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THE FAY FAMILY PAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
Otis Converse Fay (1825 - 1911)
And his Descendants
  
   
John Fay
David (OPF #6) (4/23/1679-4/10/1738) son of John and Susanna Shattuck
Robert (OPF #8) (7/20/1715 - 12/19/1820) son of David and Sarah Larkin
Aaron (OPF #10) (4/18/1719 - 1/1798) son of David and Sarah Larkin
David (OPF #63) (3/5/1755 - 5/7/1806) son of Robert and Elizabeth Joslin
Jeremiah (OPF #121) (1/31/1768 - 5/5/1827) son of Aaron and Eunice Bradish
David (OPF p. 233) (8/22/1796 - 10/21/1874) son of David and Jane Ward
Rhoda (OPF p. 237) (6/5/1799 - 6/5/1830) daughter of Jeremiah and Lydia Bemis
Otis Converse (OPF p. 238) (11/5/1825 - 2/20/1911) son of David and Rhoda Fay
   
   
Hannah Watts Weston
Hannah Weston and the Daughters of the American Revolution
Hannah Dustin
   
   
This branch of the family remained in Massachusetts for many generations. David (1755-1806) was born in Southboro, as was his cousin Jeremiah. Jeremiah spent a short time in Westboro, and then moved "in 1812 to Hopkinton, in 1818 to Natick, in 1819 to Framingham, & to Grafton 1821."

David, the son of David and Jane Ward, was born in 1796 in Southborough. It is not clear when David arrived in Grafton. Rhoda, the daughter of Jeremiah and Lydia Bemis, was born in 1799 in Southboro, but by the time of her marriage (11/25/1824) was in Grafton. Her brother Aaron seems to have owned property in 1831 in Grafton.

David and Rhoda's son Otis was born in Grafton on November 5, 1825. Not very long after that, Rhoda died; the date of her death is not certain. It may have been in 1830 at the age of 31 or it may have been in 1831. She does seem to be alive at the time of the 1830 census.

After Rhoda's death, David married Harriet Pratt. David and Harriet had two children, David Marcus, born in 1839, who died in 1841; and Harriet Rhoda, born in 1843, who seems to have remained in Grafton, as did her half brother Otis (son of David and Rhoda).

Otis was married three times. His first daughter Irene moved to Upton after her marriage, prior to 1880; his daughter Mabel was just 7 at the time of his third marriage to Eliza Weston. After the death of Otis, Eliza, his widow, moved with their children to East Walpole.

Foster, son of Eliza and Otis, was a master mechanic who lived at various times in Ashland, Norwood, and Framingham. He worked for Dennison. It looks as if he was sent up to New Brunswick for Dennison's Canadian work. At any rate, he married a woman from New Brunswick whose name was Ethel or Lillian; her last name was Rogers or Lewis. Click here for more of her history.

There is a full history of the property in Grafton in a Land Court document filed to establish a clear title and dated 1983.

Transcriptions of the Grafton Vital Records include Births, Marriages, and Deaths.

Census records trace David and Otis.

There will be a separate page later for more about Grafton and other Worcester and Middlesex county towns important to this family. Information on Southborough, including Vital Records, is already available here. Some of the very early census records for Grafton and a very small area of Worcester County have been posted.

See also Grafton Massachusetts History, Photos and Info, created and maintained by Steve Clark and Dick Bolt.

Snapshot photographs exist of most of the people back to Otis; click here for the index to the photos.

Otis Converse seems to have been named after the Reverend Otis Converse, pastor of the Baptist Church in Grafton at the time of his birth. In turn, his son (Foster Otis) and his grandson (Wilbur Converse) each received part of the name. Foster probably received his first name from his greatuncle, Rhoda's brother, Samuel Foster, who seems to have gone simply by Foster.
Anthony Finley, Massachusetts, 1831, and detail
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Descendants of Otis Converse Fay
(Sixth Generation)
Contributed by Linda Fay Kaufman
  
John Fay + Susannah Shattuck
David Fay + Sarah Larkin
Robert Fay + Elizabeth JoslinAaron Fay + Eunice Bradish
David Fay + Jane WardJeremiah Fay + Lydia Bemis
David Fay + Rhoda Fay
Otis Fay + Eliza Weston
Foster Fay + Ethel Rogers
Wilbur Fay + Mary Alden
Linda Fay + Stanley Kaufman
   
Ancestral Lines of Mary Alden Fay
					
First wife of OTIS CONVERSE FAY:
Mary A. Stowe	m: 11/21/1847		d: 1856

.....7	Irene Elizabeth Fay		b: 1/28/1849	
.....	+Joseph E. Benson
			
Second wife of OTIS CONVERSE FAY:			
Delight Whittemore	m: 1859		d: 8/1872

.....7	Mabel W. Fay		b: 7/15/1872	
.....	+? Lee			

Third wife of OTIS CONVERSE FAY:			
ELIZA WESTON	m: 5/9/1880	b: 5/10/1851	d: 9/27/1917

.....7	Rhoda A. Fay		b: 7/3/1881	d: 7/24/1950
.....	+Thomas F. Meighan	b: ABT  7/17/1875  d: 1/9/1951
.....7	Foster Otis Fay		b: 5/29/1884	d: 7/17/1976
.....	+Lillian Ethel Rogers			d: 1944

............8  Wilbur Converse Fay  b: 6/12/1910  d: 1/2/1991
...............m: 11/24/1937
...............+(Frances) Mary Alden  b: 8/6/1915  d: 5/21/1991
.....................9 	Linda Carol Fay
........................+Stanley Lee Kaufman
...........................10	Elizabeth S. Kaufman
................................+Ian Shiroma
...........................10	Eleanor S. Kaufman
.....................9 	Marcia Caren Fay
.....................9 	Norma Constance Fay	
........................+James Bigos
...........................10	Jon Bigos

............8  Ethel Naomi Fay  b: 7/15/1908  d: 11/1995
...............+Richard Burton Stratton	m: 1926
.....................9 	Robert Burton Stratton
........................+Jane Holbrook			
...........................10	Betsy Jane Stratton
................................+Walter Hard
...................................11	Brandon Edward Hard
...................................11	Brien Foster Hard	
...........................10	Burton Foster Stratton
................................+Patricia Hunt
...................................11	Kerri Louise Stratton
........................................+Ryan Madden
...................................11	Michael Burton Stratton
...................................11	Christine Marie Stratton
........................+Susan (2nd wife of Burton Stratton)
...........................10	daughters	
.....................9 	Richard Stratton
........................+Florence	
................................children, grandchildren
	
.....7	Wilbur Carroll Fay	b: 4/15/1887	d: 8/21/1957
.....7	Eva B. Fay		b: 12/30/1891	d: 9/1/1937
.....7	Grace Marion Fay	b: 1/19/1894	d: 1989
.....	+William James Quinn  m: 9/12/1921  (11/4/1881-9/16/1965)

   
July 2001
updated 2004