|About Grays from Black Creek
My Interest in the past has not always been as great as it is now. Growing up in the south with Civil War battlefields and Indian names
for places, I took a lot of that for granted. I bought my first house that stood in a community of mill houses near the square in my
hometown. It was abandoned and condemned. When I started to remodel it I found it to be much older than the other houses with a
two room timber frame at the center. I was hooked on the past. i was a backyard archaeologist with shards of china and old bottles
surfacing with every rain. I started relic hunting and finding old trenches from the civil war far removed from the park. i found a line
that brought me to the site of my Great Uncle's death in the Battle of Gilgal church. I found that family narrative was far from the
truth. I started to collect information and was curious how my kin had migrated from Virginia and New England and ended up In
Alabama and the Midwest. This is my effort to make sense of this.
My paternal family starts with William John Gray, b. 1754 in Scotland, He died in Madison Ala. in 1834
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