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Ancestors of Penney Louise Gray


Generation No. 9


      256. John Gray, born 1690 in Ireland; died November 21, 1751 in Timber Ridge, Augusta County, VA. He was the son of 512. John Gray and 513. Elizabeth ?. He married 257. Agnes 1718.

      257. Agnes, born 1695; died Aft. 1751.

Notes for John Gray:
Gray Family & Allied Lines, Rowan Co library,


It is believed that JOHN GRAY and wife, AGNES migrated from England to Virginia between 1737 and 1742. JOHN bought 203 acres along the James River in the Timber Ridge area. In 1746, the settlers at Timber Ridge built a log cabin to be used as a Presbyterian church. A list has been preserved of the men commissioning the first pastor in 1753. On the list appears the names: Samuel Gray, Jacob Gray, and WILLIAM GRAY
These were sons of JOHN and AGNES. JOHN GRAY'S will is dated 1751 and lists as his heirs: Wife, Agnes, and children: Jacob, WILLIAM, David, Joseph, Benjamin, Ann, Samuel, John, Elizabeth. WILLIAM was appointed guardian over Benjamin who was still a minor. After JOHN'S death, AGNES and children moved to NC.


John Gray who died in 1751, is probably the brother of Robert Gray of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Robert Gray's sons had already come to NC and settled in what was then Rowan Co (later Guilford, then Randolph). ...It is possible that Robert preceded his cousins to NC
from THE GRAY FAMILY & ALLIED FAMILIES, Rowan Co Public Library,



Questionably arrived in the US about 1740 through Philadephia and settled in Augusta County, VA--now Rockbridge County by 1742.


John Gray and his son Samuel were among the inhabitants of the Virginia frontier who in 1742 petitioned Royal Governor William Gooch to appoint officers to raise militia for defense of the frontier settlements against Indians raids. The lands of John and Samuel Gray were located in what was known as the Borden Tract and on the northwest side of the Timber Ridge in present Rockbrige County (named for the Natural Bridge, which is one of Virginia’s most noted scenic attractions and which lies in Rockbridge County). The nearby town of Lexington became a center of education under the influence of those early Ulster Scots Presbyterians who populated the area.

John Gray's will is dated April 23,1751.
     
Children of John Gray and Agnes are:
  128 i.   John Gray, Jr., born 1722 in PA; died April 1795 in Hall's Bottom, Washington County, VA; married Jean McCain April 23, 1749 in Fincastle,Botetourt County, VA.
  ii.   Ann Gray, born 1730; died Unknown.
  iii.   Captain David Gray, born 1728; died Unknown; married Ruth Davidson 1755; born 1735; died Unknown.
  Notes for Captain David Gray:
He served in the military in 1776 in Rockridge Co., VA militia. He moved to Washington County,VA after 1777.


  iv.   Jacob Gray, born 1726; died Unknown.
  Notes for Jacob Gray:
As of 1752 lived in Augusta County,VA

  v.   Samuel Gray, born 1720 in Ulster, Northern Ireland; died 1775 in Tyrone County (now Rutherford County), NC; married Agnes (Nancy) McClung; died August 10, 1809.
  Notes for Samuel 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.


  vi.   William Gray, born 1738 in England; died 1794 in Guilford County,NC; married Unknown; died Unknown.
  Notes for William 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 William Gray:
Burial: Unknown, Sugar Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

  vii.   Benjamin Gray, born August 10, 1745 in NC; died 1778 in Washington County, VA; married Margaret McNail; born in Scotland; died Unknown.
  Notes for Benjamin Gray:
November 21,1759 age 14 chose William Gray as his guardian (father had passed away).


Lineage information from Families of Washington County and Bristol Va 1776-1996, Compiled by the Holston Territory Geneological Society 1996.

  viii.   Joseph Gray, born 1741 in Tyron County,NC; died Abt. 1819 in Washington County, VA; married Mary; died Unknown.
  ix.   Elizabeth Gray, born 1722; died October 22, 1724.


      260. John Latham, born January 14, 1733/34 in Talbott County, MD; died January 12, 1794 in Jefferson County,TN. He was the son of 520. John Latham and 521. Sarah Stapleford. He married 261. Susannah Henderson Abt. 1765.

      261. Susannah Henderson, born 1744; died 1799.

Notes for John Latham:
Fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War. Lawyer and Chief Justice of the Courts of Washington County, VA
     
Children of John Latham and Susannah Henderson are:
  130 i.   Moses Latham, Sr., born September 20, 1761 in Elk River, Cecil, MD; died July 1832 in Washington County, VA; married Margaret Elliott 1780 in Washington Co, VA.
  ii.   William Latham, born December 15, 1763; died Unknown.
  iii.   James Latham, born April 04, 1770 in Cecil, MD; died Unknown; married Martha Henderson; died Unknown.
  iv.   John Latham, born August 28, 1772 in Grainger Co,TN; died Unknown.
  v.   Betsy Latham, born December 25, 1773 in Hawkins County,TN; died Unknown.
  vi.   Elizabeth Latham, born December 18, 1775 in Hawkins County,TN; died Unknown.
  vii.   Susannah Latham, born May 10, 1777; died Unknown.
  viii.   Malvina Latham, born June 17, 1779; died Unknown.
  ix.   Margaret Latham, born June 17, 1779; died Unknown.


      272. William Trent, born 1686 in VA; died 1769. He married 273. Ursula Branch.

      273. Ursula Branch, born Abt. 1699; died Aft. 1745. She was the daughter of 546. Samuel Branch and 547. Ursula Goode.
     
Children of William Trent and Ursula Branch are:
  136 i.   Alexander Trent, born Abt. 1725; died Bet. 1783 - 1836; Stepchild; married Elizabeth Scott November 23, 1751.
  ii.   William Williamson Trent III, died Unknown.
  iii.   Benjamin Trent, died Unknown.
  iv.   Lucy Trent, died Unknown.
  v.   Captian Obediah Henry Trent, died Unknown.


      316. Samuel Winstead, Jr, born October 25, 1701 in Northumberland County,VA; died Abt. 1773 in Northumberland County,VA. He was the son of 632. Samuel Winstead and 633. Elizabeth. He married 317. Winifred ?.

      317. Winifred ?, died Unknown.
     
Children of Samuel Winstead and Winifred ? are:
  158 i.   Francis Winstead, born November 19, 1758 in Northumberland County,VA; died October 1842 in Hawkins County,TN; married Catherine ? Abt. 1774 in Northumberland County,VA.
  ii.   Winifred Winstead, died Unknown.
  iii.   Thomas Winstead, died Unknown.
  iv.   David Winstead, died Unknown.
  v.   Hannah Winstead, died Unknown.


      336. Conrad Wolffe, born in Germany; died Unknown. He married 337. Anna Margaretha ?.

      337. Anna Margaretha ?, died January 16, 1742/43.
     
Children of Conrad Wolffe and Anna ? are:
  168 i.   John Nicholas Wolfe, born July 28, 1720 in Germany; died Unknown; married Maria Elizabeth Bressler January 25, 1744/45 in Germany.
  ii.   Augustine Wolfe, died Unknown.


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