Ollie Elizabeth Gray

Brief Life History of Ollie Elizabeth

When Ollie Elizabeth Gray was born in 1841, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Gray, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Robertson, was 33. She married Andrew Gardner on 7 April 1858, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She was buried in Greenbrier, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Fox
1841–1923
Ollie Elizabeth Gray
1841–
Marriage: 2 November 1865
William Thomas H A Fox
1866–1944
Joseph R Fox
1871–
Magdalene " Malittia" Fox
1874–1932
John Wesley Fox
1877–1963

Sources (21)

  • Olly L Gray in household of James Gray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Olley Gardner, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Allie Gray in entry for James H. Gardner, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1846

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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