Isaac Gray

22 February 1791–31 July 1849 (Age 58)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Gray was born on 22 February 1791, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Sgt Garrett B Gray Jr, was 36 and his mother, Susanna Bunnell, was 34. 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
Jane Virginia Marlin
Marriage: 5 August 1809
William Garrett Gray
Nathan Oliver Gray
Lydia Gray
Martha Amanda Gray
Susanna Gray
William Calvin Gray Sr
Midlred J Gray
Thomas G. Gray

Spouse and Children


    Jane Virginia Marlin


5 August 1809
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States


    William Garrett Gray



    Lydia Gray


    Martha Amanda Gray


    Susanna Gray


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings






    Susanna Gray


    Lydia Gray


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 1

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

Age 13

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

Age 21

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

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Gray in entry for Jackson Axley and Susan Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Isaac Graye Or Gray in entry for Standley Adams and Lydia G Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Isaac Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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