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Gray had a brother, Moses, who lived in New York City.
I am interested in finding descendants of the Gray family.
Would appreciate any leads you might be able to direct me to. I would be happy to provide expanded biographical info on Franklin Gray if anyone is interested.
My business address is below; home address is 1728 Wesley Ave., Evanston, IL. The reason for this research is - Gray donated a pair of very rare English stained glass windows to the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, and we are preparing a history of these windows.
Thanks very much for any help! Elizabeth B. Roghair Organization: Chicago Botanic Garden
Thanks, Bernie Gracy
I asked Bernie for some more background on the society and this is what he sent back to me.
The Ellsworth Ecclestiastical Society is better known as the village of Ellsworth which is in the southeastern portion of Sharon. I'm an amateur genealogist who in researching my family tree stumbled across and became quite enamored with tiny Ellsworth Connecticut. Members of my family "emigrated" to Ellsworth from Morris CT in the early 1800s. The best reference to Ellsworth is Rev G.F. Goodenough's work: "Ellsworth, A Gossip about a Country Parish of the Hills, and its People, a Century after its Birth (1900).
He brings the story of these amazing people alive. The Ellsworth Eccleseastical Society was founded July 3rd, 1800 by people who no longer wanted to "commute" to Sharon to go to church on Sundays -- it was too far away and impossible to reach in the wintertime. Furthermore, there was a culture clash between the people of Sharon and the village of Ellsworth -- the people of Sharon reputedly looked down on the people of Ellsworth as hillbillies.
A Sharon-centric view of events can be found in "General History of the Town of Sharon, Litchfield Co., From its First Settlement" b Charles F. Sedgwick. 3rd ed. (1898) Both books may be purchased at Higginson books or borrowed if you are a member of the NEHGS (check out www.nehgs.org).NEHGS
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