If you are a member of this Gray family line, you might be interested to know that it looks as though our roots trace back from Mississippi to South Carolina to Ireland. If the research another family historian has done is correct and belongs to our John Gray, we also have another Revolutionary War patriot. At this point, it would be wise to take all of this information with a huge grain of salt.
John Gray B. 1735, Laurens County, SC; d 1806; m. Ailse Hiatt 1761
He served in the militia as a horseman during 1780-1782. The Tories burned his house. At sometime, he was in Sumter’s brigade and was also under Colonel Hammond. John Gray-served in the light dragoons under Capt Samuel Martin, Lt. Col. William Polk, and General Sumter during 1781. John Gray, served as a captain in the militia under Col Winn. Source: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution.
Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia Vol II:
John Gray, B. abt 1735, Laurens Co., SC; d. at the same place 1806; married 1761, 96th Dist. SC, Ailse Hiatt B. SC 1740, Died SC 1787.
He was a Revolutionary Soldier of S.C., served as a member of the S.C. militia and as a Patriot, supplied provisions for the State Soldiers. His home was burned by the Tories. (Ref Indents of S.C. Rev. Claims by Sailey, Book R, p. 184, N.S.D.A.R. 171971)
Children: Hezekiah, b. 1763, mar. Demaris Dulin [If this is our Hezekiah, he was the father of Coleman Gray, the father of Lott Dulin Gray, father of our Annabelle Gray Wilson]