Jane Gray

2 November 1798–7 April 1851 (Age 52)
Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Gray was born on 2 November 1798, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Jonas Gray Sr., was 27 and her mother, Hannah Swank, was 28. She married William Smith on 14 November 1814, in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 7 April 1851, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Maffet Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Smith
1793–1864
Jane Gray
1798–1851
Marriage: 14 November 1814
Lucretia Smith
1815–1889
Susan Jane Smith
1825–
Cephas Smith
1817–1892
Silas Smith
1819–1899
Malinda Smith
1824–1846
Katherine Smith
1827–1909
America Smith
1829–1862
William T. or Y. Smith
1832–
Squire Smith Sr.
1835–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1814
Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    Female1815–1889Female

    Male1817–1892Male

    Male1819–1899Male

    Malinda Smith

    Female1824–1846Female

    Susan Jane Smith

    Female1825–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Susannah Gray

    Female1791–1875Female

    Female1792–1865Female

    Male1794–1873Male

    Elizabeth Gray

    Female1797–1874Female

    Female1798–1851Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 3

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 20

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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)

  • Jane Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jana Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jane Gray, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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