FOURTH GENERATION: CHILDREN OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON
6. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY, Jr and JOSEPHINE PEARSON
PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Jr. Birth 23 Oct 1821 Death 31 Oct 1855 married JOSEPHINE PEARSON+ Birth 13 May 1829 in Washington, Death 5 Jan 1852 They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had one child. They both died at a young age and their son was raised by family.
Josephine Pearson’s father was Joseph Pearson (1776 – October 27, 1834) He was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1776; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salisbury, North Carolina; member of the State house of commons from Rowan county in 1804 and 1805; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1815); while in Congress fought a duel with John G. Jackson, of Virginia, and on the second fire wounded his opponent in the hip; died in Salisbury, N.C., October 27, 1834.
Fifth Generation. Children of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Jr. and JOSEPHINE PEARSON+
1. AUGUSTUS JAY married EMILY ASTOR KANE
1. Fifth Generation. AUGUSTUS JAY+ Birth 17 Oct 1850 in Washington City, District of Columbia Death 25 Dec 1919 in New York, New York married Emily Astor KANE+ Birth 17 NOV 1854 in New York, New York, USA Death 14 DEC 1932 in Long Island, Suffolk County, New York. They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had two children.
(Obit)Augustus Jay, a member of one of the most distinguished of American families and for many years prominent in the social life of this city and Newport, died Thursday night of heart disease at his home, 960 ParkAvenue. He had been in failing health for several years and recently there had been successive occurrences of heart trouble.
Mr. Jay was born in Washington, D. C., on Oct. 27, 1850, the son ofPeter Augustus JAY and Josephine PEARSON Jay. His grandfather, also named Peter Augustus, was Recorder of this city and a leader of the NewYork bar during the first quarter of the last century. Mr. Jay’sgreat-grandfather, John Jay, was the first Chief Justice of the SupremeCourt of the United States, Secretary of State, Governor of New York, and one of the negotiators of the Treaty of Paris, which closed the Revolutionary War.
Mr. Jay was graduated from Harvard College in 1871 and from the Columbia Law School in 1876. Although admitted to the bar of this State he never practiced law, entering the diplomatic service instead. From 1885 to 1893 he was Secretary of the American Legation in Paris, and on his retirement from this office the French Government made him an officer of the Legion of Honor.
Mrs. Jay, who was Miss Emily Kane, daughter of Delancey Kane, survives her husband. His two sons also are living. The elder, Peter Augustus Jay, is counselor to the American Embassy at Rome and recently been Charge d’Affaires during a most important series of negotiations. Delancey Kane Jay was a Major in the war and made a brilliant record in action in France.
Among the clubs to which Mr. Jay belonged in this city were theKnickerbocker, Union, and University.
Emily Astor Kane, a sultry beauty known as “The Black Pearl” and a descendent of John Jacob Astor. Her great grand father John Kane, emigrated from Ireland to America in 1752. Though an ex-Catholic turned Anglican, he married Sybil Kent, daughter of evangelical Presbyterian minister, Elisha Kent, and soon became a prominent and wealthy merchant of Dutchess county, New York. Because he was a loyal Tory, the Continental Congress confiscated Kane’s property in the 1779 Act of Attainder. Kane moved his family behind British lines, first to Long Island and later to Nova Scotia, while he went to England to plead for the return of his assets. Though he did not dare return to the United States for some years, seven of his sons returned soon after the war and reestablished their father’s trading company, expanding it with a string of posts beginning in Albany and running to Buffalo, far into the interior of New York’s unsettled territory.
Her grandmother was Dorethea Astor, a daughter of John Jacob Astor.
Sixth Generation. Children of AUGUSTUS JAY+ and EMILY ASTOR KANE+
2. DELANCEY KANE JAY married ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN
1. Sixth Generation. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Birth 23 AUG 1877 in New Port, Rhode Island Death 18 OCT 1933 in Washington, D C married SUSAN ALEXANDER McCOOK+ Birth 12 Sep 1879 in Sea Bright, New Jersey, Death Feb 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had two children. Their oldest daughter died post op while they were in Argentina. This was a terrible tragedy for them. He resigned from the foreign service and returned to Washington. After his death in 1933, his wife lived on in Washington and became a well known social hostess. She died at age 98 . She was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery and they are both buried there.
The great great grandson of John Jay, Peter A. Jay studied at Eton College in England and graduated from Harvard in 1900. In 1902 he began a career with the US Foreign Service, which included assignments in Paris, Constantinople, Tokyo and Cairo. Jay served as US Minister to El Salvador from 1920 to 1921. From 1921 to 1925 he was Minister to Romania, where he assisted in negotiating that country’s repayment terms for wartime and post World War I development loans. In 1925 he was appointed US Ambassador to Argentina. He was present in May, 1926 when a bomb exploded at the door to the US embassy, an action that might have been a protest of the guilty verdicts in the Sacco and Vanzetti trials. Jay’s health began to fail while he was serving in Buenos Aries, and he resigned his post in 1926, afterwards living in retirement in Washington, DC. In 1928 he was appointed the US member of the Permanent International Commission, an organization created by the 1914 peace treaty between the United States and Spain. Peter A. Jay was the son in law of Civil War officer and prominent attorney John J. McCook.
Seventh Generation.. Children of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ and SUSAN ALEXANDER McCOOK+
1. EMILY KANE JAY
2. SUSAN MARY JAY married WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN
married JOSEPH WRIGHT ALSOP
1. Seventh Generation. Emily Kane JAY+ Birth 24 Nov 1911 in New York, New York, Death 20 Dec 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at age 15. Died post operative from possible ruptured appendix.
2. Seventh Generation. Susan Mary JAY. Birth 19 Jun 1918 in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy Death 18 Aug 2004 in Washington, District Of Columbia married William Samuel PATTEN Birth 24 Aug 1902 in Pennsylvania Death Dec 1961 in Washington, District of Columbia. They had two children. She married Joseph Wright ALSOP in 1961. They were divorced in 1971, Birth 11 Oct 1910 in Avon, Connecticut Death 28 Aug 1989 in Washington City, District Of Columbia.
(ObitBio)Susan Mary Alsop, 86, the grand dame of Washington society whose Georgetown dinner parties epitomized the nexus of political power and social arrival in the 1960s, died Aug. 18 of complications from pneumonia at her home. Mrs. Alsop’s dining room was considered the absolute center of Georgetown’s social scene at a time when President John F. Kennedy’s arrival energized the once-sleepy capital. Her guests were the witty, the accomplished and the credentialed from the worlds of politics, media and diplomacy, and they used the opportunity to strike alliances, argue foreign affairs and bargain over the nation’s fortunes.
As the descendant of one of America’s first families (she was a Jay, as in John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States), she grew up privileged and firmly a member of the most elite Eastern Establishment circles. She dined with presidents and prime ministers, often at her home, and frequently at the salons of the rich and powerful, where the conversations often were continuations of parliamentary or embassy debates.
“All these stories will be in the history books,” she wrote to a friend in a letter, “but it does send a chill down one’s spine to hear them told by the actors in the drama.”
As a young woman, she had Sunday night suppers with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House. The president, armed with a martini shaker, would urge guests to dip into a bowl of Russian caviar. “They called it Uncle Joe’s Bounty. The idea was to eat as much of that as possible,” she said in one of her books. As a teenager, she had tea with Edith Wharton and was disappointed that the great writer was “a gossipy old girl,” she told a visitor 11 years ago. As the young wife of an embassy official in Paris, she was often seated beside British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (“He has decided I am . . . French . . . and nothing will deter him from speaking French to me.”) when she wasn’t drinking champagne with Noel Coward and the Duke of Windsor. In Washington, widowed and remarried to newspaper columnist Joe Alsop, she always had her hair done just in case she was invited for dinner at the Kennedy White House. Hers was the only private home that Kennedy visited on his inauguration night, stopping in for a bowl of terrapin soup. “Susan Mary loved to connect people together, young and old. Some were famous, some were not,” said her daughter, Anne Milliken. “All that mattered to her inquisitive mind was that her guests be engaged in living life.” Susan Mary Jay was born in Rome, the daughter of a diplomat, and grew up in South America and Europe. Her mother attended the wedding of Russia’s Nicholas and Alexandra in 1894. She attended Foxcroft, a boarding school, in Middleburg and took courses at Barnard College. When her mother offered the 18-year-old either a debutante ball or a trip abroad, the young woman immediately chose the trip. She began working at Vogue magazine in 1939 as a receptionist, writer and model. At the World’s Fair in Flushing, N.Y., that year, she and a friend were persuaded, for $75 an hour, to hang from parachutes in evening dresses until photographers were satisfied.
After World War II, she joined her husband, Bill Patten, in Paris, where he worked for the embassy. She immediately put them on the diplomatic social circuit, where she was described as “stylish, intelligent, loving and good, and very funny.” Christian Dior and other French designers let her wear their latest ball gowns for a pittance, which was necessary because she did not have the great wealth that others in her circle assumed. In Paris, she began giving the parties for which she later became so well-known. Her letters, collected into a book titled “To Marietta From Paris: 1945-1960” (1974), are dizzy with upper-case names: Greta Garbo, Ho Chi Minh, the Rothschilds. Somehow it doesn’t read like name-dropping, perhaps because she also routinely reports catching the flu or asks her girlfriend back in the States to send “three cans of Bon Ami” or other bathtub cleansing solutions. During the Paris period, she had a discreet affair with British diplomat Duff Cooper, engineered by his wife, according to Robert W. Merry’s biography of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, “Taking on the World” (1996). “It lasted until Duff’s death in 1953, and close friends concluded that it was the greatest love of Susan Mary’s life; but she never let it undermine her marriage or her family,” Merry wrote. Patten died in 1960, after years of battling emphysema. She married his college roommate, columnist Joseph Alsop, the next year, and moved to Washington, apparently with full knowledge that he was gay. She said he was a good stepfather to her daughter and son, Bill Patten, although memoirs from the period say he treated her rudely in public. The perfect hostess, however, knew how to smooth over embarrassing situations. When called upon to comment on the propriety of an incident in 1986 in which the Canadian ambassador’s wife publicly slapped her social secretary, Mrs. Alsop said the woman “must have been very tired, is all I can say. I think it just means two women were just worn out by people like myself dropping out at the last minute. . . . I think we just don’t talk about it. She’s such an important and marvelous friend. Nobody in Washington is going to fuss about it.” Religion, however, was not on the approved topic list for dinner parties. “I don’t think that anyone that I would be apt to be fond of would discuss it,” she said in a 1999 interview. “I mean, I go to Christ Church in Georgetown every Sunday and I wouldn’t miss it, but I’ve never talked about it. It’s very private. It’s inappropriate socially, absolutely. It’s not like foreign policy, not anything that would be discussed in my world, I’m afraid.”
She volunteered at D.C. General Hospital, served on the board of the Sasha Bruce House and “would have joined Common Cause if Alsop had not instructed her otherwise,” her daughter said. The couple divorced in 1973 but remained friends, and continued to give dinners together. He died in 1989. Mrs. Alsop began her literary career after the divorce. She first edited her letters, followed by “Lady Sackville: A Biography” (1978), “Yankees at the Court: The First Americans in Paris” (1982) and “The Congress Dances: Vienna 1814-1815” (1984). She became a contributing editor to Architectural Digest.
Her survivors, in addition to her son, of Worcester, Mass., and her daughter, of Salt Lake City, include seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A great Washington party, she once told a reporter, “is a question of electricity. It’s also luck. If you’re fortunate enough to get the secretary of state and the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the night of an international crisis. . . . It sounds ghoulish, but it’s something you want to have.”
Then there’s the advice of Lady Diana Cooper, which Mrs. Alsop passed on to her daughter: “Oh, just give them plenty of booze and hope it will go.”
Eighth Generation. Children of SUSAN MARY JAY and WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN
1. WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN, Jr married KATHARINE BACON
2. ANNE EMILY PATTEN married JOHN WILLIAM MILLIKAN
1. Eighth Generation. William Samuel PATTEN, Jr Birth 1948 in United States Living He married his cousin Katharine BACON Birth 1950 in Paris, France Living. Their grandfathers were brothers. They had three children. The marriage ended with divorce. He remarried in 2000.
Wrote My Three Fathers, a remembrance of his mother Susan Mary.
Patten devotes the last portion of his book to his own struggles and their resolution. He had been advised that in writing the book he should be tougher on himself than anyone else, and he takes that advice to heart. He married a cousin, and they had a son and two daughters. Rather than seek to live in the mold of his mother’s set, Patten started down a different path. He and his family moved to Maine, where he was involved in real estate development and published weekly newspapers for 18 years. “It’s no coincidence that the sons of very famous people have to redefine their arena,” Patten observed. “They sense they will never be able to compete with family members who walked with presidents and kings.” The Pattens grew apart, and their marriage dissolved, touching off an emotional crisis that drove him to therapy. “In my 30s and 40s, I changed dramatically. The whole issue of anger was addressed,” Patten said. He went on to divinity school and then served as a minister of a small church in Hubbardston. He and Sydney bought a farm in Princeton in 1998 and married the following year. In 2000, they purchased a retreat in the French Pyrenees and moved from Princeton into Worcester. Wanting to share what he had learned about identifying and expressing his emotions, Patten founded the Men’s Resource Center and now helps prison inmates deal with their anger and sense of alienation. Asked how his children had reacted to his book, Patten replied with a smile, “My children were very polite, but it may be more than they wanted to know.
Ninth Generation. Children of William Samuel PATTEN and Katharine BACON
1. Ninth Generation. William S Patten Birth 1971 Living
2. Ninth Generation. Elizabeth Anne Patten Birth 1974 Living
3. Ninth Generation. Sybil Alexandra Patten Birth 1978 Living
2. Eighth Generation. Anne Emily PATTEN. Birth 1950 in Paris. Living. Married. John Wiliam MILIKIN Birth 1948 Death 2012 in Salt Lake, Utah
Anne Milliken was born in Paris, France, of American parents. She’s lived many places, but the longest in Salt Lake City, Utah. After writing a weekly column, “A Letter from Abroad,” for the now defunct Salt Lake Observer, she produced the daily talk show, RADIO WEST with Doug Fabrizio, at KUER 90.1, an affiliate of National Public Radio. Anne now freelances for KUER in Salt Lake.
SIXTH GENERATION: DELANCEY KANE JAY married ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN
2. Sixth Generation. DELANCEY KANE JAY+* Birth 13 MAY 1881 in Vevey, Switzerland, American Parents Death 1941 married Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+ Birth 18 Jan 1889 in New York, New York, death 30 Oct 1975 in Windsor, Vermont, They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had six children. Five daughters and one son. He was a Lawyer in NY. Started a Family Trust Company. Died from heart disease at age 60.
He Lived in Paris as a child because his father was in the diplomatic service. Attended the Farnborough boarding school in England Graduated from Havard College with an M.A. in Government Graduated from Harvard Law School and then served as the Personal Secretary to the US Ambassador to England (Whitelaw Reid) Swam the Hellespont in Constantinople Married Elizabeth Sarah Morgan on April 30 1910 at her home (Wheatly) on Long Island. They gave birth to six children; Elizabeth Morgan Jay (1911), Peter Augustus Jay (1913), Sybil Kane Jay (1914), Theodora Moran Jay (1918), Augusta Jay (1921), and Katharine Archer Morgan Jay (1928) Helped to write the New York State Health Code Trained as an officer (at his own expense) at the Plattsburg, NY camp and served on the Editorial & Managing Board of the Military Training Camps Association of the United States newspaper (National Service). As a Major, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, 27 August 1918 Family links: Parents: Augustus Jay (1850 – 1919) Emily Astor Kane Jay (1854 – 1932) Spouse: Elizabeth Sarah Jay (1889 – 1975) Children: Elizabeth Jay Hollins (1911 – 1991)* Augusta Jay Huffman (1921 – 2000)*
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Infantry) Delancey Kane Jay, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, 27 August 1918. With utter disregard of his own safety Major Jay left the shelter of his command post and personally directed the attack of his battalion against the strongly fortified enemy position in and about Chateau du Diable north of the Vesle River. From the beginning of the attack he stood on a railroad embankment within 70 meters of the enemy line, fully exposed to their observation, and under a continuous and intense fire of concealed machine guns, rifles, and artillery. From this position he continued to direct, control, and encourage his officers and men during the progress of the attack, and even after he had been wounded and until exhausted by loss of blood. He refused to be evacuated until he had given full instructions to his second in command and until all wounded enlisted men had been evacuated. His exceptional example of physical and mental courage was an inspiration to all his officers and men under the most trying and dangerous conditions.
Seventh Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN+
1. ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY married STEPHAN M. ETNIER
2. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY married GERTRUDE McGINELLY
3. SYBIL KANE JAY married FRANCES B KINNICUTT
married WILLIAM A WALDRON
4. THEODORA STILLMAN JAY married CHAUNCY DEVEREUX STILLMAN
married PHILIP RAHV
5. AUGUSTA (Gutsy) JAY married HUSTON HUFFMAN
6. KATHARINE A JAY married ROBERT BACON
1. Seventh Generation. ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY+* Birth abt 1911 in New York, New York, Death 1991 married Stephen M. ETNIER Birth 11 SEP 1903 in York, PA Death Nov 7, 1984 in Old Cove, South Harpswell,,Maine. Marriage ended in divorce. Married Harry B. HOLLINS III + Birth 22 Apr 1909 in New York, New York Death 11 Mar 1991 in New York, New York. She had two children in her first marriage. She and her second husband are buried in the Jay Cemetery. She was a Vice President of the Cemetery during the 1950 and 60.
(Obit)Elizabeth Jay HOLLINS, an author who wrote under the name Elizabeth Etnier, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 80 years old. She died of cancer, her family said. Mrs. Hollins wrote “On Gilbert Head,” a critically praised journal of her life in the 1930’s with her first husband, the painter Stephen Etnier, on an island in Maine.
The marriage ended in divorce, and in 1948 she married Harry B. Hollins. She published short stories and a novella, and in 1966 she edited “Peace Is Possible: A Reader on World Order.” Achieving world peace was a cause for which she worked closely with Mr. Hollins, who died in March. She was born in New York and graduated from Barnard College.
She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Doane and Victoria Villamil; a stepson, Harry Hollins; four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Aldrich, Lilias Outerbridge, Evelina Kats and Angelica Braestrup; a brother, Peter Jay; three sisters, Sybil Waldron, Augusta Huffman and Katharine Bacon, and four grandchildren.
Her first husband was an artist that had 5 wives. STEPHAN ETNIERS was born in September, 1903 in York, Pennsylvania.
Etnier purchased land in South Harpswell, Maine in 1948 to build “Old Cove”, his dream house and studio. The 1950s and 1960s mark a maturing, accomplished style in Etnier’s work. Although still traveling south most winters in his boat, his life took a more domestic turn as he re-adopted Maine as his permanent home and married his fourth wife, Samuella “Brownie” Brown Rose. They were married for thirty-three years and had two sons. During those years, he painted daily, exhibited widely and enjoyed popular support, artistic awards and media attention. On November 7, 1984, Stephen Etnier died at Old Cove, comforted by his two sons.
Her second husband was HARRY HOLLINS . He was a historian and wrote several books on The Conquest of War. His grandfather was a successful Banker in New York.
Harry Bowly “H. B.” Hollins (1854 – February 24, 1938) was an American financier, banker, and railroad magnate. He was responsible for organizing the banking and brokerage firm bearing his name, H.B. Hollins & Co. in 1878. He was born to Francis Hollins and Elizabeth Coles Morris. Hollins, a native New Yorker educated in private schools, was married to socialite Evelina Merseole Knapp on January 25, 1877. The couple had four sons, Harry B. Jr., McKim (Kim), John K. (Jack), Gerald Vanderbilt, and a daughter, Marion. Colloquially known as HBH or HB. He was notable in New York society life. Members of the Hollins family were socially prominent figures and were regularly mentioned in the New York Times social diary…
Hollins, along with members of his family, are interred at the Episcopal Church Cemetery in Great River, NY..
Eighth Generation. Children of ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY+ and STEPHAN M. ETNIER
1. STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER married JOHN P DOANE
2. ELIZABETH VICTORIA ETNIER married CHAFFO VILLAMIL
1. Eighth Generation. STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER Birth 8 Sep 1936 in Portland, Maine Death 4 Mar 2010 in Popham Beach, Phippsburg, Maine married JOHN P. DOANE Birth 3 Mar 1935 Death 2000 in Bath, Maine. They had three children
(Obit)BATH — Stephanie Etnier Doane, 73, of 2 Schooner Ridge, Bath, died March 4, 2010, at her sister’s house in Popham Beach, Phippsburg. The older daughter of artist Stephen M. Etnier and author Elizabeth Jay Etnier (later Hollins), she was born in Portland and spent much of her childhood in the house on Gilbert Head, Long Island, directly across the Kennebec River from where she died. Married to John P. Doane in January 1957, she gave birth to three sons and was a zealous and indefatigable mother. Her many enthusiasms included contract bridge, stamp collecting, needlepoint and wild animal husbandry. After raising her family in diverse locations, including Pakistan, Thailand, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, and Connecticut, she retired to the Bath area and spent many years as an active member of the Mid-coast community. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Peter Etnier Doane, of Medford, N.J., and Charles Jay Doane of Portsmouth, N.H.; a granddaughter, Lucy Jay O’Brien Doane, also of Portsmouth; and her sister, Victoria Etnier Villamil, of Philadelphia, Pa. Her third son, Harry Sherman Doane, died in a car accident in 1980.
Ninth Generation. Children of STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER and JOHNSON P. DOANE
1. Ninth Generation. Charles Jay DOANE* Birth 1958 Living married Lucy Jay O’BRIEN Birth 1960 Living. They have one child, Lucy Jay. He is on the Board of the Jay Cemetery.
2. Ninth Generation. Peter Etnier DOANE Birth 1960 Living
3. Ninth Generation. Harry Sherman DOANE + Birth 1961 Death 1980 in an auto accident. He was Unmarried. He is buried in the Jay Cemetery.
2. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth Victoria ETNIER Birth 15 Dec 1940 Living married Chaffo VILLAMIL Living in Philadelphia, PA.
2. Seventh Generation . PETER A JAY+* Birth 5 Jan 1913 in New York, New York, Death 27 Feb 2000 in Havre De Grace, Harford, Maryland, married GERTRUDE McGINLEY+ Birth abt 1916 in Pennsylvania Death 1976 . They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was a trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They had one son, also Peter A Jay.
Eighth Generation. Children of PETER A JAY+ and GERTRUDE McGINLEY+
1. Eighth Generation. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY Birth 1940 Living married STEPHANIE GERARD Living. They have two children. He is on the board of the Jay Cemetery.
Ninth Generation. Children of Peter Augustus JAY and Stephanie GERARD
1. Sarah Morgan Jay Living
2. William McGinley Jay. Living
3. Seventh Generation. SYBIL KANE JAY Birth 4 Jun 1914 in Albany, New York Death 19 Dec 1997 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, married FRANCES P KINNICUTT Birth 29 Apr 1909 in New York, Death 27 Jan 1961 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
There were three daughters from this marriage. the marriage ended in divorce and in 1950 she married William A. WALDRON Birth 1914 in Schenectady, New York Death Apr 29, 2009 in Haverford, PA.
A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth.
Instead of the characteristically self-deprecating title she has given the account of her youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with idyllic summers spent on an island off the coast of Maine, Maisie Houghton might well have entitled her beautifully written autobiography What Maisie Knew. For her penetrating account of growing up in a dysfunctional upper-class family is inevitably bound to evoke for the reader Henry James’s keenly observant protagonist. Both Maisies are astonishingly perceptive; both Maisies are trying to figure out how they fit in and who they are. Maisie Houghton’s father, Frankie Kinnicutt, great-grandson of the distinguished physician who attended Edith Wharton’s feckless husband and brother of a redoubtable dragon of interior decoration, Sister Parrish, was the handsome, charming, martini- loving scion of a distinguished Wall Street family. Her mother, Sybil Jay Kinnicutt, was a direct descendent of the first chief justice of the Supreme Court as well as of John Jacob Astor; as if that were not enough, she was also a royal descendant of six kings of France and England. Such dazzling ancestry was, of course, artfully downplayed, if tacitly taken for granted, by both parents in the plain-living, high-thinking world of Cambridge in the 1950s, all the more so as the large amounts of money implied had, by the time Maisie Kinnicutt was born in 1940, much diminished. Her father still had enough, however, that he wasn’t obliged to pursue the serious career in law that was intended for him; instead, following his years as a naval officer in World War II, he decided to indulge his nostalgia and prolong his youth by returning to Harvard to work in the admissions office, attend the Saturday football games, and hang out at the Porcellian Club
William Augustus WALDRON ’35, of Haverford, Pa., a former Trustee with deep family ties to Union who was a longtime Boston lawyer, former public official, and first full-time general counsel of the Massachusetts General Hospital, died April 29, 2009. He was 95. Later he served as commis- sioner of administration for Gov. Endicott Peabody, a special assistant attorney general, and a special counsel to the committee on rules of the House of Representatives. In the town of Wayland, Mass., where he lived for many years, he was chairman of the school committee and held other offices. In 1975, Waldron was engaged to organize the legal affairs of the Massachusetts General Hospital and he joined the hospital’s staff as its first full-time general counsel. He retired in 1981. He had also been a trustee of the Edmund Niles Huyck Foundation of Rensselaerville, N.Y., and the Taft School. He was married and divorced from Gertrude L. Nelson, of Chestnut Hill, Mass. and later was married to Sybil Jay Kinnicutt, of Cambridge, Mass., who died in 1997. He is survived by his son, Arthur N. Waldron, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., his daughter, Dorothy W. Waldron, of Wellesley, Mass. and his sister, Jessica N. Spacil of Seattle.
Eighth Generation. Children of Sybil Kane JAY and Francis P KINNICUTT
1. Eighth Generation. Sybil KINNICUT Birth 25 Apr 1938 in New York Living married Ian BALDWIN Jr. They have two children. Sybil was Trustee and Secretary of the Jay Cemetery.
Ninth Generation Children of Sybil KINNICUT and Ian BALDWIN Jr.
1. Ninth Generation. Sarah BALDWIN
2. Ninth Generation Benjamin BALDWIN
2. Eighth Generation. Maisie KINNICUT Birth 1940. Living. Married Jamie HOUGHTON Birth 1938 Living. They have two children.
Maise KINNICUT wrote A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth. This was the story of her youth with her parents.
Gift to Harvard. I am deeply grateful to Jamie, Maisie, and the Houghton family for once more demonstrating their commitment to Harvard and their support for the arts.” James R. Houghton is the senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and recently retired as chairman and CEO of Corning Inc., the world’s leading producer of optical ﬁber and a global manufacturer of laboratory glassware, electronics, and light bulbs. He is a 1958 graduate of Harvard College and a 1962 graduate of Harvard Business School. Houghton is the seventh member of his family to lead Corning Inc., which was founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1851. In addition to his many roles at Harvard, he also serves as a trustee of the Corning Incorporated Foundation, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he chairs the board. Maisie Kinnicut Houghton is a 1962 graduate of Radcliﬀe College. She and Jamie have two children: James D. Houghton ‘86 and Nina B. Houghton. The Houghtons are collectors of contemporary art, with a focus on glass
Ninth Generation. Children of Maisie KINNICUT and Jamie HOUGHTON
1, Ninth Generation James DeKay HOUGHTON
2. Ninth Generation. Nina HOUGHTON
3. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth Morgan KINNICUT Birth 5 May 1942 Death 25 Mar 2004 in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine married George Parkman DENNY III Birth 1944 Death 2000 . marriage ended in divorce. married Landon THOMAS Birth 1940
Obit–Elizabeth Morgan. Died at age 59 on March 25 at home in Lincolnville, ME. Beloved wife of Landon Thomas. Loving and admired stepmother of Landon, Stephanie and Frederic Thomas. Adored sister of Sybil Baldwin and Maisie Houghton. .
4. Seventh Generation. THEODORA MORAN JAY+ Birth abt 1919 in New York Death 1968 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, married CHAUNCY DEVEREUX STILLMAN Birth Dec 14, 1907 in New York Death Jan 24, 1989 in New York. They had three daughters. Marriage ended in divorce. Married Philip RAHV Birth 1908 Death 1973 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
Chauncey Devereux Stillman (1907-1989), was an heir to one of America’s great family banking fortunes. Mr. Stillman was a Harvard man (Class of 1929), a graduate of the Columbia School of Architecture, and at various times Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, director of the National Audubon Society and New York Botanical Garden, WW II air combat intelligence officer, and pioneer in soil and water conservation on his Dutchess County estate. His philanthropic father, Charles Chauncey Stillman (1877-1926), was one of Harvard’s greatest benefactors. His grandfather, James Jewett Stillman (1850-1918) was the 15th richest man in America, a distinction achieved by parlaying his father’s Texas banking and railroad interests into, among other things, controlling interest in the National City Bank of New York (now Citibank). At age 26, grandfather Stillman bankrolled Porfirio Diaz in the successful overthrow of the Mexican government. For his trouble he obtained unlimited riparian rights on the Rio Grande at Brownsville, Texas, plus valuable Mexican railroad concessions. Mr. Stillman’s great-grandfather, Charles, was a Texas land and banking mogul who founded the city of Brownsville. There was nothing parvenu about Chauncey Stillman. On January 27, 1939, Chauncey Stillman married Theodora Moran Jay, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. DeLancey Kane Jay of Westbury, Long Island. The bride was a descendant of John Jay, America’s first Chief Justice, and Edwin D. Morgan, Civil War Governor of New York. According to the Times, the ceremony was held in a “tiny chapel in the home of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Edwin D. Morgan.” Coincident with his marriage the groom hired architect Bancel LaFarge, a lingering Beaux Artiste in an era of unforgiving Art Moderne, to design a Georgian style house on the highest point of farmland he had been acquiring since 1937. Beaux Arts or no, LaFarge’s design — especially the interior finishes — is thoroughly modern. I have read, apropos of architecture, of the “scaled down taste” of the ’20s and ’30s. Wethersfield exemplifies the statement. It is a house for a man who can afford anything, but neither cares for nor wants to be bothered with the architectural elaboration of earlier generations. Immediately to the right of the entrance is a small chapel. After his 1949 divorce, Mr. Stillman converted to Catholicism and soon became an ardent proponent of all things Catholic. During his lifetime he endowed the Stillman Chair for Catholic Studies at Harvard and was sufficiently active in Catholic charities to be honored as a Gentiluomo de Sua Santita by the Holy See. On a more domestic level he converted the small reception room at Wethersfield into a private chapel.
Bio PHILIP RAHV, 1908-1973, man of letters, founding co-editor of Partisan Review (1st wife, Theodora Moran Jay; Delancey Kane Jay & Elizabeth Sarah Morgan; Edwin Denison Morgan III & Elizabeth Mary Moran; Edwin Denison Morgan, Jr. & Sarah Elizabeth Archer; Edwin  Denison Morgan, U.S. senator and governor of New York, & Eliza Matilda Waterman; Jasper Morgan & Catherine Copp, great-great grandparents of Mrs. James Joseph “Gene” Tunney [see AACPW, p. 57], Henry Waterman & Lydia Morgan, (sister of Jasper). Jasper & Lydia Morgan, & Catherine Copp were all descendants of James Morgan & Margery Hill and Catherine Copp was also descended from John Thompson & Alice Freeman (RD).
Eighth Generation. Children of Theodora Moran JAY+ and Chauncey Devereux STILLMAN
1. Eighth Generation. Emily Theodora Jay Stillman Birth 27 Oct 1934 in New York, New York. Death 9 Nov 1939 in New York, New York at age 5. Buried next to her mother in the Jay Cemetery.
2. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth Jay STILLMAN Birth Aug 4, 1944 in New York City Living married Stephan SHAFER Birth 1942 Living. They have three children.
Ninth Generation. Children of Elizabeth Jay STILLMAN and Stephan SHAFER
1. Ninth Generation. Theodora Marigot SHAFER Birth Aug 1 1970 in New York Living
2. Ninth Generation. David Jay Creal SHAFER Birth June 21, 1972 in New York Living
3. Ninth Generation. Miranda Hope SHAFER Birth May 21, 1979 in New York Living
3. Eighth Generation. M Theodora STILLMAN MD Birth Dec 15, 1945 Living married Roy Theodore BUDNICK Birth July 14,1946 Living. She is President and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They have two children.
Ninth Generation. Children of M Theodora STILLMAN MD and Roy Theodore Budnick
1. Ninth Generation. John Simon Budnick Birth Oct 22, 1979 in New York Living
2. Ninth Generation. Peter Martin Budnick Birth Oct 3, 1982 in Austin, Texas Living
5. Seventh Generation. AUGUSTA (Gutsy) JAY+ Birth 7 January 1921 in New York City Death 26 June 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, marriage HUSTON HUFFMAN+ Birth 1920 in, Albany, New York, Death Mar 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, They had four children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.
OU Regent Huston Huffman envisioned the existence of a state-of-the-art physical fitness center at the University of Oklahoma. Because of his leadership and encouragement for its establishment, the OU Board of Regents named the Center in his honor. Three years after the groundbreaking ceremony in 1979, the Huston Huffman Center opened its doors to the University community in June of 1981 and immediately became a favorite place for students, faculty and staff alike. Funding for the facility was provided by student facilities system bonds, which were proposed by Governor David Boren and were finally approved by the State of Oklahoma in 1979. The Center is used more than 300,000 times each year by different members of the university family, who take advantage of the Center’s 104,000 square feet of training and athletic space, as well as the latest in health and sports science technology. A new student fee was started in 2001 to provide for an additional 47,200 square feet for the enhancement of the Center and its programs.
Huffman, a native of the state of New York, was born on November 27, 1913 in Albany. Huffman attended the Groton School of Massachusetts, and later received his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale in 1936. During his junior and senior years at Yale, Huffman was also captain of the Yale Boxing Squad. Upon graduation from Yale, Huffman came to Seminole, Oklahoma as a roughneck for Carter Oil Company (now Exxon). He later worked as a roughneck for Carter Oil as well as Texaco Oil until December of 1940. Huffman then entered the U.S. Navy and earned the rank of commander on the U.S.S. Finnegan, a destroyer escort. The Finnegan was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where Huffman was awarded the United States Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star for sinking a Japanese submarine.
With the close of World War II, Huffman returned to Oklahoma to work for Stanolind Oil (now AMOCO). Huffman’s work with Stanolind moved him from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Midland, Texas and even Bogota, Colombia. He married Augusta Jay on November 24, 1945 in Long Island, New York. Huffman decided to make Oklahoma his home and returned permanently to Oklahoma City in 1949. In 1950, he and Jack Malloy formed the Huffman & Malloy Oil Co., which was active in the oil business for the next thirty years. During his life in Oklahoma, Huffman was active in civic affairs, served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City YMCA, and was a member and chairman of the Casady School Board of Trustees from 1962 to 1967.
In 1967, Governor Dewey Bartlett appointed Huffman to the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. During his seven-year term as an OU Regent, Huffman supported several major improvements at the University, but he was especially known for his timeless effort to establish a recreation center which would serve all students and not just varsity athletes. Huffman died on March 5, 1980 at age 66 in his Oklahoma City home before the completion of the Huston Huffman Center.
Huston Huffman Founded in 1950, H. Huffman & Co. invests in oil and gas ventures generated by its staff, affilliates, and industry partners. Today the Company owns interests in over 1,000 wells and one million gross mineral acres. These interests are located in seventeen states. In 2007 the Company participated in the drilling of 100 oil and gas wells.
Ninth Generation. Children of Augusta (Gutsy) JAYand Huston HUFFMAN+
1. Ninth Generation. Huston HUFFMAN Jr Birth 21 Apr 1947 in Tarrant, Texas. Living. Treasurer, The Jay Cemetery.
2. Ninth Generation. Elizabeth Morgan HUFFMAN Birth 1944 Living married Douglas HARVEY Living
3. Ninth Generation William Kent HUFFMAN Birth 1951 Living
4. Ninth Generation David Augustus HUFFMAN Birth 1952 Living
6. Seventh Generation KATHARINE A JAY Birth Apr 14, 1928 in New York Death march 4, 2013 in Vermont married ROBERT BACON Birth 6 Aug 1920 Death 16 Oct 1989 They had six children.
(Obit)A funeral service will be held at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Hartland Four Corners at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 for Katharine Jay Bacon, 84, known as “Kitty,” who died peacefully March 4 surrounded by her family at her farm in Hartland Four Corners, where she had lived for 30 years. She leaves six children; 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A grandson, Frank L. “Luke” McNamara, III died in 1982. Kitty was a direct descendant of John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She was the youngest of the six children of Delancey Kane Jay and Elizabeth Morgan Jay. Born at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 14, 1928, Kitty was raised in Old Westbury, Long Island. She attended St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Md. and Radcliffe College before marrying Robert Bacon in Paris, France in 1949 where her first three children were born; Katharine B. Perkins of Camden, Me., Sarah L. Bacon of Underhill and Charlotte B. Phillips of New York City. In 1954 the family returned to the United States and settled in Woods Hole, Mass. Three more children were born; Elizabeth J. B. McNamara of Bolton, Mass, Susan B. Lodge of Bedford, N.Y. and Robert Bacon, Jr. of Lexington, Mass. Kitty moved to Cambridge, Mass. in 1968. She was divorced from her husband in 1971. In 1978 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and later studied at the Episcopal Divinity School. Kitty was an accomplished writer and painter. She authored three popular children’s books about the exploits of a Vermont grandmother and her many grandchildren during summer vacations at fictional Bell Brook Farm. Like her mother and grandfather before her, Kitty was also an avid horsewoman, gardener and a lover of dogs. This obituary first appeared in the March 14, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard
Eighth Generation. Children of Katherine A JAY and Robert BACON
1. Eighth Generation. Katharine BACON Birth 1950 in Paris, France Living. Married her cousin William Samuel PATTEN Birth 1948 in United States Living. Marriage ended in divorce. They have three children. Married Robert Cobb PERKINS in 1991. They live in Camden Maine.
Ninth Generation. Children of Katharine BACON and William Samuel PATTEN
1. Ninth Generation. William S PATTEN. Birth 1971 Living
2. Ninth Generation. Elizabeth Anne PATTEN Birth 1974 Living
3. Ninth Generation. Sybil Alexandra PATTEN. Birth 1978 Living
2. Eighth Generation. Charlotte BACON Birth 1952 in Paris, France Living. Married PHILLIPS Living in New York City.
3. Eighth Generation. Sarah Rapyz BACON Birth in Paris, France 1953 Living in Underhill.
4. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth BACON Birth 1955 in Woods hole, MA. Living. Married McNAMARRA living in Bolton, MA.
5. Eighth Generation. Susan BACON Birth 1956 in Woods hole, MA Living Married Henry LODGE Birth 1950 Living in Bedford, NY. Jay CEMETERY Board
6. Eighth Generation. Robert BACON, Jr. Birth 1956 in Woods hole, MA. Living in Lexington, MA. Will