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Descendants of John Gray


27. LUCY A.3 GRAY (JOHN P.2, JOHN1) was born December 14, 1826, and died November 30, 1897. She married NELSON PAIGE CRAIN Bet. March 17 - 20, 1849 in Boyle Co., Kentucy, son of NELSON CRANE and VIRGINIA CRANE. He was born February 27, 1821, and died December 26, 1865 in Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky.

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UCY A. GRAY:
Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, Kentucky

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ELSON CRAIN and LUCY GRAY:
Marriage: Bet. March 17 - 20, 1849, Boyle Co., Kentucy
     
Children of L
UCY GRAY and NELSON CRAIN are:
109. i.   THOMAS F.4 CRAIN, b. 1850.
  ii.   NANCY CRAIN, b. 1851; d. 1926, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky; m. R. M. WHEAT, 1876, Boyle Co., Kentucy.
  More About NANCY CRAIN:
Nickname: Nannie

  More About R. WHEAT and NANCY CRAIN:
Marriage: 1876, Boyle Co., Kentucy

  iii.   NELSON P. CRAIN, b. April 25, 1854.
  iv.   CAROLINE CRAIN, m. CHARLES O. COX.


28. CAPT. WILLIAM JEFFERSON3 GRAY (JOHN P.2, JOHN1) was born January 24, 1829 in Marion Co., Kentucy, and died Aft. October 1914 in Boyle County, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH PURDOM. He married (2) RACHEL CRANE October 24, 1848 in Boyle Co., Kentucy, daughter of JOHN CRAIN and CINDERELLA BOTTOM. She was born Bet. 1833 - 1834 in Mercer Co., Kentucky, and died Bef. 1885. He married (3) SARAH ELIZABETH ELLIS October 05, 1885 in Boyle Co., Kentucy. She was born October 23, 1858, and died October 23, 1893. He married (4) LUCINDA WHITEHOUSE March 18, 1895. She was born Abt. 1831. He married (5) CATHERINE JONES May 08, 1902.

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APT. WILLIAM JEFFERSON GRAY:
Boyle Co., Ky. marriage record book 2, page 18.     
Source Info:
Descendants of John G. Crain, Boyle Co., Ky and Descendants of John Wl. Stinson, Hart Co., Ky., by Authors & Compilers Luther N. Crain Sr. & Mary Alice Stinson Crain. Have copy of the above publication.

Newspaper Article; (Have Copy)
The Kentucky Advocate Magazine
Sunday, april 17, 1983

OLD CAPTAIN' GRAY:
COLORFUL SOLDIER HAD     
ZEST FOR LIFE.     
by Brenda s. Edwards, staff writer.

William J. Gray, better known as Old Captain Gray, apparently led an interesting life during the mid-1800's and early 1900s. Tracking down information on Gray, a son of a Revolutionary War soldier, who served as captain of the home guard during the Civil War, has not been an easy task. Picturesque stories handed down about Gray, who spent most of his lifetime in Boyle and Marion counties, paint him a colorful character. He outlived his five wives (some people said he had seven), and fathered at least 16 children by his first two wives. He was considered the richest man in Marion county at one time, but died a pauper on Scrubgrass Road in Boyle County. These are some of the tales people have been told about Gray. Gray's birth, Jan. 24, 1829, is inscribed in his tombstone at the Ellis Cemetery on Medlock Creek in the Forkland community, but his death date was never recorded. Gray was buried beside his second wife and "favorite" wife, Sarah Elizabeth Ellis Gray, born Oct. 23, 1858, and died Oct. 23, 1893, two days after her 35th birthday. He was a grandson of John Gray and Lucy Jones, born in virginia. John Gray was born in Prince Edward County, Va. and died in Boyle County (then Mercer) in 1835 at age 75. Captain Gray's parents were John Gray who married Nancy Pipes May 14, 1817. He and his brother, James, who died in infancy, had seven sisters. Margaret, Martha, Mary, Rachel, Lucy, Elizabeth, and Nancy Ellen, according to a family history "Gray, Pipes", Harmon," compiled by Lloyd v. Harmon of Kansas, and Genevieve Prather and Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, both of Missouri. Capt.Gray was 19 years old when he married 15 year old Rachael Crain on October 24, 1848, in Boyle County. Rachael was one of 10 children of John G. Crain and Cinderella Bottom Crain. John G., sometimes called Jack, was the owner of almost 1000 acres of land near Doctor's Fork and U. S. 68, known as the Crain plantation (according to his will probated in 1872.) Capt. Gray and Rachel were the parents of 13 children-Elizabeth, 21; James, 19; John, 18; Nathan, 17; Kissiah, 15; William H., 13; Lemnil, 10; Lammel, 7; Archie, 5; and Robert, 2, according to the 1870 Marion County census. They later had Mattie and Gilliam. After the death of Rachel, Capt. Gray married Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, on Oct. 5 1885, in Boyle County. they were parents of Ray F., Ellis Elmore, who died young; and Floyd, who never married. After Sarah Elizabeth's death, Gray, 66 years old, married Lucinda Whitehouse Edwards Southerland, 64, on March 18, 1895, at his home in Boyle County. This was Lucinda's third marriage. When Lucinda died (the date is not known), he married Lizzie Purdom Minor. A marraige bond was not located, but a divorce was recorded in April 1901 in Boyle Circuit Court. According to one source, Lizzie "shot at Capt. Gray, they later divorced, and she left the country." (No proof of this statement.) Capt. Gray's fifth and last marriage was to Catherine "Tachie" Jones. He was 72 years old, and she was 59, when they married on May 8, 1902. Capt. Gray was a farmer and land surveyor. He also was a preacher. Early land transfers at the Marion County courthouse at Lebanon indicate he owned several hundred acres of land in the Beech Fork and Galloway Creek area, between Perryville and Lebanon. Some say he owned a large two-story antebellum house in that area. He later lived in the Medlock Creek area on the James Ellis farm while he was married to Sarah Elizabeth. Mrs. lee Ellis Hafley of Forkland said she remembers when Capt. Gray visited the Ellis family. "He and granddaddy (Ralph Ellis, Capt. Gray's brother-in-law) would argue over religion. Some of Capt. Gray's descendants still live in Boyle County. Others moved to Missouri to settle. Mrs Hafley has several postcards from Ashly, Mo., which were sent by Floyd Gray. He apparently visited relativies there. Capt. Gray apparently lived out his later years on Scrubgrass Creek. He deeded 23 acres of land on Scrubgrass Creek to his son, Robert L. Gray on October 31, 1914. the deed states that Robert L. or his wife, Jane , would care for the old captain until his death, then take possession of the land. Mrs. Gray is said to have cared for the elder Gray after her husband disappeared. The captain was 85 years old when he made the deed. It's the last record this writer has found with Capt. Gray's signature.



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APT. WILLIAM JEFFERSON GRAY:
Burial: Ellis Cemetery, on Medlock Creek in Forkland Community, Kentucky
Military service: Capt. of Home Guard during the Civil War.
Occupation: Farmer, Land Surveyor and Preacher
Titles: Capt.

Marriage Notes for W
ILLIAM GRAY and ELIZABETH PURDOM:
No children from marriage.     

Marriage Notes for W
ILLIAM GRAY and RACHEL CRANE:
Boyle Co., Ky. marriage record book 2, page 18.

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ILLIAM GRAY and RACHEL CRANE:
Marriage: October 24, 1848, Boyle Co., Kentucy

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ARAH ELIZABETH ELLIS:
Burial: Ellis Cemetery, on Medlock Creek in Forkland Community, Kentucky

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ILLIAM GRAY and SARAH ELLIS:
Marriage: October 05, 1885, Boyle Co., Kentucy

Marriage Notes for W
ILLIAM GRAY and LUCINDA WHITEHOUSE:
No children from marriage.     

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ILLIAM GRAY and LUCINDA WHITEHOUSE:
Marriage: March 18, 1895

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ATHERINE JONES:
Nickname: Tachie

Marriage Notes for W
ILLIAM GRAY and CATHERINE JONES:
No children from marriage.     

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ILLIAM GRAY and CATHERINE JONES:
Marriage: May 08, 1902
     
Children of W
ILLIAM GRAY and RACHEL CRANE are:
110. i.   ARCHIE4 GRAY, b. January 1867, Kentucky; d. September 06, 1947.
  ii.   MATTIE GRAY.
  iii.   SARAH ELIZABETH GRAY, b. Abt. 1849.
  iv.   JAMES GRAY, b. 1851.
  v.   JOHN A. GRAY, b. February 1852, Kentucky; m. EMILY TRAYLOR, December 27, 1891, Pike County, Indiana; b. January 1843, Indiana.
  Notes for JOHN A. GRAY:
1900 Census , Jeferson TWP, Pike Co., Indiana     

  More About JOHN A. GRAY:
Burial: Parkville, Kentucy

  More About JOHN GRAY and EMILY TRAYLOR:
Marriage: December 27, 1891, Pike County, Indiana

  vi.   NATHAN GRAY, b. Bet. March 02, 1853 - 1854.
  vii.   KISSIAH GRAY, b. Abt. 1855.
  viii.   WILLIAM H. GRAY, b. Abt. 1857.
  ix.   LEMNIL GRAY, b. Bet. 1859 - 1860.
111. x.   CHARLES W. GRAY, b. July 11, 1860.
112. xi.   LAMUEL L. GRAY, b. March 05, 1863, Kentucky.
113. xii.   GILLIAM G. GRAY, b. March 1867, Kentucky; d. 1953.
114. xiii.   ROBERT L. GRAY, b. Abt. 1868.
     
Children of WILLIAM GRAY and SARAH ELLIS are:
  xiv.   RAY F.4 GRAY, b. February 17, 1887; d. September 21, 1968; m. CORA; b. December 26, 1888; d. March 20, 1959.
  More About RAY F. GRAY:
Burial: HillcrestCemetery, Perryville, Boyle Co., Ky.

  More About CORA:
Burial: HillcrestCemetery, Perryville, Boyle Co., Ky.

  xv.   ELLIS ELMORE GRAY, b. August 15, 1886; d. August 03, 1887.
  Notes for ELLIS ELMORE GRAY:
Died in infancy.     

  More About ELLIS ELMORE GRAY:
Burial: Alicetown Cemetery, Kentucky

  xvi.   FLOYD GRAY.
  Notes for FLOYD GRAY:
Never Married.     



29. RACHEL ANN3 GRAY (JOHN P.2, JOHN1) was born July 07, 1834, and died Bet. June 05 - 15, 1903 in Pike Co., Indiana. She married MARTIN CONDER Bet. January 21 - 22, 1852 in Boyle Co., Kentucy, son of PETER CONDER and LUCINDA HACK. He was born December 10, 1829 in Boyle County, Kentucky, and died August 03, 1900 in Pike Co., Indiana.

Notes for R
ACHEL ANN GRAY:
Obituray Notice:
The Pike County Democrat
Friday June 19, 1903

Mrs. Rachael A. Conder, aged 67 years, living south of the City, died Monday of cancer. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the White Church conducted by Rev. Wood of Velpen, Interment at the cemetery near by.

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ACHEL ANN GRAY:
Burial: PLeasent Ridge Cemetery, Pike County, Indiana

Notes for M
ARTIN CONDER:
Obituary Notice:
The Pike County Democrat
Friday august 10, 1900

Martin Condor, one of the Pioneer Citizens of this County, died last Friday of dropsy at his home near Grange Hall. He was well known in the County and was aged 75 yrs. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the White Church, being conducted by W. S. Brown of Winslow.

Info Source:
History of Pike & Dubois Co., IN.
Chicago, Goodspeed Bros. and Co., 1885 Reprint
Evansville, IN. Unigraphic, Inc. 1977
Martin Conder, page 390-391.

Martin Conder, a native of Boyle Co., Ky., came to this County in 1863. He bought 120 acres of the farm upon which he has since resided, and to which he has added until he now has 200 acres. He gives considerable attention to stock-raising, and has been very succesful in his business. Mr. Conder was born Dec. 10, 1829, and is the seventh of ten children born to Peter and Lucinda (Hack) Conder, natives of Germany and Virginia respectively. The Father, when an infant, came to the United States with his parents who located in Tennessee, and later removed to Kentucky. There Peter Conder was married , and with the exception of a few months in Indiana, passed the remainder of his life. He died in 1865, and his widow afterward came to this County, where she lived until her death, which occurred in August 1875. Martin was reared at home, where he remained until attaining his majority. He then rented land for three years, after which he bought a farm. He chose for a wife, Rachel A. Gray, whom he married January 22, 1852. Four children have been born to this union; John F., the eldest, married Carrie Hawkins; Margaret E. is now Mrs. Jefferson Hollon; Nancy J. is the wife of Amos C. Hawkins; and Anna E. married George W. Lawrence. She died leaving one child, Bettie B. Mr. Conder is a good farmer, and recognized as an honest, upright citizen. Both he and his wife are member of the Christian Church.

Obituary Notice:
The Pike County Democrat
Friday, April 6, 1900

Martin Conder, aged 65 yrs, one of the Pike County old citizens, living near the City, died Sunday. He had been in feeble health for serveral years.

More About M
ARTIN CONDER:
Burial: PLeasent Ridge Cemetery, Pike County, Indiana
Occupation: Farmer & Stock Raiser
Religion: Christian Church

More About M
ARTIN CONDER and RACHEL GRAY:
Marriage: Bet. January 21 - 22, 1852, Boyle Co., Kentucy
     
Children of R
ACHEL GRAY and MARTIN CONDER are:
115. i.   MARGARET ELIZABETH4 CONDER.
116. ii.   NANCY J. CONDER, b. January 12, 1863; d. October 27, 1933, Pike Co., Indiana.
117. iii.   ANNA E. CONDER, b. August 10, 1865; d. July 01, 1884, Pike Co., Indiana.
118. iv.   JOHN FIELDING CONDER, b. December 1852, Kentucky; d. Pike Co., Indiana.


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