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Mary Ann Ray1,2,3,4,5,6 (F)
b. 1 December 1844, d. 18 May 1925
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     Mary was born on 1 December 1844. She was the daughter of Leander Ray and Margaret Riddle. She married Solomon David Dellinger on 21 April 1866. Mary died on 18 May 1925 at age 80. Obituary of Mary Ann Ray Dellinger from the 25 June 1925 "N.C. Christian Advocate":

"On Sunday night, May 17, Mary Ann Dellinger, wife of S.D. Dellinger of the vicinity of Burnsville, N.C., passed from the labors of this life to the glorious reward of the life to come. She just slipped away without even a struggle to announce her going. The husband who was in the room at the time and was listening for stirring or breathing was not aware of the exact moment of her departure.

She did not have to go through the grave with it's gloom as some people say; she just the frail and worn-out body to be place there till the morning of the resurrection. But she herself just moved out, slipped away and went to join the loved ones who had gone before her, and there awaits the coming of the rest of the family and other dear ones.

She was born December 1, 1844, and died May 17, 1925, at the age of 81 years, five months and 14 days.

She had been a member of the M.E. Church, South, more than fifty years. She was reared a Baptist, but when she married her husband was a Methodist, and she realized the importance of a united home and went with her husband to the Methodist Church.

A number of years ago she had a very severe case of typhoid fever, and while she seemed to recover from it, she was never herself anymore. Her youngest son, Henry Lee, had it at the same time and died, and this seemed to affect her very much. She had been an invalid for several years and for the past two or three years had suffered a great deal; but loving hands of children and grandchildren have ministered to her, and especially the two daughters nearest her. Mrs. R.S. Ray, lliving in the house with her, was absolutely devoted to her, and she and her husband and the family of splendid children did everything they could to make her comfortable and happy; besides the constant attention of the husband who, although feeble himself, was constantly watching by the bedside and ministering to her wants. The other daughter living nearest to her, Mrs. W.J. Baker, rendered great assistance in caring for mother. The children who were farther away visited and helped as they could.

She leaves the husband, who is more than eighty years old, and the following children: Thomas G. Dellinger, Mrs. R.S. Ray and Mrs. W.J. Baker of the immediate community, Mrs. J.P. Gibbs of Burnsville, N.C. and Mrs. E. Myers of Concord, N.C., and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May we all so live that when we have crossed the river one by one we shall have the happy family reunion over there. And may the blessed Comforter comfort and sustain each and every one, and especially Father Dellinger in his feebleness and loneliness.. Her body was interred in May 1925 at Pensacola, Yancey Co., North Carolina, at Dellinger - Ray Cemetery.

Children of Mary Ann Ray and Solomon David Dellinger
Elizabeth E. Dellinger
Thomas Gamewell Dellinger+ b. 26 Apr 1867, d. 31 Oct 1947
Margaret Elmira Dellinger+ b. c 1869
Mara Etta Dellinger b. 13 May 1870, d. 29 Nov 1870
Sallie Dellinger b. May 1876, d. 1967
Joann Dellinger+ b. 25 Jan 1878, d. 29 Aug 1965
Henry Lee Dellinger b. 12 Jan 1881, d. 11 Sep 1891


  1. [S18] Kelly Rice, Johannes Philipp Delinger.
  2. [S27] John Philip Dellinger, Paul H. Dellinger.
  3. [S69] Henry George Dellinger, Randy Dellinger.
  4. [S83] 20 May 1999 e-mail, Kelly Elaine Rice.
  5. [S53] Dellinger - Kattermann, Donald F. Billet.
  6. [S115] Descendants of Philipp Dellinger, Paul Dellinger & Nard Cloninger.

Millie Ray (F)

     Millie Ray married John F. Ditty, son of Abraham Ditty and Jincy Fergus.


Nobe Ray1,2 (M)

     He married Lela Dellinger.


  1. [S53] Dellinger - Kattermann, Donald F. Billet.
  2. [S142] Descendants of Valentin Dellinger, Billet, Dellinger, et al.

Robert Spurgeon Ray1,2 (M)
b. 16 July 1878, d. 10 July 1954

     Robert was born on 16 July 1878. He married Joann Dellinger. Robert died on 10 July 1954 at age 75.


  1. [S27] John Philip Dellinger, Paul H. Dellinger.
  2. [S69] Henry George Dellinger, Randy Dellinger.

Sybil Ray1,2 (F)

     She married Lannie C. Dellinger.



  1. [S37] 31 May 1999 email, Richard M.Dellinger.
  2. [S44] George Dellinger Descendants, Don Billet.

Zula May Ray (F)

     She married Willard Robert Burns.


Child of Zula May Ray and Willard Robert Burns
Faye Burns+ b. 23 Feb 1928, d. 10 Oct 2003

Evelyn Rayfield (F)

     Evelyn Rayfield married Donald McGregor Duncan, son of Francis Duncan and Annie Elizabeth Gohn.


Ethel Marie Rayman (F)
b. 24 July 1888

     Ethel was born on 24 July 1888. She married Wilson Pennell Tanner on 16 March 1910.

Children of Ethel Marie Rayman and Wilson Pennell Tanner
Robert Rayman Tanner
Wilson Pennell Tanner Jr. b. 23 Dec 1912
Betty C. Tanner b. 28 Feb 1914

Franklin Stillman Raymond (M)
b. 3 March 1795, d. 13 November 1867

     Franklin Stillman Raymond was born on 3 March 1795 at Athol, Worchester Co., Massachusetts. He married Jennette Sloan in April 1821 at Chester Co., South Carolina. Franklin Stillman Raymond died on 13 November 1867 at Tennessee at age 72.


Child of Franklin Stillman Raymond and Jennette Sloan
Lydia Raymond+ b. 3 Oct 1835, d. 24 Aug 1904

Henry Raymond (M)

     He married Jennie Grace Moffatt in 1890.


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