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SGT James Lewis Gray

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SGT James Lewis Gray

  • Birth 25 Sep 1755 Augusta County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1836 Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 44375832

W. I. Twitty wrote that JAMES GRAY was first a Presbytherian, then a Methodist. He was remembered in 1881 as being well respected, impulsive, even rude at times, brave and daring. J. Gilkie writing in his 92nd year noted that JAMES GRAY served as a Major at Kings Mountain and was a good Whig and hated Tories with a perfect hatred.

JAMES GRAY had married ISABELLA McCLURE in 1776. They had two sons, SAMUEL and DAVID. DAVID married the daughter of David Dickey, his father's friend, and had 14 children, 3 of the children went to California to seek gold. One of DAVID's daughters married a Wilkins and one of their daughters married NATHAN MOORE. JAMES GRAY was born in Virginia in 1755 and died in Rutherford County in 1832. He is buried at Gray's Chapel Church on the Rutherford/Polk county lines. There he was honored by the Over the Mountain Victory Trail Association on Sunday, October 5, 1997.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 15 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44375832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT James Lewis Gray (25 Sep 1755–21 Aug 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44375832, citing Gray's Chapel Cemetery, Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .