Cynthia Ray

1835–12 April 1861 (Age 26)
Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia

When Cynthia Ray was born in 1835, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Watson Ray Jr., was 28 and her mother, Rebecca Tackett, was 22. She had at least 1 daughter with Samuel Grady Keel Sr.. She died on 12 April 1861, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 26.

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Samuel Grady Keel Sr.
Cynthia Ray
Louisa Keel

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World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 1
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
Age 11
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State
Age 15
According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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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Sources (10)

  • Sintha Keel in household of Samuel Keel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Synthia Reed in household of John W Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cyntha Rey in entry for Lucinda Keal, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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