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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
   
FAYS IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY
   
NATHAN FAY(4/28/1772 - 6/10/1810)
   
AND HIS DESCENDANTS
   
   
Researched
   
   
John Fay
David (OPF #6) (4/23/1679-4/10/1738) son of John and Susanna Shattuck
Aaron (OPF #10) (4/18/1719 - 1/1798) son of David and Sarah Larkin
Nathan (OPF #110) (2/6/1747 - 2/23/1831) son of Aaron and Thankful Newton
Nathan (OPF #375) (4/28/1772 - 6/10/1810) son of Nathan and Lucy Bemis
Nathan (OPF p. 256) (2/17/1797 - 2/26/1853) son of Nathan and Betsy Clemons
NATHAN FAY (1797) IN MICHIGAN
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY AND JOSEPH BELKNAP FAY
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, DAVID EATON AND NATHAN FAY
MICHIGAN AND JONATHAN FAY
Nathan Fay moved from Massachusetts to Portland, New York (see details below and in H. C. Taylor's Biography of David Eaton).  Portland is just visible on the far right of the map section below; a more detailed map of the Portland area can be found on the Chautauqua page.  Nathan also purchased land in Licking County, Ohio.  His descendants spread far and wide; of his seven children, only one, Esther, remained in New York.  The others went to Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.
from Samuel Augustus Mitchell & James Young, Mitchell's Travellers Guide 1832 (pocket map)
image copyright 2004 by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
Nathan Fay's birth in Southborough in 1772 to Nathan and Lucy Bemis is recorded in the Vital Records of Southborough. His marriage intentions with "Mehittable Clemmons" of Hopkinton are also recorded in Southborough on June 8. The marriage itself on June 27 is recorded in Hopkinton. There, she is called both Mehitable Clements and Mehitable Clemments. In Hopkinton, her birth is not recorded, but her baptism on 12/18/1774 is recorded under the name "Hitty Clamons." Mentions of her in other places vary as much as the original records.
[Nathan] was the son of Nathan, and b. in Southbury, Mass. He m. Batsey Clemens, who was b. in Hopkinton, same state. In 1805 Mr. Fay and David Eaton passed through P. on a prospecting tour, on foot, with their knapsacks on their backs, and on their return passed through the south part of the county. In May, 1806, Mr. Fay removed with his family of a wife and six ch. to P., settling on the farm now owned in part by Lincoln Fay, p't of lot 25, T5. His first house was a log but standing on the s. p't of the lot, nearly in front of the residence of E. Dension. Afterward he built a log house on a ridge of ground north of the house on the farm of Jonas H. Martin. In 1807 he built a log house near a spring in the rear of the present residence of S. S. Jones, on p't of lot 25, on land he purchased of James Dunn, the deed of which was the first executed in town. The article of his land bears date June 6, 1806. In 1807 Mrs. Fay d___ the first death in town and the first bu. in Evergreen Cemetery. In the fall of 1809 Mr. F. m. Miss Mercy Groves in Oneida Co., this state. He lived but a short time after this marriage, dying in June 1810. He was bu. by the side of his (1st) wife. Mr. Fay was a Deist, and in politics a "republican or its equivalent." [H. C. Taylor, M.D., Historical Sketches of the Town of Portland, 1873, sketch #2]
   
Taylor's Biography of David Eaton contains a great many details of the prospecting journey and the lives of the two men both in Southborough and in Portland. Nathan's marriage to Mercy Groves is discussed, for Mercy was David's choice.
Children of Nathan and Betsey, according to Taylor:
(1) HATTIE: m. Simeon Guyle [Young: Guile]; settled in Wisconsin : Mr. G. d. there : Mrs. G. is living [date of book 1873] with a son in Cleveland, Ohio.

(2) JOHN: m. Nancy McClintock; settled in Westfield, N. Y., but d. in Fulton, Ill.

(3) NATHAN: went to Michigan; m. and d. there.

(4) CUTTING: went south; supposed to be dead.

(5) WILLARD: left home and was never heard from.

(6) ESTHER: lived in Ripley, this county: d. there about 1865.

(7) BETSEY: only one b. in P.; m. Samuel Moorhouse in 1829; now lives in Clark County, Missouri.
This is the list and information found also in Orlin, the Rice association, and Young. It is possible, however, to find out quite a bit more about these people and their descendants. Nathan, for example, moved to Michigan, and there is a separate page devoted to him. The other lines are continued below; the links above can be used to go directly to one of the lines.
Descendants of Nathan Fay (born April 28, 1772)
and
Betsey Clements (baptized 12/18/1774)
researched
   
Hester Fay, whose full name seems to appear only in the census of 1870, was variously called Hattie and Hettie. Simeon's last name appears as Guyles; Guiles; Guile; Guyle; and Gale. Simeon and Hettie started out in Wisconsin; Simeon is gone before 1860, and Hettie lives with her son John Fay Guyles. She may later have moved to Ohio; I have no confirmation of it. Her descendants are found in Wisconsin and Washington among other places.
6  Hester (Hattie, Hettie) Fay  b: about 1795
...+Simeon Guile  b: 12/4/1783
......7  William Bell Guyles  b: 10/21/1815
......7  John Fay Guyles  b: 6/27/1817  d: 3/25/1876
.......  +Lydia Arethusa Bacon  b: 7/17/1824  d: 7/13/1899
............8  William H. Guyles  b: 1846
............8  Emma A. Guyles  b: 1848
.............  +Lyman J. Nash  b: 1/18/1845
..................9  Archie L. Nash  b: 1875
..................9  Alice Nash  b: 1879
.................... +unknown White
..................9  Francis J. Nash  b: 1882
............8  Frank F. Guyles  b: 7/1852
.............  +Elisbeth  b: 5/1857
..................9  Calla Guyles  b: 5/1883
............8  George B. Guyles  b: 1855  d: 6/10/1886
.............  +Generva Barnes b: 1858 d: 1/19/1937
..................9  Genevra May Guyles b: 11/8/1880 d: 2/20/1976
.................... +Roy R. Bailey b: 7/7/1876 d: 8/28/1929
........................10  Florence G. Bailey b: 3/21/1907
........................... +Joseph Clyde Murley
............8  Jay Carleton Guyles  b: 2/15/1860 d: before 1920
.............  +Mae (May) Sampson  b: 3/1859 d: after 1920
..................9  George B. Guyles b: 10/1886
.................... +Grace b: 1889
........................10  Alice Guyles b: 1916
........................10  Marian Guyles b: 1917
......7  Sarah Guyles  b: 1819
   
John Fay remained in New York; but his descendants went to Illinois.
6  John Fay  b: 1793  d: 1868
...+Nancy McClintock  b: 1794  d: 1864
......7  Harriet Fay  bapt. 1820
.......  +Henry Gaylord Morse
............8  Wilson Fay Morse b: 5/1843  bpt. 1845/46 d: after 1913
.............  +Ella Dessel  b: 3/1851
..................9  Bertha Morse  b: 1872  d: before 1900
..................9  Theo L. Morse  b: 9/1874  d: before 1911
.................... +Albert I. Oliver  b: 1874  m: 9/24/1904
..................9  Louis B. Morse  b: 11/1878
............8  Henry Gaylord Morse  b: 1846  bapt. 1845 or 1846
............8  Quincy Byron Morse  b: 1848 bapt. 1848
......7  Mary M. Fay  b: 8/1821   bapt. 1822  d: 7/19/1866
.......  +William P. Culbertson  b: 1820  m:  d: after 1900
............8  Carrie J. Culbertson  b: 1854  m: 5/8/1877
.............  +Carl V. Lachmund  b: 1854
..................9  Helen R. Lachmund  b: 8/1878  d: 2/2/1922
..................9  Franz Culbertson Lachmund  b: 7/26/1885
.................... +Jessie T. West
............8  Charles R. Culbertson  b: 1857
......7  Eliza Fay  b: 1830  d: IL
.......  +John Dickson  b: 1812  m: 05/13/1875
......7  John Martin Fay  b: 1839  bapt. 1842  d: 1912
.......  +Caroline Amanda Harmon  b: 1842  d: 1942
............8  Mary Culbertson Fay  b: 7/22/1866  m: 12/25/1894 
.............  +Charles W. Hawes
..................9  John Marcus Hawes  b: 11/1/1895
............8  Arthur Dewey Fay  b: 3/4/1868  d: 12/21/1945
.............  +Clarissa E. Ramsdell  b: 8/20/1870  d: 12/6/1957
..................9  John A. Fay  b: 4/26/1910
............8  Harriet Isabel Fay  b: 1/17/1870  m: 10/17/1900 
.............  +Alexander C. Williamson
............8  Harry Milton Fay  b: 7/12/1873
............8  Florence Fay  b: 6/1876
............8  Carrie Agnes Fay  b: 2/18/1880  
............8  Jay Martin Fay  b: 3/22/1882
.............  +Pama Darling
..................9  Arthur Llewellyn Fay  b: 4/20/1908
..................9  Eugene J. Fay  b: 5/21/1913  d: 1936
............8  Helen Louise Fay  b: 8/29/1884
............8  Bertha Harmon Fay  b: 7/31/1887
   
Nathan
6  Nathan Fay  b: 2/17/1797  d: 2/26/1853
click here for his page and line
   
Cutting married Elizabeth in 1820 in Ohio (not exactly 'going south'), and he was definitely in Ohio in 1824 and 1826 (see the land records). There is a Cutting Fay in the census of 1820 in Hamilton, Ohio, which is the right place; but the family looks too old and too large for Cutting.I have not been able to find him later.
6  Cutting Fay  b: about 1801  d: after 1826
...+Elizabeth Miller
   
Willard was apparently alive and in New York in 1826. Then he disappears.
6  Willard Fay  b: about 1803
   
Esther is interesting. Taylor, Orlin and the others have her dying in Ripley in 1865, but I can find no confirmation of that. What do the cryptic mentions of Esther/Elisha/Fay/Gray and Esther's death in 1823 (the Ohio land records) mean?
6  Esther Fay  b: about 1805  d: 1865
   
Betsey and Samuel Morehouse lived in Missouri.
6  Betsey Fay  b: 1807	
...+Samuel W. Morehouse  b: about 1807
......7  Oscar E. Morehouse  b: 4/1844
.......  +(1) Morilla Bennett  b: 1851  d: before 1876
.............8  Clara Morehouse  b: 1859
.......  +(2) Martha b: 9/1854 (2nd wife of Oscar E. Morehouse)
.............8  Anna Morehouse  b: 1877
.............8  Nellie Morehouse  b: 7/1884
.............8  Ira Morehouse  b: 1/1886
.............8  Melissa Morehouse  b: 11/1888
.............8  Asa Morehouse  b: 3/12/1890
......7  Edward Morehouse  b: 1841