Nancy Gray

1748–about November 1826 (Age 78)
Greenville Township, Pitt, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Gray was born in 1748, in Greenville Township, Pitt, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Gray, was 19 and her mother, Mary Morrison, was 16. She married Andrew Benjamin Means about 1770, in Greenville Township, Pitt, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died about November 1826, in Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Means Cemetery, Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Benjamin Means
1740–1826
Nancy Gray
1748–1826
Marriage: about 1770
Mary Means
1776–1826
Jane Means
1778–1833
Benjamin Means
1780–1832
Nancy Means
1782–1844
Means
1784–
Ahijah Means
1785–1847
Means
1786–
Eleanor Means
1788–1860
Andrew Job Means Jr
1791–1875
Catherine Means
1792–1886
Means
1795–
Adam Lucan Means
1797–1878
Rev. Clemmons Smith Means
1800–1879

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1770
Greenville Township, Pitt, North Carolina, British Colonial America
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Gray

    Male1729–1822Male

    Female1732–1808Female

siblings

(3)

    Female1748–1826Female

    Mary Morrison GRAY

    Female1765–Female

    Mary Polly Gray Murdock

    Female1770–Female

World Events (7)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 19

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 26

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.
1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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)

  • Joseph John Heizer and ancestors in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
  • Nancy Gray mentioned in U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • Birth and death of Nancy Gray (Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations)

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