by Deborah Shelton Wood
My ancestors were Mary Ann Gray and William Willard of Carroll County, Virginia.
Mary Ann was born in Stokes County, North Carolina. According to his record
of death, William was born in Va and his father was Jackson Willard. William served his country in the 45th VA Inf. Civil
War and was a POW. Mary Ann and William lived and died in Carroll County,
Virginia. They were both buried at the Gladesboro Lutheran Church Cemetery in Virginia.
Mary Ann's parents were Constantine Allen Gray and Jane "Jinsa" Sales. James Gray was
granted land from Wilkes County, NC on "Gray's Creek" which was named after him. He fought in the American Revolution.
The GRAY family lived in Jarvis and Dellaplane in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Mary Ann and William Willard's daughter Margret "Maggie" Willard was my great grandmother. Maggie
married Bluford Coleman in Carroll County, Virginia.
Carroll County Va records of death:
William Willard, male, widower, b. 20 Aug 1820, died 2 Feb 1915, age 95 years, 6 months, 18 days, b. in VA cause of death
old age and rupture. Father: Jackson Willard Mother: unknown informate: J. W. Kinzer Buried Gladesboro Cemetery
Civil War Veteran: 45th Infantry Regiment Virginia POW
Record of death for Mary Ann; Carroll Co. VA
Willard, Mary A. (fem), 13 Apr 1896, cause: heart failure, age: 69 years, parents: Allen & Jinsa Gray, pob: Stokes
Co, NC, informant: Wm Willard, husband
My Civil War Ancestors
View the Last Will and Testament of James Gray.
* View the Last Will and Testament of John Parks, father of Elizabeth Parks Gray.