Bartlett Smith Gray Citizen of the Republic of Texas

Bartlett Smith Gray

Citizen of the Republic of Texas buried in the Florence Cemetery, Williamson County, Texas

Florence Cemetery Descendants of Bartlett Smith Gray gather around his gravesite on 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), born April 1, 1842, in Giles County. TN. They were the parents of 11 children. Vianna died on 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.