Horace Minor Gray

about 1793–August 1863 (Age 70)
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of Horace Minor

When Horace Minor Gray was born about 1793, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, George Weedon Gray, was 48 and his mother, Mildred Rootes Thompson, was 32. He died in August 1863, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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George Weedon Gray
Mildred Rootes Thompson
James Harvey Gray
French Strother Gray
James Strother Gray
Horace Minor Gray
Captain John Strother Gray
Henry Weedon Gray
Lieutenant Weeden Bonaparte Gray
John Thompson Gray
George Weedon Gray
Mary Strother Gray
Eliza R Gray
Philip Rootes Gray
Angereau Angerson Gray
Mildred Thompson Gray
Susan Davenport Gray

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 3

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 19

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Horace Minor Gray, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Horace Minor Gray, "Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970"
  • Horace Minor Gray, "Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970"

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