f the old one.
The house built by Samuel Gray is still standing just west of the Public Library.
The old house became the home of the Roach
See Register, Vol.
XI, p. 47. family, respectable people, notwithstanding their peculiar name, and the remains of the cellar can be seen east of Grace Church parsonage.
Though information at hand from two sources states the purchase of the land was 1802 and the erection of the house 1802 or 1803, and the church recorded the baptism of a child in 1806 and one in 18I I, yet Samuel Gray is not listed as a resident tax payer till 1811.
From 1805 (records missing 1803 and 1804) till 1811 he is classed as non-resident, also non-resident in 1813, resident in 1814 and 1815.
The diary of Rev. William Bently states Mr. Gray moved to Medford 8i i.
Samuel Gray died January 21, 1816, aged fifty-six.
His wife, Mary, died January 30, 1842, aged seventythree.
They were buried in the family tomb bearing his name in the old Salem street burying grou