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Henry Bray

Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 3 Jul 1798 (aged 70–71)
New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Balltown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 65647167 · View Source
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Will: 02 March 1798, Nelson County, Kentucky

Will Book A-1 pages 373-375

In the name of God amen.

I Henry Bray of Nelson County being weak of body but of sound disposing mind & memory and understanding do make & ordain this my last will and Testament in the following manner and form.

Item. I give an bequeath unto my dear & well beloved Cathrne Bray all my home plantation during her natrel life and one third of all my moveable estate.

Item. My will and desire is all my land and two thirds of m moveble estate shall be sold and equily divided between my seaverell Children after my just debts is paid namely John Bray, Phillip Bray, Fredrick Bray, Peter Bray, William Bray, Abraham Bray, Pegga Ball, Jan Dewit Mary Davis Cristiner Roberts.

Item. My will is Abraham Bray shall have sixteen pounds out of John Brays part. - I nominate constitute and appoint Aaron Atherton my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In Witness hereof I, Henry Bray the testator have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this second day of March Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight. Henry Bray (His x mark)

Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in the presents of us

John B. Hile

Zachariah Masterson (his x mark)


Oath of Allegiance16 March 1778 , Washington County, Maryland

Revolutionary War, 16 Mar 1778 Washington Co., MD

Revolutionary Records of Maryland, Part 1 by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh and Margaret Roberts Hodges published 1924, Annapolis, MD.

Page 16: Patriot's Oaths of Fidelity and Support. The Worshipful Samuel Barrits' Returns. Number 30 is Henry Bray, 16 March 1778.

"I do sware I do not hold myself bound to yield any Allegiance or obedience to the King of Great Britain, his heirs or Successors and that I will be true and faithful to the State of Maryland and will to the utmost of my power, Support maintain and defend the Freedom and Independence thereof and the Government as now established against all enemies and secret and traterous Conspiracies and will use my utmost endeavors to disclose and make known to the Governor or some one of the Judges or Justices thereof all Treasons or Treaterous Consperaces, attempts or Combinations against this State or the Government thereof which may come to my Knowledge so help me God."


Son of
William and Abigail [nee Forbes] Bray

Brother of
John 1720 –
Abigail 1722 –
Sarah 1724 –
William 1726 –
George Bray 1728 –

1753, Washington co., Maryland,
Cathryn Jarbo

Father of
Margaret "Peggy" [Ball] 1753 – 1842
Jane [DeWitt] 1756 – 1834
Daniel 1757
Mary [Davis] 1757 – 1840
Phillip Henry 1762 - 1832
John 1762 - 1832
James 1764
Cathryn Christene 1765 – 1857
Frederick 1766 – 1864
Peter 1767 – 1838
Abraham 1770 – 1834
William 1772 – 1830
Catherine [Roberts] 1782

Family Members






  • Created by: Donna Lee and David Wall
  • Added: 14 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65647167
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bray (1727–3 Jul 1798), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65647167, citing Balltown Cemetery, Balltown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Donna Lee and David Wall (contributor 46909858) Unknown.