"Della" Raysor was the youngest child of Adella Felder
and Peter Andrew
Raysor. The family migrated to Montgomery County,
Texas after the
Civil War. Della's mother died at the time of her
September 08, 1869. In 1880, "Della" Raysor
appears in the
household of her aunt, Louisa Frederick, Orangeburg,
along with another niece, Adelle Buchanan. This
must have been
when she became acquainted with her S.C. cousins.
married cousin Cornelius A. Raysor, son of Rev. Thomas
According to Frank Wannamaker Raysor's book on the Raysor Family, Adelle died in childbirth (as her mother had done), December 19, 1894. Her child, Thomas Raysor, died as an infant.
Photo contributed by Pat Sabin