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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Leonard Fay
David Henry Fay
And their Descendants
David Fay and Lucinda Jackson
   
John of Marlborough
John (1669 - 1747) son of John of Marlborough m. Elizabeth Wellington
Stephen (1715 - 1781) (OPF #35) son of John m. Ruth Child
Stephen (1739 - 1804) (OPF #119) m. Susan Fiske
David Fay (1766 - 1852) (no OPF #) m. Lucinda Jackson
1831 Map of New York by Anthony Finley
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The search started with Wendell Fay. It was a relatively simple matter to trace this line back from Wendell to David Henry Fay. In 1870, David, his wife Hulda, and two children, William and Edward, were living in Nebraska. In 1860, David, still single at that point, was living on a farm in Fenner, next door to Cazenovia, New York. The census records place his birth in 1842. LDS has an entry for David, born October 12, 1841 (which would register on the census as 1842); and for Huldah White, his wife, born October 12, 1843. In 1850, David would have been 9, and should be found with his family; but no amount of searching has found him in 1850. The next step backwards came through an ancestry tree posted by Ward White, who listed David's parents and place of birth. He wrote that his source was a book by Andrew C. White, published in 1892, and he sent a scan of two pages from the book. I found essentially the same information in a book about the Cone family by William Whitney Cone, 1903.
above:  Memorials of Roderick White... by Andrew W. White, 1892, page 23
below:  Some Account of the Cone Family in America by William Whitney Cone, 1903, p. 414
   
Leonard Fay and Susan E. Hughes (the spelling 'Hughes' seems more likely than 'Hughs'). The census of 1880 had had a puzzling entry, which might now be explained. The household contains a Susan E. Karet (?) who is termed 'mother' -- I thought originally this was mother in law, but now it seems to be David's mother, left a widow and remarried, then widowed again. I have not been able to find Susan in any of the earlier census records.
Lincoln, Smith, KS
   
At this point, I knew the following: David Henry was born in Cazenovia in 1841; his father's name was Leonard. Could I find a Leonard in Cazenovia in Orlin? I ran searches both in my own files and in Orlin, and I came up with one very good possibility.
   
David and Lucinda Jackson Fay's line was researched by Gordon Young, who supplied a note that Leonard had a son David. Gordon gives no futher information on that. This branch of the Fay family settled in Madison County in Cazenovia and in neighboring Fenner and Nelson. There was a second line which settled there, also headed by a David, but his line does not contain a Leonard.
   
There is no direct evidence that I know of that David Henry was the grandson of David and Lucinda, but it seems to me that it is extremely likely.
   
Descendants of Leonard Fay and Susan E. Hughes
   
5  David Fay  b: 9/27/1766  d: 9/12/1852
...+Lucinda Jackson  b: 1780  d: 3/16/1862
......6  Leonard Fay  d:: 10/15/1853
.......  +Susan E. Hughes  b: 1825 married a second time
............7  David Henry Fay  b: 10/12/1841  d: 12/8/1928
.............  +Huldah White b: 10/12/1843 d: 4/2/1918 m: 7/12/1865
..................8  William Henry Fay  b: 5/26/1866
..................8  Edward David Fay  b: 10/5/1869
.................... +Nellie J.  b: 1873
........................9  Edith P. Fay  b: 1897
........................9  Hulda A. Fay  b: 1899
..................8  Frank Leonard Fay  b: 5/20/1871  d: 6/1/1871
..................8  Arthur Leonard Fay  b: 7/26/1872
..................8  Clara Edith Fay  b: 9/5/1874
.................... +Franklin E. Hansen  b: 1875
........................9  Albert B. Hansen  b: 1899 d: before 1910
........................9  Edith F. Hansen  b: 1902
........................9  Ernest H. Hansen  b: 1904
........................9  Leonard M. Hansen  b: 1907
........................9  Florence F. Hansen  b: 1915
........................9  Esther L. Hansen  b: 1920
..................8  John Albert Fay  b: 4/6/1877
.................... +Bertha E.  b: 1880 in
........................9  Dorothy Fay  b: 1908
........................9  David Henry Fay  b: 6/19/1909
........................9  Robert Fay  b: 1912
........................9  Wendell Fay  b: 1916
...............................10  Steven Fay
.......................................11  Nathan Fay
...............................10  Fred Fay
........................9  Philip S. Fay  b: 1921
..................8  Fanny Maria Fay  b: 12/24/1879
.................... +William M. Busby
........................9  Marie Busby  b: 1902
........................9  Morris Busby  b: 1903
........................9  Claude Busby  b: 1904
..................8  Gertrude Lucinda Fay  b: 6/19/1882
.................... +Ray Gue Doane  b: 1/14/1881  d: 11/22/1922
........................9  Kenneth R. Doane  b: 1910
........................9  Donald P. Doane  b: 1912
........................9  Jennet F. Doane  b: 1916
........................9  Grace M. Doane  b: 1918