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Elisha Burritt Gray
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1823
Campbell County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1890
Franklin
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Alanson & Jane R. Tarvin Gray.
Married Margaretta Rachel McDowell on Aug. 1, 1850, in Franklin. They had 4 children.
The following was written about him by his granddaughter, Emily Newell:

"He was a distinguished-looking man, tall and slim with the lean, long face of an aristocrat and the high brow of an intellectual with pale-brown coloring that is alluring to women. Years afterward, he was one of the courtliest men I ever meet, Arnold Palmer* said to James Patten Newell, 'To us younger men Mr. Gray was the ideal of what a gentleman should be.'" He was a mechanical engineer and the owner of the E.B.Gray Insurance Company of Franklin, Pennsylvania. He also built several bridges over the Ohio River with his brother, John Tarvin Gray. He and Philander Raymond co-founded the Orleans Furnace in Sugar Creek, Venango County, Pennsylvania in 1848. This business was sold in 1853 to their cousin Wellington Gray Lee.

*Arnold Palmer was a banker in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alanson Gray (1793 - 1858)
  Jane R. Tarvin Gray (1801 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaretta Rachel McDowell Gray (1827 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Emily Jane Gray Fleming (1851 - 1920)*
  Anna Cynthia Gray Newell (1853 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Melissa Fairchild Gray Rankin (1818 - 1893)**
  Ruth Cowgill Gray Atchison (1818 - 1854)**
  John Tarvin Gray (1821 - 1890)*
  Elisha Burritt Gray (1823 - 1890)
  Alfred Whitman Gray (1825 - 1885)*
  Olivar Hazard Gray (1833 - 1839)*
  Philander Raymond Gray (1837 - 1914)*
  Richard Tarvin Gray (1839 - 1912)*
  Sally A Gray Armstrong (1841 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Grave is unmarked. Interment was 7 Aug 1890.
 
Burial:
Franklin Cemetery
Franklin
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: B-41
 
Created by: John Ferguson
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33426615
Elisha Burritt Gray
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Added by: David G. Stuart
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
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 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
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