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Robert S. Gray Family Papers Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1429 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of legal documents (1841-1855), genealogy notes, and a biographical sketch of Robert Gray of the Shenandoah Valley, VA.
(1 box) Last updated 06/12 DIGITIZED 03/07

Biographical/Historical: Robert Gray was born in Donegal County, Ireland on Nov. 1 1781, and was brought to Virginia at the age of four. He was the son of Robert Gray and Rebecca Watson. Gray was educated in Winchester, VA, then at Princeton University. Gray relocated to Harrisonburg, VA and built his law practice. In 1811, he was appointed Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County Court and for the Superior Court in 1815. He held these offices for Rockingham, Shenandoah, Pendleton, and Hardy Counties. In 1812, he married Isabella Lockhart Waterman. Gray died on December 7, 1859.

Bibliography: "Robert Gray of Rockingham," by Anne H. Ruffner, n.d.

Cite As: Robert S. Gray Family Papers Collection, 1429 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Gray Family Bible Records, 5 items, unnumbered, manuscript (photocopy)
Marriage – various entries for 1800, 1830, 1834, 1836
Birth – 1752-1851 (incomplete)
Death – 1799-1854 (incomplete)

Gray Family Correspondence, 30 items, 54 pages, unnumbered, manuscript, typescript

Gray Family Genealogy, 7 items, 40 pages, typescript, manuscript

Gray Family Notes, 29 items, 44 pages, unnumbered, manuscript, typescript
Includes notes on the Vance, Gray, Bentley, Cabell, and Allied families
Joseph Bentley obituary, n.d.

Gray, Robert—Biographical sketch, 1 item, 6 leaves, typescript-

Gray, Robert—Legal Matters, 4 items, 15 pages, manuscript, typescript

Gray, Robert of Rockingham—notes, 19 leaves

Grays of Loudoun County—notes, 59 pages, typescript/manuscript
City Records Notes
Genealogical Notes
Marriage Notes