Biography of Abijah Gray


Gray, Abijah, Buffalo, one of the first settlers of the town of Evans, Erie county, was born at Tisbury (Martha's Vineyard), Dukes county, Mass., March 29, 1769. He was the son of Isaiah Gray, 1st, one of Tisbury's lifelong farmers. His ancestors came from England to Massachusetts at a very early day. Mr. Gray was married in 1792 to Dolly Foster, who was born August 4, 1775, and who died February 13, 1834. For his second wife he married her sister, Rebecca Foster. A few years after his first marriage he became a pioneer settler of the town of Evans, Erie county, where he died October 6, 1846. His children, all by his first wife, were Isaiah, Abijah, Jr., Gilbert, Daniel, Harrison, Franklin, Mary (Mrs. Saunders Dunham), and Polly (Mrs. Job Shaw).

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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