John Jay

John Jay[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1752 - 1829  (76 years)    Has 24 ancestors and 12 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Jay 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 26 Oct 1752  Frederick Co., VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Apr 1829  Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Apr 1829  Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I202507  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 

    Father William Jay,   b. 1720, Hartford Co., MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Nov 1772, Berkeley, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Vestal,   b. 1723, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, New Burlington, Fulton Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married Abt 1743  Frederick Co., Winchester, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F83047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth (Betty) Pugh,   b. 6 Sep 1755, Hopewell Mm, Frederick, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1821, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1773  Bush River Mm, Newberry Co., SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Jay,   b. 18 Mar 1793, Bush River, Newberry, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1830, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +2. William Jay,   b. 19 Jun 1788, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1845, Pleasant Hill, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Jesse Jay,   b. 8 Dec 1773, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1840, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Thomas Jay,   b. 18 Jun 1775, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1815, Montgomery Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Mary Jay,   b. 11 Jan 1777, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1811  (Age 34 years)
     6. Ann Jay,   b. 17 Dec 1778, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1849, Warren Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Samuel Jay,   b. 12 Jan 1784, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1859, Jonesboro, Grant, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Walter Denny Jay,   b. 15 Jul 1786, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1865, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. James Jay,   b. 6 Nov 1791, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1845, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     10. Jane Jay,   b. 16 Sep 1795, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1871, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Jay,   b. 22 Feb 1782, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1844, Wayne Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • My source, C-611, gives John's birthplace as NC. John received 200 acres of land in Berkley Co., SC in his father's will adjoining the plantation where his father had resided. (C-169) John moved from SC to Waynesville, Ohio in 1803. He was a dealer in merchandise. He and his family moved to Miami Co., Ohio in 1808. As a merchandiser, he made two trips by wagon and 8 horse team to Baltimore along with his son Walter Denny Jay. (C-800)
      He and 9 of his 11 children lived in surrounding lands known as the "Jay Settlement". They founded the first Quaker friends in Ohio and the church was still active in 1958. He is the only Jay mentioned in "Newberry Annals" and the article was so interesting that I'm transcribing it here. "John Jay merits special mention, the removal of whom and family was more loss to Newberry than that of any other. He was married during the Revolution, and his seven sons and three daughters were born and, in part, married there. Courage, industry, enterprise and thrift were characteristics of the entire family. He and his sons were remarkable for rearing and training horses. No other seven brothers drove as many fair horse teams as they; could crack their whips as loud and haul as heavy loads. In these early days grain, flour, pork and merchandise were transported on wagons and often long trips had to be made. Their names were Jesse, Samuel, Walt D. (always called Denny), Thomas, John, William and James. All lived to advanced age except Thomas, who died soon after the birth of his fourth child. Five of them lived on lands adjoining and reared such families that they long had the name of the 'Jay Settlement,' a name that carried with it the idea of industry, enterprise, success and independent fortune, coupled with such honesty, probity and morality as made them a blessing to the country. John, the father, died in their midst in or about 1828, having lived to see his good example followed by both his sons and daughters, all retaining their rights in church and some being pre-eminent in it." (C-296) This family can also easily be found in Hinshaw's Quaker records. (C-1017)
      He is likely the John Jay who lived in Newberry Co., SC in the 1800 census with 1 son under ten, 2 between 16-26, 2 between 16-26, 1 between 26-45, 2 daughters under 10, 1 between 16-26, 1 wife between 26-45. (C-922) He had moved to Miami Co., OH before 1808. On Oct 22, 1808 he and his single sons, William and James, his wife and dt.'s Lyddia and Jane were received on certificate from Miami MM in West Branch MM also in Miami Co., OH. He was in the deed records in 1813 in Monroe Twp., Miami Co., Ohio in 1813, 1816, and 1827. He probably is the John who purchased land in Union and Springcreek Twp., Miami Co., Ohio in 1828, a year before he died. He left a will in 1829 in Miami Co., Ohio which was probated that same year. (C-1025)

  • Sources 
    1. [S568] Lucas, Rev. Silas E., Quakers in South Car, Rev. Silas E. Lucas.

    2. [S683] Markus, Mrs. Oscar, Vestals of PA, Mrs. Oscar Markus, (1964, unpublished).

    3. [S565] Medlin, William, Quaker Families/ SC, William Medlin, (Ben Franklin Press).

    4. [S652] O'neall, John Belton, Annals of Newberry, John Belton O'neall, (Southern Historical Press, c. early 1800's.).

    5. [S684] Shilt, Montgomery Co., OH Wills, Shilt, Rose.



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