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Capt John Gray

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Capt John Gray

  • Birth 19 May 1750 Putnam County, New York, USA
  • Death 22 May 1814 Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 119951955

From the "Family Record of Edward Gray and His Wife, Mary Paddock" compiled by Alonson Gray, pub.1889, pg.7

"John Gray, 3rd son of Edward 3d and Mary P. Gray was b. at South East, Putnam Co. N.Y. He m. Susannah Rider of South East, Sept. 20, 1770. He came to Lenox, Mass. and labored on his father's farm for six years. Four of his children were born there. He united with the Congregational church, and the names of his children are found on the church records as being baptized there. In 1776 he came to Dorset, Vt. His first purchase was land about a mile south of Dorset village, near where John Manley now resides. There he remained about eight years, selling out to Moses Kent, and part to Mr. Kingsbury. His next purchase was in what is called Dorset Hollow. There he took up a large tract of land, from which afterwards he sold to John Wheaton, Experience Barrows, Chauncey Gray their farms, retaining sufficient land for himself and family. He sold a small farm to Gershom Martindale, who married his sister, Ruth Gray. He was one of the founders of the Congregational church in Dorset. His patriotism is shown by his holding the office of captain in the State militia. He d. May 22, 1814, aged 64 years."

*Revolutionary War Veteran - Vermont Militia*

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  • Added: 7 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119951955
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Gray (19 May 1750–22 May 1814), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119951955, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by KT (contributor 46789591) .