West Virginia Pioneers

Willa Catherine Ray

Female 1861 - 1917  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Willa Catherine Ray 
    Nickname Kate 
    Born Jul 1861  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Mar 1917  [2
    Person ID I38549  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 11 May 2016 

    Father Zedekiah Heze Ray,   b. Feb 1833, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lou Ellen Clatterback,   b. Abt 1840, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 1854  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Zeddakiah Heze Ray
      Gender: male
      Birth Year: 1833
      Spouse Name: Lou Ellen Clatterbuck
      Marriage
      Year: 1854
      Marriage State: VA

      1860 Augusta Dst 1, Virginia # 1677-1639
      Zechariah Reay 32
      Mary 25
      Stuart 6
      Infant male 4 [4 months?]

      1870 Walton, Roane, WV # 147 all born Va
      Ray, Zeddakiah 38 Sept
      Eddy E 29 Feb
      Sandy S 14 m Mar
      Sarah F 12 Feb
      Samuel M 10 Jan
      Willie C 8 f May
      Mary S 6 Mar
      Caroline 3 Aug
      Edward H 1 Feb

      1880 Census Place: Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 32A
      Zedakiah RAY Self M M W 50 VA
      Ellen RAY Wife F M W 40 VA
      Morselous RAY Son M S W 19 VA
      Mary RAY Dau F S W 16 WV
      Caroline RAY Dau F S W 13 WV
      Edward RAY Son M S W 10 WV
      Jane RAY Dau F S W 8 WV
      Oka RAY Son M S W 5 WV
      Laura M. RAY Dau F S W 1 WV
      Rachel COON Other F S W 17 WV
      Occ: Servant Fa: VA Mo: VA

      1900 Harper, Roane, WV # 90
      Edward H Ray and family
      Zedekiah H father 2/1833 wd VAVAVA
    Family ID F12753  Group Sheet

    Family Joseph Benjamin Coon,   b. 15 Dec 1853, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1929, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1877  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • 1880 Census Place: Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 37C
      Joseph COON Self M M W 26 WV VA VA
      Catharine COON Wife F M W 18 WVVA VA

      1900 Roane Co WV Harper Dist
      Joseph Coon 12/1853 m 22y WV WV KY
      Willie C 7/1861 8-7 children
      Clarence 4/1182
      Effie 10/1886
      Arthur 3/1889
      Dona 2/1892
      Della 11/1893
      Hoyt 2/1896
      Moses R 6/1898

      1910 Walton, Roane, WV # 54-56
      Coon, Joseph B m1 - 33y
      Willie C 48 m1- 33y 9-8 children
      Arthur E 21
      Dony 18
      Della 16
      Hoyt S 14
      Roscoe 11
      Bessie 8
      Raines, Frank lodger 19
    Children 
     1. Melvin Clarence Coon,   b. Apr 1882, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Democart Coon,   b. Feb 1884, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1884, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Effie Coon,   b. 11 Oct 1886, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1967, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Arthur E Coon,   b. 10 Mar 1889, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1959, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Donna Gay Coon,   b. 27 Feb 1892, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1977  (Age 85 years)
     6. Della C Coon,   b. Nov 1893, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hoyt Lakin Coon,   b. Feb 1896, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Moses Roscoe Coon,   b. 19 Jun 1898, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1967  (Age 68 years)
     9. Bessie Oma Coon,   b. Abt 1901, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F11134  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1861 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1877 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Coon-Ray Family
    Coon-Ray Family
    Coon-Ray Family
    Katherine Ray Coon, Bessie, Opie, Lilly, Della, Oscar, Dona, Bill, Holt

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.

    2. [S447] Joyce Mertens.