Notes for Spencer Lay: It appears that all of Spencer's Children were born in Campbell county, Tennessee. the family was located on the 1850 (page 335) and the 1870 (page 87) Campbell County, Tennessee Federal Census Records. the records also indicate that most of the above named grandchildren were born in Campbell County, Tennessee.
Spencer was a preacher
He is buried in Red Cut Cemetery in Campbell County, Tennessee his stone is broken.
Campbell Co., TN Will Book D, Feb 1877-Nov 1907: Spencer Lay, Will 24
1880 U.S. Federal Census of Tennessee, Campbell Co. Page: 11th District, p. 468C
Lay, Spencer L 68, farmer, Ky, NC, Va , Lucy 64, b Tn, NC, NC, can't read or write Stanfill, Joseph (g-son) 17, Tn, Tn, Tn, can't write Baird, Mary (servant) 16, laborer, b Tn, Tn, Tn, can't read or write Neighbors Isaac Smith, Travis, Joseph & John L Baird & Lydia Lay.
Title: 1870 U.S. Federal Census of Tennessee, Campbell Co. Page: 10th Civil District, PO Jacksboro, p 9/87A
Lay, Spencer 58, farmer, re $2000, pe $1000, b Ky , Lucy 55, b Tn, can't read or write , Syntha 18, b Tn , Nancy 14, b Tn , Calvin 13, b Tn Neighbors Peter, Samuel, William & Spencer Lay, Hiram Allen, Sampson & James Stanfill & Joh n Douglass.
Title: 1860 U.S. Federal Census of Tennessee, Campbell Co. Page: 12th Civil District, PO Jacksboro, p 137/496A
Lay, Spencer 48, farmer, re $1900, pe $750, b Ky , Lucinda 44, b Tn, can't read or write , Jesse 16, farm laborer, b Tn , Prior 14, b Tn , Thomas 12, b Tn , James 10, b Tn , William 8, b Tn , Cynthia 6, b Tn , Nancy 4, b Tn , Calvin 2, b Tn Neighbors John & Isaac Lay, Joseph Botts & Henry Douglass.
Title: 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Tennessee, Campbell Co. Page: 17th Subdivision, p 335A
Lay, Spencer 38, farmer, re $500, b Ky , Lucinda 34, b Tn, can't read or write , John 15, b Tn , Peter 13, b Tn , Martha 11, b Tn , Rachel 10, b Tn , Elizabeth 9, b Tn , Isaac 7, b Tn , Pryor 6, b Tn , Thomas 4, b Tn , James 3, b Tn , William 6/12 Neighbors William Perkins, Calvin Bamon & John Bryant.
Title: 1840 U.S. Federal Census of Tennessee, Campbell Co. Page: p 316
Spencer Lay 2010100000000 2000100000000 Neighbors Peter & William Perkins, Riley Brown, Jesse Jr, Jesse Sr & Catherine Lay & Michae l Broyles.
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ELDER SPENCER LAY Elder Spencer Lay was born Sept. 25, 1811, and died Oct. 29, 1884. He professed a faith in Christ about the year 1842, and united with the United Baptist Church of Christ at Clear Fork, Whitley Co., Ky., after which he soon began to preach the Gospel, and was ordained to the ministry on Saturday, June 3d, 1852, at Good Hope Church, Tenn, Revs. Wm. Siler, Wm Baird and Wm. Lay officiating. Since that time he was ever ready to follow after the Saviour in the path of duty, and a great efficient teacher of others to do likewise, and his Christian character was such as should exert a constraining influence over those knowing him, to emulate the same. He died of flux, after a painful illness of aboaut ten days, when he passed away in the full triumph of Faith. Such was his life and death that we feel assurred his Spirit is with the Saviour and is meeting with joy the Spirits of just men that have gone before, and that his body will come up in the first resurection. At his death his membership was with the Baptist Church at Elk Fork and had been for about twenty five years. As a last respect the funeral service was attended on August 19, 1885 by Elders James, Jesse and Michael Lay. As a neighbor he was benevolent; as a husband and father he was kind; as a minister, he was a true teacher and defender of the doctrine of Christ, and the Baptist faith. In his death we lost an able teacher and intructor. All mourn his loss, and the bereaved relatives have our sympathy. But our loss is his eternal gain.
905-894 LAY, Spencer 48 M Farmer 1900 750 KY LAY, Lucinda 44 F TN 13 LAY, Jesse 16 M Farm Laborer TN 12 LAY, Prior 14 M TN 12 LAY, Thomas 12 M TN 12 LAY, James 10 M TN 12 LAY, William 8 M TN 12 LAY, Cynthia 6 F TN 12 LAY, Nancy 4 F TN LAY, Calvin 2 M TN _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Page No. 9
SCHEDULE 1. -- Inhabitants in the 10th Civil District, in the County of Campbell, State of Tennessee, enumberated by me on the 3rd Day of August, 1870.
Post Office: Jacksboro Tennessee Wm Madden, Ass't Dw Fam Last, First Age Sex Race Profession ValR ValP Birth FFB MFB BWY MY AS CNR CNW DDB
63 58Lay, Spencer 58 M W Farmer 2000 1000 Kentucky Deaf Lay, Lucy 55 F W Keeping House Tennessee X X Lay, Synthia 18 F W Housekeeper Tennessee X X X Lay, Nancy 14 F W Housekeeper Tennessee X X X Lay, Calvin 13 M W At Home Tennessee X X X