Family Bible of Samuel Gray




Samuel Gray Family Bible

(Original in the possession of Mrs. William Medearis Smith)



William M. Smith was bornd in the year of our lord July the 10 1813 (In Francis Smith's Bible his dob is 10 July 1813, in William Martin Smith's own Bible his dob is listed as 11 July 1813)

John H Smith was bornd December the 12 - 1814

Sary Smith was bornd January the 30 - 1817

Austin G. Smith was Bornd December the 25-1818

(The end of the Apocrypha-the following is written.)

Samuels Grays Book Bornd Aprile 22 1752



Austin Gray was bornd in the year of our lord febuary the 10 1788

Poley Gray his wife was Bornd April the 22 1792 and was marred November the _____ 30 1815

Darkis B Gray was bornd the 26 of December 1816

Margery Gray was marred October the 8 1817

Saray Gray was marred the 8 of January 1818


Martain Gray was bornd January the 6 - 1795

Poley his wife was bornd January the 15 1815

Martain Gray was marred the 27 of August 1816

Elizebeth Gray was bornd June the 7 1817

Bible of Samuel Gray continued

James C Gray was borndin the year of our lord the December the 26 1818

Saley G Gray was bornd March the 16 1821


Mary Gray was born September 19th 1774

Margery Gray was born December the 12th 1776

Elisabeth Gray was born December 24th 1779

Frances Gray was born September 5th 1782

Austin Gray was born February 10 1789

Salley Gray was born March 13th 1791

Martin Gray was born January 6th 1795

Dopson deacon was bornd May the 10 1808


Dorkis B Gray was bornd December 26 - 1816

Elisa B Gray was bornd Aprile 2 - 1819

Fanny B Gray was born in the year of our Lord October the 18 1820

Thomas C Gray was bornd August the 24 1822

Mary An Gray was born May the May 22 1824

Enos h Gray was bornd May the 24 - 1826

N.A klin Gray March 20 1828

Rachel Gray bornd febary the 20 1831

Saley Gray was bornd June 16 1833

Eesebeth Gray was bornd May 25 1835


Rachel Cheshur was Born September 3the 1801

Samuel Cheshur was Born August 12th 1803

A Love Rey milkees Gray was born May the 21 1812

Nancy Cheser was bornd febuary the 15 1813

Margery Melinda Cheser was Bornd April the - 18: 1817

Mathew Cheser Privit was bornd August 14 1834


May frost 1774

Mary Chesser-Eldest Daughter of Samuel & Rachel Gray Departed this life March 18th 1847 in her Seventy third year-

Marge Meeks Deceased on the 21 of December 1847 and was buried on the 1 of January 1848 Samuel Gray died on the 23 of March 1837 Aged 85 if he had lived to the 24 of April 1837

(Writing in front & back of this old Bible is so faded it cannot be read.)

(Photograph of ladies-faded-on back is printed)

L.B. Wiley, Photographer, Fayetteville, Tenn.

Bible of Samuel Gray continued

Funeral Notice

The Friends & Acquaintance of Mr. F.R. Moorhead are requested to attend the funeral of his wife to-morrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. Services at the residence by Elder T.C. Little, Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. May 8 1883

Funeral Notice

The Funeral of James Charles, infant son of Gen. Robert & Mrs. S. A. Farquharson, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 1869, at 9 o'clock AM. Funeral service at the residence, by Rev. James Watson.

Funeral Notice

The Friends & Acquaintance of James R. Shelton are invited to attend the Funeral of his Wife-Mrs. Mary V. Shelton-from his residence this evening at 2 o'clock. Service by Elder Randolph or Rev. Mr. Gray. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Sunday, September 24, 1871


Publisher: Mathew Carey Philadelphia October 27th 1802

Copied by Mabel Abbott Tucker, Tommie Lauderdale Smith


(On page 592-The End of the Prophets)

The Sone (sic) of Francis Smith


Lincoln County Tennessee Bible Records, Vol. 5, page 52-54,

compiled by Mabel Abbott Tucker and Jane Warren Waller

Note from book: An underlined letter, word or date indicates it was impossible to read with complete accuracy.


Submitted by Claudia O'Leary