Biography of Levi H. Gray
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Gray, Levi H., was born in Salem, Washington county, N, Y. He is of Scotch descent, his early ancestors having settled in the country early in the seventeenth century. His grandfather was a colonel of the militia. His father, Levi Gray, was born in Salem, N. Y., and was a farmer, and also a captain in the State militia. He died in 1867. His mother, Samantha (Taylor) Gray, was born in Benson, Vt., and died in 1878. Levi H. Gray received his education in the common schools, and at the age of eighteen enlisted in Co. H, 123d N.Y. Vols. His brother, James C. Gray, was in the same company. Their first engagement after reaching the front was the battle of Chancellorsville; they were also in the battle of Gettysburg, and were with Sherman on his march to the sea. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned to Salem, his home, and learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked until 1877, when he came to Troy and went into the piano moving and general teaming business with his brother. The firm is C. B. & L. H. Gray. He belongs to the Salem Lodge No. 391, F. & A. M. He married Mrs. Elizabeth H. Wheeler in 1878.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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