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GENEALOGIES
   
David Fay (7/25/1769 - 1859)
And his Descendants
  
John Fay
John Fay (OPF #2)(11/10/1669 - 1/5/1747) son of John and Mary Brigham
James Fay (OPF #32) (12/27/1707 - 6/12/1777) son of John and Elizabeth Wellington
Daniel Fay (OPF #64) (10/21/1728 - 2/28/1815) son of James and Lydia Child
David Fay (OPF #166) (7/25/1769 - 1859) son of Daniel and Mary Crosby
   
L.R. Burleigh. C.H. Vogt & Son, lith.; Troy, N.Y., c1885
Library of Congress
   


   
David was born in Hardwick, Massachusetts on July 25, 1769. At some point he moved to Rutland, Vermont. Orlin tells us that he had four wives and 14 children, but except for the children of Nahum, Orlin seems to know little of David's families. Of the first two wives, he knows only the last names, Burbank and Purdy. Miss Purdy seems to have had only one child, and it appears that both mother and child died soon after the birth.
   
It has not been possible to find definitive information about Miss Burbank, David's first wife. In one place she is named Judith, and in one place Polly. It is interesting that her third daughter is named Polly. The children of David and Miss Burbank are listed below.
   
David's third wife was Sally Lyon; there were at least three children born to David and Sally. David and Sally's descendants are listed below. The sources for this part of the descendancy could serve as a prime example of how this material has been found. The primary source is the census, which contains a wealth of information in some years (1900 is usually particularly useful), but often offers challenges such as indexing 'Fay' as 'Gay' or 'Tay' or 'Douglas' as 'Douglass' or 'Pine' as 'Small.' Frequently, these errors happen because the handwriting of the census is very poor or very faint; sometimes the eye of the indexer just seems to slip. And sometimes it is the census taker who makes the mistake. Following a unit from year to year helps. In dealing with birthdates, census records must be used with caution; most of them give ages and not dates. Thus we may never know the exact dates for Miranda and Ruth; we have only the ages they gave at the time of various censuses, and they do not agree with each other. Census records were supplemented with LDS material, which was checked for source and matched against other records. A book provided the name of Augusta's mother and husband. WWI registration and SS records made their contributions. Ancestry family trees added the names of a couple of husbands, providing extensions of the lines after they were checked. And this research started from two mentions of Rufus found in material sent by Sylvia R. Manning, an independent genealogical researcher, whose hunts in Vermont files have been very useful. Some of her resources are listed on the entrance to her website.
   
David's fourth wife was Electa Smith. Her line is continued on a separate page.
   
   
DESCENDANTS OF DAVID AND JUDITH BURBANK
   
David and Judith had four children:
Nancy|Betsey|Nahum|Polly
   
6  Nancy Fay
she is listed in Orlin; nothing more has been found.
6  Betsey Fay  b: 4/18/1795  d: 1/30/1876
.  +William Edwards  b: 7/28/1798  m: 8/20/1815
......7  Burbank Edwards  b: about 1816
......7  Ann Elizabeth Edwards  b: 2/19/1817
......7  Franklin Burbank Edwards  b: 5/11/1819  d: 2/10/1878
.......  +Mary Barnes  m: 7/29/1840
............8  Frederick Edwards  b: 1847
............8  Mortimer Edwards  b: 6/1850  d: Bef. 1930
.............  +Harriet L.  b: 8/1851
..................9  Franklin Boyd Edwards  b: 5/1876
.................... +Frances McCarroll
........................10  Beatrice C. Edwards  b: 1905
..................9  Louis B. Edwards  b: 4/1878
.................... +Elizabeth
..................9  Grace L. Edwards  b: 11/1881
..................9  Lucia H. Edwards  b: 6/1885
............8  George W. Edwards  b: 8/1852
............8  Louise A. Edwards  b: 12/1856
......7  Emily Edwards  b: 4/16/1821
.......  +De Calvus Rogers  m: 6/28/1855
............8  Euclid Rogers  b: 1852
............8  Vesta A. Rogers  b: 1854
......7  Hamilton Edwards  b: 2/25/1823  d: 3/20/1912
.......  +Martha Ann Hanford b: 7/17/1836 m: 10/22/1862 d: 3/10/1912
............8  Martha Elizabeth Edwards  b: 1/2/1864
.............  +James A. McCauley  b: 3/24/1863
............8  Mary Adelaide Edwards  b: 10/29/1865
.............  +Herbert Kenaston Twitchell  b: 11/26/1865
..................9  Pierrepont Edwards Twitchell  b: 12/16/1894
.................... +Marjorie R.  b: 1898
........................10  Remington Twitchell b: 4/30/1921 d: 6/1986
..................9  Hanford Mead Twitchell  b: 3/27/1898  d: 11/1980
.................... +Virginia  b: 1901
........................10  Hanford Mead Twitchell, Jr.  b: 1927
..................9  Herbert K. Twitchell,Jr. b:4/8/1903 d:10/30/1988
.................... +Marian Smith  b: 4/13/1905  d: 5/29/1994
............8  George Hamilton Edwards  b: 9/22/1872
.............  +Mary F. Williams  b: 12/1870
............8  William Hanford Edwards  b: 2/23/1876  d: 1/4/1943
............8  Richard Henry Edwards  b: 10/1877  d: 4/7/1954
.............  +Anna Rachel Camp  b: 2/10/1876  d: 9/1955
..................9  Elizabeth Camp Edwards  b: 4/8/1910
..................9  David Hamilton Edwards b:12/31/1911 d:12/20/1990
.................... +Rhoda Morris Hastings
..................9  Katharine Camp Edwards  b: 5/7/1914  d: 8/9/1993
.................... +Robert Frank Conrad
..................9  Richard P. Edwards  b: 1918
......7  Charles Henry Edwards  b: 4/6/1825
......7  Timothy Edwards  b: 12/25/1827
......7  William Burr Edwards  b: 2/13/1829
.......  +Mary J. McCall  b: 1833
............8  Hellen E. Edwards  b: 1859
............8  William H. Edwards  b: 1867
......7  Mary Ballard Edwards  b: 2/9/1831  d: 1/20/1866
.......  +Horace Lawrence Green b: 7/18/1828 m: 8/2/1854 d: aft 1870
............8  Chapin Hiram Green  b: 3/5/1857
.............  +Adeline Acalia Williams b: 7/1859 m: 1877 d: aft 1900
..................9  William Raymond Green  b: 7/28/1879
..................9  Henry Irving Green  b: 8/30/1883
..................9  Chapin Hiram Green, Jr.  b: 8/25/1888
..................9  Roy Williams Green
............8  William Edwards Green  b: 10/10/1859
............8  Hiram Green  b: 3/22/1862  d: Bef. 1870
............8  George Frank Green  b: 12/5/1865  d: Bef. 1870
......7  David Fay Edwards  b: 11/24/1834
......7  Frances Jane Edwards  b: 7/24/1838  d: 10/18/1866
.......  +Henry Smith  b: 8/10/1832  d: 10/11/1891
......7  Clarrissa Elizabeth Edwards  b: 12/4/1842
6  Nahum Fay  b: 8/18/1799  d: 3/17/1853
.  +Almira Benjamin  b: 11/25/1810  m: 1/14/1827  d: 11/8/1832
......7  Darvin Fay  b: 11/4/1827
......7  Emmet M. Fay  b: 9/7/1830
.......  +unknown Hutchinson
.  +Lucia Graham  m: 1834 (2nd wife of Nahum)
......7  Geraldine Fay  b: 3/5/1835  d: 4/1836
......7  Kienzie T. Fay  b: 12/5/1836  d: 1854
......7  Forest S. Fay  b: 1/22/1839
......7  Roderick P. Fay  b: 10/11/1843
6  Polly Fay  b: 1804
.  +Milton Shaw  b: 1798  
......7  Betsey Shaw  b: 1826  d: before 1870
.......  +Charles Hagar  b: 1820
............8  Charles M. Hagar  b: 4/1852  d: 8/23/1918
.............  +Mary E. b: 2/1858
..................9  Mary E. Hagar  b: 1873
..................9  Nellie S. Hagar  b: 3/1876
.................... +Merton A. Willard  m: 3/24/1903
........................10  Clifford Herald Willard  b: 10/25/1908
..................9  Wayne C. Hagar  b: 10/6/1895  m: 5/19/1915
.................... +Elizabeth Roberts  b: 9/8/1896 d: 9/1986
........................10  Charles Milton Hagar b:5/9/1916 d:10/1983
........................10  Dora E. Hagar  b: 1921
........................10  Mary Elizabeth Hagar  b: 4/11/1926
   
   
DESCENDANTS OF DAVID AND SALLY LYON
   
David and Sally had three children:
David | Maria | Rufus
   
6  David Fay  b: 1807  d: 1841
.  +Rebecca Gardiner			
......7  Alfred Fay  b: 7/8/1835		
.......  +Rosina Windecker  b: 4/9/1836  m: 1854  d: after 1900
............8  Mary Fay  b: about 1855  d: before 1870
............8  Cora Sara Fay  b: 7/21/1862  d: 7/20/1924
.............  +John Alfred Simmons  b: 9/30  m: about 1880
..................9  John Clarence Simmons b: 7/1883
.................... +Bertha Jane Herbert b: 12/2/1889 d: 2/28/1959
.................... +Mrs. Simmons d: before 4/18/1910
..................9  Daniel A. Simmons b: 10/1888
.................... +Maud b: about 1892
.................... +Rena Wilkinson b: about 1896
..................9  Fred Ernest Simmons b: 4/28/1890 d: 12/1/1943
.................... +Alta Regina Yates b: 9/15/1899 d: 11/7/1962
..................9  Helen M. Simmons b: 10/1891
.................... +George W. Myers b: about 1888
.................... +Carl N. Wood b: about 1889
..................9  Ed Smith Simmons b: 2/12/1893 d: 1/29/1964
.................... +Hazel Marie Davidson b: 10/23/1893 d: 10/1/1973
..................9  Henry E. Simmons b: 11/1895
.................... +unknown
..................9  Chauncey L. Simmons b: 3/18/1897 d: 7/1965
.................... +Fairy b: 1/6/1901 d: 10/1973
..................9  Willard Grant Simmons b: 1/21/1900 d: 6/25/1976
.................... +unknown
..................9  Nina Gertrude Simmons b: 4/29/1903 d: 8/7/1983
.................... +Harry Robert Barr b: 6/8/1893 d: 7/16/1954
..................9  Ben Simmons
6  Maria Fay
she is listed in Orlin; nothing more has been found.
6  Rufus Fay  b: 1808  d: 8/30/1879  [b: 1807?]
.  +unknown French	
......7  Miranda Fay  b: 3/1822
.......  +(1)Sardis R. Pine  d: between 1847 and 1850
............8  Safford Fay Pine  b: 10/13/1847  d: 7/6/1928
.............  +(1)Edith R.  b: 1850
..................9  Jenny M. Pine  b: 1876
..................9  Charles E. Pine  b: 1878
..................9  Ella C. Pine  b: 10/1/1884
.............  +(2)Ida Louise Patten  b: 11/1/1861  m: 1/1/1890
..................9  George Safford Pine  b: 1/10/1891  d: 12/1967
.................... +Lovilla  b: 10/29/1893  d: 9/1974
........................10  Margaret P. Pine  b: 1921
........................10  G. Kendall Pine  b: 1922
..................9  William Douglas Pine  b: 2/10/1894  d: 9/6/1965
.................... +Ruth A.  b: 1895
........................10  Joan F. Pine  b: 1922
..................9  Carol S. Pine  b: 12/25/1895  d: 11/18/1971
..................9  Margaret O. Pine  b: 12/9/1898
............8  Electa Pine  b: 1848
.......  +(2)Sheldon Seth Douglas  b: 6/9/1811
......7  Ruth Fay  b: 1823  d: between 1880 and 1900
......7  Augusta Malvina Fay  b: 10/31/1828  d: after 1900
.......  +Samuel Azro Lillie  b: 1818  m: 10/29/1846  d: before 1900 
............8  Azro Eddy Lillie  b: 7/1851  d: after 1920
.............  +Mary  b: 11/1861  d: before 1920
..................9  Lewis Fay Lillie  b: 7/14/1889
.................... +Bertha M.  b: 1892
........................10  Lucretia A. Lillie  b: 1914
........................10  Merrill R. Lillie  b: 1915
........................10  Lewis F. Lillie, Jr.  b: 1922
......7  M. Avalena Fay  b: 4/23/1831  d: 5/16/1836
......7  Sarah M. Fay  b: 2/28/1840
.  +Martha Tabor Leonard  b: 5/20/1823  m: 2/23/1844
......7  Mary E. Fay  b: 9/24/1851  d: 8/7/1866