O. Turner 1850, Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western
New York, p. 455. James Fay in T10 R1 in 1802.|
History of Wyoming County, New York, 1880, p. 212. James Fay was
settler 1803 west of the village of Wyoming. So was David Torrey.
K.E. Livsey 1991, West New York Land Transactions 1804-1824, p. 45.
James Fay, 2 November 1809, original transaction for property in
Township 11 Range 1 Genesee County, New York.
Robert Morris of Massachusetts purchased Genesee County (originally
all of western New York) in 1791. It was sold to the Holland Company
20 July 1793. The Holland Company was a group of Dutch bankers.
Their first land sale was 1801.
1810 New York census, Genesee County, 3-0-1-0-0 / 0-0-1-0-0 / 1
[males of age 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, and >45; females 0-10, 10-
16, 16-26, 26-45, and >45; other individuals].
K.E. Livsey 1991, West New York Land Transactions 1804-1824, p. 84.
James Fay, 12 March 1812, subsequent receipt for property in Township
11 Range 1.
K.E. Livsey 1991, West New York Land Transactions 1804-1824, p. 179.
James Fay, 21 March 1817 and 31 March 1817, subsequent transactions
on lot 58, Township 11 Range 1. 29 March 1817 (father-in-law)
Timothy Torrey is receipted for the same lot.
Paul Castillo, 11 March 1998, Genesee County, New York, Deed Book 14,
1818-1823, p. 18: James Fay from Calvin Barross, lot 42 T11 R1.
K.E. Livsey 1991, West New York Land Transactions 1804-1824, p. 306.
James Fay, 7 October 1819, original transaction for property in
Township 8 Range 3, Wyoming County.
1820 New York census, Bethany Township, Genesee County p. 52. James
Fay, 2-1-1-1-1-0 / 0-0-0-1-0 / 0-3 [males of age 0-10, 10-16, 16-18,
16-26, 26-45, and >45; females 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, and >45;
individuals not naturalized; number in agriculture].
1830 New York census, China Township, Genesee County p. 158. James
Fay, age 40-50 with wife of same age. Three male children of ages 5-
10 (Hiram), 15-20 (?), and 15-20 (James R.). Daughter of age 0-5
Paul Castillo, 11 March 1998, Genesee County, New York, Deed Book 37,
1836, p. 482. James Fay from Mary Fay, lot 50, T11, R1.
Genesee County, New York, Deed Book 37, p.482, 12 December 1835.
Mary Fay of the town of Bethany sold to James Fay of the town of
Bethany for $1000 a parcel of 46 acres in lot #50 T11 R1.
1840 New York census. There are 4 Fay families listed in Java
Township of Genesee County:
1) Horace Fay, p. 122, age 20-30. Considered a son and potentially
with Amos in the household.
2) James Fay, p. 104, age 50-60 with one other male of age 15-20 in
the household (Hiram?); wife of age 50-60 (Chloe?), one other female
of age 10-15 (Matilda).
3) James R. Fay, p. 104. Age 20-30.
4) Rufus Fay, p. 104. Age 30-40.
Wyoming County, New York, Deed Book 4, p. 355, 10 September 1845.
Horace A. and Eleanor Fay, and James and Chloe Fay, both of
Wethersfield, conveyed part of lot 34 in Wethersfield to Ambrose P.
Mosier of Wethersfield.
1850 Wyoming County, New York, census, pp. 62 and 63, Java, 13 and 14
August 1850, shows three Fay families:
(1) Dwelling 917/family 917, Rufus Fay 44 Connecticut, and family.
(2) 925/925, Silas Fay 47 Connecticut, and family.
(3) 926/926, James Fay 67 Connecticut, laborer, with Chloa 67
Connecticut, and Matilda 24 New York. James and Chloe Fay are almost
certainly the parents of Silas and Rufus. They apparently are also
the parents of Hiram Fay with whom Chloe is found in the 1860 Iowa
Jones County, Iowa, Probate Index. Estate of of James Fay, packet
#0116, also Book C, p. 283. Packet includes only a copy of the
estate notice published in the Jones County Bulletin, Anamosa, Iowa,
dated 3 December 1855. Chloe Fay, administrator. According to this
notice the will had been read in the county court and would be proven
in court 7 January 1856.
Jones County, Iowa, Will Book. Last Will and Testament of James Fay.
It is my will that my wife Chloe Fay is to have all the household
furniture beds & bedding. It is my will that she has the Cow and
Calf and the hog in the pen. It is my will that my sife is to have
the money that my land in New York State will bring. It is my will
that my wife is to have my land warrant from the War Department. It
is my will that all the money on hand or coming likewise, all the
property in the house or out a doors is to by my wife Chloe Fay.
Except it is my will that my Son Silas Fay to have one dollar & Rufus
Fay to have one dollar and Harris Fay one dollar like wise Hiram Fay
one dollar it is my will that all my honest debts is to be paid first
and my Funeral expenses to be paid likewise. It is my will that at
the death of my wife if do be that my daughter Matilda should be
living that she Fall Heir to all that her mother leaves it is my will
that my wife Chloe Fay be the Executor of my will. James (his mark)
Fay, Attest Samuel Spear and Jane Spear, June the 4th 1855. Recorded
by the County Clerk 4 February 1856.
Another Fay family located about the same time in Jones County; see
pp. 169-171 of Anamosa 1838-1988 . . . A Reminiscence. John H. (1822-
1914; married Cynthia Loesa Cameron 17 April 1868 in Anamosa, Jones
County) and Edwin (married Margaret Mulconnery 1856 in Chicago) fled
Ireland for unknown reasons.
Who is Adeline Fay who married Joseph Brownell, 21 September 1857,
Jones County, Iowa, Marriage Record A, p. 76, license #543? The 1860
Iowa census lists Joseph W. Brownell 52 New York in Decatur County p.
116, but he is single.
Beers History of Wyoming County, New York. James Fay, p. 212.
F.W. Beers, Biographic Record of Genessee County, New York, 1788-
1890, pp. 63, 70, 81, 82, 95, 144, 357, 360, 361, 502, 589, 603, and
Jones County, Iowa, Probate Records, Book C, p. 283. Estate #0116.
Probate Records, Book C (LDS film 1737955), p. 283: Last Will and
Testament of James Fay filed 3 December 1855. Notice to be published
in the Jones County Bulletin.
O.K. Porter 1934, Iowa Genealogical Records from the DAR Chapter of
Anamosa, p. 144. James Fay died 1855 at age 70. Buried White Oak
Cemetery, Greenfield Township, Jones County, Iowa.