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* Fay/Gamblin/Barbi/Koenig/Merrill/Sharp/Hemenway/ Family Page*

Updated October 30, 2009

This web page is the result of genealogical investigations performed by Ken and Susan Jean Fay Barbi. It has been updated to include new information discovered during 2002 and 2003. It traces the ancestors of the Fay, Brigham, Hemenway, Rice, and Merrill Families back to 15th Century England; and traces the Gamblin and Sharp Family through New Brunswick, Canada, back to 18th Century England with the arrival of William Gamblin (1775-1851) and Joanna Stanhope Seymour Gamblin (1787-1851). The Barbi side of the family has been traced back to 19th Century Italy and the Koenig side to Hungary.

We had a great deal of help from now deceased Linda Carol Fay Kaufman, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Fay Family Web Site webmaster at We also had a great deal of help from Tressa Irene Copeland Williams in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, putting together the Gamblin side of the family. Tressa maintains the "Gamblin Family Book" in Canada.


William Shattuck (1621-1672), from England, whose daughter Susanna (1643-Unk) married John Fay (1648-1690) and with John are the progenitors of our Fay Family line.

John Fay (1648-1690) the progenitor of our Fay Family line who arrived in the Colonies in June 27, 1656, aboard the “Speedwell”, the sister ship of the Mayflower, from England.

Thomas Brigham (1475-1506/1566) starting the Brigham Line. His descendant, Thomas Brigham (1603-1653) arriving on the “Susan and Ellen” in April 1635 whose daughter, Mary, the 1st Brigham born in America, was John Fay's 1st wife (but not progenitors of our Fay Family line). Thomas Brigham’s son, Thomas (1640-1716), was the progenitor of Brigham Park Fay's (1855-1928) wife, Laura Sophia Brigham (1830-1905).

Thomas Meryell (1444- 1480) the progenitor of Hattie E. Merrill (1883-1962) whose ancestors arrived in the Colonies in1635 aboard the Hector from England.

Ralph Hemenway (1603-1678) arrived from England in 1630 and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Notable descendants of Ralph are United States Presidents Richard M. Nixon and William Howard Taft. Also, author Ernest Hemingway, is a descendant of Ralph Hemenway.

William Gamblin (1775-1851) arrived in New Brunswick in 1810 after serving in the English marines. After his discharge, he married Joanna Stanhope Seymour (1787-1851), and was one of the original settlers of New Brunswick, Canada.


Kenneth W. and Susan Jean Fay Barbi

1809 View Top Court
Annapolis, MD 21409-5873
United States

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  • Brigham Park Fay (62 KB)
    Brigham Park Fay born January 31, 1855, in Natick, Massachusetts, died April 4, 1928, in Lakeport, New Hampshire.
  • Park Stone Fay (28 KB)
    Park Stone Fay born July 5, 1883, in Lake Village, New Hampshire, died November 15, 1951, in Laconia, New Hampshire.

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