Mary Catharine Wray

about 1844–about 1917 (Age 73)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Catharine

When Mary Catharine Wray was born about 1844, in Virginia, United States, her father, Edmund Wray, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Kinsey, was 33. She married Charles Washington Perdue on 27 October 1869. She lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died about 1917, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charles Washington Perdue
Mary Catharine Wray
Marriage: 27 October 1869

Spouse and Children

27 October 1869
Franklin, Virginia

Parents and Siblings



    Joseph Wray


    William Wray


    Absalom Wray


    Charly Wray



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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 0

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 20

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England named Wray, Wrea, or Wreay, from Old Norse vrá ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary C Wray in household of Chesley Wray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M Catherine Perdue in household of Charles W Perdue, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Wray in household of Edmond Wray, "United States Census, 1850"

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