Ray County, Missouri
Ray is a county in Missouri. It was formed in 1820 from the following county/ies: Howard. Ray began keeping birth records in 1883–90, marriage records in 1820, and death records in 1883–89. It began keeping land records in 1820, probate records in 1821, and court records in 1821. For more information, contact the county at Richmond 64085. On the attached map, Ray is located at D2.
For information about the state of Missouri see Missouri Family History Research.
For various links see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~morcga/ for Ray County Genealogical Association page.
See http://genealogytrails.com/mo/ray/ for Ray County Genealogy Trails page.
A nice County History from 1881, entitled the History of Ray County, Mo, has been scanned and digitized by Google Books. The book is in the public domain so the full document can be viewed at http://books.google.com/books?id=xTwVAAAAYAAJ&dq=ray%20county%20history&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false .