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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

BIOGRAPHIES, OBITUARIES,
CENSUS DATA AND MISCELLANEOUS
   
FAY BIOGRAPHIES; CENSUS DATA; CEMETERY RECORDS
Researched, transcribed and contributed by Laura Greene
  
BENJAMIN FAY
Benjamin M. FAY came to Hinsdale in his childhood. The family settled in the neighborhood known as FAY hollow. Benjamin was an expert hunter, and was a farmer and a lumberman. He married Phebe A. SHAVER (deceased) and had four children. Their daughter Louisa married Spencer S. PEAKE, a farmer and milk dealer. Children: E. Earle, Lua A., Lilla E., and Mearl B.

Mr. PEAKE enlisted in Co. K, 85th N. Y. Vols. in April, 1861, served three years, and re-enlisted as a veteran in the same regiment. He was a prisoner twelve months, was wounded at the battle of Plymouth, N. C., and was promoted second lieutenant.
Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co. NY, ed by William Adams, pub 1893 History of the Town of Hinsdale - Chapter XXXI (31) Pages 711 & 712
Surnames: FAY, SHAVER, PEAKE
Posted August 2000