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William McCRAY
Martha DAVIS
Husband:  William McCRAY
Birth:  23 Apr 1789, Jonesborough, Washington Co., NC [now TN]
Death:  13 Mar 1849, Grundy Co., MO
Military Service:  War of 1812:  Sgt., East Tennessee Militia, Capt. Henry McCray's Co.
Father:  Daniel McCRAY
Mother:  Sarah NODDING
Marriage-1:  7 Jul 1807, Washington Co., TN
Wife-1:  Mariah KOONTZ
Death:  1809
Marriage-2:  24 Mar 1812, Carter Co., TN 
Wife-2:  Sarah "Sallie" HENDRY
Birth:  7 Jul 1792
Death:  23 Mar 1830, Monroe Co., TN 
Father:  William HENDRY
Mother:  Chloe __?__
Marriage-3:  1830, TN
Wife-3:  Nancy Anderson BRYANT
Birth:  ca. 19 Mar 1802
Death:  26 Mar 1848, Grundy Co., MO
Other Spouse:  m1. Reuben JOHNSON
Marriage-4:  22 Nov 1848, Mercer or Grundy Co., MO
Wife-4:  Martha DAVIS or Martha ATHERTON
Child with Mariah KOONTZ: 
  1.  Maria B. McCRAY, b. 10 Mar 1809, Washington Co., TN
Children with Sarah HENDRY born in Washington Co., TN:
  2.  Marshall A. McCRAY, b. 16 Jan 1813
  3.  Thomas McCRAY, b. 12 Jan 1815; d.s.p. 25 Jan 1816, Washington Co., TN 
  4.  Elijah H. McCRAY, b. 16 Dec 1816 
  5.  Minerva McCRAY, b. 24 Apr 1819 
  6.  George Clinton McCRAY, b. 23 Mar 1821 
  7.  Fedoria McCRAY, b. 1822 
  8.  McEwen McCRAY, b. 23 May 1823; d.s.p. 16 Dec 1823, Washington Co., TN
  9.  William Henry McCRAY, b. 21 Mar 1825 
10.  Nancy R. McCRAY, b. Feb 1828
Children with Nancy BRYANT born in Monroe Co., TN: 
11.  Priscilla McCRAY, b. 4 Aug 1831 
12.  Caroline P. McCRAY, b. 31 Oct 1833 
13.  Mary Louisa McCRAY, b. 20 Feb 1836 
14.  Rachel E. A. McCRAY, b. 11 Nov 1837
Children with Martha DAVIS:


1.  Family Group Sheets prepared by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

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

3.  William McCray Family Bible:  William McCray married Mariah Koontz 7 July 1807 in Washington Co., TN.

4.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Tennessee Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Res., Orem, UT (Broderbund, Marriage Index CD-229):
Mccray, William Koontz, Maria  1 Jul 1807 Washington Co.
Mccray, William Hendry, Sarah 24 Mar 1812 Carter Co.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
McCray, William TN Monroe Co. p. 80

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
Mc Cray, William MO Livingston Co. Monroe Twp. p. 265

7.  Grundy County, MO, 1850 Census (online at the Grundy County MOGenWeb site):  Dist. #35, Grundy Co., MO, 133/133, enumerated 15 Aug 1850:
Johnson Wm. J.  25 M Farmer 250 Tenn
McCray Percilla  18 F     Tenn
McCray Caroline  16 F     Tenn
McCray Mary  15 F     Tenn
McCray Rachel  12 F     Tenn
Oston Thomas  26 M Farmer   Tenn
Oston Jane  24 F     Tenn
Oston Nancy   6 F     Mo
Oston Susan   3 F     Mo
Oston Emily 9/12 F     Mo
These are the four orphaned daughters of Nancy (BRYANT) McCRAY.  Apparently the girls chose not to live with their new step-mother, Martha.  They are living next door to Manerva (McCRAY) NEWTON, their older half-sister. 

8.  Mrs. O.L. Livingston & Mrs. B.F. Hoover.  1964. Newton-McCray (aka Johnson) Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Grundy Co., MO (online at the Grundy County MOGenWeb site):
McCRAY Nancy ___ 26 Mar 1848 46y 7d

9.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's JavaScript Birthday Calculator.
Entered Result
26 Mar 1848 46y 0m 7d 19 Mar 1802
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

10.  Marjorie Hood Fischer.  1996.  Tennesseans before 1800, Washington County.  Frontier Press, Galveston, TX.  On p. 201:
Name Record Type Number
McCray, Wm. Deed 1
McCray, Wm. Daniel Inventory 1
Our subject was only 11 years old in 1800, so I wonder that he is mentioned in the court records, at all; and I don't know what to make of "Wm. Daniel."  These records are available on microfilm at the Tennessee State Library in Nashville and the LDS Family History Library.  The book, page, and microfilm roll numbers are given by Fischer for each entry.

11.  War of 1812, Soldiers from Washington County, Tennessee (online at the Washington County TNGenWeb site):
East Tennessee Militia...
Colonel Ewin Allison...
Captain Henry McCray's Company
(5 January 1814 - 23 May 1814)...
McCray, William; SGT; prom from CPL 5 April 1814...

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