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Lt. Elisha McCRAY
Rebecca TILSON
Husband:  Elisha McCRAY
Birth:  1789/90, Washington Co., TN
Death:  13 Aug 1834, Ray Co, MO
Military:  War of 1812:  1st Lt., East Tennessee Militia
Father:  Daniel McCRAY
Mother:  Sarah NODDING

Some secondary sources have Elisha b. 1770 in MD, but this seems unlikely given his marriage date.  Yes, it could be his second marriage, but no evidence of a former wife or children has been found.

Marriage:  1812
Wife:  Rebecca TILSON
Birth:  ca. 1792, Irwin Co., TN or Tazewell Co., VA (sources differ)
Death:  1827, Ray Co., MO
Children:
1.  Charles McCRAY, b. ca 1811, near Erwin, Washington Co., TN
2.  William McCRAY, b. 1813 
3.  Elizabeth "Betsy" McCRAY, b. ca. 1815 
4.  Ruth McCRAY, b. 1815 
5.  Charity McCRAY, b. ca. 1819; d.s.p. in childhood
6.  Achsah McCRAY, b. 1821; d.s.p. 1821 
7.  Nancy McCRAY, b. 28 Jun 1823 
8.  Daniel McCRAY, b. ca. 1825-27


Sources:

1.  Philip Roger McCray.  1993.  McCrays of America.  2nd ed.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, p. 144.

2.  War of 1812, Soldiers from Washington County, Tennessee (online at the Washington County TNGenWeb site):
East Tennessee Militia...
Colonel Ewin Allison...
Captain John Hampton's Company
(5 January 1814 - 14 Jul 1814)...
McCray, Elisha; 1LT prom from ENS 1 March 1814

3.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.

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