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Looking for RAY of Arkansas

Query by MarySueBenton

Trying to find death date, place and burial of E. M. Ezekiel RAY born June 1860 in Alabama.
Married Mary Lawrence 17 Aug. 1878 in White Co., Arkansas. Children: Willie b. 1879, James b. 1882,
Jesse b. 1887, Phaty (girl) b. 1888. All born in White Co. That is last I can find on him.

In 1897 a Mary RAY marries Edward P. Sutherlin, White Co. Arkansas, lists the same children as RAYs
so I think Zeke had died or divorced her between conception of Phaty and her remarriage.

Also looking for Haley Malinda "Linnie" RAY b. Feb. 1880, White Co., Arkansas, married Charley Benton
06 May 1894 in White Co. She was my grandmother. I have the info on her after marriage just can't find her family. Her death certificate says that Zeke RAY is her father and mother is unknown.

I need to know who both her parents were, when and where they died and burial places. The family lore is that
her mother was full-blood indian. The RAYs were said to be Cherokee.

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by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-09 01:51:04

Hey I'm the Sandlapper.My grandmother was Lou la Burrrll(Jessie)3-3-1911-Married to Carl Robert Burrell..I was 6When she past .Do you know them?Is this the same line?

by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-10 01:23:51

My grandmother was a Ray.Loula(Jessie)married Burrell .Lived inCampobello,SC.Buncombe County is where some Rays lived and Waynesville ,NC.Asheville NC also.If you check find a grave sometimes it will list all Rays .I can't find her on the census.Birth record I can't find.

by MarySueBenton on 2013-01-19 15:23:41

Sorry, no. My Rays were in AL and AR.

by noggin on 2013-01-31 11:03:37

Is this the marriage you refer to? E M Ray b 1856 Mary Lawrence 1859

E M Ray, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

name: E M Ray
event: Marriage
event date: 17 Aug 1878
event place: , White, Arkansas, United States
age: 22
estimated birth year: 1856
spouse: Mary Lawrence
spouse's age: 19
spouse's estimated birth year: 1859
marriage license date: 17 Aug 1878
page: 2
film number: 1024576
digital folder number: 004616624
image number: 00731

by noggin on 2013-01-31 11:14:15

This looks like your family in 1880. Looks like Mary is listed as Lawrince (Lawrence0 her maiden name

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Willie Ray
Age: 10m
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1880: Union, White, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: E. M. Ray
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Lawrince Ray
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas

E. M. Ray 22
Lawrince Ray 20
Willie Ray 10m
Susan Lith 11 *
Lizzie Lith 6 *

* sataes on census they orphans

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