Malinda K Ray

24 January 1844–4 January 1865 (Age 20)
Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Malinda K

When Malinda K Ray was born on 24 January 1844, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph Smith Ray, was 32 and her mother, Rachel Wheeler Dawson, was 26. She died on 4 January 1865, at the age of 20.

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Joseph Smith Ray
Rachel Wheeler Dawson
Phoebe Ann Ray
William Daniel Ray
Ludwell Yancey Ray
Malinda K Ray
Mary Ray
Martha Lura Ray
Elizabeth P Ray
Susan Ball Ray
Jo emma Ray

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World Events (6)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 17

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • Malinda K Ray in household of Joseph L Ray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda Ray in household of Joseph L Ray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Malinda Ray - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Malinda Ray

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