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Moses Ramey

Birthplace: Floyd County, Kentucky, United States
Death: after September 25, 1892
Lower Elkhorn, Pike, KY, USA
Place of Burial: Elkhorn City, Pike County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William R. Ramey and Anna Ramey
Husband of Tabitha Ramey and Lydia Jane Ramey
Father of NN Ramey; Nancy Deel and Arminda Owens
Brother of Mary Christine Potter; Daniel Ramey; Elizabeth Hunt; Easter Stewart; Rebecca Osborne and 5 others

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About Moses Ramey

Birth: 1814 Death: Sep. 25, 1892

b. 1814 d. Sep. 25, 1892

MOSES RAMEY was born about 1814 at Floyd Co., KY to William Ramey & Anna Samlins.
Floyd Co., KY was formed 1800 and the area they lived later became Pike Co., KY which was formed in 1822.
1820 - Moses age 6 is probably in his father's household on the Floyd Co., KY census.
In 1822 the part of Floyd Co., KY where Moses father lived was reformed 1822 into Pike Co., KY. 
1830 - Moses age 16 is probably in his father's household on the 1830 Pike Co., KY census which has at least 3 Ramey households: James, Moses (Moses "Mosie" Ramey, Jr. b.1796), and William (William R. Ramey, Sr. b.1782). Moses would have been abt. 19 and probably still in the HH of of his father William.
1838 - Moses age 24 married Virginia "Jennie" Fuller Mar. 3, 29 1838. Does their marriage record have their parent's names listed? They had at least 12 children in about 20 years from about 1841 to 1861.
1840 - Moses age 26 should be listed on the 1840 census which has at least 2 Ramey households: #272 and #281. Moses must be one of them and the other may be his father William who is still alive. There may be more Ramey HH's.
1850 - Moses age 36 is listed in his household on the 1850 Pike Co., KY census HH #213: Moses Ramey 40 farmer $200 b.KY; Jane 28 b.KY; Vicey 9 KY; William 6 KY; Berry 5 KY; Marrinda 3 KY; Nancey 1 KY; Sherad 4/12 KY.
Moses probably lived near his father William who was in the 1850 census, see following:
1850 - Moses' father, mother, and brother are listed on the 1850 Pike Co., KY census HH #216: Wm. Ramey 67 Farmer 6,000 b.VA; Anna Ramey 66 b.SC, can read & write; William Ramey 24 Farmer b.KY.
1860 - Moses age 46. The 1860 Pike Co., KY census probably lists the HH of Moses, abt. age 49, and probably his wife Jennie (age abt. 38).
1861 - Moses age 47 when his wife Jennie died (age abt. 39) April 6, 1861 and was buried in the Elkhorn Cemetery at Pikeville. 
In the 1870 Pike Co., KY census the last child's name listed is "Berry Ramey 9." Did Jennie die from childbirth?
1865 - Moses age 51 when his father William died. Moses inherited land from his father's Will of 1864 Pike Co., KY Will Book "B" page 50. April 12, 1864. "I, William Ramey of Pike County...3rdly - I give to my son MOSE RAMEY another part of the said land beginning on the west side of the RUSSELL FORK of SANDY RIVER on an Ash and Sweet Gum on the point of a hill, thence South 70 degrees, 57 poles crossing the river to a Sassafrass and mark, thence South 7 degrees, East 66 poles to a Maple and Spruce Pine, West 81- East 25 poles to a Hickory and Sugar Tree, south 62-East 46 poles to a two Beech and South 50- East 108 poles to a Poplar and Beech, East 27 poles to a Beech and Maple, South 62-20 poles to a two Beech-Walnut, South 50-East 62 poles to Two Beechnuts on the bank of the river, South 60-East 64 poles to a Walnut-Hickory on Mary Potter, thence with the same Potter line down the river and crossing the river to the John Moor Branch and with my line down the river to the beginning, to have and to hold the same his lifetime, and after his decease, to descend to his children forever."
1870 - Moses age 56 is listed in his household in the 1870 Pike Co., KY census HH #66, Dist. 3: Moses Ramey 55; Epperson Ramey 55; Jackson Ramey 28; Sarah Spears 25; Pricey Ramey 21; Maza Ramey b.VA; Jasper Ramey 18; Newton Ramey 16; Frankie J. 14; Berry Ramey 9 (male or female?).
1880 - Moses age 66 is listed in his household in the 1880 Pike Co., KY census HH #77-78 Lower Elkhorn pct 13: Moses Ramey 65 farmer, widowed, b.KY, father b. VA & mother b.SC; Pricey 28 dau, single, at home, b.KY; Stewart Williams 14, single, grandson, at home, b. W. VA. [Grandson of which daughter?]
1890 - Moses age 76. The 1890 Federal Census burned.
1892 - Moses age 78 died Sept. 25, 1892 at Pike Co., KY and was buried in the Elkhorn City Cemetery.
Remy Family in America: Moses Remy b.1814 at his father's home on the mouth of Elkhorn Creek in Pike Co. [Floyd Co., KY in 1800 to 1822 when Pike Co., KY was formed], KY, m. Jennie Fuller who d. in 1858. He was a farmer and d. Elkhorn City, Sep. 25, 1892, aged 78. He is buried in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Moses was abt. 47 when his wife Jennie died in 1858. Souces for her name include: Remy Family in America shows Jennie Fuller; Moses' son Jasper married in 1874 and the marriage record lists Virginia Ramey as Moses' wife. " Wise Co., VA marriages: Nancy Emaline Senter, parents Stephen H. Senter and Sarah Senter, m. on Jan. 22, 1874 to Jasper Ramey, parents Moses Ramey and Virginia Ramey." Also, Virginia is listed as Giny Ramy in the 1869 marriage record of Moses' son Berry: "Wise Co., KY marriages: Bery Ramy, parents Moses Ramy & Giny Ramey, M. on Mar. 3, 1869 to Mazy Senter, parents S. H. Senter & Sarah Senter." Accordingly, from those sources she must have been named Virginia Fuller, and know as Jennie or Giny.
KY Land Grants in Pike Co., KY by Jillson; land willed to Moses by father William: [Land is in the area of Elkhorn City.]

"Moses Ramey, 50 acres, Dry Fk., Sandy River, Jan. 2, 1845." "Moses Ramey, 75 acres, Marrowbone Creek, Jan. 3, 1845." "Moses Ramey, 180 acres, Pond Creek, Big Sandy, Mar. 6, 1836." "Moses Ramey, 115 acres, Pond Creek, Feb. 2, 1845." "Moses Ramey, 90 acres, Beaver Creek, Bound Tree Bk., May 13, 1859." "Moses Ramey, 150 acres, Russel Fk., Jan. 2, 1860." "Moses Ramey, 250 acres, Russel Fk., Feb. 14, 1860." "Moses Ramey, 200 acres, Beaver Ck., Main Fk., Oct. 14, 1873." "Moses Ramey, 23 acres, Russel Fk., Little Branch, Mar. 14, 1873."

Locations are below of the watercourses shown above:
Dry Fork empties into Marrowbone Creek that flows into the Russell Fork located on Rt. 80 north of Elkhorn City.
Marrowbone Creek is located on the west side of Rt. 80 north of Draffin.
Pond Creek is just south of Dry Fork and Marrowbone Creek and flows into the Russell Fork.
Beaver Creek, Main Fork is located on Rt. 1373 on the east side of the Russell Fork between Elkhorn City and Draffin on Rt. 80.
The land listed as located on Russel Fork is probably in the general area between the towns on Draffin and Marrowbone on Rt. 18.
Posted by Jackie Ramey Hopkins on Mon, 24 May 1999, in response to Moses Ramey, posted by Jerrie Van Horn Paschal on Sat, 23 Jan 1999 Surname: RAMEY, FULLER, I have a Moses Ramey born in Pike Co. in 1811, m. Jane Fuller 3-29-1838, she was born 1822. their children were Lavicey b.1840; William b.1843 m.1.Martha--2.Eliza Moore; Berry b.1844 m.Maza Senter; Mary b.1845; Marinda b.1847 m. Alford Hawkins; Nancy b.1849 m. John Deel; Sherad b.1850; Richard E. b.1851 m. Amanda Jane Phillips; Pricey b.1852 m. Epperson Belcher; Jasper b.1854 m. Nancy Emiline Senter; Newton b. 1856 m.1. Sarah Ratliff-2.Cosby Bartley; Frances b.1859 m. Frank Owens.
1907 - A Deed of Conveyance: Made and entered into this 12th day of July 1907 between J. A. Hawkins and Marinda Hawkins heirs of William Ramey and Moses Ramey. In said consideration of the sum of 5 thousand dollars in hand paid a further consideration G.T. Hawkins interest in J. A. Hawkins and Marinda Hawkins estate, do hereby sell and convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns, the following described propertys: all our undivided interest in William Ramey and Moses Ramey's Estate embracing about 10,000 acres of land and situated in Pike Co., Kentucky and described in will book b, page 50 and ------issued by the state of Kentucky and virginia recorded in pike co clerks office and virginia clerks office, part of this land situated in virginia.

signed by Marinda Hawkins and J. A. Hawkins. W. B.Taylor, Clerk

In the above Deed William Ramey is William R. Ramey, Sr. b.1782 whose wife was Anna Samlins.
Moses Ramey b. 1811 was the son of William & Anna. Moses' wife was Virginia "Jennie" Fuller.
Marinda Hawkins b.1847 was the wife of John A. Hawkins and the daughter of Moses & Virginia. G. T. Hawkins probably is a relative of John A. Hawkins.
1919- A Deed of Conveyance Dec. 1919 of Moses Ramey's heirs: A deed of Conveyance was made the 6th of December 1919, Between Belvie Ramey, Nancy Ramey, Rachel Ramey, G.T. Hawkins, Lucinda Overstreet (widow): parties of the first part, and W.H. Hawkings, part of the second part, witnesseth: that said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar, In hand paid, and other valuable consideration paid by the party of the second part. The receipt of which is hereby acknowledged do hereby sell and convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns the following described property to wit: all of our interest, rights, title, claims and demands in the estate of William Ramey Sr. deceased and Moses Ramey deceased by will: or survey in Pike County, State of KY, of either of the above named parties, being heirs at law of the above named parties. All of the said surveys deed and will of the said William Ramey and Moses Ramey are referred to and made a part of this conveyance. 

(see deed book B, page 50) (see deed from John W. Deel to Moses Ramey, Book 7, page 376). John W. Deel married Nancy Ramey, daughter of Moses & Virginia Fuller Ramey. Conveyance was signed by J.M. Johnson, Clerk G.B. Honeycutt, D.C. State Of Kentucky County of Pike Dec. 6, 1919

In the above Deed Moses Ramey b. 1811 was the son of William R. Ramey, Sr. b. 1782 & Anna. Moses' wife was Virginia "Jennie" Fuller.
Belvie Ramey is the daughter of Newton Ramey & Causby Bartley, and the grandaughter of Moses & Virginia. 
Nancy Ramey is the daughter of Moses & Virginia, and the wife of John W. Deel.
Rachel Ramey is the daughter of Newton Ramey & Causby Bartley, and the grandaughter of Moses & Virginia. 
G.T. Hawkins probably is a relative of John A. Hawkins.
Lucinda Overstreet (widow). Lucinda Ramey married Harry Overstreet Mar. 24, 1898.
W.H. Hawkings probably is a relative of John A. Hawkins.

Written by Tony Ramey at

1907 deed... G. T. Hawkins is Greenville Tom Hawkins, son of J. A. and Mirinda Ramey Hawkins

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 Lydia Jane Fuller Ramey (1822 - 1861)*
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Burial: Elkhorn City Cemetery Elkhorn City Pike County Kentucky, USA

Created by: Lisa Record added: Aug 14, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 15340845

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Moses Ramey's Timeline

Floyd County, Kentucky, United States
Age 16
Pike, Kentucky
June 30, 1853
Age 39
Pike, KY, USA
September 25, 1892
Age 78
Lower Elkhorn, Pike, KY, USA
Elkhorn City, Pike County, Kentucky, United States