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|Abstract||David A. Ray was a merchant of Fayetteville, N.C., who settled estates and handled other business for persons in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, chiefly in the 1950s. His daughter, Malinda B. Ray, attended a seminary in Fayetteville, 1860-1861. The collection includes legal papers and business correspondence (in part, photocopies) of David A. Ray, including a letter describing a Karnes County, Tex., cattle ranch business, 1860. Also included is a diary, 1860-1861, of David Ray's daughter, Malinda B. Ray, concerning school life and early events of the Civil War in Fayetteville.|
|Creator||Ray, David A., fl. 1848-1863.|
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David A. Ray (fl. 1848-1863) was a Fayetteville, N.C., merchant who was an executor of the affairs of Thompson S. Tyson, Mississippi; W. L. Mansfield, Lumpkin, Ga.; Isabella Campbell, Fayetteville, N.C.; J. D. Campbell, Texas; and others. He was also the father of Malinda B. Ray who was a student at a seminary in Fayetteville, 1860-1861, that was run by William Hooper and John DeBerniere Hooper.Back to Top
The collection includes legal papers and business correspondence (in part, photocopies) of a David A. Ray of Fayetteville, N.C., including a letter describing a Karnes County, Tex., cattle ranch business, 1860. Also included are photocopies of a diary, 1860-1861, of David Ray's daughter, Malinda B. Ray, concerning school life and early events of the Civil War in Fayetteville. The diary mentions the departure of Malinda's brother David for the Yorktown, Va., area with what was then the 1st North Carolina (Bethel) Regiment and also records news of other local soldiers.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top