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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

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BENJAMIN A. FAY
Mr. Fay is the son of Lorenzo D. and Deborah (Richmond) Fay, and was born in Vermont, Sept. 16, 1832. His ancestors were from England and among the first settlers of Vermont, three of the Fays being soldiers in the Revolutionary war. Benjamin was educated in his native State, and at the age of twenty-one learned the carriage maker's trade, and in 1856 went to Winneshiek county, Iowa, where he worked at his trade. In April, 1861, he enlisted in company A, 1st Iowa cavalry. He did duty in North Missouri in 1861, and in 1862 he was at the battles of Lone Jack, Prairie Grove and Iron Mountain. He was also in the battle at Little Rock, and was under Gen. Steele upon Bank's Red River campaign. He was at the engagements at Camden and Bayou Metre. In 1861 he went back to North Missouri. His company was body guard for Gen. Fish, and during Price's raid was body guard for Gen. Rosencranz. They were next sent to Memphis, and after the war they went to Texas to look after government property. They were discharged in the spring of 1866, Mr. Fay having served five years. He came to Springfield, Missouri, in 1866, and worked at carpentering and building until 1869. He then worked in the Frisco shops until 1877. He now has a hotel and restaurant, and from a capital of one hundred and fifty dollars he has accumulated property to the amount of ton thousand dollars. Mr. Fay was married in 1860 to Miss Kate Norton, of Iowa. They have two children, viz.: Frank and Nellie.
HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTY (1883)
Posted August 2000