I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

Gray family pictures

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Sisters abt 1920: Martha Gray Moseley, Dolley Gray Taylor, Nannie Gray Kidd. Picture from Jim Kidd family pictures.

Jimmy Kidd and Nannie Gray about time of wedding-abt 1880. Picture from Jim Kidd family pictures.

Alginon Gray's wedding to Martha Dortch 5 May 1904
Top: John Millner, Thomas B. Gray, Alginon Gray
Sitting: Charles Gray, Frank Gray, George C. Taylor
This picture was found in albums of Hazel King, James Kidd, and Fannie Gray.

Fannie Gray, age 11, at her father's wedding to Martha Dortch (Fannie's aunt)