The Shemwell Family

William RayAge: 79 years17241804

Name
William Ray
Given names
William
Surname
Ray
Birth May 4, 1724
MarriageMary ClasbyView this family
October 4, 1746 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1Nathaniel Ray
about 1751 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 29 years)

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 50 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 50 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a grandson
#1Hix Jones Ray
April 7, 1798 (Age 73 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 68 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 78 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death February 27, 1804 (Age 79 years)
Family with Mary Clasby - View this family
himself
William Ray
Birth: May 4, 1724Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Death: February 27, 1804Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
wife
Marriage: October 4, 1746Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
5 years
son

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