Jesse E. Ray

District 3 Commissioner
1891 to 1894


Born circa 1842, died 1926

Jesse E. Ray was born in North Carolina and came to Colorado in 1874. He settled at Pleasant Park, in Jefferson County, where he operated several sawmills and ranches, and for many years was engaged in hauling freight. In 1876 Ray crossed the Rocky Mountains in the company of frontiersman Colonel Richard Rutledge.