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Fayette County, Alabama

~ Fayette County Grays ~

Joseph GRAY was born about 1790 in South Carolina.  His wife, Mary --?--, was born about 1794 in South Carolina.  They are believed to be the progenitors of the following line of Grays in Fayette County.

Joseph and Mary GRAY first appeared in Fayette County on the 1860 U.S. census.  They were recorded beside James W. GRAY, who was born 25 November 1817 in North Carolina and died 25 May 1902 in Fayette County.  James married Matilda J. DAVIS, the daughter of Alvis DAVIS and Elizabeth GREGORY.  Matilda was born 7 Jul 1823 in Alabama and died 6 June 1913.  They were married about 1841 and were both buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette County.

Issue of James GRAY and Matilda DAVIS:
William A. GRAY, born 1844; married Sarah --?--
James Thomas GRAY, born 1842; married Janie MONTGOMERY
Francis GRAY, born 1844
John A. GRAY, born 1846
Jefferson D. GRAY, born 1846
Martha Jane GRAY, born 4 May 1850; died 25 December 1934; buried at Macedonia Cemetery in Fayette County.  She married L.G. (Legrand) GLADDEN on 24 Dec 1873 in Fayette County.
Robert H. GRAY, born 1852
Christopher Columbus GRAY, born 1854; died 1940
Quindona GRAY, born 1856; married Elisha T. KIZIAH
Josephine GRAY, born 1860 (may have remained single)
Mack M. GRAY, born 1862 (may have remained single)
Elijah Bird GRAY, born 1864; died 1946; buried at Ensley Alabama Fraternal Cemetery
Collister M. GRAY, born 1866; married William R. SOUTH

Second Generation

8. Christopher Columbus GRAY (1854-1940) married (1) Caroline "Callie" HOLLAND, the daughter of William HOLLAND, 1881 in Gibson Co., TN.  She was born about 1856 in TN.  There was only one issue of this marriage: Lily GRAY (b. May 1884), who married Lionel Edgar RAINEY.  Caroline HOLLAND GRAY died when Lily was 9 days old. 

Christopher C. GRAY married (2) Amanda HOWELL, the daughter of James HOWELL, 1885 in Gibson Co., TN.  They had the following children:

1.  Louizer GRAY, born 1886; married H.G. TAYLOR

2.  Lemuel GRAY, born 1888

3.  Callie May Holland GRAY, born 1890; married W.C. TAYLOR

4.  Charley GRAY, born 1892

5.  Virgil GRAY, born 1894; married Doral DAILY

6.  Howard GRAY, born 1898

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This page posted 06 Feb 2004 ~ last updated 04 Apr 2006.