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GENEALOGIES
   
Amasa Horace Fay (1815 - 1897)
And his Descendants
  
   
John Fay
Samuel (OPF #2) (10/11/1673 - 11/10/1732) son of John and Mary Brigham
Samuel (OPF #12) (5/6/1705 - 1788) son of Samuel and Tabitha Ward
Samuel (OPF #23) (8/29/1775 - 1/25/1823) son of Samuel and Deliverance Shattuck
Samuel (OPF p. 176) (11/12/1778 - 7/5/1827) son of Samuel and Mary Kimball
Amasa Horace (OPF p. 176) (12/2/1815 - 1/12/1897) son of Samuel and Phebe Marsh
   
Obituary for Gerald E. Fay
A Selection of Vital Records of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for this family
   
Amasa Horace Fay
(sixth Generation)
Researched
   
Samuel Fay's marriage to Phebe Marsh is recorded in Massachusetts (see the vital records), as is Amasa Horace Fay's birth in 1815. Orlin lists Amasa under his middle name "Horace." Orlin does not trace the line further.
In 1830, Amasa would have been 15, and he appears to be at home with Phebe in Dudley, MA. Not long after that, though, Amasa moved to Rhode Island and settled in the Providence area, where the census of 1840 finds him with a wife and a small child, identified in that census as a male. However, according to the census of 1850, Amasa, a jeweler, and his wife Laura, both born in Massachusetts, are living with their daughter Harriet in Providence. Harriet was born in Rhode Island about 1838, and I believe that the census of 1830 should have identified the child as female.
1850  Providence Ward 6, Providence, RI
Harriet was married to Ephraim Harrison in 1859. In 1860, the two of them are living with Amasa and "Lorania." In 1863 came the death of Lurana Fay, the wife of A. Horace Fay [the official record], who died on February 2, 1863, at the age of 43 years.
1860  Providence Ward 6, Providence, RI
Harriet and Ephraim had a son on May 25, 1865. I have not been able to track them further.
On July 8, 1865, Amasa married Anna E. Dailey, who is called Hannah in the census records and on her death certificate. Together they had three children (confirmed by the 1900 and 1910 census notes). George died young; John's line is quite easy to follow through 1930. The middle son Charles started his family in Providence. The birth of his oldest son Louis is recorded there in the year 1893, and his second child was born there in 1899. Charles then moved to New York, where the census of 1900 lists him in Manhattan. His son Ralph was born in New York, probably between January and April 1906. By 1910, Charles had moved to New Jersey.
Louis P. Fay had just one child by 1930. George Edward Fay was alive in 1920, when he was working as a machinist and was listed with Charles, Clara and Ralph. I could not find him in 1930.
1920  Jersey City Ward 6, Hudson, NJ
Ralph M. Fay married Mildred Terwilliger; they had four children. One was Gerald E. Fay, whose death in 2008 was the occasion for this research. There is a mystery connected with the census records in 1930, which was the first year in which Mildred and the children appear.
1930  Jersey City Ward 8, Hudson, NJ
Why does Mildred's husband, whom we know to be Ralph M. Fay, here appear as Charles? They are listed on two separate pages, Charles on page 18B and Mildred and the children on page 19A. The numbers of the street (36), dwelling (189) and family (460) match perfectly. All the details, places of birth, age, match for Charles and Ralph. Charles and Clara, Ralph's parents, live quite close to Ralph and Mildred; was Charles perhaps visiting on the day the census taker came, and the census taker got mixed up with the names? But that is a pure guess, and I do not know the answer.
   
   
Amasa Horace Fay  b: 12/2/1815  d: 1/12/1897
married (1) Lurana  b: 1820  d: 2/2/1863
7  Harriet Fay  b: 1838
...+Ephraim Harrison  b: 1838  m: 9/3/1859
........8  son Harrison  b: 5/25/1865
   
   
Amasa Horace Fay  b: 12/2/1815  d: 1/12/1897
married (2) Hannah E. Dailey  b: 1845  m: 7/8/1865  d: 5/12/1911
7  John A. Fay
...+Anna M. S. Padelford  m: 10/22/1889
........8  Ethel M. Fay  b: 7/26/1890
.........  +James A. Fitzgerald  b: 9/27/1887
................9  Hazel M. Fitzgerald  b: 1911
................9  James A. Fitzgerald, Jr.  b: 1915
........8  Frank E. Fay  b: 10/30/1892  d: 8/26/1917

7  Charles E. Fay  b: 1868
...+Clara M Blakeley  b: 1875  m: 1/3/1893
........8  Louis P. Fay  b: 11/5/1893
.........  +Bertha Seger  b: 1898
................9  Frank B. Fay  b: 1921
........8  George Edward Fay  b: 7/4/1899
........8  Ralph M. (aka Charles) Fay  b: 1906 (see discussion above)
.........  +Mildred Terwilliger  b: 1902
................9  Ralph Fay  b: 1925 (see vital records, SS)
................9  Dorothy Fay  b: 1925
................9  Gerald E. Fay  b: 7/14/1927   d: 1/31/2008
.................  +Eileen Pigliacampi  m: 11/8/1952  d: 12/10/2001
........................10  Roxanne Fay
........................10  Stephen Fay
........................10  Richard Fay
........................10  Michael Fay
................9  Clara Fay  b: 1/1929
.................  +Peter P. Martyniak  b: 12/6/1920  d: 11/1/1999

7  George H. Fay  b: 9/23/1879  d: 7/2/1895