Mary Ann Matilda Ray

1828–
Crawford, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann Matilda

When Mary Ann Matilda Ray was born in 1828, in Crawford, Indiana, United States, her father, Joel Wilfred Ray, was 27 and her mother, Malinda Emeline Brown, was 26. She married James Wesley Melton on 8 February 1849. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Greenfield Township, Orange, Indiana, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Melton
1825–1900
Mary Ann Matilda Ray
1828–
Marriage: 8 February 1849
Joel Wilson Melton
1850–1941
Malinda E. Melton
1851–1940
Rhoda J. Melton
1859–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1849
children

(3)

    Joel Wilson Melton

    Male1850–1941Male

    Malinda E. Melton

    Female1851–1940Female

    Rhoda J. Melton

    Female1859–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Lucinda Emaline Ray

    Female1820–1873Female

    Susannah Carter Brown

    Female1821–Female

    James Hudson RAY

    Male1824–1901Male

    Lucy Anne Elizabeth Ray

    Female1826–1903Female

    Female1828–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 35

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Hilton in household of James W Hilton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Melton in household of James Melton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Melton in household of James W Melton, "United States Census, 1880"

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