Gray, Jacob G.
Age: 22, credited to Sheffield, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: drafted - enl 8/12/63, m/i 8/12/63, PVT, Co. K, 4th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to VRC 12/10/64, m/o 11/24/65
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Birth: 05/27/1841, Sheffield, VT
Burial: Dexter Cemetery, Sheffield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 73767654
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/22/1866; widow Elvira W., 1/25/1913, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Great Grandfather of Robert F. Randall, East Brunswick, NJ
Great Granduncle of Donald R. Gray, Springfield, VT
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Dexter Cemetery, Sheffield, VT
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Jacob G. GRAY
Born Sheffield, May 27, 1841; son of Reuben and Annie (Miles) Gray. Educated in the public schools. In 1868 married Elvria W. Pearl of Sheffield; they had five children, Henry M. (deceased), Ralph C., Annie (Mrs. Randall), Susia (Mrs. Tripp), and Edith E. In early youth worked on farm, attending school during winter months. In 1861 purchased a farm in Sheffield, which he sold when he enlisted; was in the employ of General Chase of Lyndon about thee years; engaged in farming at Haverhill, N. H., three years; located near Topeka, Kan., for a short time; in 1878 purchased the Evans farm at Barton; in 1893 a smaller farm, where he remained eight years; and later a residence in Evansville, Brownington, where he lived two years; removed to Sheffield 1903. Enlisted August, 1862, in Co. K, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry; promoted to corporal; served until the close of the war; was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, being shot through the left wrist. Is a Republican; road commissioner 1908-9; justice of the peace 1909-10. In religious belief a Methodist. Member of the Grange, and Grand Army of the Republic.
Source: DODGE, Prentiss C., ed.,Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Burlington, Vt., Ullery Publishing, 1912.
Contributor: Robert Randall, East Brunswick, NJ, Jacob's great-grandson.
Death of Jacob Gray
Jacob Gray passed away at his home here Saturday morning of pneumonia. Mr. Gray has been in feeble health for some time, but was taken suddenly ill and only lived a few hours, being unconscious most of the time. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son; Mrs. Alfred Tripp of Orleans, Mrs. Deb Randall of this place, and Edith and Ralph who live at home. Mr. Gray was a man much respected by his fellow townsmen. He has always held some office of trust since moving back to this place from Brownington where he resided some years ago. He will not only be missed by a large circle of friends, but in h is home where nothing was left undone that could afford comfort.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, January 6, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.