I was born in March 1987 in Oklahoma to Charles Gray and Rebecca Wiley. 
My family returned to Central Texas a few months after I was born and remained there until early 2001.
In March of 2001 my family relocated to Sullivan County, New York, and I returned to Central Texas in December 2003. I met my future husband, Thomas, in the spring of 2006, and together we moved to Austin, Texas in July of that same year.
Thomas and I married in June 2015 at a small home gathering in Beaverton, Oregon and two weeks later we welcomed our only child, Madeline.
My interest in genealogy comes from a few sources. The main factor was being the youngest of a large, but highly segmented, family. Both my parents had children from previous marriages before I was born, and both remarried spouses with children after I was born.
Another factor that has driven my interest in genealogy over the years has been learning little to nothing about my family history as a child.
I have a keen interest in cemeteries and their preservation. Any chance I get to travel will usually include a trip to a local cemetery. The more rural, the better! One of the things I find amusing is the date range of cemeteries across the United States. Living in New York, Texas, and Oregon has allowed me to see the earliest dates on gravestones progressing as I move west.
My research goals include:
While I'm not officially part of the Biography Builders group here, another area of genealogical interest is biography building. I am actively combing through both my direct ancestors and their immediate families to help create biographies of their life. Doing this, I have found, forces me to re-look at the sources attached to an individual, not only in how they relate to that person's life, but how they may help tell the story of their other family members, as well.
|Gen.||Direct Relation to Patricia Gray||Total Number||On WikiTree||Sourced||Biography||Genealogically Defined|
|5||2x Great Grandparents||16||16||7||1||0|
|6||3x Great Grandparents||32||19|
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On 5 Jul 2019 at 18:02 GMT Scott Hutchins wrote:
On 3 Jul 2019 at 17:51 GMT Topher Sims wrote:
On 2 Jul 2019 at 13:33 GMT Janine (Adiletto) Balistreri wrote:
I loved seeing our connection our Wiki. Janine
On 26 Apr 2019 at 13:50 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 9 Apr 2019 at 02:19 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:
On 30 Mar 2019 at 05:22 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:
Question: how do you disambiguate between cities and counties with the same name? If all of us who die in Yamhill (county) live in Yamhill (city) it would be much larger than the 1,145 that is currently reported!
Question: where is the list of "site standards" that I don't know and therefore I will never be able to conform?
On 29 Mar 2019 at 20:08 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:
On 6 Mar 2019 at 20:16 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Taylor County, Texas..
On 7 Feb 2019 at 05:44 GMT Pamela Kinder wrote:
I understand you were trying to help,its all good. I had no clue who was making changes on this profile so I did lock it. Knowing that this is your immediate bloodline also I will unlock it.
Please let me know in the future if you are going to make any changes
On 6 Feb 2019 at 05:15 GMT Pamela Kinder wrote:
I saw that you edited my Great Grandmother Eva Louisa Slinkard's profile. There is a discrepancy of her year of birth. Her death certificate states 1871 which is incorrect. Looking at the 1870 census you can see she was already born. The correct year of her birth is 1869 there is other documentation of this fact.
I also have personal family history knowledge of this information.
I appreciate you trying to help.