John Chipman GRAY

John Chipman GRAY is my fourth cousin six times removed; we are related through John and Hope (HOWLAND) CHIPMAN and my fourth cousin six times removed; we are related through Henry and Sarah (HINKLEY) COBB.  John was educated at Harvard College in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts earning an A.M. degree graduating in 1811 and LL. D. in 1856.[1]  He was a Representative to General Court from 1828-1830, 1837-1840, 1843-1844, 1848-1850.[2]  A member of the Council in 1832.[3]  He was a State Senator of Massachusetts from 1835-1836, 1845-1850.[4] He was a representative of the Constitutional Convention in 1853[5].  He lived at 61 Mount Vernon Street in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[6]  John’s wife Elizabeth Pickering GARDNER is my fifth cousin, six times removed.  John and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1850 census in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[7]

John Chipman GRAY born 24 December 1793 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts or 26 December 1793 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts[8].  He was the son of Honorable William and Elizabeth (CHIPMAN) GRAY.   He died 3 March 1881 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[9]  His body is interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts[10].  John married Elizabeth Pickering GARDNER 25 or 30 May 1820 by Reverend Charles LOWELL in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[11]  Elizabeth was born 11 March 1799.[12]  She is the daughter of Samuel Pickering and Rebecca Russell (LOWELL) GARDNER.  She died 8 June 1879 or 3 August 18799 in of disease of the heart from feeble circulation in Boston, Suffolk Massachusetts.[13]  She is interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[14]

John and Elizabeth didn’t have any children.

[1] Edward Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts: and some of his descendants, print (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1916), 9, 17; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 17 July 2017; John Chipman Gray.  Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 60, Elizabeth Pickering Gardner; #165.VII.1; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 23 October 2015.

[2] Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[3] Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[4] Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[5] Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[6] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 330: 61, John C. Gray; FHL microfilm 960221; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[7] 1850 U.S. census, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Boston, 295A (stamped), dwelling 895, family 1746, John Chipman; NARA microfilm publication M432, 337.

[8] Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America, 60.  Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[9] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 330: 61.  Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America, 60.  Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[10] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 17 July 2017), John Chipman Gray; memorial 124587189.

[11] Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America, 60.  Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 17 July 2017), John C. Gray; FHL microfilm 818094.  Gray, William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts, 9, 17.

[12] Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America, 60.

[13]  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 July 2017), Elizabeth P. Gray Gardner; image 820 or 1149.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 July 2017), Elizabeth P. Gray; Boston Deaths 1879; image 113 or 259.  Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America, 60.  “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 July 2017), Mrs. Elizabeth P. Gray; call 486680; Boston Transcript 9 June 1879; extracted from American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers and Periodicals (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Societyn.d.).

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 17 July 2017), Elizabeth Pickering Gardner Gray; memorial 137010820.

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