Shared Gray

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Shared Gray was an early settler in Pulaski County, Arkansas. With his younger brother Jacob Gray, Shared floated a raft or canoe up the Bayou Meto from its mouth on the Arkansas River to a site twelve miles to the northeast of downtown Little Rock in the winter of 1820-1821.

Shared Gray was born on June 11, 1758, in Granville County, North Carolina. He lived for four years with his parents in the Kershaw District of South Carolina, and then returned to Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. He remained in North Carolina until 1815, when he moved with his brother to Bedford County, Tennessee. He left Tennessee in 1820.

Shared and Jacob were Revolutionary War veterans. In a military pension statement, Shared claimed that he marched for four months in 1777 or 1778 with General Griffith Rutherford - the company of Captain William Hagan and regiment of Colonel Adam Alexander - in North Carolina against the Cherokee Indians.

The Grays settled on land that became the Reed's Bridge Battlefield in the Civil War.


  • Evin Demirel, "Battle's Site Links History, Present," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, December 6, 2009.

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