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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
George Benjamin Fay
   
Benjamin Haynes Fay
And his Descendants
   
John (b. 1648) m. Susanna Shattuck

David Fay (OPF # 2) (4/23/1769 - 4/10/1738) m. Sarah Larkin

Aaron Fay (OPF # 10) (4/18/1719 - 1/1798) m. Thankful Newton

Nathan Fay (OPF #110) (2/6/1747 - 2/23/1831) (son of Aaron) m. Lucy Bemis

Moses Fay (OPF #391) (b. 11/30/1786) (son of Nathan) m. Elizabeth Haynes

Benjamin Haynes Fay (b. 2/12/1815) (son of Moses) m. Virilla A. Smith

   
While I was working with the line of George Benjamin Fay, I checked Orlin and saw only two children listed for Benjamin Haynes.
   
   
The census records of 1850, 1860 and 1870 in Southborough add four more names to the two given by Orlin. The census of 1850 shows Benjamin, Virrilla, and four sons, Francis A; George B; Augustus M; and Moses A.   As it turns out, there is a mistake there on the part of the census taker, which is corrected in later census records and is reported in the vital records of Southborough: The third child is not a son but a daughter, and her name was Augusta M(aria).
1850
   
1860 shows all six children: Francis A.; George B.; Maria A.; Moses A.; Melvina: Mary E.
1860
   
By 1870, Francis and George have their own households, and only the four younger children are home: Augusta M. , Moses A., Amanda M; Mary E.
1870
   
Francis lives next door to Benjamin. Note the mistake in the name of Francis' wife Flora; the census taker must have misunderstood the name.
1870
   
Because this family remained in Southborough, most of their births, marriages and deaths are recorded in the Massachusetts vital records 1841 - 1910, which are available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Below are several such records, ones which especially helped in tracing this family. In addition, the cemetery list prepared by the Southborough Rural Cemetery was extremely helpful. Selections from that also may be found below. And, of course, census records provided significant information.
DESCENDANT OVERVIEW
Benjamin Haynes Fay b: 2/12/1815 d: 11/2/1884
Virrilla Augusta Smith b: 1819 d: 4/4/1886
   
7  Francis Augustus Fay  b: 1/6/1841  d: 1919
...+Flora Ann Lawrence  b: 1843  m: 1/24/1865  d: 1926
......8  Frank Eugene Fay  b: 1/17/1867
.........+(1)Edith Jenette Baggs  m: 11/1890  (divorced)
.........+(2)Lydia R. Giffin  b: 1868  m: 3/20/1906  d: 1922
......8  Louis Winfred Fay  b: 1872  
.........+Minnie Blanche O'Leary  b: 1879  m: 4/23/1901
............9  Marion Adelaide Fay  b: 7/10/1907
...............+Gerald E. Jolly  b: 1904  d: 1950 
......8  Ernest Leslie Fay  b: 9/19/1874
.........+Bertha Bernardetta De Caro  m: 3/12/1901
............9  Florence Ernestine Fay  b: 1902  d: 1914
7  George Benjamin Fay  b: 7/2/1842  d: 1922
7  Augusta Maria Fay  b: 9/22/1847
7  Moses Abbot Fay  b: 12/18/1849  d: 1920
7  Amanda Melvina Fay  b: 9/1851  d: 1931
7  Mary E. Fay  b: 2/2/1856  d: 1922
   
   
BIRTHS FROM NEHGS
surname first name year date vol., pg. notes
   
Fay Augusta Maria 1847-48 9/22/1847  29  241    
Fay Moses Abbot 1848-49 12/18/1849  36  374 other
Fay Amanda M. 1851 see note  53  199 no image; date from census 1900
Fay Mary E. 1854 2/2/1856  83  216    
Fay Florence Ernestine 1902 see note 522  363 image not available
Fay Ernest Leslie 1874 9/19/1874 261  367    
Fay Marion Adelaide 1907 7/10/1907 568  401 d., Louis Winfred & Minnie Blanche
Fay Frank Eugene 1867 1/17/1867 198  241    
   
DEATHS FROM NEHGS
surname first name year date vol., pg. notes
   
Fay Benjamin H. 1884 357  445 357  445    
   
MARRIAGES FROM NEHGS
names year date vol., pg. other
   
Francis A. Fay
Flora A. Lawrence
1865 1/24/1865 182  243    
Frank E. Fay
Edith Jenette Baggs
1890 November 408  427 1st marriage
Frank E. Fay
Lydia Giffin
1906 3/20/1906 564  409 her 1st; his 2nd; he was divorced
Ernest L. Fay
Bertha Bernadetta De Caro
1901 3/12/1901 514  357    
Louis W. Fay
Minnie B. O'Leary
1901 4/23/1901 514  357    
Benjamin H. Fay
Virrilla A. Smith
1840 4/15/1840     Hopkinton; intentions March 14
   
CEMETERY RECORDS FROM SOUTHBOROUGH
surname first name(s) inscription and notes
   
Fay V. Augusta Mother / V. Augusta wife of Benj. H. Fay died July 4, 1886 AE. 66
Fay Moses Moses A. Fay 1849-1920
Fay Amanda & Mary Amanda M. Fay 1851-1931 Mary E. Fay 1853-1922
Fay Francis A., Flora, Frank E., Lydia, Ernest, Florence 'F' Francis A. Fay 1841-1919 Flora A his wife 1843-1926 1867 Frank E. Fay 1944 1867 Lydia R. his wife 1922 FAY / Ernest L. Fay 1874-1909 Florence Ernestine 1902-1914; 2 footstones: Father (refers to Ernest), Florence; cemetery records give Flora's full name as Flora Ann Fay
Fay Louis & Minnie Fay Jolly / 1872 Louis W. Fay 1948 1879 Minnie B. his wife 1945 1877 Ida M. Jolly 1939 1904 Gerald E. Jolly 1950 (cemetery records give Minnie's full name as Minnie Blanch Fay [nee O'Leary])