Person:William Gray (110)

William Michael Rufus Gray
m. 17 Jan 1856
  1. Nancy Elizabeth Gray1856 - 1945
  2. William Michael Rufus Gray1856 - 1940
  3. Sarah Zorada Gray1859 - 1941
  4. Mollie Ann Gray1862 - 1949
  5. John C Gray1863 -
m. 01 October 1875
  1. James Alman Gray1876 -
  2. Loretta Jane Gray1878 - 1937
  3. William Kelley Gray1880 - 1913
  • HWilliam Michael Rufus Gray1856 - 1940
  • WJulia Isam1862 - 1884
m. 4 August, 1883
m. 01 August 1885
  • HWilliam Michael Rufus Gray1856 - 1940
  • WRebecca Rogersabout 1870 - 1945
m. 21 June 1905
Facts and Events
Name[2] William Michael Rufus Gray
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 13 November 1856 Rising Fawn, Dade, Georgia, United States
Census[2] 1870 Dade, Georgia, United States
Marriage 01 October 1875 Dade, Georgia, United StatesSee photo image of Marriage Book, page 164.
to Minerva Tennessee Price
Census[1] 1880 DeKalb, Alabama, United States
Marriage 4 August, 1883 to Julia Isam
Marriage 01 August 1885 to Mary "Fannie" Hill
Census[6] 1900 Acadia, Louisiana, United States
Marriage 21 June 1905 Claiborne, Louisiana, United Statesto Rebecca Rogers
Census[7] 1910 Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, United States
Census[8] 1920 El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States
Census[9] 1930 El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States
Burial[3][5] May 1940 Camp Creek Cemetery, Spearsville, Union, Louisiana, United States
Death[3][5] 31 May 1940 El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States

The initials "W.M.R. (Gray)" were used on his marriage license, seen and photographed by Jim and Erma Williams on 26 May 2005 in the Trenton, GA Courthouse Records repository. (See at left) Except for the 1870 census in Dade County,, GA with his father, this is the only other time we have heard of the "M" initial in his name, although we have family letters about him. It is very probable that the "M" is for Michael, named after his paternal grandfather, William Michael Gray and his maternal grandfather, Rufus S. Keith. By Jim Williams

On May 5, 1946, Minnie Rush Treadaway sent a letter with invaluable family history information to Mrs. Maggie Adcock. Please click the following link for additional information on this letter:S4

Minnie Treadaway Letter

Image Gallery
  1. 1.0 1.1 William Gray, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 568D, Roll 12, Enumeration District 54.

    William Gray, Enumeration District 54, b. about 1857, Alabama.
    William Gray, age 23; Manerva Gray, age 24; Loretta Gray, age 2; Pearlly Gray, age 4 months. (This is actually William Kelly Gray); Sarah Gray (sister to William), age 22; William (Michael)Gray,age 76 (The younger William's grandfather).

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dade, Georgia, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, M593-146 p508.

    William M R Gray, Militia District 1129, b. abt 1857, GA
    John A Gray, age 36; Loretta J Gray, age, 32; William M R Gray, age 13; Nancy E Gray, age 12; Sarah Z Gray, age 10; Polly Ann Gray, age 7; John C Gray age 5.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Boykin, Robert; Gray Memories, p 21, Secondary quality.

    "Ancestors and Descendants of William Rufus Gray" This spiral-bound and self-published book was written by Robert Boykin for his very dear friend, Dennis Hendricks Gray, a great grandson of William Rufus Gray by his third wife, Mary Fannie Hill. In 2005 Dennis sent me a copy. Dennis was in ill health and died before 2010, according to a cousin recently. Although some information in the book I have found to be in error, the places of birth and death, for which this is a "source", remain uncontested. I personally visited Great-grandpa Gray in his El Dorado, AR home shortly before his death and took a photo of his Camp Creek Cemetery tombstone in 1992.

  4.   Minnie Treadaway Letter. (Family Letter).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Find A Grave.
  6. Acadia, Louisiana, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, P 3B.

    Gray, W. R.; E. D. 0007; Police Jury Ward 5, Acadia, Louisiana, Section Foreman
    W. R. Gray, M age 43, b. GA; Fanny Gray, F age 32, b. GA; Hendrix Gray, M age 11, b. AL

  7. Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, P 24B.

    Gray, Berfue (Rufus), E. D. 0069; Beat 3, Jefferson Davis, Mississippi
    Berfue (Rufus) Gray, M age 55 (50), b. GA; Andrie Gray, F age 40, b. NC; Rufus Gray Jr., M age 3, b. MS

  8. Union, Louisiana, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule: Fourteenth Census of the United States, NARA Microfilm Publication T625. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), P 5B.

    Gray, William R, E. D. 158, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas; Section Foreman, Rail Road
    William R Gray, M age 63, b. GA; Andrie R Gray, F age 50, b. NC; Rufus Gray, M age 13, b. LA

  9. Union, Arkansas, United States. 1930 U.S.Census Population Schedule, P 10B.

    Gray, William R, E. D. 11, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas; Section Foreman, Rail Road
    William R Gray, M age 73, b. GA; Andrie R Gray, F age 62, b. NC; Rufus Gray, M age 23, b. LA