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From: "Dee Thompson" <>
Subject: [NCBLADEN-L] RAY
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 17:28:11 -0400
>From # 10
RAY, Anguish Bladen County, 1784
RAY, Jean Bladen County, 1784
RAY, John Orange County, 1779
RAY, John Bertie County, 1774
RAY, John Bertie County, 1781
RAY, John Beaufort County, 1779
RAY, John Beaufort County, 1786
>From # 98
JOHN RAY, b.1756 d. 1828
Served in the Virginia Troops and later in the Georgia Militia under Colonel
Benjamin Few. He later received bounty land and a pension for his services.
See: (1) Georgia's Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution, p.
(2) Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, p. 148, 323.
(3) Information on Some Georgia Pioneers, p. 158.
>From ABSTRACTS OF DEEDS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY (this will be on the "link"
p. 467 18 Aug. 1761 JOHN McFARLAND to ANGUS REA, both of Cumberland,
for [pounds] 40 proc., 100 a. on Rockfish Creek, patent ti JOHN McFARLAND 17
Wit: ARCHIBALD BUIE, Jr., FARQUARD CAMPBELL.
Ackd. Aug. 1761.
p. 502 13 Jan. 1770 HUGH (X) RAY, of Cumberland, to ANGUS RAY, both
planters, for [pounds] 11 proc., 50 a. on upper side of Rockfish Creek &
eastern hill of James McNeills Creek (James Creek).
Wit: DANIEL CAMPBELL, JOHN SMITH.
Ackd. April 1770.
>From # 87
1971[#]. Rae, John, in NA then Stromness Orkney, heir to grandfa John Rae
of Gorseness, in Orkney, d. 2 Oct. 1834, reg. 1 Mar. 1862.
1972[#]. Rae, John, in NA then Gorseness Orkney, heir to fa William Rae of
Gorseness, d. 19 Jan. 1845, reg. 7 July 1862.
>From # 13
5369 pg. 415 JOHN RAY 22 July 1774 50 acres in Cumberland on the
head of Resuck swamp, joining JOHN MCLARREN
5751 pg. 59 JOHN RAY 27 April 1767 100 acres in Cumberland on the
upper Little River, joining the bank of the sd. river above a small gut
6390 pg. 185 JOHN RAY 28 April 1768 199 acres in Cumberland on
uper [sic] Little river, joining the sd. river just below Rays (other)
>From # 67
3893 (paraphrased) ANGUS RAY witnessed the marriage bond of ANGUS M'INNIS
to Miss MARGARET M'EACHERN, in Cumberland on Oct 31 1827. The marriage was
Nov. 22, 1827
4844 RAY: M. In Cumberland county . . on the 29th [ult.], Mr. JOHN RAY
to Miss MARGARET RAY, dau of JOHN RAY . . . RaNCSw Fri 15 Apr 1825 3:3.
MB. Cumberland Co. _______ ______26 Mar 1825 Angus Ray (w) Chas. Rhodes
>From # 27 (paraphrased)
Rays in Cumberland County in 1790: Anguish, Anguish, Arch'd, Daniel,
Duncan, Hugh, John. John, John, John, Malcolm and Niel.
I'm looking for an Angus Ray who was a hatter (hat maker) and a John Ray
who could have been his father...Angus shows up on the 1810 Cumberland
Co. N C census but they may have come from Virginia to N C...Thanks