Martha C. Wray

Female Abt 1829 - Bef 1893  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Martha C. Wray 
    Born Abt 1829 
    Gender Female 
    Census 17 Sep 1850  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Eastern District 
    Census 4 Jul 1860  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Southern Division 
    Census 17 Sep 1870  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Wentworth 
    Census 19 Jun 1880  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Wentworth 
    Misc 22 Jun 1885  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    applied for a widow's pension 
    _UID 9E1A7A0EE0C1477E9F3A017D0F92ABD21BE6 
    Died Bef 10 Mar 1893  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1237  Bennett, Harrison, and Herron Families
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 

    Father Alexander William Wray,   b. Abt 1802, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary “Polly” Barnes,   b. 4 Mar 1800,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 81 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1816  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrew J. Cole,   b. Abt 1828, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1863, Raleigh, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [2
    Married 27 Dec 1853  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage License 2 Jan 1854  Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. William Cole,   b. Abt 1855, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary A. Cole,   b. Abt 1857, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Susan Ellen Cole,   b. Jul 1860, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Martha Wray is the daughter of Alexander Wray and Polly Barnes. She lived ner entire life in Rockingham Co., NC, where she was born.

      Martha Cole, 33, appears in the 1870 census living with her son William 15, and daughters Mary A. 13 and Susan E. 9. She is living in the Wentworth township. and is listed as Martha Coe. 1870 Census of Rockingham Co., North Carolina, Roll M593_1157, pg. 387. Alexander Wray (her father), 68, and Mary Wray (her mother), 68, appear immediately before her in the census. Andrew Wray (her brother), 36, appears after her.

      Martha Cole 50 appears in the 1880 census for Rockingham Co., NC. She is living with her daughter Mollie 23. 1880 Rockingham County, North Carolina Census, RollT9_980, p. 198.

      On 22 June 1885, Martha Cole applied for a widow’s pension under the the pension act of 1885 ratified on 11 Mar. 1885. She states in her application that she was the widow of Andrew J. Cole who enlisted in Co. E, 45th Reg. of the N.C. State Troops on or about 1 Oct. 1862 and that while serving died of a fever on 24 Oct. 1863. Martha Cole also ssated that she had not remarried. The application included a statement by A.W. Wray stating that he was acquainted with Martha Cole and verifying that she was was the widow of Andrew J. Cole.

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Rockingham County, North Carolina, 1850 U.S. Census, Eastern District; 30B; 426; 425; Alex'd Ray; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 3).

      Alex'd.. Ray-48-M-North Carolina-farmer
      Polly Ray-49-F-North Carolina
      M..E.. Ray-23-F-North Carolina
      M..C.. Ray-19-F-North Carolina
      S..B.. Ray-17-M-North Carolina-laborer
      A..W.. Ray-16-M-North Carolina
      M.. E.. Ray-13-F-North Carolina
      R..M.. Ray-9-M-North Carolina

    2. [S99] Rockingham County, North Carolina, 1860 U.S. Census, Southern Division; 69; 524; 524; A. J. Cole; 20 February 2015 (Reliability: 3).

      A. J. Cole-32-M-North Carolina-farmer
      Martha C.-31-F-North Carolina
      William L.-5-M-North Carolina
      Mary A.-3-F-North Carolina

    3. [S84] Rockingham County, North Carolina, 1870 U.S. Census, Wentworth; 387B; 326; 301; Martha ; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 3).

      Martha Coe-33-F-North Carolina-keeping house
      William-14-M-North Carolina-day laborer
      Mary A.-12-F-North Carolina-at home
      Susan E.-9-F-North Carolina

    4. [S86] Rockingham County, North Carolina, 1880 U.S. Census, 235; Wentworth; 198D; 31; Martha Cole; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 3).

      Martha Cole-head-50-F-Rockingham Co., NC-keeping house
      Mollie-daughter-23-F-Rockingham Co., NC-farm labor

    5. [S181] North Carolina, Act of 1885 Pension Applications, Widow's Claim for Pension; 22 June 1885; 1054; Martha C. Cole; Andrew J. Cole; widow; Co. E, 45th North Carolina Regiment; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S259] Rockingham County, North Carolina, Deeds (online, FamilySearch), William L. & Amanda Cole to Susan Combs & J. T, Combs; deed; 10 March 1893; 94; 25; 16 July 2018 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S49] North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (Ancestry), William Ray; Polly Barnes; 000121444; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S49] North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (Ancestry), Andrew J. Cole; Mary Ray; 006600; 21 February 2015 (Reliability: 2).