John Gray

from 1774 to 1795–1830 (Age 56)
Brandywine, New Castle, Deleware

The Life of John

John Gray was born from 1774 to 1795. He married Ester or Hester Gray from 1813 to 1815, in New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1830, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

John Gray
1774–1830
Ester or Hester Gray
1796–1878
Marriage: from 1813 to 1815
Mary Jane Gray
1815–1888
Gray
1819–1830
Hemphill Gray
1817–
Lewis Gray
1825–
John Gray
1825–
Elizabeth Gray
1828–1894
Franklin Gray
1829–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1813 to 1815
New Castle, Delaware, United States
children

(7)

    Mary Jane Gray

    Female1815–1888Female

    Hemphill Gray

    Male1817–Male

    Gray

    Male1819–1830Male

    Lewis Gray

    Male1825–Male

    John Gray

    Male1825–Male

+2 More Children

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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  • John Gray in entry for Elizabeth Wilson, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"

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