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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Nelly Fay (1789 - 1840) and her Descendants
   
   
John Fay
David (OPF #5) (1679 - 1738) son of John and Susanna Shattuck
Robert (OPF #8) (1715 - 1810) son of David and Sarah Larkin
Robert (OPF #69) (1764 - 1810) son of Robert and Anna Harrington
Nelly (OPF p. 234) (1789 - 1840) daughter of Robert and Submit Rice
   
While looking at another of Robert's children, my eye was caught by the information that Orlin gives for Nelly. There is so little there that I thought I would try to fill in what I could.
   
   
I started with the census records, expanded to other vital records, and discovered an ancestry tree posted by Shirley Dickson. My search also led me to a book that contains this same line from the Brigham viewpoint, with a lot more information than Orlin gives. Using the Brigham book, as well as the other sources available, I was able to add a great many descendants of this line. I have posted the pertinent Brigham pages for comparison (full bibliographical data on that page).
   
   
There are a couple of small points to note here.
  • Harrison, the oldest child, is said to have been born in West Waterford, Maine. It is said that his father, George Ball, was born in Maine; married Nelly Fay (their intentions were published September 8, 1816), had their first child June 1817 in Maine, and then returned to Westborough. This means that George had to return to Southborough / Westborough long enough to meet and court Nelly (not a short process), marry her in her hometown, then return to Maine for long enough to have one child, then return to Massachusetts. My feeling is that he returned to Massachusetts to settle, then married and had Harrison in Westborough just like all the other children. In the three years of census where I have found Harrison, 1850, 1860 and 1870, he is said to have been born in Massachusetts. His death certificate clearly states that he was born in Westborough.
  • Harriet married Levi Smith, not Lewis Smith.
  • Clarissa is referred to in all but the very first records as "Clara," as are other Clarissa's in the lines. It's almost as if for this group Clarissa is a child's name, Clara the adult form.
  • I was not able to learn what Samuel's middle initial R. stood for. In every one of the records I found, he is referred to as "Samuel R." except for one where he is mistakenly called "Samuel N."
  • Because so many of the first names were missing (e.g., "Clare" -- who turned out to be Clara” married an Emerson, Nellie married an Archibald), the source that proved the most helpful in this research was the list of vital records for Massachusetts 1841 - 1910, published by NEHGS.
  • Charles A. Brigham is supposed to have gone to California, and there is a Charles A. there in 1870. However, it says that he was born in New Hampshire, which does not seem likely, especially in view of the “Westborough” in both Orlin and Brigham. It could just be a mistake.
   
   
Descendants of Nelly Fay and George Ball Brigham
Researched
   
   
Harrison Fay  |  George Ball  |  Charles A.  |  Clarissa E.  |  Samuel R.  |  Harriet D.
   
   
   
HARRISON FAY AND SUSAN NEAT
   
Charles Ruggles  |  Samuel Neat  |  George Cushing  |  Harrison Fay  |  Susan Torrey
   
6  Harrison Fay Brigham  b: 6/10/1817  d: 9/18/1877
...+Susan Neat  b: 6/19/1822  d: 12/9/1906
......7  Charles Ruggles Brigham  b: 1839  d: 12/15/1886
.......  +Mary Elizabeth Kerkup  m: 8/18/1862
............8  Charles Augustus Brigham  b: 4/7/1864
.............  +Mary O'Donnell  b: 9/9/1864  m: 1892
..................9  Ethel M. Brigham  b: 10/1894
.................... +Meade Wayne Harrigan  b: 9/27/1892
..................9  Charles Clyde Brigham  b: 7/1/1897  d: 3/1976
.................... +Marie A. Baker  b: 1899
........................10  Ruth Marie Brigham  b: 1919
..................9  John Howard Brigham  b: 5/23/1899  d: 3/1987
.................... +Anne Cecelia Downey  b: 3/27/1903  d: 2/5/1978
........................10  Sally A. Brigham  b: 1926
........................10  Jean M. Brigham  b: 1928
........................10  Mary E. Brigham  b: 1930
......7  Samuel Neat Brigham  b: 11/15/1843  d: 1/28/1872
.......  +Nellie A. Budd  b: 1843  d: 1875  m: 10/31/1865
............8  Walter Herbert Brigham  b: 5/20/1869  d: 1887
......7  George Cushing Brigham  b: 1/3/1849  d: 7/6/1889
.......  +(1)Etta L. Hurd  m: 12/9/1874
............8  Georgietta F. Brigham  b: 8/8/1878
.......  +(2)Annie Walford  m: 7/30/1887
............8  Mabel S. Brigham  b: 3/31/1889  d: 11/7/1889
......7  Harrison Fay Brigham  b: 9/10/1847  d: 2/10/1896
.......  +Mary Jane Sullivan  m: 6/15/1871
......7  Susan Torrey Brigham  b: 3/23/1854  d: 5/27/1891
.......  +Andrew Noble Hewitt  b: 6/23/1852 d: 8/11/1930 m: 3/23/1874
............8  Mabel Olive Hewitt  b: 2/4/1875  d: 11/12/1914
.............  +George Krikon Sarness	  d: 9/12/1906  m: 10/18/1889
..................9  Hortense Brigham Sarness  b: 1/15/1900
............8  Bertha Adelaide Hewitt  b: 1/28/1877
.............  +James Rosco Lowe  b: 3/18/1846  m: 12/5/1901
..................9  Mary Elizabeth Lowe  b: 6/8/1901  d: 5/1980
............8  Arthur Noble Hewitt  b: 7/24/1878
............8  Mary Etta Hewitt  b: 11/12/1879
............8  Flora Abbie Hewitt  b: 9/10/1881
.............  +Charles Wheeler  b: 9/6/1851
............8  Harvey Leroy Hewitt  b: 10/12/1885  d: 4/12/1971
.............  +Gladys Delilah Fitch  b: 8/13/1893  d: 12/14/1977
..................9  Muriel Bertha Hewitt  b: 8/5/1915  d: 2/9/2002
..................9  Leroy Harvey Hewitt  b: 11/9/1916  d: 12/11/1995
..................9  Harold Keith Hewitt  b: 3/6/1919  d: 10/11/1983
............8  Irvin Gay Brigham Hewitt  b: 12/23/1889
.............  +Flora M Viner  b: 1/31/1891  m: 11/20/1910
..................9  Irene May Hewitt  b: 10/25/1911
..................9  Charles Brigham Hewitt  b: 9/21/1915
..................9  Effie Louise Hewitt  b: 11/22/1916  d: 12/23/1987
   
   
   
GEORGE BALL AND CAROLINE JONES LELAND
   
Ella Lucile  |  Atherton Fontenelle  |  Carrie Georgiana  |  John Leland  |  George Bickford  |  Bertram Fay
   
6  George Ball Brigham  b: 10/5/1818  d: 1/27/1891
...+Caroline Jones Leland  b: 10/10/1818  d: 2/7/1858  m: 4/10/1844
......7  Ella Lucile Brigham  b: 1/18/1845  d: 11/22/1858
......7  Atherton Fontenelle Brigham  b: 10/16/1846  d: 9/4/1852
......7  Carrie Georgiana Brigham  b: 12/14/1853
.......  +Henry Oscar Barr  m: 6/29/1886
............8  Ella Caroline Barr  b: 4/9/1887
............8  Nellie Fay Barr  b: 6/29/1889  d: 7/22/1893
............8  Son Barr  b: 6/24/1892
......7  John Leland Brigham  b: 9/11/1855
.......  +Aldusta Harding  m: 12/25/1884
......7  George Bickford Brigham  b: 10/8/1856
.......  +Lottie B. Mathewson  m: 10/30/1884
............8  George B. Brigham  b: 1889
............8  Flora B. Brigham  b: 1886
............8  Roger W. Brigham  b: 1897
......7  Bertram Fay Brigham  b: 2/7/1858  d: 10/26/1909
.......  +Ellen (Nellie) M. Brewster  b: 1866  m: 12/22/1884
............8  Herbert Brewster Brigham  b: 2/9/1887
   
GEORGE BALL AND MARY PHIPPS HOMER
   
Frank Fontanelle  |  Horace Eugene  |  Lillie Josephine  |  Marion Homer  |  Earnest Phipps
   
6  George Ball Brigham  b: 10/5/1818  d: 1/27/1891
...+Mary Phipps Homer  b: 2/25/1838  m: 1/9/1859
......7  Frank Fontanelle Brigham  b: 10/15/1859  d: 3/10/1903
.......  +Ida McDonald  m: 4/26/1888
............8  Ruth McDonald Brigham  b: 1889
............8  Frank D. Brigham  b: 1889
......7  Horace Eugene Brigham  b: 8/27/1862
.......  +Sarah (Sadie) Crocker  b: 8/1865  m: 10/20/1885
......7  Lillie Josephine Brigham  b: 9/26/1864
......7  Marion Homer Brigham  b: 8/27/1867
.......  +William M. Bates  b: 9/15/1867  m: 12/24/1891
............8  Lucius Ray Bates  b: 10/21/1893
............8  George Brigham Bates  b: 12/3/1896  d: 8/28/1970
.............  +Lucile Pellet  b: 1898  m: 1918
..................9  Barbara A. Bates  b: 1/20/1921
..................9  Donald L. Bates  b: 9/24/1924
............8  Marion Bates  b: 9/22/1900
......7  Earnest Phipps Brigham  b: 7/14/1871
   
   
   
CHARLES A. BRIGHAM
   
6  Charles A. Brigham
   
   
   
CLARISSA E. AND GEORGE E. JOHNSON
   
6  Clarissa (Clara) E. Brigham  b: 1826 d: 1850 - 1856
...+George E. Johnson  b: 1827
......7  Ellen S. Johnson  b: 9/20/1850
   
   
   
SAMUEL R. AND ELLEN SOPHIA DUNTON
   
6  Samuel R. Brigham  b: 1828  d: 3/30/1875
...+Ellen Sophia Dunton  b: 1831  d: 8/25/1875  m: 7/30/1851
......7  Clara Lizzie Brigham  b: 5/20/1854
.......  +Arthur Herbert Emerson  b: 1854  m: 2/1881
............8  Clayton Forbush Emerson  b: 3/23/1886
.............  +Jennie C. Bridges  b: 1889  m: 12/28/1909
..................9  Leon K. Emerson Emerson  b: 1912
............8  Warren K. Emerson  b: 5/15/1888
.............  +Elsie  b: 1891
..................9  Frederick E. Emerson  b: 1918
..................9  Richard H. Emerson  b: 1924
............8  Lester Brigham Emerson  b: 9/1893
.............  +Ruth A.  b: 1904
..................9  Stanley P. Emerson  b: 4/24/1924  d: 6/23/2004
......7  Nellie Fay Brigham  b: 7/7/1863
.......  +David O. Archibald  b: 1/1864  m: 1884
............8  Sarah Altha Archibald  b: 6/22/1886
............8  Celia B. Archibald  b: 5/28/1888
............8  Elizabeth B. Archibald  b: 5/24/1890
............8  Austin Belknap Archibald  b: 8/7/1892
   
   
   
HARRIET D. AND LEVI SMITH
   
6  Harriet D. Brigham  b: 1835  d: 5/24/1855
...+Levi Smith  b: 1824  m: 4/28/1853