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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
   
Dana Fay (1797 - 1860)
And his Descendants
   
   
John
David
Aaron
Bethia
John
David
Robert
Reuben
   
Reuben married his first cousin Bethia
Reuben 1772
Dana 1797-1860
Mary Elizabeth 1823
John
David
Aaron
Heman
John
John
John
Josiah
Martha
Heman m. Martha, 2nd cousin once rem.
   
Luke 1791-1858
Thomas 1820-1890
Thomas married Mary Elizabeth
What the Census Records Can Contribute
1830 1840 1850 1860 1870
1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
  
Census Data: Who's Where When
   
   
Census information for Dana Fay and his family
   
1830, 1840
   
Dana appears for the first time as head of house in 1830, and by that time he is already in Boston, Suffolk County, where he will remain. His household is interesting; we see him (male 30-40)[he was born 1797 and would be 33] and Martha (female 20-30)[she was born 1799 and would be 30]. We also see Mary Elizabeth (female 5-10)[she is 6]. By 1840, Dana's household includes ONLY these three people, each of course ten years older (male 40-50)(female 30-40)(female 10-15).

In 1830, however, there are more people living with Dana. We see two males 15-20, two males 20-30, and a female 20-30. Dana's father Reuben is still in Southborough; he is 58. In his household are two daughters. But the rest of his family are elsewhere. It is tempting to think that Dana has siblings in his household in 1830.
   
   
   
   
   
In 1840, Thomas Greenleaf is still living at home with his father Luke in Southborough. The census records Luke, Grace, and all 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls. We have Harriet and Georgina, age 5-10, Eveline and Delia, age 15-20, and Martha, age 20-30. Males in order of age: Edward is the youngest, then Samuel, George, and Thomas Greenleaf who is 20.
   
   
   
1850
   
There is a real puzzle in 1850. In spite of repeated searches, Thomas Greenleaf and Mary Elizabeth, who were married early in the 1840's and now have a daughter Mary Anna, born in 1843, cannot be found in the census records for 1850. Thomas just drops out of sight. In 1860, we do see the women (see below).

Dana and Martha are living with the Atwoods in Boston. It is not clear who the "Mary Fay" in the neighboring household is. She is 20; so it is tempting to identify her as "Mary Elizabeth" born 1823; but the age would be quite far off; and where is Thomas? It just won't do. In view of that difficulty, I am inclined to believe the "Ireland" it gives as place of birth, and see her presence there as coincidence.
   
   
   
Luke and Grace have only three children still at home in Southborough.
   
   
   
Henry Bullard is living in West Brookfield, Worcester County, with wife Caroline, and children Emerson, Martha and Sylvester. This is Sylvester Gilman Bullard, who later marries Mary Anna Fay.
   
   
   
1860
   
In 1860, Dana and Martha have their daughter Mary Elizabeth and granddaughter Mary Anna living with them in Boston. There is no sign of Thomas.
   
   
   
Luke is gone now. Grace is living with her daughter Eveline and her husband, Charles Whiting, in Brookline.
   
   
   
Henry, Caroline, and children including Sylvester, in West Brookfield.
   
   
   
1870
   
Gilman and Mariana D. and the 7 month old Egbert are living in Worcester. With them is Martha P. Fay, who is 67. Martha is Mariana's stepgrandmother; she was the second wife of Dana, Mariana's grandfather. Her presence with Mariana makes me think that both Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Fay are gone by now.
   
   
TEXT
   
   
1880
   
Egbert is living with his mother. Note the spellings in the index. Below is the image; it looks to me like "MaryA. and "Bullard"
   

Census Place:	Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
Source:	FHL Film 1254568 National Archives Film T9-0568 Page 597B 
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Margret P. BULLAND	Self	F	W	W	35	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Egbert Gilman BULLAND	Son	M	S	W	10	MA
	Occ:	At School	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   
   
Elizabeth May Millett, his future wife, is with her family.
   

Census Place:	Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
Source:	FHL Film 1254568 National Archives Film T9-0568 Page 603A 
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Frank W. MILLETT	Self	M	M	W	33	ME
	Occ:	Coachman	Fa: ME	Mo: ME
Alice A. MILLETT	Wife	F	M	W	36	MA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Lizzie May MILLETT	Dau	F	S	W	5	MA
			Fa: ME	Mo: MA
Maud B. MILLETT	Dau	F	S	W	2	MA
			Fa: ME	Mo: MA
William M. BURGESS	BroL	M	M	W	32	MA
	Occ:	Drives Bakery Wagon	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Lizzie BURGESS	SisterL	F	S	W	33	MA
	Occ:	Clerk Dry Goods	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   
1900
   
Egbert Bullard, Lizzie and their first child, Stanley, living in Boston, Suffolk County.
   
   
1910
   
Egbert, Elizabeth M., and both children, Stanley and Irving, now living in New Bedford, Bristol County.
   
   
1920
   
Egbert, Lizzie, Stanley and Irving, in New Bedford.
   
   
1930
   
Egbert, Lizzie and Irving, in New Bedford.
   
   
Stanley and Phoebe Redfern have set up their own household in New Bedford, and have one child, Louise E.
   
   
   


   
Dana Fay b: 1/14/1797
+Mary Anna Parker b: 10/16/1799 m: 10/14/1822
Luke Fay b: 11/27/1791 d: 3/15/1858
Grace Hiler b: 8/31/1798 d: 3/26/1868
   
7  Mary Elizabeth Fay  b: 12/24/1823	
...+Thomas Greenleaf Fay  b: 6/19/1820  d: 12/5/1890
......8  Mary Anna (Marianna) Parker Fay  b: 12/1843	
.......  +Sylvester Gilman Bullard
............9  Egbert Gilman Bullard
.............  +Elizabeth May Millett
..................10  Stanley Bullard  b: 8/10/1899  d: 12/1969
..................... +Phoebe Redfern  b: 3/20/1903  d: 3/1976
.........................11  Louise E. Bullard
............................ +Edward Bedard
................................12  Jo-Ann Bedard
.........................11  David Dana Bullard
............................ +Bridget Mary Foley
................................12  Debora Elizabeth Bullard
................................12  Jennifer Leigh Bullard 
................................12  Peter Mark Bullard
................................12  Valerie Jean Bullard
..................10  Irving Bullard  b: 7/20/1904  d: 8/12/1996