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Descendants of Thomas R. Ray

Generation No. 5

9. DAVID6 KERBY (JOHNATHAN5, ROBERT THOMAS4, MARY3 RAY, THOMAS R.2, THOMAS1) was born 14 Jul 1738 in Virginia, and died 11 Apr 1811 in Warren County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH TARRANT 1756. She was born 1742 in Henry, Franklin County, Virginia, and died Unknown.
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16. i.   SOLOMON7 KERBY, b. 1762, Virginia; d. 16 May 1816, Warren County, Virginina.

10. SAMUEL6 RAY (THOMAS5, THOMAS COLEMAN4, CHRISTMAS3, THOMAS R.2, THOMAS1)43 was born 1734 in Hanover County, Virginia44, and died 09 Oct 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He married JEAN R. MAUPIN45 1747 in Albemarle County, Virginia46,47, daughter of DANIEL MAUPIN and MARGARET VIA. She was born Abt. 1734 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1799 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Notes for S
In 1788 Samuel bought a farm on Beaver Creek, between Crozet and Whitehall From Wm Albertson notes;     

Notes from Wm. Albertson: Samuel and Jean owned a farm about half-way to Charlottesville, Virginia from Whitehall, Virginia. They had however in 1779 made a contract to sell the farm at a later date. So Albertson believes Jean is buried at the Maupin home place, since her parents were both still alive when she died and her husband would not have buried her on land that had already been sold.
Samuel was in the Patriotic Service in the Revolutionary War.

Note- At the formation of Albemarle, the name Rea is found on the records. In 1747 Fergus Rea bought a portion of the chiswell Patent, on the Rochfish. About the same time John Rea, was the owner of land on the Rivanna, near Martin King's Ford, the present Union Mills. Andrew, Thomas and Samuel Rea, were considerably interested in real estate during the period 1744-1788. In 1744, Andrew Rea entered a small tract on the South side of the Rivanna, a short distance above the mouth of Ivy Creek, and at that time was the owner of land adjoining. He gave the name to the Ford called Rea's Ford. In the patent the name is written Reay.           

Thomas Rea owned land on the headwaters of Mechum's near Round Mountain and subsequently purchased near Rea's Ford, and on Meadow Creek, not far from the old Poor House.

**The Andrew Rea mentioned above may have been Fergus Rea's son but that is unknown at this time.



Daniel Maupin Miller 3 325 137 1763
Andrew Rea Miller 4 73 133 1765
Miller Samuel Ray 4 202 133 1765

More About S
Christening: 1734
Fact: 21 Apr 1779, Signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence48
Land: 1765, Albemarle County, Virginia49
Military service: Abt. 1776, Revolutionary War Military Service 50
Occupation: Planter
Property: Lived near Rea's Ford before 1788

Notes for J

Jane Maupin m. Samuel Rae in Albemarle County, Virginia. He lived near Rea's Ford in Albemarle County, Virginia. In 1788, he bought a farm on Beaver Creek between Crozet and Whitehall in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independance on April 21, 1799.

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Baptism (LDS): 09 Nov 1940
Endowment (LDS): 12 Jan 1942
Sealed to parents (LDS): 13 Dec 1963
Children of S
17. i.   DANIEL7 REA, b. 1754, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 14 Jul 1836.
  ii.   PEGGY RAY, b. Abt. 1760, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1765.
  Notes for PEGGY RAY:

I am assuming Peggy died before her sister Margaret, also called Peggy was born. The other possibility is that they are the same person, with an unsure birth date.

18. iii.   ANDREW RAY, b. 1760, Henrietta, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 15 Aug 1835, Edmonson County, Kentucky.
19. iv.   ROBERT RAY, b. 1761, Beaver Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 1831, Beaver Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia.
20. v.   THOMAS RAY, b. 1764, beneath Bucks Elbow, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Bef. 13 Sep 1850, Bucks Elbow, Albemarle County, Virginia.
21. vi.   MARGARET RAY, b. Abt. 1765, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1821.
22. vii.   ZACHARIA RAY, b. 1766, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. Unknown.

11. JAMES6 RAY (JOHN5, THOMAS COLEMAN4, CHRISTMAS3, THOMAS R.2, THOMAS1) was born 1759 in Union County, South Carolina, and died 20 Jan 1783. He married <UNNAMED>. She died Unknown.

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Occupation: Bricklayer near Cherokee ponds
Children of J
  i.   SARAH7 RAY, d. Unknown; m. NATHANIEL GIST; d. Unknown.
  ii.   WILLIAM RAY, d. Unknown.
  iii.   JAMES RAY, d. Unknown.

12. AMBROSE6 RAY (JOHN5, THOMAS COLEMAN4, CHRISTMAS3, THOMAS R.2, THOMAS1) was born 1740 in York County or Prince Edward County, Virginia51, and died 17 Oct 1798 in Union District, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH HOLCOMBE52 07 Jan 1775 in Union County, South Carolina, daughter of JOHN HOLCOMBE and ELEANOR. She was born 11 Mar 1747/48 in Union District, South Carolina52, and died 11 Mar 1831 in Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina53.

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A memorial service held at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church on 19 July 1970 honored Solomon Bobo, Ambrose Ray and other Revolutionary War veterans. Fannie Lee Sparks opened that the ceremony was held at a central location to avoid it having to be repeated several times in others, and sometimes more remote, locations. Reverend John Landrum Bobo presented the eulogy.

Ambrose fought in the Revolutionary war, was given land grants in Georgia and Mississippi. He had moved to Washington County, Georgia when he enlisted in the Continental Line in the revolution serving under Col. Elijah Clarke for which he received to grants of land. One 150 acres. the other "land Warrant no 1423" on certificate of Col. Elijah Clarke, February 24th, 1784.

Personnel Comments from Alton Spencer Ray GGGGG Grandson of Ambrose Ray;

Ambrose was a member of the Padgett Creek Church but was excommunicated more than once possibly due to drinking.
      I visited Ambrose Ray's burial site at Padgett's Creek Church in October of 1994 and made photograph's of the gravestones of many Ray kindred buried there, including two grave markers for Ambrose Ray. A rock-type stone grave marker is located in this cemetery, and a second rectangular shaped white marble gravestone has been embedded in the ground in front of the old stone marker and has the following inscription;

      Ambrose Ray                             
      Private Continental Line
      Revolutionary War


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Burial: Unknown, Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina.
Fact: Revolutionary war Private - Georgia (DAR Patriot Index), Gravestone54
Military: Private, Revolutionary War, Georgia Continental Line, Served under Col. Elijah Clark
Religion: Member of Padgett's Creek Baptist Church 1794-1804

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Burial: Unknown, Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina.
Census: 1800, List with children
Fact: 16 Oct 1802, Joined Padgett's Creek Baptist Church by experience.
Children of A
23. i.   MARY7 RAY, d. Unknown.
24. ii.   WILLIAM RAY, b. 1772, Union County, South Carolina; d. 01 Jul 1844, Union County, South Carolina.
25. iii.   HOSEA HOLCOMBE RAY, b. 30 Sep 1776, Union County, South Carolina; d. 03 Feb 1860, Tippah County, Mississippi.
26. iv.   REVEREND THOMAS RAY, b. 05 Mar 1780, Cross Keys, Union District, South Carolina; d. 29 Mar 1862, Union District, South Carolina..
  v.   INFANT RAY, b. 1786; d. Unknown.
27. vi.   JUDITH RAY, b. 1790; d. 03 Jul 1860, Union District, South Carolina.

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