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Judge Robert Darwin Ray
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1817
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1891
Carroll County
Missouri, USA

Attorney at Law

Alternate middle name that conflicts with info shown below:
Middle name: Diocletian (??)


"Then Bench and Bar of St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and other Missouri Cities" &etc
American Biographical Publishing Company, St Louis and Chicago, 1884

Robert Darwin Ray,
One of the judges of the supreme court, is a Kentuckian by birth, the light first dawining upon him in Livingston County, February 16, 1817. His father, Joseph Ray, was a farmer from Maryland, and his mother, whose maiden name was margaret Rutter, was a native of the Keystone State. He was educated at Cumberland College, Princeton, Kentucky, and was graduated in 1838. He read law in the same place, and was admitted to the bar in the autumn of 1839. He came directly to Carrollton, Carroll County, this state, and there made a highly commendable record as an attorney in his judicial circuit.

Mr Ray was a member of the legislature in 1846 and 1847, and a member of the constitutional convention in 1861. He practiced law during the civil war, and had a well paying business. In 1880 he was elected to his present state office on the democratic ticket, his term running for ten years from January, 1881. Before going on the bench, Judge Ray became somewhat noted for his success as a real-estate lawyer, the land titles in northwestern Missouri being, years ago, very imperfect and uncertain. Those lands were on the military district. Judge Ray has a good mind, and on the bench, as elsewhere, is conscientious in the discharge of his duties. He is a lucid writer, and a thoroughly upright man.

He was married in 1844, to Miss Francis V. Prosser, a native of Mason Co, Virginia, and they have buried one daughter and have seven children living. The family attend the Baptist Church, of which most of them are members.

Family links: 
  Frances V Prosser Ray (1821 - 1890)
  Roberta F Ray (1845 - 1929)*
  Prosser Ray (1849 - 1891)*
  Cora Lucinda Ray (1858 - 1939)*
  Robert D Ray (1861 - 1930)*
  Ella Jane Ray (1864 - 1934)*
  Rowan Ray (1872 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Carroll County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: CC-Genealogy
Originally Created by: Jerry
Record added: Apr 06, 2014
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Judge Robert Darwin Ray
Added by: Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
Judge Robert Darwin Ray
Added by: Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
Judge Robert Darwin Ray
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 Added: Jul. 4, 2014

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