Bible of William G. Gray

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Date: 1795 [unknown]
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Gray Boyd Liston
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The bible of William G. Gray, was given to his granddaughter Mary Jane (Gray) Prentice on 1 Jan 1868, then handed down through the Prentice family to Levon Prentice, where it remains today (William is Levon's 3rd great-grandfather).

Some of the family information written in this bible seems to contradict itself. Possibly due to confusion on the author’s end or possibly due to misinterpretation of the handwriting or inferred relationships.

This PDF of bible pages was posted to WikiTree so that others can review and contribute to its understanding. The Summary below is my current understanding (or lack thereof). --Scott Prentice


References (in bold) refer to numbered pages in the Gray Bible PDF, italicized text are comments, and characters in square brackets (other than bold page references) are words or characters I'm unsure of.

This is the bible of William G. Gray (name sometimes spelled "Greay"). (Possibly purchased in Danville, Vermont before his marriage to Abigail White.) [p1]

  • He was born 26 Feb 1795 in Edinburgh, Scotland [p6,p8]
  • He left Scotland 2 Aug 1813, age 18 [p6,p7] (Page 6 it shows a date that looks like 1812, 1813 would be when he was 18.)
  • He married Abigail White on 28 Mar 181[1], in Champlain (NY) [p5] (This marriage date must be wrong if he left Scotland in 1813, maybe they married in 1817? Their first child was born in 1820.)
  • Wm G. Gray d. 15 Jul 18[7]0. Age [7]5 years. [p4]

His mother:

  • Jennet Boyd Gray d. 7 Feb 1824 in Glasgow, Scotland [p4]
  • Jennet Gray his mother, d. 2 Nov [????] 1809 and her body lies in the west church yard Edinburgh Scotland [p6] (Where, in Edinburgh, is this "west church yard"?)
(These two entries contradict each other regarding her death date, are they not the same person?)
  • Jennet Greay was born in the Parish of Cramond in 17[5|9]7 [p6]
(Since her son, William, was born in 1795, she must have been born before 1780, or so. OR .. maybe this "Jennet" is a sister? Hmm.)

His paternal grandmother:

  • Jennet Liston Gray, b. 1741 (calculated), d. 17 Jun 1829 @ 6:00am, in Glasgow aged 88 [p4]

His wife:

  • Abigail White b. 10 Jun 1[796] in [?ann]age Vermont [p8], d. 18 Jun 187[9] aged 78 years and 8 days [p5]

Children of William and Abigail:

  • William Gray Jr. b. 15 Feb 1820, d. 18 Nov 1829, in Fort Ann, NY. [p4] (b date calculated)
  • Thomas Spencer Gray, b. 24 Apr 1822 in Fort Ann NY [p8]
  • Henry Augustus Gray, b. 23 Jan 1825 in Fort Ann NY [p5,p9], d. 15 Oct (year?) @ 5:30pm [p3]
  • Jane Abigail Gray, b. 15 Feb 183[0] in Fort Ann [p9]
  • William Able Gray, 20 Oct 1831, d. 6 Jan 1832, aged 3 months [8]3 days [p9]

Henry A. Gray, married Charlotte Price in Clarance Hollow, NY, on 1 Feb 18[49] [p5] Charlotte Gray (Price) b. 7 Oct 1827 in Clarence, N.Y. [p5]

Children of Henry and Charlotte:

  • Spencer [D.] Gray, b. 23 Feb 185[0], in Newstead [p7]
  • William [W.] Gray, b. 11 Jun 185[2|3] in Newstead, d. 14 Aug 18[??] [p7]
  • Elizabeth [S.] Gray, b. 10 Jun 185[2|3] in Newstead, d. 16 Aug 185[7] [p7]
(William and Elizabeth, twins?)
  • Mary Jane Gray, b. 20 Sep 1855 in Newstead [p7], d. 14 Nov 1895 @ 2:30am [p3]

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