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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Elizabeth Fay (4/28/1767 - 11/9/1837)
And her Descendants
   
Elizabeth's Letter
   
   
John Fay of Marlboro, m. Mary Brigham
John (OPF 2), son of John, b. 1669, m. Elizabeth Wellington
John (OPF 25), son of John, b. 1700, m. Hannah Child
Josiah (OPF 63), son of John, b. 1731, m. Mary Bent
Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah and Mary
   
Elizabeth was born in Southborough, one of the nine children of Josiah and Mary (Bent) Fay. Uriah Brigham was born in Marlborough and had then moved to northern Vermont to the town of Bakersfield. He returned now and then to visit his family and on one of those occasions apparently met Elizabeth. He married her on December 25, 1790, and returned with her to Bakersfield. She was 23.
   
Franklin County, selection from H. C. Carey and I. Lea, Vermont, 1822
image copyright by Cartography Associates and used with permission
   
Uriah died in September 1820; he was 63; Elizabeth was 53. They had nine children, for whom Orlin gives some details (page 41).
   
When Uriah died, Elizabeth was left a widow far away from her family and her early friends. Writing five months after his death to her mother, Elizabeth mourns Uriah's loss and discusses her family and her hopes to visit Southborough soon. That letter has survived, and is presented here with brief notes.
   
Elizabeth Fay and Uriah Brigham were cousins, although distant ones.
   
   
The Relationship between Elizabeth Fay and Uriah Brigham
   
Mary Brigham 1638 and Samuel Brigham 1652 sister and brother
John Fay 1669 and Samuel Brigham 1689 first cousins
John Fay 1700 and Uriah Brigham 1727 second cousins
Josiah Fay 1731 and Uriah Brigham 1757 third cousins
Elizabeth Fay 1767 and Uriah Brigham 1757 third cousins once removed
   
Direct Lines for Elizabeth Fay and Uriah Brigham
1  Thomas Brigham  b: 1603  arrived America 4/18/1635  d: 12/18/1653
...+Mercy Hurd  m: about 1637
......2  Mary Brigham  b: 1638  d: 1676
.......  +John Fay  b: 1648  d: 12/5/1690
............3  John Fay  b: 11/30/1669  d: 1/5/1746-47
.............  +Elizabeth Wellington  b: 12/29/1683  d: 3/8/1729
..................4  John Fay  b: 12/5/1700  d: 11/10/1732
.................... +Hannah Child  b: Unknown  m: 4/17/1721
........................5  Josiah Fay  b: 2/4/1730-31  d: 8/8/1776
.......................... +Mary Bent  b: 4/18/1737 d: abt 1831
..............................6  Elizabeth Fay  b: 4/28/1767
................................ +Uriah Brigham  b: 7/11/1757
1  Thomas Brigham  b: 1603  arrived America 4/18/1635  d: 12/18/1653
...+Mercy Hurd  m: about 1637
......2  Samuel Brigham b: 1/12/1652  d: 7/1713
.......  +Elizabeth Howe  b:   d: 7/26/1739
............3  Samuel Brigham  b: 1/25/1689  d: after 1747
.............  +Abigail Moore  d: 11/20/1731
..................4  Uriah Brigham  b: 9/10/1727
.................... +Sarah B. Gott  m: 1750
........................5  Uriah Brigham  b: 7/11/1757
.......................... +Elizabeth Fay  b: 4/28/1767
   
   
Below is an expanded list of the descendants of Elizabeth and Uriah. Various sources were used, including the Brigham Family book (Brigham, Willard Irving Tyler, The history of the Brigham family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653).
   
   
Uriah Brigham  b: 7/11/1757  d: 9/16/1820
Elizabeth Fay  b: 4/28/1767  m: 12/25/1790  d: 11/9/1837
Elizabeth and Uriah had nine children:
Mary  |  Elizabeth  |  Uriah  |  Robert  |  Breck  |  Josiah  |  Benjamin | Peter  |  Sarah
   
6  Mary Brigham  b: 7/31/1792
...+Hubbel Mitchell  b: 1788
......7  Melissa Mitchell  b: 1814
......7  John Mitchell  b: 1818
......7  Temple Mitchell  b: 1820
......7  Fanny Fay Mitchell  b: 1822
......7  Deborah Fay Mitchell  b: 4/12/1823
.......  +Jonathan Northrop  b: 6/6/1822  m: 7/4/1845
............8  Elizabeth Brigham Northrop  b: 4/3/1846  d: 3/16/1864
............8  Mary Brigham Northrop  b: 9/8/1847  d: 11/21/1873
.............  +Nelson G. Bush  b: 1839
..................9  Elizabeth Bush  b: 8/1870
.................... +Walter G. Huntley  b: 1/1873
........................10  Everett W. Huntley  b: 1904
........................10  Dwight B. Huntley  b: 1906
........................10  Mary E. Huntley  b: 1908
........................10  Sarah B. Huntley  b: 1915
............8  Sarah Brigham Northrop  b: 8/27/1851  d: 1944
.............  +Allen H. Manley  b: 9/1845  m: 2/12/1887
............8  Peter Bent Brigham Northrop  b: 4/22/1856
............8  Amanda Northrop  b: 10/28/1857  d: 12/26/1857
............8  Abraham Lincoln Northrop  b: 8/11/1859  d: 10/12/1874
............8  Brigham Uriah Northrop  b: 8/1/1865
6  Elizabeth Brigham  b: 1/8/1794  d: 4/12/1853
...+Cheney Brigham  b: 4/22/1793  m: 5/20/1851  d: 1/28/1865
......7  Augustus Kendall Brigham  b: 10/31/1821  d: 11/25/1870
.......  +Maria Shaw Lathrop  b: 8/3/1833  m: 3/16/1854  d: 3/2/1885
............8  Susie Augusta Brigham  b: 6/5/1871
.............  +Bernard Joseph Cogan  b: 11/1/1873  m: 6/5/1902
..................9  Bernard Brigham Cogan  b: 4/10/1903
..................9  Elizabeth Genevieve Brigham Cogan  b: 10/2/1904
......7  Elizabeth Fay Brigham  b: 1/20/1824  d: 4/30/1909
......7  Robert Breck Brigham  b: 11/1/1826  d: 1/2/1900
6  Uriah Brigham  b: 9/3/1795  d: 11/1818
6  Robert Brigham
6  Breck Brigham  b: 11/23/1799  d: 6/28/1818
6  Josiah Fay Brigham  b: 10/11/1801  d: 8/28/1878
...+(1)Sally Warner Paige  b: 8/5/1808  m: 1828  d: 3/11/1829
......7  Seneca Paige Brigham  b: 2/18/1829  d: 3/10/1831
...+(2)Sylvina Hall  b: 1/6/1812  m: 1831  d: 11/20/1844
......7  Sarah Jane Brigham  b: 4/16/1835
.......  +William Kendall  b: 4/8/1823  m: 4/27/1866  d: 10/7/1893
............8  Sylvina B. Kendall  b: 7/6/1870
.............  +Charles H. Watson  m: 1/1/1896
..................9  Brigham Kendall Watson  b: 1896
............8  J. Fay Brigham Kendall  b: 7/29/1871
............8  Peter Bent Brigham Kendall  b: 3/9/1873  d: 3/21/1873
......7  Albert Gallatin Brigham  b: 3/12/1836
......7  Roxanna Brigham  b: 7/3/1838
.......  +Charles Bird  b: 11/24/1831  m: 4/20/1861
............8  Jennie B. Bird  b: 12/25/1862  d: 2/25/1879
............8  Hattie B. Bird  b: 1/17/1865
...+(3)Jane Fay  b: 1820  m: 1847  d: 1/30/1899
......7  Francis Gertrude Brigham  b: 5/31/1848
......7  Herbert Fay Brigham  b: 7/13/1852
.......  +Jennie M. C. Hill  b: 4/27/1853  m: 9/17/1894
......7  Mary Fay Brigham  b: 6/24/1856
.......  +Arthur L. Weeks  m: 2/21/1900
......7  Hattie F. Brigham  b: 6/18/1858  d: 2/6/1864
6  Benjamin Gott Brigham  b: 6/10/1808  d: 3/16/1858
...+Esther Potter Northrup  b: 6/17/1809 m: 2/25/1835 d: 10/25/1879
......7  Clarissa Brigham  b: 2/1/1836
.......  +Julian H. Dewey  m: 5/4/1859
............8  Gott B. Dewey  b: 1861
............8  Archibald R. Dewey  b: 1863
............8  Julian H. Dewey, Jr.  b: 1867
......7  Uriah Brigham  b: 6/22/1839  d: 5/28/1842
......7  Elizabeth Brigham  b: 4/8/1843
.......  +Ira Clark
......7  Benjamin Gott Brigham  b: 4/17/1847  d: 5/1/1847
......7  Henry Randolph Brigham  b: 7/31/1848  d: 2/24/1884
.......  +Ida E. Wight  b: 4/22/1852  m: 6/8/1875
............8  Pauline Wight Brigham  b: 2/4/1877  d: 9/6/1905
............8  Henry Randolph Brigham  b: 4/6/1880
6  Peter Bent Brigham  b: 2/4/1807  d: 5/24/1877
6  Sarah Brigham
...+James B. Jacobs
......7  James B. Jacobs, Jr.  b: 1835  d: 12/20/1854