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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
John Packard Fay (1805 - 1877)
And his Descendants
  
John Fay m. Susannah Shattuck

David (4/23/1679 - 4/10/1738) m. Sarah Larkin

Edward (OPF #9)(5/16/1717 - 1806) m. Sarah Joslin

Solomon (Salmon) (OPF #88)(1/11/1764-10/27/1826) m. Azubia Packard

John Packard (OPF p. 236)

   
  
Edward Fay Revisited
Salmon Fay and Azubah Packard
John Packard: Generational Report
Census Data
Mayflower Connection: Francis Cooke to John Packard Fay
Family Photographs
Cemetery Photographs
The Church at Coggon
  
Ward Cousins
Rosling Cousins
Dix and Willoughby Cousins
Reece Cousins
  
  
The family of John Packard consitutes one of the larger groups of Iowa Fays. John entered Linn county in 1854; we know this because his son Horace H. joined the Old Settlers Association of Linn County. A list of these old settlers "together with the years in which they first settled in Linn county" contains "Fay, H. H.: 1854." The obituary of David S. Fay also mentions this as the year the family entered Iowa.

The list of old settlers is to be found at the Linn County website, an excellent site, very well presented by Sandra Newman Sanchez. There is a lot of material there on the county and the towns, plus links for futher information.

My interest in this branch of Iowa Fays was heightened when I obtained an antique photo album with 19th century family pictures of most of this group, as well as a shortened hand written marriage list, and the obituary of David S. Fay, which is transcribed below. Thanks to Wendy Maring, who found this album at an estate sale in Los Angeles, and instead of selling it on ebay through her Retro-Spective Collectables, offered it to me privately.
  

Iowa, 1879, by Rand McNally (detail)(county labels added)
image copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
Descendants of John Packard Fay
   
Contributed by Mike Lowe
   
Horace Herschel's line expanded by Merrill Austin
   
additions through research
   
John married twice. He was married January 30, 1826, to
Eleanor, maiden name spelled variously Faust, Faurot, Faurat (9/9/1805 - 8/1836)
John and Eleanor had three children:
David SalmonJohn HenryEllen Jane

6    David Salmon Fay  (6/18/1828 - 12/24/1901)
    +(1)Elizabeth Ward  (1830 - 1869) (m: 6/18/1855)

......7  Nancy Eleanor Dromeda Fay  (b: 4/1/1856)
.......  +Elgin Benedict
............8  Velva (?) L. Benedict  b: 8/1876
............8  Anna May Benedict  b: 4/1881	
......7  Ida May Fay  (6/23/1858 - 9/4/1929)
.......  +John A. Dix (7/1843 - before 1920)
............8  Emmett H. Dix b: 5/1884
............8  Ethel E. Dix b: 10/1885
............8  Elizabeth T. Dix b: 5/1889
............8  Jessie L. Dix b: 10/1891
............8  John M. Dix b: 6/1894
			
    +(2)Clarissa (Dix) Willoughby (10/11/1841-1/7/1918) (m:1872)

......7  Charles Salmon Fay  1874 - between 1920 and 1930
.......  +Sarah (Sadie) L. 1882 -
............8  Margaret Fay b: 1908
............8  Charles Fay b: 1915
............8  Frances Fay b: 1918
......7  John Henry Fay  (10/16/1877 - 2/5/1959)
.......  +Edith May Roland  (9/1879 - 1956)  (m: 1/15/1900)
............8  Gilbert G. Fay  (b: 10/3/1900)
.............  +Gladys Wood  (m: 12/31/1930)
..................9  line continues
............8  David Salmon Fay 2nd  (1/27/1902 - 11/21/1977)
.............  +Ethel Shaffer  (m: 2/25/1928)
..................9  line continues
............8  Morris Roland Fay  (b: 11/12/1903)
.............  +Donna L. Elliot (d: 6/11/1999) (m: 1/21/1926)
..................9  line continues
............8  Sara Margery Fay  (b: 4/14/1909)
............8  Dorris Luella Fay  (b: 3/27/1911)

		
6    John Henry Fay  (b: 8/10/1832)
    +Isabella Ward [see Ward line]
		
6    Ellen Jane Fay  (b: 5/1/1835)
    +Samuel McClure  m: 11/9/1854

......7  Rosella E. McClure b: 1855
......7  Flora Z. McClure b: 1857 
......7  Charley McClure b: 1859 
......7  Jennette McClure b: 1867 
......7  Robert McClure b: 1869  
......7  Edward McClure b: 1871  
......7  Willis McClure b: 1873 
......7  Clarence McClure b: 1875

John's second marriage, on February 22, 1838, was to
Mary Ann Ward (12/17/1818 - 3/4/1882)
[for Mary Ann's ancestry, see the Abraham Ward line]
John and Mary Ann had four children:
Joseph EdwardHorace HerschelAzubah CatherineEliza Cornelia

6    Joseph Edward Fay  (4/20/1839 - 5/11/1905)
    +Eliza Melendy  (8/14/1843 - 12/1/1901)  (m: 12/31/1865)

......7  Orange Edward Fay  (11/18/1866 - 11/22/1939)
.......  +Ida Cook  (7/20/1868 - 6/26/1951)  (m: 12/23/1891)
............8  Edward Scott Fay  (3/14/1893 - 1974)
.............  +Stella Waterhouse  (1890 - 1980)
............8  John Elmer Fay  (9/8/1894 - 5/7/1977)
.............  +Clara Lois Schuman (4/26/1895-9/21/1990)(m:1915)
..................9  Pauline Bernice Fay (2/24/1918 - )
.................... +Theron Millard Lowe (5/19/1917 - )
..................9  Dorothy Elaine Fay (7/11/1920 - 9/6/2001)
.................... +Wayne E. Sturtz (12/3/1917 - 7/16/1996)
..................9  Velma Maxine Fay (2/12/1922 - ) 
.................... +Clinton R. Brown
..................9  Ralph Edward Fay (9/27/1926 - )
.................... +Ruth Grange
............8  Guy Howard Fay  (12/9/1897 - 4/28/1968)
............8  Earl Dever Fay  (b: 7/18/1903)
......7  John Henry Fay  (1/11/1869 - 12/29/1913)
.......  +Mary Amanda Saxton (12/19/1870 - 9/1949)(m:12/28/1891)
............8  Charles Everett Fay  (b: 9/21/1892 - 6/21/1962)
............8  Luella Pearl Fay  (b: 5/15/1895)
.............  +Elmer Kruse  (m: 1/20/1915)
............8  Clifford Henry Fay  (7/6/1901 - 11/8/1953)
......7  Howard William Fay  (3/19/1869 - 10/3/1936)
.......  +Mary Marie Cook  (2/2/1874 - 5/11/1957) (m: 6/8/1892)
............8  Clarence E. Fay  (b: 4/20/1893)
.............  +Ada Saxon  (m: 4/29/1914)
..................9  line continues
............8  Raymond C. Fay  (b: 7/9/1896)
............8  Nellie Fay  (b: 3/18/1904)
......7  Minnie Elizabeth Fay  (b: 11/13/1870)
......7  Edith Belle Fay  (b: 6/25/1873)
......7  William David Fay  (5/10/1877 - 1/9/1926)
.......  +Nellie Ward  (9/3/1885 - 10/2/1930)  (m: 3/7/1905)
............8  Fern Marian Fay  (b: 8/2/1906)
.............  +Earl Peyton  (m: 4/3/1926)
..................9  line continues
............8  Lucille Ione Fay  (b: 9/12/1908)
............8  Wilma Ruth Fay  (b: 8/1/1912)
.............  +Theo Schmitz  (m: 11/1937)
..................9  line continues
............8  Bernice Maxine Fay  (b: 12/7/1916)
.............  +Leonard Hovey
..................9  line continues
............8  Infant daughter Fay  (b: 8/10/1919)

		
6    Horace Herschel Fay  (11/8/1842 - 7/12/1925)	
    +Clarissa Klingaman  (4/2/1848 - 12/22/1932)

......7  Sarah Ellen Fay  b: 2/17/1866  d: 8/1/1955
.......  +Zephaniah Kidder,Jr b:12/17/1864 d:2/8/1946 m:4/17/1887
............8  Anna Fay Kidder  b: 1/21/1888  d: 11/23/1981
.............  +Truman Ross Young  m: 6/23/1915
..................9  Anna Marie Young
..................9  Ross Eugene Young
..................9  Paul Ray Young	
............8  Earl Raymond Kidder  b: 9/24/1889  d: 4/26/1967
.............  +Hazel Marie Sisler  m: 9/12/1916
..................9  Eugene Keith Kidder
..................9  Robert Kenneth Kidder
..................9  Donald Kermit Kidder
..................9  Dorothy Kidder
............8  Hugh Herschel Kidder  b: 12/13/1890  d: 4/1/1949
.............  +(1) Marvel Anita McCraney  d: 1919  m: 6/22/1916
..................9  Thelma LaRayne Kidder b:9/3/1918 d:1/30/1997
.................... +(1) Melvin Charles Greene
.................... +(2) George Benjamin King, Jr.
.............  +(2) Agnes Lillian Pearson  m: 6/4/1924
..................9  Doris Florence Kidder  b: 9/17/1926
.................... +Gerald Conrad Austin  m: 1978
............8  Elma Araminta Kidder  b: 5/16/1894  d: 8/11/1984
.............  +Lloyd E. Sisler  m: 12/28/1921
............8  Roscoe James Kidder  b: 5/10/1896  d: 9/28/1966
.............  +Mabel Elvera Tronstrom  m: 6/30/1919
..................9  Katrina Elizabeth Kidder
..................9  Truman Lloyd Kidder
............8  Zephaniah Merle Kidder  b: 10/1/1898  d: 8/1984
.............  +(1) Arlene Myhre
.............  +(2) Marie Larsen
......7  Harriet(Hattie) Azubah Fay  b: 11/3/1867  d: 2/6/1952
.......  +Howard K. Selby  m: 9/4/1887
......7  Elmer Ardillo Fay  b: 6/13/1869  d: 4/13/1951
.......  +Cora E. Leach  b: 5/1873  m: 1/25/1893
............8  Lois Elizabeth Fay  b: 11/9/1893
............8  Harold Bruce Fay  b: 7/13/1895  d: 6/10/1978
.............  +Edith Bowlsby  m: 6/15/1932
..................9  Ardillo Bruce Fay  b: 11/30/1933
.................... +Kolene Dietrich  m: 6/14/1958
............8  Esther Clarissa Fay  b: 4/2/1899
......7  Florence Anna Fay  b: 1/9/1871  d: 9/7/1958
.......  +Samuel Lafayette Hill  b: 3/1864  m: 12/25/1888
............8  Fausta A. Hill  b: 12/1889
.............  +Royal F. Tyler  b: 1884
..................9  Frank H. Tyler  b: 1916
............8  Brant Horace Hill  b: 11/1896  d: 5/12/1918
............8  Lyle Hill  b: 10/1898  d: 1926  
.............  +Cora Dammen  b: 1896
..................9  Thera L. Hill  b: 1921
..................9  Flavia F. Hill  b: 1924
..................9  Lyla F. Hill  b: 1925
......7  Flavia Lillian Fay  b: 2/17/1874  d: 9/30/1891
......7  Mary Myrtle Fay  b: 10/15/1876  d: 1/24/1971
......7  Ruth Lebon Fay  b: 5/22/1890
.......  +Charles M. Mauer  m: 8/16/1917

		
6    Azubah Catherine Fay  (7/8/1848 - 7/29/1909)	
    +Robert Bradshaw
		
6    Eliza Cornelia Fay  (7/6/1855 - 2/10/1924)	
    +Millard Bradshaw  (m: 11/16/1875)

......7  Samatha Katheryn Bradshaw  b: 10/30/1877
.......  +Daniel Herbert Thomas	m: 11/16/1907
......7  John Hamilton Bradshaw  b: 9/30/1879  d: 6/1/1930
......7  Lois Cornelia Bradshaw  b: 9/21/1881
.......  +Charles E. Rust	m: 7/31/1907
............8  Helen Marguerita Rust  b: 11/9/1908
............8  Amy Louise Rust  b: 3/23/1914
............8  Lois Roberta Rust  b: 3/24/1916
......7  Anna Fay Bradshaw  b: 3/16/1885
.......  +Homer Emory Baker	m: 10/9/1913
............8  Dorothy Fay Baker  b: 10/30/1918
.............  +Lawrence J. Avakian	m: 3/17/1951
......7  Harriet Bradshaw  b: 10/31/1889  d: 4/17/1890
   
DAVID S. FAY DEAD.
   
Well Known Pioneer of Troy Mills
Dies Suddenly.
   
Resident of Linn County for Nearly Half
a Century - Funeral Conducted
Yesterday by Rob Morris
Lodge A.F.&A.M.
   
David S. Fay, one of the pioneers of Linn county and a resident of Spring Grove township for nearly half a century, died Tuesday at his house in Troy Mills.

Mr. Fay was one of the representative citizens of this place and for thirty years had been prominently identified with its commercial interests. For twenty-six years he was assessor of Spring Grove township, and retired from that office only when he declined to serve longer. He was an active and influential member of the Methodist Protestant church and a member of the various church committees. Since 1862 he had been connected with the Masonic fraternity and for years had been a member of Rob Morris lodge No. 500 at Walker, by which organization the funeral was conducted. He was also a prominent member of Troy Mills lodge No. 290, I.O.O.F., in which he had passed all the chairs.

Mr. Fay was the oldest of eight children and was born in Champaign county, Ohio, June 18, 1828, the son of John P. and Eleanor Faurat Fay. He received his education in the schools of Ohio, and continued his residence in that state until 1854, when he came to Iowa, settling in Linn county, where he spent his remaining days with the exception of three years spent in Buchanan county, when he was employed as a surveyor.

He early entered a tract of eighty acres of land, to which he later added from time to time until he had 210 acres, fifty of which are covered with timber. All was wild and unimproved, but he placed it under cultivation and was successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits for some time. For the past thirty years, however, he gave his attention principally to mercantile buisiness of various kinds, and at the time of his death was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business with his son, John H.

In 1855 Mr. Fay was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ward, daughter of William Ward, of Otter Creek township, who was one of the pioneer settlers of the county, hyaving located here in 1842. By this union were born two children, Nancy Eleanor, who married Elgin Benedict, of Clarion, Iowa, and Ida May, wife of John A. Dicks, of Whashington [sic] state. Mrs. Fay died June 16, 1869.

Mr. Fay was again married in 1872, his second union being with Mrs. Clara Dicks Willoughby. Unto them were born two children, Charles S., now a resident of Woodstock, Ill., and John H., of Troy Mills.
   
From an old newspaper clipping found in the photo album
Date and source of clipping not given