Nelson Gray

19 May 1842–2 December 1910 (Age 68)
York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Nelson

When Nelson Gray was born on 19 May 1842, in York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Joseph Gray, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Scott, was 30. He immigrated to Westport, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1854 and lived in Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 2 December 1910, at the age of 68, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gray
Sarah Scott
William Henry Gray
Charles Wesley Gray
Mary Jane Gray
John Gray
Nelson Gray
Leonard Francis Gray
Enoch Gray
James Gray
Mary Jane Gray

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World Events (7)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 21
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · British North America Act
Age 25
The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

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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            Nelson Gray was born 19 May 1842 in Dunfrees, York, New Brunswick, Canada to Joseph and Sarah Scott Gray.              His father, Joseph Gray was born 10 June 1806 in North Hampton, York, …

Sources (8)

  • Nelson Gray in household of Josh Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nelson Gray, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Nelson Gray in household of Joseph Gray, "United States Census, 1870"

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