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William GrayAge: 50 years18191869

William Gray
Given names
Birth about 1819 49 31
Birth of a sisterMaria Gray
about 1821 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGerald Alexander Gray
about 1823 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherMoses Gray
December 23, 1825 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Gray
about 1827 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Burton Gray
about 1829 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 11 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 13 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 16 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 18 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 27 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
MarriageMary StewartView this family
about 1848 (Age 29 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Wilson
March 17, 1849 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Gray
March 19, 1856 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 38 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 42 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 48 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 48 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (on the date of death)

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 about 1869 (Age 50 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
elder brother
5 years
5 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
-11 years
elder sister
5 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
11 years
younger sister
Family with Mary Stewart - View this family
Marriage: about 1848USA

  1. Generation 1
    1. William Gray, son of John Gray and Elizabeth Wilson, was born about 1819 in County Mayo, Connacht, IRELAND and died about 1869 in USA. He married Mary Stewart about 1848 in USA.