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Stark Ray

Male 1784 - 1866  (81 years)


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  • Name Stark Ray 
    Born 18 Aug 1784  New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation According to the History of Chester NH: "he bought, with Edward Ray, the Oswego mill in Chester, drew their lumber to Martin's Ferry, rafted it to Newburyport and sold it for eight dollars per thousand." Stark Ray settled on the southwest half of Lot 83 in Chester, N.H. formerly occupied by Benjamin Crosset. From 1810-1840 living in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H. In 1850 census, Stark and wife Hannah residing in Auburn, Rockingham County, N.H.  [2
    Died 04 Feb 1866  New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I513983367  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Carolyn
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2008 

    Father John Ray,   b. Abt 1745,   d. 22 Jan 1823, Manchester, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Page Russell,   b. 26 Feb 1755, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1817  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1775 
    • Obtained from a family tree on Ancestry.com, attributed to "J. Nelson Howell, grandson of Edith Spidle"
    Family ID F505778177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Caldwell Wason,   b. 29 Sep 1791, Candia, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1877, Auburn, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1810  Chester, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. John Wason Ray,   b. 23 Dec 1814, Chester (now Auburn), New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1901  (Age 86 years)
    Documents
    Marriage Record - Stark Ray and Miss Hannah Wason
    Marriage Record - Stark Ray and Miss Hannah Wason
    Both residents of Chester, New Hampshire. Married by Rev. Nathan Bradstreet on 14 Jun 1810. Recorded at NH Vitals on 5 Feb 1907.
    Headstones
    Monument at Valley Cemetery - Manchester, New Hampshire - Stark Ray and his wife Hannah C[aldwell Watson] Ray
    Monument at Valley Cemetery - Manchester, New Hampshire - Stark Ray and his wife Hannah C[aldwell Watson] Ray
    Photo courtesy of Jack Stanton
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F505780887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1860 United States Census - Rev. John W. Ray and Stark Ray and families - Ward 3, Manchester, New Hampshire
    1860 United States Census - Rev. John W. Ray and Stark Ray and families - Ward 3, Manchester, New Hampshire
    The 1860 census report shows John W. Ray, a Congregational Clergyman (age 44), living with Grace Ray (age 29), Lucy H. Ray (7), George W. Ray (3 months), Emerline A. Babb (age 31, a domestic), and James Bussell (19, a labourer).

    Also on the census report are Stark Ray (age 75, a farmer), Hannah C. Ray (68), Ann C. Garland (46), Lucy A. Garland (13), and David Garland (11).

    Year: 1860; Census Place: Manchester Ward 3, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; Roll: M653_674; Page: 693; Image: 494. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.
    Birth certificate for Stark Ray
    Birth certificate for Stark Ray
    Born in Derryfield (Manchester), New Hampshire on 18 Aug 1784.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4964] Manchester N.H. History & Genealogy Web Site, Janice Brown, (http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Manchester/index.html) (Reliability: 3).
      Date of birth on Manchester History and Genealogy Website "about 1785." Date of birth on monument inscription 18 Aug 1784

    2. [S4964] Manchester N.H. History & Genealogy Web Site, Janice Brown, (http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Manchester/index.html) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S4974] New Hampshire Div. of Vital Records Admin., Chester, N.H. Vol. 1, Page 344 (Reliability: 2), 05 Feb 1907.
      Married by Rev. Nathan Bradstreet.