MARY STUART GRAY ANDERSON (1815-1898)
Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Missouri
December 30, 1898
Died, at Gamma, Mo., Dec. 21, 1898, Mary Gray Anderson. Mrs. Anderson was born in Woodland county, Ky., Nov. 11, 1815. Her father, Wm. Gray,was a Pennsylvanian, her mother a Carolinian. She came to Montgomery county with her parents in 1819; she was then 4 years old. Her father settled near Brush Creek church, on the farm now owned by John Earnest.
In 1832 she married Presly Anderson, who died in 1848. Hence Mrs. Anderson, at the time of her death, had been a widow for fifty one years. The greater part of this time she was cared for by her son John A. Anderson of Gamma.
She has from childhood been a firm believer in his word and promises. At the time of her death she was a member of Brush Creek congregation of the C.P. Church.
Funeral services were conducted at home, by her former pastor, W. T. Roley, who highly appreciated her unwavering confidence in Christ the Lord. She was buried at the Pew cemetery.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth: yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." - Rev. 14:13
[submitter note: I believe that Mary's father was Joseph GRAY, not William. Her mother was Mary FINLEY, who died in 1855 while living with her.
The children of Mary GRAY and Presley ANDERSON were: John A., b. 1834; James F., b. 1836; Margaret A., b. 1838; Mary, b. 1841; and Presley, b. 1848]