Founder of Huntsville, Texas

Copyright 2013. Gray decendants. All rights reserved.

BIRTH 26 FEB 1838 - Huntsville, Montgomery County, Republic of Texas

DEATH 6 dec 1897 - Vina Village, Tehama, CA.

FAMILY

Parents
Pleasant Gray 1805-1849
Hannah Elizabeth Holshouser 1808-1867

SIBLINGS
Michael Gray 1827-1906
Eveline Pervit or Pewett Gray 1829-
John A.W. “Jack” Gray 1830-1874
Oliver H. Gray 1835-1853
Amanda Texanna Gray 1841-1886
Mary Frances (Mollie) Gray 1843-1920
Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray 1846-1893

Spouse & Children















 Naomi I Delaney 1845-1885

            Eva Naomi Gray 1867-

            Clara Helena Gray 1868-

            Louisa Lulu Gray 1871-1895

            Unknown Gray 1873-

            Grace Gray 1875-

            Leroy Harold “Roy” Gray 1877-1942

            Charles Franklin Gray 1879-1919

 

David Crockett Gray

Facts
Age 0 — Birth
26 Feb 1838 • Huntsville, Montgomery county, Republic of Texas
per Gray family bible At SHSU Thomason room
Age 2 — Birth of Sister Amanda Texanna Gray (1841–1886)
Feb 9, 1841 • Huntsville, Montgomery county, Republic of Texas
Age 5 — Birth of Sister Mary Frances (Mollie) Gray (1843–1920)
17 Sept 1843 • Huntsville, Texas
Age 8 — Birth of Sister Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray (1846–1893)
9 July 1846 • Huntsville, Texas
Age 11 — Death of Father Pleasant Gray (1805–1849)
9 Jun 1849 • 400 miles from St. Joseph MO on Platte, Cherry County Nebraska
Age 12 — Residence
1850 • Walker, Texas
Living with widowed mother and siblings in Hunstville TX
Age 15 — Death of Brother Oliver H. Gray (1835–1853)
4 Mar 1853 • Huntsville, Texas
Age 18 — Overland to California
Spring 1856
Travels with mother and all siblings via ox wagon from Huntsville to California. Sources: Gray bible, History of Yuba County. Probably one of the southern routes.
Age 22 — Residence
1860 • Bear River, Yuba, California, United States
Living with mother & step father & brother; farmer
Age 25 — Court case dismissed without prejudice
2 Feb 1864 • Marysville City, Yuba, California
Brief notice in Marysville Daily Appeal; exact location not indicated; may or may not be valid record for David Crockett Gray
Age 27 — Marriage
24 Jan 1866 • Tehama County, California (probably)
per Gray family bible At SHSU Thomason room. Lingenfelter records say marriage on 26 Jan 1866
Naomi I Delaney (1845–1885)
Age 28 — Birth of Daughter Eva Naomi Gray (1867–)
1867 • Chico, Butte, California
Age 29 — Death of Mother Hannah Elizabeth Holshouser (1808–1867)
21 Dec 1867 • San Mateo, California; buried Union cemetery Redwood City

​Age 30 — Birth of Daughter Clara Helena Gray (1868–)
24 March 1868 • Fairview, Trinity, California, USA
Age 32 — Residence
1870 • Chico, Butte, California, United States
Carpenter; Caroline Delaney living with them -- sister or niece of Naomi his wife? Per Native Dau Golden West record, he lived in Rock Creek (Missouri Bend area)
Age 32 — Birth of Daughter Louisa Lulu Gray (1871–1895)
1871 • California
Age 33 — Residence
1871 • Tehama County, California, United States
per Florence Boyle record in Native Dau Golden West

​Age 35 — Birth of son
17 July 1873 • Martinville, Trinity county, california
Sacramento Daily Union announcement; no name; if valid record, this child died as he does not appear in Census records.
Age 35 — Birth of Son Unknown Gray (1873–)
17 July 1873 • Martinville, Trinity county, california
Age 36 — Death of Brother John A.W. "Jack" Gray (1830–1874)
23 June 1874 • Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, USA
Age 36 — Homestead Land Grant
20 Nov 1874
160 acres, Township 24N, Range 2W, Section 24, Aliquots W1/2-NE1/4 and W1/2 SE1/4. On Google Earth, this is the homestead ranch we visited spring 2016
Age 36 — Birth of Daughter Grace Gray (1875–)
1875 • California
Age 38 — Birth of Son Leroy Harold "Roy" Gray (1877–1942)
15 Feb 1877 • California, United States
Age 41 — Birth of Son Charles Franklin Gray (1879–1919)
29 Aug 1879 • Tehama County, California, USA
Age 42 — Residence
1880 • Lassen, Tehama, California, United States
Age 44 — Homestead Land Grant
30 Aug 1882 • Vina, Tehama County, California, United States of America
Gets homestead land grant, 132.45 acres, 024N-001W, Sec 30. Nearest: McKenzie Ranch, Vandergri  Lake, Soto (historical), Hazel Bend, Vina. See Gallery
Age 47 — Death of Wife Naomi I Delaney (1845–1885)
6 May 1885 • Vina Village, Tehama, buried Vina cemetery
Age 48 — Death of Sister Amanda Texanna Gray (1841–1886)
30 Sept 1886 • Biggs, California; buried Old Oroville cemetery, California
Age 50 — Residence
1888 • Tehama, California, United States
Age: 50 Listed as farmer
Age 55 — Death of Sister Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray (1846–1893)
3 Dec 1893 • Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Age 57 — Death of Daughter Louisa Lulu Gray (1871–1895)
1 July 1895 • California
Age 59 — Death
6 Dec 1897 • Vina Village, Tehama, CA., USA
date per Gray bible; local newspaper says he died at home (see Gallery); perhaps buried on his homestead? Not listed in Vina cemetery