Samuel Jonathan Ray

Male28 September 1857–12 January 1935

Brief Life History of Samuel Jonathan

When Samuel Jonathan Ray was born on 28 September 1857, in Carroll, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joseph Ray, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Stanford, was 21. He married Cornelia Flora Terry on 27 December 1889, in Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beat 4, Carroll, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 12 January 1935, in Carroll, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in North Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Jonathan Ray
Cornelia Flora Terry
Marriage: 27 December 1889
James Henry Ray
T. H. Ray
Garnette Alma Ray
Mary Lillian Ray
Anna Ray
Samuel M. Ray
Latham Keyes Ray
John Stauford Ray
Sarah Catherine Ray

Sources (7)

  • S J Ray in household of Joseph Ray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel J. Ray, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sam Ray Jr., "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1889Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 24

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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