Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Allan Wade Ray

Allan Wade Ray was born to James Carroll Ray and Lucinda Attilla Wade Ray. I have conflicting information for Allan and will try to sort it all out. These research notes were given to me by Jim Washam, a passionate family tree researcher. Jim is no longer with us and hence, I do not know his sources.

According to Jim: Alan Wade Ray
Birth: 28 Dec 1846 Place: KY
Death: 16 Aug 1889
Burial: Place: Clay County, Arkansas
1st Spouse: Jennie BRAZEEL
2nd Spouse: Mytilla NEAL

However, I have found an Allan Ray in Clay County, Arkansas married with children beyond 1889.


  • 20 Dec 1846 - born to James Carroll Ray and Lucinda Attilla Wade Ray
  • 1870 -
  • 1880 - Allen W. Ray enumerated in Kilgore, Clay County, AR with wife Nancy M.
  • 1900 - Allen W. Ray enumerated in Madison County, AR with wife Nancy M., children and Ben Vaughn


1870 Census Record - Brewer's Mill, Marshall County, Kentucky

James C. Ray, age 48, male, white, farmer, born TN
Lucinda, age , female, white, born TN
Susan L, age 25, born KY
Wilburn W., age 21, born KY
Malisa E, age 19, born KY
Willie, age 11, farmer, born TN
John M, age 9, born TN
Willie, age 7, born KY
Rosie, age 3, born KY
(Alan is not listed with his parents.)

I don't know if this is the right family.

1880 Census Kilgore Clay Co, Arkansas

Allen W. Ray 33 Nancy M. Ray 21 Ernest Ray 7m Willis H. Ray 21 James W. Ray 19

1900 Census Madison County, Arkansas

Allen Ray M
Nancy A Ray F, born March 1853, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Estimated Marriage Year: 1871
Mother How Many Children: 8
Number Living Children: 8
Child Pleasant M Ray M
Child John R Ray M
Child James W Ray M
Child Fanny Ray F
Child Samuel E Ray M
Child Bun C Ray M
Child Joseph A Ray M
Child Mary A E Ray F
Parent Ben Vaughan M