Wilburn Munson Gray

22 March 1849–25 August 1907 (Age 58)
Texas, United States

The Life of Wilburn Munson

When Wilburn Munson Gray was born on 22 March 1849, in Texas, United States, his father, Russell Franklin Gray, was 25 and his mother, Joyce Ferguson, was 25. He married Sarah Ann Perry about 1877, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mason, Mason, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, McCulloch, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 25 August 1907, in Milburn, McCulloch, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Cox Cemetery, Milburn, McCulloch, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilburn Munson Gray
Sarah Ann Perry
Marriage: about 1877
Addie Bertha Gray
Leonard Ross Gray
Pearl Grey
Carl Aaron Gray
Roby Perry Gray
Mae Grey
Wilburn Munson Gray
Moore Gray

Spouse and Children

about 1877
Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Russell Franklin Gray


    Joyce Ferguson




    Delilah Gray




    Wilburn Munson Gray


    Lizzie Gray


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 1

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Wilburn Gray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilburn M Grey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Gray in household of Robt Gray, "United States Census, 1850"

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