 

Albert Gray, b. Oct. 23, 1833; mar. Rosine 

Akin, Jan. i, 1856; Concord, Pa.; children: 

Flora Gray, b. Mar. 23, 1858; mar. 

Edward Baker; children: Velna and 

Mary Baker. 

William Gray, b. Feb. 16, i860; mar. 

Etta one child, 

Nina Gray, b. Nov. 1881. 
Israel Gray, b. Nov. 7, 1867. 
Jean W. Gray, b. Mar. 11, 1879. 
Cordelia Gray, daughter of William Gray, was 
b. Mar. 14, 1835; mar. Harvey Davis, Sept. 
10, 1854; widow; four children; two sons, 
Weldon and Forrest; two daughters, dec'd. 
Alonzo Gray, of Titusville, Pa., son of William 
Gray, b. Jan. 25, 1838; mar. Lottie Droun, 
Sept. 8, 1864; children: 

Alton L. Gray, b. June 22, 1865. 
Dolly R. Gray, b. Sept. 21, 1872. 
Mary Ann Gray, b. June 8, 1839; mar. Frank 
Murdock, Mar. 26, i860; d. Nov. nth, 1883. 
Children: Irving, William, and Stella. 
John Gray, Dr., b. Dec. 9, 1840; mar. Agnes 
Baker, June 27, 1866; d. at Findley's Lake, 
N. Y., Mar. 7, 1873; two children: 
Willie Gray, dec'd. 
Nellie Gray. 
Paschal Gray, Dr., of Rochelle, 111., b. Feb. 5, 
1844; mar. Lydia Carpenter, Mar. 15, 1865; 
mar. 2d, Agnes Cannings. 
Sarah Gray, b. Jan. 25, 1846; mar. D. D. Car- 
penter, July 3, 1864; five children: Delbert, 
Mamie, Stella, Arthur, and Willie, dec'd; res- 
idence, McPherson, Kansas. 
Lucy Gray, b. July 2, 1847; mar. Lyman Mur- 
dock, May 30, 1868; d. Feb. 3, 1878; one 
child, Eddie. 
Silas Gray, b. June 30, 1849; mar. Elda How- 
ard, Sept. 10, 1872; Concord, Pa. 


Jeduthan Gray, b. May 27, 1851; mar. Rossie 

Thomas, Aug. 26, 1879; children: 

Byron W. Gray, b. Oct. 6, 1881. 
Zettie a. Gray, b. Nov. 11, 1885. 
Dolly Cecelia Gray, b. Nov. 10, 1852; d. June 

14, 1874. 
Emma Gray, b. July 7, 1957; mar. Bruce Miller, 

Aug. 29, 1875; one child, Ernest; residence, 

Elgin, Pa. 
Addie Gray, b. Nov. 20, 1861; mar. Frank Hyde, 

Feb. 14, 1886. Residence, Spartansburg, Pa. 

WilUam Gray died at his residence in Concord township. Pa., 
of Paralysis, April 14, 1885. The following sketch of his Ufe is 
from the Corry Herald: " Mr. WiUiam Gray, our esteemed 
friend who has just passed from among us, settled on the farm 
where he died, in 1834. Few men have possessed the confi- 
dence and respect of his fellow citizens to the extent that he 
did. For 35 years he was Justice of the Peace, and for many 
years was School Director. He was a member of the Spartans- 
burg Baptist Church 22 years, having the confidence and chris- 
tian sympathy and fellowship of his brethren." 

Bethel Gray, b. Nov. 22, 18 14; mar. Eliza Cummings; 

dec'd; no children. 
Angeline Gray, b. July 28, 181 6; mar. Converse Higgins; 

one child, James Higgins; Freehold, Pa. 
Lyman Gray, b. Dec. 13, 181 9; mar. Mary Bills; d. July 
16, 1884. Children: 
Parney, dec'd. 
Ella, dec'd. 

Franklin, dec'd. 
Jeduthan Gray, b. May 8, 1823; mar. Emeline Blakeslee; 
mar. 2d, Adeline Droun; Spartansburg, Pa.; children: 
Ernest, dec'd. 
Delia, b. Oct. 20, 1861. 
Polly Gray, daughter of Elder Jeduthan Gray, b. Mar. i, 
1782; united with the Baptist Church of Great Barring- 
ton and Egremont, Apr. 21, 1799; mar. Eli Webb; d. 
at Greene, N. Y., July 27, 1854. 


Warren Gray, second son of Elder Gray was bom in Columbia 
Co., Dec. 23, 1784) and removed from Egremont, Mass., to 
Greene, N. Y., in 1805. The following biographical sketch was 
published at the time of his decease, Jan. 9, 1869: "In the 
death of our aged fellow citizen, Warren Gray, Esq., our whole 
community feels a shock. He has been for years the most prom- 
inent landmark in our midst, a link in the chain that unites us to 
a past generation. He has fallen like the stately oak that has 
long survived the primeval forest, the observed of all observers, 
which at last yields to the decay of time, and falls to mingle 
with its native dust. He came to this town in 1805, settling on 
the East of the Genagantslet, and amid all the hardships and 
privations incident to pioneer life, bore his full share of its trials, 
and aided largely in converting a wilderness into the abode of 
civihzation and refinement. He was buried the nth of Jan'y, 
1869, by the members of Eastern Light Lodge, of which he had 
been a member for 55 years, and twice its Master, assisted by 
large delegations from all the adjacent Lodges, and attended by 
a guard of honor from Malta Commandery of Binghampton, N. 
Y., of which he was a member." Mr. Gray was appointed Jus- 
tice of the Peace by Gov. Clinton, and held the office for fifty 
consecutive years, and until the time of his decease. 

Warren Gray married Laura Beach, 1805; she died Nov. 12, 
182 1, and he married 2d, Lucretia Ash craft, Nov. 15, 1828, who 
died June 14, 1880. Descendants: 

Alvin Gray, son of Warren, b. Oct. 14, 1807; mar. Lydia 
Ann Foot, Jan. 17, 1832, of Aurora, N. Y., who was 
b. at Homer N. Y., Feb. 3, 181 2. Children: 

Helen, b. Apr. 8, 1833; mar. Joseph D. Josslyn, 
of Boston, Mass., Dec. 4, igSo, now of Bar- 
ker, Broome Co., N. Y.; two sons, Archie and 
Josie, both dec'd. 

Laura, b. Mar. 2, 1837; d. June 9, 1853. 

Jennie, b. Jan. 13, 1839; mar. Cyrus J. Reynolds 
of Corning, N. Y., Apr. 3, 1867, where she 
and her husband and two sons, Herbert and 
Harry, reside. 


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gray now reside with their daughter and 
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Josslyn; P. O. address, Chenango 
Forks, N. Y. 

Harriet Gray, b. June, 1812; mar. Timothy Winston; had 
two sons, Curtis, and Chas. G. Winston, of Greene, 
N. Y. She d. July 4, 1843. 

Lucy Ann Gray, daughter of Warren, b. Jan. 27, 181 5; 
mar. Stephen A. Race, May 30, 1833; two sons, War- 
ren B., of Irving Park, 111., and James Race, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Eliza A. Gray, daughter of Warren, b. Feb. 3, 181 7; d. 

July 4, 1858. 
Laura J. Gray, b. June, 181 9; mar. Stephen W. Davis; 

May 16, 1847; one danghter, Sarah, who mar. Smith 

Hotchkiss, June 5, 1867. 

Charles Gray, son of Warren, b. Sept. 28, 182 1; mar. 
Mardula Carter, Oct. 21, 1843, who d. Mar. 8, 1855; 
mar. 2d, Mary J. Ramsay, Aug. 30, 1858. Residence, 
Greene, N. Y. Children: 

Frank E. Gray, b. June 30, 1848; mar. Lydia 
M. Carter, Oct. 26, 1870; is a Dentist, and 
resides at Greene, N. Y.; one child, 

Mardula C. Gray, b. Jan. 29, 1873. 
Lucy A. Gray, daughter of Charles Gray, b. Sept. 

30, 1850; residence, Greene, N. Y. 
Charles W. Gray, b. Nov. 13, 1859; is an attor- 
ney and counsellor at Greene, N. Y.; mar. 
Anna M. Russell, Oct. 17, 1883; one child, 
Agnes R. Gray, b. Jan. 4, 1885. 
Ann Elizabeth Gray, daughter of Warren, b. Nov. 27, 
1832; mar. Chas. H. Barnard, July 17, 1861, who d. 
March 27, 1864; she mar. 2d, Frederick E. Barnard, 
Jan. 23, 1873. 


Bethel Gray, third son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was born in 
Great Barrington, Mass., Jan'y 24th, 1787. May 24th, 181 1, he 
married Corneha Carter, who was born Jan. 22, 1794. A kins- 
man still residing at Greene, N. Y., says of him: " Bethel Gray 
lived in this, and the adjoining county of Broome, where it 


might be truly said of him that he made the wilderness to blos- 
som like the rose. He raised a large family, most of whom are 
yet Uving. He was a man of stern integrity, and many noble 
traits of character; was looked up to in all the relations of Ufe." 
Bethel Gray died Feb. 4th, 1866; his wife died July 7th, 1869. 
Children and descendants: 

Miriam Gray, b. Sept. 18, 18 12; mar. John Aldrich, Nov. 
21, 1 83 1, at Ithaca, N. Y. He d. Aug. 16, 1871. Had 
two children: WiUiam, b. Aug. 15, 1832, mar. Mary 
M. Haupt; have a son and daughter. Mary A. Aldrich, 
b. Feb. 2, 1836, mar. John D. Weed, Mar. 8, 1869, 
who d. Aug. 21, 1872. Mrs. Aldrich is now a widow 
and resides with her son William at Wyoming. 
Mary Ann Gray, b. July 13, 1814; mar. Herman C. Reed 
of Ithaca, N. Y. Had three sons and one daughter. 
Two of the sons died of disease contracted in the war 
for the Union. Mr. Reed is deceased and Mrs. Reed 
now lives with her surviving children at Brockton, N. Y. 
Julia Ann Gray, b. Sept. 23d, 181 6; mar. Joel Parcell, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1834; four sons: William T., 
b. July 18, 1835; Charles E., b. Feb. 2, 1839; Frank 
G., b. Sept. 20, 1844; Ambrose W., b. Mar. 19, 185 i. 
The three oldest are married. Frank and Charles live 
in Florida, William in Colorado, and Ambrose, unmar- 
ried, lives with his parents at Fremont, Neb. 
Hiram T. Gray, oldest son of Bethel, was born Jan. 21, 18 18, 
and married Susannah Minsker, Oct. i, 1843, at Jer-sey Shore, 
Pa. Present residence. Big Rapids, Mich. Four sons living, 
and one daughter, who died in infancy, as follows: 

Sylvester H. Gray, son of Hiram T., b. Feb. 3, 1846, at 
Jersey Shore, Pa.; mar. Antha Gray, daughter of Dr. 
W. S. Gray, of Freeport, III., June 16, 1S75. Remov- 
ed to Big Rapids, Mich., 1873, and is engaged in the 
lumber business. One child, 

Vivian Byron Gray, b. Nov. 17, 1876. 
Jerome B. Gray, son of Hiram T., b. Sept. 27, 1848, at 
Jersey Shore, Pa.; mar. Kate M. Darlington, daughter 
of Hon. Wm. Darlington, at West Chester, Pa., Feb. 6, 
1873, where he now resides, and is a member of the 
firm of Hooper Bro. & Darlington. Children: 
Norman D. Gray, b. May 16, 1874. 
Isabella Gray, b. May i, 1876; d. May 8, 1876. 
Charles P. Gray, b. July 4, 1 880. 


Eugene W. Gray, b. May i, 1858, at Lock Haven, Pa.; 
mar. Jennie L. Stevens, at Big Rapids, Mich., Nov. 22, 
1 881; residence, Roscommon, Mich.; one child, 
Susie E. Gray, b. July 1, 1883. 
George C. Gray, youngest son of Hiram T., b. March 18, 
i860; unmarried; resides at Big Rapids, Mich. 
Susannah Minsker Gray died Aug. 21, 1875, and Hiram T. 
Gray married 2d, Hannah A. Phillips, May 10, 1877. 

LuciNDA Gray, daughter of Bethel Gray, b. July 29, 1822; 
mar. Luther A. Bliven, Jan. 30, 1844; he dec'd, since 
which she has twice married; resides at Unadilla, N.Y., 
with her only surviving daughter. 
Laura A. Gray, daughter of Bethel, b. Sept. 24, 1824; mar. 
Lyman Frost, of McDonough, N. Y., in 1846; has had 
six children: Cornelia, mar. Henry Blakesly, of Lin- 
coln, Neb., and has two children; Alice, the second 
daughter, mar. Prof. E. Howard, of the LTniversity of 
Nebraska; Sumner Frost, d. in Colorado; Flora, living 
with her parents, at Lincoln, Neb.; Lincoln Frost, and 
Fremont Frost, dec'd. 
Charlotte J. Gray, dau. of Bethel, b. July 26, 1827; mar. 
LeRoy A. Casterhne, Oct. 9, 185 1; has four sons: Or- 
rin D., b. 1853, and mar. Mary D. Webster, at Lan- 
siug, Mich., 1876; Warren B., b. 1855, mar. J. M. Web- 
ster, 1 881; Herbert L., b. 1861, mar. Clarie Hallock, 
in 1880; Fred S., b. 1861— all of Maple Rapids, Mich. 
Margaret M. Gray, dau. of Bethel, b. Sept. 2d, 1829; 
mar. Samuel L. Vars, April 5, 1845; d- J^^X 26, 1861, 
Orrin D. Gray, son of Bethel, b. June 16, 1832; mar. 
Margaret E. Wolcott, of Corning, N. ¥., Jan. 30, 1855; 
moved to Nebraska, 1879; d. Sept. 6, 1879; children: 
Fred B. Gray, b. Jan. 19, 1856; mar. Ida S. 
Gage, March 10, 1875 ; residence, Lisle, 
Broome Co., N. Y.; children: 

George W. Gray, b. Jan. 23, 1877. 
Florence S. Gray, b. Aug. 19, 1884. 
Mary L. Gray, b. May 22, 1858; mar. Martin 
Joyne, Mar. 15, 1882; residence. Lisle, N. Y. 
Charles M. Gray, b. Nov. 27, i860; Fireman on 
R. R.; residence. Coming, N. Y. 
Horatio N. Gray, b. Oct. 13, 1835; d. April 11, 1836. 
Heman C. Gray, youngest son of Bethel Gray, b. Sept. 8, 
1838; mar. Evehne N. Gates, Sept. 14, 1867; resi- 
dence, Broome Co., N. Y. 


Dr. William S. Gray, son of Bethel Gray, and grandson of 
Elder Jeduthan Gray, was born June 26, 1820, and married 
Margaretta Hill, of White Deer, Lycoming Co., Pa., Apr. 27, 1848. 
Dr. Gray attended lectures at the Philadelphia Medical College. 
After marriage, removed to Stephenson Co., Illinois, in 1848. 
Practised medicine there seven years, after which he engaged in 
mercantile business. Was elected County Treasurer in 1857, 
serving three terms- — six years. Was engaged in the manufac- 
ture of woolen goods for a number of years, and operated sev- 
eral farms. He removed from Freeport, 111, to Big Rapids, 
Mich., in 1876, where he entered into partnership with his son- 
in-law, S. H. Gray, constituting the firm of S. H. Gray & Co., 
engaged in the manufacture of lumber and shingles. Has serv- 
ed seven years as Alderman from the Fourth Ward in the City 
Council of Big Rapids. 

Dr. Gray has had three daughters and one son. Antha, eld- 
est daughter, bom April 8, 1849, niarried S. H. Gray, son of 
Hiram T. Gray, June 16, 1875, and has a son, Vivian Byron 
Gray, born Nov. 17, 1876. Next daughter died in infancy. 
Third daughter, Ida, died at the age of ten. 

William Byron Gray, only son of Dr. Gray, bom March 24, 
1866, at Freeport, 111., was drowned in the Muskegon river, at 
Big Rapids, Mich., July 5, 1878. The following brief extracts 
from an account of the noble life and tragic death of this gifted 
youth, published at that date, is here given: 

"Monday, July 8th, at 8 o'clock in the evening, a hearse, fol- 
lowed by a long line of carriages, passed along Michigan Ave- 
nue bearing the remains of Byron Gray to the Cemetery. He 
came to this city a little more than two years ago with his pa- 
rents, Dr. and Mrs. Gray. Last Friday, July 5th, toward even- 
ing, he went to the river to bathe with two companions. By in- 
advertance he got into a swift current, beyond his depth, and 
being unable to swim, his companions came to the rescue, and 
the older one swam with him almost to a place of safety, when 
Byron letting go his hold was swept away by the rapid current, 
and despite every effort was drowned. Our city has never, per- 


haps, been more profoundly stirred, than when the sad news 
passed from one to another, Byron Gray is drowned!" 

" The awful grief of father and mother can be conceived only 
by those who have passed through great sorrows. He was the 
only child remaining at home, and he was to his mother the most 
loving friend and companion. Indeed, the whole city mourns 
the sudden ending of so beautiful and promising a life." 


Hiram Gray, fourth son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was born in 
Great Barrington, Mass., Yeh. 14th, 1789; mar. Eliza Ketchum, 
at Greene, N. Y., Feb. 22, 18 10; he died at Sugar Grove, Pa., 
July 28, 1833, and she died at same place. May 4, 1836. Child- 
ren and descendants: 

Hester Gray, b. Nov. 12, 18 10; mar. Alvin E. Buel, in 
Jul, 1829; d. July 5, 1865; Mr. Buel resides in North 
Clymer, N. Y.; children: Eliza, Edwin, Hiram, Sally, 
Elizabeth, John, Julia and Minerva. 

Caroline Gray, b. Sept. 27, 181 2; mar. George Mcin- 
tosh, March, 1833; d. Feb. 12, 187 1; eight children. 

MiRETTA Gray, b. May 22, 1815; mar. Anson Stilson, 
Sept. 24, 1837; residence, Matthews Run, Pa.; child- 
ren and descendants: Emma E. Stilson, b. Dec. 22, 
1838, mar. Henry Pilling, Sept. 13, 1854, and has five 
children and three grandchildren; Emeline Stilson, b. 
May 18, 1840, mar. Hilary Wentz Apr. 20, 1866, and 
has five children; P^anklin Stilson, b. Jan. 23, 1842, 
mar. Sept. 12, 1868, has four children; Hester E. Stil- 
son, b. Nov. 10, 1843, mar. Thomas P. Page, May 2, 
1863, and has four children; Gilman G. Stilson, b. 
Sept. 17, 1845, n^^^r. Lydia Harlow, Nov. 28, 1870, no 
children; Nancy S. Stilson, b. May 9, 1850, d. Mar. 3. 
1857; Irena I. Stilson, b. April 28, 1857, mar. Wm. D. 
Baker, 1872 and has three children. 

Eli Gray, b. Sept. 18, 1817; mar. Sophie Lewis, June i, 
1843; d. June 26, 1848; three daughters: PerUna, Lo- 
vina, and Cornelia. 


Horace Gray, b. Nov. 12, 181 9, Caneadea, Allegany Co., 
N. Y.; mar. Emeline A. Merrill, Nov. 9, 1841, at Bir- 
mingham, Mich. Children: 

Adeline M. Gray, b. Nov. 2, 1842. 

Albert Rollin Gray, b. Dec. 23d, 1844; mar. 

Laura Markley, Aug., 1874; two children. 
Abelbert Warren Gray, b. June 9, 1847; mar. 
Martha Carpenter, Aug. 26, 1865; children: 
Horace Albert Gray, b. in Pontiac, 

Mich., May 28, 1866. 
Mattie Bell Gray, b. at Taylor's Falls, 
Minn., Aug. 29, 1869. 
Alvin Cortis Gray, b. Oct. 26, 1851. 
Augusta Emeline Gray, b. in Pontiac, Mich., 
Oct. 28, 1856; d. Mar. 19, i860. 
Cyrus and Silas Gray, twin sons of Hiram Gray, b. Nov. 
3d, 1823; Silas d. Nov. 3d, 1824; Cyrus, a bachelor, 
d. Oct. 15, 1873. 
Warren Gray, b. Oct. 26, 1826; d. May 13, 1828. 
George Albert Gray, b. Aug. 13, 1830; d. Feb. 6, 1831. 
William Hoyt Gray, b. July 14, 1832, at Sugar Grove, Pa.; 
mar. at same place Dec. 25th, 1856, to Mary Ellen 
Whitely who was b. in Freehold, Pa., Jan. 21, 1840; 
present residence, Eagle Grove, Wright Co., Iowa. 

William James Seymour Gray, b. at Forest Lake, 
Minn., Dec. 15, 1857. 

Merritt Alonzo Gray, b. at Columbus, Anoka 
Co., Minn., Jan. 7. i860. 

Inez Estella Gray, b. at Middle Branch, Chisa- 
go Co., Minn., Apr. 21, 1862; mar. A. A. 
Godfrey at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, in July, 1880; 
resides at Luverne, Iowa. 

John Elmer Gray, b. at Wyoming, Chisago Co., 
Minn., June 25, 1864. 

Charles Cyrus Gray, b. at Taylor's Falls, Chisa- 
go Co., Minn., March 8, 1867. 

Thomas Merton Gray, b. at Forest Lake, Minn., 
April 29, 1869. 

Ernest Owens Gray, b. at Taylor's Falls, Minn., 
Oct. 16, 1872. 

Nettie Emeline Gray, b. June 3, 1874. 

Edwin Gray, b. at Rock Creek, Minn., Mar. i, 


Mary Ellen Gray, wife of William H. Gray, died at Forest 
Lake, Minn., May 13, 1876, and he mar. second, Sarah North- 
rup, at Webster City, Iowa, Sept. 2d, 1878. She d. July 28, 
1884. Children by this marriage: 

Gracie Gray, b. July 17, 1879, at Troy, Iowa. 

Otto Sherman Gray, b. June 11, 1882, Troy, lo. 

Anne (Nancy) Gray, daughter of Elder Jeduthan Gray, b. 

at Egremont, Mass., May 25, 1791; mar. John Hayes; 

d. at Spartansburg, Pa., Nov. 24, 1867; among the 

children, Ann Eliza, Almira, Orland, Rebecca Rose. 

Sabra Gray, dau. of Elder Jeduthan Gray, b. at Egremont, 

April 19, 1793; mar. George Ketchum. 
Barnum Gray, son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, b. Jan. 17, 
1795; d. Jan. 30. 1797. 


Dr. Joseph Gray, son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, and at this 
date, the only sur\dving child, was born at Egremont, Mass., 
Aug. 17, 1797. He married Almira Bristol, at Greene, N. Y., 
Feb. 27, 18 1 6. Studied medicine with Dr. Bradly, at Waterford, 
Erie Co., Pa. Practised there, in Madison, Wis., and in Cam- 
bridgeboro. Pa., where he still resides, over 30 years. Was twice 
elected a Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1844 and '45, 
and was also \J. S. Marshal in Wisconsin. Though suffering 
from the infirmities of age, is still in the fair possession of his 
faculties. Children and descendants: 

Polly Gray, died at the age of twelve. 
Caroline Gray, b. Sept. 3, 18 ig; mar. Peter Pettecord, 
Oct. 4, 1835, who d. Apr. 30, 187 1. Children: John 
Morris b. Jan. 31, 1836, d. March, '38; George, b. July 
1837; d. Aug. '39; Amos, b. Ma> 20, 1840; Almira, b. 
Dec. 6, '41, d. Mar. '45; James E., b. May 10, 1843, 
mar. widow Bloodgood, May, 1880; Caroline A., b. 
Apr. 25, '45, mar. John King, Sept. 25, '65; Andrew 
J., b. Nov. 24, '46; Wm. Henry, b. Apr. 27, 1845, left 
ship at Valparaiso in i860, and not heard from since; 
Virginia, b. July i, '50, d. Apr. '52; Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 
'53, d. Jan. 20, '82; Franklin P., b. Nov. 21, '53, and d. 
Sept. '54; Amanda, b. Mar. 21, '55; Clarissa, b. Apr. 
23) '57i d. Oct. '58; Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 20, '58, d. 
Dec. 20, '59. 


Dr. John Hayes Gray, of Cambridgeboro, Pa., oldest son of 
Dr. Joseph Gray, was born in Concord, Pa., April 24, 1824, and 
married Sophia R. Wheelock, Dec. 10, 1848. Was appointed 
to a position on the Stafif of Governor Shank, of Pennsylvania, 
with the rank of Lieut.-Col., when only 19 years of age. Atten- 
ded medical lectures at the Berkshire Medical College, Mass., 
in 1847. Practised medicine about forty years where he now re- 
sides, and has retired in favor of his son. Dr. M. D. Gray. Is 
at present giving his attention to developing valuable mineral 
springs and the building up of a remedial institute on his estate 
near Cambridgeboro, Pa. Dr. Gray was a Member of the 
Pennsylvania State Legislature for two terms, 187 1 and 1872, 
and was a candidate for Member on the Prohibition ticket, in 
1885. In his own terse language, he is "a Gray, a Baptist, a 
Prohibitionist, and Anti-Secret Society man." Children and de- 

Mary Almira Gray, b. Oct. 29, '49, mar. Dec. 5, 
187 1, to Henry E. Lefever; children: Harry 
D., Sept. 28, '72, Ida, b. May 23, '74, d. Oct. 
9, '81, Jessie, b. Feb. 23, '76, d. Oct. 2, '81, 
Geo. L., b. Feb. 29, '80, d. Oct. '81, Harvey 
J., b. Mar. 18, '82. 

Myron D. Gray, Dr., of Cambridgeboro, Pa., b. 
Feb. 5, 1852; mar. Esther Allen, Sept. 10, 
1874; one son b. Aug. 15, '76, d. Nov. 1881. 
Dr. M. D. Gray studied wth his father, attending one course 
of lectures at Cleveland, and two courses at Philadelphia, where 
he graduated. He has the distinction of being the third in suc- 
cession in the line of physicians of direct descent in the family 
of Gray, the representatives of the three generations all there liv- 
ing at this date. 

Martha Alice Gray, b. Aug. 27, '56; mar. Perry 
A. Gage, Sept. 9, 1880; a son, John Gage, b. 
Aug. 15, 1882. 
Clara B. Gray, b. Oct. 20, '59; mar. Frank W. 
Hyatt, July 3, '76; a daughter, Pearl, b. Sept. 
26, 1879. 
Carrie D. Gray, b. Oct. 20, 1859; '^^^- DeEl- 

mer Kelly, Dec. 13, 1884. 
Hattie a. Gray, b. Jan. 9, 1862. 
Nellie M. Gray, b. May 8, 1868. 

Hon. Almon D. Gray, son of Dr. Joseph Gray, was born 
Feb. 1 6, 1829; married Adelia C. Allen, daughter of Col. B. Al- 
len, of Bristol, Vt., Nov. i, 1855. Mr. Gray engaged in the 
study and practise of the law. Was elected the first Mayor of 
the city of Hudson, Wis., District Attorney of St. Croix Co., 
Wis., Member of Assembly of St. Croix Dist. in Wisconsin Le- 
gislature, also District Attorney of Pepin Co., Wis., member of 
Board of Supervisors same county, and County Judge of Pepin 
Co., Wis. Has now gone west " to grow up with the country," 
and has established himself at Bismarck, Dakota, as the senior 
member of the law firm of Gray & Gray. 

Mr. Gray enlisted as a private in the 1 6th Regt. of Wisconsin 
Volunteers in Nov., 1861. Was appointed Sergt. Major of the 
Regt., and in March following commissioned as Capt. of Co. H. 
Served with honor until discharged on account of serious illijess. 

Calista a. Gray, b. July 4, 1856. 

Almon J. Gray, son of Almon D., was b. Sept. 27, 1857; 
studied law, and was admitted to the bar Feb. 27, 1883, 
at Alma, Wis. Removed to Bismarck, Dak., and engag- 
ed in the practise of the law with his father, under the 
firm name of Gray & Gray. 

George Benjamin Gray, b. July 14, 1859; has been engineer 
on Missouri river steamers; now in the jewelry trade. 

Effie a. Gray, b. Nov. 10, 1865; mar. Orlando Murray, 

at Pepin, Wis., Feb. 5, 1885. 
Adelbert B. Gray, b. Sept. 23, 1867. 
Norman A. Gray, b. Aug. 27, 1870. 
Archie H. Gray, b. Oct. 11, 1875; d. June 2, 1877. 
Lovett M. Gray, b. Feb. 8, 1878. 
Ralph D. Gray, b. March i, 1882. 

Amos S. Gray, youngest son of Dr. Joseph Gray, was born in 
Waterford, Pa., June 25th, 1835; married Mary E. Munson, at 
Hudson, Wis., Feb. 22d, 1858. He was P. M. of the Wisconsin 
Assembly in 1856; Register of Deeds of St. Croix Co., Wis., 
1858-9; Dep. Sheriff, 1860-61; P. M. of Farmington, Wis., '62 
and '63; County Commissioner and Clerk of Circuit Court, '63 
and '64; Capt. of Osceola Guards 1863, and promoted to Major 
of ist Bat. 5th Regt. Wis.; Member of the Wisconsin Legislature 


1863; Town Clerk of the town of Pepin, and Police Justice of 
the village of Pepin, Wis. Children: 

Addie M. Gray, b. Sept. 17, i860; mar. A. C. Tucker, Feb. 
22, 1882; a daughter; Lucilla, resides Rapid City, Dak. 

Henry F. Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1862. 

Meda M. Gray, b. Sept. 14, 1868. 

Georgia A. Gray, b. May 31, 1871. 
Myron H. B. Gray, son of Dr. Joseph Gray, was bom in 
Waterford, Pa., 1827; married Harriet Jackson ,1845; ^^^^ in 
the Mexican war; went west, raised a large family, and died in 
Hudson, Wis. Children: 

Almira Gray. 

Charles Gray. 


Eli Gray, son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was born in Egremont, 
Mass., Sept. 18, 1799; married Sally Bates; he died at Black 
Creek, Ohio, June 20, 1852; she died at Shreve, Wayne Co., 
Ohio, Feb., 1878. Children and descendants: 

George Ketchum Gray, b. Jan. 13, 1822; mar. Charlotte 
M. Tuttle, Mar. 17, 1850; removed from Ohio to Mis- 
souri in 1863; d. at Allendale, Mo., where his widow 
still resides, in April, 1874. Children: 

Prudence Alice Gray, b. Aug. 13, 185 1; mar. 

Newton Maudlin, Dec. 23, 1875; 3 children. 

Sallie Rebecca Gray, b. Sept. 28, 1852; mar. 

Lewis B. Imus, Apr. 18, 1875; 6 children. 
Nancy Ann Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1853; mar. Wm. 

Cavin, Apr. 18, 1876; d. Feb. 4, 1877. 
Eli Bishop Gray, b. Sept. 17, 1855. 
Abigail Gray, b. March 17, 1857; mar. Miles 

Brown, Sept. 25, 1881; one child. 
Henry Clark Gray, b. Sept. 15, 1858. 
Bethel Hiram Gray, b. July 16, i860. 
Byron Lemuel Gray, b. July 16, i860; d. Mar. 6, 

Laura Melvina Gray, b. Aug. 18, 1862. 
Daniel Pardee Gray, b. Sept. 22, 1864. 
Mary Margaret Gray, b. Sept. 27, 1866. 
Eli, Henry C, and Bethel Gray are at Leadville, Colorado, 
engaged in mining. 


Laura Ann Gray, b. Sept. 8, 1823; mar. Elisha Hender- 
son, Apr. 1845, who died Sept. 1854; two sons who re- 
side at lola, Kansas; she mar. second, David Yamel, 
and resides at Shreve, Ohio. 

Sabrina Gray, daughter of EU Gray, b. Aug. 6, 1825; mar. 
Thos. B. Harris, 1848; three children; residence, Al- 
len Co., Kansas. 
Henry Bates Gray, son of Eli Gray, was born March 8th, 
1827; married Barbary Ann Donald, March 16, 1852; she died 
Dec. 24, 1864, and he married second, Rachel E. Tarrh, Feb. 
18, 1866; residence. Black Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio; children: 

Arvilla E. Gray, b. Feb. i, 1853; mar. John G. Smith, 
June 14, 187 I ; two children. 

Rachel S.Gray, b. Sept. 3, 1854; mar. John Kaylor, Apr. 
8, 1875; two children. 

Sally L. Gray, b. June 26, 1856; mar. Albert Wachtel, 
March 26, 1884. 

John M. Gray, b. June 16, 1858; mar. Biddy Naven, Nov. 
15, 1882; residence, Creston, Wayne Co., O.; a son, 
Henry B. Gray, b. Sept. 19, 1883. 

William S. Gray, b. Sept. i, i860. 

George V. Gray, b. May 31, 1863. 

Emma E. Gray, b. June 11, 1867. 

Llewel\'n D. Gray, b. Apr. 8, 1869. 

Hemon E. Gray, b. Feb. 26, 1872. 

Channing L. Gray, b. Aug. 26, 1874. 

Wade H. Gray, b. Dec. 10, 1876. 

Walter Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1879. 

Henry B. Gray, Jr., b. Sept. 8, 1883. 

Abigail B. Gray, daughter of Eli Gray, b. Apr. 20, 1829; 
mar. Samuel Bevington, Aug. 1847; no children; resi- 
dence, lola, Kansas. 
Hermon Carter Gray, son of Eli Gray, was born May 30, 
1 83 1, in Erie Co., Pa.; married Almedia J. Booth, in Valparaiso, 
Indiana, March 20th, 1856; children: 

Josephine A. Gray, b. Dec. 31, 1856; mar. John Dole, 
Nov. 17, 1 881; two children. 

Laura Ella Gray, b. Feb. 23, 1858. 

Carrie Bell Gray, b. Dec. 20, 1859; d. Aug. 6, 1865. 

Herbert C. Gray, b. Nov. nth, 1861. 

Alfred A. Gray, b. June 19, i860. 

Ida M. Gray, b. June 19, i860. 

Silas B. Gray, b. Oct. 8, 1870. 

Burton B. Gray, b. July 3, 1873. 


Mr. H. C. Gray enlisted as a private in the war for the Union, 
Co. G., 29th Regt. Iowa Vols.; was a Sergt. when discharged. 
Was in the service three years, and in several battles. Present 
residence, Oak Grove, Powesheik Co., Iowa. 

Hiram P. Gray, youngest son of Eli Gray, b. Feb. 17 th, 
1835; mar. N. J. Harger, at New Buffalo, Mich., Nov. 
4th, 1858; residence, lola, Kansas; children: 

Abbie Gray, b. Aug. 31, 1859. 

Nellie Gray, b. May 10, 1861. 

Samuel Gray, b. Sept. 13, 1866; d. Nov. 23, 1877. 

Ida Gray, b. Dec. 27, 1878; d. Apr. 18, 1879. 

Susie Gray, b. June 10, 1870. 

Addie Gray, b. April r, 1876. 


Ameralzamon Gray, youngest son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, was 
bom at Egremont, Mass., July 18, 1802; married Anice Blakes- 
lee; died at Black Creek, Ohio, April 20, 1849; she died at 
same place, Oct. 1867. Children: 

Maryamna Gray, b. May 14, 1827; mar. Jonathan Par- 
sons, Oct., 1842; three sons; is a widow, and resides in 
Indian Territory. 

Helen Gray, b. July 5, 1838; mar. Oliver Spurgeon; died 
July, 1872; one daughter. 

Celena Gray, b. Aug. 1 848; mar. Joseph Nider ; lives in 
Indian Territory. 


Amos Gray, son of Joseph Gray and grandson of John Gray 
(3) of Sharon, it is claimed by some of his descendants, who 
certainly ought to know, was born in 1 7 6 1 . In view of the fact 
that the public records show the name of Amos Gray on the tax 
list of Amenia Precinct, in 1777, the presumption is very strong 
that he was born at an earlier date. And again, the date of 
birth, 1777, well substantiated, of his oldest son, makes an earli- 
er period for his own birth almost absolutely necessary. That he 
removed to Berkshire Co., Mass., there is abundant evidence, 
although the fact tloes not appear on the church or town records 
of that place. He married Eunice Kellogg, who died at Greene, 
N. Y., 1 81 5, to which place he had previously removed, one ac- 
count says in 1794, and another, 1798. But before that period 
he had met with a very serious accident. It appears that he was 
a mason, and while engaged in blasting out the rocky foundation 
of a house for Conrad Sharpe, near Egremont, the site of which 
is still easily ascertained, a premature blast put out both of his 
eyes, making him totally blind the rest of his life. And yet after 
that, he removed to the Chenango Valley, was among the pion- 
eers of that section, and became the owner of a large and desir- 
able farm which remains in part in the possession of his descen- 
dants unto this day. After the loss of his first wife, he married 
again, and made a will disposing of his property; all the while 
totally blind. He also revisited Great Barrington and Egremont, 
and an old gentleman residing in the latter place, Mr. Joshua 
Clark Millard, informed the writer in 1885, that he well remem- 
bered Amos Gray, then blind, being at the residence of his fath- 
er, for a few days, when he, the narrator, was a boy, and he had 
led him about. He must have been a man of solid, substantial 
parts, and it is said of him that he weighed three hundred (300) 
pounds. Eunice Kellogg Gray, the mother of his children, was 
probably the sister of Elder Nathaniel Kellogg, who had mar- 
ried Mr. Gray's sister Anice. Amos Gray died at Greene, Che- 
nango Co., in 1828, having resided there for a period of over 
thirty years, leaving the homestead to his youngest son, Amos 
Gray, Jr. 



Joseph Gray, oldest son of Amos Gray, was born 1777; mar- 
ried Miriam Hubbell at Greene, N. Y.; removed to Washington 
Co., Indiana, and died there Feb. 18, 1854, "aged 76 years, 11 
months." Mrs. Gray died Sept. 23, 1844, "aged 67 years, 2 
mos. and 10 days." Children: 

Lewis Gray, d. on Green River, Ky.; forty years since. 
Horace Gray, of Chestnut Hill, Ind., son of 
Lewis Gray, declined to furnish any informa- 
tion of his own or of his father's family. 
Riley Gray, b. 1802; d. in Mempis, Ind., Sept. 8, 1870. 
Albert Gray, d. in California, 1850. 

Malinda Gray, b. July 2, 1806; mar. John C. Pixley, Mar. 

25, 1825; d. July 18, 1864; children: Mariah, b. Jan. 

21, 1828; Emeline, b. Nov. 13, 1830; AngeUne, b. 

Sept. 4, 1833; William S. Pixley, b. Nov. 20, 1836. 
Laura Gray, b. 1807; mar. Mr. Sturdevant; d. at Otisco, 

Ind., Feb. 26, 1879; five children. 
Mabel Gray, mar. a Mr. Dailey and removed to Missouri. 
Nellie Gray, mar. Peter Dailey. 

Palmyra Gray, d. in Washington Co., "50 years ago." 
Zilzannetta Gray, d. in northern Indiana, 1879. 
Ambrose Gray, moved to northern Ind.; "died 20 years ago." 


Jeduthan Gray, second son of Amos Gray, was born in Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., probably in Egremont, in 1780; married Ruth 
Loomis at Greene, N. Y., and removed to Washington Co., In_ 
diana, 181 9; married 2d, Clarissa Grosvenor; resided in h'rank- 
lin township until his death, 1849. Children and descendants: 
Huldah Gray, b. Nov. 13, 1798; mar. Charles A. Bartle, 
Aug. 2, 181 5; d. at Bartle, Ind., Sept. 9, 1843; child- 
ren: Ruth Ann, b. Apr. 5. 181 7, now widow Buckley; 
resides at Stony Fork, Pa.; Warren Bartle, b. Sept. 28, 
18 1 8, and resides at Bartle, Ind.; Loomis, b. 1822, d. 
1856; Elizette, b. Aug. 2, 1824, d. 1872; John Henry, 
b. May 2, 1827, d. Dec. 20, 1858; Amanda, b. De.c 
24, 1830, d. May 23, 1846; Loren M., d. Dec. 27, '32; 
Orrin C, b. Apr. 17, 1838; Caroline A., b. Aug. 12, 
1841, d. Oct. 27, 1842. 
Loomis B. Gray, b. in N. Y., and d. in Ind. 


Orrin C. Gray, son of Jeduthan Gray, b. Aug. 17, 1807; 
mar. Alvina B. McCIellan, Oct. 30, 1825; she d. Nov. 
18, 187 1; he d. Nov. 23, 1884; children: 
Jeduthan Gray, b. April 29, 1827. 
Charlotte Ruth Gray, b. Jan. 11, 1829. 
Abigail Gray, b. Oct. 5, 1831. 
Charlotte Ruth Gray, 2d, b. Aug. 5, 1833. 
Abigail Gray, 2d, b. Feb. 3, 1836. 
Charles Gray, b. April 12, 1838. 
Annie H. Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1840. 
Perlina Gray, b. Oct. 20, 1842. 
LoDiscA Gray, b. Dec. 2, 1850. 
Orrin Millard P'illmore Gray, b. Jun. 11, 1853. 
Abigail Gray, daughter of Jeduthan, b. in N. Y.; mar 

John Moore, of Madison, Ind.; four children: 
Philo p. Gray, son of Jeduthan, b. 18 13; mar. Marian F 
McCIellan, 1835; residence, Bartle, Washington Co., 
Ind.; children and descendants: 

Marcus Gray, b. Mar. 19, 1837; mar. Marietta 
Younkin, Oct. 18, i860; children: 

Lilly F. Gray, b. June 6, 1861; mar. 
John R. Humphrey, June 4, 1880; 
has 3 children, b. '82, '83, '84. 
Henry H. Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1863; d. 

Sept. 6, 1864. 
Emma F. Gray. b. June 25, 1865; mar. 
LaFayette McAdams, Sept. 3, 1884. 
MiNEY E. Gray, b. Oct. 3, 1867. 
James P. Gray, b. Jan. 2, 1870. 
William E. Gray, b. Feb. 4, 1873. 
Nellie G. Gray, b. May 18, 1875. 
Charles C. Gray, b. Apr. 29, 1879. 
Bertha P. Gray, b. Nov. 11, 1882. 
Harrison Gray, son of Philo P., b. May 17th. 
1840; mar. Emeretta Owens, who d. July 22, 
1874, and he mar. 2d. Jane A. Warman, July 
27, 1876; children: 

Annie Belle Gray, b. Nov. 29, 1877. 

Nettie May Gray, b. July 6,' 1879. 

Oliver Palmer Gray, b. June 8, i88r. 

Blanche Pearl Gray, b. Apr. 17, 1883. 

Harrison Gray enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, in Co. B, 8ist Indiana 

Vols., in the war for the Union ; was wounded at the battle of 

Chickamaugua, Sept. 19, 1863, in the thigh ; ball not extracted; 

is a pensioner. Residence, Bartle, Washington Co., Ind. 


Denis Gray, son of Philo P., b. 1842; mar. Dec. 

31, 1868, to Amanda F. Bartle, daughter of 

Mr. Warren Bartle of Bartle, Ind. ; children: 

Reuben M. Gray, b. Nov. 6, 1869; d. 

July 26, 1870. 
Otto F. Gray, b. Oct. 9, 187 1. 
Philena S. Gray, b. Nov. i, 1875. 
Lulu C. Gray, b. Feb. 10, 1880; d. Ju- 
ly 22, 1 88 1. 
Denis Gray enlisted in Co. B, 8ist Indiana Volunteers, 
was in the battles of Perrysville, Stone River, Chickamaugua, 
Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mt., and at Atalanta, where he was 
seriously wounded. Is Postmaster of Bartle, Ind. 

Martha J. Gray, dau. of Philo P., b. Apr. 9th, 
1845; mar. James Weller, Sept. i, 1861; 
children: Amanda Rosanna, b. July 17, 1862, 
mar. Chauncey Humphrey, Mar. 12, 1879; 
Flora Bertha, b. Apr. 13. 1874; Estelle Mag- 
deline, b. Feb. 7, 1878; Itaska Madline, b. 
May 10, 1882. 
Parmer Gray, of Salem, Ind., son of Philo P., b. 
Sept. 17, 1847; mar. Mary A. Sides, Aug. 20, 
1868; children: 

Ida Gray, b. June 12, 1869. 
FizziE Gray, b. Aug. 2, 1877. 
Amos Gray, Jr., b. Jan. 9, 1849; mar. Violana 
Weller, March 17, 1873; children: 

Rosea T. Gray, b. July 11, '74; d. 1875. 
Herbert Elnor Gray, b. May 26, 1879. 
Elbert Leonard Gray, b. Mar. 18, '82. 
Millard Fillmore Gray, b. Dec. i,'83. 
Mary Gray, dau. Philo P., mar. Mr. Hosea, of 

Spencer, Ind. 
Clarissa Gray, dau. Philo P., mar. Mr. Kenedy. 
Eliza Ann Gray, daughter of Jeduthan Gray, b. July 
19, 1818; mar. Jonathan Hosea, Mar. 7, 1834; chil- 
dren: Margaret, b. Oct. 21, 1835; Violana, b. Sept. 12, 
1840; Romulus Hosea, b. Nov. 12, 1844. 
Amos T. Gray, son of Jeduthan, b. April 25, 1820; mar. 
Mary A. Miller, Mar. 22, 1842; she d. 1880; he resides 
at Bartle, Ind. Children: 

IsABELL R. Gray, b. June nth, 1843; mar. Wm. 

A. Richardson, Oct. 1864. 
Emily R. Gray, b. Sept. 25, 1845; mar. W. How- 
ell, 1 86 1. 


Sarah M. Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1849; mar. James 

Howell, in 1864. 
William R. Gray, b. May 5, 1852; mar. Isabell 
Shields, 1873; a son, 

Clyde Elgin Gray, b. May 14, 1883. 
Eliza Ann Gray, b. July 19, 1854; mar. Jerome 

Weir, 1873. 
HuLDAH E. Gray, b. Nov. 12, 1862; mar. Frank- 
lin Shields, 1879. 
Amos T. Gray was a member of the 58th Indiana Regt. in 
the war for the Union, and participated in " Sherman's march to 
the sea." He is a Deacon in the Baptist Church. 

Jeduthan Gray, Jr., son of Jeduthan and Clarissa Gray; 
mar. Levina Hardesty; was killed at the battle of An- 
tietam in the war for the Union; left three children; 
unable to learn their names; the widow married again. 
Mary Gray, dau. of Jeduthan Gray, Sen. 
George R. Gray, son of Jeduthan and Clarissa Gray, was 
born March 29, 1838; mar. Mary E. Weller, in Octo- 
ber, 1855; she d. in Aug. 1862, and he mar. 2d, Ehza- 
beth Callaway, Sept. 28, 1865; children: 
Julia A. Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1856. 
Clarissa E. Gray, b. Jan. 9, 1858. 
Sarah S. Gray, b. Dec. 30, i860. 
Joseph J. Gray, b. Aug. 14, 1867. 
Alpheus M. Gray, b. Feb. 8, 1870. 
Nancy J. Gray, b. May 3, 1872. 
Mary M. Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1878. 
William F. Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1881. 
George R. Gray, Jr., b. Mar. 24, 1883. 

George R. Gray enlisted in the war for the Union, Aug. 27th, 
1862, and was discharged the same year by reason of an acci- 
dental wound while on the skirmish line near Lancaster, Ky.; res- 
idence, Spencer, Ind.; 7 grand children by first wife's daughters. 

Adeline Gray, dau, of Jeduthan and Clarissa Gray, resides 

in Kansas City. 
Alpheus Gray, son of Jeduthan and Clarissa Gray, resides 

at Spencer, Ind.; was a soldier in the war for the Union. 

Elizabeth (Betsey) Gray, daughter of Amos Gray, was born 
Oct. 13, 1782, in Berkshire Co.. Mass., and removed first with 
her father's family to Greene, N. Y., and afterwards with her 
brothers and their families to Washington Co., Ind., where she 
continued to reside until her decease. 



Enoch Gray, third son of Amos Gray, was born in Berk- 
shire County, Mass., 1783, and removed with his father in 
his boyhood to Chenango Co., N. Y., where he grew up to man- 
hood and married in 18 13, Sarah Hurlburt, who was born in 
Litchfield Co., Conn., Mar. 12, 1792. He taught the first school 
kept in the town of Greene, and continued to reside there, an 
esteemed citizen, until his decease, Dec. 13, 1857. Children and 

Angeline N. Gray, b. June 19, 181 5. 

Elijah R. Gray, b. Oct. 17, 1819; mar. Catharine E. Bur- 
roughs, at Greene, Sept. 27, 1843; she d. Aug. 8, 1848, 
and he mar. 2d, Mary B. Smead, at Hudson, O., Oct. 
19, 1855; he d. at Junction City, Kansas, Aug. 24th, 
1868. Children: 

George E. Gray, b. Aug. 13, 1844; resides in 
Bolivar, Allegany Co., N. Y., married but no 

Emma C. Gray, b. Dec. 29, 1847; d. Aug. 6, 1848. 

Mary B. Gray, b. Dec. 9, 1856; d. Apr. 29, 1861. 

Charles Gray, b. Oct. 6, 1858; drowned Aug. 8, 

Frank Gray, b. Mar. 21, i860; d. Aug. 5, i860. 
Henry Gray, b. Aug. 7, 1861; resides at Des 

Plaines, near Chicago. 
Fannie L. Gray b. Aug. 27, 1863; mar. James C. 
Barry, of Des Plaines, 111., Dec. 6, 1885. 
Frederick H. Gray, b. May 28, 1820; unmarried; resides 

at Des Plaines, 111. 
William D Gray, b. May 28, 1824; d. in Cahfornia, i860. 
George G. Gray, b. Nov. 15, 1827; d. Nov. 25, 1840. 
Juliette E. Gray, b. June 7, 1832; mar. John Garland, at 
Chicago, Nov. 15, 1870; residence, Des Plaines, Cook 
Co., 111. 

James M. Gray, b. May 12, 1834; mar. Ettie Woodruff, 

May 16, 1875; d. at Fergus Falls, Minn., Aug. 2, 

Helen J. Gray, b. Feb. 28, 1840; mar. Geo. C. Roberts, 

Editor and Publisher of the Chenango American, at 

Greene, N. Y. 


Amos Gray, Jr., son of Amos Gray, and grandson of Joseph 
Gray, was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 2, 1790, and mar- 
ried Christina Tenbrook, who died at Greene, N. Y., April 14, 
1832. He died May i, 1868. Children and descendants: 
Maranda Gray, b. Sept. 11, 181 1; d. Mar. 27. 1882. 
Samuel J. Gray, b. Oct. 28, 1813; d. at Greene, N. Y., 
Feb. ig, 1885; children and descendants: 

Henry S. Gray, b. March 13, 1837; removed to 
Nevada, Iowa, mar., and had the following 

Lilly Gray. 
George Gray. 
Austin Gray. 
S. D. Gray, son of Samuel J., b. Oct. 16, 1838; 
mar., children: 

George P. Gray, b. Sept. 11, 1867. 
Elisha Gray, b. Aug. 16, 1878. 

Charles D. Gray, b. Sept. 4, 1840; mar.; resi- 
dence, Brisbin, Chenango Co., N. Y.; child- 

Jerry H. Gray, b. Feb. 27, 1862. 
Delilah Gray, b. May 11, 1864. 
C. W. Gray, b. May 6, 1874. 
Stira Gray, B. Aug. 19, 1883. 
LuciNA Gray, b. Dec. 14th, 1842; mar. Will 

Wlieeler; two children, Jerry and Emily. 
George W. Gray, b. Aug. 19, 1 849 ; residence, 
Greene, N. Y.; mar., a son, 

Brainard Gray, b. Jan. 14, 187 1. 
Jane Gray, b. June 16, 1852; mar. Garry Wheel- 
er; children: Celia and Lena. 
Rhoda Gray, daughter of Amos Gray, Jr., b. Oct. 28th, 

1 814; d. Nov. 19, 1874. 
James M. Gray, b. Jan. 7, 18 16; d. 1826. 
Sarah M. Gray, b. Sept. 20, 1820; mar. Thos. A. Kathan; 

mar. 2d, Henry Balcolm. 
Nancy T. Gray, b. Dec. 27, 1822; mar. Townsend D. 

Welch; d. March 17, 1885. 
James P. Gray, b. March 29, 1828; mar. 1849, Marietta 
Kendall; no children; residence, Brisbin, N. Y. 

There were three daughters bom to Joseph Gray, sisters of 
Amos and Elder Jeduthan Gray, — Sarah, Anice and Tamor. 
No record of their births has been found, but they will be con- 
sidered in the order named. 


The old church records of Sharon, Conn., show that Sarah 
Gray, of Amenia, N. Y., was there married to Reuben Barnes, 
Sept. 14, 1779, conjointly with the marriage of her brother Jedu- 
than Gray to Anna Warren. There were three children born of 
this marriage, Celia, Reuben, and Joseph Barnes. The family 
removed to the Chenango Valley, and the last obtainable infor- 
mation of her was, that she was, years ago, residing with a son 
somewhere between Greene and Oxford, N. Y. 


Anice Gray married Elder Nathaniel Kellogg, a Baptist 
preacher of some note, mention of whom is made in the old 
Baptist Church records of Amenia, now Millerton, N. Y., as 
having been present at an ordaining council there held De- 
cember 17, 1788, at which his father-in-law, Joseph Gray, then of 
Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y., and his brother-in-law, Elder Je- 
duthan Gray, were both also present and participated. No rec- 
ord of the family found. 


Tamor Gray first married a Mr. Ames, and had seven child- 
ren; four sons and three daughters; he died, and she then mar- 
ried second. Job Thompson, and had one daughter, and a 
son, Robert Thompson. The latter part of her life was spent in 
Union Township, Erie Co., Pa., where she died many years ago. 
She had considerable medical skill and practise. 

The descendants of Joseph Gray, as will be seen, far outnum- 
ber those of either of his brothers, although the full list is not 
given, owing to the great difficulty which indifference and lack 
of interest interi:>osed in some branches of the family, remotely 
situated. They are mainly Baptists, with which religious denom- 
ination their immediate ancestors were prominently identified, 
and are a vigorous, virile race, with the strong family character- 
istics predominant. 


Darius Gray, son of John Gray (3) and Catharine his wife, 
was born in Sharon, Conn., Jan. 18, 1752, and married Abigail 
Ashley of that place, who died May 16, 18 12. He died Aug. 
12, 1816. There are strong indications on the public records 
that Darius Gray became the owner of the John Gray home- 
stead, described as being east of and adjoining the Gould place, 
so called, in the history of Sharon, still easily located, on what 
is designated " the Mountain," although only an elevated plateau 
which is overlooked by the high range of hills eastwardly, near 
the summit of which, he afterwards made his home, on a farm 
now owned by Mr. Peck, his father having purchased it from the 
heirs of Darius Gray after his decease. All the other sons of 
John Gray, with the possible exception of William Gray, had 
removed from Sharon prior to 1790, and he alone remained to 
perpetuate the family name and to preserve the family traditions 
on that historic spot. And when he died how much of family 
history was lost, some of it never to be reclaimed. How easily 
he could have pointed to the place where his father and mother 
were buried, and his brother William, and have solved the mys- 
tery concerning his missing brother James. A surviving grand 
child, Mrs. Anne M. (Gray) Beebe, who is his only de- 
scendant in the direct line now residing in the town of Sharon, 
remembers him as " a large, noble looking man." He was bur- 
ied near the farm house where he had lived, and died, and af- 
terwards removed to a pleasant cemetery near the eastern bor- 
ders of the town. 

There were four daughters and two sons, all of whom married 
and had families, as follows: 


Cyrus W. Gray, Rev., son of Darius, b. Aug. 3, 1784; mar. 

Belinda A. Smith, of Hadley, Mass.; he d. at Stafford, 

Conn., Aug. 20, 182 1; she d. at Peabody, Mass., Feb. 

17, 1859; four daughters and one son. 
Silas A. Gray, son of Darius, b. Aug. 3, 1784; mar. Lucre- 

tia C. Wadhams, of Goshen, Conn., Nov. i, 1809; she 

d. July 12, 1853; he d. Mar. 5, 1867. 
Mr. Gray always resided in Sharon, and was a highly respect- 

ed citizen of that town. He was a deep thinker as well as a 
man of affairs, and wielded an able pen. His polemic passages 
with the late President Taylor of Yale, when the controversy 
between the Old and New School Presbyterians was in progress, 
he espousing the cause of the former, attracted no little atten- 
tion in the religious press. As will be noticed, he was a twin 
brother of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray. The following is a list of his 
children and descendants: 

Augustus B. Gray, son of Silas A., b. Nov. lo, 1811; mar. 
Sally B. Butler, March 4, 1838; d. July 29, 1852, on 
the Pacific Ocean, while on his way to California. 
Sally B., his wife, d. Feb. 12, 1868. Children: 

Franklin D. Gray, dec'd. 
Juliet L. Gray, " 

Delphine L. Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1839; mar. James 

S. Baldwin, of Cornwall, Conn., Dec. 31, 

1863- residence, Pittsfield, Ohio. 

Silas A. Gray, b. in Sharon, Conn., Oct. 16, 

1848; mar. Ella J. Taylor, of Minneapolis, 

Minn., Jan. i, 1882; residence, Mitchell, 


Anne Maria Gray, daughter of Silas A., b. Feb. 23, 1814; 

mar. Orrin Butler, Dec. 25, 1834, who d. Aug. 5, 1847; 

four daughters, Anne M., Lucretia A., Amelia A., and 

Maggie A. Butler, all deceased; and two sons, Calvin 

and Moses Butler, with the latter of whom, in the 

eastern borders of Sharon, near West Cornwall, Mrs. 

Beebe resides. She mar. 2d, William Beebe, who d. 

Nov., 1878. 

Betsey Gray, b. May 4, 1816; mar. Daniel Scoville, Aug. 
30, 1838; two sons, John and Eugene, and a daughter, 
Isabel. Mr. Scoville d. May 13, 1858; she d. June 6, 

Franklin Darius Gray, of Chicago, 111., b. May 19, 181 8, 
in Sharon, Conn. ; mar. Ann O. Phelps, daughter of 
Jeremiah Phelps, of Norfolk, Conn., July 4, 1843; an 
adopted daughter, 

IsoBEL Clifton Gray, b. May 16, 1859. 
Mr. F. D. Gray has been a resident of Chicago since 1840, 
and is President of the National Safe Deposit Company of that 


Cyrus Winthrop Gray, son of Silas A., b. May 7, 1821; 
mar. Dollie Hyde Everett, of Ellsworth, Sharon, Conn., 
April 17, 1843; d. at LeRaysville, Pa., Oct. 21, 1874. 

Annie Amelia Gray, b. Oct. 3, 1845; mar. Jas- 
per Perkins Bosworth, of LeRaysville, Pa., 
Sept. 25th, 1867 ; children: Winifred Gray 
Bosworth, b. Sept. 24, 1880, d. Mar. 18, '81; 
Marjorie Lee Bosworth, b. July 21, 1885. 

LiLLiE Augusta Gray, b. May 3, 1855 ; married 
Frederic Edward Stevens, of Hooksett, N. H., 
Feb. 2 2d, 1882; a son. Gray Stevens, b. July 
23, 1883. 

Moses W. Gray, of Chicago, son of Silas A., b. in Sharon, 
Conn., Apr. 10, 1824; mar. Mary L. Gaylord, daugh- 
ter of Joseph L Gaylord, of Goshen, Conn., May 22, 
1850. Children: 

Clara Lucretia Gray, b. in Goshen, Conn., 
May 20, 1856; mar. Frederick P. Miles, of 
Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 24, 1881, a daughter, 
Loraine, b. July 16, 1884, died March i6th, 
1884, at Lakeville, Conn., where the pa- 
rents reside. 

Frederick Gaylord Gray, b. May 7, 1859; mar. 
Susan Williams, Jan. 1883, at Marshalltown, 
Frank M. Gray, b. May 23, 1866. 
Moses W. Gray is a member of the firm of Gray, Burt & 
Kingman, wholesale grocers, Chicago. He has a summer resi- 
dence at Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn., and there all of his 
children were born. 

Betsey Gray, dau. of Darius, mar. Joseph Barstow; moved 
to Wisconsin, and died there; two sons, John and Wal- 
lace, and a daughter, Laura. 

Mary Gray, daughter of Darius, mar. Joseph Sutliff, re- 
moved to Ohio, had 3 children, and died there. 

Abigail Gray, dau. of Darius, b. 1794; d. in Sharon, Aug. 
2, 1869; unmarried. 

Caroline Gray, dau. of Darius, mar. Rev. Mr. Miller, and 
lived in Ohio; he died, when she mar. Mr. Bignal, re- 
moved to Berlin, Wis., and is still living there. 


Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, son of Darius Gray, and twin brother of 
Silas A. Gray, was bom in Sharon, Aug. 3, 1784, and pursuing a 
course of study, he entered WiUiams College, from which he was 
graduated with honor in 1809. Having decided to devote his 
life to the Christian Ministry, he attended Andover Theological 
Seminary. At the close of his first year there, his studies were 
in part interrupted by his being called to the office of Tutor in 
Williams College, which position he filled with much credit for 
two years. In the latter part of this time he had obtained license 
to preach, and commenced his labors in the ministry. 

In Januar)^, 18 13, a few months after Mr. Gray had taken his 
final leave of College, he began to preach in the first parish, at 
Washington, Litchfield Co., Conn., and was ordained as pastor 
April 4th of that year. In Sept. 1815, he was dismissed at his 
own request. After that he visited western New York, and labor- 
ed in that State and New England, till the spring of 181 7, when 
Providence directed his course to Stafford, Conn. There he con- 
tinued in the work ot his Master, as a faithful preacher of the 
Word, and the beloved pastor of his people, until suddenly 
stricken down in the midst of his usefulness. The following in- 
scription copied from his tomb, is a just and fitting tribute: 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Pastor of the First Church in East Stafford; 

Who with a mind cautious and profound, 

Rather than rapid in its operations; 

Strong in its conceptions; 

Original in its views; 

Disciplined by science and well furnished with knowledge; 

Uniting in his character 

Uncommon decision, with a heart formed for friendship; 

In his manners simple; 

In the avowal of his sentiments, undisguised; 

In his doctrine uncorrupt; 

In his piety fervent and steadfast; 

In his preaching, instructive, earnest, and deeply penetrating; 

Indefatigable in his labors; 
And continually advancing in the high career of usefulness; 
Was summoned by a divine voice, from the charge of a 
Youthful family, and an affectionate flock, to the 
Society of the redeemed in glory, on the 20th day of 
Aug., A. D., 1821, and in the 37th year of his age. 
"Behold an Israelite, indeed, in whom is no guile." 




A son of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, the subject of this sketch was 
born m Washington, Litchfield Co., Conn., May 2, 18 14. Wlien 
only seven years old his father died, and he was adopted by Dr. 
Porter, of Hadley, Mass. After suitable preparation Mr. Gray 
commenced the publication of a paper at Ipswich, Mass., in 
1837, called the Ipswich Register. This he so ably conducted 
that in the spring of 1840 he received an urgent call to take 
charge of the Lynn Freeman., which he accepted, and he so 
admirably filled the place that, on the election of President 
Harrison, he received an offer to take charge of an Administra- 
tion organ to be established at Washington, which however, was 
prevented by the early demise of the President. 

Always a staunch Whig until the death of that party, in 1845 
he took the position of Editor of the New Jersey Advocate, pub- 
lished at Rah way, N. J., which position he continued to fill until 
1856, when he removed to Newburgh, N. Y., where he edited 
for a time the Gazette, and then became editor of the Telegraph, 
the weekly and daily editions of which he continued to conduct, 
until the failure of his health. 

Mr. Gray held the pen of a ready writer, and as a conversa- 
tionalist he was rarely equalled. He possessed a remarkable 
memor}', and as an instance of this, when a child in the Sunday 
School, the members of his class being requested to see which 
could commit the most of Scripture to memory, he greatly sur- 
prised his teacher, when the test came, by correctly reciting 
three thousand verses ! He could repeat a sermon, or address, 
years after having heard it, almost verbatim, and his mind was 
richly stored with historic and other treasures of knowledge. 

Mr. Gray was earnest and zealous in whatever he undertook; 
he threw his whole soul into every good enterprise, and labored 
for the improvement of every place in which he resided. He 
was an Episcopalian, and dearly loved that Church. He cared 
for the \vidow and the orphan, and the blessing of more than 
one that was ready to perish, was upon him. In 1864 he had 
removed to Vineland, New Jersey, with his family, for the im- 
provement of his failing health. He was suddenly stricken 


down with apoplexy while visiting a daughter in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
where he died, April 6, 187 1. His remains were taken to New- 
burgh for interment, where he was buried with the services of 
the Episcopal Church, and with those of the Masonic fraternity, 
of which he had long been a faithful and honored member. 
His beloved pastor, closed a sketch of his Ufe published at that 
time, with the following beautiful and affectionate eulogy: "Short 
as was my acquaintance with our departed brother, I had early 
learned to respect and love him. His purity of character, his 
singleness of mind and heart, and exemplary christian life, en- 
deared him to me greatly. It was with profound sorrow I 
heard the news of his death. It is but a small wreath to his 
memory that I now lay upon his tomb, but it is the offering of 
a pure pastoral love." 

It is needless to add that such a man was greatly missed in 
the circle where he moved, but especially in his family and home. 
Mr. Gray was married at Ipswich, Mass., Aug. 8th, 1839, to 
Elizabeth Kimball, daughter of Rev. D. T. Kimball, who was 
for over half a century the pastor of the Congregational Church 
at that place. Miss Kimball was graduated at Ipswich Semina- 
ary, and a lady of high character and rare worth. She was the 
lifelong and beloved companion of Mr. Gray, and still survives, 
actively engaged in church work and interested in every good 
cause. Her residence is at Franklinville, N. J. One son and 
three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gray, as follows: 

Elizabeth Kimball Gray, b. Aug. 28, 1840; mar. Capt. 
H. S. Spaulding, Aug. 31, 1878; a son, Henry Seville, 
b. Sept. 16, 1880, in Franklinville, N. J. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball Gray Spaulding is much interested in 
literary work, and has a regular engagement with the N. Y. Ex- 
ammer, the noted Baptist paper, besides she occasionally con- 
tributes both of verse and prose for other journals and publica- 
tions. When her father's health was impaired, she went into his 
office and for several months conducted the business of both a 
weekly and daily paper with credit to herself and satisfaction to 
all parties. She has also been a useful and honored teacher for 
for years, and is still so engaged. Her present residence is at 
lona, N. J. She is a very interesting and gifted lady. 



Mary Eugenie Gray, b. July 5, 1846. in Rahway, N. J.; d. 

June 16, 1868, at Vineland, N. J. 
Frederic Eugene Gray, b. at Rahway, N. J., Nov. 26, 
1848; d. Sept. 16, 1851. 
The father bereaved thus touchingly portrayed his grief at the 
loss of his loved and only son : "In the full flush of his inno- 
cence he fell with the first leaves of Autumn, and the Autumn 
winds sigh out mournfully his requiem; but mingled with its sad- 
ness there comes a voice which sweetly whispers peace and con- 
solation to the bruised hearts which yet linger behind him." 

Julia Virginia Gray, b. at Rahway, N. J., Dec. 18, 1852. 
Is a successful teacher; unmarried, and makes her 
home at Vineland, N. J. 

daughters of rev. CYRUS W. GRAY. 

Elizabeth Ashley Gray, dau. of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, b. 

at Hadley, Mass., March 19, 1816 ; mar. WiUiam H. 

Smith, at Hadley, June 16, 1841; a daughter, Juha 

Gray Smith; residence, Chelsea, Mass. 
Julia Augusta Gray, dau. of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, b. Oct. 

22, 181 7; mar. Justin L. Ambrose, 1840; no children; 

residence, Boston. 
Catharine Aurelia Gray, dau. of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, 

b. Feb. 14, i8ig; mar. Samuel Newman, of Peabody, 

Mass.; dec'd. 
Mary Ann B. Gray, dau. of Rev. Cyrus W. Gray, b. at 

Staftbrd, Conn., Sept. 19, 1820; d. at Sharon. Aug. 10, 


Hon. Daniel Gray, or " Judge Gray," as he was rightfully 
called by his neighbors and fellow citizens in his later years, 
was the seventh son of John Gray (3) of Sharon, and was 
a manly and noble character. There is a slight discrepancy be- 
tween different authorities concerning the date of his birth, the 
official town records of Sharon having it as June 4, 1756, while 
the records of the Surrogate's Court, same place, in noticing the 
appointment of his mother, Catharine Gardner Gray, as his 
guardian, in 1763, give the date of his nativity May 4, 1756; 
and his age, as given on the memorial stone at his grave, taken 
from tlie date of his death, would make his birth on July 4th. 
In any case he was of good parentage, and from a hardy, vigorous 
youth developed a brave and patriotic manhood. Born during the 
continuance of the French war, and near the borders exposed to 
its ravages, he grew up with instinctive patriotism pulsing in his 
dauntless heart that needed but the occasion to bring it forth. 
The Revolutionary spirit was there; the might to do, the courage 
to dare. War raised its horrid front, the summons to duty came, 
and young Daniel Gray, like many another noble youth, went 
bravely forth to risk his life if need be on " the perilous edge of 
battle," to meet the foes of his country and of mankind. To 
what dangers he was exposed, by what disaster he was overcome, 
and how he bore himself through it all, is so well told in the 
annals of Rensselaer County, which became his later home, that 
the account is here given entire; 

" Daniel Gray was one of those young men who enlisted their 
all in the cause of Independence. He had volunteered in Col. 
John Pathson's Regt., which was sent North, toward the Canada 
lines, to attend to the Indians, and in a battle with them at a 
place called 'The Cedars,' on the Sorel River, and not far 
from Montreal, Col. Pathson was surprised and defeated with the 
loss of about 60 taken prisoners, besides the killed and wound- 
ed. Among the prisoners so taken was Daniel Gray. Tlie first 
night after their capture the Indians threw them on the ground 
on their backs, and then having extended their limbs to the full 
extent fastened them with staddles. Then they cut poles eight 
or ten feet in length which they laid on them transversely. Indian 


guards with arms in their hands lay on either side of each pris- 
oner, and on the poles, bending them to the ground. In this po- 
sition Mr. Gray lay through the night, with an innumerable mul- 
titude of mosquitos feasting on his blood. He was often heard 
to say that it was the most insufferable night he ever experienced. 
" The Indians were often insulting and abusive to their pris- 
oners. At one time Mr. Gray was sitting quietly on a log, when 
a young Indian coming along, without provocation insultingly 
proceeded to spit in his face; whereupon Gray gave the youthful 
savage a vigorous kick, knocking him down and causing him to 
* squall ' at the top of his voice. The Indians thereupon rushed 
out with their tomahawks uplifted, and would have made short 
work of dispatching the unarmed prisoner, but just at that mo- 
ment an old squaw who had witnessed the affair interposed, and 
the captive's life was saved. 

"Another incident: Some days after the commencement of 
their captivity, the Indians asked Gray to show them how to 
wTestle. He complied with their request, easily throwing one 
Indian after another as fast as they came up. At last the great 
bully of the tribe came, and he threw him also. This greatly an- 
gered the burly savage, but he was not allowed to injure Mr. 
Gray, who afterwards received many favors and privileges from 
the Indians not granted to the other prisoners. 

"The capture took place in May, 1776, and a year from the fol- 
lovv'ing September, after many months of captivity, the prison- 
ers were for a consideration turned over to the British authori- 
ties, and closely confined on the prison ship at Halifax, where 
they suffered more severity than they had at the hands of their 
barbaric captors. To add to the horrors of the situation, the 
small pox broke out, devestating the ranks of the ill-treated pris- 
oners. The following April the survivors were exchanged, and 
Mr. Gray returned home." 

That he afterwards re-enlisted and did good service for the 
Patriot cause is evidenced by the fact that his name appears on 
the records in the State archives ot New York, as a Lieutenant 
in Col. Van Rensselaer's Regiment. 

Soon after the close of the Revolution, Daniel Gray removed 
to the Hoosick Valley, and settled in the north part of what was 


then Stephentown, but that portion was afterwards set apart and 
designated as the the township of Berlin. And there he contin- 
ued to reside until his decease, May 23, 1830. 

The records show that Daniel Gray was Captain of a Compa- 
ny in Col. Van Rensselaer's Regiment of N. Y. State Militia in 
1788. In 1789 he gave a mortgage to Sephen Van Rensselaer 
for ;^5o, on 128 acres of land in Stephentown, which shows that 
he had become a land owner; and in 1791, he was appointed as 
one of the first Justices of the Peace in the County of Rensse- 
laer. He was elected Member of Assembly in the State Legisla- 
ture, which then convened in the city of New York, in 1794; 
was re-elected Member of Assembly in 1796, 1797, 1798, and 
1799; was again elected to the Assembly in 182 1, and partici- 
pated in the Forty-fifth Session; as will be seen, being honored 
by being so elected six times to the Legislature of the 
State of New York. In the meantime he had served several 
consecutive terms as Justice of the Peace, and Associate Judge 
of the County, and had also been repeatedly elected Supervisor 
of the town of Berlin. In the troublous anti-rent times, Mr. Gray 
was one of the Commissioners delegated to confer with the Pa- 
troon, and he was efficient in securing a just and satisfactory set- 
tlement. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of 
the Baptist Church of Berlin, and continued to fill the position 
until his decease. In this connection it is happily said of 
him by a cotemporary, "The honorable distinction shown him 
in this his place of residence, is all sufficient to show the char- 
acter and talent of the man." 

With all the world before him Mr. Gray chose for his home 
a retired spot afar from the bustling highways, and the activities 
of more ambitious life. Up a narrow valley to the eastward, 
down which flows a rapid running stream, until near where the 
border of Berlin is bounded by the Massachusetts line, and the 
Hoosic Mountains seem to shut it in with walls of living green, 
presenting a scene of rare wildness and picturesque beauty, — 
there in such seclusion, and amid such romantic surroundings, 
was the ideal place that he had chosen, and chosen well; 
there, for nearly half a century he lived, there he died, and there 
he was buried. There in that unpretentious farm home up 

among the mountains, were born to him thirteen (13) children, 
who went forth into the world to become useful and honored 
citizens, men and women of force and character, most of whom 
lived to over four score, and all of whom were living when the 
youngest was nearly sixty; two still survive. From that seclusion 
he was called forth almost continuously to fill positions of honor 
and public trust, as already herein recorded. And this soldier 
of the Revolution was pre-eminently a man of peace, often act- 
ing as an arbiter to settle differences between neighbors, and an 
aged citizen still there residing who remembers often to have 
seen him in his youth, and was a familiar friend of the family, 
recently remarked to the writer that it was a very perverse man 
who would not submit to the arbitration of Judge Gray, as his 
fellow touTismen commonly called him. What a priceless lega- 
cy such a good name, which is still remembered and bears fruit- 
age in that community after more than fifty years. That is the 
greatness grown upon the granite rock of character, and it en- 

Mr. Gray married for his first wife, Sarah Harris, June i, 1783, 
whose parents were Quakers, and resided in Stephentown, of 
which Berlin was then a part. She was the mother of six child- 
ren. " Sarah, the Amiable Consort of Daniel Gray, died Mar. 
30, 1798," in the 34th year of her age, is the simple inscription 
at her grave. Mr. Gray married second, Jemima Rix, of Preston, 
Conn., who was the mother of seven children, and after the de- 
cease of her husband removed to Barry, Pike Co., 111., where 
she died Aug. ig, 1840. 

Mr. Gray was the last survivor of his father's family, his broth- 
ers and sisters having all gone before him. A patriarch indeed, 
his children still clustered around him, loth to leave those fa- 
miliar scenes and the family fireside ; but how soon and how 
widely to be scattered. Mr. Gray died May 23, 1830. The 
following brief epitaph recorded at his tomb well commemorates 
his worth: 

"All that was moi'tal has here found an end, 

Of a Patriot, a Statesman, a Christian and Friend; 

On earth having finished the labors assigned him, 

Heaven called for its own and men had to resign him." 


Daniel H. Gray, oldest son of Daniel and Sarah Harris Gray, 
was born in Berlin, (then Stephentown), July 25, 1785, and mar- 
ried first, Naomi Thomas, who died at Berlin, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1822. 
She was the mother of six children, — four sons and two daugh- 
ters. Mr. Gray married second, Phebe Godfrey, who was the 
mother of eight children,- — four sons and four daughters; she 
died at Cedar Hill, Dallas Co., Texas, Feb. 22, 1855. Mr. 
Gray, as will be seen, was the father of fourteen (14) children, 
nine of whom were born at Berlin, two in Pike Co., 111., and 
three in Texas. He was the owner of a farm at Berlin adjacent 
to the old homestead, and after his father's death, in 1830, he 
removed to Atlas, Pike Co., 111., then on the borders of the far 
distant west; no slight undertaking with his large family, making 
the long journey in the huge emigrant wagon of those days, and 
taking his household goods with him; but it was in due time, after 
some stirring incidents by the way, safely accomplished. There 
he remained near kindred, some of whom had preceded, and 
others who had followed him, until the fall of 1839, when he 
again moved on for the new El Dorado, Texas, where he arrived 
Dec. I, having crossed the Red River and the Arkansas, and 
braved the dangers of the wild frontier, then swarming with In- 
dians and outlaws. There he stuck his stakes and built a house 
of pine logs, and set about establishing a home. The surround- 
ings just suited his courageous, adventurous spirit. 

For more than twenty-five years, and until his death, he re- 
mained a citizen of Texas, and participated in the stirring scenes 
that marked that stormy period of its history. That he was a 
man of great physical strength and personal prowess, is abun- 
dantly evidenced. And that he was a loyal citizen in the time 
that tried men's souls, that he fearlessly upheld the Flag of the 
Union when Secession and Rebellion would have trampled it in 
the dust; and when armed Traitors stalked abroad with fire and 
sword threatening death and destruction to all who opposed their 
mad schemes, Daniel H. Gray, let it forever be said to his 
honor, let it be recorded as the crowning glory of his life, in the 
midst of the storm and the tempest was true. 

As evidence of Daniel H. Gray's steadfast patriotism, the fol- 
lowing quotation from a letter written by his brother, Stephen 
R. Gray, of Pittsfield, III, date of July 14, 1861, to friends at 
Berlin, N. Y., is good testimony. It says : " Daniel's health is 
good, and his letters interesting. The old man is a true Patriot, 
God bless him ! He says, ' I am for the old Star Spangled Ban- 
ner, come life or death !' " And again, what is still more em- 
phatic is the following vivid portrayal by his own hand of a 
scene which came near being a tragedy, in which he bravely re- 
pelled a band of Texan rebels who essayed to take his life. The 
letter was written to his brother Stephen, and the original is now 

at hand: 

Cedar Hill, Dallas Co., Texas, [ 
June 12, 1866. ) 

Dear Brother Stephen: — Through the goodness of an allwise 
God I am yet on earth. I will give you a short sketch of my 
life for the last four years. You had heard that I was married 
the third time. The lady thinking that my two sons living with 
me would be compelled to go into the anny, (Rebel,) thought if 
she could only get rid of me, horses, cattle, all would be hers at a 
blow; so she raised the hue and cry that I was Abolition. All 
knew I voted Union. Let me say right here, my dear brother, 
how would my conscience have wrung with despair, to have 
turned against our fathers, the veterans of the Revolution! 
"Union!" yes, that is my motto, and will be in my dying mo- 
ments. They came with a rope, and one of them put his hand 
on my shoulder with the threat that they had come to hang me. 
I turned, and strength came to me like it did to Sampson, for I 
exclaimed in my heart, " God help me!" In an instant I seemed 
stronger than in my young days. I grabbed him by the throat, 
and said, "You shall die first!" He was in a vice from which he 
could not break away, and was struggling for hfe, but my strength 
was like iron. Three more ran to assist him. Before they could 
get me loose the fellow fell down; half a minute more would have 
done the work for him. I told them they were a set of cowards. 
"Hang me if you dare! My boys will be home after awhile and 
they will lie 'round your cabins till they get the last dog. I am an 
old Texan and have seen bears, panthers, wolves; I have never 
turned out the way yet, nor for such a set of rascals as you are!" 
More than 2,000 have been put to death for being Union men. 
I was robbed of thousands of dollars of property. * * * 

Farewell, dear Stephen, and don't forget to write. 

Your Brother, D. H. Gray. 


Mr. Gray died at Cedar Hill, Dallas Co., Texas, Feb. nth, 
1867, less than a year from the date of the preceding letter. At 
the time of the desperate encounter therein recorded he must 
have been nearly eighty years of age. A grand old man; what 
metal there was in him. The descendants of his fourteen child- 
ren may well rise up and salute his memory. 


Henrietta Gray, dau. of Daniel H., b. 1811; mar. D. W. 
C. Varey, of Stephentown, N. Y. Removed to Texas 
and died there; no children. 

Daniel W. Gray, son of Daniel H., b. 181 3; mar.; d. in 
1864, leaving one daughter and five sons, to wit: 
Ira Gray. 
Horatio Gray. 
Daniel Gray. 
Charles Gray. 
William Gray. 

Roby Gray; mar. Professor John N. Dewitt, of 
Barry, 111. 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Daniel H., b. 1815; mar. Dr. David 
Seeley, of Pike Co., 111.; removed to Texas, where he 
died in 1854, leaving a son who was killed in the Reb- 
el army at Shiloh, and two daughters ; also a large 
property, comprising 15,000 acres of land, six negroes, 
and 600 head of cattle. The widow was afterwerds 
twice married. 

Hamilton Gray, son of Daniel H., b. 181 7; removed to 
111., and d. at Rockport, Aug., 1837; an excellent 
young man and much beloved. 

Darwin P. Gray, Dr., son of Daniel H. Gray, b. at Ber- 
lin, N. Y., 181 8; removed to Texas with his father's 
family in 1839; studied medicine; graduated in 1845; 
entered the U. S. Army as Surgeon in 1846, and serv- 
ed until the close of the Mexican war, since which he 
has been engaged in civil practise in Texas. Dr. Gray 
married Miss M. Lamkin, Dec. 24th, 1847, at Came- 


ron, Milan Co., Texas; she died March 6, 1885, at 
Grape Vine, Tarrant Co., Texas, Dr. Gray's present 
residence. Children: 

loNE Gray. 

William Gray. 

Frank Gray. 

Seeley Gray. 

Burton T. Gray, son of Daniel H., b. June i, 1821; mar. 
Sophronia Babcock, Feb. 28, 1850; she d. Dec. 27, 
ig59, and he mar. second, Mrs. Maria Brown, Oct. 25, 
1862. Residence, Barry, 111. Children: 
Ellen Gray, b. Jan. 12, 1853. 
Frank Gray, b. May 9, 1856. 

RussEL F. Gray, son of Daniel H. and Phebe Godfrey 
Gray, b. 1824, in Berlin; removed with his father's 
family to Texas; mar. Mrs. Ferguson, 1848; she died 
and he mar. again; residence, Llano, Llano Co., 
Texas; children: 

Delilah Gray, b. Jan., 1849. 

Robert Gray, b. Feb., 1850. 

Washington Gray, b. 1 85 1 . 

WiLBURN Gray, b. March, 1852. 

Lizzie Gray, b. 1855. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Daniel H., b. 1826; mar. Rev. Mr. 
Crawford; residence, Calvert, Texas. 

James Schuyler Gray, son of Daniel H., b. 1828; mar. 
Mary E. Green, Nov. 26, 1868; residence, Handley, 
Tarrant Co., Texas; children: 

Addie Gray, b. Oct. 25, 1869. 

Margaret P. Gray, b. Nov. 4, 1871. 

Dellah Gray, b. Nov. i, 1873. 

Milan H. Gray, b. Jan. 10, 1876. 

Mary Emily Gray, Nov. 22, 1877. 

Susie Gray, b. Dec. 23, 1879. 

Pearle Eurene Gray, b. March 16, 1881. 

Myrtle D. Gray, b. Aug. 9, 1 884. 


Clarendon Ross Gray, son of Daniel H., b. 1833; mar. 
Jane Glass, Feb. 1869; d. at Austin, Texas, Oct. 26th, 
1877; two children deceased, and one living: 

Jane Gray, b. March, 1870. 

The name of Clarendon Ross Gray should be written high on the 
scroll of honor among those who deserve well of the Republic. 
In the midst of disloyalty and Treason, the fires of patriotism 
still burned in his breast. The following quotation is from a let- 
ter written by him to kindred date of Jan. 21, 1865: "For near- 
ly three years I have been a wandering exile from my home and 
dearest kindred, driven to the necessity of leaving my native 
land to save my life, simply because I held to my patriotism with 
a tenacious grip. On the 7th of Oct. '63, I entered on the task 
of leaving the confines of rebeldom for Mexico. All my troub- 
les heretofore sank to nothing in comparison to the undertaking 
I now proposed. Four hundred and twenty miles of principally 
an arid plain, three rapid rivers winding their way across the dis- 
consolate wanderers's path, which challenge the strenuous efforts 
of the boldest swimmer, and passage must be made while night 
holds its dark mantle over the earth and hides the refugee from 
view of the treacherous murderers who guard the banks, — this 
vast plain must be traversed with little hope of success. I trust 
it may never fall to my lot again during life's pilgrimage to per- 
form such a journey." On reaching the Union lines, via Mexico, 
he enlisted, Nov. loth, '63, as a private in the ist (loyal) Texas 
Cavalry, in which he did good service for the Union cause, and 
on the 23d of Dec. following was promoted to Lieutenant. All 
honor to his memoiy! 

Margaret P. Gray, dau. of Daniel H.,b. 1837; d. March 
20th, 1875. 

Milan H. Gray, son of Daniel H., b. Jan. 24, 1840, in Tex- 
as; d. in Louisiana, Aug. 7, 1863. 

Adelaide Gray, dau. of Daniel H., b. 1842; mar. Mr. 
McPherson; residence, Colorado City, Colorado. 

Amanda M. Gray, dau. of Daniel H., b. 1843; mar. Mr. 
Jaques, Bremont, Texas. 



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Sarah Gray, dau. of Daniel Gray, b. Apr. t8, 1787; mar. 
Hezekiah Hull, of Berlin, N. Y.; children: Daniel 
Gray Hull, who was drowned in the Mississippi while 
out on a fishing excursion ; Dr. Hamilton Hull, of 
Sandlake, N. Y. ; Ferdinand Hull; Laura Hull, who 
mar. Dr. Philander Thomas of Berlin; Sarah Hull; 
Arvilla Hull; Ferdinand Hull; Egbert Hull, an officer 
in the Union army, and died in Libby Prison from the 
effect of wounds received in battle; Pardee Hull, who 
lives on the old homestead; Halbert Hull, and Cleber 
Hull; Mrs. Sarah Gray Hull d. at Berlin, N. Y. 

RoBv Gray, dau. of Daniel Gray, was b. Sept. 27, 1789; 
in 181 2 she mar. Clarendon Ross, of Hancock, Mass. 
Removed to Pike Co., 111., where he d. Aug. 7, 1820; 
in J 823 she mar. Capt.Leonard Ross, a younger broth- 
er of her deceased husband. Her only son, Schuyler 
Gray Ross, d. Jan. 14, 1833, in his 20th year. Her 
second husband d. in 1836. Mrs. Ross afterwards re- 
moved to Barry, where she continued to reside with her 
kindred until her decease, Sept. 18, 1880, only lacking 
9 days of reachmg 91 years. To the last she retained 
her mind and memory to a remarkable degree. A co- 
temporary says of her: " Sunshine and hope seemed to 
beam in her countenance and cheer her heart. Most 
nobly and wisely has she filled her sphere, and she now 
rests from her labors. Long and lovingly will be cher- 
ished the memory of 'Aunt' Roby Ross." 

Betsey Gray, dau. of Daniel Gray, was born at Berlin, 
N. Y., April I St, 1791; mar. Alonzo G. Hammond, 
at that place, July 18, 181 1; he was a Member of the 
N. Y. State Legislature in 1828, and 1833; was appoint- 
ed one of the Commissioners of Brooklyn in 1834; 
elected Judge and Surrogate of Kings Co., 1845; was 
also appointed one of the Supreme Court Commis- 
sioners for the State of New York. Judge Hammond 
d. Dec. 21, 1859; she d. Feb. 18, 1864. Children: 
Adeha Maria, b. Apr. i, 181 2, mar. John J. Ross, at 
Berlin, N. Y., July 4, 1829; he d. 1855; Mrs. Ross re- 


sides at i68 Duffield St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Eliza A. 
Hammond, b. Aug. 28, 18 14, mar. Tunis Bergen, at 
Flatbush, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1855; d. in April, 1869. 
Burton G. Hammond, b. July 30, 1816; unmarried, d. in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1873. 

Elsie Gray, dau. of Daniel, b. April 8, 1794; mar. Dexter 
Wheelock, of Hancock, Mass.; removed to Pike Co., 
111., 18 1 9, in company with the Ross families; she d. 
at Pajson, 111., Aug., 1880, leaving a married daughter, 
Eliza Harrington, wife of Dr. Harrington, at that place, 
and a son, John Gray Wheelock, of Kinderhook, Pike 
Co., 111.; Mr. Wheelock d. in California, 1851. 

Polly Gray, dau. of Daniel, b. April 30, 1796; mar. Eliph- 
alet Jones; removed to Aurora, Erie Co., N. Y.; child- 
ren: Henry was a boot and shoe dealer at Baton 
Rouge, La. ; Albert, who was a druggist at Mobile, 
Ala., was in the Rebel army and d. from a wound re- 
ceived at Shiloh; William and Mary, who reside on 
the old homestead at WilUnk, N. Y. 

Phebe Gray, dau. of Daniel, b. Mar. 24, 1798; mar. Lang- 
ford Greene, of Berlin; removed to Illinois 1830; had 
three children: Jay, who mar. Victoria Gray, dau. of 
Schuyler Gray, and lives in California; Sarah; Warren 
Greene, of Benton Co., Missouri. Phebe Gray Greene 
d. in March, 1865. 

Hannah Gray, dau. of Daniel and Jemima Rix Gray, 
b. 1802; mar. Harry Hull of Berlin. N. Y., June 30, 
1824; d. Dec. 6, 1872; children: Lucy Jane Hull, b. 
Oct. 22, 1826; John Henry, b. Oct. 21, 1828; Kleber, 
b. Aug. 20, 1830; James Kleber, b. Oct. 6, 1832; Tra- 
cy Darwin, b. April 2, 1834; Ulberto Frankhn, b. Feb. 
12, 1836; Nelson Gray, b. Nov. 14, 1837; Carohne 
Victoria, b. Dec. 5, 1839; Hannah Mary, b. Jan'y 21, 

Caroline Gray, dau. of Daniel, b. March 5, 1806; mar. 
Orlando Babcock, at Barry, 111., 1846; he d. in Sept. 
1874; she d. Feb. 5, 1881; no children. 


Stephen R. Gray, son of Daniel and Jemima Rix Gray, was 
born at Berlin, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1804, and was married to Sabrina 
Bentley at that place, June 16, 1825. In July 1837, he removed 
to Illinois with his family, having previously made a prospecting 
tour to that then far western State. On arrival they stopped 
in the Mississippi bottom until Feb., 1838, when they moved to 
Barry, Pike Co., 111. He was the first Postmaster of Barry, and 
held that office until 1850, when he was elected Sheriff, and re- 
moved to Pittsfield, which was the county seat of Pike. He was 
several times elected Justice of the Peace of Barry, and in 1844 
was appointed one of three Commissioners to appraise and di- 
\ide in equal portions one hundred and sixty quarter sections of 
land in the military bounty lands of the State, belonging to the 
estate of William James of Albany, N. Y. While examining 
these lands he witnessed the destruction of the anti-Mormon 
Press at Nauvoo, 111. In 1863 he was elected Supervisor of the 
township of Pittsfield, and superintended the erection of a new 
Jail building and Sheriff's residence. For several years he was 
also successfully engaged in mercantile business under the firm 
name of Wells & Gray. 

Mr. Gray still survives, and that fact softens the voice of praise 
of some delightful traits of character in him. Noticeably one 
of these is his kindly and affectionate interest in his kindred. 
It was the privilege of the writer not long since to peruse his 
correspondence extending over a period of years, with a mem- 
ber of the family, and through it all was manifested a kindly, 
sweet and beautiful christian spirit overflowing with loving, affec- 
tionate interest. Every evil he deplored, every good cause ad- 
vanced. Many interesting family facts here presented were 
gleaned from those pages. In a letter written by him to his kins- 
man. Col. Reuben Gray, a sketch of whom appears in this vol- 
ume, and dated at Barry, 111., April 3, 1846, concerning family 
matters, occurs the following: " I now hope to be able to form 
new acquaintances of the Gray family, which will be ever dear 
to me, if on no other account than through the respect I hold 
for my father." 


Mr. Gray is described by one near to him, as "a fine looking 
old gentleman, tall and straight, with hair as white as snow." 
His beloved wife, Sabrina Bentley Gray, died in Oct., 1877, af- 
ter they had lived together over fifty-two years. Nine children 
were born to them as follows : 


Charlotte Eliza Gray, b. June i, 1826; d. at BaiT)', 111., 

Jan'y 13, 1847. 
Cyrus Winthrop Gray, b. Oct. 29, 1827; mar. Sarah 
Anne Elizabeth Long, at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 26th, 
1 851; she died 1861, and he married second, Mrs. 
Kate W. Matthews, at Perry, 111., May 21, 1868; resi- 
dence, Carlinsville, 111.; a grain dealer; children: 

George P. Gray, born June 1853; d. Aug. 1854- 
Robert E. Gray, b. April 1855; d. April 1855- 
Mary L. Gray, born i860; mar. Will C. Bush> 
of the Pike Co. Demoo-ai, Sept. 3, 1880; a 
daughter, Helen Gray Bush, 
Sarah A. Gray, d. May, 1862. 
PaulW. Gray, b. April 19th, 1870. 
Florence Isabelle Gray, Oct. 28, 1872. 
Helen Lucille Gray, b. Dec. 31, 1874. 
Frank Merrill Gray, b. Dec. 26, 1877. 
Daniel Darwin Gray, b. May 21, 1830; mar. Sarah Jane 
De Haven, at Barry, 111., 1850; a carpenter and build- 
er; a soldier in the Mexican war and in the war for the 
Union; d. at Barry, March 20, 187 1; the widow and 
family reside at Decatur, 111.; children: 
Charles Edwin Gray, dec'd. 
Henry Stephen Gray, b. Nov. i, 1854; married 
Clara Burch, Dec. 25, 1878; is a Palace Car 
Conductor between Chicago and St. Louis; 

Le Mar A. Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1879. 
Elmer S. Gray, b. June 28, 1884. 
Mary Louise Gray, b. Dec. 31, 1856; mar. E. 
C. Haak, Sept. 30, 1877; children: Mabel, 
b. Apr. 26, 1879; Harry, b. P'eb. 1, 1882. 
John De Haven Gray, b. Feb. 19, 1858. 
Alonzo W. Gray, b. Feb. 2, i860. 
Elmer and Ellen Gray, (twins,) dec'd. 
Antoinette Gray, b. March 25, 1868. 
Marion Frances Gray, b. April 11, 187 1. 

William Henry Gray, son of Stephen R., was b. Sept. 24, 
1833; mar. Virginia Louise Browne, at Pittsfield, 111., 
Sept. 15, 1858; removed to St. Louis, Mo., and success- 
fully engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery trade; 
was killed by a blow from a drayman while trying to 
prevent a conflict between him and one of his own em- 
ployees, April 17, 1 87 1. He had the following child- 
ren, of whom all those living reside at St. Louis, Mo.; 
also Mrs. Gray: 

Effie Douglas Gray, b. July 4th, 1859. 
William Henry Gray, Jr., b. March 26, 1861; 

mar. Tennie Heidel, Apr. 28, 1886. 
Cora Virginia Gray, b. March 19, 1863. 
Arthjlir Pierce Gray, b. Aug. 8, 1864; dec'd. 
Montrose Erastus Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1869. 
Mary Frances Gray, b. April 7, 1836; mar. Milan Smith 
Coxe, June 21, 1866; he had a large book and station- 
store at Cairo, 111., where he d. 1875; she then took a 
position in the public schools at Jerseyville, 111., which 
she still occupies; no children. 
RoBY Gray, b. Oct. 26, 1839; mar. Mason Foster, June 10, 
1868; residence, Barry, 111., her father, Stephen R. 
Gray, making his home with them. Mr. Foster is a 
native of Sullivan, N. H., where he was born Aug. 28, 
1839; he has charge of the hardware establishment of 
Seeley, Lloyd & Co.; no children. 
Virginia Gray, b. April 17, 1842; d. June 13, 1846. 
John Bentley Gray, b. March 12, 1845; mar. Laura Ap- 
pleby, at St. Louis, June 18, 1867; was City Weigher; 
d. leaving one child, 

Addie Gray, of St. Louis. 

Eleonora Virginia Gray, b. Aug. 26, 1848; mar. Joshua 
Pike, July 21, 1869. Mr. Pike is Superintendent of 
the public schools of Jerseyville, 111., and is considered 
one of the best educators in that State. One child, 
Frederick William Pike, b. May 25, 187 1. 


Schuyler Gray, son of Daniel, was born at Berlin, N. Y., Apr. 
5, 1810. He married Amanda M. Streeter, at Berlin, Sept. 6th, 
1834, and removed to Pike Co., 111. He was a master builder, 
and his work in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., and Barry, 111., will long 
remain to attest his skill and workmanship. He died at his 
residence in Barry, Sept. 6th, 1874, on the fortieth anniversary 
of his marriage. His widow still resides there. Children: 

Flora Augusta Gray, b. June 18, 1835; married David 

Pike May 21, 1868; resides at Vandalia, Missouri. 
Edgar S. Gray, b. Jan. i, 1837; mar. Eliza Elam, Dec. 24, 
1862; residence, Downey, Cal. Children: 
Nettie M. Gray, b. Aug. 18, 1867. 
Robert Gray, b. 187 1. 
Alma Gray, b. 1873. 
Mary V. Gray, b. 1875. 
Eugene Gray, b. 1878. 
Alfred Gray, b. 1880. 
Emily Gray, b. 1884. 
Olive Victoria Gray, b. Aug. 25, 1838; mar. Jay Greene 
Aug. 5, 1859; residence. Black's Station, California. 
Children: Phebe A., Schuyler, Harry, Charles, David, 
Germain, George, Minnie H. 
Emma E. Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1841; d. March 24, 1842. 
Harvey Romeyn Gray, b. Aug. 29, 1842- unmarried; is a 

painter; residence, Downey, Cal. 

Sarah D. Gray, b. April 17, 1844; mar. Lorenzo Smith, 

April 22, 1862; removed to Perry, Mo.; d. Dec. 13, 

1883. Children: Olive V., Luttie, Frank, and Harvey. 

Charles Schuyler Gray, b. Mar. i, 1846; d. June 21, '46. 

Mary Vesta Gray, b. Oct. 9, 1 848; mar. Fred. Hawkins, 

Dec. 31, 1868; residence, Downey, Cal. Children: 

Daniel, Jessie, Halmer, Bulah, and Fred Hawkins, Jr. 

Martha F. Gray, b. Feb. 9, 1850; unmarried, resides at 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Carrie Aurora Gray, b. Dec. 27, 1853; unmarried, and 

resides at Barry, 111. 
Jessie M. Gray, b. Nov. 2, 1857; mar. John A. Smith, 
March 5, 1877; residence, Vandalia, Mo.; children: 
Floyd P., Edna E., and Nellie Smith. 
Floyd Gray, b. Sept' 3, 1859; commercial traveller for 
Gray, Burt & Kingman, Chicago; residence, Barry, 111. 
Horatio Nelson Gray, son of Daniel, was born at Berlin, 
N. Y., Feb. 2, 1808. Removed to Pike Co., 111.; afterwards to 
California; died at Barry, 111., April 2, 1881; unmarried. 

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Thomas T. Gray, son of Daniel Gray, was born at Berlin, 
N. Y., April 23d, 1 81 2, he being the youngest of the thirteen 
children. Bom and raised on a farm, he followed that occupa- 
tion until after his father's decease, on the old homestead, so 
dear to him and to the family. On reaching his 21st year he 
entered the village store of Mr. Bentley at Berlin, as clerk, and 
there continued several years, making his home with his sister, 
Mrs. A. G. Hammond. In 1835 he purchased of Chancellor 
Walworth of Saratoga, 160 acres of land situated adjoining the 
town of Worcester, Pike Co., Ill, afterwards changed to Barry, 
where he now resides. On the 20th of October, 1838, Mr. 
Gray was married to Mary Frances Crandall, of Berlin, who is 
the mother of all of his children, and still survives. The follow- 
ing spring. May 20th, 1839, the> removed to their new home in 
the far west, where the most of his brothers and sisters had al- 
ready preceded them, and settled on his farm near the present 
town of Barry. Followed farming for a few years and then en- 
gaged in the mercantile business; then farming again, and then 
Railroad contracting. Was for several years Station Agent for 
the Wabash R. R., at Barry. Has held the office of Town Clerk, 
School Inspector, etc., in Berlin and Barry, but has never been 
an ofifice seeker. Of his political principles, he says: " I start- 
ed ort as a Democrat. Martin Van Buren was the first Presi- 
dent i voted for, but as time passed on I left the Democratic 
party and stepped into the ranks of the Republican party, where 
I now remain." 

Mr. Gray has been from the first quite interested in the Gray 
Genealogy, and has furnished much important and interesting 
information concerning his father's branch of the family. He 
has the distinction of being one of the three surviving grand- 
children of John Gray of Sharon, and is the youngest of them. 
In personal appearance he is said to bear a strong resemblance 
to his honored father, as will be seen by accompanying portrait. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gray have ten children, all living at this date, and 
all married but a son and a daughter, and have several grand- 
children, as appears in the following list of descendants: 


Eugene Gray, b. Sept. 5, 1839; mar. Lydia Wier, of Bar- 
ry, Jan. 8, 1867; is a merchant in the town of New- 
Canton, Pike Co., 111.; no children. 

Melissa Gray, b. Dec. 24, 1842; mar. Joseph E. Haines, a 
nephew of Mrs. Chas. M. Gray, of Chicago, Dec. 10, 
1869; reside at Barry; have five children: Howard, 
Roand, Bethuel, Ralph and Bertha. 

Henry T. Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1844; was a soldier in the war 
for the Union. 

Charlotte Gray, b. Jan. 20, 1846; mar. Bethuel Roand, 
June II, 1866; reside in Barry, 111.; one child, a 

Halbert N. Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1848; mar. Emily R. Scrib- 
ner, of Griggsville, 111., May i, 1876, where they con- 
tinue to reside; he is a dealer in stock and gTain; 

Shirley Eugene Gray, b. April 4, 1877. 
MoLLiE Blanchard Gray, b. May 30, 1880. 

Josephine Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1850; mar. James P. Cassidy, 
Sept. 18, 1872; he is Asst. Supt. W. U. Telegraph 
Office at Minneapolis, Minn., where they reside; child- 
ren: Halbert and Margaret Cassidy. 

Fannie I. Gray, b. April 14, 1852; mar. William E. Stitt, of 
Chicago, May 26, 1880; he is a grain dealer and 
member of the Board of Trade of that city; no 

Harriet Gray, b. May 12, 1854; married Frederick Chas. 
Ottowa, April 16, 1880; reside at Barry; a son, Fred- 
erick Leon Ottowa. 

Florence Gray, b. Dec. 21, 1856; mar. Harry Breeden, 
Nov. 10, 1876; he is a machinist; they reside in Chi- 
cago and have two children : Herbert and Tracy 

Gertrude Gray, b. May 6, 1862; resides with her parents 
at Barry, 111. 



Capt. Silas Gray, son of John Gray (3) of Sharon, and Cath- 
arine Gardner Gray, was born May 19, 1748, and was the first 
child by the second marriage of his father. The copy of his 
application for a pension made in 181 8, as furnished by the Pen- 
sion Office, and herewith published, would make his birth three 
years later, but the above date, copied from the town records of 
Sharon, and corroborated by the records of the Surrogate's 
Court at that place, is assumed to be correct. He had chosen 
his elder brother, John Gray, for his Guardian, Feb. 7, 1764, and 
the records show that he purchased a piece of land in the east 
part of Sharon, of Simeon Smith, Jan'y 20, 1769, for ^78, and 
re-sold the same to Smith for same price, Dec. 11, 1773. 

The Revolution soon followed, and with others of his brothers, 
at least four of them, he early enlisted in the Patriot cause, and 
marched with that hazardous expedition to capture Canada, that 
culminated in disaster when the gallant Montgomery and his com- 
patriots fell in their rash but heroic assault upon the citadel of 
Quebec. Of that, and his subsequent highly honorable career 
as an officer and soldier, the following sketch has been kindly 
furnished from the records of the Pension and War Department 
at Washington: 

" In his application for a Pension, dated in April, 18 18, he 
states that he was then residing in Guilderland, Albany County, 
N. Y., and would be 67 years old on the 19th of the next May. 
That he entered the service about May i, 1775, in the 4th New 
York Regiment, commanded by Colonel Henry B. Livingston, 
and that he continued in service as Captain until discharged, 
June 23, 1783, at Newburgh, N. Y. That his discharge, with 
his commission, and the muster rolls, had been destroyed by fire. 
That he was at the capture of St. Johns, (November 3d, 1775), 
Montreal, (Nov, 13, 1775,) the battle of Quebec, (Dec. 31st, 
1775,) the surrender of General Burgoyne, at Saratoga, (Oct. 17, 
1777,) the battle of Monmouth, New Jersey, Qune 28, 1778,) 
and others which he did not mention. Peter Swart, a witness, 
testifies that he saw Silas Gray in 1782, at Schoharie, N. Y., 
with a Company under his command. 

12 6. 

"As Captain Gray does not mention the respective grades to 
which he was appointed, with dates, the following history has 
been compiled from documents on file in this office: 

" In a printed list of the names of officers, not including En- 
signs, assigned to the four Regiments raised in New York, as re- 
ported in August, 1775, by a Committee of the Provincial Con- 
gress of that Colony, the name of James Holmes appears as 
Colonel of the 4th Regiment, with Henry B. Livingston as Cap- 
tain of the I St Company, but the name of Silas Gray is not in 
that printed list, nor has it been found as an officer in the mus- 
ter rolls on file, (which however are not complete,) prior to his 
appointment November 26, 1776, as 2d Lieutenant in Captain 
Benjamin Walker's Company, 4th Regiment, of which Henry B. 
Livingston was Colonel from Nov. 21, 1776, to January 31, 
1779. Lieut.-Col. Peter Regnier was temporarily in command 
of the 4th Regiment from February, 1779, until April 26, 1779, 
from which date Colonel Weissenfels appears to have command- 
ed until he was 'deranged,' January i, 1781. 

" Silas Gray was promoted from 2d Lieutenant in Captain 
Walker's Company to ist Lieutenant, to rank from March 13, 
1777, and transferred to Captain Jonathan Pearsce's Company, 
January 9, 1778, the Regiment being stationed at that time at 
Valley Forge. He was promoted Captain, April 11, 1780, but 
the muster rolls of his Company are not on file. After his pro- 
motion, it is reported that in the re-organization of the army he 
was 'deranged,'* Jan'y i, 1781. After that date, it is not prob- 
able that he had a regular command in the army, but it is prob- 
able that the Company which Mr. Swart testifies to having seen 
under his command at Schoharie in 1782, was a Militia Volun- 
teer Company on a short tour of duty in that vicinity to pro- 
tect the inhabitants of the frontier from Indians. 

"While Silas Gray was 2d Lieutenant, his Company, early in 
September, 1777, is reported at Stillwater, New York, and dur- 
ing the winter of 1777-8, at Valley Forge. After the enemy 
evacuated Philadelphia he must have joined in the pursuit 
through New Jersey to Monmouth, where the battle took place, 
and then toward New Brunswick. From there the 4th Regi- 

*In Revolutionary parlance, supernumerary, or transferred. 


ment turned north across the Hudson River and encamped at 
North Castle, then at White Plains, until the fall of 1778, and 
winter of 1778-9, when he was on duty in Central New York, 
viz: Fort Plank, Stone Arabia, and Canajoharie. In the winter 
of 1 7 7 9-80, he was encamped at Morristown, New Jersey. Dur- 
ing the period from May, 1778, when encamped at Valley 
Forge, to the time of encamping at Morristown, he was the only 
officer in his Company, except in May, 1779, when an Ensign 
was transferred to his Company, and remained with him until 
going into winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey, which is 
the last report of his Company on file." 

SILAS gray's will. 

The following is a copy of the Last Will and Testament of 
Silas Gray, on file in the Surrogate's Court at Schenectady, 
N. Y.: 

In the name of God, Amen: I, Silas Gray, of the town of 
Princetown, and County of Schenectady, though weak in body, 
but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty 
God for the same, I do make and publish this my last Will and 
Testament in manner as following, that is to say: First, I give 
and bequeath unto my daughter Peggy, wife of Tumey I. Sturges 
all my devise and lands belonging to me lying in the town of 
Hector, and County of Seneca; and I also give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Peggy, wife of Tumey I. Sturges, a bond and 
mortgage against one McEntyre, left in the hands of David Sa- 
cia for collection; and I also give and bequeath unto my daugh- 
ter Peggy, wife of Tumey I. Sturges, all my pension which I 
draw from the United States. 

And I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Caty, wife of 
Peter Biste, twelve dollars and fifty cents; and I also give and 
bequeath unto the daughter of Peter Biste, named Gainet, a 
gown's cloth; and also I give and bequeath unto Tumey I. Stur- 
ges all my wearing apparel of all denomination. 

And also I do will and ordain and nominate and appoint, 
Aaron Von Wormer and Calvin Cheeseman, Jr., of Duanes- 
burgh, and Turney I. Sturges, my lawful executors and adminis- 
trators for the true and intente of my Last Will and Testament. 

Given under my hand and seal November the 28th, 181 8. 

In the presence of SILAS GRAY, [L.S.] 

Michael Von Wormer. 
Aaron Von Wormer. 
Wm. R. Ward. 


The records show that the Will was proved Feb. 28th, 1820. 
He had died on the 19th of Jan., 1820, and not in April, as has 
been stated. The records of Seneca County show that " Silas 
Gray, of Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., by Edward Gray his At- 
torney, deeded 600 acres of land in Hector (now a part of the 
Co. of Schuyler,) to William Mclntire, Sept. 28, 181 6." The 
mortgage referred to in his Will is doubtless one he held on this 
property, but the records do not show that it was ever assigned 
or satisfied. So Capt. Gray had lived in Middleburgh, as well 
as in Guilderland and Princetown, and previously, probably at 
Rensselaerville, Albany Co., as the records show that "Silas Gray 
and Sally Gray his wife sold a farm of 1 1 o acres in the town of 
Rensselaerville, Sept. 19, 1814." This is of interest as being the 
only record of her name found. They had previously lived in 
Egremont, Berkshire Co., Mass., where he had purchased land 
July 14, 1806. But to go back further : The records of the old 
Congregational Church at Sharon, Conn., show that "Silas Gray 
and wife united Sept. 6, 1789. Children of same baptized same 
date." This shows that he had returned to that place after the 
Revolution, and probably continued to reside there several years. 

It might seem an easy task, with the foregoing data, secured 
by much painstaking labor, to trace his descendants; but it has 
not proved to be so. In fact, it has been found very difficult, if 
not impossible of attainment. No one has been found by the 
name of Biste in all the region adjacent to where Silas Gray is 
known to have lived and died, and none by the name of Sturges 
who are descended from, or related to, or any person whatsoever 
who has knowledge or recollection of the said Tumey I. Sturges, 
who had married Peggy, the daughter of Capt. Silas Gray; no- 
tices in the press, personal search, including a large collection of 
genealogical statistics of the Sturges family, all failed of the de- 
sired result. It appears, however, that the families of Sturges 
and Turney are of Fairfield, Conn., where some of them still re- 
side, and that there have been intermarriages. Capt. Silas Gray 
was a typical soldier of the Revolution; a grim and stalwart 
Continental. Traditions of his personal prowess are still handed 
do\vn in the family, and his name is perp etuated on the rolls by 
a score or more of kindred. 


William Gray, son of John Gray of Sharon, was born May 
22, 1754, and was the sixth son of his father. The first record 
of him after his birth is the fact that his mother, Catharine 
Gardner Gray, was appointed his Guardian on the 25 th of April 
1763; and on Jan. 18, 1768, having arrived at suitable age, he 
chose Ebenezer Hutchinson for his Guardian. In the diary of 
his elder brother John, is found the meagre statement that he 
died in Sharon, and the most diligent search has failed to find 
other record of him, except in Sedgwick's History of Sharon, 
which gives account of some of his Revolutionary war record, 
from which we learn that he participated in the battle at Lex- 
ington, and received favorable mention for his heroic conduct on 
that occasion. The above mentioned history says: " A Com- 
pany was formed in Sharon in 1775, and marched northward for 
the conquest of Canada, under Gen. Montgomery. Before St. 
John was taken, it was determined to make an attempt on Mon~ 
treal with a few troops. The troops were paraded, and Allen 
marching in front of the Connecticut line invited volunteers to 
join him. William Gray was one of the few who stepped for- 
ward to share in the perils of this expedition." The story of 
the failure and repulse of the rash assault, in which many were 
killed, and the rest of the heroic band, including William Gray, 
were taken prisoners, is retold. The prisoners, loaded with irons, 
were sent to England, for the avowed object of punishing them 
as traitors. The threat of retaliatory measures prevented such 
summary proceedings, and after being kept in close confinement 
in England and Ireland during the ensuing winter, they were 
brought back to New York in the spring of 1776, and confined in 
an old church. From this place the Sharon prisoners planned 
to escape. There was a high fence around the church, and 
" William Gray managed to loosen one of the long planks of 
which it was built, and through this opening he and his compan- 
ions made their escape as soon as it was dark enough to conceal 
their operations. They soon found means to land on Long 
Island, and thence over the Sound to the continent, and so re- 
turned to their friends in Sharon." 

There is no further trace of WilUam Gray other than the men- 
tion of his death, reference to which has already been made. 
No date is given, but it was probably during or soon after the 
Revolution. He sleeps in an unmarked, unknown grave, but it 
is the grave of a brave patriot soldier who loved his country and 
served it well. 


James Gray, the youngest son of John Gray of Sharon, was 
bom Aug. 3, 1759, ^^*^ ^^^ mother, Catharine Gardner Gray, 
was appointed his Guardian on the 25th of April, 1763, his 
father having died in 1761. Though he was doubtless a soldier 
of the Revolution, it is not easy to exactly place him there. 
There was a James Gray who was a member of a Company of 
Minute Men organized in Great Barrington, Mass., and which 
marched for Boston April 21, 1775. He was quite young then 
for such service, but it might have been he. At best, however, 
it is only a surmise. The records of Sharon show, that on Feb. 
5, 1785, James Gray bought ten acres of land of Israel Pennoy- 
er, on the road leading from Sharon to Middle Bridge, for jQid, 
and that he resold the same to Pennoyer Jan'y 19, 1786; and 
the church records show that he married Parthenia White of 
Sharon, March 26, 1786, after which he mysteriously disappears, 
the only trace of him being the following statement or tradition 
handed down in the John Gray branch of the family, and given 
to the writer by the late Chas. M. Gray, Esq., of Chicago: 
" Another of my grandfather's brothers located in lower Virginia; 
his name was James, and his descendants are numerous in that 
section of the State." He had received this information from 
his uncle, Col. Reuben Gray, who had given much attention to 
the history of the family. Considerable research however has 
been made in that direction without avail, and regretfully the 
unsuccessful search was given up. There are numerous Gray 
families in Virginia, some mention of which appears in this Gen- 
ealogy, but the task of finding the descendants of James Gray, 
must devolve upon the future historian of this family. What gen- 
erations may have been born to him during these hundred years! 


The following autobiographical sketch of John T. Gray, grand 
son of Nathaniel Gray, and great grandson of John Gray of 
Sharon, whose family record appears on page 63, is well worthy 
of a place in this family history: 

" My father (Alanson Gray,) moved from Kentucky to Cincin- 
nati, in the year 1825 or 1826, remaining there in business until 
1829, when ill health compelled him to go back to the country. 
From twelve years old to twenty-one I lived on a farm. After 
passing seventeen years I took up a regular course of hard stud- 
ies at home at night, odd hours and bad weather: Arithmetic, 
Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra and History. I built myself 
a 12 X 14 hewed log study, in which I prepared myself for 
Woodward High School, Cincinnati, where I attended a portion 
of the years 1842-3, and where I was prepared for the profes- 
sion of Civil Engineering. 

"In June, 1844, I was preparing to go south in quest of occu- 
pation in my profession, when one beautiful, quiet evening a 
handsome stranger came, just at sunset, to my father's house, 
surrounded by miles of the grand primeval forests for which 
Kentucky at that day was celebrated. My father was absent. 
An hour later he returned home. The meeting was touching in 
the extreme. That stranger, unknown to the family prior to this 
meeting, was Philander Raymond, the schoolmate of my father 
in dear old Sherburne. This stranger, of whose boundless phi- 
lanthropy I had heard enough from my father's winter evening 
recitals to make a large book, was soon as fully known personally 
as he had been through long years by name and fame. He was 
then the Manager of the large Brady's Bend Iron Works, on the 
Alleghany River 65 miles above Pittsburg, and had come to 
Cincinnati to close a contract to furnish the flat iron rails for the 
Little Miami R. R., from Morrow to Xenia, a distance of some 
22 miles. On learning my intentions he urged me to keep out 
of the South, and come up to Brady's Bend in October, and he 
would employ me. I took his advice, and soon had charge of 
all surface and underground Railroads, all mines for coal, iron 
ore and limestone, 3,000 tons of which had to be provided 


weekly for four blast furnaces, one 40-fire Railroad mill and 
forge, foundry, and 385 dwellings. I arrived there the first week 
in October, 1844, and married his only daughter June 22, 1848, 
at which time I had been for many months Superintendent of 
the Rail Mill, made so by order of the Boston and New York 
owners. At this mill I designed the first set of T Rail rolls west 
of the AUeghanies, and made on them the first rails laid in Ohio, 
and the first in Michigan. The first in Ohio was 2,000 tons for 
the Little Miami R. R., from Cincinnati to Millford, 16 miles; 
the second, 8,000 tons for the Michigan Central from Detroit to 
St. Joseph, 68 miles. 

"In 1848 I left Brady's Bend, and went to, and took an inter- 
est in Sugar Creek Furnace, 5 miles north-west of Franklin, Pa., 
which was not successful. From there I went with my young 
wife and baby to Pittsburg, Pa., and took charge of the construc- 
tion of the Chartiers R. R., running from a point four miles be- 
low Pittsburg out into a large field of coal comprising 700 acres. 
This belonged, R. R. and coal, to a N. Y. and Phila. Co. I 
nearly completed the R. R., laid out two tunnels and partly 
opened up this large field of coal, and then left their service and 
was made Supt. of Construction of igo miles of the Pa. & Ohio 
R. R., now the East end of the Chicago & Ft. Wayne R. R. 
After the completion of this Road, I came, in June 1853, to 
Cincinnati, and began the building of a Suspension Bridge be- 
tween Covington and Newport, opposite Cincinnati, and the 
same year built one at Tiffin, 1 80 miles north in Ohio. 

"In 1855 went to Nashville, Tenn., and up to June, i860, 
built nearly 40 R. R. Bridges; one for the State of Tennessee, 
over the Cumberland, for the joint use of the Louisville & Nash- 
ville, and Edgefield & K'y Railroads, at a cost of $205,000. 
Also enlarged the Water Works for the city of Nashville. In 
i860 came back to Kentucky to rest a season, but the war cut 
me off from returning to Tenn. Since the war have built nu- 
merous suspension and other iron bridges in Ohio. 

" Have made extended surveys of the country north of Lake 
Superior. Have examined a great part of Texas, and made re- 
ports thereon. Partly constructed a Railroad from Flemings- 
burg, Ky., to reach the splendid coal fields on the valleys of the 

upper Licking and North Fork of the Kentucky rivers in Mor- 
gan, Wolf, Breathitt, Perry, and other mountain counties. 

"In my whole life, I have built 127 bridges, nearly all for 
Railway use, and not one of them ever let a train or engine go 

" By request, photos of some of my designs for suspension 
and other bridges, have been furnished the Austrian Minister 
and been sent to the College of Architects and Engineers at 
Vienna, Austria. 

"When 1 was ready to leave home, the last week in Septem- 
ber, 1844, my books and all I had were in two carpet bags. I 
had $57 in money, the earnings of my own hands. I gave my 
father, who had a large family, $55.50, and with the remainder, 
$1.50, paid my way to Cincinnati, from a point 20 miles above. 
1 went to an uncle in Newport, just opposite, and borrowed $10 
to take me to Brady's Bend, and on arrival there at 9 p. m., 
(having had no supper,) I had 5 cents left! The first to greet 
me at the door of my benefactor and future father-in-law, was 
the wonderfully bright and beautiful, rosy cheeked and blue- 
eyed daughter, who on the 2 2d of June 1848, became my wife. 
I used the first $1,500 of my earnings at this place to purchase 
merchandise to start my father in a small country store, which 
necessitated the postponement of my marriage one year. 

"Now, at 65, I look back over a busy life of 48 years labor- 
iously spent; free from any but simple, regular habits; mainly 
spent for others, many of whom still live, but many more have 
gone to rest." 

Cynthia Raymond Gray was born at Sherburne, N. Y., 
and educated in the city of New York, where she graduated in 
1840. She died in Cincinnati, Ohio, the 28th of March, 1854, 
and was buried in the family plot near Madison, Lake County, 
Ohio, by the side of her kindred. She left one son, Raymond 
C. Gray, Esq., of Covington, Ky., another son having died in 

The full genealogical record of John T. Gray's family appears 
on page 63, the above having been received too late for position 
in connection therewith. 


Bethiah Gray, of whom brief record is made on page 68, is 
worthy of special mention as the only child that came to maturi- 
ty from the marriage of Nathaniel Gray and Bethiah Newcomb 
Raymond, widow of David Raymond, and mother of James, 
Abraham, and Newcomb Raymond, of whom mention is made 
in this Genealogy. She was born at Kent, Conn., on the historic 
4th of July, 1776, and she married Daniel Hibbard, at Sher- 
burne, N. Y., in 1796; removed from there to Sheridan, Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y., in 181 1, and died at Jamestown, N. Y., Oct. 
24, 1854. She had four children, as follows: 

Luther Hibbard, born 1798; married Laura Clark, and died 
Feb. 19, 1843, leaving three children: Eliza, who married John 
Evans, and has two living children, Mary and Anna; Jane, who 
remains unmarried; and Daniel Hibbard, who married Aurora 
McManus, and has three children, Nellie, Came, and Arthur. 
Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and their daughters, and sister, Jane Hib- 
bard, reside at Rochester, Minn., from which place Daniel Hib- 
bard and family have recently removed to Pomona, California. 

Amasa Hibbard, the second son, died in childhood. 

Mary Hibbard, daughter of Daniel and Bethiah Gray, born 
in Sherburne, N. Y., July i, 1806, married Joseph Kenyon, and 
had four children: Darwin, Caroline Sylva, Horace Fenton, who 
married Emma Rockwell but has no children, and Mary Ade- 
laide, who resides in Buffalo with her aged mother, and is 
Preceptress of one of the High Schools of that city. 

Laura Hibbard, second daughter, mar. David McCord, of 
North East, Pa., and had three children: George, Mary, and 
Frank; Mary only is living; unmarried, at North East. Both sons 
were in the war for the Union. George died at Andersonville. 

Bethiah Gray Hibbard was an interesting, lovable character, 
and her memory is cherished by her descendants. It is said that 
Lafayette remarked, when she was presented to him during his 
visit to this country in 1824: "She is the most beautiful woman 
I have seen in America!" Perhaps he remembered that her half- 
brother, Newcomb Raymond, had served under him with honor 
at Brandywine and Yorktown ! 



S. D. Gray, was married to Mary J. Race, Jan. 20, 1866. 

Chas. D. Gray mar. Margaret Wheeler; mar. 2d, Annis Hol- 
lenback, Dec. 23, 1872. 

Samuel J. Gray married Eliza Smith. 

George W. Gray mar. Melinda Wheeler. 

All of the above are descendants of Amos Gray, Jr., whose 
record appears on page 99. 

Maranda Gray, daughter of Amos Gray, Jr., whose name 
is in the record on page 99, married Joseph Willson, at East 
Greene, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1834; died in Jackson, Mich., Mar. 27, 
1882. Children: Adelaide Birdsall Willson, born July 15, 1835, 
in Greene, N. Y.; mar. George C. Mericle, at Wellsville, Alle- 
ghany Co , N. Y., March 28, 1870; removed to Omaha, Neb., 
where he died June 10, 1883; Mrs. Mericle now resides at Jack- 
son, Mich. Christina Gray Willson was born at Chenango 
Forks, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1836; mar. Geo. W. Baker, at Greene, N. 
Y., June I, 1859; resides at Jackson, Mich. Ann Aceneth Will- 
son, born May 23, 1840; died July 13, 1840. Joseph Daniel 
Willson, born Oct. 12, 1842; married and has two children; re- 
sides at Jackson, Mich. 

Dr. Paschal P. Gray, son of William Gray, and great- grand 
son of Elder Jeduthan Gray, whose name appears with his fath- 
er's family on page 78, as of Rochelle, 111., answers a letter of 
inquiry there directed, as follows, from the Sandwich Islands: 

Honolulu, H. I., June 29, 1886. 
M. D. Raymond, Tarrytown, N. Y. 

My Dear Sir: — Your favor forwarded from Rochelle, 111., 
just received. The only additional information I can render re- 
lates to myself, as follows: 

Paschal P. Gray, Dr., Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, b. Feb. 
5, 1844, mar. Lydia Carpenter, March 15th, 1865; she d. Feb. 
12, 1 871; he mar. 2d, Agnes H. Canning, Jan. 16, 1884. 

I graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 
1879-80. You must have spent much time, patience, and not a 
little money in obtaining the necessary material for such a work, 
and, if when completed, you have copies for sale, would be 
pleased to know your terms, that I may avail myself of the op- 
portunity of possessing the Genealogy of the Gray family. 

Courteously Yours, P. P. Gray. 


DR. JOHN F. gray's FAMILY. 

The following contains some statistics of the family of Dr. 
John F. Gray, (6), which do not appear in the record given on 
page 22, being received too late for position there: 

Elizabeth Williams Gray, b. in the city of New York, June 
10, 1827; mar. Lewis T. Warner, May 30, 1849. 

John Hull Gray, b. Dec. 13, 1828; d. Sept. 12, 1829. 

John F. Gray, Jr., b. June 30, 1830; d. Feb. 5, 1834. 

Josephine Augusta Gray, b. Sept. 7, 1832; d. Feb. 11, 1834. 

Geraldine Hull Gray, b. Oct. 8, 1835; d. Oct. 7, 1855. 

John Frederick Schiller Gray, Dr., b. Aug. 12, 1840; mar. 
Anna Henderson, at Baton Rouge; she dec'd; his present resi- 
dence, California. 

Edward Hull Gray, b. Sept. 14, 1842; dec'd. 

Mary Ludlow Gray, b. April 4, 1845; mar. to Benjamin 
Knower, at Trinity Chapel, New York, by Rev. Morgan Dix, 
March 22, 1873. 

BuRRiTT Patchin Sackett, SOU of Rev. and Mrs. D. E. 

Sackett, b. Aug. 25, 1845; d. Aug. 26, 1846. 

GiFFORD Newcomb See, SOU of J. E. and Lizzie Raymond 
See, and great -great-grandson of Mabel Gray Raymond, born at 
Pittsfield, Mass., May 11, 1886. 

Nellie Gray, only child of the late Dr. John Gray, and a 
great-great grand-daughter of Elder Jeduthan Gray, born 1870, 
lives at Elyria, Ohio. 

Delia Gray, daughter of Jeduthan Gray, and great-giand 
daughter of Elder Jeduthan Gray, mar. Harry Proctor, Oct. ist, 
1878; one child, Ethel Proctor. 

William Gray, grandson of William Gray, and great great 
grandson of Elder Jeduthan Gray, mar. Etta Clark, June 8, 
1879; one child, Nina Gray, b. Nov. 4, 1881. 

Flora Gray, grand- daughter of William Gray, b. March 23, 
1858, mar. Edwin Baker, Feb. 17, 1881; children: Velma and 
Mary Baker. 

Patty (Martha) Gray, daughter of Levi Gray, mar. a Mr. 
Burdick, and resides at Tontogany, Wood Co., Ohio. 


The record of this family of Grays here closes. It is not 
complete and perfect, but it is as nearly so as the limitations of 
time and expense permit. Though not in every direction en- 
tirely successful, the writer has devoted to it his best ener- 
gies, and unceasing labors. In general, as will be seen, the fam- 
ily is divided into five branches, the descendants of five of the 
sons of John Gray (3) of Sharon, to wit: John Gray, (4), Na- 
thaniel, Joseph, Darius, and Daniel; of the three other sons, 
Silas having no male descent, William apparently no issue, and 
James Gray, lost in mystery, and his descendants, if any, un- 
known. If some lines seem to be given more prominence than 
others, it is because of circumstances beyond the control 
of the writer. How much effort has been put forth in directions 
where little appears, none can know. While in general informa- 
tion has been freely and fully furnished, in some cases the indif- 
ference manifested has negatived the best results. None, of any 
degree, or however remote, have knowingly been neglected. The 
only wonder, perhaps, is, that it should have been possible to 
present in so compact a form the record of a family so widely 

A summarizing of statistics presented shows the following: 



















Total, - - . 219 J 33 352 

The above only includes those bearing the name of Gray, 
and not any of collateral branches, no matter how closely relat- 
ed. As will be seen there is a wide discrepancy between the 
numbers in the different branches, which would be even more 
marked if all the vacancies were filled. For instance: The rec- 
ord of the families of Nathaniel and Darius, is believed to be 
full, (except it may be of recent births), and of John, with one 
possible exception, while there are several lacking in Daniel, 
and a larger number still in the descendants of Joseph, already 


outnumbering in living members, the sum total of all the other 
branches put together. 

Of the learned professions, there are Physicians, i6; Minis- 
ters, 4; Lawyers, 5; Editor, i. 


The intermarriages of the Raymond and Gray families, since 
it was one of the direct causes that led to the production of this 
Genealogy, is properly mentioned here. There have been alto- 
gether seven instances, as follows: 

Bethiah Newcomb Raymond married Nathaniel Gray, son of 
John Gray of Sharon. 

Newcomb Raymond married Mabel Gray, daughter of John 
Gray (4). 

Abraham Raymond married Betsey Gray, sister of Mabel 

Sarai Raymond, sister of Newconib and Abraham Raymond, 
married Elijah Gray, son of Nathaniel. 

Cynthia Raymond, grand-daughter of James Raymond, broth- 
er of Newcomb and Abraham, married John T. Gray, a great- 
grandson of Nathaniel Gray. 

Mercy Raymond, daughter of James Raymond, married Abra- 
ham Mudge, son of Abraham Mudge and Anne Gray, daughter 
of John Gray of Sharon. 

Lyman Raymond, Dr., grandson of Newcomb Raymond, mar- 
ried Roselle Ryneck, grand-daughter of William Ryneck and 
Anne Gray, daughter of John Gray (4). 

There are several marriages of cousins recorded in this Gen- 
ealogy, and one instance, the marriage of Wellington Lee and 
Harrriet D. Gray, in which two branches ot the family, John 
and Nathaniel were united, and in it the blood of the Grays, 
and Raymonds, and Lees, and Lathrops, and Wentworths, was 
blended. Though living in many instances in proximity with 
other Gray families, no instance of intermarriage with them has 
been found, and only one marriage of a Gray with a Gray, — 
Sylvester H. Gray, a great-grandson of Elder Jeduthan Gray, 
and Antha Gray, daughter of Dr. W. S. Gray, of Big Rapids, 
Mich., and a great-granddaughter of Elder Jeduthan Gray. 



Philander Raymond Gray, of Elizabeth, N. J., of the Nathaniel 
Gray branch, takes the honor of having the largest family of liv- 
ing children by one mother — ii — -being 8 sons and 3 daughters. 

Henry Bates Gray, of Black Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, of the 
Joseph Gray branch, has the honor of the largest number of 
sons and living children (by two mothers) — 14 — being 9 sons 
and five daughters. 

George Ketchum Gray, of the Joseph Gray branch, had 1 1 
living and deceased children by one mother, who is still living. 

Wm. Hoyt Gray, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, of the Joseph Gray 
branch, has by two mothers, 1 1 living children — 8 sons and 
3 daughters. 

John Gray (3) had 13 children by two mothers — 8 sons and 
5 daughters. 

John Gray (4) had 1 2 children by one mother. 

Daniel Gray, son of John Gray (3), had 13 children by two 

Daniel H. Gray, son of Daniel Gray, had 14 children by two 

Alanson Gray, grandson of Nathaniel Gray, had 13 children 
by two mothers. 

William Gray, of the Joseph Gray branch, had 1 3 children by 
two mothers. 

So it will be seen that the record shows ten families of eleven 
children and upwards. 


Mrs. Amanda Gray Lee, of Cedar Mountain, N. C, a grand- 
daughter of Nathaniel Gray, has the honor of being the oldest 
living member of the family, as she is also older than any de- 
ceased, being near to the close of her 94th year. 

Caroline Gray Bignal, of Berlin, Wis., daughter of Darius 
Gray, is believed to be in her 90th year. 

Dr. Joseph Gray, of Cambridgeboro, Pa., grandson of Joseph 
Gray, is in his 90th year. 

Roby Gray, daughter of Daniel Gray, lived to be almost 91. 

John Gray (5) died in his 90th year. 



That this family of Grays is of the true Pilgrim stock is evi- 
denced by the fact that the descendants of a man (John Gray 3) 
born 1707, should now be found (besides those not found) scat- 
tered in 22 States and Territories, and one family in the Sand- 
wich Islands ! And by descendants is meant those having the 
name of Gray, or having had that name before marriage. What 
a scatteration ! 


The illustrations are not by any means the least interesting 
feature of this family history. They not only embellish these 
pages of perhaps somewhat dry statistics, but in the future they 
will have additional value as the years go by. It was hoped 
that some others would avail themselves of the opportunity so 
offered, but the number of portraits furnished much exceeds the 
original expectation of the publisher. No better or other evi- 
dence than these illustrations need be presented of the charac- 
ter of the family whose history in brief is herein set forth. 

It perhaps should be stated that the main expense of produc- 
ing these pictures has been at the charges of those furnishing 
them, though some additional cost to the publisher; thus it will 
be seen that no favoritism has been shown. 

It is interesting to note the perpetuation of family names in 
the different branches, the patronymic John being carried down 
in the direct line without a break for eight successive genera- 
tions, while in the other families it frequently appears. In this 
connection it will be remembered that one of the first of the 
Grays mentioned in history was John de Gray, recorded at Bat- 
tle Abbey. But there is little in a name; in heredity, much. 

About fifteen hundred names appear in the preceding lists, 
nearly one thousand of them representing living persons, but the 
number would be considerably increased if all of even the first 
and second degree of kin were represented. What a family of 
descendants for John Gray of Sharon to have contemplated ! 

A sketch of other Gray families, some of whom have manifest- 
ed considerable interest in this work, is presented on the follow- 
ing pages. 




Record concerning the family of Samuel Gray of Boston, 
Mass., and Dorsetshire, England, made by his son, Ebenezer 
Gray, of Windham, Conn.: 

"My father's name was Samuel Gray. He was born in Dor- 
setshire, old England, about the year 1657. ]\Iy mother's maid- 
en name was Susannah Langdon; she was born in Plymouth, 
Devonshire, England. My father died in Boston in the 48th 
year of his age. My mother lived a widow till her death, and 
died in Boston, at my sister Gibbon's; she was between So and 
90 years old when she died, I suppose. My mother had fifteen 
living children. Since my recollection there were ten of us liv- 
ing together," viz: 

I. Joanna Gray, who married James Bolderson in Boston; 
she died in about the 40th year of her age and left one daughter. 

II. Samuel Gray, who mar. the only daughter of Maj. Ed- 
ward Palmer, of New London, Conn., and died about 35 years 
of age, leaving no children. 

III. Joseph Gray, who mar. Capt. Sear's daughter of Boston, 
and died in about the 30th year of his age, leaving five or six 

IV. Elizabeth Gray, who mar. Andrew Palmer, only son of 
Maj. Edward Palmer, of New London, Conn.; she died at about 
50 years of age and left five sons and one daughter: Gray, Bry- 
ant, Edward, Andrew, Elizabeth, William. 

V. Rebekah Gray, who mar. Dr. John Gibbons of Boston; 
was living 1766, aged about 77; had two daughters: Anne, who 
mar. Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, of Boston, and Lucy, mar. Mr. 
Leavins. Lucy d. Feb. i, 1770; Anne d. Jan. 1772. 

VI. John Gray, who mar. Mary Christopher, daughter of 
Richard Christopher, Esq., of New London, Conn.; died in 
Boston about the 40th year of his age, and left no children. 

VII. William Gray, who died in Barbadoes, aged 22 years. 

VIII. Benjamin Gray, who mar. a daughter of Rev. Mr. 
Bridge, of Boston; died in Boston near the 50th year of his age 
and left four or five children. 


IX. Ebenezer Gray, "(who through the goodness of God) am 
now Uving, Nov. 5th, 1766, and on the nth day of this month, 
New Style, shall be 69 years old, mar. Mary Gardiner, daughter 
of John Gardiner of the Isle of Wight, (Gardiner's Island,) June 
28, 1720." Mary Gardiner Gray died at Lebanon, Conn. July 
27, 1726, and he mar. 2d, Mary, widow of Thomas Coit, of 
New London, Feb. 20, 1728, who died Dec. 10, 1764. Ebenezer 
Gray died at Windham, Conn., Sept. 8, 1773. Children and 


I. Samuel Gray, son of Ebenezer and Mary Gardiner Gray, 
born at Easthampton, L. I., April 6, 1722; mar. Lydia Dyer at 
Windham, Conn., Nov. 7, 1742, she a daughter of Col. Thos. 
Dyer of that place, where she was born July 12, 1724. He died 
at Windham Aug. 3, 1787; she died there July 3, 1790. 


Ebenezer Gray, (2) son of Samuel, b. July 26, 1 743, mar. Sarah 
Stamford, March 30, 1786; she d. at Hartford, Sept. 29, 1835; 
he was Colonel and Brigadier General during the Revolution; he 
d. Jan. 18, 1795. Children: 

Ebenezer Gray, Jr., b. May 16, 1787; d. at Windham, Aug. 
5, 1844. 

Charlotte Gray, b. March 9, 1789, mar. Patrick Lynch, 
Oct. 27, 1812; he d. at sea, Apr. 4, 1819; she d. in New York, 
Dec. 14, 1873; children: Thomas Rawson, b. Nov. 3, 1813, d. 
May, 1845; Anne Charlotte, b. Nov. 181 5, mar. Vincenzo Botta 
March 31, 1855; residence. New York. 


Samuel Gray, (3), son of Ebenezer, (2), b. Feb. 5, 1792, mar. 
Anna Cook Smith, of Bristol, R. I., Nov. 27, 1815, and d. at 
Hartford, Dec. 3, 1834. She d. at Hartford, April 25, 1863. 

descendants of SAMUEL AND ANNA C. GRAY. 

John Smith Gray, son of, born Sept. 16, 181 6; mar. Mary 


Watkinson, May 9, 1848- Residence, Hartford, Conn. Child- 

Ellen Watkinson Gray, b. July 7, 1849, mar. John H. 
Barbour; children: Ellen Gray Barbour, b. May 4, 
1879; Mary Watkinson Barbour, b. July 27, 1884, 
d. July 27, 1885; Henry Gray Barbour, b. March 
28, 1886. 
John Watkinson Gray, b. March 19, 1851, mar. Clara 
M. Bolter; children: 

Robert Watkinson Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1876. 
Mary Bartholomew Gray, b. Aug. 31, 1877. 
Clara Gray, b. Oct. 21, 1880. 

Annie Gray, daughter of John S., b. Dec. 7, 1852, d. 
Oct. 17, 1855. 

Charlotte Gray, daughter of Samuel, b. June 30, 18 18, mar. 
John Ripley Tracy, Dec. 12, 1843; he d. at Hartford, Oct. 9, 
1870; children: John Frederick, b. Oct. 11, 1844; Samuel Gray, 
b. Aug. 31, 1846; Charlotte Gray, b. March 19, 1848; Anne 
Hinckley, b. Feb. 19, 1850; Newbold Le Roy, b. June 17, 1853, 
mar. Florence Emma Lilian Stampe, at Sidney, Australia, April 
ID, 1884; Sophia Dennie, b. July 12, 1854. 

Ann Gray, b. Nov. 27, 1820, mar. Thomas Jones Failes, Oct. 
7, 1839; children: Alice G., b. at Mantanzas, Cuba, June 9, 1841, 
mar. Chas. F. Sharp. 

Sarah Jane Gray, b. Jan. 23, 1823, mar. Augustus Newbold 
Le Roy, at Hartford, Dec. 10, 1845; children: Jacob, b. Apr. 6, 
1850; Charlotte Otis, b. Oct. 26, 1854. 

Mary Gray, b. Sept. 4, 1828, mar. William Field Staunton, 
Nov, 20, 1855; children: Mary LedUe, b. at Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 
6, 1858; William Field, b. at Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 23, i860; 
Gray Staunton, b. at La Porte, Lid., July 6, 1865. 

Mary Gray, daughter of Samuel, (2), b. Oct. 14, 1744, mar. 
Rev. Enoch Huntington, of Middletown, Conn. ; childreii: 
Enoch Huntington, who mar. Sally Ward, and had Sally, Enoch, 

and Maiy, who mar. Wm. Hurlburt. Mary, who mar. M. F. 

Russell of Middletown, and had Mary, Harriet, who mar. N. 
Earned, Julia Ann, Charles, Wm. H. who mar. Mary Hubbard 
and had Mary, Harriet, and Henrietta; Abigail, Frances M., 
who mar. Mr. Rush of N. Y.; Sarah M., who mar. Francis Gray 


Southmayd. Martha, who mar. Ed. Hurlburt and had Wil- 
liam who mar. Mary G. Huntington; Samuel. Lydia, mar. 

Col. Simeon North, who was born at Berlin, Conn., July 13, 
1765, the son of Jedediah North, a descendant of John North 
who was born in 1615, and left Englapd (or Wales) in 1635, and 
was one of the original land owners and settlers in Farmington, 
Conn. Col. North had previously married Lucy Savage in 1786, 
who died Feb. 24, 1811. She was the mother of Simeon North, 
late President of Hamilton College, who mar. Frances Harriet 
Hubbard, he born Sept. 7, 1802, and d. Feb. 9, 1884; she d. 
Jan. 21, i88r. Edward North, Professor of Greek, Hamilton 
College, is a grandson of Col Simeon North and Lucy Savage 
North. By the second marriage, with Lydia Huntington, was 
bom Lydia Huntington North, who mar. Rev. Dwight M. Sew- 
ard, in 1836, both of whom still survive, they having celebrated 
their Golden Wedding at South Norwalk, Conn., in May, 1886. 

Esther Huntington, dau. of Rev. Enoch, mar. Benjamin 

Rosecranz, and had Sally and Enoch. Samuel Gray Hunting- 
ton, Judge, raar. Mary Johnson and had Sarah; d. at Troy, N. 
Y., July, 1854.- Mehitable. 

Lucy Gray, daughter of Samuel, (2), b. June 27, 1746, d. 
March 9, 1826. 

Thomas Gray, son of Samuel, (2), b. May 22, 1749, mar. Abi- 
gail Wales, April 9, 1 771; d. Feb. 1792; children: 

Lydia Gray, b. Mar. 23, 1773, who mar. Chas. Chambers 
of Pomfret, and had Thomas, Maria, who mar. Mr. 
Randall of Ashford, Abigail who mar. Col. Bicknell 
of Ashford, and Lucy. 

Elizabeth Gray, dau. of Thomas, mar. Dr. Thomas 
Hubbard of Pomfret, and had Frances Harriet, who 
mar. Rev. Simeon North, D. D., L.L. D., late Pres- 
ident of Hamilton College, Clinton, Oneida Co., 
N. Y., April 21, 1835, and d. Jan. 21, 1881; Thom- 
as G., and Russell Hubbard. 

Lucy Gray, dau. of Thomas, mar. Dr. Samuel Lee, and 
had Sumner, who mar. Elizabeth Woodward of New 
London, and had Sarah, who mar. Henry King, of 
Medina, Ohio, and Samuel; Charlotte Lee, who mar. 
Thomas Grosvenor of Pomfret, and had Thomas 
and Samuel; Henrietta, and Hart. Lucy Gray Lee 


mar. 2d, Prof. Thomas Hubbard, of Yale College, 
and had Mary, who mar. Hon. William H. Russell 
of New Haven, Principal of the College Institute, 
and founder of the Skull and Bones Society in Yale 
College. Had Lucy Gray, Frances Harriet, Henrietta 
Lee, Mary, Talcott Huntington, Thomas Hubbard, 
Philip Gray, Wm. H., Edward H., and Robert Gray. 
Mrs. Russell resides at New Haven, Conn. 
Prudence Gray, dau. of Thomas, mar. Payson Grosve- 
nor of Pomfret, who had Charles, Zara, Edward, 
Mary, who mar. Chas. Matthewson of Pomfret, and 

Samuel Gray, son of Samuel, (2), was born in Windham, 
June 21, 1 75 1. He graduated at Dartmouth 1774, in the first 
class after its establishment in 1770. He was Deputy Commis- 
sary General under Gov. Jonathan Trumbull during the Revolu- 
tionary war. Though not a lawyer he was Clerk of the Courts 
of Windham County a great many years. He mar. Charlotte 
Elderkin, July 2, 1788; he died in 1836 in his 86th year. 
Children and descendants : 

Harriet Gray, b. Feb. i, 1790, mar. Oliver C. Grosve- 
nor, of Rome, N. Y., and had Oliver D., and Char- 
lotte G. Grosvenor. 
Mary Gray, b. May 31, 1792, mar. Samuel H. Bynn, 
and had Samuel G., who mar. Aurelia Little, John, 
Harriet, Elizabeth, and Mary. 

Thomas Gray, son of Samuel Gray (3), was b. Oct. 3, 1794; 
graduated at Yale College, 181 5; was often elected to offices of 
honor and trust, was for several years a Clerk in the House of 
Representatives at Washington, and at the time of his death was 
Clerk of the Superior Court of Connecticut for Windham Co., 
and was Judge of Probate for the District of Windham. A co- 
temporary says of him: " Mr. Gray was highly esteemed and re- 
spected by all classes of his fellow citizens, for his useful talents, 
his amiable and obliging disposition, and for his uprightness and 
integrity of character." He married Mary C. Webb, who d. in 
March, 1823; he mar. 2d, Lucretia Webb, May 11, 1824; he d. 
Aug. 29, i860; she d. Aug. 27, 1867; children and descendants; 


Henry Gray, Dr., son of Thomas, b. March 13, 1825; 
received a degi'ee as Physician at Dartmouth; mar. 
Sarah Ann Kinnie, Oct. 4, 1849; residence, Bloom- 
field, Conn.; children: 

Anna L. Gray, b. Nov. 12, 1856. 
Mary Gray, b. May 12, 1861. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Thomas, b. 1827, d. 1838. 

Charlotte Gray, dau. of Thomas, b. June 14, 1830, 
mar. Dr. D. W. C. Lathrop, U. S. Surgeon in the 
war for the Union; he dec'd; children: James, Clin- 
ton, and William. 

Hannah Gray, dau. of Thomas, b. Sept. 2, 1837; mar. 
James S. Parsons, Pres. Continental Life Ins. Co., of 
Hartford; he dec'd; she resides at Windham; child- 
ren: Walter G., Katie, and Charlotte. 

Lydia Gray, dau. of Samuel, (2) b. Apr. 17, 1761; d. Jun. 9, '61. 
John Gray, son of Ebenezer, (i), b. at Easthampton, L. I., 
Sept. 21, 1723, mar. Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Stephen Pow- 
ell of Lebanon. A record at hand says there were ten children, 
but only the following, without further descent, are given: 
John Gray. 
William Gray. 
Elizabeth Gray. 
Betsey Gray. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Ebenezer (i) and Mary Coit Gray, b. at 
Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 11, 1728, mar. Russell Hubbard of New 
London, Jan. 30, 1755, and had Mary, who mar. David Nevins 
of Norwich, Conn., and had Mary, Henry, David, Russell, Fan- 
ny who mar. Chas. Thomas of Norwich; Samuel, James, Eliza- 
beth who mar. M. Townsend; Rufus L., Richard, and Rev. 

William Nevins of Baltimore. Thomas Hubbard, who mar. 

Mary Hallam of New London, and had Thomas, Russell who 
mar. Abigail Williams of Norwich; Amos H. who mar. Mary 

Ann Laman of Norwich, and William Hubbard. Martha. 

Lucretia, who mar. David Tracy, and 2d mar. Elijah Back- 
us of Norwich, and had Thomas, and Lucretia, who mar. Na- 
thaniel Pope of St. Genevieve. —Russell. Martha, who 

mar. David Wright of New London, and had Martha, David H., 

Mar}', William, Chas. F. and Thos. H. Susannah, who mar. 

ist, Ebenezer Bushnell, and had Lydia, Thomas, Harriet, Leon- 


ard, who mar. Julia Lee; Tryphena, and Ebenezer; Susannah 
Hubbard Bushnell mar. 2d, Robert Mannering and had Wilham. 
Lucy Gray, dau. of Ebenezer, (i), b. in Lebanon, June 8, 
1730, d. 1772, unmarried. 

Jonathan Gray, son of Ebenezer, (i), born in Lebanon, 
March 6, 1732, mar. Mary Mason, dau. of Samuel Mason of 
Stonington, March 11, 1756. Children: 

Mary Gray, b. at Stonington Aug. 6, 1757, mar. Peleg 
Dennison, and had Noyce, Peleg, who mar. Harriet 
Eldridge of Stonington and had Hannah; Samuel, 
Joseph, Leonard, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, and 
Bridget Dennison. 
Samuel Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1759; believed to have been 

married and had descendants. 
Esther Gray, dau. of Jonathan, b. Aug. 27, 1761, mar. 
Zebulon Staunton, and had Taber v/ho mar. Fanny 
Potter of Stonington and had Fanny, Mary, Jabez; 
Henry, Jonathan, Zebulon, George, Fanny, Frank, 
Nathaniel G., Ehzabeth who mar. Chas. Dennison 
of Stonington and had Elizabeth, Mary and Charles; 
Mary, Esther, Samuel. 
Susannah Gray, dau. of Ebenezer, (i), b. Dec. 11, 1733, in 
Lebanon, mar. John Richards of New London, July 7, 1765, 
and had one child, that died; she died at New London, Feb. 20, 

Elizabeth Gray, dau. of Ebenezer, (i), b. Dec. 11, 1733, 
and twin sister of Susannah Gray, mar. Samuel Hem, Nov. 17, 
1763, and had Elizabeth, b. June 29, 1765, who mar, Ambrose 
Fellows and had Mary who mar. Charles Burdick, and Sally; 
she mar. 2d, ITios. Steamback and had Julia; Mary, b. Dec. 18, 
1766; and William, b. Aug. 6, 1768. 

William Gray, son of Ebenezer, (i), b. in Lebanon, May 16, 
1737, and d. at St. Kits, Jan. 20, 1766; unmarried. 

Esther Gray, dau. of Ebenezer, (i), b. in Lebanon, May 20, 
1739, mar. Wilham Southmayd, of Middletown, Nov. 25, 1777, 
and had Samuel Gray Southmayd, b. Dec. 28, 1778, who mar. 
I St, Sally Gill; and mar. 2d, Sarah Russell, a grand-daughter of 
Rev. Enoch Huntington, whose wife Mary Gray Huntington, was 
a grand-daughter of Ebenezer (i) and Mary Gardiner Gray, the 
two branches of the family being so united. 


Thomas Coit, stepson of Ebenezer Gray, and son of Thos. 
and Mary Coit, b. Aug. 15, 1725, mar. Abigail Richards, 
May 23, 1756, and had Abigail, Thomas, Elizabeth; she d. 
Aug. 19, 1 76 1, and he mar. 2d, Mary Gardiner, dau. of David 
Gardiner of New London, Jan. 12, 1764, and had Thomas, 
David, and Jonathan Coit. 

X. Susannah Gray, dau. of Samuel Gray (i), who mar. Peter 
Feurt, of Boston, and d. about 30th year of her age leaving no 

Dr. Ebenezer Gray, son of Samuel and Susannah Gray, who 
was born in Boston, Oct. 31st, 1697, and was the ancestor of 
most of the line traced out on the preceding pages, was educat- 
ed at Harvard, and made the practice of physics his profession. 
He spent his days at East Hampton, Lebanon, Newport and 

There are points of interest in connection with the families of 
John Gray of Beverly, and Samuel Gray of Boston. Though 
direct relationship is not shown, they were both of English an- 
cestry, and cotemporaneous in this country. The Beverly Grays 
were not only from Boston, but John Gray (3), son of John of 
Beverly, was for many years a resident of Windham and Leba- 
anon. Conn., and up to 1743, the date of his removal to Sharon, 
during which period Ebenezer Gray, son of Samuel, and the an- 
cestor of most of the Grays whose names appear in the forego- 
ing record, was also a resident of that neighborhood, where some 
of his descendants still remain. Friendly intercourse has also 
been maintained in later years between some members of the 
two families, on the basis of congenial tastes, and kindred asso- 
ciations. To the writer, there is another fact of added personal 
interest, in that this family of Grays intermarried with the Gar- 
diners of Gardiner's Island, from whence his own maternal 
ancestry. It would have been gratifying to have given herewith 
the complete genealogical record of the family of Samuel Gray, 
if it had been practicable to have done so. 


The most numerous, probably, of all the many branches of 
the Gray family in America, and not the least in point of inter- 
est, is the group of so called Worcester Grays. Whether all 
distinctively of one family is not positively determined, but they 
were doubtless kindred and closely allied. M. L. Gray, Esq., of 
St. Louis, who is of that line, and has given much attention to 
ancestral research, furnishes the following interesting sketch as 
the result of his investigations: 

"Among the emigrants, 140 families, who came from the 
North of Ireland in 17 18, to Boston, was one John Gray. He 
settled with others of the colony at Worcester, Mass., same year. 
They were Scotch, (called Scotch-Irish), whose ancestors in 161 2 
went from Argylshire, Scotland, and settled near Londonderry. 
John Gray bought land in Worcester in 1718, and in 1722-3. 
There were other Grays: Robert, Samuel, William, Matthew, 
probably Hugh, and John, Jr., who was the son of the elder John; 
but whether any or all of the others were sons of John, is not 
certainly known. A deed made by John and Izobel his wife, 
conveys land in Worcester which they say was deeded to him by 
his 'honored father, John Gray.' This proves that John whose 
wife was Izobel, was the son of the elder John. Of John and 
Izobel his wife were Daniel, bom in Worcester, 1728; Isaac, who 
commanded a Company in the battle of Bunker Hill, John, 
Elizabeth, and probably Ebenezer. Daniel begat Lamond, John, 
Joel, Jeremiah, Thomas, CoUister, and three daughters, who sev- 
erally married Amos Blackmer, James Lindsey and Daniel Has- 

"John Gray, who came over in 17 18, was one of a Commit- 
tee in Ireland who wrote to Gov. Shute of the Mass. Colony in 
17 17, enquiring as to the encouragement emigrants would re- 
ceive if they came to this country. From Lincoln's History of 
Worcester it appears that this elder John occupied one of the 
'fore-pews' in the church, from which it may be inferred that he 
was a man of some position. About 1740, thirty-eight of the 
emigrants that were in Worcester, bought the township of Pel- 


ham, and among them were John Gray, Jr., Samuel, WiUiam, 
Matthew, and probably Hugh. Robert remained in Worcester, 
and was the ancestor of Prof. Asa Gray, of Cambridge, Mass. 
Of the descendants of William, Matthew and Samuel, I have no 
trace, (trace however will be found on the following pages of 
some of them,) nor do I know anything of the descendants of 
Capt. Isaac or his brother John, both of whom were brothers of 
my great-grandfather Daniel Gray. I know that between 1785 
and 1 800, quite a number of families of Grays in Pelham mov- 
ed to Salem, Washington Co., N. Y., and thereabouts, and 
that several families scattered further west in New York. Three 
brothers of my grandfather Lamond, named Joel, John and Col- 
lister settled respectively in Otsego, Madison, and Chenango coun- 
ties; the former, at Cooperstown, where he left children. The 
other brothers, Jeremiah and Thomas, remained in Massachu- 
setts, and their descendants are in Belchertown, Wilbraham and 

" My grandfather settled in Bridport, Vermont. My branch 
were strong Presbyterians according to the kirk of Scotland — 
several were Elders, and when they became Congregationalists, 
were Deacons in the church. Among the names of males I 
found at Pelham besides those already mentioned, were Aaron, 
Ebenezer, Nathaniel, Jonathan, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Joseph, 
Amos, Adam C, EH, Eliot, James, Jonah, &c. Names of fe- 
males: Ehzabeth, Esther, Ehnor, Patience, Experience, Jean, 
Phebe, Martha, Margaret, Sarah, Anne, &c." 

The foregoing is of value as a clear and reliable statement 
made up from the records after painstaking personal search, and 
the Worcester Grays are under much obligation to Mr. Gray 
for it. 

Melvin L. Gray, Esq., of St. Louis, is a son of Daniel Gray, 
he son of I^amond, son of Daniel, son of John Gray, Jr., son of 
John. John, Jr., was born 1700, and died in Pelham, 1779. 
Daniel Gray (i) was born 1728, and married a Miss Lamond 
from Leicester; they had a son Lamond, born about 1753; by a 
second wife, Mary Dick, Daniel had sons Jeremiah, Thomas, 
John, Joel and CoUister, and three daughters, to whom reference 


has already been made. Lamond, eldest son of Daniel, (i), 
married Isabel Conkey, widow ol Lieut. Robert Hamilton, of 
Pelham, and about 1787 or '88, Lamond and wife emigrated 
from Pelham to Bridport, Vt., where he lived till 181 2, and 
had sons, Joel and Daniel (2). 



Daniel Gray (2), had by his first marriage, Ozro Preston Gray, 
born at Bridport, Vt., 1806, and died there in 1882, leaving 
no children. By a second wife, Mary Bosworth, he had the fol- 
lowing sons and descendants: 

Edgar H. Gray, b. 18 13, graduated at Waterville Col- 
College, Me., 1838; became a Baptist clergyman; 
located first at Ereeport, Me.; afterwards at Shel- 
burne Falls, Mass., and then at Washington, D. C, 
and was for several years Chaplain of the Senate 
during President Lincoln's Administration. Is now 
settled at Oaidand, Cal. 

Melvin L. Gray, Esq., second son by the second mar- 
riage, was born 181 5, graduated at Middlebury Col- 
lege, Vt., 1839, and has practised law in St. Louis, 
Mo., since 1842. 

Daniel M. Gray, now living at Columbus, Ohio. 

Fabius C. Gray, wh^ died in Gallatin, Tenn., in 1847. 

Oscar B. Gray, a Broker, now living in New York City. 

Wm. a. Gray, who died near San Antonio, Texas, 1859. 

Daniel Gray (2) died in Bridport, . Vt., in 1823. 

Joel Gray, son of Lamond, and broker of Daniel (2), settled 

in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N. ^ and died there about 

1882, aged 87, leaving descendants. 


John Gray, son of Deacon DanifllWFay of Pelham, removed 
to Madison, Madison Co., N. Y., among the first settlers, and 
resided there until his decease. He was born March i, 1770, 
and married. May 25, 1792, Susannah Hunter, who was born 


Dec. lo, 1770. He died July 25, 1827, and she died Aug, 28, 
1S64. Children and descendants: 

Susannah Gray, b. Apr. 12, 1793; d. Oct. 15, 1800. 
CoLLiSTER Gray, b. Nov. 29, 1794; d. Oct 10, 1800. 
Appleton Gray, b. Jan. 18, 1797; d. Oct. 20, 1800. 
Annie Gray, b. May 15, 1799; mar. Jonathan Maltbie, 

July 27, 1825. 
Sallie Gray, b. Sept. 8, 1803, mar. Wm. Brown, Feb. 12, 

1823; children: Wm. Brown, of Aurora, 111., and 

Geo. Brown of Granger, Iowa. 

John Gray, Jr., Dr., b. in Madison, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1801; 
mar. Clarinda M. Thompson, Sept. 8, 1825; studied medicine 
with Dr. Putnam, of Madison, and afterwards with Dr. Sweet- 
land, Erie Co., attended lectures at Willoughby, Ohio, and was 
for a time at the Hospitals in New York. Was a skillful Surgeon 
and attained a wide reputation as a specialist in malarial fevers. 
He visited South America on a mining reconnoisance, and es- 
tabhshed a Hospital for Americans in Acapulco, Mexico. He 
was also a man of affairs as well as a physician and traveller. 
He built the first Factory (near Rome) in Oneida Co., N. Y., 
built the first breakwater in Buffalo, and furnished the lumber for 
Fort Dearborn, Chicago, 1826. Dr. Gray is deceased, but his 
widow still survives at Darlington, Wis. Children and descend- 

Hamilton H. Gray, son of Dr. John, b. 1826, married 
Harriet Feet, a daughter of Rev. Stephen Feet, at 
Beloit, Wis. Have seven children living: 

Harriet, b. May 11, 1852; mar. Dr. W. H. 
Armstrong; 3 children: Fred, James and 
Anna Martha, b. March 6, 1854; mar. C. S. 
Montgomery; 3 chidren: Charles, Gray, 
Ada D., b. Apr. 20, 1856. 
Ja^es H. Gray, b. Feb. 16, 1858; mar. Jennet 
Buchannan ; a son, Harry. Resides at 
Luverne, Minn. 
Mary Emma, b. Aug. 15, 1861; mar. C. B. Old- 
Clara M., b. Apr. 3, 1868. 
Eunice T., b. March 17, 1876. 


Hon. Hamilton H. Gray has been Chairman of Town Board 
and Co. Board of Supervisors, District Attorney, Member of the 
Assembly, and State Senator of Wisconsin, Member of the State 
Board of Regents, Delegate to National Democratic Conven- 
tion, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has served as Member 
of the State Board of Charities and Reforms. Mr. Gray resides 
at Darlington, Wis.; of his occupation, he says, "I am a farmer.' 
James B. Gray, son of John Gray (3), died in Mexico; 

Anslev Gray, a lawyer. 

Henry Gray. 

A daughter, mar. Mark Edgerton, Kansas City. 

Adaline a. Gray, dau. of Dr. John Gray, mar. Isaac Deck- 
er; mar. 2d, John H. Martin. 


Daniel Gray, son of John Gray (3), was born in Madison, N. 
Y., May 18, 1805; married Roxy Adeline Tucker, Aug. 19th, 
1830. Resided near Jerusalem Corners, East Evans, Erie Co., 
N. Y.; removed from there to what is now called Gray's Sum- 
mit, on the Mo. Pacific R. R., 40 miles west of St. Louis, in 
1 84 1. He journeyed to Texas every winter, being engaged in 
business at Galveston, as well as carrying on the farm at home. 
He was in Houston's army of Independence, and a member of 
the Lone Star State Legislature. He died in 1851. Children 
and descendants: 

Francis O. Gray, b. July 26, 1831; mar. Miss Ennis; 

was a Colonel in the Confederate army; has seven 

living children. 

Edward Payson Gray, son of Daniel (3), b. Jun. 10, 1833; 
at 15 commenced clerking at St. Louis, at 18 had 
engaged in business in his own name, and the same 
year, 1851, journeyed to Texas on horseback and 
successfully closed up his father's business, and is 
now the successful manager of the International 
Book and News Co. of St. Louis. He mar. Mary 
Elizabeth Stanly, Feb. 26, 1857. Children and de- 


Horace Stanly Gray, b. Feb. 5, 1858; resides 

at Tustin City, Los Angeles Co., Cal. 
Mary Adf.laide Gray, b. May 21,1 860; mar. 
Montrose L. Garnett, of Holden, Mo.; 
children: George Edward, and Montrose 
L., Jr. 
Sybil Marion Gray, b. Feb. 16, 1864; mar. 
John Webster Spargo, Sept. 6th, 1883; 
children: Sybil Marion; and Edward Gray; 
residence, St. Louis. 
Edna Lovina Gray, b. Dec. 23, 1867. 
Mary Adelaide Gray, dau. of Daniel Gray (3), b. Nov. 

4, 1836; mar. in Michigan; dec'd; no children. 
William H. Gray, b. Sept. 22, 1843, mar. Binnie Har- 
per; has three boys and two girls; resides at St. Louis. 


Collister Gray, son of Deacon Daniel Gray of Pelham, mar- 
ried Hannah Calhoun, and removed to Lebanon, Madison Co., 
N. Y., and thence to Otselic, N. Y., where she died in August, 
185 1, and he died in Pharsalia, in same county, 1863. Children 
and descendants: 

Collister Gray, Jr., oldest son of, mar. Lurenda Hill; 
d. in Otselic, Sept. 6, 185 1, aged 47; she d. in Sher- 
burne, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1883, aged 73; children and 

Dewitt C. Gray, b. 1832; d. at Arlington, 111., 

Nov. I, 1856. 
LoviNA Gray, b. 1834, mar. Jackson McMinn, 

1857, and d. at Willett, N. Y., 1873. 
Julius C. Gray, b. June 16, 1836; mar. Helen 
R. Rogers, of Unadilla, N. Y., Aug. 9th, 
1862; one child, a daughter, b. Nov. 1868; 
residence, Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y. 
Daniel M. Gray, b. 1839; married Cornelia 
Sweet, of Lakeport, N. Y., 1864; went 
to Cleveland, Ohio; has not been heard 
from since 1866; supposed dec'd. 
Lucetta Gray, b. 1842; d. in 1849. 
Henry C. Gray, b. 1846; d. July 21, 1872. 
Nathan C. Gray, b. 1850, d. in Oct., 1856. 


Nathan Gray, son of Collister (i), removed to Arlington, 
111., where he now resides. He was a personal friend of Abra- 
ham Lincoln, and was one of the Delegates from Illinois to the 
Republican National Convention that nominated him for Pres- 

Alexander H. Gray, son of ColUster, moved to North 
Springfield, Mo., 1881, and died there 1885. He had previous- 
ly resided at Otselic, N. Y., and had repeatedly been elected 
Supervisor of his town, serving with honor to himself and satis- 
faction to the public. He was about 70 years old. 

There were two daughters to Collister Gray; Mrs. Phebe Da- 
vis, of Brooklyn, Iowa, and Mrs. Cornelia Newton, of Long 
Pine, Nebraska; both widows. 



Robert Gray was born in 1697, in Ireland, of Scotch parent- 
age. He is supposed to be a son of John Gray, one of the 
signers of the " Shute Memorial," and one of the colony that 
came to America from Londonderry in the north of Ireland, 
arriving at Boston, Mass., Aug. 4, 1 7 1 8, and settling same year 
at Worcester, Mass., where he was a man of prominence and 
property. Everything learned about Robert points toward the 
strong probability that he was a son of John, but it cannot be 
definitely proven. Robert is spoken of in the town records as 
an emigrant. Although he did not sign the "Shute Memorial," 
he was twenty-one years old at the time of emigration and set- 
tlement in Worcester. He had brothers, Matthew, (ancestor of 
Prof. A. L. Perry, of Williams College,) William, and Hugh; 
Samuel, and John, Jr., are supposed to be his brothers also, and 
sons of John, the patriarchal emigrant. 

Robert Gray died in Worcester, Jan. 1 6, 1 7 66. He was buried 

in the burial ground, (which is now a Common,) and his stone 

read thus: 

Here lyes buried the body of 

Mr. Robert Gray, 

Who died Jan. 16, 1766, aged 69 years. 


His wife was Sarah Wiley, whose family was also of the colony 
which settled at Worcester in 1 7 1 8, and there is a tradition in 
the family that their courtship began on the voyage to America. 
The date of her death is not known, but she was living in 1758. 
Her mother lived with her, and died at the age of ninety-nine. 
Robert and Sarah Gray were the parents of ten children, as 

Experience, John, 

Joseph, Sally, 

Robert, Moses Wiley, 

Molly, Samuel, 

John, (2) Thomas. 

Moses Wiley Gray, born in Worcester, Dec. 31, 1745, mar- 
ried Sally Miller of Worcester, about the year 1769. Soon after 
he removed to Templeton, Mass., where eight of his children 
were born. He was one of the "Minute Men" who responded 
to the call at the battle of Lexington, and he remained in the 
army afterward. In 1787 he removed to Grafton, Vt, where his 
wife died Mar. 2, 1793. 

In 1794 he removed to Oneida Co., N. Y., and settled in the 
Sauquoit Valley, at a place now called Sauquoit, eight miles 
south from Utica. Here he married Anna Buckingham, who 
died in 1842, and by whom he had four children, as follows: 
John, Anna, Watson, Ephraim. 

The children of Moses Wiley and Sally Miller Gray were: 

Hannah, . Thomas, Sally, Warren, Betsey, 

Moses, Thomas, (2) Asa, Warren, (2) Lucy. 

Moses Gray was born in Templeton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1785, 
and died in Sauquoit, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1845. He married Rox- 
ana Howard, of Sauquoit, July 30, 1809. She was born in Long- 
meadow, Mass., Mar. 15, 1789, and died in Sauquoit, June 15, 
1869. Their children were: 

Asa Gray, b. Nov. 18, 1810; mar. Jane Lathrop Loring, 
of Boston, May 4, 1848; no children; Professor in 
Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. 

RoxANA Gray, b. May 17, 1813; mar. Geo. A. Cobb, 
Saline, Mich. 

Elsada Gray, b. June i, 1815; unmarried. 


Almira Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1817; mar. Warren Bragg, of 

Clayville, N. Y. 

Moses Miller Gray, b. Jan. 9, 1820; mar. Emily Tovm- 

send, of Sauquoit, Apr. 23, 1845; a farmer, and 

lives on the old homestead; several daughters; a son 

George Gray, of Rancho Chico, Cal.; mar.; 

a daughter, and a son 

Ralph Moses Gray, b. 1885. 
Hiram Gray, b. June 26, 1822; mar. Delia Louisa Bar- 
nett, of Clayville, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1852; was a paper 
manufacturer at Sauquoit; d. Oct. 13, i860; one 
daughter, and a son, 

Harris Bari>iett Gray, of Hastings, Iowa; 
mar., and several daughters. 
George Gray, b. Mar. 15, 1825; d. Jan. 9, 1848, while 

a student at Harvard College. 
Joseph Howard Gray, b. Sept. 25, 1828; mar. Martha 
Greene Ring, of New York, May 15, i860; is a 
lawyer in New York city; two sons: 
William Ring Gray. 
Joseph Howard Gray. 


The following brief sketch of Prof. Asa Gray, the eminent 
Botanist, of Harvard College, is mainly from an article in 
the Century for June, 1886, entitled " Harvard's Botanic Garden 
and its Botanists." At the time Dr. Gray entered upon his du- 
ties as Professor at Harvard, 1842, he was thirty-two years old. 
He had pursued his studies at Clinton Grammar School, near 
his native place, and at Fairfield Academy, in an adjacent coun- 
ty. Then, without entering College, he had begun medical 
studies, receiving his degree in 1831. Although soon appointed 
Botanist of the great United States Exploring Expedition, and 
Professor of Botany in Michigan University, he did not accept 
either of these positions, but devoted himself to a study of Amer- 
ican plants, and to the publication of the " Flora of North 
America," It was after his return from a visit to Europe in the 
further preparation of his work, that he accepted the Professor- 
ship at Harvard and entered upon his duties there. 


Besides his other labors Dr. Gray has found time during all 
these years for a vast amount of studied writing, including 
among his lesser works that remarkable series t^f text books on 
botany, which are now used in all schools in the country. In 
1862, Dr. Gray presented the University with his herbrarium, 
comprising over two hundred thousand plants, and his library of 
twenty-two hundred botanical works; a munificent contribution 
to that institution and to science. 

In later years he has resumed in earnest his great work, the 
" Flora of North America," and with determined courage and 
untiring industry he continues at his task, not content to rest till 
the whole shall be complete. It is well said of him, "To few 
men of science come so grand opportunities; and fewer yet so 
nearly fulfill them as has Dr. Gray." 


Adam Clark Gray, of Pelham, was the father of five sons: 
Levi, Justus, John, David and Ephraim. David was born in Pel- 
ham, (as probably all the sons were), Oct. 20, 1780. While a 
young man he spent several season on the Banks of New 
Foundland engaged in codfishing. On Dec. 23, 1805, he mar- 
ried Esther Clough, and must soon after have removed to Mad- 
ison, N. Y., as a daughter, Phebe Gray, was born to them at that 
place, Nov. 5, 1806. The births of children, noted as follows, 
instances the dates and places of their several removals: 

Cyrus Gray, was born in Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
July 18, 1808; was mar. April 5, 1830, and d. Dec. 
17, 1857, in Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., O., leav- 
ing six sons, all of whom have families, and four 

Eli Gray was born in Madison, N. Y., May 7, 18 10; 
mar., and has 2 daughters and ten grandchildren; 
has resided at Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, since 

Martin Gray was born in Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., 
; May 23, 181 2; mar., and had 2 girls; lives at Men- 

tor, Ohio. 


George Gray was born in Lansing, Tompkins Co. N. Y., 
Dec. 1 8, 1 814; mar., and has two boys, both of 
whom have famiUes; he Uves at Adams, Hillsdale 
Co., Mich. 

David Gray, Jr., was born in Lansing, N. Y., Feb. 20, 
1 81 7; mar., and has four sons, three of whom have 
families; he resides in Paulding Co., Ohio. 

Esther Gray was born in Chardon, Geauga Co., Ohio, 
Nov. 17, 1 81 9; mar. John G. Tliompson, April i, 
1847; d. July 8, 1 88 1, in St. Louis, Mich., leaving 
three daughter? with families. 

David Gray and his family had removed from Lansing, N. Y., 
in June, 181 8, to Chardon, Ohio, where they settled in the 
woods and endured the hardships of the early settlers, and there 
they continued to reside for over forty years. She died June 30, 
1 86 1, aged 79 years, Mr. Gray afterwards removed to Mentor, 
Ohio, where he died May 29th, 1885, having reached the re- 
markable age of One Hundred and Four (104) Years, seven (7) 
months and nine (9) days ! The son Eli, writes as follows of 
this worthy old patriarch and Centenarian: " He regarded the 
religion of Christ as the great motive for which he lived after 
181 5, until death. He was of steady habits, and consistent in 
his ways and dealings with all men." 

Martin E. Gray, of Willoughby, Ohio, a descendant of the 
Pelham and Worcester Grays, writes as follows: 

Dear Sir: — Your letter asking for information concerning my 
ancestry, is received. My grandfather's name was Jacob Gray. 
He died in Pelham, Mass., 181 5. I do not know how old he 
was. He had a daughter who died young, and four sons who 
lived to be old. My father was the oldest; his name was An- 
drew. He had eight children, all dead but three; he died in 
1 861 aged 80 years. My father's brotlier WiUiam died in Salem, 
N. Y., about 1840; he had eight children, and they are all dead. 
His brother Jacob raised six children and died in Genesee Co., 
N. Y., about i860; two of his sons, Jacob and Otis, are living. 
His youngest brother's name was Matthew; he raised seven or 
eight children; he died in Michigan, about 1865, where his 
children now reside. 


Professor Arthur Latham Perry, of WilUams College, con- 
tributes the following concerning the descendants of Matthew 
Gray, of whom was his maternal ancestry: 

"Matthew Gray and Joan his wife, were among the Scotch-Irish 
immigrants landing in Boston, Aug. 4, 1 7 1 8. They went that 
autumn to Worcester, and died there. He became Scaler of 
leather and Hogreeve in Worcester in 1724. He bought in 
1728 the nucleus of the "Gray farm" in Worcester, which re- 
mained in the hands of his descendants for more than a century. 
This farm was deeded to his son Matthew Gray (2) in Oct., 
1735. Both Matthew and Joan make their "mark" to this deed. 

"Matthew (2) was eight years old in 17 18, and carried on the 
farm till 1772, when he deeded it to his son Reuben. Matthew 
(2) had two wives, Jean and Margaret, and 21 children, 11 of 
whose births are recorded in the Worcester records. Mrs. Jean 
Gray died in Dec. 1764, aged 48. The second wife was Mar- 
garet McFarland. 

"Reuben Gray, born Dec. 2, 1744, married Lydia Millet, and 
they had 11 children. He died May 23, 1814, leaving the farm 
by will to Matthew Gray, his son, born Jan. 9, 1783, and died 
in 1858. 

"Matthew (2) had (among other sons) Joseph, b. June 4, 1758. 
He settled in Mason, N. H., was a doctor, and died in 181 2. 
He mar. in 1780, Lucy Bancroft, an aunt of George Bancroft, the 
historian. Their son, Dr. Henry Gray, lived and died in Wes- 
ton, Vt. Dr. Henry Gray, of Cambridge, N. Y., was in the 
next generation, and Dr. Henry Gray, of Greenwich, N. Y., is 
now (1886) a distinguished physician of the fourth generation. 

"Reuben and Lydia had Lydia, born July 3, 1789, who mar. 
Rev. Baxter Perry, of Lyme, N. H., and died there Nov. 13, 
1875. Baxter Edwards Perry, bom in 1826, a distinguished law- 
yer in Boston, and Arthur Latham Perry, born in 1830, Professor 
of History and Political Economy in WiUiams College, were 
sons of this marriage; and Lydia Ann Churchill, and Mary Clark 
Turner, were the daughters. Rev. Baxter Perry died in Lyme, 
Jan. 18, 1830. 


"The following were copied from the cotemporaiy register of 
births in Worcester: 
Matthew and Jean had 

Susannah, b. Aug. g, 1736. 
Jemima, b. June 24, 1742. 
Reuben, b. Dec. 2, 1744. 
Matthew, b. March i, 1750. 
Robert, b. Oct. 30, 1751. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 30, 1753. 
John, b. b. July i, 1756. 
Joseph, b. June 4, 1758. 
Esther, b. Sept. 4, 1760. 

Same Matthew, and Margaret McFarland, (second marriage) 
had, probably among several others, 
Jane, b. March 19, 1767. 
Isaac, b. Oct. 30, 1769. 

"I suppose John(i), Wilham, Hugh, and Matthew (i), to be 
brothers, and all in middle life at the time of the immigration. 
Robert (i), may have been another brother, but I think he was 
son to Matthew (i). He was at any rate twenty-one years old 
in 1 7 18, and was closely connected otherwise with Matthew (2), 
and lies buried beside him on Worcester Common. 

"Experience Gray, b. Aug. 16, 1761, eldest child of Robert, 
Jr., who was born Dec. 22, 1734, mar. Abijah Perry, and was 
the grandmother of Hon. Aaron F. Perry, of Cincinnati." 

George W. Gray, Esq., of Chicago, is of this line. 

The issue being raised as to whether Joseph Gray, son of 
Matthew (2), and born June 4, 1758, was the Dr. Joseph Gray 
who married Lucy Bancroft, a record of whose descendants are 
given on the following pages, Professor Perry, gives the following 
as the basis for the claim that such was the case: 

"I have often heard my mother say that we were related to 
George Bancroft through the Grays, and also have heard her 
say that we had Gray relatives in Londonderry, Vt, and that 
neighborhood. Dr. Henry Gray, who was own cousin to her, 
lived and died in Londonderry." 

This would seem to be strong, and presumptive proof of the 
kinship of these two families, and especially so in view of the 
distinguished authority so quoted. 



Dr. Joseph Gray, was probably a son of Matthew (2) and 
Jean Gray, of Pelham, born June 4, 1758, although it is claimed 
by some of his descendants that he was of English origin, and 
born in Providence, R. I., 1751. He took an active part in the 
war of the Revolution, studied medicine with Dr. Mann, atten- 
ded the lectures of Dr. Rush, and was one of the earUest regu- 
larly educated Physicians in Hillsboro County, New Hampshire. 
In 1780 he married Lucy Bancroft, daughter of Samuel Ban- 
croft, who was the son of Samuel, son of Thomas (2), son of 
Thomas (i), who was born in England, 1622. (George Bancroft, 
the Historian, is the nephew of Lucy Bancroft, he being the son 
of her brother. Dr. Aaron Bancroft.) After his marriage Dr. 
Gray removed, 1790, to Mason, N. H., where he died in 181 2; 
his wife in 181 5. Children and descendants: 

• L Harry Gray, b. July 2, 1781; d. Sept. 16, 1782. 
IL Henry Gray, b. May 27, 1783; d. Aug. 24, 1863. 
HL Lucy Gray, b. Feb. 5, 1785. 
IV. Joseph Gray, b. Feb. 9, 1788; d. Feb. 9, 1879. 
V. John Gray, b. March 28, 1790. 
VI. Lydia Gray, b. May 20, 1792; d. June 10, 1792. 
VII. Lydia Bancroft Gray, b. Jun. 19, 1793; d. Nov. 12, 1877. 
VIII. Isaac Gray, b. July 20, 1795; d. Aug., 1821. 
IX. Hannah Gray, b. Jan. 17, 1800; d. Sept. 29, 1822. 
II. Dr. Henry Gray, second son of Dr. Joseph and Lucy 
Bancroft Gray, born at Nottingham West, now Hudson, N. H., 
married Margaret Carpenter, Nov. 23, 1808, and d. Aug. 24th, 
1863. Their children were: 

Henry C. Gray, b. Jan. 7, 1810. 
Isaac F. Gray, b, Jan. 7, 181 2. 
Mary Gray, b. Nov. 12, 181 3. 
Lucy Gray, b. Jan. 22, 1815. 
David B. Gray, b. May 6, 181 7. 
A. Jackson Gray, b. Feb. 23, 1820. 
Margaret Gray, b. Feb. 9, 1822. 
Hannah Gray, b. July 29, 1824. 
Joseph J. Gray, b. December 25, 1826. 
John B. Gray, b. April i, 1829. 
Henry C. Gray, M. D., married Jeannette Bullions, of Cam- 
bridge N. Y., March 31, 1834. Their children were: 


Mary B. Gray, b. June 22, 1835; mar. Rev. John An- 
derson. Children: Mary Jeanette, Lizzie G., Harry 
G., Annie B., Grace Estey, John, and Charles Gray 

Henry Gray, b. April 23, 1837; d. Mar. 15, 1838. 

Margaret Gray, b. Jan. 20, 1839. 

Eliza Gray, b. March 27, 1840; mar. Dr. Benjamin F. 

Ketchum, Aug. 7, 1 86 1 ; children : Lizzie, Harry, 

Katie, Liston, and Franklin Gray Ketchum. 
Henry Gray, Dr., b. Sept. 6, 1842; mar. Sarah Anna 

Buel, May 7, 1867; a child, 

Harry Gray, b. Nov. 19, 1869. 
Robert Liston Gray, b. at Cambridge, N. Y., Oct. 17, 

1844; d. at battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. 
Charles Adams Gray, Dr., b. July 24, 1846; married 

Nellie A. Joslin, Oct. 25, 1871; residence, Sioux 

Falls, Dakota; children: 

Florence Templeton Gray, b. Jan. 31, 1873. 

Annie Joslin Gray, b. June 11, 1875. 

Charles Liston Gray, b. April 15, 1877. 

Mary Nellie Gray, b. June 8, 1880. 

Lizzie Leonard Gray, b. July 15, 1882. 

Beth Allen GRAY,b. Sept. 6, '84; d. Sept. 7, '84. 

Bancroft Gray, b. Aug. 22, 1885. 
Florence C. Gray, b. Aug. 24, 1848; mar. Julius J. Es- 
tey, Oct. 29, 1867; children: J. Gray Estey, J. Har- 
ry, and Guy C. Estey. 
Frances J. Gray, (twin sister of Florence C. Gray,) b.- 
Aug. 24, 1848; mar. Dr. L. W. Kennedy, Oct. 27, 
1869; he d. May 18, 1873, leaving no issue, and she 
mar. second. Rev. Thomas Cull, Nov. 26, 1874; a 
son, Juhus Estey Cull, b. Aug. 26, 1875. 
Annie R. Gray, b. March 30, 1850 ; mar. Marcius L. 
Cobb, Esq., of Sing Sing, N. Y., Oct. 8th, 1873; 
children: Marcius G. Cobb, b. Nov. 21, 1874; d. 
June 9, 1875; Henry G. Cobb, b. May 4, 1876; d. 
Jan. 15, 1877; James Willard Cobb, b. 18, 1880. 

A. Jackson Gray, son of Dr. Henry Gray, b. Feb. 23, 1820, 
married Mary Burton, Nov. 25, 1845, at Manchester, Vermont; 

LoREN B. Gray, b. Jan. 24, 1847; mar. Ida Kertz, Sept. 
10, 1880; a son, 

RoLLiN Jean Gray, b. June 16, 1881. 


John B. Gray, b. July 27, 1848. 

Henry Gray, son of A. Jackson, b. Jan. 11, 1852, mar. 
Alice Smith, March 3, 1880; a son, 

Harry Smith Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1880. 
Hannah Gray, dau. of Dr. Henry and Margaret Carpenter 
Gray, married. May 7, 1844, VViniam W. Brockway; no issue; 
residence, Cambridge, N. Y. 

Joseph J. Gray, son of Dr. Henry Gray, married Mattie W. 
Putnam, July 27, 1854; residence, Cambridge, N. Y.; children: 
Elizabeth P. Gray, b. Oct. 21, 1855. 
Mary B. Gray, b. May 28, 1862. 
Mattie P. Gray, b. Dec. 20, 1863. 
Margaret C. Gray. b. July 31, 1865. 
Dr. Henry C. Gray, whose portrait herewith appears, died at 
Cambridge, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1877. His widow still survives. 

Dr. C. A. Gray, son of Dr. Henry C, who furnished most of 
the statistics of the descendants of Dr. Joseph Gray, (i), grad- 
uated at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, 1869, 
and has recently removed from Sioux Falls, Dakota, to Hins- 
dale, N. H. 


IV. Joseph Gray, Dr., son of Dr. Joseph and Lucy Bancroft 
Gray, born Feb. 9, 1788, married Eunice Russell, at Cavendish, 
Vt., July II, 181 1; she d. Jun. g, 1859; ^^ ^- ^^ Taftsville, Vt., 
Feb. 9, 1879, aged 91 years. Children and descendants: 

Pamela Gray, b. Sept. 26, 181 2; mar. Lyman Townsend, 
Nov. 27, 1832; d. May 11, 1861; children: Lorenzo 
Richmond, who mar. Harriet Benson and had 
Mary Helen and Hosea Lorenzo Townsend; 
Lucy Bancroft, who mar. Daniel Maxam; Ellen 
F., who mar. Henry F. Ellis; JuUa Ann, who 
mar. James M. Preston, and had Herbert Pres- 
ton; Lydia Maria, Samuel Lucian, and Frank 
Lyman Townsend. 

1 66. 

Joseph Gray, son of Dr. Joseph, b. Jan. 20, 181 5; mar. 
Abigail Spaulding, Jan. 10, 1847; she d. Feb. 4, 
1853; he mar. second, Maria Johnson Fuller, Apr. 
16, 1854; he d. Sept. 28, 1875; children: 

John Bancroft Gray, b. Feb. 16, 1848; mar. 
Emeline Morris, May 27, 1873; children: 
LiLLiE Gray, b. 1875. 
MiNNEOLA Gray, b. July 12, 1877. 
Fannie Elizabeth Gray, b. June 28, 1849; 
mar. Dr. Worthington Brown, July 31, 
1866 ; children: Francis Everett, Lilian 
Eliza, Robert Orcutt, and William Worth- 
Lydia Pamela Gray, b. Jan. 26, 185 1. 
Ary Gray, b. Jan. 27, 1853; d. Nov. 27, 1866. 
Ira Gray, b. Jan. 28, 1855. 
Eunice Maria Gray, b. Aug. 22, 1856. 
Lucretia Maria Gray, dau. of Dr. Joseph, b. Mar. 13, 
18 1 7, mar. Charles Kendall Smith, July 7, 1835; 
children: Margaret L.; John Russell, who mar. Mary 
E. Clark, and had Ette Lucretia, Kendrick Stillman, 
Floy Eliza, and Rosa Belle Smith; Silas R., who 
mar. Mary M. Minor and had Walter Smith; Chas. 
Kendall Smith, who mar. Mary C. Mackey and had 
Silas Grant and Charles Homer Smith; Amelia Eli- 
za Smith; Mary Jane Smith, who mar. John R. Ber- 
ry; Juliette Smith, George Bancroft, and Rosa. 
Lydia Emerson Gray, dau. of Dr. Joseph, b. Jan. 2, 
i8ig, mar. Henry L. Anthony, Oct. 20, 1838; chil- 
dren: Henry Gray Anthony, who mar. Mary R. Gil- 
more, March 14, 1867, and had Hannah Lodel An- 
thony; twin sons, b. and d. Mar. 26, 1842; Samuel 
Warren Anthony, b. Feb. 5, 1848; Eunice Elvira, b. 
July 1 8, 1849. 
Eliza Eastin Gray, dau. of Dr. Joseph Gray, b. Feb. 
20, 1825, mar. Herman Chandler Orcutt, Jan. i, 
1852; children: John Herman Orcutt, b. July 14, 
1856; Zalmon Edward, b. Jan. 14, 1861, d. July 22, 
1864; Charles Russell Orcutt, b. Apr. 27, 1864. 
Dr. Joseph Gray (i) was married at Reading, Mass., and it 
was at Quebec, Canada, that he died in 1812, which may ac- 
count for some confusion which has arisen concerning the date 
of his birth. 



Kelso Gray removed from Pelham to Peterborough, N. H., 
about 1766, '67; Phebe Gray, his wife, d. Mar. 27, 1814, aged 
74 years; he d. Oct. 28, 1824, aged 86 years, which would make 
his birth in 1738, about the date of the removal of the Grays 
from Worcester to Pelham, aforementioned, and consequently 
he must have been a son of one of the original emigrants, 
and probably of Hugh, as that was the name given his eldest 
son. Children and descendants: 

Hugh Gray, son of, who mar. Jennie Moore of Sharon, 

and removed to Montpelier, Vt. 
Reuben Gray, who removed to Montpelier, ';;Vt. 
Esther Gray, b. 1770; d. March 5, 1795. 
Kelso Gray, mar. Anna Wilson, and re. to Montpelier. 
Matthew Gray, b. Dec. 9, 1772, succeeded his father on the 
old place. He mar. Mary Conner, of Poplin; he d. Dec. 25, 
1841; she d. Jan. 8, 1846; children: 

Matthew Gray, Jr., b. May 3, 1797, mar. Nancy Clark; 
mar. 2d, Mrs. Rhoda Hutchinson Bartlett, and re- 
moved to Milford; only a daughter survives. 

Mary Gray, b. Apr. 3, 1799, mar. Wm. Miller; second, 

Wm. S. Smith. 
AzuBA Gray, b. Nov. 27, 1801, mar. Hiram Chapman. 
William Conner Gray, b. June 8, 1804, mar. Lucinda 
Parker, Jan. 23, 1834; he d. May 25, 1865; she d. 
Nov. 17, 1870; children: 

Helen F. Gray, b. June 18, 1836; mar. Wm. 

McCain; residence, St. Paul, Minn. 
Clara L. Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1842; mar. Ervin 
H. Smith; residence, Springfield, Mass. 
Lorinda Gray, dau. of Matthew, b. Nov. 14, 1806; mar. 
David Emerson; mar. second, Warren Woods, of 
Jean Gray, dau. of Kelso, b. 1776; mar. John Shearer 

William Gray, son of Kelso, b. Dec. 3, 1781; mar. Harriet 
Scott, dau. of John Scott, Esq., Apr. 4, 181 1; d. Mar. 31, 1855. 


Bethiah Gray, dau. of, b. Jan. 7, 181 2; mar Moses 
Greenfield Jan. 19, 1835; he. d. Nov. 28, 1844; she 
d. 1846; children: Bethiah, who mar. Lucien Alex- 
ander and had Lizzie, b. 1 861; Maria, b. June 10, 

John Scott Gray, b. June 11, 1813, mar. EHzabeth H. 
Flint, Dec. 21, 1842; he d, Oct. 13, 1843, and she 
mar. second, Samuel May, of Sharon, N. H., Apr. 
3, 1863; a son, 

John Flint Gray, b. 1843; d. Oct. 17, 1848. 

Jane Gray, b. July 8, 181 5; mar. Lyman Knowlton, 
Mar. 25, 1832. 

Harriet Gray, b. Jan. 30, 1818; mar. Horatio Nelson, 
Jan. I, 1839. 

William S. Gray, b. Oct. 13, 181 9; mar. Louisa Whit- 
comb; removed. 

Adam P. Gray, b. June 10, 1823; d. Aug. 15, 1842. 

Charles Scott Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1824; mar. Lydia 
Ann Stevens, Nov. 4, 1847; fell from his buildings 
while repairing the same, and received injury from 
which he died Oct. 26, 1868. Children: 

Charles S., b. Sept. i, 1848; d. Aug. 29, 1849. 

Lizzie Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1850; d. Dec. 24, 1850. 

Fred A., b. June 13, 1852. 

John S., b. Dec. 27, 1854. 

Arthur H., b. Oct. 4, 1857. 

Annie C, b. Aug. 17, 1859. 

Franz S., b. Dec. 17, 1861; d. Sept. 12, 1870. 

Addie L., b. Feb. 3, 1863. 

James S., b. Sept. 16, 1864. 

Charles S., b. Oct. 15, 1865. 

Perley B., b. July 22, 1867; d. Feb. 6, 187 1. 

James S. Gray, son of William, b. March 9, 1829; mar. 

Mary Ann , in New York city; she d. Aug. 

8, 1852, and he mar. second, Ada Lewis. 

Samuel Gray, b. April 29, 1832; d. 1832. 

Sarah E. Gray, b. Feb. 22, 1835; mar. Reuben Baldwin. 

Mary E. Gray, " " " " d. 1836. 


Among the first of the pioneers at what is now Union City, 
Pa., was Matthew Gray, 1797, and in 1806, a brother, WiUiam 
Gray, settled at Beaver Dam, not far distant. They had emi- 
grated from the north of Ireland, were of Scotch ancestry, and 
similarity of names and characteristics strongly indicate their 
kinship to the Worcester Grays, though of a later emigration. 
They had previously resided in Huntington and Northumberland 
counties. Pa., where most of their children were born, and 
they had come thither by way of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. 
Matthew had three children, respectively: Francis B., Eleanor, 
and William, the oldest of whom was born in 1790. He was 
also accompanied by a younger sister, Rachel, who afterwards, 
in 1803, married John Cook, of Union township. David Wil- 
son, of Union City, in a history of that place, entitled the "Old- 
en Times," says of Matthew Gray and his family: " The family 
were religious, and believed with the poet Thompson that God is 
ever present, ever felt, 'In the void waste as in the city full.' 
They dedicated their home to the love and service of God, and 
established in it the custom of keeping family worship; and this 
was the first germ of the Presbyterian Church in Union City." 

Matthew Gray died in 18 14, leaving his farm of 200 acres to 
his son Francis B., who married his cousin Jane Gray, daughter 
of his uncle William, his sister Eleanor having previously mar- 
ried her cousin William Gray, brother of Jane. Francis B. lived 
to be over ninety, and in 1881 was the only survivor of the fam- 
ily in Union township. His brother William married Anna 
Bracken and died in 1843. No record of other descendants. 

William Gray, a brother of Matthew, settled at Beaver Dam, 
in 1806, had five sons and three daughters, as follows: James, 
William, Matthew, Robert and John, and Sarah, Jane and Anna. 
Jane, as already stated, married her cousin Francis B. Gray; 
Sarali married David Cook; William married his cousin Eleanor; 
John married Elizabeth Wilson and died in 1865, aged 62 years, 
having been Elder in the Presbyterian church 35 years; Robert 
married Jane Smith, and died in Union 1879, aged 81 years; 
James Gray married Mary Miles, and removed to Sugar Grove, 
where he died in 1859. A son, R. M. Gray, still resides there. 
James was almost a giant, and was said to have been the strong- 


est man in General Harrison's army. All of the family were 
above the average stature, and were possessed of great force 
of character. William Gray (i) married the second time and 
had two sons: Joseph, who made a fortune in the tobacco trade 
in New York, and the other a printer and publisher in Chicago, 

James Gray, a head- weaver from the north of Ireland, mar- 
ried about 1690, Mary, dau. of Isaac Williams and grand-daugh- 
ter of Robt. Williams b. in Norwich, England, 1593, and came 
to Roxbury, Mass., 1637, where he died 1693. James Gray 
lived at Hadley, Mass. ITiey had two sons: John, who died in 
the French War, and James Gray, Jr., who was a Major in the 
French War, and Colonel and Quartermaster in the Revolution- 
ary War. He mar. Sarah Spring, who d. 1809. He d. 1782, 
in Stockbridge, Mass., where they had removed sometime prior 
to the Revolution. They had two daughters: Sarah, who mar. 
Thomas Hunt, had two sons, John and James, and d. in 1788; 
and Mary Gray, b. at Stockbridge, 1764, where she d. 1808. 
She mar. Barnabas Bidwell 1793; he was bom 1763, graduated 
at Yale, and d. at Kingston, Canada, 1833. They had two child- 
ren: Sarah Gray, b. 1796, d. 1864; and Marshall Spring Bid- 
well, b. 1799, and d. 1872, at New York, where he had lived 
since 1838. Mr. Bidwell was a Member of the Parliament of 
Upper Canada, from 1824 to 1836, and was Speaker four years, 
1829-30, and 1835-36. 

William Gray, son of James Gray, was born Dec. 11, 1745, 
in Scotland. He came to the Colony of Virginia in 1765, and 
settled in the "Northern Neck," in Westmoreland county. On 
the 9th of May, 1773, he married Catharine Dick, daughter of 
Robert Dick, of Scotland and Westmoreland Co., Va., where 
she was bom Feb. 28, 1743. They resided there until 1784, 
when they removed to Fairfax Co., and lived a little below Mt. 
Vernon. They had five children, viz: 

Robert Gray, b. May 11, 1774. 

Jane Gray, Oct. 15, 1776. 

John Gray, b. Oct. 12, 1779. 

Catharine Gray, b. April 28, 1783. 

William Fairfax Gray, b, Nov. 3, 1787. 


William Gray died March 8, 1796, and his widow, Catharine 
Gray, removed to Alexandria, Va., 1799, and resided with her 
son Robert, until 18 14, and afterwards with her son-in-law, John 
Violett, and daughter Catharine, until she died, Oct. 5, 1829. 

Robert Gray married Polly K. Nelson, of Norfolk, Va., and 
had only one child, which died in infancy. He removed to 
Fredericksburg, Va., in 18 14, and died there Oct. 6, 1861. 

John Gray married Ann Maria Helmbold, of Philadelphia. 
He died Dec. 7, 181 2, and his wife, Dec. 14, 1814. They had 
four children: one son, who died in infaney; and three daugh- 
ters — Catharine, dec'd, and EHza and Maria, unmarried; they 
reside in Philadelphia. 

Jane Gray mar. John Violett, in 1795, and d. Sept. 26, 1808. 
Catharine Gray also mar. John Violett, and after his death re- 
moved to Pittsburg, Pa., where she died. 

William Fairfax Gray married Milly Richards Stone, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Va., Sept. 24, 1 81 7. They resided there until 1838, 
when they removed to Houston, Texas. They had six children 
who died in infancy, and six who came to maturity, viz: 
Peter W. Gray, b. Dec. 12, 181 9. 
EvALiNA Stone Gray, b. Aug. 23, 1822. 
Edwin Fairfax Gray, b. March 15, 1829. 
Allan Charles Gray, b. Oct. 4, 1830. 
Catharine Dick Gray, b. Apr. 25, 1832. 
Susan Alice Gray, b. June 12, 1835. 
William Fairfax Gray died at Houston, Texas, April 16, 1841, 
and his widow, Milly R. Gray, died at same place, July i, 1851- 
Peter W. Gray, Judge, married Abby *Jane Avery, of Stoning- 
ton. Conn., in 1843. He died Oct. 3, 1874; she still survives; 
no children. 

Evalina Stone Gray married James Temple Doswell, 1842. 
They reside at Fredericksburg, Va., and have several children. 
Edwin Fairfax Gray married Rosalie Woodburn Taylor, at 
Houston, Texas, 1856. She died May, 1874; he died in Aug., 
1885. They had three children: William Fairfax, Blanche, and 
Taylor Gray — all living. 

Allan Charles Gray married Amanda Ellen Bostick, of Louis- 
ville, Ky., and they reside at Houston, Texas. Have two child- 
ren: Fanny Doswell and Eb. Nichols Gray. 


Catharine Dick Gray married Henry Sampson of Houston, 
in 1849. They reside at Galveston, and have several children. 

Susan Alice Gray married Claudius W. Sears, of New Or- 
leans, in 1854. They reside at Oxford, Miss., and have several 

William H. Gray, of Astoria, Oregon, furnishes the following 
sketch of a detached branch of the Gray family of which he is 
a member, and of which it is to be regretted that a more full ac- 
count could not be given, especially in the direction of early 

" I can only say, that I remember hearing my father tell about 
his father coming from Scotland prior to the rebellion of the 
American Colonists, with a Scotch kirk parson, who took his 
mother, my grandmother, to lead the Scotch dance, when the 
Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, while my grand- 
father Gray took the parson's wife, and had a glorious dance for 
Liberty ! My grandfather was next the minister, an officer of 
the Scotch kirk. My father, Samuel Gray, was a boy fifteen 
years old at that time. He had an older brother who was a sol- 
dier of the Revolution, and afterwards removed to Virginia. 
I have not been able to trace him. My father was bom, 1761, 
I think in Connecticut, Mayfield. He died at 62. My father 
married a Miss Barber. He had learned the miller's trade, and 
moved from Connecticut to New York State with his wife and 
four children. They had altogether eleven children, seven sons 
and four daughters, as follows: 

"Calvin Gray, the oldest, was a tinner; Bir, died at 22, un- 
married; Samuel, a lurabennan, died in Fulton Co., N. Y., leav- 
ing two sons and three daughters; Lyman, do not know where he 
went nor how much family he had; John, a Presbyterian Preach- 
er at Moreland, Schuyler Co., N. Y., left two sons and three 
daughters; I come next, with four sons and three daughters, 
all married, and among them all 32 grand children; B. H. Gray, 
the youngest son, of ITiree Rivers, Mich., two sons and seven 
daughters; the married daughters of my father were Hannah 
More, Rhody Hull, and Maria Tiernan. 


" The older members of the family all dead — -none remaining 
except myself and younger brother. Have all been scattered, 
from Maine to Oregon, and from Dakota to Texas. I was born 
1810. My residence in Oregon commenced Sept. 2, 1836; my 
wife's Sept. 6, 1838. She died 1882. For many years there 
was but one Gray family in Oregon, and now there are fifteen 
besides my own large family. A fifty years resident in Oregon, 
with six overland tiips, and one sea trip via San Francisco and 
Panama, and six trips by rail; and a trip by sea to Sitka, and 
other journeyings around Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and a 
large portion of the British Territories, I can safely say that this 
western portion of our continent is the best and mildest portion 
of the whole of it, including Alaska. Am thankful that the 
Creator has thus far preserved me in strength and good health at 
75 years of age. Respectfully yours, &c." 

VV. H. Gray, writer of the above, is a man of note in his 
adopted State, and is the author of a History of Oregon from 
1792 to 1849, as well as the father of a numerous family. 

M. Henry Gray, of Moreland, N. Y., and son of Rev. John 
Gray, of this family, sends the following valuable data, which it 
v\'ill be seen conflicts at some points with the foregoing state- 
ment: " The following is copied from an old record in my pos- 

Samuel Gray, b. Oct., 1767. 

Rhoda Barber, (wife of,) b. June, 1770. 


Hannah Gray, b. June, 1790; mar. Mr. Moore. 

Calvin Gray, b. Aug., 1793. 

Samuel Gray, Jr., b. July, 1795. 

Burr Gray, b. July, 1797. 

John Gray, Rev., b. Sept., 1799. 

Rhoda Gray, b. Dec, 1801. 

Abigail Gray, b. Dec, 1803. 

Lyman Gray, b. Feb., 1805. 

Maria Gray, b. Sept., 1807. 

William H. Gray, b. Sept., 1810. 

Barber H. Gray, b. Feb., 181 5. 
"My father, John, was born in Vermont. His father was a 
miller, at which trade my father worked. They lived in Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y., and afterwards at Root, Montgomery Co. My 


father went from there to Auburn Theological Seminar}' in 1826. 
Soon after he graduated he married Mary Hoyt. His first field 
was at Root, thence to Cherry Valley, Wooster, Southport, and 
finally at Moreland, where he purchased a home and resided till 
his death. Mother died in 1 863. ITiey left two sons and three 
daughters, as follows: 

"Wm. C. Gray, b. Oct., 1831; mar., but no children; Cynthia 
J., b. 1833, mar. E. Pease, two children; Mary E., b. July, 1835, 
mar. F. W. Gaylord, two children, he d. 1867 ; M. Henry 
Gray, b. June, 1838, mar. in 1864, no children; Hannah M., b. 
June, 185 1, d. Feb., 1885. 

"It was at Middlebury, Vt., that my father was bom, and soon 
afterwards his parents removed to Dorset, and from thence to 
New York, as already stated. I have heai'd my father speak of 
tlie family as being of Scotch origin." 

B. H. Gray, of 'Hiree Rivers, Mich., the youngest son of Sam- 
uel, was born Feb. 28, 181 5, and the names and dates of birth 
of his children are as follows: 

Sarah M. Gray, b. Aug. 12, 1839. 
Martha A. Gray, b. Jan'y 20, 1842. 
Elliot S. Gray, b. Jan'y 19, 1844. 
Harriet A. Gray, b. May 4, 1846. 
Ellen R. Gray, b. July 27, 1848. 
Alice E- Gray, b. March 27, 1853. 
Rhoda J. Gray, b. October 27, 1856. 
William F. Gray, b. Feb. 27, 1858. 
Carlie a. GR-A.Y, b. Nov. 14, 1861. 

Van Rensselaer Gray, of Hudson, N. Y., son of Samuel, Jr., 
is of this family, and had a brother and three sisters. 

He writes as follows: "My father, at the time of his death, was 
a resident of Fulton Co., N. Y. His name was Samuel, which 
was also the name of his father. I believe they hailed from 
Yankeeland, but my father died when I was a mere lad, and I 
left home very early. My home has been in this city for thirty- 
five years and more." 

Mr. Van Rensselaer Gray is a prominent business man in 
Hudson, and has been for many years extensively engaged in the 
hardware trade in that city. 


J. M. Gray, Esq., of Allendale, S. C, furnishes the following 
interesting data: "The family to which I belong moved to this 
State between 1800 and 1810, from Trent Co., N. C; my grand- 
father, Jacob Gray, and two brothers, Jos., and Parker, settled 
in this section; Thomas Gray, another brother, moved to Florida 
about that time, and I think afterwards moved to Texas; William 
Gray, another brother, remained in North Carolina; Parker Gray, 
after remaining here a number of years, prior to 1 830 removed 
to Alabama. My great grandfather, Israel Gray, moved from 
Virginia to North Carolina sometime previous to the Revolution, 
as he was in the army in that State during that war. I do not 
know whether he had any brothers. He was of Irish descent, 
but whether bom in this country of Irish parents, or born in 
Ireland, I do not know. I think however that there were broth- 
ers, as I have understood that a part of the family moved to 
Ohio, together with a family named Wells, about the time he 
moved to N. C. I think he married a Parker. ' I have an im- 
pression that he or his parents came to Virginia from Massachu- 
setts. [Worcester Grays?] 

" There is a family of Grays in Edgefield Countj', in tliis 
State, whom I have understood came from North Carolina, 
and also that came from the same family, but cannot vouch for it 
as I do not know any of them. There is a Gen. C. Walter Gray, 
living in Greenville, this State, who moved from Edgefield. The 
branch of the family to which I belong have been long noted for 
their great physical strength. Family tradition says that my great 
grandfather Israel Gray was once captured during the War of the 
Revolution and was in the charge of seven (7) men at night. By 
watching his chance he (having succeeded in getting his hands 
loose, for they had bound him to a tree) being a very powerful 
man, sprang upon the sentinel and disarmed and killed liim with- 
out arousing the others, and then by using the bayonet before 
the others awoke, and the club of the musket, and shooting after 
they awoke, he succeeded in slaying them all. WTien he return- 
ed to camp and told how he had escaped and that he had killed 
seven of the British, his companions would not beheve him until 
he took them to the place and showed them the seven dead 


The following sketch of the Grays of Townsend, Vt., is furn- 
ished by Augusta L. Fessenden, of that place, whose mother is 
of that family: "After a long time I found the name of my great 
grandfather, Jonas Gray, and his wife's name was Susannah, 
Some say that she was a Gray before being married. The fol- 
lowing is the record as full as I can at present give it to you." 

Jonas Gray, b. 1733; d. Nov. 13, 1804. 

Susannah Gray, (wife of Jonas,) b. 1727; d. May i, 1813. 


Amos Gray, mar. Betsey Read Tyler; he d. March 3, 

1850; she d. June 25, 1843. 
Jonas Gray, Jr., mar. Hannah Wisnell; he d. Jan. 7, 

1843; she d. Oct. II, 1838. 
Sally Gray. 
Matthew Gray. 

James Gray, mar. Betsey Wilkinson; he d. Jan. 15, 1856; 
she d. Nov. 2, 1852. 
Jesse Gray, b. Oct. 27, 1795; mar. Susannah Ober; he d. 
March 27, 1832; she d. May 27, 1853. Children and descen- 

Alanson Gray, mar. Sabrina Pool; d. at Chicago, 1863; 

Delia S., mar. Park Davis; two children; Mary 
P. and Henry L. ; residence, Sioux Falls, 
Adelbert E. Gray, mar. Mary Van Wie, and 
has two children: Florence and Mabel S. 
Mr. Gray is a wholesale provision dealer 
in Albany, N. Y. 
Villermer Gray, unmarried; residence, Town- 
send, Vt. 
Susan and Betsey Gray, daughters of Jonas Gray, the latter 
the mother of Augusta L. Fessenden, of Townsend, Vt. Jonas 
had a brother Joseph. 

Miss Fessenden further says: " We are of English descent. 
Tradition says there were three brothers and one sister came 
from England; the sister died soon after coining to this country; 
two of the brothers settled in the north part of this State and one 
in Mass., but do not know their given names." 

And yet location and family names would seem to indicate 
that this is a detached branch of the Worcester Grays. 


Dr. Wm. A. Gray, of Columbia, Fluvanna Co., Va., writes as 
follows concerning the branch of the family with which he is 
connected: "Having died many years ago, before this scribe 
was born, the christian name of his grandfather Gray has escap- 
ed his memory, but his impression is that it was John. Nor is 
he certain that in coming to Virginia that he first resided in one 
of the counties below Richmond, or in Goochland Co., 30 miles 
above that city. He had three sons: Thomas, Joseph, and Wil- 
liam, and four daughters: Anna, Polly, Eudocia, and Lucy. 
Thomas and Joseph were unmarried and left no descendants. 
William, my father, married Jane Guerrant, a sister of Gen. John 
Guerrant. For a short period my father engaged in mercantile 
business at Richmond, and then located in Goochland, where he 
most creditably filled numerous high and responsible offices. He 
was Colonel in the war of 181 2. His sister Anna married James 
McAlister; Polly married a Pledge, and moved to one of the 
western States; Eudocia married a Shelbume, and Lucy married 
her cousin Jack Gray, and moved to South Carolina. My pa- 
rents had five children whom they were enabled to raise and ed- 
ucate in the best schools of that day. The eldest, John Guer- 
rant Gra>, was a lawyer, married Miss Lindsey, of Albemarle Co., 
had three sons, one of whom survives, and has a wife and sev- 
eral children. There were also five daughters, some of whom 
were married, and their descendants are in Hanover and Louisa 
counties. Betsey Gray, second child of my father, married 
Thomas Massie, and had one daughter and five sons, one of 
whom, Charles, is an eminent physician in Goochland. The 
next daughter, Susan, never married. 

"The author of this sketch, the next in rotation, viz: Wm. A. 
Gray, was educated for a physician, and attended a full course of 
Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated 
in 1830, and soon after located in Fluvanna Co., where he yet 
resides, and for more than fifty years has been extensively en- 
gaged professionally. In November, 1831, he married Mary Ann 
Brooks, a most beautiful wife, and by this union have three sons 
and three daughters, viz: William B. Gray, who after attending 
a full course of Medical Lectures in the University of Virginia 
graduated in the Jeff'erson Medical College, of Phila., 1852. 


After practising successfully with his father for nearly 20 years, 
he removed to the city of Richmond, where he married Lucy 
Susan Bowles, daughter of Judge D. W. K. Bowles, who had 
previously married C. C. Ettet of Richmond. He is now per- 
manently located there with a large and lucrative practice. He 
has no children. My second son, A. A. Gray, is a distinguished 
lawyer residing at Palmyra, the county seat of Fluvanna Co. He 
has been twice married; his first wife a Miss Shepherd, by whom 
he has a lovely and accomplished daughter, Willie Blanche Gray. 
His second marriage was with Miss Bettie Leftwich, by whom 
he has two sons: Afifie Leftwich, and Ernest A. Gray. My eld- 
est daughter, Susan E. Gray, is unmarried and resides with her 
aged parents. My second daughter, Isabella Jane, married A. 
L. Shepherd of Richmond, an extensive commission merchant 
and lumber dealer ; have two promising boys. My youngest 
daughter, Mary A. Gray, married E. P. Morris of Richmond; is 
a widow, had one son, Vivian Gray, since deceased; a noble 
youth. My sixth, and youngest child, John G. Gray, died in his 
20th year, soon after engaging in mercantile pursuits in the city 
of Richmond. 

"Finally, Judith Guerrant Gray, the youngest child of my be- 
loved parents, married Dr. A. V. Payne, by whom she had three 
daughters and a son, most of whom removed to Missouri and 
died there some years since." 

There was a very early emigration of Grays to Virginia, as 
appears in the following extract from the " Muster Roll of the 
Inhabitants of James City and Hand," made in 1624: 

"Thomas Graye, Margaret his wife, William their son aged 3 
years, Jone their daughter aged 6 years." 

The foregoing interesting family is probably one of the branch- 
es of this ancestral tree which was so early planted in the fertile 
and prolific Colony of the Old Dominion. 

Mr. W. A. Crray, of New Boston, Va., furnishes the following 
concerning a family of Scotch Irish Grays of which he is a 
member: "I am the only son of Dr. G. R. Gray, a farmer and 
physician of Halifax Co., Va. He says his great grandfather 
came from the East and settled in Raleigh, N. C, about 


one hundred years ago. My father has two brothers, J. A. Gray, 
of Guilford Co., N. C, and Rev. Fletcher Gray, of Wilkes Co. 
My grandfather was Rev. Alson Gray, a noted Methodist preach- 
er in his day. He died at his residence in Guilford Co., 1881. 
A cotemporary says of him: 'The writer ventures to say, that in 
the annals of his church, there is no record of funeral honors 
such as were rendered to Father Gray. Uncle Gray was truly a 
great and good man. He was the father of his Church in North 
Carolina. He lived long, and served his generation faithfully. 
A nobler soul, more deeply imbued with the pure and fervent 
spirit of Christianity, and what he thought to be right, never 
passed from earth to the more genial realms of immortality. 
He preached more than ten thousand sermons and traveled 
more than 100,000 miles during the 58 years of his active min- 
istry. His name will long live in the history of the Methodist 
Church in North Carolina.' Two of his brothers. Rev. John, 
and Rev. Arington Gray, were also ministers of the same 
denomination. My great-grandfather, Gilbert Gray, had also 
two other sons, Dr. Wm. Gray, who removed to Ohio, and 
Elisha, a school teacher, who died when young, in Tenn. There 
were also three daughters. F. C. Gray, of Lewisburg, Preble Co., 
Ohio, is a grandson. My great grandfather had several broth- 
ers, but r cannot give their names nor the name of their father." 
The above, if not of the Worcester Grays, are probably akin 
to them. 

B. C. Gray, Esq., of Richmond, Va., represents still another 
family. He says: "My great-grandfather, whose given name I 
do not remember, was an Englishman, and emigrated to this 
country at an early period in the i8th centnry, and settled in 
this State. My grandfather, whose name was William, was born 
in the county of Amelia, where my father James Gray, was also 
born. I think that my grandfather had only one brother, and 
that he was a bachelor. I have a brother. Rev. Robert Gray, of 
Gallatin, Tennessee. This is about all the information I can give 
you concerning my ancestry." 

Mr. B. C. Gray is an old and highly respected citizen of 


J. C. Gray, Esq., of Cortland, N. Y., furnishes the following 
concerning what is apparently a detached branch of the Wor- 
cester Grays, and which would have been classified directly with 
them, but for delay, in the hope of getting further and more full 
information, although, as wall be seen, it is claimed that the orig- 
inal emigrant of this family came direct from Scotland: "By 
what I can learn, my great grandfather came from Scotland, 
when quite young, to the State of Vermont, or Massachu- 
setts, I am not certain which, (probably the latter,) lived there, 
was married there, and his children bom there, but while they 
were yet young removed to or near Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
where he and his wife both died soon after, leaving four sons, 
viz: John, David, Peter, and Ephraim. Tlieir father's name, 
my great grandfather, was David Gray. Of his sons, John Gray, 
became a physician, and lived and died in Cattaraugus Co., N. 
Y. David lived at Delhi, N. Y. Ephraim was a bachelor, of 
a roving disposition; do not know where he went to. Peter, my 
grandfather, was ten yeai-s old at time of his father's death, 1778. 
He was bound out to a man by the name of Morse at J'ishkill. 
When he was fifteen years old he ran away, crossed the Hudson 
to Orange Co., lived there a few years, went to Sullivan Co., 
was married there, and removed to Marathon, Cortland Co., 
about 1800, and hved there until he died, about 1850. My 
grandfather had four sons, and five daughters, as follows: Wil- 
Ham, Ogden, Rachel, Polly, John, Henrietta, Adaline, Elizabeth, 
the only daughter who still survives, and George W. Gray. 
The latter is the only son living; he resides in the town of La- 
peer, Cortland Co., N. Y. My father's name was Ogden. He 
lived on the farm my grandfather settled on in Marathon, and 
died there in the year 1866. He left four sons: Peter N., J. C, 
Hala, and William K Gray. P. N. Gray lives on the old home- 
stead; the subscriber, J. C, is living in Cortland, N. Y., a watch- 
maker by occupation and still carrying on the business; Hala is 
a farmer at Hooper, Broome Co., N. Y.; Wm. E. is in the lum- 
ber business at Femandina, Florida, 1 have two children only; 
Harry P., a watchniaker with me, and Charles B. Gray, traveling 
for the Ladd Watch Case Co., of Providence and New York." 

Peter Gray was born Oct 12, 1768; married Elizabeth Barnes 


of Pike Co., Pa., 1793; he died Jan. 29, 1851, in his 83d year; 
she died March 22, 1863, aged 88 years. Children and descen- 

Ogden Gr.\y, son of Peter, b. March 28, 1797; mar. 
Susan Barnes of Lumberland, Sulhvan Co., N. Y., 
181 8; children: 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1820; mar. S. C. Taft; 
d. June 28, 1846. 

Polly M., b. Aug. 11, 1822; mar. Nathan Un- 

Ogden Gray, Jr., b. Sept. i, 1826; mar. Lydia 
H. Watrous; d. Feb. 3, 1870. 

Elinor B., b. July 21. 1828; mar. Jerry Wood; 
d. July 3, 1882. 

Jerry C. Gray, b. Nov. 26, 1830; mar. Fannie 
A. Judd, Feb. 8, i860; two sons: Harry 
P., and Charles B. Gray; residence. Cort- 
land, N. Y. 

Susan A., b. Nov. 21, 1832; mar. Emory Gee. 

Hala B., b. Dec. 13, 1834; mar. Amy Robinson. 

Emily A., b. Feb. 1837; mar. Merritt Tyler. 

Wm. E., b. Mar. 29, 1839; mar. Ehzabeth Pierce. 

Addie L., b. Nov. 13, '41; mar. Seneca Wright. 

The following additional data in regard to this family is fur- 
nished by David G. Wyckoft", of Jersey ville. 111., a grandson of 
David Gray, son of David: " My mother, Elinor Gray, was born 
in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 1787; died in Jerseyville, III, 
March 17, 187 1. She was married in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., 
N. Y., March, 1809, to John Wyckoff. There were born of 
this union, ten children, viz: John A., David G.. Nathan, Solo- 
mon G., Theodore T., Franklin D., Elizabeth D., Charles, 
Augustus, and James B.; all deceased but Elizabeth Davis, who 
now lives at Creston, Iowa, and myself My mother's father was 
David Gray. He was a native of Fishkill, N. Y. He married 
Deborah Hunt, and moved to Schoharie Co.. N. Y., 1796. He 
was 13 years old when the British occupied Fishkill Church. 
David Gray and Deborah his wife had eleven children; they are 
now all dead. Their names were Solomon, Betsy, Ehnor, Phebe, 
Maria, Hiram, John, James, Abel, Matilda, Mahala." 

Hiram Olmstead, Esq., of Walton, N. Y., and a grandson of 
David Gray, contributes the following interesting sketch: "My 


grandfather, David Gray, was a Quaker. It was his usual cus- 
tom to sit with his hat on, and when he came to the table to 
take off his hat and ask a private blessing, and after the meal to 
put it on again. He was of a humorous disposition, and this 
was intensified in my mother, Phebe Oray Olmstead. David 
Gray died in Walton, May 6, 1855. Some of the family claim 
that he was 96, but I have often heard him say that he was 2 1 in 
the Spring before the Fall in which the British left New York, 
which would make him 94 at the time of his death. Deborah 
his wife, died Nov. 17, 1844, aged 73. She was bUnd the last 
twenty years of her life. 

"Solomon Gray, the oldest son of David, married a Miss 
Hoagland, and had five daughters and two sons. He was a mer 
chant in Catskill, N. Y., and while on his way to Athens in a 
small boat with his son Ogden, was capsized and drowned in the 
Hudson. This was in the summer of 1834. His daughter Emeline 
died October 17, 1835. Maria married Abram Schermerhorn 
and had four daughters and one son, all of whom are married 
and hve near Moresville, N. Y.; she died June 21, 1885. Ad- 
aliza, born Dec. 31, 1828, mar. a Mr. Travell, and had Ella M., 
who mar. L. Clark, living near Gilboa, N. Y., and Marion E., 
who mar. P. C. Ranner, now of Laramie City, Wyoming 'Per. 
James Oscar Gray, twin brother of Adaliza, and his brother 
Ogden, left New York on a whaling voyage, and that is the last 
that was ever heard of them. Mehssa mar. David Zeeley, and 
died near (iilboa, leaving a son Charles. Elizabeth, h. at Cats- 
kill, N. Y., June 23, 1831, mar. J. S. Page, now of Delhi, N. Y., 
and has a son and two daughters; Jerome S., b. May 30, 1861, 
mar. Delia Launt and has two children, is a jeweler and resides 
at Delhi; Frances W., b. Oct. 27, 1864, and Lydia B., b. May 
25, 1865; both living with their parents at Delhi. 

"Abel Gray, son of David, lived at Catskill; had a son Wil- 
lard; the family all dead. 

"Betsey Gray, married John Brinkerhoff, and moved to west- 
tern N Y., and had a son Richard, who left three daughters; a 
daughter Maria who mar. Joseph Doughty, and has three daugh- 
ters, all married and now hving at LaFayette, N. V. 

"Nellie Gray married John Wyckoff, and lived in New York 

1 83. 

city. Of their seven children, John A. died two years since in 
New York, leaving a widow and one daughter and three grand 
children. David Wyckoff is a prominent merchant in Jersey- 
ville. 111. 

"Maria Gray married a Watson, and had one daughter, who 
was the first wife of J. S. Page, who afterwards married Solo- 
mon's youngest daughter Elizabeth. 

"Hiram Gray was struck by lightning and killed at Meredith, 
N. Y., 1842. 

"James Gray had a family and the last I knew was living in 
western New York. 

"Phebe Gray, my mother, married Philo Olmstead, March 9, 
181 7, and had four children: Debby Ann, David Gray, Hiram, 
and Sarah. My father was born Nov. 11, 1795, and died Nov. 
17, 1874. Mother was born Aug. 7, 1794, and died June 3, 
1850; and after her decease he married her sister Matilda, 
Nov. 8, 1850; she d. Apr. 4, 1878. Mahala remained unmar- 
ried, and d. Sept. 20, 1866. Deborah Ann. oldest daughter of 
Philo and Phebe Olmstead, b. Dec. 9, 1817, d. Feb. 24, 1821. 
David Gray Olmstead, b. July 20, 1819, mar. Maria Strong Oct. 
4, 1843, d. Aug. II, 1846, at Walton, N. Y. He lett a daugh- 
ter, Ella, who mar. Egbert Chamberlain and now resides at Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 

"Hiram Olmstead, son of Philo and Phebe, mar. Sarah E. 
Hanford, June 25, 1848. Children: Mary Olmstead, b. Aug. 
30, 1850; graduated Vassar College, class of '80, and taught in 
the High School at Fond du Lac, Wis., for five years. Charles 
Olmstead, b. Feb. 1, 1853, is a Congregational Minister, and lo- 
cated at Oswego Falls, N. Y.; is married and has a son Clarence 
J. John Olmstead, b. Mar. 23, 1856, is a merchant in Walton; 
is mar. and has two children, Edith, and Bertis H. Hiram Betts 
Olmstead, b. Aug. 10, 1859, is mar. and a farmer at Walton; has 
a daughter. Carrie E. Olmstead, b. Aug. 8, 1862, has been a 
student at Elmira Female College. Henry Olmstead, b. Sept. 
24, 1864. Julian H. Olmstead, b. Aug. 25, 1868. Altogether, 
we have five sons and two daughters. I was born Feb. 20, 182 1, 
and Sarah E., my wife, was born Apr. 15, 1827. 

"Sarah, daughter of Philo and Phebe Olmstead, b. Apr. 20, 

1823, mar. Jeremiah B. Eells, Sept. 19, 1844. Children: Junius 
Hiram, mar. and has four children. Frederick, mar. and has 
one child. Betsey Ann, mar. and has three children. James R., 
d. 1886, aged 21 years. Sister Sarah and her children live at 
Walton, N. Y., where her husband is extensively engaged in the 
manufacture of wagons and carriages." 

R. E. Gray, Esq., Treasurer of the Keystone Paint Company 
of Muncy, Pa., furnishes the following data of an interesting^ 
family of Quaker Crays, with whom he is connected: 

"Our grandfather died before our father was married, I think,, 
and we never knew anything concerning him, only that he came 
from Chester Co., Pa., when his family was small, and settled near 
Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and I think near a Quaker (Friends) 
Meeting, called Short Creek. He was a Quaker preacher. In 
my early days, I recollect my grand mother; she then lived in 
Monroe Co., Ohio. She died somewhere between 1884 and '85 
I think. They had seven children that I know of: Samuel, 
Esther, David, Elijah, 'Lliomas, Elisha. and John. They are all 
dead except Thomas, who is about 80 years of age. 

"My father's name was David. He married Christiana Ed- 
gerton, of Belmont Co., Ohio. They had nine children: Rich- 
ard E.. Elijah H., Joseph, Elisha, Mary, Nathan, Sarah, Jesse, 
and Ann. I, Richard E., Uve here at Muncy, Pa. Married in 
Ohio, 1853, to Ann McCorhing. We have had six children, of 
whom four are living: Alice M., Emma, Viola, Albert M., Kate 
L., and Mary C. Kate L. died in 1877, aged 15 years. The 
remaining three daughters are married. My son is single. 

"My brother Elijah H. Gray, was all through the late war, 
and was promoted in regular order from the ranks to Major. He 
married in Illinois, and raised a family of several children. He 
died shortly after the war, and I have lost track of his family. 

"Brother Joseph was also in the late war; served two years. 
He married a lady in New Jersey and had two children; they 
now live in Dakota. His children's names are Willie and Louisa 

" Brother Elisha Gray, of Telephone fame, Uves at Highland 
Park, a suburban town near Chicago. He married Miss Delia 
Shepperd. They have four children, two girls and two boys: 
Minnie, Anna, Eddie and David Gray. 

"Brother Nathan died, unmarried, at about the age of 22, in 
the army, at Nashville, Tenn. 

"Mary married Charles Muchine, at New Sharon, Iowa; is a 
widow and has three children. Sarah married Henry Cope, and 
has two children; she also lives at New Sharon, Iowa. Sister 
Ann died when about twenty years of age. 

"My father's brothers' and sisters' families are scattered and 
1 cannot tell much about them. Nearly the whole of them 
moved to Camden, Jay Co., Indiana, a great many years ago, 
but I do not know where they are now." 

In regard to the ancestry of this family, Prof. Elisha Gray, of 
Highland Park, writes: "I learn that early in the i8th century 
two brothers came to this country from some northern shire of 
Ireland, being of Scotch-Irish parentage. One of these broth- 
ers settled in Mass., and the other in eastern Pennsylvania; I am 
of the last named branch." 

The following, from Governor Gray, of Indiana, strongly in- 
dicates relationship, as will be seen, to the foregoing family of 


Union City, Ind., Nov. 24, 1884. 

M. D. Raymond, Tarryiown, N. Y. 

Dear Sir: — Yours under date of Nov. 20th, inquiring after 
my ancestry is at hand. In reply will say, my ancestors were 
from England. My great-grandfather's name was Enoch Gray, 
grandfather's, Anthony, my father's, John. All my ancestors, 
from my father up, were Quakers, and residents of Chester Co., 
Pennsylvania, where I was born. 

Very Truly Yours, 

Isaac P. Gray. 



OF Martha's vineyard. 

The following sketch of a family of Grays whose early home 
was at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., is furnished by Dr. A. J. Gray, 
of this branch: 

"Father's entire life was spent in Tisbury, Duke's County, 
Mass. He was by occupation a farmer. His life was compara- 
tively uneventful. He was a man of uncompromising integrity ; 
respected the rights of others as well as his own and in every 
relation exhibited a religion of deeds as well as of words. 

"Of his paternal grandfather, the writer can give only a few 
facts. His name was Abijah. He lived in Evans, Erie County, 
New York. He was married twice, his first wife being the 
mother of all his children, ten or eleven in number, most of 
whom lived in Erie Co., N. Y. Of those children the writer 
can remember the names of Harrison, Daniel, Isaiah, Mary and 
of course, Franklin, who was my father. One of tliese brothers 
was the father of Dr. E. P. Gray, formerly of Buffalo, N. Y. 

" Isaiah Gray, (whose wife was Mary Morgan,) had a family 
of eight children. The third son, who was named Alfred Gray, 
married Sarah Brice, of York, Livingston County, N. Y., in 
1855. In 1857 he emigrated to Kansas, where he achieved 
distinction as Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, and 
where he died January 23, 1880. 

"Mary Gray, daughter of Abijah, lived and died at Vine- 
yard Haven, Mass., and was the wife of Saunders Dunham. 

"It may not be out of place, to say of the writer, that he was 
bom in Tisbury, Mass., was educated in the Common Schools 
of his native place, in Pierce's Academy at Middleboro, Mass.; 
and the State Normal School, at Bridgewater, Mass. Taught 
school six years, studied medicine, graduating at Dartmouth 
College, N. H., in Oct. i860. Was a Medical Officer in the 
Army, from 1862 to 1881; then resigned, to enter civil practice, 
at Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory." 

Dr. A. J. Gray has since removed from Cheyenne to El Paso, 



Isaiah Gray, lived and died at Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, 

Abijah Gray, son of Isaiah, born at Tisbury, Mass., March 
29, 1769; mar. Dolly Foster, who was born Aug. 4th, 
1775, who d. Feb. 13, 1834; he d. Oct. 6, 1846. There 
were fourteen children. Abijah Gray was one of the 
first settlers at Evans, Erie Co., N. Y., and died there. 

Franklin Gray, son of Abijah, b. Nov. 8, 1804; mar. ist. 
Thankful D. Luce, who d. Aug., 1850; mar. 2d, Eunice 
Chase, 1857; he d. Oct. 7, 1870; Mrs. Gray resides at 
North Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. 

Sarah U. Gray, dau. of Franklin Gray, b. May 3, 1834; mar. 
Capt. Jacob L. Cleveland, in 1852; he d. in 1870; there 
were four children, as follows: James, who d. in infancy; 
Thankful, b. 1853; mar. in 1876, Shadroch D. Tilton; one 
child, Helen Marion, b. in 1877. Henry J. is unmarried. 
Josephine, b. 1864, who married William Swift, in June, 

Franklin Gray, Jr., d. in infancy. 

Adoniram J. Gray, Dr., son of Franklin, b. Oct. 28, 1837; 
mar. Alice Worth, dau. of Capt. and Mrs. Alice Ban- 
ning Merry, and grand niece of Gen. William Worth, of 
Mexican War fame. No children. Present residence, 
El Paso, Texas. 
There were four children by the second marriage of Franklin 
Gray: three of whom died in infancy; and a daughter, Hattie 
Hazleton, born 1862, mar. Geo. W. Evans, and resides at North 
Tisbury, Mass. 

Gilbert Gray, son of Abijah, resides at Evans, N. Y., and has 
a son Frank Gray. 

Abijah Gray had a brother. Freeman Gray, who had a son, 
William Gray, who resides at North Tisbury, and a daughter, 
Fostina Baxter, of West Tisbury, Mass. Also two sisters. Thank- 
ful, who mar. Mr. Clifford, and has a daughter, Elizabeth Clif- 
ford, at Woods HoU, Mass., and Katy Gray Allen, who had no 

The ancestry of Isaiah Gray, the head of this line, is not ap- 
parent, but propinquity at least indicates that he may have been 
of the Yarmouth or Plymouth Grays. 

1 88. 


Rev. Edgar Harkness Gray, U. D., was born at Bridport, Vt., 
Nov. 15, 1813. Most of his youth was spent at that place, and 
there he commenced his studies for the ministry, graduating at 
Waterville College, Me., in 1838, and married to Mary Jane 
Rice, at Augusta Me., on the 13th of December following. He 
studied Theology with S. F. Smith, at Waterville, Me., and has 
supplied the largest Baptist Churches in Freeport and Bath, Me., 
Shelburne Falls, Mass., Washington, D. C, San Francisco, and 
Oakland, Cal., where he is at present actively engaged in the 
ministry at the advanced age of 73 years. 
He had five children by his marriage, viz: 

Nathaniel Oscar Gray. 

William Edgar Gray. 

Mary Ella Gray. 

Sarah Emma Gray. 

Augusta Anna Gray. 
While settled at Shelburne Falls Dr. Gray had repeated calls 
to go to larger churches in New York and Boston, but refused 
them all on account of the advantages of education his children 
there enjoyed. At the breaking out of the war he received a 
call from "E" St., Baptist Church, Washington, D. C, and ac- 
cepted it. About this time Rochester University conferred upon 
him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, in acknowledgment of his 
great ability. 

Within a few months after his residence at Washington, the 
late U. S. Senator Harris, of New York, called upon him to as- 
certain if he would take the nomination of Chaplain of the 
United States Senate, and obtaining his consent, he was unani- 
mously elected. Abraham Lincoln v/as then President of the 
United States and the friendship that sprung up between them 
was unbroken until his death. During Dr. Gray's chaplaincy 
the U. S. Senate was composed of some of the ablest intellects 
of the day. Dr. Gray presided at the great Sanitary Com- 
mission Meeting in the House of Representatives when Lincoln, 
Colfax, Beecher, and others sat on the platform, and when the 
country was thrilled with the news of the assassination and death 

of President Lincoln Dr. Gray was one of the officiating clergy- 
men who pronounced the funeral oration and prayer in the 
presence of one of the most august bodies ever assembled in 
this country. He also officiated at the funeral of Thadeus 
Stevens. Upon the expiration of his term of office he was re- 
elected as Chaplain and served during Johnson's administra- 
tion. Dr. Gray's entire life has been one of doing good to 
others. His life has been pure, unblemished and unstained, and 
his ability has placed him at the highest eminence attainable for 
a man in his calling, and his good work still continues. 

Nathaniel Oscar Gray, the eldest son, was born while Dr. 
Gray was settled at Freeport, Me., on the 9th of May, 1841. 
He was sent to and graduated at Philips' Academy, Andover, 
Mass., in i860, and from there to Brown University, at Pro\i- 
dence, R. I., where he graduated in 1864. Studied law with M. 
L. Gray, Esq., and admitted to the Bar in St. Louis, Mo., Octo- 
ber, 1867. Married Mary Taylor Johnson (sister of the Rev. 
Dr. Herrick Johnson, then President of the Theological Insti- 
tute, of Auburn, N. Y.) at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13, i86g, by 
whom he has one son, Herrick Johnson Gray. The industry 
shown in the practice of his legal profession brought N. O. 
Gray into notice and prominence, and the successful issue of 
his cases soon became known and he was sought after by the 
largest corporations and most prominent banks, and entrusted 
with their legal business. Among his clients was Myra Clark 
Gaines, who retained him in preference to any other attorney 
in the State to recover for her large properties which she was 
legally entitled to covering some of the wealthiest portions of the 
city of St. Louis. He has been repeatedly urged to enter poli- 
tics and become a candidate for the Supreme Bench, but his 
practice is so much more lucrative than any returns he could re- 
ceive in office that he has persistently refused. His integrity is 
unquestioned and his ability is recognized by all who have had 
occasion to avail themselves of his services. 

William Edgar Gray, the second son, v.'as born at Shelburne 
Falls, Mass., on the loth day of Jan. 1845, and followed a busi- 
ness career in preference to a profession. He obtained a posi- 
tion in the Treasury Department at Washington, D. C, in 1863, 


as Prize Money Cashier in the Fourth Auditor's Office, and left 
this after the close of the war and established a banking busi- 
ness in New York City in *i 867. In 1870 he went to London, 
England, and engaged with a number of EngUsh and French 
bankers to buy up the entire Spanish debt of about ^30,000,000 
and which was then selling at about 13c. on the dollar, and by 
regulating the finances and revenues of the Gov't of Spain, by 
changing its policy and administration, intended carrying the 
price of the securities to about their par value. With the view 
of doing this, an arrangement was privately made with Queen 
Isabella, of Spain, to abdicate in favor of her son, Prince Al- 
phonso, and the consent of the Pope was obtained to give the 
new King his papal blessing, and all seemed working well 
towards the success of the London syndicate and their plans in 
placing in the Spanish Cabinet its own officers to collect and 
regulate the Spanish revenues, when Germany proposed to put 
the Prince of Hohenzolern upon the Spanish Throne, which was 
so speedily resented by France that the result was a fierce but 
short war between the two nations. It was about this time that 
he met Bonnie Balfe, and married her in London, Jan. 4, 1877, 
Since then he has been engaged in promoting different American 
enterprises and placing their securities upon the London and 
European markets. He is at present the Financial Agent of The 
United States Land and Investment Company, of 145 Broadway, 
N. Y. City, and has had the placing of one million dollars of 
their bonds and one million of their stock, one half of which he 
has sold in the U. S., and the balance in London. 

Of the three daughters, Mary Ella Gray, the eldest, died in 
Washington, D. C, May, 1869. 

Sarah Emma, the second, is still unmarried but noted for her 
genial disposition and analytical mind, and is possessed of rare 
beauty and great personal accomplishments. 

Augusta Anna Gray, the youngest daughter, married Prof. 
Henry Martyn Paul, of the Naval Observatory of Washington, 
D. C, in Aug. 1878. 

The ancestral connection of Rev. Edgar H. Gray and his fam- 
ily with the Worcester Grays, appears on page 152. 


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Edward and Eydia tf \- 





Edward Gray, born in Lincolnshire, England, 1673, came 
to this country in 1686. He served an apprenticeship with Mr. 
Barton at Barton's Point, Boston, as a rope-maker. When he 
had earned enough for the purpose, he returned to England to 
visit his friends. On his coming down the English Channel he 
was impressed on board a man of war, whence he was released 
through the influence of the Surgeon, who knew his family. He 
then returned to Boston, where he again worked as a journey- 
man, and soon earned enough to hire a rope-walk, in which he 
was so successful that in a very short time he was able to pur- 
chase one. His business continued so prosperous that he was 
thereby enabled to live genteelly and to dispense liberal chari- 

In 1699 Mr. Gray married Susannah Harrison, by whom were 
seven children. She died June 4, 17 13; he married 2d, Hannah 
Ellis, a niece of Rev. Dr. Coleman, of the Brattle St. Church, 
she having come over from England for that purpose. Dr. 
Coleman had told his wife that he had two nieces in England, 
and asked her if he should send for the one called "Lump of 
Love." She assented, and he accordingly sent foi her, and soon 
after she arrived Mr. Gray married her. By her he had five 
children. He became an opulent merchant, and died July 2d, 
1757, aged 84 years. He had lived a long and useful life, and 
left a handsome estate. Dr. Chauncey said of him in a funeral 
sermon, " He was unexceptionable, and unenvied except for his 
goodness." He was buried in the Granary Burying Ground on 
Tremont St., behind the Park St. Church, in his own tomb near 
the gate. By his will dated Feb. 12, 1753, witnessed by James 
Otis, Mr. Gray gives to his son John, the rope-walk, a brick 
warehouse adjoining, with yarn houses, knotting house, dv/elling 
house and land, standing the whole length of the present Pearl 
street, and on "Cow Lane," now High St. and Atkinson St., and 
valued at ^1,000. The whole estate was appraised at about 
^5,500. By the inventory he had ten colored slaves appraised 
at ^^246. 



Hon. Harrison Gray, b. 1701; mar. Elizabeth Lewis, 
1734 i wasTreasurer of Province; left Boston with 
British troops, 1776. Had Harrison, b. in 1740, 
who d. in London, 1830; Lewis, who mar. Susannah 
Jackson; John; and Elizabeth, b. 1746, who mar. 
Samuel A. Otis, the Patriot, whence Harrison Gray 

Edward Gray, (2) b. 1703; mar. Hannah Bridge; had Ed- 
ward, (3) b. 1728 ; and Elizabeth, who. mar. David 
Cheever. He d. 1740. 

Ann Gray, b. 1705; mar. Increase Blake, 1739; child- 
ren: Increase, Benjamin, Joseph, Ellis G., Mary, and 
Sarah Blake. 

Persis Gray, b. 1706. 

Susannah Gray, b. 1708; mar. Col. Jos. Jackson, and 
had Joseph, Henry, and Susannah, who mar. Lewis 
Gray, son of Harrison Gray. 

Bethiah Gray, b. 17 10. 

John Gray, b. 17 13; mar. ist, Mary Otis, of Barnstable; 
May 14, 1761; mar. 2d, Mrs. Abigail Gridley; no issue. 


Rev. Ellis Gray, son of Edward (i) and Hannah Ellis Gray, 
born 1 7 15, married Sarah Tyler, 1739. He was colleague pas- 
tor of the Second Church, Hanover St., Boston, where his minis- 
trations continued until his decease, which occurred Jan. 7th, 
1753. He was buried in King's Chapel, William Tyler's Tomb. 
He left issue as follows: 

Hannah Gray, b. 1744, mar. Thos. Gary of Chelsea; one of 
her daughters was the wife of Rev. Dr. Tuckerman. 

Ellis Gray, (2), b. 1845, merchant, of Boston, mar. Sarah 
Dolbeau, and d. 1781; she d. 181 1, leaving a large property by 
will. Issue: 

Ellis Gray, (3). 

Thomas Gray, b. 1779; d. Aug. 17, 1820. 

Sarah Gray, mar. Judge Hall of Boston; a son, Ellis 
Gray Hall. 

Hannah Gray, mar. ist, Judge Wilson, of Washing- 
ton; 2d, Dr. Bartlett, and had Caroline. 

Lucy Gray. 

Harriet Gray. 


Thomas Gray, son Ellis (2), was a shipmaster and sea captain. 
He went to sea from Boston when only twelve years old, and 
had sailed around the world three times before he was twenty- 
one years of age. He was then made Captain, and was consid- 
ered an excellent navigator. During the time of the French 
Embargo, his ship was captured and scuttled in mid ocean, in- 
volving also the loss of a valuable cargo. He was placed in the 
hold of the French vessel and received harsh treatment from 
his captors. He died at New York, Aug. 17, 1820. He had 
married Mary Wiswall, daughter of Daniel Wiswall and Rachel 
Close, and she died in New York, Aug., 1822, leaving the fol- 
lowing issue: 

Sarah Gray, b. Oct. 25, 1806; mar. David Field, of Har- 
rison, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1823; d. Jan. i, 1883, at Harrison; left 
no descendants. 

John D. Gray, b. Dec. 10, 1808; mar. Eliza B. Taylor, of 
New York, May 7, 1831; mar. 2d, Eliza Burns of White Plains, 
N. Y., where he died Oct. 20, 1872. He was for many years a 
prominent citizen of White Plains, (the county seat of Westches- 
ter county,) was twice elected Supervisor of the town, and serv- 
ed three terms as a Trustee of the village. Issue: 

Emma Gray. 

Alice Gray. 

Geo. T. Gray. 

Frank Gray. 

Thomas Gray, Jr., b. Jan. 4, 181 1, mar. Charit>' Emhtch, in 
New York, Apr. 25, 1830; d. at WilHamsburgh, N. Y., Aug. 13, 
1856. Issue: 

Thomas Gray, d. June 18, 1864, from wounds received 
in the battle of the Wilderness. 

Sarah Gray, mar. Abram Lossee; last known residence, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mary Gray, mar. a Mr. Fowler; dec'd. 
Jane Ann Gray. 

Geo. Gray, was a soldier in the war for the Union; resi- 
dence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
James Gray; residence, Brooklyn. 


Daniel W. Gray, son of Capt. Thomas, b. Nov. 29, 18 14, 
mar. Sarah Field at Harrison, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1833, with whom 
he still continues to live, and where he has resided from early 
childhood. He is a highly esteemed citizen, and has several 
times been chosen Supervisor of his Town, and has filled other 
positions of trust. Issue: 

Moses F. Gray, of White Plains, N. Y., b. Dec. 4, 1834, 
mar. Sarah J. Pickford, of Brooklyn, May 7, 1863; 
mar. 2d, Sarah Smith. Children: 

Daniel W. Gray, b. 1866. 

Annie Gray, b. 1868. 

John D. Gray, b. Oct. 28, 1836, mar. Maggie J. DeVoe, 

Sept. 28, 1870; resides at White Plains, N. Y. 
William Gray, b. Jan'y 16, 1839, mar. Susie Julian, of 
Brooklyn, June 17, 1863. Issue: 
Ida Gray, b. Jan. 13, 1865. 
William Gray, b. Nov. 9, 1867. 
Sarah Gray, b. Aug. 11, 1869. 

Chas F. Gray, b. July 3, 1841, mar. Lydia Carpenter; re- 
sides in Brooklyn. 

George T. Gray, b. Jan. 21, 1844; unmarried, and re- 
resides with his parents, Harrison, N. Y. 

Mary F. Gray, b. Sept. i, 1846; mar. John R. Bates; 
June 18, 1879; residence, Trumansburgh, N. Y. 

Elizabeth T. Gray, b. Dec. 26, 1848; mar. Charles M. 
Carpenter, May 29, 1878; issue: William Fields 

Sarh Gray, b. May 14, 1854, mar. Samuel J. Barnes, 
Nov. 12, 1879; children: Emily and Edith. 

Ellis Gray (3), brother of Capt. Thos. Gray, was a lawyer, and 
is said to have lived in Boston. Not traced. 

Ellis Gray (4), a son of Capt. Thomas Gray, d. young in New 

William Gray, son of Rev. Ellis, b. 1747. 

Edward Gray, " " 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Rev. Ellis mar. Samuel Gary of Chelsea. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Edward (i), b. 17 17; mar. Nathaniel 
Loring, of Hull, 1739. 

Sarah Gray, b. 1720; mar. Jeremy Green, Poet. Children: 
Edward, Sarah, Hannah, Nathaniel. 

Thomas Gray, b. 1721; a bachelor; d. Oct. 1774. 


William Gray, son of Edward (i), b. 1724; mar. Elizabeth 
Hall, dau. of Capt. Stephen Hall of Charlestown, Dec. 7, 1759; 
d. May 10, 1775; she d. at Jamaica Plains, Dec. 24, 1825. Issue: 

Martha Hall Gray, b. Sept. 12, 1760; mar. Dr. Sam- 
uel Danforth, and d. July 4, 1790. Issue: Caroline, 
b. Oct. 1789, and d. 1832. 

Stephen Hall Gray, b. Oct. 9, 1761; d. 1782. 

William Gray, b. Nov. 21, 1762; d. July 9, 1805. 

ED^VARD Gray, (4) son of William, was b. July 16, 1764; 
mar. Apr. 15, 1790, Susanna Turell, daughter of Madame Tur- 
rell, a character famous in the revolutionary days. He was a 
graduate of Harvard, an " Honest Lawyer," a man of note. See 
"One Hundred Orators of Boston;" she d. Sept. 10, 1806; he 
d. Dec, 27, 1810. Issue: 

Mary Ann Gray, b. Nov. 27, 1793; mar. Wm. A. Fales; d. 
Feb. 22, 1850; issue: Edward Gray Fales; Jane Minot 
Fales, who mar. Geo. Lamb, of New Orleans; Mary Tur- 
ell Fales, who mar. Thomas Gray, M. D., of Boston; and 
Caroline Danforth Fales. 

Edward Gray, (5) b. Dec. 15, 1792; d. Dec. 23, 1810. 
Eliza Gray, b. 1795; d. 1851. 
Susannah Gray, b. 1797; d. 1808. 

John Gray, b. Dec. 5, 1798; mar. ist, Sarah Payne, of Brook- 
lyn, Conn., who d. March 16, 1853; mar. 2d, Nancy John- 
son, of Nevvburyport, Mass.; he d. Nov. 22, 1859. Issue: 
Susan E. Gray, b. at Brooklyn, Conn., March 22, 
1834; mar. ist, Geo. S. Thorp, and had Marion 
Gray Thorp; he d. i860, and she married 2d, 
Leon C. Magaw, and had Leona, James, Louis 
de Vincent, and Ethel. 
Edward Gray, (6) b. 1840; d. at Worcester, Mass., 

Sept. 21, 1859. 
William Searles Gray, b. June i, 1846; mar. Mary 
Mason Jordan, and had Elizabeth Johnson 
Gray. He died in San Francisco, 1874. 
Catharine Searles Gray, b. March 11, 1848, at 
Worcester; mar. Elisha Dodge, of Newburyport, 
and had Robert Gray Dodge, Edwin Sherrill 
Dodge, and Lawrence Paine Dodge. 
Fanny Gray, b. Aug. 31, 1855, at Worcester; mar. 
Henrj' Little, ot Newburyport. 


Rev. Frederick Turell Gray, son of Edward (4), b. Dec. 5, 
1803; mar. Elizabeth P. Chapman; d. March 9, 1855; 

Frederick Turell Gray, Jr. 

Elizabeth Gray. 

Margaret Chapman Gray; mar. Francis Bacon of 

New York. 
Emily Gray. 

Eleanor Gray; mar. Patrick Jackson, of Boston. 
Marion Phillips Gray. 
John Gray, son of William, b. Feb. 14, 1768; a bachelor. 
Elizabeth S. Gray, b. 1769; mar. Jacob Eustis, who d. Aug. 
23, 1839. Issue: George, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Wilham. 


Rev., Thomas Gray, D. D., son of William, was b. at the old 
homestead on Portland St., Boston, March 16, 1772. He grad- 
uated from Harvard, studied theology with Rev. Samuel Stillman, 
D. D., a celebrated divine and orator of the Revolution, and 
mar. his daughter, Deborah, May 23, 1793; was ordained at the 
Third Church, Roxbury, Mass., March, 1793; was pastor of the 
Unitarian Church, West Roxbury, for many years, and there he 
died and was buried. Issue: 

George Harrison Gray, of Arlington, Mass., b. 1795, who 
mar. Ann Wakefield, dau. of Dr. Terence Wakefield, and 

Georgianna Gray, who mar. Horace H. Homer, of 

George Harrison Gray, Jr., who mar. Miss Bow- 

Thomas Gray, b. 1849, who mar. Miss Stowe, of 

John Gray, b. 1849, who mar. Miss Hill. 
Maria Lane Gray. 
Alice Bridge Gray. 
Hannah Stillman Gray, dau. of Rev. Thomas Gray, b. 

Ann Greenough Gray, dau. Rev. Thos., mar. Rev. George 
Whitney, of West Roxbury, and had Ann G. Whitney who mar. 
P. W. Tumey, of New York; George Whitney; CaroHne B. 
Whitney, who mar. Wm. F. Cabot, of Jamaica Plains ; Herbert 
Whitney, who mar. Ajinie L. Fairbanks, of Boston. 


Thomas Gray, Dr., writer and poet, son of Rev. Thomas, b. 
at the parsonage, Jamaica Plains, 1801; was a member of the so 
called RebelUon class at Harvard; took his degree of B. A.; took 
his degree as Doctor of Medicine both here and in France. He 
mar. his cousin, Mary Turell Fales, daughter of Wm. A. Fales 
and Mary Ann Gray, in Brunswick, Me., 1832. He was author of 
"The Vestal," "A Tale of Pompeii," a prize poem on "The 
Settlement of Roxbury," besides many other pieces in prose and 
poetry, hymns, glees, etc. He died in Boston, March, 1849. 

Mary Ann Gray, mar. Guy Byram Schott, of Phila., Pa. 
Alice Gray, mar. Gedney K. Richardson, of Boston. 
Children: Caroline M., Marion, and Ruth Rich- 
Caroline Fales Gray, mar. J. B. F. Davidge, of Wash- 
ington, D. C; he d. at Paris. 
T. Fales Gray, b. July 4, 1849; mar. Elleanor Thomp- 
son Powell, dau. of Charles Powell, Esq., of County 
Salop, England, Feb. 4, 1885. 

Benjamin Gray, son of Edward (i), b. 1726; married Mar}' 
Blanchard, and had 

Benjamin Gray; not traced. 

The foregoing brief sketch and record of the family of 
Edward Gray, of Lincolnshire and Boston, is furnished by T. 
Fales Gray, Esq., of Boston, who is of that line: 



The fact that the Gray family was largely represented among 
the early settlers of Fairfield County, Conn., was soon ascertain- 
ed by the compiler of this genealogical record, but it seemed 
probable at first that they were among other pioneers from the 
Colony of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay who had pushed on 
toward the frontiers on the line of westward emigration, and so 
helped to people the sister Colony of Connecticut. And this 
reasonable inference found ready confirmation in the discovery 
that the Grays of Beverly and Yarmouth had representatives at 
an early day in Litchfield Co., and in the northern part of Fair- 
field, and along the adjoining " Oblong." However, further re- 
search dispelled that theory, and disclosed the fact that there 
was a very early and doubtless direct emigration of Grays to old 
Fairfield, Conn. The records show that there were two broth- 
ers, John and Henry Gray, among the first settlers, in 1643. 
They had married sisters, daughters of William Frost, who and 
his family had coine with them from Nottingham, England. Henry 
is said to have been a man of consequence, and represented his 
town at the General Court. He had married Lydia Frost, and 
was in middle life when he migrated to this country. He died 
about 1658, aged probably fifty years. He left four sons: Jacob, 
Henry, Levi and William Gray. John Gray, brother of Henry, had 
married Elizabeth Frost, but the names of his children cannot 
be definitely determined. The name of William Gray of Fair- 
field appears on the early records of Westchester Co., N. Y., 
as having been appointed Administrator of the estate of his 
brother Levi, date of June 3, 1684, who had paid church rates 
in Eastchester Mar. 30, 1678. A "home lot" had been granted 
to William Gray, on the 9th of November, 1680. His name 
again appears on the records of Westchester Co., as having paid 
church rates in the town of Eastchester in 1692; and again, the 
real estate records show that " William Gray of Fayrefield in 
Conn., weaver, sold his home lot in Eastchester," date of April 
23d, 1697. It is not known whether he then returned to Fair- 
field, but that some of his descendants remained is evidenced by 
the fact that the name of William Gray appears on record there 


in 1775, and on a map of Westchester County date of 1779, 
William Gray's place, in the town of Eastchester, is noted. 
None of the name of Gray, have, however, at any recent date, 
resided in that vicinity. The name of John Gray, as will be 
seen, was perpetuated in Fairfield in a line of descent that can- 
not be traced to Henry, and doubtless is of the descendants of 
John, although the connecting links do not appear. The records 
show that William Frost, as well as his sons-in-law, the brothers 
Gray, were owners of large estates, which they distributed by 
gift and by will among their children and descendants. William 
Frost's will was made Jan'y 6, 1644. It is a unique docu- 
ment, and is pubhshed in full in Trumbull's Colony Records, I., 
p. 465. The names' of the three children of his daughter Eliza- 
beth by a previous marriage are therein mentioned, viz: Luke, 
Susannah, and Johanna Watson. He also remembers " John 
Gray's own two children," without naming them. He mentions 
his sons Daniel and Abraham, and a daughter Mary, to whom 
he gave all the goods and estate he had in "old England." 
He gave ten pounds toward a meeting house to be built for the 
town of Uncowah, the aboriginal title of Fairfield. Henry Gray 
appears to have been the principal legatee, and he was named as 
executor. Francis Purdy, the ancestor of the numerous family 
by that name, was a witness to the will. 

The following is the genealogical record of these families of 
Grays as far as recorded: 


Henry Gray, mar. Lydia Frost; d. at Fairfield, Conn., 1658; 

Jacob Gray. 

Henry Gray (2). 

Levi Gray. 

Mary Gray. 

William Gray. 

Sajiah Gray. 
Henry Gray (2) had 

Isaac Gray. 

William Gray (2), b. 1685. 

Henry Gray (3). 
All the above sons of Henry Gray (2), received gifts of land 
from their father date of 1708. 


William Gray (2), b. Fairfield, Conn., 1685, mar. ist, Abigail 
Cooley, Dec. 23, 17 14; mar. 2cl, Elizabeth Meaker, Oct. 31, 
1 7 16. Issue: 

Stephen Gray, b. Nov. 7, 17 15. 

William Gray, (3), b. Aug. 17, 17 17. 

Abigail Gray, b. May 7, 17 19. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Apr. 12, 1721. 

Ebenezer Gray, b. Mar. 29, 1723. 

Jabez Gray, b. Oct. 11, 1728. 

Thaddeus Gray, b. Oct. 27, 1730. 

Joseph Gray, b. Oct. 11, 1732. 

Elisha Gray, b. June i, 1735. 

Joshua Gray, b. Sept. 22, 1738. 
William Gray (2), d. Aug. 27, 1761, and his wife Ehzabeth d. 
July 6, 1772. He made a will May 5, 1759, which was admit- 
ted to probate Oct. 6, 1761, and is on file in the old records of 


William Gray (3), and Sarah Disbrow, dau. of Thos. Uisbrow, 
were mar. at Fairfield, Jan. 25, 1742; she d. Oct. 27, 1778. 

Moses Gray, b. Aug. 11, 1743; d. Oct. 15, 1812. 

Elias Gray, b. Apr. 4, 1746. 

Olive Gray, b. Dec. 3, 1748; d. July 6, 1778. 

Sarah Gray, b. Apr. 1751; d. April 26, 1792. 

Amos Gray, b. Mar. 17, 1753; d. Mar. 30, 1803. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1755; d. July 6, 1772. 

Lydia Gray, b. Jan. 18, 1757; d. Dec. 30, 1786. 


EHas Gray removed to New Fairfield, and died there Nov. 27, 
1826. His will was admitted to probate Dec. 16, 1826, and by 
it he bequeathed to his wife, Jemima, one-third of his estate. He 
also gave legacies to Amos Nickerson, son of his dec'd daugh- 
ter Huldah, to John and Anna Wheeler, children of his dec'd 
daughter Sarah, to his daughter Anna, wife of Joseph Covell, 
daughter Polly, wife of Cyrus Gray, and daughter Olive. His sons 
Allan and Russell were appointed his sole executors. He also 
had a son William (4), and a daughter Eunice. 

Elias Gray was three times married; ist to Eunice 
who died August 25, 1782. He married 2d, Anna 

who died February 3, 1786; he married 3d, Jemima Barnum, 
daughter of Richard Barnum of Dan bury, who died March 27, 
1828. Captain Richard Barnum was a son of Captain John 
Barnum of Danbury, who was eldest son of Deacon Richard 
Barnum, who was third son of Thomas Barnum, one of the first 
settlers of Danbury in 1684, who was born July 9, 1663, son of 
Thos. Barnum, of Norwalk. 

The first marriage had taken place in old Fairfield, but 
soon after the birth of the first born son the removal to New 
Fairfield must have been made, as the following, copied from 
the church records of the latter place e\ddences: '• Elias Gray, 
January 26, 1772, admitted to ye Privilege of Baptism for his 
children on ye account of a Recommendation from the Rev'd 
Mr. Reepley of Green's Farms," a Parish in the town of Fairfield. 


William Gray (4), b. June 24, 1767; d. Sept. 22, 1844. 

HuLDAH Gray, dau. of Elias and Eunice Gray, b. June 13, 
1769, mar. Mr. Nickerson; d. May 26, 1803. 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Elias and Eunice Gray, b. Sept. 4, 1778, 
mar. Nathan Wheeler; d. Nov. 21, 18 15. 

Allan Gray, son of Elias, b. May 10, 1781, lived and died at 
Rhinebeck, N. Y. Had a son, Rev. Firmin Gray, a noted Meth- 
odist preacher, who had a son and two daughters; lived near 
Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

Anna Gray, dau. of Elias and Anna Gray, b. Jan. 27, 1786, 
mar. Joseph Covell. 

Eunice Gray, eldest daughter of EUas and Jemima Gray, 
born Nov. 16, 1788, mar. Joseph Sherwood, and had a son Orrin 
Sherwood who d. Mar. 31, 183 9; 'she also had Olivia, who mar. 
Henry Sturtevant of Bridgeport, Conn., and Amanda Sherwood, 
both dec'd; she d. Sept. 27, 1838. 

Olive Gray, dau. of Elias and Jemima Gray, b. Sept. 23, 
I 790, d. Mar. 8, 1829. 

Russell Gray, son of Elias and Jemima Gray, b. July 24, 
1794, mar. Hannah Jones Sept. 4, 181 7; he d. at Eddyville, 
Iowa, Apr. 29, 1859; she d. same place, Aug. 23, 1877. Issue: 


Benjamin Jones Gray, b. at New Fairfield, Conn., June 30, 
1819, d. at Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 2, 1849; "Was one of 
nature's noblemen, an honor to his name." 
Austin Gray, Rev., b. at New Fairfield, Feb. 28, 1821, mar. 
July 18, 1847, to Sarah Efizabeth Brush. Issue: 

Hiram Burroughs Gray, b. at Washington, D. C., 

July 16, 1848; d. Omaha, Neb., May 28, 1866. 

Mary Elizabeth Gray, b. Dec. 25, 1850; d. Mar. 

15, 1852. 
Edward Farley Gray, b. Apr. 29, 1853. 
George Frank Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1854, mar. Oct. 
10, 1880, to Regina Hetrich, of Cowley Co., 
Kansas. Children: Mary Mahala, dec'd, and 
Mary Amelia Gray, b. at Eddyville, Iowa, Feb. 26, 
185Q, mar. Samuel W. Loughridge, Dec. 24, 
James Willis Gray, b. July 23, 1824, mar. Aug. 26, 1846, to 
Ann Webster; d. at Albion, N. Y., Mar. 31, 1880. "He 
was much beloved by all who knew him." 
Hiram Burroughs Gray, b. at New Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 13, 
1828, d. at Steubenville, Ohio, April 12, 1849; a youth 
of high hopes and bright promise. 

Polly Gray, dau. of Elias and Jemima, b. Mar. 7, 1802, mar. 
Cyrus Gray, at New Fairfield, May 10, 1821; he d. at Yorkville, 
N. Y. She still survives, and resides with a grandaughter, Sarah 
Frances Gray, at Norwalk, Conn. 


William Gray, (4), son of Elias was b. in old Fairfield, 
June 24, 1767; mar. ist, Sarah Jennings, of Danbury, Conn., 
1793; she d. Nov. 13, 1806. Issue: 

Isaac Gray, b. in Fairfield, Co., Sept. 6, 1793. 

Elias Gray, b. Kent, Conn., June 25, 1795; was in naval ser- 
vice war of 181 2, and severely wounded; d. July 26, 181 8. 

Mary Gray, b. Kent, July 25, 1797; mar. John Kelley, Sept. 
30, 1820; d. Providence, R. I. 1880. 

Anson Gray, b. Ridgebury, Conn., July 23, 1799; d. Jan. g. 

Eunice Gray, b. North Salem, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1801; married 
Geo. Eastwood, Apr. 15, 1822; d. Aug. 18, 1825. 


William Gray (4) mar. 2d, Mary Higgins, of South-East, Put- 
nam Co., N. Y., May 12, 1807; she d. Mar. 6, 1820, in the 46th 
year of her life. Issue: 

Sarah Gr.w, b. Dec. 5, 1808. 
William Gray (5), b. Oct. 22, 18 10. 
Harvey Gray, b. March 9, 181 2. 
Lewis Gray, b. Feb. 5, 1814. 
Allen Gray, b. April 8, 181 6. 

William Gray (4), mar. 3d, Annie Stevens, Aug. 22, 182 1, who 
survived him. Were no children by this marriage. Mr. Gray 
spent some years in Dutchess Co., N. Y., where he owned and 
cultivated a farm, and several of his children were born, but 
returned to the old homestead in New Fairfield after his father's 
death, where he died Sept. 22, 1844. It is said of him, that as 
a boy, during the trying times of the Revolution, he exhib- 
ited not a little of the fervor of the true patriotic spirit. The 
incursion of Gov. Tyron and his tory troops up through Con- 
necticut to Danbury, and the destruction of that town, aroused 
to arms all the patriots in that vicinity, and Elias Gray, with his 
neighbors, rallied in response to the urgent call, and marched to 
meet the foe, he leaving the youthful William with the panic- 
stricken household, with strict injunctions not to depart there- 
from ; but the martial spirit of the Grays so fired the boy's 
heart that, soon after the departure of his father, arming himself 
with an old fowling-piece, he followed after, and having come in 
sight of the retreating column of the enemy, from the secure 
breastwork of a convenient stone wall, blazed away at the Brit- 
ishers. It is said that the castigation administered to this young 
hopeful for his constructive disobedience on that occasion, was 
the slightest ever knowTi to have been applied by the hand of 
that stern parent and valiant patriot, Elias Gray. 

Sarah Gray, daughter of William and Mary Higgins Gray, 
was born in Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Dec. 5th, 1808; 
mar. James Vance in New York city, 1830. They removed to 
San Antonio, Texas, where Mr. Vance built Government Stores, 
furnished supplies for the U. S. Army, bought real estate, and 
became very prosperous. A grand daughter, Mary Vance, of 
San Antonio, only remains. 



William Gray (5), son of William Gray (4) and Mary Higgins, 
was born on Monday, Oct. 2 2d, 1810, in the town of Clinton, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. He there grew up to manhood and spent 
several years learning the business of a country store in the town 
of Dover Plains, N. Y. In 1830 he went to New York city to 
engage in mercantile life, and there resided and continued in 
business until 1880. He then removed to Nyack on-the Hudson, 
where he continues to reside, at his beautiful country-seat, 
" Gray Court." 

Mr. Gray, gifted with tastes above his early opportunities for 
their improvement, redeemed many an hour from the drudgery 
of apprenticeship in a village store, for communion with nature, 
and with those poets who are her best interpreters, which he 
made the companion of his walks in the woods and fields of his 
native Dutchess, Bryant being his special favorite. And the 
poetic taste and temperament so developed in him, has given an 
afterglow to his later life, which still has much of the fire and 
fervor and enthusiasm of youth. 

Mr. Gray's memory was always remarkably retentive, and a 
poem, or portion of history once read, could be repeated by him 
to the letter. It is said that his mother also had a wonderful 
memory, and that he inherited from her much of his poetic and 
literary taste. Though not having had the advantages of a 
classical education, he won and enjoyed the lifelong friend- 
ship of Bryant, and other distinguished men of letters. He has 
also rare comprehension of political history, and has positive 
and well established political opinions. He has fine business 
capacity, and his eight years of service as Cashier in the Comp- 
troller's Office of the city of New York, was a sufficient test of 
the integrity and firmness of his character. 

Mr. Gray was married to Lavinia, daughter of Rebecca Whar- 
ton and John Titus Johnson, at their residence on Rutger Street, 
New York, Nov. 14th, 1837. She died March 21, 1853, and 
he was married again, Aug. 23, 1855, to Harriet D., daughter of 
John Milton and Sarah A. Tabor, at Dover Plains, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y. 




William Cullen Bryant Gray, the first born, and eldest son of 
William Gray and Lavinia Johnson, was born at No. 40, Rutgers 
St., New York, the residence of his maternal grand-parents, Sept. 
15, 1839. He was named after the distinguished poet, W. C. Bry- 
ant, and himself developed much literary taste and talent. He 
was educated in the public schools of New York, graduating with 
honor at N. Y. College, i860. On the breaking out of the Rebel- 
lion he returned from Texas, where he had been spending the 
winter previous with friends, and joined the army of the Union, 
receiving a commission as ist Lieut, in the 4th N. Y. Artillery. 
He was soon promoted to the position of Aide-de-Camp on 
Gen. Doubleday's Staff, where he served with distinction during 
the campaign of 1862, participating in the engagements on the 
Rapidan, Rappahannock, and the second battle of Bull Run. 

But the honorable career of this gallant and noble youth was 
cut short in the morning of his high hopes. He died at the 
Georgetown Hospital, D. C., Jan. i, 1863, having been taken 
seriously ill about a week previous. With the delirious excla- 
mation, " Forti'ard! inarch /" he soon sank back into his last 
sleep. Bryant Gray was not only a gallant patriot soldier, ardent 
and true, but he was in many respects a youth of high endow- 
ments and bright promise. This shines forth on every page of 
the beautiful memoir of his life prepared and published by his 
pastor. Rev. Dr. Thompson, of the Broadway Tabernacle Church, 
New York. Among the tributes which there appear, are the 
following stirring lines written by the poet Bryant, on hearing of 
his enlistment, and which seem almost prophetic of his fate: 

"Think that the cause is half divine 

That girds thee with the warrior's brand, 

And be the steadfast purpose thine 
To wield it with a stainless hand. 

"Then when the storm of war is stilled, 

Tears warm and soft as summer rain 
Shall welcome him who. from the field 

Brings back a life without a stain. 

"Or should'st thou perish in the strife, 
The tears that weep thy death shall flow 

For one who gave a stainless life 

To shield his country from the foe." 


Mary Higgins Gray, dau. ot William and Mary Higgins 
Gray, b. Feb. 15, 1844; resides with her father's family at 
Nyack, N.Y. 

Wharton J. Gray, b. Aug. 17, 1847, mar. Fannie M. Huyler, 
of Nyack, N. Y., 1876; issue: Ethel Gray, b. June 14, 
1877; residence and business, New York. 

Amelia Gray, mar. in 1874 to John F. Harman; issue: Bry- 
ant Gray Harman, b. Nov. i, 1878; Elsie Harman, b. 
May 19, 1882; Helen Harman, b. Oct. 5, 1884. Mr. 
Harman is of the firm of Handy & Harman, dealers in 
bullion and specie. New York, and resides in Plainfield, 
New Jersey. 

Alice Gray, mar. in 1878, to William Wilson Clay; issue: 
Christabel Clay, b. Mar. 26, 1879; Percy Clay, April 15, 
1880, d; Wilham Wharton Clay, b. Sept. 29, 1882. Mr. 
Clay is an Architect in Chicago, where he has a large 
and prosperous business. 


Baby Gray, b. May 20, 1862, d. April 16, 1864. 

Lillian Gray, b. Oct. 21, 1865. 

William Gray (6), b. May 25, 1867, New York city. 


Harvey Gray was bom in Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., and 
settled in Bristol, Conn., 1836, having previously resided for a 
few years at Southington, Conn., at which place he was married 
to Mary Woodruff, Oct. 16, 1831. He continued to reside at 
Bristol until his death. May 8, 1883, he having with his wife cel- 
ebrated their golden wedding two years previous. Mr. Gray had 
much mechanical genius, and was engaged in the manufacture 
of clocks, water wheels, etc.; was at the head of a large busi- 
ness. His death was much regretted by his friends and towns- 
people, by whom he was beloved and esteemed for his no- 
ble, consistent character, and he was honored by in memoriam 
notices in which his activity in organizing Young Men's Chris- 
tian Associations, and interest in every good work for the welfare 
of his fellow men, were tlioroughly recognized. Children and 


Horace Gray, son of Harvey, was b. at Southington, Conn., 

July 16, 1832; was married to Julia Perry, June 26th, 

1854. Enlisted under Col. Joseph Hawley, in the 7th 

Conn. Vols., in the war for the Union; was wounded at 

Fort Wagner, and d. at Charleston, S. C., July 12, 1863. 

Helen Alice Gray, daughter of Horace, b. May 4, 

1855, mar. C. T. Olcott, and resides at Bristol. 

Charles Gray, son of Harvey, b. in Bristol, Conn., May 15, 

1847, was married to Harriet R. Baldwin, Mar. 29, 1871; 

is book keeper and cashier for Cheney Bros., New York; 

residence, Brooklyn; children: 

Alice Louise Gray, b. in Bristol, Jan. 20, 1873. 
Mary Arline Gray, " " Jan. 30, 1875; d. 
in Brookl}Ti, Jan. 20, 1886. 
The widow of Harvey Gray resides at Bristol, Conn. 

Lewis Gray, son of William (4), b. 18 14, mar. to Jane Ann 
Van Siclin, b. in Canada, July 14, 1822, at the city of New 
York, by the Rev. Dr. Sawyer, Sept. 5, 1843; she d. at Croton- 
ville, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1883. Present residence of Mr. Gray, 
Jersey City. Issue: 

Geo. B. Gray, b. Dec. 11, 1844; mar. to Antoinette See, at 

Sing Sing, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1864. 
Allen F. Gray, b. July i, 1846; mar. Ellen L. Hughes, in 

Jersey City, Sept. 14, 1876. 
Francis L. Gray, b. Aug. 8, 1847. 

Mary B. Gray, b. March 5, 1851; mar. John J. Reynolds, in 
New York, June 7, 1869. 

Allen Gray, son of William Gray (4), and Mary Higgins Gray, 
mar. Eliza Jane Smith, daughter of Gershom B., and Temper- 
ance Smith, of Norwalk Islands, Conn., Sept. 25, 1844. Issue: 
Ada Byron Gray, b. July 5, 1845; d. in city of New York, 

Dec. 22, 1857. 
Arline Augusta Gray, b. Nov. 17, 1846; mar. in Christ 
Church, Brooklyn, Nov. 19, 1873, to Jas. E. Wilson, of 
that city. Issue: Charles Gray Wilson, b. Aug. 27, 1874. 

Leslie Higgins Gray, b. at Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb. 4th, 

Allen Gray was formerly member of the large clothing house, 

firm of Smith & Gray, Williamsburgh, but has now retired with a 

handsome competence, his son Leslie Gray, taking his place 

in business. 



Isaac Gray, eldest son of William (4), mar. Miss Conant, Jan . 
2, 1813; he died at Hyde Park, Pa., in May, 1853. Issue : 

Joshua Gray, who died at Janesville, Wis., where his widow, 
Margaret Gray, and children, William, Henry, Sarah, Gertie, 
Charles, and Rosa Gray, are still living. A daughter Dem- 
ma, d. and left two children. WilHam is married and has a son 
George. Another son of Joshua, George Gray, died in the war. 
Sarah Gray, b. Dec. 5, 1808, in Clinton, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
Melissa Gray, dau. of Isaac, mar. ist, a Mr. Folger, by 
whom she had two children: William and Parthena; she mar. 
2d, David Ayers, by whom she has had Franklin and Jennie; she 
now resides near New Hampton, Iowa. 

Abbie Gray, dau. of Isaac, mar. a Mr. Hoover, and Hves at 
Weatherby, Pa.; has three children. 

Eliza Gray, dau. of Isaac, mar. George Baldwin, and lives at 
Cherokee, Iowa; has a son Eugene. 

Henry Gray, son of Isaac, is married, and lives near his sis- 
ter Eliza; has one child. 

Alonzo Gray, son of Isaac, d. leaving two children: Joseph, 
mar., but residence unknown; Mary, who mar. Geo. N. McCul- 
low, and resides at Sanborn, Iowa; has several children. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Isaac, mar. Henry Knight, and Hves at 
Apple Creek, Neb.; a daughter, Louisa. 

Amos Gray, son of Isaac, has several children; resides in Minn. 
Egbert H. Gray, son of Isaac, was b. at PawUngs, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., Oct. 18, 1 821; mar. Sarah Pepper, b. at Hyde Park, 
Pa., Feb. 27, 1827. Children: 

Phebe Jane Gray, b. Centre Rock, Wis., Jan. 3, 1854; d. 

Effie a. Gray, b. Janesville, Wis., Dec. 29, 1854; mar. 

C. E. Warren; has two children, Clarence and Pearl; 

residence, Postville, Iowa. 

Boadicea Gray, b. Janesville, Apr. i, 1858; mar. P. C. 

Shipton, and has a daughter, Gladie; residence, 

Edgewood, Iowa. 

Alonzo B. Gray, b. Janesville, Sept. 7, 1861; Cadet at 

West Point, class of '87. 
Vienna Gray, b. in Eden, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1864; mar. 

James Egan; residence, Waucoma, Iowa. 
Minnie J. Gray, b. Eden, Iowa, Aug. 19, 1867. 
Bert U. Gray, b. at Waucoma, Iowa, Jan. 17, 1870. 
Lulu Althea Gray, b. same place, Dec. 23, 1874. 
Egbert H. Gray was instantly killed by a falling building, June 
17, 1884. Mrs. Sarah Gray, resides at Waucoma, Iowa. 


Ebenezer Gray, son of William (2), b. Mar. 29, 1723, mar. a 
Miss Lockwood, sister of John and Sarah Lockwood, and lived 
in Weston, Conn., where he died Sept. 20, 1777. He had lived 
for a time at Pawling, in Dutchess Co., N. Y., for the record 
shows that his son Ebenezer was born there. He had a daugh- 
ter who had married a Mr. Hubbel, and died May 4th, 181 3. 
Whether there were other children it is not easy to determine. 
Mrs. Gray was b. Apr. 19, 1733, and d. Mar. 4, 1810, having 
survived her husband nearly 33 years. 


Quotation from record of Ebenezer Gray (2), "who was born in 
Pawling town, so called, on the east side of Great Swamp, so 
known at that time, in the State of New York, on the 8th day of 
May in the year of our Lord Christ 1766. But his parents re- 
moving when he was about two years old to Weston, Conn., he 
was brought up thereuntil he was in his 21st year, and then 
went into Pawling town wliere he was born, and there found his 
wife, Sarah Burdick, when a girl." Sarah Burdick was a daughter 
of Amos and Martha Burdick, born Sept. 2d, 1774, and married 
to Ebenezer Gray, July 14, 1791. He had "gone abroad," as 
he quaintly expresses it in the voluminous diary which he kept, 
and which is still preserved, — on coming of age, and journeying 
up the country on foot he finally reached Fishkill, and so cross- 
ed over the river to Newburg, but shortly returned to the vicini- 
ty where he was born, and engaged for several years in teaching 
school at a place then called Franklin, N. Y. And there he 
found and married his wife as already related. He returned 
from there to Weston, Conn., in 1793, where he continued to re- 
side for over 30 years. He was evidently a man of decided 
character and more than ordinary ability. He died in the city 
of New York, Aug. 23, 1829; she also died there Feb. 11, 1830. 
The following is a list of their descendants as full as it was pos- 
sible to ascertain them: 

James L. Grav, son of Ebenezer (2), was b. Dec. 2, 1792, at 
Pawling, N. Y. He had among other children a daughter An- 
gehne, who married John Ash of New York; had two children. 

Cyrus W. Gray, son of Ebenezer (2), b. May 18, 1794, at 
Weston, Conn., mar. Polly Gray, youngest dau. of Elias and 
Jemima Barnum Gray, at New Fairfield, Conn., May 10, 182 1. 
He died at Yorkville, N. Y., July 24, 1855; his widow, Polly 
Gray, resides at Norwalk, Conn. Issue: 

Harris Augustus Gray, b. July 23, 1823. 

Richard Sylvester Gray, b. Aug. 14, 1825, d. 

Katharine Jane Gray, b. Dec. 9, 1827, d. July 26, 1830. 

Mary Louisa Gray, b. Sept. 6, 1830, d. same date. 

Emily Jane Gray, b. Feb. 22, 1835, d. Apr. 16, 1840. 

Franklin Henry Gray, b. Aug. 17, 1837, d. Sept. 8, 1838. 

William Henry Gray, b. Jan. 25, 1841. 

Theodore Dewitt Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1845, d. Feb. 19, 1849. 

Harris A. Gray, son of Cyrus Wm., married Martha Jane 
Keller, of New York, August 20th, 1872; residence, Brooklyn; 
no children. 

Richard Sylvester Gray, son of Cyrus, married Mary Jane 
Hollenbeek, Dec. 31, 1849, who d. May 28, 1856, in New York; 
mar. 2d, Almira L. Hollenbeek, Jan. 31, 1857, who d. Aug. 11, 
1876; he d. Issue: 

Mary Alice Gray, b. Nov. 30, 1850; mar. Martin Davis, of 
Wilton, Conn.; has two children, Leverda and Archibald; 
resides in Ridgefield, Conn. 

Henrietta Jane Gray, b. Aug. 8, 1852; mar. Jeremiah 
Slawson of Norwalk; four children : Mary, Ralph, Fred- 
die and Edward. 

Sarah Frances Gray, b. Apr. 9, 1858; residence, Norwalk. 

Cyrus William Gray, b. Nov. 5, 1859, ^^^- Anna Goodwin, 
Nov. 27, 1876; residence, Norwalk. 

Richard Sylvester Gray, Jr., b. Apr. 15, 1862, mar. Nellie 
McGonigal; residence, Norwalk, Conn. 

Hiram Burdick Gray, son of Ebenezer (2), b. March 2 2d, 
1 80 1, mar. Nancy Hager, Dec. 14, 1847, at Reynoldsville, N. Y.; 
he d. Jan. 27, 1872; she resides in New York with her son, John 
H.; issue: 

John Hiram Gray, b. Aug. 20, 1852; mar. Dec. 10, 1873, to 
Lizzie E. Beers, of New York; resides in N. Y. city, and 
dealer in real estate; children: 

William Hir.'vm Gray, b. April 14, 1875. 
Fannie Gray, b. July 10, 1877. 
Florence Gray, b. Jan. 12, 1880. 
John Gray, b. Oct. 31, 1882; d. Apr. 30, 1884. 
Kitty Gray, b. Dec. 24, 1884. 
Geo. W. Gray, son of Hiram B., b. Dec. 25, 1855; d. Mar. 

6, 1885. 
Augustus Burdick Gray, b. Apr. 2, 1861; mar. Mary Case, 
of Trumansburg, N. Y., June 23, 1882; resides at Pough- 
keepsie; children: 

George W. Gray, b. Jan. 17, 1885. 
Nancy Isabel Gr.'^y, b. April 9, 1886. 
Wm. Henry Gray, son of Cyrus Wm., is married and has a 
family; resides in Brooklyn. 

Horatio Nelson Gray, son of Ebenezer (2), b. Apr. 13, 
1806; mar. Maria Satterlee, of Delhi, N. Y.; he d. May 27th, 
1 881; she resides at Yorkville, N. Y.; issue: 

Charles N. Gray, b, Nov. 14, 1868. 
Ebenezer LocKwoOD Gray b. Apr. 22, 1808, d. July 14, 181 6. 
Warren Corbin Gray, b. Apr. 26, 18 10; mar. Jane E. Brew- 
er; issue : Warren Gray, of Phila.; Abram Gray, dec'd; Jennie 
Gray, and Addie Gray, who mar. a Mr. Douglas, and has a 
daughter Ella, all of Philadelphia. Warren Corbin Gray was 
lost at sea by the burning of the steamship Melville^ off the 
coast, on the way from New York to Port Royal, Jan. 8, 1863. 
Sarah Burdick Gray, dau. of Ebenezer (2), b. Jan. 13, 181 2; 
mar. Rev. Gabriel Smith, of St. Joseph, Mich. 

Ephenetus Crosby Gray, son of Ebenezer (2), b. Apr. 17, 
1 81 6, mar. Elizabeth McDonald; issue: Mary Elizabeth, who 
mar. Geo. R. Tifft, of Buffalo, N. Y.; McDonald Gray, dec'd; 
and Leonora Gray. Mr. Gray was a lawyer in the city of New 
York, where he died March 7 th, 1852. 

Jabez Gray, son of WiUiam (2), b. Oct. 11, 1728, mar. Betty 
Hecox, Jan. 17, 1753, and had Betty, bapt. Feb. 23, 1755; and 
Polly, bapt. Apr. 24, 1757. Betty, wife of Jabez, d. Mar. 26, 
1760, and he died in Maryland, of small pox, May 31, 1760. 

Thaddeus Gray, son of William (2), b. Oct. 27, 1730, mar. 
Susannah Carley, Feb. 28, 1759, ^"<^ ^^^ Dolly, bapt. Apr. 27, 
1760; Louis, bapt. July 19, 1761; he d. Nov. 26, 1761. 

Elisha Gray, son of William (2) b. June i, 1735, mar. Ellen 
, and had Joseph, bapt. Oct. 11, 1761; he d. Nov. 30, 


Joshua Gray, son of William (2), mar. Elizabeth Dibble, at 
Stamford, Conn., May 20, 1766, and had a daughter Abigail, 
born Feb. 9, 1769. 

Joseph Gray, a brother of Joshua, also resided at Stamford for 
several years, but the historian of that place says " the name 
disappeared from the records soon after the close of the Revo- 

Stephen Gray, eldest son of William (2), and only child by his 
first marriage, left no records, and no trace has been found of 
his descendants. 


Anson Gray, son of William (4), and Sarah Jennings Gray, 
born at Ridgebury, Conn., 1795, married Sarah L. Gray, daugh- 
ter of Seymour Gray, and granddaughter of Moses Gray, who 
was a son ot William (3), and a brother of Elias, Sept. 19th, 
1824; she d. Dec. 3, 1870; he d. Jan. 9, 1879. Issue: 

Salome Gray, b. Aug. 1825; mar. Thaddeus Feeks, Nov. 18, 

1849; she d. Aug. 5, 1877; issue: Mary Feeks, v/ho mar. 

Dr. Farrington, of New York. 
Charles Gray, b. June i, 1827; mar. Ann Maria Boughton, 

of Patterson, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1852; d. June i, 1853; no 

Esther Gray, b. Feb. i, 1829; mar. Oren B. Lessey, Jan. 20, 

1849; issue: Sarah Lessey, who mar. A. A. Dugar, of 

Worcester, Mass. 
David William Gray, b. Nov. 21, 1831; married Esther E. 

Field, of Patterson, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1853; resides in Dan- 
bury, Conn.; no children. 
Harriet Gray, b. July 3, 1836; mar. Lewis Northrop, July 

22,1852; d. Feb. 23, 1863; had a son Ebenezer, who 

married and removed west. 
Sarah N. Gray, b. Oct. 27, 1845; '^- Aug. 18, 1852. 

William Gray (3), d. Aug. 30, 1793. 



Moses Gray, son of William Gray (3), was born in old Fair- 
field, Conn., Aug. 11, 1743, and his name appears on the old 
parish records at Green's Farms in the town of Fairfield as hav- 
ing been baptized on Sept. nth, same year. The same records 
show his marriage with Sarah Disbrow, March 19, 1767, and 
the baptism of his first born son, Gabriel, Feb. 15, 1768. He 
removed to New Fairfield, then a comparative wilderness, in the 
spring of 1768, in company with his brother Elias, and each 
took up a farm of 57 acres, side by side, on the east of Ball's 
Pond, so called, and about six miles from Danbury. By indus- 
try and economy they prospered, and both added largely to the 
extent of their original purchases. 

Moses Gray was a Revolutionary soldier, holding a commis- 
sion as Ensign. He was at the battle of Long Island, and after- 
wards at White Plains. Was at Valley Forge, and went home 
ill with camp distemper, and lost four of his children at one 
time, from that disease. He again served as a " Minute Man," 
and also was for a short time in the garrison at West Point. 
I'o ever}' call of patriotism he gave a prompt and cheerful re- 

He united with the King Street Baptist Society, June 24th, 
1786, and was the chorister of that church for many years, 
continuing in connection with it until his death, which oc- 
curred Oct. 15, 181 2. His grandson, Horace Gray, of Eustis, 
Florida, who has furnished most of the statistics of this branch 
of the family, says that he died of a prevailing "malignant fever, 
as did my maternal grandfather, Thomas Higgins, almost the 
same day, and many others, both of my grandfathers, and an 
aunt and two uncles dying within ten days." And the fact that 
Thomas Gray, a son of Moses, who had died with the disease, 
was buried at the same time and with his father, must have ad- 
ded to the general gloom. 

Moses Gray and Sarah his wife had altogether sixteen child- 
ren, of whom all died quite young, except five sons, as follows: 
Gabriel, Seymour, Thomas, Solomon and Jesse, all of whom had 
families, sketches of which are herewith given. 


Gabriel Gray, eldest son of Moses, bom Feb., 1768, died 
of cholera, while on his way from Albany to his home in Har- 
persfield, Delaware Co., N. Y. He left two sons, Moses and 
Orange Gray, both of whom settled in north-eastern Ohio, and 
" raised large families." 

Seymour Gray, second son of Moses, born May 23, 177 1, 
married Mary Comes, Jan. 26, 1791; she d. May 24, 1824, and 
he mar. 2d, Grace Lyon, Feb. 10, 1829. Seymour Gray died 
Jan. I, 1845. Issue: 

Anna Gray, b. June 18, 1792; d. May 16, 1847. 
Daniel Gray, b. July 16, 1793; ^- Aug. 1836. 
Ira Gray, b. Jan. 6, 1795; d. Feb. 25, 1797. 
Hiram Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1796; d. May 13, 1873. 
Rancell Towner Gray, b. Mar. 19, 1797; d. 
RuFus Gray, b. Sept. 11, 1800; d. July 22, 1868. 
Sarah Lucy Gray, b. Mar. 23, 1805; d. Dec. 3, 1870. 
Salome Gray, b. Dec. 19, 1807; d. Mar. 27, 1810. 
Harriet Gray, b. June 2, i8ioj d. Mar. 24, 1877. 

Harriet Gray mar. John Barr, Mar. 8, 1827; she d. Mar. 24, 
1877; he d. Apr. 16, 1884; issue: Mary Ann, b. June 22, 1828, 
mar. George Albin, Feb. 13, 1850, who d. Aug. 14, 1883, and 
had George Arthur Albin b. Oct. i, 1852, who d. Mar. 24, 1853, 
and Mary Isabelle Albin b. Jan. 16, i860; Lucy C. Barr b. Aug. 
16,1831, and d. July 4, 1853; Martha G. Barr b. Feb. 28, 1834; 
Ira L. Barr, b. June 28, 1838, d. May 11, 1866; Jane Barr, b. 
May 20, 1843. 

Seymour Gray was a man of "great natural ability," and his 
sons Daniel, Rancell and Rufus, it is said, " were able men, and 
led eventful lives." The greater pity that sketches of them were 
not furnished for this record, but to obtain the desired data much 
delay was required. 

Thomas Gray, third son of Moses, married Sarah Wilkes. 
He died Oct. 10, 181 2, at or near Harpersfield, Delaware Co., 
N. Y., of typhus fever, and was buried at the same time and in 
the same grave with his father, in the old Baptist Cemetery at 
King Street, near New Fairfield, Conn. He left five children, 
viz: Ezra, Squire, Lydia, Francis, and one other. Thomas was 
said to have been his father's " favorite son." 


Solomon Gray, fourth son of Moses, married Betsey Benham, 
and several years afterwards removed to Clarkesfield, Huron Co., 
Ohio, and was one of the first settlers of that country. He died 
1 85 1. Was a respected citizen. Left three children: Pamela, 
who married James Green and died soon after; George, b. 181 5, 
married and raised a large family; and James, born after the re- 
moval to Ohio, who inherited the homestead, and is married but 
has no family. 

Jesse Gray, son of ISIoses, married Sarah Higgins, the young- 
est sister of Mary Higgins, who married William Gray (4), son 
of Elias, whose father was Thomas Higgins of Cape Cod, who 
had settled in South East, then Dutchess Co., N. Y., and whose 
mother was Marthy Manly, a sister of the Capt. Manly who 
took the first prize from the British in the Revolutionary war. 
Jesse received 20 acres of land of his father to entitle him to 
vote under the old King James Charter, and he afterwards bought 
out his brother Solomon and came into possession of the old 
homestead. He cared for his mother, " Grany Gray," as she 
was affectionately entitled, and who survived his father about 
twenty years. He was a successful farmer and added to the pa- 
ternal acres. He served six months as a volunteer in the war of 
181 2. In the spring of 1837 he sold his property in New Fair- 
field, and followed his sons, who had gone out as pioneers the 
winter before to Michigan, taking his whole family, and settling 
in the town of Saline, Washtenaw Co. Jesse Gray was an "ac- 
tive, energetic man, a member of the M. E. Church for many 
years, a strong Jeffersonian Democrat until the passage of the 
Kansas-Nebraska Bill, when he united with and continued in the 
Republican Party, — none of the Copperhead in Moses Gray or 
any of his posterity. He died in Feb'y, 1861. Sarah his wife, 
outlived him, and was a remarkable woman." They had five 
children, as follows: Horace, Eunice, Ira, Thomas, and Martin. 

Horace Gray, eldest son of Jesse, was born Dec. 19, 1808, 
and married to Abigail Bradley, in New Fairfield, Oct. 2, 1831, 
she bom same place Sept. 4, 181 2. Horace had no educational 
advantages, save what attained by himself at home, being too 
far from the District School to derive any special benefit from it. 
He succeeded, however, in mastering the common branches, 

2 1 6. 

with a fair knowledge for those times, of chemistry, philosophy, 
and most of the sciences, and a pretty thorough knowledge of 
astronomy. He commenced teaching school when sixteen years 
old, and followed it mostly at winter terms, until he emigrated to 
Michigan in 1837. He was almost the first to lecture on Astron- 
omy in eastern New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, 
&c. In the winter of 1837, starting from Danbury, Conn., he 
"footed it" to Michigan, through southern Pennsylvania, over the 
Alleghany Mts., and through Ohio, with knapsack on his back, 
near 900 miles, at a cost of only $10.50, thereby saving in one 
month $65, a fortune in those days. And he did v/ell by so em- 
igrating to Michigan. He served several terms as Supervisor in 
Lennawee Co., during and since the war. Has spent several 
years in northern Mich., five years in Alabama, and the last five 
years at Eustis, Florida, his present place of residence. His 
wife, Abigail, died Oct. 17, 1863; he has not married again. 
They had four children, viz: 

Mary Jane Gray, b. Nov. 24, 1832, mar. John C. Cone, at 
Macon, Mich.; d. July 6, 1853. 

George Badger Gray, b. July 11, 1835; mar. Eunice Barnes 
at Macon, Mich., Jan. 13, i860; three children: Frank, 
aged 27, Minnie, 20, and Jesse, 7; has the old homestead 
at Macon, and has an orange grove in Florida, where he 
and his family spend their winters. 

Ira Gray, b. July 5, 1838; mar. Mary Wilson, at Dundee, 
Mich.; July 12, 1863; served three years in the war of the 
Rebellion; is an invalid and a pensioner; has an orange 
grove adjoining his father, at Eustis, Florida. Children: 
George A. Gray, aged 17, and Carrie M., 10 years. 

Bradley Eugene Gray, b. Nov. 6, 185 1, in Macon, Mich.; 
resides with his father at Eustis, Florida. 

Horace Gray, who furnished the most of the foregoing record 
of the family of his grandfather, Moses Gray, although in his 
79th year, writes a racy spirited letter, using no glasses, and is 
a vigorous and most interesting character. A true Gray, in all 
manly qualities, and genial withal, as well as virile, with engag- 
ing social qualities, and not a httle taste for scientific and literary 
pursuits. So kindly appreciative, it is a pleasure to have known 
him even afar. 


Eunice Gray, daughter and second child of Jesse Gray, born 
in New Fairfield, married Thomas F. Newell of New York city, 
where they resided many years. Removed with her father to 
Michigan, then back to New York, and then to Iowa, last to 
Kansas, where he died. She is now living at Holton, Kansas. 
Her oldest daughter Sarah, married Samuel Lamed, and resides 
at Birmingham, Alabama. Her oldest son, Samuel Newell, and 
her youngest son, Ira, are with her. Her youngest daughter, 
Hattie, was accidentally poisoned when about twenty years old, 
while living in Iowa. 

Ira Gray, second son of Jes?e, born about 1815, followed 
school teaching till he removed v/ith his father to Michigan, 
where he died just one month after his arrival. " He was a 
young man of good attainments and excellent character." 

Thomas Gray, third son of Jesse Gray, married Lucy Ann 
Collins. He commenced at school teaching, but after marriage 
engaged in farming extensively at Macon, Michigan, but after- 
wards sold out and removed to Douglas, Mich., where, by the 
lumbering, mercantile, farming, and fruit business, he has attain- 
ed a handsome property. He is an able man, and has served 
one term acceptably in the State Legislature. He accompanied 
his brother Horace in the famous tramp from Connecticut to 
Michigan. Is now in California in very poor health. He has 
four children, viz: • Jane, Pharo, Frank, and Thomas, " all doing 
well," as is said, although more full particulars would have been 
very acceptable. 

Martin Gray, youngest son of Jesse, born in New Fairfield, 
Conn., married Esther Kellogg, at Macon, Mich. He is of a 
mechanical turn of mind, and carried on a machine shop at 
Ypsilanti, Mich. Removed to Douglas, Mich., where he still re- 
sides. He inherited his father's valuable estate. Has served as 
Supervisor. Has but one child, a daughter Sarah. 

And this ends the record of the families of Elias and Moses 
Gray, who were not only brothers, but closely allied by inter- 
marriages and various degrees of kinship among their ancestors 
and descendants. Their lives ran closely together, and evident- 
ly they were brothers beloved. 



According to the parish records of Green's Farms in old Fair- 
field, Henry Gray (3), was one of the corporate members of the 
church at that place in 17 15. His brother Isaac was also there, 
and his death is recorded as having taken place Nov. 7, 1745. 
Margaret Gray, probably their sister, was a member of the 
Green's Farms Church, 1727, and her death is recorded date of 
Aug. 29, 1754. Henr>' Gray (3) had a son Samuel, but wheth- 
er other children, if any, does not appear. Tlie following statis- 
tics are in part from the town records of Fairfield, and part 
from the town records of Weston, and other sources. 


Samuel Gray, son of Henry Gray (3), married EUinor Sturges 
at Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 24, 1734; she d. Jan. 4, 1762; he mar. 
2d, Joanna Stone, June 19, 1763; she d. Jan. 15, 1770. Issue. 

Sanford Gray, b. Sept. 23, 1735. 

Hannah Gray, b. Nov. 12, 1736; mar. Sylvanus Tran- 

pher, Apr. 28, 1762. 
Hezekiah Gray, b. Nov. 14, 1738. 
Samuel Gray, Jr., b. July 10, 1742; d. Nov. 3, 1760. 
Sarah Gray, b. Feb. 11, 1744; mar. Gabriel Higgins ot 

Bedford, N. Y., March 2, 1763. 
Mary Gray, b. Mar. 8, 1746; mar. Joseph Gorham Jr., 

Nov. 16, 1763. 

Hezekiah Gray, son of Samuel, and Abigail his wife, were 
members of the Green's Farms Church, 1767; and had there 
baptized daughters Abigail, Lucy, Ellen, and Hezekiah, Jr., the 
latter, date of July 19, 1761. Hezekiah, Sr., was probably the 
Hezekiah Gray who was a Lieutenant in a Company formed in 
Bedford, N. Y., 1776, and afterwards Captain of a Company at- 
tached to Col. Drake's Westchester County Regiment. His 
descendants not traced. 

The Henry Gray above recorded as one of the corporate 
members of the Green's Farms Church, it must be admitted 
may have been Henry Gray (2), it being very difficult in the ab- 
sence of exact data absolutely to determine. However it is be- 
lieved to be correct as it stands. 



Isaac Gray, son of Henry (2), had a son Nathan; whether 
other children, this research has not determined. The grave of 
Isaac Gray is said to have been tlie first one in the old Northfield 
burial ground. 


Nathan Gray, son of Isaac, b. 17 14, married Mary Holibert, 
at Fairfield, Conn., July 24, 1735. Issue: 

Nathan Gray, Jr., b. Sept. sq, 1737. 

Isaac Gray, b. May 7, 1739. 

Solomon Gray, b. Apr. 21, 1740. 

Thomas Gray, b. Dec. 7, 1742. 

Daniel Gray, b. Oct. 49, 1744. 

Mary Gray, b. March 11, 1745. 

Elijah Gray, b. Nov. 16, 1747. 

John Gray, b. Sept. 3, 1749. 

Gideon Gray, b. Mar. 7, 1751. 

Eliphalet Gray, b. May 4, 1753. 

Joseph Gray, b. Nov. 9, 1754. 

Eunice Gray, b. Jan. 19, 1756. 

Benjamin Gray, who mar. Elizabeth Waterbury; died 
young and left no descendants. 
Elijah Gray, son ot Nathan, married Esther Sturges, at Wes- 
ton, Conn., Sept. 10, 1769; she d. Oct. 26, 1792, and he mar. 
2d, Rlioda (Morehouse) Disbrow, she being a widow, May 6, 
1793, who died Jan. 3, 1796, and he married 3d, Lydia Taylor, 
Feb. 19, 1797. Elijah Gray died on his 80th birthday, Nov. 16, 
1827, and his wife Lydia, died same year. Issue: 

Sturges Gray, b. Apr. 15, 1774. 

Jeremiah Gray, b. July 20, 1778. 

Elijah Gray, b. Mar. 21, 1781. 

Samuel Gray, b. Mar. 13, 1783. 

Walter Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1785. 

Solomon Gray, b. Mar. 31, 1788. 

Hezekiah Gray, b. July 15, 1790. 
There was a daughter Esther by the marriage with the widov/ 
Disbrow, who mar. Abraham Morehouse, and had Mary E., who 
d. unmarried; she mar. 2d, Lyman Banks. 

There were three daughters by the third marriage, with Lydia 
Taylor, as follows: 

Rhoda M. Gray, b. May 3, 1798; d. Sept. 1868, unmarried. 
Abigail Gray, b. Jan. 2, 1802; mar. David Lockwood, of 
Weston, and d. at Bridgeport, Jan. 11, 1883, leaving 
three children: Rhoda A., David B., and Wakeman D. 
Lockwood, all of Bridgeport, Conn. 
Temperance Gray, mar. Hezekiah M. Coley, Dec. 5, 1830, 
and d. Jan. 12, 1864, leaving two daughters, Anna B., 
and Marv E., both unmarried and living at the old home- 
stead of Elijah Gray, Westport, Conn. 
Sturges Gray d. in the city of New York, leaving two child- 
ren, Henry and Eliza, who removed to western New York. 

Jeremiah Gray lived and died in New York; had 5 daughters; 
Sarah, who mar. Eben Redfield, of CHnton, Conn., where a son 
Charles now resides; Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Stone, and 
Henrietta, Mary and Almira. 

Elijah Gray settled in Lansinburgh, N. Y. Not traced. 
Samuel Gray, son of Elijah, mar. Hannah Ogden, of Dutch- 
ess Co., N. Y., and had three sons. Nelson, and Wakeman, who 
died young, and Solomon, who married Priscilla M. Smith, of 
Greenfield Hill, Conn., May 20, 1834, and had five daughters: 
Mary W., b. March 15, 1836, d. Jan. 15, 1840; Charlotte A., b. 
Jan. 21, 1839; Mary Eliza and Eleanor Wakeman Gray, twins, 
b. July 23, 1 85 1, the former of whom mar. John W. Hurlbutt 
and has two daughters, Mary M., and Estelle C, and the latter, 
Eleanor W., married Edward Wheeler, June 11, 1874, and has 
Minnie E., Julia M., and Edward Gray Wheeler, all of whom 
reside in Westport, Conn.; Harriet F. Gray, mar. Geo. A. Wood, 
Sept. 24, 187 1, and had Julia M., dec'd, and Georgia A. Wood. 
Eliza W. Gray, only daughter of Samuel Gray, married Lewis 
Adams, and lives in Rome, Peoria Co., 111. Has had a son, 
killed on the R. R., and two daughters, both married. Her 
mother, the widow of Samuel Gray, resided with her, and died 
there in 1874. Solomon Gray died Apr. 23, 1870. 

Walter Gray, son of Elijah, d. in Westport leaving six child- 
ren: Henry, John, Jane, who mar. a Mr. Smith, Elijah, Jeremi- 
ah, and Esther M. 

Solomon Gray, son of Elijah, mar. Abigail Thorpe of Green's 
Farms, April, 1820; he d. March 20, 1830; she d. Sept. 30th, 
1862. Issue: 

Eliphalet Gray, b. Jan. lo, 182 1; mar. Harriet B. Coley, 
May 22, 1848; issue: Annie A. Gray, b. Sept. 21, 1850, 
mar. Wm. H. Bradley, May 22, 1879. Maurice Gray, 
b. Oct. 7, 1854, d. Nov. 25, 1874. Residence, Westport. 

Esther Burr Gray, b. March 6, 1823; mar. Austin Godfrey, 
Nov. 30, 1847. 

Mary Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1826, mar. John Gray, May 21, 

Abbie a. Gray, b. March 30, 1830; mar. Horace B. Coley, 
Oct. 18, 1863; d. Nov. 27, 1879. 

Eleanor W. Gray, b. Dec. 29, 1833; mar. Horace B. Coley 
Dec. 12, 1880. 

Hezekiali Gray, youngest son of Elijah, died at West Point, 
N. Y., leaving eight children: Sturges, Sarah, Elijah, who resides 
at Fairfield, Conn., Mary, Henry, Eunice, George, and Rhoda 

John Gray, son of Nathan, married Eunice Morehouse, at 
Weston, Conn., Feb. 4, 1774. He d. 1817; she d. April, 1837. 

Deborah Gray, b. Apr. 5, 1775; married Sam'l Meeker, 
March 5, 17983 she d. Oct. 2, 1839; a son Alva, d. 
Mary Gray, b. May 14, 1779; d. Mar. 13, 1785. 
Anna Gray, b. Feb. 13, 1783; married Joseph Rowland, 
Dec. 6, 181 2; she d. 1843; had a son Joseph, who 
d. in Brooklyn, Jan'y 1886, and left two daughters, 
Anna and Lena. 

John Gray, Jr., b. Sept. i, 1785; married Abigail Coley, 
May 3d, 1813; had three daughters: Mary, who 
mar. Thos. Goodsell, is a widow, two sons, John, d., 
and Heman; Deborah, who mar. Lewis Bradley, is a 
widov/, six children, Randolph, d., Mary, John, Car- 
oline, Anna, and Lewis, who d. Jan., 1884; Eliza, 
who mar. Henry M. Sherwood of Chicago, and has 
a daughter, Grace Sherwood. 
Morehouse Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1787; married Clarissa Hoyt, 
May 4, 181 7; d. Aug., 1825; left two children: 

Frederick Gray, now living at Southbury, Conn., b. 
1822, mar. Harriet Tuttle; three children: Cyrus, 
Anna and Martha. 
Anna Gray, who mar. Geo. Mumford, of New York; 
is a widow; children: Oliver, Laura and Mary. 
Alva Gray, b. May 4, 1796. 


Alva Gray, youngest son of John Gray, married Sarah C. 
Wakeman, Feb. 17, 1823, and died at Westport, Conn., July 3, 
1876. The following sketch of his life is from the local paper 
of that date: "Alva Gray was born May 4, 1796, in that part 
of Westport called Coley town, which formed a part of this town 
at its origin; he was therefore a native of Westport. With the 
advantages which a common school afforded, he surpassed his 
schoolmates in study. His first noticeable political action was 
as one of the leaders in districting the State Senatorially, which 
he followed indefatigably until it was accomplished. As in this 
work, so in all things, throughout his life, his characteristics were 
energy and firmness. He was distinguished for a strong, com- 
prehensive and vigorous intellect. The mastery of his profes- 
sion, and his high position socially and politically, were acliiev- 
ed by his strong will and efforts. He scorned deceit, and dili- 
gently sought for truth. He was strictly honest, and whenever 
he had fixed his opinion he was immovable as the everlasting 
hills. So long as the party he represented was in power in this 
town, he did more for the financial prosperity of the town than 
any one man had done before his time, and it must be conceded 
by all who knew him that his watchfulness of public affairs has 
surpassed that of all others. In fact, the condition of our town 
affairs never were so clearly and satisfactorily represented to the 
taxpayers as when under his administration as Selectman. 

" He had been for many years one of the most capable Coun- 
ty Surveyors in the State. During more than forty years' prac- 
tice he had surveyed every acre of ground in Westport, and had 
become so familiar with the history of farms, and home lots, as 
to make any decision he might be called on to pronounce, final. 
He was for many years the oldest Director in the Southport 
Bank. His natural talent would have made him one of the 
most prominent civil officers in the State, had it not been for his 
remarkable fixedness of opinion. Though identified with no 
church, and making no public profession of rehgion, the world 
accepted him as an upright, good man. In many respects West- 
port has met with an irreparable loss in the death of Mr. Gray." 



Elizabeth Gray, b. Jan. 12, 1824, d. March 26, 1868. 
Edward Gray, b. Oct. 10, 1826, lost at sea, Apr. 17, 1842. 
John H. Gray, b. Sept. 18, 1829, mar. Frances L. Wells, 

Oct. 13, 1859; his only child, Elizabeth, d. June 14, 

1885; he d. April 18, 1876. 
Frances A. Gray, b. Feb. 14, 1833, resides atWestport. 
Sarah A. Gray, b. Sept. 3, 1837; d Oct. 24, 1843. 

Solomon Gray, son of Nathan, mar. Ann Disbrow, at Green's 
Farms, Feb. 18, 1762. 

Gideon Gray, son of Nathan, married Anne, and had a dau. 
Anne bapt. Jan. 7, 1776. 

Daniel Gray, son of Nathan, was probably the Daniel wlio 
married Prudence Waterbury at Stamford, Nov. 15, 1765, and 
had Mary, b. May 18, 1767; Prudence, b. Dec. 16, 1772, who 
mar. Henry Whitney at Darien, Conn., Jan. 8, 1789, and d. at 
Gt. Barrington, Mass., Dec. 11, 1822, and other children. He 
was a prominent citizen of Stamford, and a member of the Com. 
of Public Safety during a part of the Revolutionary period. 

Eliphalet Gray, son of Nathan, had a daughter Lydia, and a 
daughter who married a Mr. Brown, both of whom lived and 
died in Belcherto\vn, Mass. 


Jacob Gray, son of Henry Gray (i), deeded land in Fairfield 
May 15, 1679, "which hath been legally given him by his grand- 
father, William Frost." He also deeded land to his daughter 
Rebekah, March 17, i6qo. Jacob Gray, Jr., sold land in Fair- 
field date of Jan. 21, 1708, and then the records show that 
Jacob Gray gave land to his son Joseph in 1708. This Joseph 
is believed to have removed at an early day to Newtown, and 
to have been the Joseph Gray who was Selectman of that town 
in 1 7 13, and the ancestor of many Grays in that vicinity whose 
lineage, owing to the meagre town and church records, it is im- 
possible to satisfactorily trace. The records of Fairfield further 
show that " Sarah Gray, relict of Jacob Gray, died in Stratford, 
Dec. 16, 1 7 16." 

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Jacob Gray (2), according to the old records of the Greenfield 
Hill Parish, there entered into covenant and was baptized June 
5, 1726, his wife Hannah having united with that church Apr. i, 
1722. On June 12, 1726, the Sunday following his admission 
to church membership, their children were baptized, as follows, 
the first three being classed as adults: 

Nathaniel Gray. 

Sarah Gray. 

John Gray, b. 1708. 

James Gray, b. 17 10. 

Jacob Gray, Jr., b. 1712. 
' RoBENA Gray. 

Eunice Gray. 

Mary Gray, bapt. March 16, 1728. 
John Gray, son of Jacob (2), married Hannah Scribner, Sept. 
19, 1730. They removed to Redding at an earlv day, where 
some of their children were born, and where he died May 10, 
1755, as the record says, "aged about 47 years." Issue: 

Ann Gray, b. Aug. 2, 1732. 

John Gray, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1734. 

Stephen Gray, b. Dec. 7, 1735. 

Abraham Gray, b. June 22, 1737. 

Hezekiah Gray, b. Oct. i, 1738. 

Nathaniel Gray, b. July 20, 1741. 

Hannah Gray, b. June 25, 1744. 

Abigail Gray, b. Dec. 28, 1745. 

Joseph Gray, b. July 7, 1753. 

Eunice Gray, b. Dec. 21, 1754. 
Ann Gray married Timothy Hull of Redding. 
John Gray (2) was married to Ruama Barlow, at Redding, 
Aug. 7, 1759. He was Collector in that town 1768, and Se- 
lectman for years 1777 and 1783. He d. Oct. 25, 1793. Issue: 
Eunice Gray, b. Mar. 15, 1760. 
Joel Gray, b. July 27, 1763, mar. Phebe Smith, Mar. 18, 

1784, and had Eunice Gray b. Feb. 24, 1785, and Sam'l 

Smith Gray b. Aug. i, 1797, who resided in Redding, 

where he had a large tarm, although engaged for a time 

in business in the city of New York. Samuel Smith had 

William Gray, who resides in Redding, Samuel, of Dan- 
bury, and Charles Gray of New Haven. Joel Gray made 

will in favor of his son Samuel, 1826. 


Stephen Gray, son of John (i), married Sarah Ferry, Sept. 3, 
1758; had a dau. Huldah b. Nov. g, 1760, also a son Stephen 
Gray, Jr., who mar. Annis Boughton, Nov. 1792, and had Uriah 
Gray, b. June, 1793, and Ann. Uriah mar. Fanny Lockwood, 
and died in Redding March 10, 1832. His son, WilUam Lock- 
wood Gray, b. Jan. i, 1818, went to sea, 1834, and has not since 
been heard from. Stephen Gray lived and died in the town of 

Abraham Gray, son of John (i), removed to Ridgebury in the 
town of Ridgefield, Conn., where he married Mary Keeler, and 
died Sept. 13, 1776, without issue. His name appears on the 
Patriot list signed at the Oblong the year previous, 1775. 

Hezekiah Gray lived for a time at Ridgebury, and afterwards 
at Danbury, where his name and that of Thankful, his wife, ap- 
pear frequently in the real estate records up to 1786, when they 
removed to Great Barrington, Mass., and were for several years 
at a place called "Seekonk," a little to the westward of the be- 
forementioned town, and lived adjoining the residence of Rev. 
Jeduthan Gray, a name prominently mentioned elsewhere in 
this record. From thence they removed to Chenango Co., N. Y., 
where all trace of them was lost. They are not beheved to have 
had descendants. 

Nathaniel Gray, son of John (i), married Hannah Boughton, 
of Ridgefield. He held the commission of Lieutenant in the 
war of the Revolution, and was killed in the battle at Ridgefield, 
April 23d, 1777, at the time of Gov. Tryon's tory raid on Dan- 
bury. All honor to the memory of the brave Lieutenant 
Nathaniel Gray. He left a daughter Hannah who mar. Samuel 
Eells, born at Canaan, Conn., Apr. 13, 1770, and removed to 
Walton, N. Y., 1809, and had Nathaniel Gray Eells, who was in 
the war of 181 2, and mar. Betty St. John Sept. 21, 181 7, and 
Hannah Gray Eells, who mar. Thaddeus Seymour St. John, at 
Walton, June 7, 1818. 

Isaac Gray and Nathan Gray, Jr., sons of Nathan, as appears 
on page 219, were residents of Redding and Ridgefield, at an 
early day, and doubtless had families, though they can not be 
clearly traced on the records, and their descendants definitely 



Joseph Gray, youngest son of John (i), was less than two 
years old at the death of his father, but he grew up to a sturdy 
manhood and took an active part in affairs, as the records of 
Ridgefield give evidence. He was also a Soldier of the Revolu- 
tion, and accompanied Arnold in the perilous march through 
the wilderness, participating in the hardships of that expedi- 
tion. He married Lydia Keeler, by whom he had seven child- 
ren. He died Oct. 7, 1833, and his wife Lydia, d. Nov. 7, 1839, 
aged 82 years. Issue: 

Abraham Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1781. 

Anna Gray. 

Hannah Gray. 

Nathaniel Gray, b. March 19, 1795. 

Polly Gray. 

Sally Gray. 

John Collins Gray, b. Oct. 2, 1802. 


Abraham Gray, eldest son of Joseph, married Anna Starr, of 
Danbury, Conn., and soon after, in 1809, removed to Mamaka- 
ting, Sullivan Co., N. Y., where most of their children were 
born. In 1825 they moved to the then far west, settling at 
Clarksfield, Huron Co., Ohio. There he bought a farm, but 
still worked at his trade of shoe-making. He died May 6, 1842, 
and she died July 20, 1844. Issue: 

Smith S. Gray, b. May 31, 1807, d. Mar. 13, 1859. 

Pamelia Gray, b. July 3, 1809, d. Sept 13, 1817. 

Erastus Gray, b. Sept. 12, 1810. 

Peter S. Gray, b. Dec. 22, 181 2, d. Apr. 4, 1884. 

Deborah Gray, b. Nov. 9, 18 14, d. Sept. 12, 1884. 

Lydia Gray, b. Feb. i, 1817, d. July 13, 1885. 

Pamelia Ann Gray, b. Mar. 8, 1819, d. July 2, 1877. 

Sarah Gray, b. Mar. 22, 1821, d. Mar. 4, 1858. 

Samuel Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1823. 

Hiram H. Gray, b. May 25, 1827. 

Orlando Gray, b. Feb. 5, 1829, d. Mar. 21, 1829. 

Harriet Eliza Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1831, d. June 3, 1837. 

Erastus Gray mar, Mrs. EHza Parker, 1867; has no children; 
resides in Norwalk, Ohio. 


Deborah Gray married Edward E. Hasted, Dec. 15, 1831, 
and had ten children, of whom seven are hving, as follows: Ed- 
win G., J. Franklin, Emma Gray, (now Mrs. Baker), Wm. M., 
and E. Le Grand Husted, Postmaster of that city, are all of 
Norwalk, Ohio; Palmer E. Husted, of Wellington, O., and Ella 
J., of Morgan Park, 111. Mr. Husted was b. in Danbury, Conn., 
Dec. 13, 1805, and d. in Norwalk, O., Dec. 24, 1878. 

Samuel Gray, son of Abraham, resides in Clarksfield, Huron 
Co., Ohio. 

Hiram Gray, son of Abraham, lives at Emporia, Kansas. 
The neglect to answer letters of inquiry accounts for the lacking 
records of the families of the brothers Hiram and Samuel Gray, 
which, as in many other cases, is cause for regret. 

Anna Gray, daughter of Joseph, married Thomas St. John, 
who was Member of the Legislature from his town for the years 
1832 and 1833, and died March 4th, 1848. They had a son, 
Samuel Sidney St. John, born at Ridgebury, Sept. 6, 1806. He 
graduated at Columbia College, N. Y., and mar. Lucy A. Brush, 
of Ridgebury, and had three children: Thomas P., John W., 
and Man.' A. St. John. Thomas P. graduated from Columbia 
College 1848, and was Member of Assembly from N. Y. cit}' in 
1851, and '52; d. Oct. 13, 1865. John W. died in Ridgefield. 
Mary A. mar. Smith G. Hunt of Brewster, N. Y., and has two 
children: Sidney St. John Hunt, and Emeline Keeler Hunt, who 
is a student at Vassar College. 

Hannah Gray, daughter of Joseph, born in Ridgebury, Conn., 
July 4, 1792, married Zina St. John, Dec. 15, 1811; he d. at 
Leona, Mich., June 20, 1857; she d. at same place, Nov. 5, 1855. 
Issue: Polly, b. Nov. g, 1812, d. Jan. 28, 1884, Lockport, N. Y.; 
Ann, b. July 13, 1814, d. at Leona, Mich., Apr. 26, 1848; Da- 
rius, b. Jan. 26, 1 81 6; Samuel, b. Jan. 29, 18 19, d. Apr. 3, 1884, 
at Leona, Mich.; Smith, b. July 21, 1820; Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 
1 82 1, d. Feb. 10, 1 831; Caroline, b. Jan. 21, 1824, mar. Mr. 
Gregory of Lockport, N. Y.; Timothy, b. Mar. 17, 1825; Betsey, 
d.; Chloe; Cynthia; Jason, b. May 7, 1832, married his cousin, 
Julia Potter, Jan. 4, 1856, and resides at Hammonton, N. J.; 
and Hannah E., who d. Jan. 3, i860. 



Nathaniel Gray, son of Joseph, married MilUe A. Case, June 
26, 1818, she b. May 13, 1801. He d. at Mill Plain, Conn., 
July 7, 1882] she d. at Brewster, N. Y., Mar. i, 1883. They 
had lived together 64 years. Issue: 

H. Weston Gray, d. in California, 1852, aged 30. 
Abram Gray, b. 1826, mar. Clarissa Segur, and had 
Welford a. Gray, and 
Alfred S. Gray. 
Abram Gray d. in Mill Plain, Aug. 20, 1859. 

Gabriel S. Gray, son of Nathaniel, mar. S. Betsey Gardner; 

no children; resides in Danbury. 
Mary E. Gray, dau. of Nathaniel, mar. Rev. F. Kratz, Bap- 
tist clergyman, now located at Hagadorn Mills, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y. 
Hattie E. Gray, dau. ot Nathaniel, mar. Benj. C. Norris; 
had a son, Weston G. Norris, who d. 1869, and a daugh- 
ter, Mamie C; reside at New Preston, Conn. 

Polly Gray, daughter of Joseph, mar. Minor Potter of Litch- 
field, Conn., May 24, 1841, and had Garry, Lydia, and Sally. 
Also Julia Potter, who mar. Jason St. John, and Minor Potter. 

Sally Gray mar. William Grannis of Litchfield, Conn,, and had 
Jason, Sidney, Aaron, Joseph, Lydia, and Dr. John Grannis, of 
Saybrook, Conn. 


John C. Gray, son of Joseph, mar. Eliza Case, May 4, 1825, 
who was a sister of his brother Nathaniel's wife, and born at 
Cornwall, N. Y., 1804. He died at Mill Plains, Conn., May 29, 
1872, where she still resides. Issue: 

Henry C. Gray, b. June 4, 1827; mar. to Harriet M. Lessey, 
Nov. 2, 1859; residence, Danbury, Conn.; children: 
Hattie Gray, b. Nov. 9, 1862. 
John H. C. Gray. b. March 4, 1875. 
Lucy Ann Gray, b. June i, 1832, d. Sept. 24, 1833. 
Mary E. Gray, b. Aug. 19, 1834; mar. F. D. Hamilton, and 
d. Nov. 29, 1 881; no children. 

Watson C. Gray, b. July 6, 1836, mar. Sarah M. Peck, Jan. 
10, 1867; residence, Danbury. Issue: 
Jennie Gray, b. May 17, 1868. 


James Gray, son of Jacob (2), mar. Sarah Gilbert, at Green- 
field Hill Parish, May, 1733. Issue: 

James Gray, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 1736. 

IcHABOD Gray, b. Mar. 30, 1739. 

Sarah Gray, b. Apr. 19, 1742. 

Jane Gray, b. Nov. 28, 1744. 

Jacob Gray, bapt. in Redding, Feb. 10, 1754. 

James Gray, (i), removed to Redding, and his widow, Sarah 
Gray, sold a dwelling and land there Feb. i, 1783. He had 
made a will date of 1778. The inventory of the estate of his 
son Ichabod, of Newtown, who left a son Nathaniel, was filed 

James Gray (2), mar. Assena , Mar. 27, 1760; mar. 2d 

Mehitable Turner, 1764. 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Jacob (2), mar. John Byington, Nov. 16, 


Jacob Gray (3), and Naomi his wife, "renewed covenant" at 
the Greenfield Hill Parish Church, Aug. 13, 1738, and the rec- 
ord of their children appears there as follows: 

Seth Gray, bapt. Jan. 8, 1738. 
Jacob Gray, bapt. July 12, 1744. 
RouL Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1747. 
(By his second wife, widow of Beebe Mills:) 
Daniel Gray, b. May 2, 1762. 
Naomi Gray, b. March 4, 1764. 
Jacob Gray, b. Oct. 2, 1768. 
Jacob Gray (3), d. Dec. 26, 1772, "aged about three score 
and one year." 

Jacob Gray, son of James (i), was probably the Jacob Gray 
who was captured at Danbury at the time of Gov. Tryon's tory 
incursion in 1777. 

Seth Gray and Sarah his wife, "renewed covenant" Dec. 12, 
1762. He had married Sarah Mills, and had: 

William Gray, b. April 5, 1784. 

Joseph Gray. 

Levi Gray. 

Eunice, Abigail, Sarah, and Huldah Gray. 


William Gray, son of Seth, b. in Newtown, Conn., mar. Hannah 
Brintonell, in Salisbury, Jan. 7, 1806, and died March 21, 1853. 
Had a son William Kirtland Gray, b. in Newtown, Conn., Jan. 
13, 1807, who mar. Sarah Pease, 1838, and d. in Jan'y, 1870. 
Issue: Wm. K.Gray, b. 185 1, who resides at West Stratford, 
and James M. Gray, b. 1861, who lives at Lakeport, Conn. 

Hannah Maria Gray, daughter of William and Hannah Brin- 
tonell Gray, was born at Salisbury, Conn., Apr. 30, 181 3; mar- 
ried to Franklin Parsons, Oct. 9, 1839; residence, Ashley Falls, 
Berkshire Co., Mass. 

Sarah Eloise Gray, daughter of William, b. Aug. 12, 181 8, 
married to Jarvis Jones, Jan. 7, 1840, d. at Ashley Falls, Mass., 
Apr. 3, 1878. 

James Madison Gray, son of William, b. July 7, 1820, mar. 
Henrietta Thomas, in 1844, and d. in California, April, 1879. 

Joseph had a daughter Sally who married a Mr. Sheapard, 
and resided in Newtown, Conn. 

Levi Gray had a daughter Fanny, who married a Mr. Wood- 
ruff, of Bridgeport. George W. Gray, son of Levi, lived in 
West Bridgeport, Conn., and had sons Mills, Theodore, and 
George Gray, Jr. Levi also had a son Brazilla, who resides at 
Ansonia, Conn., and a son Aaron, who removed to a place now 
called Gray's Landing, in Pennsylvania, and died there, 

Beebe Mills Gray, son of Levi, married a Miss Sherman, and 
had a daughter Julia, who married W. S. Adams, of Stratford, 
Conn., and a son, Geo. S. Gray, who mar. Anna Maria Adams, of 
Stepney Depot, Conn., and has a son. 

Frank S. Gray, mar. Libbie C. Cog swell, Apr. 22, 1875; had 
Harry E. Gray, b. Jan. 27, 1876, 
Miriam C. Gray, b. May 12, 1881. 

Frank S. Gray has resided at Sheffield, Mass., and been R. R. 
Station Agent at that place. 

Beebe Mills Gray still survives at the age of 90 years. 

Daniel Gray, son of Jacob (3) by his second marriage, was a 
soldier of the Revolution, and moved to Ballston, Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., in 1802; afterwards lived in Schenectady Co., and in 
Sullivan, Madison Co., N. Y., and in 1826 returned to Ballston. 


The following additional memoranda concerning the Fairfield 
Grays was received too late for proper classification: 

The wdfe of Hezekiah Gray, son of John (i), who was a son of 
Jacob (3), who has been mentioned, proves to have been Thank- 
ful Hoyt, the daughter of Jonathan Hoyt of Danbury. 

Hiram H. Gray, son of Abraham, son of Joseph, son of John 
(i), sends the following: "I was born in Clarksfield, O., May 
25, 1827. Was married to Jane Rogers, June 7, 1848; a son 
Ralph b. Dec. 9, 1849, who d. in Oct. 1850. RoUin M., born 
June 13, 1856, mar. Dora McMillan, Dec. 27, 1876. Removed 
from Ohio to Kansas, in 1857, and took up Government land 
near Emporia, where I have since continued to reside, and the 
following additions have been made to my family: CoraB., born 
Jan. 6, i860, and mar. to A. P. Chance, Apr. 5, 1881; Frank E. 
Gray, b. Aug. 26, 1861, and mar. to Dora Wilhite, Nov. 21, 
1882, and has a daughter Jennie, b. Nov. 16, 1883; Laura A., 
b. Jan. 12, 1864; and Kate M. Gray, b. Dec. 26, 1866." 

Elijah Gray, of Southport, Conn., writes that his father, Hez- 
ekiah, son of Elijah, who was the son of Nathan, was twice mar- 
ried; first, to Rodak Sturges; 2d, to Eliza Loveless; he, Elijah, 
being the eldest son by the second wife, and born Oct. 25, 1821. 
Hezekiah Gray was accidentally killed at West Point, Feb. 28, 
1829. Elijah Gray reports five sons and five daughters, not giv- 
ing their names. 

Mrs. Jane A. Smith, daughter of Walter Gray, son of Elijah, 
son of Nathan, writes that her father married Anna Archer of 
Norwalk, and had Henry Gray, born Nov. 28, 181 1, and died in 
1868, leaving a son Walter, who lives at Westport. John Archer 
Gray was b. Apr. 6, 18 14. Jane A., was born Dec. 4, 181 6, and 
mar. Francis Smith, Feb. 16, 1841, who d. Nov. 5, 1863. Es- 
ther Mary, b. Nov. 5, 182 1, d. May 22, 1847. Elijah, b. Feb. 
14, 1829. Jeremiah, b. June 2, 1831, d. Aug., 1872. Mrs. S. 
states that her father's brother Elijah, who removed to Lansing- 
burgh, N. Y., had a son Walter. 

Abigail Gray, daughter of Elijah, who mar. David Lockwood, 
had David Benjamin Lockwood, b. Jan. 7, 1827, who mar. Car- 
oline Ameha Redfield, Jan. 11, 1856; she d. Nov. 5, 1865. Is- 


sue: Alice Redfield Lockwood, who mar. Chas. H. Baker, 1880; 
and Lester Burchard Lockwood. He mar. 2d, Lydia Ellen Nel- 
son, of New York, by whom were Harriet Eugene Lockwood, 
Lucy Betty Josephine Lockwood, and Sidney Nelson Lockwood. 
D. B. Lockwood graduated at the Wesleyan University, in 1849, 
admitted to the practice of the law 185 1, has been Judge of the 
City Court of Bridgeport, twice a member of the State Legisla- 
ture, and City Attorney of Bridgeport. 

AThaddeus Gray, b. May 12, 1778, who lived in Brookfield, 
Conn., mar. Huldah Lobdell, and had Abigail, b. Feb. 15, born 
15, 1807, who mar. Henry May, and had two sons, William, 
who mar. Belle Mills, and Julius, dec'd; she d. Feb. 19, 1882; 
John C. Gray, b. 181 1, who mar. Mary Ann Lobdell and had 
two sons, one living, Henry C, who mar. Henrietta Lessey, and 
has three daughters; Mary E. Gray, b. March 21, 18 18, mar. 
Charles Dauchy, 1845, and resides at Southville, Conn.; has no 
children. Thaddeus Gray d. 1848; Huldah his wife d. 1847. 
Thaddeus had a brother, Deacon Isaac Gray, who has a son 
Hiram living in New Haven, Conn. 

There was a John Gray who mar. Esther Davis in Redding, 
Oct. 17, 1790, and had Sally, Laura, and Joel Gray. 

A Justus Gray mar. Rachel Weed in Redding, Jan. 16, 1780, 
and had Eli, Edward, and Alfred Gray. 

Anne Maria Gray, of Bridgeport, is the widow of a Joseph 
Gray b. at Weston, Conn., 1805, and who d. May 15, 1827. 

A Daniel Gray and wife were admitted to the church at Red- 
ding in 1742, who were doubtless of the Fairfield Grays, though 
the connection does not appear. 'Hiey had a son James bap- 
tized May 8, 1743, who married Mabel Phinney, Feb. 9, 1764, 
who had Jerry Gray, b. Jan. 11, 1765, Mabel, b. Nov. 29, 1766, 
and Betsey, b. Oct. 9, 1773. 

William Gray of Eastchester, Westchester Co., N. Y., to whom 
reference has been made, was a tory, and after the Revolution 
removed to New Brunswick, where he was a magistrate. He 
died in 1824, aged 96 years, which would make his birth as of 
1728. He was doubtless the grandson of the William Gray who 
was a son of Henry Gray (i) of Fairfield, Conn. 


Nathaniel Gray, son of Jacob (2), liad Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 
1730; Abigail, b. Aug. 5, 1731; and Ebenezer, b. May 4, 1735; 
all of Greenfield Hill Parish, Conn. 

Naomi, wife of Jacob Gray (3), d. Oct. 20, 1759, ^"^^ ^^^ "^^r- 
2d, Abigail Mills, widow of Beebe Mills, July 27, 1760; he d. 
Apr. 22, 1776, in his 64th year. 

Seth Gray, son of Jacob (3), was mar. to Sarah Mills of Green- 
field Hill, June 23, 1762, at which time the record says he was 
of Redding. He died in Monroe, Conn. His brother Jacob, 
and his half brother Jacob both d. young; his brother Roul not 
traced. Further statistics of the descendants of Seth are here 

A daughter of his son William married Harlow Benedict and 
resides in Newtown, Conn. 

Huldah, dau. of Seth, mar. Isaac Crofoot and d. Homer, N. Y. 

Abigail, dau. of Seth, mar. Joshua Tongue, of Newtown, and 
had Norman, Emory, Amasa, Orrin, Nelson, George, Deborah, 
Hannah and Minerva Tongue. 

Joseph Gray, son of Seth, had Burton Gray, who has a dau. 
Mrs. E. M. Peck, of Newtown; Shelton Gray; Talman Gray, 
who mar. Nancy Shepard, and had a daughter, Mrs. Hawley 
Jennings, of Newtown, and a son Abel Bennett Gray, b. at New- 
town, March 4, 1831, who mar. Ellen Keeler, at Danbury, and 
had Agnes Keeler Gray, b. Jan. 22, 1868. Joseph also had 
Abel, Sally, who mar. Mr. Shepard; Jane, Semantha, and Nancy, 
who has a dau., Mrs. Clark Blackman, residing in Newtown. 

Isaac Gray, son of Nathan, son of Isaac, son of Henry (2), 
has been mentioned as having lived in Ridgefield and Redding, 
'■'descendants not traced." Long delayed response to inquiries 
has elicited the information that he was probably the ancestor of 
Grays who resided in Brookfield, Conn. The last mention of 
him in the Redding records is of the date 1776, and he next ap- 
pears in Danbury as having purchased real estate in that town in 
1786, and the records show that Isaac Gray of Brookfield, sold 
said land in Danbury in 1808. Now it appears that Isaac Gray 
of Brookfield had the following children: Thaddeus, b. 1778, 
whose family is given on a preceding page; Samuel, who mar. 


Miss Williams of Philadelphia, and had two daughters; Hannah, 
who mar. John Alexander and had a son; Lucy, who married a 
Mr. Bamum, and had sons and daughters; and Isaac Gray, who 
mar. Peninah Hurd, and had five sons: Curtis W., who removed 
to Mich.; Edwin F., who removed to Pownal, Vt., and had Cur- 
tis W., Jr., Walter F., and Hiram A., Jr.; Hiram A., who resides 
at New Haven, Conn.; Isaac C, who lived in Mich., and has a 
grandson John P.; Abel H. Gray. 

Wm. Bennett Gray, son of Daniel and Sally Brush Gray, was 
born in Brookfield, Conn., Dec. 29, 1805, and mar. Mary Wild- 
man; resided at 115 East 2gth St., N. Y. 

Benjamin Bulkley Gray, b. at Wilton, Conn., Jun. 9, 1784, mar. 
Matilda Baxter, and had Benjamin Bulkley, Jr., b. at North Sa- 
lem, N. Y., June 9, 1824, who d. Oct. 25, 1844; Harriet, who 
mar. Mr. Riggs, and Ann Gray. 

Daniel and Prudence Waterbury Gray, of Stamford, Conn., 
had in addition to the two daughters already named, the follow- 
ing sons: James, b. March 24, 1769; Philip, b. Nov. 24, 1770, 
mar. Hannali Matthews and had Wm. M., b. Feb. 26, 1792, and 
Mary and Eleanor; Daniel, b. Sept. 22, 1774; George Washing- 
ton, born Nov. 20, 1776. The above James Gray mar. Elizabeth 
Osborn at Weston, Conn., Nov. 5, 1789, and had Hannah, born 
July 5, 1790; Lewis B. Gray, b. Sept. 7, 1793; Clarissa, and 
Molly. Lewis B. Gray, Jr., of Huntington, Conn., is probably 
son of above. 

Joseph Gray of Stamford, mar. Hannah Leeds, and had Al- 
fred, b. Aug. 26, 1793, Wm. Leeds b. June 24, 1796, Joseph, 
Hannah, Molly, and Elizabeth. 

Isaac Gray of Stamford, mar. Polly Gorham, and had Stephen, 
b. Oct. 25, 1802, Isaac, b. Oct. 10, 1805, Alfred, b. Sept. 19, 
181 1; Henry, b. SepL 25, 1815, and Jane, Elizabeth. 

Nehemiah Gray and Sarah his wife, renewed covenant at the 
Greenfield Hill Church, Feb. 14,17 68, but no further trace of 
them was found. 


A final search of the Greenfield Hill Parish records revealed 
a long sought fact, which had hitherto eluded the most pains- 
taking research in various directions, viz: the date of marriage, 
and full name of the first wife of Elias Gray, son of William (3), 
there recorded: " Elias Gray of Green's Farms, and Eunice 
Allen, married Nov. 27, 1766." This discovery will be of es- 
pecial interest to their numerous descendants. 

What became of the descendants of John Gray, brother of 
Henry (i), for the will of his father-in-law, William Frost, dis- 
tinctly specifies that he had at least two children, is not herein 
clearly apparent. There are here and there scattering, detached 
branches that cannot otherwhere be traced, neither can they be 
directly traced there. There was a Daniel Gray, a possible son 
of John, in Darien, which adjoins Fairfield, as early as 1660, 
and there was a Hugh Gray in Milford, Conn., prior to 1711. 
There were Grays on Long Island at an early date, a John Gray 
who had mar. Hannah, having d. at Jamaica, in 1724, and there 
were Grays at Newtown, L. I. There having been emigrations 
from Fairfield in that direction, the inference is strong that the 
descendants of John, or at least some of them, may have gone 

Miss Frances A. Gray, of Westport, states that there is a 
very old memorial stone at Compo, (the early residence of the 
Fairfield Grays,) near the shore of the Sound, which bears 
tlie inscription of " Henry Gray, " and of a Mr. Frost, — 
unquestionably that is the burial place of the ancestors of this 
line, and a most interesting spot which should be rescued from 
threatened oblivion. 

It would have been a pleasure to have given a more full and 
complete record of the Fairfield Grays if it had been practica- 
ble to have done so. The facts presented, however, have been 
obtained at no little expenditure and labor in research. A lack 
of prompt response has added largely to the difficulties in the 


The ancestry of the following highly interesting and vigorous 
branch of the Gray family, has been to the writer an object of 
long and exhaustive research. Sometimes the hunt has seeme d 
to turn in one direction, and then again in another, but stead- 
fastly the quest has been pursued. All inquiry as to the early 
home of the four brothers, Isaac, Aaron, Elijah and Daniel, who 
migrated to Vermont from Connecticut near the close of the 
eighteenth century, brought responses pointing in the direction 
of "the vicinity of Danbury." Unfortunately the records at that 
place were burned at the time of the Tryon tory raid in 1777, 
and a search made there, and in all the towns adjoining, failed 
of the desired result; no trace was found of the ancestry of this 
family. Some of the early church and town records are defi- 
cient, or have been destroyed, and when that is the case, and 
family records also fail, only circumstantial evidence and con- 
jecture remain. A communication from Col. E. B. Gray, a 
grandson of Elijah, stated that his ancestor was from New Mil- 
ford, in Litchfield Co., but only a little removed from Danbury. 
Exaustive search there made of church and town records, and 
of the town history revealed the fact that a Hugh Gray, of old 
Milford, Conn., who had died prior to 17 13, was one of the 
original proprietors of New Milford, but there was no evidence 
that he had ever lived there, nor could anything further be found 
concerning him or his descendants on the old Milford records. 
There was a Jonathan Gray who was a non-commissioned officer 
in a Company raised by Capt. Couch, attached to Col. Ward's 
Regt., Feb. i, 1776, but no farther trace of him could be found. 
And then, Clark Gray, one of the descendants of Isaac, says 
that he has a strong impression that his great-grandfather, the 
father of Isaac, Aaron, Elijah and Daniel, was named Elijah, of 
which the perpetuation of the name in the family for succeeding 
generations, is presumptive proof But only one Elijah Gray 
appears in line as a Revolutionary soldier, and -lie removed al- 
most beyond the range of probabilities in distant Lanesborough, 
Berkshire Co., Mass. In New Milford, died Oct. 29, 1785, 
Mary Gray Noble, wife of Nathan Noble son of John, she the 
daughter of John and Phebe Gray of Provincetown, (Cape Cod) 
Mass., born Jan. 13, 1726, married May 2, 1748, and united 


with the church at New Milford, Nov. 13, 1748. Hannah No- 
ble, a sister of Nathan, married John Gray, then of Kent, and 
doubtless a brother of Mary Gray who had married Nathan 
Noble. Stephen Gray, a son of William Gray (2) of Fairfield, 
was also for a time at least a resident of New Milford, having 
purchased land there in 1761, which he re-sold in 1763, though 
he may have remained there for a longer period. This, that all 
the probabilities may be brought in view. To some of these 
families it is quite reasonable to suppose these Grays to have 
been akin. It is true there was a family of Yarmouth Grays 
living at time on the Oblong, in the vicinity of Danbury, but no 
connection with them was found, and on the other hand, their de- 
scendants, living near each other at Dorset, Vt, disclaimed even 
remote relationship. As to the John Gray who married Hannah 
Noble, his children were John, Jr., Caleb and Benjamin, and the 
family afterwards removed to Bennington, Vt. No record of the 
children of the Stephen Gray referred to appears, and his age al- 
most precludes the possibility of paternity in that connection. So 
far then as names there appear, only Jonathan remains as a pos- 
sible ancestor, but the indications are that he was of the Scotch- 
Irish Worcester Grays, while they claim to be of English descent. 
There is no mention of him other than that his name appears as a 
Revolutionary soldier from that town, and it does not necessarily 
follow that he had ever lived there. In fact, none of the brothers 
Gray may ever have lived in New Milford except Elijah, whose 
presence there is evidenced by the fact that a family bv the name 
of Dunning was found among the early settlers there, of whom 
was probably his wife. They may have been of Danbury, and 
strong indications point in that direction. The Barnums, of 
whom was Isaac's wife, were an old and numerous family there. 
One branch of the Fairfield Grays had intermarried with them, 
and why not another? Perhaps, they were of the branch of that 
family that was early in Newtown, adjoining Danbury, but where 
lost records prevent a trace. There are certainly marked indi- 
cations in the similarity of names. It is a fairly reasonable 
conjecture, but at the best it must be admitted that it is only 
conjecture, and here the question is left for the future historian 
to solve. 



Bom in Connecticut, as is believed in the vicinity of Danbury, 
1773, Aaron Gray was married to Hannah Higbee, at Dorset, 
Vt, July 20, 1799. A daughter, Laura, was born at Charlotte, 
Vt., July 13, 1803; twin sons. Orange and Orlin, were bom in 
Dorset, June 15, 1805, both of whom died quite young; A. W. 
Gray, born Sept. 30, 1810, and Dr. W. P. Gray, now of Dele- 
van, Wis. Aaron Gray died at Middletown Springs, Vt., 1835. 
Further particulars of his life will be found in the following bio- 
grahical sketch of his son, A. W. Gray: 


The following sketch is from a biographical notice published: 
" Albert W. Gray, atter a long sickness, died at his residence 
in Middletown Springs, Vt, Oct. 26, 1885. He came of good 
New England stock, struggled upward by his own unaided efforts, 
and lived a long life full of hard work and practical usefulness. 
He was born at Dorset, Vt, Sept. 30, 18 10, the son of Aaron 
and Hannah Higby Gray. His father was born in Connecticut, 
and with three brothers came to Dorset when the town was be- 
ing settled. His grandfather was an officer in the revolution, 
and was killed in the service. His mother was born in Hub- 
bardton, and her father was one of the patriots of the Revolu- 
tion, and took part in the battle of Hubbardton. Aaron Gray 
moved with his family to Ohio when Albert was about nine years 
old, but his wife died there, other misfortunes came, and in about 
two years he returned to Dorset, and being very poor, sent Albert 
to live with his uncle, Elijah, at Charlotte. Here Albert lived 
until he was fifteen years old, when he was " bound out" as an 
apprentice to Henry Gray, a relative Hving in Middletown, to 
learn the wheelwright's trade. He served his time of five years, 
and at the age of twenty went into business for himself His 
diligence soon won success. He was known as a careful and ex- 
cellent workman. He had an inclination and genius for invent- 
ing, and gave much attention to the study and experimental ap- 
plication of mechanical principles, at the cost of both time and 
money. In 1836 he invented a corn sheller which was patented 


and put into use and ranked as one of the best in its day. In 
1844 he invented a horsepower, 'which was perhaps as good as 
anything in the Une then made. He had it patented, and built 
a few machines, working in a small shop with one or two men 
to help him, but it did not prove a great success. At about the 
same time he invented a machine to make wrought iron nails, 
said to be the first thing of the kind made in the world. But 
Mr. Gray's crowning work as an inventor, v/as the improved 
horsepower with which his name is associated wherever machines 
of the kind are used, which he produced in 1856. Its merits 
were such that it commanded a ready sale, and its manufacture 
was a thriving business from the start. He bought a building in 
1857, that had been used as a woolen mill, and fitted it up as a 
factory. The business prospered, and the profits have since been 
large and constant. His sons, Albert Y., and Leonidas, became 
associated with him, and about ten years since he went out ot 
active work, and his sons have since managed the business alone. 
" Mr. Gray was always an active, energetic man, and his own 
enterprises did not prevent his taking a lively interest in public 
affairs. He held every office in the gift of his town, went to the 
Legislature in 1866 and 1867, and was one of the eight repre- 
sentatives from Rutland County in the Constitutional Conven- 
tion in 1857. He discovered the mineral Springs at Middle- 
town which served to make the place a sunimer resort, and so 
indirectly, as well as directly, contributed as no other man has, 
to the material growth of the town. 

" Mr. Gray was twice married; the first time to Angeline 
Skinner, by whom he had four children now living; two sons, 
Leonidas, and Albert Y. Gray, of Middletown Springs, and 
among the ablest and most active business men of Rutland Co., 
and two daughters, Mrs. O. C. Burritt of Hydeville, and Mrs. 
John P. Clark, of Pawlet. For his second wife he married Martha 
Holbrook of Sandy Hill, and by her leaves one daughter." Issue: 

Abigail C. Gray, b. Apr. 28, 1833. 

Leonidas Gray, b. Dec. 10, 1834. 

JosEPHENE C. Gray, b. Aug. 27, 1838. 

Albert Y. Gray, b. July 22, 1844. 

Harriet M. Gray, b. July 6, 1849, d. Oct. 12, 1862. 

Lizzie M. Gray, b. Dec. 21, 1881. 



Leonidas Gray, senior member of the firm of A. W. Gray's 
Sons, was born at Middletown Springs, Vt., Dec. 10, 1834, son 
of Albert W., and Angeline Skinner Gray. His life presents an 
example worthy of emulation by the youth of our country. His 
early years were similar to those of many of the most successful 
and eminent men of our time. Born to poverty, he was com- 
pelled to lend a helping hand to his father in the struggle for the 
support of the family, and as a consequence, his advantages for 
education were limited. But this severe early discipline was 
doubtless the foundation of all his success in life, and the step- 
ping stone to his present high position among the prosperous 
and prominent men of his State. During other years, leading 
up to 1856, he was engaged in various work with his father, 
including mill-wright and saw mill work, and this proved an ex- 
cellent school of preparation for the important place he was 
destined to occupy in the business that then commenced its slow 
but sure growth. In 1856 he was admitted to a partnership 
with his father, and they began the manufacture of their now 
celebrated horse-powers and threshing machines, the perfection 
of which has been gradual, the result of study and inventive 
genius, and which stand to-day without a rival. The building 
of these machines was, at first, necessarily slow, as most of the 
work was done by hand. Tlie first manufactory was a room 1 6 
by 34, which soon proved insufficient, and more room was from 
time to time added, until now they find no unemployed space 
in their immense building 95 feet wide by 175 feet long, four 
stories, and ten other buildings used for forges, storage, &c., and 
where more tread powers are manufactured than are made by 
any other firm in the world, and their machines find a market in 
all the grain growing countries of the world. 

The honor for this large success is due first, to A. W. Gray, 
for his great mechanical skill and inventive genius; second, 
to Leonidas Gray, for perfect system adopted and still maintain- 
ed in the conduct of the business. He has been the financier of 
the concern from its beginning, and has conducted the affairs of 
the firm through its long period of prosperity with a master 


hand. The firm continued as A. W. Gray & Son, until 1866, 
when another son of the inventor, Albert Y. Gray, was admitted 
to the partnership, and the firm name was changed to A. W. 
Gray & Sons. This firm continued until 1875, when A. W. Gray 
sold out his interest to his sons, and the firm name was again 
changed, to A. W. Gray's Sons. 

Mr. Gray has held the oftlce of Vice President of the National 
Bank of Poultney, Vt., since its organization; he is also President 
of the Gray National Bank of Middletown Springs, and was largely 
instrumental in getting into operation the famous Monteith Ho- 
tel. The Gray Brothers, wherever known, are highly esteemed, 
and the community in which they live may well feel proud c^ 
two such energetic and enterprising men. They sympathize with 
every proposition looking to the public good, and are liberal 
patrons of every worthy object. 

The life of the subject of this sketch, as will be seen, has al - 
lowed him veiy little opportunity or time to take active part in 
public affairs, had he been so incUned. He represented his 
town however, in the State Legislature in 1880, that being the 
only official position he has accepted from the hands of his fel- 
low townsmen. Leonidas Gray has been twice married. His 
first wife was Ellen Mosely, to whom he was married Sept. 12, 
i860. She died in 1872, and he married 2d, Ahce Woodruff^ 
Dec. 15, 1875. Issue: 

Francis L. Gray, b. Jan. 21, 1862. 
Ellen Corinne Gray, b, July 28, 1863. 
Ethel Mosely Gray, b. Aug. 29, 1867. 
Albert Woodruff Gray, b. Dec. 13, 1881. 

Francis L. Gray married Fanny L. Hastings, Nov. 13, 1884. 

Much that has been said of his brother, Leonidas, may also 
be said of Albert Y. Gray. He is Vice President of the Gray 
National Bank, and has represented his town in the State Legis- 
lature. He married Sarali A. Marshall, Dec. 12, 1867, and has 
two daughters: 

Sarah Angeline Gray, b. March 16, 1870. 
Josephine Baker Gray, b. Feb. 25, 1874. 


Josephine C. Gray mar. John P. Clark, July 4, i860; issue: 
Eva A., b. May 18, 1861; Emma A., b. Nov. 20, 1865; John 
W. Clark, b. Mar. 31, 187 1. 

Abigail C. Gray mar. Oscar C. Burritt, Dec. 25, 1855; issue: 
Nelson, b. May 14, 1857; Oscar C, b. July 24, 1863; Bertha A. 
and Bertha L., (twins,) b. Nov. 18, 1866; WilUam G., b. July 8, 
1872; and LeGrand Burritt, b. Nov. 8, 1874. 

Dr. W. P. Gray, youngest son of Aaron, resides at Delevan, 
Wis., but repeated letters earnestly requesting information, hav- 
ing failed to elicit response, it is impossible to give the record of 
his family here, other than tlie fact that he has a daughter, Mina 


Isaac Gray, born 1764, "in or near Danbury, Conn.," mar- 
ried Lucina Barnum, born 1770, and " early in their married 
life" removed to Dorset, Vt., where he died Oct. 18, 1840, and 
she died July 19, 1846. Isaac Gray was a Deacon in the Bap- 
tist Church at Dorset, and a respected citizen. Issue: 

Elijah Gray, b. Aug. 31, 1790, d. Jan. i, 1856. 

Alvin Gray, b. July 14, 1792, d. Aug. 25, 1877. 

Heman Gray. 

Polly Gray. 

Elijah Gray, son of Isaac, married in 181 4, Lydia Cleveland, 
who was born in Salem, N. Y., May 9, 1791, and died Oct. 18, 
1872. Mr. Gray always lived in Dorset, and was a member of 
the Baptist Church at that place. Issue: 

Alvin C. Gray, b. Apr. 10, 1816, d. Sept. 5, 1839, at West 
Dorset, Vt. 

Hannah C. Gray, b. Oct. 5, 181 7, mar. GuyCollson, Oct. 3, 
1839, and d. Aug.-4, i860, at Cortland, De Kalb Co., 111. 
Issue: Mark G. CoUson, b. Dec. 20, 1843, residence, 
Chicago. Augusta Maria Collson, b. Oct. 20, 1843, at 
Helena, N. Y., mar. at Dorset, Vt., Oct. i, 1868, to E. 
Ferrand Hatch, of Sugar Grove, Kane Co., 111., he a son 
of Elam, son of Deacon Timothy Hatch, one of the pi- 
oneer settlers and original proprietors of Sherburne, Che- 
nango Co., N. Y., he a son of Jethro Hatch and born at 


Kent, Conn., Dec. 12, 1757. Issue of E. Ferrand and Au- 
gusta CoUson Hatch: Burdette M., b. Feb. 27, 1870; 
Cora G., b. June i, 1871; Addie M., b. Dec. 6, 1872; 
Lorenzo C.,b. Jun. 18, 1874; Martha F., b. Dec. 6, 1876; 
Herbert D. Hatch, b. Oct. 8, 1883; all of Sugar Grove, 
Kane Co., 111. Mylo Elijah Collson, son Hannah Gray 
and Guy Collson, b. June 9, 1845, d. Dec. 29, 1876, at 
Sugar Grove, 111. 

Arelia Maria Gray, b. May 21, 1821, mar. Joseph Cross 
of Bombay, N. Y., (present residence,) 1844; no children. 

Marvett Gray, b. Jan. 19, 1823, mar. Geo. Baldwin, May 
6, i860; residence. West Dorset, Vt. Issue: Bertha M. 
Baldwin, b. Aug. 2, 1861, d. July 11, 1866; Creorge W. 
Baldwin, b. March 31, 1864. 

Luke B. Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1825. mar. Dorsena Harrington, 
Jan. I, 1848, and d. March 4, 1878. Issue: A daugh- 
ter, b. Oct. 21, 1850, and mar. in August, 1869, to Rob- 
ert Goff, of Broome, in the Province of Canada; child- 
ren: Ephraim C, Caleb F., and Jujia Maud Gofif; all 
reside in Franklin, Franklin Co., N. Y. 

Lamira Gray, b. Aug. 21, 1828, d. Sept. 26, 1868, at Dorset. 

Alvin Gray, son of Isaac, married Susannah Cleveland, daugh- 
ter of Job Cleveland and Hannah Clark, whose father was killed 
at the battle of Stillwater Sept. 19, 1777. She was born June 
18, 1794, and died at Dorset, Nov. 24, 1875. The issue of this 
marriage was: 

Louisa Gray, b. June 13, 18 13, d. June 8, 1838. 
Mary Gray, b. 18 15, d. July 28, 1843. 
Lucina Gray, b. Nov. 2, 181 7, d. Aug. 31, 1884. 
Job Cleveland Gray, b. May 17, 1820. 
Clark Gray, b. July 4, 1822. 
Susan Gray, b. Sept. 16, 1828, d. Aug. 31, 1884. 
George W. Gray, b. May 17, 1833. 
Henry Gray. 
Job Cleveland Gray, son of Alvin, married Delight L. Sar- 
geant, March 26, 1844. Resides at Eureka, Kansas. Issue: 
Arthur W. Gray, b. June 10, 1847, mar. Nellie Lowrey, 
Oct. 1872. Issue: 

Freddie R. Gray, b. Sept. 29, 1873; d. 
Gertrude Agnes Gray, b. Nov. 1874. 
Catharine D. Gray, b. Apr. i, 1877. 
Arthur Gray, b. Nov. 1879. 
Herbert Gray, b. June 10, 1882. 


Ella Maria Gray, b. Apr. 26, 1850, mar. Herbert F. Shel- 
don, July, 1877. Children: Laura, Carrie B., and War- 
ren J. Sheldon. 

Agnes Martha Gray, b. Apr. 23, 1857, mar. H. A. Dales, 
Oct. 1878. A son, Elwin Ward Dales. 

Clark Gray, son of Alvin, mar. Emily Kent, at Dorset, Vt., 
Sept. 22, 1847, and now resides at Tovvnsend Harbor, Mass. 

Martha Lorain Gray, b. in Dorset, Apr. 10, 1850; 

mar. Dec. 31, 1874. 
Hattie Maria Gray, b. in Sherman, N. Y., Oct. 20, 

Henry Clark Gray, b. same place, Oct. 20, 1857. 

George Washington Gray, Rev., son of Alvin, was born at 
Dorset, Vt, and was married Nov. 17, 1852, to Mary E. Miller 
of Sherman, N. Y. He was married a second time to Martha 
J. Hawkins, of Warren, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1886. Issue: 

William Elijah Gray, b. at Sherman, N. Y., Nov. 7, 

Frances Maria Gray, b. Jan. 17, 1859. 
Edwin Elmore Gray, b. at Portland, N. Y., March 18, 


Rev. Geo. W. Gray is a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, East Ohio Conference, and is at present located at 
Ashtabula, Ohio. 

Polly Gray, daughter of Isaac, married Eliazer Baldwin, and 
lived at Otter Creek, Iowa. Had a daughter, married Debias 
Hutchinson and lived at Oshkosh, Wis. 

Heman Gray, son of Isaac, married Amy Chandler, March, 
1809, and died in Nicholsville, N. Y. Had two children, Isaac 
C, and Lucina Gray. Isaac C. Gray lives in Ogdensburg, Wis.; 
Lucina married Eason Bacheldor, of Osceola, Wis. 


Elijah Gray, brother of Isaac, Aaron and Daniel, was born 
June 17, 1772, and lived for a time at least in New Milford, Conn. 
Married Betsey Dunning, probably of that town, and removed 
to Charlotte, Vt.; afterwards removed to Elyria, Ohio, where he 
died June 7, 1848. Issue: 


Burr Dunning Gray, only son of Elijah, was born at Charlotte, 
Vt, Jan. 14, 1799, and married Amy Maria Baldwin, at Hines- 
burgh, Vt., Sept. 8, 1818; she b. Dec. 12, 1799, died at Cold- 
water, Mich., Mar. 20, 1869; and he died at Constantine, Mich., 
Sept. 20, 1871. Issue: 

Susan Salome Gray, b. at Hinesburgh, Vt., Sept. 21, 1820, 
mar. Hiram Hadley, at Gilead, Mich., July 21, 1839, and died 
at Coldwater, Mich., Jan. 6, 1878; two daughters, Emma H., b. 
Feb. 5, 1841, mar. Mr. Shrively and d. Feb. 22, 1873, and Ma- 
rion M., b. Oct. 2, 1843. 

Marion Amanda Gray, b. Oct. 7, 1823, mar. D. N. Green, 
at Constantine, Mich., Sept. 30, 1850, and had Ida F., b. Feb. 
16, 1852, and Gilbert Burr Green, b. Jan. 21, 1855, both Uving 
and married. 

Orlo Burr Gray, b. Apr. 6, 1834, at Cleveland, Ohio, mar. 
Oct. 6, 1858, Demmie Maria Amsden, of Honeye Falls, N. Y. 
Present residence, Lennox, Dakota. Issue: 

Grace Helen Gray, b. Sept. 13, 1859, at Orland, Ind., mar. 
J. E. Putnam, Dec. 24, 1879, and has two sons and a 


Jessie L. Gray, b. March 21, 1869, at Girard, Mich. 

Louie Gray, b. April 30, 1866, d. March 4, 1868. 

Birdie Maud Gray, b. Dec. 9, 1876, atVermiUion, Dak. 

Marion L. Gray, b. Aug. 11, 1878, " " 

Wm. Jerome Gray, son of Burr D., b. at Gilead, Mich, May 
14, 1837, d. Aug. 31, 1839. 

Alfred Henry Gray, b. Oct. 7, 1840, mar. Hattie E. Bur- 
dick, at Coldwater, Mich., Nov. 26, 1862; has a son. 


Edmund Baldwin Gray, eldest son of Burr Dunning Gray, was 
born at Canton, N. Y., June 17, 1825. Li 1832 removed to 
Ohio with his father's family; thence, in 1838, to Michigan. 
Lived on a farm until 17; attended school at White Pigeon, 
Mich.; went to Vermont and was educated at the State Univer- 
sity at Burlington. Was engaged as instructor and Superintend- 
ent of Schools many years, also as manager for publishers of 
school books in the West. Went to Wisconsin in 1855, for A. 
S. Barnes & Co., N. Y. 

Enlisted in April, 1861, in the war for the Union. Was made 
Captain of Company C, 4th Wisconsin Infantry; served in that 
capacity in the Army of the Potomac till March, '62, when he 
went South with Gen. Butler on the New Orleans Expedi- 
tion. Was sent home from there for disability, in April, 1862. 
Re-entered service as Major of the 28th Wisconsin Infantry in 
July, '62. In Feb., '63, the Regt. was assigned to the First Di- 
vision, 13th Army Corps, in Vicksburg operations; June, '63, 
was made Lt. Colonel of his Regt. In August, '63, was assigned 
to 7th Army Corps, and engaged in the operations resulting in 
the capture of Little Rock. In March, '64, was promoted to 
Colonel of same Regiment. Was in the Red River Expedition 
'64; early in '65 joined Canby at Mobile; assigned to 3d Div., 
13th Army Corps commanded by Gordon Granger. Participat- 
ed in capture of Mobile, and in June, '65, was ordered to tlie 
Rio Grande, under Sheridan, and v/as there till August, '65, 
when the Regiment was mustered out of the service. 

Col. Gray was Postmaster at Whitewater, Wis., till 186S, 
when he resigned to go into the school book business at Chicago. 
From 1875 he was for three years Asst. State Superintendent of 
Schools of the State of Illinois. In 1880 he returned to Wis- 
consin, and in Sept., 1886, was appointed Adjutant General of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, by Gen. Lucius Fairchild, 
Commander-in-Chief of that Order, with headquarters at Madi- 
son, Wis. 

Col. Gray married Ada E. Turner, at Hillsdale, Mich., Sept. 
9, 1854, she born at Geneva, Ohio, March 14, 1834. Issue: 


Maud Emily Gray, b. at Racine, Wis., Oct. 20, 1856; mar. 

Bronson C. Keeler, Feb. 22, 1881, and had Paul Gray 

Keeler, b. in Chicago, Dec. 16, 1881, and Edmund 

Starr Keeler, b. Dec. 27, 1884. 
Burr Matthew Gray, b. at Palmyra, Wis., Oct. 18, 1858, 

mar. Minnie Graham, Jan. i, 1881, and had 

Helen Gray, b. in Chicago, Nov. 17, 1881. 
Maud Sophia Gray, b. Sept. 21, 1883. 
Edmund Sheridan Gray, b at Whitewater, Wis., May 14th, 

Paul Henry Gray, b. May 4, 1866. 
George Gerry Gray, b. in Chicago, Nov. 25, 1869. 

Alonzo Milton Gray, b. at Charlotte, Vt, April 2, 1829, 
resides at San Francisco; has a daughter. 

Helen Jane Gray, b. July 7, 1831, mar. L. T. Hull, June 16, 
1853, at Constantine, Mich., and had Lee Gray, b. Oct. 13, 
1855; Fred Alonzo, b. July 21, 1858; Warren C, b. May 22, 
i860, and one other son and a daughter. 

Sally Gray, dau. of Elijah, mar. Leverett Sherman, and had 
Polly, Ann, Charles, and Albert W. Sherman. The first two de- 
ceased. Polly left two boys, Leverett and Charles Baldwin, both 
of whom live in Windsor, 111. A. W. Sherman has three child- 
ren: Mary, who mar. Wm. H. Holmes, lives in Charlotte, and 
has five children; LiUie, who mar. Frank L. Eastman, lives in 
New Haven, Vt., and has three children; and Alfred L. Holmes. 
A. W. Sherman resides at East Charlotte, Vt. 

Harriet Gray, dau. of Elijah, mar. Wm. E. Sherman, and 
had Alma, who mar. Milo Hoyt and left a son who lives in Win- 
netka, 111.; Henry, who died in New Haven, Vt.; John H., who 
lives at Charlotte, Vt.; Cynthia, who mar. Ezra Horford and has 
a son Wm. E. Horford. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman both died at 
Charlotte, Vt. 

Polly Maria Gray, daughter of Elijah Gray, was born at 
Charlotte, Vt, Sept. 29, 1801, and died at Lanark, 111., Aug. 17, 
1883. She was mar. to Calvin Powell, Jan. 6, 18 19, and had 
Alma, who mar* a Mr. Rockwell and left a family of children at 
Elyria, Ohio; Henry and William S. Powell, the latter of whom 


lives at Elyria and has four children; Polly Ann, who lives in 
Mich.; also Harriet and Alvira Powell. 

Chloe Gray, dau. of Elijah, mar. Nelson Burritt, and had 
Marcius Burritt, who has a family and Hves at Hinesburgh, Vt.; 
Oscar C. Burritt, who mar. Abigail B. Gray, daughter of A. W. 
Gray, and lives at Hydesville, Vt., and has a family the records 
of which appear among descendants of Aaron Gray; Matilda, 
who mar. Servetus Needham and lives at Anamosa, Iowa; Lev- 
erett, who has a family and Hves in Iowa, and Henry Burritt, 
who lives at Anamosa, Iowa. 


Daniel Gray, brother of Isaac, Aaron, and Elijah, is said to 
have been born in Connecticut, in 1765, and married for his first 
wife a Miss Borland. They had a daughter Susan, who married 
a Mr. Bigelow, and lived at Brattleboro, Vt., where she had nine 
children, and died Aug. 15, 1884, in the 86th year of her age. 
Daniel Gray's second wife's name was Stone, by whom he had 
two sons, Rileigh and Cyrus. Rileigh Gray married Lucy Lunn, 
and lived at Dorset; had four children: Mary, Alice, Alvah, and 
Alvin Gray, who are said to live somewhere in the State of New 
York. Rileigh Gray was bom July 18, 1802, and died Feb. 16, 
1875. Cyrus Gray married and lived in Hartford, Washington 
Co., N. Y., where he died in August, 1886, and where his widow 
resides with a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Hills. Daniel Gray's 
third wife was a Blakely. He always lived in Dorset after his 
removal from Conn. He died Oct. 2, 1837, in the 7 2d year of 
his age. "He had gone out one afternoon with an ox-team after 
a load of wood, and was found the next morning lying lifeless 
by the side of the sled, on his back, with his hat on, whip in 
hand." The widow of Rileigh Gray is said to be living at Glov- 
ersville, N. Y. This information concerning the family of Dan- 
iel Gray, as well as the record of the descendants of Elijah Gray 
son of Isaac, has been kindly furnished by Mrs. Geo. Baldwin, 
of Dorset, Vt. 



The Yarmouth Grays, so called, are a numerous and notable 
branch of the Gray family. In a Ust of those reported as able 
to bear arms, at Yarmouth, Mass., in 1643, appears the name of 
John Gray. By Hannah his wife, probably daughter of William 
Lumpkin, he had: Benjamin, b. Dec. 7, 1648; William, b. Oct. 
5, 1650; Mary, who mar. Benj. Ryder, 1670; Edward, John, Jr., 
and Gideon. John Gray, Jr., removed to Harwich, married 
Susannah Clark, daughter of Andrew, and had the following: 

Lydla^ Gray, b. 1702. 
Sarah Gray, b. 1704. 
Mehitable Gray, b. Apr. 7, 1706. 
Andrew Gray, b. Sept. 29, 1707. 
Elisha Gray, b. Nov. 29, 171 1. 
Joshua Gray, b. Oct. 19, 17 13, d. 1735. 
Anna Gray, b. Nov. 30, 17 14, mar. Thacher Free- 
man, 1732. 
The above are of record, and it is believed that he also had 
previously had Lot, Susannah, who mar. Nathaniel Sears, Oct. 
10, 17 1 2, Hannah, who mar. Thomas Hall, Feb. 8, 172 1, Thom- 
as, Samuel, and Edward. 

Lydia Gray mar. Heman Stone, Sept. 21, 1743. 
Sarah Gray mar. Samuel Hall, Feb., 1743. 
Mehitable Gray mar. Ebenezer Nickerson, of Chatham, Feb. 
24, 1746. 

Samuel Gray mar. Alice Prince, Sept. 23, 1731. 
Elisha Gray of Harwich, and Mrs. Susannah Davis, of Barn- 
stable, declared their intention of marriage July 28, 1739. Elisha 
Gray, Jr., mar. Mary Crosby and had Edward, b. Oct. 2, 1770. 
Thomas Gray, son of John, Jr., mar. Rachel Freeman, dau. 
of Lieut. Edmund Freeman, Oct. 2, 1729, and had: 
Susannah Gray, b. Oct. 18, 1732. 
Betty Gray, b. Sept. 6, 1734. 
Joshua Gray, b. Sept. 18, 1736, d. Sept. 2, 1755. 
Hannah Gray, b. Apr. 27, 1739. 
Sarah Gray, b. Oct. 8, 1741. 
Rachel Gr.ay, b. Apr. 1744. 
Mehitable Gray, b. Apr. 1747. 
Mary Gray, b. Apr. 20, 1749. 


Andrew Gray was received into Congregational Church, Yar- 
mouth, March 31, 1745; mar. and had Joshua, and probably 
other children; d. Dec. 19, 1757. This Joshua is probably the 
Capt. Joshua Gray, b. 1743, who was a prominent figure in the 
local annals of the Revolution. He was in command of a com- 
pany of Militia at Yarmouth, in 1776, and was one of a com- 
mittee appointed to assist in drafting a new State constitution at 
a later period. He died in 1791, at the early age of 48, but 
history says of him that " he had lived long enough to perform 
most important services to his native town, as an officer in the 
field, and as a patriot in counsel, during the Revolutionary pe- 
riod." He had married Mary, daughter of Thomas Hedge, 
March 20, 1766, and had the following issue: 

Thomas Gray, son of Capt. Joshua, b. 1766, mar. Hannah 
Sears, and had Anna, and Thomas, b. 1800, who mar. Mary S. 
Gorham of Barnstable, Sept. 21, 1823, and had Thomas, Jr., 
Mary Gorham, Gorham, and Alice Gray. Thomas Gray, Sr., 
was lost at sea. Gorham Gray mar. Harriet Webb, and had 
Mary Sturges and Hattie W. Gray. 

Hannah Gray, dau. of Capt. Joshua, mar. Ebenezer Sears, 
Feb. 2, 1786, and had Charles, Joshua, Willard, Lucy, Hannah, 
Sally, Mary, and Thomas Warren Sears. 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Capt. Joshua, b. Nov. 31, 1771, mar. 
David Thacher, Jr., July 4, 1786, and had Sally, Lothrop, Rus- 
sel, Daniel. She died July 21, 1793. 

Mary Gray, dau. of Capt. Josliua, was b. Feb. 26, 1773. 

Phebe Gray, dau. of Capt. Joshua, b. March 10, 1775, mar. 
Erving Smith, Nov. 20, 1794, and had Sally; mar. 2d, John 
Gray of Barnstable, Mass., and by this second mamage was 
a daughter, Ehzabeth, who mar. Capt. John A. Baxter, of Hy- 
annis, and had Cleone, Emma, John, and Lizzie. Sally Smith 
mar. John Gray, Jr., the son of her step-father by a previous 
marriage, and had John (3), who mar. and had two sons and 
three daughters; Isabel, Cleone, who mar. a Gorham and had 
Dingee and Frank Gorham; Sarah, Lizzie Irving, and Grace, 
who mar. Thos. Hallett and had Irving. 


Joshua Gray (2), son of Capt. Joshua, b. Oct. 3, 1777, mar, 
Rebecca Hallet, and had: Mar>, Lydia, Rebecca, Charles, Eu- 
nice, Joshua, and Joseph Warren Gray, who mar. his cousin 
Lucy, dau. of Chandler Gray. Rebecca mar. Henry Matthews 
of Yarmouth, and Lydia mar. Edward Thacher. 

Chandler Gray, son of Capt. Joshua, b. Oct. 6, 1780, mar. 
Lucy Taylor, May 9, 1805, and had: Samuel, Lucretia, Hannah, 
Chandler, Thomas, Lucy, Henry, Mary, and William Gray. Lu- 
cretia mar. Chas. Noble. Hannah mar. Bartlett Gray of Yar- 
mouth. Thomas mar. Mary L. Thacher; had Alice; d. 1866. 

Mary Gray (2), dau. of Capt. Joshua, b. Apr. 10, 1783, mar. 
Prince Matthews, and had: Frederick, George, Charlotte, and 
Prince Matthews, Jr. 

Elizabeth Gray, dau. of Capt. Joseph, b. March 11, 1786, 
mar. Henry Thacher, Nov. 25, 1802, and had: Eliza Jane, 
Henry Gray, Winslow Lewis, Mary Burr, Sally, Maria Edith, 
George, Thomas, Charles, Caroline, Cornelia and Henry Charles. 
The following children were born to Lot Gray, son of John, 
Jr., and Bethiah his wife: 

John Gray, b. July 27, 17 19. 
Lydia Gray, b. May 22, 1721. 
Lot Gray, Jr., b. Feb. 24, 1722. 
Mary Gray, b. Feb. 28, 1724. 
Mehitable Gray, b. Feb. 20, 1726. 

Bethiah Gray d. Oct. 16, 1728, and Lot mar. 2d, Jane Otis, 
of Barnstable, Jan. 7, 1731, and had: 

Nathaniel Gray, b. Oct. 5, 1733. 
Lot Gray, Jr., mar. Meriam Smith, June 30, 1743, and had 
the following: 

Lydia Gray, b. Apr. 14, 17 4-. 

Anthony Gray, b. Oct. 19, 1745. 

Jonathan Gray, b. Feb. 9, 1746. 

Mary Gray, b. Aug. 8, 1748. 

Meriam Gray, b. March i, 1750. 

AzAH Gray, b. April 13, 1752. 

Bethiah Gray, b. Feb. 16, 1753. 

Lot Gray, 3d, b. Nov. 29, 1755. 

Samuel Gray, b. Aug. 3, 1762. 

Jane Gray, b. Apr. 4, 1766. 

Dean Gray, b. July 15, 1768. 


Dean Gray was the father of Dean Gray (2), born in Brew- 
ster, 1797, d. 1 88 1, he father of Dean Gray (3), b. at Brewster, 
(adjoining Harwich, Mass.,) 1822, he father of W. M. Gray, b. 
at Rockville, Ct, Nov. 17, 1849, who resides at Springfield, Mass. 

William Gray, beheved to be son of John (i) of Yarmouth, 
bom 1650, was married and continued to hve there until about 
1708, when he removed to Harwich, where he had purchased a 
large tract of land. He died there in 1723. The name of his 
wife has not been ascertained. Issue: 

William Gray, (2), who mar. Deborah Sears of Yarmouth, 
Octobers, 17 19, was the only son, and inherited the home- 
stead, upon which he continued to reside until he removed to 
Haddam, Conn., 1747, whence all trace of his family is lost. 
Previous to this however, a daughter, Rebecca, had mar. Jabez 
Berry in 1745, and removed to Dutchess Co., N. Y., and whith- 
er the rest of the family may eventually have followed. 
The following is a list of his children so far as known: 

William Gray, (3), b. Feb. 13, 1720. 
Rebecca Gray, b. Jime 16, 1723. 
Thankful Gray, b. Jan. 14, 1725. 
Sarah Gray, b. Dec. 19, 1726. 
Thomas Gray, b. Nov. 19, 1728. 
Anna Gray, b. Oct. 16, 1730. 
Mary Gray, b. Jan. 22, 1732. 
Deborah Gray, b. Oct. 21, 1734. 

It is also claimed that there were sons John and Silas. The 
only possible other trace found of any one of this family is, there 
was a Thomas Gray who was a tax-payer in the town of South 
East, Dutchess Co., N. Y., date of 177 1. 

William Gray (3) mar. Judith Nickerson, Harwich, Oct. 8, 1 741 . 

The following is the record of the daughters of William (i): 

Hannah Gray, who mar. WiUiam Penny, 17 14, and remov- 
ed to the Oblong, (South-East, then in Dutchess, and now in 
Putnam Co., N. Y.,) where her descendants continue to reside. 

Dorothy Gray, who mar. Josiah Swift, June 25, 17 19. 
Sarah Gray, who mar. Eldad Atwood, Oct. 23, 17 18. 
Mehitable Gray, who mar. Isaac Atwood, Oct. 23, 17 18. 
Thankful Gray, who mar. John Atwood, June 18, 1 7 1 8. 
Rebecca Gray. 


The mystery surrounding the descendants of William Gray, as 
stated on the foregoing page, was happily dispelled, in part, at 
least, by a communication received from George Edward Gray, 
Esq., of San Francisco, who is of that family, just too late there 
to appear, but the interesting data so obtained is herewith given, 
as follows: 

Silas Gray, son of William (2), who had removed with his 
father's family to Haddam, Conn., married and had four sons: 
Edward, Ichabod, John, and Thomas. Edward married and had 
four sons: Joel, Nehemiah, Riley, and Elnathan; and four daugh- 
ters: Lucy, Huldah, Silva, and Abigail. Soon after the birth of 
Joel, the eldest son, Edward Gray removed from Connecticut to 
Williamstown, Mass., from whence, in 1S03, he and his family 
moved to the Chenango Viilley, in New York, and afterwards to 
Verona, Oneida Co., in the same State, locating in the Valley 
of Oneida Creek, near its junction with Oneida Lake, where 
Edward Gray soon after died, leaving a widow and eight child- 
ren, as above named. 

Joel Gray, eldest son of Edward, was born June 24, 1790, 
and died at Rome, N. Y., July 3, 1873. He married Betsey 
Resseguie, a daughter of Timothy Resseguie and his wife, Abigail 
Lee, a daughter of Deacon John Lee, who was born in North 
Hampton, Montgomery Co., N. Y., August 15, 1794, and who 
died at Rome, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1886. The Resseguies are one 
of the old Huguenot families that settled in and near Norwalk, 
Conn., at an early day. Joel Gray had four sons: Alexander, 
Joel, Jr., George E., and Noah Uuane Gray; and four daughters: 
Caroline, who died in infancy, Betsey Ann, who married Samuel 
Allen and moved to Willoughby, Ohio, and died leaving a son, 
James A. Allen, who resides at Painesville, Ohio; Sarah Jane, 
who manied Corydon C. Howe, and had Alvah, Joel T., and 
Charles; and Caroline, 2d, who died at thirteen years of age. 
Joel Gray, Jr., died unmarried. Noah Duane Gray married 
Ruth Cole, lives at Syracuse, N. Y., and has a son Edward Gray. 
Alexander Gray married Sarah Smith and had George W., Ad- 
aline, and Charles, since dec'd. He mar. 2d, Harriet Ferris. 


George Edward Gray, son of Joel, son of Edward, son of 
Silas, son of William Gray (2), of Harwich, was born in Verona, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., Sept. 12, 181 8, and received his early edu- 
cation in his native village. At an early age he manifested a 
predilection for civil engineering, and after completing his pre- 
liminary studies, he was placed under the tuition of Peletiah 
Rawson, M. A., one of the most noted civil engineers of his 
time. Under his instruction young Gray made rapid progress, 
and upon attaining his majority was employed upon the Black 
River and Erie Canals, and also upon several Railroads then 
being constructed in the State of New York. In 1853, the va- 
rious R. R. Companies then operating between Albany and Buf- 
falo were consolidated with the New York Central R. R., and Mr. 
Gray was appointed Chief Engineer. This important position 
he held until 1865, when he resigned to accept the position of 
Consulting Engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad of CaUfor- 
nia, and remained in that position until 1871, when he was 
appointed Chief Engineer of the Southern Pacific R. R., which 
position he resigned in 1885. Mr. Gray also directed the loca- 
tion and construction of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San An- 
tonio Railroad from El Paso to Antonio, Texas. Mr. Gray is a 
life member of the " Institute of Civil Engineers," of London, 
England, and also a member of the " American Society of Civil 
Engineers," of New York. He is a life member of the Califor- 
nia Academy of Sciences, and is President of the Board of Di- 
rectors of that Society. A writer in a recent number of The 
Resources of California, says: " Mr. Gray has earned an honor- 
ed place among the architects of California's growth and proi^- 
perity, and well deserves the tribute of respect paid him by 
Senator Stamford, in appointing him one of the Trustees of his 
noble benefaction." Mr. Gray has been twice married. His 
first wife was Adaline Goodrich, of Rome, N. Y. His second 
marriage was with Lucinda S. Corning, daughter of Richard S. 
Corning, of Syracuse, and a niece ot Hon. Erastus Corning, late 
of Albany, N. Y. By his second wife, has two children : Anna 
Spencer, and George Vernon Gray. Residence, San Francisco. 


The widow of Edward Gray, (son of Silas) after the death of 
her husband, removed with three of her sons, Nehemiah, Riley, 
and Elnathan, to the vicinity of Jamestown, Chautaiuiua Co., 
N. Y., where she died at an advanced age. One of the sons re- 
mained there, and the two others removed to Lake Co., Ohio. 

Ichabod Gray, son of Silas, resided, after the Revolution, in 
the valleys of the Chenango and Susquehanna. Mr. CJeorge E. 
Gray remembers that he came from thence to visit his father's 
family in Oneida Co., walking the whole distance there and re- 
turn, when he was no years old! He was a rare character, and 
generally called " Uncle Nick." He had four sons: William, 
Silas, James and Jonathan. They are believed to have lived in 
southern N. Y., or northern Pa. 

Thomas Gray, son of Silas, moved to Madison Co., N. Y., 
about the time that his brother Edward went to Chenango Co., 
and died there at an advanced age. The sons, Anson, John, and 
Jerry, settled about their father, and continued to live near the 
old homestead. 

John Gray, son of Silas, had one son, William, residence un- 

William Gray (i), was Sergeant in a company raised at Yar- 
?Tiouth for the war with King Philip, and with others received a 
grant of land for such service, in the town of Gorham, Me., 
then a part of Mass., and this land afterwards came to be the 
property of his son, William (2). There is no evidence, howev- 
er, that he ever resided there, although there was quite an emi- 
gration thither from Yarmouth, including doubtless some of the 
Grays, whence the name of Gray given to an adjoining town- 
ship, and many of that name who have resided in the State of 

William Gray (3), it is said had one son, name unknown. 


The record of the family of Edward Gray of Yarmouth, be- 
lieved to have been the son of John, is very meagre and unsat- 
isfactory. The records of Harwich show that he had a son 
Benoni Gray, born there Mar. 15, 1680. The will of John Free- 
man, Jr., of Yarmouth, date of 1721, mentions a son of Edward 
Gray, dec'd, without giving his name. Edward Gray's first wife 
is believed to have been the daughter of Jonathan Sparrow. She 
dying, he married again, and is said to have had other children. 
Benoni Gray was early in Falmouth, where he died in 1732. 
His wife was named Sarah. He appears to have been a mariner. 
There was an Edward Gray who married Hannah Godfrey at 
Yarmouth, July 3d, 1727, who had a daughter Mary, born Oct. 
18, 1728, also a daughter Priscilla, and a son, Richard, baptized 
1735, but it does not clearly appear whose son he was; probably, 
however, the son, or grandson, — more likely the former, — of Ed- 
ward (i), for he appears on the records in 1741, as receiving by 
entail, rights in a certain tract or grant of land of which the title 
had originally been vested in Edward (i). This, if not absolute 
proof of the lineage of the Edward Gray who married Hannah 
Godfrey, is certainly strong circumstantial evidence. 

Edward Gray, believed to be the aforesaid, next appears at 
South-East, then Dutchess, and now Putnam Co., N. Y., in 1745. 
The Hall family, the Wm. Penney who had married Hannah, 
daughter of Wm. Gray of Harwich, the Crosbys, the Paddocks, 
and the Ryders, who had also intermarried with the Grays, all 
from the Cape, emigrated about that date, or soon after, to the 
town of South-East, and settled in the same neighborhood witli 
Edward Gray. Others by the name of Gray appear on the rec- 
ords at a later date, in that vicinity, some of whom are the sons 
of Edward (2), and others of kindred, as follows: Edward, Jr., 
John, Benoni, Godfrey, Richard, and Oliver, who was from the 
north part of Harwich, and was in his native place on a visit in 
the winter of 1762. Now, it must be admitted that there is a 
slight discrepancy between this data and records furnished by 
the descendants of Edward, Jr. For instance, it is stated that 
he died in 1806, aged 78 years, which would make him born in 
1728, whereas the Edward Gray claimed to have been his father. 


was married in 1727, and the first cliild was a daughter, born in 
1728. Probably there was an error, not uncommon, in regard to 
his age, the date of his death, and not of his birth, being 
given. That Edward should have named one of his sons Beno- 
ni, after his uncle or brother, and one Godfrey, after the father of 
his wife, and one John, after the original pilgrim of this line, is 
certainly a reasonable hypothesis, and it is believed to be cor- 
rect. Oliver Gray was probably of another branch of the 
same family; perhaps of the descendants of Gideon. Edward 
Gray (2), probably died prior to 1772, as after that date Edward 
(3) was not recorded as Edward, Jr. Edward (3) had made sev- 
eral purchases of lands in Berkshire Co., Mass., prior to 1770, 
and was at that date living in the town of Lenox in said Co., 
on what was called the Minister's Grant. His sons evidently 
soon followed, three of them, John, David, and Isaiah being en- 
rolled among the soldiers of the Revolution from that town. 
Mr. Gray was a man of substance and character. His name ap- 
pears frequently upon the real estate records, and on July 6, 
7774, he was chosen as one of the Delegates to the so called 
Berkshire Congress. Dec. 26th of the same year, the town of 
Lenox voted to re-imburse Edward Gray and others for expenses 
incurred in " having hurried to the coast on what proved to be a 
false alarm of war." So prompt was he to answer the call of 
patriotism. In 1784, Capt. Edward Gray was one of the Dele- 
gates to a Convention to locate the Court House of Berkshire 
County. His wife, Mary Paddock Gray, died Feb. 28, 1789, 
aged about 62 years. He died at Lenox, 1805 or 1806, there 
being no record obtainable of the exact date. Issue: 

John Gray, b. May 19, 1750. 

Isaiah Gray, b. 1752. 

Samuel Gray, b. 1754- 

David Gray, b. 1757. 

Mary Gray, b. 1759. 

Ruth Gray, b. 1762. 

Mercy Gray, b. 1764. 

Hannah Gray, b. 1766. 

Abigail Gray, b. 1769. 

Edward Gray, (4), b. 1772. 

Miriam Gray, b. 1774. 
In addition, two daughters are said to have died young. 



Capt. John Gray, son of Edward, (3), mar. Susannah Rider, 
dau. of John Rider, Jr., Jan'y i, 1770. He d. at Dorset, Vt., 
May 14, 18 14; she d. Feb. ig, 1838. Issue: 

Chauncey Gray, b. at Lenox, Mass., June 14, 1771, married 
Polly Borland, at Dorset, June 14, 1795. He. d. Apr. 28, 1820; 
she d. June 9, 1843. Issue: Anson Gray, b. Aug. 3, 1796, mar. 
Dec. 3, 1823, to Roxana Cleveland, of Salem, N. Y. Removed 
to Germantown, Wis., where he d. March 10, 187 1, and she d. 
June 15, 1880, leaving four children: Chauncey, who was b. at 
Dorset, Nov. 12, 1824, and mar. Caroline Ostrander of Mena- 
mana, Wis., July 18, 1850. Issue: 

Harmon O. Gray, b. Nov. 20, 1852, d. Feb. 11, 1854. 
Byron C. Gray, b. March 2, 1855, d. Aug. 29, 1856. 
Mary Elizabeth Gray, b. Aug. 16, 1857. 
Sarah Jane Gray, b. Oct. 4, 1859. 
Anson Clark Gray, b. Feb. 25, 1862, d. May 28, 1862. 
Albert Ellis Gray, b. Jan. 16, 1865. 
Chauncey Gray resides at Myra, Wis.; has been County Clerk, 
and is a prominent citizen. 

Anson Gray also had Byron Gray, b. June 17, 1828, Mark 
Gray, b. Sept. 10, 1831, and Mary E. Gray b. Sept. 5, 1837. 

Chauncey Gray, Sr., also had Ohver, b. Mar. 13, 1798, Sally, 
b. Apr. 13, 1800, John, b. Sept. 16, 1804, Susan, b. Aug. 28, 
1806, Almon, b. June 6, 1811. 

Lorena Gray, dau. of Capt. John, b. Aug. 5, 1772, mar. Ste- 
phen Rider, June 2, 1790; she d. May 30, 1799; he d. Sept. 11, 
1850; had 6 children, 22 grand children, and 63 g-g-children. 
A son, John Rider, had 2 daughters named Dorcas Lorena and 
Hannah Jane, who married brothers by the name of Taylor, the 
former of whom resides at Helena, Montana, and another daugh- 
ter who mar. Dr. John E. Best, of Arlington Heights, 111. 

Anna Gray, bapt. at Lenox, Dec. 6, 1773; mar. Lewis Dun- 
ning at Dorset, 1792; had 7 children; she d. July 18, 1809; he 
d. March 30, 1833. 

Elizabeth Gray, bapt. at Lenox, Oct. 14, 1775; mar. James 


Borland, Sept. 13, 1797, and had 9 children; she d. July 11, 
1818; he d. Mar. 15, 1841. 

John Gray (2), b. at Dorset, Vt., Apr. 7, 1777; mar. Polly 
Farnsworth, of Rupert, Jan'y 2, 1803; had 5 children; he died 
Sept. 30, 1849, and she died Oct. 22, 1865. 

Susannah Gray, b. at Dorset, Jan. 9, 1779; mar. Sylvanus 
Sykes, Nov. 27, 1799; had 10 children; he d. Sept. 25, 1840; 
she d. Apr. 17, 1866. 

Mercy Gray, b. July 20, 17S2; mar. Nathan Wilcox, 1798; 
had 3 children; she d. Dec. 5, 1803. 

Simeon Gray, b. July 20, 1782; mar. Polly Ingham, at Green- 
field, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1804; had 9 children; he d. July 21, 1851; 
she d. July 11, 1857. 

Jerusha Gray, b. Apr. 19, 1785; mar. Walter Rider, Dec. 10, 
1820; had 2 children; she d. Jan. 18, 1865. 

Edward Gray, b. Feb. 28, 1789; mar. Eunice Manly, Oct. 13, 
1808; had 9 children; she d. Aug. 16, 1842; he d. May 31, 1849. 

Paddock Gray, b. Oct. 12, 1793; mar. Elizabeth Manly, Aug. 
23, 1815; had 4 children; he d. Apr. 24, 1858; she is still liv- 
ing, in her 97th year. 

William Gray, youngest son and child of Capt. John Gray, b. 
Oct. 5, 1795; mar. Mercy Eastman of Rupert, Vt.; had 5 chil- 
dren; he d. Dec. 6, 1866. 

The total footing of the descendants of Capt. John Gray, as 
furnished, shows the following remarkable summary: No. of 
children, 77; grandchildren, 268; great-grandchildren, 489; To- 
tal descendants, 834. 

These statistics of the families of Edward (2) and Capt. John 
Gray, and some that follow, have been furnished by Mr. Alanson 
Gray, of Dorset, Vt., who is a grandson of Capt. John, and a 
son of John (2), born at Dorset, Oct. 12, 1807, and mar. to 
Rosetta C. Kellogg, March 24, 183 1. Rewrites: "We have 
had 7 children; 4 are dec'd; our oldest son, Augustus H. Gray, 
born Jan. 31, 1832, is married and has a family of 10 children; 
is in the marble trade at Catskill, N. Y. A daughter Ellen, b. 
Aug. 23, 1843, mar. Amos Kilborn, of Litchfield, Conn. Our 


youngest, Marcia Kellogg Gray, b. Dec. 21, 1851, remains at 
home." Mr. Gray has collected full data of his grandfather's 
family, which would have appeared herewith if the conditions 
by him required had been within the scope of this work. 

Isaiah Gray, son of Edward (3), settled in Middletown, Vt., 
and had 3 sons and two daughters. 

David is said to have lost a leg in the Revolutionary war; he 
mar. Hannah Newberry and removed to Vt. He had sons Har- 
ry, John, Isaiah, Edward and David, Jr. Harry Gray had Wm. 
N., Eugene, Henry, and a daughter, all Hving at Middletown 
Springs, Vt. Harry Gray, it is said was b. in New Brunswick, 
N. J., 1787, and died in 1865. 

Mary Gray mar. Ebenezer Hawkins, and had 4 children. 

Ruth Gray mar. Gershom Martindale, and had 6 children. 

Mercy Gray mar. Alexander Kent and had 7 children. 

Hannah Gray mar. Abner Bangs, of Lenox, Mass., and had 
8 sons and two daughters, Chauncey Bangs, one of the former, 
still survives, and others of the descendants continue to reside 
in that vicinity. 

Edward Gray (4), mar. Rhoda Stoddard, and had 15 children. 

Miriam Gray mar. Roger Hawkins, at Lenox; removed to 
Vergennes, Vt., and raised 12 children, one of whom. Rev. 
Henry Hawkins, resides at Granville, Putnam Co., III. 

Priscilla Gray, daughter of Edward (2), was mar. to John 
Rainey, at the Oblong, July 4, 1773. 

Godfrey Gray, son of Edward (2), made a will in 18 18, giving 
legacies to his wife, Sarah, his sons John, Martin, Richard, and 
daughters Hannah and Caty. He was then at Ancram, Colum- 
bia Co., N. Y., although the will was probated in Dutchess Co., 
and is there on file. 

Martin Gray had Morgan, and two other sons and daughters. 
Morgan had Samuel Martin Gray of Sugerties, N. Y., and John 
M. and Charles F. Gray. 

Richard Gray, son of Godfrey, mar. Mary Tompkins, and had 
Daniel Gray, who settled in Western New York, Richard Gray, 


John Graj', who ahvays hved in the town of Pine Plains, Dutch- 
ess Co., N. Y., Hannah, who mar. Edmund Reynolds, Lydia, 
who mar. Abel Eldridge, Jane, who mar. a Mr. Rovve, and had 
a daughter Hannah, Priscilla Gray, who mar. Eleazer Conklin, 
and Ambrose T. Gray, who was born Jan. 24, 17 88, mar. Almira 
Finch, dau. of Caleb Finch, Oct. 28, 1818, and had Ward B. Gray, 
merchant, and formerly Postmaster, of Millerton, N. Y., Louisa, 
who married a Mr. Douglas, and resides at Hillsdale, N. Y., and 
Tompkins C. Gray, who was teaching school when the Rebellion 
broke out, but left to enlist as a private in "Scott's Life Guards," 
4th Regt. N. Y. v.; was promoted to First Lieut., honorably 
discharged, was war correspondent of the JV. Y. Tribune, after- 
wards on the editorial staff of the Post, at Washington, where 
he died April 2, 1885. Ambrose T. Gray died May 23, 1859. 

The researches herevnth made afford almost conclusive evi- 
dence that the Grays of Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, some ac- 
count of whom is given on page 186, and following, were of the 
Yarmouth family, the intermarriages, and similarit}' of names, 
being an almost unmistakable indication. The Freemans had 
married Grays, and the Grays, Freemans, and a Freeman Gray 
was there found, a son of the Isaiah Gray whose family is 
traced on the pages referred to. 

The time and labor bestowed by the compiler of this work up- 
on the genealogy of the foregoing branch of the Gray family, in- 
complete as it appears, cannot easily be estimated, and no re- 
sults to him commensurate are anticipated. Local histories, 
and genealogies, and town and church records have been care- 
fully searched for ultimate facts, and every available source of in- 
formation sought out. Rev. Frederick Freeman, author of the 
Freeman Genealogy, and of the "Cape Cod Annals," of whose 
elaborate researches avail has been made, says in the latter work, 
"The genealogical data of the highly respectable family of Grays, 
is to our mind somewhat complicated." Acknowledgment is al- 
so made to Josiah Paine, the historian of Harwich, for much in- 
teresting information furnished. In regard to the origin of the 
Yarmouth Grays, they were probably of English ancestry. 



There is early mention in the annals of Plymouth, of Edward 
Gray, a youth, who first appeared there in 1643. Very likely he 
was a 3'ounger brother of John of Yarmouth. For his first wife 
he married Mary Winslow, daughter of John Winslow, who was 
a brother of Gov. Winslow. The wife of John Winslow and the 
mother of Mary, was Mary Chilton, daughter of James Chilton, 
who came over in the Mayflower^ and died the first winter. Ed- 
ward Gray was married to Mary Winslow Jan. 16, 1650, and had 
Desire, b. Feb. 24, 1651, who married Lieut. Nathaniel South- 
wick; Mary b. Sept. 18, 1653; Eliza, b. Feb. 11, 1658; Sarah, b. 
Aug. 12, 1659; and a son, John Gray, born October i, 1661, 
from whom are descended the Grays now of Kingston, Mass. 
Mary Winslow Gray died in 1663, and he married second, Dor- 
othy Lettice, Dec. 12, 1665, by whom were three sons: Edward, 
Thomas, and Samuel; also three daughters, two of whom mar- 
ried Coles, and the youngest, Lydia, married Caleb Loring, of 
Plympton, Mass., from whom the Lorings in the north part 
of that town are descended. The oldest stone in the Plymouth 
Burial Ground is that of Edward Gray, on which is the follow- 
ing inscription : " Here lyeth a body of Edward Gray, Gent, 
aged about 52 years, and departed this life ye last of June, 1681." 

Edward Gray (2), b. Jan. 31, 1666, removed to Tiverton, R.I., 
married, and had the following children: 

Mary Gray, b. May 16, 1691. 

Edward Gray, (3), b. Jan. 10, 1692. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Jan. 23, 1695. 

Sarah Gray, b. April 25, 1697. 

Phebe Gray, b. Sept. 6, 1699. 

Philip Gray, b. Feb. 11, 1702. 

Thomas Gray, b. Feb. 4, 1705. 

Hannah Gray, b. Nov. 3, 1707. 
Edward Gray mar. 2d, Mary, and had: 

John Gray, b. Aug. 3, 17 12. 

Lydia Gray, b. May 12, 17 14. 

William Gray, b. July 17, 17 16. 

Samuel Gray, b. Aug. 31, 17 18. 
Philip Gray mar. Sarah, and had the following: 


Philip Gray, Jr., b. Apr. 6, 1728. 
Pardon Gray, b. April 20, 1737. 
Philip Gray, 2d, b. June 22, 1750. 
Pardon Gray mar. Mary, and had: 
Job Gray, b. May 14, 1756. 
Sarah Gray, b. May 3, 1758. 
Edward Gray, b. July 8, 1759- 
Mary Gray, b. Aug. 3, 1761. 
Lydia Gray, b. March 15, 1763. 
Abigail Gray, b. Aug. 2, 1764. 
Philip Gray, b. Feb. 2, 1766. 
Pardon Gray, Jr., b. Oct. 11, 1767. 
Hannah CtRay, b. May 2, 1769. 
John Gray, b. May 20, 1772. 
Thomas Gray, b. Nov. 28, 1774. 
Mary Gray, b. Nov. 18, 1776. 

Job Gray mar. JuUette Briggs, of Tiverton, Dec. 16, 1781. 
Elizabeth Gray, daughter of an Edward Gray of Tiverton, 
mar. Willard Briggs, Oct. 15, 1778. 

Samuel Gray, of the sons of Edward (i), also settled in Tiv- 
erton, R. I. He died unmarried. 

Thomas Gray, the youngest son of Edward, settled in Little 
Compton, R. I. He was chosen a Deacon of the First Congre- 
gational Church established there in 1704, and died there, 1721. 
A large brown stone marks the place of his burial, and a large 
plot there is devoted to his descendants, who were numerous. 
Thomas Gray mar. Hannah Kent, and had several daughters, 
and a son, Samuel. 

Samuel Gray, son of Thomas, married Deborah Peck, and 
had the following: 

Hannah Gray, b. Nov. 8, 1751, d. 1755. 

Fallee Gray, b. Apr. 23, 1754. 

John Gray, b. March 20, 1756. 

Simeon Gray, b. Apr. 15, 1758, d. 1781. 

Lydia Gray, b. Jan. 22, 1761. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. July 23, 1763. 

Samuel Gray, b. Sept. 29, 1765. 

Thomas Gray, b. Apr. 22, 1767. 

Jonathan Gray, b. Mar. 9, 1771. 

Joshua Gray, b. Nov. 10, 1773, d. 1775. 

Nathaniel Gray, b. Mar. 20, 1776, d. 1836. 

LoREN and Benjamin Gray, (twins,) b. Feb. 5, 1779. 


Nathaniel Gray mar. Lydia Coe, at Little Compton, March 
29, 1807; she was born Dec. 30, 1785, and d. Aug. 30, 1848; 
he d. Oct. 6, 1836. Issue: 

Hannah Kent Gray, b. Nov. 2, 1808, d. Dec. 27, 1822. 
Harriet Gray, b. Aug. 18, 181 1, mar. Henry Butler; resides 

on the old homestead, at Little Compton. 
Horace Gray, b. Apr. 7, 1813, mar. Parthenia Easterbrook, 
and had 

Emily Gray, b. at Providence, R. I., July 31, 1843, 
mar. Chas. Rossitter, at Fall River, Mass., Dec. 
30, 1866, and had Ada H., and Mabel Gray 
Rossitter, both deceased; she d. Mar. 7, 1885, 
and he resides at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Howard Gray, son of Horace, lives at Taunton, 
Horace Gray died at Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1865. 
Diana Coe Gray, dau. of Nathaniel, b. Aug. 17, 1815, mar. 
Wm. S. Wood, and had a son, ITieodore Wood; she re- 
sides at Fall River, Mass. 

Fallee Palmer Gray, b. Feb. 24, 181 8, mar. Jedediah Shaw 
and had Horace Gray Shaw, who is in business in New 
York, and resides at South Orange, N. J.; and Anna W., 
who mar. Frank Brownell of Little Compton, and resides 
there. Mrs. Shaw died April 26, 1854. 

Cornelius Briggs Gray, b. Aug. 31 1820.} d. Sept. 2, 1823. 
John Gray, " " " ) 

Bejamin Coe Gray, b. Feb. 17, 1823, d. Sept. 18, 1823. 

George Gray, b. Aug. i, 1824, mar. and had Nancy, who 
mar. John Sebrey; Elva, George, Jr., and Don; he mar. 
2d, and had Elwood Gray; resides at Elmore, Vt. 

Charles Henry Gray, youngest son of Nathanel Gray, born 
July 23, 1827, mar. but no children; died in California^ 
Feb. 12, 1873. 

Amasa Gray, a son of John Gray, brother of Nathaniel, in- 
herited his father's farm, and at this date is still living there,, 
being the only one residing in that old town of Little Compton^ 
bearing the name of Gray, once so familiar there. 

A Thomas Gray, said to have been a brother of Edward, died 
at Plymouth, June 7, 1654, but there is no evidence that he left 


Asa Gray, of Tiverton, was Town Clerk for many years from 
about 1820; also Justice of the Peace, and was called 'Squire 

The Grays were among the early settlers of Tiverton and Lit- 
tle Compton, in company with other Plymouth families, on a 
grant from the Plymouth Company, which at that time laid claim 
to all that territory, and which was maintained up to the date of 
1746, when the Crown decided that jurisdiction of that section 
of the east main rightfully vested in Rhode Island. 

The Capt. Robert Gray who first crossed the bar at the mouth 
of the Columbia River, 1790, and consequently regarded as its 
discoverer, upon vvhich fact the United States successfully based 
its claim to all the contiguous territory, in the great contest with 
Great Britain over the North- Western boundary line, and who on 
his return from that expedition was received with much honor at 
Boston and other cities, was of the Tiverton Grays, and a de- 
scendant of Edward Gray of Plymouth. 

There are strong indications that Edward Gray of Plymouth, 
(and consequently John Gray of Yarmouth,) was a descendant of 
the Edward Gray mentioned on page 5, as father of Mrs. Desire 
Kent, who is claimed to have been the first woman of the Pil- 
grims who landed at Plymouth Rock. This probability is 
strengthened by the fact that Edward of Plymouth, as will be 
seen, named his first born daughter, Desire, while his son Thom- 
as married Hannah Kent. Who Edward Gray the father of 
Desire Kent was, careful search of English annals would doubt- 
less disclose. Perhaps he was the Edward Gray of Lincolnshire 
who was Knighted and granted Arms in 1635, and who was the 
ancestor of Edward Gray of Boston, 1686, whose portrait, with 
Arms, appears at page 191. 

It would have been very pleasing to have given a more full 
record of the Plymouth Grays, but it was not easily obtainable; 
yet even this fragment of history is sufficient to demonstrate that 
the field is a most interesting one, which will well repay the re- 
searches of the future historian. And these leaflets are thrown 
in as a contribution to that end. 




Robert Gray, the ancestor of the Salem Grays, must have 
been at Salem prior to 1651, as the records show that he had a 
daughter baptized there date of March 9, of that year. His an- 
cestry does not clearly appear, but probably before his marriage, 
he was an armorer or gunner in one or more voyages with one 
Capt. Wall, between England and the English Colonies in New 
England and the West Indies. He married Elizabeth, a kins- 
woman or connection of Thos. Wickes of Salem. He died at 
Salem Jan. 11, 1662, and his will, made Jan. i, 1661-2, names 
his wife Elizabeth, Executrix. She married 2d, Capt. Nicholas 
Manning, June 23, 1663, and had Thomas, Nicholas, Margaret 
and John. Capt. Manning, with others, was presented to the 
Court for wearing periwigs in Salem, 1679. .In 1677 he was 
commander of the man-of-war " Ketch," which was fitted out at 
Salem. Was made a Judge in Maine, and afterwards imprisoned 
there. Living with second wife, Mary, at Richmond, S. I., 1709. 

Issue of Robert Gray by Elizabeth his wife: 

Elizabeth, bapt. ist ch. March 9, 165 1; mar. June 25, 1672, 
John Priest, and had Elizabeth. 


Joseph Gray, bapt. May 9, 1652; mar. Deborah Williams, 
Aug. 10, 1675. He was a gunsmith. Made will May 17, 1690, 
and proved June 24, following. She mar. 2d, June 14, 1690, 
James Holgate, Surgeon, of Salem, and had James and Deborah. 
Issue of Joseph Gray and Deborah his wife: 

Benjamin Gray, son of Joseph, b. 167-, made will Dec. 14, 
1 7 1 6, which was proved Jan. 17, following. He was a turner. 
He mar. Mary Beadle, Mar. 31, 1699. Issue: 

Benjamin Gray, (2), b. Oct. 3, 1701. 

John Gray, b. June 21, 1703. 

Robert Gray, b. Dec. 15, 1704. 

Mary Gray, bapt. Apr. 15, 1722, (with her mother.) 

Jonathan Gray, b. 1709. 

Sarah Gray, bapt. April 15, 1722; mar. Bcnj. RuU. 


Benjamin (2) mar. Sarah Cash Nov. 16. 1722; died at Salem 
Jan 27, 1 76 1. Was a chair-maker, ahas turner. Issue: 

Benjamin Gray, (3), b. Mar. 29, 1724; hved at Salem and 
Gloucester; a painter; mar. March 31, 1745, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Wm. Curtis, of Lynn; d. May 10, 1765. 

Sarah Gray, b. Dec. 14, 1725; d. Mar. 6, 1749. 

William Gray, b. Oct. 26, 1727; d. Dec. 24, 1805. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Oct. 15, 1731; d. Aug. 19, 1732. 

Hepzibah Gray, b. Oct. 12, 1733; mar. Thos. Rice, Dec. 11, 
1759, ^^ Boston. 

Mary Gray, b. Oct. 12, 1735. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Nov. 18, 1738; mar. Wm. Lander, Mar. 
26, 1 761, and had Samuel, Elizabeth, Jona, Robert. 

William, son of Benjamin (2) and Sarah Cash Gray, b. Oct. 26, 
1727, mar. Sarah Mattoon, 1749; was a chair manufacturer; had 
William Gray, Jr., b. July 5, 1750; d. Nov. 11, 1819. 
Sarah Gray, Dec. 17, 1753; d. May 23, 1787. 
John Gray, b. Jan. 12, 1761. 
Benjamin, " •' " d. Jan. 24, 1761. 
Richard Mattoon Gray, b. Oct. 5, 1763. 

William Gray, Jr., mar. ist, Susannah Shepherd, Nov. 5, 1772; 
she d. Apr. 25, 1796, and he mar. 2d, the \vid. Hannah Young, 
Oct. 2, 1796. Issue: 

William Shepherd Gray, b. July 30, 1773; was Cashier of 
Essex Bank, Salem, which position, for certain reasons, he ab- 
ruptly abandoned. He d. about 1830, in Roxbury, Mass. Issue: 

Wm. Morland Gray, bapt. Jan. i, 1800; d. young. 
Haraden Gray, bapt. Aug. 2, 1801. 
Frederick Wallace Gray, bapt. June 5, 1803. 
John Morland Gray, bapt. Apr. 15, 1805. 
George Alexander Gray, bapt. Apr. 5, 1807 
Wm. Morland Gray, 2d, bapt. July 9, 1809; d. 1810. 
Ann Augusta Gray, bapt. Aug. 30, 181 2. 
John Gray, b. June 9, 1775; d. Feb. 8, 1776. 
Sarah Gray, b. Dec. 19, 1776; d. June 28, 1777. 
John Gray, 2d, b. Apr. 24, 1778. 

John Gray, son of William, (i), (Benj.-Benj.-Jos.-Robert,) born 
Jan. 12, 1 761, was an accountant and teacher; mar. ist, Eliza- 
beth Archer, Nov. 18, 1783; she d. Aug. 17, 1814, and he mar. 
2d, Mary Holman, Feb. 19, 1815; he d. at Salem, Dec. 9, 1838. 


Sarah Gray, b. Oct. 25, 1784; d. May 3, 1830. 

Elizabeth Gray, b. Feb. 17, 1787; d. Jan. 7, 1792. 

Lucy Gray, b. June 21, 1789; mar. Francis H. Board- 
man Nov. 29, 1 8 10, and had Elizabeth, George, Ed- 
ward, CaroHne, Edward, 2d, (Uved Portland, Me.,) 
Mary N., Emily, Benj. A., of Salem, Wm. A., who 
mar. Lucy N. Dodge, dau. of Rev. Wm. B. Dodge, 
and 2d, Alvord, of Waukegan, 111. 
Richard Mattoon Gray, son of WilUam, (Benj.-Benj.-Jos.- 
Robert,) b. Salem, Oct. 5, 1763, mar. Elizabeth Needham; issue: 

Richard Gray, b. July 18, 1786; d. Sept. 5, 17S7. 

Richard Gray, 2d, b. June 19, 1788. 

John Gray, son of Benj. (Jos. -Robert,) b. in Salem, June 21, 
1703, d. in or before 1751. He lived in Provincetown and Sa- 
lem. He mar. Phebe, (?) who d. in or before 1761. Issue: 
John Gray. 
Sarah Gray, mar. Charles Adee, or Eddy, of Salem, 

March 10, 1768. 
Rachel Gray. 
James Gray. 
Tliere was a Mary Gray, said to have been the dau. of John 
and Phebe Gray of Provincetown, b. Jan. 13, 1726, who mar, 
Nathan Noble of New Milford, Conn., May 2, 1748. He was 
killed at the battle of Saratoga, Oct. 7, 1777; she d. Oct. 29, 


John Gray, son of John, (Benj.-Jos.-Robert,) lived in Salem; 
a cordwainer. He mar. Mary, and had: 

William Gray, mar. Sarah Smith, of Salem, Aug. 13, 

1787; lived at Beverly. 
Margaret Gray, mar. Sam'l Bell, Apr. 26, 1785, who 

had previously mar. Abigail Foster. 
Mary Gray, who mar Dec. 26, 1786, James Snow, 
prob. son of James and Edith, who sold to Benja- 
min Gray land in Salem Jan. 11, 1760. 
John Gray, mar. Elizabeth Brown, Nov. 13, 1794. 
Rachel, dau. of John Gray, son of John, &c., mar. Simon 
Gordon, Oct. 5, 1755, and had James Gordon, b. 1760, who af- 
terwards took the surname of Gray. He lived in Beverly; mar. 
ist, Mary, dau. of Capt. Robert Foster, and 2d, Mary Gage of 
Beverly, Apr. i, 1790; he d. 1792. Had Sarah, b. 1786, who 


mar. Andrew Mansfield and resided at Nobleborougli, Me., 1861; 
son Jacob, and dau. Sarah, wife of Hon. Elisha Clarke, Bath, Me. 
Elizabeth, dau. of James Gordon Gray, b. Beverly, July 21, 1788, 
mar. Dea. Richard Manning Chipman, Nov. 30, 1805, and had 
Richard Manning Chipman, bapt. May 6, 1810, also Andrew M., 
Mary E., Eleazer Moses, Sarah C, Betsey Gray, Thomas, Hen- 
ry, who d. of disease contracted in the army in 1865, Susan P., 
James, who d. from wound received in the battle of the Wilder- 
ness, and Ward Chipman, who d. 1S55. 

James Gray, son of John, (Benj.-Jos.-Robert,) lived in Bever- 
ly and Salem; a fisherman. Appears to have been a Rev. sol- 
dier; mar. ist, Priscilla Cressey; mar. 2d, Sarah Whitefoot; d. 
Sept. 25, 1 810. 

Robert Gray, son of Benj. (Jos.-Robert.) b. Salem, Dec. 15, 
1704; was a blacksmith; mar. Margaret Glover, Mar. 24, 1726- 
7; issue: 

Robert GR-^Y, bapt. Sept. 22, 1728. 
Benjamin Gray. 

Ephraim Gray, mar. Aug. 28, 1757. 
Benjamin Gray, son of Robert, (Benj .-Jos. -Robt.,) lived in Sa- 
lem; a ship-wright; mar. Mary Galium, June 21, 1752; she and 
all her children baptized and received to ist Ch., Apr. 9, 1769; 
he d. 1 7 6-. Issue: 

Andrew Gray, b. 1754; mar. Mary Mugford, May 14, 

Elizabeth Gray, b. 1759. 
Benjamin Gray, b. 1761. 

Rebecca Gray, b. 1763; mar. Benj. Pede, Apr. 27, 1783; 
received from her mother, Mary Gray, wid., Oct. 5, 
1790, land in Salem. 

Robert Gray, son of Joseph (Robert,) will made Sept. 5, 1731; 
mar. ist, Dorothy; 2d, Abigail; lived in Lynn; issue: 

Dorothy Gray, b. Aug. 23, 1701; mar. John Tarbox, at 

Lynn, Oct. 30, 17 18. 
Deborah Gray, b. Nov. 24, 1704. 
Robert Gray, b. June 27, 1708. 
Sarah Gray, b. Nov. 25, 1713. 


Robert Gray, son of Robert (Jos.-Robert,) b. in Lynn, mar. 
Elizabeth Allen, 1732; issue: 

Robert Gray, mar. Dec. 11, 1755, Anna Newhall. 
Joseph Gray. 
Joseph Gray, son of Robt., (Robt.-Jos.-Robt.,) lived in Lynn; 
mar. Rebecca Farrington, May 4, 1756; issue: 

Hannah Gray, b. June 9, 1757. 
Rebecca Gray, b. Mar. 9, 1759. 
William Gray, b. Mar. 26, 1761. 
Joseph Gray, b. July 13, 1763. 
Susanna Gray, b. July 5, 1765. 

William Gray, son of Jos. (Robert,) b. at Salem, and lived in 
Lynn, where he initiated the manufacture of shoes by operatives. 
He married Hannah; will proved Sept. 17, 1743. Issue: 

Joseph Gray, b. Jan. 8, 1707-8. 

William Gray, b. Aug. 30, 17 10. 

Hannah Gray, who mar. Sam'l Galley. 

Jeremiah Gray, b. Dec. 16, 17 12. 

Abraham Gray, b. Jan. 13, 17 14-15; d. Feb. 11, 1791. 
Abraham Gray, son of William, (Joseph-Robert,) b. Lynn, d. 
in Salem, where he was about 1758. Was a shoe manufacturer 
and dealer; Deacon of istCh. of Salem. In his will, made 1790, 
he mentions "my grandsons, Sylvanus and Winthrop Gray, my 
gr. daughters, Lydia Clough and Jane Williams, my three child- 
ren, William, Samuel, and Hannah Gray," with John Chipman, 
Christopher Osgood and Asa Pierce. He mar. Apr. i, 1742, 
Lydia Galley, who d. Nov. 27, 1788, aged 65. Issue: 

Mary Gray, b. Jan. 5, 1743; mar. Oct. 11, 1764, her 
cousin, Winthrop Gray; d. Nov. 27, 1788. 

Lydia Gray, b. Nov. 3, 1744; mar. Joseph Clough, Mar. 
28, 1766, and had Joseph, who d. about 181 7. 

Hannah Gray, b. Nov. 13, 1746; d. July i, 1751. 

Jane Gray, b. July 31, 1748; mar. Benj. Williams and 
had Jane, bapt. Mar. 11, 1770, who mar. Cotton 
Brown Brooks of Haverhill, Dec. 13, 1794. 

William Gray, b. June 27, 1750; d. Nov. 3, 1825. 

Hannah Gray, b. May 23, 1752; d. Sept. 14, 1791. 

Abraham Gray, b. Aug. 21, 1753; d. Aug. 6, 1788. 

Abigail Gray, b. Sept. i, 1755; d. Nov. 6, 1790. 

Samuel Gray, b. Aug. 2, 1760; d. Jan. 21, 18 16. 

Francis Calley Gray, b. Dec. 19, 1762; d. Apr. 27, '90. 



Hon. William Gray, son of Abraham, (Wm. -Jos. -Robert,) was 
born at Lynn, June 27, 1750; lived in Salem until 181 1, after 
which at Boston, where he died Nov. 3, 1825. His early educa- 
tion was only such as the common schools in his childhood 
afforded. His precocity at eleven years of age led Samuel Gard- 
ner, an eminent merchant of Salem, to offer him a mercantile 
apprenticeship. In answer to inquiry as to what compensation 
should be given, the father learned that Mr. Gardner could re- 
ceive si.x guineas for such a position from the best apprentice in 
the country. The latter, however, received the lad gratuitously, 
and he so won upon his employer, especially by exemplifications 
of diligence and veracity, that he obtained additionally to in- 
struction, his clothing, and other favors testif}ang esteem. He 
afterwards was the clerk of Richard Derby, another prominent 
and successful merchant of Salem. He showed his patriotism 
by serving in the troops that under Col. Timothy Pickering's 
command reached Lexington by a severe forced march, in season 
to discharge their muskets on the British soldiers retreating from 
the conflict there, April 19, 1775. Mr. Gray, on commencing 
business soon after attaining majority, was completely accom- 
plished for the work. In the Revolutionary war he had vessels 
privateering. In the prosecution of that business as a ship- 
ping merchant, the fleet of commercial vessels owned by him at 
one time amounted to the number of forty-four, (44), many of 
them the largest ships constructed. Doubling the Cape of Good 
Hope with vast funds, they would return with immense cargoes, 
that were distributed throughout our ov\ti, (country) or re-export- 
ed to foreign countries. " In twenty-five years after he began 
business he was a millionaire; but to accomplish that degree of 
success, he was compelled to abandon himself to his commercial 
pursuits as totally and exclusively as Hercules to his labors, or 
Ixion to his wheel. Very fortunately for him, he was enabled to 
do this to his entire satisfaction by exonerating himself from all 
his domestic affairs and engagements and consigning them to the 
management of his highly talented and accomplished wife." 
"Most auspiciously, Sunday unfailing shone for him a day of ab- 


solute and exclusive rest and devotion. He was a constant at- 
tendant at church, asked a blessing at his table, and the Bible 
was habitually read in his family. He had the good sense to 
abstain from tobacco in every shape." His self-command was 
great otherwise. Many of his apprentices became eminent mer- 
chants. Among pupils to him, after their graduation at Harvard, 
in 1796, and in 1806, were Francis Dana, and Jos. G. Cogges- 
hall, Ph.D., and LL.D., Librarian of Harvard College, and of 
the Astor Library, N. Y. Mr. Gray was in 1810-11, Lieut.-Gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts. He married, Mar. 28, 1782, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Chipman, Esq., of Marblehead, who was born 
June 9, 1756, and died Sept. 29, 1823. Mr. Chipman gradua- 
ted at Harvard, 1738, was a barrister-at-law, and the eldest son 
of Rev. John Chipman, formerly pastor of the Congregational 
Church in North Beverly. It is said of Mrs. Gray, that " with 
her experience as a teacher, slie was perfectly qualified to con- 
duct all their domestic concerns, and superintend the education 
of their children." 

Mr. Gray was one of the most distinguished personages of his 
time in New England, and his name is among the most illus- 
trious of the family of Gray in America. The following is a list 
of his children, and in part of his descendants, so far as ob- 

William Rufus Gray, son of William, bom June 23, 1783, 
died July 29, 1831. He graduated at Harvard, 1800; resided 
in Boston; was a merchant. Married, Oct. 19, 1809, Mary, 
eldest dau. of Hon. and Rev. Joseph Clay, who was born at 
Savannah, Ga., 1764, and was Judge of the U. S. Dist. Court, 
Ct., 1796, and pastor of Bapt. Churches at Savannah and Bos- 
ton. She d. Nov. 15, 1867. 

Lucia Gray, b. 1788; died 1844. She mar. Aug. 25, 1807, 
Col. Samuel Swett, who grad. at Harvard, 1800, and d. Oct. 28, 
1866. Resided in Salem and Boston; a topographical engineer 
U. S. A.; a merchant and author, whose children, graduates of 
Harvard, were Benjamin, who d. 1823, and Wm. Gray, who was 
pastor of Church at Le.xington, 1836-9, and at Lynn, 1840; 
mar. Charlotte Phinney of Lexington. 


Henry Gray, b. Jan. 17, 1784; mar. Frances Pierce, Oct. 28, 
1810; d. 1834. 

Francis Galley Gray, b. 1791; d. Dec. 1856; LL.D., grad. 
Harvard 1809; lived Boston; admitted to the bar but devoted 
himself to literary pursuits. A Fellow of H. C.; unmar. 

John Chipman Gray, b. Dec. 26, 1793; LL.D.; grad H. C., 
181 1; lived in Boston; a literateur; for many years a Senator of 
Massachusetts, and member of Council; mar. May, 1820, Eliza- 
beth Pickering, dau. of Samuel P. Gardner, of Boston. 

Ward CrRAY, died in childhood. 

Horace Gray, b. Aug. 25, 1800; d. 1873; grad. at Harvard 
18 1 9; merchant, lived in Boston; mar. Hannah, dau. of Phineas 
Upham, of Brookfield, 1827, who d. Oct., 1834; mar. 2d, July 
3, 1837, Sarah R, dau. of Samuel P. Gardner, of Boston. 

Hon. Horace Gray, of the U. S. Supreme Court, is of the de- 
scendants of Hon. William Gray, who was his grandsire. 

Samuel Gray, son of Abraham, (Wm.-Jos.-Robt.,) lived in Sa- 
lem, Boston, and Medford; merchant and banker; mar. Oct. 27, 
1787, Anna Orne, who d. June 2, 1797; mar. 2d, Apr. 25, 1799, 
Mary, dau. of Rev. Edward Brook, whose wife Abigail, dau. of 
Rev. John Brown, was a sister of Elizabeth, wife of John Chip- 
man, and mother of Elizabeth Chipman, wife of Hon. William 
Gray. Issue: 

Samuel Galley Gray, b. Sept. 7, 17 — ; d. Nov., 1849; grad. 
Harvard, 181 1; resident of Boston; Pres. Atlas Bank; mar. July 
I, 1829, Elizabeth Stone White, dau. Jos. White, Jr. 

Lydia Gray, b. July 27, 1788; d. 1874; mar. Nov. 15, 1810, 
Thos. Wren Ward, of Salem and Boston. Issue: Martha Ann, 
Mary Gray, Sam'l Gray, William, Mary Gray, John G., George 
Cabot, and Thos. WiUiam Ward. 

Anna Gray, b. July 27, 1789; d. Dec. 20, 1816; mar. Apr. 
9, 181 5, Andrew Hall, of Medford, and had Sarah. 

Sarah Gray, b. May 28, 17 91; d. Sept. 16, 1805. 

Mary Gray, b. Aug. 30, 1794; mar. Nov. 3, 1816, Wm. Ray. 

Catharine Gray, b. Apr. i, 1797; mar. July 22, 1823, Jona- 
than Porter, who grad. Harvard, first in class, 1814, admitted 


to bar, Middlesex Co., 1817, and d. at Medford, 1859. Issue: 
Geo. D. Porter, who grad. Harvard, 1851, and d. 1861. 

Elizabeth Gorham Gray, b. March 4, 1800; mar. Dec. 2, 
1822, Franklin Howard, son of Dr. Elisha Story, and had Hor- 
ace CuUen, who d. 1847, and Franklin H., b. Feb. 12, 1825, who 
mar. Adeline Wainwright, of N. Y., and had Elizabeth G., b. 
Oct. 16, 1855, and Marion W., b. Jan. 30, 1857. Mr. Story re- 
sides in Boston; trustee real estate. 

Charlotte Gallison Gray, b. Jan. 18, 1802; d. Feb. 1804. 

WiNTHROP Gray, b. Apr. 18, 1804; d. Mar. 26, 1830. 

Francis Abraham Gray, b. Aug. 4, 1806; d. June 17, 1809. 

Sarah Charlotte Gray, b. Apr. 7, 1809; mar. Ignatius Sar- 
gent, and had Sarah EUery, who mar. Winthrop Sargent, Phila. 

Henrietta Gray, b. Oct. i, 1811; mar. May 16, 1835, Igna- 
tius Sargent, the husband of her deceased sister Sarah. 

Francis Abraham Gray, 2d, b. Oct. 5, 1813; mar. June 2, 
1857, Helen Wainwright, of New York. 


Robert Gray (2), son of Robert, b. Salem, May 10, 1658; will 
proved Oct. 22, 1725, in which he names wife, Sarah, sons Sam- 
uel and Benjamin, and dau. Sarah, with son John, to whom for 
reasons "sorrowful," he only gives a small legacy. He married 
Sarah Glover, or Grover, of Beverly, Aug. 7, 1685; was a gun- 
smith; lived in Salem. Issue: 

John Gray, b. May 2, 1686. 

Robert Gray, (3), b. May, 18, 1689; d. May 3, 1697. 

Samuel Gray, b. Apr. 15, 1691. 

Hannah Gray, b. Sept. 16, 1693; d. 1695. 

Sarah Gray, b. Aug. 22, 1695; mar. Nov. 4, 17 14, Capt. 
Michael Driver, of Salem, and had Michael, Sarah, 
Michael, 2d, Elizabeth and Thomas. 

Jonathan Gray, b. May 12, 1697. 

Josiah Gray, b. Feb. 22, 1699-1700. 

Benjamin Gray, b. Feb. 16, 1702-3. 

James Gray, b. July 29, 1704. 
John Gray, son of Robt.-Robt., was a gunsmith; mar. Abigail 
Masury Dec. 23, 1710; mar. 2d, Dec. 16, 1717, Susanna Jones. 


Robert Gray, b. Nov. 27, 171 1. 

William Gray, b. Sept. 21, 17 13. 

Abigail Gray, b. Nov. 3, 1715; mar. July 21, 1735, 
Zachariah Curtis, and had Ebenezer and Samuel. 

John Gray, b. Sept. 11, 17 18. 

Susanna Gray, b. Sept. 13, 1723. 
Robert Gray, son of John, (Robt.-Robt.,) lived in Salem; a 
shipwright; mar. Ruth Deal, Nov. 20, 1733; she was granted 
letters of administration on his estate Feb. 6, 1771. Issue: 

x'Vbigail Gray, bapt. Aug. 31, 1735. 

William Gray, bapt. Oct. 16, 1737. 
Also Robert, Sarah, and Hannah who d. unmarried, Nov. 1809. 
William Gray, son of Robert, (John-Robert-Robert,) bapt. at 
Salem, Oct. 16, 1737, d. 1780; a shoemaker; mar. Mary Moses, 
and had: William; Benjamin; Margaret, who mar. Benj. Trask; 
Richard; Samuel; Hannah, who mar. Caleb Cook, Dec. 10, 
1796, and had Caleb, Mary Gray, and William; Abigail, who 
mar. Peter Pickman Frye; Mary, who mar. Samuel Cook. 

William Gray, son of the foregoing William, mar. a Jones 
and had Ebenezer, Samuel, Robert, James, and Abigail. 

Samuel Gray, son of William, (Robt.-John-Robt.-Robt.,) born 
June 7, 1765, d. Oct. 11, 1850; was a shoemaker; mar. Dec. 15, 
1787, Ruth Ropes, and had Sarah, b, 1790; Robert, bapt. Feb. 
19, 1792, mar. Sarah Ela, resided at Portsmouth, N. H., and 
had three sons and three daughters; Samuel, bapt. Jun. 22, 1792, 
killed by lightning, while sailing in Salem Harbor, 1836; Ruth, 
who d. aged 32, unmar.; WiUiam, bapt. May 31, 1797; Sarah R., 
who mar. Nathaniel Frothingham, and d. by suicide at the Asy- 
lum in Worcester; Margaret Cook, who d. unmar. at Taunton, 
Jan. 25, 1864; George, b. 1804, who mar. Lydia Barden of Do- 
ver, N. H., where he resided, and had George Frederick, Ruth, 
and Elizabeth Gray; Elizabeth S., who mar. James Chamberlain 
Jan. 6, 1829; Priscilla, who d. unmar.; and Samuel, died young. 

John Gray son of John, (Robert-Robert,) lived in Salem; mar. 
Oct. 13, 1742, Sarah Dodd, of Boston, and had John; Jane, 
who mar. Benjamin Williams, Mar. 30, 1769; Anna, who mar. 
June 17, 1770, John Williams; and Sarah, who mar. Aug. 22, 
1773, Daniel Pease. 


John Gray, son of foregoing, mar. March 30, 1769, Lydia 
Crowell, and had Lydia, who mar. Joseph Cook, Dec. 30, 1792; 
and another daughter. 

Samuel Gray, son of Robert, (Robt.,) b. Salem Apr. 15, 1691, 
d. 1730; a gunsmith; mar. March 23, 17 21, Elizabeth Ward, 
dau. of John and Jehoidan (Harvey) Ward. Issue: Sarah, bapt. 
Apr. 28, 1728, Elizabeth and Hannah. 

"Antiquarians at Salem and elsewhere have confounded Rob- 
ert Gray (i), with another Robert Gray, of which latter is known 
what here follows: A grant of land was made to him at Salem, 
Apr. 5, 1662. He was in 1669, fined for attendance at Qua- 
ker Meetings. He mar. March 8, 1668-9, prob. at Andover, 
Hannah, dau. of Nicholas Holt, Sr., and had Catharine, Jemi- 
ma, Henry, Hannah, Edward, Robert, and Breviter. He receiv- 
ed land from his father-in-law, in Andover, 1679, and died there 
1 7 18, aged 84 years." He was the ancestor of the so called 
Andover Grays. 

Samuel Gray of Salem mar. Abigail Lord, Dec. 28, 167 1. 
He was probably the Samuel Gray who gave testimony in the 
witchcraft trials, 1692. Samuel Gray mar. 2d Susanna Buster, 
of Boston. 

There was also an Arthur Gray of Salem who mar. Hannah 
Hide, Nov. 17, 1668, and had Christian, Joseph and Mary. 

Query: Were not Robert Gray, (i), of Salem, Robert of An- 
dover, Arthur and Samuel of Salem, related, as brothers or cous- 
ins, and all descendants of the Thomas Gray who was the pur- 
chaser of Nantasket, 1622, and afterwards of Salem, or Marble- 

The foregoing sketch and record of the Salem Grays is made 
up from Ms. of Rev. R. Manning Chipman, of Phila., with ad- 
ditions by Perley Derby, Genealogist, of Salem, a copy of which 
was kindly furnished by the latter for this purpose. 



It is stated on page 150, under head of the Worcester Grays, 
that John Gray, Jr., and his wife Izobel, who afterwards removed 
from Worcester to Pelham, Mass., had three sons, viz: Daniel, 
John, and Isaac, who commanded a Company at Bunker Hill, 
but of whom it is there said, that there was no further trace of 
him or his descendants. Happily, however, during the progress 
of this work the missing links have been discovered, and the 
record of Capt. Isaac Gray's family is herewith nearly in full 
presented. He had married Mary McLain, and had the follow- 
ing children : Elihu, Daniel C, Isaac, Jr., Patience, Tirzah, 
Margaret, Sarah, and Mary. It is said that there was also a 
son Andrew, who was lost at sea. The family had removed 
to Hebron, W^ashington Co., N. Y., prior to 1795, but whether 
Capt. Isaac went thither, and when and where he died, does not 
appear. Patience Gray mar. Billings Stocking, of Lisbon, N. Y., 
and had a large family, and some of her descendants still reside 
there. Tirzah Gray, born in 1775, mar. John Flack, of Lisbon, 
and had ten children, five of whom are still living, mostly in St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y. Margaret married William Crosset, and 
removed to Canada; had several chiUlren. Sarah mar. a Mc- 
lanathan, and had several children; lived in Clinton Co., N. Y. 


Daniel C. Gray, son of Capt. Isaac, married Susanna Craw^- 
ford, of Hebron, N. Y., and had seven children: Anna, Andrew 
M., Isaac, John K., Daniel C, Jr., Mary, and Tirzah Gray. Anna 
was born in 1796, married Wm. Foster, of Lisbon, N. Y., and 
died in 1836, leaving five children, of w^hom only Levi H. and 
Elizabeth survive, residing on the old homestead; Tirzah married 
James B. Armstrong of Lisbon, and died in 1834, leaving two 
daughters, Mary, who mar. G. H. Piatt and resides in Lisbon, 
and Tirzah Armstrong, who resides at Ogdensburg; Mary Gray, 
youngest daughter of Daniel C, mar. David Foster, of Lisbon, 
and had Margaret, Tirzah A., Lewis C, who resides in Lisbon, 
and George Foster. Daniel C. Gray was b. June 26, 1766, and 
d. July 19, 1825; his wife, b. May 16, 1773, d. July 22, 1845. 


Isaac Gray, eldest son of Daniel C, was born in 1798, and 
was mar. to Elizabeth Brown, in 1823. He possessed a strong 
constitution and had great energy of character. He was for 
some time engaged in the lumber business between Ogdensburg 
and Montreal, successfully running the rapids of the St. Law- 
rence. He afterwards purchased a farm in the town of Oswe- 
gatchie, where he continued to reside the remainder of his life. 
When the M. E. Church was about to be established at Heuvel- 
ton he entered heartily into the movement, aiding with his means 
and his counsel. He was for more than half a century an effi- 
cient member of that church, forty years of which he was class- 
leader, and a part of that time held the offices of trustee and 
steward as well. He died at the age of eighty-one, his wife hav- 
ing died nine years previous. Their family consisted of six 
children: Mary Ann, who married W. H. Finney, of Colborne, 
Canada, and died in 1852; Tirzah N., who married Samuel Han- 
na, of Ogdensburg, and had a son and daughter; Sarah E., who 
was born in 1832, and married Col. L. H. Rowan, of Boonville, 
N. Y., i860, has a daughter Florence, and resides at Franklin, 
N. J.; Jane L. Gray, born in 1834, mar. John Allison of Morris- 
burg, Ontario, in 1885, and resides at the homestead, near Heu- 
velton, N. Y. 

Daniel C. Gray (3), son of Isaac, mar. Harriet Dings of Lis- 
bon, Dec. 25, i860, and "resides on apart of the homestead. Is- 
sue: Isaac, Alida J., who mar. Geo. Hanna, of Lisbon, 1885, 
and Annie Gray. 

James N. Gray, son of Isaac, b. 1829, taught school at Lisbon 
and at the West; d. 1870. 

Andrew M. Gray, son of Daniel C. Gray, (i), was born Jan. 
16, 1801, in Hebron, N. Y., and removed to Lisbon, St. Law- 
rence, Co., with his father's family in 181 2. Upon reaching his 
majority he purchased a tract of land in the adjoining town of 
Oswagatchie, and at once commenced erecting buildings and 
clearing up a farm. His brothers and brothers-in-law also settled 
in the same neighborhood. He assisted in organizing the First 
Congregational Church at Heuvelton, and was for many years 
one of its officers. He subsequently joined the Presbyterian 
Church at Lisbon, and was made a Ruling Elder. He died Sept. 


The following brief sketch of the Grays of Herkimer, N Y., 
is furnished by A. M. Gray, of that place: " My greatgrandfather 
came from Ireland when a boy, in 1744. Was bound out on his 
arrival at New York by his consent and the Capt. of the vessel, 
until he was 2 1 , which was about three years. He was a ' sto- 
away.' He married at Stone Arabia, where he came on his arri- 
val to this part of the country. He had five sons: Adam, Nich- 
olas, Samuel, Robert, and Andrew. Adam was a bachelor; 
Nicholas was killed at the battle of Oriskany; Samuel, Robert, 
and Andrew all raised large families, and they are now scattered 
all over the world. I am a descendant from Andrew. My great 
grandfather's name was Adam, my father, son of Andrew, was 
named Adam, and each of the sons of the original Adam had 
a son by the name of Adam." 

Frederick A. Gray, a son of the aforementioned A. M. Gray, 
has recently been appointed Postmaster at Herkimer. 

Hon. George Gray, U. S. Senator from Delaware, is a son of 
the late Andrew C. Gray, and was born at New Castle, Del., 
May 4, 1840. He graduated at Princeton when nineteen years 
of age, and received the degree of A. M., in 1862. After study- 
ing law with his father, he spent a year at the Harvard Law 
School, and was admitted to practice in 1863; was appointed 
Attorney General of the State of Delaware in 1876, and re- 
appointed in 1884; was a delegate to the National Democratic 
Conventions in 1876, 1880, and 1884; was elected United 
States Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of 
Bayard as Secretary of State, and has been re-relected for a full 
term. Senator Gray's ancestral record would have been given 
more fully, if it had been furnished, and it might have been of 
general and particular interest. 

Robert Gray died near Londonderry, Ireland, 1744, leaving 
an infant son Robert, bom 1743. This son grew up and emi- 
grated to America in 1765. He enlisted under General Israel 
Putnam and served three terms in the revolution, being among 
those who captured Burgoyne. He emigrated to Ohio in 1800, 
locating near Cincinnati. His son Jonathan took part in the 


war of 1 812. Jonathan's son William C. Gray, was born 1830; 
was educated and admitted to the practice of the law in 1852; 
in 1853 entered upon the profession of journalism. He remov- 
from Cincinnati to Chicago to take the position of editor-in- 
chief of The Interior, and under his able management it has 
achieved a large success. A cotemporary says of him: " Dr. 
Gray has rare incisiveness and vigor of style, with freshness of 
humor. He is one of the very ablest editors on the religious 
press, and is second to none. He is a strong antagonist, is per- 
fectly fearless in the expression of his convictions, and is one of 
the most competent and best known editors in the country." 
Frank Gray, son of William C, is publisher of The Interior. 

James Gray born at Bangor, Ireland, Jan 17, 1781, married a 
Sarah Gray, and had Margaret Cummings, Hugh Barr, b. 1805, 
John, Sarah, Isabella, Charles, Henry, Ann Jean. Hugh Barr 
Gray mar. Letitia Patterson, dau. of Robert and Letitia Patter- 
son, in 1834, and had the following, all born in the city of New 
York: Sarah, Mary Jane, Robert Patterson, Margaretta Louisa, 
and Charles A. Gray. Robert Patterson Gray, son of Hugh 
Barr, b. Sept. 7, 1838, mar. Elizabeth Jane Burns, 1866, and 
had Jennie Letitia, b. May, 1867, Rufus E., dec'd, Robert Pat- 
terson, Jr., Norman Ellwood, Raymond Hugh and Rutherford 
B., twins, dec'd, and Gertrude C. Gray, dec'd. Robert P. Gray 
resides in New York, and his place of business is 176 E. 120th 

Reference has been made to an Isaac and George Gray, who 
were cotemporaneous with John Gray of Beverly, Mass., and are 
believed to have been his brothers. The record of them is brief, 
and does not reach down to the present living generations. 'I'he 
Isaac referred to, mar. Dec. 19, 1706, Rebekah Woodbury, b. July 
2, 1684, (whose mother's father was Roger Haskell), at Beverly, 
and had Hannah bapt. 1707, who mar. Robt. Morgan, and lived 
at Spencer, Mass.; Isaac, Jr., bapt. June 25, 17 10, mar. Anna, 
probably dau. of John Sallows, and was a member of the church 
at Beverly, where he continued to reside until 1761, having ad- 
ministered upon his father's estate there that year, but the fact that 


Alexander T. Gray, brother of Thomas B., born Dec. 3, 1807, 
married Susan Castle, and had one son, supposed now to be liv- 
ing. Mr. Gray resided at Ogdensburg; he died at Albany, Sept. 
2, 1842, while on his return from a trip to New York for the 
benefit of his health. His widow resides at Ogdensburg. 

Ehzabeth Gray, dau. of Isaac (2), b. Feb. 4, 18 10, mar. John 
Armstrong, and had eight children; d. Oct. 18, 1877, at Fort 
Howard, Wis. 

Tirzah Gray, b. March 15, 181 3, mar. James Gray, and re- 
sides at Elkhorn, Wis. One of her kindred writes of her: " Al- 
though Mrs. Gray is quite aged, yet she is a thorough worker in 
the church, and in the Prohibition cause, which indicates that 
she is still living in the spirit of the age." Mr. Gray is a son of 
a Robert Gray who came from Ireland, and who died in Wis., in 
1865. Robert had a brother, Rev. James Gray, a Presbyterian 
minister who was located for a time at Phila., and afterwards at 
Baltimore] he also had a brother John, and two sisters, one of 
whom married an Alexander and lived at Pittsburgh. Robert 
Gray, had besides James, Maria, Rachel, Jane, Robert, Jr., Ag- 
nes, Alexander, and William. They are probably of the same 
ancestry as the Worcester Grays, though the connection cannot 
readily be traced. 

Agnes Gray, dau. of Isaac (2), b. Sept. 13, 1815, mar. Wm. 
Whitney, and had two children; d. at Morley, N. Y., May 6, '48. 

John F. Gray, b. Jan. 13, 18 18, mar. Wealthy Heath, and 
has two sons, Henry and Frank Gray, both married, and each 
has two children; residence, Vincent, Osborne Co., Kansas. 

Asahel B. Gray, youngest son of Isaac (2), b. Oct. 9, 1820, 
mar. Abby Coult, and had one daughter; was a R.R. Conductor, 
and was accidentally killed by the cars at Mansfield, Ohio, Mar. 
2S, 1854. His widow and daughter reside at or near Niagara 

Mr. W. R. Gray, of Heuvelton, N. Y., who has assisted much 
in the preparation of the foreging statistics of the descendants 
of Capt. Isaac Gray, thus summarizes their characteristics: "The 
family is not remarkably strong and hardy, and not long-lived, 
and consequently not very numerous. The prevailing tempera- 
ments are sanguine and nervous, with the nervous predominat- 


ing. In matters of religion, they are almost without excep- 
tion of what is termed the orthodox faith. They are usual- 
ly temperate, industrious and economical, without being exces- 
sively so, and in most cases succeed in accumulating a fair 
amount of property, and live in the enjoyment of all the necessa- 
ries, and of many of the luxuries of life. And in behalf of their 
good citizenship, be it said: I have never known of a member 
of any branch of the family, or of any of their descendants, who 
was ever a subject of indictment, or had a criminal process serv- 
ed upon him." 

It is very pleasing to present the foregoing addenda to the 
record of the Worcester Grays. 

Samuel Kerr Gray, of the Lake County Bank, Painesville, O., 
writes: " My father was James Gray, born near Londonderry, 
Ireland, 1780. Emigrated to America 1798, lived in different 
places in eastern Penna., and finally made a permanent home in 
Pittsburgh, where he resided until his death in 1857. He was 
married three times and had children by each wile. Children by 
the first wife are all dead. One son remains of the second wife, 
Wm. A. Gray, of St. Paul, Minn. Of the third marriage, only 
two children remain, Cornelia H. M. Gray, and myself, both of 
this place. A half brother of my father, Andrew Gray, resided 
at Peoria, 111., but died several years before him." 

John Gray of Gray, Dakota, writes: "My ancestors are Scotch. 
They came from a place called Circaldy, a seaport on the coast 
of Scotland, and settled in London, England, about 1790. My 
grandfather Gray died there, leaving two sons, Thomas and 
James. Thomas died in 1824. James Gray left London about 
1800, and went to America; lost all track of him. John Gray 
son of Thomas, born in London, 181 2, left there 1848; came to 
the States; has been a citizen many years. The following are 
the names of my living children: Robert and John, born in 
London, Ellen, George, Sarah, and Lewis Gray, born in the 
United States." 



Isaac Gray, (2), youngest son of Capt. Isaac, was born at Pel- 
ham, Mass., Dec. 15, 1772, and married Elizabeth Baker, dau. 
of an officer of the Revolution, at Salem, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1793; 
he died at Sandy Creek, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1822; she d. at Geneva, 
Wis., Dec. 7, 1855. Issue: 

Dorothy Gray, b. at Hebron, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1795; mar. Alex- 
ander Turner, and d. at Lisbon, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1824. 

Phebe Gray, b.May 3, 1798; mar. Wm. Chambers, and has 
five children now living, three in Colorado, one in Nebraska, 
and Wm. K., with whom, at the advanced age of 89 years, she 
resides at Elkhorn, Wis. 

Isaac H. Gray, born Feb. 26, 1800, mar. .\ugusta Morris, and 
d. at Lisbon, April 15, 1845, leaving the following children, viz: 
Lumon M., Timothy, Isaac, Francis M., Francis, 2d, Sylvester, 
Preston K., and Augusta, all deceased but Isaac, who is in New 

Elihu Gray, b. at Lisbon, Dec. 18, 1802, mar. Elizabeth Arm- 
strong, and d. at Elkhorn, Wis., Sept. 23d, 1885, having had six 
children, of whom three are living: Clarinda and Delia, at Elk- 
horn, and Samuel Gray, at Geneva, Wis. 

David C. Gray, b. at Hebron, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1804, mar. Ag- 
nes Armstrong, March i, 1827, and d. May 10, 1846; she was 
b. March 18, 1802, and still survives; resides at Lisbon, N. Y. 

David H. Gray, b. Jan. 15, 1828; resides at Flackville, St. 

Lawrence Co., N. Y.; unmarried. 
Wm. a. Gray, b. July 13, 1881; mar. July 13, 1878, Lina A. 
Stocking, who was b. Feb. 9, 1853. He settled in Min- 
nesota at an early day, and with the exception of a year 
in California, and his army life, he has continued to re- 
side there, holding many offices of trust, and has also 
represented his District in the State Legislature. Present 
residence, Farmington, Minn. Issue: 

Roy Elihu Gr.a.y, b. June 27, 1879. 
Jane A. Gr.\y, b. Nov. 18, 1882. 
Jane I. Gray, twin sister of Wm. A. Gray, b. July 13, 183 1, 
d. at Lisbon, May 10, 185 1, unmarried. 

George Gray, b. April ii, 1836, mar. Mary Lovina Wilson, 
Dec. 31, 1868; served in 7th California Infantry in the 
war of the great RebelHon; resides at Northfield, Rice 
Co., Minn. Issue: 

Sarah Agnes Gray, b. Aug. 18, 1870. 
William Herbert Gray, b. Apr. 9, 1872. 
Nellie Wilson Gray, b. Sept. 24, 1874. 
Silas Wright Gray, b. Sept. 17, 1877. 
Leonard Alden Gray, b. Feb. 20, 1880. 
George Earle Gray, b. June 28, 1886. 
Jeanette Gray, twin sister of George Gray, d. Aug. 25, 1836. 
Albert M. Gray, b. May 26, 1843, d. Feb. 23, 1845, at Lis- 
bon, N. Y. 
Silas Wright Gray, twin brother of Albert M., b. May 26, 
1843, served in Co. A., 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, till 
the war closed, and d. at Lisbon, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1865, 
of disease contracted in the service. Unmarried. 
This family of seven children, as will be noticed, includes 
three pair of twins; a phenominal occurrence, even in the Gray 
Genealogy ! 

Thomas B. Gray, son of Isaac (2), born at Lisbon, Oct. 20, 
F"eb. I, 1806, married Jane Armstrong, and had six children, viz: 
Baker F., of Eureka, Nev.; Elihu W., married, and lives at Ge- 
neva, Wis.; one of the daughters died soon after marriage leav- 
ing an infant child; and another is married and has several chil- 
dren; Mr. Gray and family removed west about 1845. Mrs. 
Gray died May 24, 1874. He resides at Geneva, Wis., and the 
following pleasant notice of him is copied from a paper there 
published, of recent date: " Mr. Thomas B. Gray has informed 
us that he will not be a candidate for the office of City Treasu- 
rer this spring. He is over 81 years of age, and has been hon- 
ored by the people with various offices for over thirty years. For 
thirteen years he was Treasurer of the town, and the past year 
of the city. During these years he has received over $260,000 
of town and city money, every nickel of which has been fully 
accounted for. He desires to retire in peace, with friendship to- 
wards all, malice towards none. He has the esteem and friend- 
ship of every man who knows him, and that he may live to enjoy 
many more years of blessings and happiness, is the expression 
of all." 


2 2, 1 868. He had married Sarah Hanna, a native of Salem, 
N. Y., who had removed to Lisbon, Sei)t. 26, 1826, and by this 
marriage there were three cliildren: Mary M., who mar. Rev. 
D.J. Patterson, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and died June 4, 1854; Ag- 
nes, who mar. Dr. W. H. Crnikshank, and removed to Carthage, 
N. Y., where he d. 1886. Mrs. Gray d. Dec. 17, 1867. 

Walter R. Gray, only son of Andrew M., was born Aug. 13, 
1 83 1, and continues to live upon the homestead. In October, 
1 86 1, he mar. Mary J., eldest daughter of John Chambers, mer- 
chant, of Prescott, Ontario, and has five children: S. Mina, b. 
Nov. 22, 1862, and mar. Charles J. Fuller, of Governeur, N. Y.; 
Mary L., b. July 22, 1864, who resides with her parents at Heu- 
velton, N. Y.; Charles Oliver Gray, b. June 3, 1867, and is a 
student at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.; Alfred W. Gray, 
b. Dec. 21, 1868, who is preparing to enter College in 1887; and 
Justin Clarence Gray, b. Nov. 5, 1872. Mr. Gray has decided 
literary taste, has had charge of the Agricultural Department of 
the Ogdensburg Advance for several years, and has contributed 
articles for publication in various papers. Has been a Demo- 
crat, and is now a Prohibitionist, and in 1887 declined the nom- 
ination of both these parties for Supervisor of his town. He has 
evinced much interest in this work, and thanks to his labors the 
family of his ancestor, Capt. Isaac Gray, so fully appears. 

John K. Gray, son of Daniel C. Gray (i), mar. Mary E. Piatt, 
of Lisbon, and removed to Ogdensburg, where he died, 1877, 
and she a year later. They had two children, Augustus H., and 
Edward P. In i860 they were engaged in business with their 
uncle, J. E. Piatt, of Manitowoc, Wis. Edward went to Milwau- 
kee, purchased a bill of goods, ordered them sliipped, and took 
the boat for home, after which he was never heard from, and it 
is supposed that he was foully dealt with. Augustus H., died at 
Ogdensburg, previous to his fatlier's death. 

Daniel C. Gray, (2), was born in Lisbon, N. Y., May 27, 1815. 
He married Julia Armstrong, July 31, 1839, and has a daughter, 
Marinda L., born May 19, 1841, who mar. W. K. Chambers, of 
Elkhorn, Wis., Sept. 14, 1865, and has a son and daughter. Mr. 
Gray is of a humorous disposition, and is called the jolly mem- 
ber of the family. Resides at Elkhorn, Wis. 



Elihu Gray, eldest son of Capt. Isaac, had six children, viz: 
Thurza, who mar. John Cooper, and had several children; Mar- 
tha, who mar. a Gibbons, and lived at Hermon, N. Y.; Mary, 
who mar. Lotun Simons; Elizabeth, who mar. a Mr. Green; a 
son Worlin Gray, who mar. Elizabeth Ballentine, of Lisbon, N. 
Y., removed to Fremont. 111., and died there, leaving a married 
daughter; and Daniel C. Gray, (4.) 

Daniel C. Gray, (4), Elihu's eldest son; was born in 1796, 
and married Mary H. King, who died in 1839; he died in 1876. 
They had eight children, viz: 

Henry A. Gray, b. March 19, 1821; mar. Mary M. Weston, 
Feb. 10, 1853, and had a son Vernon H. Gray, b. Oct. 6, 1859; 
resides at Canton, N. Y. An upright and esteemed citizen. 

Lucy E. Gray, b. May 19, 1823, mar. Chester K. Clark, of 
North Russell, N.Y., and had two sons, one of whom d. young, 
and the other, Chester A., resides there. 

Jane E. and Martha M. Gray, who died unmarried. 

Daniel C. Gray (5), b. Feb. 8, 1833, mar. Sarah E. Winslow, 
July 16, 1858, and have Frederick A., b. Feb. 27, i860, and 
mar. Justine E. Knox, June 23, 1883, who d. Nov. 20, 1886; 
Charles F. Gray, b. Feb. 25, 1863, mar. Carrie M. Towner Feb 
23, 1887; and Gertrude M., b. Mar. 14, 1871. They reside in 
North Russell, N. Y. 

Elial D. Gray, b. June 6, 1836, mar. Lucy A. Conant, Apr. 
7, 1859, who d. Aug. 16, 1880, leaving four children: Merton J., 
b. Jan. 17, 1862; Frank E., b. May 8, 1863, mar. Nora Welch. 
Aug. 30, 1885, and have a child b. May 24, 1886; Eugene C, 
b. Nov. 7, 1868; Edith A., b. Aug. 29, 1873. Elial D. Gray 
mar. 2d, Rettie H. Irish, and had Henry D., b. Feb. 4, 1885. 
Resides at Canton. 

John K. Gray, b. Aug. 12, 1838, mar. Elvira E. White, Feb. 
20, 1866; no children; resides at Canton, N. Y. Was a soldier 
in the war for the Union, in Sixtieth N. Y. Regt., and afterwards 
in the nth N. Y. Cavalry, and served till the close of the war. 

Worlin Gray, brother of John K., resides in Kansas. 


he sold his property there about that time, and there being no fur- 
ther mention of him on the records at Beverly, is presumptive 
evidence that he soon after removed elsewhere. No record of 
any children. Jacob, son of Isaac, was born 181 6; no further 
mention of him or descendants. I.ydia, b. 17 17, mar. John 
Bond, and was living 1761. Rebekah Woodbury d. 1736, and 
Isaac Gray mar. 2d, Martha Ellithorpe, Apr. 13, 1738, who 
survived him. He died Mar. 23, 1760, and the stone at his 
grave in the old churchyard at Beverly is still to be found. 

The George Gray of Beverly referred to, mar. Bridget, dau. of 
Humphrey and Ehzabeth Horrill, Nov. 14, 1701, and had Geo. 
Jr., bapt. Apr. 4, 1703, who mar. Apr. 8, 1725, Emma Williams, 
b. March 29, 1703. George Gray, Sr., was a mariner, and died 
prior to 1729. 

William Gray, bom at or near Cambridge, N. Y., was captur- 
ed at Whitehall, N. Y., when about 17 years old, and taken to 
Canada. He afterwards married an Indian girl, and being adop- 
ted by the St. Regis tribe, became one of their Chiefs, and con- 
tinued to reside with them. He was recognized as their repre- 
sentative by the State of New York in treaties afterwards made 
with that tribe, and a considerable tract of land was so ceded to 
him. He lived at what is now Hogansburgh, N. Y., and left de- 
scendants. In the war of 18 12, he was taken prisoner, and died 
at Quebec, May, 18 14. Lineage not traced, but he is believed 
to have been of the Worcester Grays. 

The following is gleaned from a quaint little pamphlet pub- 
lished by Asa Gray, of Ledyard, Conn., date of 1851: "Philhp 
Gray and Benjamin Gray, two brothers, whilst boys, were enticed 
or came aboard a vessel lying at the island of Guernsey, and de- 
tained and brought to Boston. Were there bound out to pay 
their passage. It is said they were of Scotch descent." Benja- 
min remained in Boston. Phillip mar. in Boston and had two 
children; she d. and he removed to what is now Ledyard, Conn., 
where he mar. Widow Button, whose maiden name was Stod- 
dard and had Fillip, Jr., Benjamin, Ezekiel and Elijah, and d. in 
April, 1780, aged about 90. 


Phillip, Jr., b. 1739, mar. Hannah Latham, and had Jonas b. 
1770, mar. Lucy Spicer and had Phillip, (3), Winthrop, Oliver, 
Abisha, Hannah, Mary, and Althea; Lucy d. and Jonas mar. 2d, 
Mary Gardner, soon after which he moved to Pa., and died there. 
Latham Gray, son of Phillip, Jr., b. 1772, mar. Amy Brown, and 
had Henry, Latham, b. 1798, who mar. Juha Pendleton, and had 
William and Henry; moved west. Latham Gray d. 182 1. Eze- 
kiel, son of Phillip, Jr., b. 1775, was lost at sea. Stephen, son 
of Phillip, Jr., mar. Lydia Stedman, and had Stephen, b. 1800, 
mar. Caroline Babcock, and had Stephen, Jr.; Austain, mar. 
Betsey Smith, and had Austain, Lydia E., and Julia F.; Norman, 
b. 1 8 10, moved west, twice mar., and had four children; Lydia, 
b. 1802, mar. Chas. Dean, and Ardelia, b. 1812, mar. Ethan O. 
Barber. Stephen Gray d. 1841. Hannah, wife of Phillip, Jr., 
d. and he mar. 2d, Mercy Chapman, and had Asa, b. 1786, who 
mar. Susannah Wilcox, and had Asa, Jr., b. 1802, mar. Lusan- 
na Prosser, and had Asa F., Denman, George, Montgomerv, 
who, d. May 3, 1886, Mercy, Susan and Sarah. 

Phillip, son of Jonas and Lucy Gray, b. 1798, mar. Maria Hew- 
lett and had a son Phillip who is said to have been shot as a de- 
serter about 1840. Winthrop, b. 1802, Oliver, b. 1805, and 
Abisha, b. 1810, sons of Jonas and Lucy, all moved west. 

Benjamin Gray, son of Phillip (i), b. 1740, mar. Temperance 
Baxter and had Thomas B. and Phillip. Thomas B. mar. Ka- 
turah Stanton, and had Benjamin, Thomas, John, Surviah, and 
Temperance. Benjamin moved west and it is said died 1S30. 

Elijah Gray, son of Phillip (i), b. 1743, mar. Candis Perkins, 
and had Elijah, Jr., Prudence, Hannah, Eunice. Elijah lived in 
the time of the Revolution, and being wounded and taken pris- 
oner, died aboard the Jersey prison ship near New York. Elijah, 
Jr., b. 177 1, b. 1 77 1, mar. Abby Hilliard, and had Ezekiel, Jon- 
athan, Hilliard, Caroline, Phebe, Sally, and Abby. Ezekiel, b. 
1798, mar. Hannah Perkins and had Nelson and Delia, who 
both d. young. Jonathan, b. 181 1, mar. Mary A. Thorries, and 
lived in New York. Hilliard, b. 1814, d. 1832. Sally mar. 
Silas Sterry, and Abby mar. Lester Perkins. 

Ezekiel, youngest son of Phillip (i), b. 1745, went to sea and 
was lost, aged 18. 



The records of the office of the Adjutant General of the State 
of New Jersey show that at an early period of the Revolutionary 
struggle five brothers by the name of Gray had enlisted in the 
army of the Continentals, viz: Garrit, John, William, Isaac, and 
Robert. On the establishment, of American Independence, four 
of the brothers removed southward, John settling in Virginia, 
and Garrit, William and Isaac removing to South Carolina. 
Their father went with them. His name is believed to have been 
Garrit, and his wife, Hannah. It is not known to the writer in 
what part of New Jersey they had resided. 

Robert Gray one of the five brothers aforementioned, was 
born in New Jersey, Sept. 25, 1745, and was in the war of the 
Revolution. He came to the city of Albany about 1777, and 
there married Susannah La Grange, on May 7 th of that year. 
He afterwards established and conducted business in Albany un- 
til 1800, when he removed to his farm in the western part of 
of Albany Co., and there continued until his death. When the 
town of Guilderland was formed in 1803, he assisted in that 
work, and was chosen one of the first town officers. He was sub- 
sequently its Supervisor. Issue: 

Garrit Gray, son of Robert and Susannah La Grange Gray, 
b. in Albany, N. Y., May 2, 1783, mar. Margarita Vanderpoel, 
dau. of John M., and Isabella (Douglas) Vanderpoel, March i, 
1804; resided in Guilderland, where he d. Mar. 30, 1836. Issue: 

Susannah Gray, b. Aug. 29, 1805, d. Sept. 12, 1805. 

Robert Gray, b. Feb. 11, 1807, d. July 27, 1835. 

Isabella Gray, b. Jan. 23, 1809, d. Feb. 10, 1813. 

Susannah Gray, 2d, b. Dec. 10, 181 1. 

Isabella Gray, 2d, b. Dec. 25, 1813. 

Catharine Gray, b. Feb. 24, 181 6. 

John Gray, b. Mar. 20, 181 8, d. July 15, 181 8. 

Mary Gray, b. June 16, 181 9. 

Margaret Gray, b. Aug. 28, 1821. 

Hannah Gray, b. March 18, 1824, d. April 28, 1886. 

Stephen Van Rensselaer Gray, b. Mar. i, 1827. 
Stephen Van Rensselaer Gray, son of Garrit, mar. Char- 
lotte Comstock, Jan. 23, 1872. He resides at Albany, and is a 
highly esteemed citizen of that city, where he is extensively en- 


gaged in the stationary and book trade. He has furnished the 
data for this branch of the family, and in many ways has shown 
his kindly appreciation of this work. 

Jellis Gray, son of Robert, b. Jan. 9, 1789, in the city of 
Albany, mar. Sarah Osterman; d. July 25, 1854. Issue: 

Robert E. Gray, b. in Guilderland, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1809, mar. 

Catharine Van Aeman, Oct. 6, 1827, d. June 8, 1838. 
Christian Gray, b. Jan. 27, 1811, in Guilderland, mar. Bar- 
bara Ostrander, d. at Salina, 111., April 5, i860. Issue: 
Elias Gray, b. Dec. i, 1829, mar. Louis Beebe. 
Samuel Gray, b. Apr. 18, 1832, mar. Eliza Powell, 

of Salina, 111. 
Stephen Gray, b. in Knox, N. Y., Sept. 20th, 

1834, mar. Lucy Bird, of Limestone, 111. 
Peter Gray, b. in Knox, Sept. 20, 1836, mar. Mary 

J. Baker of Aroma, 111. 
Adelia Gray, b. in Knox, June 3, 1838, mar. Aaron 

Sheffler of Limestone, 111.; d. 1872. 
Christian Gray, Jr., b. in Knox, Dec. 14, 1846, 

mar. Harriet A. Baker at Aroma, 111. 

Joshua Gray, b. in Knox, Dec. 14, 1846, (twin of 

Christian,) mar. Luella M. Baker, Aroma, 111. 

Mary J. Gray, b. in Knox, Dec. 18, 1849, mar. 

Myron Webster at Aroma, 111. 

Elizabeth S. Gray, dau. of Jellis, b. March 11, 1813, d. 

Sept. 12, 1826. 
Peter Gray, son of JeUis, b. June 9, 181 5, mar. Mary Ann 

McLean, and d. Aug. 13, 1846. 
William E. Gray, son of Jellis, b. July 25, 181 7, mar. Ann 

Shoudy, and d. Apr. 23, 1884. 
Elias Gray, son of JeUis, b. Nov. 4, 181 9, mar. Jane Fryer. 
Caty Ann Gray, dau. of Tellis, b. Jan. 3, 1822, d. May 23, 

Sarah Gray, dau. of Jellis, b. Feb. 29, 1824, mar. James 

Jonathan Burr Gray, son of Jellis, b. Oct. 25, 1826, mar. 
Mary Ann Ostrander, and d. Sept. 21, 1882. Issue: 
Endress Gray, b. Oct 20, 1850. 
Henrietta B. Gray, b. Sept. 14, 1852, mar. Aaron 

F. Blessing. 
Sarah Gray, b. July 25, 1854, mar. John F. Shirtz. 
Walter Gray, b. Sept. 28, 1858, mar. Ellen Clyck- 


Millard Fillmore, b. Apr. u, i860, mar. Sarah 

Emmett Gray, b. March 20, 1862. 
Anna Gray, b. Aug. 22, 1863, mar. Stephen Os- 

Cora Gray, b. Feb. 26, 1865. 
Frank Gray, b. Aug. 25, 1869, d. Oct. 4, 1869. 
Elizabeth Gray, dau. of JelUs, b. July 22, 1829, Jacob Bens- 

Christina Gray, dau. of Jellis, b. May 21, 1836, mar. Alfred 

T. Dennis. 
Susannah, dau. of Garrit and Margaret Gray, b. Dec. 10, 181 1, 
mar. John Marcellus, Jan. 31, 1838, and had: Robert Gray, b. 
March 15, 1839, Geo. W., b. Oct. 26, 1841, and Anna Marga- 
ret, b. Sept. 23, 1846, and d. Nov. 22, 1868. 

Catharine, dau. of Garrit and Margaret Gray, b. Feb'y 24, 
1 81 6, mar. Conrad Oliver Dec. 9, 1838. Children: Margaret, 
b. Dec. I, 1840, d. April 16, 1859; Conrad, b. Aug. 17, 1843, 
Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1844, d. July 26, 1859; Garrit, b. Aug. i, 
1846, d. Sept. 9, 1846; Garrit, 2d, b. April 15, 1848, Eveline, b. 
Oct. I, 1850, mar. Stephen B. Littell, Stephen, b. Mar. 6, 1854, 
d. Mar. 14, 1854. 

Hannah, dau. of Garrit and Margaret Gray, b. Mar. 16, 
1824, d. Apr. 28, 1886, mar. Nicholas Swart, Jan. 27, 1847. 
Children: Jacob Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1847, Stephen Gray, b. 
Jan. 27, 1850, d. Mar. 18, 1877; Edward Rosa, b. June 12, 
1854, Franklin Oliver, b. Nov. 18, 1861, Emma Margaret, b. 
Aug. 22, 1858. 

Lydia Gray, dau. of Robert and Susannah Gray, mar. Peter 
Bloomingdale, and had: John, who mar. Magdaline Crounse, 
Susannah, mar. Aaron Waldron, Jane, mar. Daniel Fryer, Car- 
oline, mar. John S. Vanderpoel, Mary Ann, mar. Dow F. Slinger- 
land, Lydia, mar. John Crounse, Robert, and Peter, who mar. 
Frances Pratt. 

Hannah, dau. of Robert and Susannah Gray, b. March 17th, 
1 7 81, mar. Charles ScrafFord, d. Oct. 31, 1830. Issue: Susan- 
nah, George, Eve, Margaret, Elizabeth, Catharine, Lydia, Sally, 
Robert, and Martin. 

Catharine, dau. of Robert and Susannah Gray, b. Nov. 15, 
1794, mar. Ira C. Brand, in Guilderland, Dec. 18, 18 19, and d. 


June 25, 1867. Children: Susan Maria, b. May 6, 1821, d. 
Aug. 24, 1830, John C, b. July 17, 1823, d. Feb. 14, 1848, 
George Scrafford, b. Mar. 24, 1826, mar. Almena Uolph, Feb. 
17, 1847, WiUiam Gray, b. Feb. 28, 1828, mar. AUda A. Van 
Hoesen, Jan. 7, 1868, and has a son Clarence b. Sept. 7, 1872. 

Susannah, dau. of Robert and Susannah Gray, b. Oct. 26, 
1797, mar. James Van Aernan, and d. about 1872. Children: 
Susannah, Jacob Henry, Lydia, Elias. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Susannah Gray, b. about 
1806, mar. John Westfall. 

William Gray, son of Robert and Susannah, mar. Sarah Van 
Aernam; d. June 14, i860. 

Garrit Gray, (brother of Robert,) and Susannah Gray his 
wife, were living in Newberry Co., S. C, 1803, and had Hannah 
Gray, who mar. Nathan Oliver in Virginia, John Gray, WiUiam 
Gray, Lydia Gray who mar. Jesse Johnston, Mary Gray b. 1789, 
Isaac Gray, Susannah, who d. young, Garrit Gray, Jr., James 
Gray, Robert Gray, and Nathan Gray b. 1802. 

William Gray, (brother of Robert,) and Sarah liis wife, lived 
in Newberry, Co., S. C, 1803, and had: Garrit Gray, who died 
young, Abraham Gray, Mary Gray, Robert Gray, James Gray, 
Naomi Gray, Sarah Gray, and Isaac Gray, who mar. Elizabeth 
Wilson and had William Gray, who removed to Missouri, Ben- 
jamin Gray, who removed to Indiana, Jane Gray, who rnar. Mr. 
Kelso and lived in Ky., Sally Gray, Rosa Gray, and Mary Gray, 
who mar. a Mr. Brown and lived in Tennessee. Isaac Gray is 
said to have removed to Wadesborough, Calloway Co., Ken- 

Isaac Gray, (brother of Robert,) was living in Newberry or 
Lawrence Co., S. C, 1803, and had nine children, names not 

Thomas Robert Lafayette Gray, who resides at Lanford 
Station, Laurens Co., S. C, is son of Robert Gray who died in 
1864, son of John Gray, (probably son of Garrit,) who married 
his cousin Zana Gray, dau. of Abraham who was son of William 
Gray, brother of Robert, Garrit, Isaac, and John. 

O. B. Mayer, Jr., M. D., of Newberry, and Pres. of the State 


Medic?! Society of South Carolina, furnislies the following: 
"Catharine Dewalt mar. George Gray, (believed to be of the 
foregoing families,) and had Rebecca Gray, Susannah Gray, Si- 
mon Peter Gray, Benj. H. (iray, and Fred. Gray. Rebecca 
Gray mar. David Dewalt, and had Carrie, Amelia, Catharine, 
Rebecca, David and George. Carrie Dewalt mar. Dr. O. B. 
Mayer, and I am his son." 

John Gray, brother of Robert, Hved in Virginia, 1803, and 
was married and had a family. 'I'he desc;endants of this branch 
of the family not traced. It seems possible if not probable, that 
this may have been the John Gray who was the grandfather of 
Dr. Wm. A. Gray of Virginia, a sketch of whose family is given 
on pages 177-8. Strength is given to this supposition by the 
fact that a daughter of Dr. Wm. A. Gray's grandfather, Lucy, 
is spoken of as having married her cousin "Jack," probably John, 
and gone to South Carolina, for that is where the brothers of 
John did go after sojourning for a time in Virginia. Again, a 
marked resemblance between at least one of the descendants 
of Robert, S. R. Gray, Esq., of Albany, N. Y., and Dr. Wm. B. 
Gray, (son of Dr. Wm. A. Gray,) of Richmond, Va., whose 
picture elsewhere appears in this record. 

That there were other Grays in New Jersey is evidenced by 
the following from Mr. L. D. Cary, of Glasco, Kansas, date of 
Feb. 23d, 1887: " My mother was a granddaughter of Daniel 
Gray, who was born in Essex Co., N. J., March 20, 1749. He 
married Phebe Butler, in same county, 1775; emigrated to War- 
ren Co., Ohio, 1809, where he died Feb. ig, 1843. He served 
through the Revolutionary war, and drew a pension as long as 
he lived." 

Very likely the above Daniel was akin to Robert Gray and his 
brother, and all probably descendants of the John Gray who 
was at Elizabethtown, then of Essex Co., as early as 1670. 

It is a regret to leave this interesting field so lightly touched, 
where there is so much promise of interest. But even these few 
gleanings may at least serve to stimulate research on the part of 
those more directly interested, and if so, the labor will not have 
been in vain. 


Dr. John P. Gray, so long at the head of the N. Y. State Asy- 
lum at Utica, and who died Nov. 29, 1886, was born at Half- 
Moon, Center Co., Pa., Aug. 6, 1825, his father, Peter B. Gray, 
being a farmer, and a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal 
Church for many years. Four brothers survived Dr. Gray, viz: 
Wm. S. Gray, a merchant at Stormstown, Center Co., Pa., G. W. 
Gray and Jacob Green Gray, who are farmers in Half-Moon Val- 
ley, Pa., and Rev. Dr. Edward J. Gray, who is President of Dick- 
inson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa.; there are also four sisters. 

Dr. Gray achieved great and well deserved eminence in his 
profession, and was second to none in the specialty which he 
made his life work. He was for 35 years connected with the 
Utica Asylum, and for the most of that period was its Superin- 
tendent. The Utica Herald^ in an able summing up of his life 
and character, says: " Dr. Gray was at the very head of his pro- 
fession as an expert in insanity, and he was also an administra- 
tive officer of the first rank. The asylum was directed with ex- 
cellent system, and with a large and generous spirit. He took 
it with the methods of the past generation; he introduced into it 
every humane and elevating method favored by modern science. 
A leader in thought as well as in practice, he has helped to 
broaden, — almost to create a science and a literature relative to 
insanity, and to write his name in enduring characters on the 
history of our public charities." And again from the same: "His 
social attractions were marked, and in his intercourse with men 
in all stations, he impressed himself strongly, not merely as a 
physician and specialist, but as a man of affairs and a molder of 
events. He had no mean elements in his nature; his was a lib- 
eral soul, and magnanimity underlay all of his theories and pol- 
icy. Conscious of his own integrity, firm in the wisdom of his 
own management, engrossed with the truth of his theories of in- 
sanity, which determined his whole policy, he met criticism with 
courtesy and with courage, and stood as the sturdy champion of 
the patient, and of the humanity which cared for them." 

Dr. Gray was married Sept. 6, 1854, to Mary B., daughter of 
Edmund A. Wetmore, of Utica, and to them were born six chil- 
dren, of whom three survive: Dr. John P. Gray, Jr., William 
Wetmore, and Cornelia L. Dr. Gray was for many years, and 


until his death, a communicant in the Reformed Church, and he 
was a firm behever in the Christian faith, as he exemplified it in 
his walk and life. 

Dr. Edward J. Gray married Dec. 26, 1S61, Eva V. Emery, 
daughter of Josiah Emery, Esq., and they have had five children: 
William E. Gray, b. Feb. 7, 1763, graduated in classical course 
at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., and in Mechanic Art 
course at Cornell University, married, and in business at New 
London, Conn.; Edith Gray, b. Dec. 15, 187 1, d. Aug. 1872; 
Grace Gray, b. May 15, 1S74, d. July, 1874; Eva C. Gray, b. 
July 29, 1876; Edward P. Gray, b. July 16, 1877. 

Rev. Peter B. Gray, father of Dr. John P., Dr. Edward J., 
and others, was the son of Peter and Mary Gray, who had be- 
sides Peter B., George, who died young, John L., Mary Ann, 
Eliza, and Jacob, who still survives. Peter B. Gray mar. Eliza- 
beth Purdue, daughter of Dr. John Purdue, a distinguished phy- 
sician then living near Bellefonte, Pa. " She was a woman of 
decided character, with remarkable tact in training children, and 
venerated, almost worshipped by her family." Peter Gray, Sr., 
and a brother John, were among the first settlers of Half Moon 
Valley, Centre Co., Pa., where they lived and died. Peter Gray 
it is said, established Methodism in the neighborhood, his house 
being the preaching place for many years. Dr. Edward J. Gray 
writes: "I remember grandfather as a genial old gentleman. His 
father came from Holland." Perhaps a descendant of the Abra- 
ham Gray who was at Leyden, 1622. 

Dr. James E. Gray, of Brooklyn and the N. Y. City Asylum, 
Blackwell's Island, writes: "I am descended from Scotch ances- 
tors. My father was born in Canada, the eldest of a family of 
eleven. I am the sixth in a family of nine. My ancestors have 
all been landowners; for generation after generation the property 
was handed down, and we still derive an income from Scotland. 
As far back as I am able to remember is my great -great-grand- 
father, Daniel Gray. My grandfather, John Gray, about sixty- 
five years ago came to this country, locating in a beautiful sec- 
tion near London, Ontario, Canada." 



The following is a sketch of the ancestry of George Gray, 
Esq., of Dubuque, Iowa, as by him furnished: 

"George Gray, merchant, teacher, session clerk, and land sur- 
veyor, resided in the village of Currie, a few miles west of Edin- 
burgh; was born early in 1700, and was married, as I am inform- 
ed, to a farmer's daughter ot the same place, named Gray, and 
probably a relative. They had three sons: John, David, and 
George. The eldest, John Gray, was a butler in Grass Market, 
Edinburgh. He married Barbara Newton, and had a large fam- 
ily of sons and daughters, the former of whom all died unmar- 
ried. The father and mother died about 1822. 

"David Gray, son of George (i), was a grocer. He married 
Anne Sommerville, July 13, 1769, and d. Feb. 6, 1806; she d. 
July 13, 1824, aged 73. They had the following children: John, 
James, David, Jr., George, Walter, Mary and Ann, and others 
who d. in infancy. John Gray was born May 21, 1772, and was 
married Sept. 24, 1795, to Elizabeth Sime of Edinburgh. They 
had three children who died and left no descendants. Mrs. G. 

d. Dec. 22, 1840, and he a few years later. James Gray in 

early life went to Jamaica, and afterwards to Baltimore, and to 
Philadelphia, where he was married, and taught school; no chil- 
dren.- -David Gray, Jr., was a commercial traveller, and lived 

at Cramond, near Edinburgh; he mar. Margaret McLean, dau. 
of James McLean, ironmonger, Edinburgh; he was b. 1778, and 
d. in Jan., 1842; his widow d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 185-. They 
left James Gray, Phillip Cardell Gray, Jane Gray, John M. Gray, 

Margaret, Ann, and William M. Gray. George Gray was a 

Surgeon in Prince St., Edinburgh; he was b. 1782, and was mar. 
to Mary Butler of Edinburgh, Jan. 15, 1801 ; he d. Dec. 12, 
1 810, and his widow, in 1856. They had two sons, each named 
James, that d. in infancy, and a daughter Mary Ann, and a son, 
George Gray; the former died some years ago, and the latter is 

a lawyer at Dubuque, Iowa. Walter Gray was a Surgeon in 

the British Navy; mar. an Irish lady; had one child; all dec'd. 

"George Gray, (2), the third son of George (i), was a Sur- 
geon in Cirasp Market, Edinburgh; mar. the daughter of Mr. 
Allen, Banker, of Princes St., and had four daughters and a son." 



A fortuitous circumstance occurring near the close of this 
work adds materially to the data of the family of Samuel Gray 
of Dorsetshire and Boston, as it appears at and following page 
141. While a nearly full list of the children with their marriages 
is there given, only the descendants of one of the sons, Dr. Eb- 
enezer Gray, are traced out. The following is the family of an- 
other of the sons, and the only one other than Ebenezer who is 
believed to have had male issue. But which one? That is tlie 
perplexing query. The letter below published, written by Joseph 
Gray, a great-grandson of Samuel, distinctly says that his grand- 
father, son of Samuel, was named William, and that he was the 
eldest son of his father. Now this statement seems reasonable 
on the face of it, but it is seemingly put in conflict with the rec- 
ord purported to have been made by Ebenezer, which says 
that his brother WiUiam "died in Barbadoes, aged 22 years;" and 
since he mentions the marriages of his other brothers and sisters 
the natural presumption would be, considering this, that he was 
unmarried. And then this statement of Ebenezer is fortified by 
at least three old and elaborate family trees which have been 
carefully examined for verification. The assertion that he might 
have been married and left issue at 22, is met by the further aver- 
ment that the said William had three sons. The proof on either 
side seems to be ample and sufficient, though apparently so con- 
flicting. It would seem that a man ought not to be mistaken 
about the name of his own grandfather, and certainly one ought 
to know the material facts concerning the life and death of a 
brother. However, the one or the other of these statements is 
incorrect. If William was the grandfather of Joseph, then he 
could not have died as stated; on the contrary, if the statement 
of his death is correct, then the grandfather of Joseph could not 
have been William, but probably Josepla Gray (1). And there the 
perplexing question is left. 

The very interesting letter so referred to, was written by Joseph 
Gray (3) to his son William, who then resided at Halifax, N. S., 
and was dated at Windsor, England, Feb. 8, 1799, viz: 


" As soon as I received yours respecting our family Arms, I 
attempted to comply with your wishes, but have been prevented 
by Justice's business, but hope this will reach you in time for the 
Liverpool vessel. My ancestors, on my father's side, were from 
very ancient noble descent. 1 have somewhere, but cannot find 
it, our pedigree from the first of those who emigrated to America. 
Since my recollection, a great uncle of mine, Benjamin Gray, 
about the year 1738 or 1739, received letters from England, from 
a favorite uncle of his, John Gray, of Westminster, London, in- 
viting him to go to England, informing him that he was the next 
heir to the title and estate; but this great uncle, being a very 
great, famous, bigoted New Light, who though not much before- 
hand, yet sufficient to support himself in his advanced age, 
would not quit his New Light system to be made King of Eng- 
land. He died without male issue about the year 1742. 

"My father and my grandfather both being the eldest sons of 
their respective fathers, I am of course the eldest male heir in 
the line of the senior branch for five generations back. In the 
following pedigree I shall go no further back than my great 
grandfather, first explaining that the wi*e of Dr. Gibbons of 
Boston, was mother of Dr. Gardiner's wife. 

" (Samuel) Gray, my great-grandfather; William Gray 

of Boston, my grandfather; Benj. Gray of Boston, my great un- 
cle; Dr. Ebenezer Gray of Connecticut, my great uncle; John 
Gray of Connecticut, my great uncle; wife of Dr. Gibbons of 
Boston, my great aunt; wife of Capt. Henry Aitkins of Boston, 
my great aunt; mother of Col. Snelling of Boston, my great 
aunt. * My father had only two brothers, both dead 

upwards of 64 years; one of them in the West Indies, mthout 
issue, and the other having only Samuel, and Alexander Gray, 
who lived with me as clerk in my counting house at Halifax. 
And I had only two brothers, viz: Samuel, who served his time 
with Capt. Aitkins, at the north end of Boston, and then mar- 
ried his daughter. He died in Boston about the year 1776, hav- 
ing issue male and female. My brother John, when out of his 
time, about 1768 or 1769, went to England, and when he return- 
ed went into the Custom House at Boston as first clerk with a 
deputation to sign as Deputy Collector in the absence of the 


Principal, and where he was much Uked." He further says of 
his brother John, that " at the breaking out of the troubles in 
America he quitted the Custom House and engaged in the com- 
mission business in South Carolina," where he purchased a 
plantation; but "political disputes running high," he left this 
country, and returning to England from there went out to India, 
where he engaged largely and successfully in the cultivation of 
Indigo, attracting the attention and patronage of the East India 
Company. He died there suddenly, without issue, in 1782; sup- 
posed to have been poisoned by the natives. 

Joseph Gray further says in this letter: " Our family arms by 
the name of Gray, viz: A lion passant, topaz between three 
fleurs de lis peurl. Crest on a wreath, a dragon's head, erased 
diamond ducally gorged and chained gold." 

And again: "My family and all the Grays of Connecticut are 
from one stock." 

From the foregoing, the interesting fact appears tliat Samuel 
Gray of Dorsetshire had a brother John, of Westminster, Lon- 
don. Joseph Gray (3,) the writer of this letter, was evidently a 
loyalist, (as was also his brother John,) and at an early period of 
the Revolutionary struggle removed with his family to HaHfax, 
and finally to England, where he died. The larger part of this 
branch of the family are still in England and the Provinces, 
while some of the descendants as will be seen are in the United 

This very interesting family claims great antiquity and ancient 
descent, and that they can trace back to, or near the time ot the 
Conquest. The Grays of Dorset were certainly of renown in 
the olden time, and titles still remain in that distinguished 
branch of the family. 


Joseph Gray (3), the father of Joseph Gray (3), and son of 
William or Joseph (i), and a grandson of Samuel, mar. Aug. 22, 
1728, Rebecca West, dau. of John West, a wealthy farmer who 
lived at Bradford, near Haverhill, Mass. Record of his family 
does not appear other than that he had three sons. 


Joseph Gray, (3), son of Joseph (2), and great-grandson of 
Samuel, b. in Boston, Mass., July 19, 1729, in 1759 mar. Mary 
Gerrish, who was b. June 27, 1741, and probably a descendant 
of Benj. Gerrish, who sailed for Boston in the Ketch Mary, 
Mar. 22, 1678. She d. July 13, 1838. Issue: 

Mary Gray, b. Jan. 14, 1760, d. Aug. 1760. 

Rebecca Gray, Jan. 1761, d. Sept. 1761. 

Elizabeth Brenton Gray, b. Dec. 24, 1761, d. Feb. 26, 

Joseph Gerrish Gray, b. Jan. 31, 1763; drowned July 

20, 1785. 
Mary Gerrish Gray, b. May 4, 1765. 
Amelia Ann Gray, b. Sept. 23, 1766. 
William Gray, b. Nov. 8, 1767, d. Aug. 28, 1768. 
Benjamin Gerrish Gray, b. Nov. 22, 1768. 
Lydia Hancock Gray, b. Mar. 20, 1771. 
Ann Susannah Gray, b. June 9, 1773, d. Dec. 28, 1791. 
Susannah Gray, b. June 20,. 1774. 
William Gray, b. May 2, 1777, d. Oct. 16, 1847. 
Sarah Gray, b. Jan. 2, 1779. 

Alexander Gray, b. Aug. 26, 1780, d. July i, 1800, of 
yellow fever, at Norfolk, Va. 
Mary Gerrish Gray, dau. of Joseph, mar. Loftus Jones, and 
had: Loftus, Fanny, Lewis, Mary, Jeremy, John and Jane Jones. 
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Gerrish Gray son of Joseph, mar. Mary 
Thomas, and d. at St. John, N. B., Feb. 18, 1854. Issue: 
Benjamin Charles Thomas Gray. 
John William Dering Gray, b. July 23, 1797. 
Mary Gray. 
Elizabeth Brenton Gray, dau. of Joseph, mar. Jolm Fraser, 
and had EHza, who d. June, 1862, and Alexander Fraser. 

Benjamin Charles Thomas Gray mar. Eliza Brownlow, and 
had: Chas. William, Samuel Brownlow, Benjamin Gerrish, Dr. 
William, and Went worth Gray. 

Charles William Gray, who mar. Rosalie T. Butterfield, at 
Tunbridge Wells, Eng., and had Charles Butterfield Gray, 
who mar. Marion Robinson ; Mary Gray ; Alice Gray; 
Catharine Louisa, who mar. Wm. H. Lawson; Rosalie, 
who mar. Edward Pitcairn Jones, R. N.; Lewis Gray; 
and Robert Stannus. 
Samuel Brownlow Gray, LL. D., son of Benjamin Chas. Thos. 
Gray, mar. Mrs. E. Williams, at Bermuda. Issue: Elizabeth 


Brovvnlow, Brownlow Trimmingham, and Mary Gray Gray. 
Reginald Gray, LL. D., son of Samuel Brownlow Gray, mar. 
at Bermuda, Jeanette Gosling, and had Reginald W., 
Annie B., Edmund, and Gerald H. Gray. 

Benj. Gerrish Gray, son of Benj. Chas. Thomas Gray, mar. 
Annie Wiggins, and had Stephen, who mar. and d. without issue; 
Elizabeth Brownlow Gray Gray, Charles, who married Florence 
Carr and had Viola, and Margery Gray; Brenton, Frederick, 
Annie St. John, and Wentworth Gray. 

Rev. Dr. John W. Dering Gray, son of Rev. Dr. Benj. Gerrish 
Gray, of Kings College, Windsor, N. S., and Oxford University, 
Eng., mar. 1820, at Gravesend, Eng., Avis Phillips Easson, dau. 
of Wm. Easson and Mary Muffat, who was b. in Jamaica, Oct. 
22, 1797, and d. in N. Y., Nov. 26, 1884. Issue: Mary Thomas, 
b. and d. at Amherst, N. S., 1821; Avis, b. at Amherst, N. S., 
1824, and d. in England, July, 26, 1843; William, Benj. Gerrish, 
Sarah Elizabeth, Eliza Isabella, Charles, who was b. 1834, and 
d. 1835; and Henry Martyn Gray, b. June 28, 1837, and d. at 
New York, Sept. 3, 1878. Rev. Dr. J.W. D. Gray d. at HaHfax, 
N. S., Feb. I, 1868. 

Dr. William Gray, son of Rev. Dr. J. W. D. Gray, was b. at 
St. John, N. B., Apr. i, 1826; grad. at Windsor College, 
N. S., and mar. 1849, Sophia Temme; d. without issue, 
at Jamaica, W. I., March, 1850. 

Benj. Gerrish Gray, LL. D., son of Rev. Dr. J. W. D. Gray, 
b. at St. John, N. B., June 18, 1828, grad. at Windsor 
College, and mar. Mary Josephine Clinch, at Boston, 
Oct. 2, 1 86 1, and had Phihp Easson, R. A., b. at Hali- 
fax, N. S., June 15, 1863; Mary Griselda, b. July 25, 
1865; Wentworth Morton, b. 1868; Frances Elizabeth 
Uniacke, b. Oct. 5, 1873, and Victor Gerrish Gray, b. 
Aug. 14, 1875, at Halifax, N. S. 

Sarah Elizabeth Gray, dau. of Rev. Dr. J. W. D. Gray, b. 
at St. John, N. B., Sept. 18, 1830, mar. Aug. 15, 1849, 
Alfred Gilliat Gray. 

Eliza Izabella Gray, dau. of Rev. Dr. J. W. D. Gray, b. 
at St. John, N. B., Oct. 2, 1832, mar. Dr. Francis Robin- 
son, of Annapolis, N. S., and had Augusta, Avis, Henry 
Campbell, and Sarah Elizabeth. 



William Gray son of Joseph, b. May 2, 1777, at Halifax, No- 
va Scotia, mar. at Richmond, Va., July i, i8og, Sarah Scott, b. 
at London, Eng., July 10, 1780, and d. at Norfolk, Va., Sept. 4, 
1838; he d. at Liverpool, Eng., Oct. 16, 1847. For many years 
he was H. B. M. Consul at Norfolk, Va. Issue: 

Mary Gilliat Gray, b. May 18, 1810, d. July 16, 1883. 

Elizabeth Scott Gray, b. Sept. 8, 181 1, d. Apr. 20, 181 2. 

John Hamilton Gray, b. Jan. 16, 18 14. 

William Hancock Gray, b. Nov. 26, 181 5. 

An infant female, b. and d. July 17, 181 7. 

Alfred Gilliat Gray, b. July 2, 1818, d. Nov. 10, 1876. 

Andrew Belcher Gray, b. July 6, 1820. 

Thomas Gilliat Gray, b. May 7, 1824, d. July 10, 1854. 

Mary Gilliat Gray, dau. of Wm. Gray, b. at Bermuda, May 
18, 1 810, mar. Nov. 6, 1845, at St. John N. B., to Major John 
Harris, U. S. M. C., and d. July 16, 1883, at Washington, D. C., 
without issue. 

Judge John Hamilton Gray, Hon. Chief Justice, Vancouver, 
British Columbia, son of William, b. Jan. 16, 181 4, at Ber- 
muda, mar. May 29, 1845, to Eliza Ormond, at Dublin, Ireland. 
Issue: Charlotte Elizabeth Ormond, Florence Mary, John Ham- 
ilton, Scott William Alfred Hamilton, R. N., Gertrude Mabel, 
Sybil, and Pierpont Hamilton Mundy Gray. 

Charlotte Elizabeth Ormond Gray, dau. of John Hamil- 
ton Gray, mar. Henry Hallowes, R. A., and had Beatrice. 

William Hancock Gray, son of Wm. Gray, b. at Richinond, 
Va., Nov. 26, 1 81 5, mar. Feb. 17, 1S53, Gertrude Du Guard, at 
Shrewsbury, Eng. Issue: Gertrude, who mar. Loftus Jones, R. N., 
and had Lewis Tobias, Wm. Loftus, Edith and Winifred Jones; 
Mary, who mar. EveUn Rich; and William Du Guard, R. A. 
WilHani Hancock Gray d. in Isle of Wight, England, June, 1883. 

Alfred Gilliat Gray, son of William, and grandson of Josepli, 
b. July 2, 181 8, at Richmond, Va., was mar. Aug. 15, 1849, at 
St. John, New Brunswick, to Sarah Ehzabeth Gray, dau. of Rev. 
Dr. J. W. D. Gray. Issue: 

Mary Harris Gray, b. Oct. 17th, 1852, at St. John. 
Henry Selden Gray, b. Dec. i8th, 1855. " 


Alfred Gilliat Gray, b. Oct. 20, 1858, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

William Gray, b. Jan. nth, 186 1. " 

Andre\v Gray, l k n f q,' ^- Oct. t8, 1866. 

Avis Easson Gray, j ^- "^^^^ '^^'^- d. Jan. 12, 1865. 

Sarah Scott Gray, b. Sept. 13th, 1867. 
Mary Harris Gray, daughter of Alfred Gilliat Gray, b. Oct. 
17th, 1852, at St. John, N. B., married, Oct. 8th, 1876, at 
Brooklyn, L. I., to Rufus Hatch. Issue : 

RoscoE Hatch, b. July 27, 1881. 

Bertha Gray Hatch, b. Nov. 28, 1883. 

Mary Brownlow Hatch, b. Aug. 31, 1886. 
Andrew Belcher Gray, C. E., son of William, b. July 6, 1820, at 
Norfolk, Va., mar. June 23, 1856, at New Orleans, La., Apolina 
Leacock. Was a Colonel in the Confederate service, and killed 
at Fort Pillow, April 16, 1862. Issue: 

Minnie Gray, b. May 27, 1857, at New Orleans, La. 

Helen Gray, b. Nov. 10, 1859, Brooklyn, L. I. 

Andriette Eliza Gray, b. June ir, 1862, N. O., La. 
Dr. Thomas Gilliat Gray, son of Wm., mar. Dec, 1852, at 
St. John, N. B., Bessie Ormond, and had Harry Hamilton Gray, 
b. May, 1854. Dr. Thos. d. at Chicago, 111., of cholera, July 10, 

Henry Selden Gray, son of Alfred Gilliat, resides at Chicago, 
and is interested in the cattle ranch business. His brother Al- 
fred Gilliat, is also in same business at Medicine Creek, Texas. 
William Gray, C. E., youngest son of Alfred Gilliat, is engaged 
in the service of the city of New York, on the new Aqueduct, 
with headquarters at Tarrytown, N. Y., and to his kindly and 
efficient aid this branch of the family is indebted for representa- 
tion in this volume. 

The following is a list of the dates of birth of the children of 
Samuel and Susannah Langdon Gray, as fully as obtained: 
Ehzabeth, b. Dec. 31, 1685; Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1686; Susannah, 
b. Jan. 3, 1688; Rebecca, b. Jan. 26, 1689; John, b. Aug. 16, 
1692; Ebenezer, b. Oct. 31, 1697. This from the Boston Rec- 
ords, and as the names of Samuel, Benjamin, and WiUiam do 
not there appear, the presumption is that they were born else- 
where, perhaps in England, it being claimed that William was 
the eldest son. 


The following is the record of the family of Levi Gray, whose 
name appears on page 159, as one of the sons of Adam Clark 
Gray of Pelham, Mass. Levi mar. Abigail Robins, and had 1 2 
children, viz: 

Eunice Gray, who mar. Hyde Brown. 

Sally Gray, who mar. Mr. Rose. 

Mary Gray, who mar. Hawley R. Carey, and has a son Haw- 
ley Carey residing at Springfield Centre, N. Y. 

Matilda Gray, who mar. Franklin Cloys, and resides at Caz- 
enovia, N. Y. 

Almira Gray, who mar. Mark Walby, and resides at Burling- 
ton Flats, N. Y. 

Caroline Gray, who mar. F. Farrington. 

Ephraim Gray, who mar. Almira Nichols, and had Dr. R. H. 
Gray of Oneida, N. Y.; Levi Gray, of Portland, Me.; and Dr. 
Ed. Gray, of Colorado. 

Simon Gray, who mar. Hannah Walwrath, and had Rev. S. P. 
Gray, of Jordansville, N. Y.; D. W., and Chas. Gray, of East 
Springfield, N. Y,; and Rev. L. B. Gray, of Earlville, N. Y. 

Levi Gray, who mar. Almira, and resides at Starkville, Her- 
kimer Co., N. Y. 

Chester Gray, who mar. Pernal Stannard. 

Clark Gray, who mar. Almira Walch, and resides at East 
Springfield, N. Y. 

Daniel Gray, who mar. Catharine. 

It is said that all raised famihes. 

Adam Gray emigrated from Pelham, Mass., in 1805 or 1806, 
to Springfield, N. Y. He was a Presbyterian, and his son Levi 
a Methodist. Both are buried at Springfield. This information 
was all furnished by Rev. L. B. Gray, of Earlville, N. Y. 

Dr. Amos Gray, b. in Townsend, Vt., Feb. 2, 1804, son of 
Amos and Betsey Tyler Gray, and grandson of Jonas Gray, as 
appears on page 176, of the Townsend Grays, mar. Dec. 11, 
1833, Sally Jennette Noble, dau. of Sylvanus Noble, b. in New 
Lisbon, N. Y., May 28, 1813. Dr. Amos Gray attended lectures 
at Castleton, Vt., and at Pittsfield, Mass., 1829, and engaged in 
the practice of medicine at Dexter, Mich., 1832. Issue: Chas. 
Gales Gray, b. Nov. 13, 1834, mar. June 19, 1861, Elizabeth R. 
Bruce, res. St. Clair, Mich.; Augusta Noble Gray, d.; Helen N., 
who mar. Jas. B. Farrand, and res. at Port Hudson, Mich.; Em- 
ily S., who mar. Samuel C. Cook, of St. Paul, Minn.; and Cora 
Evelyn Gray, b. Aug. 2, 1855, at Dexter, Mich. 




Adams, Lewis 220 

Adams, W. S. 230 

Adams, Ann Maria 230 
Adee, Charles, 268 

Akin, Louisa 78 

Akin, Rosine 78 

Aldrich, John 82 

Allen, Adelia C. 89 
Allen, Esther, 88 

Allen, Elizalieth 267 
Allen, Eunice 235 

Allen, Samuel 253 

Allison, John 278 

Ambrose, Justin L. 107 
Ames, Mr. 100 

Amsden, Demmie 245 
Anderson, B. B. 64 

Anderson, Rev. J. 164 
Anthony, Henry L. 166 
Appleby, Laura 121 
Archer, Anna 231 

Archer, Elizabeth 267 
Armstrong, Agnes 281 
Armstrong, Elizab. 281 
Armstrong, Jane 282 
Armstrong, John 65, 283 
Armstrong, Julia 279 
Armstrong, jas. B. 277 
Armstrong, Dr. WH153 
Arnctt, l\iary N. 24 
Ash. John 210 

Ashley, Abigail loi 
Atchison, Mr. 62 

Atkins, Sarah S. 45 
Atwood, Eldad 252 
Atvvood, Isaac 252 

Atwood, John 252 

Avery, Abby Jane 171 
Ayers, David 208 

Babcock, Etta 5^ 

Babcock, Orlando 118 
Babcock, Sophroniaii5 

Bacheldor, Eason 244 

Bacon, Francis ig6 

Baker, Agnes, 78 

Baker, Edward, 78 

Baker, Edwin 136 

Baker, Elizabeth 2S1 

Baker, Harriet A. 290 

Baker, Luella M. 290 

Baker, Mary J. 290 

Balcolm, Henry 99 

Baldwin, Amy M. 245 

Baldwin, Eleazer 244 

Baldwin, George 243 
Baldwin, Harriet R 207 

Baldwin, James S. 102 
Bal]entine,Eliz'bth 280 

Balfe, Bonnie 190 
Bancroft, Lucyi6i-i63 

Bangs, Al:mer 260 

Barber, Rhoda, 173 

Barl)0ur, John H. 144 

Barden, Lydia 275 

Barlow, Ruama 224 

Barnard, Chas. H. 8 1 

" Fred E. 81 

Barnes, Elizabeth 180 

Barnes, Eunice 2i6 

Barnes, Reuben 100 

Barnes, Samuel J. 194 

Barnes, Susan iSi 

Barnett, Delia L. 158 

Barnum, Jemima 201 

Barnum, Lucina 242 

Barr, John, 214 

Barry, James C. 98 

Barstow, Joseph 103 
Bartle, Amanda F. 96 

Bartle, Charles A. 94 

Bartlett, Dr. 192 

Bates, John R. 194 

Bates, Oliver, 9 

Bates, Sally 90 

Beadle, Mary 266 

Beach, Laura 80 

Beebe, Louis, 290 

Beebe, William 102 
Belcher, Rebecca 150 
Bell, Samuel, 268 

Baxter, Capt. J. A. 250 
Baxter, Matilda 234 
Beers, Lizzie E. 210 
Benedict, Harlow 233 
Benham, Betsey 215 
Benschoten, Jacob 291 
Bentley, Salirina 119 
Berry, Jabez 252 

Best, Peter 127 

Bevington, Samuel 91 
Bicknel, Mrs. 13 

Bidwell, Barnabas 170 
Bigelow, Mr. 248 

Bignal, Mr. 103 

Bills, Mary 79 

Bird, Lucy 290 

Blackman MrsClark233 
Blackmer, Amos 150 
Blake, Increase 192 
Blakeslee, Anice 92 
Blakeslee, E'meline 79 
Blanchard, Mary 197 
Blessing, Aaron F. 290 
Blessing, Sarah 291 
Blinn, Rev. H. G. 29 
Bliven, Luther A. 83 
Bloeden, I^ouise 30 
Bloomingdale, Peter29i 
Boardman, F. H. 268 
Boardman, LucyM. 58 
Bolderson, James 142 
Bolter, Clara M. 144 
Bond, John 2S7 

Booth, Almedia 91 
Borland, James 259 
Borland, Miss 248 


Borland, Polly 258 

Bostick, A. E. 171 

Bosworth, Jasper P 103 
Boughton, Annis 225 
Boughton, Hannah 225 
Bowen, W. I. 40 

Bowker, Miss 196 

Bowles, Lucy Susan 178 
Brace, Chas. L. Jr. 22 
Bracken, Anna 169 

Bradley, Abigail 215 
Bradley, Lewis 221 
Bradley, Wm. H. 221 
Bradowry, Elm'aM 64 
Bragg, Warren 158 

Brand, Ira C. 291 

Breeden, Harry 124 
Brice, Sarah 186 

Bridge, Hannah 192 
Biiggs, Juliette 263 
Briggs, V/illard 263 
Brinkerhoff, John 182 
Brintonell, Hannah 230 
Bristol, Almira 87 

Britton, Russell A. 44 
Brock way, Wm.W. 165 
Broe, Katie 48 

Brower, Jane E. 211 
Brown, Elizabeth 268 
Brown, Elizabeth 278 
Brown, Mr. 292 

Brown, Mr. 223 

Brown, Miles 90 

Brown, Virginia L. 121 
Brown, William 153 
Brown, Dr. Wor'oni66 
Brook, Mary 273 

Brooks, Cotton B. 270 
Brooks, Mary Ann 177 
Brov/nell, Frank 264 
Brush, Sarah E. 202 
Bryant, Wm. C. 18,205 
Buckingham, Anna 157 
Buel, Alvin E. 85 

Buel, Sarah Anna 164 
Bullions, Jeanette 163 
Burdick, Mr. 136 

Burdick, Sarah 209 
Burch, Clara 120 

Burns, Eliza 193 

Burns, Elizabeth J 2S6 
Burns, Wm. T. 16 

Burritt, RevBlackrchi7 
Burritt, Diantha 17 
Burritt, Martha 62 

Burritt, Nelson 248 
Burritt, O. C. 242 

Burroughs, Cath. E 98 
Burton, Mary 164 

Buster, Susanna 276 
Butler, Henry 264 

Butler, Mary 296 

Butler, Orrin 102 

Butler, Phebe 293 

Butler, Sally B. 102 
Butler, Sarah 37 

Button, Widow 2S7 
Byington, John 229 
Bynn, Samuel H. 146 
Cadman, George 49 
Calhoun, Hannah 155 
Calley, Lydia 270 

Calley, Samuel 270 
Galium, Mary, 269 

Callaway, Elizabeth 97 
Canning. Agnes, 78 
Carley, Susannah 211 
Carpenter, Chas. M 194 
Carpenter, D. D. 78 
Carpenter, Lydia78, 194 
Carpenter, Margar't 163 
Carpenter, Martha 86 
Carrier, Joseph 68 

Carter, Mardula 81 
Carter, Lydia M. 81 
Carter, Cornelia 81 
Gary, Samuel 194 

Gary, Thomas 192 

Case, Eliza, 228 

Case, Mary 21 r 

Case, Millie A. 228 
Cash, Sarah 267 

Cassidy, Jas. P. 124 
Casterline, LeRoy A. 83 
Castle, Susan 2S3 

Gavin, William 90 

Chamberlain, S. S. 45 
Chamberlain, Jas. 275 
Chambers, Chas. 145 
Chambers, Wm. 281 
Chambers, Mary J. 279 
Chambers, W. K. 279 
Chance, A. P. 231 

Chandler, Amy 244 
Chapman, Hiram 167 
Chapman, Eliz'b'thi96 
Chase, Eunice 187 

Chase, Horace 42 

Cheever, David 192 
Ghipman,Elizab'th 272 
Church, Henry S. 64 

Clark, Chester K. 280 
Clark, Etta 136 

Clark, John P. 239 

Clark, Nancy 167 

Clark, Susannah 249 
Clay, Mary 272 

Clay, Wm. Wilson 206 
Cleveland, Capt. J L 187 
Cleveland, Lydia 242 
Cleveland, Roxana 25S 
Cleveland, Susan'h 243 
Clifford, Mr. 187 

Glough, Esther 159 
dough, Joseph 270 
Clyckman, Ellen 290 
Cobb, Geo. A. 157 

Cobb, Marcius L. 164 
Goe, Lydia 264 

Cogswell, Liblne C. 231 
Coit, Mrs. Mary 143 
Cole, Russell 29 

Cole, Ruth 253 

Goley, Aliigail 200 

Goley, Abigail 221 

Goley, Harriet B. 221 
Coley, Horace B. 221 
Collins, Lucy Ann 217 
Collson, Guy 242 

Comes, Mary 214 

Comstock, Charl'tte 2S9 
Gonant, Miss 208 

Conant, Lucy A. 2S0 
Cone, John G. 216 

Connor, Mary 167 

Gonkey, Isabel 152 
Gonkling, Eleazer 261 
Cook, Caleb 275 

Cook, David 169 

Cook, John 169 

Cook, Joseph 276 

Cook, Samuel 275 

Cooper, John 280 

Cope, Henry 185 

Corning, Lucinda S 254 
Coult, Abby 283 

Govell, Joseph 200 
Cowgill, Ruch 62 

Coxe, Milan Smith 121 
Crandall, Mary F. 123 
Crawford, Rev. Mr. 115 
Crawford, Susanna 277 
Cressey, Priscilla 269 
Christopher, Mary 142 
Grofoot, Isaac 233 

Crosby, Danford M. 29 
Crosby, Mary 249 

Cross, Joseph 243 

Cresset, William 277 
Crowell, Lydia 276 
Cull, Rev. Thomas 164 
Cummings, Eliza 79 
Curtiss, Elizabeth 267 
Curtiss, Zachariah 275 
Daily, Mr. 94 

Daily, Peter 94 

Dales, H. A. 244 

Dana, Wm. W. 46 

Danforth,Dr. Sam'l 195 
Daniels, Almira 47 
Darlington, Kate M 82 
Davidge, J. B. F. 197 
Davis, Esther 232 

Davis, Harvey 78 

Davis, Martin 210 

Davis, Park 176 

Davis, Susannah 249 
Dauchy, Chas. 232 

Deal, Ruth 275 

Decker, Isaac 154 

De Haven, Sarah J. i2o 
Deming, Frank L. 33 
Dennison, Peleg 148 
Dennis, Alfred T. 291 
Devine, Margaret 47 
De Voe, Maggie J. 194 
Dewalt, Catharine 293 
Dewalt, David 293 
De Witt, Prof. John 114 
Dewy, Abby 40 

Dewy, Harriet 23 

Dibble, Elizabeth 212 
Dick, Catharine 170 
Dick, Mary 15 1 

Dings, Harriet 278 
Disbrow, Ann 223 

Disbrow, Sarah 213 
Disbrow, Sarah 200 
Disbrow, Rhoda 219 
Dixon, Maj. Abm. 55 
Dodd, Sarah 275 

Dodd, Valeria Eliz. 28 
Dodge, Elisha 195 

Dodge, David 49 

DoUjeare, Sarah 192 
Douglas, Mr. 211, 261 
Douglas, Caroline E 61 
Driver, Capt Mich'1274 
Dunham, Saunders 186 
Dunning, Betsey 245 
Dunning, Lewis 258 


Dunn, Letitia 31 

Durfy, Robt. M. 41 
Easterbrook, Parth.264 
Eastman, Mercy 259 
Eastwood, George 202 
P^ells, Samuel 225 

Edgerlon, C'risti'nai84 
Edgerton, Mark 154 
Egan, James 208 

Eginton, Mary Jane 63 
Ela, Sarah 275 

Elam, Eliza 122 

Elderkin, Charlotte 146 
Ellis, Hannah 191 

Ellithorpe, Martha 287 
Emerson, David 167 
Emery, Eva V. 295 
Emlitch, Charity 193 
Ennis, Miss 154 

Enos, Dr. Horace 45 
Estey, Julius J. 164 
Eustis, Jacob 196 

Evans, Geo. W. 187 
Everett Dolly Hydei03 
Failes, Thos. J. 144 
Fales, Mary Turell 197 
Fales, Wm. A. 195 

Fairchild, Selic 62 

Farnsworth, Polly 259 
Farrington Rebecca270 
Favis, Caroline L.A. 25 
Feeks, Thaddeus 212 
Folton, Lucinda 41 
Ferguson, Mrs. 115 
Ferris, Harriet 253 
Ferry, Sarah 225 

Feurt, Peter 149 

Field, David 193 

Field, Esther E. 212 
Field, Sarah 194 

Fields, Abram 46 

Finch, Almira 261 

Finney, W. H. 278 

Flack, John 277 

Flanders, George 58 
Flint, Elizabeth H. 168 
Folger, Mr. 208 

Foote, James 29 

Foster, David 10, 277 
Foster, Dolly 187 

Foster, Mason 121 

Foster, William 277 
Fowler, Mr. 193 

Freeman, Rachel 249 
Freeman, Thacher 249 
Frost, Elizabeth 19S 

Frost, Lydia 198 

Frost, I>yman 83 

Frothingham, Nath275 
Frye Peter Pick man 27 15 
Fryer, Jane 290 

Fuller, Chas. J. 279 
Fuller, Maria J. 166 
Gage, Ida S. 83 

Gage, Perry A. 88 

Gardner, Eliz. P. 273 
Gardiner, Mary 143 
Gardiner, Sarah 15 

Gardner, Catharine 9 
Gardner, Sarah R. 273 
Gardner, S. Betsey 228 
Garland, John 98 

Garnett, MonlroseLi55 
Gates, Eveline N. 83 
Gaylord, F. W. 174 
Gaylord, Mary L. 103 
Gee, Emory 181 

Giblions, Dr. John 142 
Gibbons, Mr. 2S0 

Gilbert, Sarah 229 

Gillett, Buckland 47 
Glass, Jane 116 

Glover, Margaret 269 
Glover, Sarah 274 

Godfrey, A. A. 86 

Godfrey, Austin, 221 
Godfrey, Hannah 256 
Godfrey, Phcbe 112 
Goff, Rolicrt, 243 

Goodsell, Thomas 221 
Goodwin, Anna 210 
Gordon, Simon 268 
Gorham, Joseph 218 
Gorham, Mary S. 250 
Gorham, Polly 234 
Graham, Minnie 247 
Grannis, William 228 
Graves, Amy W. 32 
Green, Amos DeC 29 
Green, D. N. 245 

Green, James 215 

Green, Jay 122 

Green, Jeremy 194 
Green, Langford 118 
Green, Mary E. 115 
Green, Mr. 280 

Greenfield, Moses 168 
Gridley, Mrs. A. 192 
Grosvenor, Clarissa 94 
Grosvenor, OliverC 146 
Grosvenor, I'ayson 146 
Guerrant, Jane 177 


Haak, E. C. 120 

Hadley, Hiram 245 
Hagar, Nancy 210 

Haines, Mary Ann 42 
Hallett, Rebecca 251 
Hallett, Thos. 250 

Hall, Andrew 273 

Hal], Elizabeth 195 
Hall, Judge 192 

Hall, Samuel 249 

Hall, Thomas 249 

Hamilton, F. D. 22S 
Hamilton, Patrick 37 
Hammond, A, G. 117 
Hanenkamp, R. P. 25 
Hanna, George, 27S 
Hanna, Samuel 278 
Hanna, Sarah 279 

Hardesty, Levina 97 
Hard, Lemuel W. 44 
Hare, Polly 77 

Harger, X. J. 92 

Harman, John F. 206 
Harper, Binnie 155 
Harris, Sarah iii 

Harris, Thos. B. 91 
Harrison, Susannahl9i 
Haskell, Daniel 1^0 
Hatch, Ferrand 242 
Joel 68 

Philo 51 

Hawkins, Ebenezer26o 
" Fred 122 
" Martha J 244 
' ' Roger 260 
Haves, John 87 

Heath, Wealthy, 2S3 
Hebbard, Anne 6 

Ruth 6, 8 
Hecox, Betty 211 

Hedge, Mary 250 

Heidel, Tennie 121 
Heiser, Sarah 40 

Helmbold, Ann M. 171 
Helme, James 290 

Henderson, Anna 136 
" Elisha 91 

Hern, Samuel 148 

Hetrich, Regina 202 
Hide, Hannah 276 
Higbee, Hannah 238 
Higgins, Converse 79 
" Gabriel 218 
" Sarah 215 
" Marj- 203 

Hill. Lurenda 155 

Hill, Margaretta, 84 
Hoagland, Miss 1S2 
Hoi brook, Martha 239 
Hollenbeck, A. L, 210 
Annis 135 
Holgate, James 266 
Holibert, Mary 219 
Hoi man, Mary 267 
Holt, Hannah 276 

Homer, Horace H. 106 

Hoover, Mr. 
Horrill, Bridget 
Hosea, Mr. 
Hosea, Jonathan 
Howard, Roxana 


Howe, Corydon C. 

Howell, Anna 

' ' James 


Hoyt, Clarissa 

" Thankful 

Hubbard, Dr. Thos. 145 

" Russell 147 

Hubbell, Miriam 

I Hubbel Mr. 

I Hudson, Sarah 

i Hughes, Ellen L. 

Hull, Dr. AmosG. 

'' Elizabeth ^Y 

" Harry 

" Hezekiah 

" L. T. 

" Timothy 

Humphrey, John R 95 

Hunt, Thomas 170 

Hunter. Susannah 152 

Huntington, Rev E 144 

Hurd, Peninah 234 

Hurlburt, Sarah 98 

Husted, Edward E. 227 

Hutchinson, Deb. 244 

Huyler, Fanny M. 2c6 

Hyatt, Frank \V 

Hyde, Frank 

Imus, Lewis B. 

Ingham, Polly 

Irish, Rettie H. 

Ir^-ing, Washington 17 

Jackson, Ebenezer 10 

" D wight W. 30 

" Harriet 90 1 

" Joseph 192 1 

" Susannah 192 

" Patrick 196 | 














. 22 



Jaques, Mr. 116 

Joyne, Martin 83 

Jennings, Hawley 233 

" Sarah 202 

" Maria L. 44 

Mary T. 189 

" Nancy 

Jones, Eliphalet 

" Hannah 

' ' Jarvis 

Jordon, Mary M. 

I Joslin, Nellie A. 

I JossU-n, Joseph D, 

' Judd, Fannie A- 

Julian, Susie, 

. Karney, Francis 

; Kathan, Thos. A. 

j Kaylor, John 

' Kee^•il, Lvdia A- 

















I Keeler, Eronson C 247 

; Keeler, Ellen 

I Keeler, Lydia 
Keeler, Marv 

' Keller, Martha J. 

I Kellogg, Esther 

I Kellogg, Eunice 
Kellogg, Nach'l 
Kellogg. RosettaC2;9 

' Kelly, DeElmer SS 
Kelley, John 202 

Kelso, Mr. 292 

Kendall, Mariette 99 
Kennedy, Dr. L.W. 164 
Kent, AJexander 260 

' Kent, Emily 244 

Kent, Hannah, 263 
Kent, Mrs. Desire 5 
Kertz, Ida 164 

Ketchum Dr. BenjFi64 

Ketchum, Eliza 
Ketckum, George 
Keyes, Addison A- 
Keyes, Eber 
Kilbom, Amos 



Kimball, Elizabeth 106 
King, Mar)- H. 2S0 
Kinnie, Sarah Ann 147 
Knight, Henry 20S 
Knower, Benjamin 22 
Knowlton, LjTiian 16S 
Knox, Justine E. 2S0 
Kratz, Rev. F. 
Lake, Ida M. 
Lake, Thomas 
Lamond, Miss 
Lamed. Jas. G. 




Lamkin, Miss M. 114 
Lander, Wm. 267 

Langdon Susannahi42 
Larned, Samuel 217 
Lathrop, Dr C W C 147 

" Deborah 53 
Lee, Mrs. Amanda G 59 
Lee, Daniel U. 60 

Lee, Joel 57 

Lee, T. C. 60 

Lee, Dr. Samuel 145 
Lee, Wellington G. 32 
Leeds, Hannah 234 
Lefever, Henry E. 88 
Leftwich, Bettie 178 
LeRoy, A. Ne\vboldi44 
Lessey, Harriet 'M. 228 
Lessev, Henrietta 232 

" ' Oren B. 
Lattice, Dorothy 
Lewis, Charlton T. 
" Elizabeth 
" Lucy 
" Sophie 
Lindsay, James 

" Miss 
Little, Henry 
Lobdell, Huldah 

' ' Mary Ann 232 
Lockwood, D. 220,231 

" Miss 209 

" Fanny 

Lohman, C. Emil 
Loomis, Ruth 
Lord, Abigail 
Loring, Caleb 

" JaneLath'p 157 
" Nathaniel 194 
Long, Sarah Ann E 120 
Lossee, Abram 193 
Loughridge, S. W. 202 
Loveless, Eliza 231 
Lowrey, Nellie 
Luce, Thankful D, 
Lynch, Patrick 
Lyon, Grace 
Lumpkin, Hannah 249 
Lunn, Lucy 244 

Maltbie, Jonathan 153 
Manly, Eunice 259 
" Elizabeth 259 
Manning, Capt. N. 266 
Marcellus, John 291 
Markley, Laura 86 

Marshall, Sarah A. 241 





















Martin. Dr. Chas 

Martindale, G. 

Mason, Mary 

Massie, Thomas 

Masury, Abigail 

Mattison, Saul 

Matthews, Hannah 234 
" Henry 251 

" Kate W 120 

" Minnie J 45 

" Prince 251 

Mattoon, Sarah 

Maudlin, Newton 

May, Henry 

McAdams, L. 

McAlister, James 

McCain, Wm. 

McClellan, A. B. 
M. F. 

McCorhing, Ann 

McCullow, Geo. N. 208 

McDonald, Eliz. 211 

McDowell, Jos'ine 65 
Mar. R. 64 

McFarland, " 161 

McGonigal, Nellie 210 

Mcintosh, Geo. 85 

McLain, Mary 277 

McLean, Margaret 296 
" Mary A. 290 

McMillan, Dora 

McMinn, Jackson 

McOmber, Asa 

McPherson, Mr. 

Mead, Eunice 

Meaker, Elizabeth 200 

Meeker, Samuel 221 

Merrill, Emeline A. 86 

Miles, Frederick P. 103 
" Mary 169 

Miller, Bruce 79 

" Mary A. 96 

" E. 244 

" Rev. Mr. 103 
" Sally 157 

" Wm. 167 

Mills, Abigail 233 

" Belle 232 

" Sarah 229 

Miner, Catharine 48 

Minsker, Susannah 82 

Morehouse, Abm. 219 
" Eunice 221 

Morehouse, Mary F. 25 

Moore, Jenny 167 

" John 95 

Morgan, Mary 186 

" Robert 286 

Morris, E. P. 178 

" Augusta 281 

" Emeline 166 

Mosely, Ellen 241 

Moses, Mary 275 

Muchine, Chas. 185 

Mudge, Abraham 8 

" Elder David 9 

" Elizabeth 46 

" Elder John 46 

Mugford, Mary 269 

Mumford, Cieorge 221 

Munson, Mary E. 89 

Murdock, Frank 78 

" Lyman 
Murray, Orlando 
Naven, Biddy 

Needham, Eliz'eth 268 

Nelson, Horatio 168 

" Polly K. 171 
Newell, Capt. J. P. 64 

" Thos. F, 217 
Newhall, Anna 
Newman, Samuel 
Newton, Barbara 

" Julia 

J^ickerson, Ebe'zer 249 

' Judith 252 


Nider, Joseph 

Noble, Charles 

" Hannah 

" Nathan 236,268 

North, Col Simeon 145 

Norris, Benj. C. 228 

Northrup, Lewis 212 

" Sarah 87 

Noxon, M. E. 45 

Oakes, Wm. C. 47 

Ober, Susannah 176 

Ogden, Hannah 220 

" John 45 

Oldfield, C. B. 153 

Oliver, Conrad 291 

" Nathan 292 

Olmsted, Mary 41 

" Phebe 182 

" Philo 183 

" Samuel 45 

Orcutt, Herman C. 166 

Orne, Anna 273 

Montgomeiy, C. S. 153 | Osborn, Elizabeth 234 













Osterman, Sarah 290 

Ostrander, Barbara 290 

" Caroline 258 

" Mary Ann 290 

" Stephen 291 

Otis, Jane 251 

" Mary 192 

" Samuel A. 192 

Ottowa, Chas. 124 

Owens, Emeretta 95 

Paddock, Mary 257 

Page, J. S. 182 

Palmer, Andrew 142 

Parcell, Joel 82 

Parker, Lucinda 167 

" Jonathan 92 

" Mrs. Eliza 226 

Parsons, Franklin 230 

" James S. 147 

Patterson, Rev. D. J. 279 

" Letitia 286 

Paul, Henry M. 190 

Payne, Dr. A. V. 178 

" Sarah 195 

Pease, Daniel 275 

" Sarah 230 

" E. 174 

Peck, Deborah 263 

" Henry J. 25 

" Sarah M. 228 

Pede, Benjamin 269 

Peet, Harriet 153 

Penny, William 252 

Pepper, Sarah 208 

Perry, Abijah 162 

Perry, Prof. A. L. 161 

Perry, Rev. Baxter 161 

Perry, Julia 207 

Petticord, Peter 87 

Phelps, Ann O. 102 

Phinney, Charlotte 272 

" Mabel 232 

Phillips, Hannah A. 83 

Pierce, Elizabeth iSi 

Pierce, Francis 273 

Pickford, Sarah J. 194 

Pike, David 122 

Pike, Joshua 121 

Pixley, John C. 94 

Piatt, Mary E. 279 

Pledge, Mr. 177 

Pool, Sabrina 176 

Porter, Jas. M. 61 

Porter, Jonathan 273 

Potter, Minor 228 

Powell, Calvin 247 

Powell, Eliza 290 

" Elizabeth 147 

" Elleanor 197 

_ " Mr. 57 

Priest, John 266 

Prince, Alice 249 

Proctor, Harry 136 

Purdy, Elnora H. 15 

Purdy, Mrs. Nancy 15 

Purdy, Francis 199 

Purdue, Elizabeth 295 

Putnam, J. E. 245 

Putnam, Mattie W 165 

Race, Mary J, 135 

Race, Stephen A. 81 

Rainey, John 260 

Ramsay, Mary J. 81 

Rankin, Orville 62 

Raymond, Abigail 15 

" Abraham 15 

Alfred 15 

" Augustinei5 

" Bethiah N55 

" Cynthia 63 

" David 15 

" Ebenezer 15 

" Electa 15 

" George B 15 

" Harvey 15 

" Irad 15 

" James 14 

" Jerusha 15 

John 15 

" Josiah 15 

" Laura, 15 

" MarciusDi5 

" Newcomb 15 

" Richard 11; 

" Sarai 15, 57 

" Semanthai5 

Ray, William 273 

Redficld, Eben 220 

Reed, Herman C. 82 

Reed, Kate 64 

Resseguie, Betsey 253 

Reynolds, Cyrus J. 80 

Reynolds, Edmund 261 

Reynolds, John J. 207 

Rice, Mary Jane 188 

Rice, Thomas 267 

Richards, Abigail 149 

Richards, John, 148 

Richardson, Ged.K. 197 

Richardson, Wm. A 96 

Rider, Stephen 258 

Rider, Susannah 258 

Rider, Walter 259 

Riggs, Mr., 234 

Ring, Martha G. 158 
Roand, Bethuel 124 
Roberts, George C. 98 
Robinson, Amy 181 
Rockwell, Mrs. Bel. 47 
Rogers, Helen R. 155 
Rogers, Jane 231 

Rood, Elizabeth 65 
Rose, Dolly 78 

Ross, Clarendon 117 
Ross, Capt. Leonard 1 1 7 
Rossitter, Charles 264 
Rowan, Col. L. H.278 
Rowland, Joseph 221 
Rowley, Capt. 45 

Rull, Benjamin 266 
Russell, Anna M. 81 
Russell, Eunice 165 
Ryder, Benjamin 249 
Ryneck, Wm. 16 

Sackett, Rev. H. A. 36 
Sampson, Henry 172 
Sargent, Ignatius 274 
Sargeant, DelightL243 
Satterlee, Maria 211 
Schermerhorn, A. 182 
Schott, Guy Byram 197 
Scott, Harriet 167 

" Sarah H. 25 

Scoville, Daniel 102 
Scrafford, Chas. 292 
Scribner, Hannah 224 
Scribner, Emily R. 124 
Scripps, Mollie 38 

Sears, Charles C. 44 
Sears, Claudius W. 172 
Sears, Deborah 252 
Sears, PLannah 250 
Sears, Nathaniel 249 
Sebrey, John, 264 

See, Antoinette 207 
See, Gifford N. 136 

See, J. E., 15 

See, Raymond G. 15 
Seeley, Dr. David 114 
Segur, Clarissa 228 
Shaw, Jedediah 264 
Shaw, James W, 65 
Seffler, Aaron 290 

Shelburne, Mr. 177 
Sheldon, Herbert F244 
Sherman, Leverett 247 
Sherman, Miss 230 
Sherman, Wm. E. 247 


Sherwood, Joseph 2oi 
Sherwood, lleiuy II 22 
Sherwood, Henry M221 
Slieajnird, Mr. 230 

Sliepard, Nancy 233 
Shei>herd, A. L. 17S 
Shepherd, Miss 178 
Shepherd Susannah267 
Shepperd, Delia 185 
Sherrard, Rev Thos 30 
Shirtz, John F. 290 

Shiptoii, P. C. 208 

Shields. Franklin 97 
Shields, Isabell 97 

Shoudy, Ann 290 

Sides, Mary A. 96 

Simons, Lotun 2S0 
Sisson, Levant 48 

Skeel, Elizabelh 12 
Slawson, Jeremiah 210 
Skinner, Angeline 239 
Skinner, Belinda 46 
Smead, Mary 1>. 98 
Smith, Mrs. Addie 63 
Smith Rev. AlvinT. 15 
Smith, Anna Cook 143 
Smith, Lelinda A. loi 
Smith, Chas. K. 166 
Smith, Rev. CotlonM 12 
Smith, Eliza Jane 207 
Smith, Erving 250 

Smith, Ervin H. 167 
Smith, Rev. Gabriel2ii 
Smith, Jane 169 

Smith, John A. 122 
Smith, Lorenzo 122 
Smith, Meriam 251 
Smith, Mr. 220 

Smith, Rev. Nath'l 23 
Smith, Phebe 224 

Smith, Priscilla M.220 
Smith, Sarah 194, 253 
Smith. Sarah 26S 

Smith, \Vm. IL 107 
Snow, James, 268 

Sommerville, Ann 296 
Southmayd, Wm. 148 
Southwick, Lieut N 262 
Spargo, John W. 155 
Spaulding, Abigail 166 
Spaulding, AbigailN37 
Spaulding, Capt H S106 
Spring, Sarah 170 

Spurgeon, Oliver 92 
Stamford, Sarah 143 
Stancliff, Ely M. 61 

Stanly, Mary E. 154 
Starr, Anna 226 

Staunton, Wm. F. 144 
Staunton, Zebulon 148 
Steamback, Thos. 14S 
Stevens, Annie 203 
Stevens, Frederic E103 
Stevens, Jennie L 83 
Stevens, Lydia Anni68 
Slillman, Deborah 196 
Stilson, Anson 85 

Stitt, Wm. E. 124 

St. John, Thomas 227 
St. John, Zina 227 

Stocking, Billings 277 
Stocking, Lina A. 281 
Stoddard, Rhoda 260 
Stone, Ileman 249 

Stone, Joanna 21S 

Stone, Milly R. 171 
Stone, Mr. 220 

Story, Franklin IL 274 
Stowe, Miss 196 

Streeter, AmandaM 122 
Strong, Martin 61 

Sturdevant. Mr. 94 

Sturges, Ellinor 218 
Sturges, Esther 219 
Sturges, Rodrdc 231 
Sturges, Turney I. 127 
SutlitT, Joseph 103 

Swart, Nicholas 291 
Sweet, Cornelia 155 
Swett, Col. Sam'l 272 
Swift, Josiah 252 

Sykes, Sylvanus 259 
Taft, S. C 181 

Tarbox, John 269 

Tarvin, Betty H. 63 
Tarvin, Jane R. 62 

Tarvin, Sally 63 

Tarrh, Rachel E. 91 
Taylor, Eliza P). 193 
Taylor, Ella J. 102 

Taylor, Lucy 251 

Taylor, Lydia 219 

Taylor, Rosalia W. 171 
Tenbrook, Christina 99 
Thacher, David 250 
Thacher, Edward 251 
Thacher, Freeman 249 
Thacher, Henry 251 
Thacher, Mary L. 251 
Thomas, IIenrietta230 
Thomas, Naomi 1 12 
Thomas, Rossie 79 

Thompson, Clar. M153 
Thompson, Job 100 
Thompson, John (1 160 
Thorpe, Abigail 220 
Thorp, Geo. S. 195 

Tiff I, Geo. R. 211 

Tompkins, Mary 260 
Tongue, Joseph 233 
Towner, Carrie M 280 
Townsend, Emily 158 
Townscnd, Lyman 165 
Tracey, John R. 144 
Tran[)her, Sylvanus 218 
Trask, Benjamin 275 
Travell, Mr. 182 

Tucker, A. C. 90 

Tucker, Roxy A. 154 
Turell, Susannah 195 
Turner, Ada IC. 246 
Turner, Alexander 281 
Turner, Mehitable 229 
Tuttle, Charlotte M 90 
Tuttle, Harriet 221 
Tyler, Betsey Read 176 
Tyler. Mcrritt 181 

Tyler, Sarah 192 

Underwood, Nathan 1 81 
VanAernan, Cath. 290 
VanAernan, James 292 
VanAernan, Sarah 292 
Vance, James 203 

Vanderpoel, Marg. 289 
VanSiclin, JaneAnn 207 
Varey, D. W. C. 114 
Vars, Samuel L. 83 
Van Wie, Mary 176 
Violett, John 171 

V.'achtel, Albert 91 
Wade, Aim iron 49 

Wadhams, I^ucretiaioi 
Wainright, Helen 274 
Wakefield, Ann 196 
\Vakeman, Sarah C 222 
Wales, Abigail 145 

Ward, Elizabeth 276 
Ward, Thomas W. 273 
Warman, Jane A. 95 
Warner, Lewis T. 136 
Warren, Anna 72 

Warren, C. E. 208 

Warren, Mary 58 

Waterbury, Eliz. 219 
Waterb'ry Prudence 223 
Watkinson, Mary 144 
Watrous, Lydia IL 181 
Watson, Mr. 183 


Waldron, Ichaljod 49 
Webb, Harriet 250 
Webb, Eli 79 

Webb, Lucretia 146 
Webb, Mary C, 146 
Webster, Ann 202 

Webster, Benjamin 8 
Webster, Myron 290 
Weed, Rachel 232 

Weir, Jerome 97 

Welch, Nora 280 

Welch, Towns. D. 99 
Weller, James 96 

Weller, Mary E. 97 
Weller, Violana 96 
Wells, Frances L. 223 
Westfall, John 292 
Weston, Mary M. 280 
Wetniore, Mary B. 294 
Wharton, Rebecca 204 
Wheeler, Garry 99 

Wheeler, Margaret 135 
Wheeler, Melinda 135 
Wheeler, Nathan 201 
Wheeler, Will 99 

Wheelock, Dexter 118 
Wheelock, SophiaR 88 
Whitcomb, Louisa 168 
White, Elizabeth S 273 
White, Elvira E. 2S0 

White, John S. 167 
Whitefoot, Sarah 269 
Whiteley, Mary E. 86 
Whitney, George 196 
Whitney, Henry 223 
Whitney, Lillie D. 34 
Whitney, Wm. 283 

Wier, Lydia, 124 

Wilcox, Nathan 259 
Wildman, Mary 234 
Wiley, Sarah 157 

Wilhite, Dora 231 

Wilkes, Sarah 214 

Wilkinson, Betsey 176 
Willett, Col. 17 

Williams, Benj 270, 275 
Williams, Deborah 266 
Williams, Emma 287 
Williams, John 275 
Williams, Marg. A. 63 
Williams, Mary 170 
Williams, Miss 234 
Williams, Susan 103 
Willson, Joseph 135 
Wilson, Anna 167 

Wilson, Elizabeth 292 
Wilson, Elizabeth 169 
Wilson, Jas. E. 207 
Wilson, Judge 192 

Wilson MaryLovina2S2 

Wilson, Mary 216 

Wilton, Emma E. 33 

Winslow, Mary 262 

Winston, Timothy 81 

Wisnell, Hannah 176 

Wiswall, Mary 193 

Wolcott, Marg. E. 83 

Wood, George A. 220 

Wood, Jerry 181 

Wood, Wm. S. 264 
Woodbury Rebekah286 

Woodruff, Alice 241 

Woodruff, Ettie 98 

Woodruff, Mary 206 

Woodruff, Mr. 230 

Woods, Warren 167 

Worth, Alice 187 

Wright, Seneca 181 

Wyckoff, John 181 

Wyman, Caroline 48 

Yarnel, David 91 

Young, Hannah 267 

Younkin, Maria 95 

Zeeley, David 182 

Hastings, Fanny L 241 
Johnson, Lavinia 204 
Tabor, Harriet D. 204 
Upham, Hannah 273 




There was a Benjamin Gray, printer, at Boston, 17 15. 

Joseph Gray of Boston, bought lands at Andover, 1735. 

A John Gray was Lieut, at Castle William, near Boston, 1723. 

There was a Nathaniel Gray at Saybrook, Conn., 1674. 

There was a Walter Gray at Hartford, Conn., 1644. 

Henry Gray, of Boxford, Mass., mar Alice Peabody, 1736. 

A Joseph Gray mar. Rebekah Hill at Taunton, Mass., Feb. 25, 
1667, and had Joseph, b. Dec., 1667, and Mehitable, b. 1668. 

A Henry Gray was at Boston, 1638; probably the Henry who 
was afterwards of Fairfield, Conn. 

There was a Francis Gray at Piscataway, 1660. 

There was a Wm. Gray at Esopus, Ulster Co., N. Y., 1676. 

Mary Grav, dau. of Absolom Gray, mar. Ebenezer Benedict 
Nov. 13, 1762, and settled at Pawling, N. Y. 

A Rev. Archibald Gray was living at Troy, N. Y., 1800. 

John Gray and wife Buelah, and son Eliphalet were at Rindge, 
N. H., 1776. 

Luther Gray paid taxes at Gt. Barrington, Mass., 178S to 1808. 

George Gray, Esq., of 15 Broad St., New York, native of Ty- 
ron Co., Ireland; res. at Grand Rapids, Mich., before the war; 
was Colonel of the 6th Mich. Cavalry. 

Thos. and Thankful Winslow Gray of Watertown, N. Y., had 
Joseph Gray, of Tecumseh, Mich., Horace Gray, of Grand Is- 
land, Jesse Gray of Kalamazoo, and Alexander Gray of Detroit. 

John Gray of Saco, made allegiance to Com. of Mass., 1653. 

Andrevv^ S. Gray, of Stone Arabia, N. Y., Assemblyman, 1847. 

Daniel Gray of Wheeler, Steuben Co., N. Y., " i860. 

Norman H. Gray, Tannersville, N. Y., Assemblyman, 1852. 
/ John Gray, Member of Assembly Washington Co., N.Y., 1807./ 

David Gray, " " Rensselaer " 1796. 

John C. Gray, Co. Clerk, Tioga Co., N. Y., 1877. 

Hugh Gray, Sheriff of Suffolk Co., N. Y., 1704; perhaps the 
Hugh who was afterwards of Stratford, Conn. 

Thomas S. Gray, Warrensburg, N. Y., Surrogate, 1845; Mem- 
ber of Assembly 1856, and '62. 



Hiram Gray, of Elmira, N. Y., Ex-Member of Congress and 
Judge of the Supreme Court, and Com. of Appeals. 

A Lockwood Gray who mar. Polly Riggs, and lived at Ridge- 
field, Conn., was b. in Delaware, 1783, son of Gilead and Sarah 
Beers Gray. 

Later investigations have elicited the fact that the church trial 
in which Elder Jeduthan Gray took prominent part, anil in which 
Ashbel Brownson and sister Priscilla were defendants, page 75, 
took place at Torrington, Conn. Elder Gray also officiated at 
the dedication of the Baptist church in that place in 1789. 

The descendants of Caty, dau. Capt. Silas Gray, who had 
mar. Peter Best, (page 127,) were found after a long search, 
at Toronto, Canada, whither they removed from Schoharie Co., 
N. Y.; but the descendants of his dau. Peggy, who had married 
Turney I. Sturges, were not found. 

Rev. Christopher Bridge, one of whose daughters married 
Benjamin Gray, (pages 142 and 298) a son of Samuel Gray of 
Dorsetshire and Boston, and probably another, Hannah Bridge^ 
Edward Gray (2), son of Edward Gray (i), of Lincolnsliire and 
Boston, (p. 192) and who was for a time rector of King's Chapel, 
Boston, accepted a call to Christ Church, at Rye, Westchester 
Co., N. Y., his commission bearing date the 19th day of Aug., 
1709, and there he continued his labors until his decease, which 
took place on the 23d of May, 17 19, in the 48th year of his age. 
Greenwood's History of King's Chapel, pays him high encomi- 
um, and says his death was very much lamented. 


Tamar Gray-Ames mar. 2d, Abel Thompson, and not Job as 
appears on page 100. 

On page 108, Col. John Pathson's should be Patterson's. 

On page 131, in biographical sketch of John Tarvin Gray, he 
is spoken of as the grandson of Nathaniel Gray, when it should 
be great-grandson, etc. 

Mercy Raymond is noted on page 138, as the daughter of 
James Raymond, when it should be Abram Raymond. 

Two Samuel Grays (3) appear in the family of Samuel Gray 
of Dorsetshire and Boston; the one on p, 143 should be Sam'l (4.) 


Peter Biste on page 127 should be Peter Best, but it there ap- 
pears exactly as copied from the will of Capt. Silas Gray. 

Sarah Dolbeau, on page 192, sliould be Sarah Uolbeare. 

Several typographical errors are apparent, and possibly there 
are some errors of fact, but careful, conscientious effort has been 
made to keep the errata down to the minimum. In this con- 
nection it may be pertinent and of interest to add, that nearly all 
of the type setting, as well as the proof reading has been done 
by the author, and therefore the errors which appear are right- 
fully chargeable to him and not to another. 


In the progress of this work some have silently dropped from 
the ranks and have gone over to join " the great majority." This 
has been a source of sadness to the writer, and has caused him 
to hasten on to the conclusion of the work lest others still should 
fall by the wayside ere it was accomplished. Among those who 
have so passed away, not already noticed, is Mrs. Rev. Calvin 
Gray, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, record of whose family appears on 
pages 38 and 39. A dear old lady, ripe in years and ripe in 
Christian experience, her memory is blessed to all of her kin- 

Also Mrs. Juliette E. Gray-Garland, of Des Plaines, 111., 
whose family appears on page 98, and who had manifested great 
interest in this work. On the 19th of Aug., 1886, she received 
injuries from being overturned in a carriage by a fractious horse, 
which resulted in her death the second day following; a sad 

And then a dear little grandson of the writer, Gifford New- 
comb See, whose birth is noted on page 136, and who died at 
Pittslield, Mass., March 11, 1887. A sweet human blossom 
plucked while yet the fresh dawn of morning was upon it. 


The division of families which occurs in some instances may 
give occasion for criticism. This came from the work being ne- 
cessarily done in parts, and from the determination to have all 
obtainable data somewhere appear up to the closing of the work. 
This would be obviated if the demand should warrant the publi- 


cation of a second edition. Any correction of errors or addi- 
tional information, will be welcome with that possibility in view. 
Pages from 297 to 304, inclusive, are not indexed for the rea- 
son that they were kept open as long as possible for additional 


Many thanks to all who by their kindly interest and assistance 
have made the publication of this work possible. Much avail 
has also been made of the records of the N. E. Genealogical 
Society, and of State and National records, and of town and 
county and church records and histories, and of a large number of 
family histories and genealogies. 


So the last words must finally be spoken, and yet though the 
end has been so long looked forward to with eager interest, they 
are regretiully spoken. The writer has given so much of his 
heart to this work, that he cannot lightly put it aside as a tale 
that is told; he cannot easily turn away from that which has so 
long engaged his intense attention; he cannot soon forget those 
in whom he has come to feel such a deep and personal interest. 
But last words must be spoken, and so dear friends, farewell. 

The Author.