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Descendants of Peter Bray, Sr.


Generation No. 2


2. DAVID2 BRAY (PETER1) was born Abt. 1743 in Brunswick, and died July 08, 1836 in Surry county, North Carolina. He married MARTHA ALBERTY UNKNOWN.

Notes for D
AVID BRAY:
November 17, 1828 - Surry County, North Carolina
David Bray from Moses Bray, 100 Acres, Deed Book #5, page 52 & 53

The indenture made this the Seventeeth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty-eight between MOSES BRAY of the County of Burk & State of North Carolina of the one part & DAVID BRAY of the County of Surry & State aforesaid witnesseth that the said MOSES BRAY for and in consideration of the Sum of fifty dollars in hand paid to the said MOSES BRAY, the receipt whereof acknowledge hath given granted bargained & sold aliened & confirmed & do by these present give grant bargain & sell alien confirm unto the said DAVID BRAY his heirs & assigns for ever a certain tract of land Situate in the County of Surry on the east side of Fishers River & bounded as follows vis: beginning at the conditional line agreed upon between MOSES BRAY & John Venable thence to the river thence up said line as it meant (meanders) to the said conditional line in REUBEN Paces line containing one hundred acres of land be the same more or less to have and to hold the aforesaid land & premises with appurtenance unto the said DAVID BRAY his heirs and assigns for ever & the said MOSES BRAY the aforesaid land & premises at every thereof against him & his heirs & against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever to the said DAVID BRAY his heirs & assigns shall & will warrant & defent by these presents in witness whereof the said MOSES BRAY, has herunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day & year above written.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Moses (X) Bray SEAL
Jesse Stanly
James L. Bray Jurant
Surry County Court February Term 1847
The execution of the wintin deed was duly proven in open court
by the oath of JAMES L. BRAY a subscribing witness and ordered
to be registered.
F. K. Armstrong, C.C.
By H.H. Hampton, C.C

August 13, 1832 - Surry County, North Carolina
David Bray's Revolutionary War Pension #S8106
When David Bray was quite young he moved to Northampton County, North Carolina. He stayed there until his was about age twenty-one and then he moved to Bute County, North Carolina. Later he moved to Rowan County, North Carolina where he enlisted and served for three month as an Ensign under Captain Moor's regiment and Colonel James Craig North Carolina Regiment to fight against the Cherokee Indians. Afterward he moved to Surry County, North Carolina, where he was drafted and served three months as a private under Colonel William Shepard. He also volunteered as an Ensign in Captain Samuel Dyer's Company, Colonel John Armstrong's North Carolina Regiment. He was allowed a pension on his application executed August 13, 1832, while a resident of Surry County, North Carolina.


      Children of D
AVID BRAY and MARTHA UNKNOWN are:
7. i.   WILLIAM ROBERT3 BRAY , SR., b. 1772, Surry County, North Carolina; d. April 26, 1854, North Carolina.
8. ii.   NATHAN BRAY, b. 1773, Surry county, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1850, Owens County, Indiana.
9. iii.   REUBEN BRAY, b. 1777, Surry County, North Carolina; d. May 26, 1850, Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee.
10. iv.   DAVID BRAY , JR, b. February 22, 1779, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1850.
v.   AMY BRAY, b. 1780.
 
Notes for A
MY BRAY:
March 26, 1829 - Surry County, North Carolina - David Bray from Amy Bray - 100 acres, Deed Book page 43: This indenture named the twenty-sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty nine between AMY BRAY of the county of Surry & State of North Carolina of one part & DAVID BRAY of the county & state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said AMY BRAY for and in consideration of the Sum of one Hundred & thirty-five dollars to her in hand paid by said BRAY, the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged hath given granted bargained & sell deliver confirm unto the said DAVID BRAY his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land on the east side of Fisher River & on the waters therof bounded as follows Viz: beginning at a conditional line agreed upon between JOHN RYAN and MOSES BRAY runs thence on a conditional line betweem EDMOND PACE & DAVID F. TIMER to Copelands corner thence along Copelands line betwee REUBEN PACES line thence along said line to the river thence down the river the conditional line then along said line to the beginning containing one hundred acres be the same or less to have & to hold the aforesaid land & premises with appertaninces, unto the said DAVID BRAY his heirs and assigns forever the said AMY BRAY, the aforesaid land and premises & every part thereof against her heirs and assigns forever unto the said DAVID BRAY to warrant and defent against all person or persons whatsoever by these presents _____? hwereof the said AMY BRAY hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day & year above written.
Signed &delivered in the presents of A (X) Bray SEAL
James L. Bray, Jurant
John Bowles
Alfred Pace
Surry County Court February Term 1847
The execution of the within Deed was duly proven in open court
by oath of James L. Bray a subscribing witness thereto and was ordered to
be registered.
F.K. Armstrong, C.C.C.
By H.H. Hampton, D.C.

12. vi. JOHN HANON BRAY, b. 1780, Surry Co., North Carolina; d. Bef. 1845.


11. vi.   JOHN HANON BRAY, b. 1780, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1845.


3. LITTLEBERRY2 BRAY (PETER1) was born Abt. 1745 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died Abt. December 1813 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He married SARAH UNKNOWN.

Notes for L
ITTLEBERRY BRAY:
Notes from Edna Bray Reece from her research on the Brays of Fisher River, NC.
     
      Littleberry Bray was probably the first of the name to settle in what is now Surry/Yadkin Co., North Carolina. In 1792 Littleberry Bray took a grant of land on Rocky Creek, Iredell Counytm NC. Most of his holdings were in Surry County, on Bull Run, a tributary of the Ararat River. He also traded land with other Brays on Cody's Creek and Fisher River, and he was on the first Federal Census, 1790, Surry County, Salisbury District. He listed his family as one male over 16, 7 males under 16, 4 females , no ages..., so he had a large family. His last NC land transaction was when he sold lands on Cody's Creek to David Bray, Jr. This was in the 1810 NC Census. First settled in Knox County, Kentucky, but was in Pulasky County, Kentucky when he appointed Peter Bray to have power of Attorney for his affairs in North Carolina. He died in 1813.
      November 18, 1823, Littleberry Jr. and Sarah bought 50 acres on the waters of Buck Creek, Pulasky County, Kentucky for $350 from Giles Whitaker. This land was a grant, south of Green River. Gile received on September 29, 1813. In the same area of Buck Creek a Nathan Bray and his wife Caty took a grant of 125 acres in September 7, 1819. This was not the Nathan Bray, son of David Bray, Sr., who seemed to stay in Surry County, North Carolina and was married to Judith Horne, This is Nathan Bray who sold Littleberry Bray 50 acres in Surry and this was on the Tax List of 1812. This was Nathan's last transaction in Surry, at the time he had moved to Virginia. Then on September 7, 1819 Nathan entered a grant of 125 acres in Pulaski County, Kentucky on the water of Buck Creek south of Green River. Don't know if Giles Whitaker was one of the Surry County, North Carolina Whitakers, but he attracted some of the Fisher River Brays to the Buck Creek are in Pulaski County.
      Littleberry Bray is listed in a notebook by William Robert Bray, a tailor from Mount Airy. He said his grandfather, David Bray, was a Native American, but his great grandfather was a small redheaded Englishman. He said David Bray had four brothers; Peter, Berry, Stogner, and John. He said Berry went to Kentucky and he thought the rest went to Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. The sons of David Bray, Sr. were; William, b. 1772, Nathan, b. 1773, David Jr. b. Feb. 22, 1779, This William Robert was son of the eldest, William Bray.
      Peter Bray, born in England, married Martha Scott, daughter of Abraham Scott of Norh Hampton County, North Carolina. Their children were: Littleberry - went to Kentucky, David, Sr., Stogner - went to Tennessee, Bryant Peter - went to Kentucky, and John.
      Littleberry is listed in the 1786 Taxables of Surry County, Captain Atkin's Districts, southern area of the county along the Yadkin River. Has 100 acres. Also listed is John Hannon Bray, no acreage.
      Not certain if Littleberry is the father of Isaiah (Josiah Bray)...could be an uncle. Josiah Bray bought 50 acres on April 6, 1849 on the waters of Buck Creek. John Bray bought land adjoining Josiah's, 35 acres on May 27, 1857. A letter from Marshall Davenport, County Clerk of Pulaski County dated November 26, 1971, says there is a record of Josiah Bray married to Phebe Brinson on August 7, 1824
with the consent of Littleberry Bray for "Josiah Bray has lived with me for two years." Surety was signed by James Hargis.
      Littleberry mentioned above who gave consent for the marriage of Isaiah could not have been Littleberry Sr., since he died in 1813 and Isaiah was married in 1824.


      Children of L
ITTLEBERRY BRAY and SARAH UNKNOWN are:
12. i.   WILLIAM3 BRAY, b. Abt. 1774, Surry County, North Carolina; d. 1861, Gallia County, Ohio, Long Cemetery.
13. ii.   ELIZABETH 'BETSY' BRAY, b. July 30, 1776, North Carolina; d. November 20, 1873, Green County, Indiana.
iii.   JOHN BRAY, b. Abt. 1778, North Carolina; d. Pulaski County, Kentucky.
14. iv.   ISIAH BRAY, b. Abt. 1780, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1837, Pulaski County, Kentucky.
15. v.   NATHAN BRAY, b. Abt. 1780, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Monroe County, Indiana.
16. vi.   PETER BRAY, b. Abt. 1781, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1830, Jackson County, Alabama.
17. vii.   BENJAMIN BRAY, b. Abt. 1784, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1860, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.


4. PETER2 BRAY ,JR. (PETER1) was born Abt. 1745 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He married UNKNOWN.

      Children of P
ETER BRAY and UNKNOWN are:
i.   JAMES3 BRAY, b. Abt. 1768, Surry County, North Carolina.
18. ii.   PETER BRAY, b. Abt. 1778, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Lincoln County, Tennessee.


5. STOGNER2 BRAY (PETER1) was born Abt. 1746 in Brunswick Co., Virginia, and died in Grainger County, Tennessee. He married UNKNOWN.

      Children of S
TOGNER BRAY and UNKNOWN are:
19. i.   STOGNER3 BRAY , JR., b. 1781, North Carolina; d. Indiana or Sullivan County, Missouri.
20. ii.   BRYANT BRAY, b. Abt. 1783, North Carolina; d. Knox County, Kentucky.
21. iii.   LEWIS BRAY, b. 1800, North Carolina; d. Tennessee or Kentucky.
22. iv.   PETER BRAY, b. 1812, North Carolina; d. Kentucky or California.
v.   JOHN BRAY, b. Abt. 1810.
vi.   RICHARD BRAY, b. Abt. 1810; m. (1) NANCY HOUGHMAN; m. (2) SUSAN B. ENGLAND.


6. BRYANT2 BRAY (PETER1) was born Abt. 1758 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1850 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He married UNKNOWN.

Notes for B
RYANT BRAY:
Bryant Bray appears on the 1850 Pulasky County, Kentucky Census. He was living with Martha Bray, age 42, head of household. They lived next to James and Winny Golden Bray.

      Child of B
RYANT BRAY and UNKNOWN is:
23. i.   UNKNOWN3 BRAY, b. Abt. 1800, North Carolina or Kentucky.


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