William Jay, Jr.

William Jay, Jr.[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1745 - Bef 1797  (~ 52 years)    Has 24 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Jay 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1745  Frederick Co., Winchester, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 28 Feb 1797  Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I202519  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 Natherson,   b. Gesch 1742,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Jay,   b. 5 May 1772, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1828, Union Twp., Miami Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Layton Jay,   b. 27 Apr 1771, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Ludlow Falls, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. David Jay,   b. 28 Dec 1764,   d. Aft 1842, Henry, IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. James Jay,   b. 25 Oct 1766, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Henry, IA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Mary Jay,   b. 4 Jan 1777, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1822, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. William Jay,   b. Aft 1770, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     7. Charlotte Jay,   b. 27 Apr 1771, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1852, Randolph Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Sarah Jay,   b. Gesch 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Elizabeth Jay,   d. Abt 1803
     10. Debora Jay,   b. 1777,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Voss,   d. Aft 1 Aug 1797 
    Married SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Susannah Jay,   b. 19 Nov 1778, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1859, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Charles Jay,   b. Aft 1779, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Jay,   b. 29 Aug 1780, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1846, Miami Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Tabitha (Telitha) Jay,   b. Aft 1779, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Isaac Jay,   b. 26 Nov 1785, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1840, Darke Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William bought land from the Estate of his father for $200.00 in 1797. He was not mentioned in his father's will. (C-168b) One of his wives is occasionally listed as Mary Cothran, but this is likely a mixup with his brother Joseph who was married to a Mary Cothran/Cochran.

      William Jay served under Zachary Brooks as a private in the Penn. Regiment of artillery, Continental Line, during the Revolutionary War (C-170, 1328). This information is again verified in DAR lineage Book, Vol. 128, p.92 (c1916). However, this later source differs in a few instances. It states that William Jay was born in 1746 in Lancaster, PA. and died in 1812 in Newberry Co., South Carolina. This birthdate and place could be correct but the death date does not fit with William's will administered 28th Feb. 1797 in Newberry Co., SC. Vickie Leimback listed that William II was born in 1744 in Chester Co., PA. (C-611)

      A William Jay received part of the moveable goods from George Cox's will dated 21 Dec. 1789 in Newberry, SC.

      In the 1790 96th District, Newberry, SC Census, William is listed with the following household members: 2-6-3, 0-0. (C-974) That probably means that his children before Charlotte were married and living on their own at that time.

      A William, Jr.(possibly this William) was disowned by the Quakers on 6/26/1790. The reason was not given. (C-457, p.104)

      A William Jay along with Thomas Wright and others took an inventory of the estate of James Cox of Newberry Co., decd., dated 16 July 1794.

      A William Jay along with probable son William Jay, Jacob Balinger, Daniel Clary, John Allison, John Wright, Jesse Palmer and Wright Coate prepared notes on the account of the estate of William Gilliam decd. in 1795/96 in Newberry, SC. (C-461)

      In his will dated Jan. 7, 1797, he listed all of his adult children by his first wife, and only one child by his second wife Margaret, who was Susana. He specifically makes bequeaths to his "beloved daughters and sons namely Mary, Sarah, William, David, James, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Layton, Ann, Deboror (and) ... Susana one shilling sterling. The rest, John, Charles, Tabitha and Isaac seemed to be lumped in as the children of Margaret. They are not named. She is simply given the rest of the money to "rase her children". Joseph Reagin, John and Benjamin Coppock were witnesses. The executors were John Jay and David Jay, Sen. (C-832, 867)

      His elder children received more than their one shilling sterling, however, as per court record filed in August 1797. "The State of South Carolina Ninety Six District--I ...Jas Mayson one of the Judges of Newberry County do hereby certify unto all whome it may Concern that Margret Jay the widow of the within Named William Jay Des. did this day appear before me and upon being privatly and serparetly Examined by me did declare that She do freely volunterily and without any Compulsion dred or feare of any person or persons whomsoever renouce release and forever relinquish unto the within named William Jay his heirs and assigns all her Intrust and Estate and also all her rite and clame of dower of in or to all and Singualer the promises within menchened and released Given under my hand and seal this fist day of August--1797 Jas. Mayson J.N.Co (Judge Newberry County)". (C-833, 2109)

      The sale of his estate had many asundry items sold often to his brothers, possible sons, son-in-laws, etc. It was certified by George Arnold, James Mills, and Isaac Hollingsworth. (C-837)

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

    2. [S557] Davis, Eileen, Quaker Rec/Miami, OH, Eileen Davis and Judith Ireton, comps, (McDowell Publications, 1980).

    3. [S686] Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, (Lineage Book Vol. 128 DAR, 1916).

    4. [S668] Yochim, Mrs. E.M., DAR Patriot Index, Mrs. Eldred Martin Yochim, (DAR).



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