Seeking Hamilton Wray Parents

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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.

WikiTree profile: Hamilton Wray
in Genealogy Help by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

One clue, but could be accurate, maybe not:

John Wray - born: 1759, possibly in Ireland, married to Margaret Ferguson.

Reference, book: "The Genealogical Record of the John T. Davisson Family" by Barbara Shamlian, ThD, published by created 1994 by Barbara Shamlian, ThD.

Not sure how accurate this is, but it's a clue at least. If anyone has access to this book, can you please check page 465 to confirm this reference?

Thanks.

I am publishing this month a history and genealogy of John and Mary Margaret (Ferguson) Ray and their descendants. Hamilton is one of their children. This book is Volume 1 of 3 volumes that trace the history and genealogy of three sons of John and Hannah (Hasty) Ray comprising over 14,000 documented descendants and spouses. The three volumes are the culmination of over 56 years of my research. A fourth volume in the series is planned that will trace the history and genealogy of John and Matthew Rea or Tyrone County, Northern Ireland who settled in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. John and Matthew share an unknown common ancestor with John Ray who married Hannah Hasty, as evidenced by lineage proven Y-Chromosome matches over 111 markers from 6 male descendants. The series of 4 volumes are being published under the title of Ray Cousins. Availability of pre-publication orders for volume 1 will be announced and accepted on my website, http://ray-rhea-wray.net in the next two weeks.

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