“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pike Road in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Ray Cemetery

Est. 1849

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By Mark Hilton, February 27, 2014
1. Ray Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John W. Ray, his wife, Martha; their infant son; and her fifteen-year-old brother, James R. Conyers, moved to Mt. Meigs from Greene County, Georgia. He and his older brother, Isaac Ray, owned extensive landholdings along Vaughn and Taylor Roads. These early settlers were devout Missionary Baptists. John W. Ray assisted in organizing Antioch Baptist Church, the first church of any denomination organized in Montgomery County, in 1818 at Mt. Meigs. John W. Ray, James R. Conyers, and members of the Ray, Conyers, Nicholson, Handey, and Relfe families are buried here. Among them are veterans of four wars: Dr. John C. Nicholson, Surgeon I AL Cavalry Regt, Civil War; his uncle, Vincent Cogburn, veteran of the Mexican War; Mason Handey, Navy, World War I; and John Robert Relfe, Captain, US Army, World War II.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

Erected 2006 by the East Montgomery County Historical Society and the Handey Family.
Location. 32° 20.282′ N, 86° 7.865′ W. Marker is in Pike Road, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Briar Lane 0.1 miles west of Ryan Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Travel for 50 feet of beginning
Ray Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 27, 2014
2. Ray Cemetery
of private driveway, then grass road to left of fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Briar Lane, Pike Road AL 36064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chantilly Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Georgia Washington School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Taylor Field (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pike Road School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Town of Pike Road Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pike Road.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 435 times since then. Last updated on July 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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