Posted By:ross smith
Subject:Re: Fortune Flood and Benjamin Pitman?
Post Date:May 25, 2012 at 18:09:40
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Forum:Surry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Hello Guy,
You had helped me try to find some info about William Pittman who was the brother in law of William Ray who died in 1731 in Surry co Va. As you know the will of William Ray who died in 1731 is torn and tattered and there is very little information to be read except that his brother in law was William Pittman or Pitman and his son William was executor of his will. I believe William Pittman was married to Elizabeth Ray,sister of William Ray. There was a William Ray or Wray that died in 1735 in Surry co Va who was married to a Martha Whitson and had a son named Lenard or Leonard Ray Wray. I have found many deeds by this William Wray but I can not find any information about he William Ray who died in 1731 in surry co Va. I did find one deed that said William Ray and wife Elizabeth which might have been the William Ray that died in 1731 or it could have made a mistake about his wife's name and could have been the William Wray that died in 1735 in surry co Va. I dtill have not found proof that they were even related. I know you research the Pittmans and not the Rays or Wrays but have you seen nay kind of record while you were researching the Pittmans that might give some idea who this man was? Thanks, Ross