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GRAY, John, soldier, born in Fairfax Court House, Virginia, 6 January 1762; died in Noble County, Ohio, 29 March, 1868. At the age of sixteen he entered the continental army, and served throughout the entire war. He removed to Ohio before it was a state, and remained there until his death. For a few years previous to that event congress had granted him a pension of $500 per annum. He was reputed to be the last surviving soldier of the American Revolution.
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