Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Brays in:
 • Bray Cemetery
 • Bear Creek
 • Chatham County
 • North Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Orlando W. Bray
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 12, 1827
Death: Oct. 8, 1854

He is bound to be kin to the other Orlando W. Bray who was a son of Mathias D. Bray and Mary Allred of Randolph County, NC. Their son was born in 1846.
1850 Census, Randolph County, NC., # 63:
Orlando Bray 22
Rosanna Bray 20
I DO KNOW that Bennett is correct location for this cemetery.

I DO KNOW that Orlando married Rosanah Moffitt before she married William Carr Bray. They had a son named Henry T. Bray ca.1851.
Location of cemetery.... Pleasant Grove. 250 feet East of NC #22-42, north of Flat Creek.

In 1989, Wayne Phillips reported two unmarked fieldstones. Tradition says that Orlando Bray and wife are buried here.
Owner: Winfred Bray.
Topo Quadrant: Bennett.
Family owned: Yes.
Abandoned: Yes.
Number of graves: 2.
Cemetery size: 15' x 15'.
White: Yes.
Unrestricted access: Yes.
Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
Enclosed: Yes.
Markers: Yes.
Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
Last canvassed by: Wayne Phillips. Date: 1989.
Bray, (b. - d. )
Wife of Orlando Bray. No inscription. Legend says Orlando Bray and wife buried here.
Bray, Orlando (b. - d. )
Husband of ? Bray. Two graves native stone - word of mouth that Orlando Bray and wife buried here. (No inscription).
The other stone is NOT his wife, it may be his MOTHER. (?)
His wife, Rosanah, married William Carr Bray after Orlando W. Bray died. She is buried with her 2nd husband.

Family links: 
  Rosanah Moffitt Bray (1830 - 1894)
  Henry Thomas Bray (1851 - 1925)*
  Mary Ann Bray Caveness (1854 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: PROBABLY brother of Mathias D. BRAY.
Bray Cemetery
Bear Creek
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33298054
Orlando W. Bray
Cemetery Photo
Added by: cricket
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service