James Hampton Gray

September 1835–5 November 1898 (Age 63)

The Life of James Hampton

James Hampton Gray was born in September 1835. He had at least 3 daughters with Sara D. Harris. He lived in Civil District 9, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 5 November 1898, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

James Hampton Gray
1835–1898
Sara D. Harris
1833–1887
Hannah Eugenia Gray
1870–1902
Santa Anna Luada Gray
1872–1890
Jessie Amos Gray
1873–1962

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    Hannah Eugenia Gray

    Female1870–1902Female

    Santa Anna Luada Gray

    Female1872–1890Female

    Female1873–1962Female

World Events (8)

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.
1846

Age 11

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 27

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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 (1)

  • James H Gray, "United States Census, 1880"

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