Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Virginia Military Records

More research is required to determine how and if these various Ray and Wray men fit into my family tree. The Library of Virginia online catalog is the source for most of the information provided. It was my goal to determine if my direct line ancestor, Nathaniel Ray, Jr d. 1823, Allen County, KY recieved a land grant for his service in the War of 1812. I did not find him on the Library of Virginia site but did find him listed on

Revolutionary War Warrants

Revolutionary Public Service Claims

  • Ray, John, Residence: Brunswick County; Note Court booklet(s): p. 24; Gen. note Commissioner’s book(s): I, p. 128; Note Certificates: 1.

Dunmore's War

Dunmore's War (Virginia Payrolls/Public Service Claims, 1775) – The index contains the names of Virginia citizens or soldiers from the counties of Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper, and Fincastle who were compensated in 1775 for supplies or service during Dunmore's Expedition in 1774. Entries in the volume include names, length of service or item being compensated for, and the amount of compensation in pounds, shillings, and pence. Source

War of 1812

I found 8 Records the surname of Wray of 1812 Pay Roll on the Online Catalog of the Virginia Library.
  • Wray, Wilson
  • Wray, William
  • Wray, Thomas
  • Wray, Lewis
  • Wray, Francis
  • Wray, Creed
  • Wray, Charles
  • Wray, Anderson
Additionally, I found these records on the same site for the Ray surname:
  • Ray, Bastan
  • Ray, Charles
  • Ray, Creed
  • Ray, Creed, sub for Watkins, Francis
  • Ray, James (Authority Record)
  • Ray, John
  • Ray, John MR 840
  • Ray, Jos
  • Ray, Keith Corpl

Can anyone provide copies of these service records?