Bray & Wiseman Families of Switzerland County, Indiana

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  • ID: I442
  • Name: Henry BRAY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1727 1
  • Death: <1799> in Nelson Co., KY
  • Reference Number: Bray1/20 2
  • Event: Revolutionary War 16 Mar 1778 Washington Co., MD
  • Note:
    Oath of Allegiance.
    Revolutionary Records of Maryland, Part 1 by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh and Margaret Roberts Hodges published 1924, Annapolis, Md

    page 16: Patriot's Oaths of Fidelity and Support, The Worshipfull Samuel Barrits' Returns. Number 30 is Henry Bray. 16 Mch, 1778.

    "I do sware I do not hold myself bound to yield any Allegience or obedience to the King of Great Britain his heirs or Successors and that I will be true and faithful to the State of Maryland and will to the utmost of my power, Support maintain and defend the Freedom and Independence thereof and the Government as now established against all open enemies and secret and traterous Conspriaces and will use my utmost endeavours to disclose and make known to the Governor or some one of the Judges or Justices thereof all Treasons or Treaterous Consperaces, attempts or Combinations against this State or the Government thereof which may come to my Knowledge so help me God.
  • Event: Revolutionary War 05 Sep 1781 Washington Co., MD
  • Note:
    Archives of Maryland, Volume 18, Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution 1775-1783 published by the Maryland Historical Society, 1900.
    page 387/8: A List of Recruits, Vagrants and Draughts raised in Washington County under the Act for raising two Battalions of Militia, &c. [MyNote: previous entry was for Talbot County and dated August 30th, 1781. "A List of Persons draughted to raise two Battalions of Militia to reinforce the American Army, to serve 'till the 10th of December, 1781."] Enlisted Sept 5, Henry Bray.
  • Event: Taxlist Jul 1790 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    In Capt. Masterson & Willetts Company.
    Henry Bray. 1 tithables. This was first year Henry was listed. Sons had been listed in 1785, 1787 and 1788.
  • Event: Taxlist 15 Jun 1791 Nelson Co., VA
  • Note:
    In Cap't Ashby's and Willit's and Masterson's Compys.
    Henry Bray. 3 tithables.
  • Event: Land 15 Dec 1792 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    Deed Book Five page 424.
    15 Dec 1792 - Samuel Oldham, wife Anne, of Jefferson Co., Ky sold to Henry Bray, for 81 pounds Virginia currency, 550 acres on Pottingers Creek adjoining Mesheck Carter.
  • Event: Taxlist 18 Oct 1792 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Benjamin Frye.
    Henry Bray. 1 white male over 21, 1 white male 16-21, 3 horses, 9 cattle, 450 acres.
  • Event: Taxlist 05 Sep 1793 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Austin Hubbard.
    Henry Bray. 1 white male over 21, 3 horses, 7 cattle, 350 acres.
  • Event: Taxlist 02 Apr 1794 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    District of Austin Hubbard.
    Henry Bray. 1 white male over 21, 3 horses, 11 cattle, 350 acres.
  • Event: Taxlist 1793-1797 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    Nelson County Kentucky Taxpayers 1793-1799 by T.L.C. Genealogy, 1995 page 12.
    Henry Bray 1793-1797.
  • Will: 02 Mar 1798 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    Will Book A-1 pages 373-375.

    In the name of God amen.
    I Henry Bray of Nelson County being weak of body but of sound disposing mind & memory and understanding do make & ordain this my last will and Testament in the following manner and form.
    Item. I give an bequeath unto my dear & well beloved Cathrne Bray all my home plantation during her natrel life and one third of all my moveble estate.
    Item. My will and desire is all my land and two thirds of my moveble estate shall be sold and equily divided between my seaverell Children after my just debts is paid namely John Bray, Phillip Bray, Fredrick Bray, Peter Bray, William Bray, Abraham Bray Pegga Ball Jan Dewit Mary Davis Cristiner Roberts.
    Item. my will is Abraham Bray shall have sixteen pounds out of John Brays part - I nominate constitute and appoint Aaron Atherton my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In Witness hereof I, Henry Bray the testator have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this second day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. Henry Bray (his x mark)
    Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presents of us
    John B. Hile
    Zachariah Masterson (his x mark)
  • Event: Estate Administration 04 Sep 1806 Nelson Co., KY
  • Note:
    Will Book A-2 page 949.
    Aaron Atherton Exctr of Henry Bray his account Currant of moveable property of the said Bray. [MyNote: Amounts are Pounds-Shillings-Pence]
    ..... 1800 Decm 8th. The widow paid as per Receipt. 35 - 4 - 3
    ..... 1800 October 10. Paid Edward Roberts. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... 1800 Decbr 2. Paid John Bray. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... 1801 Feby 27. Paid Peter Bray. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... 1801 Janry 10. Paid Abraham Bray. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... August 27 1801. Paid Frederick Bray. 6 - 4 - 0
    ..... Feby 27 1801. Paid William Bray. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... April 20 1801. Paid Peter Duwitt. 6 - 0 - 0
    ..... Feb 28 1801. Paid James Ball. 5 - 8 - 0
    ..... To Exetr Expences as appears by Rept 6 - 4 - 4 3/4
    ..... To Exetrs Services 4 - 4 - 4 3/4
    ..... Balance due the heirs 15 - 5 - 11 1/2

    The above account to us appears to be Just by the fase of the receipts to us produced - September 4th 1806.




    Marriage 1 Cathryn b: <1730>
      Children
      1. Has Children Margaret "Peggy" BRAY b: May 1753 in Maryland or Virginia
      2. Has No Children Jane BRAY b: 09 Jul 1755 in Maryland or Virginia
      3. Has No Children Daniel BRAY b: about 1757 in Maryland or Virginia
      4. Has No Children Frederick BRAY b: 1760 in Maryland or Virginia
      5. Has Children John BRAY b: 28 Apr 1761 in Maryland or Virginia
      6. Has Children Phillip BRAY b: about 1764 in Maryland or Virginia
      7. Has Children Cathryn Christina BRAY b: about 1765 in Maryland or Virginia
      8. Has Children Mary BRAY b: about 1768 in Maryland or Virginia
      9. Has No Children Peter BRAY b: between 1770-1775 in Maryland or Virginia
      10. Has Children William BRAY b: about 1769 in Maryland or Virginia
      11. Has No Children Abraham BRAY b: about 1770 in Washington Co., MD

      Sources:
      1. Title: Henry Bray Descendant Chart [MyFile BCF-1]
      2. Title: Abstract of Wills 1785-1720 Nelson County, Kentucky
        Page: page 18

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