I decided to use the HTML format for the database because it is the only format I know of that everybody who is on line can use without buying some program or the other.
The database is incomplete for several reasons.
1. I don't have all the information on everybody.
2. I have yet to add some of the information that others like you have sent to me.
3. Names of people still alive are left out on purpose to confound those who would use the database for fraud.
The database is yours free for the asking if you will
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1. Get the text you wish to include on your screen.
2. Place the mouse cursor at the start of the text and while holding the left button down move the cursor to the end of the text. Release the left button. The selected text should be be outlined with a different color than the rest of the screen.
3. Click the right button.
4. Click COPY.
5. Get the e-mail on the screen.
6. Move your cursor to the body of the e-mail.
7. Click the right button.
8. Click PASTE.
As the database grows I plan to start linked collateral pages for branches other than Raley.
A word on the spelling of "Raley". (That is the way that Mathias spelled it in the journal that he kept while in the service of Francis Marion.) People not named Raley have a tendency add a little something, usually an "i". This leads to confusion sometimes because in the past clerks wrote out doccuments by hand and spelled things the way that they pleased. When we run across a "Railey" we have to decide if that record is of a "Raley" or of someone actually named "Railey".
For example: Is the Daniel Railey who was, according to the May 13, 1773 issue of the Virginia Gazette, jailed as a runaway servant in Orange County, Virginia one of us? A brother to Mathias the elder? Mathias the elder himself before, perhaps, changing his name, or switching from middle name to first name; or; or; or? Or, from a different set of pups entirely? He and his companion Cornee are both about 30 years old and say that they entered at Charleston on a ship commanded by a Captain Wilson. Help me out here.
Also, I have a number of photocopies of documents and photocopies of transcriptions of documents and exerpts from e-mails in a CD file, it's too big to e-mail. We're talking about a 30 hour download.
There is a certain amount of duplication in some of these files. For the time being I am including near duplicate files because there may be subtle differences that I might overlook.
Everything on the CD was given freely to me, I pass it freely to you and you are encouraged to pass it freely to others engaged in genealogy who are willing give it to others freely. No natural person, partnership, group, corporation, limited corporation, organization, union nor artifical person may sell any information derived from this CD, nor distribute it in any manner that requires the recipient to provide personal information, nor post it on a web site or web page that requires the recipient to accept a "cookie", nor post it on a web site or web page that requires persons to exchange information through it alone.
If you send me information I will include it in future CDs and will post it on my web site for a while, When it starts to bog down the server I'll send a new CD to those who have I have sent to before. I will list your e-mail address on the genealogy page my web site if you want me to.
Please say so if you do. If you don't want to be credited with information that you contribute, please let me know.
What we need most now is some solid information about Mythias (the Elder) and Vincent (the Elder). The places to be searched are Charleston and Fairfax, VA.. Was there a Mythias and a Vincent who were brothers who came from County Mayo and did both of them have sons named Vincent? Were there two Mythiases? If so which one is "our" Vincent from?
FILE NAME - - - - - - - DESCRIPTION
RDB0036.JPG - -Diagram of Family Tree From Mythias the elder to Jesse Coruthers Raley.
FAMTREE2.DWG --AutoCad file of above.
- -Can't recall Source
RDB0008.JPG - -HAND COPY OF A Charles Raley RECORD
RDB0001.JPG - -FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA CENSUS 1790
RDB0009.JPG - -NOTES OF A PHONE CONVERSATION
RDB0027.JPG - -TWO PAGES FROM SOME BOOK
- -Contributed by Jo Barth
RDB0002.JPG - -DEKALB COUNTY, AL MARRIAGES
RDB0003.JPG - -MORE DEKALB COUNTY, AL MARRIAGES
RDB0004.JPG - -MORE DEKALB COUNTY, AL MARRIAGES
RDB0005.JPG - -MORE DEKALB COUNTY, AL MARRIAGES
RDB0012.JPG - -MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF WM. C. RALEY AND CELIA
RDB0006.JPG - -NARRATIVE
RDB0007.JPG - -NARRATIVE
RDB0010.JPG - -JO BARTH'S COMPILED WITH ADDITIONS BY DAVE RALEY
RDB0013.JPG - -DEED William and Matilda Slayton to Robison Raley, DEKALB CTY, AL
RDB0014.JPG - -Transcription of above DEED
RDB0015.JPG - -DEED W. C. Raley and sisters to Allen Sizemore, DEKALB CTY, AL
RDB0016.JPG - -Transcription of above DEED
- -Contributed by Helen Raley
RDB0011.JPG - -LETTER ABOUT VARIOUS RALEYS
- -Contributed by John Raley
RDB0018.JPG - -CONFEDERATE PENSION APP:M. T. RALEY
RDB0019.JPG - -2ndCONFEDERATE PENSION APP:M. T. RALEY
RDB0020.JPG - -Supporting Docs FOR Above
RDB0021.JPG - -DEKALB CENSUS 1870
RDB0022.JPG - -DEKALB CENSUS 1860
RDB0023.JPG - -GRAINGER CTY, TN CENSUS 1860
RDB0024.JPG - -MARRIAGE D. M. RALEY; C. SLAYTON
RDB0025.JPG - -MARRIAGE J. C. RALEY; M. L. CARROLL
RDB0026.JPG - -MARRIAGE MATHIAS RALY; POLLY ROBINSON
RDB0028.JPG - -CONFEDERATE RECORD, GEORGE SLAYTON
RDB0029.JPG - -CONFEDERATE RECORD, GEORGE SLAYTON
RDB0030.JPG - -CONFEDERATE RECORD, GEORGE SLAYTON
RDB0031.JPG - -CONFEDERATE RECORD, GEORGE SLAYTON
RDB0032.JPG - -CONFEDERATE RECORD, GEORGE SLAYTON
- -Contributed by Karen Lytch
RDB0033.JPG - -Butcher Cemetery Headstone List
RDB0034.JPG - -Raley Heirs to S. Skaggs
RDB0035.JPG - -Power of Att. Robertson Raley to Vincent Raley
RDB0037.JPG - -List of Marraige Bonds, includes Vincent Raley and Judah Robertson
KarenLynchonVincentRaley.doc - - text file from Vincent on with many branches
- -Contributed by Mary Ann Raley
FromMaryAnnRaleyHudson.doc - - text file from Vincent on with many branches
- -Contributed by Donna Hollowell
FromDonnaHollowell.doc - - text file from John Raley on with many branches
- -Contributed by Leslie Paul Ellis
FromLesliePaulEllis.doc - - text file from John Raley on with many branches
If, after you have gone through the database and table of contents you think that the CD will be of value to you e-mail me and I'll send one to you the next time I'm burning them. There is no charge.