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Gray, Brown(e) and Gill Families
Posted by: Janelle Gaughan (ID *****2031) Date: February 21, 2011 at 06:13:51
  of 1783

In our frusrating search to determine the parents of Jesse Gray, b. 1795-1800 and Rody (Rhody) Brown(e) b. abt. 1800- 1803, we have been unable to. I have found, however, that the process of elimination can be useful.

Can anyone tell me more about the following families found in the 1810 census of Fauquier County Virginia families?

252B 14 Gray Bennedicter pg0248b.txt
261A 19 Gray Mary pg0248b.txt
258A 15 Gray Nathaniel pg0248b.txt
255B 7 Gray Thomas pg0248b.txt

Gray, Benedicter (???????)
1 male, 16-26
1 female, 45 & up
8 slaves

Gray, Thomas (is this the Thomas who married Patty Payne?)
1 male, 0-10
1 male, 26-44
2 females, 16-26
* females, 26-45

Gray, Nathaniel (Is this the Nathaniel who married the Ransdell sisters?)
3 males, 0-10
1 male, 16-26
1 male, 45 & up
1 female, 0-10
3 females, 10-16
1 female, 26-45
15 slaves

Gray, Mary (Whose widow is Mary?)
1 female, 0-10
1 female, 26-45
1 female, 45 & up

I have not been able to find anything at all about connect Benedicter Gray or to the others and I have to assume that Mary was a widow, but whose? Where did Thomas come from and whose son was he? Thomas is found isolated on Humston's list, in northwest Fauquier, closer to Culpeper. Could he be a son of William Gray of Culpeper? Could he be related to Jesse?

In that same census, I find the following Brown Families, who may be descendants of the Brown families of Culpeper, any of whom may have been the family of Rody:

Brown Families in the 1810 Census, Fauquier Co, VA

264A 26 Brown Daniel pg0262a.txt
254B 19 Brown Elijah pg0248b.txt
240A 17 Brown Elizabeth pg0234a.txt
258B 27 Brown Frances pg0248b.txt
261B 14 Brown George pg0248b.txt
242B 3 Brown Jesse pg0234a.txt
234A 17 Brown John pg0234a.txt
239B 26 Brown John pg0234a.txt
244B 12 Brown Joseph pg0234a.txt
243A 18 Brown Joshua pg0234a.txt
263A 11 Brown Manley pg0262a.txt
240B 25 Brown Marshall pg0234a.txt

Also of interest is Charles E. Browne, the Methodist Minister that married Jesse Gray and Rhody Brown 23 Mar 1818 in Fauquier Co, VA. I haven't been able to find him other than on the list Jim Burgess posted in 1999 of Early Ministers of Fauquier Co, VA.

Jesse and Rhody's oldest sons, William H Gray and James Gray (my branch), married Maria Gill and Eliza Jane Gill (my branch), sisters and daughters of James Gill, a son of John Gill of Prince William Co, VA.

I've exhausted the resources available to me without success. If anyone has any ideas I am very open to suggestions. Thank you.

Janelle Williams Gaughan
Bethesda, Maryland

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