Family Group Sheets

Cyrus Chase

Ancestors of Cyrus CHASE

 Generation No. 1

        1.  Cyrus CHASE, born 25 November 1860; died January 1913 in Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia.  He was the son of 2. Daniel CHASE and 3. Elizabeth GRAY.  He married (1) Minnie Addie MCKUSICK in Baring, Maine.  

Notes for Cyrus CHASE:

"Cyrus had heart trouble and moved south with his family." [Winifred Chase Hazlewood. John Chase, 1795-1887.].  Consult Hazlewood's book for more information on Cyrus Chase.

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CYRUS CHASE   [researched by Stephen, Nicolas, Gerald and Maxine Robbins on May 16, 2000]

1860

(Gray Family of Somerset and Washington Counties, Maine)

Cyrus Chase, born Nov. 25, 1860, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Gray) Chase; died about 1910, Cornelia Georgia; married Minnie Addie McKusick at Baring, Maine.

1900

Cyrus Chase was NOT listed in 1900 U.S. Census of Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia. (Microfilm copy at Northeast Georgia Regional Library, Clarkesville, Georgia).

1904-1913

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Clerk of Courts. Filing Docket and General Index to Deeds A-Z Reverse, from 1901 to Dec. 31, 1924)

Chase, Cyrus   J. W. Peyton   Plat & Deed              7/5/1904      7/7/1904 QQ 172

Chase, Mrs. Cyrus   Mayor & Council of Mt. Airy  Deed                1/6/1913 1/13/1913        VV 292

Chase, Cyrus   J. W. Peyton   Deed 2/13/1913 1pm  6/17/1907   2/19/1913 YY 161

Chase, Minnie A.    Elizabeth Estelle Chase et al. -  Deed 2/13/1913 1pm  2/12/1913 2/19/1913       YY 161  

1904

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Clerk of Courts. Deeds, vol. QQ, 1904-1905, p. 172-173)

5 July 1904. From J. W. Peyton of Habersham [County] to Cyrus Chase of Habersham [County], for $2000.00 paid, land in Cornelia, a part of lot 171 in the 10th land district of Habersham County, fourteen acres more or less.  Plat dated 4 July 1904.  Recorded 7 July 1904.

1907-1917

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Clerk of Courts. Filing Docket and General Index to Deeds, A-Z Direct, from 1901 to Dec. 31, 1924)

Grantor             Grantee        Deed Date Recorded  Book Page

Cyrus Chase         J. W. Peyton   6/17/1907 6/24/1907 SS   428

Minnie A. Chase          J. W. Peyton   10/29/1913     10/29/1913     YY 313

Minnie Q. Chase          J. C. Hood     4/20/1917 4/26/1917 Q4   142

Minnie Q. Chase          J. C. Hood     4/13/1917 8/12/1917 Q4   317

1909

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Probate Judge..  List of Register Voters, 1909, p. 161)

Voters Oath for 1449 District of Habersham County, Georgia [Cornelia]

Date Registered: Oct. 7, 1909

Chase, Cyrus.  age 49, White.  "[check mark] Good Character and Knowledge of Duties of Citizenship".

Occupation: Farmer.  [NOT checked was the column: "Property 40 acres lÆnd or $500 Personalty"]

1910

(United States. National Archives. Georgia Census, 1910. Micro-copy no. T264, roll no. 195: Gwinnett, Houston, Habersham, Irwin and Jackson Counties.  Microfilm copy at Northeast Georgia Regional Library, Clarkesville, Georgia)

Cornelia (1449 Militia District), Habersham County, Georgia.

LOCATION

Street: Bridge Street

1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation: 89

2. Number of family in order of visitation: 93

NAME

3.             Chase, Cyrus        [Chase], Minnie A.  [Chase], Elizabeth E.

RELATION

4.             Head           wife           daughter

PERSONAL DESCRIPTION

5. Sex              M              F              F

6. Color or race         W              W              W

7. Age at last birthday  49             48             25

8. Whether single, married, widowed or divorced     M1             M1             S

9. Number of years married           27             27

10. Mother of how many children                            2

11. Number of children living                              2

12. Place of Birth       Maine               Maine               Maine

13.Place of birth of father of this person        Maine               Maine               Maine

14. Place of birth of mother of this person        Maine               Canada              Maine

OCCUPATION

18. Trade or profession  Farmer              None           Teacher

19. General nature of ...     General Farm                       Public School

20. Whether an employer, employee, or working on own account         OA                            W

21. Whether out of work on April 10, 1910 if an employee                                     No

22.Number of weeks out of work during year 1909 if an employee                                    0

EDUCATION

23. Whether able to read Yes            Yes            Yes

24. Whether able to write     Yes            Yes            Yes

25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909

OWNERSHIP OF HOME

26. Owned or rented O

27. Owned free or mortgaged               F

28. Farm or house        F

29. Number of farm schedule            12  

1913 January

(Tried to check for obituary of Cyrus Chase in newspaper on microfilm at Northeast Georgia Regional Library in Clarkesville, Georgia.  The microfilm does NOT include issues from the relevant dates.  Microfilm Reel 1 includes an incomplete run of Clarkesville Advertiser 1893, 1898-1911; "scattered issues, 1926-1928"; Tri-County Advertiser,  March 1913-1918.)

(Also tried to find a death record for Cyrus Chase at Habersham County Office of Probate Judge.  They do not have any death records  before 1918, when the State of Georgia required that they be kept.  The City of Cornelia, Georgia does not keep any vital records; in Georgia, it is the responsibility of the county governments to keep vital records.  Found no marriage records for Chases in the time frame in which we're interested, in the marriage indexes kept at the Office of Probate Judge.)

1913 January 6

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Clerk of Courts.  Deeds, Book VV, p. 292)

From the Mayor and Council of the Town of Mt. Airy, Georgia to Mrs. Cyrus Chase of Habersham County, Georgia, for ten dollars, land "being in East View Cemetry [sic] in the county and state above written, and known on the map of East View Cemetry [sic] as lot no. 55, the same being 24 x 24 ft."  Dated 6 January 1913.  Recorded 13 January 1913.

(Went to East View Cemetery in Mt. Airy, Habersham County, Georgia on May 16, 2000.  Found no grave markers for Cyrus Chase or members of his family.  Inquired at the Mt. Airy Town Office:  they have no record of burials in East View Cemetery; the clerk says there may be a map of the lots in existence, but the person who had it is sick and she is trying to get hold of him because she believes he just sold a row of lots there "that do not exist".)

1913 February 12

(Habersham County, Georgia. Office of Clerk of Courts.  Deeds, Book YY, page 161)

Elizabeth-Estelle Chase and Alice (Chase) Abercrombie of Fulton County, Georgia, deed to Minnie A. Chase of Habersham County, Georgia. Elizabeth-Estelle Chase and Alice (Chase) Abercrombie were "Heirs at law of Cyrus Chase deceased, our beloved Father, late of Habersham County" ... For the sum of Ten dollars ... "and in consideration of Minnie A. Chase, our beloved Mother, and only surviving heirs of Cyrus Chase, deceased, paying all the just debts of Cyrus Chase, owed by him at the date of his death, and paying the expenses of the last illness of Cyrus Chase, and his funeral expenses, and for the further consideration of the love and affection we have for Minnie A. Chase, our beloved Mother" convey to Minnie A. Chase "all of the property, Real or Personal and chose in action which Cyrus Chase, our beloved Father, died owning, seased [sic] and possessed of namely:" land in Cornelia, Georgia, fourteen acres more or less, "and fully described in a deed from J. W. Peyton, to Cyrus Chase, made July 5th, 1904 and recorded in Book QQ Folio 172-3, Clerk's office Habersham Superior Court, EXCEPT a Triangle strip of this property on the East side of Banks Street 71 1/2 feet along Banks street,.... This property having been conveyed by Cyrus Chase to J. W. Peyton.  Also the following property to wit: A tract or parcel of land lying and being in Cornelia, Ga. fronting on Banks Street  71 1/2 feet, commencing where the original land lot line on the West side of land lot 172, crossing Banks St, thence; Northerly the original line 57 feet to a stake corner, thence; Eastwardly 39 1/2 feet to Banks Street to stake corner, thence; along said Bank [sic] St. 71 1/2 feet to the beginning corner.  This being the property conveyed in a deed from J. W. Peyton to Cyrus Chase, made June 17th 1907."

Witnesses: Andy E. Brown, Chas. H. Giradean

Filed for record, 1 o'clock P.M., Feb'y 13, 1913.

Recorded Feb'y 19, 1916 [by] G. P. Jones, Clerk.

1920

Cyrus Chase, wife and children are NOT listed in 1920 U.S. Census of Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia.  (Microfilm copy at Northeast Georgia Regional Library, Clarkesville, Georgia)

More About Cyrus CHASE:

Burial: East View Cemetery, Mt. Airy, Habersham County, Georgia  

Generation No. 2

        2.  Daniel CHASE, born 17 July 1822 in Frankfort, Maine1; died March 1885 in Baring, Maine.  He was the son of 4. John CHASE and 5. Lydia WHITNEY.  He married 3. Elizabeth GRAY in Wesley, Maine.

        3.  Elizabeth GRAY, born September 1824 in North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine; died 24 July 1884 in Baring, Maine.  She was the daughter of 6. James GRAY and 7. Hannah JONES.

Notes for Daniel CHASE:

His death date: either "10 March 1885" [source?], or "19 March 1885" ["John Chase, 1795-1887" by Winifred Chase Hazelwood].

Daniel Chase's family was living in Cutler, Maine in 1851.  They may have lived in Wesley before moving to Baring, Maine.

[For more information on the family and descendants of Daniel and Elizabeth (Gray) Chase, see:  Hazlewood, Winifred Chase.  John Chase, 1795-1887.]

More About Daniel CHASE:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Elizabeth GRAY:

Her birth date: either "15 September 1824" [source?], or "16 September 1824" [Brighton, Maine Town Records.  Also, in "John Chase, 1795-1887" by Winifred Chase Hazelwood].

Josephine (Rollins) Sawyer wrote that Elizabeth Gray's father, James Gray, Senior, "Had an interesting rule in his family.  It was that no child who happened to be readinbg when some minor chore needed to be done, should be called upon to do that chore, and . . . Elizabeth always had her nose in a book." [Josephine (Rollins) Sawyer, letter to [her niece], dated [          ].  This letter was transcribed by L. Austin Gray, Junior of Wesley, Maine who gave a copy of his transcription to Stephen Robbins.]

More About Elizabeth GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Marriage Notes for Daniel CHASE and Elizabeth GRAY:

Marriage date:  either "November 1845" [date given by L. Austin Gray, Junior], or "20 November 1846" [source?].

Intentions of marriage were published in Wesley, Maine on 17 November 1846; "both of Wesley."

Children of Daniel CHASE and Elizabeth GRAY are:

                           i.    Granville Clifford CHASE, born 04 November 1851 in Cutler, Maine; died 26 November 1904 in Baring, Maine; married Caroline POLLEYS 26 January 1876 in Baring, Maine; born 05 May 1853 in Baring, Maine; died 09 April 1918 in Albany. N.Y..

Notes for Granville Clifford CHASE:

[For more information on the family and descendants of Granville Clifford Chase, see:  Winifred Chase Hazlewood.  John Chase, 1795-1887.]

More About Granville Clifford CHASE:

Burial: Baring, Maine

More About Caroline POLLEYS:

Burial: Baring, Maine

                          ii.    Ellery CHASE, born 1856; died 1862.

        1               iii.    Cyrus CHASE, born 25 November 1860; died January 1913 in Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia; married Minnie Addie MCKUSICK in Baring, Maine.

Generation No. 3

        4.  John CHASE  He married 5. Lydia WHITNEY.

        5.  Lydia WHITNEY

Child of John CHASE and Lydia WHITNEY is:

        2                 i.    Daniel CHASE, born 17 July 1822 in Frankfort, Maine; died March 1885 in Baring, Maine; married Elizabeth GRAY in Wesley, Maine.

        6.  James GRAY, born Abt. December 1797 in Fairfield, Maine; died May 1859 in Wesley, Maine.  He was the son of 12. John GRAY and 13. Mary BURTON.  He married 7. Hannah JONES 1818 in Somerset County, Maine.

        7.  Hannah JONES, born 1799 in Shapleigh, Maine; died 17 December 1842 in Wesley, Maine.  She was the daughter of 14. Lazarus JONES and 15. Elizabeth "Betsy" BUZZELL.

Notes for James GRAY:

Ahnentafel 80.

Residences: Fairfield, Maine; Harmony, Maine about 1802; Warren's Town No. 3 (in 1820 became Hartland), Maine about 1819; North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine before 1820; Wesley, Maine in mid-January [either 1836 or 1837].

His death date: either 20 May 1859 [Machias Union], or 21 May 1859 [gravestone?].

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James Gray, Senior & Hannah Jones (31 KB)

Biography of James Gray, Senior (born about 1797 in Fairfield, Maine; died 1859 in Wesley, Maine), and Hannah Jones (born 1799 in Shapleigh, Maine; died 1843 in Wesley, Maine). [A80.htm from A80.rtf ; added 15 February 2003]

Bits and pieces toward a biography of JAMES GRAY, Senior, and his wife HANNAH JONES, of Wesley, Maine. Compiled by Stephen L. Robbins in 1979. Any information recorded or received after 1979 still needs to be added. Except for the published sources cited, most of this information came from communication with L. Austin Gray, Junior, of Wesley, Maine. Electronic text version prepared by Stephen L. Robbins during February 2003- .

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More About James GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Hannah JONES:

Ahnentafel 81.

Residences: Shapleigh, Maine; Township 2R1 BKP EKR (in 1816 became North Hill, in 1827 became Brighton), Maine between 1801 and 1810; Warren's Town No. 3 (in 1820 became Hartland), Maine about 1819; North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine before 1820; Wesley, Maine in mid-January [either 1836 or 1837].

More About Hannah JONES:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Marriage Notes for James GRAY and Hannah JONES:

Marriage intentions were published in Harmony, Maine on 10 October 1818.

Marriage intentions were published in North Hill (now Brighton), Maine on 12 October 1818.

Marriage date is recorded only as: "1818" in "Somerset" [County] by John W. Weeks, Esq.

Children of James GRAY and Hannah JONES are:

                           i.    Belinda GRAY, born 21 November 1819 in Warren's Town No. 3 (in 1820 became Hartland), Maine; married (1) Abram HUNTLEY Abt. 1839; born Abt. 1810; died 02 May 1840; married (2) Perrin GETCHELL 26 December 1841; born 09 April 1808.

Notes for Abram HUNTLEY:

He was "of Wesley, Maine."  His age at death: "age 30."

More About Abram HUNTLEY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

                          ii.    Clarinda GRAY, born 16 May 1822 in North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine; died 30 October 1913 in Bangor, Maine; married Davis Washington ROLLINS 17 October 1842 in St. David, N.B., Canada; born 25 November 1819 in Marion, Maine; died 1908 in Wesley, Maine.

Notes for Clarinda GRAY:

Her birth date: either "15 May 1822" [source?], or 16 May 1822 [Brighton, Maine Town Records].

Her death date: either "12 October 1912" [gravestone?, as reported by L. Austin Gray, Junior], or "30 October 1913" [Wesley, Maine Town Records, as reported by L. Austin Gray, Junior].

More About Clarinda GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Davis Washington ROLLINS:

He was "of Wesley, Maine."

More About Davis Washington ROLLINS:

Burial: Wesley, Maine

Title (Facts Pg): Senior

        3               iii.    Elizabeth GRAY, born September 1824 in North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine; died 24 July 1884 in Baring, Maine; married Daniel CHASE in Wesley, Maine.

                         iv.    James GRAY, born 1826 in North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine; died 03 April 1886 in Wesley, Maine; married Ann Eliza POLLARD 10 April 1851 in Wesley, Maine; born 31 July 1828 in St. David, N.B., Canada; died 12 May 1902 in Cooper, Maine.

Notes for James GRAY:

Ahnentafel 40.

Residences: North Hill (in 1827 became Brighton), Maine; Wesley, Maine in mid-January [1836 or 1837].

His birth date: either "26 August 1826" [obituary in Machias Union, 27 April 1886], or "27 September 1826" [reported by L. Austin Gray, Junior].

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James Gray, Junior & Ann Eliza Pollard (26 KB)

Biography of James Gray, Junior (born 1826 in North Hill, Maine; died 1886 in Wesley, Maine), and his wife Ann Eliza Pollard (born 1828 in St. David, N.B.; died 1902 in Cooper, Maine). [A40.htm from A40.rtf ; added 15 February 2003]

Bits and pieces toward a biography of JAMES GRAY, Junior, and his wife ANN ELIZA POLLARD, of Wesley, Maine. Compiled by Stephen L. Robbins in 1979. Any information recorded or received after 1979 still needs to be added. Except for the published sources cited, most of this information came from communication with L. Austin Gray, Junior, of Wesley, Maine. Electronic text version prepared by Stephen L. Robbins during February 2003- .

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Some additional material (to be added to the biography cited above):

The "Wesley Arson Cases" [mentioned in the above James Gray, Junior biography] are more fully described in a book by Edward D. Ives (see below).  James Gray, Junior's niece, Mary L. (Gray) Munson  (daughter of John H. Gray) and her husband Frederick Munson lived next door, just north of James Gray, Junior.  Frederick Munson was appointed to a three-year term as a Game Warden, on 01 April 1885.  But poachers in and around Wesley, Maine, who did not like his enforcement of the state's new strict game laws, burned down Frederick Munson's house and barn on 17 July 1885.  During April 1886 the suspected arsonists were on trial in court, but there were still threats made and fears of further arson attempts by other poachers.  [For details of this incident, see:  Edward D. Ives. George Magoon and the Down East Game War : History, Folklore, and the Law.  Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1988.  pp. 71, 209-220, 232 notes, 301.]

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James Gray, Junior apparently had diabetes.  Diabetes may also have showed up in other family members:  his son Uncle James "Watson" Gray also had "Bright's Disease".  His his grandson Roger Gray apparently had diabetes.  And his great-grandson, L. Austin Gray, Junior, did get diabetes.

"In reading your page on 'James GRAY, Junior & Ann Eliza POLLARD' (< http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/b/Stephen-L-Robbins/FILE/00 20page.html >), this part reminded me of something: 'James Gray, Junior and his son, “Watson”, both had nephritis, a form of Bright’s Disease which was an inflamation of the kidneys. [Note: Bright’s Disease is a common name for several types of kidney diseases in which the urine contains albumin.]' "

"First I thought of Rich’s [i.e., Rich LeVasseur's] kidney disease which is a result of his diabetes, which made me think of the rest. Now, I don’t know if you know this or not, but when Uncle Austin [i.e., L. Austin Gray, Junior] got diabetes, Aunt Aggie [i.e., Agnes (Diffin) Gray] remembered something from long ago. She said that when Grampa [Roger] Gray had come to stay with her [at Robbinston, Maine] for a few days [circa 1967-1972], his doctor had called her and said not to give him too many sugary sweets 'because your father has diabetes.'  Well, she just thought the doctor had him confused with some other patient, he wasn’t diabetic! And so she forgot about it. But then when Austin was diagnosed with diabetes recently [about 2001?], she remembered it again and thought maybe that doctor hadn’t been confused after all."

"So when I read about the Bright’s Disease in the Gray family, I wondered if it might be one of the symptoms of Type II diabetes. 'Bright's disease… a broad descriptive term once used for kidney disease with proteinuria, usually glomerulonephritis. ... Kidney disease of diabetes, IgA nephropathy, and lupus nephritis are some types of glomerulonephritis.' i.e. Diabetic kidney disease is one type of Bright’s Disease."

[with link to: < http://www.my.homewithgod.com/jonda/health.html >  ]

[Source:  Email message from Shirley (Robbins) (Richards) LeVasseur to Steve Robbins, dated 21 February 2004.]

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More About James GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Ann Eliza POLLARD:

Ahnentafel 41.

Residences: St. David, N.B., Canada; Wesley, Maine.

She died in Cooper, Maine.  She apparently was visiting at her daughter Linnie's home in order to help with the birth of Linnie's child.  Linnie died of pneumonia in May 1902, shortly after giving birth to a baby girl.  The mother, Linnie, died either on 03 May 1902 [reported by L. A. Gray, Junior] or 04 May 1902 [gravestone].  Linnie's mother Anne (Pollard) Gray, who apparently was present to assist, died at Linnie's home on 12 May 1902.  Then the baby, Linnie Adell Doten, died 17 May 1902, "age 17 days."

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Gray, Ann Eliza (Pollard) (1828-1902) (27 KB)

      Photo of Ann Eliza (Pollard) Gray (born 1828 in Saint David, New Brunswick, Canada ; died 1902 in Cooper, Maine). [annpollard.jpg ; added 09 July 2002].

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More About Ann Eliza POLLARD:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Marriage Notes for James GRAY and Ann POLLARD:

The marriage ceremony was performed by George Washington "Wash" Smith, Justice of the Peace, of Northfield, Maine.  At the time of their marriage, James Gray, Junior and Ann Pollard were "both of Wesley".

                          v.    John Harrison GRAY, born 02 June 1831 in Brighton, Maine; died 05 May 1914 in Portland, Maine; married Hannah R. BIRD 30 July 1854 in Crawford, Maine; born 22 March 1834 in Crawford, Maine; died 18 August 1897 in Baring, Maine.

Notes for John Harrison GRAY:

John Harrison Gray and Hannah R. (Bird) Gray adopted a boy named John Franklin Gray (who was called "Frank").

John Harrison Gray lived in Wesley and Baring, Maine.

His death place: Baring, Maine [L. Austin Gray, Junior notes]; or, Portland, Maine [Ellery C. Gray family Bible, photocopy reproduction in a report by Lane Pendleton].

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According to John Harrison Gray's grandson, Henry Lancey Gray,

"Grandfather John" had a timber and logging crew at age 16, and he also had a dog named 'Bony' or 'Boney.'  He used to tell his grandson, Henry Lancey Gray, about how the wolves used to follow him home at night as he carried the lantern through the woods after logging all day.  He would say to Boney: 'Take 'em, Boney; and Boney took 'em.'

"Another story was about John's refusal to buy into the forest lands at 50 cents an acre.  He was offered this because he was one of the best timber cruisers around, and his would-be partner offered to put up the money for him.  John said: 'No, I don't think I'll buy.'  This land (300,000 acres) became the holdings of one of the large paper companies.

" 'Grandapa John,' well up in years, was said to have run the last hundred yards up the street to get out of the rain and vaulted the front porch steps to attend his birthday party."

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John H. Gray's daughter, Mary L. Gray, married Frederick Munson in 1878. Frederick Munson was appointed to a three-year term as a Game Warden, on 01 April 1885.  But poachers in and around Wesley, Maine, who did not like his enforcement of the state's new strict game laws, burned down Frederick Munson's house and barn on 17 July 1885.  When Frederick and Mary (Gray) Munson then went to live with Mary's father, John H. Gray, the poachers made several written threats to John H. Gray to burn him out also.  [For details of this incident, see:  Edward D. Ives. George Magoon and the Down East Game War : History, Folklore, and the Law.  Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1988.  pp. 71, 209-220, 232 notes, 301.]

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More About John Harrison GRAY:

Burial: Baring, Maine

More About Hannah R. BIRD:

Burial: Baring, Maine

Marriage Notes for John GRAY and Hannah BIRD:

At the time of their marriage, John H. Gray and Hannah R. Bird were "both of Wesley," Maine.

The marriage ceremony was performed by Daniel Chase, Justice of the Peace. [Crawford, Maine Town Records].

                         vi.    Granville Clifford GRAY, born 15 June 1834 in Brighton, Maine2; died 04 July 1890 in Wesley, Maine2; married Harriet Mann POLLARD Bef. 1856; born 03 April 1836 in St. David, N.B., Canada2; died 19112.

Notes for Granville Clifford GRAY:

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[Source:   Photocopy of newspaper clippings which appear to be from: Machias Union (Machias, Maine), Tuesday, October 12, 1869.  Sent with cover letter (dated 06 August 1997) from Alan Ruffman (President, Geomarine Associates, Ltd., P.O. Box 41, Station M, (5112 Prince Street), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 2L4), to Carola Nickerson (Wesley Historical Society, Wesley, Maine, U.S.A. 04654).  This large amount of material includes newspaper clippings related to the hurricane (at first called "The Tornado", but later called "The Saxby Gale") which hit eastern Maine on 04 October 1869.  L. Austin Gray, Junior sent a photocopy of this material to Steve Robbins.  In Steve's "Sharman" file. Below are excepts of general information, as well as data specifically related to Wesley, Maine.]

THE  TORNADO!

The evening of October 4th will be long remembered by the inhabitants of this section of Maine

Commencing Sunday a heavy gale of wind prevailed from Southwest.  The gale increased and became violent in the late afternoon of the 4th.  By five o'clock the clouds thickened and rain commenced, the wind changing to Southeast increasing in violence till seven in the evening.  To this hour little or no damage had been done in this vicinity.  Between seven and eight the wind changed to South and Southwest, and in that hour was the tornado, never before equaled.  For half an hour it seemed as though no building could resist its force.  . . . .

. . . .  Wesley.

G C Gray's barn was partially unroofed.  Henry C Munson's, Wm Coleman's, Wm Miller's barns were dsteroyed [sic].  Charles Stanchfield, Sanford Torrey, Jotham Munson, Wm Fenalson, Harlow Thompson barns unroofed or badly blown to pieces.  Wm Miller's house partly blown down.  Charles Guptill's house and Harlow Thompson's house blown down flat.  Joseph Gray's shed blown down; Albert Foster's long shed unroofed.

But few buildings escaped damage in Wesley.  No lives were lost, no cattle killed.  The tornado made the forests look desolate.

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Granville Clifford Gray was called "Clifford".  He died on 04 July 1890 in Wesley, Maine as the result of an accident involving his horse.  The accident occurred near the Mill Road below Munson Hill, on the "Commons" flat between two hills, in "Lower Settlement" at Wesley, Maine. Clifford's horse became frightened by a canvas-topped meat-peddlar's cart.  When his horse balked or had some kind of a fracas, Clifford got out and took the horse by its head, to try to control the horse.  He should not have done this.  Clifford was knocked to the ground and struck his head, which caused his death shortly afterwards.  This happened not far from the location of the 1859 accident in which Clifford's father was thrown from a wagon and mortally wounded.

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More About Granville Clifford GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine3

Cause of Death: Accident3

Notes for Harriet Mann POLLARD:

GRANVILLE CLIFFORD GRAY

"Clifford" and Harriet Gray had children Serena Mariam Getchell Gray b. 1856, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gray b. 1858,  Victor Clifton Gary b. 1860, Annie C. Gray b. 1862, Adaline A. b. 1867, and Lois Edith Gray b. 1875.

Tragedy struck the family in 1866, when five-year-old Victor Gray threw a pitchfork down from a scaffold, which struck his three-year-old sister Annie, causing her death.  She died April 1, 1866.  As a result, Victor "went batty"; he never married, and later died at age 32 on  July 28, 1893.

"Clifford" Gray died in an accident on July 4, 1890 in Wesley, Maine. His horse became frightened by a canvas-topped meat-peddler's cart, and balked or had some kind of a fracas.  Clifford got out [of his wagon?] and took his horse by its head (which he shouldn't have done).  He was knocked to the ground and struck his head, which caused his death shortly afterwards.  This happened at "Lower Settlement" in Wesley, Me. near the Mill Road below Munson Hill and on the "Commons" flat between two hills. This was not far from where Clifford's father, James Gray, Sr.,  had a fatal accident in 1859 (thrown from a wagon, dying from the injury several days later)  [These facts were reported by L. Austin, Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me. and published in: Robbins, Stephen Lee.  Gray Family of Somerset & Washington Counties, Maine. (East Vassalboro, Me. : Stephen L. Robbins, 1983). P. 93-94].

HARRIET (POLLARD) GRAY

1851.  The 1851 New Brunswick census lists Harriet Pollard, age 15, born in N.B., living with her parents in Saint David [New Brunswick. Provincial Archives.  New Brunswick census of 1851, Charlotte County, vol. 1.  "Saint David."  (Fredericton : Provincial Archives, 1974)].

About 1860.  Harriet (Pollard) Gray of Wesley, Maine wrote the following letter to her ill sister, Mary (Pollard) Waldron of St. David, N.B. :

"Wesley Maine  January 30eth 18[60?]

"Dear Sister,

     I now sit down to write a few lines to you   we are all well as common here but Lizye she is sick this morning   Dear Mary I want to see you very bad since I heareg [i.e., heard]  that [illegible, i.e., you're] so sick but I cannot leave home this winter   they tell me that you are very sick that they do not think you will ever git well again   Mary it would be a great comfort to me to know that you was pre paired to dy but they tell me that you are not   O Mary re member it is an awful thing to meat an angry God   there is no repentance after death.  O mary you must choose for your self whether you will be happy or not.  Mary why not go to the Savior   he is calling for you to give him your heart   come to him Mary just as you be and git that pure religon that is unde filed and fadeth not a way   remember none are to late who will repent but now is the axepted time and now is the day of salvation   Mary git religion for how can you bair to be a stumbling block for your husband and children to foll in to hell over   remember Mary you may be the menes of the salvation of your family   Mary git someone to pray for you for the prayers of the righteous avail much and pray for your self   Mary take good cair of your self for  O how I want to see you onse more   give my love to Wesbrook and kiss the children for me   give my love to mother and the rest of them   I must leave off for i have a sick baby to take cair of    Aunt Lydia will tell you all the noose if theres any

     Good by

     from your Sister Harriet M Gray"

[The original letter was (in 1976) in the possession of Mary (Pollard) Waldron's granddaughter, Miss Vivian B. Waldron, St. Stephen, N.B.  A faint photocopy and a typewritten transcript are (in 1996) owned by Stephen L. Robbins, 915 Green Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga. 30755]

Vivian Waldron answered a question from L. Austin Gray, Jr. about the foregoing letter:  "In your letter you asked who 'Aunt Lydia' was, whom Harriet Gray mentioned in her letter to my grandmother:  I really do not know.  Yes, the date of Harriet's letter is 1860, the same year that grandmother died." [Waldron, (Miss) Vivian B., Letter to L. Austin Gray of Wesley, Me., 25 March 1977].

1907.  Harriet (Pollard) Gray gave a photograph of herself to her nephew L. Austin Gray of Wesley, Maine.  She inscribed the photo: "Austin, Nan and Roger, A Merry Christmas from Aunt Harriette [sic] 1907."  The photo was taken by "Pearson, Calais, Me."  [Copy of this photo is owned by Stephen L. Robbins,  Toccoa, Ga.].

Marriage Notes for Granville GRAY and Harriet POLLARD:

At the time of their marriage, Granville Clifford Gray and Harriet Pollard were "both of Wesley," Maine..

Generation No. 4

        12.  John GRAY, born 05 October 1770 in Marblehead, Mass.; died 17 May 1832 in Township 25 ED BPP "Great Meadow Ridge" (now Wesley), Maine.  He was the son of 24. John GRAY and 25. Elizabeth ROUNDY.  He married 13. Mary BURTON 12 March 1793 in Winslow, Maine.

        13.  Mary BURTON, born 05 March 1776 in Winslow, Maine; died in [enroute to Minnesota].  She was the daughter of 26. Nathan BURTON and 27. Hannah.

Notes for John GRAY:

Ahnentafel 160.

Residences:  Marblehead, Mass.; possibly Falmouth (now Portland), Maine about 1771; Sebasticook (later known as Sevenmile Brook, Hancock Plantation, and Clinton, Maine -- probably that part of Clinton which is now Benton), Maine before September 1772; possibly Lynn, Mass. by September 1774, then returning to Clinton, Maine before November 1778; Fairfield, Maine 1797; Harmony, Maine about 1802; Township #14 ED BPP (Cathance Lake, Washington County), Maine 1820; Township #25 ED BPP "Great Meadow Ridge" (now Wesley), Maine about 1822.

Family tradition, coming to Roger A. Gray (1895-1972) of Wesley, Maine, says that there was a John Gray [3rd] (supposed to be the son of John Gray, Junior, and Mary Burton) who "married somewhere out west."  But no records have been found to support that John Gray, Junior, and Mary Burton ever had a son named John.

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See his biography at:

< http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/b/Stephen-L-Robbins/FILE/00 22page.html >

John Gray, Junior & Mary Burton. (29 KB)

Biography of John Gray, Junior (born 1770 in Marblehead, Mass.; died 1832 in Wesley, Maine), and Mary Burton (born 1776 in Winslow, Maine ; died enroute to Minn., possibly about 1854). [A160.htm from A160.rtf ; added 18 February 2003]

Bits and pieces toward a biography of JOHN GRAY, Junior, and his wife MARY BURTON, of Wesley, Maine. Compiled by Stephen L. Robbins in 1983. Any information recorded or received after 1983 still needs to be added. Except for the published and private sources cited, most of this information came from communication with L. Austin Gray, Junior, of Wesley, Maine. Electronic text version prepared by Stephen L. Robbins during February 2003- .

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A map of Wesley, Maine, dating from the 1820s, shows the lots of the first settlers, including Sheldon Gray (lot 17), John Gray (shown on map as J.S. Gray, lot 16), and Benjamin Gray (lot 12). These lots are in the northeast corner of Wesley, Maine. Township 26 is to the north, and Crawford is to the east.

[Stephen Robbins has scanned this (file < Wesley.gif > from his photocopy of a map which his great-grandfather had (L. Austin Gray, Senior of Wesley, Maine). The following information appeared on L. A. Gray’s copy:

"On Reverse [of] Plan is marked 'Wesley (Dayton)' 'B.R. Jones 1823 to '28' "

"Settler lots in Township No 25 Dayton (Now WESLEY)"

"Copied from original Survey & plan of Township No 25, by B.R. Jones -- 1823 -- copied June 15, 1881 by H. R. Taylor"

"line between Hudson (Hodgdon & Mitchell measures across from centre Stump 25 R. S. 8 [degrees sign] E. to stake and runs Westerly 130 R. Easterly 190 r."

"Scale 200 rods = 1 in."

"Copied from Taylor's Copy, Jan. 9th 1917. by Wm. N. Dyer Harrington Me. " ]

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Some of the Gray’s dealings with the land proprietors were documented:

One document titled "[WESLEY] No. 25 East -- June 1, 1823-June 1, 1830" is just a list of 33 names, including Winslow Gitchell, Benjamin Gray, John Gray, Joseph Gray.

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Another, more detailed document titled "List of Lots sold in Township No. 25 Wesley". The earliest date is July 2, 1828 and the last date is June 27, 1834. From this list:

Sept. 18, 1828 -- John Gray -- Lot No. 16 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Benj. Gray -- Lot No. 12 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 145 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Sheldon Gray -- Lot No. 17 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 135.50 ["x" mark].

July 2, 1829 -- Winslow Getchell -- Lot No. 11 -- 100 acres -- Amount 118 -- Due "Deeded" ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Gideon Gray / Smith's ridge / -- Lot No. 5 -- 100 acres -- Amount 200 [check mark] -- Due 200 ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Winslow Getchel, Squared -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

[Extracts from papers of Col. John Black, agent for the Bingham-Baring proprietors. The original documents are at the Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine. These extracts from the originals were made by staff of Maine State Archives (when the State of Maine was researching eastern Maine land titles because of the Maine Indian Lands Claims court case). The Maine State Archives also has a microfilm copy of the original Black papers.  Stephen Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Junior found this information at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine in 1992.]

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More About John GRAY:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Mary BURTON:

Ahnentafel 161. 

Residences: Winslow, Maine; Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine before 1786; Fairfield, Maine 1797; Harmony, Maine about 1802; Township #14 ED BPP (Cathance Lake, Washington County), Maine 1820; Township #25 ED BPP "Great Meadow Ridge" (now Wesley), Maine about 1822.

Her death: she died on the way to Minnesota, possibly about October 1854.

Her burial: she was "buried on the banks of the Mississippi" River.

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[Source:  Susan Hunter-Weir, email to Steve Robbins, 25 March 2005. Subject: Re: burial of Mary (Burton) Gray.  Ms. Hunter-Weir is Chair, Friends of the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, C/O 2731 12th Ave. South, Minneapolis  MN  55407; web site: < http://www.friendsofthecemetery.org/ > (25 March 2005).]

"There is a record of all of the burials in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.  Mary Burton Gray is not buried there.  My guess is that she was, as the letter suggests, buried in a grave next to the river.  It was not uncommon for people to die in transit, and for river boats to pull to shore for burials.  At that time in the state's history, there would have been very few formally organized cemeteries along the river.

"I checked some of the other names and found two others who are probably related to the group mentioned in your e-mail.  Joseph and Mary Lingley Getchell are buried in the cemetery.  His was one of the earlier burials; he died on October 26, 1856, from typhoid fever at the age of 41. Cemetery records show that he was from Maine.  Mary Lingley Getchell (presumably his wife) died on March 11, 1904, from uremia.  She was 86 years, six months and 18 days. "

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More About Mary BURTON:

Burial: "on the banks of the Mississippi River"

Children of John GRAY and Mary BURTON are:

                           i.    Polly GRAY, married Joseph ANDREWS; born 06 March 1787 in Machias, Maine; died 17 June 1858 in East Machias, Maine.

Notes for Joseph ANDREWS:

He was called "Joe."  At the time of his marriage, he was probably living in Township 14 ED BPP (Cathance Lake), Maine.

                          ii.    Phebe GRAY, married David DAVIS.

                         iii.    Elizabeth GRAY, married (1) John DAY Abt. 1830; born April 1801 in Leeds, Maine; died 23 March 1841 in Wesley, Maine; married (2) William DAVIS Aft. 1841.

Notes for Elizabeth GRAY:

Her name was either "Elizabeth" or "Eliza."  The Day Genealogy states, in error, that she, "Eliza", was the daughter of Joseph Gray. [See: Day genealogy : a record of the descendants of Jacob Day and an incomplete record of Anthony Day.  Bangor, Me. : Furbush-Roberts Printing Co., c1967. 238 p. (Maine State Library call no.: 929.2 D273d 1967).

She married (1st) John Day.  She married (2nd) William Davis.

Notes for John DAY:

He came from Leeds, Maine to Wesley, Maine about 1826.

Marriage Notes for Elizabeth GRAY and John DAY:

Intentions of marriage were published in Crawford, Maine, 29 August 1829 (both "of Great Meadow Ridge").

                         iv.    Sheldon GRAY, born 25 April 1794 in Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine; married Patience COBB.

Notes for Sheldon GRAY:

Note by Steve Robbins (22 February 2003):  In my 1983 compilation, Gray Family of Somerset & Washington Counties, Maine, it was stated that Sheldon Gray, Senior, was buried in Township 14 ED BPP (Cathance Lake, Washington County, Maine) [source?].  Within the past year, evidence has come to light indicating that Sheldon Gray, Senior and his wife probably moved to Minnesota.

This family was living in Township 14 ED BPP (Cathance Lake, Washington County, Maine) when their son Sheldon, Junior was born there on 18 August 1818, and was there at the time of the 1820 census.  By 1803 they had moved to Township Number 13 ED BPP (which in 1834 became Marion), Maine.

Note: one James Webber Gray may possibly have been a child of Sheldon Gray, Senior, but no definite proof has yet been found to prove this. James Webber Gray was born 1819; died 1900; buried in West Ridge Cemetery in Cooper, Maine.

Note: one Catherine Gray may possibly have been a child of Sheldon Gray, Senior, but no definite proof has yet been found to prove this. Catherine Gray "of Plantation #14" [i.e., Township 14 ED BPP or "Cathance Lake"] m. Benjamin H. Seavey of Crawford, on 12 December 1844 in Crawford, Maine [Crawford, Maine Marriages].

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A map of Wesley, Maine, dating from the 1820s, shows the lots of the first settlers, including Sheldon Gray (lot 17), John Gray (shown on map as J.S. Gray, lot 16), and Benjamin Gray (lot 12). These lots are in the northeast corner of Wesley, Maine. Township 26 is to the north, and Crawford is to the east.

[Stephen Robbins has scanned this (file < Wesley.gif > from his photocopy of a map which his great-grandfather had (L. Austin Gray, Senior of Wesley, Maine). The following information appeared on L. A. Gray’s copy:

"On Reverse [of] Plan is marked 'Wesley (Dayton)' 'B.R. Jones 1823 to '28' "

"Settler lots in Township No 25 Dayton (Now WESLEY)"

"Copied from original Survey & plan of Township No 25, by B.R. Jones -- 1823 -- copied June 15, 1881 by H. R. Taylor"

"line between Hudson (Hodgdon & Mitchell measures across from centre Stump 25 R. S. 8 [degrees sign] E. to stake and runs Westerly 130 R. Easterly 190 r."

"Scale 200 rods = 1 in."

"Copied from Taylor's Copy, Jan. 9th 1917. by Wm. N. Dyer Harrington Me. " ]

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Some of the Gray’s dealings with the land proprietors were documented:

One document titled "[WESLEY] No. 25 East -- June 1, 1823-June 1, 1830" is just a list of 33 names, including Winslow Gitchell, Benjamin Gray, John Gray, Joseph Gray.

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Another, more detailed document titled "List of Lots sold in Township No. 25 Wesley". The earliest date is July 2, 1828 and the last date is June 27, 1834. From this list:

Sept. 18, 1828 -- John Gray -- Lot No. 16 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Benj. Gray -- Lot No. 12 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 145 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Sheldon Gray -- Lot No. 17 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 135.50 ["x" mark].

July 2, 1829 -- Winslow Getchell -- Lot No. 11 -- 100 acres -- Amount 118 -- Due "Deeded" ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Gideon Gray / Smith's ridge / -- Lot No. 5 -- 100 acres -- Amount 200 [check mark] -- Due 200 ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Winslow Getchel, Squared -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

[Extracts from papers of Col. John Black, agent for the Bingham-Baring proprietors. The original documents are at the Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine. These extracts from the originals were made by staff of Maine State Archives (when the State of Maine was researching eastern Maine land titles because of the Maine Indian Lands Claims court case). The Maine State Archives also has a microfilm copy of the original Black papers.  Stephen Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Junior found this information at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine in 1992.]

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1860.

1860.  "I found them [i.e., Gideon and Sarah Gray] in the 1860 census in the town of Pleasant

Valley, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin.  In the 1860 census, Gideon and Sally

were living in John's [i.e., a John A. Gray's] household.  Their immediate neighbors in Wisconsin are

Sheldon Gray and David Gray, who I suspect are related to John and Gideon.

Sheldon was 66 [years old] in 1860 and born in Maine.  Sheldon's wife was Patience Gray.

  Some family history pasted [sic; i.e., passed] along to me was an obituary for Gideon's wife

Sarah Feigely Stanley Gray.  I have a photo of her as well ... " [Donald Cumberland, email to Steve Robbins, 26 March 2004].

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More About Sheldon GRAY:

Title (Facts Pg): Senior

Notes for Patience COBB:

She was "of Waterville, Maine."

                          v.    Priscilla GRAY, born 27 September 1795 in Clinton, Maine; married Samuel JONES Abt. 1815.

Notes for Priscilla GRAY:

The Brighton, Maine Town Records report her name as "Persis", wife of Samuel Jones.  Her name was pronounced as "Preece" (rhymes with peace), by Roger Gray of Wesley, Maine.

Notes for Samuel JONES:

He was called "Sam."

He married (1st) Eleanor Libby.  He married (2nd) Priscilla Gray.  He married (3rd) Olive Higgins.

Samuel and Priscilla (Gray) Jones lived in Athens, Maine.

More About Samuel JONES:

Title (Facts Pg): Senior

        6               vi.    James GRAY, born Abt. December 1797 in Fairfield, Maine; died May 1859 in Wesley, Maine; married (1) Hannah JONES 1818 in Somerset County, Maine; married (2) Louisa E. SWEET 1847.

                        vii.    Gideon GRAY, born Abt. 1798; died Abt. 1884; married (1) Abigail DOW; born Abt. 1799; died 29 January 1835; married (2) Sarah PINEO 14 September 1845 in Wesley, Maine; died Bef. April 1848; married (3) Sarah FEIGELY Aft. 1853 in Minnesota; born 06 March 1803 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland; died 09 November 1897 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Notes for Gideon GRAY:

At the 1830 census, Gideon Gray's family was living in Township 13 ED BPP (which in 1834 became Marion), Maine.  By the 1840 census, this family had moved to Wesley, Maine.  After the death of his second wife (about 1848), Gideon probably moved to Minnesota with the children by his first wife.

Gideon & Abigail (Dow) Gray had an infant daughter who died and was buried in Wesley Ridge Cemetery beside the grave of John Gray, Junior. The 1840 census of Wesley, Maine lists a total of five children of Gideon Gray.

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Information below about Gideon Gray's second wife:

Sarah (Pineo)(Mitchell) Gray  was called "Sally."  Her first marriage was to Otis Mitchell.  She was a widow at the time of her second marriage to Gideon Gray.

Sarah (Pineo)(Mitchell) Gray died before April 1848, leaving four children by her first marriage, who were put into the custody of William Carrick of Wesley, Maine.  The following from Washington County, Maine "Probate Book #15", pp. 36-37:

04 April 1848 -- Minor children and heirs of Sarah Gray, late of Wesley, are Isaac, Levi, Betsey, and Benjamin Mitchell.

Inventory 22 April 1848 -- A house and fifty acres -- $450.00

Amount due from Gideon Gray for nett [sic] income of place 2 years -- $232.00

Amount of allowance from the Judge of Probate in the hands of Gideon Gray -- $64.62

Total = $746.62.

The children were in the custody of William Carrick of Wesley, Maine. [Washington County, Maine "Probate Book #15", p. 127.]

The Wesley Town Records lists three children of Otis Mitchell: Isaac, b. 27 November 1830; Levi, b. 11 August 1832; Elisabeth, b. 21 February [no year given]. [Wesley Maine Town Records.  On microfilm at Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine.]

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1860.  "I found them [i.e., Gideon and Sarah Gray] in the 1860 census in the town of Pleasant

Valley, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin.  In the 1860 census, Gideon and Sally

were living in John's [i.e., a John A. Gray's] household.  Their immediate neighbors in Wisconsin are

Sheldon Gray and David Gray, who I suspect are related to John and Gideon.

Sheldon was 66 [years old] in 1860 and born in Maine.  Sheldon's wife was Patience Gray.

  Some family history pasted [sic; i.e., passed] along to me was an obituary for Gideon's wife

Sarah Feigely Stanley Gray.  I have a photo of her as well ... " [Donald Cumberland, email to Steve Robbins, 26 March 2004].

Steve Robbins' response:  " . . . this seems to be the same Gideon Gray who lived in Wesley, Maine.  What little I know about that Gideon Gray is what you have already seen on my web site.  The dates indicate that this is the same person.  The Gideon Gray of Wesley, Maine had 5 children by his first wife before she died in 1835, but I do not know their names. So it is certainly possible that the John A. Gray (b. in Maine 1831) and David Gray could have been Gideon's children.  . . . .  The best bet may be to try to locate newspaper obituaries, probate records, or land records which would establish the names of Gideon Gray's children." [Steve Robbins, email to Donald Cumberland, 26 March 2004].

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1870.  "I'm trying to determine if the Gideon Gray indicated on the pedigrees you posted on the web could be related to my family.  My GGGGrandfather was John

A. Gray, who was born in Maine in 1831. According to the 1870 Census, he lived in the town of Orange in Douglas County, Minnesota. His immediate

neighbor is Gideon Gray, who according to the census was 70 years old and also born in Maine.   [Donald Cumberland, email to Steve Robbins, 26 March 2004].

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1880.  Gideon Gray ("age 80") and his wife, Sarah, were living in Orange Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. [MaryBeth Wheeler < [email protected] > (13 March 2003), email to Steve Robbins < [email protected] >, citing: 1880 Federal census, Orange Twp., Douglas Co., MN, roll T9-0618, pg. 512a.]

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Notes for Abigail DOW:

Her age at death: "age 35."  She and an infant daughter are buried in Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine, beside Gideon Gray's father, John Gray, Junior.

More About Abigail DOW:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

                       viii.    Benjamin GRAY, born Abt. 1805; married Mary S. LOVEJOY.

Notes for Benjamin GRAY:

This family went from Wesley, Maine to St. Anthony Falls (now Minneapolis), Minnesota, possibly about October 1854.

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A map of Wesley, Maine, dating from the 1820s, shows the lots of the first settlers, including Sheldon Gray (lot 17), John Gray (shown on map as J.S. Gray, lot 16), and Benjamin Gray (lot 12). These lots are in the northeast corner of Wesley, Maine. Township 26 is to the north, and Crawford is to the east.

[Stephen Robbins has scanned this (file < Wesley.gif > from his photocopy of a map which his great-grandfather had (L. Austin Gray, Senior of Wesley, Maine). The following information appeared on L. A. Gray’s copy:

"On Reverse [of] Plan is marked 'Wesley (Dayton)' 'B.R. Jones 1823 to '28' "

"Settler lots in Township No 25 Dayton (Now WESLEY)"

"Copied from original Survey & plan of Township No 25, by B.R. Jones -- 1823 -- copied June 15, 1881 by H. R. Taylor"

"line between Hudson (Hodgdon & Mitchell measures across from centre Stump 25 R. S. 8 [degrees sign] E. to stake and runs Westerly 130 R. Easterly 190 r."

"Scale 200 rods = 1 in."

"Copied from Taylor's Copy, Jan. 9th 1917.

by Wm. N. Dyer

Harrington Me. " ]

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Some of the Gray’s dealings with the land proprietors were documented:

One document titled "[WESLEY] No. 25 East -- June 1, 1823-June 1, 1830" is just a list of 33 names, including Winslow Gitchell, Benjamin Gray, John Gray, Joseph Gray.

- - - - - - - -

Another, more detailed document titled "List of Lots sold in Township No. 25 Wesley". The earliest date is July 2, 1828 and the last date is June 27, 1834. From this list:

Sept. 18, 1828 -- John Gray -- Lot No. 16 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Benj, Gray -- Lot No. 12 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 145 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Sheldon Gray -- Lot No. 17 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 135.50 ["x" mark].

July 2, 1829 -- Winslow Getchell -- Lot No. 11 -- 100 acres -- Amount 118 -- Due "Deeded" ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Gideon Gray / Smith's ridge / -- Lot No. 5 -- 100 acres -- Amount 200 [check mark] -- Due 200 ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Winslow Getchel, Squared -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

[Extracts from papers of Col. John Black, agent for the Bingham-Baring proprietors. The original documents are at the Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine. These extracts from the originals were made by staff of Maine State Archives (when the State of Maine was researching eastern Maine land titles because of the Maine Indian Lands Claims court case). The Maine State Archives also has a microfilm copy of the original Black papers.  Stephen Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Junior found this information at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine in 1992.]

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                          ix.    Joseph GRAY, born Abt. 1806; married (1) Abigail JONES 1830; born 20 March 1808; died 03 April 1841; married (2) Thursia H. HUNTLEY 13 February 1852.

Notes for Joseph GRAY:

He died probably in the 1870s.  Although records show he was buried in Lot #48 in the Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine, there is no gravestone marker.

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Some of the Gray’s dealings with the land proprietors were documented:

One document titled "[WESLEY] No. 25 East -- June 1, 1823-June 1, 1830" is just a list of 33 names, including Winslow Gitchell, Benjamin Gray, John Gray, Joseph Gray.

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Joseph Gray's name does not appear on another, more detailed document titled "List of Lots sold in Township No. 25 Wesley". The earliest date is July 2, 1828 and the last date is June 27, 1834.

[Extracts from papers of Col. John Black, agent for the Bingham-Baring proprietors. The original documents are at the Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine. These extracts from the originals were made by staff of Maine State Archives (when the State of Maine was researching eastern Maine land titles because of the Maine Indian Lands Claims court case). The Maine State Archives also has a microfilm copy of the original Black papers.  Stephen Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Junior found this information at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine in 1992.]

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The following legal action against Joseph Gray is recorded in the records of the Washington County Supreme Judicial Court, January Term 1859, vol. 16, p. 174 [original records are at Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine]:

"Trustees of the Ministerial and School Fund of Wesley, Plaintiffs vs. Joseph Gray of Wesley, Defendant, in a plea of land, wherein said Trustees demand against the said Gray, the possession of a certain parcel of land situated in said Wesley as follows

'Starting at the South West corner of William Carricks land on the Machias Road, running Easterly by said Carrick's line to the South East corner of said land, thence Southerly to the North East corner of Samuel Haywards land, thence Westerly to said Machias Road, thence Northerly to the place of beginning.[']  Whereupon the said Trustees say, that they were lawfully seized of the demanded premises with the appurtenances, in their demesue as of fee and in mortgage, within twenty years last past, and ought to be in quiet possession of the same, but the said Gray hath since unjustly entered and holds the plaintiffs int.  To the damage of said Plaintiffs as they say the sum of one hundred dollars.  This Action was commenced in this Court at October Term A.D. 1858, and thence continued to this Term when and where the said Plaintiffs appear and the said Defendants, though three times called to come into Court do not appear but make default.  It is therefore considered by the Court that the said Trustees recover against the said Gray seiz in and possession of the premises demanded as aforesaid, together with their costs of suit in this behalf taxed at ten dollars and thirty nine cents.  And it is further considered by the Court that if the said Gray his heirs, Executors, or Administrators shall pay to the said Trustees the sum of three hundred twenty four dollars and thirty eight cents, within two months from the time of entering up to this judgement (Jany. 15, 1859) no writ of possession shall issue and said mortgage be void.

     Writ Possession iss'd March 26, 1859."

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[Source:   Photocopy of newspaper clippings which appear to be from: Machias Union (Machias, Maine), Tuesday, October 12, 1869.  Sent with cover letter (dated 06 August 1997) from Alan Ruffman (President, Geomarine Associates, Ltd., P.O. Box 41, Station M, (5112 Prince Street), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 2L4), to Carola Nickerson (Wesley Historical Society, Wesley, Maine, U.S.A. 04654).  This large amount of material includes newspaper clippings related to the hurricane (at first called "The Tornado", but later called "The Saxby Gale") which hit eastern Maine on 04 October 1869.  L. Austin Gray, Junior sent a photocopy of this material to Steve Robbins.  In Steve's "Sharman" file. Below are excepts of general information, as well as data specifically related to Wesley, Maine.]

THE  TORNADO!

The evening of October 4th will be long remembered by the inhabitants of this section of Maine

Commencing Sunday a heavy gale of wind prevailed from Southwest.  The gale increased and became violent in the late afternoon of the 4th.  By five o'clock the clouds thickened and rain commenced, the wind changing to Southeast increasing in violence till seven in the evening.  To this hour little or no damage had been done in this vicinity.  Between seven and eight the wind changed to South and Southwest, and in that hour was the tornado, never before equaled.  For half an hour it seemed as though no building could resist its force.  . . . .

. . . .  Wesley.

G C Gray's barn was partially unroofed.  Henry C Munson's, Wm Coleman's, Wm Miller's barns were dsteroyed [sic].  Charles Stanchfield, Sanford Torrey, Jotham Munson, Wm Fenalson, Harlow Thompson barns unroofed or badly blown to pieces.  Wm Miller's house partly blown down.  Charles Guptill's house and Harlow Thompson's house blown down flat.  Joseph Gray's shed blown down; Albert Foster's long shed unroofed.

But few buildings escaped damage in Wesley.  No lives were lost, no cattle killed.  The tornado made the forests look desolate.

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More About Joseph GRAY:

Burial: Lot #48, Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Notes for Abigail JONES:

It has been said that she was living with her grandfather, Lazarus Jones, in Brighton, Maine in 1820. [Information from L. Austin Gray, Junior of Wesley, Maine.]

She had published intentions of marriage in Brighton, Maine, 01 January 1824, to Ebenezer Libby of North Hill (now Brighton), Maine.  Whether they married is not certain.

Her age at death: "age 39."

More About Abigail JONES:

Burial: Wesley Ridge Cemetery, Wesley, Maine

Marriage Notes for Joseph GRAY and Abigail JONES:

Marriage intentions were published 24 January 1830, in Brighton, Maine (she was "of Brighton", and he was "of Plantation No. 25, Washington County").

                           x.    Hannah GRAY, born Abt. 1808; married Winslow GETCHELL Abt. 1827.

Notes for Winslow GETCHELL:

At the time of his marriage to Hannah Gray, he was "probably of Cooper, Maine" [source?].  Winslow and Hannah (Gray) Getchell lived on the "Harry Hayward Place" in Wesley, Maine.  They may have gone with their son, Nathaniel Getchell, to St. Anthony (now Minneapolis), Minnesota in 1852, then to Brockway Township, Minn. about 1855.

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A map of Wesley, Maine, dating from the 1820s, shows the lots of the first settlers, including W. Getchell (lot 11), Sheldon Gray (lot 17), John Gray (shown on map as J.S. Gray, lot 16), and Benjamin Gray (lot 12). These lots are in the northeast corner of Wesley, Maine. Township 26 is to the north, and Crawford is to the east.

[Stephen Robbins has scanned this (file < Wesley.gif > from his photocopy of a map which his great-grandfather had (L. Austin Gray, Senior of Wesley, Maine). The following information appeared on L. A. Gray’s copy:

"On Reverse [of] Plan is marked 'Wesley (Dayton)' 'B.R. Jones 1823 to '28' "

"Settler lots in Township No 25 Dayton (Now WESLEY)"

"Copied from original Survey & plan of Township No 25, by B.R. Jones -- 1823 -- copied June 15, 1881 by H. R. Taylor"

"line between Hudson (Hodgdon & Mitchell measures across from centre Stump 25 R. S. 8 [degrees sign] E. to stake and runs Westerly 130 R. Easterly 190 r."

"Scale 200 rods = 1 in."

"Copied from Taylor's Copy, Jan. 9th 1917.

by Wm. N. Dyer

Harrington Me. " ]

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Some of the Gray’s dealings with the land proprietors were documented:

One document titled "[WESLEY] No. 25 East -- June 1, 1823-June 1, 1830" is just a list of 33 names, including Winslow Gitchell, Benjamin Gray, John Gray, Joseph Gray.

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Another, more detailed document titled "List of Lots sold in Township No. 25 Wesley". The earliest date is July 2, 1828 and the last date is June 27, 1834. From this list:

Sept. 18, 1828 -- John Gray -- Lot No. 16 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Benj, Gray -- Lot No. 12 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 145 ["x" mark].

Sept. 18, 1828 -- Sheldon Gray -- Lot No. 17 -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 -- Due 135.50 ["x" mark].

July 2, 1829 -- Winslow Getchell -- Lot No. 11 -- 100 acres -- Amount 118 -- Due "Deeded" ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Gideon Gray / Smith's ridge / -- Lot No. 5 -- 100 acres -- Amount 200 [check mark] -- Due 200 ["x" mark].

June 27, 1834 -- Winslow Getchel, Squared -- 100 acres -- Amount 150 [check mark] -- Due 150 ["x" mark].

[Extracts from papers of Col. John Black, agent for the Bingham-Baring proprietors. The original documents are at the Black Mansion in Ellsworth, Maine. These extracts from the originals were made by staff of Maine State Archives (when the State of Maine was researching eastern Maine land titles because of the Maine Indian Lands Claims court case). The Maine State Archives also has a microfilm copy of the original Black papers.  Stephen Robbins and L. Austin Gray, Junior found this information at Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine in 1992.]

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                          xi.    Reuben GRAY, born Abt. 1815; died 30 May 1905 in Brainerd, Minn; married (1) Adeline AVERILL in Wesley, Maine; born 23 November 1816 in East Machias, Maine; died Abt. 1858; married (2) Eliza SAUNDERS Aft. 1858; born Abt. 1822 in Vermont; died 19 February 1901 in Lake Edward, Minn..

Notes for Reuben GRAY:

Reuben Gray's family lived in Wesley, Maine, then moved to Watab, Minnesota.  They were in Brockway Township, Minn. by the fall of 1858.

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Obituary of Reuben Gray [published in: Brainerd Dispatch (Brainerd, Minn.), Friday, 02 June 1905, p. 1.  Steve Robbins has a photocopy, sent by Michelle Pickens.]

"DEATH  OF  AN  OLD  TIMER

"Ruben [sic] Gray Passed Away  Tuesday Night at the Advanced Age of Ninety-Six Years

"LIVED  HERE  OVER  THIRTY  YEARS

"He was in These Parts Before There was a Brainerd at All -- Funeral Thursday

"Ruben [sic] Gray, 96 years of age, passed away Tuesday at 6 o'clock at the home of his son, J. M. Gray, and the end came as peaceful as sleep, death following a slight indisposition of five or six days.  The old gentleman was 'lively as a cricket', as he himself expressed it only a few days ago, but he had to finally give up to old age and he laid down to die.

"Mr. Gray had been a resident of this county for nearly forty years, coming here long before there was any Brainerd at all.  He lived for a long time at Gull River and moved to Brainerd in the early days and stayed here for about ten years.  He afterward moved out to Gull Lake where he lived on a farm for years, coming back to Brainerd about three or four years ago to make his home with his son, Justin [sic; i.e., Justus] M. Gray.

"He was very well known in this county[,] in fact he was as well known as any man in the county.  He was of the honest, wholesouled Yankee type and his eccentricities made him familiar to all.  Mrs. Gray, his wife, died about three years ago and her remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery.

"Mr. Gray was the father of 12 children[,] eight of whom are still alive.  Mr. Gray was born at Boston [sic], Me., and moved west when young[,] locating at Minneapolis where he spent most of his boyhood days.

"The funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gray in the Gray block on Fifth street."

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[Note: The following biography of Reuben Gray was written by Janet (Schultz) Panger, and sent to Stephen Robbins in 1993.  At that time, it was believed that the Grays moved to Minnesota in October 1854.  While this date is suggested by some circumstances, it is by no means certain. Steve Robbins is not certain about that date, or about the statement that Reuben Gray was born in Calais, Maine.]

"REUBEN  GRAY,  PIONEER  IN  ST.  CLOUD  AND  BRAINERD  AREA, 1860's-'70's

"Reuben Gray, born in 1815 in Calais, Maine, was the eleventh of twelve children of John Gray, Jr. who was born in 1770 and died in 1832 and Mary Burton Gray born in 1776 at Hancock Plantation, later Clinton, Maine. Reuben's wife, Adeline Averill Gray was the daughter of Daniel Averill and Abigail Hanscom Averill.  Her grandfather Joseph Averill served in the Revolutionary War.

"Reuben's father, John Gray, Jr. was the son of Captain John Gray born in Sheepscot, Maine in 1742 and Elizabeth Roundy Gray who was baptized 8 of July 1750 at St. Michael's Episcopal church in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  

"Census records for 1850 show Reuben and Adeline Gray, then ages 34 and 35 respectively, living in Washington County, Wesley, Maine with Henry, age 13, Cynthia, age 12, Andrew, age 10, Jefferson, age 8, Justus, age 6, Lydia, age 4, Edwin, age 3, and Francis, eight months.

"In October of 1854 a large number of Grays including Reuben's older brother Benjamin and his family and Reuben and his family left Wesley, Maine, probably also with other citizens of Wesley for Minnesota Territory which was now open for settlement.  With Maine's forests being depleted and the Grays involved in the lumbering industry, it was an excellent time to move to Minnesota.

"The trip from Maine to Minneapolis, Minnesota took approximately eleven days by the following route:  Steamboat to Boston; Railroad to Albany; New York canal boat to Buffalo (Erie Canal); Steamboat to Toledo, Ohio; Railroad to Chicago; Stage to Galena, Illinois; and Steamboat to St. Paul, Minnesota.  The trip proved too arduous for Mary Burton Gray, widowed mother of Benjamin and Reuben, who died on the way to Minnesota at age 78 and was buried somewhere between Galena and Minneapolis along the banks of the Mississippi.

"Reuben and Adeline most likely brought all of their children with them in 1854.  They were Henry Washington, Cynthia E., Andrew, Jefferson (Ann Gray's grandfather), Justus, Lydia, Edwin, Francis, Charles W. and Daniel.

"In October of 1857 the Minnesota State Census lists Reuben's family living in Brockway Twp. 126 Range 28 W of Stearns County in the St. Cloud-Sartell area on the Watab Winnebago Reservation.  It is said that the homesteads of other Gray relatives adjoined Reuben's farm.  Henry, now twenty, was no longer living at home.  Edwin was listed on the census as Charles E., and there were two more children: Charles W., age six, and Daniel, age 4, both born in Maine before the trek to Minnesota in 1854. Also, Edward B. Glass and his wife-to-be, Cynthia [Gray], Reuben's second-oldest child, now age 19, were listed as living with the Reuben Gray family in the fall of 1857.  Reuben, Andrew, and Edward were all engaged in farming in 1857.  Edward's and Cynthia's first child, Edward W. Glass was born in July of 1857, and they were married in the fall of 1858 about the time of the birth of their second child, Angela.  It was the first marriage recorded in Brockway township.  

"Land records show that Reuben Gray was the first owner of this parcel of land in Twp. 126, Range 28 and that he bought it from the United States government.  It is a large point of land which juts out into the Mississippi River and which now is a very prestigious residential area called Pine Point.  Years later, in 1930, Pine Point had one of the last stands of virgin white pine in the area, and officials from the city of St. Cloud were negotiating with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to make it a state park.  However, during the negotiations Mr. Sartell who owned the land at the time and also owned the paper mill, sent a crew of twelve men out to Pine Point in the night to cut down the trees, and plans for a park were dropped.

"The record of Reuben's purchase of this parcel of land was not completed until 1866, after Reuben had already sold the property to his sons Jefferson and Justus in 1864.  The document was signed in the office of the President of the United States with President Andrew Johnson's name, but comparison of signatures suggests that probably one of his aides signed the President's name to the document.  (see copy [in Panger's files]).  The cash patent was not filed for record until 1881.  By that time Reuben was already well established in the Brainerd area.

"The Minnesota Federal Census of 1860 shows Reuben Gray, now a widower, still living in Stearns County at age 45, farming with his sons Andrew, age 21, Jefferson, now age 18, and Justus, age 16.  Cynthia and her husband are no longer with the family, but there is a two year old girl born to Reuben and Adeline in Minnesota named after her mother, Adeline. It seems likely that Reuben's wife Adeline may have died in childbirth in 1858.

"There is a small cemetery not far from Pine Point with a lot of burials of pioneers from Wesley, Maine, and other Grays listed as well.  Records show that Reuben purchased lot 25 and buried three people in this cemetery, but there are no grave markers on lot 25, and cemetery records do not give the names of the three that Reuben buried there.  Probably Adeline was one of them, and possibly two children, perhaps an unknown baby, and Daniel who was living with the family at age six in 1860, but at what would have been age 16 in 1870 was no longer listed with the family in census records, although his older brother, age 19 was still living at home.

"Reportedly in 1863 there were Indian raids and some cabins were burned in the Pine Point area which was close to the Watab Reservation.  We don't know if Reuben's son Daniel may have been a casualty of this violence or if he may have succumbed to a fatal illnesses [sic].

"Following the Indian raids many of the residents of the Brockway township area fled to Minneapolis.  Cynthia and her husband Edward, and her brothers Andrew, and Edwin being among them.  In 1864 Jefferson and Justus bought the Pine Point property from their father Reuben.

"On April 2, 1868 [sic; i.e., April 2, 1869] Jefferson married Mary Ann Hulbert of Elk River, and in May of 1869 Jefferson, his wife Mary, and brother Justus Gray sold the Pine Point property.  Jefferson and Mary Gray moved to a farm in Otsego, Wright County, near Elk River, Minnesota.  During the winter Jefferson often worked in logging operations.

"Justus moved to Brainerd.  Reuben's older brother Benjamin and his family stayed in the St. Cloud area, and Reuben's niece, Mary Stinson Gray and her husband Josiah Hayward accumulated considerable wealth from lumbering in the Brainerd area.  Josiah Hayward was owner and proprieter [sic; i.e., proprietor] of the Grand Hotel in St. Cloud.  He and his wife and other family members are buried in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.

"In 1869 Reuben had a government contract to haul a train of supplies to the Rockies.  Reuben gave his grandson Edward William Glass, then eleven years old, a pony, and he accompanied his grandfather on the trip, riding his pony.

"By 1870 Minnesota Federal Census records show that Reuben Gray, now 54 years old, was married to his second wife, Eliza Saunders Gray, age 48, who was born in Vermont.  Records show that they were living in Cass County.  On the 1870 Census record Reuben was listed as a Hotel Keeper and his wife as keeping house.  Children (Charles) Walter Gray, age 19 and Adalina A. Gray, age 13 were still at home, Walter being listed as a laborer.  This was no doubt when the family was living on the channel between Gull and Round Lake[s] in the area now called Interlachen.  They operated an inn for travelers which they opened in their home in 1869. The Gray farm was one of the few stopping places for weary travelers between the Brainerd lakes area and Leech Lake in that day.

"In a history of Crow Wing County by Miss Anna Himrod it is reported that 'the surveyors must have chosen the location for the railroad crossing of the Mississippi river in June 1870, for by July they were working northward in Cass county.  A party of about thirty men were boarding at Gull Lake, about half of them ... were living at the Reuben Gray home.'

"In his book 'Down the Mississippi' written in 1891, Captain Glazier describes Reuben's home and inn for travelers on Gull Lake as follows:

' A ride of between three and four hours brought our party to Gull Lake, where a halt was made for rest and refreshments.  Gull Lake was for many years the home and headquarters of the noted Chippewa chief, "Hole-in-the-day," and was the scene of many sanguinary struggles between his braves and those of the equally celebrated Sioux chief, Little Crow. The remnant of the block house, fragments of wigwams, and a few scattered graves are all that is now left to tell the tale of its aboriginal conflicts.  A family of four persons domiciled in a log house, constitute the entire population of the place.  Reuben Gray, the genial patriarch, who presides over this solitary household in the wilderness, delights in the title of landlord, and his hotel has become somewhat famous as one of the pioneer half-way houses between Brainerd and Leach lake.'

"Jefferson Saunders says,

' Reuben Gray's wife was my sister Eliza.  Reuben, Lizy, my older brother and I came from York State [possibly York County, Maine] in 1869 and settled at Gull Lake at the point where a short narrow creek empties into it from Round [Lake].  Our only neighbors were the Indians, who used to call my sister Ramona.  Reuben and I used to have to leave her alone with them while we went for supplies, and she was never afraid.  They'd stretch themselves out on the doorstep and guard her.

' We built a good log house on the east bank of the creek and a big log barn on the west bank.  The barn is there yet [in 1932].  We had a little foot-bridge across the creek.  I sold out to Reuben after a little while.  Then after a few years he sold out to Bishop and went to live on Lake Edward on the duck pass.

' Mr. Saunders also explained that the block house whose ruins Glazier mentions was built for a warehouse to store supplies for the construction crews the Northern Pacific expected to send in there when it was proposed to have the railroad cross the Mississippi and follow the Gull Lake chain northward.  The crossing at Brainerd upset this plan and left the warehouse with hundreds of pounds of stored salt-pork, flour, etc., marooned at Gull Lake.  So some enterprising trader bought the whole outfit and traded the rancid pork and green flour to the Indians who had a consequent epidemic of what Mr. Saunders called Cholery.  They then continued to use the place as a trading post. '

"In the 1900 Minnesota Federal Census, Reuben and Eliza were listed as living in Crow Wing County, Twp. 135, Range 28.  They were ages 85 and 77, respectively, and Reuben was listed as a farmer.  Eliza's brother Samuel, who was a widower, lived with them and helped with the farming. This property is very close to Lake Edward and Mollie Lake which was named for Justus Gray's wife Mary who with her husband owned the Last Turn Saloon in Brainerd, a business of which Eliza disapproved.

"Mary, Justus' wife, bought a lot of property in and around Brainerd and her name appears often in the Crow Wing County land records of that time.  Justus' younger brother, Frank (Francis) Gray and his young daughter Mary were living with Justus and Mary above the saloon, and Frank also worked in the saloon.  A short notice in the Brained newspaper in 1890 reports that Frank had gone insane and was transferred to the St. Peter State Hospital where, according to hospital records, he died about a month later following surgery for the removal of a brain tumor.  Justus and Mary Gray raised Frank's daughter to adulthood and also adopted a son William.

"A writer remembering her visits with Reuben and his wife at their Lake Edward home recalls,

' Both were then over eighty years old and Mrs. Gray's brother was ninety years or more.  All were tall, gaunt, white-haired, with eagle-like, weather-beaten countenances and keen blue eyes under heavy thatches of gray hair.  It was they who declared that the well-beaten path around the west shore of Hubert Lake was made by the feet of the Indians traveling from the Gull Lake villages to the Rice-lake rice caches -- the deep holes found lying all around Rice and Clark lakes.  These holes, said the Grays, were lined with mats on which the rice was stored, then covered with more mats and earth.

"In July of 1898 Fred Gray, a son of Charles Walter Gray and grandson of Reuben Gray drowned while swimming with friends at Lake Edward.  He was twenty-four years old, and his obituary says that he was living at Lake Edward.

"Eliza Gray died out on the Lake Edwards farm, February 19, 1901. Reuben, after her death, must have come into town to live with his son Justus, for he died there May 30, 1905, almost a hundred years old.  Both are buried on Lot 49--block 11, Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.  

"Jefferson Gray died in 1913 and is buried in Elk River beside his wife Mary Hulbert Gray who died in 1918.  Reuben's son Andrew died at age 30 in 1870 and is buried in the Old Minneapolis Cemetery, and Edwin died in 1872 and is also buried in the Old Minneapolis Cemetery.  Cynthia died at age 55 and is buried in Duluth where she and Edward first settled with their large family in about 1870.  Charles Walter Gray died at Mille Lacs in November 1898 and is buried at Garrison, M[in]n.  He was a lumberman.

"The information for this summary on Reuben Gray has been compiled by Janet Panger of St. Cloud, Minnesota from a variety of sources including Stephen Robbins' History of the Gray Family of Somerset and Washington Counties, Maine, census reports and written history compiled by Michelle Pickens, a descendant of Cynthia Gray, information from the Crow Wing County Historical Society in Brainerd and Stearns County Historical Society in St. Cloud, burial records, marriage records, wills and probate files, historical works, and newspaper articles from the St. Cloud Daily Times, the Brainerd Dispatch and the Brainerd Tribune."

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More About Reuben GRAY:

Burial: Lot 49, Block 11, Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Minn.

        14.  Lazarus JONES, born 21 November 1752 in Kittery, Maine; died 01 November 1836 in Brighton, Maine.  He was the son of 28. John JONES and 29. Abigail.  He married 15. Elizabeth "Betsy" BUZZELL 07 December 1775 in Wells, Maine.

        15.  Elizabeth "Betsy" BUZZELL, born 1755.

Notes for Lazarus JONES:

Ahnentafel 162.

Residences: Kittery, Maine; Wells, Maine; Shapleigh, Maine; North Hill (now Brighton), Maine.

Lazarus Jones and Elizabeth "Betsy" Buzzell may possibly have been the parents of one John Jones [source?].

Notes for Elizabeth "Betsy" BUZZELL:

Ahnentafel 163.

Residences: Wells, Maine; Shapleigh, Maine; North Hill (now Brighton), Maine.

Her birth date: "between 20 June 1755 and 05 September 1755" [source?].

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Some information found on Buzzells in Shapleigh, Maine:

"BUZZELL, Nancy Ellen, d/o Alvah E & Mary Ann, d 24 Mar 1844 at Shapleigh, ae 3y"

[Source:  Young, David C. and Robert L. Taylor, Death notices from Freewill Baptist publications 1811-1851,  (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1985), p. 55.  Source cited:  Morning Star, 10 April 1844.]

"BUZZELL, Sarah Elizabeth, d/o Alvah & Mary Ann, d at Saco, ME ae 14m"

[Source:  Young, David C. and Robert L. Taylor, Death notices from Freewill Baptist publications 1811-1851,  (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1985), p. 55.  Source cited:  Morning Star, 10 April 1844.]

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Children of Lazarus JONES and Elizabeth BUZZELL are:

                           i.    Samuel JONES, married (1) Eleanor LIBBY; married (2) Priscilla GRAY Abt. 1815; born 27 September 1795 in Clinton, Maine; married (3) Olive HIGGINS Abt. 1835.

Notes for Samuel JONES:

He was called "Sam."

He married (1st) Eleanor Libby.  He married (2nd) Priscilla Gray.  He married (3rd) Olive Higgins.

Samuel and Priscilla (Gray) Jones lived in Athens, Maine.

More About Samuel JONES:

Title (Facts Pg): Senior

                          ii.    James JONES

                         iii.    Isaac JONES

                         iv.    Daniel JONES, born Abt. 1788.

        7                v.    Hannah JONES, born 1799 in Shapleigh, Maine; died 17 December 1842 in Wesley, Maine; married James GRAY 1818 in Somerset County, Maine.

Generation No. 5

        24.  John GRAY, born February 1741/42 in Sheepscot, Maine; died in Harmony, Maine.  He married 25. Elizabeth ROUNDY 11 August 1769 in Marblehead, Mass..

        25.  Elizabeth ROUNDY, born 22 June 1750 in Marblehead, Mass.; died in Harmony, Maine.  She was the daughter of Abraham ROUNDY and Content BASSETT.

Notes for John GRAY:

Ahnentafel 320.

Residences: Sheepscot (now Newcastle), Maine; Marblehead, Mass. before August 1769; possibly Falmouth (now Portland), Maine about 1771; Sebasticook (later known as Sevenmile Brook, Hancock Plantation, and Clinton, Maine -- probably that part of Clinton which is now Benton), Maine before September 1772; possibly Lynn, Mass. by September 1774, then returning to Clinton, Maine before November 1778; Harmony, Maine before 1805.

His birth date: "February 1742," in "Sheepscot" [Clinton Maine Town Records: 1799 census].

His burial: probably in Gray Family Cemetery, Fox Hill Road, Harmony, Maine (unmarked grave).

A family tradition, according to Roger A. Gray of Wesley, Maine (1895-1972), is that Captain John Gray, Senior, had a son named Merrill or Morrill.  Stephen L. Robbins believes that this is actually the Merrill Gray who was born 22 April 1802 in Clinton, Maine, the son of Joseph Gray and Elizabeth Brooks.

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Captain John Gray, Senior (born February 1742 in Sheepscot, Maine ; died in Harmony, Maine) and Elizabeth (Roundy) Gray (born 22 June 1750 in Marblehead, Mass. ; died in Harmony, Maine). [A320.htm from A320.rtf ; added 21 February 2003]

Bits and pieces toward a biography of JOHN GRAY, Senior, and his wife ELIZABETH ROUNDY, of Harmony, Maine. Compiled by Stephen L. Robbins in 1983. Any information recorded or received after 1983 still needs to be added. Except for the published and private sources cited, most of this information came from communication with L. Austin Gray, Junior, of Wesley, Maine. Electronic text version prepared by Stephen L. Robbins during February 2003- .

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ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RECEIVED on early Grays in Wiscasset area (see below).

I wrote to Ruth Gray, a well-respected Maine genealogist who has been editor of the Maine Families in 1790 series (published by Picton Press for Maine Genealogical Society).  I had several questions for Miss Gray, relating to the origins of our Capt. John Gray.  She replied with the references I requested, along with another speculation of her own.  -- Steve Robbins

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[Stephen L. Robbins (1660 West Lake Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580), letter to Miss Ruth Gray (70 North Fourth Street, Old Town, Maine 04468), dated 10 March, 2003]

Dear Miss Gray,

In 1973, my uncle wrote to you for information on Capt. John Gray (born February 1742 in Sheepscot, according to the Clinton, Maine Vital Records).  In answer, you wrote on 17 March 1973 to my uncle L. Austin Gray, Junior of Wesley, Maine:

"I have with great care perused all the early deeds and probate records of the Wiscasset area, as well as those in York County and Kennebec County.  And I have quite thoroughly searched the cemeteries in many areas to try and find accounts of Grays.  There are very few cemeteries with any signs of early Grays in the Wiscasset area.  The only Gray definitely associated with Sheepscot is John . . ."

This John Gray of Sheepscot was born 10 June 1707 in York, Maine, son of Robert Gray and grandson of George Gray; he married Elizabeth Winslow, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Holbrook) Winslow.  He had one known son, James Gray, born February 1742-43.  [E. S. Stackpole, Old Kittery and Her Families (Lewiston, Me. : Press of the Lewiston Journal, 1903), p. [   ].  Will need to verify the page number(s).]

Your letter continued, that this John Gray

". . . bought Settlers Lot #7 [in Wiscasset] in 1735, he sold this lot to Mr. Lambert in 1741.  He made a Deposition in 1784 saying that he was in Montsweag in 1734.  He was ‘of Wiscasset’ in 1739 when appointed administrator of his brother’s estate.  I have found only one child born to them and that was a son, James, born in 1743. . . . I have never found that your Capt. John Gray had both parents killed.  The Gray who was killed with children was Dorcas Gray, and six children ‘of tender age,’ not the father of the children."

It is now thirty years later.  There are several questions I have, which I hope you may be able to help me with.

(1)

The Dorcas Gray who was killed.  Who was her husband, and what were her children’s names?  Where may the original account of this incident be found?

(2)

Stackpole’s Old Kittery and Her Families states:

John Gray of the Sheepscot area, born 10 June 1707 in York, Maine, son of Robert Gray and grandson of George Gray; he married Elizabeth Winslow. He had one known son, James Gray, born Feb. 1742-3.  [Whatever became of this James?]

The Clinton Maine Vital Records states that my Capt. John Gray was born Feb. 1742 in Sheepscot.

I am wondering: are James and John in fact the same person?  How to prove this or pursue this theory?

Thank you for your wisdom in these matters.

Sincerely yours,  Stephen L. Robbins

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[Miss Ruth Gray (275 Fourth Street, Old Town, Maine 04468), letter to Stephen L. Robbins (1660 West Lake Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580), dated 19 March 2003]

Dear Mr. Robbins:

I cannot tell you the parents of Capt John Gray.  Lots of odd bits of information of this John can be pieced together, and still his parents I have not positively identified, unless he is the son of GEORGE of Dover, N.H.

The story of Dorcas and children came from two sources, but are still both a "story".  It can be found in David Cushman's book "History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle".  It is also in Williamson's, "History of Maine".  The page # I do not have, and many of my research books I have given to the library.

The basis for this story undoubtedly came from a deposition by James Farley of Newcastle.  From a book called "Land Troubles of Lincoln County" James Farley of Newcastle says he bought land where Winslow lived 95 years ago.  Winslow moved 35 years ago because of Indian trouble. Winslow was killed on Fox Island where he was carried.  At the same time a woman named Gray and six children were killed on Farley's land.  Farley had bought the land of Bowers who claimed it under Nathaniel and John Winslow, sons of the settler.

Flat rock in Damariscotta marks Indian massacre of 27 April 1747. Thirteen were killed by Indians.  The next day 15 more were killed at Newcastle including Dorcas Gray and six children of tender age.

There is a manuscript in the Maine Historical Society compiled by a Mr. Stevens in 1914.  This has the descendants of George Gray of Newington, N.H.  He was bapt. 23 February 1719 in Dover, d. between 1755-1762. (Estate settled by John Fairfield 17 September 1762 (Lincoln County Probate).  Family records say he d. 30 March 1755.  [He] Married 1741 Martha James of Dover, N.H. who m. (2nd) Rev. John Fairfield.

George moved to Wiscasset about 1750 settling on lot #22.  He bought 1/2 lot from Moses Gray (Lincoln County Deeds).  He was a bricklayer.  His oldest son was JOHN, b. Dover, N.H. 05 March 1732, d. Embden 25 March 1825, m. Pownalboro 17 July 1762 Betty dau. of John & Hannah Boyington. (Births: all George's children in VR Dover, N.H. although last three were born in Wiscasset.)  There were eight children.

W. C. Fairfield wrote in 1953 "The Descendants of John Fairfield of Wenham : Vol. 1 :  Five Generations".

Rev. John Fairfield b. Wenham 1712, grad. of Harvard 1732, d. about 1767.  He moved to Wiscasset.  He had land dealing in Lincoln County 1769-1770.

Widow Martha (James) Gray m. (2nd) Rev. John Fairfield.

I think this is the JOHN you are looking for.

"The American Antiquarian Society" has data on these families but I don't remember which volume unless it is v.1.  

I have the children and some dates and marriages if you want them, but not much more detail.

Sincerely,  Ruth Gray

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[Source:  L. Austin Gray, Jr., letter to Mrs. Roger A. Gray, dated 22 August 1990, postmarked 23 August 1990.  In an enclosure, Austin transcribes or quotes from a letter written by Maude Rollins (apparently to Roger Gray) which is dated June 1964.  Austin's 1990 letter was found in Minerva Gray's 1998 diary between the pages for March 19 and 20. Steve Robbins has a photocopy.]  

"Gray -- Harmony.  In a letter from Maude Rollins, June 1964, Waterville, Me.

"On a piece of stone on the ground in the old home graveyard, back a ways from the old barn, the only building standing, was the record:

Joseph Gray, d. May 19, 1868, 87 yrs

Betsey, His wife, d. Feb. 23, 1863, 78 yrs, 7 mos

"On another stone, broken, was the record:

Lydia, wife of Joseph, d. Jan. 6, 1855, 44 yrs of age

"On another part of stone:

Hannah L. or S., wife of Joseph Gray Jr., d. Nov. 19, 1870, 55 yrs, 7 mos

"No grave lines visible in old yard at home but one --

Trees grown up among stones.  One old stone of slate standing crooked and worn off several layers, must have covered somebody and no doubt the oldest grave.

"It must have been a very large estate, wonderful wooded land with many acres, now clear where all building stand and stood.  Road is from highway out of village some miles.  Road in to it from side road 3/4 mi. Beautifullilac trees, the only beauty left of its past.  Not much more to say -- a lone cow the only occupant.

"My neice Priscilla [i.e., Ethel's dau., H[o]uston] is here from Texas and took me up to Harmony.  

"Harmony:  In a new graveyard [in "Gray Yard", now called Chadbourne Cemetery] in the Village of Harmony, all alone [in] a large lot was a large stone, on it:

James E. Gray, 1837-1918

wife, Sylvia I. Forbes [sic], 1850-1931

(End of Maudes letter) "

More About John GRAY:

Title (Facts Pg): Captain

Notes for Elizabeth ROUNDY:

Ahnentafel 321.

Residences: Marblehead, Mass.; possibly Falmouth (now Portland), Maine about 1771; Sebasticook (later known as Sevenmile Brook, Hancock Plantation, and Clinton, Maine -- probably that part of Clinton which is now Benton), Maine before September 1772; possibly Lynn, Mass. by September 1774, then returning to Clinton, Maine before November 1778; Harmony, Maine before 1805 

Her burial: probably in Gray Family Cemetery, Fox Hill Road, Harmony, Maine (unmarked grave).

More About Elizabeth ROUNDY:

Baptism: 08 July 1750, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Marblehead, Mass.

Children of John GRAY and Elizabeth ROUNDY are:

        12               i.    John GRAY, born 05 October 1770 in Marblehead, Mass.; died 17 May 1832 in Township 25 ED BPP "Great Meadow Ridge" (now Wesley), Maine; married Mary BURTON 12 March 1793 in Winslow, Maine.

                          ii.    Elizabeth GRAY, born September 1772 in [area that was later Clinton], Maine.

                         iii.    Joseph GRAY, born September 1775; died 19 May 1863 in Harmony, Maine; married Elizabeth BROOKS 21 October 1800 in Winslow, Maine; born 31 July 1784 in Winslow, Maine; died 25 February 1863.

Notes for Joseph GRAY:

His birth:  sources do not agree.

"08 September 1775" [Fisher, Carleton E.  History of Clinton, Maine. Augusta, Me. : K.J. Printing, 1971].

"14 September 1775, in Lynn, Mass." [Harmony, Maine Vital Records].

Although the Harmony, Maine Vital Records record his birthplace as Lynn, Mass., some family historians doubt that he was born anywhere other than Clinton, Maine.

Joseph Gray's family was living in Clinton, Maine in 1802, but by 1804 had moved to Township Number 5R5 NWP (now Ripley, Maine).  Sometime between 1815 and 1818 they moved to Harmony, Maine, residing on the original Gray homestead there.

More About Joseph GRAY:

Burial: Gray Family Cemetery, Fox Hill Road, Harmony, Maine

Notes for Elizabeth BROOKS:

She was called "Betsey."

More About Elizabeth BROOKS:

Burial: Gray Family Cemetery, Fox Hill Road, Harmony, Maine

Marriage Notes for Joseph GRAY and Elizabeth BROOKS:

Marriage intentions were published 25 September 1800 in Clinton, Maine (both "of Clinton"); certificate issued 18 October 1800.

                         iv.    Sarah GRAY, born 30 November 1778 in [area that was later Clinton], Maine; died 30 November 1813; married Silas EMERY 17 March 1801 in Clinton, Maine; born 14 March 1772 in Chelmsford, Mass..

Notes for Sarah GRAY:

She was called "Sally."

Her place of death: "probably in Township 5R5 NWP (became Ripley in 1816), Maine" [source?].

Notes for Silas EMERY:

He was "of 25-Mile Pond Settlement (now Burnham), Maine."

Silas and Sarah (Gray) Emery lived in Joy (now Troy), Maine by 1802; they were in Ripley, Maine by 1806; in Harmony, Maine by 1807; in Ripley, Maine by 1810.

Silas Emery and his second wife Lydia lived in Ripley, Maine before moving to Harmony, Maine about 1819.

                          v.    Polley GRAY, born 03 April 1781 in Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine.

Notes for Polley GRAY:

Could this "Polley" be a nickname for "Mary"?  The Clinton records list two Mary Grays:

(1)  Mary Gray of Clinton, intentions of marriage to Moses Cross of Belgrade, published 29 May 1798; certificate isued 30 September 1798.

(2)  Marey Gray, intentions of marriage to Nathan Brown (both of Clinton), published 13 September 1803; certificate issued 02 October 1805.

                         vi.    Abraham GRAY, born 01 November 1787 in Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine.

Notes for Abraham GRAY:

At the 1808 and 1810 Harmony Maine town meetings, Abraham Gray, along with many others, werre chosen to be on the "School Commitee".

                        vii.    Content GRAY, born 10 September 1790 in Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine.

Notes for Content GRAY:

Supposedly, either Content Gray or her sister Ruth Gray married a Quinn, according to [Roger A. Gray?].

                       viii.    Ruth GRAY, born 07 August 1794 in Hancock Plantation (in 1795 became Clinton), Maine.

Notes for Ruth GRAY:

Supposedly, either Content Gray or her sister Ruth Gray married a Quinn, according to [Roger A. Gray?].

A Mrs. Eleanor Tennant of Bucksport, Maine [circa 1975-1980] believed it was this Ruth Gray who married Hatsuld Knowles Delano, in 1811. (Mr. Delano was born 1794 in Hampden, Maine; he died 1875, in Prospect Ferry, Maine.  His wife Ruth died in 1852 and is buried on Verona Island, Maine).  Note: I [Steve Robbins] have not seen any proof that these two Ruth Grays are the same.

        26.  Nathan BURTON, born 21 November 1735 in Rhode Island; died Aft. 1818.  He was the son of Samuel BUTTON and Sarah LAMB.  He married 27. Hannah Abt. 1760 in Rhode Island.

        27.  Hannah, born 13 February 1735/36 in Rhode Island; died 09 September 1806.

Notes for Nathan BURTON:

Ahnentafel 322.

Residences: Hopkinton, R.I.; Winslow, Maine by 1776; Clinton, Maine before 1786; Fairfield, Maine about 1800; Unity, Maine before 1818.

Nathan Burton's parentage is not known.  Assertions by some that he was the son of Samuel Button, Junior, and Sarah Lamb, are unfounded.  Even the Button genealogy makes this mistake.  The dates do not match and seem to be in conflict.

Nathan Burton and Hannah (          ) may possibly have been the parents of one John Burton.

More About Nathan BURTON:

Title (Facts Pg): Senior

Notes for Hannah:

Ahnentafel 323

Residences: Hopkinton, R.I.; Winslow, Maine by 1776; Clinton, Maine before 1786; Fairfield, Maine about 1800.

Her birth date: "13 February 1736."

Her place of death: possibly either Sidney, Maine or Fairfield, Maine. Although her death is recorded in the records of the Sidney, Maine Friends (Quaker) Meeting, she may have been a resident of Fairfield.

Children of Nathan BURTON and Hannah are:

                           i.    Hannah BURTON, born 1761.

                          ii.    Sarah BURTON, born Abt. 1762.

Notes for Sarah BURTON:

Her birth date: either 1761 [source?] or 1762 [source?].

                         iii.    Nathan BURTON, born Abt. 1764.

Notes for Nathan BURTON:

His birth date: 1763 [source?] or 1765 [source?]; thus "about 1764."

More About Nathan BURTON:

Title (Facts Pg): Junior

                         iv.    David BURTON, born 1774.

        13              v.    Mary BURTON, born 05 March 1776 in Winslow, Maine; died in [enroute to Minnesota]; married John GRAY 12 March 1793 in Winslow, Maine.

                         vi.    Joel BURTON, born 1778.

        28.  John JONES, died 1755 in Kittery, Maine.  He married 29. Abigail.

        29.  Abigail

Notes for John JONES:

Ahnentafel 324.

Residence: Kittery, Maine.  

More About John JONES:

Baptism: 30 May 1719

Notes for Abigail:

Ahnentafel 325.

Residence: Kittery, Maine.

Children of John JONES and Abigail are:

                           i.    Thomas JONES

Notes for Thomas JONES:

He was "possibly born about 1755?"

                          ii.    Mary JONES, born 1740.

                         iii.    Abigail JONES, born 1743.

                         iv.    John JONES, born 1745.

                          v.    Dorcas JONES, born 1748.

                         vi.    Sarah JONES, born 1750.

        14            vii.    Lazarus JONES, born 21 November 1752 in Kittery, Maine; died 01 November 1836 in Brighton, Maine; married Elizabeth "Betsy" BUZZELL 07 December 1775 in Wells, Maine.

Endnotes

1.  Hazelwood, Winifred Chase., John Chase, 1795-1887.

2.  Robbins, Stephen Lee.  Gray Family of Somerset & Washington Counties, Maine. (East Vassalboro, Me. : Stephen L. Robbins, 1983). P. 93.  Date is probably from L. A. Gray, Jr. of Wesley, Me.

3.  Robbins, Stephen Lee.  Gray Family of Somerset & Washington Counties, Maine. (East Vassalboro, Me. : Stephen L. Robbins, 1983). P. 93.

Submitted by Steve Robbins


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