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GENEALOGIES
   
Paul Fay (born about 1801)
And his Descendants
  
   
John Fay
John, Jr. (OPF #2) (1669 - 1747) son of John and Mary Brigham
Dea. James (OPF #32) (1707 - 1777) son of John Jr. and Elizabeth Wellington
James, Jr. (OPF #67) (1735- "died in the army") son of James and Lydia Child
Paul (OPF #389) (born 1756) son of James, Jr. and Mary Winslow
Paul (OPF p. 45) son of Paul and Sally Alderrider
   
   
Paul was born in New York between 1794 (he was 57 in the census of 1851) and 1801 (he was 69 in 1870 and 79 in 1880). If the birth order given by Orlin is correct (LDS has quite a different order), the later date seems to be the most likely.
   
Jackson, Michigan, USA (center left)  --  Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario (top right)
composite created from maps by G. W. Coulton, 1856
images copyright Cartography Associates and used with permission
   
   
This census was taken in 1851 in Malahide, Elgin County (Ontario), Canada. Listed are nine children. Maria, Paul's wife [called Mariah here, but nowhere else], is 33, and thus far too young to be the mother of the older children. The first four children listed are the youngest, and it seems probable that they are the children of Paul and Maria. There is, however, a question about Jacob. While he is young enough to be Maria's son, he was born in Pennsylvania, and Maria was born in Canada, as were the next three children. Two children before Jacob were born in Ohio. Then came John, who is here said to be born in Canada, but in all the other documents is listed as born in Pennsylvania.
Gilmon   b: 1830 CA
Hiram   b: 1833 NY
Juliette   b: 1836 OH
Elijah J.   b: 1838 OH
John   b: 1840 CA (or PA)
Jacob   b: 1842 PA
Elizabeth   b: 7/1846 CA
James B.   b: 5/1847 CA
Daniel   b: 1851 CA

Sarah   b: 4/1852 MI
Orris   b: 1859 MI
It seems most probable to me that Paul went from New York to Canada as a young man; there he had his first children. Before the birth of Hiram, Paul returned to New York, continuing on then later to Ohio and to Pennsylvania. He then returned to Canada. I suspect he lost his first wife in Canada on his return; that seems more likely than that he lost her in Pennsylvania and then himself returned to Canada with the young children. He probably did not wait too long to marry Maria; Jacob was still very young. Paul and Maria had three children in Canada, and then returned to the United States, this time to Michigan, where two more children were born. Jacob, whom I see as the youngest child of Paul and his first wife, must have died in childhood; he does not appear after the census of 1851. He might have gone on his own, of course, but I have not found him.
   
   
Descendants of Paul Fay
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CHILDREN OF PAUL AND HIS FIRST WIFE
   
7  Gilmon Fay  b: 1830 CA
7  Hiram Fay  b: 1833 NY
...+Lucy  b: 1849
......8  George L. Fay  b: 1871
......8  Lester Phillip Fay  b: 11/22/1872  d: 7/7/1949
.......  +May Agnes  b: 5/10/1876  d: 8/6/1961
............9  Lester Virden Fay  b: 2/17/1895
.............  +Lillian Walsh  b: 7/11/1896  d: 3/25/1978
......8  Amy C. Fay  b: 1877
7  Juliette Fay  b: 1836 OH
7  Elijah J. Fay  b: 1838 OH
7  John Fay  b: 1840 PA
...+Laura A.  b: 1832
......8  Cora A. Fay  b: 1875
......8  James Miles Fay  b: 11/26/1876
.......  +Dora  b: 10/1/1881  d: 8/1967
............9  Florence Fay  b: 1901
............9  Nellie Fay  b: 1904
............9  Laura Fay  b: 1906
............9  Dorothy (Dora) Fay  b: 1908
............9  Walter Fay  b: 1910
............9  Edith Fay  b: 1913
............9  Miles G. Fay  b: 3/11/1917  d: 9/9/1990
............9  Robert Fay  b: 11/25/1921  d: 6/14/1992
7  Jacob Fay  b: 1842 PA
   
   
CHILDREN OF PAUL AND MARIA
   
7  Elizabeth Fay  b: 7/1846 CA
...+Joseph Rouse  b: 4/1838
......8  Albert Rouse  b: 1864
......8  James Rouse  b: 1866  d: before 1880
......8  Lewis M. Rouse  b: 1872
......8  Amos Walter Rouse  b: 4/6/1879
.......  +Emma  b: 1880
............9  Sidney J. Rouse  b: 1904
............9  Elizabeth A. Rouse  b: 1908
7  James B. Fay  b: 5/1847 CA
7  Daniel Fay  b: 1851 CA  d: before 1860
7  Sarah Fay  b: 4/1852 MI
...+John Galley  b: 4/1841
......8  Lucretia (Lulu) J. Galley  b: 11/1874
.......  +Irving Welch  b: 9/1875
............9  Earl Leroy Welch  b: 1/12/1900
............9  John Welch  b: 8/17/1902
............9  Sidney Welch  b: 8/4/1904
......8  William (Robert) Galley  b: 1/1882
......8  Annie N. Galley  b: 12/1888
7  Orris Fay  b: 1859 MI