William Francis Ray

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William Francis Ray

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Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Death: 1882 (82-83)
Roane County, Tennessee, United States
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Son of William Rea
Husband of Belinda Ray
Father of William M. Ray

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About William Francis Ray

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William Francis Ray BIRTH 21 Jan 1799 Chester County, South Carolina, USA DEATH 31 Aug 1882 (aged 83) Roane County, Tennessee, USA BURIAL Ray Cemetery Roane County, Tennessee, USA MEMORIAL ID 44314727 · View Source

Francis Ray was born William Francis Ray, but for all of his adult life went by Francis Ray. From 15 Dec 1814 to 5 Jan 1815 he served as a Private in an infantry company commanded by Capt. John Ready, South Carolina Militia. He lied about his age, saying he was born 21 Jan 1796, and was honorably discharged as unfit for duty. He left Chester County in 1816 for Cocke County, Tennessee and in 1820/1 moved to Roane County, Tennessee. He was commissioned a Justice of the Peace on 3 April 1854 and performed his 1st marriage on 17 Feb 1856, when he married Jasper Clowers and Elizabeth (Jones) Burdine (=Bodine). On 19 Nov 1874 he performed his 38th and final marriage ceremony and on 3 Aug 1876 ended his final term as J.P. On 22 July 1880 he wrote his last will and testament. On 9 May 1881, he was issued a Bounty Land Warrant of 160 acres and on 11 May 1881 was issued a pension certificate for $8 monthly retroactive to 1 Sept 1882.

Family Members Spouse Photo Billinda Longacre Ray 1804–1889 (m. 1823)

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William Francis Ray's Timeline

1799
1799
South Carolina, United States
1824
1824
1882
1882
Age 83
Roane County, Tennessee, United States