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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
COUSINS: REED, VAN VECHTEN, WARD
   
OVERVIEW
   
Fay Lines in Aurelius and Auburn
Three Fay Lines: Overview
Brigham Fay
James W. Fay
Edwin Reed Fay
Fred Hollister Fay
Harold Van Vechten Fay
Fay Burials in Fort Hill Cemetery
Auburn Cousins: Ward, Reed, Van Vechten
   
   
SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF
   
Teunis Dircksen Van Vechten (born in Holland)
"Teunis Dircksen Van Vechten came to the New Netherlands in the ship the "Armes of Norway," with wife, one child, and two servants, (black man and woman) and settled on a farm at Greenbush, opposite Albany, New York, in 1638, and he had four children. The child mentioned above named Teunis was born in Vechten, Holland, in 1634. The others were born in Greenbush, N.Y."
Van Vechten, Peter, The genealogical records of the Van Vechten's from 1638 to 1896, Milwaukee, Wis.: Radtke Bros. & Kortsch, printers, 1896, 126 pgs. (available at ancestry.com)
Some of Peter Van Vechten's conclusions about the line from Teunis to the Derrick Van Vechten who married Alida Maria Knickerbocker have been questioned by James Brown Van Vechten in his book The Van Vechten Genealogy, published in 1954. It is a long and interesting story, accepted as the basis for a new version of the Van Vechten line by Gene Stoddard, a descendant of Derrick Van Vechten. Gene called the discussion to my attention, and I have changed the outline here (a good place to begin looking at Gene's entries on RootsWeb is here). The original version of the line on this site can be seen here.
2.  Dircke Tuennissen Van Vechten  1634 - 1702
2.  Cornelise Teunissen Van Vechten, (Keesoom)  1639 - 1750
... +(1)Sarah Solomonse Goewey	1645 - 1682
....3.  Solomon Cornelisse Van Vechten  1680 - 1750
....3.  Derrick Cornelisse Van Vechten  1682 - 1752
....... +Margareth Harmonse Luwas  1680 - 
......... 4.  Harmon Dircksen Van Vechten  1704 - 1746
..............+Lysabeth (Elizabeth) Van Buren  1704 - 
............... 5.  Maria Van Vechten  1729 - 1746
............... 5.  Dirck Van Vechten  1730 - 1731
............... 5.  Dirck Van Vechten  1732 - 1734
............... 5.  Cornelius Van Vechten, Col.  1735 - 1813
............... 5.  Derrick (Dirck) Van Vechten, Major  1737 - 1777
....................+Alida Knickerbacker  1737 - 1819
....................  6.  Elizabeth Van Vechten  1759 - 1760
....................  6.  Elizabeth Van Vechten  1761 - 
....................  6.  Alida Van Vechten  1761 - 
....................  6.  Harmon Van Vechten  1765 - 1848
....................  6.  Walter (Wouter) Van Vechten  1768 - 1820
....................  6.  Cornelius Van Vechten	1771 - 1837
..........................+Maria Grosbeck	1775 - 1871
.........................   7.  Derrick Cornelius Van Vechten 1792 -1839
.........................   7.  John Cornelius Van Vechten  1794 -1869
.........................   7.  Winant Waldron Van Vechten  1795 - 
.........................   7.  Harmon Van Vechten, M.  1796 -1873
.........................   7.  Ann Van Vechten	1798 - 
.........................   7.  Alida Van Vechten  1800 - 1801
.........................   7.  William C. Van Vechten  1803 - 1883
................................+Eliza Ann Canfield  1803 - 1882
...............................   8.  Caroline A. Van Vechten  1828 -
......................................+Wadsworth Hollister  - 1895
...............................   8.  Jane Maria Van Vechten  1830 - 
......................................+Edwin R. Fay  1825 - 
.....................................   9.  Fred Hollister Fay  1857 - 
.....................................   9.  Charles Reed Fay  1859 - 
...............................   8.  William Page Van Vechten 1832 -
......................................+(1)Ann Eliza Merriman
.....................................   9.  Mary Merriman V.V. 1859 -
......................................+(2)Josephine Mann
.........................   7.  Eliza Van Vechten  1806 - 1811
.........................   7.  Walter Page Van Vechten 1809 - 1881
.........................   7.  Henrietta Jane Van Vechten  1811 - 1888
....................  6.  John Van Vechten  1773 - 1850
....................  6.  Derrica Van Vechten  1778 - 1807
............... 5.  Maria Van Vechten  1737 - 
......... 4.  Cornelis Van Vechten  1706 - 1730
......... 4.  Teunis Van Vechten  1709 - 1756
......... 4.  Anna Van Vechten	1712 - 1744
......... 4.  Elbert Van Vechten  1715 - 
......... 4.  Philip Van Vechten  1718 - 
......... 4.  Benjamin Van Vechten  1720 - 1749
... +(2)Agnietje/Antje Leendertse Conyn  1652 - 1689
....3.  Leendert Van Vechten  1683 - 
....3.  Ruben Van Vechten  1683 - 
... +(3)Maritje Lucas Claase, widow  1659 - 
....3.  Lucas Van Vechten  1689 -
....3.  Annetje Van Vechten  1689 -
....3.  Janneteje Van Vechten  1689 -
2.  Gerrit Tuenissen Van Vechten  1640 - 1709
2.  Jannetje Tuenise Van Vechten  1642 - 
2.  Pieterje Van Vechten	1644 - 

   
   
SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF
   
John Reed (born in England)
   
"John Reed, born in Cornwall, England, in 1633. He had been a soldier from the age of sixteen, and was an officer in Oliver Cromwell's army. ON the restoration of Charles the Second, he fled to this country and settled in Providence, R.I., where he married a Miss Derby. He removed to Rye, Westchester Co., N.Y., where he resided in 1684, and about that time purchased from Richard Howe's land in Norwalk, Conn., probably the place called Reed's farms on "Five Mile river," where he resided and died in 1730, in the 98th year of his age."
   
Early Settlers of New York State, 1760-1942, Volume I, pp. 654ff.
   
2. John #2 m. Elizabeth Tuttle 3/28/1687
	3. Ann
	3. John m. Hannah Hanford
	3. Daniel #8 b. 6/13/1697 d. 1775 in Norwalk 
			m. Elizabeth Kellogg
		4. Daniel m. Mary Bell
		4. Abraham m. Hannah Bell
		4. Eliakim m. Sarah Richards
		4. James # 28, born 3/29/1736 
				m. 4/17/1760 Joanna Castle d. 7/20/1814
			5. Daniel 4/15/1761 
			5. Reuben 9/2/1763
			5. Elijah 3/12/1766
			5. Jesse #83, b. 7/16/1768 
					m. 2/22/1797 Joanna Carpenter
				6. Julia 10/19/1799
				6. Joanna 10/8/1802
				6. Betsey B. 6/26/1805
				6. Eliza Ann 3/18/1808
				6. James C. 9/2/1810
				6. Susan M. 4/8/1813
				6. Abigail Mariah 9/2/1815
			5. Stephen 9/14/1770
			5. Amos 12/28/1772
			5. Gilbert 9/25/1775
			5. Jacob 2/15/1778
			5. Joanna 2/15/1778
			5. Betsey 4/21/1780
			5. Robert 6/29/1784
			5. Rhoda 6/29/1784
			5. Phila 4/3/1787
		4. Elijah m. Esther Bates
		4. Benjamin m. Bethia Weed
		4. Ezra 3/16/1740 m. Sarah Kellogg 5/22/1763
		4. Elizabeth m. Joseph Ambler
		4. Lydia m. ____ Davenport
		4. Joanna m. Stephen Warren
	3. Eleazer m. Abigail Tuttle
	3. Samuel m. Sarah Kellogg
	3. William m. Rachel Kellogg 11/28/1721
	3. Mary or Elizabeth m. Jacob Green
	3. Experience m. Jacob St. John
	3. Mehitabel m. Samuel Brinsmade
	3. Moses
2. Thomas m. Mary Olmstead 5/9/1694
2. William
2. Mary m. David Tuttle 11/24/1698
2. Abigail m. ____ Crozier
 
   
   
SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF
   
Andrew Ward (born in England)
   
"Ward, Andrew, was amongst the first Puritan settlers who came to Wethersfield. He was one of the five persons who held the first Court in the colony, in April, 1636--tried the first cause, and made the first law. He was a member of this court seven sessions in 1636, and five sessions in 1637....[He held many political offices.]....He was a gentleman of great worth in the colony, and was the ancestor of a respectable and wealthy family who reside in Hartford; also of the Wards in Southbury and other parts of Connecticut, and of a few families in Pennsylvania. In 1653, Ward and Hill were appointed by the General Court to press men in Fairfield for an expedition. In the fall of 1640, Mr. Ward and Robert Coe, of Wethersfield, for themselves and several others, purchased the town of Stamford of the New Haven Company--all of which purchasers obligated themselves to move there within one year; and in the spring of 1641, Matthew Mitchell, Thurston Rayner, Robert Gildersleeve, Robert Coe and others moved to Stamford, Mr. Ward also moved to Stamford, but whether at this time, is not known to the writer. These with their pastor, Mr. Denton, were the leading men of Stamford. Within a few years Mr. Denton left Stamford and moved to Hempsted on Long Island. Mr. Ward also removed to Hempsted within a few years--but about 1650 he returned and settled in the town of Fairfield, where he closed a long and useful life..."
   
Hinman, Royal Ralph. A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut. Hartford, CT: E. Gleason, 1846
   
Andrew WARD b. 1597  d. 2/28/1660 m. Hesther Sherman 2/1/1619

2. Anne Ward  born:  1620
2. Isabella Ward born:  1621
2. Esther Or Hester Ward born:  1623
2. Edmund or Edward Ward born:  1630
2. William Ward born:  1631 
2. John Ward born:  1637
2. Mary Ward born:  1637
2. Sarah Ward born:  1639
2. Abigail Ward born:  14 May 1643
2. Andrew Ward Jr. b. 1645/1646 d. 11/19/1691 
   m. Tryal Meigs 1667/1668
	3. Andrew Ward	1669 -
	3. John Ward	1671 -
	3. Abigail Ward	1672 -
	3. Sarah Ward	1674 - 1763 
	   m. Stephen Bradley	1668 - 1701
	3. Peter Ward b. 10/14/1676 d. 12/18/1763 
	   m. Mary Joy(e) 3/30/1698
		4. Peletiah Ward b. 12/27/1699 
		   m. Jerusha Kelsey 12/30/1725
			5. Asahel Ward b. 11/24/1726
			   m. Esther Franklin
				6. Submit Ward b: 02 MAR 1750
				6. Samuel Ward b: 21 OCT 1753
				6. Abigail Ward
				6. Sarah Ward
				6. Jonathan Ward
				6. Asahel Ward
				6. John Ward
				6. David Ward b: 30 Nov 1761 d: 4/27/1817
					7. Nathan Ward
					   m. Charlotte Beach
						8. David Ward
						   m. Elizabeth Perkins
							9. Flora Ward
							   m. Fred Hollister Fay
				6. Hannah Ward
			5. Jerusha Ward b: 12/11/1728
			5. Mary Ward b: 3/12/1729/30
			5. Abigail Ward b: 1/22/1731/32
			5. Ichabod Ward b: 11/12/1736
			5. Ann Ward b: 4/28/1740
			5. Ichabod Ward b: 5/26/1743
			5. Abbie Ward b: 9/27/1745
		4. Ira Ward b: 8/30/1704
		4. Ichabod Ward b: 1707
		4. Peter Ward b: 10/11/1709
		4. Mary Ward b: 4/10/1713
		4. Mattaniah Ward b: 3/24/1717/18
	3. William Ward	1678 - 1768 m. Lettice Beach  1679 - 1767
	3. Samuel Ward  1680 -
	3. Hester Ward  1684 -
	3. Mary Ward  1687 -
	3. Anna Ward  1689 -
2. Samuel Ward born:  1647/1648