From Kentucky. Died at the age of 66 of typhoid pneumonia.
Nelson Ray (mentioned in Virlinder Ray's Will) and Lucinda Ray Family plaque in the Ray Family Plot
Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, California
HERE REST NELSON AND LUCINDA RAY THEIR CHILDREN AND EXTENDED KINDRED A MULTI-CULTURAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY Having secured his own release from bondage Nelson Ray worked in the gold fields of Northern California to buy the freedom of his beloved wife and three of his eight children bringing them west across the plains by wagon train in 1854 to establish a home in Placerville. It wasn't until 1877 however that the rest of the Ray family shattered by the child-slave markets of Missouri was finally reunited in Sacramento. INTERRED HERE ARE: NELSON RAY LUCINDA RAY FRANCIS MARION RAY CHARLES RAY NATHAN RAY CLYDE RAY SARAH RAY BRYANT LUCINDA RAY GIBSON CHARLES NELSON GIBSON MAUDE JOHNSON GIBSON HARRY GIBSON KARL RADDEN THELMA GIBSON RADDEN It is only thru the dedicated efforts of Charles Nelson Gibson, the son of Lucinda Ray Gibson, his daughter, Thelma Gibson Radden and others that this family's history and its traditions are being preserved. "Do not deny what your senses tell you, the color of skin and hair, the slant of eyes and differences in culture but find in that person the good qualities that you and they have in common and then work for all betterment of humanity."
The Ray family history is on hand at the cemetery archives.