Here is a bio on Emeline's parents.
Mr. M. B. Ray, one of the large landowners of Lenox Township, a gentleman of more than ordinary executive ability and a successful farmer, residing on section 26, Lenox Twp., is the son of Garland and Sarah Lee Ray, both natives of Kentucky
His parents came to this county in 1835, and will consequently take rank among it is pioneer settlers. They located in Roseville Township, where they continued to reside for about a year, when they removed to Lenox Township, where they lived until their death, the decease of Mr. Ray's, mother taking place Feb 24, 1868, and that of his father April 12, 1881. Their children were ten in number, namely: Amelia A., Harriet E., Henrietta M., James W., M. B., Eletha, Clarinda J., Julia A., Susan A., and Nancy Elizabeth.
The gentleman whose name stands at the head of this notice was born in Edmonson Co., KY., Feb. 06, 1828, and had reached the age of nine years when he came with his parents to this county, where he has continued to reside until the present time. Mr. Ray may be said to have followed the vocation of an agriculturist from childhood, as he was brought up to that occupation and has made it the pursuit of his life. He is at present
owner of over 1,200 acres in this county, all of which, with the he exception of 30 acres of timberland, is under an advanced state of cultivation, and with the exception of 210 acres in Roseville Twp., is all situated in Lenox Township. He keeps upon his home farm, which comprises of 500 acres, about 100 head of cattle, 20 head of horses and colts, and fattens about 100 head of hogs annually. What of this world's goods he possess, and the same , as will be readily seen is not small, has been accumulated through his own indomitable energy, pluck and good judgment.
The marriage of Mr. Ray, which occurred in Lenox Township, Sept. 05, 1850, when Miss Nancy C. Ray became his wife, has been blessed by the birth of ten children. Mrs. Ray is the daughter of John and Sarah Ray, natives of Kentucky. Their children are Richard H. Emeline, Laura J., Letitia, John L., Theodosia, Mary, Hiram, Hattie and Martha. Martha is deceased; Richard resides in Lenox Township; Emeline is the wife of Tilford Rice and resides in Lenox Township; Laura J. married John Chapman, who resides in Iowa; Letitia became the wife of William Ken, also a resident of Iowa; John L. lives in Lenox Township; Theodosia married William Parrish, also a resident of Lenox Township; Mary was untied in marriage with Theo. C. Alexander, who is a farmer in Lenox Township; Hiram is also residing in Lenox Township; Hattie became the wife of Martin Landon, who is a farmer in Berwick Township.
Mr. Ray has held the office of Highway Commissioner and Overseer of Highways. In politics, he cast his vote with the Democrat party. Himself and wife both belong to the Missionary Baptist Church.
We present a fine view of Mr. Ray's substantial homestead on page #368.
If you would like a copy of the bio out of the 1898 P & B of Warren County Il by the Chapman Bros. and a picture of the homestead email me you snail mail address. Only cost 10 a copy and the mailing cost.
From Male Marriages 1825-1915
Alexander, Theodore married Mary Frances Ray December 19, 1882.
Chapman, John T. married Laura J. Ray on January 10, 1875
Parrish, William A. married Theodosia E. Ray on November 23, 1876.
LANDON, MARTIN RAY, HATTIE G 05/25/1885 00F/0121 00007450 KNOX Co, IL... got this off of the IL marriage index. link to IL archives at bottom of my signature.....
Ray, John L. married Dora E. Carr on February 07, 1888.
Ray, Richard married Rosanna Murphy on June 02, 1853
Ray, Hiram E. married Delia Jane Eaton
Out of 1860 Federal Census for Warren County, IL, Lenox Twp.
Ray, Garland age 61 Farmer real estate value $11,000 personal $7,935 born in KY
Sarah age 62 born in KY
Richard age 24 born in KY
Ray, M. B. age 29 age 32 Farmer real estate $5,500 personal 2225 born KY
Catherine age 32 born KY
Richard H. age 9 in school born in IL
Sarah E. age 7 in school born in IL
Mary J. age 5 in school born in IL
T. H. age 4 in school born in IL
Bedacia age 2 in school born in IL
John L. age 4/12 born in IL
The above has to Marshall B. Ray's family. Nancy must of went by Catherine. and it did say they had ten children. Some of the children match and some don't could be on account of names being misspelled or going by their middle name but it's the only one that matches.
Going to put down all of the Rice's in the 1860 Federal Census of Warren County, IL. Can't find Tilford's name perhaps he had another name he went by when younger and you know it.
Ellison Twp., 1860 Census
Rice, S. B. age 42 Farmer personal $490 born in OH
Rebecca age 39 born in VA
Lucella age 17 born in OH in school
Benton S. age 14 born in OH in school
Mary J. age 03 born in IL
Frank V. age 1 born in IL
Roseville Twp., 1860 Census
Rice, John N. age 27 Farmer real estate $1,200 personal $215 born PA
Amy age 26 born in PA
Orilla E. age 05 born in IL
Evangeline age 03 born in IL
John S. age 01 born in IL
Rice, Lawrence age 35 Farm Laborer...born in PA living with or on land owned by Axtell, P. F.
Berwick Twp., 1860 Census
Rice, H. B. age 26 Farmer real estate $400 personal $#71 born in PA
Nancy age 28 born in MD
William H. age 7 born in IN
Matilda A. 6/12 born in IL
Hastings, Eliza age 55 Real estate $400 personal $33 born in MD
Martha age 15 born in OH in school
Green Bush Twp, 1860 Census
Landon, Thomas 58 Miller personal born PA
Martha 58 born unknown where born can't read
1860 Federal Census for Warren County, IL, Tompkins Twp.
Alexander, John age 50 Farmer real estate $4000 personal $500 born TN
Elizabeth D. age 40 born SC
Joseph age 15 born IN in school
Charles S. age 11 born IN in school
Theopolus age 7 born IN in school
John age 5 born in IL in school
Mary E. age 03 born IL
Anna B. age 3/12 born IL
Alexander, Isabella age 25 School Teacher born IN this is Hale Twp., and she is living on the homestead of James Smiley.
Carr, James age 42 Merchant real estate $1000 personal $100 born NY
Mary E. age 49 born RI
William H. age 20 Clerk born NY
Louisa age 17 born NY in school
Carr, Nathan, SR. age 56 Farmer real estate $4,200 personal $1500 born NY
Sarah age 54 born NY
Franklin age 24 Farmer born NY
Landon, W. F. age 47 real estate $2800 personal $675 born SC
Jane age 47 born in IN
Margaret age 22 born in IN
Nancy age 20 born in IN
Under Kelly Twp., 1860 Census
Landon, William age 49 Farmer real estate $$2400 personal $469 born VT
Betsey age 39 born in NH
John age 21 Farmer also in school born NY
Margaret E. age 20 born NY
Merrill age 17 born NY in school
Clute, Roxina age 08 born IL in school
Under Berwick Twp., 1860 Census
Landon, Ebenezer age 63 real estate $3400 personal $2158 born NJ
Electra age 61 born CT
Isaac age 22 born NY
McCone, Isaac age 05 born IL
Landon, S. C. age 26 Farmer personal $350 born NJ
Britta age 30 born NY
Flora J. age 9/12 born IL
Martin age 30 Farmer personal $325 born NJ
Landon, Thomas age 26 Farmer real estate $2000 personal $518 born NY
Frances age 21 born IL
Franklin age 02 born IL
Edward age 9/12 born IL
Bay, Robert age 18 born IL in school
Landon, Joseph age 30 Farmer born NJ
Ann age 24 born PA
Harriet E. age 02 born IL
Martha age 9/12 born IL
Under Floyd Twp., 1860 Census
Parish, Preston age 44 Farmer personal $300 born KY
Elizabeth age 42 born KY
Charles age 22 Farmer born IL
Mary age 20 born IL
William age 18 born IL
under Lenox Twp., 1860 Census
Parish, John age 30 Farmer born OH
Sarah age 31 born OH
Under Monmouth Twp., 1860 Census
Eaton, Jesse age 31 born KY
Mary M age 32 born KY
Darthula B. age 10 born KY
Eaton, William L. age 64 Farmer real estate $2000 personal $450 born NC
Nancy age 61 born KY
John age 30 Farmer born KY
Franklin age 21 Farmer born KY
Westley age 20 Farmer born KY
Eaton, James age 24 Day Laborer born KY can't read or write married in the year
Ann age 22 born KY married in the year.
1850 Federal Census for Warren County, IL.
This isn't broken down into twp. But I found allot of my ancestors this way. The book is filled with them... So am going to put your surnames here also.
Ray, Zachariah age 25 Farmer born in KY
Octava age 19
Woodford N. age 1
Ray, Garland age 52 born in KY farmer personal $5000
Sarah age 54 born in KY
Letha age 19 born in IL in school
Clarinda J. age 17 born in IL in school
Juliann age 15 born in IL in school
Susan 14 born in IL in school
Nancy E. age 11 born in IL
James W. age 24 Farmer born in KY married in the year.
Nancy C. age 20 born in IL married in the year.
Ray, John age 41 Bap. Preacher personal 720 born KY
Sarah age 39 born in KY
Miriam age 18 born in KY in school
William H. age 16 born in KY Farmer in school
Martha Jane age 14 born in KY in school
James B. age 12 born KY in school
Richard G. age 11 born in KY in school
Sarah F. age 9 born in KY in school
John H. age 7 born in KY in school
Susan Ann age 6 born in KY in school
Mary E. age 5 born in KY
George W. age 3 born in KY
Jesse L. 6/12 born in IL
Ray, Thomas age 25 born in KY
Henrietta age 19 born in KY
Melissa J. age 2 born in IL
Ray, Wyatt age 33 Farmer
Cynthia Ann age 29 born in KY
Henderson W. age 8 born in IL
Sarah C. age 5 born in KY
Nancy J. age 3 born in IL
Henry W. age 2 born in IL
Margaret age 1 born in IL
Ray, Greenberry age 25 Farmer personal $900 born in KY
Mary Ann age 21 born in KY
Martha Ann age 03 born in KY
Elizabeth age 9/12 born in IL
Ray, Edward age 24 born in KY Farmer personal $1000 living on Thompson Brooks homestead.
Ray, fountain age 55 Farmer personal $1200 born in KY
Cynthia Ann age 50 bon in KY
Lucy Ann age 14 born in KY
Artemsia age 10 born in KY
Ray, Pleasant Male age 27 Farmer personal $300 born in IL
Julia Ann age 26 born in IL These two were married in the census year.
Margaret 6/12 born in IL
Ray, Nicholas O. age 35 Farmer born in KY
Maria age 28 born in KY
Woodford age 7 born in KY
Melissa J. age 4 born in KY
Martha S. age 01 born in KY
Ray, Marshall age 20 Farmer born KY Married in the year
Alice age 16 born OH
The two Ray's above were living on the homestead of Daniel Warner.
Ray, John age 36 Farmer personal $500 born in NH
Martha age 28 born in IL
Elmira age 04 born in IL
Edward Ray age 02 born IL
Ray, Hickerson age 57 Farmer personal $500 born in KY
Sarah age 45 born VA
Hickerson age 18 born KY
John C. age 14 born in KY
Jane age 12 born in KY
Emily C. age 10 born in KY
Amelia age 1 born in IL
And last but not least yours..... I didn't know if Marshall B. would be here or not. But here they are and not children in first year like the other one....
Ray, Marshall B. age 21 born KY Married in the year.
Nancy C. age 20 born KY Married in the year.
For the surname Alexander there is only one and he is living on the homestead of Solomon Perkins which this should be around Berwick Twp. as that is where Solomon Perkins lived His father Solomon Perkins helped to found Warren County, IL.....
Alexander, Woodford age 25 born in IL Farmer
No Rice's in the 1850 Federal Census for Warren County, IL.
Parish, Preston age 34 Farmer born KY
Elizabeth age 32 born KY
Charles T. age 12 born KY
Mary S. age 10 born IL in school
William N. age 8 born IL in school
Littleberry age 7 born IL in school
Delia Ann age 5 born IL
Melissa age 4 born in IL
John A. age 2 born in IL
Chapman, Thompson age 34 Farmer born KY
Eliza Jane age 32 born KY
William L. age 10 born KY in school
Margaret Ann age 10 born KY in school
Nancy Jane age 8 born KY in school
John R. age 2 born IL
The only Chapman's in the 1850 census for Warren County, IL are Franklin and William both born in OH Franklin is 21 and William is 13 they are living on the homestead of Judith Griffith who is a Male carpenter born in NY. Franklin is a laborer other
Carr, Benjamin F. age 28 Farmer born OH can't read or write
Lore age 30 born OH can't read or write
Peter age 10 born OH in school
Lydia A. age 08 born OH in school
Benjamin age 06 born OH in school
Mary E. age 03 born IL
Dorcas age o3 born IL Looks like twins**
Carr, Otho age 45 Farmer born KY
Nancy age 45 born KY can't read or write
Redman age 13 born IL in school
James O. age 09 born IL in school
Lucy Jane age 06 born in IL
Gunter, Elizabeth age 14 born in KY
Carr, Absalom age 49 Farmer born KY
Sarah age 47 born KY can't read or write
Lewis age 17 Farmer born IN
Thomas age 13 born IN in school
Hannah age 11 born IN in school
Malinda age 09 born IN
William H. age 07 born IL
Carr, Nathan age 56 born in NY Farmer personal $1200
Sarah age 54 born NY
Franklin age 12 born NY
Carr, Nelson R. age 34 Farmer born NY
Sarah J. age 31 born NJ
Cornelia M. age 08 born NY
George M. age 06 born NY
Jane age 02 born IL
Landon, Ebenezer age 51 Farmer born in PA Can't read or write
Lattia age 49 born PA Can't read or write
John age 26 Farmer born NJ
Thomas age 18 Farmer born NY Farmer
Isaac AGE 13 born NY
Harriet E age 11 born NY
Landon, Thomas age 50 Miller personal $200 born NY
Martha age 50 born MA Can't read or Write
Joseph age 21 Farmer born NJ
Sidney age 17 Farmer born NY
Mary age 12 born NY
Murphy, Joseph age 52 Preacher personal 1800 born KY]]
Julia age 50 born VA
Arminus B. age 23 School Teacher born KY
Henry age 21 Farmer born KY
Elizabeth age 18 born KY in school
Meril age 16 born IL in school
Adaline age 14 born IL in school
Patrick age 12 born IL in school
Julia age 09 born IL in school
Lanissa F age 08 born IL in school
Murphy, John E. age 44 Preacher personal $7200 KY
Frances age 40 born KY
William P age 20 Farmer born IL
Elizabeth age 18 born in IL
Henderson W. age 16 born IL in school
James T. age 14 born IL in school
Nancy I. age 06 born IL
Mary age 03 born IL
Emma D. age 4/12 born IL
Nancy age 85 born IL
Murphy, Irene age 40 Widow born in KY
Susan age 14 born in IL in school
Paul C. age 12 born in IL in school
Taylor, John O. age 07 born IN in school
William H. age 10 born IL in school
Alicia age 08 born IL in school
Hezekiah age 05 born IL in school
Murphy, Rosannah age 50 Widow personal $1,800 born KY
Jane age 13 born IL
Logan M. age 08 born IL
Isaac T. age 06 born IL
Shirley, John age 24 Farmer personal $300 born IL
No Eaton's in the 1850 Federal Census for Warren County, IL
These are look-ups I did at the Warren County Courthouse in Monmouth on These families:
Corey E. Married John Ewing Married on February 28, 1894
Book C #66 born 1895 Name Edna
Book C #66 born 1896 Leote Ray
Book C #68 born 1898 Harland Ellsworth
Zoe Myrtle married John Oliver Blair
Their are no children listed in the births at the courthouse for this couple.
Stella M. Married Levi D. Lewis on November 16, 1893
Book 14#9970 Mildred Geraldine born 1900 out of Birth Index
Inez Tabitha Married W. C. McProud on December 22, 1904
Book D #204 Donald Ray 1904 out of Birth Index
Book D #207 Female (2) 1907 out of Birth Index
Also, all the girls were born in Warren County. only have the year as I didn't have time to go through the birth books separately for them. have that written down but can't find my paper at the moment will get back to you on that.
There was the 6th daughter born in the year of 1887, I think not sure. No name. suppose be your Jesse. Also, the first Rays. were married in Warren county, IL. have the dates on that also on the paper I've misplaced for the moment meaning Marshal and Nancy. Didn't have time to look up them all but got some of them for you.. I've had such a head ache today it's a wonder I got anything done.
Out of the 1878 Past and Present of Warren County, IL,
Under Lenox Twp., page #298
Rice Tilford, Farmer and Stock Raiser: Sec. 27: P.O. Lenox; born in Kentucky March 01, 1848; came to this Co. in 1869; Dem; Bapt; rents 160 acres of land. Mr. Rice makes a specialty of raising Bronze Turkeys, Bramah Chickens, and Poland China Hogs; also deals in Ky, high grade cattle, having sold over $2000 in the last three years; married Miss S. E. Ray, daughter of Mr. B. Ray, December 27 1871.
Ray Bedford, farmer; PO Monmouth; dem; Bapt; 650 acres, $39000/
Ray H. W. farmer; sec 27; PO Lenox; dem; Lib.
Ray Garland, Farmer; Sec. 35; PO Berwick; born in Kentucky in 1798; came to this Co., in 1835 or '36; Dem; U. Bapt; 500 acres, value $40,000; is 79 years of age, and is the oldest settler now living in Warren Co.; he has been here 42 years.
Ray J. C. farmer; PO Berwick; dem. Bapt.
Ray I. W. farmer; sec 35; PO Berwick dem; United Baptist; 150 acres, value $7500
Ray Richard Sr., farmer; PO Lenox; dem; Bapt.
Ray Richard Jr., farmer Sec. 29;l; PO Lenox; Bapt; 80 acres, value $5,000.
Ray Robert, farmer; Sec 29; PO Lenox; dem; Lib; 80 acres, value $5,000.
Ray Warren, farmer; sec 29; PO Lenox; dem; Bapt; 80 acres, value $5,000 born KY.
Under Monmouth Twp., page #229
Alexander Charles L., farmer, lives with his mother; Sec. 9; rep; United Presperterian.
Alexander T. W. farmer, lives with his mother; sec 9; rep; United Presperterian.
Alexander John W. farmer, lives with his mother; Sec 9; farmer, lives with his mother; Sec 9; rep; United Presperterian.
Alexander Elizabeth D. Farming; SEc;9; PO Monmouth; born in Chester District, S. C., August 08, 1829; came to this Co. in 1854; U.P. owns 160 acres, value $8000; married John W. Alexander, Dec. 01, 1842; he was born in Blout Co., Tenn.; he died Nov. 21, 1863; has six children, four boys and two daughters; lost two.
under Green Bush Twp., page #243
Alexander W. Farmer; Sec. 34; PO Prairie City; born in Ill., Dec. 03, 1852; came to this Co., in 1855; Dem; owns 160 acres land, valued at $9,600; married Carried Matthews, July 10, 1876; is the son of E. A. Alexander, who lives in McDonough Co, IL.
Under Spring Grove Twp., page #309
Alexander J. E. station agent; Alexis; dem; German Ref; from Maryland.
On page #133:
Warren County Agricultural Society which was organized August 07, 1852, at a public meeting held at the court house in Monmouth. Mr. J. E. Alexander is listed as one of it's officers in 1877.
On page #168
Under the Town of Alexis, it is stated that Alexis was laid out in Nov., 1870 by Robert Holloway and J. E. Alexander upon land owned by them. The first house was moved to the town site Nov. 20, 1870, and upon the first train North on the Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis RR J. E. Alexander moved his goods, and established the station. He has held the office of Station and Express Agent since the opening of the Railroad. The books of the Co., show that from this point there has been shipped 500 cars of stock in a year, and sometimes 140 cars of grain per month. The growth of the town has been rapid, and although a sweeping fire in Jan. 1877, destroyed nine business houses, new buildings are rising to take their place, showing the confidence there is in the stability of the town.
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