Mary Ray

February 1836–29 April 1923 (Age 87)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Ray was born in February 1836, her father, Hiram Ray, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Baker, was 30. She married Fielding Fields Richardson about 1854, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sparta, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Gap Civil Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 29 April 1923, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Fielding Fields Richardson
1832–1900
Mary Ray
1836–1923
Marriage: about 1854
Sarah Jane Richardson
1856–1927
Jesse Richardson
1871–
Joseph Richardson
1874–
George Richardson
1879–
Ester Louisa Eliza Richardson
1858–1922
Nancy Evelyn Richardson
1865–1949
Cornelia Nelia Neely Richardson
1866–1939
Nealia M. Richardson
1866–1939
John Wiley Richardson
1870–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1854
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1800–1866Male

    Nancy Baker

    Female1806–1877Female

siblings

(13)

    Hiram Abraham Ray

    Male1821–1878Male

    Sarah Ray

    Female1825–1885Female

    Virginia Jane Jennie Ray

    Female1827–1902Female

    Amanda Ray

    Female1828–1885Female

    Female1832–1909Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 17

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 26

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Richardson in household of A F Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Richardson in household of Fidas Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"

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