Andrew Ray Jr.

about 1744–
Louisa, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew

When Andrew Ray Jr. was born about 1744, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Ray Sr., was 34 and his mother, Mrs Andrew Ray, was 34. He married Mary about 1764, in Louisa, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Ray Jr.
1744–
Mary
1745–
Marriage: about 1764

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1764Louisa, Virginia, British Colonial America
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 14
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    1776
    Age 32
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 36
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Raymond
    Reigh
    Roe
    Raye
    Leray

    Story Highlight

    Documents of Andrew Ray and his children with deed on James River

    (Author: Jeneanne Pack Safran) Louisa County was formed from Hanover County and Albemarle County was formed from part of Louisa County. Deed Book A Page 88 Year 1743 Louisa County “John Thommson to …

    Sources (2)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Andrew Ray - Published information: death: 27 January 1807; Henry, Virginia, United States
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