Isaac Gray

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Gray was born on 22 February 1791, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Garrett Gray Jr, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Bunnell, was 35. He married Jane Virginia Marlin on 5 August 1809, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 July 1849, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Lamasco, Lyon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Gray
1791–1849
Jane Virginia Marlin
1790–1860
Marriage: 5 August 1809
William Garrett Gray
1813–1883
Nathan Oliver Gray
1818–1869
Lydia Gray
1820–1880
Martha Amanda Gray
1823–1888
Susanna Gray (Axley)
1826–1851
William Calvin Gray Sr
1830–1863
Mildred J Gray
1832–1880
Thomas G. Gray
1837–

Sources (8)

  • Isaac Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Isaac Gray in entry for Jackson Axley and Susan Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Isaac Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

1804

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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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