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Descendants of John Gray


Generation No. 2


2. JOHN3 GRAY, JR. (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1722 in PA, and died April 1795 in Hall's Bottom, Washington County, VA. He married JEAN MCCAIN April 23, 1749 in Fincastle,Botetourt County, VA. She was born in Ireland, and died Unknown.

Notes for J
OHN GRAY, JR.:
Lived in Augusta County,Va as of 1764 and was listed as a weaver.
Was also a farmer









John Gray
Will made and proved 1795
Wife Jean
Issue:
1. William Gray
Born 25 Apr 1771 (Wm. Gray Family Bible)
1799 land of brother Thomas deeded
to Wm. and brother John.
Will proved 29 Mar 1855
John Gray
Will made and proved 1795
Wife Jean
Issue:
1. William Gray
Born 25 Apr 1771 (Wm. Gray Family Bible)
1799 land of brother Thomas deeded
to Wm. and brother John.
Will proved 29 Mar 1855
Married 9 Jan 1794 Wash. Co., VA
to Mary Davis
28 Apr 1856 adm. to James L. Davis
John Gray
Born 11 Jan 1795
1825 living Wythe Co., VA
when parents deeded him land.
Married 19 Dec 1822
to Mary "Polly" Craig

2. Jean Gray
(Named in father's will)
Married 3 Mar 1793 or 1797
to Joseph Gray Jr.

3. John Gray
Born ca. 1772 NY or 25 Sept 1773 Wash. Co., VA
1799 land of brother Thomas deeded
to John and brother William
1850 Census Wash. Co., VA
Married 23 Aug 1798 Wash. Co., VA (Film #34389)
to Margaret Latham

4. Thomas Gray
Died 1795-1799
Unmarried

DAR papers of Frances Fields #531086
Gray Family Bible



Occupation: Farmer
Purchased land in Tiber Ridge and Mill Creek, Old Virginia
     
Children of J
OHN GRAY and JEAN MCCAIN are:
7. i.   JOHN4 GRAY, b. September 25, 1773, Washington County, VA (1850 census lists birthplace as NY); d. August 16, 1855, Washington County, VA.
8. ii.   WILLIAM MCCAIN GRAY, b. April 25, 1771, Botetourt County, VA; d. May 10, 1846, Washington County, VA.
  iii.   THOMAS GRAY, d. Bet. 1795 - 1799.
  iv.   JEAN GRAY, d. Unknown; m. (1) JOSEPH GRAY JR., March 03, 1797, Washington Co, VA; b. 1774; d. Unknown; m. (2) JOSEPH GRAY, JR., March 03, 1797, Washington Co, VA; d. Unknown.


3. SAMUEL3 GRAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1720 in Ulster, Northern Ireland, and died 1775 in Tyrone County (now Rutherford County), NC. He married AGNES (NANCY) MCCLUNG. She died August 10, 1809.

Notes for S
AMUEL GRAY:
Lived in Augusta County, VA until 1765 when sold their lands in the Borden Tract and moved southward. They were in Tryon County, N.C by 1769, when Samuel Gray entered his land grant for 300 acres on Broad River. (Tryon County was cut off from Mecklenburg County in 1762 and in 1779 was divided into present Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, the old Tryon records being placed at the courthouse in Lincolnton, N.C. The Gray lands thus fell into present Rutherford County in 1779.)


Samuel Gray made his will in Tryon County 22 Apr. 1775 proven “the next morning after 4th Tuesday of July 1775” (Tryon/Lincoln County Court Records, 1769-1782, pages unnumbered.) The will named his wife Agnes Gray and children: (1) John Gray; (2) William Gray, moved to Jefferson Co., Tn; (3) James Gray (1755-1836), later known as Major James Gray, Revolutionary officer (captain and major), serving from 1775 to the end of the war, married Jane McClure of Rutherford Co.; (4) David Gray; (5) Ann Gray; (6) “all the children” including son Joseph Gray, who was not named in the will because it appears certain that he was born after his father’s death. The executor was his son James Gray.


He served in the military in 1744 in Muster Roll of Capt. John Buchanan. He died on 22 Apr 1775 in Tryon Co., NC.

     
Children of S
AMUEL GRAY and AGNES MCCLUNG are:
9. i.   JOHN4 GRAY,SR., b. January 01, 1748/49, Randolph County,NC; d. November 04, 1792, Randolph County,NC.
10. ii.   WILLIAM GRAY, b. 1750, Randolph County,NC; d. Unknown, Randolph County,NC.
11. iii.   JAMES GRAY, b. 1755; d. 1836.
  iv.   DAVID GRAY, d. Unknown.
  v.   ANN GRAY, d. Unknown.
12. vi.   JOSEPH GRAY, b. 1755, Tyrone County (now Rutherford County), NC; d. August 21, 1857, Monroe County, GA.
  vii.   ROBERT GRAY, b. 1748, Randolph County,NC; d. Unknown.


4. WILLIAM3 GRAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1738 in England, and died 1794 in Guilford County,NC. He married UNKNOWN. She died Unknown.

Notes for W
ILLIAM GRAY:
In WILLIAM'S will, dated 1794, he names as his heirs: James, William, Isaac, Jesse, Joseph, Thomas, Samuel, Mary Brown, ELIZABETH RAPER, and Lydia.

More About W
ILLIAM GRAY:
Burial: Unknown, Sugar Creek Presbyterian Cemetery
     
Children of W
ILLIAM GRAY and UNKNOWN are:
13. i.   ELIZABETH4 GRAY, b. Guilford, NC; d. Unknown, Bradley county, TN.
  ii.   WILLIAM GRAY JR, d. Unknown.
  iii.   ISAAC GRAY, d. Unknown.
  iv.   JESSE GRAY, d. Unknown.
  v.   JOSEPH GRAY, d. Unknown.
  vi.   THOMAS GRAY, d. Unknown.
  vii.   SAMUEL GRAY, d. Unknown.
  viii.   MARY GRAY, d. Unknown.
  ix.   LYDIA GRAY, d. Unknown.
  x.   JAMES GRAY, d. Unknown.


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