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John Alexander Ray

Birthplace: Whitesand, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States
Death: July 07, 1862 (44)
Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ray and Elizabeth Ray
Husband of Elizabeth Ray Prisbrey; Mary Wingo Ray and Cornelia Elizabeth Ray
Father of James Wilford Ray, Sr. and Alice Jerome Pratt

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About John Alexander Ray

John Alexander Ray married his first wife Mary Turner Bryan October 29, 1837, in Carroll County, Mississippi. Mary Turner Bryan was born September 6, 1820, Wake County, North Carolina and died August 16, 1840, in Mississippi. John and Mary had one child, Ellen Barton Ray

John Alexander Ray married his second wife Mary Wingo Young December 24, 1840, in Carroll County, Mississippi. John and Mary had 10 children: Martha Jane Ray, Hester Elizabeth Ray, Mary Virginia Ray, William Alexander Ray, Joseph Edward Ray, Alice Jerome Ray, Melissa Hayes Ray, John Alexander Ray Jr., Anna Wingo Ray, and Eleanor Ray.

John Alexander Ray married third wife Elizabeth Tibbitts Oct 11, 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. John and Elizabeth had three children: Milton Sevier Ray, Simeon Noble Ray, and James Wilford Ray.

John Alexander Ray married his fourth wife Cornelia Elizabeth Warner June 23, 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Cornelia Elizabeth Warner was born September 18, 1844, in Hancock, Hancock, Illinois, and died September 24, 1907, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, She is buried, Cornelia Elizabeth Warner Prisbrey in Colma, San Mateo, California. Cornelia Elizabeth Warner Ray married second Joseph Smith Prisbrey about 1866.

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah:

Call number: U.S.; UT; D3; 3; page 1121

Ray, John Alexander (son of John Ray, born at Shelton, England, and Elizabeth Nuttall). Born in Mississippi in 1817. Came to Utah September 4, 1853, Moses Dailey company. Married Mary Wingo Young 1841 in North Carolina (daughter of William Calvin Young, major general Mexican war, and Mary Hayes, pioneers Whitmore McIntire, Johnson and McCullah company). She was born in North Carolina in 1820 and died April 20, 1890. Their children: Ellen Barton, married John Vickers; Martha Jane, married Sims Matheny; Hester, married W. W. Dameron; Mary Virginia, married Orson Holbrook; William Alexander, married Minerva Hinckley; Joseph Edward, married Mary Emily Warner; Alice Jerome, married Nephi Pratt; Melissa Hayes, married W. S. Smith; John A., died; Eleanor, married Alonzo Huntsman; Ann Wingo, died. Family home Fillmore, Utah.

Settled at Fillmore, Utah, early in 1854. First government Indian agent in that section, receiving his appointment 1858; also first probate judge; member territorial legislature. Missionary to England, where he was associate editor of the "Millenial Star"; president Millard stake 4 years. Merchant; farmer. Died July 4, 1862.



Mary Wingo Young Ray (1820 - 1890)


Elizabeth Tibbitts Ray Prisbrey (1836 - 1888)


Mary Turner Bryan Ray (1820 - 1840)


Cornelia Elizabeth Warner Prisbrey (1844 - 1907)



Ellen Barton Ray Matheny Vickers (1839 - 1920)


Martha Jane Ray Matheny (1842 - 1890)


Hester Elizabeth Ray Damron (1844 - 1924)


Mary Virginia Ray Holbrook (1846 - 1910)


William Alexander Ray (1848 - 1906)


Joseph E. Ray (1851 - 1925)


Melissa Hayes Ray Smith (1855 - 1914)


Milton Sevier Ray (1856 - 1911)


John Alexander Ray (1858 - 1864)


Simeon Noble Ray (1858 - 1913)


Anna Wingo Ray (1860 - 1861)


James Wilford Ray (1861 - 1920)


Elenor Ray Ray Reese (1862 - 1903)

Note: Married to Cornelia Warner and sealed by Pres. Brigham Young, in his office, in Salt Lake City. They had no children. Info from Joe Ray's book.

Burial: Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, USA

Maintained by: MJR Foote

Originally Created by: Phil Kel

Record added: Dec 23, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 45751705

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John Alexander Ray's Timeline

September 1, 1817
Whitesand, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States
December 14, 1852
Age 35
Midway, Madison County, Texas, United States
August 19, 1861
Age 43
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
July 7, 1862
Age 44
Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States