The Shemwell Family

Mary Perlina RayAge: 71 years18371908

Mary Perlina Ray
Given names
Mary Perlina
Married name
Mary Perlina Washam
Birth July 2, 1837 39 36
Birth of a brotherJohn Riley Ray
October 12, 1839 (Age 2 years)
Death of a motherRuth Casey
November 18, 1847 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 8 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 12 years)
Death of a brotherWillis Anderson Ray
July 17, 1858 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 19 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterNancy Maranda Ray
October 2, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Burial of a sisterNancy Maranda Ray
after October 2, 1862 (Age 25 years)
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
Death of a brotherCalvin James Ray
December 1, 1864 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 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 27 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 29 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 29 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 31 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 40 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterCynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
after 1880 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
August 13, 1882 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherSarah Melinda Ray
August 13, 1882 (Age 45 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
after August 13, 1882 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery: Rhea Cemetery
Death of a brotherJames Carroll Ray
December 25, 1893 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Carroll Ray
after December 25, 1893 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Ray Cemetery
Death of a fatherHix Jones Ray
October 10, 1895 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death December 10, 1908 (Age 71 years)
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Marriage: February 1820Wayne, Tennessee, United States
10 months
elder brother
James Carroll Ray
Birth: November 20, 1820 22 19Wayne, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 25, 1893Marshall, Kentucky, United States
20 months
elder sister
19 months
elder sister
Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Ray
Birth: January 19, 1824 25 22Wayne, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 13, 1882Marshall, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder brother
Sarah Melinda Ray
Birth: October 1825 27 24Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1882Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
Martha Melissa Ray
Birth: December 27, 1827 29 26Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 16, 1918Graves, Kentucky, United States
21 months
elder sister
Cynthia Manerva “Ann” Ray
Birth: September 25, 1829 31 28Calloway, Kentucky, United States
Death: after 1880Graves, Kentucky, United States
4 years
elder 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
elder sister
Nancy Maranda Ray
Birth: September 10, 1835 37 34Kentucky, United States
Death: October 2, 1862Marshall, Kentucky, United States
22 months
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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