Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Agnes Robinson Gray

Agnes Mae Robinson was the daughter of George Emerson Robinson and his second wife, Virginia Ann Downum. Agnes was my great-great aunt, half-sister to my great-grandfather Gideon.

Agnes was born September 29, 1881 in Itawamba County. She was married to George E. Gray, and they had two sons: Edwin Eugene Gray and George Casey Gray.

I found George and Agnes in the 1910 census living on Columbus Road in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama where George's occupation was given as "teamster at saw mill." They also lived for a time in Florida. Although my great-grandfather wanted to move to Texas, my great-grandmother Thusie countered with wanting to move to Florida after listening to her sister-in-law Agnes talk glowingly about that state. Thankfully, Gid and Thusie stayed put in Itawamba County. And eventually, Agnes and George returned to their home county which is where I found them in the 1930 census, living on Bankhead Highway.

Agnes died in 1945 and was buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery near Tremont in Itawamba County. This photograph of Agnes was among similar treasures found in Thusie's trunk.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks alot like you momma. I am sure Agnes would take that as a compliment.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I think Mother looks a lot like her, too.

Kimberly Gray Schulz said...

Agnes Robinson was my Great Grandmother. Edwin "weenie" Gray was my grandfather.
Edwin married Mary Brasfield & they are both buried in Turon Cemetery near Smithville. I would love to see any pics you may have of the family

shy1_klee said...

I would love to know if you have other pics or information on the Robinson/Gray's. I am trying to put together a family history book for my children.

Kimberly said...

I just realized my daddy has her eyes! Ive been trying to figure out who he looks like because he doesnt really look like pawpaw ene (edwin eugene gray) or mawmaw but now I see it. My great grandma was a beautiful lady.