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GENEALOGIES
   
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The Leonard Herbert Fay Family
   
   
Leonard D. Fay, son of Josiah and Experience
   
Leonard D. Fay, son of Josiah and brother of Alvah, was born about 1829. He married Sarah Kennedy, who was born August, 1834 in Canada. Their oldest child Laura Louisa was born in Canada; the other nine children were born in Minnesota. (One child must have been born and died in early infancy; it also seems that N.C., a son, died early). In 1900, seven are still living. Below is a summary of the information I have found:

.....	7  	Laura Louisa Fay	b: 1851	
.....	7  	Sophia Fay	b: 1858	
.....	7  	Alma Fay	b: 9/1859	
.....	7  	Milton Fay	b: 10/1868	
.....	7  	Guy Fay	b: 5/1870	
.....	7  	N. C. Fay	b: 1872	
.....	7  	Effie Fay	b: 1873	
.....	7  	Leonard Herbert Fay	b: 8/1877  d: 8/9/1929
...........	+Mary Agnes Busse	b: 1877	
............	8  	Everett Clair Fay b: 12/23/1909 d: 9/21/1992
..................	+Eunice Miller		
...................	9  	Thomas Everett Fay	
..........................	10  	Cindy Lynette Fay		
..........................	10  	Christopher Keene Fay		
..........................	10  	Andrea Vanessa Fay		
...................	9  	John Leonard Fay	
...................	9  	Donald Michael Fay	
...................	9  	Karla Jean Fay
.......................	  	+Charles Warner	
..........................	10  	Megan Fay Warner
............	8  	Melville A. Fay	b: 1917	
...................	9  	Patrick Fay		
...................	9  	Dennis Fay		
...................	9  	Gary Fay		
...................	9  	Victoria Fay		
...................	9  	Jean Fay		
.....	7  	John Adelbert Fay	b: 10/10/1878  d: 5/30/1968
...........	+Sophia J. Sween	b: 9/19/1890  d: 9/9/1974
............	8  	Leonard J. Fay	b: 1915	
............	8  	Lester Adelbert Fay	b: 3/13/1916	
............	8  	Leland E. Fay	b: 2/5/1918	
............	8  	Francis T. Fay	b: 1922	
............	8  	Marion V. Fay	b: 1930	
   
   
What the Census Records Can Contribute
1860 1870 1880 1900 1920 1930
  
Census Data: Who's Where When
   
Census information for Leonard D. Fay and his family
   
1831
   
1831 Census of Lower Canada - Sutton    Reel # 6 C-722
   
Houses inhabited:			1
Concession number:			4
Name of Head of Household:		Fay, Josiah
Trade, Occupation or Profession:	Farmer
Total Inmates:				8
Male 5 yrs. and under:			1	[Leonard]
Male 5 yrs. but not 14yrs:		2	[missing two boys]
Male Single 14 - 18yrs:			2	[Elisha; Josiah Jr.]
Male 18 but not 21yrs			X
Married Male: 21 but not 30 yrs. 	X
Married Male: 30 but not 60 yrs:	1	[Josiah Sr.]
60yrs and up:				X
Female Under 14yrs:			X
Female Single: 14 but not 45 yrs:	1	[missing one girl]
Married Female: 14 but not 45 yrs:	1	[Experience]	
Married Female 45 & up:			X
   
1851
   
1851 Census of Dunham Twp. - District 1
   

Range 4 - Lot # part of 14 - 50 acres
Leonard D. Fay, farmer, b. Canada, married, 27ys.
Sarah Fay, b. Canada, married, 19ys.
Laura L. Fay, b. Canada, 2ys.
________________________
   
1870
   
The first census record found so far records Leonard in Canton, Fillmore Co, MN, Canton, very close to Josiah his brother. The ages seen here do not agree with the birth dates given in the 1900 census.
   
   
1880
   

Census Place:	Canton, Fillmore, Minnesota
Source:	FHL Film 1254619  National Archives Film T9-0619 Page 255D
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
Leonard FAY	Self	M	M	W	51	CAN
	Occ:	Hotel Keeper	Fa: MA	Mo: CAN
Sarah FAY	Wife	F	M	W	46	CAN
	Occ:	Keeping House	Fa: VT	Mo: VT
Sophia FAY	Dau	F	S	W	22	MN
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
Alma FAY	Dau	F	S	W	19	MN
	Occ:	At Home	Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
Guy FAY	Son	M		W	14	MN
	Occ:	At School	Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
Milton FAY	Son	M	S	W	11	MN
			Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
Effie FAY	Dau	F	S	W	7	MN
			Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
Adelbert FAY	Son	M	S	W	1	MN
			Fa: CAN	Mo: CAN
William CASTERTON	Other	M	S	W	24	ENG
	Occ:	Painter	Fa: ENG	Mo: ENG
Elias JOHNSON	Other	M	S	W	28	IL
	Occ:	Selling Lumber	Fa: NORW	Mo: NORW
Daniel OBRIEN	Other	M	M	W	35	IRE
	Occ:	Station Agent	Fa: IRE	Mo: IR

1900
   
In 1900 still in Canton, Sarah is a widow, living with "Elma", Sept 1859; Milton, Oct 1868; Delbert, Oct 1879; Herbert, Aug, 1877. Elma is said to have had one child, and that child is living. A mistake of the census taker? Sarah had 10 children, 7 are living.
   
   
Guy is working on a farm and boarding with James McDowell.
   
   
1920
   
One of the things which has made it a special challenge to trace this group is that fact that they seem to use different names in every census. An example is the man who seems to have been named "John Adelbert." In 1880, he is "Adelbert;" 1900, "Delbert;" 1920, "Dell;" 1930, "John A.;" and on his death certificate in 1968, "John Delbert." The presence of other family members, as well as ages and places of birth, confirm that this is the same man.

Similarly, "Leonard Herbert" [death certificate] is sometimes "Herbert;" sometimes "Leonard H."

Guy, on the other hand, appears with the same name wherever we see him.

Still missing for the moment is Alma/Elma.
   
   
   
1930
   
The family is still in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
   
   
   
   
   
The Minnesota Historical Society has begun to post death certificate information on line. Several of this group of people are listed.
   
NAMEFAY, EVERETT CLAIR
CertID#1992-MN-031816
Date of Birth:12/23/1909
Place of Birth:MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name:BUSSE
Date of Death:09/21/1992
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, LEONARD HERBERT
CertID#1929-MN-004122
Date of Birth:not indexed
Place of Birth:not indexed
Mother Maiden Name:not indexed
Date of Death:08/09/1929
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, HARRY JOSEPH
CertID#1936-MN-004378
Date of Birth:not indexed
Place of Birth:not indexed
Mother Maiden Name:not indexed
Date of Death:04/23/1936
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, LESTER ADELBERT
CertID#1996-MN-030462
Date of Birth:03/13/1916
Place of Birth:MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name:SWEEN
Date of Death:11/20/1996
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, JOHN DELBERT
CertID#1968-MN-011704
Date of Birth:10/10/1878
Place of Birth:MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name:not indexed
Date of Death:05/30/1968
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, MILLAR CLARK
CertID#1917-MN-004102
Date of Birth:not indexed
Place of Birth:not indexed
Mother Maiden Name:not indexed
Date of Death:03/21/1917
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, LELAND E.
CertID#1987-MN-008909
Date of Birth:02/05/1918
Place of Birth:MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name:SWEEN
Date of Death:04/02/1987
County of Death:FILLIMORE
NAMEFAY, SOPHIA
CertID#1974-MN-023525
Date of Birth:9/19/1890
Place of Birth:MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name:HANSON
Date of Death:9/9/1974
County of Death:OLMSTED