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John GrayAge: 59 years18151875

John Gray
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Birth July 13, 1815 45 27
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://goo.gl/cu6BNB
Birth of a sisterMargaret Henrietta Gray
about 1817 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Gray
about 1819 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMaria Gray
about 1821 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherGerald Alexander Gray
about 1823 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherMoses Gray
December 23, 1825 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Gray
about 1827 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Burton Gray
about 1829 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
Birth of a sisterJulia Mary Gray
about 1837 (Age 21 years)
MarriageMary Anna DwyerView this family
about 1839 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
John Wilson Gray
March 20, 1840 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
Annie C. Gray
about 1843 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
Edmund Dwyer Gray
December 29, 1845 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Birth of a son
George Walter Gray
about 1849 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Wilson
March 17, 1849 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
Emily Mary Gray
about 1852 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Gray
March 19, 1856 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
William Dargan Gray
about 1857 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Marriage of a childJohn Wilson GrayAlice Martha Elizabeth TredwellView this family
December 8, 1865 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childEdmund Dwyer GrayCaroline Agnes ChisholmView this family
about 1867 (Age 51 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Death of a brotherWilliam Gray
about 1869 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a brotherGerald Alexander Gray
about 1870 (Age 54 years)

Death of a sonJohn Wilson Gray
November 21, 1872 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherGeorge Edward Gray
February 1, 1873 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Henrietta Gray
before April 1875 (Age 59 years)

Death of a brotherMoses Wilson Gray
April 4, 1875 (Age 59 years)
Death April 9, 1875 (Age 59 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1809County Mayo, Connacht, IRELAND
2 years
elder brother
George Edward Gray
Birth: about 1810 40 22County Mayo, Connacht, IRELAND
Death: February 1, 1873Dunedin, Otago, NEW ZEALAND
3 years
elder brother
2 years
5 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
-11 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
11 years
younger sister
Family with Mary Anna Dwyer - View this family
Marriage: about 1839IRELAND
7 years
-6 years
10 years
9 years
-13 years
10 years

  1. Generation 1
    1. John Gray, son of John Gray and Elizabeth Wilson, was born on July 13, 1815 in Claremorris, County Mayo, Connacht and died on April 9, 1875 in Bath, England, UNITED KINGDOM at the age of 59. He married Mary Anna Dwyer about 1839 in IRELAND. She was born about 1822 in Claremorris, County Mayo, Connacht and died on April 27, 1887 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster.

      Children of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer:

      1. Edmund Dwyer Gray (18451888)
      2. John Wilson Gray (18401872)
      3. George Walter Gray (18491879)
      4. William Dargan Gray (18571886)
      5. Annie C. Gray (18431921)
      6. Emily Mary Gray (1852)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Edmund Dwyer Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on December 29, 1845 in IRELAND and died on March 27, 1888 at the age of 42. He married Caroline Agnes Chisholm about 1867.

    2. John Wilson Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on March 20, 1840 in IRELAND and died on November 21, 1872 in London, England, UNITED KINGDOM at the age of 32. He married Alice Martha Elizabeth Tredwell on December 8, 1865 in England, UNITED KINGDOM.

    3. George Walter Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1849 in IRELAND and died on August 27, 1879 in Ballybrack, County Dublin, Leinster.

    4. William Dargan Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1857 in IRELAND and died on January 23, 1886 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales.

    5. Annie C. Gray, daughter of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1843 in IRELAND and died on April 16, 1921 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster.

    6. Emily Mary Gray, daughter of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born about 1852 in IRELAND. She married Carroll Patrick Nash on August 14, 1882 in IRELAND.