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Elijah Gray
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1764
Richmond
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug., 1847
Marengo
McHenry County
Illinois, USA

He enlisted at age seventeen and served in Colonel Samuel Canfield's Regiment Connecticut Militia.

Elijah Gray, oldest son of Nathaniel and Deborah Lathrop Gray, born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass., Mar. 12, 1764, married Sarai Raymond, daughter of his step-mother, Bethiah Newcomb Raymond Gray, at Florida, N. Y., in 1788, and removed to Sherburne, N. Y., in 1793, of which he was one of the pioneer settlers. He lived with his father and occupied part of his farm.

Abram Dixon, a son of Major Joseph Dixon and nephew of Elijah Gray, thus describes a visit to that primitive Gray homestead, winter of 1794-5: "Deacon Gray, (who was my step-grandfather,) and his son Elijah Gray, (whose wife was my mother's sister,) had built a double log house, one part of which was occupied as a school house six hours a day.

We found the school in full blast, under the care of Elisha Gray, brother of my uncle Elijah, who at the same time occupied the same room as a dwelling for his family, consisting of his wife and three children : Nathaniel, about my own age, and Amanda and Hannah, and it served as kitchen, parlor, dining and sleeping room, except that we, the children, were sent up the ladder into the loft, to bed !"

After the death of his father and step-mother, Elijah Gray removed with his family to Sheridan, Chautauqua Co., in 1813, and died at Marengo, IL, in 1847. Mr. Gray and his wife were among the founders and original members of the Congregational Church at Sherburne, N. Y.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Gray (1737 - 1810)
  Deborah Lothrop Gray (1730 - 1770)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Raymond Gray (1765 - 1829)
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Gray (1789 - 1811)*
  Amanda Gray Lee (1792 - 1894)*
  Percia Gray Powell (1798 - 1868)*
  Marilla Gray (1803 - 1882)*
  Juliette Clarinda Gray Keyes (1809 - 1845)*
  Joseph Dixon Gray (1812 - 1876)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elijah Gray (1764 - 1847)
  Elisha Gray (1765 - 1823)*
  Ruth Gray Hatch (1766 - 1838)*
  Bethia Gray Hibbard (1776 - 1854)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sherburne Quarter Cemetery
Sherburne
Chenango County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61903929
Elijah Gray
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