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 Abraham Gray

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Abraham Gray

  • Birth 1754 New York, USA
  • Death 1846 Belmont County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 46216683

Abraham served in the American Revolutionary War in 1781, 3rd Regiment, Ulster County Militia, New York. Information is located on roll #73 in the National Archives in Washington, DC. 1800 census revealed they were living in Deerpark, Orange County, New York and had seven sons and two daughters. The 1820 census gave his occupation as a farmer and they were living in Minisink, Orange County, New York and listed one son, age ten to fifteen and one son age sixteen to eighteen. 1840 census revealed his wife had died and they had moved to Belmont, Ohio and he was living with John Gray, his son. According to information furnished by Janice Smarr: Abraham died in the winter of 1846 and was buried on John Gray's farm located in Wayne Township, Belmont County, Ohio. When land engineers were digging for coal in Belmont County they dug into family burial sites and when they came across bones on the land, they moved them to the nearest cemetery to where they were digging. His remains were placed in a Quaker Cemetery known then as "The Old Brown's Cemetery". Now known as Captina Friends Cemetery also known as The Benson Hill Cemetery. Janice has also furnished the following as the names of his spouse and children.

He was first married to Loretta Marie Ann (Unknown) about 1777 in Orange County, New York. Their children were

Abraham Gray b.1780
Abner Gray b.1782
Ellenoir M. Gray b. 1783

He married Sheryl Marie (Unknown) about 1783 in Orange County, New York and they had

John Gray b.1784
Benjamin Gray b. 1788
Samuel Gray b. 1791
Peter Gray b. 1798 - d. 1881
Four sons and one daughter born between 1790 and 1810.

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  • Created by: Evelyn Linger Thorn
  • Added: 1 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46216683
  • A Poynter McDaniel
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Gray (1754–1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46216683, citing Benson Hill Cemetery, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Evelyn Linger Thorn (contributor 46992836) .