Malinda K Ray

Female24 January 1844–4 January 1865

Brief Life History 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 Prather Ray
Susan Ball Ray
Emma Jo Ray

Sources (3)

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

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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

English: from the Middle English personal name Ray or Rey, perhaps a pet form of names beginning in Ray or Rey, especially Raymond .

English: nickname from Old French rei ‘king’, denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion, one with the bearing of a king, or referring to the mock king or lord in festive games and pageants, e.g. at Christmas, May Day, or harvest. Compare Roy and King .

English: nickname from Middle English ræghe (Old English rǣge) ‘female roe deer’ or in northern England more likely northern Middle English , raa, rae, ray (Old English ) ‘roe deer’, perhaps for a timid person or swift runner. Compare Roe .

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

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