Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Eaton Ray, son of Nathaniel Ray Jr

Keeping all the Eaton Ray generations is a challenge. This is not my direct line but the Eaton Ray born ca 1801, Brunswick County, VA is the brother to my great great great grandfather Hix Jones Ray. This information is provided by a number of researchers. Their e-mail addresses are very likely out of date.

EATON RAY b: ca 1800, Va. m: ca 1828, Wayne Co, Tenn to RACHEIL _________ (may be Battles, Casey or Moore - you decide).

Rachel Ray brought a case against William Battle/s et al in Wayne Co, Tn after the death of Mary Battles. Notice was actually published in Purdy, Tn - check with Joan Rose for more info: 800 N. Smith Rd #24Z, Bloomington, In 47408.

Wayne Co Inventories & Settlements LDS film # 0549274 provides information on the estate of Eaton Ray. It also lists a William Ray and Stephen Ray. I have no idea who Stephen Ray is! I have copies of these documents which are rather hard to read.

Eaton Ray was probably the brother who accompanied Hix Jones Ray on his journey from Allen Co, Ky to Wayne Co, Tenn via New Orleans. OLD Eaton spent his life in Tennessee, was a religious and well respected man in his community.


Note: these are very old researcher addresses and e-mails.  I don't know if they are still correct.

Clay White, 1125 Bradshaw Dr. J5, Florence, Al 35630

Don Richardson, Rt. 1, Box 53A Linden, Tennessee 37096

Joan Rose, 800 N. Smith Rd #24Z, Bloomington, In 47408 (I believe this address is wrong)

RUSS HARDEN - Eaton Ray is also one of his ancestors through the Turnbo Family Line. My great grandfather Neal Mal Hardin married Rachel Turnbo, d/o Squire Hugh Turnbo. Rachel is list as being alive in her father's will, but was listed as deceased in her mother's will. When did she die and Neal Mal die? I have very little information on the Ray family, just what I received from Ermadine Turnbo Riley, Wayne Co Historical Sopciety. (my grandfather changed the spelling of Hardin/en)  Russell J. Harden, 5200 David Payne Rd, Guthrie, OK 73044

STEVEN RAY great grandson of Eaton II Ray Steven W. Ray, 617A Federal Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98102

Carol Davis Seitz - granddaughter of Matilda Jane Ray and great granddaughter of Eaton Ray II and Mary Rose Ray. 

Carol Queen Queen - Ray Connection 

Bob Ray (son of Winfried Ray)

Pat Ray Hannan, webmaster, (direct line through brother of Eaton Ray - Hix Jones Ray and his wife Ruth Casey Ray)

Loyd Bishop > (direct line through brother of Eaton Ray - John Ray)


Mandy Queen