Jane ?(1) was born in 1814.
was married to William Valentine.
(1) Children were: William Lewis Valentine
She was married to
William Henry Harrison on 15 Nov 1836 in Campbell, Georgia.
(1) Children were: Mary
D. Gray(1) was born in 1808.
(1) He died in 1858 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
(1) in 1850 census - occupation listed as "Tailor"
was married to Martha W. McArthur in 1835.
(1) Children were: William Henry C. Gray.
Henry C. Gray(1) was born in 1844 in
DeKalb, Georgia.(1) He died on 12 Nov
1889 in DeKalb, Georgia.(1) He was buried
on 14 Nov 1889 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.(1)
This branch of the Gray Family evidently originated in Scotland as is
indicated in various family traditions. The exact location cannot be determined
because the earliest known ancestor was born on board a ship in 1808, however
his son, William Henry C. Gray always stated that his father was from Scotland
and he was extremely proud to be of Scottich origin. Old William never was reconciled
to his daughter, Annie's marriage to Benjamin Valentine because he suspected
that Benjamin was English and not Scottish descent. This came about because Benjamin
had heard stories that his father, William Lewis Valentine had been born in England.
William had kept his New York birthplace a secret because he was in the Confederate
William Henry C. Gray was a member of the 3rd Georgia Regiment, Army of Northern
Virginia, Confederate States of America. He enlisted in 1860 at the age of 16.
In the 1880 census of Atlanta, Ga. he was listed as a "Gas Fitter"
and "Plumber" living at 78 Terry Street. He died at his mother's home
on Fair and Martin Streets after a prolonged illness of Septicaemia, on Tuesday,
November 12, 1889, at the age of 45
He died in same house that he was born in. Along with Him his sister Izora,
nephew, Arthur Mabin, and great-grandson Virgil F. Valentine were born there.
Parents: James D. Gray and Martha
He was married to Easter J. Hicks
Ann Harrison(1) was born in Jan 1837
in Georgia.(1) She died on 28 Oct 1907
in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.(1) She was
buried in Smyrna, Cobb, Georgia.(1) Mary
Ann (Harrison) Valentine, after traveling throughout the South with her infant
son searching for information concerning the whereabouts of her husband, returned
to Atlanta in the late 1870's where she remained for the rest of her life. She
died October 28, 1907 in Atlanta and is buried in the Bethel Churchyard near
a place called Ragsdale Crossing in Smyrna, Cobb County, Ga.
Know as Ragsdale Crossing in 1907, near Smyrna, Cobb County, Ga. Is on lot with
her sister, Sarah Harrison Keheley on the Keheley lot. Parents:
William Henry Harrison and Sarah B. Fincher.
was married to William Lewis Valentine in 1864 in Atlanta,
Fulton, Georgia.(1) Married during summer
Henry Harrison(1) was born in 1804.
(1) from Clayton County, Ga. Practically nothing
is know of the Harrison Family in Georgia, therefore most of the following was
compiled from Census records, Estate records and some family records. The family
apparently settled in Clayton County, Georgia in the early 1800's but was evidently
up-rooted by the War Between the States. No record has been located on the earliest
Harriosn ancestor, William H. Harrison after 1860. Where he and his wife Sarah
died and when is unknown at this time (1985).
about 1804 according to census records in what is now Alabama. It is not know
who his parents were.
He was married to Sarah B. Fincher
on 15 Nov 1836 in Campbell, Georgia.(1)
Children were: Mary Ann Harrison.
J. Hicks(1) was born on 17 Dec 1845
in Monroe, Tennessee.(1) She died on 5
Sep 1898 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.(1)
Parents: Robert W. Hicks and
Mary Ann Reagin.
She was married to William Henry C.
Gray in 1864.(1)
Hicks(1) was born in 1790.
(1) He died in 1849 in Tennessee.(1)
He was married to Sarah Long Walker on 27 Oct
1812 in Blount, Tennessee.(1) Children
were: Robert W. Hicks.
W. Hicks(1) Parents:
Isaac Hicks and Sarah Long Walker.
Easter J. Hicks.
W. McArthur(1) was born in Sep 1819
in South Carolina.(1) She died on 10 Jun
1905 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.(1) She
was buried on 11 Jun 1905 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
She was married to James D. Gray in 1835.
(1) Children were: William
Henry C. Gray.
Ann Reagin(1) was born on 30 Dec 1819
in Monroe, Tennessee.(1) She died about
1886 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.(1) 1880
census of Fulton County, GA says that her parents were born in South Carolina
Children were: Easter J. Hicks.
(photo) was born in 1812.(1) He died
before 1860 in Georgia.(1) Name was originally
Balentine He and his wife came to America about 1834 and settled first in New
York where their first two children were born. They moved about 1840 to Canda
where the next three children were born, and finally about 1849 to Greene County,
Ga. where the last child was born and where they were listed on the 1850 census.
William's occupation on the census was listed as "weaver".
He was married to Jane ?.
(1) Children were: William Lewis Valentine
Lewis Valentine(1) was born in 1836
in New York.(1) He died in Mar 1865 in
City Point (Hopewell), Prince George, Virginia.(1)
He was buried in City Point.(1)
The only one of the children of William and Jane to be traced was the oldest,
William Lewis Valentine, born in New York about 1836 and died during the Civil
War in 1865. A note in Franklin Garrett's "Atlanta and Environs" indicates
that William Lewis Valentine was in Atlanta in 1855, however, he was not with
his widowed mother in Campbell County in 1860 and he has not been located in
the 1860 census. His movements beginning in 1862, however are fairly easy to
trace since on August 17, 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Savannah,
Georgia. The Confederate records list him variously as Lewis Volentine and Lewis
Valentine, the first spelling undoubtedly brought about by his English or Scottish
accent. The records on file at the Georgia Department of Archives and History
show that William was ill and in the hospital in 1862. Evidently this was a serious
illness because in November he was listed as being on a "sick furlough".
He was a patient at French's Division Hospital, Lauderdale, Mississippi, July
William Lewis Valentine was married sometime in the summer of 1864 near Atlanta
to Mary Ann Harrison of Clayton County, daughter of William Henry Harrison and
Sarah B. Fincher. On July 23, 1864, shortly after his marriage, William Lewis
Valentine was captured in Clayton County by the Union forces of Major General
William Tecumseh Sherman and the 16th Army Coups and was sent to the Military
Prison at Louisville, Kentucky via Nashville, Tennessee. From Louisville, he
was transferred to the Military Prison at Camp Chase, Ohio where he was received
August 2, 1864. William became ill in prison (probably with disentary) and on
March 4, 1865 he appeared on a list of sick and wounded prisoners who were to
be paroled and transferred to City Point, (now Hopewell) Virginia to be exchanged.
From this point the record becomes obscure. Fragmentary records indicate that
the prisoners did arrive at City Point but that William Lewis Valentine died
shortly after and is buried in a mass grave. Definite proof of this cannot be
determined but all evidence seems to confirm this to be the true facts. William's
widow, who by this time had a small son born in the Spring of 1865, was never
notified of her husband's death and for the remaining 42 years of her life she
never believed that he was dead and would someday return to here and the son
he had never seen.
Confederate Record of William Lewis Valentine
(Cards on file in the Confederate Records section, Georgia Department of Archives
and History list him variously as "Lewis Voluntine" and "Lewis
Enrolled as a Private in Co. C, First Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters, on August
17, 1862 at Savannah, Georgia by Captain W. H. Ross for a period of three years.
October, 1862: - Card indicates "Sick in Hospital at Camp."
November 1862: - On Sick Furlough. (He evidently went home.)
February, 1863: - "Present" (at roll call)
April, 1863: - "Present"
July, 1863: - "Patient and French's Division Hospitaly, Lauderdale, Mississippi."
December 13, 1863:- "Present"
July & August, 1864: - "Absent - In the hands of the enemy"
From the Prisoner of War record - Camp Chase, Ohio:
"Lewis Valentine" appears on the roll of Prisoners of War captured
by the 16th Army Corps under Major General William Tecumseh Sherman near Atlanta,
Georgia, July 23, 1864. He was sent to the Military Prison at Louisville, Kentucky
via Nashville, Tennessee.
July 31, 1864: Ordered sent to Camp Chase, Ohio from Louisville, Ky.
August 2, 1864: Received at Camp Chase, Ohio, Military Prison.
March 4, 1865: Listed as sick and transferred to City Point, Virginia, for exchange.
From Exchange Records, City Point, Virginia:
Record indicates "died before being exchanged". Not listed on record
of prisoners exchanged in March or April, 1865. No death or burial record was
located. There are many unmarked and mass graves in the Confederate Cemetery
at Petersburg, Virginia, near the old prison camp at City Point (now Hopewell).
William Lewis Valentine probably died very shortly after arriving at City Point,
possibly the same day.
The only other record located of William Lewis Valentine was a photograph from
the papers of his widow, Mary Ann (Harrison) Valentine, which was taken in Atlanta,
Georgia in the summer of 1864, probably shortly before their marriage. He is
wearing a Confederate dress uniform in the photograph.
died in Union prison camp at City Point, Va.
exact gravesite is unknown Parents: William Valentine
and Jane ?.
He was married to
Mary Ann Harrison in 1864 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
(1) Married during summer
Long Walker(1) was born in 1793 in
North Carolina.(1) she was still living
in 1850 Census
She was married to Isaac Hicks on 27
Oct 1812 in Blount, Tennessee.(1) Children
were: Robert W. Hicks.
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