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Elizabeth HANKS (b. 1804 KY, d. 1885 MO); md. 1st, Reason RAY ; md. 2nd, 1837 in IL, SAMUEL DILLON

Elizabeth HANKS (b. 1804 KY, d. 1885 MO); md. 1st, Reason RAY ; md. 2nd, 1837 in IL, SAMUEL DILLON

Posted: 10 Dec 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2002 5:04AM GMT
Surnames: HANKS, RAY, DILLON
I would like information on the children of Elizabeth HANKS (b. 12-28-1804 Kentucky, d. 4-9-1885 Harrison County, MO; buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Harrison County, MO, age: 80 years 3 months 12 days.)

1st marriage Reason RAY
children shown on 1850 Sangamon County Census:
John RAY (b. 1828 Illinois)
Sela RAY (b. 1830 Illinois)
Reason (spelled Resin on Census) L. RAY (b. 1831 Illinois)
Elizabeth RAY (b. 1832 Illinois)

2nd marriage Jul 1, 1837 Sangamon Co., Illinois to Samuel DILLON (b. ca 1806 Virginia)

It is the children of Elizabeth HANKS and Samuel DILLON that I have the most interest in. Elizabeth's parents were William HANKS Sr. and Elizabeth HALL.

I am currently awaiting the arrival of the 1860 Sangamon County, Illinois Census.

Any information would be appreciated.

Elizabeth HANKS continued

Posted: 16 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2002 5:04AM GMT
Surnames: HANKS, RAY, DILLON
Elizabeth HANKS married Reason RAY. He had 5 children from a previous marriage. Reason was married to Sarah (Sally) Waters Aug 5, 1816 in Green County, Kentucky.

Reason & Sarah had the following children:
Lavina RAY (b. 5-9-1817 Washington County, KY)
Washington RAY (b. 1-12-1818 Washington County, KY)
Margaret RAY (b. 12-15-1819 Washington County, KY)
Liberty Greenberry RAY (b. 10-10-1821 Washington County, KY)
James W. RAY (b. 5-23-1825 Sangamon County, ILL)

Sarah died and Reason then married Elizabeth HANKS.

Reason & Elizabeth had the following children:
Minnerva R. RAY (b. 9-18/19-1826 ILL)
John William RAY (b. 1-21-1829 ILL)
Cecelia (Sela) RAY (b. 12-16-1830 ILL)
Reason Loid (Loyd)RAY (b. 12-25/26-1831 ILL)
Elizabeth RAY (b. 8-5-1833 ILL)

Reason died about 1833.

Elizabeth married July 1, 1837 Sangamon County, ILL to Samuel DILLON (b. 6-23-1777 Culpepper County, VA).

There were no children of Elizabeth & Samuel.

Elizabeth was the 4th wife of Samuel.

Samuel Dillon's youngest son Alfred Robert Dillon married 6-29-1848 Sangamon County, Illinois to Minnerva R. RAY (above).

Would like to share information with anyone regarding this family.

CENSUS:
1830 Sangamon County, Illinois
Page 204A
Reason Ray
Free white males 1,2,1,0,0,1
Free white females 1,1,1,0,1

Elizabeth HANKS RAY DILLON was a 2nd cousin to President Abraham LINCOLN.

Re: Elizabeth HANKS (b. 1804 KY, d. 1885 MO); md. 1st, Reason RAY ; md. 2nd, 1837 in IL, SAMUEL DILLON

Posted: 4 Aug 2004 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just wondering if you have any more information on Reason Ray. I have a Sismond Ray from Estill County, KY in my family tree. He would have been born around 1800. He married Charlotte Roe. They had several children. He spent many years in Indiana. Maybe Reason and Sismond are related?
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