I am researching the tree of Hamilton (or Hambleton) Wray and came across a published document, "Wayne County, KY Marriages and Vital Records, Vol II, compiled and published by June Baldwin Bork, 1972." that shows that "Hambleton (Hamilton) Wray - died 11 November 1859 of "Chills and Fever;" age 69 years, 8 months, 2 days; married; farmer; resided in Wayne; born in Wythe County, Virginia; son of John and Margaret Wray." This was the only reference I could find to his potential parents or siblings.
I am looking for any additional documentation that might help find records or documentation on John and/or Margaret Wray, probably of the Virginia Colony, possibly born circa 1740-1770.
I have found a number of documents referencing Wrays from Brunswick County, VA in that general time period, but the two counties are separated by 200 miles of rough mountainous terrain, and it doesn't seem likely that someone would just drive down the road a couple of hundred miles through the mountains unless they were more permanently locating to Wythe County. However, there could (and likely is) a relationship between the Wrays of Brunswick and the Wrays of Wythe that I've yet to uncover. I would be grateful for any input. Thanks.