Ray County Genealogy
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|History of Ray County, MO, 1881||St. Louis : Missouri Historical Co., 1881||Includes a history of its townships, city, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri. Includes biographical sketches of prominent men and citizens identified with the interests of the county.||FHL 977.819 H2h
Ray 977.8 HIS
|History of Ray County, MO, 1881 Index||Indexed by Carol Colleen Crowley||90 leaves.||FHL 977.819 H2h Index 1983|
|History of Ray County, MO, 1881
Index of biographies
|Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry||Index of biographies in History of Ray County, Mo. : including a history of its townships, city, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri...biographical sketches||FHL 977.819 H2h index|
|Ray County history: a thumbnail sketch||Ray County Genealogical Association, 1989||compiled and prepared by Ray County Genealogical Association;
|FHL 977.819 H2rch||Book for Sale|
|Ray County in Review||Ray County Historical Society & Museum, Inc.||The county is reviewed town by town.
24,  p. : ill.; 1979
|FHL 977.819 H2rc
Ray REF 977.8 HIS
|Ray County, 1973||Richmond, Mo. : Ray County Historical Society, 1973, c1974||Includes index. Contains biographical sketches. 322  p. : ill., maps, ports.||FHL 977.819 H2r||
|A History of Ray County, Missouri||1962 Richmond MO; Louis Darneal||.||Ray REF 977.8 DAR|
|History of Ray County, Missouri||Richmond, MO : Mason Emerson., 1997.||.||Ray REF 977.8 EME|
|Portrait and Biographical Record of Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton, and Linn counties, Missouri||Chicago : Chapman Bros., 1893||Contains biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States; Paper copy. Includes index. Library's copy is missing the title page.
740 [i.e. 734],  p. : ports.
|FHL 977.8 D3p||Index Created by Derrell Hankins|
|Portrait and biographical Record of Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton, and Linn counties, Missouri
Index to biographies
|Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, 1923||Manuscript (With Film)||FHL 977.8 D3p index|
|Missouri Pioneer Book , volume 2, February 1968, p. 39-41, compiled and published by Miss Nadine Hodges & Mrs John Vineyard & Mrs Howard W. Woodruff issn 0276-1637
contains the Ray County Assessor's List for 1821
The names listed were copied from the original records in the Assessor's office in the Ray County Court House at Richmond. At the time of this tax list 1821 Ray County covered all of the areas now included in the counties of Clay, Carroll, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Worth, Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Livingston, Grundy, and Mercer.
|lookup by Joan Graham Atkinson|
|Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference. Vol. I-VI. New York, NY, USA: Haldeman, Conard, and Co., 1901.||contains a lot of information about Ray County||online at Ancestry.com|
|From entry fee to 'fifty three: History of Lawson's three county community.||Lawson, MO : Ruth B. Roney, c1953||.||Ray REF 977.8 RON
|1929 Directory Ray County Missouri MO
Towns included in this report are:
|Edited and Published by Jan and Naomi McPeek at Aaron's Books. Salem, Ohio. July, 2003||Financial Status for Ray County, Missouri, for the Year 1929.
This booklet identifies approximately 250+ merchants , tradesmen and manufacturers, and their financial condition in Ray County. This is fascinating local and genealogical history immediately preceding the Great Depression, which will give you great insight into what was happening in the communities and who the principal players were at the time. Many of these towns no longer exist and others have blossomed into nice size cities. All towns listed in this report are named at the bottom of the description. This information was compiled from the R. G. Dun (became Dun and Bradstreet) Mercantile Reference Book of March 1929 and was confidential information at the time of publication. The information for each listing includes the name, trade or business, financial worth, and credit rating. The photography does not do the text justice. The text is on a good grade of paper, making it easier to read than the original newsprint. Time does not allow me to respond to emails about particular listings. This report comes spiral bound in a durable manila report cover.
|Draft Harness & Directory Store|
|The Real Brady Bunch, Their Migration from North Carolina to Missouri, and from Missouri to Colorado||compiled by Jami Brady-Stoneking, edited by Janet Brady-Petton||The Braddy/Brady family came to Ray County around 1839 from North Carolina. After the Civil War, three of the sons of William and Pearcy (Price) Braddy left Missouri and settled in Colorado. The compiler of this book is the great great granddaughter of Thomas Allyn Brady, one of these sons. Much of this book covers their life in Ray County.||e-copy on this website|
|Crowley Family History||compiled by Pauline Brown||.||Ray REF 929.3 BRO|
|The Drake Family of Ray & Clay County Missouri.||compiled by Linda Lucille Womack and Kenneth Irvin Drake.||Denver, Colorado : Linda Womack, Kenneth Drake, c1983||Ray REF 929.2 DRA|
|The Concise Tales of Jesse James : As A Civil War Guerilla and Outlaw||Independence, MO : Office Depot., 1996. Mason Emerson||.||Ray REF 973.8 EME|
|The Early James-Younger Gang And Ray County||Independence, MO. : Office Depot, 1996. Mason Emerson||.||Ray REF 973.8 EVE|
|The Missouri Odells||O'Dell, Charles A.||The Missouri Odells : an index of spouses & marriage dates : with a section of Ray County marriages from the 1820s to the 1940s / compiled by Charles A. O'Dell.
Published Columbia, Mo. : The Author, ; 24 p. ; 28 cm.
|STATE HIST SOC REF F508.2 Od2 v.3|
|The Pritchard and Wall families of Ray County, Missouri||compiled by Larry A. James.
Published/Created: [Neosho, MO] (504 Joy, Neosho 64850) : L.A. James, 1984.
|29 leaves ; 28 cm.
Supplement to The history of the Wall family, compiled by Bruna McGuire and Betty Wall, which appeared in The Richmond Missourian, 1933. Includes index. Bibliography: leaf 26.
LC Classification: CS71.P9615J35 1984
Dewey Class No.: 929/.2/0973 19
|Merritt Mac White of Amherst Co, VA and Ray Co. MO||Jesse K. Hyder||.||Ray REF 929.2 HYD|
|47 pioneer families of Rockingham County, Virginia : who migrated through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to Missouri||Brock, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1923-
Published/Created: Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press ; Seattle, WA : Book orders to R.L. Brock, 1997.
|Description: xvii, 434 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-416) and index.
Subjects: Rockingham County (Va.)--Genealogy.
Ray County (Mo.)--Genealogy.
Carroll County (Mo.)--Genealogy.
LC Classification: F232.R7 B76 1997
Dewey Class No.: 929/.3755922 21
|Index to 1877 Atlas of Ray County, Missouri||Abstracted, compiled and edited by Al and Sandy McKemy, 1992||MC 977.819 M199 MOSGA||.||transcription|
|1877 Historical Atlas of Ray County, Missouri||Edwards Brothers of Missouri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Sections|
|1897 Standard Atlas of Ray County, Missouri||Geo. A. Ogle & Co, Chicago, Illinois||Sections|
|1914 Standard Atlas of Ray County, Missouri||Geo. A. Ogle & Co, Chicago, Illinois||Sections|
|1930 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||W.W. Hixson & Co, Rockford, Illinois||Sections|
|1959 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||.||Sections|
|1970 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||.||Sections|
|1976 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||.||Sections|
|1980 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri|
|1985 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri|
|1991 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||Miller Publishing Services, Inc.|
|1997 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||Miller Management Services, Inc.||Sections|
|2005 Plat Book of Ray County, Missouri||Marceline Mapping||Sections|
|History of Ray County, Missouri||Black||Historical Atlas||Ray REF 911 BLA|
|Maps of Ray & Clay counties with Richmond, Liberty & Excelsior Springs, Missouri : happy to help you find your way around!||Cincinnati, Ohio : Mass Marketing Inc., Merchant Maps Division, c1989.||Merchant Maps. 4 maps on 1 sheet : both sides ; 37 x 56 cm. or smaller, sheet 89 x 58 cm., folded to 23 x 11 cm||LC 00553892|
|An illustrated historical atlas of Ray county, Missouri||Published/Created: Philadelphia, Edwards bros., 1877.||52 (i.e. 56) pp. incl. 21 col. maps, 8 pl., 2 fold. maps at end. fol. cm.
LC Classification: G1438.R4 E3 1877 (G&M)
|LC unk82045680||Lookups by Cheryl McAfee|
|Ray County, Missouri, land atlas and plat book : 1982||Published/Created: Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [c1982]
||1 atlas (32 p.) : maps ; 28 cm. Scale [ca. 1:50,688]. 1 1/4 in. to 1 mile. Includes index.
LC Classification: G1438.R4 R6 1982
Dewey Class No.: 912/.77819 19
|Ray County, Missouri, land atlas & plat book : 1978||Published/Created: Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Richmond, Mo. : distributed by Ray County Court, c1978.||1 atlas (38 p.) : maps ; 28 cm. Scale [ca. 1:50,688]. 1 1/4 in. to 1 mile. Includes index.
LC Classification: G1438.R4 R6 1978
Dewey Class No.: 912/.77819 19
|Standard atlas of Ray county, Missouri, including a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county||Ogle (George A.) and Company. [from old catalog]
Published/Created: Chicago, 1897.
|3-79, xxii p. incl. 24 maps, 3 pl. fol. cm. LC Classification: G1438 .R403 1897 (G&M)||LC unk83011037|
|Welcome to Richmond, Missouri ; Ray County, Missouri.||LC Control Number:
Published/Created: Burnsville, MS : Southern Engineering, c1984.
|Description: 2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides ; 31 x 37 cm. and 37 x 37 cm., sheet 45 x 58 cm. Includes advertisements and indexes to city map. LC Classification: G4164.R4 1984 .S6||LC 88691068|
|Richmond, Mo. Compliments of Exchange Bank of Richmond, Missouri.||Published/Created: Marceline, Mo. [1974?]||Description: col. map on sheet 57 x 45 cm. fold. to 23 x 15 cm. Folded title: City map of Richmond, Missouri & county map of Ray County. Includes text, illus., and indexes. LC Classification: G4164.R4 1974 .A3||LC 76691674|
|An index, Civil War veterans and widows, 1890 census||Publisher: Columbia, MO: Missouri State Genealogical Association, 1994||vol. 1, maps ; 28 cm, Jackson County, Missouri||MC 973.7478 D364 V. 1|
|An index, Civil War veterans and widows, 1890 census||Publisher: Columbia, MO: Missouri State Genealogical Association, 1994||vol. 2, maps ; 28 cm, Missouri counties of: Platte, Clay, Ray, Lafayette, Johnson, Cass||MC 973.7478 D364 V. 2|
|An index, Civil War veterans and widows, 1890 census||Publisher: Columbia, MO: Missouri State Genealogical Association, 1994||vol. 3, maps ; 28 cm, Missouri counties of: Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Saline, Pettis, Henry, Bates||MC 973.7478 D364 V. 3|
|1930-1933||Ray County Genealogical Association|
|Poll Book of the Election of Marion Township, Aug. 1836||
This book was found Feb. 21, 1918 and was brought to the offices of the Richmond Missourian where it was first published and the names of Ray county voters in the year 1836 were published. This section of land known as Marion Twp. was later to be incorporated into Caldwell county
|Ray County Genealogical Association|
|Voter Registration Records, 1868 for: Fishing River Polk, Richmond, Knoxville, Grape Grove, Camden Townships||.||Lookups by Lisa Smalley|
|Index to the First Surveyor's Book of Ray County, MO||The Medders Vanderpool, surveyor 1830 to 1847. Names are in alphabetical order, date surveyed and the pages that they can be found on in the original book that is located in the Ray County Genealogical Library.
abstracted by Pauline Brown ; complied by the Ray County Genealogical Association.
Published Richmond, Mo. : The Association, c1990.
|Index For Sale
MC 977.819 B814 AFRA
|Resident taxpayers of Ray County, Mo||Cowles, Edgar M. [from old catalog]
comprising the names and occupation of all resident taxpayers in the county, arranged alphabetically, according to post-office addresses.
Published/Created: [Hardin? Mo., c1894]
Description:  p. 23 cm. LC Classification: F472.R2 C87
|Constitution of the Seperate [sic] Baptist Association formed by a legal council, who met in Ray County, Mo. the 17th and 18th of Oct. A.D. 1835 : with a circular attached.||Constitution of the Separate Baptist Association formed by a legal council, who met in Ray County, Mo. the 17th and 18th of Oct. A.D. 1835
Published/Created: [Missouri?] : Printed at the office of the "Far west", [1835?]
Description: 8 p. ; 18 cm.
LC Classification: BX6389.68 .S47 1835
|Ray County Historical Society Membership List||Prepared by Ray County Historical Society. 1995||Ray REF 929 RAY|
|Tree Climber Notes: Family Tree Climbers 1976||Family Tree Climbers
P.O. Box 422
Lawson, MO 64062-0422
|Ray REF 977.8 TRE|
|Tree climber notes : Ray County, Mo.||Published/Created: [Lawson, Mo. : Family Tree Climbers, 1974?-<1979 >
Description: v. <1-3 > ; 28 cm. Notes: Cover title. Includes indexes.
LC Classification: F472.R2 T73
Dewey Class No.: 929/.3778/19
|Thurman Funeral Home Records||16 May 1906 - 13 July 1989 Deaths and Burials in Ray County, MO including Records of the Thurman-Borcherding Funeral Home of Hardin, MO as abstracted by Thurman Funeral Home Staff for Ray County Genealogical Association of the Ray County Historical Society, Inc. c July 1989.||MC 977.819 H18 AFRA|
|Quest Lile Funeral Home||The Quest Lile Funeral Home was originally owned by Lewis Quest and his wife Marie and a Mr. Brothers. In 1960 the business was sold to Levan Thurman of Thurman Funeral Home which is still in operation today.
It was located on the corner of Main St. and Shaw in Richmond, Missouri.
Quest Lile Funeral Home Records include burial records from August 26, 1940 to 1961; Compiled October 13, 2004 by Carter Rogers.
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|Kentuckians in Missouri||by Stuart Seely Sprague||Lookups by Clara Bennett|