GRAYSON

Grayson

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

Unknown Grayson 's had four (4) children:

1.      Elizabeth Grayson
2.     
Colonel Benjamin Grayson
3.     
Ann Grayson
4.     
Ambrose Grayson

Elizabeth Grayson

1.  Elizabeth Grayon, d. prior 1755; m 1st Thomas Hill , d. 1741; m 2nd m 1st 17 Mar 1743[i], Spotsylvania Co., VA to[ii] to William Cowne , son of William & Ester (Mallet) Cowne , b. 21 Mar 1717, England; bapt. 2 Apr 1718, Bow Street Presbyterian Meeting House, Exter, Devon , England , by Minister James Pierce [iii]; d. Apr 1781. 

Thomas & Elizabeth (Grayson)  Hill  had two (2) children:

         Susannah Hill , m. William Temple
        
Sarah Hill , d. 1807; m. Captain Edward Watkins , d. 1787, Culpeper Co., VA.  No issue.

William & Elizabeth (Grayson Hill)  Cowne  had three (3) children[iv]:

1.1.             Captain William Cowne , Jr.  (aka the younger), m. Betsy Quarles , daughter of John Quarles  of King William, VA
1.2.             
Ester, m. Richard Tunstall, Jr.  of King William Co., VA
1.3.            
Sarah Cowne , m. Edward Watkins .

For Further Information See Cowne

Colonel Benjamin Grayson

2.  Colonel Benjamin Grayson  of Prince William County, VA; m. Susanna Monroe , aunt of President Monroe .  Colonel Benjamin & Susanna (Monroe) Grayson  had a son:

2.1.         Colonel William Grayson , one of the first two United States Senators from Virginia, in 1790.

Anne Grayson

3.  Anne Grayson , m 1st 1722 to John Quarles , d. 1730.  John & Anne (Grayson) Quarles had a son:

3.1.         John Quarles  of King William, formerly of Prince William.


[i] Virginia County Records, Volume 1 Spotsylvania County 1721-1800, edited by Wiliam Armstron Crozier, 1905 Genealogical Publishing Company, p. 85; The marriage license is dated March 17 17 43.
[ii]
Virginia County Records, Volume 1 Spotsylvania County 1721-1800, edited by Wiliam Armstron Crozier, 1905 Genealogical Publishing Company, p. 85
[iii]
The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51
[iv]
The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51