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1850 1860 1880 1900
  
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Census information for Charles Taylor Fay and his family
   
1850
   
Charles Taylor, who is now 61, is living in Grafton with Relief (also 61), and two of his living children, Elmira, age 32, and Ellen H., age 20. Ellen H. is clearly Ellen Harriet or Harriet Ellen.

Nancy M., born 1/20/1815, married Dexter Brigham Hathaway (int. 8/26/1836, m. 9/14/1836). They should be in the 1850 census in Acton, but the image seems to have been lost.

John P., now 24, is living in Worcester and working as a machinist.

Charles Henry, born 1/24/1820, married Lydia Willington in 1836, and they, and their two children, are living in Northbridge.
   
   
   
   
   
   
1860
   
Charles is gone; Relief, age 71, is living with Almira in Grafton, in the household of Nancy and Dexter Hathaway and their three children.
   
   
   
1870
   
Charles H. and Lydia live in Northbridge, just south of Grafton. Frances married Solon Bryant; they had a daughter Ellenor, born 1867. Frances died at or soon after Ellenor's birth, and Solon is living with Charles and Lydia and Ellenor, now a three year old.
   
   
   
1880
   
In 1880, Almira has joined John P., who is living in Worcester with his family. Right next door are Lydia, now a widow, and the Bryants, including Solon's new wife, Sarah A.
   

	Census Place:	Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
	Source:	FHL Film 1254568  National Archives Film T9-0568     Page 434C     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
John P. FAY	Self	M	M	W	52	MA
	Occ:	Iron Machinist	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Lucy M. FAY	Wife	F	M	W	53	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Nellie E. FAY	Dau	F	S	W	21	MA
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Almira FAY	Sister	F	S	W	62	MA
	Occ:	Tailoress	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   

	Census Place:	Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
	Source:	FHL Film 1254568  National Archives Film T9-0568     Page 434C     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Lydia B. FAY	Self	F	W	W	60	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Solon BRYANT	SonL	M	M	W	43	NH
	Occ:	Wholesale Notions	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Sarah A. BRYANT	Wife	F	M	W	32	CT
			Fa: CT	Mo: CT
Ellenor BRYANT	GDau	F	S	W	13	MA
	Occ:	At School	Fa: NH	Mo: CT
   
Dexter is living in Grafton. Nancy had died in 1864 and Dexter married Mary Jane Leland (b. 11/1/1826) on March 11, 1866. The 1880 census shows Dexter with Mary and his two sons, Henry D. (born Jan. 5, 1839) and George M., born about 1851.
   

	Census Place:	Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts
	Source:	FHL Film 1254565  National Archives Film T9-0565     Page 457C     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
D. B. HATHAWAY	Self	M	M	W	65	MA
	Occ:	Works For Shoe Factory	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Mary J. HATHAWAY	Wife	F	M	W	50	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Henry D. HATHAWAY	Son	M	S	W	39	MA
	Occ:	Works For Shoe Factory	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
George M. HATHAWAY	Son	M	S	W	29	MA
	Occ:	Works For Shoe Factory	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   
Ann Maria (born Jan. 15, 1844) married Cortland Clark on October 12, 1865 in Grafton. They have one daughter, Annie M., born about 1869.
   

	Census Place:	Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts
	Source:	FHL Film 1254565  National Archives Film T9-0565     Page 393A     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Courtland A. CLARK	Self	M	M	W	43	MA
	Occ:	Works In Chair Shop	Fa: MA	Mo: NY
Annie N. CLARK	Wife	F	M	W	36	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Annie M. CLARK	Dau	F	S	W	11	MA
			Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   
1900
   
Dexter is still in Grafton; he is a widower. Mary Jane died February 15, 1897. He lives with his two unmarried sons, Henry and George. Dexter is a retired musician; the occupations of Henry and George are not given.
   
   
Annie and Cortland (indexed as Corthorn, but clearly Cortland) Clark are living in with their daughter Jennie. Annie has born five children, of whom two are living in 1900. Records for the other three have not been discovered.
   
   
John P. Fay is gone; Lucy Fay is a widow, still living in Worcester. Nellie E. is still living with her.