Biography of Americk Gray


Gray, Americk, son of Isaiah and Mary (Morgan) Gray, was born in Evans, Erie county, February 4. 1833. His twin brother, Americus, died in infancy, and his father when he was but six years old, his widowed mother being left with eight children, of whom he was the fifth. He remained on his father's farm until he was twelve years of age, when he went to live with Ambrose Cash, a well known firmer of Evans, with whom he resided until he was twenty-two. March 8, 1855, he married Charlotte L. Mills of Evans, and afterward followed farming and carpentering. He also operated a saw mill in Evans for a time, in 1866 he purchased 160 acres of land at Fort Scott, Kan., and the same year moved to Quindaro, Kan., where he died November 16, 1867, leaving a widow and three children: Frederick I. Gray, now a hardware merchant in Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. John R. Gray and Flora Ada, wife of Peter S. Sonthwell, a contractor, both of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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