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James Gray m. Elizabeth Doran, 1787
Posted by: Clark Gray (ID *****3278) Date: September 14, 2002 at 09:22:58
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Looking for names of parents for James Gray and Elizabeth Doran.

James Gray (1765/7-1849) married Elizabeth Doran, 1787. Alexander McFarland was the surety for the marriage bond and Rev. Samuel Shannon of the Windy Cove Presbyterian Church conducted the ceremony. James and Elizabeth Gray settled in Russell County, Virginia around 1790, as well as Alexander McFarland.

I have heard/seen through the years that:

*James Gray descended from one of 7 brothers who came to America from Northern Ireland. There were 7 Gray brothers who settled in Augusta/Rockbridge Counties in the early to mid-1700s that live in the "Borden Tract".

*James Gray was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland according to Gray family researchers in the early 1900's.

*James Gray might be the son of Hugh Gray, who ended up in West Virginia.

*I have seen a James Gray mentioned in Charlkey's (spelling?) Chronicles of the Scots-Irish Settlement in Virginia, that died and left a few children, one being named James.

*Elizabeth Doran's parents were thought to be Jacob and Katherine Shadow Doran.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Clark Gray

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