A. Preston Gray Family Collection, c. 1895-1971 and undated


Title: A. Preston Gray Family Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 421

Physical Description: 1 box

Creator: Gray Family

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The A. Preston Gray Family Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Olin Babb in July 2009.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright and opened for research in June 2010.



This collection should be cited as:

A. Preston Gray Family Collection, c. 1895-1971 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 421, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.



The collection contains photographs of the Gray family, their farm seven acres, various friends and relatives and miscellaneous places. The collection also contains a few correspondence, Christmas photo cards and lyric magazines.


Box 1

1. Brass Plate, engraved Mr. and Mrs. A. Preston Gray, undated

2. Certificate, to A.P. Gray from Centenary College, 1926

3. A Church in a Day, Eastland Church of Christ, c. 1910

4. Correspondence, 1930-1956 and undated

5. Lyric magazines, 1945-1956

6. Negatives, undated

7. Newspaper clippings, 1956 and undated

8. Old Time Melodies, undated

9. Photographs, Grace Thomas Broyles, 1914-1930 and undated

10. Photographs, Cedar Creek School, 1892-1893 (copy)

11. Photographs, Christmas Photo Cards, 1953-1958 and undated

12. Photographs, engines and machinery, 1953-1960 and undated

13. Photographs, Gap Creek Church of Christ, undated

14. Photographs, A. Preston Gray, 1919-1971 and undated

15. Photographs, A. Preston Gray and Alice Gray, undated

16. Photographs, Alice Gray, 1936-1960 and undated

17. Photographs, Identified People, c. 1895-1970 and undated

a. Wayne and Helen Boyd, June 1, 1957

b. Kenneth Carter May 1950

c. ? Chase, 1956

d. ? Chase, undated

e. Chicken Ranch, 1949

f. Fred Childress, 1945

g. Fred Childress, Judy Charlene Isley and Jean Loraine Isley, undated

h. George Cox, 1955

i. Julia Gray Crouch and Kenneth Crouch, December 1953

j. Julia Gray Crouch and Trippy Crouch, December 1953

k. Bill Dickson and family, 1970

l. Susan Kay Estes, 1947

m. Chief Evergreentree, 1926

n. Harvey Gray, c. 1895

o. D. Victor Greene, undated

p. Anna Lou Isenburg, 1940

q. Mr. and Mrs. McMurray, undated

r. Mrs. Bernice Hendrickson Miller, undated

s. Thomas Patrick O’H?, 1953

t. Nancy Ellen Wilson, 1929

u. Mrs. Mary Gray ?, undated

v. Mary and Bruce ?, 1917

w. Vida ?, undated

18. Photographs, Kings Highway Christian Church, Shreveport, LA, 1927 and undated

19. Photographs, Mills, 1954

a. Debusks Mill, Abingdon, VA, July 1954

b. Gate City Mill, April 1954

c. Molasses Mill, near Mountain City, TN, April 1954

d. Old Mill, south of Mountain City, TN, April 1954

e. Old Mill, south of Mountain City, TN, April 1954

f. Rice’s Mill, Church Hill, TN, April 1954

20. Photographs, Seven Acres, 1948-1950 and undated

21. Tombstones, 1953 and undated

22. Photographs, Unidentified, 1944-1955 and undated

23. Photographs, Young Peoples Summer Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, undated

24. Scrapbooks, undated

25. Songs for the Rotary Club, c.1925

26. Desk contents and letter from Rev. Gray’s mother, 1928, 1944, 1957, & undated