Clinch Gray, son of Thomas Gray, who was council to the Crown in 1765, Virginia State Legislator 1779-1794, Tennessee lawyer and legislator 1795-1829.
Clinch Gray, accompanied by Fann Crease settled at this site in 1805.
In 1811, he was appointed Surveyor General by the U.S. Government for the Mississippi Territory, appointed tax collector for Wayne and Greene counties and commissioned Assessor of Wayne County. He married Margaret Evans.
In 1812, he was commissioned assessor and appointed Clerk of the Court of Wayne County.
In 1817, he was a member of the first constitutional convention at old Washington and signed the Constitution of the State of Mississippi on August 15th.
In 1818, he was commissioned Justice of the Quorum for Wayne County and served on committee to improve navigation of Chickasawhay and Pascagoula Rivers.
Died of Malaria Fever on March 23, 1823.