Joseph Gray was granted 1,000 acres south of today's Rice Creek in 1766. The tract was located across the St. Johns River from Denys Rolle's settlement, which would place it in the vicinity of Palatka. Henry Laurens, one of the leading merchants at Charleston, called Joseph Gray the best planter in East Florida. He disappeared from records of the province relatively early, however, so this property may have been developed and then abandoned. See the aerial photograph on the entries for Colonel Thomas Brown and Roger Kelsall.