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GENEALOGIES
   
William Clark Fay (3/11/1830 - 1911)
And his Descendants
  
   
   
John of Marlborough

David (OPF #2)(4/23/1679 - 4/10/1738), son of John and Susannah Shattuck

John (OPF #6)(12/16/1710 - 5/22/1789), son of David and Sarah Larkin

John (OPF #29)(5/23/1756 - 6/14/1839), son of John and Thankful Taylor

John (OPF page 232)(10/18/1785 - 8/21/1862), son of John and Lovinah Brigham

Detail from the southern part of VT and NH, Rand McNally, 1879
image copyright 2003 by Cartography Associates
used with permission
   
Descendants of John Fay
(Fifth Generation)
Researched
   
John was born in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on October 18, 1785. Orlin mentions him as follows:
   

   
When I was first researching his line, I wrote the following:
   
Orlin starts his reporting on this group on page 231, where he says that John, (4th generation), born 1756, "res[ided] Marlboro & Fitzwilliam, N.Y." On the next page, under daughter Lydia, Orlin says, "Fitzwilliam, rem. to Sullivan, N.Y." This SHOULD be "Fitzwilliam, N.H." and "Sullivan, N.H." The short biography on page 285 gives the correct state: "His first two children were born in Marlboro, from which place he went to Fitzwilliam, N.H., where the rest of his children were born and where he died aged 83 years." This would mean that he would be present in N.H. for the first census in 1790, and would be found there through the census of 1830. And this is exactly what we find; in 1830, he has moved in with his son Benjamin, and it is Benjamin who is "head of house."
   
Orlin's data for John (5th generation), born 1785, is both incomplete and inaccurate. While John was indeed married to Betsey Clark and Phebe Locke, he married Phebe FIRST, then later Betsey. The approximate date for his marriage to Phebe is 1810; the date of his marriage to Betsey is established indirectly by the birth of their first child Eliza in 1823. We do not yet know the place of John's marriage to Betsey, or the birth place of their daughter Eliza. [This is the part that is still wrong. It was a different John who married Phebe: see below]

Phebe Locke was a widow. She had been married before in 1808 to John Whiting. John died in 1809, leaving Phebe with an infant son, John G. Whiting, born March 27, 1809. John G. appears in an 1850 census with his second wife Crissana, his 19 year old daughter Harriet by his first wife, and children Lucy F. 6, Phebe A. 4, and Mary A. 2.

All of the children mentioned by Orlin are children of John and Phebe. John and Betsey had two children who are not mentioned by Orlin, namely, Eliza and, in 1830, William Clark Fay, born in Harvard.
   
This now turns out to be partly correct and partly incorrect. This John, born 1785, the son of John and Lovinah Brigham, WAS married to Betsey Clark and did have two children, Eliza and William. However, this is NOT the John who married Phebe.   In working with this, I did not have dates of birth for the children of John and Phebe; I did have dates for John and Betsey. Betsey's daughter Eliza was born in 1823, her son William in 1830. In theory, there would have been enough time for Phebe to bear seven children and then die, and for John to have married a second time. However, John and Phebe's son Lucius was actually born in 1823, a fact I learned later. This makes the earlier assumption impossible, and it makes it clear that Orlin has mixed up two families.
   
If John, son of John and Lovina, was not the husband of Phebe Locke, who was her husband? For a discussion of this, see John and Phebe Locke and their descendants.
   
Early evidence for the family of John and Betsey comes from the Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, where the birth of William is recorded, as well as the death of Betsey in 1836 and the death of their daughter Eliza in 1846.
   
"William Clark, s. of John and Eliza, Mar. 11, 1830."

"FAY, Eliza, July 2, 1836, a. 43 y. (Betsey A., w. of John, July 9, 1836, a. 44 y. G.R.I.)"

"Eliza (Mary E., G.R.I), d. of John and (Betsey A., G.R.I), Aug. 27, 1846, a. 23 y. Unm. Consumption. (Aug. 28, 1846. G.R.I.)."

Also recorded is the third marriage of John:

"FAY, John and Susan Watkins of Marlborough, Sept. 12, 1839"
   
I have not found the marriage of John and Betsey or the birth of Eliza. I am not sure whether they were married in Vermont or Massachusetts. I have search most of the towns in Massachusetts without success.
   
   
Descendants of William Clark Fay
(Sixth Generation)
Contributed by Janet Fay MacMillan
   
William Clark Fay was born in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1830. He married Mary Jerusha Moore. Their story and descendant stories may be found at Doug and Janet MacMillan's site at Family Tree. What follows here is just an overview.

...	7  	Ellis Everett Fay   1858 - 1914
.........	+Celia Belle Keyes     - 1930
........	8  	Ella Fay	
........	8  	Ruth Fay	
..............		+J. Harold Holland	
........	8  	Fred Fay	
........	8  	Flora Fay	
........	8  	Harry Fay	
........	8  	Guy Fay	
........	8  	Clara? Fay	
........	8  	Mabel Maud Fay	1890 -
..............		+Unknown	
........	8  	Marshall Fay   1897 - 1897
........	8  	Howard Israel Fay   1898 -
..............		+Unknown	
..................	9  	Guy Everett Fay	
........	8  	Charles Everett Fay   1901 -
........	8  	Abbot Fay   1906 -
..............		+Unknown	
........	8  	Albert Newton Fay   1906 - 1957
..............		+Dorothy Plastridge	
..................	9  	John Randall Fay
...................		+Jane
........................	10  	Unknown	
........................	10  	John Michael Fay
...	7  	Ella M. Fay   1858 -
.........	+Charles C. Cook	
...	7  	FREDERIC Augustus Fay	1862 - 1919
.........	+Caroline Emma McCullough	1855 - 1945
........	8  	Hazel Marion Fay	1888 - 1982
........	8  	EARL Claude Fay	1890 - 1979
..............		+Grace Eva Wilcox	1886 - 1987
..................	9  	Gardner Wilcox Fay	1915 - 1942
..................	9  	NORMAN Frederic Fay	1917 -
...................		+BARBARA Chipman Wilcox	1918 - 2002
........................	10  	Janet Maybury Fay
............................		+Douglas Eaton MacMillan
..................................	11  Christine Alison MacMillan
..................................	11  Carol Barbara MacMillan
.....................................		+Vincent Panetta
.........................................	12  Nicholas A. Panetta
..................................	11  Scott Douglas MacMillan
........................	10  	Carol Barbara Fay
........................	10  	Barbara Elizabeth Fay
............................		+John Andrews MacMillan
..................................	11  Brian David MacMillan
........................	10  	Deborah Wilcox Fay
............................		+Kenneth Lawrence Bassett
..................................	11  Erin Grace Bassett
..................................	11  Thomas George Bassett
..................	9  	Donald Henry Fay	1921 - 1988
...................		+Elizabeth F. Jones	1921 - 1998
........................	10  	Martha Heywood Fay
............................		+Jeffrey Feeley	
..................................	11  Jessica Beth Feeley
.....................................		+Jim Grove	
........................	10  	Priscilla Caroline Fay
............................		+Scott A. Stover	
..................................	11  Tory Alexander Stover
........	8  	James Harry Israel Fay	1894 -
..............		+Marion Hansen	
..................	9  	James Douglas Fay	1925 -
...................		+Carole Johnson	
........................	10  	Debra Fay
........................	10  	Peter Fay
........................	10  	Nancy Fay
........................	10  	Brian Fay
   
March 2003, corrections 2004