Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Charlotte (Brown) Ray

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

1     Charlotte Brown, daughter of Resin D. and Rachel (Earnest) Brown, married Thomas B. Ray.

Published biographies of Thomas B. Ray:

THOMAS B. [RAY], born March 10, 1841, married Feb. 23, 1865, to Charlotte Brown. They had one child, CHARLOTTE, who lives with her grandfather, Rezin D. Brown. Mrs. Ray died, Jan. 5, 1866, and T.B. Ray lives at the homestead settled by his father in 1825, in Gardner township, Sangamon county, Illinois.
[Source: History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois, by John Carroll Power]

Thomas B. Ray, farmer and proprietor of coal bank in section 10, is numbered among the leading men of Howard Township. He is the son of Thomas and Susannah Ray, Kentuckians by birth, but who settled in Illinois at an early day. Thomas B. was born in Sangamon County, of that state, in1841, and there he grew up and was educated. In 1871 he came to Bates County, Missouri. Upon first starting out in life for himself he followed farming as his occupation, and though then without means, he has succeeded in accumulating a well improved farm, underneath which is a vein of coal some thirty-three inches in thickness that will compare favorably with any in the vicinity. He was married, February 23, 1864, to Miss Charlotte Brown, who was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1840. Her parents were R.D. and Rachel (Earnest) Brown. She died on January 5, 1865, leaving one daughter, Charlotte B. Mr. Ray is a Master Mason.
[Source: The History of Cass and Bates Counties, Missouri: Containing a History of These Three Counties, Their Cities, Towns, etc, Biographical Sketches of Their Citizens, General and Local Statistics… by National Historical Company, 1883]

Charlotte (Brown) Ray, born 20 December 1839 in Sangaon County, IL, died 5 Jan 1866 in Sangamon County, IL. She is buried in the King Cemetery in New Berlin, Sangamon Co., IL.

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