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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Robert Emmet Fay (8/24/1831 - 5/22/1865)
And his Descendants
   
John Fay
John Fay (OPF #2)(11/10/1669 - 1/5/1747) son of John and Mary Brigham
James Fay (OPF #32) (12/27/1707 - 6/12/1777) son of John and Elizabeth Wellington
Daniel Fay (OPF #64) (10/21/1728 - 2/28/1815) son of James and Lydia Child
Benjamin Fay (OPF #178) (8/28/1780 - 8/10/1856) son of Daniel and Mary Crosby
Robert E. Fay (OPF p. 44) (8/24/1831 - 5/22/1865) son of Benjamin and Harriet Alford
   
In the main entry for Benjamin Fay, Orlin places Benjamin's birth on August 28, 1780, in Hardwick (the vital records of Hardwick say that the year was 1779). Of Benjamin's marriage, Orlin says, "One account is that he m. Wid. Sally Morse, probably he m., 2d, Mrs. Harriet (Alvord) Smith..." I don't think Orlin is totally convinced by this, though; in the short biography, Orlin makes no mention of Morse. "Sally Morse" was a common name, as was "Benjamin Fay," and I suspect that there was a bit of confusion there. In any event, Benjamin joined his brother David, who has been discussed elsewhere on this site. They lived in and around Rutland Vermont, and it was here that Robert Emmet Fay was born. He must have left Vermont at a young age, for in 1850 he is in Massachusetts and 1860 finds him in New York City with Elmira. Robert died young, leaving Elmira with a son, Emmet. They are still in their own household in 1870, but by 1880, they have joined the household of Elmira's parents, George and Mary Conkling.
   
The census records are quite complete and allow us to follow the family over the years. Some information came from recent obituaries, for example, those for Milton and his wife and for Robert and his wife and son.
   
DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT EMMET AND ELMIRA CONKLING FAY
   
7  Emmet R. Fay  b: 6/1862
.  +Daisy  b: 4/1880  m: 1898
......8  George Fay  b: 6/1899
......8  Irene Fay  b: 1902
......8  Alice Fay  b: 1902
......8  Arthur Fay  b: 1905
......8  Howard Fay  b: 1909
......8  Ada Fay  b: 1910
......8  Charles Fay  b: 1911
......8  Milton Fay  b: 10/14/1913  d: 6/29/1995
.......  +Anna Margaret Gumbrill b: 1913  d: 1/16/2007
............9  Walter C. Fay
............9  Irene A. Fay
.............  +Russell Peck
......8  Robert Fay   b: 12/30/1920  d: 3/5/2006
.......  +Dorothy Hudson  b: 1914  d: 11/6/1996
............9  Robert H. Fay  b: 10/17/1957  d: 8/29/2005
.............  +Fernanda Rojas