Rev. David Jay

Rev. David Jay[1, 2]

Male 1765 - 1839  (73 years)    Has 24 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name David Jay 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 28 May 1765  Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1839  Lumpkin, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I202535  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2018 

    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 Earp,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. David Jay,   b. 1813, Warren, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1883, Walker, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Martha,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F83065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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)

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 Oscar Markus, (1964, unpublished).



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