Surely the Hix Jones Ray that was born in Brunswick County, VA and
moved onto Wayne County, TN and later
the Jackson Purchase Area of Kentucky
is related to the Hicks Wray, b. 1797 who stayed in Brunswick County, VA.
The Hix Jones Ray that moved to the Jackson Purchase Area of KY is
my great great great grandfather - I'm not sure how this second Hicks
fits into the branches of the family tree.
Can anyone provide additional data? This is what I have found so far:
1797 - Hicks Wray born
27 Nov 1820 - Married Nellie Wright (b. 1803) in Brunswick Co, VA
1830 - Enumerated in Brunswick Co, VA
1840 - Enumerated in Brunswick Co, VA
1850 - Enumerated in Brunswick Co, VA with wife Nellie
1860 - Enumerated in Brunswick Co, VA with wife Nellie
1880 - Enumerated in Brunswick Co, VA with wife Nellie
Nellie was born in 1803 and was the daughter of Elizabeth Wright, who gave permission for the marriage. Arline McGuire reports that there are a number of Ray / Wright marriages.
1830 Hicks Ray
Brunswick County VA page 247 Meherin Parish
Hicks Wray Brunswick Co Va
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 2
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
Hicks Wray age 65 #558-558 male, farmer, $2775
Nelly age 60 female
Hicks Wray age 63 #203 - 197 male, farmer, --, $50, born VA
Nellie, age 57, female
next door Wright - Kirklawn
Meherrin, Brunswick, Virginia
Nellie Wray age 77
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1795
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Nellie Wray
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Marital Status: Married
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