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Census information for Sarah Jane Fay and her family
   
1850
   
In 1850, Sarah Jane Fay is 18, and living with her father, mother and sister Eliza in Framingham, Middlesex Co. Massachusetts. Her brother Gilbert has left home already; it is not clear where he was registered for the 1850 data.
   
   
George Minott Baker, age 24, is living with sister Abby, mother Lavina, and father Jacob in Lincoln. Abigail Prescott Baker was born at Lincoln on September 13, 1823, d. 7/17/1908.
   
   
1860
   
Sarah Jane has married George M. Baker and they are living in Lincoln now. Two daughters are with them, Susan S. and Lavina M. "Susan" later appears as 'Sadie' and, after her marriage, as 'Sarah.' It is likely that the census recorder simply misunderstood when he wrote 'Susan.' Her birth was registered as "Sarah Snow Baker."
   
   
Sarah [S. Williams] Fay, Sarah Jane's mother, is living in Lincoln with daughter Eliza Ann, Sarah Jane's sister. Park died in 1854.
   
   
1870
   
In 1870, there are three children living with George and Sarah Jane. Daughter Sarah S[now] is 13 (note that she is called 'Sarah' here). Walter is 7 and Ida is 4.
   
   
   
1880
   
George and Sarah and still in Lincoln, and their three children ('Sadie' being the oldest) are still at home. Living with them is Eliza A., Sarah Jane's sister.
   
	Census Place:	Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts
	Source:	FHL Film 1254539  National Archives Film T9-0539     Page 327B
	Relation	Sex	Marr	Race	Age	Birthplace
George M. BAKER	Self	M	M	W	54	MA
	Occ:	Farmer	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Sarah J. BAKER	Wife	F	M	W	46	MA
			Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Sadie S. BAKER	Dau	F	S	W	21	MA
	Occ:	School Teacher	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Walter F. BAKER	Son	M	S	W	18	MA
			Fa: MA	Mo: MA
Ida F. BAKER	Dau	F	S	W	14	MA
			Fa: MA	Mo: MA
William B. FISHER	Other	M	S	W	26	ME
	Occ:	Laborer	Fa: ---	Mo: ---
Joseph MYET	Other	M	S	W	38	N.S.
	Occ:	Laborer	Fa: N.S.	Mo: N.S.
Henry NASH	Other	M	W	W	56	ENGL.
	Occ:	Laborer	Fa: ENGL.	Mo: ENGL.
Margaret ALCOCK	Other	F	W	W	50	IREL.
			Fa: IREL.	Mo: IREL.
Eliza A. FAY	SisterL	F	S	W	42	MA
	Occ:	School Teacher	Fa: MA	Mo: MA
   
1900
   
By 1900, George is a widower, Sarah Jane having died some years earlier. Ida, who was married to Guy Lamkin Boyce March 13, 1884, has been a widow for six years. Ida's two children, Harriet L, born June 1886, now 13, and George M. Jr., born July 1891, now 8, are with them.
   
   
Sarah Snow, Sarah Jane's older daughter, had married John H. Moore of Concord in 1882 and was living there with him and their two surviving children, Helen H. born August 1886 and John B. born May 1891.