Rachel Caroline Ray

12 March 1844–26 February 1915 (Age 70)
Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Rachel Caroline

When Rachel Caroline Ray was born on 12 March 1844, in Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States, her father, Francis Ray, was 24 and her mother, Riley Ray, was 19. She married Calvin Black about 1863, in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Georges Creek Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1915, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Black
1843–1889
Rachel Caroline Ray
1844–1915
Marriage: about 1863
David Wesley Black
1864–1918
Eugenia Black
1866–1957
Ernest L
Sarah Ann Black
1869–1937
Mary Columbia Black
1871–1952
Elizabeth Black
1874–1910
Nolton Black
1875–1945
Nathan Black
1878–1885
John Black
1880–1884
Fosse Black
1882–1884
Anderson Black
1884–1971
Eulalia Black
1888–1976
Lee Bell Black
1889–1969

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1863
Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Ray

    Male1820–1915Male

    Riley Ray

    Female1825–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 16

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1863

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Black in household of Calvin Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Black in household of Calvin Black, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Black, "United States Census, 1900"

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