Gray Family Of Georgia
Focusing on those families in Crawford, Taylor and surrounding counties in Georgia.

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GRAY- CRAWFORD CO GA

 

TIME LINE-

1800-Aug 16- James Robert Gray Born SC (m 1827 Crawford)

1803 Baldwin Gray born Ga

1810-abt  Amy Tabitha Gray Born SC

   Abel Windham born 28 May 1807 Crawford (Was it opened?)

1811-Peter (William) Gray Born Wilkinson Co Ga

1824-Elizabeth Gray born to Benjamin & Phillis Shellgrove Newberry Co SC *5

    Her brother George born 1824 SC at site below. George died Al  1879

1826 Seaborn A Gray Born Ga

1826-                                                    Crawford Co. GA Deeds

            1830-1940 (FHL film 412,154 direct index; 412,155 grantee index)
            D-259: William Duncan from Isaac Gray, P/A, 22 Sept. 1826, rec. 6 May 1844, lot 133, Dist. 8
            D-259: 22 Sept. 1826, Isaac Gray of Fayette Co. GA

1828-Jun. 4-Amy Tabitha Gray married Abel Windham CRAWFORD CO GA

1830 Census Crawford
Gray, Thomas   1-2-1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0    0-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0
Note:Clement Hancock/Temperance Jackson
1 male under 5 = John C., age 3, married (1) Martha Perry (2) Epsy Ann Gray 
Kim Gordon kimeye1@hotmail.com and Virginia Crilley varcsix@hot.rr.com
 

1836- -1837-Inventories & Appraisements

    Notes Due Estate: Thomas Gray

     Dry Goods Store Accounts: James Gray, Thomas Gray . William Gray

1837-Mar. 7- Archibald Gray was a buyer in the estate of Daniel Hicks-

1837-Apr. 30-Baldwin Gray married Allesen Murphey CRAWFORD CO GA

1837- Nov. 4- 
    Deed Book B, pg 330 Crawford Co Ga.
    Indenture between Allen Marshall and Malachi Gray
    This indenture made and entered into this the fourth day
    of November Eighteen hundred and thirty seven between
    Allen Marshall of the county and state aforesaid of the
    one part and Malachi Gray of the same county and state of
    the other part. Witnesseth that the said Allen Marshall
    for and in consideration of the sum of Six Hundred
    Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Malachi Gray the
    receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted
    bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant
    bargain and sell alien (enfroff?) release and confirm
    unto the said Malachi Gray this heirs and assigns a
    certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being
 
    In the second district of formerly Houston now Crawford
    County the same being the part of a Lot set forth known
    and distinguished in the plan of the said District as Lot
    Number One Hundred and forty two (no 142) and the north
    half or part of said Lot containing One Hundred and nine
    acres
 
    To have and to hold the above bargained Land and premised
    to the only proper use and behalf of him the said Malachi
    Gray his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Allen
    Marshall for himself his Heirs Executors and
    administrators doth further covnant and affix to and with
    the said Malachi Gray his Heirs Executors and
    administrators to warrant and forever defend the right
    and title of the above bargained Said premises from the
    claim or claims of all and every other person or persons
    whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have herewith set my
    hand and affixed my seal the day and year first above
    written.
 
                   Allen Marshall (seal)
 
    Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Stephen S. Wright, 
    Jr. and J. P. Grace J. P. C.  Recorded 1st day of June 1838 
    Philip F. Echols, Clerk  Amanda Cook amanda_c93@yahoo.com 
 

1827-Apr. 30-James Gray married Sarah Holt                CRAWFORD CO GA *2

1828- ELIM BAPTIST CHURCH PROCEEDINGS  CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA 
    1828 – 1866  Tina Clark Horton  May 1828 - Bro. Beall - Doors opened 
     and Major, a man of color, property of A. Gray

1839-Benjamin H & Phyllis Ann Snellgrove  probably in Crawford w/dtr Elizabeth

          “Eliza” who married that year. He is  shown son of  George Sr & Catherine

          DeWalt.  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-in/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1795742&id=84105365

1839-Feb 24-Elizabeth Gray married Amos Schumpert CRAWFORD CO GA

1839-Aug 29-Stephen Gray married                                  CRAWFORD CO GA

1839-May 24-Peter Gray married Winnifred Cheeves CRAWFORD CO GA

1840-Census-

   B. Gray   682-386 1-0-1-0-0-0-1---------2-1-1-10-1--   -2—

   (Benjamin & Phillis Ann Snellgrove)

    J.R. Gray 706-387 0-1-0-0-0-1-----------1-1-0-0-

    (James R. Gray & Sarah Holt)

 1841-List of Defaulters-                                                       CRAWFORD CO GA

   A list of Defaulters in Capt. Avera's District
           James R. Gray    1 Poll             Cheryl Aultman

             http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/crawford/taxlists/1840par.txt

1842-May 31-Caroline Gray married Henry H. Horton  CRAWFORD CO GA

1843- Jeremiah-son of James Robert by #1 married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Chance

                                                                                              CRAWFORD CO GA

1843-Feb 26-Emerson Gray married Sara Ann Davis    CRAWFORD CO GA

1843-Mar 14-Josephine Gray married Josiah Hillsman  CRAWFORD CO GA

          She is daughter of Archibald & Cynthia Armour-mine

1846-Oct.11-Samanthia Gray married Isaac T Free         CRAWFORD CO GA

1842-Nov. 7- Court appointed as Admin-Benjamin H. Gray…

1848-Jan. 13 Isabella Gray married Richard M Stewart   CRAWFORD CO GA

1849-Jan 20-Mary Gray married John D Dies (Dyes)        CRAWFORD CO GA

1854-Oct. 22-Louisa Gray married Joseph H Wright        CRAWFORD CO GA

1855-Apr. 2- William Crouch dec’d---

    Peter W. Gray and Mary Crouch appointed adm. Upon giving bond and

    security and taking the oath. A 30 day notice having been run in the

    Georgia Telegraph and no objections filed. Jonathan Ross, James E.

    Brice, John S. Lee, Malachi Patterson and Lucius Evans appointed

    Appraisers.   Page 215  pg 26-added Security Francis H. Cheeves, Joseph

     J. Clark Bonrd$15000.

1855-Jun. 22-Peter W. Gray and Mary Crouch as Admin. Having returned

     an inventory and appraisement of the estate, were granted leave to sell the

     personal property (except negroes) upon giving legal notice. Page 234

      William Crouch, born Abt. 1808 in Edgefield Co, SC; died Jan 29, 1855 in Fort Valley, Peach Co,

       GA. He married Mary Cheeves Apr 23, 1848 in Crawford Co, GA; born Abt. 1823; died Nov 08,

        1857.  Peter married Winifred Cheeves. 1839 Crawford. (Sisters)

1855-Sep. 3-Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Administrators granted leave

      to sell all the ral estate of the deceased including his one half interest in

      the lands and mills of the late firm of CROUCH & CHEEVES. Their

      intentions having been published for sixty days in the Journal &

      Messenger and no objections filed. Page 237

1855-Nov. 5- Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Admin. Granted leave to

       sell Tom a negro man about age 55 and Milly a negro woman age 50. A

       notice of intent having been published in the Journal & Messenger for

       space of 60 days and no objections filed.           

1855-Feb. 7-Seaborn Gray married Elizabeth Bowers       CRAWFORD CO GA

1857-Aug. 2-Nancy Gray married Lewis W Wright           CRAWFORD CO GA

1858-Jul 8-Emma Jane Gray born to Seaborn                    CRAWFORD CO GA

1864- MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C, 27th REGIMENT GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

 ARMY OF TENNESSEE  C. S. A.CRAWFORD COUNTY, GEORGIA

   JACKSON GUARDS

 Gray, Frank- private  June  15,1863 . Died in service. Gray, 
Joseph D. private  April  7, 1864 . Captured near Kinson, N. C. 
 March 10,1865 . Released at Point Lookout, Md. June  17, 
1865 . (Born in Georgia.)
 Gray, J. M.  private  September  10, 1861 . Captured in 1862 . 
paroled September  30,1862 . Roll for April  30,1864 , last 
on file, shows him present. No later record.
 Gray Henry T - private May 3 1862 Captured at Vicksburg Miss 
July 41863 Paroled there July 71863 Exchanged in 1863       
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/crawford/military/civilwar/rosters/coc27reg.txt  
FLINT RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL TABLE 1824-1924
John Gray           1869
(3) Claude Gray- no date
 
 
1869- CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA - Churches  Mt Paron Primitive Baptist Church - Membership Roster 1824-1910
 
This  list was printed in Taylor County Tracer Vol 7 #11, November 2002 - the publication of the Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society.
FLINT RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL TABLE 1824-1924
John Gray           1869
(3) Claude Gray- no date
 
 
 

1880- Emma Viera Gray married Rodolphus Jerome Hancock Born: 4 Jan 1859 in Crawford, GA.

     Died: 2 May 1943 in Ft Valley, GA. Marriage: 19 Dec 1880 ,Crawford, Co., GA. Children

     Charlie Garfield Hancock M 26 Sep 1881 Edit  Millard Wilborn Hancock M 20 May 1884 Edit

     Alfred Jerome Hancock M 26 Apr 1887 Edit  Rufus Terrell Hancock M 4 Oct 1889 in Crawford,

     Co. GA,  Mary Lizzie Hancock F 16 Oct 1892  Is John Dias Houston Co 1880-  John 52 Ga Ga

     Ga  Amanda 43 Ga Ga Ga  William 21 “   Emma 18 “   the above John?
      Margie Daniels

 

 

>I spotted Emma Viera Gray and her info is as follows. I wanted to pass
>along the Gray and Young information in case it may help others and
>hopefully someone will have something to help me.
>

 

Emma Viera Gray daughter of Seaborn A. Gray and Elizabeth Bowers.

Born: 8 Jul 1858, Crawford, GA, USA

Died: 27 Sep 1935, Crawford, GA, USA



Emma Viera Gray married

Rodolphus Jerome Hancock

Born: 4 Jan 1859 in Crawford, GA.

Died: 2 May 1943 in Ft Valley, GA.

Marriage: 19 Dec 1880 ,Crawford, Co., GA.

Children

Charlie Garfield Hancock M 26 Sep 1881 Edit

Millard Wilborn Hancock M 20 May 1884 Edit

Alfred Jerome Hancock M 26 Apr 1887 Edit

Rufus Terrell Hancock M 4 Oct 1889 in Crawford, Co. GA,

Mary Lizzie Hancock F 16 Oct 1892

Emma Lee Hancock F 31 Jan 1894

Seaborn was in the war of Northern Aggression Georgia Infantry 10th Battalion Company D Corporal.

 

One Seaborn married Elizabeth Bowers had  Emma Viera b 8 Jul 1858 Crawford married Rod.Jerome Hancock B4 Jan 1859 Crawford  19 Dec  1880 Crawford Emma died Hancock 1935.

 

 

Peter William Gray born 8 Sep 1811 Wilkinson Co Ga

married  24 May 1839 CRAWFORD CO GA  Winifred Cheeves born 15 May 1821 Ga. He died 12 Oct 1883 Fort Valley, Peach, Ga. She died 13 Nov 1879

They had
William C Gray CSA

James Monroe Gray 11 Feb 1842

Charles Gustavus Gray 7 May 1846

 

IGI shows-and Crawford backs up

Winnifred  Cheves b a 1818 Ga  m Stephen W. Gray 29 Aug 1839 (Crawford gives different date)

 

Peter is said to be the child of James Gray- Did he also have James & Seaborn?

 

James in Indian War with Peter W-and Seaborn who died early

 

Birth date from Laurel (Dean Gray) Craft  ldcraft@juno.com July 98. again, same address-she is from Decatur Ga.. Jan. 27, 2002.  Another Researcher 2004 Jean hayes@aol.com

 

He came as a young man to Crawford, with family, where he married. Later Houston- Ft. Valley, which was later Peach.

 

He is shown of SC  His Father from Cork Co Ireland.  by Jean Hayes..See notes on Tabitha.

 

Father is probably Thomas Gray in Wilkinson Co. drew land, was it Crawford?

 

Peter W. Gray was a supporter in the stand of William M. Brown- Battle of Boykin's Plantation Creek Indian War-Sep. 1836 Macon Georgia Telegraph.

 

 

 

James Gray was also in the Macon Ga. Telegraph, but in defense of Capt. Carr.

 

 

 

MARRIAGES:

1828-Jun. 4-Amy Gray married Abel Windham A-1 (See below)

1837-Apr. 30-Baldwin Gray married Allesen Murphey A-2

1837-Aug. 2-James Gray married Sarah Holt A-2

1839-Feb. 24-Elizabeth  Gray married Amos Schumpert A-2

     Amos was born in South Carolina 19 Nov 1815, died in Americus GA. 9 Jun 1902.  He was

      the s/o of Frederick Schumpert and Mary Kinard.  Amos had 6 sisters and 4 brothers

      donann@myexcel.com Ann Garland

1839-Mar 24-Peter W. Gray married Winifred Cheeves A-2

1839-Aug. 29-Stephen Gray  married ___

1842-May 31- Caroline Gray married Henry H. Horton A-2

1843-Jan.29-Jeremiah Gray married Sara Ann Chance A-2

1843-Feb. 26-Emerson Gray married Sara Ann Davis A-2

1843-Mar 14-Josephine  Gray married Josiah Hillsman-dtr of Archibald A-2

1846-Oct. 11- Samanthia  Gray married Isaac T Free A-4

1848-Jan. 13-Isabella  Gray married Richard M. Stewart A-4

1849-Jan. 20-Mary Gray married John Dies A-4

1854-Oct. 22-Louisa  Gray married Joseph H Wright A-4

1855-Feb. 7-Seaborn Gray married Elizabeth Bowers LF  (See below)

1857-Aug.2-Nancy Gray married Lewis W. Wright LF

1880-Dec. 19-Emma Viera Gray married Rodolphus Jerome Hancock

 
 

 

DEEDS:

1826:

  Crawford Co. GA Deeds 1830-1940 (FHL film 412,154 direct index; 412,155 grantee index)
      No Duncan grantor until 1926
      D-259: William Duncan from Isaac Gray, P/A, 22 Sept. 1826, rec. 6 May 1844, lot 133, Dist. 8
      No other grantee until after 1901
      D-259: 22 Sept. 1826, Isaac Gray of Fayette Co. GA

1836-1837-Inventories & Appraisements

    Notes Due Estate: Thomas Gray

     Dry Goods Store Accounts: James Gray, Thomas Gray . William Gray

1837-Mar. 7- Archibald Gray was a buyer in the estate of Daniel Hicks-

1842-Nov. 7- Court appointed as Admin-Benjamin H. Gray…

1855-Apr. 2- William Crouch dec’d---

    Peter W. Gray and Mary Crouch appointed adm. Upon giving bond and

    security and taking the oath. A 30 day notice having been run in the

    Georgia Telegraph and no objections filed. Jonathan Ross, James E.

    Brice, John S. Lee, Malachi Patterson and Lucius Evans appointed

    Appraisers.   Page 215  pg 26-added Security Francis H. Cheeves, Joseph

     J. Clark Bonrd$15000.

1855-Jun. 22-Peter W. Gray and Mary Crouch as Admin. Having returned

     an inventory and appraisement of the estate, were granted leave to sell the

     personal property (except negroes) upon giving legal notice. Page 234

1855-Sep. 3-Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Administrators granted leave

      to sell all the ral estate of the deceased including his one half interest in

      the lands and mills of the late firm of CROUCH & CHEEVES. Their

      intentions having been published for sixty days in the Journal &

      Messenger and no objections filed. Page 237

1855-Nov. 5- Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Admin. Granted leave to

       sell Tom a negro man about age 55 and Milly a negro woman age 50. A

       notice of intent having been published in the Journal & Messenger for

       space of 60 days and no objections filed.

94,131, Thomas 42,43, Willism 43 (William)  (Miscellaneous Estate Records of Crawford Central Ga Gen Society)

 

Census: 1840

   B. Gray   682-386 1-0-1-0-0-0-1---------2-1-1-10-1--   -2—

   J.R. Gray 706-387 0-1-0-0-0-1-----------1-1-0-0-1----   -1-----

 

FAMILIES: (Only around Crawford Co Ga residence time)

#1----Archibald Gray in Crawford 1829-aft 1843 (He bought land in Talbot 1836)

#2-----James Robert Gray born 16 Aug 1800 SC-died 1895 Tallahassee, Leon, Fl.

                       He married Crawford Co. Ga. 2 Aug 1837 Sarah Holt

             ((He is also shown married to___ Wesley & Malvina Farrior a 1820 Tall))

                 It is unlikely that he moved from Tall to Crawford, then SC

                     Children –Wesley 11 Dec 1823 or 18 Oct 1822

                                        Jeremiah  G 1 Jan 1825 (See marriage 1843)

                                        Sarah Ann Elizabeth 20 Mar 1832-13 Dec 1835

                                        William  R 5 Jan 1835-11 May1837 (Shown born Leon) Twin

                                         Richard 5 Jan 1835-11 May 1837 Twin

                                        Gatsey 28 Feb 1838 SC (See marriage Crawford 1843 of brother)

                                        Patsey  25 Mar 1843 SC (See marriage Crawford 1843 of brother)

                                        Edward 7 Nov 1845  Born on a wagon train from Ga (more at website)

                                        William Robert 2 Nov 1848 Tall.

               Per Ernest Hatton-Ancestry- hatton@cfl.rr.com  Apr. 05

                        Irene Robitaille-Ancesry-irene1.1590@yahoo.com  Apr 05

           

          James Robert Gray moved from S. C. to Crawford Co., Ga.. Then To Fl. and

          lived around Tallahassee area. Have alot of info on this family. Betty Gray-

          GenForum #618 

 

#3-Seaborn R. Gray born 1826 Ga died aft 1865

  Seaborn was in the war of Northern Aggression Georgia Infantry 10th Battalion Company D Corporal.

       Married 7 Feb 1855 Crawford Co Ga Elizabeth Bowers born 1835 Ga

          (She married #2 had Mattie, Cassie,Davis)

   Children

                    Eugenia 1857

            Emma  Jane 1859 married Taylor 1879 Nathan O Glover

            George 1861

            Sarah 1863

    Seaborn A. Gray said to have been in Crawford 1840-(Did Margie Glover mean 1860?) two children-

     baby girl 1 and dtr. 3. no other children. (Born 1826 Ga. wife Elizabeth born 1835 Ga and dtr. Eugenia

     1857, Emma 1859. Seaborn A. Gray- Crawford Co. Ga. 1860- Is he the Seabon Grey 24 in Talbot 1850?

     (Also in Talbot Hinton 50 born NC)

      Crawford Co., GA marriage records
     David Bowers - Nancy Nay 1 Jan 1832 A-1
     David Bowers - Deborah Padgett 17 Mar 1837 A-2

          Line of Margie Glover-see below

 

#3-Amy Tabitha Gray born a 1810 SC d a 1846 to James Gray

          married 4 Jan 1828 Crawford to Abel Windham born 28 May 1807

          Crawford Co Ga to JohnWilliam & Elizabeth James of Crawford & Taylor

    http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/i/n/Joseph-W-Windham/index.html

   1856-Sarah Jane Windham b a 1824 Ga  (Dtr of Abel & Amy Gray)

     <http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEORGIA/1998-01/0884895

  Lisa & Warren Windham 47 Barrystone Rd. Juliette, GA 31046     478.477.7366     wwindham@att.net

    1856-Sarah Jane Windham b a 1824 Ga  (Dtr of Abel & Amy Gray)

    http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEORGIA/1998-01/0884895...

     Abel Windham b 28 May 1807  married Tabitha Gray b 1820 SC (Amy?)

    JOHN WILLIAM WINDHAM WAS BORN 9/5/1784 IN SC. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH JAMES IN WARREN       

    CO., GA. IN 1806. SHE WAS BORN 10/3/1788 IN SC. BOTH DIED IN CRAWFORD CO., GA. SEEKING

     PARENTS AND KIN OF BOTH. E-MAIL ME AT JAMCO485@AOL.COM
    
I am looking for any information for John William (b.9/5/1784,SC) married to Elizabeth James (b.10/3,

     1788 SC). My lines run through his son Aaron, John Drew, Anthony W., Dale R. to me, Scotty. The

     information I have indicates that John William died in Crawford Co. GA. Aaron is also listed as

     serving with the 4th Alabama Res., during the War of Northern Aggression (aka-Civil War). Have more 

     info, too much for here. Thanks in advance, Scotty

     I'm searching for ancestors or descendants of Peter W. Gray of South Carolina where his father settled

     when he came from Cork County, Ireland. Peter's daughter, Tabitha (Amy?) born in SC, married Abel

     Windham in Crawford Co., GA, in 1828. If you've ever heard of these folks, I'd surely like to know.    

      Will always pay reproduction and postage! Thanks!
      Jean Hayes e-mail hayesjn@aol.com

 

 

 

#3   Peter William Gray born 8 Sep 1811 Wilkinson Co Ga to James Gray

         died 12 Oct 1883 Ft Valley, Peach, Ga married 24 May 1839 Crawford

         Winifred Cheeves born 15 May 1821 Ga died 13 Nov 1879 dtr of Grief &

          Mary Howard of Crawford

      Children

          William C CSA

           James Monroe 11 Feb 1842

           Charles Gustavus 7 Mar 1846 Crawford married 1867 Kate Williams

     1855-Sep. 3-Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Administrators granted leave

      to sell all the ral estate of the deceased including his one half interest in

      the lands and mills of the late firm of CROUCH & CHEEVES. Their

      intentions having been published for sixty days in the Journal &

      Messenger and no objections filed. Page 237

      1855-Nov. 5- Peter W. Gray & Mary Crouch as Admin. Granted leave to

       sell Tom a negro man about age 55 and Milly a negro woman age 50. A

       notice of intent having been published in the Journal & Messenger for

       space of 60 days and no objections filed

#4-Mary Gray born a  1827 married Jan 20 1849 John Dyes (Dyess-Dies) b a 1822    

        had Charles Russel Dyes 1859 Knoxville, Crawford, Ga.

 

#5-Benjamin H. Gray born  Apr. 20, 1798 Newberry Co. SC died Mar 9 1854
          Houston Co Ga   married Phillis Ann Shellgrove born 19 Nov 1815 Newberry 
          Co SC
        son of Frederick & Mary S Kinard or George B 1756 & Catherine DeWalt b 1764 d 1848 Newberry Co SC
  Children
         Elizabeth “Eliza” Gray born 26 Mar 1824 died 6 Dec 1849 Chattahoochee 

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