John Gray, II

John Gray, II

Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Mar 1868 (aged 104)
Noble County, Ohio, USA
Burial Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 11163444 · View Source
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Known as the last surviving Ohio veteran of the American Revolution, John Gray was born at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. He enlisted at age sixteen and was present at the Battle of Yorktown. After the war he moved to what would become the state of Ohio. He died, near Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio, at the age of one hundred four years, two months, twenty-three days. He had several children, but only three have been identified at this time: Mary, William and Isaac. All three were the children of his first wife.

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Original Marker Reads: John Gray/ Died Mar. 29, 1868/ Aged 104 Y 2 M 23 D/ The last of Washington's companions / The hoary head is a crown of glory

New (federal government) Marker Reads: John Gray/ Continental Line/ Rev War/ Jan 6 1764 Mar 28 1868

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Gray, II (6 Jan 1764–29 Mar 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11163444, citing McElroy Family Cemetery, Hiramsburg, Noble County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Nina L. Ronshausen (contributor 46481880) .