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Census information for John Packard Fay and his family
   
1850
   
In 1850, John Packard is living in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, with his wife Mary Ann (age 31) and children, David S., age 22 (son by John's first wife Eleanor); John H., 17, Ellen I., 15, Joseph E., 11, Horace H., 7, and Azubah, 1. John was born in Vermont; all the others in Ohio.
   
   
1860
   
By 1860, John and his family have moved to Jackson Township in Linn Co., Iowa. David has his own household. Ellen, and John are missing from the family. Joseph, Horace and Azubah have been joined by Eliza C., born in Iowa. Since she is 5, the move must have taken place between 1850 and 1855. We know from another source that it was 1854. With them is Catharine Hanson, age 64. She is Mary Ann's mother, Catharine Ward, remarried to Benjamin Hanson, and widowed a second time.
   
   
   
David S., the son of John P., is now 32 and has his own household. He is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 30) in Spring Grove, Linn County. He has two daughters, Nancy ED (the writing of her name will continue to give recorders difficulty) age 4, and Ida May, age 2.
   
   
   
1870
   
John (64), Mary (51) and Eliza (15). There is also a girl, Jane, who is 9. She is listed after Eliza without a change of last name. There is every reason to believe that this was really Jane Ward (see the 1880 information), who was Mary Ann's niece. Also with them, Robert Bradshaw, who is 30.

The household also contains three more people: Laura Phillip, who is 5 months old. J. S. Ward, age 29, and Josephine Ward, age 20, are also here. Attempts have been made to trace these Wards, but without success so far.
   
   
   
DS in Spring Grove. Elizabeth is missing. Nancy (her name is spelled very creatively) and Ida are with him.
   
   
   
Joseph E., his wife Elizabeth, along with their three children, and Horace, his brother, with his wife Clarissa, and their three children, are in Newton, Buchanan County, Iowa, in 1870.
   
   
   
1880
   
John Packard has gone, and Mary is now a widow. She is living with her daughter Eliza, Eliza's husband Filmore Bradshaw, and two grandchildren. Mary Ann's niece, Jane Ward, lives with them. This is Eliza Jane Ward, 1860 - 1939, who went to live with her aunt at the death of her mother in 1862.
   

	Census Place:	Jackson, Linn, Iowa
	Source:	FHL Film 1254351  National Archives Film T9-0351     Page 244B     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Mary A. FAY	Self	F	W	W	61	OH
	Occ:	Conducts Farm	Fa: VA	Mo: PA
Filmore BRADSHAW	SonL	M	M	W	28	OH
	Occ:	Farmer	Fa: IRE	Mo: IRE
Elizabeth BRADSHAW	Dau	F	M	W	24	IA
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: VT	Mo: OH
Katie BRADSHAW	GDau	F	S	W	2	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: IA
John BRADSHAW	GSon	M	S	W	8M	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: IA
Jane WARD	Other	F	S	W	19	IA
	Occ:	House Keeping	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
   
David S. is living in Troy Mills now, with Clarissa, Ida, and two young boys, John H. and Charlie. In addition, Frances Marion Willoughby, Clarissa's daughter by her first marriage, lives with them. (see the Dix and Willoughby Cousins)
   

Census Place:	Troy Mills, Linn, Iowa
	Source:	FHL Film 1254351  National Archives Film T9-0351     Page 379C     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
D.S. FAY	Self	M	M	W	51	OH
	Occ:	Bridge Builder	Fa: VT	Mo: NY
Clarissa FAY	Wife	F	M	W	38	OH
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: PA	Mo: PA
Ida M. FAY	Dau	F	S	W	21	IA
	Occ:	Milliner	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
John H. FAY	Son	M	S	W	2	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Charlie FAY	Son	M	S	W	6	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: OH
F.M. WILLOUGHBY	Dau	F	S	W	17	OH
	Occ:	At School	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
   
Horace and Clarissa are living in Spring Grove with their five children.
   

	Census Place:	Spring Grove, Linn, Iowa
	Source:	FHL Film 1254351  National Archives Film T9-0351     Page 372B     
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
H.H. FAY	Self	M	M	W	37	OH
	Occ:	Merchant	Fa: VT	Mo: OH
Clarissa FAY	Wife	F	M	W	32	OH
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: PA	Mo: NJ
Sarah E. FAY	Dau	F	S	W	14	IA
	Occ:	Attending School	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Hattie FAY	Dau	F	S	W	12	IA
	Occ:	Attending School	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Elmer FAY	Son	M	S	W	10	IA
	Occ:	Attending School	Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Florence FAY	Dau	F	S	W	9	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Flavia FAY	Dau	F	S	W	6	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: OH
Myrtus FAY	Dau	F	S	W	3	IA
			Fa: OH	Mo: OH
   
Joseph E. and Eliza[beth] are still in Newton, Buchanan County, in 1880. There are now four children listed, Orange E, 13; John H, 12; Howard W., 11; and William, 3.
   
   
   
1900
   
Azubah Fay Bradshaw and her husband Robert are in California.
   
   
Eliza Bradshaw, now a widow, is living with four of her children in Farmington Township, Washington County, Kansas. On the same page of the census appears Charles E. Rust, whom Lois will marry in 1907.
   
   
David and Clarissa are living close to their son John H., who is now married.
   
   
Nancy, one of David's older daughters, is married and living in Clarion with her husband Elgin Benedict, and two children.
   
   
Horace, his wife Clarissa, and two of his children, Mary M. and Ruth, live in Spring Grove.
   
   
Elmer, the son of Horace and grandson of John P., has his own household, wife Cora E., children Lois E., Harold B., and Esther C.
   
   
In Buchanan County, Joseph and Eliza have one child at home, William D.