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GRIFFIN, RANDOLPH, RAY posted by Patrick T. Dolan on Saturday, July 5, 1997

Need information about John RAY, for whom Ray County was named, especially who his parents were and where he is buried. He was born abt 1741, supposedly in Bedford Co. VA; m. first Jane RANDOLPH in VA, then Verlinda GRIFFIN in KY; represented Howard Co. at MO Constitutional Convention 1820; d 1820 at St Louis. Prob buried at home in Ray Co. (part of what had been up to 1820 Howard Co. Reply pdolan@arapahoe.edu. I am asking to post this among the Ray County queries.


JOSEPH HAYNES and (1) Patsy PATTERSON (2) Sarah PATTON. Researching Joseph HAYNES born 21 Oct 1787 NC who setted in Ray County, MO around 1831. Joseph HAYNES and Sarah PATTON were buried in DAVIS/HAYNES Cemetery near Dockery, MO. Have some information but would like to update and make corrections. Children: Elizabeth HAYNES born 1811 married Isaac HAILE. Melissa HAYNES born 1812 married Will TILLFORD. (Could be Eleanor HAYNES and Thomas TILLFORD.) James Patton HAYNES born 1816 married Ann Jane SCHOOLER. Martha Patterson HAYNES born 1818 married (1) Edward R. DAVIS (2) LeRoy FOWLER. Samuel King HAYNES born 1820 married Rocinda PATTON. Mary Clarissa HAYNES born 1824 maryried Will MCGEE (could be MCGILL). Margaret Emily HAYNES married Normal TAYLOR. Wilkinson HAYNES born 1830 married Sarah LAMB. Cyrus HAYNES born 1834. Caroline T. HAYNES born 1837 married Francis L. YINGLING. Paulette Haynes (ChrisHayne@aol.com)

HALE, MORRISON, SAWYER, STINNETT posted by Paulette Haynes on Saturday, July 19, 1997

MORRISON Family Researching the following brothers and; sisters: Joseph Pinkney MORRISON born ca 1800, on 1850 and 1860 census of Ray County, MO. Married Pernacy Adalaide HALE. Eliza Sloan MORRISON born ca 1799 married William STINNETT, 13 Oct 1843 in Ray County, MO. Robert Donnell MORRISON born 1813 married Sarah SAWYER, lived and died in Sullivan County, MO. Willliam MORRISON born 1803, perhaps died 1866 in Ray County, MO. Paulette Haynes (ChrisHayne@aol.com)

RAY posted by Rita Ray on Friday, July 25, 1997

Would like to correspond with anyone working on RAY genealogy. John RAY whom this county is named I believe is in my RAY line. Can you help me prove it? any help appreciated.

FOSTER, NELSON posted by Carol Fagan on Thursday, July 31, 1997

Evaline "Lina" FOSTER was my great-grandmother. She was born in Ray County Missouri 2/18/1846. She died on 8/25/1938 in Maxwell, OK. I know she married James Alexander NELSON. Their last son was Henry Grady NELSON, my grandfather. I know nothing else. I don't know their heritage, when they were married, anything. I would appreciate anything anyone knows about her. Thank you very much.

CASEY, CASKEY, COIL, DANNER, ENGLAND, GREENE, KENNEDY, POPEJOY posted by Kerry Fleming on Friday, August 1, 1997

Looking for ancestors/descendants of Sampson CASKEY b 1812 KY, married ca 1850 MO? to Mary Polly ENGLAND. Had all daughters. associated surnames are: KENNEDY, COIL, POPEJOY, and DANNER. DANNER is the line I am researching in Ray County. In the 1850 census for Ray County Sampson CASEY was the head of household with a family of GREENEs with him. Was this Rebecca GREENE a sister? He and Polly are buried in Orrick although only Polly's headstone survived. Is Sampson related to the Randolph Co CASKEYS also from KY? there was a Sampson in the 1850 census only who married an Elizabeth that year. Any clues appreciated. I live in Manchester MO

COLEMAN, COVEY posted by Diana Mings on Friday, August 1, 1997

Do you have any information on the Father of Clarence Woodrow COLEMAN born in Orrick,MO in about 1913. I only know he was called Shorty and was married to Bertha and I think her maiden name was COVEY. I am trying to find out more about him so I may trace his Native American ancestry. Any information on Bertha would be helpful too. The grandfather of Clarence was said to have come from a reservation somewhere in the Southwest. I know this is not much information to go on, but I would appreciate anything you might turn up. Thank-you, Diana Mings

KELLEY, STONE posted by Janet E. Bahr on Saturday, August 2, 1997

Looking for information on Jefferson KELLEY married to Permelia Ann or Amelia STONE in Ray Co. MO on Nov 8, 1841. Any information would be appreciated.

VANDERPOOL posted by Trevor Powell on Saturday, August 2, 1997

Does anybody know the burial location and date of death of Holland VANDERPOOL, b. December 24, 1806? I am a decendant of him, and would love to hear any other information on him or the VANDERPOOL family of Ray Co., MO. Thank you.

SMOTHERS, SWICKARD posted by Wanda McKay on Tuesday, August 5, 1997

Eli SWICKARD and; Addie: need marriage license. Both born in Ohio, Eli married 1st to Rebecca SMOTHERS in Ohio. Came to Ray Co in 1860, to Cass Co in 1868 with Addie. Need Addie's maiden name.

FLAUNDERS, HICKS posted by David Hicks on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

Seeking information on Caroline McCormick HICKS, died 3July 1884 Harding, Ray Cnty. MO. wife of Benjamin F. HICKS, mother of James born 19Nov.1870, William Edward born 25Oct.1873, George B. born 9Jan.1875,and Oakland F. born 10May.1878. After Caroline's death Benjamin married Cora FLAUNDERS, 7Dec.1893. Together they had 2 sons, Benjamin F. born 28May1895 and Linus V. born 8Feb1898. After Benjamin and Cora divorced in 1909(Caldwell Cnty. MO) I have no furhter information on the two younger boys. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

CLEVENGER, MORRISON posted by Karen Kimball on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

I would like any information I can get on Jesse CLEVENGER. The only information I have is that he died in Ray Co. in 1790. His wife was Jane MORRISON. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!

REED posted by Mr. Lynn E. Reed on Thursday, August 7, 1997

I am looking for information on the parents of John REED, b. 1822, d. 1907. According to my information (History of Cooper Co., 1919), John's parents were "pioneers in Carroll Co. in the 1820s". Of course, it was Ray Co. then, but I assume it means the part of Ray Co. that became Carroll Co. At some point, John moved to Lafayette Co. and remained there all his life. He died in Lexington, MO, in 1907. I have not been able to find anything on those pioneering parents of John, including their names. One of John's sons was my great grandfather, Rev. Benjamin Franklin REED, b. 1849 (or 1853) and died 1937, resident of Cooper Co. Any information on the parents of John REED will be appreciated.

BURNETT posted by Calvin P. Goforth on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

I am searching for information on the BURNETT family. I am particularly interested in Thomas Jefferson BURNETT. He and his family moved to Ray Co. around 1840-1850 from Tenn. Anyone with info, please E-mail me back.

MCLAIN, NICKELL posted by Beverley Shackelford on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

MC LAIN - Searching for information on the family of Wesley MC LAIN, born 19 Mar 1838, died 14 Jan 1917. He was listed in the 1860 Census for Ray County, Missouri. He married Louisa Jane NICKELL 31 May 1860 in Grundy Co., MO. Louisa Jane NICKELL was born 31 Jul 1836 and died 14 May 1914. John Wesley MC LAIN and Louisa Jane NICKELL had at least two children: Adelia Hord MC LAIN (b 14 Jan 1877 in Aullville, Lexington Co.) and Arthur MC LAIN (date of birth unknown)

KILGORE posted by Randy Kilgore on Monday, August 18, 1997

Looking for ancestors and info on Andrew KILGORE, of Ray county, born 1830 in Tennessee. I have no e-mail. Kilgore, 138 Essex st. apt 102D, S. Hamilton, MA 01982.

BURNETT, HOWELL posted by Barb Kupers on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Looking for any info on Thomas [b. 28 Jan 1821 TN] and Sarah [b 11 Sept 1821 Virginia] [HOWELL] BURNETT of Ray county.They were married in Ray county on 18 Aug 1836. In the 1850 census of Ray county the children listed were Martha J b.1840, William .b 1842, and Maria b. 1844. Through family knoweldge Mary Frances b. 28 Dec 1857, Sarah, and Frank are younger. The family lived near Camden.

NOSLER posted by Irving Blabon on Friday, August 22, 1997

NOSLER: I am searching for information on John NOSLER. He and his family lived in Ray County just prior to the Civil War. They left for Iowa, and later Oregon. I am willing to share information. Irving Blabon 30 Chalda Court San Rafael, Ca. 94903

HULL, MOYER, PIPPEN, RIDER, STIGALL, WARDEN, WORTHING posted by Meg de Mougin on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

Seeking any information concerning MOYER family. Benjamin F. MOYER b. in Orange County, IN. in 1833. Benjamin F. was a prominent farmer in Ray Co. following Civil War. Married Olive HULL 1857. 3 Children lived to adulthood. Fanny married Theodore WORTHING or WARDEN, Alice married George STIGALL, Josephine married David RIDER. As late as 1950's some relatives were in Richmond area. Benjamin also had brothers living or visiting in MO. William H. b. 1843 in IL supposedly died in Richmond June 27, 1879. His wife Elle, and children Srilda and William H. Jr. were probably still in Indiana. Bothers James A.MOYER b. 1841 and John W. MOYER b. 1839 may also have lived in the area. They may also have moved to KA. My grandmother visited MOYERS in both states as late a 1950. Benjamin's mother was Sarah PIPPEN who probably moved to Ray county following the death of her husband Paul Nathan MOYER in Paris, IL. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. I have quite a bit of information on early MOYERS to share. I also have many photos (including Civil War photo of Benjamin F.)and a few letters.

FRASIER, TUNNELL posted by Patsy Frasier on Friday, August 29, 1997

I do not know a specific county. I am looking for George Washington FRASIER, b. about 1860 in Missouri. Some of his wife's family lived in Ray County. Her name is Sphronia TUNNELL b. about 1860. She was born in Kansas.

PIGG, VANDEVEER, VANDIVER posted by Dick Scotti on Saturday, August 30, 1997

Looking for ancestors of George VANDEVEER/VANDIVER, moved to Ray Co. from Kentucky, bef1850, Wife Polly/Mary(nee PIGG). Children, Mary, Rebecca and Ashberry.

CONYERS posted by James Conyers on Sunday, August 31, 1997

I am searching for information concerning Azariah CONYERS, who is my ggg-Grandfather. He and two of his sons, ( Darius and John H. ) migrated from Nicholas Co. Ky. to Ray Co. Mo. around 1842 or 1843. They settled in what is now Camden Mo.. I would also be interested to know if there are any CONYERS living in Camden, Henreitta, Richmond, Lexington, and Napleon. My gg-grandfather was Darius CONYERS and my G-Grandfather was Benjamin CONYERS. Any Information would be greatly appreciated. James D. Conyers xray35@aol.com

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