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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Nathan Fay (1785 - 1873)
And his Descendants
  
  
   
John Fay of Marlborough

Samuel (10/11/1673-11/10/1732) m. Tabitha Ward

Ebenezer (OPF #15) (4/12/1713 - 10/13/1790) (son of Samuel) m. Thankful Hyde

Thomas (OPF #80) (10/2/1751-11/29/1837) (son of Ebenezer) m. 1/14/1779 Esther Chappel

Nathan (4/19/1785 - 12/26/1873) (son of Thomas) m. Thirza Nichols
   
Nathan is part of a family group that includes
Thomas (1751), Thomas (1795), Lucy, Olive, Betsey,
Lucius Newton, Willard Wasmus, and Charlotte
see also
Some Census Data: Who's Where When
Munger CousinsBiography of Erastus Munger
   
   
detail from Massachusetts in 1796 by Mathew Carey
image copyright by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
Descendants of Nathan Fay
Researched
   
Nathan was born April 19, 1785, in Brimfield, Massachusetts, and died December 26, 1873. He married Thirza Nichols, the daughter of Daniel and Lilly Nichols. Thirza died in childbirth, along with the baby, on December 30, 1824. Nathan then remarried, choosing Betsey Ellis, born about 1792.
   
Orlin lists 6 children for Nathan and Thirza. The name of Louisa's husband is given; and more information is given for Harrison F. The other four children are listed only by name: Johnson; Dexter; Charlotte; Hiram.
   
   
6  Harrison F. Fay  b: 1812  d: 6/3/1857
...+(1) Palace W. Babcock  b: 1817  d: 1843
..........7  George H. Fay  b: 2/8/1836
...........  +Mary J. Griggs  b: 8/20/1840
...............8  Abbie L. Fay  b: 1/27/1866
...............8  Harriet P. Fay  b: 6/6/1871
..........7  Frances P. Fay  b: 5/2/1842
Note: The name "Palace" puzzled me, until I saw one of her young nieces in the census of 1850, where the name is spelled "Pallas"!
...+(2) Sarah Oaks  m: between 1843 and 1845  d: 2/11/1852
..........7  son b. 3/14/1845
..........7  Sarah Fay
..........7  daughter b. early 1848, d. 4/23/1849, 15 mos.
..........7  son b. 1850 d. 9/27/1850, 4 mos old
Note: Orlin says that the first child of Harrison and Sarah Oaks was Sarah. In the vitals of Southbridge where the family was, there is no mention of a Sarah who survived. However, in the census of 1860, there is a 13 year old Sarah L. Fay staying with Louisa Pebbles; and next door is George H. Fay, staying with his grandmother Babcock. This Sarah would have been born about 1847. That WOULD fit with the dates we know. Orlin may not have known of the son born in 1845; and it is also possible that it was not a SON, but was rather a daughter and is, in fact, Sarah. When the birth of that child was registered in the vitals of Southbridge April 14, the original entry was "Emily Ann Putney". However, apparently someone realized that the Fay child should be entered at this point in the record, so an attempt was made to erase the previous entry and "Fay" was written clearly at the end of the line, and Emily Ann was duly noted in the next line. The sex of the Fay child is given by ditto marks from a previous entry "Male". Emily Ann started to be "Male" but was then changed to 'FeMale"--the usual writing is "Female." It could well be that the Fay child should also have been changed to FeMale or Female.
...+(3) Betsey A. Puffer Houge (Hoag, Houg) m. 6/17/1855
    
6  Dexter Fay  b: 1814
...+(1) Orrill Elizabeth Fay  b: about 1823  m: 12/26/1841  d: 8/1848
..........7  Eugene D. Fay  b: 1842
..........7  Merrick J. Fay  b: 1846
Note: Orrill (there are several variants of the name) was Dexter's second cousin, the daughter of Joseph G. and Creusa Fay, granddaughter of Levi (Orlin, page 175). I have not been able to trace Eugene and Merrick beyond 1870.
...+(2) Sarah  m: between 1848 & 1860  b: about 1823
...+(3) Lottie A.  m: Bef. 1880
..........7  Oliver Fay  b: 1870
6  Johnson Fay  b: about 1816
Note: I have not seen Johnson outside of Orlin.
6  Louisa Fay  b: about 1818
...+Fitz H. Pebbles  b: 1818  m: 10/9/1846
Note: Louisa and Fitz do not seem to have had children. They did provide a home for Sarah, and in 1870 for John, born 1856, and Mary, born 1853. I am not sure who the latter two are.
6  Charlotte Fay  b: about 1820
...+Lewis Reed Foster  m: 4/12/1837
Note: Line continued and expanded on Charlotte's page.
6  Hiram Fay  b: about 1822  d: 5/12/1889
...+Sarah Adeline Cutter  b: 2/22/1826  m: 1/17/1848  d: 9/8/1872
..........7  Frank E. Fay  b: 2/4/1850
...........  +Etta  b: about 1856
...............8  Gracie Fay  b: about 1878
..........7  Nellie J. Fay  b: 2/8/1854
..........7  John Buchanan Fay  b: 10/8/1860  d: 3/22/1936
...........  +Martha Antoinette Stockemer  b: 9/10/1860  d: 1/15/1951
...............8  Nellie Jeannette Fay  b: 6/8/1882  d: 8/21/1970
................  +Ernest Lawson Miller  b: 11/18/1879  d: 3/3/1958
....................9  Donald Ernest Miller b: 12/25/1904 d: 7/24/1980
.....................  +Teresa Louise Balcom b: 3/5/1906 d: 1/16/1984
...............8  Frederick E. Fay  b: 10/24/1887  d: 3/1966
................  +Marion Neal b:  1886
....................9  Elmer C. Fay  b: 1911
6  Infant Fay  b: 12/30/1824  d: 12/30/1824