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(I) David Gray lived in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He and his brother, tradition says, were officers in the British army in the revolution, and served under General Cornwallis.

(II) Arthur, son of David Gray, was born about 1755. After the revolution he settled at Binghamton, New York, and became the owner of a large tract of land which he afterward traded with Captain Stowe for a still larger tract in Union, New York, about 1825. He married, in 1778, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Euphemia (Reid) Meading (see Sands). Children: 1. William, born April 3, 1779; married ____ Lanning. 2. Daniel, April 9, 1781; married Lydia Bevier. 3. Euphemia, June 27, 1782; married Samuel Dean. 4. Theodosia, January 15, 1784; married Richard Lowe. 5. Anastasia, March 31, 1786; married Jonathan Ogden. 6. Catherine, married James McKinney. 7. Mary, married Lyman Page. 8. Jasper, June 22, 1792. 9. Eleanor, twin of Jasper. 10. Arthur, mentioned below. 11. Isaac, May 21, 1797; married Sarah Williams. 12. Darsillai, May 17, 1801; married H.A. Shaw.

(III) Arthur (2), son of Arthur (1) Gray, was born October 9, 1794. He married, December 25, 1815, Ann, daughter of William and Mary (Mersereau) Van Name (see Mersereau). He died June 13, 1864, and was buried in the Gray plot in Spring Forest Cemetary, Binghamton, New York, by the side of his wife, who died at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1893, aged ninety-eight years. Children: 1. Isaac, born August 13, 1817, died March 25, 1863; married, December 3, 1851, Rebecca G. Sayer. 2. William, September 30, 1819; married (first), February 28, 1860, Sarah Rounds; (second) Ellen Storer; he died December 24, 1905. 3. Charles, August 11, 1821, died August 5, 1850. 4. Elizabeth Ann, July 20, 1823, died March, 1898; married, July 23, 1844, Abel De Bois, of Tioga, New York. 5. Mary Jane, April 21, 1826, died March 26, 1887; married, October 11, 1848, Charles Manning, of Berkshire, New York. 6. James, February 18, 1828, died October, 1842. 7. Arthur, July 19, 1830, died May 14, 1833; married, October 9, 1860, Joseph De Bois, of Tioga, New York. 9. Christopher, mentioned below.

(IV) Christopher, son of Arthur (3) Gray, was born October 30, 1835, died August 22, 1911, buried in Spring Forest Cemetary. He married, in Union, New York, May 29, 1865, Lucy Baxter Richards, daughter of Jesse and Mary Richards; she died April 21, 1898. Children, born in Union, New York: 1. Mary Richards, born June 3, 1866. 2. Alice Elizabeth, April 28, 1868; married, February 11, 1903, in Binghamton, New York, James Valentine Beasley, a native of London, England. 3. Arthur Richard, May 3, 1870; married, April 13, 1898, Flora Green; child, Arthur Leverett, born September 9, 1901. 4. Helen Sayer, July 27, 1873. 5. Jesse Richards, April 6, 1880; married Phebe Lane, January 9, 1908.




          Entry done by Terri Sprague on Jan 22, 1999.

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