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Whray, David (Wray)

Born: 1811 South Carolina

Flourished: 1834-05-05 Sangamon County, Illinois

Alternate name: Wray

Whray moved to New Salem, Illinois, in 1831, but had left the village by 1836. In 1841, Whray married Hannah Hoffman in Adams County, Illinois, and they had four children.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Adams County, 21 July 1841, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (1954; reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988), 12, 52; Portrait and Biographical Record of Adams County, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1892), 342.