Ancestor Stories - Ray Family

Willis H. Ray

Willis was born to James Carroll Ray and Lucinda Attilla Wade Ray.


  • 3 March 1859 - Born in Marshall Co, KY
  • 1870 - Enumerated in Brewer's Mill, Marshall County, Kentucky
  • 1880 - Enumerated
  • 15 Aug 1883 - Married Laura Green
  • 13 Feb 1892 - Died and buried in Corning, Clay Co, Arkansas

Marriage News

A marriage of interest to Corning socialites was performed by J.P. W. B. Harb at the Harb home on Second Street last Saturday, August 15, [1883] when W. H. Ray, editor of "The Corning Advocate" and Miss Laura A. Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Green, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony. The young couple have set up housekeeping on Market Street. The Courier joins their many friends in wishing future happiness on the seas of matrimony.

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 - Killgore, Clay, Arkansas

Willis H. Ray, born 1859, TN, relationship to head of household - brother
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Male, Single, age 21, works in sawmill
Household Gender Age Allen W. Ray M 33, head
Nancy M. Ray F 21, wife
Ernest Ray M 7 Months
James W. Ray M 19, brother