Does any know about Margaret Ann Burrus married to Young Washington McRay?

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Young Washington McRay 1854-1935 lived in Mercer County Kentucky. Seen were Margaret Ann Burrus might have been widowed, might have been born Lay.
WikiTree profile: Margaret McRay
in Genealogy Help by Ronald Houston G2G1 (1.1k points)
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Margaret Ann McRay, Find A Grave # 22460001. : http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22460001

 

Birth:  May 31, 1929
Death:  May 19, 1997
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Margaret Ann McRay, 67, died Monday, May 19, 1997 at her residence. Born May 31, 1929 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Elmer McRay and Amanda Elizabeth Black McRay. She was a secretary, working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sisters, Emma Teater, Harrodsburg, and Naomi Anderson, Indiana; one brother, Emerson McRay, Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews. Services for Miss McRay will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 23, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert DeFoor and Dr. David Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. 
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery 
Harrodsburg
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Oct 26, 2007 
Find A Grave Memorial# 22460001 . 

 
Margaret Ann McRay is Young Washington and Margaret Ann (Burrus) McRay granddaughter.

Dear Ronald,

   Here is a 1900 census listing that seems to be for Young Washington and five sons.  Would he have married Margaret Ann Burrus before or after this time?

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9HQ-3K3 : accessed 5 April 2016), Young W Mcray, Magisterial District 2 Cornishville, Duncan towns, Mercer, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 20B, family 432, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,544.

Hope this helps!  -NGP

And a likely birth record:

"Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWJN-RH3 : accessed 5 April 2016), Young Washington Mcrae, 25 Sep 1855; citing Bloomfield Road, Mercer, Kentucky, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,534,117.

-NGP

By 1910, he has been married six years to "Melba", age 25:

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M266-51T : accessed 5 April 2016), Young W Mcray, Dugansville, Mercer, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 88, sheet 10B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,508.

Your family profiles indicate Margaret Ann would have been an earlier wife.  I'll look once more....

Happy hunting!  -NGP

Son Dailey, born about 1885 according to the 1900 census, seems to be the informant for his father Young's death record.  The entry for wife only says Margaret McRay, and Young is a widower. -NGP

Young's son "Novie" - if this is his death record, mother is "MACY".  No image available online from FamilySearch.  Maybe you can order a copy to see if it is his mother's first or last name.

"Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961", database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSG6-2YT : accessed 5 April 2016), M.B. Mcray, 1918.

 

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Here is Margaret Ann Lay's marriage to Hartford Buriss in 1877:

"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4SN-8X9 : accessed 5 April 2016), Hartford Buriss and Margaret Ann Lay, 21 Nov 1877; citing Washington, Kentucky, reference P156; FHL microfilm 241,385. 

So, when did Hartford die?  Her marriage to McRay would be between 1877 & 1900?  If Roscoe was her son, he was born in 1882....  -NGP

by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (68.2k points)
selected by Ronald Houston

"Hardford Burass", his wife Margaret A, and his two daughters in the 1880 census:

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC89-24J : accessed 5 April 2016), Hardford Burass, Hendren, Washington, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 210, sheet 447C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0445; FHL microfilm 1,254,445. 

   Wouldn't Margaret have brought her daughters to a second marriage?  Might be time to revisit this woman as the one who later married McRay. -NGP

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