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Sarah HOWE & George GRAY Family 
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Sarah HOWE & George GRAY Family of Sullivan Township

1. Sarah E.1 Howe * (#6672) was born 1799. Sarah died 02 JUL 1834 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 35. Her body was interred JUL 1834 in Gray Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tombstone inscription Sarah E. Howe, wife of G. W. Gray died July 2, 1834 ae 35 years. "Dear Mother - Thy children bless and follow thee.'

She married George White Gray BY 1820. (George White Gray is #6666.) George was born 16 FEB 1798 in Otsego County, New York. George was the son of James A. Gray Sr. and Parthenia White. George was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Deloris Pickens, 538 Virginia Avenue, Ponca City OK 74601 is a descendant of George GRAY and Sarah HOWE. She has provided material on the descendants of George and Sarah. See the obituary of son Wallace for details on the westward migration of this family which occurred after the death of Sarah. Sarah's birthname has been given as Woodard, but Deloris Perkins says it is Howe, and that is confirmed on her tombstone, pictured above. Possible sibling of Shepard Howe b 1811 whose son Ephraim is buried in Bakerburg?? Also possible relationship to Asa Howe and Priscilla Gray of Columbia ??

Sarah E. Howe* and George White Gray had the following children:

2 i. Miss ?2 Gray (#53160). She married P. E. Grommon *. (P. E. Grommon * is #53164.)

3 ii. G. Alonzo Gray (#57699).

4 iii. Addison Gray (#57700).

5 iv. Angeline Gray (#53158) was born in Gray Valley, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 5 NOV 1822. Angeline died 16 JAN 1914 in Center Point, Linn County, Iowa, at age 91. Her body was interred JAN 1914 in Center Point, Linn County, Iowa. She married Amariah Hagerman 1845. (Amariah Hagerman is #53166.) Amariah was born 17 FEB 1817 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Amariah was the son of James Hagerman*. Amariah died 11 FEB 1906 in Toddville, Iowa, at age 88. His body was interred FEB 1906 in Center Point, Linn County, Iowa. The source of information on this family is from the Family Bible of Sarah HAGERMAN Cress Sparks, daughter of Angeline and Amariah, sent by Deloris CRESS Pickens of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Deloris has provided us with descendants of Angeline GRAY and Amariah HAGERMAN.

6 v. Ida Climena Gray (#53161) was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania 20 OCT 1829. She married Albert Russell* MAR 1850. (Albert Russell* is #53163.) He married Amanda E. Unknown (Russell).

7 vi. William Wallace Gray (#53159) was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania 23 DEC 1830. Individual flags: Obituary. William died 18 FEB 1915 at age 84. His body was interred FEB 1915 in Marion, Linn County, Iowa. He married Sophronia Hardin* 1860. (Sophronia Hardin* is #57689.) Sophronia died 6 NOV 1907 at age unknown. William Wallace GRAY, an aged and highly respected pioneer of Linn County, died after a number of years of feeble health, Friday evening, February 18 at the advanced age of eight five years.

Mr. Gray was born Dec. 23, 1830 in Bradford County, Pa. While he was a child his father brought the family including William Wallace, by stages westward stopping for a year in Ohio and a year in illinois. In the fall of 1839 the father came to Linn county, Iowa and built a rude house of logs here in the wilderness, and in the following spring brought the family to Linn County. So that in the year 1840 Mr. Gray, then a boy of 10 years of age, began a residence here which lasted more than seventy five years. In all that time Mr. Gray has been a valuable asset to the county.

As a farmer and business man Mr. Gray was successful, and in the questions of civic improvements and in all moral issues he stood unwaveringly for the right. To a record of unquestioned integrity and purity of character it is to be said that he was a man of such tender sympathies that those in distress often sought help from him, and he responded generously often to his own hurt.

In 1870 he joined the Methodist church here, and remained a loyal member to the day of his death. In his home Mr. Gray was a man of peculiar tenderness, and the home ties were very tender and beautiful. Married in 1860 to Miss Sophronia Hardin, this life companionship was broken by the death of Mrs. Gray Nov. 6, 1907.

Of the seven children born to this union three died in early childhood, viz. Mary, Elizabeth, and Imlay. George B. Gray of Marion, Mrs. J. R. VanFossen, with whom Father Gray had made his home a number of years, Miss Jane Gray a trained nurse deaconess, in charge of training school interest of the Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and William Wallace Gray, Jr. of Lowell Hill, California, are the surviving children.

Impressive services were held from his late residence, 202 Seventh Ave., Monday morning at eleven o'clock conducted by the pastor Rev. Albert J. Northup, and they were largely attended. Among those who were present many of the old pioneers were noted. The burial was beside the remains of Mrs. Gray in Oak Shade Cemetery.

In a message dated 4/22/2011 5:20:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, montroseaussies@stny.rr.com writes:
Sarah E. Howe was not the sister of Shepard Howe buried Bakersburg. Shepard was the eldest child of Peter Howe and Mary Blowers.

Peter Howe b. 28 May 1785 Vermont m. Mary Blowers b. 17 July 1785. Enumerated in Candor, Tioga County, New York in 1820. Enumerated in Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1830. Enumerated in Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in 1840. Enumerated in Wysox, Bradford County in 1850. Mary d. 28 Nov 1862 and Peter d. 12 Aug 1864 buried Wysox.

Wysox Cemetery records :

How, Peter d. Aug. 12, 1864 79 yrs 2mos 11 das

Mary d. Oct. 27, 1862 77 yrs 3mo 11 das

Children:

1. Samuel Shepard HOWE b: 11 Jul 1811

2. Mary HOWE b: 16 Dec 1813

3. Minerva HOWE b: 9 Aug 1816

4. Henry HOWE b: 22 Apr 1819

5. Amariah Titus HOWE b: 27 Nov 1822 Tioga County, Pennsylvania

6. Margaret HOWE b: 30 Mar 1825

7. Martha Ameroy HOWE b: 28 Aug 1827

And, I havenít found any connection of Sarah to Asa Howe and Eunice Buck.

J. Kelsey Jones
 

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.