Tuesday, June 23, 2009

John & Lucinda "Lucy" Hess - follow-up

Lucinda "Lucy" Hess was the daughter of Benjamin
Ray. Her maiden name is verified on the death certificates of some of her children. The exhibit to the right is an excerpt from the Revolutionary War Pension Application of Benjamin Ray. He states-and I quote "that he has one daughter Lucy about 17 years of age in the home but perhaps may soon leave home" end of quote. It is my guess that Lucy was perhaps soon to marry and leave home. Lucinda Ray Hess last appears in the 1860 census as the head-of-the-household and does not appear in the census of 1870. It can probably be assumed that she died sometime after the 1860 census and before 1870.

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