Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Edward Grayson

Edward Grayson was born 1830 in Preston, Lancastershire, England.

Edward left England and immigrated to America, eventually moving to Ohio.

He stood 5’9” with gray eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion, and was 33 years old and possibly living in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio when he became a substitute for Mahlon E. Bailey, drafted on February 17 for 9 months at Lenox, Macomb County, Michigan. Grayson then enlisted in Unassigned on March 15, 1863, at Lenox for 3 years, crediting Macomb County, and was sent to the Regiment on March 26.

There is no further record.

However, it seems that in 1860 there was one Edward Grayson, born 1830 in England, living in Chicago’s Eighth Ward, married to a woman named Esther, born 1835 in England. He was probably the same Edward Grayson who was a resident of Chicago when he enlisted as a Private on February 23, 1864, in Company K, Twenty-second Illinois infantry and was mustered the following day. Again, there is no further record.

No pension seems to be available.

In 1890 there was one Edward Grayson living in Mount Pleasant, Beaufort County, South Carolina; no civil war service is recorded.

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