Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Edy Ray Mize

Edy was the daughter of John Wray d. 1774, Brunswick Co, VA.


  • Ca 1736 - Born (source: 1810 Census)
  • Ca 1756 - Illegitimate Son, Benjamin Ray born
  • 1767 - Brother, Nathaniel Wray Sr. gave 150 acres to Jeremiah Mize, Brunswick Co, Va
  • 2 Dec 1768 - Jeremiah Mize listed in Polls taken at an election of Burgesses
  • 1774 - Named along with son, Benjamin, in father's will, Brunswick Co, VA
  • 29 Apr 1789 - Marriage of Braxton Wray and Mouring Jarrott, 21 Sur. John Wray. Wit: Jeremiah Mize, John Mize, Thomas Saunders and Gary Harwell.
  • 1797 - Jeremiah and Edy conveyed land to Sterling Phillips
  • bet 1797 and 1810 - Husband, Jeremiah Mize died. His parents were Jeremiah Mize and Tabitha LNU.
  • 1810 - Enumerated as head of household in Census

Son, Benjamin, is named in his grandfather's will, probated 1774. It is believed by some that he is the same Benjamin Ray that was bound out by the Church Warden of Meherrin Parish on 6/28/1773 (there is no proof one way or the other).


  • 1810 Meherrin Township, Brunswick Co, VA
    • Eady Mize
      Free White Males Under 10: 1
      Free White Females 26 to 44: 1
      Free White Females 45 and Over: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 3
  • Jeremiah Mize, may be Jeremiah Sr.
    Free White Males 45 and Over: 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
    Number of Household Members: 1


Brunswick Deed Book 8, p. 452 Feb 23, 1767 Nathaniel Wray of Meherrin Parish, Brunswick Co to Jeremiah Mise of same; for natural love and affection and 20 sh; 150 A. in Meherrin Parish, part of land granted to said Nathaniel Wray June 27, 1764. Beg on the Deep branch onDunn's line, to Wray corner, to Edwards's corner, to head of the Deep Branch to the Beginning...

*source: "Long Ago in Lunenburg on Stony Creek of the Meherrin" and Stephanie Ray.

Also, I found this reference:

  • Edey Mize, Birth Date: 1750, Birthplace: Virginia Volume: 119, Page Number: 110, Reference: Telford-Ritchie-Mize. By Leila Ritchie Mize. Athens, Ga. 1956. (273p.): 210