For anyone interested in this Raley Family these people are all from the same John Raley Sr from NC and his wife Catherine from MD. There were the following children. John Jr who died in 1848 MARRIED TO SUSANNAH SHEPHERD, Vesta Ann who married Davis Foster, James who died in 1848 leaving five children MARRIED TO SARAH ANN SHEPHERD, William WHO WAS MARRIED TO AN ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, Sanford and Marion. Sanford Raley was married to Jemima Foster who was the widow of John W. Foster Jr. They had one child John M. Sanford died and Jemima married Robert Foster.
I RECENTLY SPOKE WITH A WIDOW OF MELVIN RALEY WHO VERIFIED THAT MELVIN WAS THE SON OF WILLIAM T. RALEY SON OF WILLIAM RALEY SON OF JOHN RALEY SR.
As you can see we have three SHEPHERD marriages within this family but I can not find anything on the SHEPHERDS. Their father was supposed to be a JOHN SHEPHERD from OH. Would ap- preciate hearing from anyone that might br knowledgeable of any of these families. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. Betty Harbin Garbers