4th Sergeant Joseph Ray
G Company

He was born 22 January 1841.

He enlisted 21 May1861.

Promoted to 4th Sergeant. in May 1862, at the reorganization.

Discharged by furnishing substitute Levi Lassater 1 August 1862.

For some reason he still shows as present in August 1863 muster.

Was in hospital 2-6 November 1863 for diarrhea.

Reenlisted for the war in 1864.

His wife Naomi Ray was born 13 September 1853.

A Joseph Ray of G Company vouched for O. D. Walker's pension in 1905.

He died 9 May 1911 and is buried in the New Union Baptist Church Cemetery, DeKalb County.

The above would seem to be the man in the photo however.

A Joseph A. Ray is listed in History of Putnam County as a Captain in the Civil War.

Born 10 May 1816 in Jackson Co, TN. He was the son of Joseph and Kezziah Hensley Ray.

Major in the Mexican War.

He married Lucinda Francis Hawes on the 20 October 1842. The daughter of William Miller and Tabitha Tomplins (Quarles) Hawes. She died 04 April 1877 in Putnam Co, TN. They had four children: Mary Catharine, Tabitha Kessiah Elizabeth, Stephen Decatur and Francis Evaline Ray.

One of the first settlers in the Double Springs, TN, area.

Joseph Ray and Daniel Hawes operated a post office and general store on the Walton Road that reached the settlement of Double Springs, TN.

He was the first County Court Clerk of the newly formed Putnam County in 1854 and was elected Circuit Court Clerk right after the Civil War.

He died 26 May 1872 in Double Springs, Putnam Co, TN, and is buried in Double Springs Cemetery, near Cookeville, near their home. 


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