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Hezekiah Gray Sr.
(1738-Bef 1784)
Abigail Waterbury
(Abt 1739-1805)
Jesse Patchin
(1746-1830)
Abigail
(1752-1828)
David Gray
(1770-1813)
Clarissa Patchin
(1773-1856)
Jesse William Gray
(1803-1894)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Thyrza Beckwith

Jesse William Gray

  • Born: 3 Jan 1803, Milton, Saratoga, New York
  • Marriage: Thyrza Beckwith on 10 Jul 1827 in Oswego, New York
  • Died: 27 Dec 1894, Oswego, Oswego, New York at age 91
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Purchased Lot 14 from a Mr. Brown, 1826, Oswego, Oswego, New York. Source: John C. Churchhill, Landmarks of Oswego County, New York, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1895, 1320 pages.

Lot 14 was originally designated as "Reserved for Gospel & c." in the Balloting Book, page 116.

• Residence: From 1830 Census, 1830, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Also lists family with the following ages:

2 males under the age of 5 (Edward and Bernard)
1 male 15 to under 20 years of age
1 male 20 to under 30 years of age (Jesse)

1 female 20 to under 30 years of age (Thyrza)

• Land: From Oswego Land Record search web page. Year Grantor(s) Grantee(s) Book Page Film Reference

1832  Alvin Bronson Jesse Gray  M  180  FHL US/CAN 1012261
Mary Bronson

1834  Ithamar Brown Jesse Gray  Q  435  FHL US/CAN 1011764 
Orinda Brown

1836  Jesse Gray Henry White X  269  FHL US/CAN 1011768 
Thyrza Gray

1834  John Hutchins Jesse Gray Q 406  FHL US/CAN 1011764 

1836 Unknown Jesse Gray  X  85  FHL US/CAN 1011768

1838  Jesse Gray Samuel Taylor  27  138  FHL US/CAN 1011770
Thyrza Gray

1846  Jesse Gray Elizabeth Beckwith  44  95  FHL US/CAN 1011780 
Thyrza Gray

1847  Jesse Gray Oswego & Syracuse RR 47  379 FHL US/CAN 1011782 
Thyrza Gray

1849 George F Talman Jesse Gray  50  443  FHL US/CAN 1011785 
1850  George F Talman Jesse Gray  52  461 FHL US/CAN 1011787 

1854 Jesse Gray David French  64  626  FHL US/CAN 1011799 
Thyrza Gray

1854  Jesse Gray Jacob S Poucher  65 189  FHL US/CAN 1011800 
Thyrza Gray
1855  Jesse Gray Peter B Mooney 67 603 FHL US/CAN 1011802 
Thyrsa Gray

1855  Abraham P Grant Jesse Gray 68  139  FHL US/CAN 1011803 

• Residence: From 1840 Census, 1840, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Listing includes the following:

2 males under 5: William and Henry
1 male age 10 to under 15: Edward
1 male 30 to under 40: Jesse

1 female 5 to under 10: Mary
1 female 20 to under 30: Thyrza (wrong age bracket)

• Residence: From 1850 Census, 1850, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Living with him are:

Thyrza, age 48
Mary, age 18
William, age 12
Jane, age 8
Sarah, age 5

• Occupation: Farmer, 1850, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From 1850 Census

Value of Real Estate: $2,500

• Political Party: Oswego Commercial Times, 21 Sep 1850, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Whig District Convention

First Assembly District, Oswego County.

The Convention met, pursuant to call at the Village of Fulton, Sept. 19th ....

... and the following delegates presented their credentials, and took their seats.

Oswego (Town) Jesse Gray

• Occupation: Farmer, 1855, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From 1855 New York State Census

Household record:

Name Age Relation County Years in Occupation
to head of Birth Oswego
Jesse Gray 52 - Saratoga 42 Farmer
Thyrza Gray 52 Wife Onondaga 42 -
Mary Case 23 Child Oswego 23 -
William Gray 16 Child Oswego 16 Farmer
Jane Gray 13 Child Oswego 13 -
Sarah Gray 10 Child Oswego 10 -
Chester O. Case 26 Son-in-Law Livingston 2 Lawyer

• Newspaper: THE DAILY PALLADIUM, Thursday Morning, 13 Mar 1856, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. THE DAILY PALLADIUM
Thursday Morning, March 13, 1856

A CARD

At a meeting of passengers on a train of the Syracuse and Oswego Rail Road Co., blockaded in a snow drift two miles above Oswego Tuesday evening, 11th March, it was unanimously:

Resolved, That the extraordinary efforts of the Syracuse and Oswego Railroad Co., to force a train through from Syracuse continued for three successive days are deserving of our thanks and the public approbation.

Resolved, That our thanks are due to Jesse Gray, Esq., a father residing two miles above the city near the track for an unlimited supply of provisions free of charge; also to Conductor Fisk, he braved the tempest a long distance to bring us relief. Another farmer in the neighborhood anticipated our wants and sent us ____ whose name we unfortunately did not ________.

The train left Syracuse on Sunday morning and reached Baldwinsville at _______ hour that same evening; was there joined by another train from Syracuse on Monday morning; and with three engines arrived at Fulton at night. On Tuesday night the train reached a point near the “burying ground cross road,” about two miles above the city, where Conductors Morse procured teams from Mr. GRAY, and with others sent up from the Welland House, all the passengers arrived here at a late hour last evening. Conductors Morse and Fisk (the train in charge of the former) were untiring in their efforts to promote the comfort and entertainment of the passengers among who were many ladies and children. Our train was preceded by a hundred men to excavate a passage, and nearly all the road from Fulton was thus dug out. Superintendent SKIMNER, with Pasley Barrett, the Freight Agent, were on the track among the men without regard to exposure. Principals, Conductors, Engineers, Brakemen, and all hands, without direction manifested their determination that the train should go through; and had not wood failed, it would have been accomplished. Fence rails were for a time used, but the snow was so deep that the demand could not be supplied. The wind blew a gale with the thermometer for much of the time below zero, and the track behind us was filled up at we passed onward.

M.L. Holley Pierrepont Manor, N. Y.
B. C. Allen, Peoria, Ill.
John Gallick, Lyone. N. Y.
J. Grogan, Fulton, N. Y.
Wm. Henderson Otisco, N. Y.
Chas. Hillabrant, Oswego.
T. P. Oatrander, do
C. C. Moore, do
J . R. Bentley, Buffalo
C. B Redfield. Albany.
D. Rathbun, Chittenango
N. A. Blood, Peru, Ind.
T. F. Hall, Oswego
O. Blood, Peru, Ind.
R. S. ______, Syracuse
P. N. Hersey, New York.
Miss N. A Mille Jefferson N. Y.
Mrs. W. Qui___ and daughter, 0swego
Mrs. M. J. Saks do do do
Misses Dixons, do
Miss J . S. Youngs, North Adams, Mass.

• Residence: From 1860 Census, 1860, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Living with him are his wife Thyrza, his son William, his daughters Jane and Sarah H. and his farm laborer, William S. Townsend, who would marry Jane.

• Occupation: Farmer, 1860, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From 1860 Census

Value of real estate listed as $10,000
Value of personal property listed as $1,675

• Residence: From 1870 Census, 1870, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Name: Jessee Gray
Estimated Birth Year: 1803
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 67y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: New York, United States
Household Gender Age
Jessee Gray M 67y
Thyrza Gray F 67y
Wm Gray M 31y
Wm Townsend M 27y
Jane Townsend F 28y
Wm E Townsend M 8y

• Real Estate Tansaction: Oswego Daily Times, 1876, Oswego, Oswego, New York. William S. Townsend to Jesse Gray et. al. lot in Oswego City, $600.

• Residence: History of Oswego County, 1877. Wm. Moore was the first surveyor, and laid out the Fifth street road in 1813. Mr. Jesse Gray informs us that it was a terrible road, and, though the distance was only three miles, the first time he attempted to go to Oswego he got lost and was obliged to stay in the woods overnight. Mr. G. settled on lot 14 in 1826, the pioneer of the lot being a Mr. Brown, about 1822. Mr. G. is now seventyfour years old.

Page 201

From "The Balloting Book and other documents relating to military bounty lands in the State of New York." Printed by Packard & VanBenthuysen, 1825; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., 1983.

Township 2, Lot 14 was set asside for literature.

"We the subscribers, whose seals are hereunto affixed, do, in the following list, designate the several lots in each township of the military tract, which shall be appropriated for the gospel and schools ; also one other lot in each township, which shall be appropriated for literature, by us, being the major part of the supervisors of the county of Onondaga, viz :—

In the township of Hannibal, for Gospel and Schools, Lot No. 5 5 for Literature, Lot No. 14."



• Occupation: Farmer, 1880, Oswego, Oswego, New York. From 1880 Census

• Illness: The Palladium, Official Paper of The CITY, Monday, 25 Apr 1881, Oswego, Oswego, New York. A Visit from Jesse Gray.

Mr. Jesse Gray of Oswego town was in the city yesterday, his first appearance since his recent illness.

• Illness: Oswego Morning Express, 9 Jan 1882, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Brevities

The venerable Jessie Gray, of Oswego Town, is dangerously ill, and but little hope is entertained of his recovery.

• Newspaper: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES EXPRESS, Wednesday Evening, 30 Jun 1886, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. MR. AND MRS JESSE GRAY.
Passing from the "river road" west to the "Gray road' a very pleasant call was made upon Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gray, who in their ripe old age are enjoying the comfort and respect secured by the industrious and intelligent life they have led. Mr. Gray, with his father's family, went into the town in 1811. He was a teacher in early years and has always been regarded as one of the most intelligent citizens of that town. His wife, now as hale and as active as most ladies of forty, was the daughter of the late Dr. Beckwith of that town, and all her life she has been respected for her intelligence and ladylike and womanly qualities. Their married life, which reaches back nearly sixty years, has been wholly spent upon the farm upon which they now reside, which was an unbroken wilderness at the time the young married couple first made it their habitation. It is a great pleasure to spend an hour with these intelligent people, and the TIMES-EXPRESS can only say that it hopes that many years may be vouchsafed to this intelligent old couple during which they may continue to enjoy the respect of all who have the pleasure of their acquaintance.

• Newspaper: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, Saturday Evening, 31 May 1890, Oswego, Oswego, New York. An Ancient Deed.
Today a deed was shown to a Times reporter by Mr. B. B. Burt, the blank for which was printed in Oswego, and the deed executed here in 1824, but not acknowledged. In order to have it recorded, an affidavit proving the hand writing had to be obtained. This affidavit was provided by Jesse Gray, of the Town of Oswego, now in his 88th year, who affixed his signature without spectacles, in a very legible hand. The signer of the deed was Clarissa Gray, Mr. Gray's mother.

• Newspaper: THE OSWEGO PALLADIUM, 9 Jun 1890, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. THE OSWEGO PALLADIUM, MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1890, Page 5
An Old Document
Mr. B. B. Bart to-day filed in the County Clerk's office a warranty deed executed May 31, 1834 by Clarissa Gray, and conveying 60 acres of land in military lot No. 1, town of Oswego, to David D. Gray. The blank for the deed was printed by J . B. Lord, at that time publisher of the PALLADIUM. The deed was witnessed by Anson Raymond, who in his day was a prominent lawyer, and who is still remembered by many of our older inhabitants. The deed was found by Mr. Burt while looking up the title of a piece of property. It wan never acknowledged, probably through mistake, and it was only made legal by the affidavit of Jesse Gray of Oswego Town, who made affidavit that he recognized the signature of his mother and knew the execution of the deed was in the handwriting of Lawyer Raymand. Mr. Gray is in his 87th year, but is still hale and hearty. He signed the affidavit in a bold, legible hand and without the aid of spectacles. That a witness should be found 66 years after a transaction, with a memory as keen as Mr. Gray's, is remarkable. The deed was found in some old family papers belonging to Mr. Gray.

• Real Estate Tansaction: Oswego Paladium, 19 Sep 1892, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Jesse Gray and wife to Thomson Kinsford, September 14th, 1892, fourty-two acres of land in Oswego Town $3,000.

• Occupation: Farmer, 1892, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From 1892 New York State Census

Name Age Place of Birth Occupation
Jesse Gray 90 US Farmer
Thyrza Gray 90 US

• Birthday: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, Wednesday, 3 Jan 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Ninety-First Anniversary.
Jesse Gray of the town of Oswego, today celebrates his ninety-first birthday. A reception will be held at his residence. The venerable gentleman gives promise of witnessing the anniversary of his natal day many times in the future. Mrs. Gray is also a remarkably well preserved lady for her years, her age being a few months in advance of her husband. She celebrated her 91st anniversary in August last.

• Newspaper: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, 13 Sep 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. MR AND MRS JESSE GRAY. While out the writer was enabled to make a hasty call upon Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gray on the "Gray Road" in the town of Oswego. This venerable couple are approaching the end of an honorable and well spent life, now well into the last decade of a century. Mr. Gray is nearly ninety two years old and his wife is a few months his senior. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Beckwith of the town of Oswego and united with the First Presbyterian church of this city at its second communion in 1817, and has been one of its most devoted and consistent members down to the present time. Mr. and Mrs. Gray are somewhat feeble from advanced age, as a matter of course, but they are in the full enjoyment of their intellect and it is hoped years may yet be spared to them.

• Death Notice: OSWEGO DALLY TIMES. THURSDAY, 27 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Death of Jesse Gray.
By reference to the appropriate column it will be seen that Jesse Gray died at his residence in the Town of Oswego, this morning at the advanced age of 92 years. Mr. Gray had been a resident of the town, at the time of his death, doubtless longer than any other man in it. His father, with his family removed from Saratoga county and settled in what is still known as the Gray district when Jesse was about twelve years of age, and he has always resided in that district, settling on his present farm when a young man, the same being at that time a wilderness. Mr. Gray was a school teacher in his early years, and has always enjoyed the fullest respect and confidence of his fellow townsmen and in short all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
About fourteen years ago Mr. Gray was severely injured by falling from a wagon, which injury had confined him to his house nearly ever since. But his intellect has remained unimpaired dawn to near his death, and his friends and neighbors who were with him when the final summons came report, that his end was as peaceful as the going to sleep of a child in its mother's arms. Mr. Gray in early life was married to Miss Beckwith, the daughter of the late Dr. Beckwith of the town of Oswego, whose age within less than a year, was the same as his own. She was the first to unite with the First Presbyterian church of this city, of which she has always been a consistent and devoted member. Since her husband's accident, fourteen years ago, from which he has been confined to his house she has been his constant attendant and comfort. She is a lady of much intelligence and it has been a delightful thing to behold these old people going down the hill of life,-so to speak-hand in hand, together, waiting to be called home. Her health which has been remarkably good all these later years, is said to be failing and her friends do not expect that she will long survive the death of her husband.
The notice of the funeral will be published hereafter.

• Death Notice: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, 27 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. DIED
GRAY-In Oswego Town, Dec. 17, 1894, Jesse Gray, aged 92 years. Notice of funeral hereafter.

• Death Notice: THE OSWEGO DAILY PALLADIUM, 28 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. THE OSWEGO DAILY PALLADIUM, Friday December 28, 1894, Page 5 DIED
GRAY-In Oswego Town, December27, 1894.
Jesse Gray, aged 93 years.
Funeral from his late residence Saturday, December 28th, at 2:00 P.M. Friends are invited. Burial at Rural cemetery.

• Obituary: The Oswego Daily Palladium, FRIDAY, 28 Dec 1894, Oswego, Oswego, New York. The Late Jesse Gray.

Jesse Gray was born in Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., January 3d, 1803. His grandfather, Hezekiah Gray, was an officer in the revolutionary war; his father, David Gray, moved to Onondaga Valley in 1806, and in September, 1812, moved to the town of Oswego. Jesse was the third in a family of six children. The father died in 1813, leaving the widow and little ones to fight the battle of life alone. By hard labor they secured comfortable homes; by honesty and uprightness they obtained the esteem and respect of their neighbors. Jesse taught school for several years. He was made a Mason in 1824. On July 10th, 1837, he was married to Thyrza Beckwith, who survives him after a married life of sixty-seven years.

In his early years he graded West Bridge street, in Oswego, and in 1827 cleared and graded the Fifth street cemetery, now Kingsford park. He was foreman on the old stone pier, and in 1834 and 1835 held the office of Collector.

During his long life he commanded the respect and held the affection of his fellow-citizens. To his family he was all that a husband and father should be and his memory will be cherished by all while time shall last.
Oswego, N. Y. Dec. 28th, 1894

• Obituary: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES. FRIDAY, 28 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. The Late Jesse Gray,

The TIMES yesterday published an obituary of Jesse Gray. His death is something like the removal of a landmark, he had so long been a resident of this vicinity. He was born in Milton, Saratoga county, N. Y., January 8, 1808. His grandfather, Hezekiah Gray, was an officer in the revolutionary war. His father, David Gray, moved to Onondaga Valley in 1606, and in September, 1812, came to the town of Oswego. Jesse was the third in a family of six children. The father died in 1818 leaving the widow and little ones to fight life's battle alone. By hard labor they secured comfortable homes; by honesty and uprightness they obtained the esteem and respect of their neighbors. Jesse taught school for several years. He was made a Mason in 1824, and in 1827 married to Thyrza Beckwith, who survives him after a married life of over 67 years.

In his early years he graded West Bridge street in Oswego, and in 1827 cleared and graded the Fifth street cemetery, now Kingsford Park. He was foreman on the old stone pier; and held the office of collector in 1834 and 1835. During his long life he commanded the respect and held the affection of his fellow citizens, and to his family was all that a husband and father should be. His memory will be cherished by them while time endures.

The funeral will take his late residence at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Interment at Rural Cemetery.

• Funeral: THE OSWEGO DAILY PALLADIUM: SATURDAY, 29 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. TOWN TOPICS.
When the late Jesse Gray, who was buried this afternoon, first chopped a home for himself from out the forests of Oswego Town, the path between his home and what was then the village of Oswego was marked by blazed trees. He was a hardy pioneer.

• Funeral: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, 29 Dec 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Funeral of Jesse Gray.
The funeral of Jesse Gray took place from his late residence
this afternoon, Rev. Charles D. Barrows officiating. Following were pall-bearers: Edward Stevenson, Milton S. Coe, Byron Worden, Mr. Clark. Interment at Rural cemetery.

• Newspaper: THE PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, Page 4, 9 Jan 1895, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. THE LATE JESSE GRAY.
Mention has been, made in this column of some incidents in the life of Jesse Gray, one of Oswego's pioneers, who recently died at his home in Oswego Town, where he had lived since the time when he used to find his way to the village of Oswego by the means of blazed trees. The Gray homestead where Jesse lived for sixty-five years with the wife who survives him, is on the Fifth street road, just beyond the Kingsford farm. In a recent conversation with the writer of this, William Gray, son of Jesse Gray, related many incidents in his father's early life - the story of which is the story of Oswego's early development - which will be read with much interest. Mr. Gray said:
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“My father's mother, Clarissa Patchen, was born in Saratoga county and on being left a widow in the woods of Oswego Town, had need of all the wisdom and executive ability she possessed to provide for the wants of her family. My father had the misfortune of being born with only one (his left) hand. At about the age of two years his brother, George, aged four, accidentally cut the first finger of his left hand off and the middle one so badly that it was always stiff. Being thus handicapped in the race, the, outlook would seem to be a poor one for a boy stumped as he was, and his-mother decided to send him to school. She accordingly fitted him out as best she could, and sent him back to Ballston Spa, in 1813, to live with his grandmother and attend school. He did not want to go, but his mother fairly forced him from her, and used to tell years afterward how she cried when he had gone.”
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“He made the trip at ten years of age, alone, and on foot, until he reached Schenectady; and from there he road a part or all the way to the Springs. In 1815 he came home with the foundation of a good practical education. While he was at school, his sister Abby (later wife of Captain E. H. Shepard) told my mother that they “had got a letter from Jesse - one that they could read.” Later in life, he was a good penman, better I think than the average farmer of today, and besides being good in other studies, was excellent in arithmetic.”
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“But there were other things to do in those days, work, plenty of it, to fit a farm in this vicinity for the support of a family, and father did his part of that, and did it well. One of his old neighbors told me a few weeks ago that he worked in the woods with him one Winter and that father could chop more wood than any three of them. I know what work he did was done in a workmanlike manner. He did it with his might. It was not all work, however. In every locality someone had a name as a leader in manly sports. Such a reputation was my father's. I have often heard him spoken of as an expert ball player and wrestler. He enjoyed hunting and was a good shot, but I think was always partial to the “gentle art” and as a successful fisherman was without rival.”
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“I recall a bear hunt which occurred in the neighborhood. It was noticed around one morning that a bear had been along the road, and sure enough there in the light snow were the tracks, big and fresh. A party was soon on the trail and after following it quite a distance, the “bear” was overtaken and proved to be one of the neighbors who had taken an early start, with a bag of grain on his back, barefooted, to the nearest mill in Fulton, I think. Besides teaching school, father in his younger days taught singing. He had class in the village of Oswego one Winter and was coming home one night at about eight o'clock when, in a hollow near the Buckhout place, on Fifth street, a large wolf sprang into the road within a rod of him, and showed fight. Father did not know what to do for a moment, but with a yell he bounded forward toward the wolf and the brute got out of the way.”
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“In grading Fifth street cemetery, now Kingsford Park, a large hemlock tree had to be disposed of. Father drew it to the sawmill at the lower dam, (James Bart's, I think) and the boards from that tree cut in l827 are now on the barn at the old home.
Father possessed a strong will, and was very decided in his opinions.- I never saw him angry and never heard of his using violence toward a man but twice. When foreman on the pier, in Oswego, a man applied for work in the quarry. After inquiry as to whether he understood the ______, he was set to work. In putting in a blast, through ignorance or recklessness, the lives of the men were endangered and father ordered him to leave. The man refused to go and showed fight. Several of the men wanted to put him out, but father told them all to stop as he could deal with him. He led the man, none too gently, up to the office and stood him up against the door with a bang which bought the officer in charge out with the inquiry as to what was the matter, and father told him he had just “discharged a man.””
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“Although a life-long attendant at the First Presbyterian church, father did not become a member until his ninetieth year. My mother united with the church in 1817, so that at one time, they were the oldest and youngest members of that church. He was always a man of peace. He was averse to litigation and never had a law suit. Although able to bear pain himself with wonderful fortitude, he could not bear to see another suffer. His first serious illness that I remember was in 1880, followed the next year by another, after which he almost imperceptibly failed until the close of his life. During those latter years he was almost confined to the house, and although such a change from his former active life, he bore it without a murmur, and after long years we can say emphatically that his end was peace.”
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This tribute of the son to the father came from the heart. There was a great deal of affection between the two, which was often the subject of common remark.



• Cemetery: Rural Cemetery, 1894, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Buried in Jesse Gray Lot – Section Acre, Lot 45

David Gray / died 6-6-1813 / age 43
Barnard Gray / died 8-9-1837 / age 7 yrs, 5 mths, 27 days
Emily Gray / died 6-7-1840 / age 1 yr, 10 mths, 20 days
Henry Gray / died 5-28-1841 / age 9 mths, 6 days
Clarissa Gray / died 10-2-1856 / age 83 / wife of David
Sarah Gray / died 9-4-1861 / age 6 yrs, 11 mths, 5 days
Jesse Gray / died 12-27-1894 / born 1-3-1803
Thyrza Beckwith / died 9-23-1905 / born 8-10-1802 in Oswego, NY
Roseanna S. Gray / died 5-22-1922 / age 74 / died in Minetto, NY
William Gray / died 5-6-1924 / age 85 / died in Minetto, NY
Thyrza Gray / died 11-6-1951 / age 68 / died in Oswego, NY
Margaret Gray / died 1-19-1961 / age 88 / died in Oswego, NY
David Gray/ died 8-23-1836 / age 2 yrs, 11 mths, 23 days



• Family Plot: Jesse Gray Plot, Section Acre, Lot 45. Buried in Jesse Gray Lot - Section Acre, Lot 45

Main Stone

Side 1 - Parallel to individual stones

David Gray Died June 6, 1813 Age 43 yrs
Clarissa Gray Died Oct 24, 1856 Age 83 His Wife
Jesse Gray Died Dec 27, 1894 Born Jan 3, 1803
Thyrza Beckwith Died Sep 23, 1905 Born Aug 10, 1802

Side 2 - Right of Side 1

Nathan Beckwith Died June 2, 1844 Age 76 (Rev. War Vet.)
Elizabeth His Wife Died May 30, 1852 Age 82 \His Wife
William D. Case Died Jan 1,1884 Born Dec 6, 1860
Chester O. Case Died Jan 14, 1890 Born Oct 8, 1827
Mary Gray Case Died Mar 26, 1910 Born Oct 4, 1831 Wife of Chester

Side 3 - Opposite Side 1

Jessie Gray Born Nov 29, 1876 Died Jan 18, 1886**

Side 4 - Left of Side 1

Bernard Gray Died Aug 9, 1837 Age 7 yrs, 5 mths, 27 dys
Emily Gray Died Jun 7, 1840 Age 1 yr, 10 mths, 20 days
Henry Gray Died May 28, 1841 Age 9 mths, 6 days
Sarah Gray Died Jul 14, 1861 Age 16 yrs, 4 mths, 5 days

Plot layout looking at side 1 listed above. Only initials appear on individual stones.

* David Gray, Died Aug 23, 1836, Not listed on monument
** No marker
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No markers or inscriptions were found for the following individuals but they are believed to be in same plot

Roseanna S. Gray / died 5-22-1922 / age 74 / died in Minetto, NY
William Gray / died 5-6-1924 / age 85 / died in Minetto, NY
Thyrza Gray / died 11-6-1951 / age 68 / died in Oswego, NY
Margaret Gray / died 1-19-1961 / age 88 / died in Oswego, NY



• Family Plot: Photo of family plot, 14 Jun 2012, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York.



• Monument: Side parallel to individual stones. Inscription

David Gray Died June 6, 1813 Age 43 yrs
Clarissa Gray Died Oct 24, 1856 Age 83 His Wife
Jesse Gray Died Dec 27, 1894 Born Jan 3, 1803
Thyrza Beckwith Died Sep 23, 1905 Born Aug 10, 1802


picture

Jesse married Thyrza Beckwith, daughter of Dr. Nathan Beckwith and Elizabeth Rich, on 10 Jul 1827 in Oswego, New York. (Thyrza Beckwith was born on 10 Aug 1802 in Blenheim, Schoharie, New York, died on 20 Sep 1905 in Oswego, Oswego, New York and was buried on 23 Sep 1905 in Rural Cemetery, Oswego, New York.)


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