Remember that on the US 1870 Census for Ward 3, Union Parish, Louisiana it DOES NOT give relationships. John GREY, Head of household, occupation is Farmer and son Alexander is attending school. It is indexed as follows:
John GREY - Age 60 yrs, born in Georgia
Lillie Grey Born: Age 25 yrs., born in Alabama
Alexander Grey - Age 17, born in Louisiana
Julian Grey - Age 3 yrs, born in Louisiana
Ardonia Grey - Age 3 yrs, born in Lousiana
US 1880 Census for Ward 3, Union Parish, Louisiana. It lists the place of birth for John GRAY as Georgia and his mother and father both born in Georgia. Son Alex H. GRAY, Head of Household. Indexed as follows:
Alex H. GRAY - Age 26 yrs, born in Louisiana
John Gray - Age 80 yrs, Father, Widower, born in Georgia
Martha Gary - Age 9 yrs, Sister, born in Louisiana
Elizabeth Gray - Age 7 yrs, Sister, born in Louisiana
Adolphus Gray - Age 2 yrs, Brother, born in Louisiana
Also the US 1860 Census, Union Parish, Cherry Hill Post office, Louisiana. Jno GRAY, Head of Household, occupation is Farmer and Sarah GRAY occupation is housekeeper and both John Gray and Alexander Gray attended school within the year. Indexed as follows:
Jno GRAY - 58 yrs, born in Georgia
Sarah Gray - 48 yrs, born in Georgia
John Gray - 17 yrs, born in Alabama
Alexander Gray - 6 yrs, born in Louisiana
I don't know what these births of Lillie and John Gray being born in Alabama have to do with each other. Feels like we are getting closer, but then there are so many questions.Was John GREY, 1870 Census and
JNO GRAY, 1880 Census living in Alabama at sometime? Would have to have been is John Grey, age 17 in the US 1860 Census was born in Alabama.
I know I have looked them up at https://beta.familysearch.org (FREE site) but will take another look, since they are continually adding indexed records.
Another strange thing is the listing by Elizabeth (aka Bessie) Grey/Gray with her parents never being born in Georgia.That is odd to me, any thoughts on that one?