Elijah Gray

Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death Aug 1847 (aged 83)
Marengo, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sherburne, Chenango County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 61903929 · View Source
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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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