Ray County Genealogy
Ray County Courthouse
100 Main St.
Richmond, MO 64085-1710
Open: Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm
|Associate Circuit Court|
|Court of Common Appeals||County Court||Recorder of Deeds|
|Municipal Court||Probate Records||Miscellaneous|
|Missouri Pioneer Book
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.
|Joan Graham Atkinson|
|Tree climber notes, Ray County, MO||Includes index. Includes land records, obituaries, cemetery records, probate records, birth, marriage, death, and other genealogical records. Library has: Vols. 1-3. Lawson, Mo. : Family Tree Climbers, 1979-||FHL 977.819 D2t|
|Court records||Court records, vol. A, 1867-1870; index, 1867-1874||FHL 959756|
|Name index to the first twenty years of Ray County, Missouri, Circuit Court records, 1820-1840||compiled by Fred D. Woods||FHL 6038216
FHL 977.819 P22w
State Hist Soc F508.3 R211wo
|Court records, 1821-1882; index to court records, 1821-1888||Index to court records, v. A-B 1821-1888 Index to files (index to case & file box numbers) dates not given||FHL 959748|
|Court records, v. A-B 1821-1846||FHL 959749|
|Court records, v. C-D 1846-1858||FHL 959750|
|Court records, v. E-F 1858-1863||FHL 959751|
|Court records, v. G-H 1863-1867||FHL 959752|
|Court records, v. J-K 1867-1874 (v. 1 missing)||FHL 959753|
|Court records, v. L-M 1874-1878||FHL 959754|
|Court records, v. N-O 1878-1882||FHL 959755|
|Land and Deeds||1820-present||.|
|Abstract Index to Deeds 1820 - 1872, vols 1-3||for rent/sale|
|Abstract Index to Deeds 1872 - 1882, vols 4 and 5||for rent/sale|
|Abstract Index to Deeds 1882 - 1886, vol 6||for rent/sale|
|Original Land Entries||Two volumes of the first entrants for land in what is now Ray county. They are listed by township, range and section then by name, date and land description. Vol #1 and Vol #2||Book for Sale|
|General Index to Probate Records 1823 - 1898||vols 1-3
Lists name of person the action was taken on, name of Administrator or guardian, page number in index, File # and Box number, and first date given. The years in these books do overlap, from one book to the next.
|Book 1||1823-1873||Transcriptions by Joyce Anderson Swearingin|
|Book 2||1865-1888||Transcriptions by Joyce Anderson Swearingin|
|Book 3||1875-1898||Transcriptions by Joyce Anderson Swearingin|
|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
|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
|Book for Sale|
|MC=Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO; STATE HIST SOC = Missouri State Historical Society, Ray=Ray County Public Library, FHL=Family History Library; LC=Library of Congress|