Ray County Genealogy

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Marriage Records

Archives Ray County Archives - Marriage Archives
Obtain Certified Copies Missouri Department of Health - Vital Records Vital Records
Ray County Courthouse

Recorder of Deeds


100 Main Street

Richmond, MO 64085-1710


Open: Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm

These books are indexed by both the bride and groom.

1850-1912 Transcriptions by Joyce Anderson Swearingin

Local Records Inventory

Marriage records, 1820-1850, and will records, 1824-1849, of Ray County, Missouri. Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, 1923-

Published/Created: [Chillicothe? Mo., 1959?]

Description: iv, 74 l. 28 cm. LC Classification: F472.R2 E4

LC 60037877

transcription online

Ray County, Missouri Marriages, 1821-1850

Revised and corrected in 2004

The Ray County Missouri Recorders office undertook the project of correcting the early marriages of this county and recording them in the computer. The written copies (those that someone has undertaken to transpose into book form) of the Ray county marriages seem to have several mistakes. Filing dates have been taken for marriage dates and several names are incorrect.

Also, some records were not recorded until a year after the marriage, which means that it might not have been recorded in the "Marriage Record Book" that you assume the record should be in. It could be in the next marriage book.

Book for Sale
Marriages 1820-1834 Marriage Records - Ray Co., Missouri Book 1

Marriage Records submitted by Allen-Morton-Watkins Chapter, Richmond, MO 1959

Mrs. Paul R. Davis

State Chairman

Genealogical Records Committee

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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
Missouri Marriages before 1840 by Susan Ormesher .

Lookups by Joan Graham Atkinson

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