Person:David Gray (21)

Capt. David Gray
b.Bef. 1741
d.bef. 25 Sept. 1797 Virginia
m. 1719
  1. Samuel Gray1720 - 1775
  2. Elizabeth GrayBET 1725 AND 1737 - AFT 1751
  3. John Gray, II, of Augusta, Greenbrier and Monroe County, VAabt 1726/30 - 1801
  4. Ann GrayABT 1730 -
  5. Isaac Gray, of Mill Creek, Borden Tract, Augusta County, VABef 1731 -
  6. William GrayBef 1734 - 1794
  7. Jacob GrayBef 1735 -
  8. Capt. David GrayBef 1741 - bef 1797
  9. Joseph GrayABT 1741 - ABT 1818
  10. Benjamin Gray1745 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. David Gray
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 1735
Birth? Bef. 1741
Death? bef. 25 Sept. 1797 Virginia

David Gray was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


David Gray's land (Borden Tract SW, two tracts of 100 acres, 1761) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 165.--29th January, 1761. Borden's executors to David Gray, £__, 100 acres of 92100; Moses Whiteside's cor. on John Davidson, Samuel McCosky's line..
  • Page 168.--29th January, 1761. Same (Borden's executors) to David Gray, £__, 100 acres of 92100, James Greenlee's cor. on John Davidson's line; Moses Whiteside's line, William Gray's cor.
  • Page 274.--12th May, 1762. Moses Whitesides and Margaret to David Gray, £10, 109 acres, part of Bordin's tract; cor. said Whitesides.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 348.--10th May, 1768. David Gray and Ruth (mark) to James McCrosky, £18, 100 acres; James Greenlee's corner on John Davidson's line; Moses Whiteside's line; William Gray's corner. Teste: Moses Whitesides. John Carouthers. Benj. Gray. Delivered: Jas. McCoskry, son to James, 27th March, 1788.

Records of David Gray in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 396.--23d April, 1751. John Gray's will, yeoman--Wife, Agness; son, Jacob; son, William; son, David; son, Joseph; son, Benj.; daughter, Ann Gray; son, Saml.; son, John; daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, son Samuel and John Lyle. Teste: Archd. Alexander, James McClung, Daniel Lyle. 27th November, 1751, proved by all witnesses, and both executors qualify, with sureties Archd. Alexander and James McClung.
  • Page 133.--The last will and testament of John Davison, being taken suddenly ill of a colick and departed this life the 11th of April, 1762, expressed these words (to wit): that all his just debts should be paid and Elizabeth, his wife, should have her share as the law directed, and all the rest to be equally divided amongst his four children--Thos. Paxton, David Gray. Proved, 18th May, 1762. Elizabeth Davison ( ) and Danl. Lyle qualify, with Thos. Paxton and David Gray.
  • Page 69.--10th August, 1767. Borden's executors to Benjamin Gray, £26, 260 acres, part of 92,100; corner widow Davison and William Taylor, poplar in Daniel Lyle's line, David Gray's corner. Delivered: Benjamin Gray, 26th September, 1773.
  • Page 126.--14lh May, 1768. William Taylor's estate appraised, by David Gray, Henry McClung, William Lusk.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1777. - (221) Tithables to be taken in following Companies: Capt. John Gilmore's, Capt. John Lyle's, and Capt. David Gray's, and oath of allegiance to be administered to all.
  • Vol. 2 - Andrew Waggoner vs. Elizth. & John Gray, Admrs. of David Gray--O. S. 9; N. S. 3--Bill filed in Berkley, 25th September, 1797. Plaintiff, David Gray & Smith Slaughter were partners in business of buying certificates. Slaughter was about to move to Kentucky.