Family Card 9/13/21 - Person Sheet
Family Card 9/13/21 - Person Sheet
NameJohn Henry Ray
Birth22 Dec 1841, Yancy Co., North Carolina
Death18 Jun 1887, Oklahoma
BurialBoggy Depot Cem., Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma
FatherWilliam (Billy) Ray (1808-1888)
MotherHannah Jane Jennings (ca1808->1870)
Misc. Notes
John Henry was a Recruiting Officer for the Union Army in Burnsville during the Civil War Papers for Col. George Kirk’s N.C. Mounted Infantry bears his signature. He did not mustered into the service till just before the war ended. Apparently a shrewd move on his part. Little risk and a good pension. His military record contains the following data: Enrolled March 4, 1865: Appointed Captain of CO. K, 3rd NC Regiment , By means of special order No. 81: Reported present at Knoxville and Greenville Tenn. A Pension File is also preserved in the National Archives #475-190. Lived in the Cane River Section of Yancy County. He was a Recruiter for the Union Army, 3rd NC Mtd Inf. Co. K , Where he held the rank of Captain. After the death of Mary Lynch, he married Mary Ellen Anderson and moved from Yancy Co. to Unicoi County, Tenn., then to Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma and is buried at Boggy Depot.

He was the son of William Ray and Jane Jennings. He married Mary Lynch in North Carolina. Their children: Robert Andrew, Eugenia, Lula, John M., Lorin, Ida Belle, Lucilla and Laura. He later married Mary Ellen Anderson.
Birth24 Feb 1839, Rutherford County, NC
Death10 Feb 1879, Yancy Co., North Carolina
BurialRay Family Cem., Cane River, Yancy Co., North Carolina
FatherNorman B. Lynch (1808->1880)
MotherMary J. Lucilla Kerr (1812-ca1871)
Marriage29 Nov 1859, Rutherford County, NC
ChildrenRobert Andrew Johnson (1861-1938)
 Eugenia (1865-1944)
 Lina (ca1866-)
 Lula Jane (1868-1955)
 John M. “Mac” (1869-1921)
 Henry Lorin (1872-1934)
 Ida B. (1875-)
 Laura (1877-)
BirthJun 1850, Unicoi County, Tennessee
Death18 Oct 1924, Tennessee
BurialOak Hill Cem., Johnson City, Tennessee
Misc. Notes
At the time of the 1920 Census she was living in her son William's home in Johnson City, Tennessee
Marriage11 Mar 1880, Unicoi Co., Tennessee
ChildrenWilliam Isaac (1881-1962)
 John Henry (Died as Child) (1882-1885)
Last Modified 9 Apr 2018Created 13 Sep 2021 using Reunion for Macintosh
Revised September 13, 2021