Arden William RAY
Lucretia Elizabeth MAYBERRY


Husband:  Arden William RAY
Birth:   18 Apr 1833, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death:  29 Nov 1905, Mayberry Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Burial:  Dec 1905, Campbell / Ray Cemetery, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois     (pic)
Father:  John RAY
Mother:  Clarissa BIGGERSTAFF

Marriage-1:  25 Sep 1851, Hamilton Co., Illinois 

Wife-1:  Lucretia Elizabeth MAYBERRY
Birth:  6 Nov 1832, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Death:  Jan 1874, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Burial:  Jan 1874, Campbell / Ray Cemetery, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois      (pic)
Father:  Frederick Sylvester MAYBERRY III 
Mother:   Malissa GRIMES 

Children:
1. Isavilla Malissa RAY, b: 5 Dec 1852, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
2. Lucinda RAY, b: 17 Jun 1854, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
3. Jane RAY, b: 16 Aug 1856, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co, Illinois
                      d: 29 Jun 1890, Hamilton Co., Illinois
                   bur: County Farm Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Illinois
4. Rhoda Elmeta RAY, b: 7 Oct 1859, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
5. Eliza Louisa RAY, b: 27 Jun 1863, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
6. Alice Victory RAY, b: 13 Aug 1866, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
7. John Samuel RAY, b: 5 Jul 1869, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
8. Amanda Susan RAY, b: 1 Mar 1871, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
__________
Notes:
Arden was a veteran of the Civil War.  His service & Pension application records shows:
  Name:  Arden W. Ray
  Residence:  Hamilton Co., Illinois                 Occupation:
  Service Record:
  Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1862.
  Enlisted in Company I, 131st Infantry Regiment Illinois of 13 November 1862.
  Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 16 February 1863 effective 24 May 1863.
  Transferred Company I, 131st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 16 November 1863.
  Commission in Company I, 29th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 16 November 1863.

Pension Application:
  Name:  Arden W. Ray
  Widow:  Margaret J. Ray
  Minor:  James Ray  (Gdn)
  Service:  1Lt. I 29 Ill Inf; 2Lt B & I 131 Ill Inf
  Pension Type:            Invalid           Widow           Minor
  Application Date:   11 Oct 1886    11 Dec 1905   1 Nov 1909
  Application #:           587,005            839,467          929,805
  Certificate #:              752,313            612,655          696,238


1860 Federal Census Data (M653_183, Page 157),  T 5 / R 7E (Crook), Hamilton Co.,  Illinois,
                                                                                                                 Enumeration Date: 28-Jul-1860, Family #1004 

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real
Estate

Per.
Estate

POB

Married
This Yr

Attend
School

Canít
R / W

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 RAY, Arden W

26

M

W

 Farmer

$400

$300

IL

 

 

 

 

           Lucretia E

26

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

 

 

           Acviller M

7

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

 

 

           Lucinda

5

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

 

 

           Jane

4

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

 

 

           Rhoda A

2

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

 

 

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0225, Page 601A), T 5 / R 7E (Crook), Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                                                     Enumeration Date: 20-Jul-1870, Family #173

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

Attend School

D, D, B, I,   I, P, or C

 RAY, A. M.

37

M

W

 Farmer

$1,000

$200

IL

 

 

           Lucretia

38

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

IL

 

 

           Malica

18

F

W

  

 

 

IL

 

 

           Lucinda

16

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

           Jane

14

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

            Rhoda

12

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

            Louisa

8

F

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

For the 1870 census, Alice and John are listed with Arden's brother, Wesley, and his family.

After Lucretia died, Arden married two additional times and had six additional children.  He first married Sarah Jane Oliver, the widow of George W Wheeler.

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0210), Page 534B),  McLeansboro Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                    Enumeration Dist: 26, Enumeration Date: 22-Jun-1880, Family #337 

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Mo.
Born

 Relation

M/S
W/D

Occupation

POB

Father
POB

Mother
POB

Attend
School

Read /
Write

 RAY, Arden W

46

M

W

 

 Self

M

 Farmer

IL

KY

KY

 

 

           Sarah

35

F

W

 

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

OH

OH

OH

 

 

           Jane

21

F

W

 

 Daughter

S

 At Home

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           Roda

19

F

W

 

 Daughter

S

 At Home

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           Louisa           

17

F

W

 

 Daughter

S

 At Home

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           Alice

15

F

W

 

 Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           John

12

M

W

 

 Son

S

 Farm Laborer

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           Susan

9

F

W

 

 Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

IL

 

 

           Clifford

1

M

W

 

 Son

S

 

IL

IL

OH

 

 

 WHEELER, Oliver

18

M

W

 

 S-Son

 

 

IL

IL

OH

 

 

                   George

15

M

W

 

 S-Son

S

 

IL

IL

OH

 

 

                   Alice

14

F

W

 

 S-Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

OH

 

 

                   Elizabeth

12

F

W

 

 S-Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

OH

 

 

                   Harriet E

8

F

W

 

 S-Daughter

 

 

IL

IIL

OH

 

 

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0304, Page 338B), Mayberry Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 56, Enumeration Date: 9-Jul-1900, Family #460

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn.

# C Liv.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo.
POB

Occupation        or Trade

In Sch

 RAY, Arden W

 Head

M

Apr

1833

67

M

11

 

 

IL

KY

KY

 Farmer

 

          Margara J

 Wife

F

Mar

1867

33

M

11

4

3

TN

TN

TN

 

 

          John S

 Son

M

Oct

1869

30

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 Farm Laborer

 

          James

 Son

M

Dec

1881

18

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 

 

          Cleveland

 Son

M

Oct

1885

14

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 

 

          Mary E

 Daughter

F

Sep

1890

9

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 

 

          Altgeld

 Son

M

Aug

1892

7

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 

 

          Not Named (Elmer)

 Son

M

Aug

1897

2

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

TN

 

 

__________
Sources:
1) Marriage:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book B, #1140
2) Death - Husband:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Deaths, Book A, #1674