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Sanford V. RAY
Rachel F. CORBIN
Husband:  Sanford V. RAY not to be confused with Sanford S. RAY
Birth:  1824/5, SC 
Death:  ca. 1868/9 bef. 1 Jun 1870
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  Civil War (31 Aug 1861 - 2 Dec 1861):  Pvt, Co. E, 23rd Rgmt. Georgia Infantry
Father:  William H. RAY
Mother:  Jane [VENCEY?]

Some sources give our subject these parents:
Father (not):  William REA
Mother (not):  Hannah BERRYHILL
but I find nothing to support the connection, and what evidence there is argues against it (q.v.).

Marriage:  ca. 1853
Wife: Rachel F. CORBIN
Birth:  May 1832, SC
Death:  1901, GA possibly in Walker Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John CORBIN
Mother:  Delilah WHITMIRE
Children born in Pickens Co., GA:
1.  Hurlit? / Hulett? / Hewlett? RAY, b. 1853/4
2.  Martha Jane RAY, b. 5 Nov 1854; d. 5 Nov 1926, Cobb Co., GA
3.  Delilah Victoria RAY, b. Apr 1857; d. 20 Mar 1921
4.  William H. RAY, b. 22 Jul 1858 
5.  Thomas Z. RAY, b. 3 Jun 1859
6.  Beauregard RAY, b. 1860
7.  James RAY, b. 2 May 1862; d. 13 May 1932, Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA
8.  Benjamin RAY, b. 1865/6
9.  Mary Malinda RAY, b. 1867/8
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Georgia, South Carolina

Sources (n.b., Pickens Co. was formed in 1853 from Cherokee Co.; Walker and Whitfield Cos. are adjacent):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Sanford REA (æ 25, b. SC) is living in Cherokee [now Pickens] Co., GA (pp. 532B-533A), with his parents, William REA (æ 55, b. SC) & Jane (æ 50, b. SC), plus siblings.  Rachel CORBIN (æ 17, b. SC) is living in Cherokee [now Pickens] Co., GA, with her parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 9):  Jasper P.O., Townsends Dist., Pickens Co., GA, Roll, p. 985, PN 107, 885/750, enumerated 5 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Santford Ray 29 M   Farmer   25 Sc
Rachel    " 25 F         "
Hurlit    "  6 M         Ga
Martha J  "  5 F         "
Delilah V "  3 F         "
William H "  2 M         "
Thomas Z  "  1 M         "
Listed next to Rachel's widowed mother, Delila (WHITMIRE) CORBIN.  Sanford's parents, William RAY (æ 65, b. SC) and his wife, Jane (æ 63, b. SC), are living in Townsend's Dist., Pickens Co., GA (p. 983).

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 133):  Jasper P.O., Pickens Co., GA, Roll M593_169, p. 3B, PN 8, 56/56, enumerated 10 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Ray Rachel 36 F W Keeping house     South Carolina
___ Hulett? 16 M W Farmer     South Carolina
___ June 15 F W Assisting on farm     South Carolina
___ Delilah 14 F W Assisting on farm     South Carolina
___ William 12 M W Assisting on farm     Georgia
___ Thomas 11 M W Assisting on farm     Georgia
___ Beauregard 10 M W Assisting on farm     Georgia
___ James  7 M W At home     Georgia
___ Benjamin  4 M W       Georgia
___ Mary  2 F W       Georgia

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 16):  Conns [Conn] Creek, Dist. No. 1031, Cherokee Co., GA, Roll 140, p. 246B, PN 26, SD 1, ED 26, enumerated 15/16 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 13 21 23 24 25 26
259 268 Rey Rachel W F 44 Wife   / Keeping House   / GA GA GA
    ___ Malinda W F 12 Dau /   at School / / GA GA GA

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
Can't find Hewlett.
Son William H. RAY is married and living in Pickens Co., GA (q.v.).
Son Thomas Z. RAY is married and living in Cherokee Co., GA (q.v.).
There is a Beauregard RAY (æ 18, b. GA/GA/SC) living with a KEITH cousin in Claytons, Cherokee Co., GA (p. 161B).
There is a James RAY (æ 17, b. GA/GA/GA) boarding with a Widow DOBSON and her family in Pickens Co., GA (p. 537C).
Can't find Benjamin.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11-12 of 19):  Georgia Militia Dist. 881, Walker Co., GA, Roll T623_226 (Book 1), pp. 212A-212B, SN 6, SD 7, ED 95, enumerated 15/16 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 27 28
98 100 Ray Thomas Head W M Jun 1859 40 M 10 GA NC GA Farmer Y Y Y R F 101
    [Thomas's wife and children]
    ___ Rachel F Mother W F May 1832 68 Wd   GA GA GA   Y N Y      

8a.  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Sanford V Ray
Residence: Pickens County, Georgia
Enlistment Date: 31 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Georgia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Georgia 23rd Infantry Regimen on 31 Aug 1861.
Mustered out on 02 Dec 1861 at Richmond, VA.
Sources: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865

8b.  American Civil War Soldiers.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Sanford Ray
Residence: Pickens County, Georgia
Enlistment Date: 31 Aug 1861
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Georgia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 31 August 1861.
Enlised in Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment Georia on 31 Aug 1861.
Recevied a disability discharge from Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 2 Dec 1861 at Richmond.

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). 

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