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James Carroll RayAge: 73 years18201893

James Carroll Ray
Given names
James Carroll
Birth November 20, 1820 22 19
Birth of a sisterKiziah Caroline “Kizzie” Ray
July 1822 (Age 19 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
January 19, 1824 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherSarah Melinda Ray
October 1825 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Melissa Ray
December 27, 1827 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterCynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
September 25, 1829 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 11 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a brotherCalvin James Ray
October 12, 1833 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Maranda Ray
September 10, 1835 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a sisterMary Perlina Ray
July 2, 1837 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Riley Ray
October 12, 1839 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherRuth Casey
November 18, 1847 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 25 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Death of a maternal grandfatherAbner Elsberry Casey
July 1, 1850 (Age 29 years)
Death of a brotherWillis Anderson Ray
July 17, 1858 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 36 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterNancy Maranda Ray
October 2, 1862 (Age 41 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Maranda Ray
after October 2, 1862 (Age 41 years)
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
Death of a brotherCalvin James Ray
December 1, 1864 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 40 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Riley Bowen
about 1865 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 46 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 46 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 48 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterCynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
after 1880 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
August 13, 1882 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherSarah Melinda Ray
August 13, 1882 (Age 61 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
after August 13, 1882 (Age 61 years)
Cemetery: Rhea Cemetery
Death December 25, 1893 (Age 73 years)
Burial after December 25, 1893
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
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Marriage: February 1820Wayne, Tennessee, United States
10 months
James Carroll Ray
Birth: November 20, 1820 22 19Wayne, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1893Marshall, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger sister
19 months
younger sister
Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
Birth: January 19, 1824 25 22Wayne, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 13, 1882Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
younger brother
Sarah Melinda Ray
Birth: October 1825 27 24Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1882Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Martha Melissa Ray
Birth: December 27, 1827 29 26Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 16, 1918Graves, Kentucky, United States
21 months
younger sister
Cynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
Birth: September 25, 1829 31 28Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1880Graves, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Calvin James Ray
Birth: October 12, 1833 35 32Kentucky, United States
Death: December 1, 1864Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Willis Anderson Ray
Birth: Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 1858Marshall, Kentucky, United States
younger sister
Nancy Maranda Ray
Birth: September 10, 1835 37 34Kentucky, United States
Death: October 2, 1862Marshall, Kentucky, United States
22 months
younger sister
Mary Perlina Ray
Birth: July 2, 1837 39 36Kentucky, United States
Death: December 10, 1908Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
John Riley Ray
Birth: October 12, 1839 41 38Kentucky, United States
Death: June 6, 1921Marshall, Kentucky, United States

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