Father: John GRAY
- BIRTH: 12 APR 1827, Schoharie,Schoharie Co,NY
- DEATH: 24 FEB 1906, Dimock,Susquehanna Co,PA
- BURIAL: Dimock Cem,Dimock,PA
Mother: Betsy SEARS
- MARRIAGE: 16 AUG 1862, Brooklyn,,PA
_John GRAY ___|
|--Jonas Abisha GRAY
| _Silas SEARS ___
|_Betsy SEARS _|
|_Sally ROBERTS _
!S.P. May handnotes Is a farmer and lives near Dimock, PA, has 10 children
!Rev Garford F Williams, letter 20 Sep 1993 - Jonas Abisha Gray was born at
Schoharie, PA and when he was one year old his parents moved to Bradford co, PA
and at the age of twelve, he with his parents, and one brother moved to the
farm in Dimock, PA where he has since resided.
He lived with his parents until he was married, learned the trade of a
and worked on the farm. At the time of his marriage, he bought a farm in
Dimock Township, at parkevale, west of the Meshoppen Creek, and spent the
remainder of his life here. The farm remained in the family for seventy-five
years. His ten children were born here. Obit- Jonas died suddenly at his home,
Saturday afternoon, 24 Feb 1906, of paralysis and heart trouble. All of his
children lived nearby and were present at the funeral, excepting Charles P, the
oldest who for nineteen years has been traveling in New Zealand and Australia,
and is at present in Bolivia, South AMerica; and Will C, of DeKalb, IL, and
Mollie E, of Philadelphia. Three daughters are married. Uncle Jonas was a
kind and obliging friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by his
sorrowing family, friends and neighbors in the community.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church, Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. The Rev John W Price of Springville officiating. Several selections
were rendered by the choir and a comforting sermon delivered by the pastor.
The pallbearers were: Henry D Johnson, P D Burdick, Ahmos H Button, L H
Gregory, James Greenwood, and Fred Deans. Interment was made in Dimock
A precious one from us has gone / A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home, / Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled / The one His love had given,
And though the body slumbers here / His soul is safe in heaven.
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