I have a newspaper print of Teague Ray's Obituary from 1909. Please let me know if you have any information about his children. I'm not sure if one may be in my family tree. It could be my gggrandmother just knew him and saved it but I'm not sure. Here's what it says,
Teague Ray was born in Jackson County Ohio, October 19th, 1824. He was united in marriage ot Miss Tacy Ann McVey September 18th, 1841. He became a member of the Christian Connection (New Lights) sometime in 1842.
In 1843 he and his wife united with the Christian Church (Disciples) in which relation they continued faithful, until called up higher.
To this marriage were born nine children, eight of whom are living. Jane died at the old home in Ohio, aged 19. The living children of this union are; Wm Ray, Bloomfield, Okla.; Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, Wilmington, Ohio; James, Wesley, Perry, Albert, Oliver Ray, of Lewis, Kansas; Mrs Lucinda Gardner, of Blythsdale, Mo.
The family moved ot Schuyler county, Mo. in October 1867. In November of 1867, the mother died. She was a devoted christian wife and mother, no higher tribute can be paid to her than that statement.
On April 15th 1868, Teague Ray and Mrs. Nancy Butts were married. To this union four children were born. The youngest died at the age of four, of diptheria. The living are: Alfred Ray, of Lewis, Kansas: Mrs. Emma Peyton, Lewis, Kansas: and Francis Ray, Downing, Mo.
Mrs. Nancy Ray died December 16th, 1895, of typhoid fever. She was known as "mother Ray" to everyone and was a loving christian. Father Ray was married to Mrs. Marsalia Leonard of Queen City, Mo., February 6th, 1897. She lives to mourn the seperation.
Soon after this marriage they sold the farm and moved to Lancaster, where they have since lived. His death which occurred April 15th, 1909 was occasioned by a fall on the sidewalk, after several days of sufferings our Father called him home. He was 84 years, 6 months and 5 days on this earth. This is the record of a remarkable life. Teague Ray left eight sons and three daughters, all married and all members of the Christian church. The evening of life was to him, as it ought to be to all, the most splendid of day. No fears assailed him as the evening shadows gathered 'round him. He had lived a quiet, peaceful life, the life of a christian. He had lived through great changes in our country. He had seen this land we love grow from a stalwart younge people to a mighty nation. He had his part in this great onward progress. He was not placed in what we call high station. But his place, the place of an earnest christian, a man. A life like this is immortal on earth. These children he leaves behind him we will trust, live the same earnest faithful life, teach their children's children to live the same. The old order changeth for the new, but a simple, earnest godly life will, we trust never go out of fashion. Fading away, like the stars in the morning, Losing their light in the glorious day. Thus would I pass from the earth and its toiling. Only remembered by what I have done. Oh, when the Savior shall make up His jewels, When the bright crowns of Redemption are won shall his weary and faithful desciples be remembered for what they have done.
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