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From: "Karen Zach" <>
Subject: Re: [INMONTGO] Wray Family, New Market, Indiana Area
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 22:16:55 -0400
Here's what I have but take/leave it -- I"ve not done real proof as this is
not my direct family - anyone else help?
Descendants of Richard Wray
Generation No. 1
1. RICHARD1 WRAY was born Abt. 1775. He married CATHERINE BUFORD. She was
born Abt. 1775.
Notes for RICHARD WRAY:
Sarah J daughter of JG & S
Above in Finley Chapel Cemetery Montgomery Co IN -- is James a son of
Richard -- Carson or not even this group of Wrays??
WRAY, C. R. farmer 2 m e New Market MC 1832 Democrat Indpt.
WRAY, H. B. farmer 3 m s Crawfordsville OH 1823 1830 Republican
Methodist -- this taken from 1874 People's Guide -- C is Carson?? H R
equals Henry or Horace or who??
Children of RICHARD WRAY and CATHERINE BUFORD are:
2. i. CARSON2 WRAY, b. 28 Oct 1801, pa; d. 02 Jul 1875, buried Indian
Creek Cem, Brown Twp Montgomery Co IN.
ii. HENRY B. WRAY, b. Abt. 1808; m. MARY HENRY HENDERSON, 29 Oct
1829, Montgomery Co IN Marriages Pre 1850; b. Abt. 1808.
3. iii. DAVID WRAY, b. Abt. 1815; d. Bef. 13 Aug 1832, Guard Docket #1 p
5 dated 8-13-1832 Samuel Wray Guardian Jonathan W. Powers surety.
4. iv. SAMUEL WRAY, b. Abt. 1820, Ohio; d. 07 Aug 1904, Might check an
obit or death record.
Generation No. 2
2. CARSON2 WRAY (RICHARD1) was born 28 Oct 1801 in pa, and died 02 Jul 1875
in buried Indian Creek Cem, Brown Twp Montgomery Co IN. He married (1)
NANCY. She died 29 Dec 1889. He married (2) CYNTHIA CRAIG. She was born
15 Jul 1800 in pa, and died 24 Oct 1867.
Notes for CARSON WRAY:
Doubt this is THIS Carson Wray -- #133 1860 Montgomery Co Censuss age 38
Farmer --/500 Ind
Ann 32 Ohio
Charlotte 14 Ind
Alfretta 11 Ind
George 10 Ind
Delilah 9 Ind
Jasper 8 Ind
Arthur 4 Ind
milton 3 Ind
Carrie 1 Ind
Assume his father -- #134 Carson Wray 68 Farmer 5000/600 Pa
Nancy 32 Ind
margaret 12 Ind
james 10 Ind
Cynthia 8/12 Ind b. Oct
Also #131 Wray, Samuel 43 Faremr 3500/1000 Ohio
Julia 39 Ind rest Ind
Atlas of Montgomery County (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 55
WRAY , Carson R; PO New Market; Farmer and Stock Raiser; Sec 33, (Union
Twp); settled in this co. 1832.
Towns in Montgomery County
New Market 7-1-1872 Union; Brown; Scott; Joseph WHITE; Carson WRAY
1860 Census #1133 Union Twp
Carson WRAY 58 Faremr $6160 / 1105 Pa
Cynthia 56 Pa
Carson R. 27 Famer 750/500 Ind -- must be TWO Carson Wrays about the same
age - maybe 10 years apart - this one obviously still lives with his father
so I have the WRONG Carson Wray attached to Carson, Sr. -- must be a nephew
instead -- odd name
William H. 25 Ind
Mary C 22 Ind
Samuel F 17 Ind
hmmm I'm really confused NOW
1870 Montgomery Co Union TWp #133
Carson H. WRAY 38 Farme r--/500 Ind
ANn 32 Ohio m 7-19-1855 Bk 4
Charlotte 14 all Ind
Next to Carson Wray #134 68 Famrer 5000/600 Pa all Ind
Cynthia 8/12 b. Oct
My was daddy havin' fun
THINK THIS MAY ALSO BE A SON OF THE OLD CARSON
Montgomery County, Indiana
H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill,
1881) p 190
WRAY, John P, deceased, Crawfordsville, was b. in Montgomery Co, Ohio Nov
27, 1822. His father died when he was 8 years old and he was indentured to
Samuel GILLILAND with whom he lived until he became of age. He was given a
small sum of money by his guardian, and then began his way in the world with
no other help. One of his first important acts was to get married; but his
wife, Miss Julia Ann BUSENBARK, survived their union only 6 months. He next
married Miss Mary L. BRITTON March 6, 1849. She was b. in this township
(Union) Feb 6, 1831. Her great grandfather FARNSWORTH was a native of
Scotland and emigrated to NJ. Her great grandfather Britton was a soldier in
the revolution. Her mother's parents removed from NJ to OHio in 1820 and
there her mother was marr.t o Thomas P. Britton. This couple came to Union
Twp in 1829 and settled near where North Union is. They died there. Mr. &
Mrs. Wray were the parents of 6 children: Laura P, b. May 6, 1851 marr. In
Nov. 1870 to George STEELE of Clinton Co; Anna J, b. Feb 8, 1854 marr. in
Dec 1874 to James FINLEY of Clinton Co; Martha Francis, b. Oct 27, 1855 d.
July 8, 1863; WIlliam J, b. Dec 13, 1857; Clara E, b. Dec 6, 1860; and John
M, b. Sept 28, 1863. Mrs. Wray belongs to the New Light Church and her
husband was a democrat. He d. Jan 1, 866. When he was marr. the second time
he had $500 but being industrious and a careful manager, he prospered, and
at his death left his heirs a good homestead of 180 acrs. He was respected
by all who knew him.
Crawfordsville Weekly Review, Jan 29, 1867
On Tuesday, Jan 1, 1867 of typhoid fever, Mr. John P. Wray, aged 45 years
and 27 days. Mr. Wray was one of our oldest citizens (? and 45?) and a man
universally respected and beloved. His sudden and unexpected demise has
caused a deep feeling of sorrow among his numerous friends and
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More About CARSON WRAY:
Burial: he and Nancy & Cynthia are buried in Indian Creek Cem.
Children of CARSON WRAY and NANCY are:
5. i. CYNTHIA JANE3 WRAY, b. Oct 1869, New Market, Indiana; d. 25 Jan
ii. BELLE WRAY, b. 11 Aug 1873, Montgomery Co In; d. 30 Jan 1890,
Montgomery Co In.
More About BELLE WRAY:
Burial: buried Indian Creek Cemetery, Brown Twp, Montgomery Co IN
Children of CARSON WRAY and CYNTHIA CRAIG are:
iii. SARAH3 WRAY, b. 1830.
iv. WILLIAM HENRY WRAY, b. 22 Mar 1835, prob. Montgomery CO IN; d.
17 Aug 1905, buried Masonic cem. also a Wm. C. Jr 2-28-1860 on same page; m.
MARIE E. WHITENECK, 01 Nov 1860, Bk 5 p 114 Montgomery County, Indiana
Census; b. 04 Jun 1842; d. 06 Sep 1927.
More About MARIE E. WHITENECK:
Burial: buried Masonic cem, Crawfordsville, IN
v. MARY CAROLINE WRAY, b. Abt. 1839, prob. Montgomery CO IN.
vi. ANNA L. WRAY, b. Abt. 1840, prob. Montgomery CO IN.
6. vii. DAVID D. WRAY, b. 17 Feb 1828, Prob. Montgomery Co IN; d. 02 Nov
7. viii. JAMES E. WRAY, b. 09 Dec 1825, prob. Montgomery Co Ohio; d. 23
Mar 1872, 46Y3M14D - b approx from this date - buried with Samantha in
Finley Cem, Union Twp.
8. ix. WILLIAM C. WRAY, b. 1833, prob. Montgomery CO IN; d. 1928,
Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co IN - bur. Masonic Cem.
x. SAMUEL FRANCIS WRAY, b. Abt. 1837, prob. Montgomery CO IN.
3. DAVID2 WRAY (RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1815, and died Bef. 13 Aug 1832 in
Guard Docket #1 p 5 dated 8-13-1832 Samuel Wray Guardian Jonathan W. Powers
Notes for DAVID WRAY:
Guard Docket 1 p 6 - 8-13-1832
children of David Wray listed as:
John age 10
Cynthia Ann 6
Susan Jane 4
Children of DAVID WRAY are:
i. PHOEBE3 WRAY, b. Abt. 1821.
ii. JOHN WRAY, b. Abt. 1823.
iii. LAVINIA WRAY, b. Abt. 1825.
iv. CYNTHIA ANN WRAY, b. Abt. 1827.
v. SUSAN JANE WRAY, b. Abt. 1829, prob. Montgomery Co IN
buried Linden Cem..
4. SAMUEL2 WRAY (RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1820 in Ohio, and died 07 Aug 1904
in Might check an obit or death record. He married JULIA E. WHILHITE 01 Jan
1852 in Montgomery Co IN Marriage Bk 3. She was born 27 Dec 1831 in listed
as old settler in Eltzroth's Registry age 83 in 1914, and died 24 Jun 1914.
Notes for SAMUEL WRAY:
May/may not be them
#1155 Unon Twp 1860 Census
Samuel Wray 33 Farmer 3000/705 Ohio
Julia E 25 Ind
Arminta E. 8 Ind
Edwin R 5 Ind
Ira F 2 Ind male
Inf 1/12 fem Ind
next to Wm. Wray 26 Farme r2000/555 Ind
Sarah A 17 INd
a Samuel d. 4-9-1858 age 66Y2M20D buried Masonic Cem.
Also a Samuel 4-22-1817 12-26-1854 Parson Cem. Walnut
another just 8-7-1904 (b/D?)
More About SAMUEL WRAY:
Burial: this is possibly him C'ville Masonic - sev. Samuels hard to tell
Notes for JULIA E. WHILHITE:
WRAY, Julia, Montgomery County, Dec 27, 1831, Montgomery Co, 83, 1914
More About JULIA E. WHILHITE:
Burial: buried Crawfordsville, Masonic Cemetery
Children of SAMUEL WRAY and JULIA WHILHITE are:
i. ELWIN3 WRAY, b. Abt. 1855.
ii. FRANKLIN WRAY, b. Abt. 1858.
iii. EMMA WRAY, b. Abt. 1860.
iv. WARNER LAYTON WRAY, b. 21 Jun 1868, Probably Montgomery Co IN;
d. 20 May 1947, New Market, IN; m. MARY BECK, 28 Dec 1898, Crawfordsville,
IN by Rev George W. Hughes; b. Abt. 1870, Indiana.
Notes for WARNER LAYTON WRAY:
Record of mariages Montgomery Co IN 1898 p 17
Warner Wray resides New Market age 31 Barber b New Marekt Father; Samuel
Wray mother: Julia Willhite 1st marr
Bride:Mary Beck resides New Marekt age 20 b. Ind father; George Beck Mother:
Ida Donacker 1st marr
Married at C'ville by Rev. George W. Hughes 11-28-1898
Death Record H-37 p 247 -- Warner Layton WRAY male white d. May 20, 1947
buried May 21, 1947 d. 5:45 a.m. born June 21, 1868 78Y10M28D
married name: Mary Beck Wray b. Indiana Father Samuel Wray b Ind mother;
Julia Wilhite b Ind occupation: Retired farmer d. Cerebral Hemorrhage 2
months arterio sclerosis Dr. EE Richards Address: Russellville buried
Masonic Cemetery, Undertaker: Noble Reeves
More About MARY BECK:
Burial: don't see them in cemetery index -- hmmm nor his father
Generation No. 3
5. CYNTHIA JANE3 WRAY (CARSON2, RICHARD1) was born Oct 1869 in New Market,
Indiana, and died 25 Jan 1919. She married ALBERT AARON BOWERS 09 Feb 1898
in Mont Co Marr Bk 14 p 18, son of ALEXANDER BOWERS and HANNAH FAUST. He
was born 11 Apr 1873 in New Market, Indiana, and died 13 May 1908.
More About CYNTHIA JANE WRAY:
Burial: Called Hinta
Notes for ALBERT AARON BOWERS:
Montgomery Co SUpp Marr Bk 3 p 9
Albert Bowers resides New Market age 25 Merchant b New Market Ind Father:
Alex Bowers mother --- Faust 1st marr
Bride: Cynthia Wray resides New Marekt age 28 b New Market Father; Carson
Wray -- Mother: hard to read - could be Ann Miller or Wille Ann? 1st marr
married at New Marekt by WH Brown 2-9-1898
Children of CYNTHIA WRAY and ALBERT BOWERS are:
i. RUSSELL AARON4 BOWERS, b. Abt. 1900.
ii. ESTHER JANE BOWERS, b. Abt. 1902, d in infancy.
6. DAVID D.3 WRAY (CARSON2, RICHARD1) was born 17 Feb 1828 in Prob.
Montgomery Co IN, and died 02 Nov 1901. He married SUSAN A. JONES 10 Jun
1854 in Montgomery Co In Bk 4 p 214. She was born 06 Sep 1835 in Prob.
Montgomery Co IN, and died 10 Jun 1914.
Notes for DAVID D. WRAY:
1870 Montogmery Co In Scott Twp -- #79 David Wray 42 Farmer $7200/600 all b
Susan A 56 (or 36?:) can't write
Mary E 13
Louis F. 11
NANCY E 7
#52 1860 Census Montgomery Co IN Census
Scott Twp -- David D. WrAY 32 Famrer $1800/435 Ind
Susanaa 24 Ind
Mary E 3 Ind
Lewis F. 1 Ind
1900 Census #44 Scott Twp
David D. Wray Feb 28 age 72 b Ind
Susan A wife b Sept 1835 8 children 6 living
Taylor, Anna granddau Sept 1882
More About DAVID D. WRAY:
Burial: david P. buried Indiana Creek 3-3-1872 3=7=1919 may be theirs, too
More About SUSAN A. JONES:
Burial: they are buried in Indian Creek Cem, Brown Twp Montogmery Co IN
Children of DAVID WRAY and SUSAN JONES are:
i. MARY E.4 WRAY, b. 1857, Montgomery Co IN; m. GEORGE W. TAYLOR,
23 Jun 1881, Bk 9 Montgomery Co In; b. Abt. 1857.
More About MARY E. WRAY:
Burial: Poss marr Goerge W. Taylor 6-23-1881 Bk 9 p 551 Mont co IN
ii. LOUIS F. WRAY, b. 1859, Montgomery Co IN.
iii. CYNTHIA WRAY, b. 1861, Montgomery Co IN.
iv. NANCY ELLEN WRAY, b. Jun 1863, Montgomery Co IN; d. 1948, New
Market, Indiana bur. Masonic Cem.; m. FRANCIS JEFFERSON COONS; b. 20 Sep
1862, 1900 Census Scott Twp #41; d. 1951.
Notes for NANCY ELLEN WRAY:
Death Record H-37 d. 7-2-1948 Nancy Ellen Coons lives New market b. 6-2-1863
Indian Frank J. Coons, husband Father; David Wray b. Ind Mother SUsan Jones
b. Indiana buried Masonic Cem.
More About NANCY ELLEN WRAY:
Burial: Sister to her, I think marr. Ab Delano's dad?
Notes for FRANCIS JEFFERSON COONS:
#41 Scott Twp Montgomery Co IN Frank Coons Sept 1861 16 years marr all B Ind
nancy E June 1863 2 ch 2 liv
Ida M dau Spet 1885
Olive D Oct 1887
More About FRANCIS JEFFERSON COONS:
Burial: called Frank
v. LOUISA WRAY, b. 1866, Montgomery Co IN.
vi. PENDELTON WRAY, b. Mar 1872, prob. Montgomery CO iN; d. Aft.
1900; m. LILLY M. CLARK; b. Jan 1870.
Notes for PENDELTON WRAY:
1900 Census #43 next to David Wray and Susan David's wife had 8 children --
I didn't have but 5 so added Pendelton as theirs but need some proof to that
Pendelton March 1872 Ind marr 4 years
lilly M. wife Jan 1870 2 ch 2 living
Harley B. son Jan 1897
Mable dau. Feb ? hard to read 1899
THIS IS CORRECT -- marriage confirms it
vii. DORA A. WRAY, b. Abt. 1880, Montgomery Co IN; d. Jul 1940, Obit
26 July 1940 p 2 c 4 C'ville Jouranl-Review; m. BERT CARR JOHNSON; b. Abt.
1880; d. Apr 1940, Obits 25 April 1940 p 5 c 3; 29 April 1940 p 2 c 3
Notes for BERT CARR JOHNSON:
1920 Scott Twp Mont Co iN
Bert C. 46 IN IN IN Farmer
Dora A. 43 IN IN IN all
Walter F. 17
Helen E 15
Paul K. 8
Marr Affidav Bk 6 Bert c. Johnson (line 7) resides Newmarket age 27 Famrer
b. C'ville Father; THomas H. Johnson MOther Alabama Gray 1st marr
Dora Wray resides New Market age 19 b New Marekt Father; David D. Wray &
mother Susan Jones 1st marr
married in New Market by Rev. GM Kendall 5-5-1895
7. JAMES E.3 WRAY (CARSON2, RICHARD1) was born 09 Dec 1825 in prob.
Montgomery Co Ohio, and died 23 Mar 1872 in 46Y3M14D - b approx from this
date - buried with Samantha in Finley Cem, Union Twp. He married SAMANTHA
BRITTON 02 Feb 1847 in Montgomery Co IN. She was born 26 Aug 1828, and died
20 Aug 1882 in prob. Montgomery Co IN.
Notes for JAMES E. WRAY:
1850 Union Tw p Montgomery co IN Census
#429 - next to these - imagine one is the father - probably Samuel
#429 James C. Ray 25 Farmer b ind
Samantha 23 Ohio
Frances L (fem / male?) 2 Ind
next to these Britons, too so imagine they are her parents
#428 Britton, Thomas 45 Famrer OHio
Frances 43 NJ
nancy J 15 Ind
Sarah E 12 Ind
Wm F 10 Ind
jasper N 8 Ind
Lydia M 4 Ind
Thoas H 3 Indx
431 ray, cARSON 49 fARMER pA
cYNTHIA 47 pA
sARAH 20 iND
cARSON 18 iND
wM h 15 iND
mARY c 11 inD
aNNA l 10 iND
sAMUEL f 7 iND
sAMUEL rAY 58 fARMER pA
sUSANNA 54 pA
sAMUEL 23 fARMER oHIO
dAVID 21 fMARER in
DwILLIAM c 17 fARMER InD
nANCY j 19 iND
1860 Scott Twp Montgomery Co IN Census p 72 #511
Jaems C. WRAY 33 Farmer 2000/790 Ind
Samatnah 30 Ohio
Laura 12 Ind
Elly J. 8 Ind
William C. 4 mo Ind
Willis Clark 21 Farmer Ky
1870 Union Twp p. 19 -- #141
WRAY, James G. 45 Farmer 3000/600 Ind
Samantha 42 Ohio
Edna 13 Ind rest Ind
William C 10
Wilda 4 male
Anna 9 mo b. July
Frank 27 Farmer b. July -- is he James' a nephew or a brother?
Nex to him is
William C. WRAY 36 Farmer 3000/800 all Ind
Children of JAMES WRAY and SAMANTHA BRITTON are:
i. FRANCES L.4 WRAY, b. Abt. 1848, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co
ii. ELLIE J. WRAY, b. Abt. 1857.
iii. WILLIAM C. WRAY, b. 28 Feb 1860, prob. Montgomery CO IN; d. 26
Apr 1918; m. IDA MAY HAMPTON, 20 Feb 1884, Bk 10 Montgomery County Indiana;
b. 29 Nov 1863, Indiana; d. 15 Nov 1951, Crawfordsville masonic Cemetery,
Notes for WILLIAM C. WRAY:
#277 Union Twp Mont Co iN Census
Ida May has 8 ch 8 living marr 16 years
ALL Indiana Indiana Indiana
#102 Br Twp Mont Co iN Census 1910
#186 Ida 1920 Un Twp Mont CO iN Census
iv. LENA J. WRAY, b. 28 Jan 1863, prob. Mont Co In; d. 03 Jul 1932,
E. of Browns Valley, Montgomery Co Indiana; m. LAFAYETTE PENN, 03 Apr 1884,
Bk 10 p 393 Montgomery Co IN; b. Oct 1857, prob. Brown Twp Montgomery Co IN;
d. 1947, Both bur. Masonic Cem, Crawfordsville, IN.
Notes for LENA J. WRAY:
Waveland Independent July 8, 1932 -- Mrs. Lafayette Penn died at her home E.
of Browns Valley on Monday morning. Funeral services at the New Market
Christian Church on Wed. afternoon were in charge of Rev. J.C. Nelson. She
was the daughter of James and Samantha Wray and was born Jan 28, 1863. She
married Mr. Penn in 1884. He survives her with one son, Ford Penn and 3
daughters: Mrs. Florence Doyel of Hammond; Mrs. RUth Linn of Roachdale and
Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner of New Market.
More About LENA J. WRAY:
Burial: Lena Linn Wray on tombstone -- was she married twice??
Notes for LAFAYETTE PENN:
1900 Census Montgomery Co IN Brown Twp #294 Lafayette Pen Oct 1857 marr 15
years all ind Famrer
Lena Jan 64 4 ch 4 liv
Florence Aug 85
Ford P. NOv 88
Ruth Aug 91
Mary E May 94
1920 Census Mont Co Union Twp #720
Penn, Lafayette age 63 IN KY KY
Lena L. Wife 55 Ind IN IN all
Ford P. Son 31 Ind
Ruth Dau 18 Ind
More About LAFAYETTE PENN:
Burial: buried Crawfordsville Masonic Cem. - probably also had a son Harry
v. WILDA JAMES WRAY, b. Abt. 1864, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co
IN; d. Oct 1914, Kicked by a horse.
Notes for WILDA JAMES WRAY:
Waveland Independent, Oct 8, 1915
Walda James Wray, a farmer living northeast of New Market, was fatally
injured on Sun. morning by being kicked b ya horse. The skull was fractured
and he did not regain consciousness. Death occurred in the afternoon. Fun.
serv. on Tues afternoon were in charge of WD Headrick.
vi. ANNA WRAY, b. Jul 1870, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co IN.
8. WILLIAM C.3 WRAY (CARSON2, RICHARD1) was born 1833 in prob. Montgomery
CO IN, and died 1928 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co IN - bur. Masonic
Cem. He married SARAH ANN HUGHES 17 Mar 1859 in Bk 5 Montgomery couny,
Indiana Marriages. She was born 1847, and died 1917 in buried Masonic Cem,
with husband Wm. C..
Children of WILLIAM WRAY and SARAH HUGHES are:
i. WILLIS4 WRAY, b. Abt. 1861, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co IN.
ii. HENRY WRAY, b. Abt. 1866, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co IN.
iii. SAMUEL WRAY, b. 1869, prob. Union Twp, Montgomery Co IN; d.
1947, buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Montogmery Co IN.
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