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John RAY/RHEA m Hannah HASTY - County Roscommon, Ireland & Family
Posted by: Lois Johnson (ID *****7844) Date: October 18, 2009 at 14:41:08
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To Whom It May Concern:

THE BOOK: Ray-Rhea a Family Book of History and Genealogy for RHEA and Related Families, Private Printing 1969, 1st Edition by Joseph C. RHEA, Jr., is referred to in Posting #11248 This Forum

A REVIEW: by Don RHEA is found on RootsWeb

http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/RHEA/1998-02/0888121389


THE GENEALOGY:

John RAY b ca 1720, Ireland
..................d Virginia
..................m Hannah HASTY - Province of Connaught, County Roscommon, Ireland

THEIR CHILDREN:

1. John RAY, Jr., "b ca 1740/1742 - Ireland"

2. James RAY: "Worked as a Tinsmith. Settled in Pennsylvania."

3. William RAY: "Settled in Western Virginia or Tennessee".

4. Joseph C. RAY b ca 1746 - Ireland
................................d 1807 {Age 61} Washington Co., VA Will Books say October of 1829.
................................m Margaret McCOMB

5. Thomas RAY: "Reported to have emigrated to Eastern Tennessee."

6. Hannah RAY

7. Sometimes named as "Hamilton RAY" and sometimes as "Unknown".


NOTES For Joseph RAY:

In 1775 - Joseph RAY settled on Indian Creek in now Tazewell Co., VA., on a 400 acre tract of land that was officially surveyed and entered in Washington Co., VA in 1788/1789.

FROM: History of Washington County and Southwestern Virginia, by J. P. Summers, pg 367

"The Indians first appeared in the house of Joseph RAY, whom they killed and scalped, along with several of his family."

ITEM: Later Court Records prove Mrs. RAY and her son John RAY, were not killed.

#1. Mrs. RAY is found in the 1803 Court Records of Madison Co., KY., when she made a deposition as the widow of Joseph RAY.

Source: Augusta Co., VA Court Causes Ended, Christian vs RAY.

#2. In 1794 - John RAY is found in the Washington Co., VA Deeds when:

John RAY, heir at law of Joseph RAY, sold the 400 acres of land on Indian Creek.


Respectfully Submitted,

Lois Jennings Johnson


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