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GENEALOGIES
   
Josiah Newton Fay (4/12/1823 - 1/25/1897)
And his Descendants
   
John Fay
    
David (OPF #6) (4/23/1679-4/10/1738) son of John and Susanna Shattuck
    
Aaron (OPF #10) (4/18/1719 - 1/4/1798) son of David and Sarah Larkin
    
Nathan (OPF #110) (2/6/1747 - 2/23/1831) son of Aaron and Thankful Newton
    
Moses (OPF #391) (1/30/1786 - 10/20/1855) son of Nathan and Lucy Bemis
    
Josiah Newton (OPF p. 258) (4/12/1823 - 1/25/1897) son of Moses and Elizabeth Haynes
   
Selection from Rand McNally, Massachusetts, 1897
image copyright 2006 by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
Descendants of Josiah Newton Fay
(Sixth Generation)
Researched
   
+Susan Elizabeth Temple b: 4/5/1827 m: 8/4/1844 d: 6/15/1855

........7  Charles Albert Fay  b: 4/29/1849  m: 1865   d: after 1870
.........  +Bridget Morris  b: about 1845  m: 1865  d: after 1880
................8  Charles A. Fay  b: 6/22/1866
.................  +Ellen Cohan  b: 10/1869  m: 12/27/1887
........................9  Clara Fay  b: 12/7/1887
........................9  Charles A. Fay  b: 1/26/1891
........................9  Leonard T. Fay  b: 11/20/1892
.......................... +Marie  b: about 1893
...............................10  Leonard T. Fay, Jr.  b: 1926
........................9  Eleanor Fay  b: 5/1897
........................9  Rose Elizabeth Fay b: 7/1899 d: 8/14/1899
........................9  William Fay  b: 7/16/1900  d:  1900
........................9  Caroline Fay  b: 6/14/1902
........................9  Ferdinand Fay  b: 1906
........................9  Joseph Fay  b: 1908
........................9  Edward Fay  b: 1909
................8  Rose Elizabeth Fay  b: 1/4/1868
.................  +William A. Spear  m: 11/25/1891
........................9  William Henry Spear  b: 2/16/1893
........................9  Herbert Laurence Spear  b: 7/26/1895
.......................... +Helen G. 1896
...............................10  Helen G. Spear  b: 1921
........................9  Rose Elizabeth Spear  b: 2/1899
........................9  Marion Spear  b: 1904
........................9  Frank F. Spear  b: 1906
........................9  Arthur S. Spear  b: 1911
................8  Clara E. Fay  b: about 1871
........7  Adolphus J. Fay  b: 9/1844
........7  Susan Ella Fay  b: 2/11/1855  d: 7/18/1855
   
+Jennie H. Tucker b: about 1832 d: before 1897

........7  Jennie Isadora Basto Fay  b: 6/6/1859
........7  Freddie E. Fay  b: 4/13/1861
.........  +Laura Hipkiss  b: 1868  m: 9/15/1894  d: 1896
........7  Harry C. Fay  b: 1868  d: 1884 (probably)
   
   
   
According to Orlin, Josiah Newton Fay was born April 12, 1823, a date confirmed by the vital records of Southborough. This branch of the family is fortunate in having so many of its births, marriages, and deaths recorded in the vital records of Massachusetts towns. While there are occasionally mistakes in the records, or in the transcriptions, the data provided by these records can usually be relied on. Josiah's birth to Moses and Elizabeth, Moses' birth to Nathan and Lucy, Nathan's birth to Aaron and Thankful: all are reported in Orlin and recorded in Southborough.
   
Josiah's marriage to Susan Elizabeth Temple on August 4, 1844 was registered on August 5; the intentions were published in July. He was a miller at the time; she was the daughter of Isaac M. and Mehitable Temple; it was the first marriage for both.
   
Josiah and Susan had three children. The birth of Charles Albert is reported in Southborough on April 29, 1849, but in Hopkinton as occurring on April 19, 1846. The birth of Adolphus J. is reported in the Hopkinton records as occurring in Southborough in September 1844. The birth of Susan Ella in 1855 is known only from the death records reported in Framingham. There Susan Elizabeth Temple Fay's death is recorded on June 15, 1855, and the death of her daughter Susan Ella Fay on July 18 at age 5 months 7 days of consumption.
   
The census of 1850 shows the family living in the household of Susan's father Isaac Temple; Adolphus is 4, Charles is 1. This supports the date of 1849 for Charles; and 1846 for Adolphus. The Hopkinton records are probably less dependable in this case than the Southborough ones. It is not clear why the birth of Adolphus wasn't reported in Southborough.
   
1850
   
Susan died in 1855. In 1860, Adolphus, her oldest son, is found on the farm of grandmother Elizabeth, widow of Moses, and his uncle Charles L. Adolphus has not been found after this; it is not known what happened to him.
   
1860
   
On June 11, 1857, Josiah married Jennie H. Tucker, who was born in Needham, daughter of Nathaniel and Harriet Tucker. He would have three children with Jennie. At the time of their marriage, they were living in Framingham, but the marriage was reported in Worcester. In 1860, he was living with Jennie in Roxbury, close to Boston. This is important, for it is here that Charles A. Fay married Bridget Morris in 1865. In 1860, only one daughter had been born to Jennie and Josiah, Jennie I. B. (Isadora Basto), whose birth is recorded in Boston.
   
1860
   
In 1870, Josiah is living in Hopkinton again. Josiah and Jennie had two more children between 1860 and 1870, Freddie E., born in Roxbury on April 13, 1861, and Harry C., born in 1868; I have not found his exact birth record. He died in 1884 in Hopkinton.
   
1870
   
In 1880, Josiah is still in Hopkinton with Jennie, Fred and Harry. Jennie Isadora is no longer at home, and it is not clear what has happened to her. Harry died young a few years after this; Fred married in 1894; his wife died in 1896, and Fred disappears at that point; it is not known what happened to him.
   
1880
   
Charles Albert, whom we saw in 1860 with his father and stepmother in Roxbury, married Bridget Morris in Roxbury in 1865. His son Charles A. (probably Albert) was born born in Roxbury on June 22, 1866. In 1860 Bridget Morris was living with her parents Bernard and Ellen in Roxbury. Bridget was older than Charles according to the census records. The marriage record for Charles and Bridget is not available online. This document would provide the proof that the Charles A. Fay who marries in Roxbury in 1865 is the son of Josiah and Susan; the probability, however, is extremely high.
   
Charles and Bridget have not been found in the census of 1870; and Charles cannot be found in 1880. In 1880, Bridget is living with her mother Ellen Morris in Boston. Bridget has had two more children, Rose, born January 4, 1868, and Clara.
   
1880
   
Rose married William Spear on November 25, 1891, in Boston. They had at least six children, and their line continues.
   
1900
   
Charles A. Fay's birth on June 22, 1866, and his marriage to Ellen Cohan on December 27, 1887, are recorded in the vital records of Massachusetts, as are the births of several children. After the move to Connecticut between 1902 and 1906, Charles' line can be followed through the census records, the World War I draft registrations, and other records.
   
1900