The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 681, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"THOMAS GRAY is the son of JOHN and MARY (URQUHART) GRAY. The parents were born in Scotland in 1804 and 1810 respectively, and THOMAS was born April 14, 1834. The family came to America when THOMAS was quite young, and located in Grundy County, Illinois. THOMAS went to school until about fourteen, and then worked on his father's farm until his marriage, March 1, 1866, to JENNIE A. BIDDULPH, daughter of GEORGE and ANN (GILLSON) BIDDULPH, formerly of Birmingham, England. To this marriage there were born eight children - GEORGE L., March 27, 1867; JOHN, December 21, 1868; MARY M., February 6, 1871; EDWIN L., December 12, 1872; FREDDIE, April 10, 1875 (deceased); HENRY H., July 11, 1876; BERTHA M., July 28, 1879 (deceased), and ALBERT, April 21, 1882. About three years after his marriage, MR. GRAY moved to Benton County, Indiana, where he engaged in rearing stock and farming, and in 1875 came to this township, bought 400 acres of land, built a two story frame dwelling, barn, etc., fenced in his land, and resumed general farming and stock-raising. MRS. GRAY is a member of the Christian Church. MR. GRAY also attends the same, and in politics is a Republican."