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Ray County Genealogical Assn.

901 W. Royle St.

Richmond, Missouri 64085

 

2011

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"ROAD & BRIDGE RECORDS, RAY COUNTY, MO; VOL. 1"

A variety of court house records with petitions for new roads, petitions to close road, list of road overseers, etc. dating from the 1830 to 1850. Several names of locations no longer known today, such as ferry's and mills, along ................................................................................................................................................ $ 12.50

INDEX TO BOOK "A" LAND RECORDS, RAY COUNTY, MO

Index of surnames beginning with the letter "A".

Example:

Instrument Parties Book Page

1822 Deed Anderson, Sol to Matilda Bradford A 87

9 Pages ..............................................................................................5.00

QUEST LILE FUNERAL HOME RECORDS

 

The Quest Lile Funeral Home was owned by Lewis Quest and his wife Marie and a Mr. Brothers.

 

Later Mr. Brothers wanted to sell his half interest to retire and return home.

 

W. Ray Lile bought Mr. Brothers interest in the funeral home probably around 1945. He wanted a business his son, George David Lile, to be involved in once he returned from military service. When George David Lile returned he did enter into the business with his father and Mr. Quest. W. Ray Lile, was county collector for 12 years.

 

Once Lewis Quest was ready to retire and return to his home, George David Lile bought Mr. Quests interest in the funeral home.


 

It was located on the corner of Main St. and Shaw in Richmond, MO.

 

The earliest death date is August 26, 1940.

 

In 1960 the business was sold to Levan Thurman of Thurman Funeral Home which is still in operation today. However, there are few entries of the year 1961.

 

Carter Rogers compiled the book and he states in his opening page…

 

Quest Lile Burials were compiled from hand written Biographical Notes which were a part of the Quest Lile Funeral Home records. The Notes were originally produced for each funeral from interviews with surviving family members. Information from the Notes were shared with local newspapers so that the newspaper personnel could prepare obituaries. Since the Notes were hand written, in many cases they were difficult to read. Thus, the newspaper may provide more accurate spelling of given names. Also, the newspapers will likely include parent’s names, if available, the name of the spouse, children’s names, and sibling names.

 

These data include birth date as well as death date. In some cases, it was apparent that the actual birth year was not known since the Biographical Notes did include cases where the birth year was calculated. Birth year calculations have not been checked.

 

Town location is not included for cemeteries located in Ray County, MO. For those cemeteries located outside of Ray County, a town or county location is included if the town or county was listed in the Biographical Notes…………..

Compiled October 13, 2004

46 pages……………………………………………………   $12.50

 

 

Ray County, Missouri Marriages

Revised and corrected in 2004

1821 to 1850

in alphabetical order

 The Ray County Missouri Recorders office undertook the project of correcting the early marriages of this county and recording them in the computer. The written copies (those that someone has undertaken to transpose into book form) of the Ray county marriages seem to have several mistakes. Filing dates have been taken for marriage dates and several names are incorrect.

Also, some records were not recorded until a year after the marriage, which means that it might not have been recorded in the “Marriage Record Book” that you assume the record “should” be in. It could be in the next marriage book.

 

Shirley O'dell, Ray County Recorder and Judy McBee of that office are placed these names in the computer. Carol Proffitt.

 

Cost…………………………………………………………….$17.50

1830 FEDERAL CENSUS RAY COUNTY MISSOURI

A complete listing of every item on the 1830 census for Ray county.

Cost --------------------------------------------------------------$9.00

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS RAY COUNTY MISSOURI

A complete listing of every item on the 1850 census for Ray county

Cost ----------------------------------------------------------------------------$20.00

RAY COUNTY CHAPTERS

The Ray County Chapters are articles written by Jewell Mayes, editor of "The Richmond Missourian". They were placed in the paper starting in the 1930's and they ran for over 10 years. They tell stories of Ray county and it's people, cemetery listings , etc. These are a few subjects of the articles covered in "Ray County Chapters".

Vol #1---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

Vol #2---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

Vol #3---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

Vol #4---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

Vol #8---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

Table of Contents for the above

ORIGINAL LAND ENTRIES: RAY COUNTY

Two volumes of the first entrants for land in what is now Ray county. They are listed by township, range and section then by name, date and land description. A very valuable tool for those who are doing genealogical research.

Vol #1 and Vol #2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------$25.00 ppd

INDEX TO THE 1877 ATLAS OF RAY COUNTY, MISSOURI

Back in print. An every name index to the 1877 Atlas of Ray County, Missouri. The index includes, name, range, township, section and page number where the name of the person is listed on the atlas. Abstracted, compiled and edited by: Al and Sandy McKemy, Formatted by: Al McKemy and Larry Hamilton. Donated in 1992 to Ray County Genealogical Assn. for us to publish and sell!!!! Copies of the 1877 Atlas are sold by the Ray County Historical Society. We encourage you to contact them to purchase the Atlas.

Index to 1877 Atlas------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 10.00 ppd

INDEX OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS OF THE CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS OF RAY COUNTY

Every name index to the records of the circuit court 1821-1840

Index-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$10.00 ppd

THURMAN FUNERAL HOME RECORDS

Records of the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond and the Borcherding Funeral Home in Hardin, Missouri. Names listed in alphabetical order along with the place of burial and the death date. Updated to 2006.

Thurman Book -----------------------------------------------------------------------------$16.00 ppd

RAY COUNTY HISTORY: A THUMBNAIL SKETCH

This is an affordable short history of Ray county. It will give the reader a brief description of the important events of the county.

Ray County -- Thumbnail Sketch -----------------------------------------------------$6.00 ppd

INDEX TO THE FIRST SURVEYOR'S BOOK

The Medders Vanderpool, surveyor 1830 to 1847. Names are in alphabetical order, date surveyed and the pages that they can be found on in the original book that is located in the Ray County Genealogical Library.

First Surveyor's Book---------------------------------------------------------------------$5.50 ppd

POLL BOOK OF THE ELECTION OF MARION TOWNSHIP: AUG. 1836

This book was found Feb. 21, 1918 and was brought to the offices of the Richmond Missourian where it was first published and the names of Ray county voters in the year 1836 were published. This section of land known as Marion Twp. was later to be incorporated into Caldwell county.

Poll Book------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$5.50 ppd

INDEX: RAY COUNTY MIRROR

The index to the publication "Mirror" formally published by the Ray County Historical Society, later published by The Ray County Genealogical Assn. and the Ray County Historical Society.

Index-Mirror 1974-1979---------------------------------------------------------------$6.50 ppd

Index-Mirror 1980-1988---------------------------------------------------------------$6.50 ppd

Index-Mirror 1989-----------------------------------------------------------------------$3.00 ppd

Index-Mirror 1990-----------------------------------------------------------------------$3.00 ppd

Index-Mirror 1991-----------------------------------------------------------------------$3.00 ppd

Ray County Reflections

At this point the Ray County Genealogical Association began the publication of their own quarterly called "Reflections “

Index-Reflections 1992----------------------------------------------------------------$3.25 ppd

(1993 to current index's are published in the March issue of the following year in the Reflections)

REFLECTIONS back issues......................................................................$3.50 ppd

Table of Contents for Reflections

Ray County Genealogical members may deduct 10 % from the books listed except issues of the Reflections.

Pioneer Certificate Application - If you have an ancestor in Ray County before and up to 1850 you may receive a Pioneer Certificate

Send a : S.A.S.E. and $00.35 for an application.

Membership to our organization please write to the above address: Per year----$15.00

Lifetime --- $200.00 Lifetime Business $ 250.00

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Ray County Genealogical Association

901 W. Royle

Richmond, MO 64085

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