1765 - 1839 (73 years)
Has 24 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.
||David Jay |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox
||28 May 1765
||Orange Co., NC 
||11 Feb 1839
||11 Nov 2018 |
||William Jay, b. 1720, Hartford Co., MD, USA , d. Aft 23 Nov 1772, Berkeley, SC (Age 52 years) |
||Mary Elizabeth Vestal, b. 1723, Chester, PA , d. 1818, New Burlington, Fulton Co., Ohio, USA (Age 95 years) |
||Frederick Co., Winchester, VA, USA
||9 siblings |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Source C-611 gives a May 26, 1765 birthdate for David Jay. David would have only been about 7 when his father bequeathed him 150 acres in his will. (C-169) During the Revolutionary War, he was bedridden with the measles when Tories and Indians came to his home. His parents rolled him in bed cloths and he crawled into a hollow log where he stayed all night to escape being killed.
He is the David Jay who became a Methodist Minister and was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Georgia on Oct. 3, 1819 in Nashville. (There is a note in the Jay family index that says this is not this David as he was never Methodist, but this is disagreed with in sources like Margaret Jay's 1998 book, C-964, C-2141). A published account of the family submitted in 1948 sourced by the author's father from the late 1800's lists all the children in the same order as the Jay Family Index. It does not list sister, Sarah or Doborah. It states that David was a jovial methodist preacher who was quite social with the young people. (C-839, 1017) He was married previously to Elizabeth Earp and one source says this was Margaret Martha Brown. (C-1318, 1950)
After being ordained a Deacon, he moved from Warren Co.?, TN to Georgia, then Alabama. He had 7 children by his first wife and 3 by Elizabeth Earp. (C-800, 830, 839, 964)
- [S568] Lucas, Rev. Silas E., Quakers in South Car, Rev. Silas E. Lucas.
- [S557] Davis, Eileen, Quaker Rec/Miami, OH, Eileen Davis and Judith Ireton, comps, (McDowell Publications, 1980).
- [S683] Markus, Mrs. Oscar, Vestals of PA, Mrs. Oscar Markus, (1964, unpublished).