Silas A. Gray

about 1835–after 1860 (Age 25)
Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Silas A.

When Silas A. Gray was born about 1835, in Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Silas A. Gray, was 42 and his mother, Clarissa Goss, was 48. He married Mrs. M Jane Gray about 1855, in Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Evans, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died after 1860, in Marshall, Illinois, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Silas A. Gray
1835–1860
Mrs. M Jane Gray
1834–1860
Marriage: about 1855
Ella Gray
1856–

Spouse and Children

    Male1835–1860Male

    Mrs. M Jane Gray

    Female1834–1860Female

MARRIAGE
about 1855
Otsego, New York, United States
children

(1)

    Ella Gray

    Female1856–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Silas A. Gray

    Male1793–1860Male

    Female1787–1855Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 11

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

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)

  • Silas Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas A Gray in household of Silas Gray, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Silas A Gray in household of Silas Gray, "United States Census, 1850"

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