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The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Peter Westel Ray & Della Myrtle Shamblin




Husband Peter Westel Ray

       Born: 14 Oct 1914
       Died: 9 May 1944
     Buried:  - Goff Church Cemetery, Romance, Jackson Co, WV
    Married: 




Wife Della Myrtle Shamblin

       Born: 1 Aug 1923
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Benjamin Franklin Shamblin (1858-1932) 13
     Mother: Mary Emily Marion (1893-1980)




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Andrew B. Skiles & Rebecca Ray




Husband Andrew B. Skiles

       Born: Abt 1805 - Virginia 5
       Died: 1885 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1331
     Buried: 


     Father: Henry Skiles (Bef 1780-Bef 1810)
     Mother: Jane Donnally (Bef 1780-      ) 2042


    Married: 24 Dec 1826 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #393-397

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #272

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Wash. District #5-5

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Wash. District Pg 4




Wife Rebecca Ray

       Born: Abt 1805 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Thomas W. Ray (Abt 1770-Abt 1845)
     Mother: Priscilla Gold (Abt 1773-Abt 1855)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #393-397

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #272

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Wash. District #5-5

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Wash. District Pg 4



Children
1 M Ira M. Skiles

       Born: Abt 1829 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Sarah Woodward (Abt 1837-      )
       Marr: 18 Nov 1855 - Kanawha  County, Virginia  2 



2 M Thomas H. Skiles

       Born: Abt 1830 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Hill (Abt 1841-      )
       Marr: 20 Nov 1856 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



3 M Nathaniel Skiles

       Born: Abt 1833 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 5
       Died: 9 Jul 1858 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 30
     Buried: 



4 F Priscilla Jane Skiles

       Born: Abt 1836 - Kanawha  County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: (Unknown) Woods (      -Bef 1860)
     Spouse: Obediah Samuel Crouch (Abt 1828-      )
       Marr: 7 May 1860 - Kanawha  County, Virginia  2 




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Robert J. Ray & Sarah W. Thacker




Husband Robert J. Ray

       Born: Abt 1845 - Alleghany County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William Ray (Abt 1796-      ) 104
     Mother: Martha Y. Tinsley (Abt 1802-      )


    Married: 20 Aug 1868 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #253-261

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Hutton Dist. #68-66




Wife Sarah W. Thacker

       Born: Abt 1852 - Putnam County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James Thacker (      -      )
     Mother: 



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Dist. #68-66



Children
1 M Theophilus Ray

       Born: Abt 1869 - Putnam County, West Virginia 56
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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William Ray & S. (Unknown) Ray




Husband William Ray

       Born: Abt 1828 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William Ray (Abt 1796-      ) 104
     Mother: Martha Y. Tinsley (Abt 1802-      )


    Married: Abt 1851 41

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Laborer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #253-261




Wife S. (Unknown) Ray 104

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Fannie A. Ray

       Born: 13 Jan 1852 - Putnam County, Virginia 104
       Died: 16 Jun 1902 - Putnam County, West Virginia 1663
     Buried:  - New Antioch Cemetery, Putnam Co, WV 1663
     Spouse: Christopher Columbus Harmon (1845-1923)
       Marr: 10 Sep 1868 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



2 F Martha Ray

       Born: Abt 1860 - Virginia 56
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Sebastian Ray & Frances C. Shiverdecker




Husband Sebastian Ray

       Born: Abt 1833 - Alleghany County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William Ray (Abt 1796-      ) 104
     Mother: Martha Y. Tinsley (Abt 1802-      )


    Married: 24 Dec 1857 - Putnam County, Virginia 104

Other Spouse: Albena P. Goff (Abt 1840-      ) - 19 May 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Laborer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #253-261

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Hutton Dist. #21-21

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Poca District Pg15




Wife Frances C. Shiverdecker

       Born: Abt 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 308
       Died: Bef 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia 44
     Buried: 


     Father: Michael Shiverdecker (Abt 1800-      )
     Mother: Abigail Eliza Higginbotham (Abt 1806-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #269-277



Children
1 F Martha A. Ray

       Born: 1860 - Putnam County, Virginia
       Died: 29 Mar 1929 - West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: William Benjamin Landers (1860-1924)
       Marr: 22 Jun 1881 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



2 F Esther S. Ray

       Born: Abt 1864 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M Julius C. Ray

       Born: May 1865 - Putnam County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Victoria E. Painter (1868-      )
       Marr: 7 Apr 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



4 M Claudius P. Ray

       Born: Abt 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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Herman Wesley Thomas & Vera Ray




Husband Herman Wesley Thomas

       Born: 15 Aug 1899 - West Virginia 336
       Died: 24 Oct 1978 336
     Buried: 


     Father: John Wesley Thomas (1875-1946)
     Mother: Martha Frances Underwood (1873-1940)


    Married: 26 Aug 1924 336

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1900 - Kanahwa Co, WV Poca Dist. (Ed-58) #284-286




Wife Vera Ray

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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William Ray & Martha Y. Tinsley




Husband William Ray 104

       Born: Abt 1796 - Virginia 56
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 19 Oct 1826 - Amherst County, Virginia

Other Spouse: Mary (Unknown) Ray (Bef 1826-      ) - Bef 1820

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #253-261

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Hutton Dist. #9-9




Wife Martha Y. Tinsley

       Born: Abt 1802 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co, VA #253-261

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Hutton Dist. #9-9

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Poca District Pg18



Children
1 M William Ray

       Born: Abt 1828 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: S. (Unknown) Ray (      -      )  104 
       Marr: Abt 1851  41 



2 M Eskridge Ray

       Born: Abt 1831 - Amherst County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Melinda E. Hayes (Abt 1839-      )
       Marr: 7 Dec 1879 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



3 M Sebastian Ray

       Born: Abt 1833 - Alleghany County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Frances C. Shiverdecker (Abt 1840-Bef 1870)
       Marr: 24 Dec 1857 - Putnam County, Virginia  104 
     Spouse: Albena P. Goff (Abt 1840-      )
       Marr: 19 May 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



4 F Cassandra Jane Ray

       Born: Abt 1835 - Alleghany County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Jarvis Long (Abt 1831-Bef 1880)
       Marr: 10 Oct 1856 - Putnam County, Virginia  104 
     Spouse: Robert P. Casto (Abt 1841-      )
       Marr: 15 Nov 1882 - Putnam County, West Virginia  82 



5 M Ellis F. Ray

       Born: Abt 1840 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 



6 M Augustus Ray

       Born: Abt 1842 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 



7 M Robert J. Ray

       Born: Abt 1845 - Alleghany County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Sarah W. Thacker (Abt 1852-      )
       Marr: 20 Aug 1868 - Putnam County, West Virginia  104 



8 M Edward A. Ray

       Born: Abt 1846 - Virginia 82
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary E. Clark (Abt 1850-      )
       Marr: 19 Dec 1872 - Putnam County, West Virginia  82 



9 M Archibald (Grandson) Ray

       Born: Abt 1855 - Virginia 111
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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William M. Ray & Sarah M. Whittington




Husband William M. Ray

       Born: Abt 1861 - Richie County, Virginia 82
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Schuyler G. Ray (Abt 1827-      )
     Mother: Melvina (Unknown) Ray (Abt 1835-      )


    Married: 25 Dec 1881 - Putnam County, West Virginia 82

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1880 - Works On Farm

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Buffalo Dist. Pg18




Wife Sarah M. Whittington

       Born: Abt 1865 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: William H. Whittington (1839-1910)
     Mother: Melissa E. Hoffman (Abt 1847-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Buffalo Dist. #101-99

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Buffalo District Pg15


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William S. Ray & Mary Strain




Husband William S. Ray

       Born: 5 Nov 1809 - Augusta County, Virginia 1331
       Died: 21 Dec 1882 - Jackson County, West Virginia 980
     Buried: 


     Father: Thomas W. Ray (Abt 1770-Abt 1845)
     Mother: Priscilla Gold (Abt 1773-Abt 1855)


    Married: 15 Sep 1833 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Alt. Death 1173, Alt. Death, 1875 - Jackson County, West Virginia




Wife Mary Strain

       Born: Abt 1811
       Died: 10 Oct 1866 - Jackson County, Virginia 368
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Sarah Ann Ray

       Born: 11 Jun 1831 - Kanawha County, Virginia 980
       Died: 21 May 1913 - Jackson County, West Virginia 406
     Buried: 
     Spouse: David T. Hackney (1820-1894)
       Marr: 8 Oct 1855 - Jackson County, Virginia  406 



2 F Mary Elizabeth Ray

       Born: 6 Jan 1834 - Jackson County, Virginia 507,980
       Died: 1927 507
     Buried: 
     Spouse: William Henry Painter (Abt 1828-      )
       Marr: Nov 1854 - Jackson County, Virginia  507 



3 M John E. Ray

       Born: 23 May 1835 - Jackson County, Virginia 27
       Died: 28 Dec 1920 406
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Deborah Gay (1836-1923)
       Marr: 1865 - Jackson County, West Virginia  27 



4 M William T. Ray

       Born: 11 Dec 1836 - Jackson County, Virginia 980
       Died: After 1920 - Probably Kanawha County, West Virginia 298
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Maria Ellender Bostic (1843-Bef 1920)
       Marr: 23 Oct 1858 - Try Jackson County, Virginia
     Spouse: Sarah J. Parsons (Abt 1856-      )  27 
       Marr: Bef 1920  298 



5 F Permelia Ray

       Born: 11 Jun 1838 - Jackson County, Virginia 27
       Died: 24 Jul 1924
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Nathaniel Cunningham (      -1877)
       Marr: 18 Aug 1858



6 F Theodoria Ray

       Born: 31 Dec 1838 - Virginia 980
       Died: Bef 1866 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 44
     Buried: 
     Spouse: George S. Crane (1830-After 1911)
       Marr: 27 Sep 1858 - Kanawha County, Virginia  406 



7 M Joseph Manuel Ray

       Born: 7 Apr 1841 980
       Died: 1942 27
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Margaret L. Click (1846-      )
       Marr: 1869  27 
     Spouse: Sarah E. Garnes (      -      )
       Marr: 1878  27 



8 M Francis Marion Ray

       Born: 22 Nov 1842 - Jackson County, Virginia 185
       Died: 18 Apr 1928 - Probably Kanawha County, West Virginia 980
     Buried: 
     Spouse: America M. Williams (Abt 1834-Abt 1880)
       Marr: 26 Mar 1871 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 
     Spouse: Eliza Ann Martin (1852-      )  27 
       Marr: Abt 1883 - Not On Cd #241  60  ,980 



9 F Henrietta Ida Ray

       Born: 10 Jan 1845 - Jackson County, Virginia 27
       Died: 19 Dec 1919 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 2107
     Buried: 
     Spouse: George William Haynes (1846-1881)
       Marr: 26 Jan 1869 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  27 



10 M Isaac M. Ray

       Born: 30 Sep 1847 - Jackson County, Virginia 980
       Died: 12 Jun 1866 27
     Buried: 



11 M Andrew Skiles Ray

       Born: 25 Mar 1849 - Jackson County, Virginia 980
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Hannah (Tainns?) Deskell (      -      )  406 
       Marr: 6 Oct 1876 - Kanawha  County, West Virginia



12 M Ira W. Ray

       Born: 1850 - Jackson County, Virginia 27
       Died: Jul 1854 27
     Buried: 




General Notes for Child Francis Marion Ray

A major subject of the Laidley Book, pg 829.


General Notes for Child Henrietta Ida Ray

Per the 1900 Kanawha Co, WV census: she had given birth to 6 children, of whom 6 were still alive.
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Bennett Rayburn & Lavinia (Unknown) Rayburn




Husband Bennett Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1829 - Virginia 56
       Died: Bef 1880 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
     Buried: 


     Father: Henry Rayburn (      -Bef 1850) 104
     Mother: Elizabeth (Unknown) Rayburn (Abt 1802-      )


    Married:  - Try Mason County, Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1850 - Mason Co, VA #86-87

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Union Dist. #25-25




Wife Lavinia (Unknown) Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1834 - Virginia 56
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Union Dist. #25-25

Census, 1880 - Putnam Co, WV Union Dist. Pg17



Children
1 F Louisa Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1858 - Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 F Sarah F. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1859 - Putnam County, Virginia 82
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Lewis A. Vaughn (Abt 1856-      )
       Marr: 4 May 1880 - Putnam County, West Virginia  82 



3 F Rebecca D. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1861 - Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 M John Lowell Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1863 - Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 M Andrew S. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1865 - West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



6 F Ida M. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1866 - West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



7 F Roxy Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1869 - West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



8 F Mary L. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1871 - Putnam County, West Virginia 127
       Died: 
     Buried: 



9 F Alice Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1873 - Putnam County, West Virginia 111
       Died: 
     Buried: 



10 F Amelia R. Rayburn

       Born: Abt 1875 - Putnam County, West Virginia 111
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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