Bray & Wiseman Families of Switzerland County, Indiana

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  • ID: I439
  • Name: John BRAY
  • Title: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 Apr 1761 in Maryland or Virginia 1
  • Death: 10 Jun 1832 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN 2 3
  • Burial: McKay Cemetery, Craig Twp., Switzerland Co., IN 2 3
  • Event: Revolutionary War Sep 1777 Romney, Hampshire Co., VA
  • Note:
    Enlisted as a private.
    In Captain William Voss' company, Colonel James Wood's 12th Virginia Regiment. John would have only been 16 years old.
    4
  • Event: Revolutionary War 11 Sep 1777 Brandywine Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Note:
    Battle.
    Brandywine Creek, is near Chadd's Ford, 50 miles from Philadelphia and just north of Wilmington, Delaware. It was the scene of one of Washington's defeats. John Bray was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine.
    4
  • Event: Revolutionary War 28 Jun 1778 Freehold, New Jersey
  • Note:
    Battle.
    The Battle of Monmouth was fought on June 28, 1778, at Monmouth Court House, Freehold, N.J., between the Americans under General Washington and the British under Gen. Henry Clinton.
    4
  • Event: Revolutionary War 15 Jul 1779 Stony Point, New York
  • Note:
    Battle.
    Stony Point is on the west bank of the Hudson river, 35 miles north of New York.
    4
  • Event: Revolutionary War 1780 Yorktown, Pennsylvania
  • Note:
    Served three years.
    Was honorably discharged at Yorktown by Colonel Morgan.
    4
  • Occupation: Feb 1781 Lincoln Co., KY
  • Note:
    Deputy Surveyor.
    John Bray appointed a Deputy Surveyor, along with Benjamin Stansberry, William McBrayer, James Brown and Isaac Hite.
  • Event: Bounty Land 06 Dec 1784 Hampshire Co., VA ?
  • Note:
    Military Bounty Land Warrant #3556.
    Issued to John Bray for 100 acres of land for 3 years service. His brother-in-law Peter DeWitt received Warrant #3555 on the same day.
    [From Jerry Clark WebSite <http://users.couger.net/~susan1/johnbraymorgan.htm>]
  • Reference Number: Bray7/33 5
  • Event: Taxlist 1785 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    Residence.
    Somewhere on the southern waters of Rolling and Beech Forks, westwardly of the waters of Hardings Creek. John Bray - 2 whites, 1 white tith.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/111 6
  • Event: Taxlist 1787 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    In Pottinger's and Bean's Old Companies.
    John Bray, 1 tithable.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/111 7
  • Event: Taxlist 19 Jul 1788 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    Of Capt. Charles Reed's Company on Pottinger's Creek.
    John Bray, 3 tithables.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/111 8
  • Event: Taxlist Jul 1790 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    In Capt. Masterson & Willetts Company.
    John Bray, 1 tithable.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/111 9
  • Event: Taxlist 15 Jun 1791 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    In Cap't Ashby's and Willit's and Masterson's Compys.
    John Bray, 1 tithable.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/111 10
  • Event: Taxlist 18 Oct 1792 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Benjamin Frye.
    John Bray. 1 white male over 21, 2 horses, 5 cattle.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/41 11
  • Event: Taxlist 05 Sep 1793 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Austin Hubbard.
    John Bray. 1 white male over 21, 2 horses, 5 cattle, 50 acres.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/41 12
  • Event: Taxlist 02 Apr 1794 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Austin Hubbard.
    John Bray. 1 white male over 21, 3 horses, 4 cattle.
  • Reference Number: Bray1/41 13
  • Event: Taxlist 1794-1796 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    Nelson County Kentucky Taxpayers 1793-1799 by T.L.C. Genealogy, 1995 page 12.
    John Bray 1794-1796
  • Reference Number: Bray1/17 14
  • Event: Taxlist 1799 Hardin Co., KY
  • Reference Number: Bray8/2 15
  • Event: Taxlist 1800 Hardin Co., KY
  • Reference Number: Bray8/2 16
  • Event: Taxlist 1805 Hardin Co., KY
  • Reference Number: Bray8/2 17
  • Event: Marriage of Daughter 20 Mar 1807 Hardin Co., KY
  • Note:
    Jane Bray was married to John Dewitt on March 20, 1807.
    Surety John Coy. John Bray, girl's father, gave written consent; witness Peter Atherton. Henry Dewitt, man's father, gave written consent; witness William Whitehead. Married by A. McDougal.
    [MyNote: If this is 'my' John Bray's daughter, then her marriage to Edward Ray would have been her second marriage!]
  • Reference Number: Bray8/10 18
  • Residence: 01 Mar 1816 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Article by Carrie Bray, 1949.
    John Bray and family arrived in Indiana just four days before it became a state.
    19
  • Event: Pension 20 Jun 1818 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Pension Approved.
    Allowed pension at the rate of 8 dollars per month.
    4
  • Event: Marriage Bond 13 Apr 1820 Gallatin Co., KY
  • Note:
    John Bray to Elizabeth Cooney, widow of Cooney, deceased.
    Married April 15, 1820 by Rev. Wm. Morgan. Bond April 13, 1820 Sig. John Bray, James Ball.
    20
  • Census: 1820 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Craig Township. p170b #13.
    John Bray; males under 10 = 1, 16-26 = 2, over 45 = 1; females 16-26 = 1
  • Reference Number: Switz1/73 21
  • Event: Land 01 Jan 1823 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Deed Book B p413.
    John Bray and wife Elizabeth sold to Daniel Bray for $120 part of the NE 1/4 S25 T2 R4 consisting of 60 acres.
  • Census: 1830 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    p32 #5.
    John Bray; males under 5 = 2, 60-70 = 1; females under 5 = 2, 10-15 = 1, 30-40 = 1
  • Reference Number: Switz1/74 22
  • Probate: 26 Jun 1832 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Probate Record A Mar 1827-Nov 1834.
    I John Bray of the County of Switzerland and State of Indiana, being weak in body but of perfect Sound mind and memory do publish this my last will and Testament, revocking all former Wills. In manner and form following, that is to say first of all that my Just debts be paid. I further will that all the Land that I hold deeds for should be Sold. And that the money be laid out for Other land for the support of my family and my beloved wife Elizabeth Bray to have the benefit of the land as long as She remains my widow. then I will and bequeath all the land to my Son George Bray. and my wife to have the benefits there of untill She dies or marries. and I further will and bequeath to my three older Sons namely John Bray, Daniel Bray and Samuel Bray. Each of them one Dollar. I further will and bequeath to my three oldest Girls namely Jane Ray Elizabeth Cotton and Nancy Culver Each of them one Dollar. I further will and bequeath to my three younger girls namely Pelina Amealy and Sophia Bray. Each of them one bed and bedding I further will that so much of my stock be Sold as will pay my Debts and funeral Expenses. And lastly I appoint my friend John Pavy to be my Executor. Given under my hand and seal this 14th day of May AD 1832
  • Reference Number: Photocopies-Oversize 23
  • Event: Estate Settlement 12 May 1835 Switzerland Co., IN
  • Note:
    Distribution of estate.
    One third to the widow and two thirds to heirs: John Bray, Daniel Bray, Saml Bray, Jane Bray, Nancy Bray, Betsey, Georg W. Bray, Millie Bray and Sophia Bray.
    24



    Father: Henry BRAY b: 1727
    Mother: Cathryn b: <1730>

    Marriage 1 Nancy MORGAN b: before 1768
    • Married: about 1786 in Kentucky Co., VA 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children John BRAY b: about 1787 in Virginia
    2. Has Children Daniel BRAY b: 1788 in Kentucky Co., VA
    3. Has Children Jane BRAY b: about 1790 in Kentucky Co., VA
    4. Has Children Elizabeth BRAY b: 10 Oct 1791 in Kentucky Co., VA
    5. Has No Children James BRAY b: about 1795 in Kentucky
    6. Has Children Samuel BRAY b: 23 Jun 1797 in Kentucky
    7. Has Children Nancy BRAY b: 25 Oct 1803 in Kentucky

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth COONES b: about 1800 in Kentucky
    • Married: 15 Apr 1820 in Gallatin Co., KY 25 20
    Children
    1. Has Children Amelia BRAY b: 1821 in Switzerland Co., IN
    2. Has Children George Washington BRAY b: 1823 in Switzerland Co., IN
    3. Has Children Sophia BRAY b: 1828 in Switzerland Co., IN

    Sources:
    1. Title: Henry Bray Descendant Chart [MyFile BCF-1]
    2. Title: John Bray Descendant Chart [MyFile BCF-2]
    3. Title: Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985
      Page: page 74
    4. Title: Pension Claim File W.4145 John Bray & Elizabeth
    5. Title: <http://users.couger.net/~susan1/johnbraymorgan.htm>
      Page: No documentation stating where information came from.
    6. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists Vol I 1785-1791
      Page: page 10/11
    7. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists Vol I 1785-1791
      Page: page 25
    8. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists Vol I 1785-1791
      Page: page 57/58
    9. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists Vol I 1785-1791
      Page: page 97/98
    10. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists Vol I 1785-1791
      Page: page 123-125
    11. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Kentucky (Formerly Virginia) Recorded in Tax Lists Volume II 1792-1794
      Page: page 2
    12. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Kentucky (Formerly Virginia) Recorded in Tax Lists Volume II 1792-1794
      Page: page 49/50
    13. Title: Residents of Nelson County, Kentucky (Formerly Virginia) Recorded in Tax Lists Volume II 1792-1794
      Page: page 111
    14. Title: Nelson County Kentucky Taxpayers 1793-1799
      Page: page 12
    15. Title: Early Hardin County, Kentucky Census and Tax Lists 1793-1836
      Page: page 13
    16. Title: Early Hardin County, Kentucky Census and Tax Lists 1793-1836
      Page: page 17
    17. Title: Early Hardin County, Kentucky Census and Tax Lists 1793-1836
      Page: page 21
    18. Title: Hardin County, Kentucky Marriages 1793-1829
      Page: page 9
    19. Title: Typewritten copy of brief article discovered in Bray house in preparation for an auction. Written by Carrie Bray.
    20. Title: 1799-1835 Marriages-Bonds-Consents-Gallatin County, Kentucky
    21. Title: 1820 Federal Census, Switzerland County, Indiana
      Page: Craig Township p170b #13
    22. Title: 1830 Federal Census, Switzerland County, Indiana
      Page: p32 #5
    23. Title: Switzerland County, Indiana Court Records
      Page: Probate Record A (Mar 1827-Nov 1834) page 418
    24. Title: Switzerland County, Indiana Court Records
    25. Title: John Bray Family Group Sheet [MyFile BCF-5]

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