James W. Gray (1823-1893) was born in North Carolina/Virginia (right near the state line when it may not have been clear where the line was). In 1850, he and his wife, Susan Carter Deatherage Gray lived next door to Jeremiah and Elizabeth "Betsy" Morgan Gray in Westfield, Surry County, NC. In 1860, James W. Gray and Susan Carter Deatherage Gray were living in Mt. Airy, Surry, NC. John Morgan, age 48, is living with them at that time. I cannot seem to find them in 1870 but do find them in 1876 in Moniteau Co, MO in the state census. The Moniteau County History indicates that they came to that county in 1866. I am looking for James W. Gray's parents. It is possible that Jeremiah and Elizabeth Morgan Gray COULD be his parents, I don't have any proof. Thank you for any help!!!