Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Major breakthrough.....

Major breakthrough on my 3rd great grand uncle Oliver Cromwell Gray 1821-1871.

I spent the night searching on my Gray lines. Somehow, I managed to put it all together by searching for the book by David Gray Fickes, his nephew. 

His poems enjoyed local popularity and were collected and edited by his nephew, David Gray Fickes. His death [July 31, 1871] occurred in Steubenville." [William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 253 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962)]

This has a nice biographical sketch of our subject, which confirms the marriage dates of his parents. David Gray to Sarah Gardener on 15 Dec 1796 by a clergyman of their faith.

Steubenville Weekly Herald August 10, 1877


He was an advocate for Mr. Lincoln.

Wilmington Clinton Republican September 23, 1869


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