Descendants of Edward Gray

 

Generation No. 1

1. Edward2 Gray (John1 Graie) was born 15 April 1623 in Stapleford Tawny, Essex, England, and died 30 June 1681 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets1. He married (1) Mary Winslow 16 January 1650/51 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets2,3, daughter of John Winslow and Mary Chilton. She was born 1630 in Boston, Massachussets3, and died 1663 in Boston, Massachussets3. He married (2) Dorothy Lettice3 12 December 1665 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets4,5, daughter of Thomas Lettice and Ann Savoy. She was born 1643 in Lincolnshire, England, and died 30 May 1728 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

Notes for Edward Gray:

Edward and his brother Thomas were shipped to America (Plymouth colony) in about 1638 as boys. There was a family disbute about inheritance. Apparently the oldest brother (unnamed) wanted the family fortune and didn't want to share with the younger brothers when they came of age. So the oldest brother shipped Edward and Thomas to Plymouth as apprentices or indentured servants (no real good records on this). This didn't deture the boys as they became highly respected business men, and acquired some wealth. Edward was primarily responsable for the Pocasset Purchase but died before he could complete it. His wife carried on and completed the purchase and subdivided the plots on her own.

Edward Gray born 15 april 1623

died June 1681

Later information; Edward's Tombstone still exists at Plymouth on the original Pilgrim Burial Hill. His is the only stone still there of the original Pilgrims.

Sources;

Mormon Microfeche

Gen Dict. of R.I. - Austin

Little Compton Families - Wilbour

Boston Transcript - Jan 1941

1643 He was listed as a merchant, thus early at Plymouth.

7 Aug. 1650 He was to have a bushel of Indian corn for damage done by the cattle of Edward Doty in his corn.

1654 Plymouth; Surveyor of Highways

1 May 1655 He was complained of by Samuel Cuthbert regarding a cow exchanged by Gray for a lot. The court found Cuthbert's complaint in a great measure unjust, Gray having as appeared given Cuthbert leave to make choice of a cow out of his cattle, whereupon the court persuaded Gray to accept three bushels of Indian corn for wintering the cow, and so the difference ended.

3 Feb 1656 He having had a controversy with Francis Billington about two iron wedges, the court ordered them to be delivered to latter.

2 Feb 1658 He complained against Joseph Billington for neglecting to pay a small debt due.

6 Dec 1659 He and another appeared at court to lay claim to a parcel of iron wedges which an Indian had stolen and sold at Taunton, and the court took a course to have the Indian apprehended.

3 Jun 1662 He was granted a double share of land.

10 Jun 1662 The house bought by the country of him was to be repaired by order of the court.

31 Oct 1666 He was awarded 20s. from Joseph Billington for hunting his ox with a dog and for wrong done his swine and fence, and he was to have returned to him the scythes used by Billington without Gray's leave.

5 Mar 1667 His land at Rocky Nook, Plymouth, was to be ranged and have a highway laid out by it.

3 Jun 1668 He was fined 10s. for using reviling speeches to John Bryant on the Lord's Day as soon as they came out of the meeting.

29 Oct 1668 He was to have two barrels of tar, returned him and 8s. paid him for proving it was his.

2 Mar 1669 John Bryant was now fined 10s. for using reviling speeches to Edward Gray as soon as they came out of meeting on the Lord's day.

29 May 1670 Freeman

24 Jun 1670 He and seven others agreed for two years to pay 8s. per small barrel and 12s. per great barrel for good merchantable tar delivered at waterside in good casks.

8 Mar 1671 He was to have paid him 20s. from a man for pilfering his tobacco, and the culprit was whipped at the post and ordered to depart the government.

1671 Grand Jury

4 Mar 1674 He was granted 100 acres at Titicut.

1676-77-78-79. Deputy

13 Jul 1677 He was on a committee respecting depts due the colony and to balance accounts between towns concerning late war.

3 Oct 1677 He was to have, with two others all the herbage and grass which shall grow on the country's lands at Pocassett and places adjoining for one year, they paying 10 for the privilege.

6 Jun 1678 He was licensed to sell some small quantities of liquor as he may have occasion, to such as are or may be employed by him in fishing, and such like occasion, for their use and refreshing.

5 Mar 1680 He and seven others bought Pocasset (Tiverton) lands for 1100 of Governor Josiah Winslow. His share was 9-30 of the purchase.

7 Jul 1681 Administration to widow Dorothy.

8 Mar 1683 The court allowed his widow 60 out of his estate towards bringing up his three youngest children.

Tiverton Grand Deed

To all to whom these presents shall come--------- Josiah Winslow Esq. Gov.r of

the colony of new plymouth Major William Bradford Treasurer of the sd coloney Mr

Thomas Hinkley & James Cudworth Assistants to the said Governor send

Greeting.--- Whereas wee the said Governor - Treasurer Thomas Hinkley & James

Cudworth or any two of us by virtue of an order of the General Court of the

Colony aforesaid: bearing date November 1676: are Impowered in the sd colony's

behalf to make sale of certain lands belonging to the colony aforesd & to make &

seale Deeds for the confirmation of the same as by the said order remaining on

record in the said court Roles more at large appeareth. Now Know Yee that wee

the sd Governor, Treasurer, Thomas Hinkley & James Cudworth: As Agents. & in the

behalf of the said Collony, for & in consideration of One Thousand one hundred

pounds in lawful money of New England to us in hand before the ensealing &

delivery of these presents, well & truly paid by Edward Gray of Plimoth, in the

Colony aforesd Nathaniel Thomas of Marshfield in the colony aforesaid Benjamin

Church of Puncatest in the colony aforesaid, Christopher Almy Job Almy Thomas

Waite of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations,

Daniel Wilcox of Puncatest & William Manchester of Puncatest in the Colony of

New Plymouth aforesd -- with which sum wee the sd Agents do acknowledge to be

fully satisfyed & contented & paid and thereof doe acquit & discharge the sd

Edward Gray, Nathaniel Thomas, Benjamin Church, Christopher Almy, Job Almy,

Thomas Waite Daniel Wilcox and William Manchester, their either & every of their

heirs, executors, administrators & afsignes forever: By these presents: Have

given, granted, bargained, sould, aliened, enfeofed, & confirmed: & by these

presents for us & for the sd Colony of New Plimouth, Doe freely, fully &

absolutely give grant bargain, sell, alien, enfeof & confirm unto the said

Edward Gray, Nathaniel Thomas, Benjamin Church, Christopher Almy, Job Almy,

Thomas Waite, Daniel Wilcox & William Manchester; all those lands Situate, Lying

& being at Pocafsett & places adjacent in the Colony of New Plimouth aforesaid:

& is bounded as followeth. Viz. Northwards & Eastwards by the freemans Lotts,

near the fall River: Westward by the bay or sound that runneth between the said

lands & Rhode Island, Southward, partly by Succonit bound & partly by Dartmouth

bounds, & Northward & Eastward up into the woods till it meets with the lands

formerly granted by the court to other men, & legally obtained by them from the

Natives, not extending farther than middlebury towne bounded & Quitquiefsett

Ponds (only Excepting & Reserving out of this Bargain & saile one hundred acres

of land, granted & laid out to Capt Roger Goulding & one hundred acres of land

granted & laid out to David & Thomas Lake & the lands of Right appertaining to

Punkatest Purchase, & the lands formerly granted by the Court of Plimouth to

Capt Richard Morris) To have and to Hold, all the above mentioned and bounded

lands, with all & singular the woods, coves, creeks, ponds, brooks, benefits,

profits, priveleges & hereditaments whatsoever, in before arising accruing,

belonging, or thereunto in anyways appertaining, or to any part or parcel

thereof, to them the said Edward Gray, Nathaniel Thomas, Benjamin Church,

Christopher Almy, Job Almy, Thomas Waite, Daniel Wilcox & William Manchester:

them & every of them, their heirs & assigns forever. (That is to say) To the sd

Edward Gray, nine shares or thirtieth parts of the sd lands to him his heirs &

afsigns forever:- To the said Nathaniel Thomas five shares or thirtieth parts of

all the sd lands to him, his heirs & afsigns forever:- & to the sd Benjamin

Church one share to him his heirs & afsigns forever: To the said Christopher

Almy three shares & three quarters of one share to him, his heirs & afsigns

forever: & to the sd Job Almy three shares & one quarter of one share to him,

his heirs & afsigns forever: To the sd Thomas Waite one share, to him his heirs

& afsigns forever: To the sd Daniel Wilcox two shares to him, his heirs &

afsigns forever: & To the said William Manchester five shares, to him, his heirs

and afsigns forever. And We the sd Governor, Treasurer, Thomas Hinkley, & James

Cudworth, for us, as agents of the sd Colony of new plimouth, for the sucfesive

governor & treasurer thereof To & with the sd Edward Gray, Nathaniel Thomas,

Benjamin Church, Christopher Almy, Job Almy, Thomas Waite, Daniel Wilcox &

William Manchester, & every of them, their & every of their heires, executors,

administrators & afsigns, Doe promis, covenant & grant in manner & form

following, that is to say: that wee the sd agents have full power & lawful

authority to bargain sell & confirm all & singular the above granted & bargained

premises: & thereof to make a pure & perfect Estate of Inheritance, in fee

simple, in manner & form above Exprefsed: and that the sd lands & every part &

parcel thereof at the time of the ensealing & delivery of these presents is free

& cleare, & freely & clearly acguitted of & from all other & former gifts,

grants, bargains, sales, titles, troubles, charges, & inncumberances Whatsoever:

& That We the sd Governor, Treasurer, Thomas Hinkley & James Cudworth & the

Sucfefive Governor, Government & Treasurer of the Colony of new plimouth

aforesaid, to the sd Edward Gray, Nathaniel Thomas, Benjamin Church, Christopher

Almy, Job Almy, Thomas Waite, Daniel Wilcox & William Manchester, them & every

of them, their & every of their heirs & afsigns, shall & will Warrant, all and

singular, the above granted premises, & every part & parcel thereof, from all

Lawful claims. And forever confirm the same by these presents, In Witnefs

whereof wee the said Governor, Treasurer, Thomas Hinkley & James Cudworth have

hereunto set our hands, and the publiqe seal of the sd Colony of Newplimoth the

fifth day of March, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred & Seventy &

in the Thirty 2d year of the Reigne of our sovraine Lord Charles the second, by

the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France & Ireland King - Defender of the

faith & @. ----

Signed Sealed & Del'd Josiah Winslow, Gov'r

in the presence of us Will. Bradford, Treas'r

John Freeman Tho's Hinkley

Daniel Smith James Cudworth - Afsistants

This Instrument was owned & acknowledged by

Josiah Winslow Esq Governor - Wm. Bradford- (SEAL)

Tho's Hinkley & Ja's Cudworth March 6, 1679/80

before me John Alden Afsistant

 

Children of Edward Gray and Mary Winslow are:

+ 2 i. Desire3 Gray, born 06 November 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 04 December 1690.

3 ii. Mary Gray, born 18 September 1653 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts6.

+ 4 iii. Elizabeth Gray, born 11 February 1657/58 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

+ 5 iv. Sarah Gray, born 12 August 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 14 February 1736/37 in Bristol, Massachusetts.

6 v. John Gray, born 01 October 1661 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts7. He married Joanna Morton 09 December 1686 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children of Edward Gray and Dorothy Lettice are:

+ 7 i. Edward3 Gray, born 31 January 1666/67 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 1726 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

8 ii. Susanna Gray, born 15 October 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts7; died 26 August 1727. She married John Cole 1689; born Abt. 1665.

+ 9 iii. Thomas Gray, born 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 05 November 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

10 iv. Rebecca Gray8, born Abt. 1670 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 1731. She married Ephraim Cole 13 January 1686/87; born Abt. 1665.

11 v. Hannah Gray8, born Abt. 1670 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

12 vi. Anna Gray8, born Abt. 1671 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She married Unknown Richmond.

13 vii. Lydia Gray8, born 12 March 1677/78 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 28 March 1771. She married Caleb Loring 07 August 1696; born 09 June 16749.

+ 14 viii. Samuel Gray, born 1682 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 23 March 1711/12 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

 

Generation No. 2

2. Desire3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 06 November 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts10, and died 04 December 169011. She married Nathaniel Southworth 10 January 1671/72 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, son of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Collier. He was born 164811, and died 14 January 1710/1111.

Children of Desire Gray and Nathaniel Southworth are:

15 i. Constant4 Southworth, born 12 August 167411.

16 ii. Mary Southworth, born 03 April 167611.

17 iii. Ichabod Southworth, born March 1677/7811.

18 iv. Nathaniel Southworth, born 10 May 168411.

19 v. Elizabeth Southworth, born Abt. 168611.

20 vi. Edward Southworth, born 168811.

 

4. Elizabeth3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 11 February 1657/58 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts12. She married Seth Arnold13 10 January 1671/72 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was born Abt. 1655.

Notes for Seth Arnold:

Will of Seth Arnold, yeoman of Duxbury, Massachusetts; Plymouth County Probate Record 4:307-8

Dated 11 Dec 1715, mentions wife Elizabeth; sons Edward Arnold, James Arnold, Benjamin Arnold; Two children of deceased daughter Desire Bartlett, Viz: Sarah Bartlett, Seth Bartlett. Witnesses: Samuel Seabury, Isreal Sylvester, Isaac Barker. Sworn by Samuel Seabury 11 Dec 1721, by Isaac Barker 31 Oct 1721. Proved 22 Dec 1721

Children of Elizabeth Gray and Seth Arnold are:

21 i. Elizabeth4 Arnold, born Abt. 1672. She married Jonathan Alden Abt. 1720; born Abt. 1686 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Abt. 1770.

+ 22 ii. Desire Arnold, born Abt. 1680 in Prob Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Bef. 11 December 1715 in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

 

5. Sarah3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 12 August 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts14, and died 14 February 1736/37 in Bristol, Massachusetts15. She married (1) Albert Morton Abt. 1680. He was born Abt. 1655. She married (2) Samuel Little 18 May 1682 in Marshfield, Massachusetts15, son of Thomas Little and Anna Warren. He was born Abt. 1656 in Marshfield, Massachusetts16, and died 16 January 1707/08 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts17,18.

Children of Sarah Gray and Samuel Little are:

23 i. Thomas4 Little, born 28 June 1683 in Marshfield, Massachusetts19; died 13 January 1707/08 in Marshfield, Massachusetts20.

+ 24 ii. Sarah Little, born 23 July 1685 in Marshfield, Massachusetts; died 19 March 1741/42 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 25 iii. Samuel Little, born 07 November 1691 in Marshfield, Massachusetts; died 08 January 1739/40 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts.

+ 26 iv. Edward Little, born 17 July 1698 in Marshfield, Massachusetts; died Bef. 02 October 1777 in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

7. Edward3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 31 January 1666/67 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts21,22, and died 1726 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island23. He married (1) Mary Smith24,25 Bef. 1691 in Boston, Massachussets, daughter of Philip Smith and Mary. She was born Abt. 1669 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, and died Aft. 03 November 1707 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. He married (2) Mary Manchester Aft. 03 November 1707 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, daughter of William Manchester and Mary Cook. She was born Abt. 1676 in Prob Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 1729 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island26.

Notes for Edward Gray:

7 Oct 1696;Bought certain lands in Tiverton of Caleb and Lydia Loring of Plymouth for 230.

10 Dec 1722; Will proved 7 Jun 1726. Executors sons Philip and Thomas.

Edward Gray of Tiv. will

Dated 10 Dec 1722 Proved 7 Jun 1726

Will of Edward Gray of Tiverton R.I.

In the name of GOD Amen, The tenth day of december in the year of our Lord One

Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Two, I Edward Gray of Tiverton in the County

of Bristol within the Provance of ye Massachusets Bay in New England yeoman in

good health and of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God for it,

calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for

all men once to dye, to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament: That is

to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul to the Hands of

God who gave it; and my body I recomend into the earth to be buried in Christian

manner, at ye descretion of my executors, and as touching such worldly estate

wherewith it has pleased God to bless, and in this life I give devise and

dispose of ye same in the following manner and form...

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Manchester Gray during her

widowhood, the new addition on the east side of my dwelling house both upper

rooms and cellar, and the use of six rows of apple trees on the north side of my

orchard, and liberty to cutt what shall be necessary for her fire off that land

hereafter given to Philip and Thomas, without her making trip or waste, and ye

improvement of ye garden on the north side of ye house. I also freely give and

bequeath to her, one hundred pounds in bills of Publick Credit, six cows ye best

I have, and one of my mares, and my negro women called Tippa, and one fourth of

my household goods. All the above mentioned I give her she quitting her legal

claim to the thirds of my estate and not otherwise...

ITEM: I give unto my son(beloved) Phillip Gray Three, fifty acre lots where I

now live Viz: ye fourth fifth and sixth in No. and also the full breadth of ye

sd lots in the land lying at ye head of them unto the highway of Eight Rods wide

with all the buildings orchards etc. upon the said lots and also one half of

three lots of marsh viz. of fifth sixth and seventh in No. lying at ye foot of

said lots called by the Proprietors, Punkatees and Sepauit meadows and also two

lots and a half of land lying in Sepauit(which lots contain about ten acres a

piece), viz: ye tenth and eleventh and one half of ye twelvth, and also all my

salt meadow in ye second lot in Sepauit, excepting what I shall hereafter give

to my sons William and Samuel, all of which sd. parcels of land I give unto him

his heires and assigns forever, he paying as a Legacy to my son Thomas Gray

twenty pounds in current money or Bills of ye Publick Credit, and paying also to

my daughter Hannah, as Legacy (one good feather bed, one good pair of sheets,

two good blankets, a good coverlid and a good suit of courtains) and so much in

money or Bills of ye Publick Credit as shall make up what I gave her in my

lifetime, (which shall appear by my book) one hundred and fifty pounds...

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved son Thomas Gray, three fifty acre lots

Viz: the first second and third No: and also the full breadth of ye sd lots in

the land lying at ye head of them unto the afore sd highway of eight rods wide,

and also one half of three lots viz: ye fifth sixth and seventh lot No. called

by the Proprietors, Punkatees and Sepauit meadows, the said three lots to be

equally divided between Philip and Thomas, I give and bequeath to him also two

lots and a half of land lying in Sepauit viz: the thirteenth and fourteenth and

a half ye twelfth, all of which parcels of land I give unto him sd Thomas his

heirs and assigns forever. Repaying as a Legacy to my daughter Sarah wife of

Samuel Bradford, so much as shall make up what I gave her in my lifetime (which

shall appear by my book) one hundred and thirty pounds...

ITEM: I give and bequeath jointly between my two aforesd beloved sons Phillip

and Thomas Gray, that lot of land which my son Edward formerly lived on, being

the thirtyeth in No. with the buildings etc. upon it and two lots of meadow

lying at ye foot of sd. lot Viz. the third and fourth in No; containing about

ten acres each, and also all my right in the thirteen lot in the fresh meadow,

to them, their heirs and assigns forever, to be equally divided between them.

They paying as a Legacy to my daughter Elizabeth so much as shall make up what I

have given her in my lifetime (which appears by my book) one hundred and fifty

pounds in money or Bills of Publick Credit, and also paying several suits of

money as I have by four several bonds under my hand and seal, bearing date

December ye sixth, One thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Two obliged** heirs,

executors and administrators. To my daughter in law Recka(Rebecca) Gray to pay

ye children of my son Edward Gray dec'd with bonds I have given for my sd

grandchildren** in my estate.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Gray one piece of land

containing about twenty acres, lying on the west side of the Great Highway that

leads to Seconet, bounded northerly by the land I have given to my son Philip,

southerly by the land of John Manchester, westerly by the salt meadow, and also

another piece of land lying on the east side of the sd. highway, bounded also

northerly by land I have given to Philip, and southerly by John Manchesters

land, and so to extend eastward to the sd. highway, of Eight Rods wide: and also

all my right in the eighth lot of meadow, and also two acres of meadow that I

have bought of Col. Thomas, both which pieces of meadow lye in the meadows

called ye Punkateese and Sepauit meadows, to him, his Heirs and assigns forever,

repaying as a Legacy to my daughter Lydia Gray so much money or Bills of Publick

Credit, as shall make what I gave her in my lifetime, (which shall appear by my

book) One hundred and Twenty pounds, and one good feather bed, one pair of

sheets, two blankets one coverlid and a suite of curtains, all to be paid unto

her one year after he comes into possession of said lands.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved son William Gray one six score acre lot

in the Punkatees purchase the twenty ninth in No: and the western most end of

another six score acre lot and the twenty sixth in No: and one half of my right

in a lot of land lying in Sepauit called the fifteenth lot, and also one half of

my swamp in Sapauit, and half of five acres lying adjoining to the first lot,

and twenty pounds in money or Bills of Publick Credit to be paid out of my

movable estate, and my negro boy called Sambo: the land to him his heirs and

assigns forever, and my will is that my son william be maintained by my

executors until he be fourteen years of age.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Gray about three score acres

of land, being the westernmost end of the twenty fourth lot among the six score

acre lots in the Punkatees Purchase and the other half of my right in a lot of

land in Sepauit called the fifteenth lot, also one half of my swamp in Sepauit,

and half of five acres lying in and adjoining the first lot, (the other half of

these mentioned being given to William, they are to be equally divided them) to

him, his Heirs and assigns forever. I give him my son Samuel also Two hundred

pounds in money or Bills of Publick Credit, out of my moveable estate. To be

improved by my executors for his maintainance and education until he be Twenty

one years of age and then paid him. I give also to my last mentioned sons

William and Samuel, to them their Heirs and assigns forever one half of a lot of

land being about ten acres lying in Sepauit the ninth lot in No: to be equally

divided between them.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary the wife of John Bennet,

(besides what I have already done for her) five shillings.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Phebe so much in money or bills

of Publick Credit, as shall make up what I gave her in my life time, (which

shall appear by my book) One hundred and fifty pounds out of my moveable estate.

ITEM: My will is that if either of my sons which I had by my first wife shall

dye before he be twenty one years of age, and without lawful issue that then the

land which I have given to him shall be inherited by the surviving son of my

first wife. And also if either of my sons by this wife dye before he be twenty

one years of age and without lawful issue, that the land which I have given him

shall be equally divided between the surviving sons of my present wife.

ITEM: My will is, all the rest of my estate not heretofore disposed of in this

Will shall be equally divided between them or among my eight youngest children

Viz: Philip, Thomas, John, William, Samuel, Phebe, Hannah and Lydia: always

provided that if my Executors see it necessary for the paying of Legacies, or

maintainance of my young children they make sale of my outlands, or what part of

them may be needful.

ITEM: My will is that if any of my lands, which I have given to my sons, or any

part of them should be taken from them by law within the space of ten years

after my decease, that the loss shall be equally born among all my sons.

(ITEM: (entire item crossed out on orig) My will is that if either of my sons

which I had by my first wife, dye before he be twenty one years of age, and

without lawful issue then that land which I have given to him shall be inherited

by the surviving son of my first wife)

And (as above)

ITEM: I do hereby constitute and ordain my trusty and well beloved sons Philip

Gray and Thomas Gray joint executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do

hereby utterly revoke, disanull and disallow all former wills, executors, or

bequests whatsoever by me made rattifying and confirming this and no other to be

my last will and testament.

Signed and Sealed ETCG Signature of Edward Gray

Witnesses:John Palmer

Jonas Land Wax Seal

Rich Billings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Edward Gray and Mary Smith are:

27 i. Mary4 Gray, born 16 May 1691 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island27,28. She married John Bennett Abt. 1712; born Abt. 1690.

28 ii. Edward Gray, born 10 January 1692/93 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island29,30; died Bef. 10 December 1772. He married Rebecca Cory Abt. 1715; born Abt. 1695.

29 iii. Elizabeth Gray, born 03 January 1694/95 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island31,32. She married Abraham Anthony 07 February 1716/17 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island33; born Abt. 1690.

30 iv. Sarah Gray, born 25 April 1697 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island34,35; died 16 October 1770. She married (1) William Hunt; born Abt. 1695. She married (2) Samuel Bradford 21 October 1714; born Abt. 1695.

31 v. Phebe Gray, born 06 September 1699 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island36,37. She married John Manchester 22 March 1719/20 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island38; born Abt. 1695.

+ 32 vi. Philip Gray, born 11 February 1701/02 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 09 January 1763 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 33 vii. Thomas Gray, born 04 February 1703/04 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 26 February 1773 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 34 viii. Hannah Gray, born 03 November 1707 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 20 September 1778 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Children of Edward Gray and Mary Manchester are:

35 i. John4 Gray, born 03 August 1712 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island39.

36 ii. Lydia Gray, born 12 May 1714 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island39. She married Jerimiah Bennet 09 December 1729 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 37 iii. William Gray, born 17 July 1716 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 13 September 1765.

38 iv. Samuel Gray, born 31 August 1718 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island39; died 05 March 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Lois Sampson.

Notes for Samuel Gray:

Samuel died during the Boston Massacre. He could be considered the first casualty of the Revolutionary War. He was the second man shot, but the first to die. In the book Turning the World Upside Down, John Tebbel asserted that Sam Gray helped precipitate the Boston Massacre. Samuel is supposed to be buried at the old Granery Burying Ground near Park Street Congregational Church, Boston.

 

9. Thomas3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 1669 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts39, and died 05 November 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island40,41. He married (1) Anna Little 03 July 1694 in Boston, Massachusetts42, daughter of Ephraim Little and Mary Sturtevant. She was born 23 August 1673 in Marshfield, Massachusetts42,43, and died 16 October 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island44,45. He married (2) Phebe Peckham Bef. 24 June 170946, daughter of John Peckham and Eleanor. She was born Abt. 1666 in Prob Newport, Rhode Island46, and died Bef. 15 December 1746 in Prob Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island46.

Notes for Thomas Gray:

From Abstract of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records Volume 1

Page 84

Will of Thomas Gray of Lit. Comp., Yeoman, "being sicke & weak," dtd. 21 Sept. 1721, prob. 23 Nov. 1721. Wife Pheby. 2 sons: Thomas & Edward Gray. Daus: Anna Richmond & Rebeccah Gray. Grchldn. Barzeller Richmond, Mary Gray & Anstes Gray. Warren Gibs, son of my kinsman Nathaniel Gibs. Mentions : my negro maid Peg, negro woman Sarah, negro man Will, mulatto girl Almey & mulatto boys Solomon & Jefery. Mentions his land in Lit. Comp. & Tiv. & house lots in "Plimouth Town." Witns: Capt. John Palmer, William Simmonds & Nathaniel Searles [4:19/20/1/2/3].

Codicil to will by Thomas Gray of Lit. Comp., dtd. 21 Oct. 1721. Wife Pheby. Sons Thomas & Edward. Witns: Silvester Richmond, Jonathan Davenport, Jr. & Nathaniel Searles [4:24/5].

Inv of Est of Capt. Thomas Gray of Lit. Comp., dtd. 7 Nov. 1721, pres. by Thomas & Edward Gray, sons & Execs. Apprs: Thomas Church, William Pabody & John Wood [4:25/6/7/8].

Children of Thomas Gray and Anna Little are:

39 i. Dr. Thomas4 Gray, born 07 May 1695 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island47,48; died 08 July 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island49,50.

Notes for Dr. Thomas Gray:

From Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records

Will of Thomas Gray of Little Compton, Doctor. "being Sicke and Weake," dated. 8 July 1723, probate 1 Aug. 1723. Mother-in-law Phebe Gray [stepmother ?]. Brother Edward Gray. Nephew Thomas Gray (under 21) son of my brother Edward. Bro.-in-law William Richmond & his wife my sister Anna. Sister Rebecca wife of John Pabodie. My negro boy Solomon; my negro woman Sarah.

Witns: John Church, John Tomlin & Richard Billings [4:196/7]

Inv. of Est. of Dr. Thomas Gray of Lit. Comp., dtd. 17 July 1723, pres. Edward Gray, jr., brother & Exec. Apprs: Thomas Church, William Pabodie & Peter Taylour [4:197/8/9].

40 ii. Ephraim Gray, born Abt. 1696 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island51; died 1698 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island51.

+ 41 iii. Edward Gray, born 29 November 1699 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died January 1759 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

42 iv. Anna Gray, born 29 January 1701/02 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island51,52. She married William Richmond 08 July 1720 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island53.

+ 43 v. Rebecca Gray, born 01 August 1704 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

44 vi. Mary Gray, born 08 October 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island53,54; died November 1708 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island55,56.

 

14. Samuel3 Gray (Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 1682 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts57,58,59, and died 23 March 1711/12 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island60,61,62. He married Deborah Church 13 July 1699 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island63,64, daughter of Joseph Church and Mary Tucker. She was born 12 March 1676/77 in Hingham, Massachusetts65,66,67, and died 08 June 1752 in Lebanon, Connecticut68.

Notes for Samuel Gray:

From Abstract of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records.

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Will of Samuel Grey of Lit. Comp., Yeoman, dtd. 20 March 1712, prob. 7 Apr. 1712. Wife Deborah. Sons: Samuel (eldest), Simeon & Ignatious Grey. Daus: Dorothy & Lidiah Grey. Brother Thomas Grey, Exec. Friends William Pabodie & John Palmer & my brother John Church to be Overseers. Witns: Edward Gray, Jonathan Head & Richard Billings [3:88/9].

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Inv. of Samuel Grey of Lit. Comp., dtd. 2 Apr. 1712, pres. by Mrs. Deborah Grey, his widow, & by Thomas Grey, his brother, Execs. Apprs.: John Palmer, John Church & William Pabodie [3:89/90].

Children of Samuel Gray and Deborah Church are:

+ 45 i. Samuel4 Gray, born 16 April 1700 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 22 April 1764 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

46 ii. John Gray, born 14 April 1701 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69; died 14 January 1701/02 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69.

47 iii. Dorothy Gray, born 14 January 1703/04 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69.

48 iv. Joseph Gray, born 20 January 1705/06 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69; died 04 June 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69.

49 v. Lydia Gray, born 16 October 1707 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69. She married Joseph Ladd 25 August 1731 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

50 vi. Simeon Gray, born 15 December 1709 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69.

51 vii. Ignatius Gray, born 18 September 1711 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69; died 18 July 1712 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island69.

 

Generation No. 3

22. Desire4 Arnold (Elizabeth3 Gray, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born Abt. 1680 in Prob Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died Bef. 11 December 1715 in Duxbury, Massachusetts70. She married Ichabod Bartlett 14 November 1709 in Duxbury, Massachusetts70, son of Benjamin Bartlett and Sissilla Nickerson. He was born Bef. May 1674 in Duxbury, Massachusetts71, and died Bef. 01 January 1716/17 in Duxbury, Massachusetts72.

Children of Desire Arnold and Ichabod Bartlett are:

52 i. Sarah5 Bartlett, born 24 December 1710 in Duxbury, Massachusetts72.

53 ii. Seth Bartlett, born 18 October 1713 in Duxbury, Massachusetts72.

 

24. Sarah4 Little (Sarah3 Gray, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 23 July 1685 in Marshfield, Massachusetts73, and died 19 March 1741/42 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74. She married Richard Billings Abt. 1703 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74. He was born 21 September 1675 in Dorchester, Massachusetts74, and died 20 November 1748 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

Children of Sarah Little and Richard Billings are:

54 i. Sarah5 Billings, born 14 September 1704 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

55 ii. Richard Billings, born 20 April 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

56 iii. Hannah Billings, born 18 February 1707/08 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

57 iv. Elizabeth Billings, born 18 December 1709 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

58 v. Mary Billings, born 19 October 1712 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

59 vi. Abigail Billings, born 03 December 1714 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74.

60 vii. Comfort Billings, born 02 December 1716 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island74; died 23 February 1802 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island75. She married William Bailey 02 May 1734 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island75; born 07 December 1707 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island76; died 11 January 1740/41 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island77.

 

25. Samuel4 Little (Sarah3 Gray, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 07 November 1691 in Marshfield, Massachusetts78, and died 08 January 1739/40 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts79. He married (1) Mary Briggs 10 May 1714 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island80. She died July 1729 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80. He married (2) Hannah Haile 29 October 1730 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80, daughter of Richard Haile and Mary Bullock. She was born 08 May 1690 in Swansea, Massachusetts80, and died Aft. 30 March 174180.

Children of Samuel Little and Mary Briggs are:

61 i. Thomas5 Little, born 17 December 1714 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80.

62 ii. Samuel Little, born 18 March 1715/16 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80.

63 iii. Mary Little, born 30 March 1718 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80.

Child of Samuel Little and Hannah Haile is:

64 i. Haile5 Little, born Abt. 1733 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts80.

 

26. Edward4 Little (Sarah3 Gray, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 17 July 1698 in Marshfield, Massachusetts81, and died Bef. 02 October 1777 in New Haven, Connecticut82. He married (1) Mary Walker 07 November 1717 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts82, daughter of Thomas Walker and Elzabeth Parris. She was born 28 July 1698 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts82, and died 25 January 1739/40 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts82. He married (2) Mary Kinsman 18 June 1741 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83, daughter of Robert Kinsman and Rebecca Burley. She was born 20 January 1707/08 in Ipswich, Massachusetts83, and died Aft. 02 October 1777 in New Haven, Connecticut83.

Children of Edward Little and Mary Walker are:

65 i. Sarah5 Little, born 15 October 1718 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

66 ii. Edward Little, born 01 July 1720 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

67 iii. Mary Little, born 15 May 1721 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

68 iv. Thomas Little, born 18 October 1722 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

69 v. Elizabeth Little, born 08 March 1724/25 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

70 vi. Lemuel Little, born 26 August 1726 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

71 vii. Nathaniel Little, born 10 April 1729 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

72 viii. Edward Little, born 16 May 1733 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts83.

73 ix. Rebecca Little, born 22 February 1736/3783.

Children of Edward Little and Mary Kinsman are:

74 i. William5 Little, born 15 June 174283; died 05 August 1759 in Military Service83.

75 ii. Benjamin Little, born 25 March 174483.

76 iii. Lucy Little, born 17 October 174683.

77 iv. Samuel Little, born Abt. 1750 in Prob New Haven, Connecticut83.

 

32. Philip4 Gray (Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 11 February 1701/02 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island84,85, and died 09 January 1763 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island86. He married Sarah Cory Abt. 1725 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1705, and died 09 March 1791 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island86.

Notes for Philip Gray:

Sources;

New England Historical & Genealogical Register vol 1 pg 18 - 151

Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island pg 85

buried at Philip Gray cemetary # 65 Tiverton Rhode Island

Little Comptons Families by Wilbour; His residence was at Tiverton, Rhode Island south of Nanquaket Cove.

Philip's will is recorded at Tiverton, Rhode Island, Book 2; Page 328

The will is as follows, all spellings and punctuation is the same as in the original document.

Probate Book 2; Page 328

In the Name of God Amen! the twenty first Day of April Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty I Philip Gray of Tiverton In the County of Newport In the Colony of Rhode Island In New England yeoman being at this time very sick and weak in body but of a sound Disposing mind perfect memory and understanding thanks be given unto God therefore And Calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament; That is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the Hands of God that Gave It and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried In Decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executor here after named

It's touching such Each World Estate as It Hath Pleased the Lord to Bless me With In this Life I Give bequeath & Demise in the following manner & form my funeral Charges Just & Lawful Debts being first paid

Impremiss I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Philip Gray all my homested farm Where I now Live With All the ___ings thereon & priviledges there unto belonging Which I Give unto him his heirs & assigns for Ever More over I Give & bequeath to my Son Philip Gray three thousand pounds In ___ Bills of Credit

Children of Philip Gray and Sarah Cory are:

78 i. Philip5 Gray, born 06 April 1728 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island87; died Abt. 1738 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 79 ii. Colonel Pardon Gray, born 20 April 1737 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 28 November 1814 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 80 iii. Philip Gray, born 22 June 1750 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 12 August 1801 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

 

33. Thomas4 Gray (Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 04 February 1703/04 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island88,89, and died 26 February 1773 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. He married (1) Elizabeth Sweet 21 March 1721/22 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1703, and died Bef. 19 November 1728. He married (2) Sarah Bennett 19 November 1728 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She was born Abt. 1700.

Notes for Thomas Gray:

Thomas Gray willWill of Thomas Gray - Book 2, pg 195; Tiverton

In the Name of God Amen the Seventh Day of May Anno Domini one thoufand Seven

Hundred Sixty Nine I Thomas Gray of Tiverton In the County of Newport in the

Colony of Rhodeisland in New England Gentlemen being at this time being very

weak of body but of sound & Dispofing mind perfect memory & underftanding thanks

be Given unto God there to fore & Calling to mind the mortality of my body &

knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make & ordain this my

Last will & Testament that is to Say principally & front of All I Give And

Recommend my soul into the hands of God that Gave it & my body I Recommend to

the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian burial at the discretion of my

Executor hereafter named As Touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased the

Lord to blefs one with in this Life I give Bequeath & Devife in the following

manner & Form my funeral Charges Just & Lawful Debts being first paid

----------------------------------- Imprimis I Give & bequeath to my well

beloved son Edward Gray one Hundred Twenty & five Silver milled Dollars I alfo

give to my son Edward Gray my Great black Horse & Likewife my Negro Peter for

Term of Life ------------------------------------------------

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Gray one Silver milled

Dollar

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Gideon Gray one Feather bed one

bolfter two pillows & Cafes for the same & two bed cotts one Coverlid & all my

wearing Apparrel and my Gray Mare together with all my swine & the One Third

part Cattel I alfo give to my said son Gideon Gray all my outdoor Farming tools

------ ------- --------

Item I give to my three beloved Daughters Namely Mary Borden Phebe Durfee &

Sarah Cook three Silver milled Dollars to be Equally Divided between them

------- ------- -----

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Gray one half part of my household

goods except what I have before given away together with the one third part of

my Cattle all which I Give to my Said Daughter Elizabeth ------ ----- -----

Item I Give to my beloved granfon Noah Gray my Little Sorril mare

Item I Give to my beloved Granfon Gardner Gray my Yearling Colt

Item I Give and & bequeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah Gray my Rhoan Mare &

side Saddle I alfo Give my said wife the one third part of Cattle together with

the one half of my houfold goods it is to be underftood that all my houfhold

goods is to be Divided between my Daughter Elizabth Gray and my beloved wife

Sarah Gray Except Nothing only but what I have heretofore given to my son Gideon

Gray & my wifes side saddle I alfo give to my beloved wife Sarah Gray all the

Rest of my movable Estate heretofore not disposed of if there be any --------

------ -------- ------- ---------

Item of this my Last will & Testament I So Nominate Constitute and appoint my

true & Loving son Edward Gray Executor Defiring to Take Care to See the Same

Duly & truly fulfilled According to the Intent & meaning thereof I do Hereby

utterly Disannull Revoke Null & void all & every other Testaments wills Legacies

bequests & Executors by me in Any ways before Named willed & bequeathed Ratify &

Confirming this & no other to be my Last will and Testament in writing whereof I

have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day & Year first Before written

Signed Sealed published pronounced & Declared

by the said Thomas Gray as his Last will & Thomas Gray

Testament in the prefence of the subscribers (seal)

John Brown

Thomas Brown

David Wilbour

The forgoing inftrument was exhibited in Town Councill

presented according to Law & was approved of Samuel Durfee

sig prefident June 6 1774 Walter Cook _________

 

 

BOOK 4, PG 174 - Thomas' Inventory

Tiverton July 4th AD1774 } An inventory of the Perfonsl Estate

of Thomas Gray who deceased the 26th day of Febuary Last, Shewn

by Edward Gray Executor to the Last Will & Testament of Deceased

Thomas Gray taken by us the Subfcribers the day and year above

mentioned..------------

Item Negro Peter 0 - 6 - 0

one mare 4 - 10 - 0

one bond & interest 374 - 01 - 3

1 old desk & 2 old bedsteads 0 - 18 - 0

2 pitchforks 2 / 1 old table 3 /

a pair of old chairs 6/ 0 - 11 - 0

1 plowshare 12L/ 2 old meat tub 6L 0 - 18 - 0

381 - 04 - 3

Jonathan Devol

John Negus

 

Child of Thomas Gray and Elizabeth Sweet is:

+ 81 i. Edward5 Gray, born 14 January 1724/25 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 21 December 1787 in Farewell St., Newport, Rhode Island.

Children of Thomas Gray and Sarah Bennett are:

82 i. Thomas5 Gray, born 27 January 1728/29 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 21 December 1787 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. He married Abigail Brown 02 November 1747 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; born 23 October 1730 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island90.

83 ii. Daniel Gray, born 14 October 1731 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

84 iii. Mary Gray, born 14 October 1733 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married Stephen Borden 17 November 1748.

+ 85 iv. John Gray, born 19 September 1736 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 04 November 1803 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

86 v. Elizabeth Gray, born 30 January 1737/38 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

87 vi. Phebe Gray, born 17 November 1740 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 12 February 1819. She married John Durfee 15 December 1757 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

88 vii. Sarah Gray, born 17 March 1742/43 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 21 June 1809. She married John Cook 08 February 1762 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

89 viii. Gideon Gray, born 07 August 1745 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 28 December 1807 in At Sea. He married Mary Linde.

90 ix. Edward Gray.

 

From R Grey, 2/3/2004:

I think the item I was concerned about was John, son of Thomas, your #33,

and his wife Sarah Bennet. Their son John b. 19 Sept 1736 is not the John

who died 04 Nov 1803. John (1736) apparently died young. John (d. 04 Nov

1803) was the son of Col. Thomas and Abigail Brown. This John was b. 1757.

There is no mention of John (b. 1736) in the will of the first Thomas

(#33). There was a deed to John (son of Col Thomas) 21 Oct 1803 giving John

land in Tiverton. On 22 Oct 1803 Johns will gives the land to his sons

Edward and Gideon. They were evidently getting ready for what they knew was

coming soon.

My line now has to include Col. Thomas. I always thought that there was room

for another generation between Thomas #33 and the John that I had on my

list. A distant relative in Fla. thought so too and convinced me to look

into it.

 

34. Hannah4 Gray (Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 03 November 1707 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island91,92,93, and died 20 September 1778 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island94. She married Philip Cory 22 September 1727 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island95, son of Thomas Cory and Sarah Taber. He was born Abt. 1705 in Tiverton,Newport, Rhode Island96,97, and died 15 October 1751 in Tiverton,Newport, Rhode Island98.

Notes for Hannah Gray:

Hanah Gray Cory's death is recorded in a journal written by Reverand Peleg Burrows. He recorded the burial at the Old Stone Babtist Church at Tiverton, Rhode Island. The date was 20 September 1778.

Hannah and Philip were married 22 Sep 1727 by Justice William Sanford.

Notes for Philip Cory:

Their is not much information on Philip. His Mayflower index number is 47739. Some dates and information can be found in a Microfeche copy of Reverand Peleg Burroughs journal edited by Ruth Widder Sherman. More can be found in Little Comptons Families page 212, also Mayflower Families vol 12; pages 137, 342. An abstract of his will is as follows, some additional information was added by Edna Cory Snell a Cory Genealogist.

I Philip Cory of Tiverton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Son - Thomas Cory (b July 10, 1731 - d. m. Deborah Almy)

Son - Philip Cory (b Nov 23, 1741 - d. Oct 23, 1802 m. Comfort Hicks)

Son - Isaac Cory (b Nov 13, 1746 - d. Nov 30, 1830 m. )

Wife - Hannah (Gray) Cory - (b. Nov. 3rd, 1707 - Hannah Gray was the daughter of Edward Gray of Tiverton and Granddaughter of Edward Gray of Plymouth, one of the proprietors of the Pocasset Purchase. Edward Gray, who had the greatest real estate holdings, was son of another proprietor Edward Gray of Plymouth. The senior Gray did not live to see the organization of the town, but died in June 1681, and was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth, where his grave is marked by the oldest lettered tomstone in that famous cemetary of the Pilgrim Fathers. Hannah was the half sister of William whose son Robert Gray discovered the Columbia River.

Daughter - Mary Cory - (b. Oct. 5, 1728 - d. Aug. 27, 1812 - m. Nathaniel Briggs - 2nd wife)

Daughter - Elizabeth Cory - (b. Oct. 6, 1729 - d. )

Daughter - Sarah Cory - (b. June 16, 1734 - d. - m. Nathaniel Briggs - 1st wife)

Will made Sept. 4, 1750

Probated - February 3, 1752

Tiverton, RI Probate Records, Vol. 2 :page 274

I added the dates of births and deaths when I had the information, also some information about the Grays. (E. Snell)

I received this from my mother who got it from Edna Cory Snell many years ago. Edna is still alive (1997) and aged in her 90's. She is a remarkable person and very knowlegable about Cory genealogy.

I recently received a copy of the will from the probate book located at Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Will was written on the 24th of September 1750, proved on 3rd Feb 1752.

Tiverton, Rhode Island; Probate book #2 Pages 274,275.

The spelling is as in the original document, do not change to modern spellings.

Philip Cory Will

I Philip Cory of Tiverton and County of Newport and Colony of Rhode Island and Providence plantations In New England Gent being week in body but of a sound perfect mind memory and understanding praised be almighty God but calling to mind & mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament in Manner & form following (that is to say) first & principally I Commend my Soule Into ye hands of almighty God Hoping through ye Merrits Death & passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins And to Inherit Everlasting Life & my body I Commit to ye Earth to be Decently buried at ye Discretion of my Executrix herein after Named & cytouching The Disposition of all such Temperal Estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give & Dispose thereof as followeth.

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Cory one half of my homestead farm where I now Live & that to be ye Southerly half & to beset of from ye Northerly half by a line to Run from ye pond parallel with ye south side Line of my homested unto ye head thereof so as to Include Just ye one half of farm to him his heirs & assigns forever I also give unto him my one third part of all my living stock & my gun he providing & allowing unto his mother Hannah Cory as I shall herein after order him

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Philip Cory one half of my homested farm where I now live & that to be ye northerly half with all ye housing on the same And to beset of from Of Southerly half according as is ordered in my son Thomas Coryes Gift above mentioned I also give unto him my said son Philip Cory one third part of all my living stock to be & Remain unto him his heirs and assigns forever he providing & allowing unto his Mother Hannah Cory as I Shall herein after order him

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Isaac Cory my farm that Richard North Now Livith upon & Lyeth in Tiverton afore _____ bounded as followeth Northerly on Land belonging to Joseph Cook Westerly on a purchasors highway Southerly on John Bowens Land Easterly on ye fall River or pond With ye housing on ye same together also with all my Salt meadow & upland Cott Devided & undevided in ye township of Dartmouth in ye County of Bristol in ye province of Massachusetts bay in New England to be & Remain unto him his heirs & assigns forever I also give unto him my said son Isaac Cory one third part of all my living Stock & my Negro boy Named Jubiter for term of life

Item I give & bequeath unto My three Well beloved Sons Namely Thomas Cory Philip Cory & Isaac Cory all my Wearing apparel & husbandry & utencils to be Equally Divided to amongst them my three sons

Item I give & bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Hannah Cory the use & improvement of the North half of my homested farm with ye housing on ye same which Is North half is herein before Given unto my son Philip Cory I also give her ye use & Improvement of all the Land & Salt meadow Which I have herein before given unto my son Isaac Cory together also With ye use & Improvement of that two third of my Living stock & that two thirds of my said Canery Eutencils which I have herein before given unto my two Sons Namely Philip & Isaac

It is to be understood that my said wife is to have ye Improvements of ye Lands mentioned in this Gift & of ye stock & husbandry Eutencils for & during ye manority of my son Isaac Cory the better to Inable her to bring up my Children to good Larning & for her own Comfortable Support And When my said Son Isaac Cory Comes to ye age of twenty one years then my wife is to Surrender up ye possession of ye said Lands Stock & husbandry Eutencils unto my two said Sons Philip Cory & Isaac Cory as it Was Given And then I Give unto my said wife, ane Good Cow ane good Righding Beast be all together With ye use & Improvement of my house Where Warran Gibs Now liveth & a privilage Round of house & to ye well and I also give unto her Fifteen bushels of Indian corn two hundred Weight of good beaf two hundred Weight of good pork one hundred fifty Weight of Chees fifty Weight of butter and as many apples for Summer & Winter as She Shall have ocation off for her own use & appels Enough to make six barrels of Cider thirty weight of good flax from it ______ ten cords of wood Cut to a suitable Length brought to ye Dore for her use the Keeping of one Cow & one Wriding beast boh winter & summer It is to be understood so much of each Sons yearly & Every year During ye time She remains my widow all to be done delivered as farmed by my two sons Namely Thomas Cory & Philip Cory at equal charges & also give unto her my wife Hannah Cory my Indian boy Named Amos for ye term of years He hath to Living with me - - - - Item

Page 275

Itim I give & bequeath unto my well beloved wife Hannah Cory & to my three well beloved Daughters Namely Mary Cory Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory all my household goods be them of what Nature or Cind so ever to be Equally Divided between them my said wife & three Daughters____

Itim I give & bequeath unto my three well beloved Daughters Namely Mary Cory - Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory all my money or bills of Credit which I have & all which is Ive unto me by any way or means to be equally Divided to & amongst them my said three Daughters

Itim I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Wife ye use & Improvement of my Negro Woman Named Fillis & my two Negro garls Named Silve & Jenne for & During ye time she Remains my widow & after my said wife hath done with them I give them to my three Daughters for term of Life & to be Equally Divided betweenthem my said three Daughters Namely ----- Mary Cory Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory And I do hereby Likewise Constitute make & ordain my Well beloved Wife Hannah Cory my Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament And I do also appoint & order my son Thomas Cory to help aid ____ his mother in her Executorship as much as he Can And I do Likewise hereby utterly disallow Revoke & Disannull all & Every other former testaments, wills Legacies & bequeasts & Executions by me in any ways before Named willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I have --- this & no other to be my Last & Testament In Witness Whereof I have ----- hereunto Set my hand & seal this twenty fourth Day of September in ye twenty fourth year of his majesties Reign Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & fifty Philip Cory (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared By ye Said Philip Cory as his Last Will and Testament in ye presence of us ye subscribers

Silvenus Westgate

Thomas Cory

Restcome Sanford

Restcome Sanford & Silvenus Westgate two of ye witnesses being Engaged according to Law do testifie & Say that they Saw the within Named Philip Cory (the testator) Sine & Seal the before Written Instrument & had him pronounce & Declare ye same to be his Last Will & Testament and then was of a Sound Disposing minde perfect memory & understanding according to ye best of their understanding & that by his Request is within Named Thomas Cory Set to his hand as a Witness at ye same time also

Taken in presence of Council the third day of february Anno Domini 1752 Samuel Durfee president

The befor written Instrument is a true Copy of ye original Received february the third A. D. 1752

And Recorded

Restcome Sanford Council Clerk

Children of Hannah Gray and Philip Cory are:

91 i. Mary5 Cory, born 05 October 1728 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island99; died 27 August 1812. She married Nathaniel Briggs; born Abt. 1735 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 24 July 1801 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Notes for Nathaniel Briggs:

Captain

 

92 ii. Elizabeth Cory, born 06 October 172999.

+ 93 iii. Thomas Cory, born 10 July 1731 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 94 iv. Sarah Cory, born 16 June 1734 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died Abt. 1770 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island 36y 6m 13d.

+ 95 v. Captain Philip Cory, born 23 November 1741 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 23 October 1802 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

96 vi. Isaac Cory, born 18 November 1746 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island99; died 30 November 1830 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. He married Mary Cadman 26 January 1769 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

 

37. William4 Gray (Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 17 July 1716 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island100, and died 13 September 1765. He married Elizabeth Dennis 20 May 1740 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She died Bef. 06 February 1775 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island101.

Notes for Elizabeth Dennis:

From Rhode Island Genealogical Register

Vol 5, No. 3, Page 268

Gray, Elizabeth, of Tiverton, widow of William Gray late of Tiverton deceased, somewhat advanced in age. Will dated 29 Dec 1774, proved 6 Feb 1775, pgs 213-215. Mentions: Sons William Gray who got most of his fathers estate & 2 youngest sons Isaac Gray and Robert Gray. 4 Daughters Phebe Wilbour wife of Samuel Wilbour, Lydia Cook wife of Isaac Cook, Susannah Seabury wife of Constant Seabury, and Mary Gray. Witnesses Gilbert Manchester, Godfree Manchester, Walter Cook.

Children of William Gray and Elizabeth Dennis are:

97 i. Phebe5 Gray, born 29 June 1741 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

98 ii. John Gray, born 13 February 1742/43 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

99 iii. Lydia Gray, born 27 September 1744 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

100 iv. William Gray, born 01 May 1747 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

101 v. Mary Gray, born 14 July 1750 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

102 vi. Isaac Gray, born 10 June 1752 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102.

103 vii. Robert Gray, born 10 May 1755 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island102; died 1806 in Buried at Sea. He married Martha Atkins 03 February 1794 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Notes for Robert Gray:

The following text is from the book Memorial Album of Revolutionary Soldiers, Compiled by Florence Hazen Miller of Crete, Nebraska, Published in 1958.

Page 125

Robert Gray

Robert Gray was born at Tiverton, Rhode Island on May 10, 1755. During the Revolutionary War, Gray served as a captain in the American Navy and at its close was recognized as a competent navigator. A short time after the war a group of Boston businesses decided to link the China trade with the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. To carry out this plan the sloop Columbia under Captain John Kendrick and the sloop Lady Washington under Gray left Boston harbor in September of 1788. Throughout the voyage Gray was the driving force and he was soon put in command of the Columbia. The ship reached the Northwest coast and gathered a cargo of furs then on July 30, 1789 began the return voyage by way of China. He reached Boston Harbor on August 10, 1790 after completing his journey of forty two thousand and carrying the United States flag around the globe for the first time.

Gray again took the Columbia on another voyage in 1790 and arrived at Vancouver Island in June of 1791. This time he stayed in the north country over the winter and built another ship the Adventure. The following spring, while seeking trade farther south along the coast line he discovered the harbor which is named for him and entered the Columbia River on May 11, 1792. This discovery gave the United States the claim to the Oregan territory and made his ship, the Columbia, famous.

On February 3, 1794, Gray married Martha Atkins of Boston and settled dow in that city. In the summer of 1806 Gray, while on a voyage to Charleston, South Carolina, died of yellow fever and was buried at sea.

104 viii. Hannah Gray, born 07 July 1757 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island103.

 

41. Edward4 Gray (Thomas3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 29 November 1699 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island104,105, and died January 1759 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island106. He married Elizabeth Pabodie 09 May 1716 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island106, daughter of William Pabodie and Judith Tilden. She was born 10 April 1698 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island106,107,108.

Children of Edward Gray and Elizabeth Pabodie are:

105 i. Mary5 Gray, born 17 February 1719/20 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109; died 14 August 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

106 ii. Antrace Gray, born 12 November 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109; died 04 July 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

107 iii. Thomas Gray, born 06 September 1722 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

108 iv. Mary Gray, born 02 August 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

109 v. Antrace Gray, born 10 July 1726 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

110 vi. Edward Gray, born 01 September 1728 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

111 vii. Anna Gray, born 14 March 1730/31 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island109.

112 viii. Rebecca Gray, born 1734109.

113 ix. Phebe Gray, born 1738109.

114 x. Robert Gray, born 1742109.

 

43. Rebecca4 Gray (Thomas3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 01 August 1704 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island110,111. She married John Pabodie 07 February 1722/23 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island112, son of William Pabodie and Judith Tilden. He was born 07 February 1699/00 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island113,114, and died 12 January 1767 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island115.

Children of Rebecca Gray and John Pabodie are:

+ 115 i. Elizabeth5 Pabodie, born 05 December 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 05 September 1802 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

116 ii. Antrace Pabodie, born 05 July 1726115.

117 iii. Anna Pabodie, born 20 August 1728115.

118 iv. Judith Pabodie, born 20 July 1730115.

119 v. Mary Pabodie, born 21 March 1731/32115.

120 vi. John Pabodie, born 14 March 1732/33115.

121 vii. Abigail Pabodie, born 16 January 1734/35115.

122 viii. Ephraim Pabodie, born 09 December 1736115.

123 ix. Sarah Pabodie, born 18 August 1738115.

124 x. Mercy Pabodie, born 30 June 1740115.

125 xi. Comfort Pabodie, born 09 December 1744115.

126 xii. Ruth Pabodie, born 10 June 1746115.

 

45. Samuel4 Gray (Samuel3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 16 April 1700 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island116,117, and died 22 April 1764 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island118. He married Hannah Kent Abt. 1721118. She was born 1703 in Prob Barrington, Rhode Island118, and died 01 July 1796 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island118.

Children of Samuel Gray and Hannah Kent are:

127 i. Desire5 Gray, born 27 November 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island118; died 19 October 1732 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island119.

128 ii. Deborah Gray, born 01 October 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island120; died 07 March 1725/26 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island121.

+ 129 iii. Samuel Gray, born 12 May 1726 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 30 March 1813 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

130 iv. Hannah Gray, born 22 April 1728 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island122; died February 1812 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island123.

131 v. Deborah Gray, born 26 November 1730 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island124.

132 vi. Lydia Gray, born 20 March 1732/33 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island124.

133 vii. Desire Gray, born 07 July 1735 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island124; died March 1822 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island124. She married George Wood 10 February 1762 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island124; born 02 November 1730 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island125; died June 1820 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island125.

134 viii. Mary Gray, born 05 July 1739 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island126. She married Philip Taylor 18 July 1760.

135 ix. Thomas Gray, born 07 September 1741 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island126.

136 x. Simeon Gray, born 16 January 1742/43 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island126.

137 xi. Lois Gray, born 12 June 1745 in Little Comptons, Newport, Rhode Island126.

 

Generation No. 4

79. Colonel Pardon5 Gray (Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 20 April 1737 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island127, and died 28 November 1814 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island128. He married Mary Brown 16 January 1755 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island129,130, daughter of John Brown and Sarah White. She was born 05 March 1732/33 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island130,131, and died 24 February 1805 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island132.

Notes for Colonel Pardon Gray:

Pardon Gray was a Colonel in the Tiverton, Rhode Island Militia. He was the commander of Captain Philip Cory my direct ancestor. He is also the brother to Philip Gray my 4th great grandfather.

From the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book page 222

Pardon Gray was an officer in the militia and gave bountifully to the cause. He converted his residence into comissary headquarters, and the brick ovens where the bread was baked for the troops are still intact. He was a personal friend of Lafayette, who visited him at Tiverton, where he died, 1815, aged seventy eight. My understanding from talking with the Cory Society Genealogist is that Lafayette was a friend to a lot of the prominent families in Tiverton and Little Comptons. Evidentally he supplied them with needed goods during the Revolutionary War.

Pardon and his wife Mary are buried on the Dr. West place east of Main Road.

Will of Pardon Gray

The spelling and punctuation is the same as the original document. There are many errors and repeats in this document. All of the children are named as well as the grand children that were born at the time the will was written.

Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; Probate book 7, page 62

An Instrument perporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Pardon Gray Esquire and Pardon Gray Executor to said Will

In the name of God Amen I Pardon Gray of Tiverton in the County of Newport State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation Gentleman being far advanced in years, and sum what weak in Body, but of a sound Disposing mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, and Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed unto All men once to die, and to prevent trouble in my family do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say.

First of all and primirally I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be decently to be intered at the discretion of my Executor herein after to be Named and Appointed

And as to such Temporary Estate as it hath pleased God to Blys me with afterword Just depbts, and funeral Charges are paid, I give, Devise, and Dispose of the same in manner And form following Viz Impremis. My will is And I do hereby Will and In that

first of All my Just Debts and funeral Expenses be paid out of my Estate, by my Executor here in after named and appointed.

Item 1st I give and Devise unto my beloved son Jobe Gray his heirs and assigns forever. One equal half part of a certain wood lot of Land detailed Lying and being in Tiverton Commonly known by the Name of the Wild Cat Lot which I purchased of Benjamin Howland and Elizabeth his wife of Dartmouth Bounded as per my Deed of the saim will fully Appear, Are Doing and performing what I Shall herein Order And direct in this my Last Will and Not Otherwise

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Item 2nd I give and Devise unto my beloved son Thomas Gray one Equal half part of a certain wood lot situated Lying and Being in Tiverton Known by the name of the wild cat Lot which I Bought of Benjamin Howland and Elizabeth his wife of Dartmouth Bounded as per my Deed of the Same Will fully Appeand to him his heirs and Assigns forever he Doing and performing what I shall here in after order I direct this my Last will and not otherwise

Item 3rd I give and bequeth unto my grand Children William C Gray Clarry Durfee wife of Wanton Durfee and Francis Green wife of Benjamin Green, Children of my son Edward Gray Deceased Fifteen Dollars Equally Between them to be paid to them in one year afer my deceas by my Executor here after named.

Item 4th I give and Devis to my grand Children Almy Manchester wife of Wanton Manchester. Phebe Gray, Nancy Gray, Mary Gray Susannah Gray, Phillip Gray, Samuel Gray, Edward Gray, David J Gray, and Clarrinda M Gray, all heirs of my beloved Son Phillip Gray Deceased to them and Each of them their heirs and assigns forever in Common, Two pieces and _____ of Land, being parts of my homested farm, Bounded Westerly on a stone wall, Northerly on a stone wall Easterly on the Country Road & Southerly on Land of Elery Gray containing about Fourteen acres including the Lot of Land & Buildings here to fore given to my said son Phillip Gray by Deed, the second peace or parcel of Land is Bounded westerly on the said CountryRoad, Northerly by a Stone wall at the south End of the old orchard thence by the South medow wall and fence untill it Comes to the South & the east Corner of Said medow from thence by a parrilel Line with my South line betwen me & Elery Gray to the Eight Rodway. Easterly on the said Eight Rod way southerly on Land of the said Elery to have to hold to them their heirs and assigns Also I give to these my said grand Children.

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Priviledge to pass & repass from the Southeast Corner of the above said medow Northerly Through the pasture to the old Stone Causeway thence on Said causeway over the Swamp to the first cartpath bearing Forth Easterly to their own Land, to cart wood etc. they keeping up bars & fences in good repair where it ___ be found necessary on Said pass ___.

Item 5th I give and Devise to my beloved Son Pardon Gray all that Part of my homestead farm that I have not otherwise disposed of Lying & being in Tiverton in two pieces an parcels of Land, the first piece Lyeth to the westward of the Road Bounded Easterly on the Country road, Northerly on Land that I have here tofore Deeded to my Son Thomas Gray, Westerly partly on the Said Thomas Gray Land & partly on a red fence at the foot of the upland, Southerly partly on Land of Elery Gray and partly on Land herein before Devised To the children of my Son Philip Gray Deceased

The Second piece and parcel of my Said homested farm Lyeth to the Eastward of Said Road Bounded West on Said Country road, Northerly on Lands of Samuel West, Easterly on the Eight rod Way and Southerly on Lands herein before Devised to my Grand Children heirs of my Son Philip Gray deceased together with all the buildings thereon Standing ( Excepting and Reserving the burying ground which I have Laid out Seventeen paces wide & twenty paces long, with a priviledge to pass too & from the Saim, where the path now is which Laid & burying place is to be and remain a common burying place for all my Children Grand Children, and their heirs forever to bury their Dead, as long as Grass grows, & water runs.)

Also I give and Devise to my Said Son Pardon Gray A piece of Land Lying in Tiverton, being part of a five rod way that I Bought of Said Town of Tiverton Lying on the North Side of Pocasset and Bounded North on Benjamin Brown Land; Land, Easterly by a corner ____ by a two Rod way at the head of Benjamin Brown Land, Also a twenty acor Lot of wood Land Lying in Tiverton that I purchased of Patience Durfee Administratix on the estate of William Durfee Late of Tiverton Deceased Bounded, Westerly on Land of Gedeon Grinell.

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Northerly on Land of Rodman Lake, Easterly on Thomas Thurston, and Southerly on the Barker Land so called also one Lot of Salt Medow Land Lying in Tiverton Bounded North on Salt medow Land of the Said Pardon Gray ____ Westerly on the Salt creek, Southerly on __ Salt medow of Philip Gray, Easterly on Elery Gray Also about Eighteen Acres of wood Land Situated Lying and being in Troy in the County of Bristol Common wealth of Massachusetts being two Small Lots of Land No. twenty and twenty one, Bounded Northerly on the Nineteenth Lot, and easterly on Dartmouth old Line Southerly on the twenty Second Lot & Westerly on a Driftway; as may be Seen by or on the Propriotors Records of Pocasset Purchase; to him his heirs and and a _____ forever.

Also I give & devise to my son Pardon Gray all the rest and residue of my Real estate where ever the Same may be found, Both Devided and undevided to him the Said Pardon Gray and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item 6 I give and Devise to my beloved son John Gray to him his heirs and assigns forever all that my farm whereon whereon he now liveth together with all the Buildings thereon Standing Situate Lying & being in Tiverton, Bounded Westerly by a highway, Northerly partly on Lane of David Lake, Martin Lake and Abner Wilcox Easterly partly on Land of the heirs of John Wait, deceased and partly on the easterly Side of the main Brook that runs through the Swamp and partly on the Jinnings Land so called, Southerly on a proprietors highway containing about one hundred acres more or Less

Also a certain piece or parsel of Fresh Medow Land Lying & being in Tiverton Bounded Westerly on Salt medow and ditch late the Property of William Wilcox Dece,d Southerly on Edward Hall Land, Easterly on the heirs of Josiah Wilcox Deceased and as of Records a maple tree Standing on the upland, containing about four acres more or Less.

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also two Mortgages deeds that I hold of said deeds is upon the Estate of Walter Cook Esquire, and the other deed is upon a wood Lot Late of the property of Christopher Manchester Deceased,

Also my Pew in the old Congregation and meeting house also one half of my wareing Apperiel to gether with my silver hilt Sword, he the said John Gray doing and performing what I shall herein after will and order and not otherwise,

Item 7th I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Lydia Almy wife of Sanford Almy one hundred Dollars to be paid in one year after my deceas by my son Jobe Gray.

Item 8th I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Abigail Gundal wife of Abner Gundal, one hundred Dollars to Be paid in one year after my Deces by my son Thomas Gray,

Item 9th I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Hannah Cook Wife of Georg Cook one hundred Dollars to Be paid in one year after my Executor here in after mentioned.

Item 10th I give and Bequeath to my four grand children namely Abigail C Cook Hannah A Cook, Ophelia Cook & Harriet Cook Children of George Cook & Hannah his wife the household stuff that I bought of Burington Anthony Debity Sherif that may be found in the possesion of William Hunt in Little Comton to gether with one bed bedsted & cord & some Beding taken from the said by my Order and Lent to my Daughter Hannah Cook

Item 11th I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Mary Seabury wife of Cornelus Seabury one hundred Dollars to be paid in one year after my Deces by my Executor herein after named.

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Item 12th I give and Bequeath to my Beloved grand Daughter Phebe Gray one fetherbed, underbed, Bedoted and cord one suit of white Curtains, head cloth & tenter Belonging to the same one Bolster two pillows & cases three sheets three blankits two covoleds such as she may chose also one wollin wheel one Linen Wheel one case of high Draws six Banister back chares one great one great Chair & cuishin one Looking Glass. Square Drop Table and Stand all which is now Standing in the great Chamber

also Six Silver Teaspons marked PG one sit of Tea Cups & Sawsors to be Delivered to her the said Phebe Gray immediately after my Deces by my Executor Herein after Named.

Item 13th I give and Bequeath to my gradaughter Mary Gray on Large Red Chest with a lock on it and one pair of Stone _____ Buttens sot in Silver that was her grand mothers

Item 14th I give and Bequeath unto my four Daughters Lydia Almy Abigail Gundal Hannah Cook & Mary Seabury one ____ to Each of them to be Delivered to them Respectively in two years after my Deces by my Executor hereafter mentioned.

Item 15th I give & Bequeath to my grandson Edward Gray son of my son Phillip Gray decesed sixty Dollars to be paid to him when he arrives to the age of twenty one years bymy Executor by my Executor hereafter mention

Item 16th I give and Bequeath to my grandson David Gray one anvil one large Vice one Bellows all which are now in the possession of his mother Susannah Gray.

Item 17th I give and Bequeath to Susannah Gray Widow of my Son Phillip Gray Deceased the use and Improvement of the Land which shall here in Before given to my grand Children heirs of my said son Phillip Gray decesed until the youngest of my said Grand Children arrives to the age of Eighteen years to Enable her to Bring up and support said Children.

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Item 18 I will and order, That in Case it should here after happen, That my Negro women or either of them, Shall hereafter come to want & need Support, that in Such case, my Will is that my two sons Job Gray & John Gray, Shall provide Support & maintenance, for my Negro woman Luse and that my two sons Pardon Gray & Thomas Gray Shall provid for & Support the other Negro Woman named Dru Equally between them

Item 19 And I further Will and order that the Funeral Devises and bequests, Gifts and Legacies in this my Last Will, by me maid is on condition that the with in named Children & Grand Children, Devises and legetis Shall Relinquish all claims & Demands against my Estate otherwise than what I have here in Willed and ordered.

Item 20th I give Devis & Bequeath to my son Pardon Gray all my Livestock and farming utensils and all my ____ moveables except that I have allready otherwise Disposed of to gether with All my money Notes, and Bank Debts of every kind to gether with one half of my waring appariel to gether with all the Rest and Residue of my Estate both real and personal to him his heirs and assigns forever. the latter to Enable him to pay my just debts funerals Expenses and Legacies.

Lastly To this my Last will and Testament I do hereby Nominate make ordain constitute and appoint my Beloved son Pardon Gray Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament here by Revoking and annulling all other former wills by me maid and Established and Confirming this and this only as my Las Will and Testament.

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In Testamony Where of I do hereunto set my hand & Seal this Thirtieth day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fourteen.

Signed seald published pronounced & declared by the said Pardon Gray as & for his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us who at the Same time at his request in his presents & in the presents of Each other here unto set our names as Witness to the same. Pardon Gray (seal)

Edmund Estes

Elisha Brown

Ellery Gray

There is a codicil to this will dated the sixth of October 1814. Basically it provides changes for the grand children, nothing drastict.

 

Notes for Mary Brown:

Source:Little Comptons Families by Wilbour vol. 1 page 295

Children of Pardon Gray and Mary Brown are:

+ 138 i. Job6 Gray, born 14 May 1756 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 06 February 1829 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

139 ii. Sarah Gray, born 03 May 1758133.

140 iii. Edward Gray, born 08 July 1759 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island133. He married Rhoda Cook October 1782 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island134.

141 iv. Mary Gray, born 30 August 1761 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island135; died Bef. 1776.

142 v. Lydia Gray, born 15 March 1763 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island135; died 06 May 1835 in Little Comptons, Newport, Rhode Island. She married Sanford Almy 27 September 1781 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; born 28 August 1759 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 19 September 1844 in Little Comptons, Newport, Rhode Island.

143 vi. Abigail Gray, born 02 August 1764135.

+ 144 vii. Philip Gray, born 02 February 1766 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 10 July 1825 in Wheeling, O.

145 viii. Pardon Gray135, born 11 October 1767 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island135. He married Sarah Corey 18 July 1790 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island136; born Abt. 1765 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

146 ix. Hannah Gray, born 02 May 1769 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island137. She married George Cook 05 August 1790 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island138.

+ 147 x. John Gray, born 20 May 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 08 September 1841 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

148 xi. Thomas Gray, born 28 November 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island139. He married Innocent Brown 09 November 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island140; born 24 December 1779 in Little Comptons, Newport, Rhode Island.

149 xii. Mary Gray, born 18 November 1776 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island141. She married Cornelius Seabury 16 March 1794 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

 

80. Philip5 Gray (Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 22 June 1750 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island142,143,144,145, and died 12 August 1801 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island146,147. He married Deborah Bailey 14 April 1768 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island148,149, daughter of John Bailey and Mary Wheaton. She was born 28 July 1751 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island150, and died Bef. 07 September 1807 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island151.

Notes for Philip Gray:

Philip is listed in the DAR Patriot index, as well as the Rhode Island 1777 Military Census. He is listed as a private in Colonel Isaac Cooks regiment. If you are descended from this line there is sufficient sources to join the Daughters of the American Revolution or the male counterpart the Sons of the American Revolution. His wife Deborah is descended from Richard Warren of the Mayflower, so you could also join the Mayflower Society through her.

Source: Reverand Peleg Burroughs Journal; Little Comptons Families by Wilbour,

Philip is buried in the Philip Gray Cemetary #65, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

From Beamens Rhode Island Genealogical Register. Volume 7 Page 47

Tiverton Wills

Gray, Philip, of Ti, esq. Will dated 31 July 1801, proved 7 Sep 1801, pgs 527 - 532. Mentions: wife Deborah Gray. Sons Ellery Gray, Philip Gray, John Gray [these called 3 eldest sons], & Edward Gray under 21. Daughters Cynthia Hart wife of Noah Hart, Mary Cory wife of Joseph Cory & formely wife of Philip Cory dec, Prudence Mcguire the late wife of John Mcguire, Sarah Gray single, & Deborah Gray single. Granddaughters Sophia Gray under 21 & Merchia Gray under 21. Grandson Philip Cory under 21 son of Philip Cory dec & Mary his wife. Grandson William Mcguire under 21 son of John Mcguire & Prudence his wife. Brother Pardon Gray. Witn: Walter Cook, Abraham Manchester, John Manchester.

[Compare will Deborah Gray Ti 6:147 - 150.]

This will is available from the Tiverton town clerk.

Tiverton Town Clerks Office

343 Highland Road

Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

I recently acquired Philip's will from the town clerk at Tiverton Rhode Island, the text that follows is the same punctuation and spelling as the original will.

(527) Book 5

In the name of God Amen the thirty first Day ofJuly in the year of our

Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and one I Philip Gray of Tiverton in the County of

Newport in the State of Rhode Island and providence plantations Esquire

at this Time in a poor State of Bodily health but of a Sound Disposing mind and

Memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the Same and Calling to mind

the Mortality of my Body and Considering it is appointed for all

make and ordain this my Last will and Testament that is to Say first of all

I give and Recommend my Soul to God who Gave it my Body I Commit

to the Earth therein to be Decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executris

herein after named and appointed and Touching Such Worldly Estates

hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I Give Devise and Despurse

the Same in the following manner and form

Imprimis my will is and I do hereby will and Order that first of all

Just Depts and funeral Charges be Well and truely paid by my

Executris herein after named

Item I give and Bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife Deborah Gray

all my household goods of all Sorts Durring the time She Shall Remain

my Widow Except two feather Beds and Beding that I shall herein

Otherwise Dispose of I also Give to my Said wife Deborah two Meat

Also two Cows and one Riding horse one hog and one pigg I further

to my Said wife Deborah yearly and every year So Long as She Shall

Remain my Widow three hundred pounds of Good pork three hundred

pounds of Good beef fifteen Gallons of good Molasas thirty pounds of

New Milk Cheese fifteen pounds of good Butter Twenty Bushels of good

Indian Corn one hundred pounds of good Flour Ten Bushels of good

Greening apples two Barrels of good cydar Thirty pounds of good

from the shearing thirty pounds of good Sheeps wool Ten Cords of

Wood brought to her Door and Cut to a Suitable Length for her

Privilage to get as many apples in any of my Orchards as she

now for her own up in the Summer Season half an acre of Land as

She shall choose on my farm to plant and the same to be

two Loads of good manure put upon the same I further give my

Wife Deborah all my Wrought Plate Except my Buttons and

also the Improvement of the one third part of my house

She Shall choose and sufficient Sellar room for her use a privilage

the Well for water a privalage to Bake in the Oven A Sufficient

Privilage in and around the house for her conviniancy at all

all the before mentioned articles herein given to my said wife Deborah

I order my three Eldest Sons Ellery Gray Philip Gray & John Gray

To procure and Deliver the Same to my Said wife Deborah there with

Seasonable every year Equally between them untill my son Edward

Gray Shall come to the age of twenty one years then and after that

I will and order all my four before named Sons to provide and Deliver to my

wife their Mother all the before Mentioned articles yearly Equally

between them four so Long as She my Said wife Deborah Shall

Remain my widow and all the gifts in this my Last

will and Testament to my Said wife Deborah Gray

be in Live of her Right of Dower and power of those

of in and unto my Estate if She See Cause to Except

it as Such Items

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I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my well beloved son Ellery Gray and

his heirs and assigns forever the northerly part of my home of the old farm

where I now live and it is to be about one quarter and is to extend from

the north line of my said homestead Southerly one quarter part of the

_____ there of and is to be of an Even Width from the head Down to the East

meadow and Northampton on my brother Pardon and is bounded East

_____ on the eight roadway at the head of said homestead Southerly on

the other three Quarters of my said homestead Westerly on the Salting

meadow and northerly on my brother Pardon Grays homestead

_____ with the dwelling and all other buildings thereon standing and

_____ I also Give unto my Said son Ellery Gray my small building

Commonly Called the Ware House he my Said Son Ellery Gray fulfilling

my Said Last Will & Testament in every respect as I have already and

shall herein order him to do and perform.

I give devise and Bequeath into my well beloved Son Philip Gray

thereof o said homestead farm being the Southerly part thereof and it is all that part

extend to his heirs and assigns forever another part on the east side

of the highway that Leads from Lowlands ferry So Called Down to

Little Compton that is between William Grays homestead farm and

the Stone Wall that parts my old orchard from my canning orchard

____ is to Run Easterly Parrallel with Said Stone Wall up to the

____ on eastward and being and it is bounded Easterly on the

aforesaid eight roadway Southerly on William Grays homestead

farm Westerly on the said highway leading from Lowlands

ferry to Little Compton and Northerly on Said Stone Wall as

far as it extends easterly and then on the Other part of said home

stead not yet Given away I also Give Devise And Bequeath into

my Said Son Philip Gray and to his Heirs and assigns forever

another part of my Said homestead farm lying and being on the

Westerly Side of Said highway Leading to Little Compton as afore

Said and it is on the South or Southerly Side thereof from the Said

highway Downto the Salt meadow and to extend Northerly of

An even Width from the Said highway to Said meadow untill

it makes or comprehends with what I have given my Said Son

Philip Gray on the east side of Said highway as many acres as I

have given to my son Ellery Gray being about one Quarter

part of said homestead and this second piece of Land Given to my

Said Son Philip Gray is Bounded Easterly on the highway afore

Said Southerly on William Grays homestead Farm westerly on

Said Salt Meadow and Northerly on a part of my land not yet

Given away Referring to my wife Deborah the Privilage of

Choosing her house Room in which house she Shall Please

he my Said Son Philip Gray fulfilling this my Said Will on

his part in every Respect as I have and Shall herein order him

Item I give Devise and Bequeath into my beloved Son John Gray

and to his heirs and assigns forever a part of my Said

Page 529

Said homestead farm being about one quarter thereof and it is

on the South or Southerly Side of the land herein Given to my son

Ellery Gray & to be extend Southerly to the Middle of my Said home-

Stead Farm and to be of an even width from the Said Eight High

way at the head and to Run Westerly to the Salt meadow and is ___

Easterly on Said Eight Rodway Southerly on a part of Said Home

Stead Farm Westerly on the Said Salt meadow and Northerly onto

that I have herein Given unto my son Ellery Gray it is about one

Quarter part of my Farm homestead he my Said Son John Gray

fulfilling this my will in every Respect as I have already

herein order him to do and perform

Item I give Devise and Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Edward Gray

his heirs and assigns forever all the Rest and Residue of my Said homestead

Farm that is not herein before given to my other three Sons and ___

bounded Easterly on the afore Said Eight Rodway Southerly

on that part of my Said homestead that I have Given to my son

Philip in this my will Westerly on the Said Salt meadow

Northerly on that land I have herein Given into my Son

John Gray with the Dwelling house Barn Corn Crib and out

buildings thereon Standing except the Ware house that I

have herein before Given to my son Ellery Gray I also ____

Give Devise and Bequeath into my afore Said Son Edward

Gray and to his heirs and assigns forever twenty acres

upland and Ten acres of Salt Meadow at Sapowitt that

upland is bounded Easterly on the Salt meadow South

on Edward Hall westerly on the highway at Sapowitt

it is to Extend Northerly from the Said twenty acres and to be an even

Width from the Said highway to the said Salt meadow

the Said Ten acres of Salt meadow is bounded easterly

the Creeck Southerly on Edward Hall Westerly on the ___

and to Extend Northerly untill it makes Ten acres

I further Give Divise and Bequeath unto my three Eldest sons

namely Ellery Gray Philip Gray and John Gray and to their afore

Said heirs and assigns forever all the Rest and residue of my land at

Sapowitt and else where Including upland Salt meadow and ____

dow and the Same to be equally Divided among them my Said Heirs

Share and Share alike I further Give and Bequeath into my

Named Son John Gray my Small Dwelling house where Robert Hall

now Lives with a priviladge for him my Said Son John to make

Same to the Land herein given to him also my Negro boy Cato and

Cuffee and for him to Serve my son John untill he Cuffee and

to the age of twenty five years and no longer and Cuffee to be freed

and at his own Disposal I Further give to my Said Son John

Page 530

one hundred Dollars and the Same to be paid into him by my other three sons

in the following manner that is to Say my Son Ellery Gray I hereby order to

pay my Said son John one hundred Dollars in four Years after my Decease

___ my son Philip Gray I order to pay into my Son John Gray three hundred

Dollars in four years after my Decease and my Son Edward Gray I

order to pay unto my Son John Gray one hundred Dollars in four

years after he my Son Edward Gray Shall Come into Possesion of

the Estate herein Given into him - - - - - -

I further Give into my Son Edward Gray all my Wearing Apparil of all

Sorts all my plate Buttons and Silver Buckalls and one Luree Gun also

my Negro boy Primee and for him to Serve my Said Son Edward untill

Said Primee is twenty five Years old and no longer and then he Primee to be free

and at his own Disposal I also give into my Said Son Edward Gray my

great pair of oxen my ox cart one ox Yoke ring & Staple & bows one ox

____ one plow and Share also two milch Cows twenty Sheep and one young

horse four years old

All the Rest and Residue of my Life Stock Farming tools & _____ not

afore given away in this my will I give Equally to be Divided among my

___ before named Sons Ellery Philip John and Edward

I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Cynthia Hart wife

of Noah Hart one hundred Dollars and the Same to be paid into her as

follows Seventy five Dollars to be paid into her in five years after my

Decease that is fifteen Dollars a year after my Decease for five years

and the Same to be paid her by my three eldest Sons Equally between

them and the Other Quarter part to be paid by my Son Edward Gray after

he arrives to the age of twenty one years five Dollars a Year for five years

I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Cory wife of

Joseph Cory one hundred Dollars and the Same to be paid unto her by my

afore Said Sons in the Same Manner and at the Same Periods of

time that I herein Ordered Cynthias hundred Dollars paid unto her

I give unto my beloved Daughter Prudence Muguire late wife of John

Muguire two hundred Dollars and the Same to be paid into the hands

of my Said wife Deborah for the use of my Said Daughter Prudence if

my Said Deborah Shall Remain my widow So Long and the Same

to be in eight Seperate payments Twenty five Dollars a year by my

four Sons before Mentioned Sons Equally between them

I Give and Bequeath into my beloved Daughter Sarah Gray two hundred

Dollars and three Quarters thereof to be paid by three Eldet Sons Ellery

Philip and John in five Equal Payments yearly for five years after my

Decease and the other Quarter to be paid by Son Edward in five payments

yearly for five years after my Son Edward comes into possession of the

Estate herein Given into him

Likewise Give into my beloved Daughter Deborah Gray two hundred Dollars

and the Same to be paid into her in the manner and at the Same Periods

of time that I have herein Ordered my Daughters Sarah Legacie paid and the

Same to be paid by my afore said Sons as before Expressed in this my will

I give into two of my beloved Granddaughters Sophia Gray & Merchia

Gray Fifty Dollars each and the Same to be paid unto them when they

arrive to the age of Twenty years or on their Marriage Day which

Shall first happen and the Same to be paid by my four Sons before

named Equally between them - - - - -

Item

Page 531

Item I Give unto two of my Grandsons Namely Philip Cory Son of Philip Cory

Deceased and Mary his wife and William Mcguire Son of John Mcguire

Prudence his wife Fifty Dollars Each and the Same to be paid unto them

When they Severally arrive to the age of Twenty one years by my four

Sons before named Equally between them

Item I give unto my Son Edward Gray a Privilage to get water for his

use and for his Stock of Creatures at all times when his Occation

The Same out of my well common called and Known by the name of

Button Wood Well

Item I further Give to my Daughter Sarah & Deborah Gray a home So Long as

they Remain Single in my now Dwelling house I ___ Give unto my

Daughter Prudence Mcguire a home in my now Dwelling house as

Long as she shall be under Such Circumstances as she Now is

in Case She my Said Daughter Prudence Should trough Weaking of

Body be unable to Support herself then and in that Case I order my

four Sons before named to Support her Equally between them

Item I moreover Give and Bequeath unto my four before named Sons

Ellery Gray Philip Gray John Gray and Edward Gray and to their heirs

assigns forever all the Rest and Residue of my Estate be it of

hand or Nature Soever that is not herein before Given away in this

my Last Will and Testament Equally to be Divided among them

Share and Share alike

Item I further Give into my Said wife Deborah Gray the up & improvement

all the Estate both Real and Personal that I have herein Given unto my

Son Edward Gray untill he my Said Son Edward Shall arrive

to the age of Twenty one years the better to enable her my Said wife

Deborah to Bring my Said Son Edward up to good Learning ____

further to enable her my Said wife to do for the Rest of my ____

I also further Give unto my Said wife Deborah Gray my two

Female Negroes Namely Silvey and Gome and for them____

my Said wife Deborah Durring her Natural Life if they _____

and after my Said wife to be free and at their own Disposal if

Further my will is that my Grandsons William Mcguire and

Granddaughters Sophia and Merchia Gray have a home with

wife Deborah my will further is that if my Daughters Sarah and

Deborah Gray Should Remain Single and Should be unable to ___

themselves in that Case I order my four afore Said Sons to provide

them a comfortable Living Equally between them and in case my

Said wife Should See Cause to Change her condition by Marriage

before my Said Son Edward Shall come to the age of twenty one

years or Shall cease to be my Widow then my will is that my

Son Edward Gray Immediately enter into Possession of all the

Estate herein Given unto him and all the Gifts Given unto my

Said wife Deborah Gray is one and to be in ____ of her Right of

Dower and power of thirds of in and unto my Estate if she

Shall Except of it as Such and on it Otherwise

Item Upon a Review I find that I have not made Sufficient

Provision in this my will for the payment of my _____

I therefore hereby will and order that So much of my Stock

Page 532

___ Sold by my Executrix as Shall be Sufficient to pay the Same

to my Four before named Sons Ellery Philip John and Edward

___ left their mother my Said wife Deborah in the payment of any

___ depts

I further give unto my afore Said John Gray one Feather Bed and

under bed bedsteads & Cord three Sheets two Blankets one Coverlet

___ I also further give unto my afore Said Son Edward

___ Gray one feather Bed under bed bedstead and Cord

___ three Sheets two blankets and one Coverled

___ to this my Said Last will & Testament I do hereby Nominate

___ Constitute and appoint my before named wife Deborah Gray

Executrix Desiring her in Love to see this my Said will Duly fulfill

according to the true Intent and Meaning of the Same

I do hereby Revoke Disanul and make Void all and every

___ former will and Testament Letter Request & Executors by me

anytime heretofore made Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and

Performing this and no Other to be my Last will & Testament In

___ Whereof I have hereinto Set my hand and Seal the Day

and Year first before Written

Now Sealed Published pronounced

And Declared by the Said Philip

Gray all the before Written to be

My Last will & Testament in the Philip Gray (seal)

Defence of us the Subscribers

Walter Cook

Abraham Manchester

John Manchester

Newport Is Att A Court of probate held in Tiverton Sept. 7 1801

The above and foregoing will was presented for

Probate the Witnesses being present and Engaged

according to Law it was therefore Considered adjudged

And Decreed by Said Court that the Same be and is

proved And approved as the Last will & Testament

of Philip Gray Esq. and that the Clerk Record the

Same and that he Grant Letter Testamentory

unto Deborah Gray the Executris

Richard Durfee Ens President

A true Coppy of the Original

Witness Lemuel Taber clerke

This is the end of Philip's will.

 

 

 

Notes for Deborah Bailey:

From Beamen's Rhode Island Genealogical Register. Volume 7 Page 50

Gray, Deborah, of TI, widow. Will dated 27 Feb 1807, proved 7 Sep 1807, pgs 147 - 150. Mentions:

Sons Ellery Gray, Philip Gray, John Gray, & Edward Gray. Daughters Prudence Meiguier, Mary Cory, Synthia Hart, Deborah Waite, & Sarah Gray. Granddaughters Sophia Sowle, Merchia Eldridge, & Deborah Baley Cory. Witn: Cornelius Seabury, Philip Gray, Robert Baley. [Compare will of Philip Gray Ti 5:527-532.]

Deborah Bailey Gray is a Mayflower line to Richard Warren Through his daughter Elizabeth. The Mayflower Society will accept Beamen's evidence as source for application. The first four generations from Richard Warren are documented by the Mayflower Society's book Richard Warren for Four Generations. The rest of the evidence is in Little Compton Families by Wilbour, and Rhode Island Vital Records by Arnold (these are on microfiche at almost any Family History Center).

This will is available from the Tiverton town clerk.

Tiverton Town Clerks Office

343 Highland Road

Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

The text of the will follows;

Book 6

Page 147

At A Court of Probate held in Tiverton

At the house of Benjamin Howland In Said

Town September the 7th Day AD 1807

Cristopher Manchester Presedent

Members William Humphrey &

Present Amas Mousher

An Instrument purporting to be the

Last Will and Testament of Deborah Gray

Widow Late of Tiverton Deceased was

presented before the court for probate by

Philip Gray the Executor to Said Will who except

Said trust by Giving Bond agreable to Law to

fulfill Said will

In the Name of God Amen the twenty Seventh day

of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight

hundred and Seven I Deborah Gray of Tiverton in the

County of Newport in the State of Rhode Island at

Providance Plantations Widow being at this Time

In a poor State of bodily health, but of A Sound Disposing

Mind And

Page 148

and memory thanks be given to Almity God for thee Same

and Calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and

Considering it is Appointed for all Once to die, do make

and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to

Say principally and first of all I give and recomend

my Soul to God who gave it My body I commit to

the Earth to the Earth thereover to be descrretly Interred

at the discretion of my Executor herein after Named and

appointed and touching Such wordly Estate as it hath

pleased God to bless one with in this life I give decise

and dispose of the Same in the following Manner and

form Imprimis my Will and I do hereby Will and

Order that first of all my Just Depts and funeral Charges

be well and truly paid by my executor herein after Named

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Prudence

Meiguier One case Draws I also give to my Said Daughter

One Large Table one Den Table One Common Table One

Stand two feather beds two under beds two Colstans four

Pillows two bedcords two bedsteds five blankets One Coverlid

One Large Iron Pot One Small Iron pott tw Brass Candel

Sticks Six Silver Tea Spoons One pair decanters One Small

looking glass One Sacte of blue diaper Curtains and One

gold Necklace, Now in possesion of Deborah Wait One

Great Silver Spoon I also give to my Said Daughter

all my wearing Apparall

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary

Cory my Large Looking Glass also One Large Silver

Spoon

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Synthia

Hart One Dollar

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Deborah

Waite my Gold Necklace and Locket also my couch

Bed and Bedsted and One Large Silver Spoon

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Sarah

Gray One bed and bedsted also One Large Silver Spoon

and three Silver Tea Spoons

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Ellery

Gray my Desk

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Philip Gray

One Large Silver Spoon also my best Great Chair

Page 149

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son John Gray

my Great Bible and hog pen

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Edward Gray

One Large Silver Spoon

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Daughter

Sophia Sowle five Dollars to be paid by my Executor within

twelve months after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Daughter

Merchia Eldridge One of my best beds and bedsteds

Likewise a Sacte of Callico Curtains One Stand One Stai__

Tea Table and three Silver Tea Spoons

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Daughter

Deborah Baily Corey my Gold Ring and Stone Ear Rings

Item I further give and bequeath unto my before

Named Daughters and Grand Daughter Prudence

Macguire Sarah Gray and Merchia Eldridge after paying

my Just Debts and Defraying my Funeral Charges

all the rest and residue of my Estate be it ___

what Kind or nature Soever that is not herein

before given away in this my Last will and testament

equally to be dived among them Shear and Shear Alike

Item I give and beaqueath unto my two Female Negroes

Sylvea and Giney their Freedom to be at their own

dispossal Likewise I give them their beds and

bedding which they usially Sleepon

Lastly to this my Said Last Will and Testament I

hereby Mominate ordain Constitute and appoint my

before Named Son Philip Gray Sole Executor

desireing him in Love to see this my Said Will Is

fulfilled according to the true intent and manner

of the Same and I do hereby revoke disannul and

make void all and Every other former Will and

Testament by one at any time made heretofore

Legacies bequests and Executors by me at any time

Page 150

time hencefore Made willed and bequeathed ratifying

and confirming this and no Other to be my Last will

and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto

let my hand and Seal the day and year first before

Written

Signed Sealed published Pronounced and

delivered by the Said Deborah Gray all

the before written to be her Last will

and Testament in presence of

Cornelius Seabury

Philip Gray Deborah Gray (seal)

Robert Baley

Newport} at a Court held In Tiverton

(seal) September the 7th day AD 1807

The aforegoing Will was presented for Probate

Philip Gray & Robert Baley two of subscribing Witnesses

Being present and ingaged satisfy and Say that they

Saw Deborah Gray The Testator Sign Seal and heard

her declare this Instrument And that In her presents

And In the presents of Each Other togeather

with Cornelius Seabury they sat their hands as

Witnesses and that the testater was at the Same

time at a Second Dispossing Mind and Memory

According to the best of their under standing ---

After hearing their testimony it is Considered

Adjudged and Decreed by this Court that Same

be and is proved and approved as the

Last Will and Testament of the

Said Deborah Gray Deceased

Christopher Manchester Presedent

Witness Pardon Gray Clerk

The above and afore going is a true Coppy of the

Original Read September of 7th Day AD 1807

Witness Pardon Gray Probate Clerk ____

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Philip Gray and Deborah Bailey are:

150 i. Scynthia6 Gray, born 26 February 1769 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island152. She married James Eldridge 09 May 1790 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island153; born Abt. 1765.

151 ii. Prudence Gray, born 16 February 1771 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island154. She married John Maquire 14 January 1794 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island155; born 26 December 1773 in Providence, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. 1801 in Prob Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island156.

Notes for Prudence Gray:

Prudence is named in fathers will written 31 July 1801, her husband is deceased at this time. She is also named in her mothers will as Prudence Meiguire. This will is dated August 1807. So apparently she is still widowed. This was very unusual at this period of time in our history. Most young widows remarried very quickly.

Notes for John Maquire:

From Philip Grays will written 31 July 1801. Shows that John Maguire was deceased before this date.

Probate book 5 page 530. " I give unto my beloved Daughter Prudence Muguire late wife of John

Muguire two hundred Dollars and the Same to be paid into the hands"

The wording is misleading as Prudence is later named in the will as being taken care of by her four brothers.

152 iii. Ellery Gray, born 06 September 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island157.

+ 153 iv. Mary Gray, born 07 August 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. 30 September 1844 in Prob Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

154 v. Philip Gray, born 11 November 1776 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island157; died 02 December 1844 in Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. He married Susannah Irish 23 October 1796 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island158; born Abt. 1780.

Notes for Philip Gray:

In Sept 1844 Philip Gray and his sister Mary Cory sold a piece of land to her son. This land was located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is how I was able to place Philip in Michigan. See notes under Philip Cory son of Mary (Gray) Cory for more detailed information.

155 vi. Sarah Gray, born 07 December 1778 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island159.

156 vii. John Gray, born 05 August 1781 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island159. He married Mercy Taber 03 December 1809 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts160.

157 viii. Deborah Gray, born 10 August 1783 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island161. She married Robert Waite 03 March 1806 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts162; born Abt. 1780.

158 ix. Edward Gray, born 01 August 1788 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island163; died 01 January 1878.

 

81. Edward5 Gray (Thomas4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 14 January 1724/25 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 21 December 1787 in Farewell St., Newport, Rhode Island. He married Sarah Cook 06 January 1745/46 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Children of Edward Gray and Sarah Cook are:

159 i. Joseph6 Gray, born 23 December 1745 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

160 ii. Phillip Gray, born 26 February 1746/47 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

161 iii. Edward Gray, born 03 December 1750 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

162 iv. Daniel Gray, born 12 March 1751/52 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

+ 163 v. David Gray, born 02 September 1753 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died Bef. 21 December 1783 in At sea during Revolutionary War.

164 vi. Elizabeth Gray, born 21 January 1755 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

165 vii. Thomas Gray, born 25 November 1756 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

166 viii. Philadelphia Gray, born 18 June 1758 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

167 ix. Joseph Gray, born 26 May 1762 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

168 x. Sarah Gray, born 15 July 1765 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

169 xi. Hannah Gray, born 30 November 1766 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island164.

 

85. John5 Gray (Thomas4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 19 September 1736 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 04 November 1803 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. He married Martha.

Notes for John Gray:

Will of John GrayWill of John Gray

Tiverton Book 6, Pg2

Regifter of Wills

No. 6 Book-----------

Att a court of Probate

Held at the house of Benjamin Howland Esq

in Tiverton on the 2nd day of January AD 1804

Richard Durfee prefident

Members Christopher Manchefter

prefent William Humphrey

Bedford Dennis

& Edmond Eftes Esq

An inftrument perporting to be the last

will and teftament of John Gray Late of

Tiverton deceased was prefented before

the Court for Probate by Edward Gray one

of the Executors to sd will --------

Turn Over

I, John Gray of Tiverton in the county of Newport yeoman being week in body but

of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to God thereafter, and being

desirous to dispose of the temporal estate wherewith I am blefsed do give devise

and dispose of the same in the following manner.

First my will is that my Executors should cause me to have a decent and

Christian burial and cause my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid and

discharged out of my estste and as to the residue of my estate I dispose thereof

in the following manner.

ITEM- I give to my wife Martha Gray all (my dwelling house) the range of rooms

on the second floor in my dwelling house, she permitting my son Edward (admin)

convenant pafsage to and from the chamber above, also all my indoor moveables

and household furniture Except, such parts as I shall hereafter dispose of

together with my riding horse and young mare, my fat cow-one yearling calf and

one half of my sheep also one milk cow and one half my swine all which I give in

leiu of her dower, or power of thirds - the privilege in my dwelling house as

also the keeping of such stock as I may hereinafter order to be continued to her

my said wife so long as she remains my widow and no longer-------

ITEM- I give and devise to my son Gideon Gray my lott of land lying in the

township of Bristol he doing and performing what I shall hereinafter order to

him his heirs and afsigns forever. My will is and I hereby order him to pay to

my four daughters (viz) Martha Almy Sarah Ruth and Betsey Gray Fifty Dollars

each in one year after the aforesaid lot of land shall come into the pofsesion

of my aforesaid son Gideon my will further is that he furnish his mother so long

as she remains a widow with one half of her necefsary firewood yearly.

ITEM- I give and devife unto my son Edward Gray all my real estate lying in the

township of Tiverton to him his heirs and afsigns forever Except the privileges

afsigned to his mother out of the same he doing and performing what I shall

herein order him --- first my will is and I do hereby order him to furnish his

mother with one half part of her firewood (for her reasonable supply of) During

her widow hood a privilege in the orchard for her reafonable supply of fruit a

piece of ground for summer and winter sauce, alfo keeping for one cow one horse

one yearling and one half of my sheep summer and winter--------- Also I give and

bequeathe unto my aforesaid son Edward my working Oxen Whit Stear the one half

of my swine and all my Out Door Moveables and farming utensils together with my

wearing apparels-

ITEM- To my daughter Sarah I give her wearing apparels now in my pofsefsion alfo

one bed in addition to what I have ordered my son Gideon to pay

her.-----------------

ITEM- I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Martha Almy Ten sheep in addition to

what I have before ordered her

ITEM- Give to my daughter Ruth and Betsey one good feather bed Each to be

delivered them by their mother when she may see fit to deliver them in addition

to what I have before ordered them.

Lastly, my will is that my two sons Gideon and Edward Gray be and hereby do

appoint them Executors of this modest will and testament Certifying and

Confirming this and no other to be my last will & in testimony of which I have

hereunto set my hand and Seal the 22nd day of October in the year One Thousand

Eight hundred and three-----------

Signed Sealed published and prounounced to be his last will and Testament in

presence of us who in the prefence of the testator and in the presence of each

other signed the same as witnesses thereunto

Thomas Gray

Edw Snow John Gray (seal)

Thomas Durfee

Newport : att a court of Probate held in Tiverton

January the 2nd day AD 1804---------

The above and foregoing will was prefented for probate ---Thomas Durfee & Edward

Snow two of the Subscribing Witnesses being prefent and teftify and say that

they sawe John Gray, the Teftator Sign Seal and heard him declare this

Inftrument, and that _________ prefents and in the prefents of each other

togeather with Thomas Gray they Set their hands as Witnefses and that the

teftator was at the sametime of a Sound Disposing Mind and Memory according to

the beft of their understanding-----after hearing their teftimony it is

confidered adjuded and ordered by this Court that the Same be and is proved and

approved as the Laft will and Teftament of the Said John Gray Dec

Witnefs Richard Durfee President

Pardon Gray Clerk

His widow Martha Gray being prefent in Court and ___________ of her Gifts in the

above said will in Lue of her right of dower and power of thirds in and with his

estate.----------

The above and four going is a true copy of the

original____January the 2nd day AD 1804

Witnefs Pardon Gray Probate Clerk

Att a court of Probate held at the

house of Benjamin Howland Esq In

Tiverton on the 7th day of May AD 1804

Richard Durfee president

Members Chriftopher Manchefter

present William Humphrey

Bedford Dennis and

Edmond Eftes Esq

Gideon & Edward Gray appeared at this court and Excepted the truft of the

Executors of the Last will of John Gray Late of Tiverton Dec. & give Bond

agreable to law-------------

Newport The court of probate of the town of Tiverton In

the County of Newport State of Rhode Island_______:

(seal) Who by Law are Impowered to_______ the probate

of wills and grant letters of Teftamentory thereon

Within said township_____________

To Gedion Gray and Edward Gray both of Tiverton in the county of

Newport state of Rhode Island yeoman

Greeting-------------

Whereas the Late will and teftament of John Gray late of Tiverton yeoman

deceafed was on the second day of January AD 1804 - prefented before the court

of probate for the town of Tiverton which was provided and approved as the Laft

will and Testament of the said John Gray and the said Gedion and Edward Gray

appointed Joint Executors thereof and having Excepted that trust by giving bond

agreable to the law---------------

These are therefore in the name of the State of Rhode Island and providence

plantations to grant unto you the said Gedion & Edward Gray Letters

teftamentary, on said Estate hereby authorifing and Impowering you the sd Gedion

& Edward to ask for Geather &_______ & Receive all and whatsoever Goods Chattels

wares Merchandise Eftates and things and the hole perfonal Eftate whatsoever

which to said John Gray while he lived & at the time of his Deth did appertain &

belong and the same fully to adminiftrater & well and faithfully to difpose of

agreably to sd will to pay all just debts in which the Dec. stod bound and

Render a true and just account of your adminiftration unto said Court in twelve

months from the date of these prefents In teftimony whereof we have granted the

seal of our sd Court to be hereunto affixed

Witness Richard Durfee Esq at Tiverton this 7th day of May AD 1804

Pardon Gray Probate Clerk

 

Children of John Gray and Martha are:

170 i. Edward6 Gray.

171 ii. Sarah Gray.

172 iii. Gideon Gray, born 1777 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 31 May 1807.

173 iv. Martha Gray, born 1782 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 1858.

174 v. Ruth Gray, born 25 October 1787 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 31 December 1807.

175 vi. Elizabeth Gray, born 15 September 1790 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married Benjamin Howland.

 

93. Thomas5 Cory (Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 10 July 1731 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island165. He married Deborah Almy 30 December 1753 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, daughter of Samuel Almy and Mary Almy. She was born 30 October 1731 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island166.

Children of Thomas Cory and Deborah Almy are:

176 i. Eliphal6 Cory, born 03 October 1755 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island167.

177 ii. Ellery Cory, born 04 December 1756 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island167.

+ 178 iii. Nancy Cory, born 23 April 1758 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

179 iv. Philip Cory, born 28 November 1759 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island167; died 29 August 1778 in British POW during Rev War168.

180 v. William Cory, born 08 February 1761 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

181 vi. Thomas Cory, born 23 May 1762 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

182 vii. Peleg Almy Cory, born 10 January 1764 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

183 viii. Almy Cory, born 31 August 1765 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

184 ix. Bridget Cory, born 11 September 1767 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

185 x. Samuel Cory, born 23 December 1768 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

186 xi. Sarah Cory, born 15 February 1770 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island169.

 

94. Sarah5 Cory (Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 16 June 1734 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island170, and died Abt. 1770 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island 36y 6m 13d. She married Nathaniel Briggs 23 August 1761 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island Amicable Cong Church. He was born Abt. 1735 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, and died 24 July 1801 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Notes for Nathaniel Briggs:

Captain

Children of Sarah Cory and Nathaniel Briggs are:

187 i. Nathaniel6 Briggs, born Abt. 1770 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 30 March 1805. He married Patience Cook 15 August 1793.

188 ii. Hannah Briggs, born Abt. 1766 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 24 August 1820.

189 iii. Philip Briggs, born 06 May 1762 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

190 iv. Amey Briggs, born September 1764 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 26 May 1817. She married Simeon Borden.

 

95. Captain Philip5 Cory (Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 23 November 1741 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island171,172,173, and died 23 October 1802 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island174,175,176,177,178. He married Comfort Hicks 18 March 1764 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island179,180, daughter of Joseph Hicks and Elizabeth Waite. She was born 24 October 1745 in Dartmouth, Massachussets181, and died 09 March 1826 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island182.

Notes for Captain Philip Cory:

Philip was a long time resident of Tiverton, Rhode Island. When it came time to defend his believes against the British during the Revolutionary War he joined the Rhode Island Militia. He is listed in Isaac Cooks records as a Leuitenant in the 1777 Military Census of Rhode Island town of Tiverton. In the DAR index he is listed as a Captain in the 1st Co. Rhode Island. His Mayflower index number is 47740. It appears from differrent records that he owned property in Westport Point, Massachusetts, his son Joseph my 3rd great grandfather rented this house. A record of this can be found in a 1798 tax roll taken on this property, I have a copy of this tax record. There is also evidence that he was involved in ship building and sailing of these ships from a contract agreement between him and a brother. I have recently acquired a copy of war orders given to Philip from Colonel Pardon Gray requiring him to muster all the men under his command. He is buried in the Gardner Douglas Farm Historical Cemetary plot number 64.

War orders from Pardon Gray Lieutenant Colonel

Tiverton, June 28, 1778

Lieu. Philip Cory - In the name of the Governor, & Company of the State of Rhode Island you are

hereby commanded to warn all the militia & alarm men within your District that is not on duty to

appear by ten o'clock at the Four Corners - all acutred, fit for action, with all the spades & shovels

& pick axes that can be found. You are also to give them notice that in case they do not appear they

may expect to be delt with according to law. Whether they have guns or not, they are not to be

excused but to come forward and in case any person is absent, you are to return such delinquant

without fail. Given under my hand the day and date first above ritten.

Pardon Gray, Lieut. Colonel

The Corey Society of America has in its records a copy of a Revolutionary War payroll that lists Philip as Lieutenant in Capt. Isaac Cook's Camp in Col. John Cook's Regt. of Militia in the Service of the United States from the 21st to the 31st of July 1778 For Wages of Subsistance Money. This record along with others in the sources are accepted as primary evidence by the SAR/DAR and General Descendants of the Mayflower Society.

Philip's Will can be found in Tiverton, Rhode Island Probate Book 5; page 578

Will of Philip Corey

Page 578

In the Name of God Amen the twenteth Day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and two. I Philip Cory of Tiverton in the County of Newport in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, Gentleman being weak in Body but of a Sound mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God for the Same Calling to mind the Mortality of this body and removing that his appointed for men once to Die, do make and ordain this my Last will & Testament in manner and form following that is to Say first primarally I recommend my Soul unto the hand of God who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be Decently Interred therein at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and appointed and as Touching the disposition of Such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to Bestow me with in this Life I give devise & Dispose of the Same in Manner and form following

Imprimis my will is and I do will and order that first of all my just Depts and funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied by my Executor therein after named and appointed

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Comfort the use Improvement and Profits of all my Estate Real and Personal one year after my Decease and further I give to my said wife the improvements of one third part of all my Real Estate So Long as She Shall Remain my Widow also I Give to my

Page 579

Said wife one half of my household goods and furniture and a horse and one cow She to have her choise of my horses & cows also I give to my Said wife in Liew of her Right of Dower and ____thirds of in and unto all my Estate Both Real and Personal & she Sees fit to Except and not Otherwise

Item I give and Bequeath unto my three well beloved Daughters Namely Elizabeth Hicks the wife of Gabriel Hicks Hannah Almy the wife of Peleg Almy and Deborah Cook the wife of William Cook four hundred and fifty Silver Dollars to be Equally divided among them Share and Share alike

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Mary Cory three hundred Dollars to be paid her in two Years after my Decease I also Give to my Said Daughter -- one half of all my household goods and furniture and I further Give unto my Said Daughter So Long as She Shall Remain unmarried the use and improvement of the Slave bedroom in the house where I now Live and the Chamber Room over it and a priviledge in the Cellar and to the Oen to Bake and to the Well for water and inthe Door Yard for wood and for such Other uses as need may Require Also give unto my Said Daughter Mary Twenty five Silver Dollars Yearly and every year So Long as she Shall Remain unmarried and no longer

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Philip Cory Son of my son Philip Cory Deceased three hundred Silver dollars to be paid to him when he come to the age of twenty one years.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my five well beloved Sons Namely William Cory Joseph Cory Barney Cory Nathaniel Cory and Andrew Cory to them and to their heirs and assigns forever all my Real and Personal Estate that I have not herein this my Last will and Testament Otherway Disposed of to be Equally Divided among my five Sons before named Share and Share Alike my Real Estate being part of it in Tiverton and part of it in Little Compton and some of it in Westport I have thought unnecassary to Dispose of in particular these Gifts I Give to my before named five Sons they Doing and fulfilling this my Last will and Testament and further my will is that my said five sons Shall Equally alike be at the Last Charge and Expense of fulfilling this my Said will and Testament

Lastly to this my Last will and Testament I do Constitute make ordain and appoint my Son William Cory and my well and trusty friend Barney Hicks of Westport Joint Executors defined

Page 580

To the three Intent and attaining thereof And I do hereby Utterly Dissalow Revoke And Disanull All and every Other former wills and Testaments Legacies And Bequests And Executors by me in any ways before named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying this and no Other to be my Last will and Testament In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year first above Written

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced

And Declared by the Said Philip Cory Philip Cory (seal)

as his Last will and Testament in the

presence of us the Subscribers

Noah Palmer

Barney Hicks

Redford Dennis

Be it Remembered that the covenant made in Second page in the Seventh and Ninth Lines from the Top were made before the Signing and Sealing thereof

Newport att a Court of Probate held in Tiverton on the 20th Day of November in 1802 the Within will was presented for probate the Witnesses being present and engaged it was therefore Considered adjudged And Decreed by Said Court that the Same is proved And approved as the Last will and Testament of the Said Philip Cory Dec. And that our Clerk ___ Sellors Testomentory unto Barney Hicks and William Cory they Giving (the rest of the text unreadable)

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Comfort Hicks:

From Rhode Island Genealogical Register

Volume 9 No. 2. Page 136

Cory, Comfort, of Tiverton, widow. Wil dated 26 Mar 1826, proved 3 Apr 1826, pgs 253, 256, 257. Mentions: Sons Andrew Cory, William Cory deceased, Joseph Cory, Barna Cory, Nathan Cory. Daughters Elizabeth Hicks, Hannah Almy, & Deborah Cook wife of William Cook. Grandsons sons of my son William Cory deceased, viz: Abner, Ellery, Samuel, Job, William, Holder, Philip, & Benjamin. Granddaughters Comfort Hicks Cory & Mary Cook Cory daughters of my son Andrew Cory. Granddaughters Hannah Morgan wife of Jusper Morgan & Comfort Manchester wife of Loring Manchester. Witnesses Benjamin Peckham, Tylor Davenport, Pardon Smith.

Children of Philip Cory and Comfort Hicks are:

+ 191 i. William6 Cory, born 28 October 1764 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 31 July 1822.

192 ii. Abner Cory, born 17 August 1765 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island183; died 1802.

193 iii. Elizabeth Cory, born 01 May 1768 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island183; died 16 December 1846. She married Gabriel Hicks.

194 iv. Hannah Cory, born 08 March 1770 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island183. She married Peleg Almy 23 October 1785 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island184; born 08 January 1761 in Prob Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

+ 195 v. Philip Cory, born 05 January 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 24 August 1794 in Died at sea from yellow fever.

+ 196 vi. Joseph Cory, born 03 February 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 15 January 1830 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York.

197 vii. Edward Cory, born 14 November 1775 in Tiverton, Rhode Island185; died 1801 in Lost At Sea.

198 viii. Barney Cory, born 04 September 1777 in Tiverton, Rhode Island185. He married Sarah Soule 30 August 1801 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts186.

199 ix. Deborah Cory, born 24 January 1780 in Tiverton, Rhode Island187. She married William Cook 28 April 1799.

200 x. Nathaniel Cory, born 04 May 1782 in Tiverton, Rhode Island187. He married Meribah Gardner 27 March 1808 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts.

201 xi. Mary Cory, born 06 November 1784 in Tiverton, Rhode Island187; died 25 October 1817. She married Dennis Cook 19 December 1815.

202 xii. Andrew Cory, born 19 March 1790 in Tiverton, Rhode Island187; died 16 March 1866. He married Jane Gray Seabury 25 June 1815.

 

115. Elizabeth5 Pabodie (Rebecca4 Gray, Thomas3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 05 December 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island188,189, and died 05 September 1802 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island189. She married John Bailey Aft. 11 June 1743 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island189, son of William Bailey and Dorothy Graves. He was born 27 March 1720 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island190, and died 26 November 1757 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island191.

Child of Elizabeth Pabodie and John Bailey is:

203 i. Ephraim6 Bailey, born 25 March 1744 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island191; died 10 January 1820 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island192.

 

129. Samuel5 Gray (Samuel4, Samuel3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 12 May 1726 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island193, and died 30 March 1813 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island194. He married (1) Mary Bailey. She was born 26 May 1744, and died 04 March 1820 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island195. He married (2) Deborah Peck 1750 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island196. She was born 23 February 1732/33 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island196, and died 24 December 1791 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island196.

Children of Samuel Gray and Deborah Peck are:

204 i. Hannah6 Gray, born 08 November 1751 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

205 ii. Fallee Gray, born 26 April 1754 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197; died 08 September 1836 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

206 iii. John Gray, born 26 March 1756 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197; died 29 September 1820 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

207 iv. Simeon Gray, born 15 April 1758 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

208 v. Lydia Gray, born 27 January 1760 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

209 vi. Elizabeth Gray, born 23 June 1763 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

210 vii. Samuel Gray, born 27 September 1765 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

211 viii. Thomas Gray, born 22 April 1769 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

212 ix. Jonathan Gray, born 09 March 1771 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

213 x. Nathaniel Gray, born 20 March 1776 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

214 xi. Loring Gray, born 05 February 1779 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197; died 26 November 1815 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

215 xii. Benjamin Gray, born 05 February 1779 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island197.

 

Generation No. 5

138. Job6 Gray (Pardon5, Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 14 May 1756 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island198, and died 06 February 1829 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island199. He married Judith Briggs 16 December 1781 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island200,201. She was born 1759201, and died 11 September 1832 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

Children of Job Gray and Judith Briggs are:

216 i. Sarah7 Gray, born 11 November 1783 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201. She married Peleg Brownell 04 September 1810 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

217 ii. Samuel Gray, born 06 March 1785 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

218 iii. Job Gray, born 27 July 1788 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

219 iv. Arnold Gray, born 28 December 1790 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

220 v. Thomas Edward Gray, born 28 December 1790 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201. He married Almy Briggs201.

221 vi. Harriet Gray, born 01 July 1792 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201. She married Borden Wood 01 March 1818 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

222 vii. George Gray, born 30 October 1794 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

223 viii. Willard Gray, born 27 July 1798 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island201.

 

144. Philip6 Gray (Pardon5, Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 02 February 1766 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island202, and died 10 July 1825 in Wheeling, O. He married Susannah Almy Abt. 1790. She was born Abt. 1770.

Notes for Philip Gray:

I found his death recorded in Vital Records of Rhode Island Vol 12 Part 2. From the newspaper Providence Journal

Gray Philip, formely of Tiverton, on his return from St. Louis to Boston, at Wheeling O., died Jul. 10,1825

Children of Philip Gray and Susannah Almy are:

224 i. Susan7 Gray203, died Bef. 03 October 1825 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married Abraham Pearse204.

Notes for Susan Gray:

From Rhode Island Genealogical Register

Vol 9 No. 2, page 136

Pearse, Susan, wife of Abram Pearse of Little Compton, now residing in Tiverton. Will dated 16 June 1825, proved 3 Oct 1825, pgs 215-216. Mentions: Mother Susan Gray widow of Philip Gray son of Pardon. Husband Abraham Pearse. Sisters Phebe Gray, Ann Gray, & Clarinda Amanda Gray. Witnesses; Pardon Smith, George Sanford, Ellery Gray.

225 ii. Phebe Gray204.

226 iii. Ann Gray205.

227 iv. Clarinda Amanda Gray206.

 

147. John6 Gray (Pardon5, Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 20 May 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island207, and died 08 September 1841 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island208. He married Elizabeth Durfee 09 March 1794 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island208, daughter of David Durfee and Mary Gifford. She was born 23 May 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island208, and died 02 November 1846 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island208.

Children of John Gray and Elizabeth Durfee are:

228 i. Asa7 Gray, born 28 May 1795 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209. He married Phebe Crandall 08 March 1818 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

229 ii. Mary Gray, born 30 August 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

230 iii. Abigail Durfee Gray, born 23 October 1799 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

231 iv. Hannah Gray, born 10 December 1801 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

232 v. Christianna Gray, born 07 March 1804 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

233 vi. Ruth W Gray, born 21 August 1807 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

234 vii. David D Gray, born 24 August 1810 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

235 viii. Pardon G Gray, born 24 August 1810 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209.

236 ix. Philip Gray, born 28 April 1815 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island209; died 02 December 1907 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island210. He married Celia Lake; born 20 April 1814; died 24 August 1889.

 

153. Mary6 Gray (Philip5, Philip4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 07 August 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island211, and died Bef. 30 September 1844 in Prob Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She married (1) Philip Cory Abt. 1792 in Tiverton, Rhode Island, son of Philip Cory and Comfort Hicks. He was born 05 January 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island212, and died 24 August 1794 in Died at sea from yellow fever213. She married (2) Joseph Cory 05 January 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, son of Philip Cory and Comfort Hicks. He was born 03 February 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island214, and died 15 January 1830 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York215,216,217.

Notes for Mary Gray:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE

GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT ; TO

Mary Corey & Ely Beecher of Edinburgh

in the county of Saratoga

SEND GREETING,

WHEREAS, Joseph Corey Late of the town & county

aforesaid

As is Alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living, and at the time of his death

goods, chattels and credits within this state, by means whereof, the ordering and granting ad

ministration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits; AND ALSO, the audit-

ing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us; And We,

being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faith-

fully administered, applied and disposed of, Do grant unto you, the said

Mary and Eli

full power, by these presents, to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said

goods, chattels and credits, to ask, demand, recover and receive, the debts which unto the said

deceased whilst living, and at the time of his death did belong; AND to pay the debts which

the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereto extend, and

the law require; hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect IN

VENTORY of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which

have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge; and the same so made, to exhibit,

or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the county of Saratoga at or before

the expiration of three calendar months from the date hereof; AND ALSO, to render a just and

true account of Administration when thereunto required. AND WE DO BY THESE

PRESENTS, depute, constitute and appoint you, the said

Mary & Eli Administraship

Administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said

Joseph Corey deceased.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal

of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed

WITNESS George Palmer Esquire, Sur-

rogate of the said county, at the ______of_____ _____

the nineteenth day of February in

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

and of our independence the fifty _______

George Palmer (signature)

 

 

LIBER H pg 483 Recorded Kalamazoo Co. Michigan

Sept 18, 1844 Mary (Gray) Cory widow of Joseph Cory formely of Edinburgh, New York, of Kalamazoo Co., Michigan sold to Isaac Cory and wife for $300 approximately 30 acres, her half of land jointly owned with Philip Gray. This is the latest date known for Mary's life.

Mary Cory Deed Recorded Sept. 30th, 1844 at 11 Oclock A.M.

Isaac Cory Alex Buell Registry

Know all men by these presents that I Mary Cory of Comstock in the county of

Kalamazoo State of Michigan of the first part. And for in consideration of the sum

of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid, pay granted bargained, sold, and

his wife and api____ fore____

by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto Isaac Cory of town

County & state aforesaid, Situated in the town of Charleston, known, bounded

and described as follows, that is to say, it being apart of the West half of the

South West quarter of section No. Eighteen(18) in township No. two(2) South of Ramp

No. Nine(9) And in the Western Land district of Michigan. And it is all that part

of Said Land that was deeded to Mary by Philip Gray, which, Said Philip Gray and

Mary Cory bought of Benjamin Durfee. And it lies in two divisions. The

first Division is In the north Side of the Battle Creek road. Running ___ ___

road. beginning On the northely Side of Said Lot. Meandering On Said road

Over half the distance a Crop Said Lot and then running a line through

Said Lot Parallel with the north line of said Lot. The other division lying on

the Easterly Side of Said Road Confessing all that part of Said Lot lying on

a line run a Crop Said Lot meandering One half of the distance On the ____

and South Side of Said Lot, Between the Battle Creek road and the Frontrail

road, for a more particular discription reference

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Joseph Cory:

I recently acquired the address for the county seat of Saratoga Co., New York. A total of four documents are needed to join the DAR or SAR is at the county clerks office in this town. The documents in question is a land transfer record showing when Joseph bought the land in 1811, two documents dealing with Mary (Gray) Cory being named executor to the estate since Joseph died intestate. The last document naming the heirs to the Joseph Cory estate. The document is located in book Liber EE, page 131. An extraction reads as follows;

Liber EE, pg. 131

March 15, 1836 Sale of land owned by the heirs of Joseph Cory of Edinburg, Saratoga, New York to George Pease of Northampton, Montgomery co., N. Y. The heirs were listed as follows, Christopher Cory and wife Abigail, Joseph Cory and wife Gratia, Philip Cory and wife Louisa, Barnabus Cory and wife Barbary Ann, Joseph R. Cory and wife Comfort, Deborah Cory, and Isaac Cory.

69 acres for $1200 - 50 acres, lot #4 Livingston Gore and 19 acres, Lot #3 of Northampton Patent.

witnessed by: Elisha Doubleday Robert Kennedy

Barney Cory Francis Cory

Martin A. Butler Joseph Cory

note: This would indicate that Deborah was unmarried and that Mary Cory (daughter) was not living in 1836.

The address of the county clerk is;

Saratoga County Clerk

40 Mc Master St.

Ballston Spa, New York 12020

The document is two pages long at the time I ordered it the cost was $1.00 a page. 5 Feb 1997

I have scanned this document into the computer to clean it up, it's not very legible the clerk at Balston Spa,NY said this was the best we could get.

Descendants of Joseph and Mary (Gray) Cory who served in the Civil War.

Albert Cory son/of Isaac Cory. Enlisted 1 Aug 1861, Co. H, 44 Illinois Volunteer Regiment, age 18 Mustered 12 Sep 1861. Killed in action at Stone River, Tenn. 31 Dec 1862.

Joseph A. Cory son/of Philip Cory. Enlisted 31 Dec 1863 for 3 years from Richland Co. Michigan 11th Cavalry. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 and was killed 20 May 1865. He was shot while having a horse shod in Anderson, South Carolina during the Stoneman Raid. I have a copy of his Civil War records and it has family records pertaining to his dads marriage date and death date. These records are accepted as primary source by the SAR/DAR and General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Miel L. Cory son/of Philip Cory, Yorkville Michigan. Enlisted 9 Sep 1861 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, Company G. Engineers and Mechanics enlisted for 3 years age of 18. Mustered 29 Oct 1861 was captured and a prisoner at Big Shanty, Georgia 16 Oct 1864. Released at Venus Point, Georgia 27 Nov 1864. Discharged Detroit, Michigan 27 Mar 1865.

Philip Cory son/of Joseph Cory. Company L 6th Cavalry, mustered 11 Aug 1862 Comm 1st Lieutenant 15 Aug 1862, Comm Capt. 16 Mar 1863. Resigned 31 Oct 1863 and enlisted as a Seargant, Company E 194th New York Volunteers 3 Apr 1865, and was discharged 3 May 1865 at Rochester, New York.

Charles G. Cory son/of Barney Corey. Enlisted at Rochester, New York 94th New York Infantry.

Barney J. Corey son/of Barney Corey. Enlisted as a private 16 Mar 1864 at Rochester, Indiana. He mustered 22 Mar 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana Company D, 87th Indiana Volunteers, transferred to Company D, 42nd Regiment, and was later discharged 21 Jul 1865.

William D. Corey son/of Barney Corey. He enlisted as a private 8 Feb 1865 at Rochester, Indiana and mustered 6 Mar 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana in Company F, 87th Indiana Volunteers. He was later transferred to Company F, 42nd Regiment and mustered out 21 Jul 1865.

 

 

This is a deed transfer record transfering land from Isreal and Lowley Woodford to Joseph Corey

The land is described as lot 4 in the Livingston Gore section. This deed is on file at the county clerks

office at Balston Spa, Saratoga Co., New York. The date of the deed is 3 January 1811.

This Indenture Made the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and Eleven Between Isreal Woodford and Lowley his wife of the town of Edin

burgh in the county of Saratoga and State of New York of the first part And Joseph Cor

ey of the town county and State aforesaid, of the second part Witnesseth that the said pa

rty of the first part for and in consideration of the Sum of twelve hundred Dollars

Money of the State of New York to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part

the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, Hath granted, bargained, sold,

released alieved and confirmed and by these presents, Doth grant, bargain, sell, remise,

alieve and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns

forever All in certain piece or parcel of Land Situate in the town aforesaid Noting that

A lot number four in a tract of land called Livingston gore Beginning at a stake ____

____ being the northeast corner of Daniel wasburns land and running from thence North

fifty Degrees and fifty five Minutes West twenty Six Chains Seventy five links to a stake

and North fifty seven degrees east eight chains and thirty five links thence north twenty

eight degrees east four chains and thirty five links thence south sixty three degrees and

thirty minutes east eighteen Chains and twenty one links thence North forty seven degrees

and fifteen Minutes east Nine Chains and fifty links thenceSouth Sixty three degrees

and thirty minutes East Nine Chains and fifty links thence South forty seven degrees and

fifteen Minutes and twenty eight Chains and fifty links to the place of Beginning contain

ing Fifty Acres of Land. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtanences

therewith belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions remainder

or and remainders rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate right, title interest

claim and acruahed whatsoever of the said party of the first part, either in law or equity of in

and to the above bargained premises with the said hereditaments and appurtenances to have

(this next text in quotes missing on document but believe this is what it says)

"and to hold the said lands tenaments hereditaments rights and privilages above mentioned

granted and described and every part and parcel thereof to the"

This is the second page of the deed.

said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper

Benefit and Behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns for

ever and the said party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and admin

istrators. Doth covinant, grant bargain, promise and agree to and with the said

party of the second part his heirs and assigns, to Warrant and forever to Defend

the above bargained premises and every part and parcel thereof, now being in

the quiet and peaicable possession of the said party of the second part, against

and every person claiming or to claim the said premises or any part thereof

In Witness Whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set their hands

and Seals the day and year first above written _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _

Sealed and delivered

Isreal Woodford (seal)

In the presence of

Lowley Woodford (seal)

Eli Smith --

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child of Mary Gray and Philip Cory is:

237 i. Philip7 Cory, born 08 December 1794 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 04 January 1802 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

Children of Mary Gray and Joseph Cory are:

238 i. Frederick7 Cory, born 06 October 1797 in Westport Point, Massachusetts; died 04 January 1802 in Westport Point, Massachusetts.

239 ii. Christopher Cory, born 13 August 1799 in Westport Point, Bristol, Massachusetts218; died 01 November 1877 in Milo, Yates, New York. He married (1) Abigail Washburn Abt. 1820; born 01 September 1801 in Massachussets; died 16 May 1836 in Italy Hills, Yates, New York. He married (2) Mary Cotton Whitmore 27 April 1837 in Italy Hills, Yates, New York; born 17 November 1805 in Norfolk, Connecticut; died 19 April 1880 in Italy Hills, Yates, New York.

Notes for Christopher Cory:

Source information on his christening found in Vital Records of Rhode Island Volume 4 Part 7, author James N. Arnold, Providence 1893. The record is of the United Congregational Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

240 iii. Joseph Cory, born 20 May 1801 in Westport Point, Massachusetts218; died 06 June 1892 in Galesburgh Twp, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He married (1) Gratia Whitney 1820 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York; born 27 June 1803 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont; died 02 September 1856 in Galesburgh Twp, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He married (2) Texina Mary Drew 11 February 1858 in Jordan Bp. Ch. Marshall Co., Indiana; born Abt. 1838 in New York; died 01 May 1899 in Comstock twp, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Notes for Joseph Cory:

Source information on his christening found in Vital Records of Rhode Island Volume 4 Part 7, author James N. Arnold, Providence 1893. The record is of the United Congregational Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

241 iv. Deborah Cory, born 01 August 1803 in Westport Point, Massachusetts218; died 05 May 1844.

Notes for Deborah Cory:

Source information on her christening found in Vital Records of Rhode Island Volume 4 Part 7, author James N. Arnold, Providence 1893. The record is of the United Congregational Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

242 v. Philip Cory, born 05 May 1805 in Westport Point, Bristol, Massachusetts219,220,221,222; died 23 December 1898 in Laclede, Linn County, Mo223,224. He married (1) Louisa Jane Miller 17 December 1830 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York225; born 25 October 1808 in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont226,227; died 04 October 1871 in Laclede,Linn County, MO228,229. He met (2) Tabitha C. Pearce 15 September 1874. He married (3) Sunilda McIntire 15 May 1879 in Linn County, Missouri.

Notes for Philip Cory:

Civil war death benefit records show that Philip died on 23 Dec 1898. His tombstone shows 24 Dec 1898

While researching in Missouri we found that he was living in Linneus, Missouri probably up to the time of his death. It really appears his nephew Truman Chauncy Corey was primary care giver in his last years. We did find a probate record in the index book (the actual records are missing in the court house) declaring him insane. I imagine because of his age he was probably senile and needed looking after. We did find a land deed transfer in 1867 where he bought 160 acres for $3000. This placed him in Missouri 2 years before we thought it did. We do know that Philip had sold property in Kalamazoo, Michigan for $4500 dollars. In a division of property between Philip and Louisa he had to give $1500 to Louisa. Their was no actual divorce but a definate division of property did take place and is on record in Kalamazoo county, Michigan. They did live apart until her death in 1871. Look at William Thomas Corey notes.

Source information on his christening found in Vital Records of Rhode Island Volume 4 Part 7, author James N. Arnold, Providence 1893. The record is of the United Congregational Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island. He was christened June 1, 1806.

In April 1831 Philip left Edinburg, New York for Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, along with his brother Deacon Joseph Cory and his Uncle, Deacon Philip Gray. ( see history of Kalamazoo Co. in the section on Joseph and Gratia Cory.) He purchased land in Richland Township and began farming with his wife and infant daughter joining him at a later date. Three daughters and seven sons were born to Philip and Louisa. Joseph A. Cory, unmarried died during the Civil War between April and May 1865 in Anderson, South Carolina, during the Stoneman Raid while having his horse shod. No mention has been found concerning Andrew Calvin. This name as provided by Mr. Joseph E. Corey a grandson of William Thomas Cory.

Philip remained in Richland until 1868 when he sold his farm and went to Linn Co. Missouri with his wife and four of his children. Also in this group was Comfort Cory, his sister, and her daughter and family, and nephew, Truman C. Cory, son of Deacon Joseph Cory from Galesburg. The group totaled twenty-six settling in the Laclede area Philip sold real estate until his death at age 93.

Louisa Jane, daughter of Philip Cory with her husband, Adam Knapp purchased a farm in Locust Creek Township north of Linneus and adjoining that of Truman C. Corey. Their son Lewis married Adelia Raymond, a grandaughter of Comfort Corey. Knapp descendants lived in Linneus until after World War II.

Another daughter, Sophronia Mary and husband Charles Patchen settled in Jefferson Township near Laclede. They returned to Kalamazoo Co. in Michigan after 1900 where they both died and are buried.

Philip's two youngest children, William Thomas Cory and Artema Roxana Cory both were married in Laclede.

Barney Francis and Newton P. both remained in Richland while Miel Lorenzo farmed in nearby Ross Township. Another son, Frederick E. lived in Johnstown, Michigan and later Battle Creek, Michigan.

This was written by Charlotte C. Muller in Aug. 1987 She is presently the Cory Genealogist and President of the Cory/Corey Society of America. (1997)

From the 1860 Federal Census for Michigan, Kalamazoo county, Richland twp.

Richland township in the county of Kalamazoo state of Michigan enumerated on the 31 day of July 1860

Post Office Augusta Kalamazoo Co., Mich

Dwelling 1586 Family 1542 Philip Cory Age 55 male Farmer born in Rhode Island

Louisa Age 51 female Wife born in Vermont

Barney Age 26 male Farmer born in Michigan

Frederick Age 24 male Carpenter born in Michigan

Miel Age 16 male Farmer born in Michigan

Newton Age 14 male born in Michigan

Joseph Age 12 male born in Michigan

Wm Age 10 male born in Michigan

Artima Age 6 female born in Michigan

Amanda Polly Age 14 female

The 1880 census shows Philip living in Linn county, Missouri. He has married again and taken in all the children from her previous marriage. His age is listed as 75 hers is listed as 50.

 

 

243 vi. Mary Cory, born 01 June 1807 in Westport Point, Massachusetts; died August 1807.

244 vii. Barnabus Cory, born 04 June 1809 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 03 April 1866. He married Barbara Ann Douglass 22 September 1834; born 1810.

245 viii. Comfort Corey, born 13 April 1810 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York; died 08 May 1884 in Linneus, Linn County, Missouri. She married Joseph Reynolds Corey 24 August 1826 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York; born 21 November 1805 in Northampton twp, Fulton Co., New York; died 10 July 1865 in Yates Co., New York.

246 ix. Elizabeth Cory, born August 1813 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York; died August 1813 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York.

247 x. Isaac Cory, born 29 September 1819 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York; died 21 August 1885. He married Eunice Brown 23 January 1843.

 

163. David6 Gray (Edward5, Thomas4, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 02 September 1753 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island230, and died Bef. 21 December 1783 in At sea during Revolutionary War. He married Nancy Cory, daughter of Thomas Cory and Deborah Almy. She was born 23 April 1758 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island231.

Notes for David Gray:

David Grays letter homeDavid Gray, POW

David Gray was captured by the British on the coast of Rhode Island and taken to

England. This letter tells of his escape from prison and trip to France as the

first leg home. The original is in the National Archives. It was used by his

widow as evidence for a pension application.

 

 

Mr To.

David Gray

att Tiverton in

Rhod Island

Lorvon, october the 31,1778

Dear Wife. I write to inform you of my arrival in france I broke

prison the 6 Day of September and was 11 Days & nights in the

Bushes in england. Dear not Travel in the Day time for fear of

those savages Who I had Long Ben Confined by (Ship "Swallow"?) of

12 feet keel and after 40 hours passage arrived in france then

Being 3 Days Without vittels or Drink and taken up By some

solders and kept 2 days under guard and was Treated very

indifferently and I Wrote to Doctor Franklin whence I got a

supply of money at harves De. grafs and from their I came _______

to this place in order to go home in the Mister _(?)_ finding so

many of my fellow suffers here that we could get Nothing But a

passage and yt(?) No Ways prepared for a Winters Voyage and

to morrow I am going to Brest to go on Board the ship #-hamlin

Commanded by Capt pickrin I am sorry to Relate the unhappy news

to you that is the Death of your Brother Phillip whom Died on

29th Day August after a short fit of sickness of 15 days I hope

this Will find you as Well as I am at present and my son and your

father and all family and Remember me to all inQuiring friends so

no more I Remain your Loving husband

David Gray

 

 

Notes for Nancy Cory:

Nancy Gray Pension ApplicationPension application of Nancy (Gray)

Declaration of Nancy Durfee late a widow of one David Gray now the widow of

Abner Durfee, in order to obtain the benefit of the 3rd section of the act of

Congress of the 4th of July 1836 - as extended to her by the first section of

one other act of Congress approved the 3rd day of March 1837 - and also to

obtain the benefit of the act of Congress granting half pay and pensions to

widows approved July 7th 1838 -

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations on this 19th day of January

1839 personally appeared before me Job Durfee chief Justice of the Supreme

Judicial Court of said State, a resident in the town of Tiverton in the County

of Newport aged Eighty years and upward, who being first duly sworn according to

law, doth on her oath make the following declaration first in order to obtain

the benefit of the pensions made by the act of Congress passed July 4th 1836 as

extended to her by one other act of Congress passed March 3rd 1837 - That she on

the 1st day of January 1785, and sometime previous, was the widow of one David

Gray, the son of Edward Gray, who the said David in the year 1776, and before

that period and from that period up to the time of his and her intermarriage and

after resided in Tiverton, in the neighborhood of fogland ferry so called. That

now at this time of life, her recollections are very indistinct but that under

_____ lingering impressions of Revolutionary events, as they respect him or her,

she has full confidence in the statements & evidence appertaining to his

revolutionary services, and in concurrence with such she verily believes _ That

on the first day of December 1776, and before, he the said David was inrolled as

a private in the first company of militia commanded by Capt.n Isaac Cook, Philip

Corey Lieut. and Philip Manchester insign _ belonging to the Regiment commanded

by Capt. John Cook _ That in the Revolutionary war, from the 1st of said

December 1776 up to the last of the year 1779, when the British evacuated Rhode

Island, the said David acting as a private in said Company, did and performed

duties devolving upon him as such, to wit in standing guard and protecting the

shores at Tiverton from the enemy, then in possession of the Island, in divers

tours and periods, in the aggregate for the full term of Eight months and that

after the evacuation of the Island the enemy _ to wit from said last date up to

the last of October 1782 he did further, additional and like duties in

____________ and detachments at Butts Hill and at Marstons point in the Regiment

or otherwise commanded by Col. Church and Bailey the Full term of one months

amounting in the whole to a period of nine months service as a private ___ ____,

rendered by the said David, on the revolutionary war, for which, under said last

mentioned acts she the said Nancy, as his late widow, claims a pension _ That

further, though she has much reason to believe that the said David rendered

other services to his country, on the seas, during the Revolutionary war,

particularly in a period of his abscence, about 1778, as she infers, from faint

recollection, as well as from the fragments of the within amended letter,

addressed to her, in his own hand writing, by her retained up to this date, as

the only documentary vestage in her possession of his activity, inter_____ and

suffering during the revolution. Yet, as of such, she has, nor knows of no

living or further documentary testimony; this she submits as a collateral

subject, having no further consideration but that of adding merit to those

services, which she deems amply sustained by the amased evidince.

She further declares under oath, that such is her want of recollection, that she

could not give the precise time of her marriage to the said David _ but that she

was married to him by the Rev Othaniel Campbell formerly pastor of the Cong.

Church in Tiverton on or about the latter part of 1777 or fore part of 1778.

That at the time when the ceremony of marriage was performed, he the Rev'd

Othnial was sick in bed & was far advanced in life and was feeble _ that there

were persons present in the room, but she recollects names only of two persons

who are long since dead _ that she had by him three children, Ellery, Sally and

Edward of whom the said Sally, now only survives _ that they continued to live

together as husband and wife from then up to the time of his decease , which

took place at sea on his passage home from the West Indies in the employ of Col.

J. Cook in a merchant vessel of which B. Borden was Master on or about the fall

of 1783 --- --- --- and that she remained his widow to the 14th of May 1786 -

Also the said Nancy further declares in order to obtain the benefits - of the

provisions made by one other act of Congress granting half pay and pensions to

certain widows approved July 7th 1838 - That she is now the widow of one other a

second and last husband Abner Durfee ..........

I William Cook of Tiverton in the County of Newport a Revolutionary pensioner

testifies and declares that he was well acquainted with David Gray the son of

Edward Gray he lived part of the time at Fogland Ferry (so called) untill the

British took possession of R. Island _ after and during the war, he resided in

the neighbourhood of said Fogland Ferry in Tiverton, he was a stout able bodied

man, courageous and enterprising - he was first husband of Nancy Corey, now

Nancy Durfee the widow of Abner Durfee - that when their marriage took place, he

could not precisely state, but that he thinks that the said David was married to

the said Nancy Corey, nee Nancy Durfee some time in the year 1777 some little

time previous to the birth of her first child Ellery Gray. That this

intermarriage, at said time, was currently reported and believed - that the said

David was something older than he ______ who is now about Eighty three years,

that the said David belonged to a company of Militia called the first company in

Tiverton, under the command of Capt. Isaac Cook Philip Corey Lieutenant and

Philip Manchester insign The company belonged to the regiment commanded by Col

John Cook on of about the first part of Decem'r in the year 1776 - when the

British took possesion of Rhode Island and the company above referred to was

called into service to guard and protect the shores of Tiverton from the enemy,

the said David Gray was in company acting as private and doing duties as a

soldier in standing guard. He well recollects, that soon after the British took

possession of the Island, a British ship came into the river, (name not

recollected) and anchored near or at Fogland Ferry so called - that there was a

considerable engagement had with her, in which a number were wounded, there was

a company of Artillery the company commanded by Cap. Cook and other companies

employed in it, that at this time he particularly recollects David Gray was then

doing duty in said company - that on or about the time of this company being

formed being the first called into service, it waas divided into two divisions

which divisions did duty in standing guard alternately one every other month -

that David Gray was in the division in which he _________ was that said David

Gray so continued acting in said division in standing guard and protecting the

shores, untill he _______ went into the fifteen months service, which was about

the first of June 1777. That up to this date the Depon't has no doubt, but that

the said David Gray had in the way of doing duty as referred to, rendered

service the full term of four months - that though the Depon't _________ about

the first of June: ___ that he did not leave untill some time after and that he

had full confidence in saying that his services continued up to the time that he

left, and he believes it was continued after - That after he Depon't had served

in the Continental service nine months from the time of enlistment he returned

and again acted in said company as a private sometime in the year '78 - as he

believes in March - that about the time the said David Gray was absent for a

time at sea, in what service wheather in private state or national Depon't could

not say - nor could he state at what time precisley he returned - but he has

reason to believe that he returned and was again serving in said company as

before mentioned on or about the first of the spring of the year 1779 or before

that he so continued said service till the British left the Island --- that up

to this date the Depon't believes the said David to have served inclusive as

before mentioned the full term of eight months. That after the British left the

Island he the said David with Depon't and others draughted or detached from said

company. That the several draughts or detachments __ _____ constituted in part

or in whole of a regiment commanded by Capt. Church first & Bailey Leiutenant

Col that this regiment was ordered upon Rhode Island part of it was stationed at

Butts Hill (so called) and part at Brentons Point, that Depon't stayed at Butts

hill and that said David Gray went in the detachment stationed at Brentons point

that in this service he fully believes that the said Gray served one month, in

the guarding and protecting said point from the enemy. That he believes this to

have been some time in the year 1781.

Depon't further states that during the time of service at Tiverton they guarded

at the house of Nancy Almy & at Joseph Almys, that he could not say at what

house said Gray guarded at the time of said last service.

Return to Some of the Gray Line.

Children of David Gray and Nancy Cory are:

248 i. Ellery7 Gray, born 03 February 1777.

249 ii. Sarah Gray, born 08 January 1780.

250 iii. Edward Gray.

 

178. Nancy6 Cory (Thomas5, Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 23 April 1758 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island231. She married David Gray, son of Edward Gray and Sarah Cook. He was born 02 September 1753 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island232, and died Bef. 21 December 1783 in At sea during Revolutionary War.

Notes for Nancy Cory:

Nancy Gray Pension ApplicationPension application of Nancy (Gray)

Declaration of Nancy Durfee late a widow of one David Gray now the widow of

Abner Durfee, in order to obtain the benefit of the 3rd section of the act of

Congress of the 4th of July 1836 - as extended to her by the first section of

one other act of Congress approved the 3rd day of March 1837 - and also to

obtain the benefit of the act of Congress granting half pay and pensions to

widows approved July 7th 1838 -

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations on this 19th day of January

1839 personally appeared before me Job Durfee chief Justice of the Supreme

Judicial Court of said State, a resident in the town of Tiverton in the County

of Newport aged Eighty years and upward, who being first duly sworn according to

law, doth on her oath make the following declaration first in order to obtain

the benefit of the pensions made by the act of Congress passed July 4th 1836 as

extended to her by one other act of Congress passed March 3rd 1837 - That she on

the 1st day of January 1785, and sometime previous, was the widow of one David

Gray, the son of Edward Gray, who the said David in the year 1776, and before

that period and from that period up to the time of his and her intermarriage and

after resided in Tiverton, in the neighborhood of fogland ferry so called. That

now at this time of life, her recollections are very indistinct but that under

_____ lingering impressions of Revolutionary events, as they respect him or her,

she has full confidence in the statements & evidence appertaining to his

revolutionary services, and in concurrence with such she verily believes _ That

on the first day of December 1776, and before, he the said David was inrolled as

a private in the first company of militia commanded by Capt.n Isaac Cook, Philip

Corey Lieut. and Philip Manchester insign _ belonging to the Regiment commanded

by Capt. John Cook _ That in the Revolutionary war, from the 1st of said

December 1776 up to the last of the year 1779, when the British evacuated Rhode

Island, the said David acting as a private in said Company, did and performed

duties devolving upon him as such, to wit in standing guard and protecting the

shores at Tiverton from the enemy, then in possession of the Island, in divers

tours and periods, in the aggregate for the full term of Eight months and that

after the evacuation of the Island the enemy _ to wit from said last date up to

the last of October 1782 he did further, additional and like duties in

____________ and detachments at Butts Hill and at Marstons point in the Regiment

or otherwise commanded by Col. Church and Bailey the Full term of one months

amounting in the whole to a period of nine months service as a private ___ ____,

rendered by the said David, on the revolutionary war, for which, under said last

mentioned acts she the said Nancy, as his late widow, claims a pension _ That

further, though she has much reason to believe that the said David rendered

other services to his country, on the seas, during the Revolutionary war,

particularly in a period of his abscence, about 1778, as she infers, from faint

recollection, as well as from the fragments of the within amended letter,

addressed to her, in his own hand writing, by her retained up to this date, as

the only documentary vestage in her possession of his activity, inter_____ and

suffering during the revolution. Yet, as of such, she has, nor knows of no

living or further documentary testimony; this she submits as a collateral

subject, having no further consideration but that of adding merit to those

services, which she deems amply sustained by the amased evidince.

She further declares under oath, that such is her want of recollection, that she

could not give the precise time of her marriage to the said David _ but that she

was married to him by the Rev Othaniel Campbell formerly pastor of the Cong.

Church in Tiverton on or about the latter part of 1777 or fore part of 1778.

That at the time when the ceremony of marriage was performed, he the Rev'd

Othnial was sick in bed & was far advanced in life and was feeble _ that there

were persons present in the room, but she recollects names only of two persons

who are long since dead _ that she had by him three children, Ellery, Sally and

Edward of whom the said Sally, now only survives _ that they continued to live

together as husband and wife from then up to the time of his decease , which

took place at sea on his passage home from the West Indies in the employ of Col.

J. Cook in a merchant vessel of which B. Borden was Master on or about the fall

of 1783 --- --- --- and that she remained his widow to the 14th of May 1786 -

Also the said Nancy further declares in order to obtain the benefits - of the

provisions made by one other act of Congress granting half pay and pensions to

certain widows approved July 7th 1838 - That she is now the widow of one other a

second and last husband Abner Durfee ..........

I William Cook of Tiverton in the County of Newport a Revolutionary pensioner

testifies and declares that he was well acquainted with David Gray the son of

Edward Gray he lived part of the time at Fogland Ferry (so called) untill the

British took possession of R. Island _ after and during the war, he resided in

the neighbourhood of said Fogland Ferry in Tiverton, he was a stout able bodied

man, courageous and enterprising - he was first husband of Nancy Corey, now

Nancy Durfee the widow of Abner Durfee - that when their marriage took place, he

could not precisely state, but that he thinks that the said David was married to

the said Nancy Corey, nee Nancy Durfee some time in the year 1777 some little

time previous to the birth of her first child Ellery Gray. That this

intermarriage, at said time, was currently reported and believed - that the said

David was something older than he ______ who is now about Eighty three years,

that the said David belonged to a company of Militia called the first company in

Tiverton, under the command of Capt. Isaac Cook Philip Corey Lieutenant and

Philip Manchester insign The company belonged to the regiment commanded by Col

John Cook on of about the first part of Decem'r in the year 1776 - when the

British took possesion of Rhode Island and the company above referred to was

called into service to guard and protect the shores of Tiverton from the enemy,

the said David Gray was in company acting as private and doing duties as a

soldier in standing guard. He well recollects, that soon after the British took

possession of the Island, a British ship came into the river, (name not

recollected) and anchored near or at Fogland Ferry so called - that there was a

considerable engagement had with her, in which a number were wounded, there was

a company of Artillery the company commanded by Cap. Cook and other companies

employed in it, that at this time he particularly recollects David Gray was then

doing duty in said company - that on or about the time of this company being

formed being the first called into service, it waas divided into two divisions

which divisions did duty in standing guard alternately one every other month -

that David Gray was in the division in which he _________ was that said David

Gray so continued acting in said division in standing guard and protecting the

shores, untill he _______ went into the fifteen months service, which was about

the first of June 1777. That up to this date the Depon't has no doubt, but that

the said David Gray had in the way of doing duty as referred to, rendered

service the full term of four months - that though the Depon't _________ about

the first of June: ___ that he did not leave untill some time after and that he

had full confidence in saying that his services continued up to the time that he

left, and he believes it was continued after - That after he Depon't had served

in the Continental service nine months from the time of enlistment he returned

and again acted in said company as a private sometime in the year '78 - as he

believes in March - that about the time the said David Gray was absent for a

time at sea, in what service wheather in private state or national Depon't could

not say - nor could he state at what time precisley he returned - but he has

reason to believe that he returned and was again serving in said company as

before mentioned on or about the first of the spring of the year 1779 or before

that he so continued said service till the British left the Island --- that up

to this date the Depon't believes the said David to have served inclusive as

before mentioned the full term of eight months. That after the British left the

Island he the said David with Depon't and others draughted or detached from said

company. That the several draughts or detachments __ _____ constituted in part

or in whole of a regiment commanded by Capt. Church first & Bailey Leiutenant

Col that this regiment was ordered upon Rhode Island part of it was stationed at

Butts Hill (so called) and part at Brentons Point, that Depon't stayed at Butts

hill and that said David Gray went in the detachment stationed at Brentons point

that in this service he fully believes that the said Gray served one month, in

the guarding and protecting said point from the enemy. That he believes this to

have been some time in the year 1781.

Depon't further states that during the time of service at Tiverton they guarded

at the house of Nancy Almy & at Joseph Almys, that he could not say at what

house said Gray guarded at the time of said last service.

Return to Some of the Gray Line.

 

Notes for David Gray:

David Grays letter homeDavid Gray, POW

David Gray was captured by the British on the coast of Rhode Island and taken to

England. This letter tells of his escape from prison and trip to France as the

first leg home. The original is in the National Archives. It was used by his

widow as evidence for a pension application.

 

 

Mr To.

David Gray

att Tiverton in

Rhod Island

Lorvon, october the 31,1778

Dear Wife. I write to inform you of my arrival in france I broke

prison the 6 Day of September and was 11 Days & nights in the

Bushes in england. Dear not Travel in the Day time for fear of

those savages Who I had Long Ben Confined by (Ship "Swallow"?) of

12 feet keel and after 40 hours passage arrived in france then

Being 3 Days Without vittels or Drink and taken up By some

solders and kept 2 days under guard and was Treated very

indifferently and I Wrote to Doctor Franklin whence I got a

supply of money at harves De. grafs and from their I came _______

to this place in order to go home in the Mister _(?)_ finding so

many of my fellow suffers here that we could get Nothing But a

passage and yt(?) No Ways prepared for a Winters Voyage and

to morrow I am going to Brest to go on Board the ship #-hamlin

Commanded by Capt pickrin I am sorry to Relate the unhappy news

to you that is the Death of your Brother Phillip whom Died on

29th Day August after a short fit of sickness of 15 days I hope

this Will find you as Well as I am at present and my son and your

father and all family and Remember me to all inQuiring friends so

no more I Remain your Loving husband

David Gray

 

Children are listed above under (163) David Gray.

191. William6 Cory (Philip5, Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 28 October 1764 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island233, and died 31 July 1822. He married Hope Almy 11 January 1787 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island234, daughter of Joseph Almy and Sarah Brown. She was born 07 November 1768 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island235.

Children of William Cory and Hope Almy are:

251 i. Abner7 Cory, born 23 July 1787 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

252 ii. Pardon Cory, born 14 March 1791 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

253 iii. Ellery Cory, born 01 May 1793 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

254 iv. Samuel Cory, born 10 February 1795 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

255 v. Job Cory, born 13 January 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

256 vi. William Cory, born 06 March 1799 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

257 vii. Holder Cory, born 13 March 1801236.

258 viii. Comfort Cory, born 23 February 1803 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

259 ix. Hannah Cory, born 02 April 1805 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

260 x. Phillip Cory, born 04 August 1807 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

261 xi. Benjamin Cory, born 26 September 1810 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island236.

 

195. Philip6 Cory (Philip5, Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 05 January 1772 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island237, and died 24 August 1794 in Died at sea from yellow fever238. He married Mary Gray Abt. 1792 in Tiverton, Rhode Island, daughter of Philip Gray and Deborah Bailey. She was born 07 August 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island239, and died Bef. 30 September 1844 in Prob Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Notes for Mary Gray:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE

GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT ; TO

Mary Corey & Ely Beecher of Edinburgh

in the county of Saratoga

SEND GREETING,

WHEREAS, Joseph Corey Late of the town & county

aforesaid

As is Alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living, and at the time of his death

goods, chattels and credits within this state, by means whereof, the ordering and granting ad

ministration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits; AND ALSO, the audit-

ing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us; And We,

being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faith-

fully administered, applied and disposed of, Do grant unto you, the said

Mary and Eli

full power, by these presents, to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said

goods, chattels and credits, to ask, demand, recover and receive, the debts which unto the said

deceased whilst living, and at the time of his death did belong; AND to pay the debts which

the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereto extend, and

the law require; hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect IN

VENTORY of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which

have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge; and the same so made, to exhibit,

or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the county of Saratoga at or before

the expiration of three calendar months from the date hereof; AND ALSO, to render a just and

true account of Administration when thereunto required. AND WE DO BY THESE

PRESENTS, depute, constitute and appoint you, the said

Mary & Eli Administraship

Administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said

Joseph Corey deceased.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal

of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed

WITNESS George Palmer Esquire, Sur-

rogate of the said county, at the ______of_____ _____

the nineteenth day of February in

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

and of our independence the fifty _______

George Palmer (signature)

 

 

LIBER H pg 483 Recorded Kalamazoo Co. Michigan

Sept 18, 1844 Mary (Gray) Cory widow of Joseph Cory formely of Edinburgh, New York, of Kalamazoo Co., Michigan sold to Isaac Cory and wife for $300 approximately 30 acres, her half of land jointly owned with Philip Gray. This is the latest date known for Mary's life.

Mary Cory Deed Recorded Sept. 30th, 1844 at 11 Oclock A.M.

Isaac Cory Alex Buell Registry

Know all men by these presents that I Mary Cory of Comstock in the county of

Kalamazoo State of Michigan of the first part. And for in consideration of the sum

of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid, pay granted bargained, sold, and

his wife and api____ fore____

by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto Isaac Cory of town

County & state aforesaid, Situated in the town of Charleston, known, bounded

and described as follows, that is to say, it being apart of the West half of the

South West quarter of section No. Eighteen(18) in township No. two(2) South of Ramp

No. Nine(9) And in the Western Land district of Michigan. And it is all that part

of Said Land that was deeded to Mary by Philip Gray, which, Said Philip Gray and

Mary Cory bought of Benjamin Durfee. And it lies in two divisions. The

first Division is In the north Side of the Battle Creek road. Running ___ ___

road. beginning On the northely Side of Said Lot. Meandering On Said road

Over half the distance a Crop Said Lot and then running a line through

Said Lot Parallel with the north line of said Lot. The other division lying on

the Easterly Side of Said Road Confessing all that part of Said Lot lying on

a line run a Crop Said Lot meandering One half of the distance On the ____

and South Side of Said Lot, Between the Battle Creek road and the Frontrail

road, for a more particular discription reference

 

 

 

 

Child is listed above under (153) Mary Gray.

196. Joseph6 Cory (Philip5, Hannah4 Gray, Edward3, Edward2, John1 Graie) was born 03 February 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island240, and died 15 January 1830 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York241,242,243. He married Mary Gray 05 January 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, daughter of Philip Gray and Deborah Bailey. She was born 07 August 1774 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island244, and died Bef. 30 September 1844 in Prob Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Notes for Joseph Cory:

I recently acquired the address for the county seat of Saratoga Co., New York. A total of four documents are needed to join the DAR or SAR is at the county clerks office in this town. The documents in question is a land transfer record showing when Joseph bought the land in 1811, two documents dealing with Mary (Gray) Cory being named executor to the estate since Joseph died intestate. The last document naming the heirs to the Joseph Cory estate. The document is located in book Liber EE, page 131. An extraction reads as follows;

Liber EE, pg. 131

March 15, 1836 Sale of land owned by the heirs of Joseph Cory of Edinburg, Saratoga, New York to George Pease of Northampton, Montgomery co., N. Y. The heirs were listed as follows, Christopher Cory and wife Abigail, Joseph Cory and wife Gratia, Philip Cory and wife Louisa, Barnabus Cory and wife Barbary Ann, Joseph R. Cory and wife Comfort, Deborah Cory, and Isaac Cory.

69 acres for $1200 - 50 acres, lot #4 Livingston Gore and 19 acres, Lot #3 of Northampton Patent.

witnessed by: Elisha Doubleday Robert Kennedy

Barney Cory Francis Cory

Martin A. Butler Joseph Cory

note: This would indicate that Deborah was unmarried and that Mary Cory (daughter) was not living in 1836.

The address of the county clerk is;

Saratoga County Clerk

40 Mc Master St.

Ballston Spa, New York 12020

The document is two pages long at the time I ordered it the cost was $1.00 a page. 5 Feb 1997

I have scanned this document into the computer to clean it up, it's not very legible the clerk at Balston Spa,NY said this was the best we could get.

Descendants of Joseph and Mary (Gray) Cory who served in the Civil War.

Albert Cory son/of Isaac Cory. Enlisted 1 Aug 1861, Co. H, 44 Illinois Volunteer Regiment, age 18 Mustered 12 Sep 1861. Killed in action at Stone River, Tenn. 31 Dec 1862.

Joseph A. Cory son/of Philip Cory. Enlisted 31 Dec 1863 for 3 years from Richland Co. Michigan 11th Cavalry. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 and was killed 20 May 1865. He was shot while having a horse shod in Anderson, South Carolina during the Stoneman Raid. I have a copy of his Civil War records and it has family records pertaining to his dads marriage date and death date. These records are accepted as primary source by the SAR/DAR and General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Miel L. Cory son/of Philip Cory, Yorkville Michigan. Enlisted 9 Sep 1861 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, Company G. Engineers and Mechanics enlisted for 3 years age of 18. Mustered 29 Oct 1861 was captured and a prisoner at Big Shanty, Georgia 16 Oct 1864. Released at Venus Point, Georgia 27 Nov 1864. Discharged Detroit, Michigan 27 Mar 1865.

Philip Cory son/of Joseph Cory. Company L 6th Cavalry, mustered 11 Aug 1862 Comm 1st Lieutenant 15 Aug 1862, Comm Capt. 16 Mar 1863. Resigned 31 Oct 1863 and enlisted as a Seargant, Company E 194th New York Volunteers 3 Apr 1865, and was discharged 3 May 1865 at Rochester, New York.

Charles G. Cory son/of Barney Corey. Enlisted at Rochester, New York 94th New York Infantry.

Barney J. Corey son/of Barney Corey. Enlisted as a private 16 Mar 1864 at Rochester, Indiana. He mustered 22 Mar 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana Company D, 87th Indiana Volunteers, transferred to Company D, 42nd Regiment, and was later discharged 21 Jul 1865.

William D. Corey son/of Barney Corey. He enlisted as a private 8 Feb 1865 at Rochester, Indiana and mustered 6 Mar 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana in Company F, 87th Indiana Volunteers. He was later transferred to Company F, 42nd Regiment and mustered out 21 Jul 1865.

 

 

This is a deed transfer record transfering land from Isreal and Lowley Woodford to Joseph Corey

The land is described as lot 4 in the Livingston Gore section. This deed is on file at the county clerks

office at Balston Spa, Saratoga Co., New York. The date of the deed is 3 January 1811.

This Indenture Made the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and Eleven Between Isreal Woodford and Lowley his wife of the town of Edin

burgh in the county of Saratoga and State of New York of the first part And Joseph Cor

ey of the town county and State aforesaid, of the second part Witnesseth that the said pa

rty of the first part for and in consideration of the Sum of twelve hundred Dollars

Money of the State of New York to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part

the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, Hath granted, bargained, sold,

released alieved and confirmed and by these presents, Doth grant, bargain, sell, remise,

alieve and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns

forever All in certain piece or parcel of Land Situate in the town aforesaid Noting that

A lot number four in a tract of land called Livingston gore Beginning at a stake ____

____ being the northeast corner of Daniel wasburns land and running from thence North

fifty Degrees and fifty five Minutes West twenty Six Chains Seventy five links to a stake

and North fifty seven degrees east eight chains and thirty five links thence north twenty

eight degrees east four chains and thirty five links thence south sixty three degrees and

thirty minutes east eighteen Chains and twenty one links thence North forty seven degrees

and fifteen Minutes east Nine Chains and fifty links thenceSouth Sixty three degrees

and thirty minutes East Nine Chains and fifty links thence South forty seven degrees and

fifteen Minutes and twenty eight Chains and fifty links to the place of Beginning contain

ing Fifty Acres of Land. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtanences

therewith belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions remainder

or and remainders rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate right, title interest

claim and acruahed whatsoever of the said party of the first part, either in law or equity of in

and to the above bargained premises with the said hereditaments and appurtenances to have

(this next text in quotes missing on document but believe this is what it says)

"and to hold the said lands tenaments hereditaments rights and privilages above mentioned

granted and described and every part and parcel thereof to the"

This is the second page of the deed.

said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper

Benefit and Behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns for

ever and the said party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and admin

istrators. Doth covinant, grant bargain, promise and agree to and with the said

party of the second part his heirs and assigns, to Warrant and forever to Defend

the above bargained premises and every part and parcel thereof, now being in

the quiet and peaicable possession of the said party of the second part, against

and every person claiming or to claim the said premises or any part thereof

In Witness Whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set their hands

and Seals the day and year first above written _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _

Sealed and delivered

Isreal Woodford (seal)

In the presence of

Lowley Woodford (seal)

Eli Smith --

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Mary Gray:

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE

GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT ; TO

Mary Corey & Ely Beecher of Edinburgh

in the county of Saratoga

SEND GREETING,

WHEREAS, Joseph Corey Late of the town & county

aforesaid

As is Alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living, and at the time of his death

goods, chattels and credits within this state, by means whereof, the ordering and granting ad

ministration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits; AND ALSO, the audit-

ing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us; And We,

being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faith-

fully administered, applied and disposed of, Do grant unto you, the said

Mary and Eli

full power, by these presents, to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said

goods, chattels and credits, to ask, demand, recover and receive, the debts which unto the said

deceased whilst living, and at the time of his death did belong; AND to pay the debts which

the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereto extend, and

the law require; hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect IN

VENTORY of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which

have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge; and the same so made, to exhibit,

or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the county of Saratoga at or before

the expiration of three calendar months from the date hereof; AND ALSO, to render a just and

true account of Administration when thereunto required. AND WE DO BY THESE

PRESENTS, depute, constitute and appoint you, the said

Mary & Eli Administraship

Administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said

Joseph Corey deceased.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused the Seal

of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed

WITNESS George Palmer Esquire, Sur-

rogate of the said county, at the ______of_____ _____

the nineteenth day of February in

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

and of our independence the fifty _______

George Palmer (signature)

 

 

LIBER H pg 483 Recorded Kalamazoo Co. Michigan

Sept 18, 1844 Mary (Gray) Cory widow of Joseph Cory formely of Edinburgh, New York, of Kalamazoo Co., Michigan sold to Isaac Cory and wife for $300 approximately 30 acres, her half of land jointly owned with Philip Gray. This is the latest date known for Mary's life.

Mary Cory Deed Recorded Sept. 30th, 1844 at 11 Oclock A.M.

Isaac Cory Alex Buell Registry

Know all men by these presents that I Mary Cory of Comstock in the county of

Kalamazoo State of Michigan of the first part. And for in consideration of the sum

of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid, pay granted bargained, sold, and

his wife and api____ fore____

by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto Isaac Cory of town

County & state aforesaid, Situated in the town of Charleston, known, bounded

and described as follows, that is to say, it being apart of the West half of the

South West quarter of section No. Eighteen(18) in township No. two(2) South of Ramp

No. Nine(9) And in the Western Land district of Michigan. And it is all that part

of Said Land that was deeded to Mary by Philip Gray, which, Said Philip Gray and

Mary Cory bought of Benjamin Durfee. And it lies in two divisions. The

first Division is In the north Side of the Battle Creek road. Running ___ ___

road. beginning On the northely Side of Said Lot. Meandering On Said road

Over half the distance a Crop Said Lot and then running a line through

Said Lot Parallel with the north line of said Lot. The other division lying on

the Easterly Side of Said Road Confessing all that part of Said Lot lying on

a line run a Crop Said Lot meandering One half of the distance On the ____

and South Side of Said Lot, Between the Battle Creek road and the Frontrail

road, for a more particular discription reference

 

 

 

 

Children are listed above under (153) Mary Gray.

 

Endnotes

1. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

2. Gary Boyd Roberts, Mayflower Source Records, (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register), 544.

3. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

4. Gary Boyd Roberts, Mayflower Source Records, (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register), 546.

5. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

6. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690).

7. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

8. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 86.

9. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), Page 86.

10. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

11. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), Page 85.

12. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

13. Mayflower Vital Records, Deeds and Wills, "CD-ROM," Page 148.

14. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

15. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 21.

16. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Pg. 3.

17. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 21.

18. H. L. Peter Rounds, C. G., Abstract of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 39/40, Will of Lt. Samuel Little of Brist., dtd. 13 Jan. 1707/8, prob. 3 March 1707/8. Wife Sarah. Eldest son Samuel Little. Youngest son Edward Little. Dau. Sarah Billings wife of Richard Billings. Grchldn. Sarah Billings & Richard Billings, jr. Friends Capt. Samuel Gallup & Deacon John Cary of Brist. to be overseers. Witns: James Carpenter, Solomon Drowne & Mercy Osborne [2: 196/7].

19. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 21.

20. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 22.

21. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

22. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 292.

23. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), Page 85.

24. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

25. John Osborne Austin, One Hundred Sixty Allied Families, (One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families), 213.

26. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

27. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

28. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 293.

29. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

30. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 293.

31. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

32. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 293.

33. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 7 page 24.

34. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

35. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 293.

36. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

37. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 293.

38. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 8 Page 27.

39. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

40. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 293.

41. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 6 Page 119.

42. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 293.

43. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 20.

44. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 293.

45. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 6 Page 119.

46. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 37.

47. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 293.

48. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

49. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

50. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

51. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

52. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

53. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

54. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

55. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

56. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

57. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 86.

58. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

59. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 98.

60. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

61. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

62. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 98.

63. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 5 Page 18.

64. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 98.

65. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 167.

66. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 98.

67. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 23.

68. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 98.

69. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

70. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 48.

71. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 10.

72. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 48.

73. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 21.

74. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 92.

75. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 24.

76. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 21.

77. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 24.

78. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 22.

79. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 92.

80. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 93.

81. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 22.

82. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 93.

83. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 94.

84. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

85. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 293.

86. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. CXVIII Jan 1964; Page 151.

87. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 83.

88. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

89. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company).

90. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 95.

91. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Birth Record of Hannah Gray, (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212, Page 293, Lists Hannah as the daughter of Edward Gray.

92. John Osborne Austin, Gnealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), 85.

93. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 8 Page 83.

94. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Death Record of Hannah (Gray) Cory, (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families by Wilbour, Vol 1 Page 212.

95. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 1 Page 17, 24, Portsmouth marriages 1-116. Cory, Philip, and Hannah Gray, both of Tiverton; m. by William Sanford, Justice, Sept. 22, 1727.

96. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Birth Record of Philip Cory Jr., (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212.

97. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Ralph Van Wood, jr., Cooke MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), 43.

98. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Death Record of Philip Cory Sr., (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families by Wilbour, Vol. 1 Page 212.

99. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73.

100. John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690), 85.

101. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 5 No. 3 page 268.

102. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 83.

103. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 84.

104. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

105. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 6 Page 119.

106. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

107. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol. 4 Part 6 Page 143.

108. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 70.

109. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

110. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

111. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Part 6 Page 119.

112. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol. 4 Part 6 Page 45.

113. Vol. 4 Part 6 Page 143.

114. Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Janice A. Beebe and others, Warren MFIP, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Page 70.

115. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol. 4 Part 6 Page 144.

116. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 294.

117. John Osborne Austin, GDRI, (Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island), Page 86.

118. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

119. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 119.

120. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

121. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 119.

122. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

123. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 119.

124. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

125. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 784.

126. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

127. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73.

128. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

129. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 28, 2-26 Gray, Pardon, and Mary Brown; m. by Samuel Hicks, Justice, Jan. 16, 1755.

130. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

131. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 95.

132. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

133. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

134. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 28.

135. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

136. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 28.

137. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

138. Newport Mercury - Marriages, "Hannah Gray Marriage," Page 76.

139. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

140. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 28.

141. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 84.

142. DAR Patriot Index, Birth Record of Philip Gray, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Patriot Index, Page 282, Philip is listed as a Private in Rhode Island.

143. DAR Patriot Index, Birth Record of Philip Gray, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 2 Page 821 Corrections.

144. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73, 1-18 Gray, Phillip, 2d, (also 3-49), June 22, 1750.

145. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. CXVIII Jan 1964; Page 151, Gravestone data lists death date as 12 Aug 1801, gives age at death as 51.

146. DAR Patriot Index, Death Record of Philip Gray, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Patriot Index, Page 282, Philip is shown with Deborah Bailey and is listed as a Private in Rhode Island.

147. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. CXVIII Jan 1964; Page 151.

148. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Marriage Record of Philip and Deborah Gray, (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 27, Under item 16 page 27 ii Deborah, b. 28 July 1751; m. in Tiverton 13 April 1768 to Philip Gray, son of Philip Gray, b. 6 April 178-. This date is wrong, should show Philip Gray's birth as 22 June 1750. There is a correction in Vol. 2 but it is wrong also.

149. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 7,28, 2-57 Gray, Philip, of Philip, dec., of Tiverton, and Deborah Baley, of John, of Little Compton; m. by Rev. Jonathan Ellis, April 14, 1768.

150. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 27.

151. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 7 Page 50.

152. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

153. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 7 Page 28.

154. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

155. Newport Mercury - Marriages, "Prudence Gray Marriage," 16.

156. Philip Gray, Philip Gray Will Tiverton, Rhode Island, Will, Probate book 5 page 530, Named in Prudences fathers will as being deceased, so have to assume he died before 31 July 1801 when will was written.

157. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

158. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol. 7 Page 28.

159. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

160. Vital Records of Westport, (New England Historic Genealogical Society).

161. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

162. Vital Records of Westport, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Page 170.

163. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

164. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 84.

165. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73.

166. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 (Tiverton) Page 60.

167. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 (Tiverton) Page 74.

168. David Gray Letter, See David Gray and Nancy Cory page, copy of letter to Nancy from David after escape from England to France.

169. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 (Tiverton) Page 74.

170. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73.

171. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Birth Record of Philip Cory Jr., (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212, This Philip is the son of Philip Cory and Hannah Gray.

172. DAR Patriot Index, Birth Record of Philip Cory Jr. DAR Source, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Patriot Index, Page 154, Philip is listed as a Captain in Rhode Island, he is listed with Comfort Hicks.

173. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 73.

174. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Death Record of Philip Cory Jr., (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212, This record is accepted by the General Descendants of the Mayflower Society as primary evidence.

175. Estate Sale of Land, Page 456, This deed sale lists all heirs to the estate. It was filed 18 Dec. 1809 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts. Isaac Cory of Westport bought the land. 1/3 share of salt house wharf, 1/2 share of horseneck lot, 1/2 share lot E of the head of Westport River for $135. This record can be found at Bristol County Registar of Deeds, New Bedford, MA.

176. Will extract of Philip Cory, Probate Records - Tiverton, Rhode Island Vol. 5 Page 578, In the name of God this 12th day of Oct. 1802, I Philip Cory of Tiverton - - - - - Item - Comfort (Hicks) Cory, Item - Comfort Cory, Item - 3 well beloved daughters, namely Elizabeth Hicks, the wife of Gabriel Hicks, Hannah Almy - The wife of Peleg Almy, Deborah Cook, The wife of William Cook. $450.00 to be divided equally between them. Item - daughter Mary Cory unmarried, Item grandson Philip Cory, son of my son Philip Cory deceased. Item 5 well beloved sons, namely William Cory, Joseph Cory, Barney Cory, Nathaniel Cory, and Andrew Cory.Philip Cory Probated Nov. 20, 1802.

177. DAR Patriot Index, Death Record of Philip Cory Jr. DAR source, (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution), DAR Patriot Index, Pub. 1966, Page 154.

178. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. CXVIII Jan 1964, Page 151.

179. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Marriage Record of Philip and Comfort (Hicks) Cory, (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212.

180. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 Page 18, 2-48 Cory, Phillip, of Tiverton, and Comfort Hix, of Dartmouth; m. by Restcome Sanford, Justice, March 18, 1764.

181. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Birth Record of Comfort Hicks, (Little Comptons Families), Little Comptons Families, Vol. 1 Page 212.

182. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. CXVIII Jan 1964; Page 151.

183. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

184. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 1 Page 18.

185. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

186. Vital Records of Westport, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), Page 142.

187. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

188. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol. 4 Part 6 Page 144.

189. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 26.

190. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 21.

191. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 26.

192. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), Page 31.

193. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 295.

194. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

195. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 120.

196. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

197. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 6 (Little Compton) Page 120.

198. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

199. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 297.

200. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 28.

201. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 297.

202. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

203. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 9, No. 2 Page 136.

204. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 9 No. 2, page 136.

205. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 9 No.2, page 136.

206. Beamen, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 9 No. 2, pag 136.

207. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 296.

208. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 297.

209. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 298.

210. Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Comptons Families, (Clearfield Publishing Company), 301.

211. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

212. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

213. Peleg Burroughs, Peleg Burroughs Journal, (Journal of his ministry at Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island).

214. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

215. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), First land purchase in Saratoga County, New York, A deed transfer record transferring land from Isreal and Lowly Woodford to Joseph Corey. The land is described as lot 4 in the Livingston Gore section. The date of the deed is 3 January 1811.

216. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), Surragate court records on file at Balston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, 3 documents dealing with Mary Corey filing papers along with Ely Beecher of Edinburgh in the county of Saratoga to be named administraship of the estate.

217. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), Final deed sale of land naming heirs to the estate., This final deed sale is dated 15 March 1836 and is in Book EE pages 131 and 132. Unfortunately this record does not name Joseph as being the original owner, that is why the other documents are needed to provide support to this document as primary source information. These documents are accepted by the SAR/DAR and General Descendants of the Mayflower Society.

218. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 8 Part 2 Page 51, Babtism June 1, 1806.

219. Birth Record of Philip Cory, Family Record Supplied by Cory Society of America, Babtized Tiverton, RI June 1806, Babtism record from United Congregational Church Records, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. Records of Rhode Island by James N. Arnold, Providence, RI 1893 Vol. 8 Part 1 page 51. LDS microfeche no. 6046912 8/2.

220. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 8/1 Fiche 2 Page 51 LDS Microfiche 6046912, Babtism at the United Congregational Church--Tiverton, Rhode Island June 1, 1806.

221. United States of America, 1860 Federal Census, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, (1860 State of Michigan, Kalamazoo Co. Richland twp), Household number 1536, family number 1592.

222. Thomas Eugene Corey, Gravestone Inscriptions, Personal Observence.

223. Death Record of Philip Cory, >From Civil War U. S. Pension Agency Topeka, KA Certificate No. 303451, I hereby request that the name of Philip Cory (father), who was a pensioner on the rolls of this agency, under Certificate No. 303451, and who was last paid at $12 to 4 Nov, 1898, has been dropped because of his death. Joseph A. Pv M11 Ohio Cal. Died 23 Dec 1898.

224. Thomas Eugene Corey, Gravestone Inscriptions, Personal Observence.

225. Marriage Record of Philip and Louisa Cory, From Declaration for Dependent Fathers Pension Act of June 27, 1890, The marriage date was recorded on a form when Philip applied for a pension from his son Joseph A. Civil War service. Joseph was killed at Anderson, South Carolina on 20 May, 1865. This form was part of the Civil War archived records of Joseph A. Cory.

226. Birth Record of Louisa Jane (Miller) Cory, Birth date is recorded on Tombstone, located at Laclede, Linn Co., Missouri.

227. Thomas Eugene Corey, Gravestone Inscriptions, Personal Observence.

228. Thomas Eugene Corey, Death Record of Louisa Jane (Miller) Corey, Data taken from tombstone at Laclede, Linn, Missouri, Date of death from Tombstone located at Laclede, Linn Co., Missouri.

229. Thomas Eugene Corey, Gravestone Inscriptions, Personal Observence.

230. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 84.

231. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 (Tiverton) Page 74.

232. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Page 84.

233. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

234. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 7 Page 19.

235. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 7 (Tiverton) Page 60.

236. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Vol 4 Part 7 Page 74.

237. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

238. Peleg Burroughs, Peleg Burroughs Journal, (Journal of his ministry at Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island).

239. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.

240. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 74.

241. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), First land purchase in Saratoga County, New York, A deed transfer record transferring land from Isreal and Lowly Woodford to Joseph Corey. The land is described as lot 4 in the Livingston Gore section. The date of the deed is 3 January 1811.

242. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), Surragate court records on file at Balston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, 3 documents dealing with Mary Corey filing papers along with Ely Beecher of Edinburgh in the county of Saratoga to be named administraship of the estate.

243. County Clerks Office Saratoga County, State of New York, Death Source Items for Joseph Cory, (Estate records of Joseph Cory), Final deed sale of land naming heirs to the estate., This final deed sale is dated 15 March 1836 and is in Book EE pages 131 and 132. Unfortunately this record does not name Joseph as being the original owner, that is why the other documents are needed to provide support to this document as primary source information. These documents are accepted by the SAR/DAR and General Descendants of the Mayflower Society.

244. James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, (Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly), Volume 4 Part 8 Page 84.