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Robert Marion Monroe WRAY

Male 1869 - 1925


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  • Born  4 Aug 1869  Blacksburg, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Reference Number  52 
    _UID  26785C5CE71DE742B656C4EA8B615033ACDD 
    Died  25 Mar 1925  Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I460  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  11 Feb 2015 

    Father  Marion WRAY,   d. 27 Jun 1977, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane BELL,   b. Abt 1847, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  C92B1A077F943141A98C24B29D8D8037861F 
    Family ID  F128  Group Sheet

    Family  Nancy Stillette BYARS,   d. 18 Aug 1959, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  CA546CA885FB4E4AA18D44A2611B4496B43F 
    Notes 
    • David -

      I forgot to mention. I will send the photos to you once I talk to Aunt Gayle, who is still living. Ill see what I have too. She has a picture of Victor in his dress military uniform. Victor and Howard were both born in Richmond. They never lived in Mt Airy. The family moved here after Ralph, my grandfather, was born. Great Grandfather Robert Marion Monroe Wray was buried at Riverview Cemetery originally but was moved to south Richmond, Maury Cemetery later. My grandfather Ralph had him moved. I have a picture of Ralph at the graveside of hs father in 1925 at Riverview. He was 15. My dad and the others that lived here are there too.The bulk of them lived in south Richmond and their descendants still do. I am the odd ball. :)

      Hope to hear back soon and will get those photos to you as soon as possible.

      Mike
    Children 
    >1. Clyde Mack WRAY,   b. 29 Sep 1892, Blacksburg, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1974, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Earl Dean WRAY,   b. 27 Nov 1895, Blacksburg, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1966, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Russell C. WRAY,   b. 10 Jul 1898, Blacksburg, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 May 1978, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Luther L. WRAY,   b. 23 Nov 1900, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 19 May 1955, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert B. WRAY
    >6. Myrtle I. WRAY
     7. Hazel Aileen WRAY
    >8. Ralph George WRAY,   b. 6 Jan 1910, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1993, Richmond,Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Howard Monroe WRAY,   b. 2 Dec 1913, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1979
     10. Victor Carlin WRAY
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2013 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Wray, Robert and Nancy Byres Wray
    Wray, Robert and Nancy Byres Wray

    Documents
    Wray, Robert - Military Records
    Wray, Robert - Military Records
    These are Robert Wray's Military records from the archive in Washington, DC. It includes several daily Muster Rolls and letters assigning him to special recruiting duty in Yorkville County. There is also a letter that Nancy sent to Robert's commanding officer requesting that he give Robert leave to come home and help her with the family and farm. She was having a hard time with sick children at the time.

    It is a very interesting set of documents and brings Robert much closer to us.

  • Notes 
    • From: Wray, Michael V. (VDOT) [mailto:Michael.Wray@VDOT.Virginia.gov]
      Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 3:45 PM
      To: David Marshall
      Subject: RE: Picture - Nancy Byars Wray and Children

      David -

      I forgot to mention. I will send the photos to you once I talk to Aunt Gayle, who is still living. Ill see what I have too. She has a picture of Victor in his dress military uniform. Victor and Howard were both born in Richmond. They never lived in Mt Airy. The family moved here after Ralph, my grandfather, was born. Great Grandfather Robert Marion Monroe Wray was buried at Riverview Cemetery originally but was moved to south Richmond, Maury Cemetery later. My grandfather Ralph had him moved. I have a picture of Ralph at the graveside of hs father in 1925 at Riverview. He was 15. My dad and the others that lived here are there too.The bulk of them lived in south Richmond and their descendants still do. I am the odd ball. :)

      Hope to hear back soon and will get those photos to you as soon as possible.

      Mike



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      File Name: "Wray, Robert - Military Records" - This file is located in the "Wray" sub folder in the "Sources" folder. They are copies of his company muster rolls that trace his service from enlistment until discharge. It includes letters between him and Nancy and letters to his officers. Robert did not actually serve in Cuba. He was in Savannah waiting shipment when the war ended.
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      File Name: Wray 0001; Wray 0003 - Date and place of death are certified, birth location is speculative.
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      Ralph George Wray (son of Robert Marion Monroe Wray and Nancy Stillette Byars) was born January 6, 1910 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and died January 3, 1993 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Margaret Louise Dent on April 20, 1935 in Washington, D.C., daughter of Walter Oliver Dent, Sr. and Gracie Lee Hague .
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      From: blwray@rjsonline.net - Linda Wray
      Date: Thursday, March 11, 2004 9:31 PM
      To: Charles Crabtree ; David Marshall ; Gene Wray
      Subjecy: Robert Marion Wray

      Hi,
      In looking over some of my information, I think I know who is the father of Robert Marion Wray. I believe it is Francis Marion Wray, who was a son of Amos Wray. He died June 22, 1877, and Robert Marion is listed on the 1880 census under Robert Eli Wray. Francis Marion Wray was married to Jane, who was born about 1847. They had 2 children- Ann born about 1866 and Marion born about 1869. Francis Marion Wray was a Private B in Campbell's Rifles in the twelveth SCV in the War of Northern Aggression, or more commonly known as the War Between the States. This information came from the Hart Collection at McCelvey Center in York and the Confederate State Roster SC Name Roster Volume 1. I am still looking for other information and it is possible that I am wrong. There may be more children, but I will keep trying to find more information.
      Linda

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      An image of Robert M. Wray's death certificate was attached to the message below. It is stored in the "Unnumbered Documents" folder and is named "Wray, Robert Marion - Death Certificate."
      From: Charles Crabtree
      To: Henry Eugene Wray ; Linda Wray
      Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 9:31 AM
      Subject: Death Cert. Robert Marion Wray
      Gene


      Linda,
      Attached is a copy of the Death Certificate for my Great Grandfather Robert Marion Wray. It was in the mail when we returned home from our last trip.
      As I read it:
      Robert was born August 4, 1869 in South Caroline. His wife is listed as Nancy S. Byars born South Carolina. His father is listed as Marion Wray and his mom as ___ Bell, both born in South Carolina.

      The informant's name appears to be C. M. Wray. If so this would be my Grandfather. Clyde was living in Richmond at the time. My mom who was born in Richmond would have been about 2 years old and says she does not remember Robert but she knows that the Clyde Mack family lived about 1/2 block from Robert and Nancy. The cert. list the address for Robert as 1111 Hull. I know that (Hull) is hard to read but after talking to mom she is sure that Robert and Nancy lived on Hull Street in a Flat. She believes that Robert and Nancy lived over Tony's restaurant and says that Nancy use to make pies for that restaurant.
      Robert did die at work according to my mom so it would appear that Robert worked as a Mill Wright for the Standard Paper Mill in Richmond, VA.

      Robert is shown to be buried in Riverview. I assume that Riverview is the name of the cemetery.
      Surprisingly, my mom did not realize until today that she and her Grandfather Robert share the same birthday, August 4.

      So now we know that Marion Wray was the father of Robert and Robert's mother was a Bell. I have her listed as Jane Bell but do not know who came up with the name Jane. I'll bet that Robert's father was Frances Marion Wray.
      If you cannot read this death cert. let me know and I will copy it and mail a copy to you.
      Charles Crabtree