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Ray Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 32° 20.282 W 086° 07.865
16S E 581772 N 3578236
Quick Description: Historic marker at the Ray family cemetery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 8:43:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMF89Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 9

Marker Name: Ray Cemetery Est. 1849

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker text: John W. Ray, his wife, Martha; their infant son; and her fifteen-year-old brother, James R. Conyers, moved to Mt. Meigs from Greene County, Georgia. He and his older brother, Isaac Ray, owned extensive landholdings along Vaughn and Taylor Roads. These early settlers were devout Missionary Baptists. John W. Ray assisted in organizing Antioch Baptist Church, the first church of any denomination organized in Montgomery County, in 1818 at Mt. Meigs. John W. Ray, James R. Conyers, and members of the Ray, Conyers, Nicholson, Handey, and Relfe families are buried here. Among them are veterans of four wars: Dr. John C. Nicholson, Surgeon I AL Calvalry Regt, Civil War; his uncle, Vincent Cogburn, veteran of the Mexican War; Mason Handey, Navy, World War I; and John Robert Relfe. Captain, US Army, World War II. Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register Marker erected in 2006 by the East Montgomery County Historical Society and the Handey Family

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2006

Marker Number: Not Listed

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