Historic Markers Across Alabama

Ray Cemetery

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Location: At the cemetery near Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 20.282    W 086° 07.865
  32.33803333    -86.13108333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF89Y


Ray Cemetery
Est. 1849

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 Calvalry 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
Marker erected in 2006 by the East Montgomery
County Historical Society and the Handey Family

End of Ray Cemetery