Cool find while searching for John Gray, Revolutionary War soldier of Noble County, Ohio

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I love being a Greeter. I had seen a volunteer message earlier today from a guest who was looking for John Gray, of Noble County, Ohio, who had served in the War for Independence. Just got a chance to go looking, and found a DAR record for a John Gray of Noble County with a pension number. Then looked on Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters & found the transcript ... of the next-to-last surviving pensioner of the Revolution. He died March 29, 1868 & had been granted a pension at age 103 by an act of Congress the year before!

The transcript has a picture & his signature too!

in The Tree House by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (402k points)

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For the Act of Congress, see H.R. 1044, Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 39th Congress, 2nd Session, Jan. 27, 1867, Read twice and referred to the Committee on Pensions. An Act For the relief of John Gray, a revolutionary soldier,  accessible online via Library of Congress, Digital Collection URL https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=039/llhb039.db&recNum=5497.

in addition, Findagrave.com has a nice memorial page for John Gray to include photos of him, monuments to him, grave marker in Noble County Ohio, and two newspaper articles that was graciously shared by someone other than me. 

 

by Terri Oguz G2G6 (6.1k points)

And here is his Wikitree profile: John Gray (1764 - 1868), last updated in 2012.

d'oh! I usually look for a WikiTree profile first! Thanks Julie!
Thanks everyone! I've added sources to http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gray-3561 & posted on the guest's profile a link to it. Hope it's the one he was looking for!

Cheers, Liz

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