Birth: c 1828 England
Marriage: Ellen born c 1828 Ireland
1886 map 72 Partition Street wooden frame building north west corner of Partition at Richards.
In Kings County Insane Asylum in 1895
He died in 1901.
- William c 1865
- Mary in 1870 census but not in 1875 census.
in 1870 census but not in 1875 census.
1870 census: Bray, John 42 ret grocer, $200, England,
Ellen 42, Ireland,
John 9, William 7, Mary 3, Joseph 3 months.
Not listed 1870 directory.
1875: Ward 12, Partition street, brick $5,000, owner,
John Bray M 47, England, groceries,
Ellen Bray F 47, Ireland,
William Bray M 14
John Bray M 12
1880 Census: Partition, John Bray 51, inn keeper,
Ellen Bray 53
John Bray 19, clerk,
William Bray 15
1888, 1889, 1890
In January 1890 "Bray's liquor store", at the corner of Partition and Richards streets" was mentioned in a BE article.
1892 census: Bray, John age 62 born England, liquor,
Ellen 65 born Ireland,
John Bray, age 30, conductor,
William Bary age 28 bartender, Mary Dougherty, servant.
Death of John Bray
1895: Death of John Bray (Bray John 66 y Jul 29 1895 13303 Kings)
1895: The will of John Bray who died July 29 and 72 Coffey street, leaving an estate of $11,000,
was filed for probate yesterdav. The deceased bequeathed his
property to his widow and three children, one of whom. John. Is a lunatic.
1895: Petitioner Ellen Bray 72 Coffey street, widow of John Bray died 29 July 1895 -
executor Joseph M Folley who died 9th Sept 1895 -
property not in excess of three thousand dollars widow and next of kin Ellen Bray - William
Bray of 72 Coffey st and John Bray "a son of unsound mind but not judicially declared to be
incompetent to manage his affairs" confined in the Kings County Insane Asylum in the 29 Ward,
Brooklyn, no other child or descendent of child - estimated value of property $8,000 -
Ellen Bray made her mark
1896: William Bray at 72 Coffey street South Brooklyn son of Ellen and the late John Bray. Funeral visitation.
1897: Ellen Bray
widow John 214 Richards street, William Bray 214 Richards street
January 18, 1901, Died Bray- John Jr. eldest son of Ellen and the late John Bray.
Mass Visitation on Verona St. (Not listed NYC Death Index)
Death of Ellen Bray: April 15, 1901, Bray At 72 Coffey st. South Brooklyn, Mrs. Ellen Bray,
widow of John Bray and mother of the late John and
William Bray. Funeral Church of the Visitation. (Bray Ellen 75 y Apr 12
1901 7042 Kings)
The Will of Ellen Bray in surrogate court in Ocotber 1901. There is a probate for Ellen Bray in 1901 but there are
no address or other indications that confirm that this was Ellen the wife of John Bray, mother of John
1903: 72 Coffey and 308 Richards street, two buildings and stores, good location,
good location for saloon
business was for sale - part of an estate and must be sold $5,250.
1904: To be auctioned,
72 Coffey Street, Corner of Richards street, Brooklyn,
2 story, frame house, with store
208 Riohards Street, 3 story frame house with store, being
two houses on corner lot 20x82.