Mary Littleton Gray
Mary LITTLETON was born in North Carolina, May 9, 1828. Died at her home in 
McClellan Twp., June 22, 1923, age 95y1m13d.

On June 13, 1845, she was united in marriage with David S. GRAY who departed 
this life November 3, 1916 (this is not clear) at the age of 90 years. Shortly 
after their marriage they removed to Sumner County, Tenn., where they resided 
until 1860 or 1861, when they came to Union County, Illinois. They later came 
to Jefferson County and were residents of McClellan Township about __ years, 
most of this time at the present homestead.

Mrs. GRAY was the mother of 12 children, ten of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.  
The oldest Mrs.Mary E. MILLINER died January 1919 and John J. the second son, some 
years previous.  Those surviving are Mrs. Sarah HAYS, Mrs. Nancy DAVIS, Miss Jennie 
and Thomas M. of McClellan, Mrs. Martha CARTER, Oklahoma, Mrs. Drucilla HODGE, 
Danville, Ill., Mrs. Lon NEWBY and Robert L. of Mt. Vernon, Ill.  She also leaves 
29 grandchldren and 40 great grandchildren, her living descendants numbering 82.

Mrs. GRAY lived an examplary Christian life, having been a member of the Baptist Church 
many years.  She was a woman, who if she had an enemy, never knew it and a favorite 
maxim of hers, and one which she often repeated to her children was, "if you cannot say 
any good of a person, don't say anything."  Deceit was no part of her.

Even at her advanced age she desired to live and often expressed regret at having to 
leave her daughter, Miss Jennie, who for years had ministered to her every want.

Besides her family, she leaves many friends who mourn her departure.  Of her life it 
can truly be said that she so lived that when her summons came, she could lie down as 
one who wraps the drapery couch about him and lie down to pleasant dreams.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: abt. June 1923 - Date of paper unknown
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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