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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ray and Holcombe Families

John Ray married Susan Vance and they had
a son, Ambrose Ray who married Elizabeth Holcombe and they had
a son, William Ray who married Margaret Alexander and they had
a son, James Johnson, Jr. married Dosia Ray and they had
a daughter, Nancy Angelina Johnson who married James Gist Prince and they had
a son, Clarence Rhett Prince who married Alice Ella Briggs and they had
a son, Franklin Drayton Prince who married Mary "Mollie" Cynthia Bain and they had
a son, Julian Rhett Prince who married Clara Marie Wilder and they had
a daughter, Peggy who is Stan's mother

Ambrose Ray was born about 1747 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC to John Ray and Susan Vance. He married Elizabeth Holcombe. Elizabeth Holcombe was born on 3/11/1747 or 1748 in Prince Edward, Virginia to John Holcombe (DOB about 1720 in Prince Edward, VA; DOD 8/17/1786 in Union County, SC) and Eleanor Smith (DOB about 1720 in King William , VA; DOD about 1745 in VA). John Holcombe and Eleanor Smith possibly had 8 children: Elizabeth Holcombe, Joel Holcombe, Hosea Holcombe, Jeremiah Holcombe, Zachariah Holcombe, John Holcombe, Isaac Holcombe, and Harman Holcomb. John Holcombe was the son of Richard Holcombe (DOB about 1682 in St. Stephens, Northumberland County, VA; DOD about 1723 in Prince Edward, VA) and Neville (DOB about 1685 in England; DOD ? in King William, VA). Richard and Neville possibly had 6 children: John Holcombe, Joseph Holcombe, Richard Holcombe, Benjamin Holcombe (Alice Bogan), James Holcombe (Ann Walthall), Barbara Holcombe (married Thomas Gresham). John, Joseph, and Benjamin seems to have come to the Union County area of SC together. I don't know about James. Richard Holcombe was the son of William Holcombe (DOB about 1663 in Bush, Pembrokeshire, Wales; DOD about 1724 in Caroline, VA) and Hannah Green (DOB about 1655 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales; DOD ? in ?). I don't know of any of their other children.

Ambrose Ray married Elizabeth Holcombe and they had 7 children that I'm aware of:

1) *William Ray (DOB about 1773 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/1/1844 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC) married Margaret Alexander in 1793 in Union County, SC. Margaret was born about 1775 in Wilkes County, NC to Randolph Alexander (DOB about 1748 in Wilkes County, NC to Jesse and Mary Alexander; DOD 8/10/1798 in Union County, SC) and Lydia Simpson (DOB about 1754 in Union County, SC to William H. Jackson and Martha Smith; DOD about 1782 in Union County, SC).

2) Thomas Ray (DOB 3/5/1780 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/29/1862 in Padgett's Creek, Union County, SC) married Sarah Whitlock in 1795 in Granville, NC. He is listed in the 1860 U.S. Census and that he owns $25,000 worth of real estate and $5,000 worth of personal estate. John and Nancy Ray are living with him. He and his wife are buried in Padgett's Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

3) Judith Ray (DOB about 1790 in Granville, NC; DOD 7/3/1860 in Union County, SC) married Ambrose Gibbs. She is listed with her husband in the 1850 U.S. Census of Union County, SC (Series M432-859, Page 14, image 275)

4) Hosea Holcombe Ray (DOB 9/30/1776 in Union County, SC; DOD 2/3/1860 in Union County, SC) married Mary Lamb on 1/20/1796 in Union County, SC. They are listed in the 1850 U.S. Census of Union County (Series M432-859, Page 18, image 282)

5) Mary Ray (DOB about 1745 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC; DOD ? in Union County, SC) married Reuben Landrum

6) Ambrose Ray, Jr. (DOB about 1798 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? . He is listed in the 1850 U.S. Census of Union County (Series M432-859, Page 59, image 366) and the 1860 U.S. Census of Union County (Series M653-592, Page 0, image 66)

7) John Ray (DOB about 1771 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

William Ray married Margaret Alexander and they had 8 children that I'm aware of:

1) Dosia Ray (DOB about 1798 in Union County, SC; DOD Before 1844 in Union County, SC) married James Johnson, Jr. They are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Union County, SC.

2) Mariah Ray (DOB 1/15/1812 in Union County, SC; DOD 8/5/1892 in Union County, SC) married ? Jackson. Her second marriage was to William W. Bobo in 1835 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC. Mariah and her family are listed in the 1870 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Post Office Unionville, Union County, SC (Series M593, Roll 1510, Page 355, image 63)

3) Alexander Ray (DOB about 1794 in Union County, SC; DOD 6/30/1864 in Union County, SC) married Margaret Martin in 1812.

4) Elizabeth Ray (DOB about 1807 in Union County, SC; DOD about 1850 in Union County, SC) married Jabel Nix in 1828 in Union County, SC. Elizabeth and her family are listed in the 1850 U.S. Census of Union County, SC (Series M432-859, Page 25, image 295)

5) Lydia Ray (DOB about 1796 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

6) Mary Jane Ray (DOB about 1815 in Union County, SC; DOD about 1848 in ? ) married Lemuel Major Murphy.

7) June Ray (DOB 10/15/1814 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/31/1847 in Union County, SC) married ?

8) William Ray (DOB about 1804 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/10/1862 in Union County, SC) married Margaret Martin.

William Ray is listed in the 1830 U.S. Census of Union County (Series M19, Roll 171, Page 187, image 372) and 1840 U.S. Census of Union County (Series M704, Roll 516, page 187). William died on 7/1/1844 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC. Margaret Alexander died about 1848 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC.


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