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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ray County, Missouri|Ray County]]''
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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ray_County,_Missouri|Ray County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=63586 Shotwell Cemetery, Richmond] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=63586 Shotwell Cemetery, Richmond] BillionGraves  
*Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond
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*Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond  
 
*Woodland Cemetery, Richmond
 
*Woodland Cemetery, Richmond
  
Three of the cemeteries in this county, Shotwell, Sunny Slope, and Richmond, are on the north side of Highway 10 (Main Street) and are all together almost as if they were all one cemetery.
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Three of the cemeteries in this county, Shotwell, Sunny Slope, and Richmond, are on the north side of Highway 10 (Main Street) and are all together almost as if they were all one cemetery.  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Missouri}}
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{{Census|Missouri}}  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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The Missouri State Archives has Vol A (1820-1837) Minutes (County Clerk) on microfilm.  
 
The Missouri State Archives has Vol A (1820-1837) Minutes (County Clerk) on microfilm.  
  
===== Court of Common Pleas =====
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===== Court of Common Pleas =====
  
The Missouri State Archives has the Common Plea Index, Vol A, 1867-1874 and the Common Pleas book, Vol A, 1867-1870 on microfilm.
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The Missouri State Archives has the Common Plea Index, Vol A, 1867-1874 and the Common Pleas book, Vol A, 1867-1870 on microfilm.  
  
===== Justice of the Peace =====
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===== Justice of the Peace =====
  
Docket, 1836-1851 is available at the Missouri State Archives.
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Docket, 1836-1851 is available at the Missouri State Archives.  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Google has scanned the book "History of Ray County, Mo." as the book is now in the public domain.&nbsp; It was written in 1881 and can be found at [http://books.google.com/books?id=xTwVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR4-IA8#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com/books] .<br>  
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*Google has scanned the book "History of Ray County, Mo." as the book is now in the public domain.&nbsp; It was written in 1881 and can be found at [http://books.google.com/books?id=xTwVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR4-IA8#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com/books] .<br>
  
*Also Google has the book "A History of Northwest Missouri" written in 1915, also in the public domain.&nbsp; This book has history on Ray county and neigboring counties.&nbsp; It can be found at [http://books.google.com/books?id=FWIUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA625#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com/books] .  
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*Also Google has the book "A History of Northwest Missouri" written in 1915, also in the public domain.&nbsp; This book has history on Ray county and neigboring counties.&nbsp; It can be found at [http://books.google.com/books?id=FWIUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA625#v=onepage&q&f=false books.google.com/books] .
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Wills, Letters &amp; Bonds, 1821-1915. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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''A unique aspect of Ray county wills is that the people who legally should be referred to as executors are referred to as administrators''.<ref>Fred Woods, "Tarwater Family History / Genealogy - Daviess and Ray co. Missouri" Facebook group (closed) posting dated 29 Jul 2012 and email correspondence to Jana Stokes, July 2012. Wood is author of several Ray county genealogical books including Name index to the first twenty years of Ray County, Missouri, Circuit Court records, 1820-1840 (Richmond, Missouri : Ray County, Missouri Genealogical Association, 1994).</ref>
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Bonds, Vol B, 1836-1844. Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number C 5780.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Wills, Letters &amp; Bonds, 1821-1915. Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Letters of Admministration, 1836-1884. Missouri State Arcives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Bonds, Vol B, 1836-1844. Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number C 5780.  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories/appraise/sale Bill, Vol B, 1853-1863. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Letters of Admministration, 1836-1884. Missouri State Arcives microfilm.  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories,Appraisements &amp; Sale Bills, Vol D-FI, 1859-1886. Missouri State Archives microfilm
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Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories/appraise/sale Bill, Vol B, 1853-1863. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Notices &amp; Affidavits, Vol A, 1862-1877. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories,Appraisements &amp; Sale Bills, Vol D-FI, 1859-1886. Missouri State Archives microfilm  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Minutes, 1867-1869. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Notices &amp; Affidavits, Vol A, 1862-1877. Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates, Vol 1, Allen-Zuklin. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Minutes, 1867-1869. Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
  
Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates-guardians, Vol 1, Adams-Yates. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates, Vol 1, Allen-Zuklin. Missouri State Archives microfilm.
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Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates-guardians, Vol 1, Adams-Yates. Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''[1821] '''.[http://www.usgwarchives.org/mo/ray/court.htm "Ray County Assessor's List for 1821]" Ray county, Missouri USGenweb. Which cites as it's source: "Missouri Pioneer Book" Volume 2 February 1968, p. 39-41, compiled and published<br>by Miss Nadine Hodges &amp; Mrs John Vineyard &amp; Mrs Howard W. Woodruff.  
 
*'''[1821] '''.[http://www.usgwarchives.org/mo/ray/court.htm "Ray County Assessor's List for 1821]" Ray county, Missouri USGenweb. Which cites as it's source: "Missouri Pioneer Book" Volume 2 February 1968, p. 39-41, compiled and published<br>by Miss Nadine Hodges &amp; Mrs John Vineyard &amp; Mrs Howard W. Woodruff.  
 
*'''[1831] '''"[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/ray/pollbooks.html Poll Book of Elections &amp; Voter Registrations"]&nbsp;Ray County Genealogical Assoication  
 
*'''[1831] '''"[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/ray/pollbooks.html Poll Book of Elections &amp; Voter Registrations"]&nbsp;Ray County Genealogical Assoication  
*Cowles, Edgar M. ''Resident taxpayers of Ray County, Mo., comprising the names and occupation of all resident taxpayers in the county, arranged alphabetically, according to post-office addresses''. (Hardin? Mo., c1894). See Library of Congress F472.R2 C87.<br>
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*Cowles, Edgar M. ''Resident taxpayers of Ray County, Mo., comprising the names and occupation of all resident taxpayers in the county, arranged alphabetically, according to post-office addresses''. (Hardin? Mo., c1894). See Library of Congress F472.R2 C87.<br>  
 
*Missouri State Archives has microfilmed taxation sources starting in the 1900s.<br>
 
*Missouri State Archives has microfilmed taxation sources starting in the 1900s.<br>
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
  
*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanant Record of Births, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 25631.
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*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanant Record of Births, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 25631.  
 
*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Register of Births and Stillbirths, Vol 1, 1883-1890 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.
 
*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Register of Births and Stillbirths, Vol 1, 1883-1890 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.
  
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanent Record of Deaths, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.
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*Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanent Record of Deaths, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.  
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  
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*[[Wood Heights Missouri Family History Center]]
 
*[[Wood Heights Missouri Family History Center]]
  
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==== Genealogical Societies  ====
 
==== Genealogical Societies  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://ray.mogenweb.org/index.htm "Ray County Genealogy: A Missouri GenWeb Project"]<br>
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*[http://ray.mogenweb.org/index.htm "Ray County Genealogy: A Missouri GenWeb Project"]<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Ray|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Ray|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  

Revision as of 15:24, 29 July 2012

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Ray County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1820--Ray County was created 16 November 1820 from Howard County. County seat: Richmond [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Three of the cemeteries in this county, Shotwell, Sunny Slope, and Richmond, are on the north side of Highway 10 (Main Street) and are all together almost as if they were all one cemetery.

Census

For tips on accessing Ray County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Court

Circuit Court

The Missouri State Archives has the index (1821-1872) to the circuit court records, and Vols A-O (1821-1882) in microfilm.

County Court

The Missouri State Archives has Vol A (1820-1837) Minutes (County Clerk) on microfilm.

Court of Common Pleas

The Missouri State Archives has the Common Plea Index, Vol A, 1867-1874 and the Common Pleas book, Vol A, 1867-1870 on microfilm.

Justice of the Peace

Docket, 1836-1851 is available at the Missouri State Archives.

Land

Local Histories

  • Google has scanned the book "History of Ray County, Mo." as the book is now in the public domain.  It was written in 1881 and can be found at books.google.com/books .
  • Also Google has the book "A History of Northwest Missouri" written in 1915, also in the public domain.  This book has history on Ray county and neigboring counties.  It can be found at books.google.com/books .

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Chillicothe newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Ray County communities.

Probate

A unique aspect of Ray county wills is that the people who legally should be referred to as executors are referred to as administrators.[2]

Ray county, Probate Court. Wills, Letters & Bonds, 1821-1915. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Bonds, Vol B, 1836-1844. Missouri State Archives Microfilm Reel Number C 5780.

Ray county, Probate Court. Letters of Admministration, 1836-1884. Missouri State Arcives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories/appraise/sale Bill, Vol B, 1853-1863. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Inventories,Appraisements & Sale Bills, Vol D-FI, 1859-1886. Missouri State Archives microfilm

Ray county, Probate Court. Notices & Affidavits, Vol A, 1862-1877. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Minutes, 1867-1869. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates, Vol 1, Allen-Zuklin. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Ray county, Probate Court. Record of Estates-guardians, Vol 1, Adams-Yates. Missouri State Archives microfilm.

Taxation

  • [1821] ."Ray County Assessor's List for 1821" Ray county, Missouri USGenweb. Which cites as it's source: "Missouri Pioneer Book" Volume 2 February 1968, p. 39-41, compiled and published
    by Miss Nadine Hodges & Mrs John Vineyard & Mrs Howard W. Woodruff.
  • [1831] "Poll Book of Elections & Voter Registrations" Ray County Genealogical Assoication
  • Cowles, Edgar M. Resident taxpayers of Ray County, Mo., comprising the names and occupation of all resident taxpayers in the county, arranged alphabetically, according to post-office addresses. (Hardin? Mo., c1894). See Library of Congress F472.R2 C87.
  • Missouri State Archives has microfilmed taxation sources starting in the 1900s.


Vital Records

Births
  • Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanant Record of Births, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 25631.
  • Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Register of Births and Stillbirths, Vol 1, 1883-1890 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.
Marriages
Deaths
  • Missouri, Ray county, County Clerk. Permanent Record of Deaths, Vol 1, 1883-1889 is available at the Missouri State Archives on microfilm. Reel Number C 5754.
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



Genealogical Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Fred Woods, "Tarwater Family History / Genealogy - Daviess and Ray co. Missouri" Facebook group (closed) posting dated 29 Jul 2012 and email correspondence to Jana Stokes, July 2012. Wood is author of several Ray county genealogical books including Name index to the first twenty years of Ray County, Missouri, Circuit Court records, 1820-1840 (Richmond, Missouri : Ray County, Missouri Genealogical Association, 1994).