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Joseph Henry RAY, Sr.

Male 1840 - 1864  (24 years)


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  • Name Joseph Henry RAY  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1840  Floyd County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military 01 Mar 1862  [3
    Became a Pvt in Co. C 23rd Georgia Reg 
    Died 1864  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 22 Aug 1864  [3
    Wounded, lower extremeties, paralyzed, later died 
    Person ID I92  Wood-Lester
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2016 

    Family Margaret Ellen HARRIS,   b. 05 Oct 1842, Floyd County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1903, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 22 May 1859  Floyd County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Henry RAY, Jr.,   b. Abt 1861, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1892, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    +2. Mary Elizabeth RAY,   b. 19 Jun 1862, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1935, Jackson County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Muster Roll of Company "C", 23rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., Floyd County, Georgia. "Floyd Spring Guards."

      Joseph H. Ray, Private, March 1, 1862, wounded in 1864, admitted to 2nd Division of Depot Field Hospital, 5th Army Corps, Army of Potomac, City Point, Virginia, wounded August 22, 1864. Wounded, lower extremeties paralyzed, later died.

      Taken from census:
      1860 Census: Floyd County, GA Floyd Springs Dist.; page 5; 133. tif
      26 4 Ray, Joseph 20 M Farmer VA
      27 Ray, Margaret 16 F VA
      28 Ray, Elizabeth 14 F VA (she was Margaret's sister)

      29 Harris, Abbagal? 40 F Farmer/Widow GA (Joseph's in-laws)
      30 Harris, Joseph 14 M Laborer GA
      31 Harris, James 12 M GA
      32 Harris, Joanna 07 F GA
      33 Harris, Amanda 06 GA
      (neighbors)

      (provided by Joyce Wood)

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] "Our Time In History: This Wood and Lester Family", Robert Darious Wood, Sr and J Glenn Wood, File 312E-1.txt.

    2. [S225] Provided by: Joyce Wood 16 Mar 2006.

    3. [S224] Provided by: Joyce Wood.

    4. [S116] Floyd County, GA Vitals Marriages, Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Netha Dunlap, (Name: Name: Name: USGenWeb;;;).