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Gebert - Ray - Lee Families

Collection 65

Gebert-Ray-Lee Families. Papers, 1810-1962, n.d.

2 1/2 in.

The collection contains correspondence, legal and financial documents of the Gebert-Ray-Lee families, both original and typescripts. The families resided in Kentucky before some moved to Louisiana in the 1820s where they resided in Opelousas and Grand Coteau.

One of the major correspondents is James A. Lee (1830 – 1904) who was a druggist in Franklin and then New Iberia. He was a member of the first Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute Board of Trustees. Other major correspondents are his wife, Lucinda Ray Lee; her brother, James Ray of Opelousas, and relatives in Kentucky.

Series:

A. Correspondence, legal, and financial documents 1-01 through 1-09
B. Photographs 1-10

Inventory:

1-01 February, 1810 – December, 1855
    includes slave sale; death notice for Mrs. James A. Ray, 1851; marriage license for James A. Lee and Lucinda Ray, 25 March 1854
1-02 typescripts of items in 1-01
    each folder has a few items not in other folder
1-03 June, 1856 - February, 1864
1-04 typescripts of items in 1-03
    each folder has a few items not in other folder
1-05 May, 1865 – June, 1899
1-06 typescripts for items in 1-05
    each folder has a few items not in other folder
1-07 March, 1902 – May, 1962 (includes copies of originals owned by others)
    genealogical information on Gen. James A. Ray [Revolutionary War] and descendants compiled by James A. Lee, son of C. H. Lee; also letter recounting trip to Chicago’s World Fair, 1893
1-08 n.d.
1-09 typescripts for items in 1-09 [all carbons]
     
1-10 Photographs
    home of Dr. James Ray, 378 Bellevue St., Opelousas: built 1853 [2 views]