Williamson County
Texas History


Bartlett Smith Gray
Citizen of the Republic of Texas
buried in Williamson County, Texas

Florence Cemetery
Descendants of
Bartlett Smith Gray
gather around his gravesite
Nov.12, 2011
to celebrate his life as a
Citizen of the Republic of Texas



  BARTLETT SMITH GRAY. son of Lee and Mary Keziah Smith Gray, was born May 22. 1837, in Henry County. KY. Shortly after his birth. the family moved to the Republic of Texas, settling in Fayette County. Later, they moved to Bastrop County, and then to Burleson County, where his father died. Two years later, Bartlett and his mother moved to Williamson County, where he lived the rest of his life. On Nov. 11, 1856, he married Sarah Vianna Caskey (daughter of John Coffey and Adeline Tomlinson Caskey), who was born April 1, 1842, in Giles County. TN. They were the parents of 11 children. Vianna died Oct. 11, 1884. shortly after giving birth to twin daughters, who also died.

On Aug. 21.1889. Bartlett married Mahalia Elizabeth Kelky Wyatt. To this marriage was born one son. Bartlett served as a private in Company D. 30th Texas Cavalry. Confederate States Army, during the Civil War. After his discharge at the close of the War, he spent the remainder of his active life engaged in farming. He died April 25. 1920, and is buried beside his first wife. Vianna, in the Florence Cemetery in Williamson County.




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