and Cynthia Bays
George H Gray b abt 1821 VA; s/o James Gray and Susannah Fuller. George H Gray m. Cynthia Bays b 1821 Russell Co VA d Oct 1869 Elk Garden, Russell Co VA; d/o James Bays and Ruth Unknown. Children of George H Gray and Cynthia Bays;
1. George Washington Bays b 10 Sept 1842 Russell Co VA
2. James Knox Polk Bays b 23 Jul 1845 Russell Co VA
3. John T Bays b 1846 Russell Co VA
4. Edward Bays b 1851 Russell Co VA
Cynthia never married; her children were born out of wedlock. The 1850 census enumerates Ruth (age 63, born Tennessee), Cyntha (age 29), George R. (age 7), James (age 5) and John (age 3). Cyntha and her children were born in Russell County, Virginia. No occupations are listed. The 1860 census records Cyntha (age 39), George B. (age 17), James K. P. (age 15), John T. (age 13), Edward (age 9) and Ruth (age 73, born Tennessee). Cyntha and children were born in Virginia. She was a seamstress.
and Margaret E Dickenson
George H Gray b abt 1821 VA; s/o James Gray and Susannah Fuller. George H Gray m. 9 Jul 1939 Russell Co VA to Margaret E Dickenson b abt 1825 VA; d/o Nathaniel Dickenson and Mary Polly Dickenson.
1860 Wise Co VA Census
10 9 9 Gray, George H 39 M Farmer VA
11 9 9 Gray, Margaret 35 F Housekeeper VA
12 9 9 Williams, Alfred R 30 M Farm Laborer VA
13 9 9 Bays, George 19 M Farm Laborer VA