Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

BIOGRAPHIES, OBITUARIES,
CENSUS DATA AND MISCELLANEOUS
   
FAY CENSUS DATA
Researched, transcribed and contributed by Jim Shreve, Sr.
   
VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS NOTED IN THE OHIO CENSUS ENTRIES
   
On this page are the following individuals (click on name to go directly to the entry):
   
Henry
Benajah Jr
Amos
Eli
Asa Fay (son of Benajah - 69 in 1870)
Dudley Humphrey/Mabel Fay
L S Fay
Lewis Fay
Wm Fay (68 in 1850)
Asa Fay (32 in 1880)
Lyman Fay (40 in 1860)
Jeremiah Wilcox Fay
   

Lewis FAY
From the 1850 Ohio Census Athens County Roll 249, Dover Twp. P. 293 Row 23
Benjamin Johnson44 MfarmerOH
Fanny32 F  NY
Rebecca6 F  OH
Benjamin4 M  OH
Lewis FAY31 MMillerNY
(Provided by Gloria Lester)

Benajah FAY
From the 1850 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1543 Family 1673
Benajah FAY70 M6000MA
Rhoda72 F  Canada
Jeremiah 28 M  NY
Eliza 17 F   Ohio
Lavina 11 F  MA
From my previous email, looking at the big picture, it's highly unlikely Mary FAY(adopted daughter of Jeremiah FAY & Mary BRADLEY) was a daughter of Benajah FAY & Rhoda EDWARDS. The age for this Lavina may be wrong, as it's possible it may be Benajah's sister. This Eliza FAY is probably the one living with Mabel FAY HUMPHREY's family on the 1860 census.
Benajah FAY Jr
From 1850 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1094    Family 1210
Eli FAY22 MBlacksmith400OH
Lois42 F  400MA
Amos20 MFarmer400OH
Henry18 MFarmer400OH
Lovell B.2 M    OH
Lovina16 F    OH
NOTE: Benajah FAY Jr. died in 1849. Lois HODGMAN was his wife. At one time, I thought Lovina listed with the family was Benajah's sister (since the age could have been 76), but on this census it lists Lovina as having attended school within the year. It looks as if Benajah FAY Jr had a daughter in addition to their other children.
Henry FAY
From 1860 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 580    Family 573
John LYONS65 M********2000200********NY
Clarisa54 F************************CT
Silvia18 F************************OH
Henry FAY 28 M********50050********OH
NOTE: The LYONS family was living next door to the FAY family on the 1850 census. I've no idea where Lois HODGMAN FAY went to, as I have her dying in 1877.
   
From 1870 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family ??
FAY, Henry37 M W****Farmer3900600********OH
-------, Hannah J33 F W****Keep House****************OH
-------, William13 M W****At school****************OH
-------, Jane12 F W****At school****************OH
-------, Eli11 M W****At school****************OH
-------, Orisus10 M W****At school****************OH
-------, Allen8 M W****At home****************OH
-------, Louis65 F W****At home****************Maine
NOTE: Henry FAY married Hannah J SLOAN. Louis here is probably supposed to be Lois. Lois HODGMAN FAY was the wife of Benajah FAY Jr. and was from Maine.
   
From 1880 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 143   Family 152
FAY, HenryW M 48widowedFarming********OHCTOH
------, Orisus D.*W M 15sonAt school********OHOHOH
------, Allen E.W M 13sonAt school********OHOHOH
------, Minnie L.W F 8daughterAt school********OHOHOH
  *   This name is hard to read.
Amos FAY
From 1860 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 576   Family 568
Amos FAY30 M****************************
Amelia25 F****************************
Merritt3/12 M****************************
   
From 1870 Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 159 Family 160
FAY, Amos40 M W****Farmer3500400********OH
------, Amelia35 F W****Keep House****************NY
------, Merritt10 M W************************OH
   
From 1880 Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 132 Family 134
FAY, AmosW M 50****Farmer********OHNYMA
------, AmeliaW F 45wifeKeep House********NYNYNY
Eli FAY
From 1850 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1094    Family 1210
Eli FAY22 M****Blacksmith****400********OH
Lois42 F************400********MA
Amos20 M****Farmer****400********OH
Henry18 M****Farmer****400********OH
Lovell B.2 M************************OH
Lovina16 F************************OH
NOTE: Benajah FAY Jr. died in 1849. Lois HODGMAN was his wife. At one time, I thought Lovina listed with the family was Benajah's sister (since the age could have been 76), but on this census it lists Lovina as having attended school within the year. It looks as if Benajah FAY Jr had a daughter in addition to their other children.
   
From 1860 Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 763      Family 786
Eli FAY32 M****Farmer2500500********OH
Henrietta 31 F************************OH
   
From 1870 Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 289 Family 293
FAY, Eli41 M W****Farmer420************Ohio
------, Betsey28 F W****K.H.****************do
------, Ira 2 M W************************do
COLBRUNIS, Mervisa8 F W****(in school)****************do
   
From 1880 Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 488 Family 492
FAY, EliW M 52marriedFarmer********OHNYMA
------, Betsey E.W F 38marriedKeep House********OHNYNY
------, Ira W M 12singleAt home ********OHOHOH
Dudley HUMPHREY/Mabel FAY
From the 1850 Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 805
Dudley HUMPHREY35 M****Lawyer************8000Connecticut
Mabel30 F************************Ohio
Minah2 F************************Ohio
Harlow5/12 M************************Ohio
Lucinda BURDINE19************************New York?
   
From 1860 Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1105      Family 1100
Dudley HUMPHREY46 M****Sawmill Farmer ****************Connecticut
Mabel40 F************************Ohio
Minah*12 F************************Ohio
Harlow 10 M************************Ohio
Dudley8 F**************************Ohio
George5 F***************************Ohio
Harriet FAY18 F************************Wisconsin
James24 M************************Ohio
William WILCOX18 M************************Michigan
William CALL20 M************************Ohio
Eliza FAY26 F************************Ohio
*This entry looks like Miriam.
**Dudley is obviously not a female.
***George is also not a female.
For references sake, Mabel above was a daughter of Benajah FAY. I do not know for certain how Harriet & James FAY fit into the family right now, but it would stand to reason they are related in some way. From records, at least two of Benajah's children relocated to Wisconsin. Eliza FAY, I believe is a child of Benajah FAY, and his second wife, Rhoda EDWARDS RHODES. I've sent the bios for Dudley HUMPHREY, and his son, Dudley HUMPHREY II, to the list sometime ago.
L S FAY
From the 1860 Federal Census for Ohio - Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, OH
Dwelling 559 Family 551
George JAMES40 M********1200250********Ireland
Thomas JAMES50 M********3000250********Ireland
Ann JAMES30 F************************Ireland
Thomas RAINS70 M************************Ireland
Jane30 F************************Ireland
L S FAY 55 M laborer********50********NY
Wm FAY
From 1850 Parma OR Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, OH *
Dwelling 4143      Family 4431
Wm FAY68 M****Farmer****600********NH
Esther68 F************************MA
 *    From 1850 Parma OR Brooklyn Heights.   I didn't write it on this copy. Forgive me.
Lyman FAY
From 1860 Huron County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 2907      Family 2864
Julia A LADD 40 F************************CT
Lovisa21 F****Teacher****************OH
Georgianna19 F************************OH
Lyman FAY40 M************************OH
Mary J26 F************************OH
Mary J6 F************************OH
Jessie E4 F************************OH
Floyd HOBBY53 M************************CT
Asa FAY
From 1880 Huron County, Ohio Federal Census (Clark Township I believe)
Dwelling 189      Family 190
MATTIBID, JohnW M 40marriedFarming****************OH
------, EmmaW F 25wife marriedKeep House****************OH
------, EdithW F 8daughter single********************OH
------, Alta W F 4daughter single********************OH
FAY, AsaW M 32servant marriedFarm laborer****************OH
MILLER, DavidW M 30single boarderDay laborer****************OH
Jeremiah Wilcox FAY, a son of Benajah F FAY (OPF 95)
1860 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 865      Family 841
J W FAY38 M****Farmer72001073********New York
Mary Ann FAY24 F************************Rockport, OH
William Noble FAY5 M************************Parma, OH
Edgar B FAY3 M************************Parma, OH
Albert FAY6/12 M************************Parma, OH
Mary FAY9 Fadopted********************Parma, OH
Alfred BRADLEY17 M****Farm Laborer****************Olmstead, OH
Phoebe BRADLEY19 F************************Rockport, OH
Lavina FAY80 F************************Sturbridge, MA
NOTE: You'll notice a Mary FAY, as an adopted daughter of Jeremiah & Mary FAY. I do not have verification, but I believe her to be a third child of Benajah FAY & Rhoda EDWARDS RHODES, both of whom died in the year previous to this census. The BRADLEY's with the family at this time are siblings to Mary Ann BRADLEY FAY, the wife of Jeremiah Wilcox FAY. Lavina FAY is an aunt to Jeremiah Wilcox FAY, and a sister to Benajah F FAY.
   
1870 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 181
FAY, Jeremiah48 M W****Farmer****************New York
     , Mary A3? F W****Keeping House****************Ohio
     , William15 M W****at school****************Ohio
     , Edgar 13 M W****at school****************Ohio
     , Alfred4 M W************************Ohio
   
1880 Parma Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 100    Family 102
FAY, Jeremiah WW M 58 marriedFarmer********NYMANY
     , Mary AnnW F 43wife marriedKeeping House********OHCT?
     , WilliamW M 24son singleFarm Laborer********OHNYOH
     , AlfredW M 14son singleFarm Laborer********OHNYOH
     , Clarence EW M 7son single************OHNYOH

Asa FAY
From 1850 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1056    Family 1168
Asa Fay49 M****Farmer****************MA
Florilla35 F************************CT
Lewis18 M************************OH
Roxanna17 F************************OH
James15 M************************OH
Franklin13 M************************OH
Martin11 M************************OH
Harriet8 F************************MI
Asa6 M************************OH
Sophronia3 F************************OH
Charles11/12 M************************OH
Asa FAY is the oldest son of Benajah FAY (OPF 95).
   
From 1860 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 554
Lavella FAY50 F****Farmer2500350********CT
Lewis28 M************25********OH
Roxanna26 F************************OH
Jane24 F************************OH
Franklin25 M****Farmer****200********OH
Martin20 M************************OH
Harriet18 F************************OH
Asa16 M************************OH
Sophia12 F************************OH
Charles10 M************************OH
Andrew8 M************************OH
   
NOTE: Lavella here may be the middle name of Florilla BRAINARD FAY. but this is, no doubt, Asa's family. I do not know where Asa FAY was in 1860, but I've been told by other descendents of Benajah FAY that he did go out west and returned. I've not seen any proof of this, but he's apparently not in Ohio. He's listed in the infirmary on the 1870 census.
   
From 1870 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 540
FAY, Florilla54 F W****Keep house2000300********CT
     , Lewis38 M W****Farmer****************OH
     , Andrew19 M W****Laborer****************OH
     , Asa27 M W****Laborer****************OH
Infirmary
FAY, Asa69 M W****Farmer****************NY
   
From 1870 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 538
ROBERTS, Newell37 M W****Quarryman****200********OH
    , Roxanna36 F W****Keep house****************OH
    , Luther15 M W****At School****************OH
    , Geo.5 M W****************************
FAY, Martin30 M W****Quarryman****************OH
   
NOTE: Roxanna FAY married Newell ROBERTS. Martin FAY is a sibling to Roxanna FAY ROBERTS. You'll notice Luther ROBERTS as being listed as 15 years of age, which would put his birthdate about 1855, however Roxanna FAY ROBERTS is listed as being still at home with her parents on the 1860 census.
   
From 1880 Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 184
ROBERTS, NewellW M 47****Quarryman********OHCTCT
     , RoxannaW F 46wifeKeep House********OHNYCT
     , LutherW M 25sonLaborer Hoit Beat********OHNYCT
     , GeorgeW M 15sonat school********OHNYCT
     , ArthurW M 8sonat school********OHNYCT
     , FloraW F 7daughterat school********OHNYCT
FAY, LouisW M 48brotherat home Asthma********OHNYCT
   
NOTE: Louis FAY is a sibling to Roxanna FAY ROBERTS.