Tombstone Tuesday: Nancy Crawford Bray (b. 16 Feb 1801 d. 12 Mar 1902)

NancyCrawfordBrayNancy Crawford Bray was born on February 16, 1801 in Virginia (possibly Greenbrier, which is now West Virginia).  Her mother died when Nancy was but seven years old — family histories and newspaper articles record that she helped raise her three young brothers.  Her father, William, moved his family to Ohio in the early 1820’s, possibly 1823.

On November 7, 1823, Nancy Crawford married a Baptist minister, Harrell Bray, in Gallia, Ohio.  The Justice of the Peace, Samuel Denny, was related to Harrell’s mother, Elizabeth Denny Bray.


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  2. Thank you for the very informative story about my great-great-great-grandmother. May I link this article to my page?

    • Thanks for stopping by! Yes, by all means feel free to link the article to your page. This is one of my favorite Tombstone Tuesday articles simply because I discovered she was related by marriage to my Pulaski County, Kentucky ancestors.



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