Anthony J Gray

1831–20 March 1863 (Age 32)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Anthony J

When Anthony J Gray was born in 1831, in Indiana, United States, his father, Elijah Gray, was 38 and his mother, Malinda Frasure, was 36. He died on 20 March 1863, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Gray
1793–1835
Malinda Frasure
1795–1836
Daniel Gray
1816–1898
Thomas P Gray
1819–
John Marshall Gray
1821–1910
William Hudson Gray
1822–1902
Elijah Franklin Gray
1827–1903
Nathaniel H Gray
1829–1899
Anthony J Gray
1831–1863
Benjamin Tevis Gray
1834–1922

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
Age 5
The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 10
The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

McGreevy
Grayer
Grays
Grice
Grey

Sources (3)

  • Anthony J. Gray, "Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970"
  • Anthony J Gray, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Anthony J Gray, "Find A Grave Index"

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