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GENEALOGIES
   
Harrison Kellog Fay (1808 - 1850)
And his Descendants
  
   
John Fay
David (OPF #5) (1679 - 1738) son of John and Susanna Shattuck
Robert (OPF #8) (1715 - 1810) son of David and Sarah Larkin
Robert (OPF #69) (1764 - 1810) son of Robert and Anna Harrington
Harrison K. (OPF p. 234) (1808 - 1850) son of Robert and Submit Rice
Wisconsin in 1846 (Samuel Mitchell)
image copyright 2000 by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
   
for a map of Racine and Kenosha countries in 1878, click here
   
Descendants of Harrison K. Fay
Contributed by Lila Elsie 'Toni' Botts and Shelley Faye Wallace
   
Harrison K. Fay was born September 10, 1808 in Southborough, Massachusetts (Southborough Vital Records). According to the Southborough information, he was given the name "Harrison Kelley." It is not clear where the "Kellog(g)" found in some places comes from. He married Isabella Kyle Kingston on December 11, 1832.

Isabella was born April 12, 1811, in Springfield, Illinois. They were probably married in Illinois, close to her home. At any event, they settled in Chicago, Illinois, where two or three of their children were born and died (see note below).

They moved to Wisconsin a few years later; Harrison's earliest land purchases seem to be dated 1834 and 1835, the church records have Harrison arriving January 1, 1835, and Isabella's obituary mentions 1836.

Harrison died in 1850 in Wisconsin, and Isabella moved to Milton, Oregon, and died there February 24, 1896.
   
Harrison moved to Wisconsin in the 1830's and, with various associates, purchased land. Some of the grants can be seen here, and a summary of some of his activity can be found here. There were also many land transactions registered in Isabella's name.
   
In 1834 or 1835, he was in Mount Pleasant township, which is located in the southeastern corner of Racine County, Wisconsin.
   
Town of Mount Pleasant
   
Like Caledonia and most of the County, the area that became the Town of Mount Pleasant was initially a Yankee farming community. Whereas Caledonia was mostly prairie with trees dispersed across its landscape, Mount Pleasant was about one third oak woods, and much of the rest was open prairie. The very first Yankee pioneers preferred the type of land in Caledonia, but by 1845 settlers from the east had purchased almost all of Mount Pleasant's land too.

Mount Pleasant's earliest white American inhabitiants settled in the winter of 1834-35 at the Rapids of the Root River, just west of the present Racine city limits. William See and Edmund Weed arrived in January 1835 to find Harrison K Fay and Richard Carpenter already there. The Rapids became important as a center for lumber milling in the area, with two sawmills in operation by the end of 1835. See and his partner James Kinzie operated one, while Captain Gilbert Knapp and his partners had the other.

James Walker laid the foundations of the dam at the Rapids, and also set up a turning lather there.
   
From: "Racine: Growth and Change in a Wisconsin County," edited and copyrighted by Nicholas C Burkel 1977, published by the Racine County Board of Supervisors, pp. 44-45.
   
Harrison and his family can be found in the 1850 Portage County Wisconsin Census
   
Harrison K Fay, 41, M, lumberman, New York
Isabella Fay, 38, F, Illinois
Maria Fay, 13, F, Wisconsin
Aurelia Fay, 11, F, Wisconsin
Lamera Fay 6, F, Wisconsin
Julia A Fay, 4, F, Wisconsin
Sarah Fay, 1, F, Wisconsin
   
In 1860, Isabella appears in Portage County, Stevens Point, as head of household.
In 1867, she appears as head of household in Walla Walla.
Her obituary appears on 24 February 1896 in the Milton Eagle, a newspaper in Milton, Oregon.
Further information about this line:
   
Map of Racine and Kenosha counties, 1878
Harrison and the Methodist Episcopal church
The Foundation of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Pictures of Mariah Clarissa and Walter Scott Brown, and their marriage certificate
Moving West
Electrifying Oregon
Obituary Notices: Isabella Fay, Walter Scott Brown, Maria Clarissa Fay Brown,
             Daniel Frank Brown, Anna Levara Brown Wallace
Affidavit with respect to Isabella Kingston
Census Records, 1818 and 1820
   
A Time, A Place, A River: Memories of the Walla Walla Country, by Martha Muriel Wallace Wagner, daughter of Anna Levara Brown and Roy David Wallace, provides a vivid look at life in that area in the early 1900's, "an era of a simpler and harsher time that belongs to all of us as part of our shared history."
   


   
Adequate records are missing for some of the children of Harrison and Isabella. According to Orlin, there were 8 children: Thomas Jefferson; Adam; Maria; Clarissa; Aurelia H.; Julia; Sarah J.; Lamira Verona. However, Clarissa is simply Maria's middle name, not a separate child; and note that Isabella's obituary mentions the birth of seven children. Five of these appear in the census for 1850, namely, Maria, Aurelia, Lamera, Julia, and Sarah. Missing from this census are Thomas and Adam. These two boys are also mentioned in International Genealogical Index v4.02, North America, found at the LDS site. According to this, both boys were born in Chicago, Thomas about 1833 and Adam about 1835. Isabella's obituary mentions three children who died young: one son and two daughters. It seems to be more likely that two sons and one daughter died in infancy. Who then was the daughter who died? It may have been Julia Ann; or it may have been a daughter who is ALSO mentioned in LSD's International Genealogical Index. Her name was Isabella Garretson Fay, and she was born December 20, 1833. Were there then eight children after all? Note that Isabella Kingston Fay's mother was Isabella Garretson; she married Paul Kingston on Feb 9, 1810, in St. Clair County, Illinois. It is very likely that Isabella Fay's first daughter would carry her mother's name.

See Thomas Jefferson Fay for further discussion of the mysteries of Thomas Jefferson.
   
   
2  	Isabella Garretson Fay		b: 12/20/1833
2  	Thomas Jefferson Fay	b: ? 1834
2  	Adam Fay		b:  ? 1835
	
2  	Maria Clarissa Fay		b: 8/25/1836	d: 6/26/1916
   	+Walter Scott Brown	m: 11/30/1860	b: 4/12/1833	d: 6/3/1908
....	3  	Millie Andee Brown		b: 9/16/1861	
....	3  	Anna Isabel Brown		b: 12/20/1862	
....	3  	Ammoe Brown		b: 1863	
....	3  	Daniel Frank Brown		b: 11/6/1864	d: 6/12/1942
....	   	+Emma Louise Sample	m: 2/1886	b: 10/24/1866	d: 1/3/1938
.........	4  	Millie Edith Brown		b: 2/21/1887	
.........	4  	Emma Annette Brown		b: 10/26/1889	d: 1962
.........	   	+Clarence Orin Obert		b: 6/10/1880	d: 3/22/1949
..................	5  	Harold Obert			
..................	5  	Roy Obert			
..................	5  	Lewis F. Obert		b: 1910	
..................	5  	Bessie A. Obert		b: 1912	
..................	5  	Cecile Belle Obert	b: 1/19/1814	d: 10/30/1963
..................	   	+John Louis Botts m: 9/9/1936 b: 7/6/1907 d: 1/18/1968
............................	6  Lila Elsie Botts	b: 3/3/1934	
............................	   +Robert Bruce Crowell  b: 1/10/1926  d: 10/31/1999
............................	6  Charles O. Botts		b: 12/12/1937	
............................	6  Elizabeth Annette Botts	b: 11/11/1938	
............................	6  Helen Louise Botts		b: 6/28/1940	
............................	6  John Owen Botts		b: 8/12/1942	
............................	6  Shirley Lorene Botts		b: 10/7/1945	
............................	6  Stanley Eugene Botts		b: 10/7/1945	
............................	6  Donna Sandra Botts		b: 11/1946	
............................	6  Bruce DeWayne Botts		b: 6/20/1948	
..................	5  	Elsie Louise Obert		b: 1916	
..................	5  	Stanley C. Obert		b: 4/1918	
..................	5  	Helen Pearl Obert		b: 1920	
.........	4  	Clarissa Belle Brown		b: 2/7/1892
.........	4  	Anna Levara Brown  b: 4/2/1894  d: 7/1984  m: 10/1912
.........	   	+Roy David Wallace  b: 8/26/1885  d: 8/2/1955
..................	5  	Orral Frank Wallace   b: 11/25/1910   d: 5/20/1956
..................	   	+(1) Nita Carroll
............................	6  William Bruce Wallace	
..................	   	+(2) Gloria Cambridge	m: 7/2/1932
............................	6  Velma Jeanne Wallace		
............................	   +Bill Dorff
................................	7   Jason Cambridge Dorff
................................	7   Jessica Anna Dorff
..................	5  	Martha Muriel Wallace
..................	   	+(1) Lloyd Brink
..................	   	+(2) Harold A. Wagner
............................	6  Steven Dean Wagner
............................	   +Janet Eckroth
................................	7   Jason Dean Wagner
................................	7   Asa Edward Wagner
................................	7   Seth Aylur Wagner
............................	6  Kathleen Marie Wagner
............................	   +Robert David Paar
................................	7   Lydia Joyce Paar
................................	7   Robert Roy Paar
............................	6  Janice Faye Wagner
............................	   +(1) Tracy Larson
................................	7   Tina Louise Larson Draper
................................	    +(1) Anthony Edward Navarra
................................	    +(2) Steven Earl Calder
............................	   +(2) James Draper
................................	7   Sarah Marie Draper
................................	7   Daniel James Draper	
............................	6  Louise Elaine Wagner
............................	   +Bradley Smith
................................	7   Randall Alan Smith
........................................	8   Drew Hunter Moxley
................................	7   Teresa Anne Smith
................................	    +Demian Jeremiah Abel
........................................	8   Ryan Michael Abel
........................................	8   Christopher Charles Abel
..................	5  	Grace Millie Wallace		
..................	   	+(1) John David Crimins    b: March 3, 1912
............................	6  Jerry Dave Crimins
............................	   +(1) Calista Indiana Buroker
................................	7   Carma Diane Crimins
................................	7   Valerie Gaye Crimins
................................	    +Robert Pahl
........................................	8   Cameron Crimins Pahl
........................................	8   Griffin Glenn Pahl
........................................	8   Darren David Pahl
........................................	8   Presley Grace Pahl
........................................	8   Pierson Pennington Pahl
............................	   +(2) Nita Rae Weber Leach
............................	6  Larry Diane Crimins
............................	   +John Hodecker
................................	7   Lynn Marie Hodecker	
................................	    +(1) Mark Kirschenman
................................	    +(2) Ryan Douglas Smith
................................	7   Charles Frederick Hodecker b,d: 7/6/1960
................................	7   Gregory William Hodecker
................................	    +Angela Kay Runyon
........................................	8   Julia Louise Hodecker
........................................	8   Michael Andrew Hodecker
............................	6  Thomas Richard Crimins
............................	   +Debi Marlatt Pfaffle
................................	7   Michael Brandon Crimins
..................	   	+(2) Alfred Johnathon Beard (m. Grace Millie Wallace)
..................	5  	Anna Levara Wallace	
..................	   	+David Frederick Gross	d: December 7, 1978	
............................	6  Paul David Gross	
............................	   +Gloria Fleming
............................	6  Daniel Eric Gross
............................	   +Kathryn Jeanne Aikin
..................	5  	Florence Faye Wallace b: 1920 d: 1995
..................	   	+Francis George Gleason	m: June 28, 1940
............................	6  Timothy David Gleason
............................	   +(1)Cheryl Stewart
................................	7   Cherie Marie Gleason		
................................	    +Doug Harris
........................................	8   Erin Nicole Harris		
............................	   +(2) Connie Heath
............................	6  Dennis Francis Gleason		
............................	6  Anthony Charles Gleason		
..................	5  	Elsie Lorraine Wallace		
..................	   	+Frederick Charles Tuxworth
............................	6  Gregory Wallace Tuxworth b: 1945 d: 1997
............................	6  Douglas Charles Tuxworth
............................	   +Karen Jackson
................................	7   Graham Ramos Tuxworth
..................	5  	Roy D Wallace b: December 20, 1924 d: June 12, 1996
..................	   	+Opal Marie Key
............................	6  Jeffrey Michael Wallace
............................	   +(1) Louella Towslee
............................	   +(2) Cathy Jean Perkins
................................	7   Kelly Elizabeth Wallace
................................	7   Kathleen Baik Wallace
............................	   +(3) Ronda Hampton
................................	7   Stephen Westgate Haynes
................................	7   Laura Jeanne Wallace
................................	7   Michael John Wallace
............................	6  Ronald D Wallace		
............................	   +Molly Majean
............................	6  Wayne Scott Wallace
............................	   +Bertha Marie Emerson
................................	7   Rose Marie Wallace
................................	7   Crystal Ann Wallace
................................	7   Amber Dee Wallace
................................	7   Joshua Nathaniel James Wallace
............................	6  Marianne Wallace		
............................	   +Ed Smelser
............................	6  Shelley Faye Wallace		
..................	5  	Billie Marie Wallace
..................	   	+Tore Viktor Saether
............................	6  Christian David Saether
............................	   +(1) Penny Orwick
............................	   +(2) Mary Sherhart
................................	7   Charlotte West
................................	7   Lucie Marie Saether
................................	7   Nicholas Roy Saether
............................	6  Lisa Marie Saether
............................	   +William F. Coppard
............................	6  Eric Wallace Saether
....	3  	Carl Brown		b: 6/26/1866	
....	3  	Henry Brown		b: 3/8/1869	
....	3  	Harrison Fay Brown		b: 3/12/1869	
....	3  	Walter Scott Brown		b: 10/26/1871	
....	3  	Winifred Scott Brown		b: 10/26/1871	
....	3  	DeWitt Clinton Brown		b: 1/21/1878	
2  	Amelia Harrison Fay		b: 12/29/1838
   	+unknown Burt
2  	Lamira Verona Fay		b: 1/10/1844
   	+unknown Chamberlin
2  	Julia Ann Fay		b: 9/29/1846	
2  	Sarah Jane Fay		b: 5/22/1849	m: 9/20/1864
   	+Philip Hoon