Samuel Gray Family


Samuel Gray Family

Husband: Samuel Gray

Born: 1825at: Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
Married: 15 Oct 1846at: , Autauga Co, Al
Died: 24 Jul 1892at: , Chilton Co, Al
Buried: at: Old Bethel Cemetery Cooper, Chilton Co, Al

Wife: Sarah Eiland

Born: 1825at: , Autauga Co, Al
Died: 1856at: , Autauga Co, Al
Buried: at: Old Bethel Cemetery Cooper, Chilton Co, Al
Father: John Daniel Eiland
Mother: Jane (Segars) Seeger


Name: Jane Harriet Gray
Born: 05 Apr 1849at: , Autauga Co, Al
Died: 05 Mar 1917at: Billingsley, Autauga Co, Al
Buried: at: Bethsalem Cemetery Clanton, Chilton Co, Al
Spouses: James (Jim) Popwell  

Name: Martha Gray
Born: 15 Oct 1851at: 
Died: 29 Mar 1925at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: John R Vinson  

Name: Franklin Gray
Born: 1854at: 
Died: 1870at: 
Buried: at: Old Bethel Cemetery Cooper, Chilton Co, Al

Name: Sarah L. Gray
Born: 10 Aug 1856at: , Autauga Co, Al
Died: 27 Apr 1934at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Joachim Boockholdt  

More Information:

About Sarah Eiland:

The Eiland Family Cemetery is located about 1/2 mile behind the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Clanton, Al It has been deeded over to the Bethel Church

FACT - Sarah is the first person buried in the original Eiland Family Cemetery.

Interesting story (from Cecil Little) passed down through the family: Sarah had always tied her horse to the tree next to her parents house (as a child). She made her parents promise that she would be buried under the tree. (she may have died in childbirth). They could not bear the heartache each time they stepped out of the house with their daughter's grave in sight so within a year OR two after her death they had their house move a half mile away by the road. Thus started the the Eiland Family Cemetery which was eventually deeded to the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church so now it is the Eiland Family/Bethel Cemetery even though the Eiland part is about a half-mile from the church's cemetery!

Spouse 1: Samuel Gray
Spouse 2: Sarah Eilands
Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1846
Marriage Place: Autauga
Performed By: JP.
Surety/Bond Date: 13 Oct 1846
Surety/Perf. Name: James M. Parrish
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Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM