George Wesley Ray

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George Wesley Ray

Birthplace: MD
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan H. Ray and Deborah Ray
Husband of Eleanor Ray
Father of Eli Ray; Levi Ray; Mary Ann Hendricks; Margaret E. Ray; Martha J. Ray and 2 others

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About George Wesley Ray

Biographical and Historical Record - Adams and Wells Co. Indiana Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, IL 1887

GEORGE W. RAY, deceased, who was one of the early settlers of Adams County, was born in the State of Maryland, January 28, 1813, a son of Jonathan Ray. His father was born in 1792, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. He died in Allen County, Ohio, in 1878. George W., our subject, left his native State with his parents at an early age, going with them to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He was married in Tuscarawas County, to Eleanor Williams, a native of that county, the date of her birth being September 5, 1813. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray, four sons and three daughters. Mr. Ray followed broom-making until 1848, when he came to Adams County, Indiana, and engaged in farming on section 5, Monroe Township, where he resided until the fall of 1858. He then removed with his family to Ottawa County, Ohio, where he died November 28, 1860. Mrs. Ray returned to Adams County in 1861, and is now making her home in Decatur. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, Mr. Ray having been a member of the same denomination.

  • note- "Biographical and Historical Record - Adams and Wells Co. Indiana Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, IL 1887" can be viewed at The Family History Archive.
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George Wesley Ray's Timeline

January 28, 1813
March 9, 1838
Age 25
Jefferson, OH
September 22, 1843
Age 30
July 7, 1845
Age 32
Harrison, OH
Age 33
Adams, IN
October 1850
Age 37