Re: Benjamin Grayson 1742 Wilkes
The line of Grayson's that I hail from has not been able toprove which line they are from.We know that our Benjamin was in Wilkes County, NC by a certain date and that he was from Virginia.He served in a Militia during the Rev. War and was awarded a pension for that service.We do not know the name of his wife.We do know the names of his children of which two or three were born in Virginia before the move to Wilkes Co NC.The oldest was John, then my relative who was William, there were other's that I can't remember the exact names of at this time.Benjamin and John (and some of his other kids) then moved to East Tn.My relative William stayed in NC with his family until about 1825 and then moved to East Tenn (but to a different County than his siblings) where he died.My end of his familyElizabeth "Betsy" Grayson (daughter of William) remained in NC in Caldwell Co. and married Lewis Day.She had numerous siblings one of which was Benjamin (he signed for her on her marriage bands).
Anyway, because of the namingpattern in the family it is assumed thatour Benjamin is related to your side through another of John's children (a brother of Ambrose), but still have not been able to find proof of that.
Sure wish that one of Dr. Grayson's sons would do a DNA with your family side to solve this puzzle.It would at least let our side know we were on the right track.
Thanks for writing back.