Near Waynesboro in Wayne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Clinch Gray, son of Thomas Gray, who was council to the Crown in 1765, Virginia State Legislator 1779-1794, Tennessee lawyer and legislator 1795-1829.
Clinch Gray, accompanied by Fann Crease settled at this site in 1805.
In 1811, he was appointed Surveyor General by the U.S. Government for the Mississippi Territory, appointed tax collector for Wayne and Greene counties and commissioned Assessor of Wayne County. He married Margaret Evans.
In 1812, he was commissioned assessor and appointed Clerk of the Court of Wayne County.
In 1817, he was a member of the first constitutional convention at old Washington and signed the Constitution of the State of Mississippi on August 15th.
In 1818, he was commissioned Justice of the Quorum for Wayne County and served on committee to improve navigation of Chickasawhay and Pascagoula Rivers.
Died of Malaria Fever on March 23, 1823.
Location. 31° 44.285′ N, 88° 40.053′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Mississippi, in Wayne County. Marker is on Jimmy Ramey Lane one mile west of U.S. 45, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Jimmy Ramey Lane, Waynesboro MS 39367, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Gray Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 4½ miles away); First Auto Bank (approx. 4½ miles away); Philadelphus Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Wayne County Civil War Monument (approx. 4½ miles away); Wayne County War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lt. Jake W. Lindsey Highway (approx. 4.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
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Also see . . . The Order of First Families in Mississippi 1699-1817. (Submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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