I'm looking for records of the William ray family prior to their sellting in Pickens County, GA in the 1830s. Extensive records of William's life in GA exist, but nothing earlier. I suspect the family came through NC and SC as did so many others, but have no way to link them to known Ray family lines. Perhaps someone is conducting DNA research now and can provide information. I know a direct male descendent who can be convinced to submit a sample for testing if I can find someone else interested in this line.