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Thomas H. RAY
Comfort Ida NELSON
Husband:  Thomas H. RAY or subject is not the Thomas Z. RAY who married Emily GREEN and Julia Victoria BRADFORD
Birth:  4 Oct 1860, Pickens Co., GA
Death apparently:  1927-30
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  William RAY, b. Jul 1831, SC
Mother:  Mary Ann MORRIS, b. Jun 1840, SC
Marriage:  1880/1
Wife:  Comfort Ida NELSON
Birth:  27 Apr 1866, Cherokee Co., GA
Death:  27 Jan 1927, Nelson, Pickens Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John D. NELSON, b. 1824/5, SC
Mother:  Comfort [ I. or A. or Cezetta ] JONES, b. 1828/9, SC
Children born in Pickens Co., GA:
1.  James L. RAY, b. Apr 1883
2.  (Child) RAY, b. ca. 1886; d. bef. 1900
3.  Ernest G. RAY, b. 29 Dec 1889
4.  Henry Homer RAY, b. 2 Sep 1891
5.  Perry Grady RAY, b. 15 Aug 1893
6.  Cordelia Rosalee "Cordie / Cordy" RAY, b. 12 Dec 1895
7.  Neppy RAY, b. Feb 1898
8.  Mary E. RAY, b. 1901/2
9.  Sherman D. RAY, b. 1907/8
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Georgia, South Carolina

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John NELSON (æ 35, b. SC) and his wife, "Camefort" I. (æ 33, b. SC) are living in Talking Rock, Pickens Co., GA (pp. 926-927), with their seven children.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Thomas RAY (æ 10, b. GA) is living in Pickens Co., GA (p. 8A), with his parents, William RAY (æ 37, b. SC) & Mary Ann (æ 29, b. SC).  Comfort I. NELSON (æ 4, b. GA) is living in Cherokee Co., GA (p. 294B), with her parents, John D. NELSON (æ 45, b. SC) & Comfort (æ 41, b. SC), plus nine siblings.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Thomas RAY (æ 17, b. GA) is living in Townsends, Pickens Co., GA (p. 541D), with his parents, William RAY (æ 50, b. SC) & Mary A. (æ 45, b. SC).  Ida NELSON (æ 14, b. SC) is living in Ball Ground, Cherokee Co., GA (p. 135D) with her parents, John D. NELSON (æ 55, b. SC) & Comfort A. (æ 51, b. SC), plus four siblings.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 20):  Tower? [Townsends] Dist., Pickens Co., GA, Roll T623_216, p. 210A, SN 10, SD 39, ED 113, enumerated 11 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 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 27
124 126 Ray Thomas H Head W M Oct 1860 39 M 19     GA SC SC Farmer Y Y Y R O
    ___ Comfort I Wife W F Apr 1867 33 M 19 8 7 GA SC GA Keeping House N N Y    
    ___ James L Son W M Apr 1883 17 S       GA GA GA Day laborer Y Y Y    
    ___ Earnest G Son W M Apr 1889 10 S       GA GA GA   N N Y    
    ___ Henry H Son W M Sep 1891  8 S       GA GA GA   N N Y    
    ___ Perry G Son W M Aug 1893  6 S       GA GA GA   N N Y    
    ___ Cordy R Dau W F Dec 1895  4 S       GA GA GA   N N Y    
    ___ Neppy? E Dau W F Feb 1898  2 S       GA GA GA   N N Y    

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 21 indexed "Thomas K. Ray"):  Truckwheel Dist., Pickens Co., GA, Roll T624_203, p. __A, SN 8A, SD 9, ED 127, enumerated 29/30 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  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 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 28 29
133 135 Ray Thomas H Head M W 47 M1 28     GA SC SC Eng Farmer General farm Emp Y Y   R F 92
    ___ Comfort I Wife F W 42 M1 28 10 9 GA SC SC Eng None     Y N        
    ___ Ernest G Son M W 20 S       GA GA GA Eng Laborer Home farm W N N N      
    ___ Henry H Son M W 18 S       GA GA GA Eng Laborer Home farm W Y Y N      
    ___ Perry G Son M W 16 S       GA GA GA Eng Laborer Home farm W Y Y N      
    ___ Cordie R Dau F W 14 S       GA GA GA Eng Laborer Home farm W N N N      
    ___ Nepy E Dau F W 12 S       GA GA GA Eng Laborer Home farm W N N N      
    ___ Mary E Dau F W  8 S       GA GA GA   None         N      
    ___ Sherman D Son M W  2 S       GA GA GA   None                

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 14):  Nelson and Shauptop Road, Nelson [Twp?], Dist. 1429, Pickens Co., GA, Roll, p. 182A, SN 17A, SD 9, ED 146, enumerated 18 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  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 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 6 6 Ray Thomas A Head O F M W 59 M   Y Y GA SC SC Y Farmer General Farm OA 5
      ___ Comfort I Wife     F W 54 M       GA SC GA Y none      
      ___ Mary A Mother     F W 79 Wd       SC SC SC Y none      
      ___ Sherman Son     M W 12 S Y Y Y GA GA SC Y none      
*Nelson and Shauptop Raod

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

10.  Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name: Comfort Ida Ray
Death Date: 27 Jan 1927
Death Place: Nelson, Pickens,
Georgia, United States
Age at Death: 60y 9m
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1866
Birthplace: Cherokee County, Ga.
Gender | Race or Color: Female | White
Ethnicity: American
Spouse: J. Tom Ray
Father's Name: John Nelson
Mother's Name: Comfort Cezetta Jones
Digital Folder: 4176391
Is "Cezetta" a mis-reading of some name beginning with "A" or "I"?  She married so young, it's hard to imagine she had a prior husband (e.g., surnamed CEZETTA).  Then again, there is another significant error with regard to her spouse's name, so is what we have a case of an "uninformed informant"?

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

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

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