Gray, Jacob G.
Age: 22, credited to Sheffield, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/27/1841, Sheffield, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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.