Email received 10/26/99 from MGRAYSON98@aol.com
We are the GRAYSONs that migrated from
TN to MS. At this time we are not certain of who our TN kin are, but our
JAMES C. GRAYSON (that served in Smith's Battery of the Mississippi Army in
the Army of Tennessee under Cheatam) stated that his parents were born in TN
in the 1870 Census. Check out our links.....maybe someone that visits your
site will be able to tell us who our JAMES C. GRAYSON and his family belong
to in TN.
Marion in TX
Richard, Thank you so much for passing on that information. I, too,
checked out the possibility of Hugh and Isabella, but came up with a NO. I
have the pension papers of our JAMES C. GRAYSON and he was only married to
MARTHA CARTER, and died in 1923. He stated that he lived in MS all his life.
The names of their 3 children were, William Monroe Grayson, Anna Kate
Grayson, and Jim Grayson (possibility that this "Jim" was James A. Grayson
that married a Lilly Smith).
Marion in TX
In a message dated 10/29/99 8:51:21 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
I found this in the Benjamin Grayson Database on our page:
Birth : 1821 ,,Tennessee
GRAYSON, Hugh A.
Birth : 1815 ,,Tennessee
Birth : 1836 ,,Tennessee
Birth : 1839 ,,Tennessee
Birth : 1842 ,,Tennessee
GRAYSON, James C.
Birth : 1846 ,,Tennessee
Birth : 1848 ,,Tennessee
GRAYSON, James C.
Birth : 1843/1845 ,,Georgia
Father: GRAYSON, Hugh A.
Mother: , Isabella
GRAYSON, Robert S.
Birth : Jul 1879 BEHESTION TWP,QUACHITA,Arkansas
Email received 10/30/99:
From: Dennis Gertz [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 9:08 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
How have you doing. I have slowly been working on the Tennesse
Graysons. I was looking through your new version of your web page and
found that you have Henry Grayson who married
Nancy Hixson, listed his name as Henry B. Grayson. I have never found
anything yet that shows his
middle initial as B.?? Do you have any documentation on his middle
initial as B. Also you have Hugh Grayson with a middle initial as A..
I have been working on Hugh. There was a Hugh Grayson listed with a
Jesse Grayson on the 1835 Marion County Tax List. Also Jesse and Hugh
witnessed a will in Marion County. Index to Volunteer Soldiers in
Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-1858.
Grayson,Hugh, Pvt, srv in Anderson Co of the 1st TN Mtd Mil in the
Cherokee war. He first married Isabella and then Dorinda Reeder. Hugh
was listed in the 1850 Greene County Arkansas, Powell Township pg 193.
But I have never seen an A. as his middle initial. Can you send me what
you have on Hugh. I am trying to find if Jesse was his father. Not
What I have been working on is Joseph Grayson, brother of Henry. Joseph
and his wife went out to
Missouri. There they died from cholera. Henry went out and brought the
kids back. This is what I have found.
Descendants of Joseph Grayson
Generation No. 1
1. JOSEPH3 GRAYSON (JOSEPH2, BENJAMIN1) was born Abt. 1804 in Anderson
Co.,TN, and died Bef. 1860 in Missouri. He married ELZADA EARLS Abt.
1840 in Marion Co. TN.
Notes for JOSEPH GRAYSON:
1850 U.S. Census: Cape Girardeau Co MO District #14
pg 372 Grason, Joel/Joseph age 40 farmer born
Earls, Mary C.
Joseph and his wife Elzda died of Cholera and Henry went out to Missouri
and brought back the children including Mary C. Earls to Marion County.
Do not have a date of their death. Elzada is a sister to the above Mary
C. Earls, who is the daughter of Frederick Earls and his 2nd or third
wife Nancy Pickett. Joseph Grayson was appointed guardian to these
children around 1840-42. Source:
Marion Co. Court Minutes 2, April 1842.
Died before 4 April 1842 when Joseph Grayson was appointed guardian for
Spencer, John, Pleasant, and Mary Earls, minor heirs of Frederick Earls
(Mar TN, Co Ct Min, 1/37) Joseph Grayson made a report 7 August 1843 as
guardian of Preston Earls and Mary Earls, (bid 121) On 6 April 1846
William Smith was appointed administrator of Frederick Earls deceased.
Children of JOSEPH GRAYSON and ELZADA EARLS are:
2. i. JOSEPH HENRY4 GRAYSON, b. January 1849, Missouri; d. December 01,
1927, Marion Co.,TN.
ii. JOHN GRAYSON, b. December 1851, Missouri.
iii. MARTHA GRAYSON, b. 1842, Missouri.
iv. MARGARET GRAYSON, b. 1847, Missouri.
Generation No. 2
2. JOSEPH HENRY4 GRAYSON (JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, BENJAMIN1) was born January
1849 in Missouri, and died December 01, 1927 in Marion Co.,TN. He
married MARY JANE EARLS 1874 in Tennessee.
Notes for JOSEPH HENRY GRAYSON:
Joseph Henry Grayson died a Pauper. Buried in the Poor house Cemetery
in Jasper TN. Nick name was "Old Blind Joe".
Children of JOSEPH GRAYSON and MARY EARLS are:
3. i. DELLA5 GRAYSON, b. September 23, 1873, Tennessee; d. July 15,
1943, Marion Co.,TN Grayson Cemetery.
4. ii. PHENIA I. GRAYSON, b. April 02, 1878, Tennessee; d. December 25,
1950, Marion Co.,TN Grayson Cemt..
iii. FLORENCE GRAYSON, b. 1874.
iv. ELIJAH GRAYSON, b. 1876.
v. JOHN LOONEY GRAYSON, b. October 14, 1878, Marion Co.,TN; d. June 28,
1940, Marion Co.,TN Teague Cemetery.
Generation No. 3
3. DELLA5 GRAYSON (JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, BENJAMIN1) was born
September 23, 1873 in Tennessee, and died July 15, 1943 in Marion
Co.,TN Grayson Cemetery. She married (1) JOEL RHEAL. She married (2)
ALFRED HANCOCK. She married (3) FRANK BELCHER.
Children of DELLA GRAYSON and JOEL RHEAL are:
i. IRA SENIOR6 RHEAL, b. August 06, 1910, Marion Co.,TN; d. December
12, 1982, Marion Co.,TN; m. LORA BELL STEWARD, January 24, 1931,
Scottsboro,Jackson, Co. AL.
ii. ELECTRA RHEAL, b. September 1895, Marion Co.,TN.
iii. ROY RHEAL, b. March 02, 1908, Marion Co.,TN; d. September 04,
1973, Marion Co.,TN.
iv. WILLIAM WILLIE RHEAL, b. September 1898, Marion Co.,TN; d. 1963,
Marion Co.,TN Grayson Cemetery.
v. NANNIE RHEAL, b. 1900, Marion Co.,TN.
vi. MAY RHEAL, b. 1902.
vii. ADDA RHEAL, b. November 1899.
4. PHENIA I.5 GRAYSON (JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, BENJAMIN1) was
born April 02, 1878 in Tennessee, and died December 25, 1950 in Marion
Co.,TN Grayson Cemt.. She married PLEASANT L. GRAYSON, son of HOUSTON
GRAYSON and PRISCILLA SYLVIA.
Children of PHENIA GRAYSON and PLEASANT GRAYSON are:
5. i. EDLEY H.6 GRAYSON, b. October 20, 1895.
6. ii. ELMER LOONEY GRAYSON, b. April 26, 1901, Marion Co.,TN; d.
January 29, 1950, Marion Co.,TN Grayson Cemt..
7. iii. HUBERT MCCREE GRAYSON, b. November 18, 1903.
8. iv. VIOLA ELLA GRAYSON, b. June 06, 1913.
v. RUBY GRAYSON, m. EDWIN RAWINGS.
Generation No. 4
5. EDLEY H.6 GRAYSON (PHENIA I.5, JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2,
BENJAMIN1) was born October 20, 1895. He married CARRENNE DRICKSON June
03, 1919 in Washington, DC.
Children of EDLEY GRAYSON and CARRENNE DRICKSON are:
i. EDLEY H. JR.7 GRAYSON, b. April 13, 1920.
ii. ROBERT M. GRAYSON, b. February 15, 1923.
6. ELMER LOONEY6 GRAYSON (PHENIA I.5, JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2,
BENJAMIN1) was born April 26, 1901 in Marion Co.,TN, and died January
29, 1950 in Marion Co.,TN Grayson Cemt.. He married VILLA M.PRICE April
17, 1928 in Marion Co.,TN.
Children of ELMER GRAYSON and VILLA M.PRICE are:
i. TRAVIS7 GRAYSON, b. July 24, 1936.
ii. EMMA LOU GRAYSON, b. July 16, 1931.
7. HUBERT MCCREE6 GRAYSON (PHENIA I.5, JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2,
BENJAMIN1) was born November 18, 1903. He married MARY ETHEL HOLLAND
December 31, 1922 in Whitwell, TN.
Children of HUBERT GRAYSON and MARY HOLLAND are:
i. EVELYNE ELIZABETH7 GRAYSON, b. October 07, 1923.
ii. PAULINE GRAYSON, b. June 15, 1925.
iii. HERMAN ALBERT GRAYSON, b. October 18, 1927.
iv. BILLY RAY GRAYSON, b. June 27, 1931.
8. VIOLA ELLA6 GRAYSON (PHENIA I.5, JOSEPH HENRY4, JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2,
BENJAMIN1) was born June 06, 1913. She married WALTER E. SCOTT
September 15, 1938 in Washington, DC.
Children of VIOLA GRAYSON and WALTER SCOTT are:
i. PATRICIA ANN7 SCOTT, b. May 30, 1944.
ii. BETTY SUE SCOTT, b. December 25, 1950.
Thank you for your time.
Email to Dennis Gertz from Daniel Grayson 10/31/99
My own records just show it as Henry Grayson. The B must have been
Richardson, Randall F.: 314 East Meadow, Rt. 1, Box 13, Smithville,
Missouri 64089, (816) 532-4062. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, soon to be
who typed all that stuff into the computer. You could ask him.
As for Hugh, I have no idea where the middle initial A came from. Ask
Randall about that. What I have heard about is:
a letter dated 1845 Dec 20 from my relative Joseph Grayson referring
to Cousin Hugh
a deed dated 1847 Aug in Marion Co, Tenn, involving Hugh,
Benj. F. Grayson, and Henry Grayson
a deed dated 1835 Feb 11 in Marion Co, Tenn, involving Hugh, Jessee
Grayson, Benj F Grayson, and Henry Grayson. (Is Jessee the father of
the 1850 census for Green Co, Powell Twp, Arkansas, page 270, showing
Hugh at the age of 35 and his family.