Lyle E. Grant1

b. 1907
Father*Dennis Grant1
Mother*Julia Lund1
Birth*1907Lyle E. Grant was born about 1907.1
Marriage*5 November 1927He married Blanche Evalyn Fordham, daughter of Charles E. Fordham and Myrtle M. Tiffany, on 5 November 1927 in Polson, Lake County, Montana.1

Family

Blanche Evalyn Fordham b. 20 Mar 1913, d. 19 Jun 1972
Child1.Betty Grant2 b. 1928

Citations

  1. [S2094] Montana U.S. County Marriage Records, 1865-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 5 November 1927 in Polson, Lake, Montana, USA of Blanche Fordham, age 16, daughter of Charlie Fordham and Myrtle Tiffany, married Lyle E Grant, age 20, son of Dennis Grant and Julia Lund, referencing Film# 001902483, DGS# 004350531. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-1993.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Myrtle Smith, Jocko, Flathead, Montana; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 2340991. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Grant1

b. 6 May 1733, d. 1817
Baptism*6 May 1733Mary Grant was baptized on 6 May 1733 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.1,2
Marriage*1747She married Lloyd Ford Sr., son of Thomas Ford III and Leah Price, about 1747 in Maryland.1,3,4,2
(Wife) Death18 July 1816Mary became a widow when Lloyd Ford Sr. died on 18 July 1816 at age 88.5
Death*1817She died in 1817 in Washington County, Tennessee, at about age 846
Burial* and was buried in Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Washington County.6

Family

Lloyd Ford Sr. b. 10 Nov 1727, d. 18 Jul 1816
Child1.Lloyd Ford Jr.+7 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843

Citations

  1. [S2240] Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Mary Grant, daughter of Alexander and Elisabeth Grant, on 6 May 1733 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, referencing FHL Film# 13696. Hereinafter cited as Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LKFF-DYN/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S1612] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, reporting the marriage of Lloyd Ford, born 1727 in Maryland, and Mary Grant. Hereinafter cited as U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LZLT-HJ1/…
  5. [S2092] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, online at www.ancestry.com, burial of Lloyd Ford, born 10 November 1727 in Maryland, United States of America, died on 18 July 1816 in Tennessee, United States of America, buried in Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee, United States of America. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.
  6. [S2092] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, online at www.ancestry.com, burial of Mary Ford, born 6 May 1733 in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America, died on 1817 in Washington County, Tennessee, United States of America, buried in Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee, United States of America.
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…

Henry Grattan1

b. 1670
Birth*1670Henry Grattan was born about 1670.2
Marriage*1707He married Bridget Fleming, daughter of Thomas Fleming and Ellen Burrowes, in 1707.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Garrett Fleming Tentative Pedigree. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Grattan, pages 487-489. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Benjamin Graves1

Marriage*21 October 1668He married Mary Hoar on 21 October 1668 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Mary Hoar
Child1.Mary Graves+1 b. 18 Jan 1668/69, d. 17 Feb 1712/13

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord, Volume 1, page 14. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord, Volume 1, page 14, the date of their marriage was recorded as 21 October 1668.

Fanny Graves1

Marriage*She married John M. Pierce.1

Family

John M. Pierce
Child1.John G. Pierce+1 b. 22 May 1877, d. 27 Mar 1935

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 June 1931 in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, USA, of Dee Mallo of Great Falls, Montana, age 47, born about 1884 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, daughter of Henry Grenier and Aurelia Tetreau, married J. G. Pierce of Browning, Montana, age 54, widower, born in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, son of John M. Pierce and Fanny Graves, citing Certificate# 11219, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.

George Sterling Graves1

b. 28 March 1861, d. 16 December 1958
Birth*28 March 1861George Sterling Graves was born on 28 March 1861 in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois.1
Marriage*31 December 1885He married Mary Adeline Jamison on 31 December 1885 in Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska.2,1,3
(Husband) Death8 March 1954George became a widower, at 92 years of age, when Mary Adeline (Jamison) Graves died on 8 March 1954 at age 87.2
Death*16 December 1958He died on 16 December 1958 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, at age 971
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.1,2

Family

Mary Adeline Jamison b. 27 Sep 1866, d. 8 Mar 1954
Child1.Oscar A. Graves1,4,5 b. 27 Sep 1886, d. 11 Oct 1963

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Sterling Graves, Memorial# 126484398. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Adeline (Jamison) Graves, Memorial# 126484455.
  3. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 31 December 1885 in Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska, USA, of George S Graves, age 24, born about 1861 in Illinois, son of A. B. Graves and Caroline Kirkpatrick, and Mary Jamison, age 19, born about 1866, daughter of W. W. Jamison, recorded in Dakota County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar Alvin Graves, Memorial# 105078710.
  5. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 December 1911 in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, of Alma Nyboe of Grand Island, age 28, born about 1883 in Nebraska, daughter of Laurence Nyboe and _____ Christensen, and Oscar A. Graves of Rock Springs, Wyoming, age 26, born about 1885 in Nebraska, son of George S. Graves and Mary Jamison, recorded in Hall County, referencing Hall County Clerk's Office, Grand Island, Nebraska.

Mary Graves1

b. 18 January 1668/69, d. 17 February 1712/13
Father*Benjamin Graves2
Mother*Mary Hoar2
Birth*18 January 1668/69Mary Graves was born on 18 January 1668/69 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Marriage*25 October 1688She married Joseph Ellice, son of Richard Ellice and Elizabeth French, on 25 October 1688 in Dedham, Suffolk County.1,5
Death*17 February 1712/13She died on 17 February 1712/13 in Dedham at age 44.1,6

Family

Joseph Ellice b. Oct 1666, d. 25 Mar 1752
Children1.Joanna Ellis+1 b. 18 Sep 1689, d. 3 Sep 1773
2.Mary Ellis1 b. 20 Apr 1690
3.Joseph Ellis1 b. 20 Oct 1693
4.Richard Ellis1 b. 13 Mar 1697/98
5.Abigail Ellis7 b. 11 Mar 1701
6.Jacob Ellis7 b. 17 Mar 1702/3
7.Jonathan Ellis8 b. 2 Aug 1705
8.Elizabeth Ellis9 b. 16 Jan 1708/9, d. 25 Oct 1789

Citations

  1. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Richard Ellis (1621-1694) was born in England and immigrated to Massachusetts where he settled in Dedham. In 1650 he married Elizabeth French, daughter of William and Elizabeth French. Richard and Elizabeth were the parents of nine children. Descendants live throughout the United States. Documents include a descendancy chart of Richard Ellis, a military certificate and various Ellis wills. (Geyserville, California: Photocopy of original documents and typescript, 1993), page 5. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Ellis.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord, Volume 1, page 14. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, page 5, noting her date of birth as 18 January 1667/68.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Concord, Volume 1, page 14, reporting her birth date as 18 January 1668.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 21, his surname transcribed as "Ellis."
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 37.
  7. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, pages 5 and 10.
  8. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, pages 5 and 11.
  9. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, pages 5 and 12.

Mary Graves1

Marriage*She married Eliakim King.1

Family

Eliakim King
Child1.Irene King+1 b. 23 Sep 1730, d. 13 Apr 1811

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 3, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Graves1

d. 28 September 1774
Marriage*20 November 1766She married James Curd, son of John Curd and Elizabeth Price, on 20 November 1766.1
Death*28 September 1774She died on 28 September 1774.1

Family

James Curd d. 18 Jul 1791
Child1.Jesse Curd+1,2 b. 7 Dec 1767

Citations

  1. [S2251] The Curd family in America, online at www.ancestry.com, #14. James Curd, pages 112-113, image# 117-118 of 157. Hereinafter cited as The Curd family in America.
  2. [S2251] The Curd family in America, online at www.ancestry.com, #684. Jesse Curd, pages 112-113, image# 117-118 of 157.

Oscar A. Graves1

b. 27 September 1886, d. 11 October 1963
Father*George Sterling Graves2,3,1 b. 28 Mar 1861, d. 16 Dec 1958
Mother*Mary Adeline Jamison4,3,1 b. 27 Sep 1866, d. 8 Mar 1954
Birth*27 September 1886Oscar A. Graves was born on 27 September 1886 in Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska.1,3
Name VariationHis full name was Oscar Alvin Graves.3
Marriage*21 December 1911He married Alma Nyboe, daughter of Lauritz Nyboe and Henrietta Christensen, on 21 December 1911 in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. They were married by a church Pastor, and Alma's sister, Henrietta Nyboe, was recorded as one of the witnesses present at the marriage.1
(Husband) Death1955Oscar became a widower when Alma (Nyboe) Graves died in 1955 at about age 73.5
Death*11 October 1963He died on 11 October 1963 in Colorado at age 773
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Block 112 of Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.3,5

Family

Alma Nyboe b. 1882, d. 1955

Citations

  1. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 December 1911 in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, of Alma Nyboe of Grand Island, age 28, born about 1883 in Nebraska, daughter of Laurence Nyboe and _____ Christensen, and Oscar A. Graves of Rock Springs, Wyoming, age 26, born about 1885 in Nebraska, son of George S. Graves and Mary Jamison, recorded in Hall County, referencing Hall County Clerk's Office, Grand Island, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Sterling Graves, Memorial# 126484398. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar Alvin Graves, Memorial# 105078710.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Adeline (Jamison) Graves, Memorial# 126484455.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alma (Nyboe) Graves, Memorial# 105078741.

Rebecca Graves1

Marriage*She married Samuel Adams, son of Henry Adams.2

Family

Samuel Adams
Children1.Rebecca Adams2 d. 17 Sep 1727
2.Susannah Adams+2

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1191] Waldo Lincoln Esq., "Four Generations of the Waldo Family in America", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 52, pages 213-228, (April 1898). Hereinafter cited as "Waldo Family, Four Generation."

Edward Gray1

b. circa 1629, d. June 1681
Birth*circa 1629Edward Gray was born circa 1629.1
Marriage*16 January 1650/51He married first Mary Winslow, daughter of John Winslow and Mary Chilton, on 16 January 1650/51 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.1
Land Transfer*10 October 1657 On 10 October 1657, Edward Gray purchased all his house and land in Plymouth from his father-in-law John Winslow.2
(Husband) Deathbetween 28 October 1663 and November 1665Edward became a widower when Mary (Winslow) Gray died between 28 October 1663 and November 1665.1
Death*June 1681He died on "ye last of June 1681" in Plymouth at age 52.1

Family

Mary Winslow b. c 1631, d. bt 28 Oct 1663 - Nov 1665

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 9, Mary Winslow, pages 13-14. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 3, Mary Chilton, pages 5-7.

George Gray1

b. April 1775, d. 11 February 1840
Birth*April 1775George Gray was born in April 1775 in Ireland.1
Immigration* The Gray family emigrated from Ireland, probably in the late 1700's, and settled in Abbeville County, South Carolina.1
Marriage*6 March 1811He married Margaret McKinney on 6 March 1811, probably in Abbeville County, South Carolina.2,3,1
Relocation*After their marriage George and Peggy moved to Franklin County, Mississippi, settling 50 miles west of Natchez, and lived at that location for 24 years.1
War of 1812*28 April 1814George served in the War of 1812 with Captain Lowery's Mississippi Militia from 29 October 1813, his date of enlistment, until he was discharged on 28 April 1814.2,1
Relocation1835 In 1835 George and Peggy left Mississippi with their children and, traveling up the Mississippi River, moved to Morgan County, Illinois where they purchased a farm of 120 acres near Lynnville.1
Death*11 February 1840He died on 11 February 1840 in Scott County, Illinois, at age 642,1
Burial* and was buried in Kincaid Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois.1

Family

Margaret McKinney b. 10 Mar 1791, d. 11 Jun 1880
Children1.Robert Gray1,4 b. 15 Mar 1822, d. 7 Sep 1882
2.John Newland Gray1,5 b. 20 Sep 1829, d. 26 Aug 1911

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Gray, Memorial# 64973329. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1577] War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815, online at www.ancestry.com, George Gray, soldier and Margaret Gray, widow, referencing Pension Number - #1: WO 4283, Pension Number - #2: WC 4829, and Bounty Land Number - #1: 113382 160 55, on Roll number: 38 Archive Publication Number: M313. Hereinafter cited as War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret "Peggy" (McKinney) Gray, Memorial# 24553252.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Gray, Memorial# 23926107.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Newland Gray, Memorial# 23958817.

John Gray1

Marriage*16 August 1768He married as her second husband Abigail (Gridley) Dudley on 16 August 1768 in Boston.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1014] Joseph Dudley (1732-1767), NEHGS Manuscripts Collection, DUDLEY PAPERS (MSS 77, 1 Box, 146 items), New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S337] Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

John Newland Gray1,2

b. 20 September 1829, d. 26 August 1911
Father*George Gray3,2 b. Apr 1775, d. 11 Feb 1840
Mother*Margaret McKinney4 b. 10 Mar 1791, d. 11 Jun 1880
Birth*20 September 1829John Newland Gray was born on 20 September 1829, probably in Franklin County, Mississippi.2,3
Marriage*1851He married Rosa Jane Funk, daughter of Nimrod Funk and Eve Leib, in 1851.1,2
(Husband) Death15 March 1910John became a widower when Rosa Jane (Funk) Gray died on 15 March 1910.1
Death*26 August 1911He died on 26 August 1911 at age 812
Burial* and was buried in Wrights Grove Cemetery, Maroa, Macon County, Illinois.2

Family

Rosa Jane Funk b. 19 Jan 1829, d. 15 Mar 1910

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rosa Jane (Funk) Gray, Memorial# 23958826. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Newland Gray, Memorial# 23958817.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Gray, Memorial# 64973329.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret "Peggy" (McKinney) Gray, Memorial# 24553252.

Lois Gray1

Marriage*She married Judge William Richmond.1

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html, citing the FHL Ancestry File of Isaac Washburn and Elizabeth Richmond, submitted by Betty Paulsen, of Menan, Idaho. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.

Robert Gray1

b. 15 March 1822, d. 7 September 1882
Father*George Gray2,1 b. Apr 1775, d. 11 Feb 1840
Mother*Margaret McKinney1,3 b. 10 Mar 1791, d. 11 Jun 1880
Birth*15 March 1822Robert Gray was born on 15 March 1822 in Franklin County, Mississippi.1
Marriage*1842He married Catherine Louisa Funk, daughter of Nimrod Funk and Eve Leib, in 1842.1,4
(Husband) Death3 October 1870Robert became a widower when Catherine Louise (Funk) Gray died on 3 October 1870 at age 46.4
Death*7 September 1882He died on 7 September 1882 in Maroa, Macon County, Illinois, at age 601
Burial* and was buried in Wrights Grove Cemetery, Maroa.1

Family

Catherine Louisa Funk b. 8 Jan 1824, d. 3 Oct 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Gray, Memorial# 23926107. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Gray, Memorial# 64973329.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret "Peggy" (McKinney) Gray, Memorial# 24553252.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine Louisa (Funk) Gray, Memorial# 23926132.

Elizabeth Grayson1,2

Father*William Grayson2 b. 1732, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Smith2
Marriage*1786She married Joseph Sutherland, son of Joseph Sutherland and Judith Appleberry, in 1786 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,3
(Wife) Will8 August 1818Her husband prepared his will dated 8 August 1818 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Elizaeth (Grayson) Sutherland, and son, Joseph Sutherland. What follows is our transcription of most of the will:

In the name of God Amen, I Joseph Sutherland of the County of Albemarle, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in words and form following, to wit:

First, after all my just debts are paid, I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Sutherland one half the land I now possess and I also give to my wife…… two horses and one half of all my other stock of cattle, sheep and hogs. I also give to my wife one half of all my household and “kitchening” furniture, and I also give to my wife one half of my crop that is now growing, during her natural life.

Secondly, I give to my son Joseph Sutherland the other half of my land I am possessed of and I also give to my son Joseph Sutherland…… $800 in cash I have by me, and the balance of money I have by me I give to my wife Elizabeth Sutherland. I also give to my son Joseph Sutherland all the remainder of my houses, cattle, hogs and sheep. I also give to my son Joseph Sutherland the other half of my household and “kitchening” furniture, and I also give to my son Joseph Sutherland the other half of my crop that is now growing and all the remainder of my estate wherever it may be found.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of August 1818 and I do constitute and appoint Elizabeth Sutherland and Joseph Sutherland my executors to this, my last will and testament.

His will was signed, sealed and acknowledged by Joseph Sutherland in the presence of witnesses, Garrett White, Henry Morris and George Nowell.4
(Wife) Death1818Elizaeth became a widow when Joseph Sutherland died in late 1818.1,4
(Daughter) Will9 October 1828Her father prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.3

Family

Joseph Sutherland d. 1818
Child1.Joseph Sutherland+5 b. 1787, d. 27 Jan 1861

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Sutherland, pages 323-324. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, Grayson, page 214.
  3. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.
  4. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930": will of Joseph Sutherland of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 8 August 1818 and proved on 7 December 1818, Will Book 6, page 321, FHL Film# 30214, Digital# 7643848, image# 174 of 595; on 16 microfilm reels.
  5. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).

John Grayson1

Father*William Grayson1,2 b. 1732, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Smith1
(Son) Will9 October 1828His father prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.2

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.

John Grayson1

b. 26 November 1789, d. 14 April 1862
Birth*26 November 1789John Grayson was born on 26 November 1789 in Albemarle County, Virginia.2
Name VariationHis full name was John Jefferson Grayson.3,2
Marriage*16 July 1812He married Susanna Britt, daughter of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, on 16 July 1812.4,3,5,2
(Surety) Marriage Bond14 January 1823A marriage bond and license were issued to Reuben Kinslow and John Grayson in Barren County, Kentucky, on 14 January 1823 in the amount of £50, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Reuben Kinslow and Judith Emmerson.1
Death*14 April 1862He died on 14 April 1862 in Adairville, Logan County, Kentucky, at age 722
Burial* and was buried in Red River Meeting House Cemetery, Adairville.2

Family

Susanna Britt b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Children1.William J. Grayson6 b. 21 Apr 1821
2.John Thomas Grayson7 b. 14 Aug 1823
3.Willis Henry Grayson8 b. 20 Sep 1827
4.Margaret Amanda Grayson9 b. 1832
5.Susan Caroline Grayson10 b. 12 Jun 1833

Citations

  1. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond and license were issued in the amount of £50 to Reuben Kinslow and John Grayson on 14 January 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Reuben Kinslow and Judith Emerson, citing FHL Film# 209750, Digital# 005552447, image# 1250 of 1278. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Jefferson Grayson, Memorial# 39564952. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  4. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Susanna Britt and John Grayson on 16 July 1812 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Britt) Grayson, Memorial# 39564875.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Grayson, Memorial# 58962372.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thomas Grayson, Memorial# 138483710.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Henry Grayson Sr., Memorial# 207672079.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Amanda (Grayson) Vick, Memorial# 170006591.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Caroline (Grayson) Eddy, Memorial# 37434592.

John Thomas Grayson1

b. 14 August 1823
Father*John Grayson1 b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Mother*Susanna Britt1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Birth*14 August 1823John Thomas Grayson was born on 14 August 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thomas Grayson, Memorial# 138483710. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Joseph Henry Grayson1,2

b. 23 September 1784, d. 1 August 1849
Father*Thomas Grayson1
Birth*23 September 1784Joseph Henry Grayson was born on 23 September 1784 in Virginia.2
Marriage*1 December 1817He married Rhoda White, daughter of Captain Daniel White and Elizabeth McGehee, on 1 December 1817 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,3,4,2
Death*1 August 1849He died on 1 August 1849 in Batesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, at age 642
Burial* and was buried in Grayson Family Homeplace Cemetery, Batesville.2

Family

Rhoda White b. 17 Jan 1791, d. 24 Sep 1864

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Henry Grayson, Memorial# 100188570. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Joseph Grayson and Rhoda White on 1 December 1817 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rhoda H (White) Grayson, Memorial# 100188524.

Margaret Amanda Grayson1

b. 1832
Father*John Grayson1 b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Mother*Susanna Britt1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Birth*1832Margaret Amanda Grayson was born about 1832 in Kentucky.1,2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Amanda (Grayson) Vick, Memorial# 170006591. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Grayson, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Logan, Kentucky; Roll: 211; Page: 6b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Martha Grayson1

Father*William Grayson1,2 b. 1732, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Smith1
Name VariationShe was called Patsy.2
(Daughter) Will9 October 1828Her father prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.2

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.

Susan Caroline Grayson1

b. 12 June 1833
Father*John Grayson1 b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Mother*Susanna Britt1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Birth*12 June 1833Susan Caroline Grayson was born on 12 June 1833 in Kentucky.1,2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Caroline (Grayson) Eddy, Memorial# 37434592. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Susan Grayson, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Logan, Kentucky; Roll: 211; Page: 6b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Susannah Grayson1,2

Father*William Grayson1,2 b. 1732, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Smith1
Marriage*She married first Isaac Wood in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Marriage*She married second ______ Tomlin.3,2
(Daughter) Will9 October 1828Her father prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.2

Family 1

Isaac Wood

Family 2

______ Tomlin

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.
  3. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, page 214.

Thomas Grayson1

Father*William Grayson1,2 b. 1732, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Smith1
(Son) Will9 October 1828His father prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.2

Family

Child1.Joseph Henry Grayson1 b. 23 Sep 1784, d. 1 Aug 1849

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.

William Grayson1

b. 1732, d. 1829
Birth*1732William Grayson was born about 1732.1
Marriage*He married Ann Smith.1
Will*9 October 1828He prepared his will dated 9 October 1828 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his sons, John Grayson and Thomas Grayson, daughters, Patsy Grayson, Elizaeth Sutherland and Susannah Tomlin, and grandson, Joseph Sutherland, whom he appointed as his Executor. Our transcription of William Grayson's will follows:

I William Grayson of the County of Albemarle and State of Virginia, being in good health and sound mind, being desirous to settle my worldly affairs before I go hence, do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other will or wills heretofore made.

My will is that after my death that all my just debts should be paid by my executor here in after named.

Item. I give and bequeath unto each of my son John Grayson’s children £5 apiece to be paid by my executor out of my estate. My reason for not naming my son John’s children in an equal division with the rest of my children is that I formerly paid money for my son that would fully make him equal with the rest of my children.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Grayson’s children and his grandchildren an equal share of my estate with the rest of my children but the money to be continued in the hands of my executor or put to interest for them until they become of age or marry.

Item. My will is that all my estate of every description, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor and I invest in him full power to make titles to my land and the money to be equally divided between my children hereinafter named (except one chair, bed and furniture I give to my daughter Patsy Grayson) viz: Elizabeth Sutherland, Susannah Tomlin and the children and grandchildren of my son Thomas Grayson and my daughter, Patsy Grayson.

Lastly, I appoint my grandson, Joseph Sutherland, to be my Executor to this my last will and testament.

Witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this the 9th day of October 1828, and he signed and sealed William Grayson in the presence of John Field, Milton Wood, Charles A. Smith and George W. Kinsolving.2
Death*1829He died in 1829 in Albemarle County, Virginia, at the age of 97 years.1
Probate*1 June 1829At a court held for Albemarle County on 1 June 1829, the will of William Grayson was proved by the oaths of Milton Wood and George W. Kinsolving, two of the subscribing witnesses, and ordered to be recorded.2

Citations

  1. [S2234] Reverend Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, Printers: Edgar Woods, 1901), Grayson, page 214. Hereinafter cited as Albemarle County in Virginia.
  2. [S2263] Virginia. Albemarle County Court, "Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930". Microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The County Court ceased to exist in 1904 and was replaced by the Circuit Court. Contains wills, inventories, accounts and other related probate documents and includes a general index, and a few volumes are also individually indexed: will of William Grayson of Albemarle County, Virginia, dated 9 October 1828 and proved on 1 June 1829, Will Book 9, pages 394-395, FHL Film# 30215, Digital# 7643849, image# 212 of 697; on 16 microfilm reels, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Albemarle County, Wills, 1748-1919 ; general index, 1748-1930.

William J. Grayson1

b. 21 April 1821
Father*John Grayson1 b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Mother*Susanna Britt1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Birth*21 April 1821William J. Grayson was born on 21 April 1821 in Adairville, Logan County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Grayson, Memorial# 58962372. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Willis Henry Grayson1

b. 20 September 1827
Father*John Grayson1 b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Mother*Susanna Britt1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
Birth*20 September 1827Willis Henry Grayson was born on 20 September 1827 in Logan County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Henry Grayson Sr., Memorial# 207672079. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.