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Capt John Joseph Fray
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Birth: May 23, 1840
Madison County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1884
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Brother of Pvt William Henry Fray of the 7th Virginia Infantry.
Postwar he married his first cousin, Sarah Elizabeth Wayland on 12/23/1868 in Madison County, VA. Their former home in Madison County has been restored and now serves as the Madison County Library. Later moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he was Principal of the Raleigh Male Academy and President of the North America Teachers Assembly.

Company C, 34th Virginia Infantry, Wise' Brigade, Johnson's Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Madison County, VA.; 21 years old.
Enlisted April 1861 for 12 months service, he was mustered into Captain George Bouton's Company, Madison Artillery.
Commissioned 7/1/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant.
Promoted 5/21/1862 to Captain, Commanding, Captain Fray's Company.
Company was reorganized 5/23/1862 as Company C, VA 34th Infantry.
Company disbanded 7/14/1862.
Applied 10/27/1862 for clerk, Dept. of C.S.A. Treasury.
Applied 10/31/1862 for position in Military Courts, Secretary of War.
Enlisted 10/5/1863 in Fauquier County for the duration of the war, he was mustered into Colonel Mosby's 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Partisan Rangers.

The 34th Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1862, with men from Norfolk, Richmond, and Yorktown, and the counties of Gloucester, Mecklenburg, Bedford, Greene, and King and Queen. For almost two years the unit served as heavy artillery attached to the Department of Richmond and was known as the 4th Heavy Artillery. (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Dutton Fray (1812 - 1898)
  Susan Marian Wayland Fray (1821 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Ethel Fray Wayland (1878 - 1949)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Joseph Fray (1840 - 1884)
  William Henry Fray (1844 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of My Beloved Husband CAPT. JOHN FRAY.
Born in Madison Co., Va. May 23, 1840
Died at Raleigh, N.C. Dec. 28, 1884
Justissimus unus at Servantissimus, aegui

Principal Raleigh Male Academy. President North America Teachers Assembly. One of the foremost and most successful educators in the state. Universally beloved in life and universally mourned in death.

His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory.
Val Care Semper Memores Nu Orimus

A brave soldier, a consistent Christian, a faithful friend, a devoted husband & father, true to God and man, in whose character were blended principle, integrity and the highest sense of honor. In life he possessed the confidence, esteem and affection of all who knew him. Leaving behind him to his bereaved family and sorrowing friends a memory fragrant with good deeds and
noble impulses.

 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Sep 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15780056
Capt John Joseph Fray
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Capt John Joseph Fray
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Capt John Joseph Fray
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- Diane Simmons
 Added: Jan. 18, 2010

- BigFrench
 Added: May. 3, 2009
Served later as 1st Lt.,Arty.Co.,43rd Va.Cav.Battn.
- Scott Hutchison
 Added: Oct. 31, 2007
 
 
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