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Pvt William Gray
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Birth: 1824
Death: Jun. 29, 1906
Pennsylvania, USA

William Gray, Pvt, USMC, USS Jamestown & USS Franklin, Mexican-American War, Served 1841-1848 Last Enlistment, 21 Years 2 Months 21 Days Service

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about William Gray
Name: William Gray
Birth Date: 1823
Death Date: 29 Jun 1906
Death Place: Philadelphia, Phila., Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 82 years 7 months
Burial Date: 30 Jun 1906
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Benefruse Naval Home
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed
FHL Film Number: 1319452

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about William Gray
Name: William Gray
Death Date: 29 Jun 1906
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 4 Site 18

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about William Gray
Name: William Gray
Birth Date: 1824
Death Date: 29 Jun 1906
Age: 82
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: Mexican-American War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about William Gray
Name: William Gray
Muster Date: Jan 1845
Enlistment Date: 18 Oct 1844
Rank: Private
Station: Board U S Ship Jamestown

The first USS Jamestown was a sloop in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

Jamestown was launched in 1844 by the Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia; and commissioned there on 12 December, with Commander Robert B. Cunningham in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Jamestown_%281844%29

The fourth USS Franklin of the United States Navy was a screw frigate.

The ship was laid down at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in 1854, and built in part of materials salvaged from the previous Franklin. For a time housed over, she was launched on 17 September 1864, commissioned on 3 June 1867 at Boston, and on 28 June sailed from New York as flagship of Admiral David Farragut who assumed command of the European Squadron. Relieved by Ticonderoga she arrived back in New York on 10 November 1868.

Her second European cruise, beginning on 28 January 1869, was as flagship for Rear Admiral William Radford. She served with the European Squadron until 30 September 1871 when she sailed for the United States. On 13 November 1871 she was decommissioned at Boston.

Recommissioned on 15 December 1873, she sailed on the North Atlantic Station. On 11 April 1874 she stood out to sea to join the European Squadron as flagship until 14 September 1876. On 9 January 1876, while Franklin was at Lisbon, Portugal, Ordinary Seaman Edward Maddin and Seaman John Handran jumped overboard and rescued a shipmate from drowning, for which they were later awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]

Franklin was placed out of commission at Norfolk, Virginia on 2 March 1877 and recommissioned the same day as receiving ship for the Naval Station Norfolk, continuing in this service until 14 October 1915 which marked her final decommissioning. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 26 October 1915 and sold.

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Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 3 Row 4 Grave 18
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87063702
Pvt William Gray
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