My 4th grandmother was Penelope Eleanor/Ellender Ray born 1804 in Columbia County, GA. The William H. Perkins listed as administrator of Benjamin Ray's estate was her husband. They married in 1820 in Twiggs County, GA. Believe Benjamin to be her father or brother. Penelope died in 1877 and William H. Perkins remarried one Dorothy Bryan widow of James Ray. James and Dorothy always lived near William & Penelope. Believe that George Ray was Penelope Ray Perkins grandfather but no proof. My William & Penelope lived next to one John Barnes in Twiggs County, GA. Twiggs is a burnt county and much good work has been done to reconstruct records. I have searched old newspapers and other documents to try and prove her parentage. William H. Perkins came from Currituck and Halifax County, NC to GA abt. 1815. Many of the families went from Twiggs County GA to Stewart Co, GA. The Ray and Perkins line went there about the time the administration of Benjamin Ray's estate was dismissed.
Look forward to seeing if we can prove our Ray connections.
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