Looking for parents of John Wesley "Doc" Gray b1845, m Nancy Francis Due b. 1861 in Marion Co, AR

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These are my ggGrandparents. There is no confirmed record of Doc's parents. Several trees claim that he is the son of Lowry McNeese Gray, but I cannot confirm. Family tradition states that Doc would take the family to visit "Aunt Kizzy," assumed to be his sister. I would like to collaborate with others working this branch of the GRAYs.


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John Wesley Gray born July 6 1845,Lincoln County,Tennessee,Died July

29 1934,Ramona,Washington County,Oklahoma.Spouse Nancy Frances

Due.1850 Tennessee Census,there is a John W.Gray,but hard to say this

is him.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)
Thank you Wayne, yes, this is my great great grandfather. This is as far back as I can actually confirm his heritage.
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According to data in FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Doc married Nancy Frances (Fannie) Due on 29 Oct 1875 and they had 12 children.  Nancy died 14 May 1920 in Yonkers Oklahoma.

Doc's father was Lowery McNeese Gray (1814-1875) and his mother was Susan Woodall (1819-1869).  Lowery was also married to Louisa Mariah Simmons (1833-1913).  They were married in 1871 in Lincoln Tennessee.

FamilySearch.org lists Lowery;s parents as John Gray (1790-?) and Kesiah Carrol (1790-1880) but Ancestry.com lists his parents as George Gray (1776-1859) and Lucy Benning (1777-1844).  Not sure which one, if either, is correct.

Hope this helps.

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