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PETTY, GRAY, WEAVER, Keibeard, or Gardner families
Posted by: Nancye Townsend (ID *****0407) Date: May 18, 2008 at 22:38:25
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Hello family researchers,
Part of this is a copy (below) of a Post I did a month ago on Charles Co MD genforum page...My gggGrandfather was Hendley Gray born about 1785 in Charles Co., MD (well, MD for sure!), and his mother was Margaret (possibly dau of Charles Gardner, CC, MD.), he married a Margaret "Peggy" Keibeard (also spelled Keybeard, Kibeard, Kibard, etc. ) whose father was Thomas Keibeard (again with the multiple spellings, argh!) Thomas Keibeard had a brother John Keibeard, and they were in the American Revolution..
I would be THRILLED to find out more...Hendley and Margaret "Peggy" Gray had at least 2 children, a son, THOMAS K. GRAY (he is buried in Washington, D.C.) and a daughter (my line) Margaret E. Gray who married a James Spilman Petty in 1832 in Faquier Co., Virginia. Her older brother, Thomas K. Gray signed on her marriage bond in 1832 as witness. They lived in Stafford County for a while and then moved to Front Royal, Warren Co., Virginia, where James S. Petty was a traveling preacher & had a tailor shop business, and f/t Reverand of the Methodist Episcopalian Church, South in Front Royal, VA. James Spilman Petty & wife Margaret E. Gray Petty had 10 children I am positive of & have names for...The couple are buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal. I need the names of James Spilman Petty's mother and father or siblings, if anyone knows, pleeeez! This family was also VERY cross connected int the WEAVER family of Warren Co. Virginia. Two of their children married into the WEAVER family.
Thomas K. Gray married a lady, Mary E. N. (I think the "N" stands for "Nally" as her maiden name, not sure yet) in I think Faquier Co or Stafford County, Virginia about 1830. They lived there until about 1836 or a bit later, then moved to Washington, D.C. where Mary N. was born, and they stayed there.
I am attempting to go back FURTHER on the GRAY & Petty, Weaver, etc family tree, IF I can!!! OR any info on any of these other ancestors, or cousins!!! So please share! I will do the same... (email below)
Also, Has anyone come across any of these folks in their hunts thru Deed books, Wills, Voter lists, etc, or especially Cemeteries? I am looking for where the following folks may be buried, they are most likely somewheres in Charles County. All of these folks died between 1750-1850 at the latest:
Charles Gardner (died before 1810)
Thomas Keibeard Sr. (many variations on surname spelling)
Thomas Keibeard/Keybeard/Kibard/Kibeard (died abt 1811)
John Keibeard/ (died unknwn - various spellings surname also)
Margaret (Gardner?) Gray (died abt 1814) & her son->
Hendley Gray (died abt 1815) his wife ->
Margaret Keibeard Gray (died ???)
Mary Ann Keibeard (dau of Thomas K. Jr.)
Elizabeth Keibeard (dau of Thomas K. Jr)
I think the 2 children of Hendley Gray & wife went to live in Virginia (possibly Faquier Co or nearby Pr William, Stafford) after their father died in about 1815...but I dont know with WHO the family was who raised them there...
Its probable John & Thomas Keibeard were brothers. They lived in Somerset Co MD., in 1778 & both took the "Oath of Allegiance" there. By 1800 they had relocated to Charles Co.
Last spring I visited the historic "Christs Church" - Durham Parish, Episcopalian, in Nanjemoy at 8685 Ironsides Rd. Charles Co., MD. Built in 1692 as a log structure, in 1732 brick structure building begun. (so it's been there a loooong time!) I didnt have any other names except "Hendley Gray" at the time (my grgrgrgrandfather) to look for, but there were a large number of GRAY family members buried there. I realize they may not be related to my GRAY family members, tho'. I need to go back ang look again. BUT incase anyone comes across one of these people, please post here or email me directly! I would so apprecialte it!

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