John Gray

1822–28 April 1896 (Age 74)
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

When John Gray was born in 1822, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, Thomas Gray, was 28 and his mother, Helen Black, was 26. He married Elisabeth Russell in 1845, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 28 April 1896, in Sublett, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sublett, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gray
1822–1896
Elisabeth Russell
1814–1904
Marriage: 1845
Isabell Gray
1848–1940
John Gray
1849–1851
Robert Russell Gray
1852–1922
William Wallace Gray
1854–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1845St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 8
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1846
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Reavey
    Grays
    Grice
    Grey

    Sources (11)

    • John Grey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John in entry for John Gray, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
    • John in entry for John Gray, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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