Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Rosie Ray and Ephriam O. Crawford

Rosie was the youngest child born to James Carroll Ray and Lucinda Attilla Wade Ray.


  • Rosella Calicott Ray was born 18 Jan 1866 Place: Marshall County, KY.
  • She married Ephram Owen Crawford 23 Feb 1886 in Marshall County, KY.
  • Lived in Brinkley, Calloway County, KY during married life.
  • Daughter Effie born about 1887.
  • Daughter, Nancy C was born about 1890.
  • At some point about 1920, her niece Ruby O. Ray came to live with her before being sent to the Vashita Boarding School for Girls in Alabama.
  • Rosie died 2 July 1945 in Marshall County, KY.

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 (married E.O. Crawford)

1880 Census Record - Smiths, Marshall County, Kentucky

James C. Ray, age 59, head of household, father born VA, mother born SC, born TN
Lucinda Ray, age 54
Susan E. Ray, age 35
Malissa E. Ray, age 29
James B. Ray, age 23
Alexander Ray, age 16
Rosa C. Ray, age 14 (married E. O. Crawford)
Mary E. Ray, age 8
William Brazell, age 23, grandson, works on farm

1880 Census Record - Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky

James C. Crawford age 50
Eliza A. Crawford age 52
Ephraim O. Crawford age 26 (married Rosie Ray)
Barbary J. Crawford age 24
Albert B. Crawford age 19
Susan C. Crawford age 16
James W. Crawford age 14
Celia A. Crawford age 14
John D. Crawford age 11

1900 Census Record - Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky

Ephram Crawford age 46
Rosa C Crawford age 34
Effie O Crawford age 13
Nannie E Crawford age 10

1910 Census Record - Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky

Ephriam O Crawford
Age in 1910: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Kentucky
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Spouse's name: Rosy C
Home in 1910: Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members
Ephriam O Crawford, age 56, father born in Alabama, mother born in North Carolina, born in KY
Rosy C Crawford, age 44, father born in Tn, mother born in Tn, born in KY
Nancy C Crawford age 20