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Descendants of John Gay

Generation No. 3


6. JOHN3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1734 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster Co., PA, and died 1759 in Augusta, Virginia. He married MARY UNKNOWN Abt. 1755 in Augusta Co. VA. She was born Abt. 1734.

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OHN GAY:
The Augusta County record of John Gay’s will shows that he was the son of Henry and had an infant son named Henry and that his wife was named Mary. No other children are mentioned. If Henry was perhaps the first child of John and Mary, then it is likely that John was a young man himself, perhaps in his early twenties.

One of the witnesses to the will may have been a relative of Mary (i.e. her maiden name might have been Hamilton, McDonald, or Davis). John's orphan child, Henry, appears to be the prime candidate to be the Henry Gay who later left Augusta County and migrated to eastern Tennessee ( the French Broad area) and then later to the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River.

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ARY UNKNOWN:
From Chronicles of the Scots-Irish:

MAY 20, 1760.

(348) Mary Gay, widow of John Gay, renounces the will, and agrees to maintain and educate her child, Henry, without making charge for the same.

NOVEMBER 22, 1760.

(456) Motion of Mary Gay, relict of John Gay. Henry Gay, executor of John, to be summoned to settle accounts.


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OHN GAY and MARY UNKNOWN:
Marriage: Abt. 1755, Augusta Co. VA
     
Child of J
OHN GAY and MARY UNKNOWN is:
15. i.   HENRY4 GAY, b. Abt. 1758, Augusta Co., VA; d. 1830, Gays Creek, Perry, KY.


7. ELIZABETH3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1735 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster Co., PA, and died Jun 1785 in Augusta Co. VA. She married (1) DAVID MOORE Bef. 1752 in Augusta Co. VA. He died Bef. 1766 in Augusta Co. VA. She married (2) JOHN GAY Aft. 1766 in Augusta Co. VA, son of ROBERT GAY and ISABEL UNKNOWN. He was born Aft. 1738 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster Co., PA, and died Sep 1780 in Augusta Co. VA.

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AVID MOORE and ELIZABETH GAY:
Marriage: Bef. 1752, Augusta Co. VA

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OHN GAY and ELIZABETH GAY:
Marriage: Aft. 1766, Augusta Co. VA
     
Child of E
LIZABETH GAY and DAVID MOORE is:
  i.   DAVID4 MOORE, b. 1752, Augusta Co. VA.


8. REBECCA3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1747 in Augusta Co., VA, and died Aft. 1810 in Greene Co., TN. She married (1) JAMES THOMPSON Bef. 1779 in Augusta Co., VA, son of JOHN THOMPSON and MARGARET THOMPSON. He was born Abt. 1747 in Augusta Co., VA, and died 1790 in Lincoln Co., KY. She married (2) EVAN JONES 01 Dec 1791 in Greene Co., TN. He was born 19 Sep 1740, and died 1808 in Greene Co., TN.

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AMES THOMPSON and REBECCA GAY:
Marriage: Bef. 1779, Augusta Co., VA

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VAN JONES and REBECCA GAY:
Marriage: 01 Dec 1791, Greene Co., TN
     
Children of R
EBECCA GAY and JAMES THOMPSON are:
  i.   JOHN4 THOMPSON, b. Bef. 1779, Augusta Co., VA.
16. ii.   HENRY THOMPSON, b. Bet. 1779 - 1785, Augusta Co., VA; d. 07 Sep 1846, Greene Co., TN.
17. iii.   SARAH THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1783, Augusta Co., VA; d. Aft. 1850, Greene Co., TN.
18. iv.   MARGARET THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1780, Augusta Co., VA.
  v.   UNKNOWN THOMPSON, b. Bet. 1779 - 1785, Augusta Co., VA.
  vi.   UNKNOWN THOMPSON, b. Bet. 1779 - 1785, Augusta Co., VA.
  vii.   ALEXANDER THOMPSON, b. Aft. 1785, Augusta Co., VA; d. 1826, Greene County, TN; m. SARAH DONELSON.
  viii.   JAMES THOMPSON, JR, b. Aft. 1785, Augusta Co., VA or Greene Co., TN.


9. MARTHA3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1741 in Lancaster Co., PA or Augusta Co., VA. She married JOHN GILLESPY Bef. 1779 in Rockbridge Co., VA, son of JAMES GILLESPIE and JENNET UNKNOWN. He was born Abt. 1740, and died Aft. 1785.

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OHN GILLESPY and MARTHA GAY:
Marriage: Bef. 1779, Rockbridge Co., VA
     
Children of M
ARTHA GAY and JOHN GILLESPY are:
19. i.   MARY4 GILLESPY, b. Bef. 1779.
  ii.   ANN GILLESPY, b. Bef. 1779; m. JOSEPH MCCOSKEY.
  iii.   MARTHA GILLESPY, b. Bef. 1779; m. JOSEPH MCCROSKEY, 25 Mar 1790, Augusta Co. VA.
  More About JOSEPH MCCROSKEY and MARTHA GILLESPY:
Marriage: 25 Mar 1790, Augusta Co. VA

  iv.   PATSY GILLESPY, b. Abt. 1782, Augusta Co. VA; d. Aft. 1802; m. JAMES FRAZIER, 23 Feb 1802, Bath Co. VA.
  More About JAMES FRAZIER and PATSY GILLESPY:
Marriage: 23 Feb 1802, Bath Co. VA



10. SARAH3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1744 in Lancaster Co., PA or Augusta Co., VA, and died Mar 1822 in Rockbridge, VA, USA. She married ARCHIBALD GILKESON Abt. 1780 in Augusta, VA, USA, son of ROBERT GILKESON and REBECCA HOGSHEAD. He was born 1731 in PA, USA, and died 16 Jul 1782 in Augusta, VA, USA.

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RCHIBALD GILKESON and SARAH GAY:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1780, Augusta, VA, USA
Marriage 2: Abt. 1779, Augusta Co. VA
     
Children of S
ARAH GAY and ARCHIBALD GILKESON are:
  i.   HENRY GAY4 GILKESON, b. 1781, Augusta, VA, USA; d. 1815, Augusta, VA, USA.
  ii.   ROBERT GILKESON.
  iii.   REBECCA GILKESON, b. 1775, Augusta, VA, USA; d. 1818, Fayette, KY, USA.


11. JENNET3 GAY (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born in Augusta Co. VA, and died Aft. 1788. She married JOHN FRAZIER in Augusta Co., VA.

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OHN FRAZIER and JENNET GAY:
Marriage: Augusta Co., VA
     
Children of J
ENNET GAY and JOHN FRAZIER are:
  i.   JAMES4 FRAZIER, m. PATSY GILLESPY, 23 Feb 1802, Bath Co. VA; b. Abt. 1782, Augusta Co. VA; d. Aft. 1802.
  More About JAMES FRAZIER and PATSY GILLESPY:
Marriage: 23 Feb 1802, Bath Co. VA

  ii.   HENRY FRAZIER, d. Aft. 1815.
  iii.   SAMUEL FRAZIER.


12. ARCHIBALD3 GAY (ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born 1740 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster Co., PA, and died Abt. 1817 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married REBECCA GREENWOOD 29 Nov 1798 in Augusta Co. VA, daughter of JOSIAH GREENWOOD and MARGARET UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1777 in Augusta County, VA, and died Aft. 1830 in Probably Madison Co., KY.

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EBECCA GREENWOOD:
Residence: 1830, Western Division, Madison, Kentucky

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RCHIBALD GAY and REBECCA GREENWOOD:
Marriage: 29 Nov 1798, Augusta Co. VA
     
Children of A
RCHIBALD GAY and REBECCA GREENWOOD are:
  i.   JOHN4 GAY, b. Abt. 1801, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Aft. 1810.
  ii.   THOMAS GAY, b. Abt. 1802, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Aft. 1810.
  iii.   ROBERT GAY, b. Abt. 1805, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Aft. 1810.
20. iv.   JAMES F. GAY, b. Abt. 1799, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Abt. 1875, Jackson Co., KY.


13. THOMAS3 GAY (ROBERT2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 1739 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster Co., PA, and died 1809 in Augusta County, VA. He married MARY SWEARINGEN 14 Feb 1791 in Augusta, VA, USA, daughter of VAN SWEARINGEN and LUCY DAVIS. She was born 1769 in Frederick, MD, USA, and died 13 Apr 1842 in Fountain, IN, USA.

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HOMAS GAY and MARY SWEARINGEN:
Marriage: 14 Feb 1791, Augusta, VA, USA
     
Children of T
HOMAS GAY and MARY SWEARINGEN are:
  i.   SAMUEL B.4 GAY, b. 1798; d. Feb 1850, Fountain Co. IN.
  More About SAMUEL B. GAY:
Residence: 01 Jun 1840, Fountain, Indiana, USA

21. ii.   ARCHIBALD GAY, b. 1804, Virginia; d. Andrew Co., MO.
  iii.   ISABELLA GAY, b. Abt. 1800; d. 14 Feb 1861, Catlin Twp., Vermilion Co., IN; m. JOHN JINKINS, 28 Nov 1823, Bath Co., VA.
  More About JOHN JINKINS and ISABELLA GAY:
Marriage: 28 Nov 1823, Bath Co., VA

  iv.   JOSEPH GAY, b. Aft. 1800; m. MARGARET KING, 19 Jan 1839, Fountain Co., IN.
  More About JOSEPH GAY:
Residence: 01 Jun 1840, Fountain, Indiana

  More About JOSEPH GAY and MARGARET KING:
Marriage: 19 Jan 1839, Fountain Co., IN

  v.   LUCY GAY, b. Aft. 1791.
  vi.   ROBERT GAY, b. 1793, Bath Co. VA.
22. vii.   VAN GAY, b. 1795, Bath Co., VA; d. Aft. 1860.


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