Place:Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States


NameLe Ray
Alt namesLeRaysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Located inJefferson, New York, United States     (17 Feb 1806 - )
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Le Ray is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 21,782 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Jacques-Donatien Le Ray, from France.

The Town of Le Ray is in the central part of the county and is east of Watertown.

History

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Archaeological remains show the presence of aboriginal natives in the town.

The region was part of Macomb's Purchase and was acquired by Gouverneur Morris and James Le Ray in 1800. Settlement began around 1802.

The town was formed in 1806 and included a large portion of northern Jefferson County. Parts of the town was used to create the Towns of Wilna, Alexandria, Theresa, Antwerp, and Philadelphia.

Many of the historic settlements of the town were abandoned due to the formation of Fort Drum, which occupies the eastern part of the town.

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  • Outstanding guide to Le Ray family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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