Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Joseph Gray

Male Bef 1754 - Aft 1796  (> 44 years)


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  • Name Joseph Gray 
    Born Bef 1754  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1796  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56962  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Gray,   b. 1711, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1790, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah MNU Gray,   b. Aft 1715,   d. 7 Dec 1802, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1744  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benedicta Franklin,   b. Bef 1758, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Bef 1774  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Franklin Gray,   b. 24 Nov 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1830, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Priscilla Gray,   b. Abt 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Gray,   b. Abt 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Joseph Gray,   b. 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Middletown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Alexander Gray,   b. 30 May 1788, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1839, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Robert Gray,   b. 18 Dec 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1851, Mansion Hall, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F31727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 408.
      John Gray Sr's Will.
      Jan 28, 1787. I, John Gray of CC, planter, am sick & weak in body but of sound & perfect memory. Firstly, I want my just debts paid.
      To my son Joseph Gray - all my land and tenements.
      To my daughter Benedictor Franklin - a Negro woman named Lett.
      To my daughter Ann Butler Garrot - a Negro woman named Haney.
      To my wife Hanner Gray - a Negro woman named Sarey.
      To my children, to wit, Joseph Gray, Benedictor Franklin, Ann Butler Garrot - the rest of my estate, to be equally divided amongst them.
      Executors: my son Joseph & my wife.
      Signed - John (+++ his mark) Gray.
      Wit - David L. Ward, Jeremiah Gray, Elijah (X his mark) Clark.
      Probated on Jul 12, 1790 by the executor and executrix, and by the oaths of witnesses David Lindsay Ward, Jeremiah Gray, & Elijah Clark.
      Letters Testamentary were granted to the executor and executrix; their securities were Jere Gray & Zachariah Price.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 407.
      On Jul 12, 1790 came Hannah Gray, the widow of John Gray, late of CC, decd, & quitted her claim to the bequest to her in the Will of her sd husband, decd, & elected, in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the decd's estate, both real and personal
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 294.
      Edward Gray - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Mar 13, 1795.
      old Negro man, Brown. 1 Negro woman, Nel, and child. Total amount: 178.19.6.
      Signed - Jeremiah Gray, Joseph Gray.
      Creditors: Henderson Fergusson & Gibson.
      CC, May 18, 1795. Then came Anthony Gray, administrator, & made oath
      Certified_by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 399.
      Edward Gray - Additional Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Mar 28, 1796.
      Negro child Frank (7 months old).
      Total amount: 8.2.6.
      Signed - Joseph Gray, Jerh Gray.
      CC, Jun 1796. Then came Anthony Gray, administrator, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 44,
      Moses Gray's Will.
      Jan 10, 1768. I, Moses Gray of CC, am sick and weak but of sound mind and perfect memory, Firstly, I want all my just debts paid.
      To my son Edward Gray - all my lands,
      To my daughters Jane Clark, Darcos Scot, & Sarah Scot - 1 shilling each.
      To my sons Anthony C. Gray & George Gray - 1 shilling each.
      To my son Edward Gray - the rest of my personal estate.
      executor: my son Edward Gray.
      Signed - Moses (X his mark) Gray.
      Wit - Joseph Gray, Jeremiah Gray, Alexander Evans.
      Probated by Feb 9, 1789 by the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Joseph Gray & Jeremiah Gray.

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