Howdy, I am trying to determine whether my Great Great Grandmother was a GARY (vice Gray as another researcher stated).The death certificate of one of her son's has her listed as Jane GARY (the other researcher believes this might have been misspelled).However, I find my Great Great Grandparents living closer to the Gary's than the Gray's according to the 1850 census, Carroll Co, MS.
According to other census and research data Jane GARY (?) (possibly Francis Jane Gary/Gray) was born in Georgia 17 Dec 1830 (died in Navarro Co, Tx, 5 Mar 1899).
She married Elbert B. Harper about 1845.The 1850 census had the family listed as (Carroll Co, MS): Elbert Harper, 30, farmer, MS Jane Harper, 20, GA Catherine Harper, 4, MS Seaborn Harper, 1, MS.
Other children born to Elbert and Jane were: Mary Francis Harper, 12 Oct 1850 (my Great Grandmother) William Harper, born about 1854 Louisa J Harper, born about 1856 Hiram Harper, born about 1859 Emily M. Harper, born 24 Aug 1861 Elizabeth E. Harper, born about 1864 Elbert B. Harper Jr, born about 1867.
The family had migrated to Texas prior to 1860.
Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thanks, Bobby F. Carter Bosque Co, Tx