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Joe Rhea
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« on: January 02, 2005, 03:36:51 AM »

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for the Wray Family Project Patriarch page. (You don’t have to be a test participant to post your family pedigree.)  

There are two ways to make your pedigree available to the project administrator for posting on the Patriarch Page:
1.  Send the pedigree by email directly to in the simplified form described below  (If you send it this way, your pedigree will only be posted on the Patriarch Page, and will not be included in the Pedigree Forum)
Be sure to include
mail address you wish to be posted with the pedigree
                 Kit number of the project participant whose pedigree this is
ame, birthdate, birthplace, spouse for each generation (direct  male line).

2.  Log-in to post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum.  By posting your pedigree on the forum, you are making it available for the Project Administrator to post it on the Patriarch Page, along with your contact information, and kit number (or code identity number).

  1. You must be logged in to post on this forum.
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  2.  Please include your Kit number or Code Identity number if you have been tested for the project.

  3. Please read the following instructions, then scroll down to the last posting on this forum and click "reply" in order to post your pedigree.

  4. The pedigree for a Surname Project follows your paternal line.  Please post only the information for each generation:

Full Name of Earliest Known Male Ancestor for this Surname
His birthdate
Spouse’s name

(If you are missing any piece of this information, post another bit of identifying information) 

Suggestions for Posting your Pedigree on this forum:

o        Post four pieces of information for each ancestor

o        Begin with the earliest generation

o        Use standard abbreviations:  m=married, b=born, d=died, c=circa, Co=county, VA=Virginia, GA=Georgia, etc

o        Try to keep to one line per generation

o        Include only generations that have this family surname

o        Provide your name and email address as the pedigree provider

o        Provide the kit number and/or project code identity number if pedigree is for a tested participant

o        Use surname with each generation

o        Don’t use all caps

o        Don’t include anyone whose birthdate is after 1910, for privacy concerns.

o        Don’t number the generations 

Scroll down to the last posting on this forum and click "reply". Post your pedigree in the box provided, and click "Post".    

If you do not see a"reply" tab, it means you have lost your log in and will need to log in again in order to post. Go back to the project home page, log in again, and return to the pedigree forum. Login should hold the second time. 


« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 12:13:28 PM by Terry Barton » Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 01:51:18 AM »

Wm. Morris Ray (Anna Belle Rhodus) was son of
William John Wray (Amanda Francis Hurt) then
Oliver Jackson Wray (Eliza jane Leasure) then
John Wray (Jane Ray) then
Joseph Wray b. abt. 1760 Va. , died in Garrard Co., Ky. abt. 1825 co-founder of Maxwells Station in Garrard Co. in 1779.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 03:14:11 AM »

My father's Ray line hailed from Buncombe County, NC.  I was able to visit there last summer and am still mulling through the data that I acquired.  There were several Ray lines there which I previously knew from prior genealogical research.

In an old family album I have pictures of Wray's in with my Ray's.  Because of this co-mingling of spellings in this album I have long wondered which came first Wray or Ray?  Also was the name changed and if so why?  Or was the name just shortened?
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 01:22:44 AM »

I do NOT have direct male Wray lineage to myself, but I am posting my Wray lineage in hopes that someone from my Wray lineage that is a direct male descendent will post to the site and have the DNA testing done.

Please contact me if you connect to my Wray lineage.

Carrie Bias Hoffert
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Moses Wray Sr b abt 1690-1710 VA, d bef 19 Oct 1780 Amherst Co, VA, married Elizabeth ??

Moses Wray Jr b abt 1735 James River Co VA, d bef 4 Oct 1802 Franklin Co, VA, married Elizabeth Morris abt 1755 Bedford Co, VA

Benjamin Oat Wray b 1757 James River Co, VA, d Apr 1849 Franklin Co, VA, married
Susannah Poteet abt 1777 Franklin Co, VA
Elizabeth Wray b 14 Jun 1795 Franklin Co, VA, d aft 1870 Cabell Co, WV, married Edward Shy on 18 Sep 1810 Franklin Co, VA

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 07:20:12 AM »

A male descendant of Nathaniel Wray/Ray, Jr in Allen County, KY has taken the dna test and has upgraded to the 67 marker test.  The Test Kit# is 206654

It is widely accepted that this Nathanie Wray/Ray is the son of Nathaniel Wray of Brunswick County, VA who was the son of John Wray and Frances Bailey.  As of this date, we have not found any papertrail to confirm this.  In 1788 personal return there is a Nathaniel Wray, Sr and Nathaniel Wray, Jr.

Nathaniel Wray/Ray b: unknown and died 1823 in Allen County, KY and left a will
-children of Nathaniel Wray/Ray were James, John, Hix Jones, Eaton and Grevious/Grief Ray

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