Query: Ray Reunion?

Is there an organized Ray reunion group still in existence? I was a life member of that group. I have not had any notices or news of any kind for years. Can you put me in touch with any remains of this group?
Sally Ann Ray Reeves
Katy, Texas
Elijah Ray Descendant


Wood County Officers 1900

From the free Google Books Search: Biennial report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas (Google eBook) Texas, Secretary of State, 1900, Page 256

Link to original image in Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=9L1KAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA256&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U17WKrvUVXdm0g6aSr5EvgkUQYCww&ci=155%2C203%2C815%2C639&edge=0

Query: Hunter

Member Vernon Richard of Dallas writes: Do you know if there is any member of the society doing research on the Hunter surname. I am particular interested in a man named William H. Hunter from South Carolina that came to Hawkins, Texas (Wood County) in 1859. He had a daughter name Mary J. (Mollie) Hunter who married James H. Ray in 1866. William Hunter died in 1867 and is buried in the Ray Family Cemetery.

I know there is a short biography of the Hunter-Ray family relationship which was published in a book concerning the 50th anniversary of Wood County by the Historical Society. The article was very detailed about the Ray family, but I need to know if there is anyone who has or is doing research on the Hunter family. It was the Hunters who brought my family to Hawkins, Texas in 1859. It appears that the Hunters spent sometime in Alabama because their daughters were born there.

Any information you can provide will be appreciated.

Query: Ray

I’m helping my son-in-law’s family to research his father’s lines and have traced one of the Ray families to your county. We are trying to find more information on the Jones Daniel Ray family who were in Woods County in the 1860 census–Holly Spring Post Office. But then they apparently moved to Travis County where they are listed in the 1870 census.

Jones Daniel Ray b. 1825 North Carolina; married Sarah Robbins b. 1833 Alabama;
married Oct 1844 Coosa Co, AL
Jones Daniel Ray apparently died about 1861 in Texas–possibly Wood County??


1-William Riley Ray b. 1846 Coosa Co, AL md Leona—
2-Mary Angeline Ray b. 1851 prob. Wood Co.
3-Benjamin L. Ray b. 1853 prob. Wood Co. md Electa—
4-Martha Jane Ray b. 1856 prob. Wood Co. md John Stephens at age 14
5-Franklin or Frank Ray b. 1858 Wood Co ? md Lou—
6-Charity Clementine Ray b. 1859 Wood Co?
7-Margaret Ray b. 1864 Wood Co or Travis?

We are especially interested in what cemetery Ray family members might have been buried in.

Thanking you all for your help.


Janice Connell
Whidbey Island, Washington State
[formerly of El Paso]