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George Washington Grayson 1803

George Washington Grayson 1803

Posted: 2 Feb 2010 10:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grayson, Edmonds
Looking for definitive proof of the mother of abovementioned man. His father was George Washington Grayson (1767-1807. His father married Octavia Edmonds in 1804, AFTER the child was born. I have all kinds of speculative stories but no proof. Any proof would be so greatly appreciated!

Re: George Washington Grayson 1803

Posted: 6 Jan 2011 3:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am, and have been for years, on the same quest. Have you found anything yet?
Lelia Sinclair Dickey Baldassari
papertricks@comcast.net

Re: George Washington Grayson 1803

Posted: 24 May 2012 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grayson
It looks more and more certain that this George Washington Grayson was born out of wedlock to George Washington Grayson born in VA in 1778 (?) and Rachel McCord of Kentucky. The following year, 1804, the father married Octavia Edmonds, an heiress. The baby of 1803 shows up in their household every year. Octavia's will says she has two children but names only one, the legitimate daughter Frances. Octavia died in 1808, the same year G.W.Grayson marrys a second heiress, Nancy Ann Carter of VA., hence he takes the 4 year old illegitimate boy back to Rachel who has married John Henry Walker. The child then shows up in the census for that family. He grows up and pushes west. There is plenty of info on him in later life. Three marriages, etc. He is my Gr. Gr. Grandfather by his first marriage to Sarah Allerton. Tamberlaine@comcast.net, Lucy Baker
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