Name: Samuel BRAY 1
Birth: 23 Jun 1797 in Kentucky 2
Death: 23 May 1885 in Braytown, Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN 2
Burial: McKay Cemetery, Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN 2 3
Marriage Record 29 Aug 1821 Owen Co., KY
Owen County, Kentucky Marriages 1819-1840 by Dorothy Merrifield 1978.
Land 29 Jan 1823 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray to Susannah Ball on August 29, 1821 Bond: Jacob Ball.
General Index of Deeds Grantee Book A 1817-1861. Recorded in Book D p490.
Land 26 Sep 1829 Switzerland Co., IN
John Bray and wife Elizabeth sold to Samuel Bray on Jany 29, 1823 for $50 part of the NE 1/4 S 25 T 2 R 4 (number of acres not mentioned).
General Index of Deeds Grantee Book A 1817-1861. Recorded in Book D p491.
Census: 1830 Switzerland Co., IN
Alexis and Samuel Burk sold to Samuel Bray on Sept 26, 1829 for $105 the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 S 25 T 2 R 4 consisting of 80 acres.
Census: 1840 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray: 2 males under 5; 2 males 5-10; 1 male 20-30; 3 females 5-10; 1 female 30-40.
Craig Twp. p155/287 #10.
Estate Administration 22 Feb 1840 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray 2 males under 5; 2 males 10-15; 2 males 15-20; 1 male 40-50; 1 female under 5; 1 female 5-10; 2 females 15-20; 1 female 40-50.
[MyNote: 1830 and 1840 census records indicate there may have been another son!]
The Vevay Times and Switzerland County Democrat.
Church Organized 1841 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray Administrator of the Estate of Daniel Bray.
History of Switzerland County page 1152.
Land 27 Feb 1841 Switzerland Co., IN
Union Baptist Church - This society was organized in 1841, by a council of nineteen members, among them were Samuel Bray and wife, Henry Peters and wife, Shadrach Laman and wife, John and Sallie Miles, John Stratford, James McKay and wife, Edward Combes and wife, Raleigh Smith and Elizabeth, his wife.
General Index of Deeds Grantee Book A 1817-1861. Recorded in Book I p367.
Land 09 Feb 1847 Switzerland Co., IN
Charles McKay sold to Samuel Bray on Feby 27, 1841 for $240 part of Trace in S 26 T 32 R 1 consisting of 150 acres.
General Index of Deeds Grantee Book A 1817-1861. Recorded in BookM p51.
Census: 1850 Switzerland Co., IN
John A. Bear Adm sold to Samuel Bray on Feby 9, 1847 for $58 part of Trace in S 3 T 3 R 12 consisting of 11 acres.
Craig Twp. p366/731 #201.
Census: 1860 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray, 53, RE 1000, born Kentucky; Susan, 52, born Kentucky; James, 21; Joseph, 20; Milly, 14; Samuel, 13; Daniel, 10; In next household #202 is William Bray, 26, RE 150; Milly, 20; Elizabeth, 4
[MyNote: The 1830/40 census indicates perhaps another son born between 1820-25. Also, a daughter in 1830, under 5, is not listed in 1840.]
Craig Twp. p34/174 #217.
Census: 1870 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray Sr., 63, RE 3180 PE 915; Susannah, 63; Samuel Jr., 23; Daniel, 19; Delila Lanham, 5 [Evaline's daughter]; Jane Bray, 22 [Samuel Jr's wife].
Craig Twp. p41/283 #279.
Census: 1880 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray, 73, RE 3800 PE 1500; Susanah, 72; Delilah Lanham, 15 [grandaughter].
Craig Twp. p7 #65.
CEME: 23 May 1885 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray, 82; Anna, 65 [MyNote: his 2nd wife].
Obituary 28 May 1885 Switzerland Co., IN
Samuel Bray died May 23, 1885 aged 87y 11m.
Estate Administration 13 Jul 1885 Switzerland Co., IN
Died - Bray - at Braytown, Craig township, May 23, 1885, Samuel Bray, aged 88 years.
Will Book 4 pages 196-198. Will of Samuel Bray "Deceased" [ABSTRACT].
... on the 13th day of July 1885 the last will and Testament of Samuel Bray deceased late of Switzerland County was ... admitted to probate.
Should my wife Anna S. Bray survive I will that One Hundered dollars be paid her ...to my daughter in law Jane Bray (wife of my son Samuel Bray deceased) the house and garden where she resided at the death of my son ... to William Bray, John Bray, Margaret Bray and James Bray (heirs of my son Samuel Bray) the sum of Five Hundred dollars to be divided equally between them ... all my personal [property] that remains together with my Real Estate ... be equally divided amongst my lawful heirs excepting my son Joseph Bray who having already received his share by advancement and therefore is not included. Also the heirs of my son Samuel to inherit their fathers share of my estate notwithstanding the foregoing grant or bequest.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of February 1881. Samuel (X) Bray.
[MyNote: His Wife, Anna S., is his 2nd wife. Susanna died 9 Oct 1877 and Samuel married Anna Rogers on 10 Nov 1878.]
Father: John BRAY b: 28 Apr 1761 in Maryland or Virginia
Mother: Nancy MORGAN b: before 1768
Susanna BALL b: 15 Dec 1797 in Kentucky
29 Aug 1821
in Owen Co., KY 4 5
- Margaret BRAY b: 1822 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- William BRAY b: 01 Jan 1823 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Naomi BRAY b: 03 Mar 1824 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- James BRAY b: about 1829 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Joseph S. BRAY b: 12 May 1830 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Evaline BRAY b: 20 May 1832 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Milly BRAY b: about 1835 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Samuel BRAY b: 22 Feb 1836 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
- Daniel BRAY b: 21 Dec 1839 in <Switzerland Co., IN>
Anna ROGERS b: 1815 in Indiana
10 Nov 1878
in Switzerland Co., IN 6
- Title: John Bray Descendant Chart [MyFile BCF-2]
- Title: Samuel Bray Descendant Chart [MyFile BCF-3]
- Title: Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985
Page: page 74
- Title: Samuel Bray Family Group Sheet [MyFile BCF-19]
- Title: Owen County, Kentucky Marriages 1819-1840 [MyFile Bray1/86]
Page: page 4
- Title: Switzerland County Indiana Marriage Records 1831-1885 [MyFile Switz1]
Page: Part I Grooms page 16