Elizabeth Ann Hancher

                                               ┌── William Hancher
                                               │              
                         ┌── William Hancher ──┤
                         │    1788-1870        │
                         │                     └── Ann Dunn
                         │                         c1756-?    
Elizabeth Ann Hancher ───┤
B: 1816                  │                     ┌── George Knicely
D: 1909                  │                     │
                         └── Sarah Knicely ────┤
                              1792-1833        │
                                               └── Mary Teeter
M: Alfred Gray

Elizabeth Ann Hancher     [ID 09699] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 4 18161,2,3 [Apr 8 18174,5, about 18206], Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee1,2,3.  

She married Alfred Gray, May 7 1833, Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee.1,2,3,7,8  Alfred, son of George Gray & Mary Stewart1,2,6,7,8,9,10, was born Dec 23 18111,2,6,7,8,9,10 [18125], Guilford County, North Carolina1,2,6,7,8,9,10.  

Children:2,6,9,10

Alvin Gray, born Jun 10 1834, Tennessee; died Jan 10 1867; married Sarah Olds.
William Harmon Gray, born Dec 3 1836, Illinois; married Loretta Lufkin.
Anderson/Andrew Gray, born Jan 19 1839, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; died Apr 5 1916.
George Scott Gray, born Sep 29 1840, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; married Sarah Narcissus Werts.
Elias Beason Gray, born Sep 10 1842, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; died Jan 24 1925; married Mary Taft (children: Maude, Lester, Berton/Bertron, Melvin, Myrtle and Nettie Estella Gray).
James Irah Gray, born May 16 1844, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; died Mar 16 1903; married Matilda Markwell.
Sarah Elizabeth Gray, born Jul 4 1846, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; died Dec 17 1879; married Nathen Milligan.
Alfred Marion Gray, born Jul 3 1848, New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois; died Oct 13 1899.
(infant daughter), born 1850, Illinois (apparently died young).
Isaac Beason Gray, born Mar 3 1851, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas; died Jul 31 1919; married 1) Phoebe Emma Lufkin, 2) Elizabeth St. John, 3) Hattie May Adams, 4) Rozilla Jane Werts. 1
Levi Hancher Gray, born Jul 16 1852, Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois; died Mar 4 1936; married Samantha Ann Osborn.
Clifford Tyler Gray, born Mar 2 1854, Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Ann/Anna Mariah Gray, born Oct 7 1855, Grannville, Souix County, Iowa; died Apr 14 1947; married May 7 1873, John Benton Farrell.
Susan Malinda Gray, born Oct 30 1859, Abingdon, Jefferson County, Iowa; died Mar 1 1917; married Feb 23 1875, Charles Leander Walker (ten children, including: Anna May Walker). 11

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 1 1850), Mercer County, Illinois:6

Alfred Gray, age 39, born in North Carolina; waggon maker; $300 real estate.
Hancher Gray, age 30, born in Tennessee.
Alvin Gray, age 15, born in Tennessee; farmer.
William Gray, age 13, born in Illinois.
Anderson Gray, age 11, born in Illinois.
George S. Gray, age 9, born in Illinois.
Elias B. Gray, age 7, born in Illinois.
James I. Gray, age 6, born in Illinois.
Sarah E. Gray, age 3, born in Illinois.
Alfred M. Gray, age 1, born in Illinois.
[unnamed] Gray, female age 2 months, born in Illinois.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 14 1860), Polk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa:9

Alfred Gray, age 49, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2000 real estate; $755 personal property.
Elizabeth Gray, age 43, born in East Tennessee.
Andrew Gray, age 21, born in Illinois; attended school.
George Gray, age 19, born in Illinois; attended school.
Elias Gray, age 17, born in Illinois; attended school.
James Gray, age 16, born in Illinois; attended school.
Sarah Gray, age 13, born in Illinois; attended school.
Marion Gray, age 12, born in Illinois; attended school.
Isaac Gray, age 10, born in Texas; attended school.
Levi Gray, age 7, born in Illinois; attended school.
Clifford Gray, age 6, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Ann Gray, age 4, born in Iowa; attended school.
Susan Gray, age 1, born in Iowa.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 14 1870), Polk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa:10

Gray, Alfred, age 58, born in North Carolina; farmer; $8300 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Gray, Elizabeth, age 53, born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Gray, Isaac, age 20, born in Texas; farmer; attended school.
Gray, Clifford, age 16, born in Tennessee; farmer; attended school.
Gray, Anna, age 14, born in Iowa; attended school.
Gray, Susan, age 11, born in Iowa; attended school.
Gray, Levi, age 17, born in Illinois; farmer; married May [1870].
Gray, Samantha, age 18, born in Iowa; keeping house; married May [1870].
Gray, Elias, age 27, born in Illinois; farmer.
Gray, Mary, age 22, born in Illinois; keeping house.
Gray, Lester, age 5, born in Minnesota; attended school.
Gray, Berton, age 3, born in Minnesota.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa:12

Grey, Alfred, age 68, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Grey, Elizabeth, wife, age 63, born in Tennessee; father born in Maryland; mother born in West Virginia; keeping house.
Milikin, Alice, granddaughter, age 16, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Milikin, James, grandson, age 14, born in Iowa; father born in Iowa; mother born in Illinois; attended school.

Alfred Gray was listed in the 1892 farm directory of Abbingdon, Jefferson County, Iowa.13  

Alfred died Oct 13 18991,2,7,8 [Oct 18 18995], at his home, two miles west of Abingdon, Jefferson County, Iowa1,2,7,8; buried Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa1,2,7,8.  

Alfred's obituary was published in the "Fairfield Ledger" on Wednesday, October 25, 1899 (page 3 column 3):8

Alfred Gray, a resident of Polk Township for nearly half a century and was among the early settlers in that portion of the county, died at his home two miles west of Abingdon on the 13th.  He was 78 years old.  He reared a large family of children, all but one or two of who have removed from the county.  His aged wife survives.  His remains were interred at Batavia.

Elizabeth Ann Hancher died Nov 26 1909, Brighton, Washington County, Iowa; buried Nov 29 1909, Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa.1,2,3,5  

Elizabeth's obituary was published in the "Brighton Enterprise" on Saturday, December 4, 1909 (page 1 column 2):3

Miss Elizabeth A Hancher, born Aug. 4, 1816, at Blountville, Sullivan County, East Tennessee died November 26, 1909 at Brighton, Iowa at the home of her daughter Mrs. C. L. Walker, age 93 years 3 months and 22 days.  Her grandmother Knicely lived to the age of 102 1/2 years.  Her father, the Rev. William Hancher was a Lutheran minister in Tenn., for 64 years and never accepted any remuneration for his labor.  

She married Alfred Gray, May 7, 1833.  Ten sons and three daughters who lived to manhood and womanhood were born to this union.  Her grandchildren now number one hundred twenty-five, her great-grandchildren one hundred thirty-six, and her great great great grandchildren twenty-four.  Marriage continued sixty six and a half years.  Her husband died October 13, 1899, age 87 years 9 months and 21 days; also two sons and one daughter preceded her to the other shore.  

United with the Christian Church 37 years ago at Abingdon, Iowa.  Short funeral service at the home, after which the remains transferred over the Rock Island RR to Batavia, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Danial Holder at 2 p.m. November 29th and her body tenderly carried by kind friends to the cemetery where it was laid to rest by the side of her husband.  

Present were her two sons, I.B. Gray and wife of West Plains, Missouri; Levi H. Gray of Greenfield and one daughter Mrs. A. M. Gray of Trenton Missouri; and seven grandchildren, Harvey Gray, Mrs. Bessie Dixon, Mrs. Minnie Bennett, Diamond Gray, Rulie, Mayme and Guy Walker who came to pay their last respects to Dear Grandmother Gray.

Elizabeth's obituary omitted the names of Rev. Charles Walker and his wife Susan, who cared for her.  Also, the obituary does not mention the infant daughter born in 1850 who did not survive.3  


Sources

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from rlewis946 ().
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13880582.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from ().
  5. Iowa Cemetery Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1850 census, Mercer County, Illinois; roll M432-120, page 377, line #7, dwelling #460, family #460.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13880534.
  9. 1860 census, Abington P.O., Polk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; roll M653-328, page 288, line #17, dwelling #765, family #635.
  10. 1870 census, Fairfield P.O., Polk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; roll M593-399, page 191, line #35, dwelling #56-57, family #56-57.
  11. Contribution from Jill Bosler ().
  12. 1880 census, Locust Grove Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; roll T9-0347, ED 82, page 419D, line #15, dwelling #104, family #106.
  13. Jefferson County, Iowa 1892 Farm Directory; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iajeffer/Directory/1892_Farm_Directory_G.html.


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