Dad GRAY Mary Ann GRAY Jacob M PENTECOST Sarah Frances PENTECOST Isaac S PENTECOST Isaac GRAY Nancy NOTKNOWN Mini tree diagram

Nancy GRAY4,1,2,5,3

2nd Jul 18351,2,3 - 18th Mar 18671,2

Life History

2nd Jul 1835

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3

5th Aug 1852

Married Jacob M PENTECOST in Desha County, Arkansas.5

Dec 1855

Birth of daughter Sarah Frances PENTECOST in Arkansas.6,1,7,8

Dec 1856

Birth of son Isaac S PENTECOST in Arkansas.1,9,10,6

18th Mar 1867

Died in Desha County, Arkansas.1,2


  • For a long time I found no source to clarify Nancy's name and origins. Then in Decembere 2014, I received a communication from a descendantof Nancy's sister.

    Nancy was a sister of my great, great grandmother, Mary Ann (Gray)Cook. Although her parents are still a mystery, we do know that NancyGray’s mother was also named Nancy. Nancy Gray married Jacob M.Pentecost in Desha County, Arkansas, on 05 Aug 1852. This date is onfile in the County Clerk’s office, Desha County Courthouse, ArkansasCity.

    My great, great grandmother, Mary Ann Gray, married William AndrewJohn Cook before 1840, and her sister, Nancy, her mother, Nancy, andher brother, Isaac, are listed in the John Cook 1850 household,Richland Twp, Desha County (the Emaline listed is my greatgrandmother). Isaac is listed in Mary Ann’s 1860 household, JeffersonTownship, Desha County.

    W.A.J. Cook, Mary Ann, and Mary Ann’s brother, Isaac Gray, allacquired Desha County land patents, involving adjoining acreage, whichsuggests they were planning on establishing a plantation (thesepatents can be observed on the BLM-GLO site). W.A.J. died about 1856,Mary Ann died 06 Nov 1862, and Isaac died of disease on 17 Jul 1862while serving with Company E, 26th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA. Mygreat grandmother, Emma, ended up with all of the land, which totaledaround 320 acres. She married my great grandfather, William FloydMeeks, on 28 Feb 1867 (he also served with Isaac in Company E, 26th ARINF, CSA), and all of that acreage then became known as the Meeksplace.
    --  Robert L. (Bob) Meeks, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins,7 December 2014

    1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas, 14 October, RichlandTownship, page 122/14, Hse/Fam #117
    John Cook 32 M Farmer $2000 Real Estate Value b SC [b abt 1818]
    Mary Cook 28 F b KY [b abt 1822]
    Emeline Cook 10 F b AR [b abt 1833]
    William Cook 2 M b AR [b abt 1848]
    Nancy Grey 55 F b SC [b abt 1795]
    Nancy Grey 15 F b AR [b abt 1835]
    Isaac Grey 12 M b AR [b abt 1838]

    Nancy [No Maiden Name] Pentecost
    Birth Jul. 2, 1835, USA
    Death Mar. 18, 1867, USA
    Spouse Jacob M Pentecost (1823 - 1889)

    Burial Scott Cemetery, Winchester, Desha County, Arkansas

    Created by ronald conrad Apr 19, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 88756338,


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 21 July, Jefferson Township, PO Campbelle, page 3, Hse/Fam #21
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #88756338,
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 14 October, Richland Township, page 122/14, Hse/Fam #117
  • 4. Ronald Conrad, message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, Ancesry Messaging, 19April 2012
  • 5. Robert Meeks, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 22 July, Jefferson Township, PO Cypress Creek, page 13, Hse/Fam #145
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Hernando County, Florida
    • 3 June, 60th Immigration District, District 60, page 6, Hse/Fam #52
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 29 June, Chester Township, District 1, page 11A, Hse #369, Fam #375
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Drew County, Arkansas
    • 1 June, Franklin Township, District 71, page 1B, Hse/Fam #9
  • 10. 1880 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 7 June, Jefferson Township, District 77, page 5A, Hse #57, Fam #58

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