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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ray of Salem, Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Ray line is another old Massachusetts line of mine. The emigrant ancestor, John Putnam was my 10th great-grandfather. As usual, my direct lines are in All Caps and in green. If you would like sources, please contact me.



Generation No. 1

1.DANIEL RAY was born ABT 1597 in Suffolk, England and died ABT 24 JUN 1662 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married BETHIAH  BET 1627 AND 1637 in Plymouth / Salem, Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1606 in Suffolk, England, and died in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of DANIEL RAY and BETHIAH were:
+2  i.JOSHUA RAY was born ABT 1628 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died ABT 1701 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
3  ii.Bethia RAY was born ABT 1625 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 DEC 1688 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas LOTHROP BET 1637 AND 1662 in Prob. Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died 18 SEP 1675 in Battle of Bloody Brook, near Deerfield, Massachusetts. She married Joseph GRAFTON ABT MAY 1676 in Prob. Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died 1683 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married William GOODHUE 26 JUL 1682 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died AFT 31 JUL 1694.



Generation No. 2

2.JOSHUA RAY (DANIEL RAY1) was born ABT 1628 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died ABT 1701 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH WATERS 26 FEB 1652 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of RICHARD WATERS and JOYCE \ REJOICE PLASSE. She was born ABT 1630 in England, and died 19 MAY 1700 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of JOSHUA RAY and SARAH WATERS were:
4  i.Daniel RAY was born 30 MAR 1654 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 MAR 1716 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Hepzibah PEABODY 10 APR 1678 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary TOMPKINS FEB 1709 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+5  ii.REBECKAH RAY was born 4 SEP 1656 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 FEB 1740 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6  iii.Sarah RAY was born 10 NOV 1658 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 1658 AND 1661.
7  iv.Elizabeth RAY was born 3 JAN 1660 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+8  v.Sarah RAY was born 4 JUN 1661 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Salem Co., New Jersey.
9  vi.Bethiah RAY was born 3 JAN 1663 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph GOULD 12 MAY 1685 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of Thomas GOULD and Elizabeth w\o Thomas GOULD. He was born 15 JAN 1662 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph HUTCHINSON 19 OCT 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of Joseph HUTCHINSON and Bethia GEDNEY. He died MAY 1751.
10  vii.Joshua RAY was born 6 AUG 1664 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth LEACH OCT 1684 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
11  viii.Samuel RAY was born BET MAY 1665 AND AUG 1665 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1717 in Prob. Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary BET 1685 AND 1688 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
12  ix.John RAY was born 23 MAY 1666 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1732 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Ruth ABT 1690 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died 11 SEP 1722 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary HOLTON 3 OCT 1723 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
13  x.Hannah\Sarah RAY was born 1 AUG 1668 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3

5.REBECKAH RAY (JOSHUA RAY2, DANIEL RAY1) was born 4 SEP 1656 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 FEB 1740 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married JOSEPH BALLARD 15 NOV 1692 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM BALLARD and GRACE BERWICK. He was born ABT 1645 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 SEP 1722 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel STEVENS 17 DEC 1672 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of William STEVENS and Elizabeth BIDFIELD. He was born 18 NOV 1652 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 SEP 1675 in Battle of Bloody Brook, near Deerfield, Massachusetts. She married Simon HORNE 28 FEB 1676 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of John HORNE and Frances GREEN. He was born ABT 28 OCT 1649 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF NOV 1692.
Children of REBECKAH RAY and JOSEPH BALLARD were:
14  i.Benjamin BALLARD died 21 FEB 1703 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
15  ii.Joseph BALLARD died 29 AUG 1703 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16  iii.Samuel BALLARD died 13 SEP 1718 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
17  iv.Sarah BALLARD was born 31 AUG 1693 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JAN 1716 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
18  v.Jeremiah BALLARD was born 29 MAR 1697 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 8 SEP 1761. He married Mary DANE 29 DEC 1721 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+19  vi.JOSIAH BALLARD was born 22 JUN 1699 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 DEC 1780 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

8.Sarah RAY (JOSHUA RAY2, DANIEL RAY1) was born 4 JUN 1661 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Salem Co., New Jersey. She married Thomas HAINES 15 DEC 1676 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of William HAINES and Sarah INGERSOLL. He died in of Salem Co., New Jersey.
Child of Sarah RAY and Thomas HAINES was:
20  i.Daniel HAYNES died 30 JUN 1689 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

Sarah Waters is my 8th great grand aunt. I descend from her brother John Waters who married Sarah Tompkins. As soon as I saw RAY in the title of your post on my blog reader, I knew I'd find a cousin connection!