Charles Gray, father of David Burton Gray, was the son of Daniel W. Gray and Ann Sweet.Daniel W. Gray was the son of Daniel H. Gray who was born in New York, moved to Missouri/Illinois in the early 1830's and eventually settled in Texas.Daniel W. was born in New York, married Ann Sweet in Pike County, IL. on Dec 10, 1838 and died (1864) returning home after selling some cattle in St. Louis (believed to have been robbed and murdered). His wife Ann had died prior to his death which left the children parentless. As a result, they were farmed out to various relatives
Ann Sweet was the daughter of Ira Sweet and Sarah Hadsell who migrated from Rensselaer County, N. Y. to Pike County, IL. in 1838I have traced the Sweet family back to the mid 1600's in Salem, Massachusett's Bay Colony if anyone is interested in this line.
Daniel W. Gray and Ann Sweet had the following children: Josephine (questionable) Ira, b. abt 1841/42.Married Henrietta Craig Sarah Ann,b. Nov 27, 1842 Dorwin,b. Feb 10, 1844- does not appear on the 1850 or 1860 Census with others in the Gray family so may have died as a child. Horatio, b. abt 8146 infant,b. Dec 20, 1848 - died as a child Daniel,b. abt 1852 Reuben (or Roby) b. abt 1854 Charles, b. abt 1856.Married Mary Hull William,b. abt 1858