Buried: 1846, Gray Family Cemetery; Green, Noble, Indiana, USA
Residence: 01 JUN 1840, Green, Noble, Indiana, USA 4
Notes: The names William Penn, William P. and even William Pain Gray all appear on
different records for the same man. He was born in Pennsylvania September 10,
1780. He died in Noble County, Indiana Jan 10, 1846. He was buried there in
the Gray Family Cemetery in Green Township where he lived after leaving Ohio
soon after 1832.
By trade, William was a cooper, a highly respected and profitable trade for
that time, for a cooper had to know the arts of a blacksmith and a
William and Alse were married September 12, 1799 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia
by a minister, Rev. John Alderson of Linville Creek Baptist Church. She was
buried beside her husband. No will was found for either of them. She had
lived the last years of her life with a son David Gray in Noble Co., Indiana.
William and Alse spent their first years together in Greenbrier County,
Virginia where some of their children were born. They left Virginia and went
into Kentucky where they lived several years before going on to Ohio. They
were on the 1830 Census of Knox Co., Ohio. On Jan. 10, 1835 they signed a
deed to the sale of land in Knox County to a William Hann. They gave their
place of residence as Madison Co., Ohio. They may have been there a short
time before going into Noble Co., Indiana.
It is believed but not proven yet, that William and Alse may have had two
other daughters. On the 1830 Knox Co., IN census, it shows 2 females 15-20
and 1 female 5-10, the later being Barbara.
Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Green, Noble, Indiana, post office Meriam, roll M653_285, page 54, image 56.
Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.M432, 1,009 rolls. Green, Noble, Indiana, roll M432_162, page 243, image 466.
Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;), Database online.