Hypothesis for the Ancestry of Benjamin Grayson, Sr.
Of Wilkes County, NC
From: Shari Flythe To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 7:25 PM
Subject: Benjamin Grayson & Stacy Elzey
Several years ago my husband made a trip to N. VA to search for some Grayson information and found the following links:
1Benjamin Grayson b. 1731, Spotsylvania, VA married Stacy Elzey b. 1736 ,Prince William, VA.
2Benjamin Grayson b. 1753 Louden, VA d. 1807, Rowan,TN
3Wren Grayson, Sr.
Md. Rebecca Owens
Of course my records continue with the line to Emaline who married Thomas Lanty (or Lanty Thomas) Armstrong, my direct line. I am a little confused by the Madison Courier, IN 6/3/1865 obit. pg. 4, which reads "abt 1805 when Wren was 23, he married Rebecca (Betsy) Owens. Born in 1780 Rebecca (Betsy) died in 1865. Rebecca (Betsy) died on 9 Nov 1852; she was 72." Can you explain the two death dates and ages of Rebecca (Betsy)? There must be something I am not getting.
I am especially interested in the Armstrong connections. I have tried to trace that line back from my father, since my brother and I, his daughters, some A* cousins, and other blood relatives seem to have inherited some difficult medical problems.
If you have not already done so, I would suggest you try the Elzey line for more information on the way-back Virginia connection.
Thanks and best regards, Shari