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 James Donatien LeRay

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James Donatien LeRay

Birth
Chaumont, Departement de l'Allier, Auvergne, France
Death
31 Dec 1840 (aged 80)
Chaumont, Departement de l'Allier, Auvergne, France
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
221850832 View Source

Le RAY, James Donatien (de Chaumont), land proprietor in northern N Y b. Nov. 13, 1760, at Chaumont, France ; son of a commissary of the' Am', fleet and host of B. Franklin, when living at Passy, Fr. ; he came to America in 1785, returned in 1790, and in 1808, made a permanent settlement at Le Raysville, Jeff. co. ; he had been many years concerned in the Company of N. Y., a Parisian land speculation, and in the Antwerp Company, of Holland, and finally became owner of much of their lands in Jefferson and Lewis Counties., N. Y.; in 1812, he was employed
to negotiate a foreign loan, but without success; m 18i3, he encountered heavy pecuniary difficulties, and in 1832, returned to France, but in 1836 revisited America; he d. in France, Dec. 31, 1840 a. 80; he was the first president of the State Ag, Soc, in 1832, and took a zealous interest in all public improvements. {Bow/h's Siet. Jefferson to. J\. t., p. m, with portrait.)

Le RAY, James Donatien (de Chaumont), land proprietor in northern N Y b. Nov. 13, 1760, at Chaumont, France ; son of a commissary of the' Am', fleet and host of B. Franklin, when living at Passy, Fr. ; he came to America in 1785, returned in 1790, and in 1808, made a permanent settlement at Le Raysville, Jeff. co. ; he had been many years concerned in the Company of N. Y., a Parisian land speculation, and in the Antwerp Company, of Holland, and finally became owner of much of their lands in Jefferson and Lewis Counties., N. Y.; in 1812, he was employed
to negotiate a foreign loan, but without success; m 18i3, he encountered heavy pecuniary difficulties, and in 1832, returned to France, but in 1836 revisited America; he d. in France, Dec. 31, 1840 a. 80; he was the first president of the State Ag, Soc, in 1832, and took a zealous interest in all public improvements. {Bow/h's Siet. Jefferson to. J\. t., p. m, with portrait.)

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