Western Spectator, August 15, 1812
Died - at Waterford the 24th July, 1812, William Gray Esq. in the fifty-second year of his age. Mr. Gray was one of the first settlers in that place, he commanded a garison there, during the Indian war, with honor to himself and satisfaction to the settlers. For several years past he has been a magistrate in that Town in which office he has discharged the duties, thereof with fidelity and impartiality. By the death of Mr. Gray the publick have lost a valuable citizen, his neighbourhood a faithful friend and his wife and numerous young family a tender and affectionate husband and parent, and at the same time we can say a great part of the means of a comfortable support.