|Birth: ||May 17, 1857|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1923|
The eleventh child of Elijah and Henrietta Ray, Moses Patrick was born in Barbour Co, Alabama. He was a lad of about five or six when his father went to battle in the Civil War. He lost two of his older brothers in that war. He was almost fourteen when he made the journey with his family to Upshur County, Texas in the fall and winter of 1870-71.
Moses Patrick met Susan Blanchard when he went to visit his brother, "Newt" Ray in Henderson County, Tx. He and Susan were married Feb.17,1884 in Henderson County, Tx. They bought land and settled in Pine Springs,Texas, just north of Tyler,where they raised their family. Later, they moved back to Chandler, Henderson Co, Texas.
To them were born four daughters
1. Zula Etta b.11/26/1884 Pine Springs,Smith Co,Tx.
d.12/6/1930 Waco,Tx. buried Chandler, Tx.
Married Aug.21,1903 in Smith Co,Tx to Lewellen Eckford
2. Dora Ann b. 3/18/1886 Smith Co,Tx. d.12/14/1966 Tyler,Tx.
hospital,Smith Co,Tx. Buried Chandler, Tx.
Married Dec.20,1903 in Smith Co,Tx. to Thomas Y. Smith,
b.10/28/1884 Smith Co,Texas.
3. Jessie Elnora b.11/10/1888 Pine Springs,Smith Co,Tx.
d.7/10/1947 Waco,Tx. Buried Rosemound Cem.Waco,Tx.
Married Sept.11,1903 in Troup,Smith Co,Tx. to Jesse
Presley McCarley b.11/15/1878 Guntown,Ms. d.12/10/1960
near Jewett,Leon Co,Tx.Buried Rosemound Cem. Waco,Tx.
4. Mittie b.12/18/1894 Pine Springs,Smith Co,Tx.
d.2/11.1972 Ft.Worth,Tx.Buried Garden of Memories, Ft.
Worth,Tx. Married 1st on Dec.23,1913 Smith Co, Tx. to
William W. Martin (d.1969-Ft.Worth,Tx) Married 2nd in
Ft.Worth to Jimmy Thompson Married 3rd in Ft.Worth to
Robert Allen Married 4th in Ft.Worth to Walter C.Bray
(d.June 2, 1955,buried Garden of Memories,Ft.Worth)
Elijah Ray (1821 - 1882)
Henrietta Denita Ray (1823 - 1879)
Harriet Susan Blanchard Ray (1869 - 1934)
Jessie Elnora Ray McCarley (1888 - 1947)*
Thomas Lafayette Ray (1843 - 1862)*
Susan Emeline Ray (1844 - 1905)*
Felix P. Ray (1846 - 1864)*
Joseph Marion Ray (1847 - 1916)*
William Washington Ray (1849 - 1903)*
Sullivan Newton Ray (1850 - 1889)*
Japhet Jerome Ray (1853 - 1896)*
Willis House Ray (1854 - 1930)*
Mary Elizabeth Ray Musick (1856 - 1896)*
Moses Patrick Ray (1857 - 1923)
Henry Elijah Ray (1860 - 1942)*
Virginia Jane Malinda Ray Petty (1864 - 1893)*
Ida Ray (1867 - 1883)*
Note: All information compiled by members of the Ray family and published in a book, "The Rays Look Back" by Marvin B. McCarley, also a member of the Ray family.
Chandler Memorial Cemetery
Plot: 291 Sec D
Maintained by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Originally Created by: Frances "Frankie" Grocho...
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40810367