I know this may not lead to anywhere, but I was wondering about the sons James, Joseph, and Jesse Ray. Did any of these sons of Thomas Ray live in Mississippi at one time? Did any of the three boys have a son named James C. Ray born on 4th July 1821 in Mississippi? I have been trying to locate the parents and siblings of my great-great grandfather James C. Ray for the past 13 years. No luck so far, and I have almost come to the conclusion that perhaps my great-great grandfather James C. Ray was an orphan.
Thank you for your time and assistance. I do appreciate any and all help.