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FAMILY OF HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS and CATHARINE HELENA JAY

HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS married CATHARINE HELENA JAY

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Catharine Helena JAY’s Grandfather of course had been very much involved in the Colonies separation from England and the development of our Democracy. JOHN JAY had married Sarah LIVINGSTON, a daughter of the then Governor of New Jersey, William LIVINGSTON He was one of the early patriots and revolutionary founders of this country. During the Revolution he had been sent to Spain to try and negotiate support from the wealthy Spanish crown, then had gone to Paris to negotiate with Benjamin Franklin and Henry Laurens the peace treaty with the English, had return, been made Chief Justice of the new court by George Washington and then negotiated another unpopular treaty with England, and ended as Governor of New York and worked to pass the ratification of the new Constitution while Governor.

Their oldest son, Peter Augustus Jay, who married Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, became a successful lawyer in New York City. They had eight children, four daughters of whom Catharine was the third. Peter Augustus Jay (January 24, 1776 – February 22, 1843) was the eldest son of New York’s only native Founding Father, John Jay. Peter was one of 6 children born to John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay, and one of 2 boys (brother William was born in 1789) with 4 sisters: Susan (born and died in 1780); Maria (b. 1782), Ann (b. 1783) and Sarah Louisa (b. 1792)

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Peter Augustus Jay was born at “Liberty Hall,” in 1776, at the home of his grandparents’, the Livingstons, in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Like his father, he graduated from King’s College, the precursor of Columbia University. Notably following his graduation in 1794, Peter Augustus acted as private secretary to his father in London for the Jay Treaty.[1] The young Jay studied law and established a practice in New York City with his cousin Peter Jay Munro, carrying on a family tradition of public service. He married Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Matthew Clarkson, in 1807 [2 ][3 ] and they had 8 children. From 1812 – 1817, Peter Augustus Jay helped found the Bank for Savings (thereby contributing to the establishment of the New York State savings bank system). As a Federalist, he was a member from New York City of the New York State Assembly in 1816, during which time he was active in arranging the financing for the construction of the Erie Canal. He ran many times for Congress, but was always defeated by the Democratic-Republican candidates. From 1819 to 1821, he was Recorder of New York City. He was a delegate from Westchester Co. to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He helped found the New York Law Institute in 1828, which today is the oldest law library in New York City. Jay was President of New York Hospital (1827-1833), Chairman of the Board of Trustees, King’s College and President of the New York Historical Society (1840-1842). [4] For a time he was also a Westchester County Judge.[5]

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The Rye House: Under his father’s aegis, Peter Augustus installed European styled stone ha-has on the property and planted elm trees. His father John Jay died in 1829. In 1836, Peter Augustus contracted with a builder, Edwin Bishop, to take down the failing farmhouse that had been barraged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Reusing structural elements from “The Locusts” where his father grew up as a boy, Peter Augustus Jay helped create the Greek Revivalmansion that stands there today. Unfortunately his wife Mary would not live to see the house completed, as she died in Madeira on December 24, 1838. Peter Augustus Jay died in 1843 and the Rye house passed to his son, John Clarkson Jay.[8

Mary Rutherford CLARKSON’s father, Matthew Clarkson (October 17, 1758 – April 25, 1825) was an American Revolutionary War soldier and a politician in New York State. The town of Clarkson in Western New York was named after him. He was a great uncle of Thomas S. Clarkson, a member of the family who founded Clarkson University. Matthew Clarkson was born October 17, 1758 in New York to David and Elizabeth Clarkson. He was the great-great-grandson of Reverend David Clarkson (1622–1686), a notable Puritan clergyman in Yorkshire, England, whose sermons included “The Doctrine of Justification is Dangerously Corrupted by the Roman Church.” His great-grandfather was Matthew Clarkson who came to New York from England in 1690 as Secretary of the Province. He married Mary Rutherford on May 24, 1785, and Sarah Cornell on February 14, 1792. Clarkson died April 25, 1825.

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He served in the Revolutionary War, first on Long Island, subsequently under Benedict Arnold. He was at Saratoga and, later, on the staff of General Benjamin Lincoln, was present at the surrender of Burgoyne at Savannah (1779) and at the defense of Charleston (1780). He was also present at the surrender of Cornwallis. After the war, Clarkson was commissioned brigadier general of militia of Kings and Queens Counties in June 1786 and Major General of the Southern District of New York in March 1798. [edit]Political service When the war ended, Lincoln became Secretary of War and Clarkson became his assistant. He served as a member of the New York State Assembly for one term (1789–1790) and introduced a bill for the gradual abolition of slavery in the State. As a Regent of the University of the State of New York he was presented at the court of French King Louis XVI. He served as U.S. Marshal (1791–1792), State Senator 1794-1795, a member of the commission to build a new prison 1796-1797 and President of the New York (City) Hospital (1799). In 1802, Clarkson was the Federalist candidate for U.S. Senator from New York but was defeated by DeWitt Clinton. He was President of the Bank of New York from 1804 until his death in 1825. [edit]Town of Clarkson On April 2, 1819, the town of Clarkson was established by the New York State Legislature and named in honor of General Clarkson. Although there is no evidence that he ever lived in Western New York, he reportedly owned a sizable amount of land there, and he gave 100 acres (405,000 m²) to the town.

Children of Henry Augustus Du BOIS and Catharine Helena JAY
1. Col. Cornelius Jay DuBois, M.D., b. N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1836; d. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 11, 1880
2. Peter A. Jay DuBois, b. Madiera, Spain Feb. 23, 1839; d. June 3, 1839. 3430.
3. Major Henry A. DuBois, Jr., M.D., b NY City. June 26, 1840; m. Emily M. Blois. He was Surgeon in regular army, and served in Civil War. They had 4 children.
4. John Jay Dubois, b.Newton Falls, June 6, 1846; d. Nov. 11, 1898. 3432.
5. Augustus Jay DuBois, b. Newton Falls Apr. 22, 1849; m. Adeline Blakeslee.
6. Alfred Wagstaff Dubois, b. Newton Falls Dec. 30, 1852. d. 17 May 1900 m Anna M Lictenberg
7. Mary Rutherford Dubois, b.NY City May 22, 1854. d Nov 6, 1919
8. Robert Ogden Dubois, b New Haven CT Jan. 19, 1860; d. Mar. 9, 1895; m. ■, Alice Mason. They had three children

CORNELIUS JAY Du BOIS

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Col. Cornelius Jay DuBois, M.D., b. N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1836; d. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 11, 1880. Grad. Columbia Law School in 1861; on outbreak of Civil War went to Washington with 7th Reg1t; recruited Co. D. 27th Conn. Vols, at New Haven and was made Capt.; served under Gen. Hancock in Zooks1s Brigade at Aquia Creek, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville; was severely wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; rescued by brother, Dr. Henry A. DuBois3430, Ass1t Surgeon reg. army, but never fully recovered from wound; Gen. Hancock testified to his father there was never a more gallant charge, and Col. Brook said there never was a more gallant soldier in the army than Capt. DuBois. After partial recovery he became Adjutant of 20th Conn. Vols., and served under Hooker and Sherman in Georgia; in battle of Resaca, he seized colors from wounded bearer and planted them on summit of enemy1s position; brevetted Major by Pres. U. S. for bravery at Gettysburg, and Lieut. Col. for gallantry at Resaca; July, 1866, received degree of M.D. at Yale Medical College, and went abroad for health; on return spent balance of life at New Haven, bearing his sufferings with the same courage displayed in military action.

HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS married EMILY M BLOIS

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Their second son, Henry after the CivilWar, served with Indian Service in New Mexico. He moved to Mann County in California about 1868. Two of his brothers lived with him for a time. He was married to Emily Blois in 1880. They had four children .

BioYale: . Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In-spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the H of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle MilitaryDivision of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practising medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology. Confirmed by Bishop Williams, in St. Paul’s, New Haven; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily, dau. of Hannah MariaFerris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrence and Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. i child.

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The following article was written by Marilyn L Geary and published in the SanRafael paper. “DR Henry Augustus DuBois, Jr. settled in San Rafael in 1869 after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars of New Mexico. Born to a wealthy East Coast family, Yale-educated Dr. DuBois was a great-grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a president of the Continental Congress. In his memoirs, William Kent described DuBois as “a New Englander and a straight-laced and proper citizen. He was educated, skillful and much esteemed.” Chickahominy Fever Dr. DuBois may have been lured to San Rafael by its healthy climate. In the California Medical Society’s journal, Dr. DuBois recommended San Rafael as ideal for a “sanitarium for chronic diseases.” During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, theMarin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds. DuBois’ horizons, however, stretched beyond Marin. In January 1880 Dr. DuBois wrote in the Marin County Journal: “It is believed that, with the example of New York City, many burials from San Francisco will take place here…Objections [are] that San Francisco funerals must come on the boat and pass through town, but the midday, little-used boat will be used and funerals can pass on streets with few houses. Friends prophesy I will be ruined…I have been ruined so frequently – at least my friends have so prophesied – that I don’t mind it a bit.” Dr. DuBois built a number of artificial lakes at the cemetery. In 1881, reporting that the carp had multiplied from 11 to over 750, he suggested, “Carp raising would be a good industry here.”San Rafael in Denver? In 1874 Dr. DuBois platted a development in Denver, Colorado, which he named San Rafael for his California home. He expanded this subdivision in 1882 and 1886 as demand increased for more lots.The area, located 8 blocks northeast of downtown Denver, is now a heritage district on the National Register of Historic Places. An early advertisement described it as “beautifully located overlooking the city with a glorious view of the mountains.” Despite his activities in Denver, DuBois remained in San Rafael, Calif., where two of his siblings joined him. In 1880 he lived with his brother Alfred W. DuBois, a 28-year old Chinese servant Ah Jim and a 44-year-old servant Amelia Schuthris. Later that year, Dr. DuBois married Emily M. Blois, and they subsequently had four children. The Vaccine Farm : Building a cemetery, a residential neighborhood in a distant city, and a new family is more than enough to manage, but Dr. DuBois saw problems as opportunities. In the 1880s, vaccine panics often accompanied smallpox epidemics. Summer heat precluded transporting fresh vaccine from the East, and vaccine became scarce. The Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm didn’t last. Dr. DuBois died May 27, 1897 at age 55 of the typhoid fever he contracted in the Virginia swamps. Du Bois Street in San Rafael is named for another DuBois, but Dr. Henry A. DuBois Jr.’s legacy lives on in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and in Denver’s historic San Rafael district.”

JOHN JAY Du BOIS

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John Jay Du BOIS was a lawyer and lived part of his life in San Rafael, California with his brother Henry. He was unmarried

AUGUSTUS JAY Du BOIS married Adeline BLAKESLEE

Augustus Jay Du BOIS married Adeline Blakeslee and lived in New Haven. He was the Professor of Civil Engineering at the Sheffield School of Engineering, part of Yale University. They had no children.

ALFRED WAGSTAFF DuBOIS married ANNA LICHTENBERG

Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS married Anna Lichtenberg. He lived for a period with his brother Henry in California. He died in Paris of a “hemorrhage” at age 47.  Aunt ANNA continued to live in San Francisco.

MARY RUTHERFURD Du BOIS

Mary Rutherfurd Du BOIS was unmarried and lived and died in New Haven.

ROBERT OGDEN Du Bois married ALICE MASON

The youngest child, Robert Ogden Du BOIS was born in new Haven in 1860 the time of the Civil War. He went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He then moved to New York City and opened a medical practice specializing in ENT problems. In 1889 he married Alice Mason, the daughter of Rev Arthur Mason and from the family of Jonathan Mason from Boston. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Unfortunately he had Rhumatic Fever as a child, developed heart disease and died of congestive heart failure when he was 36. His wife Alice died soon after. Their three children were brought up by their Mason Uncle, called Boompa!

Her father, Arthur Mason was born in Boston in 1837. He graduated from Trinity College. He studied in Geneva and returned to enter Berkley Divinity School in Middleton, Ct. He married Amelia Caroline Taylor, He was Rector of a number of churches in Mass, New Haven and New York City. He died at his home in New York City in 1907 and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Her mother, Amelia Caroline Taylor was born in Cuba. Her father was a successful sugar Merchant there. He lived in Cuba until 1848 when they returned to Baltimore, Md. His father had also been active in sugar trade with Cuba and had been active in Baltimore political life. He was involved in the War of 1812. He also was one of the managers of a statue erected to honor George Washington in Baltimore

The couple had four children, a son and four daughters. Alexander T Mason, the oldest, became active in NY Politics and was the Republican Leader of the 29th Assembly District. The oldest daughter, Isabella married Mansel Van Rensselaer and they had four children, Bernard, Arthur, Maud and Alexander. The next oldest daughter, Alice married Robert Ogden Du Bois and they had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert, The youngest daughters, ”Maud and Teddy” never married

Her grandfather, Jonathan Mason, Jr., of Boston, was a portrait and figure painter, student of Gilbert Stuart, friend or acquaintance of virtually every major American artist of the nineteenth century. His father Jonathan died in 1831. He himself was married to Isabella Weyman in Italy in 1834. The sculptor Horatio Greenough was one of the witnesses. They had six children: sons Charles, Arthur, Herbert, and Philip, and two daughters, Isabelle (who married Charles Hook Appleton) and another who married William Sturgis Hooper. Arthur became an ordained minister. Herbert and Philip served in the Union army during the Civil War; Philip died from wounds in July 1864 and was interred atMount Auburn Cemetery.

Her Great Grandfather was Senator Jonathen Mason who was born in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin School and Princeton University. He studied law and was admitted to the Mass bar in 1779. He served in the Mass House of Representatives and in the Senate from 1786 to 1800. In 1800 he was elected to the United States Senate where he served from 1800 to 1803. He then returned to the Mass Senate and returned to Washington as a member of the House from 1817 to 1820. He married Susannah Powell whose family had immigrated from Wales and were early settlers of Vermont. Senator Mason was a friend of Gilbert Stuart and urged him to move to Boston. Portraits of them done by Stuart hung in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

The oldest son, my father, Arthur Mason Du BOIS, Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in New York married my mother, MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York, Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York,

M. LOUISE Dixon Du BOIS was active in the formation of the New York Junior League. She had an active interest in history and documented the genealogy of my ancestors. This is kept at the Jay Homestead in Rye and as part of their exhibition.

Elizabeth Munro Fisher. a step note to my genealogy

Elizabeth Munro Fisher, a stepnote to my genealogy

This is a strange story that involves my great aunt, Eva Jay, the older sister of John Jay who was emotionally unstable, her husband the Rev Henry Munro from Scotland and loyal to the crown, his daughter from his first marriage, Elizabeth Munro and her upbringing by step mother Eva Jay, Elizabeth’s marriage to Donald Fisher. The land dispute she had with her father. Their three children. Her two sons who moved West to Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi River to trade in fur. Their marriage into Métis families. The growth of the Métis families. Then Elizabeth in jail in New York.

Let’s start with the Rev Henry Munro and his daughter Elizabeth. He was born in 1730 in highlands of Scotland. He was educated there and went to divinity school of Univ of Edmington graduating in 1757. He then joined as Chaplain the 77th company of Highlanders and served in the new colonies during the Seven Years War. He was married three times. In 1760, to the widow of a fellow officer and they had one daughter, Elizabeth. His wife died after childbirth. He then married in 1763 and again both wife and new born son died. His third marriage was to Eva Jay, in 1766 when she was 38 and he was 36. She was the oldest child of Peter and Mary Jay. She had been introduced to him by her cousin Anne VanCortlandt Chambers at Trinity Church in New York. After their marriage he moved to Albany to become the rector of St Peters Church. They had one child the year after their marriage, Peter Jay Munro who was born at Rye in 1767 and spent his childhood in Albany. This was at the start of our Revolution. The Rev Henry was then forced out of Albany because of his continued ties to the British crown. He was arrested but was able to return to Scotland but never saw his child or wife again. Because of his service with the 77th Highlanders he had been given 200 acres of land in what is now Hebron N.Y., that he called Monroeville, and built a large cabin there. At the time of the Revolution, Eva and her son Peter moved back to be with the family in Rye. Step sister Elizabeth, married in 1776, was instructed to move with her new husband to the cabin built by her father on the land in Hebron. They were not there long and forced to move to Canada. The cabin was burned to the ground by the British. This was the start of a long period of dispute for Elizabeth who felt that her father had given her the title to the land. A problem at that time was that as a woman she could not own property. Her main dispute was with her step brother Peter Jay Munro. She was accused of falsifying the deed.

Elizabeth Fisher late of the town of Hebron in County of Washington, widow, Aug. 29, 1800 with force and arms at the City of Albany . . . feloniously did falsefy, make forge and counterfeit, and cause and procure to be falsely made, and did willingly cut and assist in the false making forging and counterfeiting a certain paper writing sealed, purporting to be a deed of conveyance for certain lands therein mentioned, and to be signed sealed and delivered by one Harry Munro to the said Elizabeth Fisher.

She was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment in jail in New York. She entered jail in 1801 and was released in 1806.

Elizabeth Munro Fisher, a stepnote to my genealogy

This is a strange story that involves my great aunt, Eva Jay, the older sister of John Jay who was emotionally unstable, her husband the Rev Henry Munro from Scotland and loyal to the crown, his daughter from his first marriage, Elizabeth Munro and her upbringing by step mother Eva Jay, Elizabeth’s marriage to Donald Fisher. The land dispute she had with her father. Their three children. Her two sons who moved West to Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi River to trade in fur. Their marriage into Métis families. The growth of the Métis families. Then Elizabeth in jail in New York.

Let’s start with the Rev Henry Munro and his daughter Elizabeth. He was born in 1730 in highlands of Scotland. He was educated there and went to divinity school of Univ of Edmington graduating in 1757. He then joined as Chaplain the 77th company of Highlanders and served in the new colonies during the Seven Years War. He was married three times. In 1760, to the widow of a fellow officer and they had one daughter, Elizabeth. His wife died after childbirth. He then married in 1763 and again both wife and new born son died. His third marriage was to Eva Jay, in 1766 when she was 38 and he was 36. She was the oldest child of Peter and Mary Jay. She had been introduced to him by her cousin Anne VanCortlandt Chambers at Trinity Church in New York. After their marriage he moved to Albany to become the rector of St Peters Church. They had one child the year after their marriage, Peter Jay Munro who was born at Rye in 1767 and spent his childhood in Albany. This was at the start of our Revolution. The Rev Henry was then forced out of Albany because of his continued ties to the British crown. He was arrested but was able to return to Scotland but never saw his child or wife again. Because of his service with the 77th Highlanders he had been given 200 acres of land in what is now Hebron N.Y., that he called Monroeville, and built a large cabin there. At the time of the Revolution, Eva and her son Peter moved back to be with the family in Rye. Step sister Elizabeth, married in 1776, was instructed to move with her new husband to the cabin built by her father on the land in Hebron. They were not there long and forced to move to Canada. The cabin was burned to the ground by the British. This was the start of a long period of dispute for Elizabeth who felt that her father had given her the title to the land. A problem at that time was that as a woman she could not own property. Her main dispute was with her step brother Peter Jay Munro. She was accused of falsifying the deed.

Elizabeth Fisher late of the town of Hebron in County of Washington, widow, Aug. 29, 1800 with force and arms at the City of Albany . . . feloniously did falsefy, make forge and counterfeit, and cause and procure to be falsely made, and did willingly cut and assist in the false making forging and counterfeiting a certain paper writing sealed, purporting to be a deed of conveyance for certain lands therein mentioned, and to be signed sealed and delivered by one Harry Munro to the said Elizabeth Fisher.

She was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment in jail in New York. She entered jail in 1801 and was released in 1806.

Hebron’s beautiful hills and valleys are part of the slate valley of the Upper Taconic Mountains (Taghkanic, meaning ‘in the trees’), and part of the Great Appalachian Valley (also known as the ‘Great Valley’). Thus, many of the main hills, valleys, creeks and roads run diagonally across Hebron in keeping with the general outlay of the Appalachians.

Elizabeth never gained control of this property. It was sold by her step brother Peter Jay Munro about 1800 when she was jailed. Elizabeth, after she had been released from jail in 1806, wrote a memory of her life. This included two things. The first was how unfairly she had been treated by her stepmother Eva during her childhood, and second the unfair treatment she felt she had received from her father and stepson over control of the Hebron property.

About 1800, step mother, Eve Jay Munro had returned to Rye. I believe she was an angry vindictive person her entire life. She was not asked to live at the farm but arrangements for her to live in an apartment in Manhattan were made. At the time of her husbands death she was given no income and was dependent on the support of her family. There is mention of her plea for funds in a letter from Faddy Jay to John Jay with his instruction to give her only what she only needs. I can find little more documentation until a letter from John Jay in 1810 stating that she had developed a left sided palsy and died soon after, at age 81, I believe in her son’s house in Mamaroneck.

Her son, Peter Jay Munro, I think escaped much of her wrath. He was initially educated in Albany. When his mother was forced to return to Rye at the start of the Revolution he was about 13. John and Sarah realized that Eva was not capable of continuing as his parent and they arranged that he would accompany them on their trip to Spain and then France. This worked very well and was the start of a long term association between them. On their return to New York they had Peter engaged in the law office of Aaron Burr and he became a very good and respected lawyer. In fact Peter Augustus spent time training with him. He married in 1790 his second cousin, Margaret White. They lived in Larchmont and they had ten children!

Elizabeth had gone to live with her husband in Montreal. He died there in 1799. She was in New York Prison from 1801 to 1806. Then I believe she lived in several New York City apartments and died in 1845 in New York City. Elizabeth, like her step mother, was also an angry and vindictive person who had to deal with personal loses all her life.

With her marriage to Donald Fisher, living in Montreal, she had three children. A son was born in 1776, Henry Munro Fisher. A second son, Alexander, was born six years later in 1782 and their third child, a daughter, Elizabeth in 1784. All three children were raised in Montreal. Her husband died in 1799 when the children were still young. Her oldest was 22 the youngest was 12.

I.HENRY MUNRO FISHER

Her oldest child, Henry Munro Fisher, about age 18 had become acquainted with a Montreal fur trading family and decided to enter the fur trade. He joined the Northwest Trading Company, and moved West to Prairie du Chien a small town on the Mississippi River in what is now Wisconsin about 1795.

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Prairie du Chien (/ˌprɛri du ˈʃiːn/) is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.

Often referred to as Wisconsin’s second oldest city, Prairie du Chien was established as a European settlement by French voyageurs in the late seventeenth century. The city is located near the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, a strategic point along the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway that connects the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. Early French visitors to the site found it occupied by a group of Fox Indians led by a chief whose name Alim meant chien in French (dog in English).[6][7] The French explorers named the location Prairie du Chien, French for “Dog’s Prairie”. Originally this name applied only to the plain upon which the settlement is located, but it was later applied to the city as well.

In 1685, the French explorer Nicolas Perrot established a trading post in the area as part of the large and lucrative French fur trade industry. After Americans entered the trade in the nineteenth century, John Jacob Astor built the Astor Fur Warehouse, an important building in the regional fur trade, which was centered in Prairie du Chien. The significance of Prairie du Chien as a center of the fur trade did not diminish until the mid-nineteenth century, when European demand declined, as did game stock.

In Prarie du Chien he married in 1796 Madeline Gauthier DeVerville and they had three children. Madeline has a complex genealogy. She is Métis of Objiway parentage. Her father had many marriages at least two to Indian woman. Henry was first employed by the North West Company, and then set up a private company. This prospered. Upon the organization of Indiana Territory he was appointed Aug. 19, 1802, a captain of militia, a title he continued to use. Madeline, his first wife died In 1809, and Fisher married for his second wife Marianne Lasalière of Mackinac. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. His second wife’s mother was the daughter of Ottawa Indian Chief, Returning Cloud, Kewinaquot. Marianne was also a Métis.

The Métis (/meɪˈtiː/) are a polyethnic Indigenous group whose homeland is in Canada and parts of the United States between the Great Lakes region and the Rocky Mountains. The Métis trace their descent to both Indigenous North Americans and European settlers. Not all people of mixed Indigenous and Settler descent are Métis, as the Métis is a distinct group of people with a distinct culture and language. Since the late 20th century, the Métis in Canada have been recognized as a distinct Indigenous peoples under the Constitution Act of 1982; and have a population of 587,545 as of 2010. The Métis ethnogenesis began in the fur trade, and they have been an important group in the history of Canada, as well as the foundation of the province of Manitoba. The Métis have homelands and communities in the U.S., as well as in Canada, that have been separated by the drawing of the U.S.-Canada border at the 49th parallel North.

The War of 1812–15 was breaking out, Fisher was unwilling to take part against the Americans, so he retired to the Red River country in Canada and entered the Hudson Bay Company. He did not returning to Prairie du Chien for over ten years. In 1827 he died at Prairie du Chien at age 69 from the effects of fever.

With Henry’s first marriage to Madeline Gauthier de Verville in 1796 three children were born.

HENRY MUNRO FISHER, III

The oldest son, Henry Munro Fisher(III) born 1799, had many marriages and many offspring. Henry(III) had several homes, part of this being his assigned to different trade centers with Hudson Bay and with the Northwest Trade Company. For awhile he lived in the Red River area of Manitoba and had marriages while there. Later in his life he settled in St Boniface, the French part of Winnipeg in Manitoba and stayed there. I count 5 marriages with unknown number of children. His life was focused on the fur trade and the trading posts that it involved.

St Boniface was started by Fur traders and European mercenaries to protect the fledgling Red River Colony in Manitoba were among the area’s first European settlers. With the founding of a Roman Catholic mission in 1818, St Boniface began its role in Canadian religious, political and cultural history – as mother parish for many French settlements in Western Canada; as the birthplace of Louis Riel and fellow Métis who struggled to obtain favorable terms for Manitoba’s entry into Confederation;

JANE FISHER

Their middle child, Jane, born 1804, had two marriages. The first was to Joseph Rolette who was head of the trade post at Prairie du Chien. They had three children. When he died she married his younger partner, Hercules Louis Dousman and they had one son. He was very successful in business and she and her son inherited a large fortune when he died. Her son left Prairie du Chien when he married, but returned later in life, tore down the old house and rebuilt it. It is now a museum.

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Hercules Louis Dousman (August 4, 1800 – September 12, 1868) was a fur trader and real-estate speculator who played a large role in the economic development of frontier Wisconsin. He is often called Wisconsin’s first millionaire.

Dousman was born in 1800 on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the son of Michael Dousman, a prominent local fur trader, and his wife. His father was highly successful and sent the son back East to be educated in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. For a period he worked as a clerk in a New York City store.

After Dousman returned to Mackinac Island, he was employed by the American Fur Company, which his father had served as an agent following the War of 1812. In 1826, the company sent Dousman to the frontier settlement of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where he worked as an assistant to Joseph Rolette, the company’s local agent.

In Prairie du Chien, Dousman proved his abilities as a trader, quickly rising in the company’s ranks. By 1834 he had acquired an interest in the company’s Western Outfit, and in 1840 he became an equal partner in the business together with Joseph Rolette and Henry Hastings Sibley.

In 1842 the American Fur Company declared bankruptcy, as the European market had declined, and furs were harder to find in the West. To continue in the trade, Dousman entered into a joint venture with Rolette, Sibley, and Pierre Chouteau (of St. Louis, Missouri) to organize a new company to replace it on upper Mississippi. A few months later, Rolette died in debt to the new company, and most of his estate was seized by the remaining partners, including Dousman. With this and other revenue, Dousman acquired more wealth. He began to invest in lumber mills in northern Wisconsin and real estate in some of the state’s growing population centers. Timber was in high demand in the developing settlements of the upper Midwest.

As Dousman began building his investments during the 1830s, he began a long affair with Margaret Campbell, a local Prairie du Chien woman, who may have been of mixed-race. Together they had three children: Emily, George, and a third unnamed child who died at birth in 1838. Campbell also died of complications at this birth.

In 1844, two years after Joseph Rolette’s death, Dousman married his widow, Jane Fisher Rolette. Together the couple moved into the large two-story brick house that Dousman had constructed a year earlier. Hercules and Jane Dousman had one son, Hercules Louis Dousman II, who was born on April 3, 1848, the year that Wisconsin became a state.

GEORGE FISHER

The youngest son of Henry and Madeline, George born 1805, married, stayed in Prairie du Chien and had six children. His children had a lot of children! Son George married Emily Boyer in 1858 and had eleven children. Ambrose married Rosalie Chilafoux and had six children. They both lived and raised their children in Saskatchewan.

George Fisher moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan and raised his family there. I believe at this time he also worked for the Northwest Trading Company.

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Lebret is a village within the rural municipality of North Qu’Appelle No. 187, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is situated on Mission Lake in the Qu’Appelle Valley. The village was named after “the parish priest, Father Louis Lebret, who became the first postmaster of the community and, although he only held the position for a little more than six months, the office was named Lebret and the name became that of the community.”

The site of Lebret first came to non-First Nations outside attention in 1814 when Abbé Provencher visited. It “became the main centre of Catholicism for the Métis and First Nations people in the region and a base for Oblate priests who travelled the southern plains to points such as Wood Mountain and the Cypress Hills.” Until the latter half of the 20th century Lebret was an important religious and educational centre.

Ambrose moved to Duck Lake and worked with the North West Trading Company.

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Southbranch Settlement was the name ascribed to a series of French Métis settlements on the Canadian prairies in the 19th Century, in what is today the province of Saskatchewan. Métis settlers began making homes here in the 1860s and 1870s, many of them fleeing economic and social dislocation from Red River, Manitoba. The settlements became the centre of Métis resistance during the North-West Rebellion when in March 1885, Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, Honoré Jackson, and others set up the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan with their headquarters at Batoche. The Settlements stretched along both sides of the South Saskatchewan River in river lot style from Fish Creek north through Batoche and St. Laurent to St. Louis which was its northern boundary. They included Duck Lake 12 kilometers from St. Laurent accessed by the St. Laurent Ferry. They were proximal to several Cree reserves, as well as Anglo-Metis settlements to the north around Prince Albert. In the 1880s the population of the Southbranch settlements may have been as high as 1300 with 40 to 60 families living in each of the four largest communities.

ELIZABETH THERESA FISHER

Henry’s second marriage was to Marianne LaSalerie in 1810 and they had one child, Elizabeth Theresa Fisher, who married her teacher, in 1824, Henry Samuel Baird. They moved to Green Bay, and he became the first lawyer in the territory. He was committed to problems with Indian rights. Green Bay, a Métis area, became their home.

II. ALEXANDER FISHER

The younger brother of Henry, Alexander had also moved West and would also work in the fur trading industry. He would marry in 1830 a Métis bride, Angelic Savard and they would have at least 9 children. His advice to his nephew was not followed!

You must not on any account get yourself entangled with the squaws for if you do, you are a lost man, you will get a family and of a spurrious kind, that you will regret as long as you live. Now if you have any send them from you. Do not let such a weakness get the better of you. It would require a chapter to write you the evils that attend such a concubinage.

Alexander Fisher, exhibited the rather “condescending attitudes and licentious behavior” of many of his peers. He was also reportedly a rather flighty and disreputable character. Governor George Simpson, whose comments were admittedly rarely complimentary described him as a “trifling thoughtless superficial lying creature.” Other correspondents support these claims, referring to him as an unscrupulous and vindictive man. He had two marriages. The first was to Angelic Savard, a Métis in 1830. Her mother was an Indian woman. They lived most of their time at Fort Simpson. They had at least nine children and I could find little record of their lives after.

His second wife was in 1843 to Elsie Taupier, also a Métis with an Indian mother. They had one child born in 1843, Marie Fisher who married in 1858 Charles Phillips Gaudet and lead a distinguished life in Fort Good Hope, in the Northwest Territories. This is a isolated part of the North. They had several children many of whom died in childhood. One daughter, Belle, survived and four sons who worked in the area with the Hudson Bay Company. Belle made one trip East which was very hard on her and on return to Fort Good Hope, never left. Her husband retired to Quebec in 1930 with 2 sons and some grandchildren, and died during the trip.

Marie died at Fort Good Hope in 1914 and her husband died in 1917.

Fort Good Hope, formerly Fort Hope, also now known as the Charter Community of K’asho is a charter community in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on a peninsula between Jackfish Creek and the east bank of the Mackenzie River, about 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Norman Wells. The two principal languages are North Slavey and English. Hunting and trapping are two major sources of income. The Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, a National Historic Site, is located in the community. The church, completed in 1885, was once home to Father Émile Petitot.

It is a community that can only be approached today by air. The winter is a long nine months, spring and summer are three.

III. ELIZABETH FISHER

The third child, daughter Elizabeth, was raised in Montreal and never married. She probably stayed with her mother after her jail time in New York, and then after her mother’s death in 1845, returned to Canada.

With the move of Elizabeth’s two sons to the West a lot changed. They both married woman with Indian parentage. Thus all their children were Métis. Both sons stayed involved in the fur trading world and worked with several trading companies.

Marriage as a trading strategy

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American historian Bruce White described the way in which the Ojibwe and the other Indian peoples sought to “use sexual relations as a means of establishing long-term relationships between themselves and people from another society was a rational strategy, one that has been described in many parts of the world”. One fur trader who married an Ojibwe woman himself described how the Ojibwe would initially shun a fur trader until they could give gauge his honesty and provided he proved himself an honest man, “the chiefs would take together take their marriageable girls to his trading house and he was given the choice of the lot”. If the fur trader married, the Ojibwe would trade with him as he became part of the community and if he refused to marry, then the Ojibwe would not trade with him as Ojibwe only traded with a man who “took one of their women for his wife”.

One study of the Ojibwe women who married French fur traders maintained that the majority of the brides were “exceptional” women with “unusual ambitions, influenced by dreams and visions—Out of these relationships emerged the Métis people whose culture was a fusion of French and Indian elements.

As noted my Métis connection all comes from my step sister Elizabeth two sons, Henry and Alexander. Their descendants branched out through the fur bearing world of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada and what would become the States of Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota in the United States. Fur was a big industry in the early 1800’s. This was also a big factor uniting the Indian nations and the French and English fur trappers and traders. The fur trade came to an end in 1870. Reduction in the number of beaver was part. A larger part was the change in styles in London. The hats made from Beaver pelts were no longer the fashion. Silk took over. Before this there was competition over the trading of beaver. The Hudson Bay Company had been given a very large territory extending from the Hudson Bay down to what is now Wisconsin in about 1760. In competition the Northwest trading company emerged in 1800 and both Henry and Alexander and several of their descendants worked for them. In 1832 the two companies were merged. The Northwest company had gone through financial problems and was taken over by the Hudson Bay Company. There were a large number of Métis descendants in Canada and parts of the United States Mid west. Henry had children that had settled away from Prairie du Chien. His oldest son, Alexander, was brought up in St Boniface in Manitoba and moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan. His oldest son, also Alexander moved to Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan became the settling point for this family. Another Métis child, Marie Lalouise Fisher, married and moved to Ste Rose du Lac, in Manitoba. His daughter Jane Fisher, stayed in Prairie du Chien, with her two marriages. One of her children, “Jolly Joe” Rolette settled in what is now Leroy, North Dakota. Brother Alexander also had children who moved. His daughter from his second marriage moved North to Fort Good Hope and this became the home for her and her family. I do not have good records of all the descendants of Henry and Alexander that were added to the Métis population but large families were the rule.

The fur industry ended about 1870 and the role of the Hudson Bay Company decreased. New roles were needed. Many of the Métis stayed in the towns they were in. Meanwhile Canada and the Northwestern United States were growing with new immigrants. Change was coming!

Elizabeth Munro Fisher, a stepnote to my genealogy

This is a strange story that involves my great aunt, Eva Jay, the older sister of John Jay who was emotionally unstable, her husband the Rev Henry Munro from Scotland and loyal to the crown, his daughter from his first marriage, Elizabeth Munro and her upbringing by step mother Eva Jay, Elizabeth’s marriage to Donald Fisher. The land dispute she had with her father. Their three children. Her two sons who moved West to Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi River to trade in fur. Their marriage into Métis families. The growth of the Métis families. Then Elizabeth in jail in New York.

Let’s start with the Rev Henry Munro and his daughter Elizabeth. He was born in 1730 in highlands of Scotland. He was educated there and went to divinity school of Univ of Edmington graduating in 1757. He then joined as Chaplain the 77th company of Highlanders and served in the new colonies during the Seven Years War. He was married three times. In 1760, to the widow of a fellow officer and they had one daughter, Elizabeth. His wife died after childbirth. He then married in 1763 and again both wife and new born son died. His third marriage was to Eva Jay, in 1766 when she was 38 and he was 36. She was the oldest child of Peter and Mary Jay. She had been introduced to him by her cousin Anne VanCortlandt Chambers at Trinity Church in New York. After their marriage he moved to Albany to become the rector of St Peters Church. They had one child the year after their marriage, Peter Jay Munro who was born at Rye in 1767 and spent his childhood in Albany. This was at the start of our Revolution. The Rev Henry was then forced out of Albany because of his continued ties to the British crown. He was arrested but was able to return to Scotland but never saw his child or wife again. Because of his service with the 77th Highlanders he had been given 200 acres of land in what is now Hebron N.Y., that he called Monroeville, and built a large cabin there. At the time of the Revolution, Eva and her son Peter moved back to be with the family in Rye. Step sister Elizabeth, married in 1776, was instructed to move with her new husband to the cabin built by her father on the land in Hebron. They were not there long and forced to move to Canada. The cabin was burned to the ground by the British. This was the start of a long period of dispute for Elizabeth who felt that her father had given her the title to the land. A problem at that time was that as a woman she could not own property. Her main dispute was with her step brother Peter Jay Munro. She was accused of falsifying the deed.

Elizabeth Fisher late of the town of Hebron in County of Washington, widow, Aug. 29, 1800 with force and arms at the City of Albany . . . feloniously did falsefy, make forge and counterfeit, and cause and procure to be falsely made, and did willingly cut and assist in the false making forging and counterfeiting a certain paper writing sealed, purporting to be a deed of conveyance for certain lands therein mentioned, and to be signed sealed and delivered by one Harry Munro to the said Elizabeth Fisher.

She was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment in jail in New York. She entered jail in 1801 and was released in 1806.

Hebron’s beautiful hills and valleys are part of the slate valley of the Upper Taconic Mountains (Taghkanic, meaning ‘in the trees’), and part of the Great Appalachian Valley (also known as the ‘Great Valley’). Thus, many of the main hills, valleys, creeks and roads run diagonally across Hebron in keeping with the general outlay of the Appalachians.

Elizabeth never gained control of this property. It was sold by her step brother Peter Jay Munro about 1800 when she was jailed. Elizabeth, after she had been released from jail in 1806, wrote a memory of her life. This included two things. The first was how unfairly she had been treated by her stepmother Eva during her childhood, and second the unfair treatment she felt she had received from her father and stepson over control of the Hebron property.

About 1800, step mother, Eve Jay Munro had returned to Rye. I believe she was an angry vindictive person her entire life. She was not asked to live at the farm but arrangements for her to live in an apartment in Manhattan were made. At the time of her husbands death she was given no income and was dependent on the support of her family. There is mention of her plea for funds in a letter from Faddy Jay to John Jay with his instruction to give her only what she only needs. I can find little more documentation until a letter from John Jay in 1810 stating that she had developed a left sided palsy and died soon after, at age 81, I believe in her son’s house in Mamaroneck.

Her son, Peter Jay Munro, I think escaped much of her wrath. He was initially educated in Albany. When his mother was forced to return to Rye at the start of the Revolution he was about 13. John and Sarah realized that Eva was not capable of continuing as his parent and they arranged that he would accompany them on their trip to Spain and then France. This worked very well and was the start of a long term association between them. On their return to New York they had Peter engaged in the law office of Aaron Burr and he became a very good and respected lawyer. In fact Peter Augustus spent time training with him. He married in 1790 his second cousin, Margaret White. They lived in Larchmont and they had ten children!

Elizabeth had gone to live with her husband in Montreal. He died there in 1799. She was in New York Prison from 1801 to 1806. Then I believe she lived in several New York City apartments and died in 1845 in New York City. Elizabeth, like her step mother, was also an angry and vindictive person who had to deal with personal loses all her life.

With her marriage to Donald Fisher, living in Montreal, she had three children. A son was born in 1776, Henry Munro Fisher. A second son, Alexander, was born six years later in 1782 and their third child, a daughter, Elizabeth in 1784. All three children were raised in Montreal. Her husband died in 1799 when the children were still young. Her oldest was 22 the youngest was 12.

I.HENRY MUNRO FISHER

Her oldest child, Henry Munro Fisher, about age 18 had become acquainted with a Montreal fur trading family and decided to enter the fur trade. He joined the Northwest Trading Company, and moved West to Prairie du Chien a small town on the Mississippi River in what is now Wisconsin about 1795.

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Prairie du Chien (/ˌprɛri du ˈʃiːn/) is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.

Often referred to as Wisconsin’s second oldest city, Prairie du Chien was established as a European settlement by French voyageurs in the late seventeenth century. The city is located near the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, a strategic point along the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway that connects the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. Early French visitors to the site found it occupied by a group of Fox Indians led by a chief whose name Alim meant chien in French (dog in English).[6][7] The French explorers named the location Prairie du Chien, French for “Dog’s Prairie”. Originally this name applied only to the plain upon which the settlement is located, but it was later applied to the city as well.

In 1685, the French explorer Nicolas Perrot established a trading post in the area as part of the large and lucrative French fur trade industry. After Americans entered the trade in the nineteenth century, John Jacob Astor built the Astor Fur Warehouse, an important building in the regional fur trade, which was centered in Prairie du Chien. The significance of Prairie du Chien as a center of the fur trade did not diminish until the mid-nineteenth century, when European demand declined, as did game stock.

In Prarie du Chien he married in 1796 Madeline Gauthier DeVerville and they had three children. Madeline has a complex genealogy. She is Métis of Objiway parentage. Her father had many marriages at least two to Indian woman. Henry was first employed by the North West Company, and then set up a private company. This prospered. Upon the organization of Indiana Territory he was appointed Aug. 19, 1802, a captain of militia, a title he continued to use. Madeline, his first wife died In 1809, and Fisher married for his second wife Marianne Lasalière of Mackinac. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. His second wife’s mother was the daughter of Ottawa Indian Chief, Returning Cloud, Kewinaquot. Marianne was also a Métis.

The Métis (/meɪˈtiː/) are a polyethnic Indigenous group whose homeland is in Canada and parts of the United States between the Great Lakes region and the Rocky Mountains. The Métis trace their descent to both Indigenous North Americans and European settlers. Not all people of mixed Indigenous and Settler descent are Métis, as the Métis is a distinct group of people with a distinct culture and language. Since the late 20th century, the Métis in Canada have been recognized as a distinct Indigenous peoples under the Constitution Act of 1982; and have a population of 587,545 as of 2010. The Métis ethnogenesis began in the fur trade, and they have been an important group in the history of Canada, as well as the foundation of the province of Manitoba. The Métis have homelands and communities in the U.S., as well as in Canada, that have been separated by the drawing of the U.S.-Canada border at the 49th parallel North.

The War of 1812–15 was breaking out, Fisher was unwilling to take part against the Americans, so he retired to the Red River country in Canada and entered the Hudson Bay Company. He did not returning to Prairie du Chien for over ten years. In 1827 he died at Prairie du Chien at age 69 from the effects of fever.

With Henry’s first marriage to Madeline Gauthier de Verville in 1796 three children were born.

HENRY MUNRO FISHER, III

The oldest son, Henry Munro Fisher(III) born 1799, had many marriages and many offspring. Henry(III) had several homes, part of this being his assigned to different trade centers with Hudson Bay and with the Northwest Trade Company. For awhile he lived in the Red River area of Manitoba and had marriages while there. Later in his life he settled in St Boniface, the French part of Winnipeg in Manitoba and stayed there. I count 5 marriages with unknown number of children. His life was focused on the fur trade and the trading posts that it involved.

St Boniface was started by Fur traders and European mercenaries to protect the fledgling Red River Colony in Manitoba were among the area’s first European settlers. With the founding of a Roman Catholic mission in 1818, St Boniface began its role in Canadian religious, political and cultural history – as mother parish for many French settlements in Western Canada; as the birthplace of Louis Riel and fellow Métis who struggled to obtain favorable terms for Manitoba’s entry into Confederation;

JANE FISHER

Their middle child, Jane, born 1804, had two marriages. The first was to Joseph Rolette who was head of the trade post at Prairie du Chien. They had three children. When he died she married his younger partner, Hercules Louis Dousman and they had one son. He was very successful in business and she and her son inherited a large fortune when he died. Her son left Prairie du Chien when he married, but returned later in life, tore down the old house and rebuilt it. It is now a museum.

Expedia

Hercules Louis Dousman (August 4, 1800 – September 12, 1868) was a fur trader and real-estate speculator who played a large role in the economic development of frontier Wisconsin. He is often called Wisconsin’s first millionaire.

Dousman was born in 1800 on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the son of Michael Dousman, a prominent local fur trader, and his wife. His father was highly successful and sent the son back East to be educated in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. For a period he worked as a clerk in a New York City store.

After Dousman returned to Mackinac Island, he was employed by the American Fur Company, which his father had served as an agent following the War of 1812. In 1826, the company sent Dousman to the frontier settlement of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where he worked as an assistant to Joseph Rolette, the company’s local agent.

In Prairie du Chien, Dousman proved his abilities as a trader, quickly rising in the company’s ranks. By 1834 he had acquired an interest in the company’s Western Outfit, and in 1840 he became an equal partner in the business together with Joseph Rolette and Henry Hastings Sibley.

In 1842 the American Fur Company declared bankruptcy, as the European market had declined, and furs were harder to find in the West. To continue in the trade, Dousman entered into a joint venture with Rolette, Sibley, and Pierre Chouteau (of St. Louis, Missouri) to organize a new company to replace it on upper Mississippi. A few months later, Rolette died in debt to the new company, and most of his estate was seized by the remaining partners, including Dousman. With this and other revenue, Dousman acquired more wealth. He began to invest in lumber mills in northern Wisconsin and real estate in some of the state’s growing population centers. Timber was in high demand in the developing settlements of the upper Midwest.

As Dousman began building his investments during the 1830s, he began a long affair with Margaret Campbell, a local Prairie du Chien woman, who may have been of mixed-race. Together they had three children: Emily, George, and a third unnamed child who died at birth in 1838. Campbell also died of complications at this birth.

In 1844, two years after Joseph Rolette’s death, Dousman married his widow, Jane Fisher Rolette. Together the couple moved into the large two-story brick house that Dousman had constructed a year earlier. Hercules and Jane Dousman had one son, Hercules Louis Dousman II, who was born on April 3, 1848, the year that Wisconsin became a state.

GEORGE FISHER

The youngest son of Henry and Madeline, George born 1805, married, stayed in Prairie du Chien and had six children. His children had a lot of children! Son George married Emily Boyer in 1858 and had eleven children. Ambrose married Rosalie Chilafoux and had six children. They both lived and raised their children in Saskatchewan.

George Fisher moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan and raised his family there. I believe at this time he also worked for the Northwest Trading Company.

Wikipedia

Lebret is a village within the rural municipality of North Qu’Appelle No. 187, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is situated on Mission Lake in the Qu’Appelle Valley. The village was named after “the parish priest, Father Louis Lebret, who became the first postmaster of the community and, although he only held the position for a little more than six months, the office was named Lebret and the name became that of the community.”

The site of Lebret first came to non-First Nations outside attention in 1814 when Abbé Provencher visited. It “became the main centre of Catholicism for the Métis and First Nations people in the region and a base for Oblate priests who travelled the southern plains to points such as Wood Mountain and the Cypress Hills.” Until the latter half of the 20th century Lebret was an important religious and educational centre.

Ambrose moved to Duck Lake and worked with the North West Trading Company.

Wikipedia

Southbranch Settlement was the name ascribed to a series of French Métis settlements on the Canadian prairies in the 19th Century, in what is today the province of Saskatchewan. Métis settlers began making homes here in the 1860s and 1870s, many of them fleeing economic and social dislocation from Red River, Manitoba. The settlements became the centre of Métis resistance during the North-West Rebellion when in March 1885, Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, Honoré Jackson, and others set up the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan with their headquarters at Batoche. The Settlements stretched along both sides of the South Saskatchewan River in river lot style from Fish Creek north through Batoche and St. Laurent to St. Louis which was its northern boundary. They included Duck Lake 12 kilometers from St. Laurent accessed by the St. Laurent Ferry. They were proximal to several Cree reserves, as well as Anglo-Metis settlements to the north around Prince Albert. In the 1880s the population of the Southbranch settlements may have been as high as 1300 with 40 to 60 families living in each of the four largest communities.

ELIZABETH THERESA FISHER

Henry’s second marriage was to Marianne LaSalerie in 1810 and they had one child, Elizabeth Theresa Fisher, who married her teacher, in 1824, Henry Samuel Baird. They moved to Green Bay, and he became the first lawyer in the territory. He was committed to problems with Indian rights. Green Bay, a Métis area, became their home.

II. ALEXANDER FISHER

The younger brother of Henry, Alexander had also moved West and would also work in the fur trading industry. He would marry in 1830 a Métis bride, Angelic Savard and they would have at least 9 children. His advice to his nephew was not followed!

You must not on any account get yourself entangled with the squaws for if you do, you are a lost man, you will get a family and of a spurrious kind, that you will regret as long as you live. Now if you have any send them from you. Do not let such a weakness get the better of you. It would require a chapter to write you the evils that attend such a concubinage.

Alexander Fisher, exhibited the rather “condescending attitudes and licentious behavior” of many of his peers. He was also reportedly a rather flighty and disreputable character. Governor George Simpson, whose comments were admittedly rarely complimentary described him as a “trifling thoughtless superficial lying creature.” Other correspondents support these claims, referring to him as an unscrupulous and vindictive man. He had two marriages. The first was to Angelic Savard, a Métis in 1830. Her mother was an Indian woman. They lived most of their time at Fort Simpson. They had at least nine children and I could find little record of their lives after.

His second wife was in 1843 to Elsie Taupier, also a Métis with an Indian mother. They had one child born in 1843, Marie Fisher who married in 1858 Charles Phillips Gaudet and lead a distinguished life in Fort Good Hope, in the Northwest Territories. This is a isolated part of the North. They had several children many of whom died in childhood. One daughter, Belle, survived and four sons who worked in the area with the Hudson Bay Company. Belle made one trip East which was very hard on her and on return to Fort Good Hope, never left. Her husband retired to Quebec in 1930 with 2 sons and some grandchildren, and died during the trip.

Marie died at Fort Good Hope in 1914 and her husband died in 1917.

Fort Good Hope, formerly Fort Hope, also now known as the Charter Community of K’asho is a charter community in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on a peninsula between Jackfish Creek and the east bank of the Mackenzie River, about 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Norman Wells. The two principal languages are North Slavey and English. Hunting and trapping are two major sources of income. The Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, a National Historic Site, is located in the community. The church, completed in 1885, was once home to Father Émile Petitot.

It is a community that can only be approached today by air. The winter is a long nine months, spring and summer are three.

III. ELIZABETH FISHER

The third child, daughter Elizabeth, was raised in Montreal and never married. She probably stayed with her mother after her jail time in New York, and then after her mother’s death in 1845, returned to Canada.

With the move of Elizabeth’s two sons to the West a lot changed. They both married woman with Indian parentage. Thus all their children were Métis. Both sons stayed involved in the fur trading world and worked with several trading companies.

Marriage as a trading strategy

Wikipedia

American historian Bruce White described the way in which the Ojibwe and the other Indian peoples sought to “use sexual relations as a means of establishing long-term relationships between themselves and people from another society was a rational strategy, one that has been described in many parts of the world”. One fur trader who married an Ojibwe woman himself described how the Ojibwe would initially shun a fur trader until they could give gauge his honesty and provided he proved himself an honest man, “the chiefs would take together take their marriageable girls to his trading house and he was given the choice of the lot”. If the fur trader married, the Ojibwe would trade with him as he became part of the community and if he refused to marry, then the Ojibwe would not trade with him as Ojibwe only traded with a man who “took one of their women for his wife”.

One study of the Ojibwe women who married French fur traders maintained that the majority of the brides were “exceptional” women with “unusual ambitions, influenced by dreams and visions—Out of these relationships emerged the Métis people whose culture was a fusion of French and Indian elements.

As noted my Métis connection all comes from my step sister Elizabeth two sons, Henry and Alexander. Their descendants branched out through the fur bearing world of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada and what would become the States of Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota in the United States. Fur was a big industry in the early 1800’s. This was also a big factor uniting the Indian nations and the French and English fur trappers and traders. The fur trade came to an end in 1870. Reduction in the number of beaver was part. A larger part was the change in styles in London. The hats made from Beaver pelts were no longer the fashion. Silk took over. Before this there was competition over the trading of beaver. The Hudson Bay Company had been given a very large territory extending from the Hudson Bay down to what is now Wisconsin in about 1760. In competition the Northwest trading company emerged in 1800 and both Henry and Alexander and several of their descendants worked for them. In 1832 the two companies were merged. The Northwest company had gone through financial problems and was taken over by the Hudson Bay Company. There were a large number of Métis descendants in Canada and parts of the United States Mid west. Henry had children that had settled away from Prairie du Chien. His oldest son, Alexander, was brought up in St Boniface in Manitoba and moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan. His oldest son, also Alexander moved to Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan became the settling point for this family. Another Métis child, Marie Lalouise Fisher, married and moved to Ste Rose du Lac, in Manitoba. His daughter Jane Fisher, stayed in Prairie du Chien, with her two marriages. One of her children, “Jolly Joe” Rolette settled in what is now Leroy, North Dakota. Brother Alexander also had children who moved. His daughter from his second marriage moved North to Fort Good Hope and this became the home for her and her family. I do not have good records of all the descendants of Henry and Alexander that were added to the Métis population but large families were the rule.

The fur industry ended about 1870 and the role of the Hudson Bay Company decreased. New roles were needed. Many of the Métis stayed in the towns they were in. Meanwhile Canada and the Northwestern United States were growing with new immigrants. Change was coming!

Hebron’s beautiful hills and valleys are part of the slate valley of the Upper Taconic Mountains (Taghkanic, meaning ‘in the trees’), and part of the Great Appalachian Valley (also known as the ‘Great Valley’). Thus, many of the main hills, valleys, creeks and roads run diagonally across Hebron in keeping with the general outlay of the Appalachians.

Elizabeth never gained control of this property. It was sold by her step brother Peter Jay Munro about 1800 when she was jailed. Elizabeth, after she had been released from jail in 1806, wrote a memory of her life. This included two things. The first was how unfairly she had been treated by her stepmother Eva during her childhood, and second the unfair treatment she felt she had received from her father and stepson over control of the Hebron property.

About 1800, step mother, Eve Jay Munro had returned to Rye. I believe she was an angry vindictive person her entire life. She was not asked to live at the farm but arrangements for her to live in an apartment in Manhattan were made. At the time of her husbands death she was given no income and was dependent on the support of her family. There is mention of her plea for funds in a letter from Faddy Jay to John Jay with his instruction to give her only what she only needs. I can find little more documentation until a letter from John Jay in 1810 stating that she had developed a left sided palsy and died soon after, at age 81, I believe in her son’s house in Mamaroneck.

Her son, Peter Jay Munro, I think escaped much of her wrath. He was initially educated in Albany. When his mother was forced to return to Rye at the start of the Revolution he was about 13. John and Sarah realized that Eva was not capable of continuing as his parent and they arranged that he would accompany them on their trip to Spain and then France. This worked very well and was the start of a long term association between them. On their return to New York they had Peter engaged in the law office of Aaron Burr and he became a very good and respected lawyer. In fact Peter Augustus spent time training with him. He married in 1790 his second cousin, Margaret White. They lived in Larchmont and they had ten children!

Elizabeth had gone to live with her husband in Montreal. He died there in 1799. She was in New York Prison from 1801 to 1806. Then I believe she lived in several New York City apartments and died in 1845 in New York City. Elizabeth, like her step mother, was also an angry and vindictive person who had to deal with personal loses all her life.

With her marriage to Donald Fisher, living in Montreal, she had three children. A son was born in 1776, Henry Munro Fisher. A second son, Alexander, was born six years later in 1782 and their third child, a daughter, Elizabeth in 1784. All three children were raised in Montreal. Her husband died in 1799 when the children were still young. Her oldest was 22 the youngest was 12.

I.HENRY MUNRO FISHER

Her oldest child, Henry Munro Fisher, about age 18 had become acquainted with a Montreal fur trading family and decided to enter the fur trade. He joined the Northwest Trading Company, and moved West to Prairie du Chien a small town on the Mississippi River in what is now Wisconsin about 1795.

Wikipidia

Prairie du Chien (/ˌprɛri du ˈʃiːn/) is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.

Often referred to as Wisconsin’s second oldest city, Prairie du Chien was established as a European settlement by French voyageurs in the late seventeenth century. The city is located near the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, a strategic point along the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway that connects the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. Early French visitors to the site found it occupied by a group of Fox Indians led by a chief whose name Alim meant chien in French (dog in English).[6][7] The French explorers named the location Prairie du Chien, French for “Dog’s Prairie”. Originally this name applied only to the plain upon which the settlement is located, but it was later applied to the city as well.

In 1685, the French explorer Nicolas Perrot established a trading post in the area as part of the large and lucrative French fur trade industry. After Americans entered the trade in the nineteenth century, John Jacob Astor built the Astor Fur Warehouse, an important building in the regional fur trade, which was centered in Prairie du Chien. The significance of Prairie du Chien as a center of the fur trade did not diminish until the mid-nineteenth century, when European demand declined, as did game stock.

In Prarie du Chien he married in 1796 Madeline Gauthier DeVerville and they had three children. Madeline has a complex genealogy. She is Métis of Objiway parentage. Her father had many marriages at least two to Indian woman. Henry was first employed by the North West Company, and then set up a private company. This prospered. Upon the organization of Indiana Territory he was appointed Aug. 19, 1802, a captain of militia, a title he continued to use. Madeline, his first wife died In 1809, and Fisher married for his second wife Marianne Lasalière of Mackinac. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. His second wife’s mother was the daughter of Ottawa Indian Chief, Returning Cloud, Kewinaquot. Marianne was also a Métis.

The Métis (/meɪˈtiː/) are a polyethnic Indigenous group whose homeland is in Canada and parts of the United States between the Great Lakes region and the Rocky Mountains. The Métis trace their descent to both Indigenous North Americans and European settlers. Not all people of mixed Indigenous and Settler descent are Métis, as the Métis is a distinct group of people with a distinct culture and language. Since the late 20th century, the Métis in Canada have been recognized as a distinct Indigenous peoples under the Constitution Act of 1982; and have a population of 587,545 as of 2010. The Métis ethnogenesis began in the fur trade, and they have been an important group in the history of Canada, as well as the foundation of the province of Manitoba. The Métis have homelands and communities in the U.S., as well as in Canada, that have been separated by the drawing of the U.S.-Canada border at the 49th parallel North.

The War of 1812–15 was breaking out, Fisher was unwilling to take part against the Americans, so he retired to the Red River country in Canada and entered the Hudson Bay Company. He did not returning to Prairie du Chien for over ten years. In 1827 he died at Prairie du Chien at age 69 from the effects of fever.

With Henry’s first marriage to Madeline Gauthier de Verville in 1796 three children were born.

HENRY MUNRO FISHER, III

The oldest son, Henry Munro Fisher(III) born 1799, had many marriages and many offspring. Henry(III) had several homes, part of this being his assigned to different trade centers with Hudson Bay and with the Northwest Trade Company. For awhile he lived in the Red River area of Manitoba and had marriages while there. Later in his life he settled in St Boniface, the French part of Winnipeg in Manitoba and stayed there. I count 5 marriages with unknown number of children. His life was focused on the fur trade and the trading posts that it involved.

St Boniface was started by Fur traders and European mercenaries to protect the fledgling Red River Colony in Manitoba were among the area’s first European settlers. With the founding of a Roman Catholic mission in 1818, St Boniface began its role in Canadian religious, political and cultural history – as mother parish for many French settlements in Western Canada; as the birthplace of Louis Riel and fellow Métis who struggled to obtain favorable terms for Manitoba’s entry into Confederation;

JANE FISHER

Their middle child, Jane, born 1804, had two marriages. The first was to Joseph Rolette who was head of the trade post at Prairie du Chien. They had three children. When he died she married his younger partner, Hercules Louis Dousman and they had one son. He was very successful in business and she and her son inherited a large fortune when he died. Her son left Prairie du Chien when he married, but returned later in life, tore down the old house and rebuilt it. It is now a museum.

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Hercules Louis Dousman (August 4, 1800 – September 12, 1868) was a fur trader and real-estate speculator who played a large role in the economic development of frontier Wisconsin. He is often called Wisconsin’s first millionaire.

Dousman was born in 1800 on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the son of Michael Dousman, a prominent local fur trader, and his wife. His father was highly successful and sent the son back East to be educated in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. For a period he worked as a clerk in a New York City store.

After Dousman returned to Mackinac Island, he was employed by the American Fur Company, which his father had served as an agent following the War of 1812. In 1826, the company sent Dousman to the frontier settlement of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where he worked as an assistant to Joseph Rolette, the company’s local agent.

In Prairie du Chien, Dousman proved his abilities as a trader, quickly rising in the company’s ranks. By 1834 he had acquired an interest in the company’s Western Outfit, and in 1840 he became an equal partner in the business together with Joseph Rolette and Henry Hastings Sibley.

In 1842 the American Fur Company declared bankruptcy, as the European market had declined, and furs were harder to find in the West. To continue in the trade, Dousman entered into a joint venture with Rolette, Sibley, and Pierre Chouteau (of St. Louis, Missouri) to organize a new company to replace it on upper Mississippi. A few months later, Rolette died in debt to the new company, and most of his estate was seized by the remaining partners, including Dousman. With this and other revenue, Dousman acquired more wealth. He began to invest in lumber mills in northern Wisconsin and real estate in some of the state’s growing population centers. Timber was in high demand in the developing settlements of the upper Midwest.

As Dousman began building his investments during the 1830s, he began a long affair with Margaret Campbell, a local Prairie du Chien woman, who may have been of mixed-race. Together they had three children: Emily, George, and a third unnamed child who died at birth in 1838. Campbell also died of complications at this birth.

In 1844, two years after Joseph Rolette’s death, Dousman married his widow, Jane Fisher Rolette. Together the couple moved into the large two-story brick house that Dousman had constructed a year earlier. Hercules and Jane Dousman had one son, Hercules Louis Dousman II, who was born on April 3, 1848, the year that Wisconsin became a state.

GEORGE FISHER

The youngest son of Henry and Madeline, George born 1805, married, stayed in Prairie du Chien and had six children. His children had a lot of children! Son George married Emily Boyer in 1858 and had eleven children. Ambrose married Rosalie Chilafoux and had six children. They both lived and raised their children in Saskatchewan.

George Fisher moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan and raised his family there. I believe at this time he also worked for the Northwest Trading Company.

Wikipedia

Lebret is a village within the rural municipality of North Qu’Appelle No. 187, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The village is situated on Mission Lake in the Qu’Appelle Valley. The village was named after “the parish priest, Father Louis Lebret, who became the first postmaster of the community and, although he only held the position for a little more than six months, the office was named Lebret and the name became that of the community.”

The site of Lebret first came to non-First Nations outside attention in 1814 when Abbé Provencher visited. It “became the main centre of Catholicism for the Métis and First Nations people in the region and a base for Oblate priests who travelled the southern plains to points such as Wood Mountain and the Cypress Hills.” Until the latter half of the 20th century Lebret was an important religious and educational centre.

Ambrose moved to Duck Lake and worked with the North West Trading Company.

Wikipedia

Southbranch Settlement was the name ascribed to a series of French Métis settlements on the Canadian prairies in the 19th Century, in what is today the province of Saskatchewan. Métis settlers began making homes here in the 1860s and 1870s, many of them fleeing economic and social dislocation from Red River, Manitoba. The settlements became the centre of Métis resistance during the North-West Rebellion when in March 1885, Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, Honoré Jackson, and others set up the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan with their headquarters at Batoche. The Settlements stretched along both sides of the South Saskatchewan River in river lot style from Fish Creek north through Batoche and St. Laurent to St. Louis which was its northern boundary. They included Duck Lake 12 kilometers from St. Laurent accessed by the St. Laurent Ferry. They were proximal to several Cree reserves, as well as Anglo-Metis settlements to the north around Prince Albert. In the 1880s the population of the Southbranch settlements may have been as high as 1300 with 40 to 60 families living in each of the four largest communities.

ELIZABETH THERESA FISHER

Henry’s second marriage was to Marianne LaSalerie in 1810 and they had one child, Elizabeth Theresa Fisher, who married her teacher, in 1824, Henry Samuel Baird. They moved to Green Bay, and he became the first lawyer in the territory. He was committed to problems with Indian rights. Green Bay, a Métis area, became their home.

II. ALEXANDER FISHER

The younger brother of Henry, Alexander had also moved West and would also work in the fur trading industry. He would marry in 1830 a Métis bride, Angelic Savard and they would have at least 9 children. His advice to his nephew was not followed!

You must not on any account get yourself entangled with the squaws for if you do, you are a lost man, you will get a family and of a spurrious kind, that you will regret as long as you live. Now if you have any send them from you. Do not let such a weakness get the better of you. It would require a chapter to write you the evils that attend such a concubinage.

Alexander Fisher, exhibited the rather “condescending attitudes and licentious behavior” of many of his peers. He was also reportedly a rather flighty and disreputable character. Governor George Simpson, whose comments were admittedly rarely complimentary described him as a “trifling thoughtless superficial lying creature.” Other correspondents support these claims, referring to him as an unscrupulous and vindictive man. He had two marriages. The first was to Angelic Savard, a Métis in 1830. Her mother was an Indian woman. They lived most of their time at Fort Simpson. They had at least nine children and I could find little record of their lives after.

His second wife was in 1843 to Elsie Taupier, also a Métis with an Indian mother. They had one child born in 1843, Marie Fisher who married in 1858 Charles Phillips Gaudet and lead a distinguished life in Fort Good Hope, in the Northwest Territories. This is a isolated part of the North. They had several children many of whom died in childhood. One daughter, Belle, survived and four sons who worked in the area with the Hudson Bay Company. Belle made one trip East which was very hard on her and on return to Fort Good Hope, never left. Her husband retired to Quebec in 1930 with 2 sons and some grandchildren, and died during the trip.

Marie died at Fort Good Hope in 1914 and her husband died in 1917.

Fort Good Hope, formerly Fort Hope, also now known as the Charter Community of K’asho is a charter community in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on a peninsula between Jackfish Creek and the east bank of the Mackenzie River, about 145 km (90 mi) northwest of Norman Wells. The two principal languages are North Slavey and English. Hunting and trapping are two major sources of income. The Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, a National Historic Site, is located in the community. The church, completed in 1885, was once home to Father Émile Petitot.

It is a community that can only be approached today by air. The winter is a long nine months, spring and summer are three.

III. ELIZABETH FISHER

The third child, daughter Elizabeth, was raised in Montreal and never married. She probably stayed with her mother after her jail time in New York, and then after her mother’s death in 1845, returned to Canada.

With the move of Elizabeth’s two sons to the West a lot changed. They both married woman with Indian parentage. Thus all their children were Métis. Both sons stayed involved in the fur trading world and worked with several trading companies.

Marriage as a trading strategy

Wikipedia

American historian Bruce White described the way in which the Ojibwe and the other Indian peoples sought to “use sexual relations as a means of establishing long-term relationships between themselves and people from another society was a rational strategy, one that has been described in many parts of the world”. One fur trader who married an Ojibwe woman himself described how the Ojibwe would initially shun a fur trader until they could give gauge his honesty and provided he proved himself an honest man, “the chiefs would take together take their marriageable girls to his trading house and he was given the choice of the lot”. If the fur trader married, the Ojibwe would trade with him as he became part of the community and if he refused to marry, then the Ojibwe would not trade with him as Ojibwe only traded with a man who “took one of their women for his wife”.

One study of the Ojibwe women who married French fur traders maintained that the majority of the brides were “exceptional” women with “unusual ambitions, influenced by dreams and visions—Out of these relationships emerged the Métis people whose culture was a fusion of French and Indian elements.

As noted my Métis connection all comes from my step sister Elizabeth two sons, Henry and Alexander. Their descendants branched out through the fur bearing world of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada and what would become the States of Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota in the United States. Fur was a big industry in the early 1800’s. This was also a big factor uniting the Indian nations and the French and English fur trappers and traders. The fur trade came to an end in 1870. Reduction in the number of beaver was part. A larger part was the change in styles in London. The hats made from Beaver pelts were no longer the fashion. Silk took over. Before this there was competition over the trading of beaver. The Hudson Bay Company had been given a very large territory extending from the Hudson Bay down to what is now Wisconsin in about 1760. In competition the Northwest trading company emerged in 1800 and both Henry and Alexander and several of their descendants worked for them. In 1832 the two companies were merged. The Northwest company had gone through financial problems and was taken over by the Hudson Bay Company. There were a large number of Métis descendants in Canada and parts of the United States Mid west. Henry had children that had settled away from Prairie du Chien. His oldest son, Alexander, was brought up in St Boniface in Manitoba and moved to Lebret, Saskatchewan. His oldest son, also Alexander moved to Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan became the settling point for this family. Another Métis child, Marie Lalouise Fisher, married and moved to Ste Rose du Lac, in Manitoba. His daughter Jane Fisher, stayed in Prairie du Chien, with her two marriages. One of her children, “Jolly Joe” Rolette settled in what is now Leroy, North Dakota. Brother Alexander also had children who moved. His daughter from his second marriage moved North to Fort Good Hope and this became the home for her and her family. I do not have good records of all the descendants of Henry and Alexander that were added to the Métis population but large families were the rule.

The fur industry ended about 1870 and the role of the Hudson Bay Company decreased. New roles were needed. Many of the Métis stayed in the towns they were in. Meanwhile Canada and the Northwestern United States were growing with new immigrants. Change was coming!

Peter Jay Dependent Family

PETER JAY and his Dependent Family

(1704-1783)

PETER JAY(2/4), born in 1704, was the only son and fourth child of Auguste, the first Huguenot Jay and his wife Anna Marie Bayard. At age 18 he was sent to Bristol, England to live with his aunt, Francois Jay Peloquin, where he was educated. Following return to New York, in 1728, he married Mary Van Cortlandt. Mary Van Cortlandt was the daughter of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, one of the wealthiest families in the Province. Peter Jay lived as a successful merchant in New York City before moving in 1745 to the farm he purchased in Rye, NY. A reason they moved out of New York City to the Rye countryside in 1745 was because of the city threat of another small pox epidemic. Two of his children, Peter and Anna Marika had been blinded by small pox and one had died.

The family at the time of the move to Rye included their oldest daughter, Eve, born 1728, who had hysterics, son Augustus born 1730 who had a severe learning disability, son James born 1732 who became a physician, son Peter born 1734 who was blinded by small pox and daughter Anna Marika born 1737 and also blinded by Small pox. Two other children had died in infancy, one from small pox. Peter Jay on moving to Rye retired from his business life and spent his life in improving the farm. He became a scientific horticulturalist, a heritage that was passed on to his sons.

The family probably moved into an existing house and added to it. Care of his family was a primary concern for Peter Jay. Of the five children only one, James, would be independent and care for himself. Help was needed and in step with the times slaves were obtained to care for the house. House slaves remained with the family until about 1824. Also he was very dependent on the farm to provide food. Again he obtained slaves to work in the fields. At the time of his death the care of four house slaves was in his will.

Three children were born after the move. These were John in 1745, Frederick “Faddy” in 1747, and Mary in 1748. She died in 1752. Their education and care were all centered around the Rye house.

In 1776 he was not involved with the political changes of the times. Two of his sons were. James and John were very much involved in the revolution and not living at home. Their oldest son, now Sir James, having been knighted for support for Kings College in New York was of the generation that hoped for a return to English rule, and was caught between being a loyalist and a patriot. This lead to great friction with his younger brother. Of course their younger son John, now a young lawyer, became very involved with the need of the colonies for total separation from England. He became a leader in this movement and was sent first to Spain and then to Paris to negotiate a peace with England. He spent the war either in Spain or in France concerned about but well away from the family.

At the time of the Revolutionary War, Rye became “no man’s land”, New York was in British control, and the family were forced to move. This was not easy and their youngest son Frederick became in charge of this. He arranged for them to move to Fishkill, N.Y. to a house owned by Theodorus Van Wyck. This must have been an extraordinarily difficult time. The Rye house had become a comfortable place for all the family with an active farm. Mary was in declining health. Eva (who had “hysterics”) had married Henry Munro a loyalist minister who lived in Albany and they had one child, Peter Jay Munro. During the Revolution she moved back to the family while her husband had to escape and return to Scotland. Augustus, “Blind” Peter and blind Anna Maria were dependent children that needed care. The farm needed to be moved. There were several slaves and servants as part of the family that they needed for the care they could give. There was property that needed to be moved or protected. And with the revolutionary turmoil, finding transportation for all this was extremely difficult. Fishkill was a good days journey.

Mary died soon after the move in 1777. Then the family was robbed in Fishkill and a second move to safer Poughkeepsie was made. There was also a plan to move them all to Kent where much of their goods had been sent. This never happened. Peter died after the second move in 1783. Both were interred in the vault of Gysbert Schenck, Esq. at Fishkill, and were probably moved to the Rye cemetery in 1804 with the other family from the Family Vault in the orchard of Peter Stuyvesant in the Bowerie.

His concerns were expressed by father Peter to son John in the following letter written in 1777.

Fish Kill, 29 July, 1777.

Dear Johnny,

I have received your letter of the 21 Inst:—The evacuation of Ticonderoga is very alarming; I wish it may soon be made to appear in a less gloomy light.

Hitherto Fady has not been able to succeed in providing waggons to remove your Books to Kent.—My thoughts have been much imployed of late about removing from hence in case of need, but the more I consider of it the more I am perplexd., for my present state of health admits of my undergoing no fatigue. Besides I conceive my going to Kent will be attended with an immense expence, for there I can hire no Farm to raise necessarys for my numerous Family, but must lodge them in different Houses and buy daily food &c for them, I suppose at the same exorbitant rate that is extorted from the distressed in other parts of the Country; so that unless I can get a Farm in order to raise so much as will in some measure answer the expence of the Necessarys of life, I am very apprehensive it will have too great a tendency to our ruin, for we may long continue in our present distressed situation before a Peace takes place. I am indeed at a loss what steps to take and therefore I could wish you were nearer at hand to consult with you and Fady what to do. Hitherto my present abode appears to me as safe as elsewhere, and it may be most prudent to continue here till we know what rout the Regulars take & their success if any they have; but in the mean time it may be best to remove some of my most valuable things by way of precaution, which we’ll consider of when you come here. If we can purchase another Waggon it shall be done.

Johnny Strang was here about a fortnight or three weeks ago when we was expectg. the Regulars were about coming up the River; he then proposed to send a box or two he has of yours at his Father’s to Salem, and promised to remove them from there in case of need & said he would be very careful of them. Nancy is now unwell & Peggy is very sick with an intermitting fever ever since her return from Albany.

I am yr. affecte. Father

Peter Jay.

They had left Rye in 1777. Peter died in Poughkeepsie in 1783. Soon after that the family must have returned to Rye. By 1784 the British had left NY and peace had come. “Blind” Peter et al must have come back to Rye.

The Will of Peter Jay shows his concerns and leaves specific funds for the care of EVA, AUGUSTUS, and “blind” PETER and ANNA MARIA.

The will of Peter Jay was written in 1782, a year before his death. Three codiciles were added.

The main will, written 27 and 28 of May 1782, states that he was late of Rye, Westchester County, now of Rombout of Dutchess County, and discusses the disposal of his goods, chattels, and credits. The executers of his estate were Frederick Jay and Egbert Benson

500£ to be given to the executers for maintenance of son Augustus

. 1800£ to be given executers for maintainance of dgt Eva Munro to also include the education and support of her son Peter Jay Munro. The sum was to be given to PJM when he turned 21.

1800£ to be given executures for maintainance and support of blind Anna Marie

Remainder to be divided equally among sons James, Peter, John, Frederick

Farm in Rye given to blind Peter

Choice of Bedford property to John

NYC property, Dockward with store house given to Frederick. This required release of asset by the family. An existing problem was that Henry Munro, back in Scotland would be very reluctant to do this. A penalty was built into the will that if this happened, grandson PJM would get no funds.

Release of debt of the children except for James who needed to pay.

Two negro women could choose a new master. Zilpha and elder Mary.

Peter, John, and Frederick act as executures. Witnessed by three van Wycks

Codiciles

Use Spanish dollars not pounds

Purchase of land in Poughkeepsie to be sold as real estate holding.

Family portraits left to James.

Excuse JJ who is across the seas

Slave Plato to JJ

Slave Mary to any child. Money saved for her upkeep

CHILDREN of PETER JAY

EVE JAY MUNRO

Their oldest daughter Eve had “hysterics” and was not well. She lived with the family until her marriage in 1766, at age 38, to the Rev Henry Munro, a minister from Scotland. He was minister of a large church in Albany but was a loyalist and forced to leave Albany in 1778 and return to Scotland during the Revolution.

At the outbreak of hostilities, the Scottish-born Munro had been identified as a Tory. Within a year, he was imprisoned. In 1777, he escaped to the British in New York never to return. With the chapel closed and with most St. Peter’s parishioners under suspicion themselves, the fragile and aging Eva found little comfort in Albany and she moved back to the Jay family in Rye. Although there was some talk of her joining her exiled husband in Scotland, Eva and her son remained with the Jay family. Her marriage was a casualty of the war!

They had one child Peter Jay Munro, born 1767, who was adopted by his uncle John Jay in 1780. He became a well respected lawyer in New York.

At the time of their marriage in 1766, and move to Albany, the daughter of Rev Henry Munro’s first marriage lived with them. Elizabeth was born in 1759 and had a younger half brother. Her mother died soon after her birth in 1759. Her fathers second marriage also ended with his second wife’s death and soon after the death of their young son in 1764. Two years later he married Eva Jay. Elizabeth was about eight when this happened. Elizabeth wrote a biography of this early time in her life and the problems she had with her new step mother and later with her step brother Peter Jay Munro. According to her step mother Eve was angry, vindictive, and unfair and she was constantly being punished. After she moved back to Rye, John Jay, realized that she could not be a mother to Peter Jay Munro and John and Sarah adopted him in 1780. He spent the Revolution with them in Spain and then France and returned a young adult. I believe that Eve lived in an apartment in New York, not at the Jay house in Rye for most of this time. She apparently was angry and vindictive with her husband as well.

Step sister Elizabeth during the Revolution moved to Montreal. She married in 1776 Donald Fisher and had three children. Her two sons became involved in the fur trade and settled in what is now Wisconsin. She ended in jail for six years in New York for her involvement in a dispute with her half brother Peter Jay Munro over land their father owned.

Eva Jay Munro died in April 1810 at age 83 in Rye. She was buried in the Jay family plot in Rye, New York.

AUGUSTUS (Gussy)

AUGUSTUS JAY(pj3/2) was the oldest son of Peter and Mary. He was born with a mental retardation syndrome, and by letters from Peter Jay was an early problem for the family. Despite attempts at schooling him he was able to learn to read or write minimally. He apparently spent his long life in apartments near the family farm in Rye and at his death in 1801, was interred in the family vault in the Garden in the Bowerie.

Sir JAMES JAY

Sir JAMES JAY(pj3/4) was the third child of Peter and Mary Jay. He apparently was a bright young boy, and because of his father’s strong belief in an English education, was, like his father, sent to Bristol to his relatives, the Jay Peloquin family, for his education. He then enrolled in the University of Edinburgh and studied medicine. He was instrumental in obtaining the endowments for Benjamin Franklin’s projected college (now the University of Pennsylvania) in Philadelphia (with William Smith, 1755) and King’s (now Columbia) College, New York. For the purpose of soliciting contributions for the latter college, he visited England in 1762, where he was knighted by the king, George III, in 1763.

During the Revolutionary War, he invented a method for the Patriots to communicate with each other that could not be intercepted by the British. Washington called Jay’s invention “sympathetic stain” or “white ink.” We would call it invisible ink invented November 29, 1775.

Jay sat as a member of the New York legislature during the early years of the American War of Independence where he was a supporter of independence. He actively promoted the Bill of Attainder and Confiscation which the legislature passed on 22 October 1779 directed at 59 loyalists. This bill was an anathema to Jay’s brother John who saw it as persecuting people for their opinions.

In 1782, James connived to get himself arrested by the British so he could present a plan of reconciliation with Great Britain, as he was very suspicious of the French. He was treated as a spy, and imprisoned. Guy Carleton released him and allowed him to go to England. This led to suspicions about his loyalties among the

revolutionaries.

In a letter to Peter Van Schaak of 17 September 1782, John stated that “If after making so much bustle in and for America, he has, as it is surmised, improperly made his peace with Britain, I shall endeavor to forget that my father has such a son.” In 1813, James presented a “Narrative” to Congress which insisted that in Europe he worked to implement plans to attack British commerce and ports.

During the Revolutionary War, James became the wrong person at the wrong time. His Loyalist connections and attitude toward a peaceful coexistence with England were “vexing” to his brother John, who had given up any hope of union, and found his brother in the way of his political career. All correspondence between John and James was destroyed. After the war James did returned to the United States and lived with Anne Erwin in New Jersey. She was a strong believer and follower of the woman’s rights philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft, and refused to take the oath of Marriage, of Love, Honor and Obedience! They had two children and he lived and practiced medicine in Springfield, New Jersey.

He died in 1815 at the age of 83, and was interred in the Jay Cemetery.

JJames and Anne’s daughter Mary was a successful educator, who opened and ran a boarding school in New York. She married John Okill in 1807 and had one daughter, Mary. It was Mary who married West Point professor Dennis Hart Mehan.

“Blind” PETER

After the Revolution the dependent children would return to the Rye house. Blind Peter would inherit the House after his father’s death in 1782. He lived in the house with his “retarded” older brother Augustus, his sister Eve Munro and her small child, and his blind sister Anna Maricka. To help him with the care of this family a happy marriage was arranged with Mary Duyckinck in 1789, when he was 55 and she was 53 years old. She was descended from a noted portrait painter and apparently was the original of the “aunt” in the spy story written by George Fenimore Cooper. In fact she was referred to as “Aunt Jay” in Coopers letters.

“Blind” Peter, as farmer and landowner was well respected as a judge of horses. During his life he showed wonderful “ingenuity and sagacity”. He entertained often at the Rye house, and when entertaining the President of Yale solved a controversy over the construction of a table top by showing the joining of boards on a table top with his sensitive fingers.

“Blind” Peter Jay died at the Rye house in 1813, at the age of 79, and was buried in the Cemetery plot. While the Rye property was inherited by his brother, John Jay, Peter’s widow, Mary, continued to live in the house with her sister Euphane until her death in 1824. Both sisters were buried in the Cemetery.

ANNA MARIKA JAY

ANNA MARICKA born 1737 was blinded by small pox when three years old. Her care was one of the reasons for Peter Jay’s move to Rye. She spent the rest of her life with the family on the Rye farm and died there in 1791. She was buried in the family vault in New York.

At the time of her death she was honored as a lady whose “excellent understanding and uniform beneficence and piety rendered her very estimable.” She bequeathed 100 pounds to Christ’s Church in Rye.

JOHN JAY

Their younger son, John Jay, born 1747, married a daughter of William Livingston, Sarah in 1774. He was the exception in the Peter Jay line of dependent children. During the Revolution William Livingston was the Governor of New Jersey. He had married Suzanna French, whose sister married David Clarkson another family tie. William and Suzanna had thirteen children, one for each colony!

Jay after attending Kings (Columbia) College and then Law School had a long and distinguished career first as ambassador during the Revolution to Spain and then a critical part of the team to negotiate peace with England. Then to return and become very active as a Federalist and see the revision of the constitution occur, to be our first Chief Justice and then Governor of New York. He retired to the house he built on Van Courtlandt property in Bedford. His interest in the Rye house continued all his life. He designated an area in the east meadow as a family burial site and arranged for the remains that included his wife to be moved from the Stuyvesant orchard in the Bowerie to Rye.

He and Sarah Livingston had five children that lived to maturity. Their oldest son, Peter Augustus, who is my relation, married his second cousin, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson. Their grandmothers were sisters. Suzanna French married William Livingston and Elizabeth French married David Clarkson.

FREDERICK JAY

Frederick Jay (1747–1799), the younger brother of John Jay, served a mercantile apprenticeship to his cousin James Abraham De Peyster, a New York city merchant, including a stint as De Peyster’s agent in the Dutch East Indies. After further experience in trade in Curaçao, he opened a mercantile firm in New York in 1773. During the Revolution he was very involved with help and care for his mother and father and the rest of the family. He arranged for their move to Fishkill and then after his mother died moved the family to Poughkeepsie. At the time of his fathers death he was willed his father’s New York property. He married twice. The first was to Margaret “Polly” Barclay in 1773 and then secretly after her death he married in 1794 Euphame Dunscomb, a cousin of “Blind” Peters wife. He had no children with either wife. He died in 1799 and was buried in the family vault in the Stuyvesant garden.

Frederick Jay supported the Revolution, serving on both the committee of sixty in 1774 and the committee of one hundred in 1775 and in the New York legislature from 1777 to 1783. At this time he was a successful merchant and auctioneer in New York City.

Descendants of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Clarkson

FOURTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN JAY and SARAH LIVINGSTON.

1. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFORD CLARKSON.

Fourth Generation. Peter Augustus JAY (January 24, 1776 – February 22, 1843) was the eldest son of New York’s only native Founding Father, John Jay. Peter was one of 6 children born to John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay, and one of 2 boys (brother William was born in 1789) with 4 sisters: Susan (born and died in 1780); Maria (b. 1782), Ann (b. 1783) and Sarah Louisa (b. 1792).

Peter Augustus JAY was born at “Liberty Hall,” in 1776, at the home of his grandparents’, the Livingstons, in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Like his father, he graduated from King’s College, the precursor of Columbia University. Notably following his graduation in 1794, Peter Augustus acted as private secretary to his father in London for the Jay Treaty.[1] The young Jay studied law and established a practice in New York City with his cousin Peter Jay Munro, carrying on a family tradition of public service. He married Mary Rutherfurd CLARKSON, daughter of General Matthew Clarkson, in 1807 [2][3] and they had 8 children.

Mary RUTHERFORD, born July 2, 1786, died December 24, 1838; married July 29. 1807, Peter Augustus JAY, eldest son of Chief Justice John Jay and his wife, Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay

From 1812 to 1817, Peter Augustus Jay helped found the Bank for Savings (thereby contributing to the establishment of the New York State savings bank system). As a Federalist, he was a member from New York City of the New York State Assembly in 1816, during which time he was active in arranging the financing for the construction of the Erie Canal. He ran many times for Congress, but was always defeated by the Democratic-Republican candidates. From 1819 to 1821, he was Recorder of New York City. He was a delegate from Westchester Co. to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He helped found the New York Law Institute in 1828, which today is the oldest law library in New York City. Jay was President of New York Hospital (1827–1833), Chairman of the Board of Trustees, King’s College and President of the New York Historical Society (1840–1842).[4] For a time he was also a Westchester County Judge.[5]

Peter Augustus Jay and Manumission

Jay shared his father’s commitment to social justice and actively pursued greater rights for African Americans. In his commitment to reform, he served as President of the New York Manumission Society in 1816 and President of the New York Public School Society which was anti-slavery and concerned with greater humanitarianism towards the poor.[6] Jay is best known for giving a speech in 1821 at the New York State Constitutional Convention as a delegate arguing that the right to vote should be extended to free African Americans. Despite his impassioned argument, Jay’s motion for extending suffrage was overruled.[7)

1838 Peter Augustus Jay House

Peter Augustus legally received the Jay Property in Rye from his father in 1822 though original account records show that he and his wife Mary were handling household expenses as for the Rye estate as early as 1814. Under his father’s aegis, Peter Augustus installed European styled stone ha-has on the property and planted elm trees. His father John Jay died in 1829. In 1836, Peter Augustus contracted with a builder, Edwin Bishop, to take down the failing farmhouse that had been barraged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Reusing structural elements from “The Locusts” where his father grew up as a boy, Peter Augustus Jay helped create the Greek Revival mansion that stands there today. Unfortunately his wife Mary would not live to see the house completed, as she died in Madeira on December 24, 1838. Peter Augustus Jay died in 1843 and the Rye house passed to his son, John Clarkson Jay.[8] Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery. Plot H3

The 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House is a National Historic Landmark as well as a Save America’s Treasure.

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFORD CLARKSON.

FIFTH GENERATION: Children of Peter Augustus JAY and Mary Rutherford CLARKSON

1. JOHN CLARKSON JAY was the oldest son of Peter Augustus and Mary. He graduated from Columbia College and received his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, but he never practiced medicine. As a small boy he became fascinated with seashells an interest that continued for him as an adult. He spent much of his life collecting seashells and became a world authority on conchology. His seashell collection was presented to the Museum of Natural History. He married Laura PRIME.

2. MARY RUTHERFORD JAY was the second child. She was a favorite daughter. Mary married the brother of her brother, John Clarkson Jay’s, wife, Frederick Prime. Tragically Mary died following the birth of a daughter in 1835. The tall burial column in the Jay Cemetery is in memory to her.

3. SARAH JAY the third child, married an Englishman, William Dawson and moved to England to live.

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY was the fourth child of Peter and Mary Jay. She married Henry Augustus Du Bois. They had seven children and lived first in Newton, Ohio and then in New Haven, CT.

5. ANNA MARIA JAY, the fifth child, married Henry Pierrepont, son of Hezekiah and Anna Maria Constable, from Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Her husband was very involved with the development of Brooklyn.

6. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY Peter and Mary’s second son, was described by General De Peyster, as “a perfect specimen of the typical French nobility, pure blood; handsome; well made; graceful; easy, agreeable, and as full of elegant wickedness as an egg of meat. Women, lovely women adored him and of every class; he was a charming fellow; not able but attractive.”!! He married Josephine Pearson and they had one child Augustus. Both he and his wife died soon after the birth of their one child.

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY died unmarried. During her life she was one of the most celebrated hostesses in New York of her day. She gave luncheons that became famous and included the wise and powerful of the City. She apparently would wear a black voluminous gown with a cameo brooch and sit from lunch to dinner and received anyone who came.

8. SUSAN MATILDA JAY the youngest child of Peter and Mary Jay married her second cousin Matthew Clarkson. He was the son of David Clarkson and Elizabeth Streatfeild. They had one child, Banyer.

1. FIFTH GENERATION: JOHN CLARKSON JAY married LAURA PRIME

JOHN CLARKSON JAY+** MD Birth 11 Sep 1808 in New York City, Westchester, New York, Death 15 Nov 1891 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Married LAURA PRIME+** Birth 17 Feb 1812 in New York City, New York, Death 30 Jul 1888 in Rye, Westchester, New York, They had seven children. Both he and his wife were buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was the last Jay to own and live in the house. He also managed the Cemetery. At the time of his death a corporation was formed with three trustees to manage the Jay Cemetery.

Obit: Dr. John Clarkson Jay, a son of Peter Augustus Jay and grandson of Chief Justice John Jay, a distinguished member of the First Continental Congress, died at his home, “Rye,” at Rye, Westchester County, N. Y., on Sunday, being in the eighty-fourth year of his age. The immediate cause of his death was senile gangrene. Mr. Jay was graduated from Columbia College in 1827, and afterward took his diploma as M. D. Upon his marriage with Laura Prime, a daughter of Nathaniel Prime, a well-known banker, he left the practice of medicine and for a short time was engaged in the banking business, but in 1843 retired from both business and professional pursuits, to live at the country seat at Rye, on Long Island Sound, left to him by his father’s will. This beautiful residence gave him full occupation, as it embraced upward of 400 acres of land.

Dr. Jay was well known in the scientific world as a specialist in Conchology, and his collection of shells was for many years the most noted in the United States. It was purchased several years ago by Miss Catharine Wolfe, and presented by her to the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Jay was for many years a trustee of Columbia College, was one of the early presidents of the old New York Club, and was one of the founders of the New York Yacht Club. He was a Republican in politics, and one of the early members of the Union League Club of this city. An Episcopalian, he was a moderate Churchman, strict in his own religious observances, but not in the least intolerant as to the views of others. Dr. Jay was also actively interested in the Lyceum of Natural History (now the New York Academy of Sciences) and was its Treasurer from 1832 to 1843. At this time he was a man of twenty-five or thirty, of light complexion, open and pleasing countenance, and somewhat nervous temperament. During his more vigorous years Dr. Jay was much interested in aquatic sports and was the owner of a famous yacht called “Coquille.” The valuable addition to the treasures of the Natural History Museum purchased by Miss Wolfe is now known as the Jay Collection. The shells gathered during the expedition to Japan under command of Commodore Matthew C. Perry were submitted to Dr. Jay and he wrote the article on them that appeared in the Government Reports. Dr. Jay was the author of ” Catalogue of Recent Shells,” which was published here in 1835;” “Descriptions of New and Rare Shells,” and of later editions of his Catalogue, in which he-enumerated about 11,000 well-marked varieties and about 7,000 well-established species.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

1.Laura JAY+ Birth Aug 1832 in New York, Death 1910 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, Married Charles Pemberton WURTS+ Birth 4 Jan 1824 in Montville Morris, New Jersey Death 11 Aug 1892 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, They had six children. They are both buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/1) He was general superintendent Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, Carbondale.

Seventh Generation: Children of Laura Jay and Charles Pemberton Wurts

1. John WURTS Birth 10 Jul 1855 in Pennsylvania Death 1936 in Jacksonville, St Johns,

Florida, Married Florence la TOURETTE Birth May 1860 in Northfield, Staten Island, New York Death 1922 in Alachua, Florida, United States. They had six children.

Obit: He attended Yale School of Law 1882-84 (LL.B. 1884; won John Addison Porter Prize 1883); member of law firm of Wurts & Fletcher, Jacksonville, Fla., 1884-95; instructor in elementary law and real property Yale School of Law 1895-96, assistant professor of law 1896-97, professor of elementary law, real property, and trusts 1897-1903, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Common Law 1903-20, and professor emeritus since 1920;

Eighth Generation. Children of John WURTS and Florence la TOURETTE.

1. John Conrad WURTZ Birth 2 May 1879 in West Virginia Death 3 Jan1911

2. Bertha C WURTZ Birth 27 Jun 1880 in West Virginia Death 19 May 1959 in Monterey married James H. BOYCE Birth Apr 1875 in New York Death They had four children.

3. Albert WURTS+ Birth Dec 1881 in West Virginia Death 1949 Married Anna N BARRETT Birth 14 Jan 1887 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania Death 3 Jun 1965 in Springfield. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

4. Laura Prime Wurts + Birth Aug 1883 in Connecticut Death 1930 buried in The Jay Cemetery, Rye

5. Burkhardt WURTS Birth 27 Jan 1886 in Florida Death 13 Jul 1960 in San Mateo married Muriel LNUK Birth abt 1894 in England. They had four children.

6. Eleanor WURTS Birth 5 February 1889 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, Death 06/26/1971 in New Haven, Connecticut, married Thomas WALLACE III Birth 05/19/1888 in New Haven, Connecticut, Death 2/ /1972 in Castine, Maine, They had three children.

Seventh Generation: Children of Laura Jay and Charles Pemberton Wurts

2.Rudolph WURTS. (1856-1935) was born on December 1, 1856, in Melbourne,

Australia. He married Annie Lowther on February 12, 1887, in Melbourne, Australia. They had two children during their marriage. He died in 1935 in St Kilda, Victoria, at the age of 78.

3. Charles Pemberton WURTS (1859-1930) was born in May 1859 in Pennsylvania, his father. He married Henrietta Ogden Strong in 1894. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 27, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 70.

4. Alexander Jay WURTS was born 03 Mar 1862 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA as the fourth child of Charles Pemberton WURTS and Laura JAY. He had three siblings, namely: Martha Haskins, Pierre Jay, and John. He died 21 Jan 1932 in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When he was 28, He married Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 30 Jun 1890.

Obit: Hill-house High School- New Haven, Connecticut: 13 Apr 1879 in Orange Street & Wall Street- New Haven, Connecticut (Site of Founding of Gamma Delta Psi Fraternity) He lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1880. He was educated at Graduate of Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut – Ph. B Degree- Yale University- 1883 – Post Grad Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology for M. E. Degree. Polytechnium, Hanover Germany- Electrical Engineer Studies under Professor Kohlrausc in Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut 1883. Electric Engineer: 1900 in Pittsburg, Pa (Professor at Carnegie Institute of Tech.) He lived in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania 1900.

Eighth Generation: Children of Alexander Jay WURTS and Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS

1. Thomas Howe Childs WURTS was born 02 May 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died Dec 1964.

2. Laura Jay WURTS was born 16 Sep 1895 in Pittsburg, Pa. She died 1941 in Germany. She married Douglas Chandler 27 Aug 1924 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine. He was a Nazi sympathizer and spent WWII in Germany broadcasting propaganda for the Nazi. Found guilty of treason after the war. Known as Lord Hew Haw.

Seventh Generation: Children of Laura Jay and Charles Pemberton Wurts

5, Martha Haskins WURTS+ was born on June 17, 1863, in Carbondale, Penna, She had five brothers. She died on April 29, 1931, in Fulton, Georgia, at the age of 67, and was buried in the Jay Cemetery in Rye, New York.

6. Pierre Jay WURTS+was born on July 16, 1869, in Nice, France, He married Edith Maud BENEDIET about 1890. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1953 at the age of 83. Both he and his wife were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre Jay WURTS and Edith Maud BENEDICT.

1. MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS married COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS,

COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS, Med 1921, was a worldwide leader in cardiology and instrumental in its development as an independent medical discipline and major component of modern medicine. A faculty member at Hopkins for more than 50 years, he made significant contributions to heart research, teaching, and patient care.

MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS–whose formal education was in international law and government, languages, and music–pursued her avocation of photography. A world traveler, she concentrated on photographing people, animals, and natural forms. In addition to her endowment of this professorship, she also established a scholarship fund in her husband’s name and the Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus Center for Community Services at the Geriatrics Center located on the Hopkins Bayview campus. Mrs. Andrus died in 2000.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

2.Mary Jane JAY+ Birth 3 Jun 1837 in Rye, New York Death 27 Jun 1897 married Jonathan EDWARDS+ Birth 6 Nov 1821 in New York City Death 30 May 1882 They had one child. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/3)

Johnathan Edwards was a descendant of Jonathan Edwards, the preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian,” and one of America’s greatest intellectuals. Edwards’s theological work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life’s work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central The Enlightenment was to his mindset. Edwards played a very critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first fires of revival in 1733–1735 at his church – First Church – in Northampton, Massachusetts. Edwards delivered the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, a classic of early American literature, during another wave of revival in 1741.

Seventh Generation. Children of Mary Jane JAY and Jonathan EDWARDS+.

1. Laura Jay EDWARDS+ Birth 20 Aug 1862 in New York City, New York Death 1937 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

3.Cornelia JAY+ Birth 1839 in New York Death 1907 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Wrote diary during the Civil War.

In April 1861, three weeks after celebrating her 22nd birthday, Cornelia Jay, granddaughter of native New Yorker John Jay, began a diary that she would keep throughout America ’s bloodiest battle: the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. Her entries, written at her family’s Rye home and in Manhattan , are not grand or sweeping like the paragraphs of a historical novel; in fact it is often her unadulterated candor and brevity which gives the events she records greater clarity these 150 years later. The soldiers on her pages, depicted equally in all their heroism or frailty, feel like our contemporaries thanks to the unstudied poignancy of her writing. And because her voice is unique, Cornelia is an irresistible witness to our mid 19th century past particularly in this sesquicentennial year. Her accounts substantiate the political and personal turmoil that clashing North and South ideologies about the role of government and the issue of slavery created for all people of all races and genders – even the descendants of a man who advocated for emancipation his entire career. This makes her diary all the more fascinating as we grapple to understand modern incarnations of social inequity and civil war. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, JHC will share some of the entries from Cornelia’s diary with My Rye each week and put them in context of historic events. These excerpts will illustrate Cornelia’s fears and hopes for the fate of her family, friends and the town that she loved. In revealing these stories for the first time to the public, we open a very personal window into her life and the lives of the Jay Family in Rye . The Civil War stories of other Rye residents like the Van Rensselaers and the Wainwrights will also come to life and inspire us to picture what Rye looked like over a century and a half ago. Susanne Clary Article

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

4. Rev Peter Augustus JAY+ Birth 16 Jun 1841 in New York City, Death 11 Oct 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, married Julia POST+ Birth 21 Jan 1847 in New York City, New York, Death 18 Feb 1929 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.

Peter became an Episcopal deacon and priest. Growing up as he did during the Civil War, a time when Rye was active securing volunteers, he raised a local militia for the Union and became its Captain. With several absences due to the war, he ultimately graduated #14 from Columbia College in 1863. The summer afterwards, he went with his company to Harrisburg, and to Fort Marshall near Baltimore and in 1864 could be found with his company at Fort Richmond, Staten Island. Later his company had the honor of attending Lincoln’s inaugural in 1865. After the war ended, from 1866-68 he pursued the ministry, graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York. 1868 was a momentous year — he accepted his first position at St. Thomas, Vernon and on March 30th, 1868, was married to Julia Post in the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan her family’s church (Park Avenue & 35th) by Dr. George L. Prentiss (Rector of Church of the Covenant) and Mr. Reese F. Alsop (Rector of Christ’s Church, Rye). There are numerous records of his preaching in Rye after this at Christ’s Church when he was home visiting his parents and siblings. He accepted an “official call” extended to him on January 23rd, 1869 to be the Rector of Christ Church parish in Warwick following his ordination, and served as a lay reader on Sundays before that time. He left Warwick in 1872 and through 1874, he was Rector of Grace Church in Fair Haven, Connecticut. Sadly on October 11, 1875 he died, far too young at 34, of a brain hemorrhage. His wife Julia moved back to Rye with their 4 young children to live with Grandfather John Clarkson Jay. Source:JayHeritageCenter

Seventh Generation. Children of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia POST.

1. Pierre JAY+ Birth 4 May 1870 in Warwick, Orange, New York, Death 24 Nov 1949 in New York, New York, married Louisa Channing BARLOW+ Birth 27 Jul 1873 in Lenox, Massachusetts, Death 10 Sep 1965 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had five children.

Obit: PIERRE JAY, B A 1892 Born May 4, 1870, Warwick, N Y , died November 24, 1949, New York City Father, Rev Peter Augustus Jay (B A Columbia 1863), an Episcopal minister, son of John Clarkson and Laura (Prime) Jay Mother, Julia (Post) Jay, Traveled abroad 1892-93 and 1895, with New York Commercial Company 1893 and West Side Construction Company 1894, secretary-president Second Avenue and Central Cross Town Railroad companies, New York City, 1897-99, with Strong, Sturges & Company, bankers and brokers, New York City, 1899-1900, in charge bond department Post & Flagg, New York City, 1899-1903, vice-president Old Colony Trust Company, Boston, 1903-06, Bank Commissioner of Massachusetts 1906- 09, vice-president Manhattan Company, New York City, 1909-14, Federal reserve agent and director Federal Reserve Bank of New York 1914-26, member transfer committee and deputy agent general for reparation payments under Dawes Plan 1927-30, chairman board Fiduciary Trust Company, New York City, 1930 until retirement 1945, honorary chairman 1945 until resignation 1949,

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+.

1. Ellen JAY+ Birth 23 Aug 1898 in Lenox, Mass. Death 2 Jun 1995 in New York, married Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON+ Birth 19 Nov 1897 in New York City, Death 2 Oct 1991 in New York City, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery,. They had three children.

Obit : Ellen Jay Garrison, the widow of the Manhattan attorney Lloyd K. Garrison and a featured performer in the Woody Allen film “Zelig” at the age of 83, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. Mrs. Garrison was born in Boston and attended the Brearley School. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1920. In the 1950’s she served as president of Women United for the United Nations. A direct descendant of John Jay, she was a longtime trustee of the John Jay Homestead in Bedford, N.Y.

Obit: Lloyd Kirkham Garrison (November 19, 1897 – October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer. He was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, but also served as chairman of the “first” National Labor Relations Board, chairman of the National War Labor Board, and chair of the New York City Board of Education. He was active in a number of social causes, was a highly successful attorney on Wall Street, and for a short time was a special assistant to the United States Attorney General. He attended Harvard University, but quit school in 1917 to enlist in the United States Navy after the U.S. entered World War I. He married Ellen Jay, a Boston socialite and direct descendant of Founding Father and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, on June 22, 1921.[4][5] The couple had three children: Clarinda, Ellen, and Lloyd.[4] Garrison remained active in his law firm until the end of his life. He died at his home in Manhattan in New York City of a heart failure on October 2, 1991.[6] He was survived by his wife and three children.[6]

Ninth Generation. Children of Ellen JAY+and Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON.

1. Clarinda GARRISON Birth 1923 in New York married Robert Weeks FERGUSON Jr Birth 23 Feb 1921 Death 1 Nov 1993 in Duval, Florida, and Andre BOUCHARD Birth 10 Oct 1919 in New Hampshire Death 18 Feb 1994 in Islip Terrace, Suffolk, New York,

2. Ellen Shaw GARRISON Birth 1926 in New York married Hamilton Fish KEAN Birth 1920 in New York. This marriage brought together the Jay Livingston and Livingston Fish branches. Hamilton Fish Kean’s grandfather was Sen. Hamilton Fish KEAN who was a US senator from New Jersey. His great grand aunt Julia Ursin KEAN married Sen HAMILTON STUYVESANT FISH . Two generations back John KEAN married Susan Livingston whose fathers brother was William Livingston, the father of Sarah Livingston Jay.

3. Lloyd McKim GARRISON Birth 1931 in New York married Sarah S Garrison Birth 1935.

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+.

2.Anna Maricka JAY+Birth 19 Jun 1900 in Staten Island, New York City, Death Aug 1982 in Manhattan, New York City, married Alexander Duer HARVEY. Birth 05 SEP 1889 in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, Death 9 JAN 1968 in Manhattan, New York City, They had two children. They were both active with the management of the Cemetery and were buried there.

Obit: Alexander Duer Harvey was the great-grandson of John Van Buren, second son of President Martin Van Buren. John Van Buren (1810-1866), a lawyer and politician, was an active participant in the campaign for the exclusion of slavery from the territories. Widely known as an eloquent speaker, he earned high regard as a lawyer, appearing in the Edwin Forrest and other important court cases. John Van Buren died at sea in 1866 on a voyage from Liverpool to New York. Martin Van Buren, an ardent Jeffersonian and 8th president of the United States, played a pivotal role in creating the Democratic Party.

Ninth Generation. children of Anna Maricka JAY+ and Alexander Duer HARVEY.

1. Phoebe Duer HARVEY Birth 27 DEC 1932 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Death in Yorktown Heights, New York, married Bertrand Faugeres BELL Birth 04 Aug 1906 in New York, Death May 1977 in New York, They had three children. Married Robert FRACKMAR Birth 1930 in New York, Death in Yorktown Heights, They had one child.

2 . Dereke Jay HARVEY Birth 03 Aug 1929 in Connecticut, Death 27 Jun 1999 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, Unmarried.

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+.

2. Nancy JAY Birth abt 1901 in New York Death ?1925? Unmarried.

3. Frances JAY+ Birth 27 Dec 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts Death 25 Jan 1980 Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. She had a career with the US Navy.

5. Louise JAY+ Birth abt 1909 in Massachusetts Death 23 Oct 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, married Imre deVEGH Birth abt 1906 in Budapest, Hungary Death abt 1962. They had two children. She married in 1962 Lawrence Webster FOX+ Jr Birth 5 Jan 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death 2 Nov 1969 in Coronado, San Diego, California, She is buried with her second husband in the Jay Cemetery.

Ninth Generation. Children of Louise JAY+ and Imre deVEGH

1.Pierre DeVegh Birth 1934 in New York City Living Married. member of the advisory committee at the Jay Heritage Center.

2.Dianna DeVegh Birth 1936 Living married . Children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia POST.

2. Mary Rutherfurd JAY+* Birth 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, Death 4 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Mary Rutherfurd JAY was born 16 Aug 1872 as the second child of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia Post. She had three siblings, namely: Pierre, Laura Prime, and John. She died 04 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She lived in Rye, Westchester, She studied drawing, painting and design in Europe before deciding to became a “garden architect.” Bef. 1908. She was employed as a Pioneering female landscape architect (she referred to herself as a “garden architect”). She studied architecture at MIT and Harvard’s Bussey Institute in Forest Hills, MA. Aft. 1908. She lived in Manhattan Author: 1940 in Wrote biography of the JAY family (Also wrote several books on architectural gardening) Jay Cemetery: 1940 (Enlarged the size of the cemetery) President Jay Cemetery: 1940 (WrotE book Jay Cemetery and genealogy chart)

Seventh Generation: Children of Rev Peter Augustus Jay and Julia Post

3.Laura Prime JAY+ Birth 30 Aug 1874 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 21 Jun 1938 in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Frederick DeWitt WELLS Birth 25 Mar 1874 in Brooklyn, New York City, Death 19 Dec 1929 in New York City, New York, They had three children.

Eighth Generation. Children of Laura Prime JAY+ and Frederick DeWitt WELLS.

1. Mary Valette WELLS+ Birth 1905 in New York Death Jun 30, 1961 in Baltimore, Md. Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery

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2. Frederic Jay WELLS+ Birth 3 Feb 1901 in New York City, New York Death 17 Feb 1972 in Lawrence Memorial Hosp., New London, Connecticut, Married. birth 11 December 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Death 1 January 1955 in Nova Scotia, Canada They had three children. Divorce. Also married Ilona Agnes (Helen) TERINS Birth 17 August 1913 in New York City, New York, Death 29 Jun 2004 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, He was buried in the new section of the Jay Cemetery. He was a graduate of Annapolis and during WWII, commander of a Minesweeper.

Obit: IIONA A. “Helen” WELLS, 90, of Otter Cove, Old Saybrook, wife of the late Frederic Wells, died Tuesday, (June 29, 2004) at Gladeview Health Care Center in Old Saybrook. Born in New York, NY, on August 17, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Terins. Mrs. Wells was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Essex and the Essex Garden Club. She was artistic and painted. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and playing bridge. She supported the Acton Library (Old Saybrook), John Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY), and US State Department Arts & Sculpture collections. She is survived by her daughter, Ilona Susan Sambasivan and her husband Sundaramurthy Sambasivan of New York, NY; two step sons, F. Hume Wells and John Jay Wells and their wives; 12 step grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, a stepson, Peter J. Wells and his wife. .

Ninth Generation. Children of Frederic Jay WELLS and Dorothy AULT

1.Frederic Hume WELLS Birth 29 November 1926 in New York City, New York. Death 09/28/2008 Lived in Nova Scotia. Married with children.

2. John Jay WELLS+ Birth 1928 in Canada. Lived in Alberta Canada. Married with children.

3. Peter Augustus Jay WELLS Birth 30 May 1935 in New York Death 17 February 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Mary Ann FINNEY Birth 5 November 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, Death 18 March 1986 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had SEVEN children. He died at age 31. All the children live in Canada.

Eighth Generation. Children of Laura Prime JAY+ and Frederick DeWitt WELLS.

3. Oliver Dimock WELLS+ Birth 6 Apr 1902 in New York City, New York, Death 7 Nov 1974 in New York City, New York, married Anne Lawrence WISNER. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children. Oliver Wells attended Groton School and Cambridge in England. He is associated with the firm of Goodbody & Co. He is a direct descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Ninth Generation. Children of Oliver Dimock WELLS+ and Anne Lawrence WISNER

1.Christopher Jay WELLS

2.Oliver VanCortlandt WELLS

3.Valerie Bayard WELLS.

Seventh Generation: Children of Rev Peter Augustus Jay and Julia Post

3.John JAY+ Birth 19 Nov 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 28 Jul 1928 in Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, married Louise Tormey KILCLINE Birth 11 Oct 1898 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Death 20 Jun 1967 in Fairfield, Connecticut, He worked as a stock broker. He was active as trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They are both buried there. No children.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

4. John Clarkson JAY+ II MD Birth 20 Oct 1844 in Rye, Westchester, New York. Death 7 Nov 1923 in New York City, New York, married Harriette Arnold VINTON+ Birth 3 Oct 1849 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 8 May 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts, He was a trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Educated at Lewis J. Dudley’s School, Northampton, MA; Charlier Institute, New York City; Grammar School of Columbia College, New York City; Columbia College (now University), New York City. During the Civil War served as a Pvt., Co. F., 71st Regt., New York State Militia (National Guard). Enlisted on 27 May and mustered out on 2 Sep 1862. Graduation 1863 — Age: 19 M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.1864 -1865 — Age: 20 Age: 23 Spent two years studying medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna. 1869 -1898 —Returned to the New York and entered private practice. Also served as attending physician to NY Hosp., Outpatient Dept.; the NY Dispensary; and the Northwestern Dispensary. Specialist in diseases of children. Summer Residence. 1890 to 1904 — Rye, Westchester, New York Spent summers in the house built by his grandfather. Sale of PAJ House in Rye 1905. Family decision of the children of JCJ I to sell the house. House sold to VanOrden. Trustee, The JAY Cemetery 1906 — Age: 62 Original trustee of the incorporation set up after the sale of the house. Other two trustees were Banyer Clarkson and John Jay. He acted as treasurer. Death 1923 7 Nov — Age: 79 Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G3. Dr. John Clarkson Jay married, at New York City, December 12, 1872, Harriette Arnold Vinton. She was born at Brooklyn, New York, October 3, 1849, and was the daughter of Major-General David Hammond Vinton and his wife, Eliza Arethusa (Arnold) Vinton. Children: 1. Maria Arnold, born at New York City, September 18, 1873, died there, January 2, 1877. 2. Edith Van Cortlandt, born at New York City, June 2, 1875. 3. John Clarkson,

Seventh Generation Children of John Clarkson JAY+ II MD and Harriette Arnold VINTON+.

1. Maria Arnold JAY+ Birth 18 Sep 1873 in New York City, Death 2 Jan 1878 in New York City at age 5. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

“Maria Arnold Jay, daughter of John C. Jay Jr. born in New York Sept. 18, 1873. Baptized in Trinity Chapel by Rev. Peter A. Jay. ”

2. . Edith Van Cortland JAY+ Birth 2 Jun 1875 in New York City, Death 13 Apr 1947 married Benjamin Haywood ADAMS+ Birth 22 Oct 1868 in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania Death 21 Jul 1931 . Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Her family’s primary residence was in New York. She was also known as Edie Jay. Her husbands family had spent their summer on the Gladwyn Estate, known simply as Gladwyn, since about 1890. Edith was residing there in 1927. Marriage to Benjamin Haywood Adams+ 1920 16 Oct 1930 —Trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

3.John Clarkson JAY+* III Birth 20 Jan 1880 in New York Death 22 Jan 1941 in New York, married Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC Birth 21 Jul 1877 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, Death 28 Jun 1937 in New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children. He was a Trustee of the JAY Cemetery 1924 -1940 with Delancy Kane Jay and Pierre Jay. (second group of trustees)

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite SOLELIAC.

1.Sarah Livingston JAY+ Birth 13 Mar 1904 in New York Death 4 April 1997 in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut. married Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+ Birth 1904 in Pennsylvania Death 1980 . Both buried in the Jay cemetery. They had four children.

Obit: Sarah Livingston Jay Hughes, 93, of Madison, widow of Arthur M. R. Hughes, died Friday (April 4, 1997). The great, great, great-granddaughter of John Jay, first chief justice of the Supreme Court was born in New York City to John Clarkson and Marguerite Soleliac Jay. In 1926, she married Arthur Middleton Reeves Hughes, the son of the rector of Trinity Church in Newport, RI. A resident of New Canaan for many years while her husband commuted to the Marine Midland Trust Company in New York City, she appeared on the stage of the Blue Hill Troop singing Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1950, when Arthur became president of the Marine Midland Bank, she moved to Rochester, NY. She was active in the Landmark Society, National Society of Colonial Dames, the Garden Club of Rochester and many other service activities. In 1967, she and Arthur retired to Essex, where she maintained a gorgeous garden. She is survived by her four children, Arthur Hughes of Arlington, VA, Sally Carr of Guilford, Paul Hughes of Bloomfield and Emily Page of Medford, MA, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

THE PETER AUGUSTUS JAY HOUSE IT was not supposed to be a family reunion, but on Monday night seven descendents of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, rallied at Rye City Hall. ”It was the crisis of the old Jay House that brought us all together,” said Dr. John Dubois, a great-great-great-grandson of the Chief Justice. Dr. Dubois had to come only from Briarcliff Manor, but one of his cousins, many times removed, Sarah Jay Hughes, came from Old Lyme, Conn.; Mrs. Hughes’s daughter, Sarah Hughes Carr, came in from Guilford, Conn., and her son, Paul Montgomery Hughes, from Bloomfield, Conn. Their cousin Ada Hastings arrived from West Hartford and Pierre Jay DeVegh traveled from Manhattan. All are descendants of John Jay’s son Peter. Guy Paschal, a descendant of John Jay’s other son, William, traveled from nearby Purchase. The house, which was built in 1838, is being threatened with demolition. It was erected on the site of John Jay’s boyhood home, which had been built in 1740 by the Chief Justice’s father. The property was owned by the Jay family until 1904, and the family cemetery is there. The property was bought by Edgar Palmer and owned by him and his daughter, Zilph Palmer Devereux, until 1967, when it was given to the Methodist Church, which sold it to a developer, Diane Millstein, in 1983. Mrs. Millstein had suggested several ways of developing the property, including an office complex or town houses, some involving use of the old mansion. Meanwhile, the mansion has been deteriorating, and last year Mrs. Millstein asked the Rye Board of Architectural Review for permission to tear it down. The request was rejected and on Monday night she appealed that decision to the City Council, saying she could not develop the property economically if she had to maintain the century-and-a-half old building. Relatives, all either great-great-great grandchildren or great-great-great-great grandchildren who knew each other but not very well, had gathered three weeks before the meeting to talk about saving the house. Mrs. Hughes, the matriarch of the group, said she had visited the house many times, ”and we all have possessions that came from it.” But the family generally has paid more attention to the John Jay homestead in Bedford, now a restoration open to visitors, which was built by John Jay himself and was his retirement home, she said. Mr. DeVegh said the family members have agreed to form a coalition with the other groups interested in the house – the Friends of the Marshlands, the Westchester Preservation League and the Rye Landmarks Commission – and try to restore it and find a nonprofit use for it. The City Council did not rule Monday on the developer’s request, and the Jay descendants said they were hopeful that the decision would be in their favor. ”I would cry bitterly if anything happened to it,” Mrs. Hughes said, ”but I don’t think it will.”

Ninth Generation. Children of Sarah Livingston JAY+ and Arthur Middleton HUGHES+.

1. Arthur Middleton HUGHES, Jr. Birth 9 Mar 1928 in Pennsylvania

married Helen ERAZZZUR Birth abt 1930. married Nancy WEDGE Birth abt1930.

He wrote several text books and taught data based marketing principles. For more than a decade, Strategic DatabaseMarketing has been a popular and authoritative-how-to on database marketing, referred to everyday by marketing practitioners around the world. Featuring dozens of innovative, workable strategies,it has shown marketers how to profitably manage customer relationships, retain loyalty, increase the incremental profits from each customer in the database, and more.

2. Sarah Jay HUGHES Birth 1930 in New York married Richard Stewart CARR Jr. Birth 1927. She wrote several books, one on the Jay Family.

Obit: Sarah (Sally) Hughes Carr, 88, of The Hearth in Madison, beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) S. Carr, Jr., passed away on Tuesday night, November 27, 2018.

Sally was born in New York City to Arthur Middleton Reeves and Sarah Livingston Jay Hughes.In 1948 she graduated Cum Laude from Abbot Academy (now Phillips Academy Andover) in Andover, MA. She went on from there to Smith College in Northampton, MA. In 1951, she wed her beloved “Dicken”, Richard S. Carr, Jr. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, NY. The couple moved to El Dorado, AR, where Dick worked as geologist for Lion Oil Co. The first two children were born before the couple relocated to the East coast, where three more followed. In 1957, Dick and Sally Carr bought a “Fixer-Upper” Colonial saltbox, now over 300 years old, at 58 Fair Street in Guilford, CT, where they settled and raised their family of three boys and two girls.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard (Dick) S. Carr, Jr., her daughter Elizabeth Deming Carr and her grandson Wilem Johannes Yorke. She is survived by four children, Richard (Lynne) S. Carr, III of Reno, NV, David (Espie) B. Carr of Santa Barbara, CA, Margaret Carr (Lui) Deak of Reseda, CA, and Michael (Lisa) M. Carr of Madison, CT; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

3. Emily Livingston HUGHES. Birth 1942 married John F PAGE Birth abt 1940

4.Paul Montgomery HUGHES. Birth 1942 married Diana PARKS Birth abt 1940.

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite SOLELIAC.

2. Marguerite Montgomery JAY Birth 5 May 1907 in New York, Death 26 Dec 1934 in New York, New York, married Rev. William Dudley Foulke HUGHES. 28 Apr 1898 in Richmond, Indiana Death 14 Jan 1964 in Newport, Rhode Island. They had three children.

Obit: The Rev. William Dudley Foulke Hughes, rector of St. Columba’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Middletown, died today in Newport Hospital. His age was 65. Mr. Hughes was born in Richmond, Ind. As an ambulance driver with the French Army in World War I, he won the Croix de Guerre for evacuating wounded men under heavy shell fire at the Battle of Verdun.

He received A.B. degrees from Princeton University in 1919 and from Oxford University in 1922, a B. Litt. from Oxford in 1923 and an A.M. there in 1926. Mr. Hughes was ordained a deacon of his church in 1923 and a priest the next year. Subsequently he was a master at the Salisbury (Conn.) School, precentor (priest in charge of the music) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and headmaster of its choir school, rector of Grace Church, Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., and dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Me. He had been rector of S. Columba’s since 1956. Mr. Hughes first wife, the former Miss Marguerite Montgomery Jay, a descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, died in 1934. In 1941 he married Mrs. Frances Lindon Smith Otis, widow of Raymond Otis. Surviving besides his widow are two sons by his first marriage, John J. and Dudley Hughes; a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Jane Gignoux; a daughter by his second, Miss Linden Hughes; three brothers and six grandchildren.

Ninth Generation. Children of Marguerite JAY and Rev.William Dudley HUGHES.

1. Rev John Jay HUGHES. Birth 15 May 1929 in New York Death 6 July 2003 . Unmarried. Converted from an Anglican priest to a Catholic priest.

John Jay Hughes is a retired priest of the St. Louis archdiocese and a Church historian.

Though I am occasionally asked why I am a priest, most often the question is: “Why did you become a Catholic?” Forty-seven years after being received into the Catholic Church, I am still asked that, most often by lifelong Catholics. I can see the eager hope in their eyes. They are looking for confirmation from a one-time outsider that “Catholic is best.” How difficult it is to disappoint them. For the truth is that there was little in the pre–Vatican II Church that was attractive to me, an Anglican for 32 years, the last six of them a happy priest in the American Episcopal Church. Nor was I ever disillusioned with Anglicanism. Had that been the case, my decision about the Catholic Church at Easter 1960 would have been far easier. From the time I was old enough to think about such things. Anglicanism took me, as it had taken my father and grandfather before me, from the font to the altar. I loved it. I remain grateful to it. I am deeply saddened by its present disarray. Leaving the Episcopal Church was the hardest thing I have ever done. Only years later was I able to affirm, as I now do without hesitation, that entering the Catholic Church is the best thing I have ever done.

2. Jane HUGHES Birth abt 1931 in New York married Regis GIGNOUX. Birth abt 1930. Death 21 Jan 2005 in Bedford, Westchester, New York, They were Divorced in 1979

3. Dudley HUGHES Birth abt 1933 in New York

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite SOLELIAC.

3. Alice JAY+ Birth 5 Nov 1908 in Pelham, Westchester, New York,

Death 13 Mar 1951 in Mount Kisco, New York, married V. Wilshire HARCOURT. Birth 21 May 1905 in Ohio Death 18 Nov 1981 in Collier, Florida, Marriage ended in divorce. Married Gerald Houghton Taber Birth 31 May 1905 in Paris, France Death 2 Jul 1982 in Palm Beach, Florida. She had three children with her first marriage.

Ninth Generation. Children of Alice JAY+ and V. Wilshire Harcourt

1. Ada HARCOURT. Birth 22 Oct 1932 in Ohio Died 2017 married George Cassidy HASTINGS Birth 1928 in Vermont married George B Raymond At age 61. Birth abt 1934. Death 2018. She Inherited from her mother a portrait of Alice JAY, her great aunt, by Daniel Huntington. This was donated to the Jay Heritage Center in 2012.

2. Marguerite Jay HARCOURT Birth abt 1937 in New York Married Frederick Philip Braun Jr

3. Wendy HARCOURT Birth 1942 in New York

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite SOLELIAC.

3.John Clarkson JAY+* IV Birth abt 1916 in New York Death Dec 7, 2000 in San Diego, California married Lois GOODNOV Birth 13 Sep 1916 Death 25 Aug 1997 in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts. They were divorced. He married Mary M O’HARE Birth abt 1928 Living. He had two children with his first wife. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

John Jay, the inventor of the ski film in its modern form, has been sharing his unique humor and style in travel-adventure ski films, books, and magazine articles for over sixty years. Jay is recognized world-wide as a legendary ski-film maker who inspired many to try and to enjoy the passion of skiing. On his return to the States from London, World War II was on and the Oxford College Rhodes scholarship was postponed. So he put together his epic, Ski the Americas, North and South. The film packed in over 50,000 viewers during its tour and enlightened many to the thrills of traveling the world to ski. In January, 1942, Jay received his orders to report to 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment at Fort Lewis as the Second Lieutenant to the ski troops. Jay led an eight-man detachment of the 1st Battalion on the first winter ascent of Mount Rainier and won a commendation for his troops’ success. That year, now Captain Jay married Lois Goodnow,, and began what became known as the 10th Mountain Division. Jay went on to make a film a year for an exciting 25 years. In 1997 Jay received his greatest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ski History Association. Recognizing him for his outstanding record at preserving the history of skiing, the association introduced Jay as a “towering figure in the history of skiing who effectively communicates, records, and popularizes his love of the skiing life to countless thousands with his ski films.” Since 1939 Jay shared his talent and humor as a historian, capturing so cleverly the golden years of American alpine skiing. We are fortunate to have had such an adventurer as John Jay in our midst and such a picturesque record of skiing past. John, born December 11, 1915, died December 7, 2000 just four days from celebrating his 85th birthday.

Ninth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* IV and Lois GOODNOV.

1. John Clarkson JAY,IV Birth 1944 in Massachusettes Living

Married to Emily W Jay. They have four children

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

5. Alice JAY+ Birth 1846 in New York, Death 19 Jun 1921 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.p

Suzanne Clary in Jay Heritage News Letter. The young subject of the painting, Alice Jay, along with her parents and siblings, lived both in New York and at the Rye estate during the mid and late 19th century. Windows into Alice’s life and times, particularly during the Civil War, are well documented in family letters and diaries. Alice’s father, Dr. John Clarkson Jay, was John Jay’s grandson and a vocal opponent of slavery like his grandfather and father before him. Through the local Episcopal church where he served on the vestry, he was instrumental in spearheading efforts in Rye to recruit volunteers for the Union efforts during the Civil War, a campaign which drew enlistments from Alice’s two older brothers, Peter, who became Captain of a local militia, and John, who served as an assistant surgeon. Alice’s sister kept a diary in which she wrote proudly in 1862, “Rye is called the banner town of the county for she has raised more men by volunteering than any of the other towns.” The artist of the painting, New Yorker Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906), trained with Jay family friends and esteemed colleagues like John Trumbull (who accompanied Jay as his secretary to Europe during treaty negotiations but also achieved renown as a painter, most notably for his grand scale Declaration of Independence now at the Capitol Rotunda) and Samuel F. B. Morse (whose successful career as an artist preceded his renown as an inventor and earned him the nickname of “America’s Da Vinci.”) Under the tutelage of men like these, Huntington rose to prominence both during and after the Civil War. He was a member of the National Academy of Design for most of his life and acted as its President for 22 years; he was also Vice-President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 33 years and helped that institution expand and grow in stature.

6. Sarah JAY+ Birth 1848 in New York, United States Death 1883

Died at age 34. She was Unmarried.

2.FIFTH GENERATION: MARY RUTHERFORD JAY+and FREDERICK PRIME

2. MARY RUTHERFORD JAY+ Birth 16 Apr 1810 in New York, Death 9 Sep 1835 in New York, married Frederick PRIME Birth 30 Oct 1807 in New York Death 13 Jul 1887 in New York. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children. Her husbands sister Laura Prime married her brother John Clarkson Jay. She was the first daughter and a favorite of her mother.

She died in childbirth during the birth of her third daughter Helen Jay at age 35. Her death was very tragic and it affected her mother greatly. This may have been a factor in her mothers declining health. She was buried in The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot L8: She has a very Tall monument. The Height of monuments in the Cemetery was limited after her burial.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of MARY RUTHERFORD JAY AND FREDERICK PRIME

1. Mary Rutherford PRIME+ Birth 24 Aug 1830 in New York, Death 12 Jun 1910 in New York, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. She spent time at Hull’s Cove, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Obit: To accommodate a growing work, the present beautiful ” Church of Our Father” was built in 1891, the gift of Miss Mary Rutherford Prime of New York and her cousin, Miss Cornelia Prime of Huntington, N. Y., in memory of their fathers, two brothers, Rufus and Frederic Prime. The building is of native granite, rural gothic in style, with Norman porch, open belfry, and a small inclosed baptistry. A beautiful gothic well stands by the path leading in from the highway

At the time of her death she willed money to this church as well as money to the Church of the Heavenly Rest in NY.

2. Harriet PRIME Birth 11 Sep 1832 in New York, Death 15 Mar 1908

married Thomas P GIBBONS, MD Birth 27 Apr 1824 in Pennsylvania Death 3 Apr 1886 in Connecticut. They had no children.

3. Helen Jay PRIME+ Birth 22 Aug 1835 in New York, Death 31 Jan 1920 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, married Francis Thomas GARRETSON+ Birth 26 May 1826 in Rheinbeck, Dutchess, New York Death 1918 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Seventh Generation. Children of Helen Jay PRIME and Frances GARRETSON+

1. Frederick Prime GARRETSON Birth 30 Jul 1857 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, Death 9 Jan 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island. Married Marie Angele FIRTH Birth 1858 in New York City, New York, They had one child.

1. Eighth generation: Emily B GARRETSON+ Birth 1887 in Rhode Island. Death 7 Apr 1927 . She was buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried

2. Elizabeth Waters GARRETSON Birth 17 Mar 1859 in New York. Death 17 May 1934 in New York, Married Samuel Havland RUSSELL Birth 19 May 1853 in New York, New York.

They had three children.

Eighth Generation: Children of Elizabeth Garretson and Samuel Russell

1. Frances Garrettson RUSSELL Birth 9 Mar 1885 in New York, New York. Death 23 Aug 1894 in New York, New York at age 6

2. Helen Prime RUSSELL Birth 6 Feb 1886 in New York, New York Death 18 Mar 1886 in New York, New York

3.Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL Birth 8 Nov 1891 in New York, New York Death

Aug 1973 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Stephen Lesher LANDON Birth 26 MAR 1884 in New York, New York Death 31 March 1977 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, They had three children.

Military. Stephan Landon Enlisted in the U.S.N.R.F. in May, 1917, and sailed for France in July on U.S.S. Guinevere. Transferred to U.S.S. Corona, and did convoy work along the French coast and in the English Channel. Commissioned Ensign in March, 1918, and served on U.S.S. Sigourney and U.S.S. Cummings, doing convoy duty for troopships. Arrived in the U.S. Jan. 19, and was relieved from active duty Feb. 1, 1919.

Eighth Generation Children of Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL and Stephan Lesher LANDON

1. Stephen L LANDON Jr Birth 9 Jan 1924 in New York Death 18 Feb 2003 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Joanne WOODWORTH. They had four children. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Frances Virginia SWEAT Birth 12 Dec 1929 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida, Death 30 Aug 1996 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

Obit: Stephen L. Landon Jr., 79, of Washington Depot died Feb. 18 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Joanne (Woodworth) Landon and Frances S. (Sweat) Landon. Mr. Landon was born Jan. 9, 1924, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Stephen L. and Elizabeth (Russell) Landon. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in engineering. He worked as a sales manager at Cannon Mills Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Washington. Mr. Landon is survived by three sons, Russell of Norwell, Mass., Stephen of North Carolina and Matthew of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Howland of Grass Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

3. Helen Jay Garrettson+ Birth 6 Jul 1864 in New York. Death 1 Aug 1933 in New York. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried.

3. FIFTH GENERATION: SARAH JAY+ married William DAWSON+

SARAH JAY+Birth 19 Dec 1811 in New York, Death 9 Jan 1846 married William DAWSON+ Birth 1799 Death 12 Mar 1852 . They had one child who returned to England and married and had a lot of children. Both lived in New York and were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Fifth Generation: Children of SARAH JAY+ and William DAWSON+

1. William Pudsey DAWSON+ Birth 14 Feb 1839 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England Death 12 Mar 1851 at age 12. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

2.Mary Jay DAWSON Birth Nov9,1843 in New York City New York Death Jan 25,1914 in England married Col. Coville FRANKLAND Birth 26 Nov 1839 in France Death 22 Dec 1913 in Sussex, United Kingdom. They had eight children!

Sixth Generation. Children of Mary Jay DAWSON and Col. Coville FRANKLAND

1. Katherine Marian Colville FRANKLAND Birth 11 Apr 1872 in Isle of Wight, England Death 17 Sep 1950 in London, England. Unmarried

2. Margaret Lee Colville Frankland Birth 1873 Death 1874 died at age one.

3. Eleanor Colville FRANKLAND Birth 16 Mar 1875 in Malta Death in England married Thomas Maberley COBBE Birth abt 1884 in England Death Jun 1914 in Balrothery, Dublin, Ireland. They had two children. She married, secondly, Cyril Corbally on 28 August 1915.1 She died on 10 March 1946. From 6 April 1905, her married name became Cobbe. From 28 August 1915, her married name became Corbally.

Charles Cobbe died in 1857 and was succeeded by his son, another Charles. He, in turn died in 1886 leaving no male issue – his estate passing to his wife for her lifetime. Prior to her death she had persuaded Thomas Maherby Cobbe, a grandnephew of her late husband, to return to Newbridge from America to take over the estate. He died young in 1914 leaving two infant children, Thomas and Francis, the latter dying in 1949. Thomas did not marry and on his death in 1985 was succeeded by Francis’ family, Hugh, Alec and Mary.

Seventh Generation. Children of Thomas Maberley COBBE and Eleanore Coville FRANKLAND

1.Thomas Leuric Cobbe was born on 18 February 1912. He was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, and at Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland. He lived at Newbridge House, County Dublin, Ireland. He had no children.

NEWBRIDGE HOUSE, near Donabate, County Dublin, was likely built ca 1737 by Richard Castle for Dr Charles Cobbe, later Lord Archbishop of Dublin. It consists of two storeys over a high basement. The ashlar entrance front is of six bays, with a tripartite, pedimented door-case.

There is a broad flight of steps up to the hall door; while the solid roof parapet has urns, with eagles at the corners (not swans!). Shortly after the Archbishop’s death in 1765 his son, Colonel Thomas Cobbe MP, whose wife was Lady Elizabeth Beresford, added an enormous drawing-room and a picture gallery to hold the extensive collection of Old Master paintings. This room, forty-five feet long, was given a Rococco ceiling. In the Red Drawing Room (below), added by them, they lavishly entertained and hung many of their superb pictures, purchased on their behalf by the incumbent of Donabate Church, the Rev Matthew Pilkington, who was well qualified to buy on their behalf, as it was he who composed the first major English Dictionary of Painters.

2. Francis Charles Cobbe+ pwas born on 4 March 1913. He married Joan Mervyn Cobbe, daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot, on 22 March 1941.1 He died on 17 July 1949 at age 36. He fought in the Second World War. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Joan Mervyn Cobbe was born on 7 July 1915. She graduated from London University, London, England, in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland, with a Higher Diploma of Education. She lived in 1976 at Newbridge House, Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland.

Eighth Generation. Children of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe

1. Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe was born on 20 November 1942. He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, Ireland.and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, England. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland, in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was Assistant Keeper, Dept of Manuscripts, British Library between 1967 and 1969.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.) in 1971.

2. Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe+nwas born on 9 January 1945. He married Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon, daughter of Lt.-Col. Michael Eric Dillon, 20th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallin and Irène Marie France Merandon du Plessis, on 25 July 1970.

Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe usually went by his middle name of Alexander. He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, England, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1974 with a Master of Arts (M.A.). He was Deputy Keeper of Conservation at Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. They had six children.

4. FIFTH GENERATION: CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ and HENRY A DU BOIS+

CATHARINE HELENA JAY+* Birth 11 Jun 1815 in New York, New York Death Sep 1889 in New Haven, CT married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS+ MD Birth 9 Aug 1808 in New York, New York Death 13 Jan 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut,

Catharine Helena Jay was the third daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson. She was the granddaughter of John Jay and Sarah Livingston. She was the fourth generation since the original settler, Auguste, came to Charleston, S.C. in 1690 escaping the Hugenot religous persecution in France. The couple had seven children, two of whom were active in the War between the States. She died at age 74 crippled with arthritis in New Haven, Ct. Henry Augustus was the fourth child of Cornelius and Sarah Ogden Du Bois. He was educated in Paris and then went to College of Physicians and Surgeons for his M.D. He returned to France to study medicine and then returned to New York in 1834, a year before he was married to Catharine Helena Jay. He practiced in New York until 1840, and because of poor health retired. His father inherited land between the banks of the Mahoning River in Ohio and they were involved with the settlement of a new community, Newton Falls. During this time he was president of the Virginia Channel Coal Co. They moved back to New Haven in 1854, where he lived until he died at age 76. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Dr. Henry A. DuBois “in 1817 entered French Mil. Academy of Louis Baucel, a

royal refugee of the French Rev.; 1823 entered Columbia College; 1827 graduated; Oct. 23, 1830, grad. M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. Sept. 1831, went to Europe to complete his studies, returning in 1834. While in Paris was made member of the Polish Committee, which met weekly at the home of Lafayette. Attended funeral of Lafayette, following with other Americans next to the body. Apr. 9, 1834, was elected in Paris member of Geological Society of France. In 1835 appointed first in list of Physicians to New York Dispensary. * * Jan., 1852, he became President of Va. Canal Co. at Kanawha; July 28, 1864, received from Yale College degree of LL.D. in which he is signalized as one ‘ qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene mentus sit ‘ for his reply to the English Essayists and for his refutation of the scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley. In 1869 went to France, Italy, and Malta for recovery of his health, impaired by four years’ incessant labor and hardship at Kanawha; July 5. 1870, returned to his home in New Haven, where he d. 1884.”

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

1. Cornelius Jay Du BOIS+ MD Birth 30 Aug 1836 in New York, Death 11 Feb 1880 . Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Cornelius DuBois (C. L.), M.D. (Colonel); to distinguish himself from his uncle and cousin he took Jay as a middle name, b. at his father’s residence, 31 Clinton Place, N. Y. 1836; d. at his father’s residence, New Haven, Feb. 11, 1880; Col. Coll Law School, LL.B., 1861; Yale Medical Coll., 1866; had charge of a bonded warehouse. No. 9 Bridge st., 1858 ; admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the U. S. May 29, 1862 ; left New York in Co. K., 7th Reg. N. G., for the defence of Washington, April 19, 1861 ; went the 2d time with the 7th Reg., May 29, 1861, stationed at Fort Federal, Bait.; raised a Co. at New Haven, of which he was elected Capt., Sept. 11, 1862, Co. D. 27th Conn. Vol. ; went with his command to Washington, Oct. 23, 1862, and joined the 2d Army Corps, and was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, Chancellorsville, May, 1863, and Gettysburg, July, 1863, where he was wounded in the right arm, July 2, while leading his men into action ; breveted Major by the President for his gallantry. When recovered he enlisted as Adjutant of the 20th Conn, and was with the Co. under Sherman in Ga. ; at the battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, when the color-bearer was knocked down by a shell, he seized the colors, called on the men to rally, and led them up the hill past a battery (see Conn. Records) ; breveted Lt.-Col. for his gallantry by the President, and afterward Conn, gave him the brevet of Colonel. Practiced medicine in Minneapolis and in New Haven; The New Haven Medical Association adopted the following resolution :

“Resolved, That in this event we mourn the loss of one who was marked for his high intellectual abilities, his powers of memory and cultured mind, and whose genial social qualities gained him the continued warm regard of all his associates : and, though not of late engaged in the active duties of his profession, will be re- membered as one who had always been conspicuous for his zeal, his skilful and successful devotion to the pursuit of his calling — • always kind to the poor and needy, a devotion which tended in every way to elevate the standard of professional life.”

2.Henry A DU BOIS M D Birth 26 Jun 1840 in New York, New York Death 26 May 1897 in San Rafael, California married Emily Maria BLOIS Birth Mar 1851 in Whitwell, Norfolk, England Death 5 Mar 1910 in San Rafael, California. They had five children.

Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In- spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle Military Division of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practising medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology.

Seventh Generation. Children of Henry A DU BOIS M D and Emily Maria BLOIS

1. Helen Jay Du Bois Birth Sep 1881 in California Death 1911 Unmarried.

2. Henry A Du BOIS (III)Birth 22 Dec 1882 in San Rafael, California Death 10 Mar 1982 in Hollister, San Benito, California, married Beatrice Evelyn VAN FLEET Birth 31 Oct 1890 in Riverside, California Death 4 Mar 1981 in Hollister, San Benito, California, He lived to age 99. They had seven children.

Eighth Generation. Children of Henry A Du BOIS and Evelyn Van FLEET

1. Thelma V Du BOIS Birth 23 Oct 1910 in Lake, California

Death 7 Mar 1991 in Sonoma, California. Married Rene V Border Birth abt 1910 in California.

2.Alan Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 14 Jul 1913 in Hilmar, Merced, California

Death 20 Dec 1995 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, married Marjory Jane Macken. They had three children, Sharon, Jerry, Timothy. He was an educational philanthropist. In 1967 he and his uncle Ernest turned his uncle’s stock market gains into the E. Blois du Bois Foundation. For almost thirty years he and they gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in renewable grants to thousands of Arizona college students.

DuBOIS CONFERENCE CENTER On April 27, 1988 this south campus building [originally the South Academic Center, completed in 1971?) was named in honor of Alan Van Fleet du Bois, a Phoenix businessman who founded scholarships that impacted some 2,000 students over a period of twenty years.

3.John Jay Du Bois birth 1918 death 1989. Married Beverly Jean LUTZEN They were divorced in 1951 in California after 6 years of marriage. He was 36 years old. Apparently a very bitter divorce. His four children were totally separated from him and brought up by their mother. He isolated himself from the family

4. Jack Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth abt 1915 in California. Unmarried.

5. Philip Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 23 Nov 1918 in Stanislaus, California Death 5 Jul 1983 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, Unmarried.

6. David Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 15 Aug 1921 in Stanislaus, California married Patricia C. MAHOY Birth 21 May 1927 in California, USA Death 20 Jun 2011 in Coarsegold, Madera, California,

Obit: David Van Fleet du Bois passed away August 12, 2013, just three days shy of his 92nd birthday. Affectionately known as “Papadave,” he was the beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle of a great and far-reaching family, he himself being a direct descendent of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and of Civil War surgeon Dr. Henry Augustus du Bois. Born in Turlock, CA, to Henry and Beatrice du Bois, Dave was raised on a ranch with six brothers and sisters and never lost his love of nature. His love was teaching. He was a founding member of Gavilan Community College in Gilroy, CA, and spent most of his career there as a professor of biology. He also taught electronics and psychology. Upon retiring he moved with his wife, Pat, from Hollister to Coarsegold, where they built a home in the foothills of Yosemite. There, Dave loved tilling the soil on his tractor, planting vegetables, and taming the land. He was the president of the Retired Teachers Association in Madera and an active participant in a daily ham radio broadcast. He was first married to Frances de L’Étanche (now deceased) of Santa Cruz and is survived by their daughters Thaya du Bois, Roxanne du Bois Cull, Cynthia du Bois, Monica du Bois, and Gina du Bois. Their daughter Melanie passed away in 1980.

Subsequently married to Patricia Mahoy Martin (now deceased), Dave is survived by their children, Tod du Bois and Jill Heinke, and step-children Doug Martin, Karen Bell, Randy Martin, and Colleen Martin. He is also survived by a brother, Ron du Bois, of Stillwater, OK, and a sister, Janne du Bois, of Miami, Florida, as well as 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Dave’s love of life, his tremendous sense of humor, his questioning mind, and his open acceptance of all people made him a great man in the eyes of his family and all those he touched. He is dearly missed.

7. Janne Van Fleet Du Bois Birth 22 Apr 1925 in Stanislaus, California.

8. Ronald P Du Bois Birth 1925 in California

Ronald Porter DuBois and his twin sister Janne Van Fleet were born on April 22, 1925, in Stanislaus, California. He had four sons with Thora Solveig du Bois between 1953 and 1961. He had four brothers and two sisters.

Ron du Bois is a man with a resume as long as his smile. He is a veteran of the Second World War, a former art professor at Oklahoma State University, a ceramics specialist, and a three-time Fulbright Foundation grant recipient. Those Fulbright grants allowed him to travel to Korea, India and Nigeria. During his travels, he picked up many items, which made up a recent exhibit called “The Living Language of Clay,” which was on display at the Bartlett Center.

Seventh Generation. Children of Henry A DU BOIS M D and Emily Maria BLOIS

3. Ernest Blois Du Bois Birth 29 Apr 1884 in San Rafael, Marin, California. Death Married Helen H KRESS Birth Apr 1887 in Pennsylvania, Death 1 Oct 1968 in Long-Term Care Facilities.

4.Hannah L Dubois Birth Nov 1886 in California Death Unmarried.

5. Emily Blois Du Bois Birth 20 Aug 1889 in California Death 26 Aug 1987 in San Diego, California married Clyde Leon REED Birth Dec 1883 in Illinois. They had two children.

Eighth Generation. Children of Emily Blois Du Bois and Clyde Leon REED

1. Elizabeth J REED. Birth abt 1921 in California

2. Alan C REED Birth 1924. Death 2012. Married Grace Springstead

Obit: Alan Clyde Reed, 87 years old, of San Diego, California, passed away at Grossmont Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Alan was born on July 15, 1924, at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California, to Clyde and Emily Reed. He grew up in San Diego, California, with his sister Betty. He graduated from San Diego High School in 1942. He joined the United States Army and served in the Tenth Mountain Division. Alan earned a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1948 and later in 1950 went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Alan married Grace Springstead at All Saints Episcopal Church in San Diego, California, on June 30, 1950. After graduation, Alan was affiliated with the Carnation Dairy Company for five years and left the organization as its district sales manager. In 1955, he went on to work for Home Federal Savings and Loan in a variety of capacities during his 27 years with the company, including appraiser, branch manager, real estate owned department manager, and Senior Vice President in charge of investments and loan services. After his retirement from Home Federal Savings and Loan in 1982, Alan opened his own mortgage brokerage company, the Southland Group. He served on the board of directors for International Savings Bank, The Christian Eye Ministry, Forest Home Christian Conference Center, and Christian Heritage College. His hobbies included playing many sports, tending to his beautiful roses and lilies, and most of all deep sea fishing and sharing his catch with others! Alan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace; his son, Scott Reed of Rocklin, California and his wife Sharon; his daughter, Carolyn Suggett of Mooresville, North Carolina and her husband John; and his daughter, Cathy Holliman of Rancho San Diego, California and her husband Jim.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

3.John Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 6 Jun 1846 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 11 Nov 1898 Unmarried. Lawyer. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. In Record of Merit, 1862-3, of Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, in Declamation, J. J. DuBois ranks first; appointments of the first class for Graduation Day, July 24, 1863, 4th oration, J. J. DuBois: subject. Universal Suffrage. Yale, 1867, A.M., 1872; Col. Coll., LL.13., 1869.

4. Prof. Augustus Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 22 Apr 1849 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 19 Oct 1915 married Adeline C BLAKESLEE Birth Feb 1860 in Connecticut Death 1916 . Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Univ Professor of Civil Engineering. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They did not have children.

Augustus Jay DuBois, the son of Henry Augustus DuBois and Catherine Helena (Jay) DuBois, who had six other children, was born at Newton Palls, Ohio, on April 25th, 1849. His father, who was of French Huguenot descent, received the degree of M.D. from Columbia College in 1830 and spent most of his life in the practice of medicine. His mother was a granddaughter of Chief Justice John Jay, who was also of French Huguenot descent. Mr. DuBois prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Conn., and then took the course in Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, from which lie was graduated in 1869. Continuing there in advanced studies, he secured the degree of C. E. in 1870 and that of Ph.D. in 1873. He then spent 18 months at the Royal Mining Academy in Freiberg, Saxony, followed by a few months of surveying work in California and Connecticut. During 1871-75 he made a special study of the then new science of Graphic Statics, the results of which were published in 1875, in two volumes, under the title ”Elements of Graphical Statics and Their Application to Framed Structures.” This was the first comprehensive work on the subject which appeared in the United States, and it was re-issued in revised editions in 1877, 1879, and 1883.

In 1875, Mr. DuBois was appointed Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in Lehigh University, from which he was called, in 1877, to the chair of Mechanical Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, and, in 1884, he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering there, a position which he filled until his death. During his forty years of service as a teacher of Engineering, Professor DuBois was active in enriching the theory of the subject.

He was married, on June 23d, 18.83, to Miss Adeline Blakesley, daughter of Arthur Blakesley, of New Haven, Conn. They had no children, and she survived him only seven months.

Professor DuBois was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, as well as several scientific academies and associations. Augustus Jay DuBois was elected a Junior of the American Society of Civil Engineers on July 7th, 1875, and a Member on October 5th, 1892.

5. Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS+ Birth 30 Dec 1852 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 17 May 1900 . He married .Anna LICHTENBERG Birth 1870 in Germany

He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had no children. He was a Graduate of Yale. He and his wife lived in Marin County, California. He died in Paris soon after he was married. His wife continued to live in Marin County and was known by my family as Aunt Anna.

6. Mary Rutherford Du BOIS+ Birth 22 May 1854 in New York

Death 6 Nov 1919 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

7. ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD Birth 19 Jan 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, Death 9 Mar 1896 in New York, Married ALICE MASON+ Birth 15 Apr 1865 in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, Death 1906 in New York. They had three children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Robert Ogden Du Bois was the eighth and youngest child of Henry Augustus and Catharine Jay. He was born in New Haven, and went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He moved to New York City and practiced general medicine and surgery and had an interest in ENT problems. He married Alice Mason. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Robert had rheumatic fever as a child and died at age 36 from heart failure, a complication of his rheumatic heart disease. Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois in 1889. She was the daughter of Arthur Mason, a well respected minister of the Episcopal Church. Her Mason ancestry goes back seven generations. The original settler Ralph Mason came to Boston in 1685. Her great grandfather, Jonathen Mason was a Senator from Mass in 1803. She died of pneumonia at age 41, and the three children were then brought up by her Mason family. She had three sisters and one brother. Sister Isabella married Mansell Van Rensselaer. The other two sisters, (Maud and Teddy ) never married. Teddy helped raise John after his mother died and his father reactivated his tbc. (See Mason Descendants )

Seventh Generation: Children of ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS and ALICE MASON+

1. ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in

New York married MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York, Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York,

He served in WWI as Capt in what was the beginning of the United States Airforce. He never saw a plane! His job was to receive airplane parts that came by boat to the Port of St Nazaire and have them shipped for assembly. After the war he and his wife were involved with erecting a monument sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and set in the Harbour of St Nazaire.

Eighth Generation. Children of ARTHUR MASON Du BOIS and MARIE LOUISE DIXON+

1. Louise (Petey) Dixon DuBOIS Birth Sept 22, 1928 in New York City Living married Edward Clifford PERKINS Birth 31 Jul 1919 in New York Death 12 Aug 2002 in Tyringham, Massachusetts. They have five children.

Edward (Ned) Perkins Birth 1919 31 Jul New York, Military 1942 -45 Pacific in command Antiaircraft Battery Capt US Army, WW II Graduation 1949 Columbia Law School, NYC Marriage to Louise Dixon DuBois 1950 Aug Lenox, Massachusetts, Legal Dept of Bethleham Steel, Death 2002 12 Aug at Age: 83 Tyringham, Massachusetts. Edward C Perkins was the great grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the great uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

Obit. Petey was born September 22, 1925 in New York City, the daughter of Arthur Mason DuBois and Marie Louise Dixon DuBois. She attended the Lawrence School in Hewlett, Long Island and graduated from Garrison Forest School in 1942 and from Barnard College in 1946 where she was President of her Senior Class. She married Edward “Ned” Clifford Perkins in Lenox, MA in 1947. They lived first in New York City where she taught at Brearley and Spence Schools while Ned attended Columbia Law School and first practiced law with Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and then moved to Bethlehem in 1955 where Ned became Assistant General Counsel for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. They spent every summer in their house “Glencote” in Tyringham, MA, where Petey was a long time member of the Hop Brook Club. Among her many activities she served as an Associate Chaplain with the Pastoral Care Department of St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem for 40 years

She loved her husband Ned and together they raised five children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Affectionately known by her family as “Boss Lady”, she took a proprietary interest in the happiness and well being not only of her family and her children and their offspring and significant others, but also of the children of her many friends, and indeed of everybody she met, whether on the street or in a shop or through her years of listening to those in need at the hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Ned in 2002, and daughter-in law Eve Lehman Perkins in 2009. She leaves a brother Dr. John Jay DuBois of Lenox, MA, her children Louie Hoblitzell (and her husband Alan) of Vero Beach FL, Ned Perkins (and his wife Cathy) of Bennington VT, Jamie Perkins of Stamford CT, David Perkins of Short Beach, CT, and Kate Perkins of Reading, PA, and her grandchildren Max, Kate, Emily, Matthew, Luc, Ben, Sarah, Eliza, Madeline and Sam, and her great-grand-children Logan and Michaela.

Ninth Generation. Children of Louise Dixon DU BOIS and Edward Clifford PERKINS

1. M. Louise PERKINS Birth Aug 26, 1949 Living married Nathaniel Prentice ended with divorce. Married Alan P Hoblitzel Jr Birth 1931 Living. They have two children, Maxwell and Kate. Alan P. Hoblitzell, Jr., was the chief executive officer of Maryland National Bank.

2.Edward Newton PERKINS Birth Apr 6, 1951 Living, married Katherine Clarke. They have two children. (Adop) Emily and Matthew

3. James Handasyd PERKINS Birth Jul 19, 1954 Living married to Elizabeth Robinson. Marriage ended in divorce. They had two children Ben and Luke.

4. David Clarkson PERKINS Birth Dec 15, 1956 Living married Eve LEHMAN. She died in 2010. They had two children Sarah and Liza.

5. Kate Riggs PERKINS Birth Oct 21, 1963 Living. Married David Clewell. Marriage ended in divorce. They had two children. Madeline and Sam.

2. JOHN JAY DUBOIS, MD birth Nov 18, 1933 in New York City Living married Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN Birth Feb 6, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . Living. They have three children. Married SHARON ELIZABETH MENZIE Birth Dec 24, 1944 in San Francisco, Calif. Living. They have one child (adopted) Chris.

John Jay Du BOIS graduated from Williams college in 1955 and Cornell Univ Medical College in 1959. He did his residency at St Luke’s Hopital in NYC. He practiced Internal Medicine in Rye N.Y. until 1990 and then he was with the MUSC in Charleston SC. He served as Medical Missionary to Panama from 2001 until 2010. He was president and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery from 1960 until 2000. He and his second wife, Sharon were involved with the resolution of saving the Peter Augustus Jay home and property. They continue on the Advisory Board of the Jay Heritage Center. He has been interested in family genealogy.

Ninth Generation. Children of JOHN JAY Du BOIS and Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN

1. Anne Ackerman DUBOIS Birth Sept 21, 1961 in New York City Living

2. Catharine Jay DUBOIS Birth May 1, 1963 in New York City Living married Harold Augustus O’Callaghan Birth Oct 23, 1962 in New York City. They have four daughters. Kate, Charlotte, Ally, and Sarah.

3. Peter Jay DUBOIS Birth May 26, 1966 in Rye, New York Living married Ingrid Dankmeyer Birth 1966 Living. Marriage ended in divorce in 2012. They have three children. Astrid, Greta, and Johan.

Seventh Generation: Children of ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS and ALICE MASON+

2. Helen Jay Du BOIS Birth 1892 in New York Death married Frederick W KOBBE Birth 29 Apr 1887 in New York Death 1946 in Ridgefield, Conn. They had two children.

Eighth Generation. Children of Helen Jay Du BOIS and FREDERICK W KOBBE

1. Alice M KOBBE Birth abt 1927 in New York Living married Farnam GILBERT Birth 10 Jan 1925 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT Death 10 Jan 1994 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. They did not have children.

2. Helen Jay KOBBE Birth abt 1930 in New York Living Married Waldron W. PROCTER Birth 1928 Death They have two children.

3. Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD Birth 3 Aug 1894 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Death Sep 11, 1979 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+ Birth 17 Nov 1900 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, Death January 23, 1978 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was President of The Jay Cemetery Corporation in the 1950’s. He practiced Pediatrics in New York City. They had two children.

Eighth Generation. Children of Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* and Elizabeth CHISOLM+

1.Robert Ogden Du BOIS, Jr. Birth Oct 30, 1926 in New York

Death January 13, 1999 in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Charlotte Erika Felicitas Stupp von STULPNAGEL. Birth February 25, 1933 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York, Death March 29, 2011 in Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had five children. They lived in Nova Scotia.

Ninth Generation: Children of Robert Ogden Du Bois and Charlotte von Stulpnagel

1.Anne Chisholm Du Bois married Brian D Downing

2.Robin Du Bois

3.Peter

4.Eric

5.Alexander

2.Philip Mason Du BOIS Birth 1930 in New York City death 2017 Married Jennifer LAND Birth 1935 Living. They have one child.

**PHILIP M. DUBOIS Ph.D., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA; Harvard College, B.A., Physics; Cambridge University (Trinity College), Ph.D., Geophysics; Retired President, Rowland Foundation; Board of Overseers, Tufts Veterinary College; former President and Director, American Morgan Horse Association; trustee, American Morgan Horse Institute; trustee, Trust for New Hampshire Lands; former chair, Peterborough Conservation Commission; former chair, Monadnock Group of the Sierra Club; trustee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; CMF Board of Trustees 1970, Emeritus 2001.

5. FIFTH GENERATION: ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

5. ANNA MARIA JAY** Birth 12 Sep 1819 in New York City, New York, Death 2 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, married HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT Birth 8 Aug 1808 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 28 Mar 1888 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, They had six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont:The second son of Hezekiah Beers and Anna Maria Constable Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn was born in Brooklyn on August 8, 1808. Henry Evelyn was educated in New York City and quickly acquired his father’s prominence among Brooklyn’s elite. Upon the death of H.B. Pierpont, William Constable, the eldest Pierrepont son, took over the family’s upstate properties while Henry Evelyn remained in Brooklyn, maintaining the family’s influence on, and commitment to, the city’s development. On December 1, 1841, Henry Evelyn married Anna Maria Jay, daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson, and granddaughter of John Jay, governor of New York (1795-1801) and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Together the couple had six children, including Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II and John Jay Pierrepont. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont spent much of his life working to establish Brooklyn as a flourishing metropolis. In 1844 a Brooklyn ferry lease was granted to Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Jacob R. Leroy, who combined the five existing Brooklyn ferries into the Brooklyn Union Ferry Company. The venture created a more frequent and regular service between Brooklyn and New York City, and effectively monopolized transportation across the East River prior to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. By 1857 Henry Evelyn and William Pierrepont had established a joint venture, the Pierrepont Stores, “a United States bonded warehouse where ships’ freight was received and stored for the owners, insured by the government, until duties were paid.” The Stores was a major port of entry for a number of different cargoes (primarily sugar and molasses) from locales ranging from the Caribbean to Manila. Upon Henry Evelyn’s retirement from business, his two sons took over the Pierrepont Stores, which they operated until leased to the Empire Warehouse Company in 1888, shortly after the death of their father on March 28, 1888. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont dedicated much of his time to the cultural development of the city, as well as its commercial expansion. He held a number of prominent positions, such as Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital, Trustee and President of Green-Wood Cemetery, Director of the Academy of Music, Director and President of the Brooklyn Club, and Director of The Long Island Historical Society.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

1. Mary Rutherford PIERREPONT Birth 25 Aug 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Death 31 Dec 1879 in 242 E 15th St., New York City married Rutherford STUYVESANT Birth 2 Sep 1842 in New York, NY Death 4 Jul 1909 in Paris, France. They had one child who died at birth.

RUTHERFORD STUYVESANT, died in Paris on July 4, 1909. His real name was Stuyvesant Rutherford and among his ancestors were Governor Peter Stuyvesant; Governor John Winthrop, of Massachusetts; Governor Dudley, of Connecticut; Lewis Morris, Chief Justice of New York, and first Governor of New Jersey. His father was Lewis Morris Rutherford and his mother was Margaret Stuyvesant Chanler. By the will of his mother’s great-uncle, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant’s property was left to him upon the condition of his changing his family name to Stuyvesant, which was done by an act of the Legislature. In 1863 he graduated from Columbia College and in the same year he married Mary Rutherford Pierrepont, daughter of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Anna Maria Jay. Mrs. Stuyvesant died in 1879. Mr. Stuyvesant, who was sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death, was a brother of Winthrop Rutherford, who married Alice Morton, and of Mrs. Henry White, at that time American Ambassador in France. He was a cousin on his mother’s side of William Astor Chanler and Mrs. Richard Aldrich. He was the owner of Tranquility Farms, near Tranquility, N. J., famous for its elk and deer park and extensive English pheasant preserves. He left a considerable estate which was divided among his family and his charitable interests. The Stuyvesant land covered much of what is now known as the East Village. During the 19th century what had been rolling farmland was developed with row houses, commercial buildings and tenements. After the Civil War, German immigrants crowded in, creating a lively and colorful neighborhood.

His life with Mary was happy and loving; but then on New Year’s Eve 1879, the expectant Mary went into labor. Neither Mary nor the infant survived. In deep grief, Stuyvesant planned a monument to his wife. He arranged to build a memorial chapel connected with St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the Episcopal church built by Peter Stuyvesant in 1795 on his farm land. Stuyvesant chose a large plot of land at the corner of East 10th Street and Avenue A where a small St. Mark’s mission structure already stood.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

2. HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT Birth December 9, 1845 in Brooklyn, Kings, New

York, Death 4 Nov 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, married Ellen Almira LOW Birth 30 JUN 1846 in Brooklyn, NY Death 30 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They had Six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II: The eldest son of Henry Evelyn and Anna Maria Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn II was born in Brooklyn on December 9, 1845. Henry Evelyn, Jr. studied at Columbia College, receiving his B.A. in 1867. In 1869 he married Ellen A. Low, daughter of Ellen Almira Dow and Abiel Abbot Low, with whom he had six children. He and his brother, John Jay, soon took charge of the Pierrepont Stores, joining forces with Ferdinand N. Massa in the firm of Pierrepont Brothers. The brothers sold the Stores in 1888 and Henry Evelyn, Jr. retired from active business ventures, devoting his time to the further development of his real estate holdings. He continued his commitment to work within the community, most notably at Grace Church, of which his father had been a founding member and senior warden, a position which Henry Evelyn, Jr. also came to hold. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II died in Brooklyn on November 4, 1911.

Seventh Generation. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira LOW

1. Anne Low PIERREPONT Birth 23 SEP 1870 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England Death 8 Jun 1948 married Lea McIlvaine LUQUER Birth 4 Sep 1864 in Brooklyn, New York Death 30 Jan 1930 in New York, New York. They had four children.

Lea Mellivaine Luquer, Phd was professor of mineralogy at Columbia University and author of several text books on this subject.

Eighth Generation: Children of Anne Low PIERREPONT and Lea McIlvaine LUQUER

1. Lea Shippen LUQUER Birth 21 Sep 1897 in Brooklyn, New York Death 1970 married Grace Hamilton PARKER. Birth abt 1900 in Massachusetts

Obit: Lea Shippen Luquer died on July 4, 1981 in Falmouth, Massachusetts after a long illness at the age of eighty-three years. Bom in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 1897, the elder son of Lea Mcllvaine Luquer and Anne Lowe Pierrepont Luquer, he spent his childhood years in Mt. Kisco. Entering St. Paul’s in 1912, he was a member of the Delphian athletic club, the Shattuck Boat Club and the Scientific Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. After teaching for a time at Yale, and in China at Chang Sha, Hunan, he took a master’s of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He taught at the Asheville School in North Carolina for seven years, and then at the Dexter School in Boston for a year. During World WarII, he worked with the U. S. Army Ordinance, before becoming a curator with Boston’s Harrison Gray Otis House of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, a position he held until several years ago when he retired. One of his great loves was mountain climbing; an enthusiastic member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Forty-Sixers, he topped the forty-eight tallest mountains in the Range. He is survived by his wife, Grace Parker Luquer; two sons, Lea Shippen Luquer, Jr. and Peter C. Luquer; a daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Madeira, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr.; a brother, Evelyn P. Luquer *20; and eight grandchildren.

Ninth Generation: Children of Lea Shippen LUQUER and Grace Hamilton PARKER

1, Grace T LUQUER abt 1930 in Massachusetts Living married Edward W. MADIERA, Jr Birth 1930 in Pennsylvania.

“an unfortunate shrillness has often marked the tenor of inter-branch discussions. This new skepticism has caused some to fear that Congress is seeking to over-regulate the courts in ways that are not in keeping with a truly independent Judiciary.” Said commission chair Edward W. Madiera, Jr., “Judicial independence is not for the protection of judges, but for the protection of the public.”

2. Lea Shippen LUQUER, Jr. Birth abt 1932 in Massachusetts. Lea Shippen Luquer jr (son of Lea Shippen Luquer and Grace Hamilton Parker). He married Giovannella Chirochetti. They had two children, Monic and Dominica

3. Peter C LUQUER Birth abt 1935 in Massachusetts. Living in Po Box 172, Hartland Four Corners, Windsor County, VT-5049 married to Heidi LUQUER. One son Peter C LUQUER, Jr. Married and lives in Hartland Vt.

2.Evelyn Pierrepont LUQUER Birth October 20, 1900 in New York City,

New York, Death 27 SEP 1983 in New Jersey married Frances Meldrim JONES Birth 15 JUL 1905 in Savannah, Chatham County, GA Death 6 SEP 1996 .

Obit: Evelyn Pierrepont Luquer died in Princeton, New Jersey, on September 27, 1983. The son of Anne Pierrepont Luquer and Lea Mcllvaine Luquer, he was bom in New York City on October 20,1900, and entered School in the I Form from Mount Kisco, New York.

He graduated from Princeton University in 1923 and Columbia University Law School in 1926. He was a partner in the New York firm of Satterlee and Canfield until 1950 and was thereafter engaged in the private practice of law, retiring in 1969 to Princeton.

He was for many years a trustee of the New York Marble Cemetery, treasurer of the Navy Branch of the YMCA at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and a governor of the Princeton Charter Club.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Jones Luquer, of Princeton; a daughter, Mrs. John I. Boswell of Hanover, New Hampshire; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr., of Purdys, New York.

Ninth Generation: CHILDREN of Evelyn Pierrepont Luquer and Francis Jones

1. Anne Pierpont LUQUER Birth abt 1939 Living married John Iverson BOSWELL Birth 25 Oct 1936 Death 27 Feb 2009 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire. They had one child.

3. Thatcher Paine LUQUER Birth July 20, 1905 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA Death Aug 1970, Cambridge, MA. Unmarried

4. Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER Birth July 28, 1909 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine,

Death Feb 1984 in Purdys, Westchester, New York married Thomas Lyon PURDY,Jr Birth 26 Oct 1909 in New York Death 22 Dec 2003 in Purdys, Westchester, New York. They had two children.

Thomas Lyon (9) Purdy says that DeLancy married a Van Cortlandt daughter. her dowry was large tracts of land in Cortlandt Manor. Near or during the Revolution, DeLancy (active Loyalist leader) decided to sell off a-lot of his land in case he lost it. Two Purdys who wanted to be millers, of Rye, bought it (Daniel 3 and Hachaliah his brother). Daniel gave his-part to his grandsons because his sons were Tory. Joseph L. picked a-spot where he could build a small dam and a mill. This family has pictures of the dam and mill, before the building of the NYC water supply Titicus Reservoir and Muscoot (Croton) Reservoir dams c1893. The houses in the valley that were going to be flooded were moved to the present site of the hamlet of Purdys. The Joseph L. Purdy house was not moved.Daniel 3 of course lived and gave the land prior to the Revolution. Joseph L. Purdy erected the frame of his house the day of the battle of Bunker Hill. There were strong feelings about Tory vs. Whig so some of these stories have been given a bit of a slant over the years.

Ninth Generation: Children of Ellen Pierrepont and Thomas Lyon PURDY,Jr

1. Ellen L PURDY Birth abt 1939 in New York Living married John C. B. WEBSTER. Birth 1935. Alive. They were married in 1959 and then divorced in 1987.L

2. Thomas L PURDY. Birth abt 1937 in New York

Seventh Generation. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira LOW

2. ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT Birth 15 APR 1872 in Brooklyn, NY Death 3 Jan 1960 in ? Married REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFAT birth 7 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, New York Death 21 Jun 1916 in Plainville, Connecticut. They had three children.

Obit: Reuben Burnham, son of Dr. Reuben Curtis and Elizabeth Virginia (Barclay) Moffat, was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 7, 1861. He attended the schools of his native city, and prepared for college at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from Harvard College in 1883 with the degree of B. A. and from the Columbia Law School in New York, in 1885, LL. B. He has practiced his profession continuously in the city of New York. In 1896 he formed a partnership with Sherman Evarts under the firm name of Evarts & Moffat, and in 1904 with Willoughby Lane Webb, under the firm name of Moffat & Webb. In 1906 this latter firm became Rand, Moffat & Webb, the new partners being William Rank Jr., Frederick Kernochan and Frank A Lord, and later Landon Parker Marvin. In 1910 the firm dissolved, and since then Mr. Moffat has practiced alone. He married, June 5, 1895, Ellen Low, daughter of Henry Evelyn and Ellen A (Low) Pierrepont, born in Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 1872. Three children have been born to them: 1. Jay Pierrepont, born in Rye, New York, July 18, 1896. 2. Elizabeth Barclay, born in Rye, New York, June 26, 1898. 3. Abbot Low, born in New York City, May 12,1901.

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley.

Eighth Generation. Children of ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT and REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFAT

1. Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT Birth 18 Jul 1896 in Rye, New York Death 24 Jan 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada married Lilla Cabot GREW Birth 30 Nov 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia Death 21 Feb 1994 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, They had two children.

Obit: Jay Pierrepont Moffat (7 January 1896 – January 25, 1943) was an American diplomat, historian and statesman who, between 1917 and 1943, served theState Department in a variety of posts, including that of Ambassador to Canada during the first year of U.S. participation in World War II.

A native of Rye, New York, Moffat was a professional diplomat who had previously served as the private secretary to the American Ambassador to theNetherlands (1917-19), followed by service as secretary of the American legation in Warsaw (1919-21) and in Tokyo (1921-23). Between 1925 and 1927 he served President Calvin Coolidge as Ceremony Officer at the White House and in 1927, at the end of his assignment, he was married in Hancock, New Hampshire to Lilla Cabot Grew, the daughter of fellow diplomat Joseph C. Grew who, while Moffat was serving in his final post as ambassador to Canada, was the U. S. Ambassador to Japan at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Moffat continued his diplomatic career in the post of secretary to the American legation in Switzerland (1927-31) and as the U.S. consul general to Australia(1935-37). From 1937 to 1940 he again served in Washington, this time in the significant post of the Chief of the State Department’s Western EuropeanDivision. Finally, in June 1940, after Ambassador to Canada James H. R. Cromwell resigned after 142 days to run for the U.S. Senate, President Franklin Roosevelt nominated Moffat to his first and, as it turned out, final post as U.S. ambassador. He was immediately confirmed and served until his death, two years and seven months later, in the midst of World War II.

Jay Pierrepont Moffat died in Ottawa two and-a-half weeks after his 47th birthday and was succeeded as ambassador by Ray Atherton. In his obituary, The New York Times remarked that “even in war, when death is knocking at such a multitude of doors, the loss of a trusted public man in the flower of his age and his powers is lamentable”. In addition to his work as a diplomat, he wrote a work on Turkish history and, in 1956, his papers were donated to the Harvard University Library by his father-in-law Ambassador Joseph Grew.

Ninth Generation. Children of Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT and Lilla Cabot GREW

1. Edith Alice MOFFAT Birth 14 Oct 1929 in Berne, Bern, Switzerland Death 20 Nov 2010 in Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, married Donn Braden SPENSER Birth 13 Aug 1921 in Los Angeles, California, Death 5 Jan 1986 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, They had two children. Jay Pierrepont and Lila Cabot.

2. Ambassador J. Peter MOFFAT Birth 17 Jan 1932 in New York City, married Pamela Mary DAWSON Birth 15 Aug 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia, Living. They had three children.

Bio: Jay Pierrepont Moffat, Jr. (born January 17, 1932) is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1983 to 1985. He was the first ambassador to the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena. He is a member of the Butler-Belmont family.[1][2] Contents [hide] 1 Biogrpahy 2 See also 3 References 4 External links [edit]Biogrpahy Jay Moffat was born in 1932. His father was the United States Ambassador to Canada, Jay Pierrepont Moffat. He was also the grandnephew of Seth Low Pierrepont (member of Connecticut House of Representatives, 1921 to 1927) and nephew of Abbot Low Moffat (member of New York State Assembly from the New York County 15th District, 1929 to 1943). On December 28, 1953, Moffat married Pamela Mary Dawson.[3] He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1953. Moffat served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956. In 1956 he entered the U.S Foreign Service as intelligence research officer in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He was consular officer in Kobe and Osaka, Japan, from 1958 to 1960, and political officer in Paris, France, from 1961 to 1965. In the State Department he served as officer in charge of Benelux affairs at the Bureau of European Affairs from 1965 to 1968, and staff assistant to the Secretary of State from 1968 to 1969. He was a political officer in Bern, Switzerland, from 1969 to 1970, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, he attended the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. From 1974 to 1976 he was Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, from 1976 to 1980 and attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1981. He was chargé d’affaires in N’Djamena in 1982.[4] On April 28, 1983, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be the United States Ambassador to Chad. He was confirmed on May 27, 1983. He succeeded John Blane, who was the chargé d’affaires ad interim in Chad from 1982 to 1983. He left that post on July 23, 1985. Moffat’s foreign languages are French, German, and Russian.

Tenth Generation. Children of J. Peter MOFFAT and Pamela Mary DAWSON

1. Sarah Margaret MOFFAT Birth 15 May 1956

Living married Emanuel Nahum SREBRO+ Birth 30 Jul 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, Death 16 Nov 2004 in Montclair, New Jersey, He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They have three children. Emily, Jane, Rachel

2. Matthew Jay MOFFAT Birth 12 Jan 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, Living

3. Nathaniel Cabot MOFFAT Birth 26 Sep 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, Living

Eighth Generation. Children of ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT and REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFAT

2. Elizabeth Barclay MOFFAT Birth 26 Jun 1898 in Rye, New York Death 17 JUN 1993 in Chester, Queen Annes, Maryland, at age 95. married John Campbell WHITE Birth 17 MAR 1884 in London, Middlesex, England Death 11 JUN 1967 in New York City, New York. They had one child.

He served in the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat from 1914 to 1945, and was U.S. ambassador to Haiti (1941-1944) and Peru (1944-1945).

3. ABBOT LOW MOFFAT Birth 12 May 1901 in New York, New York Death 17 Apr 1996 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, Married Marion ADAMS Birth 7 Nov 1905 in New York, Death 22 Dec 1994 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey,

Obit: Abbot Low Moffat was born to a prominent Manhattan family on May 12, 1901.[1] He was educated at Groton School, received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1923, and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1926. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1927. In 1927-1928 he served as an assistant United States attorney for the southeastern counties of New York State, and in 1928-1929 worked as a clerk for the Manhattan law firm of Winter and James. In 1929, Moffat won election to the New York State Assembly from the Fifteenth Assembly District, which covered part of New York County. He was one of a small group of Republican legislators who wrested control of the Assembly and the Senate from the party’s established leadership and enabled the legislature to play a larger role in state politics. Moffat was assigned a seat on the powerful Assembly Ways and Means Committee and eventually served as its chair (1938-1943). His efforts to rein in the spending of Governor Herbert Lehma were instrumental in giving the legislature a greater say in the shaping of the state’s budget. In 1939, the conflict with Lehman culminated in a full-fledged legislative revolt: the Assembly and Senate essentially rewrote the budget that Lehman had submitted. The governor sued, and a state court ultimately upheld the right of the Governor to draft the budget. However, in subsequent decades legislative leaders who followed in Moffat’s footsteps gained control over the budget-making process. Moffat was determined to curb government spending and was a fierce opponent of the governmental centralization implicit in the New Deal.[2] However, he pressed for what he saw as prudent government initiatives. He introduced a number of bills designed to halt child labor in New York and other states and replace slum dwellings with suitable public housing.[3] He was also instrumental in initiating the construction of a toll road connecting New York City with Albany, Buffalo, and the western New York State-Pennsylvania border: he drafted and co-sponsored the bill that authorized the project, shepherded the bill through the Legislature, and witnessed its signing. He was piqued that the New York State Thruway was eventually named after Governor Thomas E. Dewey, who secured funding for the project. While serving in the Assembly, Moffat was a delegate to the state’s 1938 constitutional convention. He sought to curb government spending and spoke out against a proposed amendment that would have facilitated the state’s use of wiretapping in criminal investigations.[4] Moffat also served on the New York State War Council from 1942-1943. He helped to secure funding for child care for female war workers and streamlined the state’s revenue flow by backing legislation allowing quarterly payment of state income tax.[5] In 1943, Moffat resigned his Assembly seat and took a position with the United States Department of State. He served as the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs from 1944-1947 and in 1946 met with Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh. His reports to his superiors cautioned against Washington’s inflexible opposition against nationalist movements in Vietnam and other colonies. Convinced that American statesmen had erred grievously in making anti-communism the cornerstone of postwar foreign policy, he later asserted that it seemed as if the world had been plunged “right back in[to] the wars of religion.” In subsequent years, he was openly critical of American involvement in Vietnam. Moffat was subsequently attached to numerous diplomatic missions in Greece (1947-1948), Great Britain (1948-1950), and Burma (1950-1952). Between 1954 and 1956, he worked for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington. D.C., serving as head of the department in charge of the Middle Eastern states. He was then posted to Ghana, where he became head of a survey team for the International Cooperation Administration (1957-1958) and Chief of the U.S. Operations Mission (1958-1960). After leaving Ghana, he served as a representative on a team charged with evaluating the Mutual Security Program (1960-1961) in the Far East. In 1961, Moffat, who had become a Democrat at the urging of his wife, Marion, retired and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. He published a sympathetic biography of Mongkut, the Thai monarch depicted as a despot in the musical The King and I, and pursued his lifelong interest in genealogical research.[6] In 1973-1976, he was a member of the Princeton Township Committee. Moffat died on April 17, 1996 at the age of ninety-four. He was survived by his three children, Burnham Moffat, Nancy Moffat Lifland, and Jane-Kerin Moffat

Ninth Generation: Children of ABBOT LOW MOFFAT and Marion ADAMS

1 . Nancy MOFFAT Birth 23 Mar 1928 married William T LIFLAND Birth 15 Nov 1928 Death May 3, 2012

Obit: William Thomas Lifland, a leading New York antitrust lawyer and longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 3, at his home at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a retirement community in Skillman, New Jersey, after a long illness. He was 83. Born November 15, 1928, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the older son of I. Charles and Carol Francks Lifland. He attended public schools in Jersey City, graduating as valedictorian of his Lincoln High School class in 1945. He attended Yale College, where he majored in economics and was a champion fencer. After graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1949, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Air Force General Counsels Office, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In the fall of 1954 he became law clerk to John Marshall Harlan II, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. When Judge Harlan was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court the following March, Mr. Lifland accompanied him to Washington as his first clerk. After the clerkship ended, he joined the New York law firm now known as Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he practiced antitrust law until his retirement in 2002. He met his future wife, Nancy Moffat, in 1952 on a blind date while both were working in Washington, he for the Air Force and she for the State Department. They were married in Washington in 1954 and took up residence in New York City, only to return to Washington a few months later due to Justice Harlans change of court. They moved back to New York when Mr. Lifland started work at Cahill, then to France in 1958 for a two-year stint at Cahills Paris office. After returning to the United States in 1960, the couple settled permanently in Princeton, where they raised their four children. At home Mr. Lifland enjoyed making furniture and tinkering with electronics in his basement workshop. He was an avid reader and loved going to the theatre, concerts, and opera. He enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling, and traveling with his wife. He was an officer of India House in New York and member of the Nassau Club in Princeton. A longtime member of Trinity Church, Princeton, he was a chair of the Outreach Committee and member of the Ushers Guild. Mr. Lifland is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his brother, John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ; his daughter, Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA; his sons, Charles Lifland and wife Alison of Pasadena, CA; Kerin Lifland of Grass Valley, CA; and David Lifland and wife Catherine Radmer of Wayland, MA; eleven grandchildren, three nieces and their families, and many cousins. Interment will be held privately for the family. A memorial service will be held in the fall. Children: Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA Parents: I. Charles [Carol Francks Lifland] Brothers and Sisters: John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ

2. Burnham MOFFAT Birth 1928 in New York City, New York, Death married Tomoyo Moffat in 1962. Divorced in 1972. They had two children. Married Margaret H Hashimura Birth abt 1928. He published three books on Moffat Genealogy, Barclay Genealogy, and Pierrepont Genealogy.

3.JANE KERIN MOFFAT Birth 28 Feb 1931 Living. Unmarried

Jane-Kerin Moffat of Greenwich, Connecticut is the regional director for National Audubon Society’s Northeast Region. She is a member of the Audubon Connecticut Advisory Board, Chair of its Chapters and Members’ Services Committee, and a lifetime honorary member of Audubon Greenwich Advisory Board. Previously she served as grassroots coordinator of Audubon’s “Listen to the Sound” (Long Island Sound) campaign and the Sound-wide coalition of environmental groups to which it gave rise. For many years, she also served as a leader of the former Audubon Council of Connecticut and of the former Greenwich Audubon Society. She is a retired school teacher. She has also been very supportive of the Jay Heritage Center.

SEVENTH GENERATION: Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira LOW

3. Henry Evelyn PIERREPONT Birth 07 SEP 1873 in Brooklyn, NY Death 03 MAR 1903 in Brooklyn, NY Died at age 27. Unmarried.

4. Robert Low PIERREPONT Birth 22 AUG 1876 in Luzerne, NY Death 1912 in ? Married Kathryn Isabel REED Birth May 18, 1879 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. They had three children.Only one lived to adulthood.

Bio: Mr. Pierrepont graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1898, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He is a director of the Low Moor Iron company, the Home Life Insurance Company, a trustee of the South Brooklyn Savings Institution, Brooklyn Trust Company, Greenwood Cemetery and of the Church Charity Foundation. He is a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton and Down Town clubs. Mr. Pierrepont is the owner by inheritance of a life-sized picture of General George Washington, painted by no less an artist than Gilbert Stuart, for his ancestor, Willian Constable, which is authenticated by the original letter and bill made out to Mr. Constable. The picture was said to be by competent critics of that day who knew General Washington personally the most perfect likeness extant of the great man, who was a friend of the Constable family. The picture is in the old house in Pierrepont Place.

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913. p. 344-345

Eighth Generation. Children of Robert Low PIERREPONT and Kathryn Isabel REED

1. John Jay PIERREPONT Birth March 15, 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death Oct 15, 1950. Unmarried.

2. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA

3. Samuel Duryea Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA

SEVENTH GENERATION:. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira LOW

5. Rutherford Stuyvesant PIERREPONT Birth 5 Jul 1882 in Luzerne, NY Death 14 Dec 1950 in New York, New York married Nathalie Leon De CASTRO. Birth 2 Aug 1885 in Roslyn, Queens Co., NY Death 20 May 1973 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. They had three children.

Obit: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, son of Henry Evelyn (2) and Ellen Almira (Low) Pierrepont, was born in Luzerne, New York, July 5, 1882. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College. He is interested with his brother, Robert Low Pierrepont, in his business enterprises. He is a director of the Hanover Fire Insurance Company, of the Low Moor Iron Company, and a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton, Down Town and Union clubs. He married, in Roslyn, New York, December 5, 1911, Nathalie Leon de Castro, born in New York City, August 2, 1885, daughter of Alfred and Annie (Godwin) de Castro; resides in New York City. One child, Mary Rutherfurd, born in New York City, December 6, 1912.

Eighth Generation. Children of Rutherford Stuyvesant PIERREPONT and Nathalie Leon De CASTRO

1.Mary Rutherford PIERREPONT Birth 6 Dec 1912 in New York, New York Death

20 Jul 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts married Fentress Hill KUHN. Birth 29 Jul 1910 in Manchester, Essex, MA Death 25 Jul 1987 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They had five or six children

SEVENTH GENERATION: Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira LOW

6.Seth Low PIERPONT Birth 25 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, NY Death 31 Mar 1956 in New York, New York married Nathalie Elisabeth CHAUNCEY Birth 14 Jul 1887 in New York, New York Death 28 Feb 1960 in Ridgefield, Connecticut He was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery in the 1940’s

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

3. John Jay PIERREPONT Birth 3 Dec 1849 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 25 Sep 1923 married Elsie De RHAM Birth 18 JUL 1850 in New York, NY Death 10 Oct 1879 in New York, She died after childbirth along with her newly born son.

Bio: John Jay Pierrepont: The younger of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont’s two sons, John Jay was born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1849. John Jay married, on April 26, 1876, Elise de Rham, the daughter of Charles de Rham and Laura Schmidt, and the couple had one child who died before reaching one year of age. Elise Pierrepont died less than two years later on October 17, 1879 and John Jay Pierrepont lived out the rest of his life in the family house at One Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn, remaining an active member of Brooklyn society until his death on September 25, 1923. He was an amateur photographer. John Jay Pierrepont photograph collection, spanning the dates 1876 to 1923 (bulk dates 1910 to 1923), measures 1.92 linear feet and is housed in three lantern slide boxes and one manuscript box. The collection consists of 177 black-and-white lantern slides and glass positive photographs, one photograph album, and 166 black-and-white photographic prints. The majority of the items in the collection were created by John Jay Pierrepont, an amateur photographer. The collection also includes several items that were created by two New York City-based lantern slide manufacturers: T.H. McAllister and Walter Isaacs. The subjects of the photographs are predominantly Brooklyn related, in particular historic houses and homesteads in Brooklyn, maritime activities on New York Harbor, as well other Brooklyn subjects such as Prospect Park and the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.

4.William Augustus PIEREPONT , MD Birth 16 Jul 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 6 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, He was Unmarried.

Bio: Pierrepont, William Augustus, LL.B. 1876, M.D., N. Y. Univ. Med. Coll. 1882, a great grandson of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United Stales Supreme Court, died of heart trouble recently at the family residence, 1 Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn Heights, at the age of forty-six. His mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Pierrepont, widow of Henry E. Pierrepont, had died a few days before. Dr. Pierrepont was a bachelor and made his home with his mother. He had been ill at his home for two weeks and undoubtedly the shock of his mother’s death hastened his end. Of late years Dr. Pierrepont had lived somewhat retired.

5. Julia Jay PIERREPONT Birth 14 Sep 1857 in Newport, Rhode Island Death 8 Feb 1937 in New York. Unmarried.

6. Anna Jay PIERREPONT Birth 1 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 17 Nov 1940 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Unmarried.

6. FIFTH GENERATION: 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.

SIXTH GENERATION: Children of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Jr. and JOSEPHINE PEARSON+

1. 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.

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’s great-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.

Seventh Generation. Children of AUGUSTUS JAY+ and Emily Astor KANE+

1. 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.

Bio: 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.

Eighth Generation.. Children of Peter Augustus JAY+ and Susan Alexnder McCOOK+

1. Emily Kane JAY+ Birth 24 Nov 1911 in New York, New York, Death 20 Dec 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at age 15.

2.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.

Obit: 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.

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. The perfect hostess, however, knew how to smooth over embarrassing situations. 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.” Her marriage to Joseph Alsop ended in divorce. Her literary period started 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.

Ninth Generation. Children of Susan Mary JAY and William Samuel PATTEN

1. William Samuel Patten, 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. William, Elizabeth, and Sybil. 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.

2. 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.

2. DELANCEY KANE JAY+* Birth 13 MAY 1881 in Vevey,

Switzerland 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.

Obit: 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.

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

1. 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. From 1915 to 1922 he attended the Haverford and Hill schools in Pennsylvania and Roxbury Tutoring School in Connecticut. He matriculated into Yale University class of 1926, transferring to Yale Art School in December 1922. Re-entering Yale University in 1923 he was later dismissed for poor grades. He entered Haverford College in 1924 and transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied for four years.

From 1925 through 1929 he studied and apprenticed under the artists Henry Breckinridge, Rockwell Kent. Etnier pursued painting, launching his career with a solo exhibition at Dudensing Galleries, New York City in 1931. He soon moved to New York’s Milch Gallery, where he would remain until the 1960s. Her second husband was HARRY HOLLINS . He was a historian and wrote several books on The Conquest of War. Hollins, a native New Yorker educated in private schools, was married to socialite Evelina Merseole Knapp on January 25, 1877. 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..

Ninth Generation: Children of Elizabeth Morgan JAY+ and Stephen M. ETNIER

1. 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.

Tenth Generation. Children of Stephanie Jay ETNIER and John P. DOANE

1. Charles Jay DOANE* Birth 1958 Living married Lucy Jay O’BRIEN

Birth 1960 Living. They have one child, Lucy Jay. He is the Secretary and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery.

2. Peter Etnier DOANE Birth 1960 Living He was elected President and

Trustee in 2000 of the Jay Cemetery. Married to Dawn Marie Pelletier. Living Medford NJ

3. Harry Sherman DOANE + Birth 1961 Death 1980 in an auto accident. He was Unmarried. He is buried in the Jay Cemetery.

3. Elizabeth Victoria ETNIER Birth 15 Dec 1940 Living married Chaffo VILLAMIL Living in Philadelphia, PA.

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

2.Peter A JAY+* Birth 5 Jan 1913 in New York, New York, Death 27 Feb 2000 in Havre De Grace, Hartford, 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.

Ninth Generation: Children of Peter A JAY+ and Gertrude McGINLEY+

1. Peter Augustus JAY Birth 1940 Living married Stephanie GERARD Living.

They have two children. Sarah and William. He is on the board of the Jay Cemetery.

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

3. Sybil Kane JAY Birth 4 Jun 1914 in Albany, New York Death 19 Dec 1997 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, married Francis Parker 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

Ninth Generation. Children of Sybil Kane JAY and Francis P KINNICUTT

1. 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 from 1960 to 2011.

2. 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.

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

3. 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. .

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

4. Theodora Moran JAY+ Birth abt 1919 in New York Death 1968 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, married Chauncey 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.

Bio: 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.

Ninth Generation. Children of Theodora Moran JAY+ and Chauncey Devereux STILLMAN

1. 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. Elizabeth Jay STILLMAN Birth Aug 4, 1944 in New York City Living married Stephan SHAFER Birth 1942 Living. They have three children. Theodora, David, and Miranda

3. M Theodora STILLMAN MD Birth Dec 15, 1945 Living married Roy Theodore BUDNICK Birth July 14,1946 Living. She was President and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery from 2000 to 2018. They have two children. John and Peter. She has served as Surgeon in Poughkeepsie.

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

5.Augusta “Gutsy” Jay married 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.

Obit: 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.

Ninth Generation. Children of Augusta (Gutsy) JAY and Huston HUFFMAN+

1. Huston HUFFMAN Jr Birth 21 Apr 1947 in Tarrant, Texas. Living. Treasurer, The Jay Cemetery.

2. Elizabeth Morgan HUFFMAN Birth 1944 Living married Douglas HARVEY Living

3. William Kent HUFFMAN Birth 1951 Living

4. David Augustus HUFFMAN Birth 1952 Living

Eighth Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+

6. Katherine 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

Ninth Generation. Children of Katherine A JAY and Robert BACON

1. 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. William, Elizabeth, and Sybil. Married Robert Cobb PERKINS in 1991. They live in Camden Maine.

2. Charlotte BACON Birth 1952 in Paris, France Living. Married PHILLIPS Living in New York City.

3. Sara Rapyz BACON Birth in Paris, France 1953 Living in Underhill.

4. Elizabeth BACON Birth 1955 in Woods hole, MA. Living. Married McNAMARRA living in Bolton, MA.

5. Susan BACON Birth 1956 in Woods hole, MA Living Married Henry Cabot LODGE Birth 1950 Living in Bedford, NY. She is a Trustee of the Jay Cemetery.

6. Robert BACON, Jr. Birth 1956 in Woods hole, MA. Living in Lexington, MA.

7.FIFTH GENERATION: ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+**

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+**Birth 2 JUl 1823 in New York Death 20 Oct 1891 in New York, New York. Unmarried. New York Social Hostess.

Elizabeth Clarkson JAY(paj 5/7) died unmarried. During her life she was one of the most celebrated hostesses in New York of her day. She gave luncheons that became famous and included the wise and powerful of the City. She apparently would wear a black voluminous gown with a cameo brooch and sit from lunch to dinner and received anyone who came.

As an accomplished genealogist, Miss Jay compiled “The Des- cendants of James Alexander,” in which she presented her line of descent from James Alexander and Maria Spratt (former wife of Samuel Provoost and mother of John Provoost), through Catherine Alexander and Major Walter Rutherfurd (Rec: I 2 :13-28). Certain personal information on James Alexander, presumably not elsewhere found of record, according to Miss Jay, was taken from the Spratt Bible as therein inscribed by James Alexan- der. When Miss Jay was presented with the Provoost family manuscript in 1869, the line of its former Provoost owners had ended with Bishop Pro- voost’s grandson, David Cadwallader Colden, who died without issue in 1850. As stated earlier, his widow later selected Miss Jay as its custodian. This decision must be regarded as most fortunate. Miss Jay retained possession of the document for more than twenty years and then presented it.

8.FIFTH GENERATION: SUSAN MATILDA JAY married MATTHEW CLARKSON

8. SUSAN MATILDA JAY Birth 29 Nov 1827 in New York Death 2 Jul 1910 in New York City married MATTHEW CLARKSON Birth 23 Jan 1823 in New York Death 12 Mar 1913 in New York, New York. They had one child, Banyer.

Bio: (VIII) Matthew (3) Clarkson, son of David (4) and Elizabeth Streatfeild (Clark- son) Clarkson, was born in New York City, June 23, 1823. He never engaged in professional or business pursuits, yet occupied his time most worthily in lines which particularly interested him and these were often to the advantage of others. He devoted considerable time to the compilation of his family’s history, and by his painstaking efforts perfected a volume which was privately printed and relieves forthcoming generations of any necessity for research back of the present time. He is a Republican, and a member of the Episcopal church, but has not accepted office ecclesiastic or political. He joined the Order of the Cincinnati and the Huguenot Society, and his latest place of residence was at his sister’s home, No. 16 West Forty-eighth street. New York City. Matthew Clarkson married, at SOUTHERN NEW YORK 1029 Calvary Church, in New York City, April 14, 1852, Susan Matilda Jay, born in that city, November 29, 1827, died at her home, No. 160 West Fifty-ninth street, June 29, 1910, daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (eldest son of John Jay and Sarah Livingston), born January 24, 1776, died February 22, 1843, married, July 29, 1807, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Nathan Clark- son and Mary Rutherfurd.

SIXTH GENERATION: Banyer Clarkson married Helen Shelton Smith

Banyer CLARKSON+** born on March 13, 1853, in New York. He married Helen Shelton SMITH+ on December 6, 1900. He died on October 20, 1928, in Tyringham, Massachusetts, at the age of 75.

Bio: (IX) Banyer Clarkson, son of Matthew (3) and Susan Matilda (Jay) Clarkson, was born in New York City. The careful management of the family estate by previous generations did not make it necessary for him to engage in professional life, and he was free to indulge his inclination for reading, intellectual pursuits and in travel. He is a Republican, and attends the Episcopal church. His social connections are with the Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, the Huguenot Society, Badminton and St. Nicholas Society. His residence is at No. 26 West Fiftieth street. New York City. He married, at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City, December 6, 1900, Helen Shelton Smith, daughter of Nehemiah Denton and Harriet (Shelton) Smith.

THE DAUGHTERS OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY AND MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON

      

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON.

Fourth Generation (PJ-JJ-PAJ-)  The Daughters of Peter Augustus JAY and Mary RUTHERFURDU CLARKSON.

PAJ and MRC had eight children. There were two sons, the oldest John Clarkson  and the sixth, Rev. Peter Augustus, and six daughters. It is our purpose to trace the families of these daughters.

2. MARY RUTHERFURD JAY,  the second child married Frederick Prime. (His sister married her brother, John Clarkson Jay.)

3. SARAH JAY the third child, married an Englishman, William Dawson.

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY  the fourth child  married Henry Augustus Du Bois.

5. ANNA MARIA JAY, the fifth child married Henry Pierrepont.

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY died unmarried.

8. SUSAN MATILDA JAY the youngest child  married her second cousin Matthew Clarkson.

FOURTH GENERATION: MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ married FREDERICK  PRIME

  

2. MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ Birth 16 Apr 1810 in New York,  Death 9 Sep 1835 in New York, married Frederick PRIME Birth 30 Oct 1807 in New York Death 13 Jul 1887 in New York. They had three children.  Her brother John Clarkson married her husbands sister, Laura

As the first daughter she was a favorite of her mother. Tragically she died in childbirth during the birth of her third daughter. The family placed a tall monument at her grave in the Jay Cemetery in honor of her and her sufferings. The Height of monuments in the Cemetery was limited after her burial.

Frederick I. Prime, a Son of Nathaniel Prime and Owner of Edgewood    Frederick I. Prime attended Yale, studied law and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York as a young man.  He married his first wife, Mary Rutherfurd Jay, and entered practice with her father, his new father-in-law, Peter A. Jay who served as Recorder of New York City.       Frederick and Mary Prime had three children before Mary died on September 9, 1835.  (She is buried in the Jay Graveyard in Rye, New York.)  Their children were Mary RUTHERFURD Prime, born in New York on August 24, 1830; Harriet Prime, born in New York on September 11, 1832; and Helen Jay Prime, born in New York on August 22, 1835.  Frederick Prime’s wife, Mary Prime, died only eighteen days after the couple’s third child was born.     (obit)

DESCENDANTS OF MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY AND FREDERICK PRIME

1. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PRIME+ Birth 24 Aug 1830 in New York,  Death 12 Jun 1910 in New York,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

She spent time at Hull’s Cove, Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1865 the old meeting-house at Hull’s Cove, the first one built in Eden, was pulled down. To accommodate a growing work, the present beautiful ” Church of Our Father” was built in 1891, the gift of Miss Mary RUTHERFURD Prime of New York and her cousin, Miss Cornelia Prime of Huntington, N. Y., in memory of their fathers, two brothers, Rufus and Frederic Prime. The building is of native granite, rural gothic in style, with Norman porch, open belfry, and a small inclosed baptistry. A beautiful gothic well stands by the path leading in from the highway At the time of her death she willed money to this church as well as money to the Church of the Heavenly Rest in NY.

2. Fifth Generation. Harriet PRIME Birth 11 Sep 1832 in New York,  Death 15 Mar 1908 married Thomas P GIBBONS, MD Birth 27 Apr 1824 in Pennsylvania Death 3 Apr 1886 in Connecticut. They had no children.

3. Fifth Generation. Helen Jay PRIME+ Birth 22 Aug 1835 in New York,  Death 31 Jan 1920 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  married Francis Thomas GARRETSON+ Birth 26 May 1826 in Rheinbeck, Dutchess, New York Death 1918 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Sixth Generation. Children of Helen Jay PRIME and Francis Thomas GARRETSON+

1. Sixth Generation. Frederick Prime GARRETSON Birth 30 Jul 1857 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York,  Death 9 Jan 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island. Married Marie Angele FIRTH Birth 1858 in New York City, New York. They had  one child.

1. Seventh Generation. Emily B GARRETSON+ Birth 1887 in Rhode Island. Death 7 Apr 1927 . She was buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried

2. Sixth Generation. Elizabeth Waters GARRETSON Birth 17 Mar 1859 in New York. Death 17 May 1934 in New York, Married Samuel Havland RUSSELL Birth 19 May 1853 in New York, New York. They had three children.

1. Seventh Generation.  Frances Garrettson RUSSELL birth 9 Mar 1885 in New York, New York Death 23 Aug 1894 in New York, New York at age 6

2. Seventh Generation. Helen Prime RUSSELL Birth 6 Feb 1886 in New York, New York Death 18 Mar 1886 in New York, New York

3. Seventh Generation Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL Birth 8 Nov 1891 in New York, New York Death Aug 1973 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Stephen Lesher LANDON Birth 26 MAR 1884 in New York, New York Death 31 March 1977 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut,   They had three children.

Eighth Generation Children of Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL and  Stephan Lesher LANDON

1. Eighth Generation. Stephen L LANDON Jr Birth 9 Jan 1924 in New York Death 18 Feb 2003 in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Joanne WOODWORTH. They had four children. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Frances Virginia SWEAT Birth 12 Dec 1929 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida,  Death 30 Aug 1996 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

Stephen L. Landon Jr., 79, of Washington Depot died Feb. 18 at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Joanne (Woodworth) Landon and Frances S. (Sweat) Landon. Mr. Landon was born Jan. 9, 1924, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Stephen L. and Elizabeth (Russell) Landon. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in engineering. He worked as a sales manager at Cannon Mills Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s  Episcopal Church in Washington. Mr. Landon is survived by three sons, Russell of Norwell, Mass., Stephen of North Carolina and Matthew of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Howland of Grass Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren.  (Obit)

2. Eighth Generation.  Howland LANDON Birth abt 1927 in New York

3. Eighth Generation.  Frederick LANDON Birth abt 1930 in New York’

3. Sixth Generation.  Helen Jay Garrettson+ Birth 6 Jul 1864 in New York Death 1 Aug 1933 in New York. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried.

    FOURTH GENERATION 3. SARAH JAY+ married  William DAWSON+

SARAH JAY+Birth 19 Dec 1811 in New York,  Death 9 Jan 1846 married William DAWSON+ Birth 1799 Death 12 Mar 1852 . They had one child who returned to England and married and had a lot of children. Both lived in New York and were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

According to Laura Jay HUGHES account William Dawson was a successful merchant in New York and was able to arrange boat passage for PAJ and MRJ with HENRY and Catharine Du Bois and other family members to the Island of MADEIRA, where MRJ died in 1838.

       DESCENDANTS of SARAH JAY+ and William DAWSON

1. Fifth Generation.  William Pudsey DAWSON+ Birth 14 Feb 1839 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England Death 12 Mar 1851 at age 12. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

2. Fifth Generation.  Mary Jay DAWSON Birth Nov9,1843 in New York City New York Death Jan 25,1914 in England married Col. Coville FRANKLAND Birth 26 Nov 1839 in France Death 22 Dec 1913 in Sussex, United Kingdom. They had eight children!

Sixth Generation. Children of Mary Jay DAWSON and Col. Coville FRANKLAND

1. Sixth Generation. Katherine Marian Colville FRANKLAND Birth 11 Apr 1872 in Isle of Wight, England Death 17 Sep 1950 in London, England. Unmarried

2. Sixth Generation. Margaret Lee Colville Frankland Birth 1873 Death 1874 died at age one.

3. Sixth Generation. Eleanor Colville FRANKLAND Birth 16 Mar 1875 in Malta Death in England married Thomas Maberley COBBE Birth abt 1884 in England Death Jun 1914 in Balrothery, Dublin, Ireland. They had two children.

Charles Cobbe died in 1857 and was succeeded by his son, another Charles. He, in turn died in 1886 leaving no male issue – his estate passing to his wife for her lifetime. Prior to her death she had persuaded Thomas Maherby Cobbe, a grandnephew of her late husband, to return to Newbridge from America to take over the estate. He died young in 1914 leaving two infant children, Thomas and Francis, the latter dying in 1949. Thomas did not marry and on his death in 1985 the property was inherited by his brother Francis’ children, Hugh, Alec and Mary. (Obit)

Seventh Generation. Children of Thomas Maberley COBBE and Eleanore Coville FRANKLAND

1. Seventh Generation. Thomas Leuric Cobbe2 b. 18 Feb 1912. d 1984    Thomas Leuric Cobbe was born on 18 February 1912.1 He is the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, England.1 He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He lived at Newbridge House, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He had no children.

NEWBRIDGE HOUSE, near Donabate, County Dublin, was likely built ca 1737 by Richard Castle for Dr Charles Cobbe, later Lord Archbishop of Dublin. It consists of two stories over a high basement. The ashlar entrance front is of six bays, with a tripartite, pedimented door-case. There is a broad flight of steps up to the hall door; while the solid roof parapet has urns, with eagles at the corners (not swans!). Shortly after the Archbishop’s death in 1765 his son, Colonel Thomas Cobbe MP, whose wife was Lady Elizabeth Beresford, added an enormous drawing-room and a picture gallery to hold the extensive collection of Old Master paintings. This room, forty-five feet long, was given a Rococco ceiling. Here, they lavishly entertained and hung many of their superb pictures, purchased on their behalf by the incumbent of Donabate Church, the Rev Matthew Pilkington, who was well qualified to buy on their behalf, as it was he who composed the first major English Dictionary of Painters.

IN 1986, Newbridge, complete with many of the original contents on loan, passed from the Cobbe family to Dublin County Council. The Cobbe family continue to reside at Newbridge House from time to time, due to a unique arrangement which had been entered into between the family and the Council.

2. Seventh Generation. Francis Charles Cobbe+2 b. 4 Mar 1913, d. 17 July 1949     Francis Charles Cobbe was born on 4 March 1913.1 He was the son of Thomas Maberley Cobbe and Eleanor Colville Frankland.2 He married Joan Mervyn Cobbe, daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot, on 22 March 1941.1 He died on 17 July 1949 at age 36. He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.1 Joan Mervyn Cobbe was born on 7 July 1915.1 She is the daughter of Captain Mervyn Hugh Cobbe and Caroline Anne Maude Arbuthnot. She graduated from London University, London, England, in 1938 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, with a Higher Diploma of Education.1 She lived in 1976 at Newbridge House, Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland.1 They had three children.(bio)

Eighth Generation.  Children of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe

1. Eighth Generation Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe2 b. 20 Nov 1942  Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe was born on 20 November 1942.1 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He was Assistant Keeper, Dept of Manuscripts, British Library between 1967 and 1969.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1968 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (F.R.G.S.) in 1971.1 (bio)

2. Eighth Generation. Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe+3 b. 9 Jan 1945  Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe was born on 9 January 1945.2 He is the son of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.3,1 He married Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon, daughter of Lt.-Col. Michael Eric Dillon, 20th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallin and Irène Marie France Merandon du Plessis, on 25 July 1970.1 Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe usually went by his middle name of Alexander.2 He was educated at St. Columba’s College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2 He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1974 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).2 He was Deputy Keeper of Conservation at Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2(bio)

Ninth Generation Children of Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe and Hon. Isabel Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon

1.   Ninth Generation Frances Henrietta Cobbe3 b. 9 May 1971

2.    Ninth Generation Thomas Alexander Michael Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

3.    Ninth Generation Rose Eleanor Cobbe3 b. 26 Mar 1973

4.    Ninth Generation Henry Frederick Hugh Cobbe+4 b. 1975

3. Eighth Generation. Mary Frances Cobbe2 b. 18 Nov 1949     Mary Frances Cobbe was born on 18 November 1949.1 She is the daughter of Francis Charles Cobbe and Joan Mervyn Cobbe.2 She was a journalist.1 She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

4. Sixth Generation.  William Jay Frankland Birth 14 Apr 1876 in Ireland Death Nov 1896 in unmarried.

5. Sixth Generation: Robert Cecil Colville Frankland was born on 7 July 1877.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 7 August 1915 at age 38, killed in action.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1901.1

6. Sixth Generation. Thomas Hugh Colville Frankland was born on 17 October 1879.1 He was the son of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 He died on 25 April 1915 at age 35, killed in action.1 He also fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902.1 He gained the rank of Captain and Brevet Major in the service of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.1 He gained the rank of Flying Officer in the service of the Royal Flying Corps.1

7.  Sixth Generation, Beatrice Colville Frankland Birth 1 Jan 1881 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England,  Beatrice Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She married George Crosbie Dawson, son of G. J. Crosbie Dawson, on 14 January 1915.1 She died on 11 October 1959.1

8. Sixth Generation. Mary Olive Elsie Colville Frankland was the daughter of Colonel Colville Frankland and Mary Jay Dawson.1 She died on 26 March 1960, unmarried.1

FOURTH GENERATION:  CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS  

 

  

4. CATHARINE HELENA JAY+* Birth 11 Jun 1815 in New York, New York Death Sep 1889 in New Haven, CT married HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS+ MD Birth 9 Aug 1808 in New York, New York Death 13 Jan 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut,

Catharine Helena Jay was the third daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson. She was the granddaughter of John Jay and Sarah Livingston. She was the fourth generation since the original settler, Auguste, came to Charleston, S.C. in 1690 escaping the Huguenot religious persecution in France. The couple had seven children, two of whom were active in the War between the States. She died at age 74 crippled with arthritis in New Haven, Ct.

Henry Augustus was the fourth child of Cornelius and Sarah Ogden Du Bois. He was educated in Paris and then went to College of Physicians and Surgeons for his M.D. He returned to France to study medicine and then returned to New York in 1834, a year before he was married to Catharine Helena Jay, the grand daughter of John Jay. He practiced in New York until 1840, and because of poor health retired. His father inherited land between the banks of the Mahoning River in Ohio and they were involved with the settlement of a new community, Newton Falls. During this time he was president of the Virginia Channel Coal Co. They moved back to New Haven in 1854, where he lived until he died at age 76. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Dr. Henry A. DuBois  “in 1817 entered French Mil. Academy of Louis Baucel, a royal refugee of the French Rev.; 1823 entered Columbia College; 1827 graduated; Oct. 23, 1830, grad. M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. Sept. 1831, went to Europe to complete his studies, returning in 1834. While in Paris was made member of the Polish Committee, which met weekly at the home of Lafayette. Attended funeral of Lafayette, following with other Americans next to the body. Apr. 9, 1834, was elected in Paris member of Geological Society of France. In 1835 appointed first in list of Physicians to New York Dispensary. * * Jan., 1852, he became President of Va. Canal Co. at Kanawha; July 28, 1864, received from Yale College degree of LL.D. in which he is signalized as one ‘ qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene mentus sit ‘ for his reply to the English  Essayists and for his refutation of the scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley. In 1869 went to France, Italy, and Malta for recovery of his health, impaired by four years’ incessant labor and hardship at Kanawha; July 5. 1870, returned to his home in New Haven, where he d. 1884.” (obit)

In 1838 they accompanied her mother and father to the island of Maderia in the hopes of improving her mother’s health. Her mother died in Maderia just before Christmas and Catharine gave birth to her second child Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois early in 1839. He too died after four months of life. It was on their return that they moved to Newton Falls, Ohio.

 DESCENDANTS of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

1.  Fifth Generation. Cornelius Jay Du BOIS+ MD Birth 30 Aug 1836 in New York,  Death 11 Feb 1880 . Unmarried.  Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

735. Cornelius DuBois (C. L.), M.D. (Colonel); to distinguish himself from his uncle and cousin he took Jay as a middle name, b. at his father’s residence, 31 Clinton Place, N. Y. 1836; d. at his father’s residence, New Haven, Feb. 11, 1880; Col. Coll Law School, LL.B., 1861; Yale Medical Coll., 1866; had charge of a bonded warehouse. No. 9 Bridge st., 1858 ; admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the U. S. May 29, 1862 ; left New York in Co. K., 7th Reg. N. G., for the defense of Washington, April 19, 1861 ; went the 2d time with the 7th Reg., May 29, 1861, stationed at Fort Federal, Bait.; raised a Co. at New Haven, of which he was elected Capt., Sept. 11, 1862, Co. D. 27th Conn. Vol. ; went with his command to Washington, Oct. 23, 1862, and joined the 2d Army Corps, and was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, Chancellorsville, May, 1863, and Gettysburg, July, 1863, where he was wounded in the right arm, July 2, while leading his men into action ; breveted Major by the President for his gal- lantry. When recovered he enlisted as Adjutant of the 20th Conn, and was with the Co. under Sherman in Ga. ; at the battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, when the color-bearer was knocked down by a shell, he seized the colors, called on the men to rally, and led them up the hill past a battery (see Conn. Records) ; breveted Lt.-Col. for his gallantry by the President, and afterward Conn, gave him the brevet of Colonel. Practiced medicine in Minneapolis and in New Haven. . At his death The New Haven Medical Association adopted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That in this event we mourn the loss of one who was marked for his high intellectual abilities, his powers of memory and cultured mind, and whose genial social qualities gained him the continued warm regard of all his associates : and, though not of late engaged in the active duties of his profession, will be re- membered as one who had always been conspicuous for his zeal, his skillful and successful devotion to the pursuit of his calling — • always kind to the poor and needy, a devotion which tended in every way to elevate the standard of professional life.” (bio) 

(Peter AUGUSTUS Du Bois born on Maderia Island in 1839 and died after four months of life.)

2.  Fifth Generation. Henry A DU BOIS M D Birth 26 Jun 1840 in New York, New York Death 26 May 1897 in San Rafael, California married Emily Maria BLOIS Birth Mar 1851 in Whitwell, Norfolk, England Death 5 Mar 1910 in San Rafael, California. They had five children.

  Henry Augustus DuBois, M.D., b. at the residence of his g. f. DuBois, n. w. cor. Broadway and 8th street, June 26, 1840 ; Yale B.P., 1859; April 25, 1861, he joined the 12th Regiment of N.Y.S.N.G. as Hospital Steward, in a few weeks was examined for Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A., and passed No. 3 out of 40 applicants; Aug. 28, 186 1, was under Dr. Abadie in the Columbian Hospital, Washington, but was soon put in full charge. He served in the 6th U. S. Cavalry as Inspector of Cavalry ; May, 1862, Asst, Med. Director of the Army of the Potomac, subsequently Medical In- spector of the Artillery Reserve under Gen. Hunt ; was at the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, etc., in all about 40 battles ; 1864, Inspector of Hospitals at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac ; in June, 1864, on Gen. Sheridan’s staff; Aug., 1864, appointed Asst. Med. Director of the Middle Military Division of Va., on Sheridan’s staff, and was with him in all his battles, and present at Lee’s surrender ; brevetted by the President Captain, and subsequently Brevet Major. In 1865, took charge of the U. S. Laboratory in Phil. ; May, 1866, sent to Fort Union, New Mexico ; resigned Feb. 21, 1868, and is now practicing medicine in San Rafael, Cal., where he has founded a cemetery (Temaulpas), of which he is Comptroller ; delivered in Yale Medical Coll., April, i860, a course of lectures on Toxicology.; m. in 5th Avenue Church, by Rev. John Hall, D.D., Dec. i, 1880, Emily MARIA Blois, dau. of Hannah Maria Ferris (dau. of Miss Schieffelin, who was dau. of Hannah Lawrenceand Schieffelin), and Samuel Blois, M.D. (Bio)

In 1880  Henry  at age 40, married Emily Blois and they continued to live in San Rafael. During the next ten years they would have five children, who became the base of our California family that continued to live in the West. It is here that much of my history ends. Thanks to an excellent review of his life by Marilyn L Geary and published in the San Rafael Patch much more is known about Henry.

This article fills in his life after the Civil War when he lived and raised children in San Rafael.

From San Rafael Patch:  An early San Rafael village resident, Dr. Henry Augustus DuBois, Jr. settled in San Rafael in 1869 after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars of New Mexico. Born to a wealthy East Coast family, Yale-educated Dr. DuBois was a great-grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a president of the Continental Congress. In his memoirs, William Kent described DuBois as “a New Englander and a straight-laced and tproper citizen. He was educated, skillful and much esteemed.” Chickahominy Fever Dr. DuBois may have been lured to San Rafael by its healthy climate. In the California Medical Society’s journal, Dr. DuBois recommended San Rafael as ideal for a “sanitarium for chronic diseases.” During the Civil War, DuBois had contracted Chickahominy fever, a camp fever with symptoms of typhoid and malaria named for the mosquito-ridden swamps of the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The 1870 Census shows Dr. DuBois residing with 40-year-old Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, the first physician to practice in Marin. They lived in San Rafael Village with a 23-year old Chinese servant named Ah Poy. Dr. DuBois subsequently purchased land west of San Rafael at the end of today’s Fifth Street in what was called Forbes Valley. His land was far removed from town and included a section of Red Hill. Burials Prohibited When Dr. DuBois arrived in San Rafael, the town was growing fast, and the cemetery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Fourth and E Streets, could not keep up. In 1876, two years after San Rafael incorporated, town trustee Dr. Taliaferro proposed and got passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within San Rafael’s town limits. On Sept. 14, 1876, the Marin County Journal reported on a town meeting held to determine where to locate a new cemetery: “Nearly all the money and land kings were present.” Among several bids, Dr. DuBois offered a portion of his ranch for $13,000. The town trustees took no action, and the law to prohibit burials in town limits was rescinded. It was deemed “better to double up in the old yard than keep the dead above ground.” A Committee of One Not one to dawdle, by June 1878 Dr. DuBois had 40 men working on 113 acres of his land to build the new cemetery. He later stated, “I organized myself a committee of one.” He put enormous funds and energies into the venture, planting myrtle and ivy by the wagonload, laying out miles of roadways, setting out 2,000 trees and thousands of flowers. In September the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois was doing a great amount of work. Schooners came up San Rafael Creek to First and C streets with loads of urns, fountains, sample monuments, granite walls and fences. DuBois had drawn up plans for a bell tower and an artesian well 2,000 feet deep. In December 1879 the Marin Journal reported that Dr. DuBois had toured 42 cemeteries in the East to collect drawings, photos, maps, statistics on water supply and other cemetery best practices. DuBois’ Folly In the late 1800s cemeteries were designed as parks for picnics and Sunday outings. DuBois expected that the cemetery would be a favorite destination and built miles of access roads. As he owned a portion of Red Hill, he hired Chinese laborers to build a zig-zag road up its heights to provide access from San Anselmo. Too steep for horse and buggy, the project gained the label “.” The Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery was dedicated in August 1879. It eventually served some of San Rafael’s most prominent families, including the Dollars and the Boyds. DuBois’ horizons, however, stretched beyond Marin. In January 1880 Dr. DuBois wrote in the Marin County Journal: “It is believed that, with the example of New York City, many burials from San Francisco will take place here…Objections [are] that San Francisco funerals must come on the boat and pass through town, but the midday, little-used boat will be used and funerals can pass on streets with few houses. Friends prophesy I will be ruined…I have been ruined so frequently – at least my friends have so prophesied – that I don’t mind it a bit.” Dr. DuBois built a number of artificial lakes at the cemetery. In 1881, reporting that the carp had multiplied from 11 to over 750, he suggested, “Carp raising would be a good industry here.” San Rafael in Denver? In 1874 Dr. DuBois platted a development in Denver, Colorado, which he named San Rafael for his California home. He expanded this subdivision in 1882 and 1886 as demand increased for more lots. The area, located 8 blocks northeast of downtown Denver, is now a heritage district on the National Register of Historic Places. An early advertisement described it as “beautifully located overlooking the city with a glorious view of the mountains.” Why Denver? The answer is unknown. Coincidentally, Lindsey Wiseman, great-great granddaughter of industrial magnate Captain Robert Dollar, former owner of San Rafael’s Falkirk mansion, is currently renovating homes in Denver’s San Rafael district. Dr. DuBois and Captain Dollar were great friends. Despite his activities in Denver, DuBois remained in San Rafael, Calif., where two of his siblings joined him. In 1880 he lived with his brother Alfred W. DuBois, a 28-year old Chinese servant Ah Jim and a 44-year-old servant Amelia Schuthris. Later that year, Dr. DuBois married Emily M. Blois, and they subsequently had four children. The Vaccine Farm Building a cemetery, a residential neighborhood in a distant city, and a new family is more than enough to manage, but Dr. DuBois saw problems as opportunities. In the 1880s, vaccine panics often accompanied smallpox epidemics. Summer heat precluded transporting fresh vaccine from the East, and vaccine became scarce. To provide a local source, in 1887 Dr. DuBois started the Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm in San Rafael, presumably at his ranch in Forbes Valley. At the time there were only nine other vaccine farms in the United States, none on the West Coast. At the farm, DuBois injected heifers from ten to twenty times with cowpox vaccine. These injections created vesicles from which the vaccine was later collected, packaged and shipped. Shortly after DuBois started producing vaccine, San Francisco was overcome by an epidemic of smallpox. On short notice, Dr. DuBois provided a supply that the San Francisco Public Health Board declared useless. In DuBois’ defense, Dr. William S. Whitwell inspected the farm and wrote in the medical journal Lancet, “Marin is a dairy county, and calves of the proper age are easily obtainable. They are kept in clean stalls and well fed for a day or two before being operated upon…the success of such a farm would, more than any other one measure, aid in banishing the periodic epidemics of smallpox with which the State, or more especially, San Francisco, is afflicted.” He went on to discuss financial losses when “tourists and others in pursuit of pleasure avoid the city.” The Pacific Coast Vaccine Farm didn’t last. Dr. DuBois died May 27, 1897 at age 55 of the typhoid fever he contracted in the Virginia swamps. Du Bois Street in San Rafael is named for another DuBois, but Dr. Henry A. DuBois Jr.’s legacy lives on in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery and in Denver’s historic San Rafael district

Sixth Generation. Children of Henry A DU BOIS M D and Emily Maria BLOIS

1. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du Bois Birth Sep 1881 in California Death 1911 Unmarried.

2. Sixth Generation. Henry A Du BOIS (III)Birth 22 Dec 1882 in San Rafael, California Death 10 Mar 1982 in Hollister, San Benito, California, married Beatrice Evelyn VAN FLEET Birth 31 Oct 1890 in Riverside, California Death 4 Mar 1981 in Hollister, San Benito, California,  He lived to age 99. They had seven children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Henry A Du BOIS and Beatrice Evelyn Van FLEET

1.  Seventh Generation. Thelma V Du BOIS Birth 23 Oct 1910 in Lake, California Death 7 Mar 1991 in Sonoma, California. Married Rene V Border Birth abt 1910 in California.

2. Seventh Generation. Alan Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 14 Jul 1913 in Hilmar, Merced, California Death 20 Dec 1995 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona,  Unmarried.

3. Seventh Generation. Jack Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth abt 1915 in California. Unmarried.

4. Seventh  Generation. Philip Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 23 Nov 1918 in Stanislaus, California Death 5 Jul 1983 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California,  Unmarried.

5. Seventh  Generation. David Van Fleet Du BOIS Birth 15 Aug 1921 in Stanislaus, California married Patricia C. MAHOY Birth 21 May 1927 in California, USA Death 20 Jun 2011 in Coarsegold, Madera, California,

6. Seventh  Generation. Janne Van Fleet Du Bois Birth 22 Apr 1925 in Stanislaus, California.

7. Seventh Generation. Romie J Du Bois Birth abt 1926 in California

3. Sixth Generation. Ernest Blois Du Bois Birth 29 Apr 1884 in San Rafael, Marin, California. Death   Married Helen H KRESS Birth Apr 1887 in Pennsylvania, Death 1 Oct 1968 in Long-Term Care Facilities.

4. Sixth Generation. Hannah L Dubois Birth Nov 1886 in California Death  Unmarried.

5. Sixth generation. Emily Blois Du Bois Birth 20 Aug 1889 in California Death 26 Aug 1987 in San Diego, California married Clyde Leon REED Birth Dec 1883 in Illinois, Death , They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Emily Blois Du Bois and Clyde Leon REED

1. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth J REED.  Birth abt 1921 in California

2.  Seventh Generation.  Alan C REED Birth abt 1923

3. Fifth Generation. John Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 6 Jun 1846 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 11 Nov 1898  Unmarried.   Lawyer. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. In Record of Merit, 1862-3, of Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, in Declamation, J. J. DuBois ranks first; appointments of the first class for Graduation Day, July 24, 1863, 4th oration, J. J. DuBois: subject. Universal Suffrage. Yale, 1867, A.M., 1872; Col. Coll., LL.13., 1869.

4. Fifth Generation. Prof. Augustus Jay Du BOIS+ Birth 22 Apr 1849 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 19 Oct 1915  married Adeline C BLAKESLEE Birth Feb 1860 in Connecticut Death 1916 . Sheffield Scientific School, Yale Univ Professor of Civil Engineering. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They did not have children.

Augustus Jay DuBois, the son of Henry Augustus DuBois and Catherine Helena (Jay) DuBois, who had six other children, was born at Newton Palls, Ohio, on April 25th, 1849. His father, who was of French Huguenot descent, received the degree of M.D. from Columbia College in 1830 and spent most of his life in the practice of medicine. His mother was a granddaughter of Chief Justice John Jay, who was also of French Huguenot descent. Mr. DuBois prepared for college at the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Conn., and then took the course in Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, from which lie was graduated in 1869. Continuing there in advanced studies, he secured the degree of C. E. in 1870 and that of Ph.D. in 1873. He then spent 18 months at the Royal Mining Academy in Freiberg, Saxony, followed by a few months of surveying work in California and Connecticut. During 1871-75 he made a special study of the then new science of Graphic Statics, the results of which were published in 1875, in two volumes, under the title ”Elements of Graphical Statics and Their Application to Framed Structures.” This was the first comprehensive work on the subject which appeared in the United States, and it was re-issued in revised editions in 1877, 1879, and 1883. In 1875, Mr. DuBois was appointed Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in Lehigh University, from which he was called, in 1877, to the chair of Mechanical Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, and, in 1884, he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering there, a position which he filled until his death. During his forty years of service as a teacher of Engineering, Professor DuBois was active in enriching the theory of the subject.  During 1889-94 he prepared and delivered six lectures entitled “Science and Faith”, “Science and Immortality”, “Science and Miracle”, etc., which were published in the Century Magazine and other periodicals. These lectures were marked by originality of thought and beauty of style, and by the purpose to establish moral truths on the fundamental principles of mechanics: one of the last products of his pen was to summarize the conclusions of these lectures in an article in the Yale Review for July, 1913.

Professor DuBois was a hard worker, a clear and logical writer, and his books greatly advanced the interests of sound education in theoretical and applied mechanics. As a teacher, he was most successful, and especially was he insistent that students should acquire a thorough knowledge of fundamental principles. His successor, Professor John C. Tracy, in an obituary notice in the Yale Alumni Weekly, wrote as follows: “A sympathetic interest, a ready wit, and a friendly unconventional manner won his students from the start. He was a clear and original thinker, and a keen but sympathetic critic. Breadth of culture and an unusual power of expression made him a brilliant and inspiring conversationalist. Underneath a quiet and undemonstrative exterior, there was a man chivalrous, sympathetic, always thoughtful of others, loyal,and wholly lovable. Only a few of his closest friends knew how, in his own quiet unostentatious way, he went about doing good, and to them he seemed an almost perfect type of Christian gentleman.” Professor DuBois rarely attended engineering meetings, seeming to feel somewhat awkward outside of the circle of his friends and students. In his college days he was a good chess player and a member of the Book and Snake Fraternity, but he took little interest in other social activities. He made six trips to Europe, for rest and relaxation during summer vacations, but he never had a Sabbatical year in whole or in part during his fortyyears of service as a teacher. He was married, on June 23d, 18.83, to Miss Adeline Blakesley, daughter of Arthur Blakesley, of New Haven, Conn. They had no children, and she survived him only seven months.(obit)

5. Fifth Generation Alfred Wagstaff Du BOIS+ Birth 30 Dec 1852 in Newton Falls, Ohio Death 17 May 1900 . He married .Anna LICHTENBERG Birth 1870 in Germany Death      He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had no children. He was a Graduate of Yale. He and his wife lived in Marin County, California.

The other Family member to move to California was ALFRED WAGSTAFF Du BOIS. About 1880 he moved to San Rafael to live with his brother. In 1897 he married ANNA LICHTENBERG, whose family were socially prominent in San Rafael. He died suddenly in Paris, two years after they were married and his widow continued to live in San Rafael. My sister and brother in law visited her while they were in San Francisco in the 1950’s. She, has in our family, been known as Aunt Anna! Her family were buried in the Mt Tamalpais cemetery that Henry had developed!

6. Fifth Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD Du BOIS+ Birth 22 May 1854 in New York

Death 6 Nov 1919 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut,  Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.

7.  Fifth Generation. ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD Birth 19 Jan 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 9 Mar 1896 in New York, Married ALICE MASON+ Birth 15 Apr 1865 in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut,  Death 1906 in New York. They had three children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Robert Ogden Du Bois was the eighth and youngest child of Henry Augustus and Catharine Jay. He was born in New Haven, and went to Yale and then Yale Medical School. He moved to New York City and practiced general medicine and surgery and had an interest in ENT problems. He married Alice Mason. They had three children, Arthur, Helen and Robert. Robert had rheumatic fever as a child and died at age 36 from heart failure, a complication of his rheumatic heart disease.. Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois in 1889. She was the daughter of Arthur Mason, a well respected minister of the Episcopal Church. Her Mason ancestry goes back seven generations. The original settler Ralph Mason came to Boston in 1685. Her great grandfather, Jonathen Mason was a Senator from Mass in 1803. She died of pneumonia at age 41, and the three children were then brought up by her family. She had three sisters and one brother. Sister Isabella married Mansell Van Rensselaer. The other two sisters, (Maud and Teddy ) never married. Teddy helped raise John after his mother died and his father reactivated his tbc. (See Mason Descendants )

Sixth Generation Children of  ROBERT OGDEN DU BOIS+ MD and ALICE  MASON+

Alice Mason married Robert Ogden Du Bois They had three children Arthur, Helen and Robert. Arthur married M. Louise Dixon, who developed a family  genealogy. They had two children, Louise (Petey) and John. Petey married Edward C Perkins (Ned) and had five children, all of whom have married. Louie, Edward (Neddy), James, David and Kate. John married Adrienne Allen of Toronto and had three children, Anne, Catharine and Peter. This marriage ended in divorce and John married Sharon Menzie. They have one adopted child, Christopher. Helen married Frederick Kobbe and had two children, Alice and Helen. Alice married Franham Gilbert and Helen married Waldron Proctor and have two children. Robert married Elizabeth (Betty) Chisholm. He practiced as a pediatrician in New York City. They had two children. Robert (Bobby) and Philip who both married and had children.

1. Sixth Generation. ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ Birth Nov 4, 1890 in New York Death Dec 1979 in New York married MARIE LOUISE DIXON+*Birth 15 Dec 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 03 JUL 1943 in Hewlett, Nassau, New York, They had two children. Both are buried in the Jay Cemetery. Married Cornelia Prime COSTER Birth 6 Feb 1901 in New York, New York,  Death 11 Dec 1956 in New York,

Seventh Generation. Children of ARTHUR MASON DU BOIS+ and  MARIE LOUISE DIXON+

1. Seventh Generation. Louise (Petey) Dixon DuBOIS Birth Sept 22, 1928 in New York City Living married Edward Clifford PERKINS Birth 31 Jul 1919 in New York Death 12 Aug 2002 in Tyringham, Massachusetts.  They have five children.

Edward (Ned) Perkins Birth 1919 31 Jul New York Military 1942 -45 — Age: 23 Pacific in command Antiaircraft Battery Capt US Army, WW II Graduation 1949 — Age: 30 Columbia Law School, NYC Marriage to Louise Dixon DuBois 1950 Aug — Age: 31 Lenox, Massachusetts, Trinity Chirch Residence 1954 — Age: 35 Bethlehem, PA Legal Dept of Bethleham Steel Death 2002 12 Aug — Age: 83 Tyringham, Massachusetts Edward C Perkins was the great grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the great uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of  Louise Dixon DU BOIS and Edward Clifford PERKINS

1. Eighth Generation.  M. Louise PERKINS Birth Aug 26, 1949 Living married Nathaniel Prentice ended with divorce. Married Alan P Hoblitzel Jr Birth 1931 Living.  They have two children,  Maxwell and Kate. Alan P. Hoblitzell, Jr., was the chief executive officer of Maryland National Bank.

2. Eighth Generation. Edward Newton PERKINS Birth Apr 6, 1951 Living married Katherine Clarke. They have two children. (Adop) Emily and Matthew

3. Eighth Generation. James Handasyd PERKINS Birth Jul 19, 1954 Living married to Elizabeth Robinson. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children Ben and Luke.

4. Eighth Generation. David Clarkson PERKINS Birth Dec 15, 1956 Living married Eve LEHMAN. She died in 2010. They have two children Sarah and Liza.

5. Eighth Generation. Kate Riggs PERKINS Birth Oct 21, 1963 Living. Married David Clewell. Marriage ended in divorce. They have two children. Madeline and Sam.

2. Seventh Generation. JOHN JAY DUBOIS, MD Birth Nov 18,  1933 in New York City  Living married Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN Birth Feb 6, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . Living. They have three children. Married SHARON ELIZABETH MENZIE Birth Dec 24, 1944 in San Francisco, Calif. Living. They have one child (adopted) Chris.

John Jay Du BOIS graduated from Williams college in 1955 and Cornell Univ Medical College in  1959. He did his residency at St Luke’s Hopital in NYC. He practiced Internal Medicine in Rye N.Y. until 1990 and then he was with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC. He served as Medical Missionary to Panama from 2001 until 2010. He was president and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery from 1960 until 2000.  He and his second wife, Sharon were involved with the resolution of saving the Peter Augustus Jay home and property. They continue on the Advisory Board of the Jay Heritage Center.  He has been interested in family genealogy.

Eighth Generation. Children of JOHN JAY Du BOIS and  Adrienne Ackerman ALLEN

1. Eighth Generation. Anne Ackerman DUBOIS Birth Sept 21, 1961 in New York City  Living

2. Eighth Generation. Catharine Jay DUBOIS Birth May 1, 1963 in New York City  Living married Harold Augustus O’Callaghan Birth Oct 23, 1962 in New York City  Living. They have four daughters. Kate, Charlotte, Ally, and Sarah.

3. Eighth Generation. Peter Jay DUBOIS Birth May 26, 1966 in Rye, New York Living married Ingrid Dankmeyer Birth  1966 Living. Marriage ended in divorce in 2012. They have three children. Astrid,  Greta, and Johan.

2. Sixth Generation. Helen Jay Du BOIS Birth 1892 in New York Death  married Frederick W KOBBE Birth 29 Apr 1887 in New York Death 1946 in Ridgefield, Conn. They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Helen Jay Du BOIS  and Frederick W KOBBE

1. Seventh Generation.  Alice M KOBBE Birth abt 1927 in New York  Living married Farnam GILBERT Birth 10 Jan 1925 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT Death 10 Jan 1994 in Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. They did not have children.

2. Seventh Generation. Helen Jay KOBBE Birth abt 1930 in New York  Living Married Waldron W.  PROCTER Birth 1928 Death  They have two children.

3. Sixth Generation. Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD Birth 3 Aug 1894 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Death Sep 11, 1979 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+ Birth 17 Nov 1900 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey,  Death January 23, 1978 in Redding Center, Fairfield, Connecticut, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was President of The Jay Cemetery Corporation in the 1950’s. He practiced Pediatrics in New York City. They had two children.

Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Ogden Du BOIS+* MD and  Elizabeth Harson CHISOLM+

1. Seventh Generation. Robert Ogden  Du BOIS, Jr. Birth Oct 30, 1926 in New York,  Death January 13, 1999 in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Charlotte Erika Felicitas Stupp von STULPNAGEL. Birth February 25, 1933 in Bronxville, Westchester, New York,  Death March 29, 2011 in Mabou, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had five children. They lived in Nova Scotia.

2. Seventh Generation. Philip Mason Du BOIS Birth 1930 in New York City Living. Married Jennifer LAND Birth 1935 Living. They have one child.

**PHILIP M. DUBOIS Ph.D., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA; Harvard College, B.A., Physics; Cambridge University (Trinity College), Ph.D., Geophysics; Retired President, Rowland Foundation; Board of Overseers, Tufts Veterinary College; former President and Director, American Morgan Horse Association; trustee, American Morgan Horse Institute; trustee, Trust for New Hampshire Lands; former chair, Peterborough Conservation Commission; former chair, Monadnock Group of the Sierra Club; trustee, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; CMF Board of Trustees 1970, Emeritus 2001.(bio)

Jenifer Land Du Bois was the daughter of Scientist and inventor Edwin Land. He was born on May 7, 1909, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Land attended Harvard University briefly before establishing his own laboratory to study light polarization. The lab became the Polaroid Corporation in 1937, and introduced its groundbreaking instant camera and self-developing film in 1947.

FOURTH GENERATION

5. Fourth Generation ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

  

5. ANNA MARIA JAY** Birth 12 Sep 1819 in New York City, New York,  Death 2 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, married HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT Birth 8 Aug 1808 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 28 Mar 1888 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, They had six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont:The second son of Hezekiah Beers and Anna Maria Constable Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn was born in Brooklyn on August 8, 1808. Henry Evelyn was educated in New York City and quickly acquired his father’s prominence among Brooklyn’s elite. Upon the death of H.B. Pierpont, William Constable, the eldest Pierrepont son, took over the family’s upstate properties while Henry Evelyn remained in Brooklyn, maintaining the family’s influence on, and commitment to, the city’s development. On December 1, 1841, Henry Evelyn married Anna Maria Jay, daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson, and granddaughter of John Jay, governor of New York (1795-1801) and the first Chief Justice of the United States. Together the couple had six children, including Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II and John Jay Pierrepont.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont spent much of his life working to establish Brooklyn as a flourishing metropolis. In 1844 a Brooklyn ferry lease was granted to Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Jacob R. Leroy, who combined the five existing Brooklyn ferries into the Brooklyn Union Ferry Company. The venture created a more frequent and regular service between Brooklyn and New York City, and effectively monopolized transportation across the East River prior to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.

By 1857 Henry Evelyn and William Pierrepont had established a joint venture, the Pierrepont Stores, “a United States bonded warehouse where ships’ freight was received and stored for the owners, insured by the government, until duties were paid.” The Stores was a major port of entry for a number of different cargoes (primarily sugar and molasses) from locales ranging from the Caribbean to Manila. Upon Henry Evelyn’s retirement from business, his two sons took over the Pierrepont Stores, which they operated until leased to the Empire Warehouse Company in 1888, shortly after the death of their father on March 28, 1888.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont dedicated much of his time to the cultural development of the city, as well as its commercial expansion. He held a number of prominent positions, such as Trustee of Brooklyn Hospital, Trustee and President of Green-Wood Cemetery, Director of the Academy of Music, Director and President of the Brooklyn Club, and Director of The Long Island Historical Society.(bio)

DESCENDANTS of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

1. Fifth Generation. Mary Rutherford PIERREPONT Birth 25 Aug 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Death 31 Dec 1879 in 242 E 15th St., New York City married  Rutherford STUYVESANT Birth 2 Sep 1842 in New York, NY Death 4 Jul 1909 in Paris,France. They had one child who died at birth.

RUTHERFURD  STUYVESANT, died in Paris on July 4, 1909. His real name was Stuyvesant RUTHERFURD and among his ancestors were Governor Peter Stuyvesant; Governor John Winthrop, of Massachusetts; Governor Dudley, of Connecticut; Lewis Morris, Chief Justice of New York, and first Governor of New Jersey. His father was Lewis Morris Rutherford and his mother was Margaret Stuyvesant Chanler. By the will of his mother’s great-uncle, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant’s property was left to him upon the condition of his changing his family name to Stuyvesant, which was done by an act of the Legislature. In 1863 he graduated from Columbia College and in the same year he married Mary Rutherfurd Pierrepont, daughter of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont and Anna Maria Jay. Mrs. Stuyvesant died in 1879. On June 16, 1902, he married in London the Countess Mathilde E. de Wassanaer, the widow of a Dutch nobelman. A son was born of this marriage. Mr. Stuyvesant, who was sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death, was a brother of Winthrop RUTHERFURD, who married Alice Morton, and of Mrs. Henry White, at that time American Ambassador in France. He was a cousin on his mother’s side of William Astor Chanler and Mrs. Richard Aldrich. He was the owner of Tranquility Farms, near Tranquility, N. J., famous for its elk and deer park and extensive English pheasant preserves. He left a considerable estate which was divided among his family and his charitable interests.

“In the meantime, RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant married Mary RUTHERFURD Pierrepont on October 13, 1863. She was the daughter of the prestigious and wealthy Henry Evelyn and Anna Jay Pierrepont of Brooklyn. Their lives together were happy and loving; but then on New Year’s Eve 1879, the expectant Mary went into labor.  Neither Mary nor the infant survived. In deep grief, Stuyvesant planned a monument to his wife. He arranged to build a memorial chapel connected with St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the Episcopal church built by Peter Stuyvesant in 1795 on his farm land. Stuyvesant chose a large plot of land at the corner of East 10th Street and Avenue A where a small St. Mark’s mission structure already stood. He hired the eminent architect James Renwick, Jr. who was already responsible for the magnificent Grace Episcopal Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Renwick worked with W. H. Russell in creating an edifice far removed from those lacy Gothic churches”. (Bio Obit)

2. Fifth Generation. HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT Birth December 9, 1845 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 4 Nov 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  married Ellen Almira LOW Birth 30 JUN 1846 in Brooklyn, NY Death 30 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They had Six children.

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II: The eldest son of Henry Evelyn and Anna Maria Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn II was born in Brooklyn on December 9, 1845. Henry Evelyn, Jr. studied at Columbia College, receiving his B.A. in 1867. In 1869 he married Ellen A. Low, daughter of Ellen Almira Dow and Abiel Abbot Low, with whom he had six children. He and his brother, John Jay, soon took charge of the Pierrepont Stores, joining forces with Ferdinand N. Massa in the firm of Pierrepont Brothers. The brothers sold the Stores in 1888 and Henry Evelyn, Jr. retired from active business ventures, devoting his time to the further development of his real estate holdings. He continued his commitment to work within the community, most notably at Grace Church, of which his father had been a founding member and senior warden, a position which Henry Evelyn, Jr. also came to hold. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont II died in Brooklyn on November 4, 1911.

Sixth Generation. Children of HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT and Ellen Almira  LOW

1. Sixth Generation. Anne Low PIERREPONT Birth 23 SEP 1870 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England Death 8 Jun 1948 married Lea McIlvaine LUQUER Birth 4 Sep 1864 in Brooklyn, New York Death 30 Jan 1930 in New York, New York. They had  four children.  Lea Mellivaine Luquer, Phd was professor of mineralogy at Columbia University and author of several text books on this subject.

Children of Anne Low PIERREPONT and Lea McIlvaine LUQUE

1. Seventh Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER Birth 21 Sep 1897 in Brooklyn, New York Death 1970 married  Grace Hamilton PARKER. Birth abt 1900 in Massachusetts

Lea Shippen Luquer died on July 4, 1981 in Falmouth, Massachusetts after a long illness at the age of eighty-three years. Bom in Brooklyn, New York, on September 21, 1897, the elder son of Lea Mcllvaine Luquer and Anne Lowe Pierrepont Luquer, he spent his childhood years in Mt. Kisco. Entering St. Paul’s in 1912, he was a member of the Delphian athletic club, the Shattuck Boat Club and the Scientific Association. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. After teaching for a time at Yale, and in China at Chang Sha, Hunan, he took a master’s of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He taught at the Asheville School in North Carolina for seven years, and then at the Dexter School in Boston for a year. During World War 11, he worked with the U. S. Army Ordinance, before becoming a curator with Boston’s Harrison Gray Otis House of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, a position he held until several years ago when he retired. A member of the board of the Early American Glass Club and secretary of the Brookline Thursday Club for twenty-five years, he also served as a vestryman at the Church of Our Saviour in Brookline and actively assisted as a volunteer and board member of the Cotuit, Massachusetts Library. One of his great loves was mountain climbing; an enthusiastic member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Forty-Sixers, he topped the forty-eight tallest mountains in the Range. He is survived by his wife, Grace Parker Luquer; two sons, Lea Shippen Luquer, Jr. and Peter C. Luquer; a daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Madeira, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr.; a brother, Evelyn P. Luquer *20; and eight grandchildren. (Obit)

Children of Lea Shippen LUQUER and  Grace Hamilton PARKER

1. Eighth Generation. Grace T LUQUER  abt 1930 in Massachusetts  Living married  Edward W. MADIERA,  Jr Birth 1930 in Pennsylvania.

2. Eighth Generation. Lea Shippen LUQUER,  Jr. Birth abt 1932 in Massachusetts. Lea Shippen Luquer jr (son of Lea Shippen Luquer and Grace Hamilton Parker). He married Giovannella Chirochetti.

Children of Lea Shippen Luquer jr and Giovannella Chirochetti are:

1.       Ninth Generation  Monica LUQUER

2.       Ninth Generation Dominica LUQUER

3. Eighth Generation. Peter C LUQUER Birth abt 1935 in MassachusettsLiving in Po Box 172, Hartland Four Corners, Windsor County, VT-5049 married to Heidi LUQUER. One son Peter C LUQUER, Jr. Married and lives in Hartland Vt.

2. Seventh Generation. Evelyn Pierrepont LUQUER Birth October 20, 1900 in New York City, New York,  Death 27 SEP 1983 in New Jersey married Frances Meldrim JONES Birth 15 JUL 1905 in Savannah, Chatham County, GA Death 6 SEP 1996 .

1920 — Evelyn Pierrepont Luquer died in Princeton, New Jersey, on September 27, 1983. The son of Anne Pierrepont Luquer and Lea Mcllvaine Luquer, he was bom in New York City on October 20,1900, and entered School in the I Form from Mount Kisco, New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1923 and Columbia University Law School in 1926. He was a partner in the New York firm of Satterlee and Canfield until 1950 and was thereafter engaged in the private practice of law, retiring in 1969 to Princeton. He was for many years a trustee of the New York Marble Cemetery, treasurer of the Navy Branch of the YMCA at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and a governor of the Princeton Charter Club. Surviving are his wife, Frances Jones Luquer, of Princeton; a daughter, Mrs. John I. Boswell of Hanover, New Hampshire; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, Jr., of Purdys, New York. (Obit)

1. Eighth generation. Anne Pierpont LUQUER Birth abt 1939 Living married  John Iverson BOSWELL Birth 25 Oct 1936 Death 27 Feb 2009 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire. They had one child.

3. Seventh Generation. Thatcher Paine LUQUER Birth July 20, 1905 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA Death  Aug 1970, Cambridge, MA. Unmarried

4. Seventh Generation. Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER Birth July 28, 1909 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine,  Death Feb 1984 in Purdys, Westchester, New York married  Thomas  Lyon PURDY,Jr Birth 26 Oct 1909 in New York Death 22 Dec 2003 in Purdys, Westchester, New York. They had two children.

Thomas Lyon (9) Purdy says that DeLancy married a Van Cortlandt daughter;her dowry was large tracts of land in Cortlandt Manor. Near or duringthe Revolution, DeLancy (active Loyalist leader) decided to sell off alot of his land in case he lost it. Two Purdys who wanted to be millers,of Rye, bought it (Daniel 3 and Hachaliah his brother). Daniel gave hispart to his grandsons because his sons were Tory. Joseph L. picked aspot where he could build a small dam and a mill. This family haspictures of the dam and mill, before the building of the NYC water supplyTiticus Reservoir and Muscoot (Croton) Reservoir dams c1893. The housesin the valley that were going to be flooded were moved to the presentsite of the hamlet of Purdys. The Joseph L. Purdy house was not moved.Daniel 3 of course lived and gave the land prior to the Revolution.Joseph L. Purdy erected the frame of his house the day of the battle ofBunker Hill. There were strong feelings about Tory vs. Whig so some ofthese stories have been given a bit of a slant over the years.

Eighth Generation Children of Ellen Pierrepont LUQUER and Thomas Lyon  Purdy, Jr.

1. Ellen L PURDY Birth abt 1939 in New York  Living married John C. B. WEBSTER. Birth 1935. Alive. They were married in 1959 and then divorced in 1987

2. Thomas L PURDY. Birth abt 1937 in New York

2. Sixth Generation . ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT Birth 15 APR 1872 in Brooklyn, NY Death 3 Jan 1960 in ? Married REUBEN BURNHAM MOFFATBirth 7 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, New York Death 21 Jun 1916 in Plainville, Connecticut. They had three children.

Reuben Burnham, son of Dr. Reuben Curtis and Elizabeth Virginia (Barclay) Moffat, was born in Brooklyn, New York, January 7, 1861.  He attended the schools of his native city, and prepared for college at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1883 with the degree of B. A. and from the Columbia Law School in New York, in 1885, LL. B.  He has practiced his profession continuously in the city of New York.  In 1896 he formed a partnership with Sherman Evarts under the firm name of Evarts & Moffat, and in 1904 with Willoughby Lane Webb, under the firm name of Moffat & Webb.  In 1906 this latter firm became Rand, Moffat & Webb, the new partners being William Rank Jr., Frederick Kernochan and Frank A Lord, and later Landon Parker Marvin.  In 1910 the firm dissolved, and since then Mr. Moffat has practiced alone.  He married, June 5, 1895, Ellen Low, daughter of Henry Evelyn and Ellen A (Low) Pierrepont, born in Brooklyn, New York, April 15, 1872.  Three children have been born to them:  1. Jay Pierrepont, born in Rye, New York, July 18, 1896. 2. Elizabeth Barclay, born in Rye, New York, June 26, 1898.  3. Abbot Low, born in New York City, May 12,1901. (Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. )

Seventh Generation. Children of ELLEN LOW PIERREPONT and REUBEN   BURNHAM MOFFAT

1. Seventh Generation Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT Birth 18 Jul 1896 in Rye, New York Death 24 Jan 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada married Lilla Cabot GREW Birth 30 Nov 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia Death 21 Feb 1994 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire,  They had two children.

Jay Pierrepont Moffat (7 January 1896 – January 25, 1943) was an American diplomat, historian and statesman who, between 1917 and 1943, served theState Department in a variety of posts, including that of Ambassador to Canada during the first year of U.S. participation in World War II. A native of Rye, New York, Moffat was a professional diplomat who had previously served as the private secretary to the American Ambassador to theNetherlands (1917-19), followed by service as secretary of the American legation in Warsaw (1919-21) and in Tokyo (1921-23). Between 1925 and 1927 he served President Calvin Coolidge as Ceremony Officer at the White House and in 1927, at the end of his assignment, he was married in Hancock, New Hampshire to Lilla Cabot Grew, the daughter of fellow diplomat Joseph C. Grew who, while Moffat was serving in his final post as ambassador to Canada, was the U. S. Ambassador to Japan at the time of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Moffat continued his diplomatic career in the post of secretary to the American legation in Switzerland (1927-31) and as the U.S. consul general to Australia(1935-37). From 1937 to 1940 he again served in Washington, this time in the significant post of the Chief of the State Department’s Western EuropeanDivision. Finally, in June 1940, after Ambassador to Canada James H. R. Cromwell resigned after 142 days to run for the U.S. Senate, President Franklin Roosevelt nominated Moffat to his first and, as it turned out, final post as U.S. ambassador. He was immediately confirmed and served until his death, two years and seven months later, in the midst of World War II. Jay Pierrepont Moffat died in Ottawa two and-a-half weeks after his 47th birthday and was succeeded as ambassador by Ray Atherton. In his obituary, The New York Times remarked that “even in war, when death is knocking at such a multitude of doors, the loss of a trusted public man in the flower of his age and his powers is lamentable”. In addition to his work as a diplomat, he wrote a work on Turkish history and, in 1956, his papers were donated to the Harvard University Library by his father-in-law Ambassador Joseph Grew. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of Ambassador Jay Pierrepoint MOFFAT and Lilla Cabot GREW

1. Eighth Generation. Edith Alice MOFFAT Birth 14 Oct 1929 in Berne, Bern, Switzerland Death 20 Nov 2010 in Sedona, Coconino, Arizona, married Donn Braden SPENSER Birth 13 Aug 1921 in Los Angeles, California,  Death 5 Jan 1986 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California,  They had two children.

Ninth Generation. Children of Edith Alice MOFFAT and  SPENSER

1. Jay Pierrepont SPENSER Birth 5 Jul 1952 in Salzburg, Austria Living

2. Lilia Cabot SPENSER Birth 30 Oct 1954 in Havana, Cuba Living

2. Eighth Generation. Ambassador J. Peter MOFFAT Birth 17 Jan 1932 in New York City, married Pamela Mary DAWSON Birth 15 Aug 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living.  They had three children

Jay Pierrepont Moffat, Jr. (born January 17, 1932) is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1983 to 1985. He was the first ambassador to the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena. He is a member of the Butler-Belmont family.[1][2] Contents [hide] 1 Biogrpahy 2 See also 3 References 4 External links [edit]Biogrpahy Jay Moffat was born in 1932. His father was the United States Ambassador to Canada, Jay Pierrepont Moffat. He was also the grandnephew of Seth Low Pierrepont (member of Connecticut House of Representatives, 1921 to 1927) and nephew of Abbot Low Moffat (member of New York State Assembly from the New York County 15th District, 1929 to 1943). On December 28, 1953, Moffat married Pamela Mary Dawson.[3] He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1953. Moffat served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956. In 1956 he entered the U.S Foreign Service as intelligence research officer in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He was consular officer in Kobe and Osaka, Japan, from 1958 to 1960, and political officer in Paris, France, from 1961 to 1965. In the State Department he served as officer in charge of Benelux affairs at the Bureau of European Affairs from 1965 to 1968, and staff assistant to the Secretary of State from 1968 to 1969. He was a political officer in Bern, Switzerland, from 1969 to 1970, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, he attended the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. From 1974 to 1976 he was Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Rabat, Morocco, from 1976 to 1980 and attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1981. He was chargé d’affaires in N’Djamena in 1982.[4] On April 28, 1983, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be the United States Ambassador to Chad. He was confirmed on May 27, 1983. He succeeded John Blane, who was the chargé d’affaires ad interim in Chad from 1982 to 1983. He left that post on July 23, 1985. Moffat’s foreign languages are French, German, and Russian.(bio)

Ninth Generation. Children of J. Peter MOFFAT and Pamela Mary Dawson

1. Ninth Generation. Sarah Margaret MOFFAT Birth 15 May 1956

Living married Emanuel Nahum SREBRO+ Birth 30 Jul 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts,  Death 16 Nov 2004 in Montclair, New Jersey,  He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They have three children.  Emily, Jane, Rachel

2. Ninth Generation. Matthew Jay MOFFAT Birth 12 Jan 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

3. Ninth Generation. Nathaniel Cabot MOFFAT Birth 26 Sep 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia,  Living

2. Seventh Generation. Elizabeth Barclay MOFFAT Birth 26 Jun 1898 in Rye, New York Death 17 JUN 1993 in Chester, Queen Annes, Maryland,  at age 95. married  John Campbell WHITE Birth 17 MAR 1884 in London, Middlesex, England Death 11 JUN 1967 in New York City, New York. They had one child.

He served in the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat from 1914 to 1945, and was U.S. ambassador to Haiti (1941-1944) and Peru (1944-1945).

3. Seventh Generation. ABBOT LOW MOFFAT Birth 12 May 1901 in New York, New York Death 17 Apr 1996 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, Married  Marion ADAMS Birth 7 Nov 1905 in New York,  Death 22 Dec 1994 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey,

Abbot Low Moffat was born to a prominent Manhattan family on May 12, 1901.[1] He was educated at Groton School, received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1923, and received his LL.B. from Columbia University in 1926. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1927. In 1927-1928 he served as an assistant United States attorney for the southeastern counties of New York State, and in 1928-1929 worked as a clerk for the Manhattan law firm of Winter and James. In 1929, Moffat won election to the New York State Assembly from the Fifteenth Assembly District, which covered part of New York County. He was one of a small group of Republican legislators who wrested control of the Assembly and the Senate from the party’s established leadership and enabled the legislature to play a larger role in state politics. Moffat was assigned a seat on the powerful Assembly Ways and Means Committee and eventually served as its chair (1938-1943). His efforts to rein in the spending of Governor Herbert Lehman were instrumental in giving the legislature a greater say in the shaping of the state’s budget. In 1939, the conflict with Lehman culminated in a full-fledged legislative revolt: the Assembly and Senate essentially rewrote the budget that Lehman had submitted. The governor sued, and a state court ultimately upheld the right of the Governor to draft the budget. However, in subsequent decades legislative leaders who followed in Moffat’s footsteps gained control over the budget-making process. Moffat was determined to curb government spending and was a fierce opponent of the governmental centralization implicit in the New Deal.[2] However, he pressed for what he saw as prudent government initiatives. He introduced a number of bills designed to halt child labor in New York and other states and replace slum dwellings with suitable public housing.[3] He was also instrumental in initiating the construction of a toll road connecting New York City with Albany, Buffalo, and the western New York State-Pennsylvania border: he drafted and co-sponsored the bill that authorized the project, shepherded the bill through the Legislature, and witnessed its signing. He was piqued that the New York State Thruway was eventually named after Governor Thomas E. Dewey, who secured funding for the project. While serving in the Assembly, Moffat was a delegate to the state’s 1938 constitutional convention. He sought to curb government spending and spoke out against a proposed amendment that would have facilitated the state’s use of wiretapping in criminal investigations.[4] Moffat also served on the New York State War Council from 1942-1943. He helped to secure funding for child care for female war workers and streamlined the state’s revenue flow by backing legislation allowing quarterly payment of state income tax.[5] In 1943, Moffat resigned his Assembly seat and took a position with the United States Department of State. He served as the head of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs from 1944-1947 and in 1946 met with Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh. His reports to his superiors cautioned against Washington’s inflexible opposition against nationalist movements in Vietnam and other colonies. Convinced that American statesmen had erred grievously in making anti-communism the cornerstone of postwar foreign policy, he later asserted that it seemed as if the world had been plunged “right back in[to] the wars of religion.” In subsequent years, he was openly critical of American involvement in Vietnam. Moffat was subsequently attached to numerous diplomatic missions in Greece (1947-1948), Great Britain (1948-1950), and Burma (1950-1952). Between 1954 and 1956, he worked for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington. D.C., serving as head of the department in charge of the Middle Eastern states. He was then posted to Ghana, where he became head of a survey team for the International Cooperation Administration (1957-1958) and Chief of the U.S. Operations Mission (1958-1960). After leaving Ghana, he served as a representative on a team charged with evaluating the Mutual Security Program (1960-1961) in the Far East. In 1961, Moffat, who had become a Democrat at the urging of his wife, Marion, retired and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. He published a sympathetic biography of Mongkut, the Thai monarch depicted as a despot in the musical The King and I, and pursued his lifelong interest in genealogical research.[6] In 1973-1976, he was a member of the Princeton Township Committee. Moffat died on April 17, 1996 at the age of ninety-four. He was survived by his three children, Burnham Moffat, Nancy Moffat Lifland, and Jane-Kerin Moffat. (Obit)

Eighth Generation. Children of ABBOT LOW MOFFAT and Marion ADAMS

1. Eighth Generation. Nancy MOFFAT Birth 23 Mar 1928 married  William T LIFLAND Birth 15 Nov 1928 Death May 3, 2012

William Thomas Lifland, a leading New York antitrust lawyer and longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 3, at his home at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a retirement community in Skillman, New Jersey, after a long illness. He was 83. Born November 15, 1928, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the older son of I. Charles and Carol Francks Lifland. He attended public schools in Jersey City, graduating as valedictorian of his Lincoln High School class in 1945. He attended Yale College, where he majored in economics and was a champion fencer. After graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1949, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Air Force General Counsels Office, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In the fall of 1954 he became law clerk to John Marshall Harlan II, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. When Judge Harlan was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court the following March, Mr. Lifland accompanied him to Washington as his first clerk. After the clerkship ended, he joined the New York law firm now known as Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he practiced antitrust law until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Liflands legal practice touched on all areas of antitrust law. He was antitrust counsel to a diverse array of companies and trade groups, including Sony, CPC International, the Newhouse newspaper chain, the National Coffee Association, the New York Jockey Club, and the Newspaper Association of America, among many others. He developed successful antitrust defenses to attempted hostile takeovers of supermarket retailer A&P and aerospace manufacturer Grumman. In an important test of the governments merger guidelines, he won a ruling that the governments attempt to block industrial clay manufacturer Engelhards acquisition of its principal rival did not adequately consider the economics of the markets for the companies products. His pioneering work for Citibank on antitrust issues in electronic banking led to an invitation to testify before the congressionally-created Electronic Funds Transfer Commission. After he secured a victory for another longtime client, British razor blade and sword maker Wilkinson Sword, the company presented him with a replica of George Washingtons inaugural dress sword, a fitting gift for a former college fencer. A recognized dean of the New York antitrust bar, Mr. Lifland wrote the New York Law Journals monthly Antitrust column for over 33 years, from 1973 to 2007. He taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School from 1981 to 2004, and served for 30 years as an instructor and antitrust program chair for the Practicing Law Institute. He authored State Antitrust Law (1984), one of the first comprehensive treatises on state competition laws, and co-authored Understanding the Antitrust Laws (1980), a well-known handbook for non-specialists. He served on the governing council of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and chaired the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, which in 1997 awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 the Section renamed its Distinguished Service Award the William T. Lifland Service Award in his honor. He was a founding director and officer of Commodities Corporation in Princeton, which later became Stockton Holdings, Ltd. He met his future wife, Nancy Moffat, in 1952 on a blind date while both were working in Washington, he for the Air Force and she for the State Department. They were married in Washington in 1954 and took up residence in New York City, only to return to Washington a few months later due to Justice Harlans change of court. They moved back to New York when Mr. Lifland started work at Cahill, then to France in 1958 for a two-year stint at Cahills Paris office. After returning to the United States in 1960, the couple settled permanently in Princeton, where they raised their four children. At home Mr. Lifland enjoyed making furniture and tinkering with electronics in his basement workshop. He also built a darkroom for developing and printing his own photographs. He was an avid reader and loved going to the theatre, concerts, and opera. He enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling, and traveling with his wife. He was an officer of India House in New York and member of the Nassau Club in Princeton. A longtime member of Trinity Church, Princeton, he was a chair of the Outreach Committee and member of the Ushers Guild. Mr. Lifland is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his brother, John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ; his daughter, Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA; his sons, Charles Lifland and wife Alison of Pasadena, CA; Kerin Lifland of Grass Valley, CA; and David Lifland and wife Catherine Radmer of Wayland, MA; eleven grandchildren, three nieces and their families, and many cousins. Interment will be held privately for the family. A memorial service will be held in the fall. (Obit)

Children: Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, CA Parents: I. Charles [Carol Francks Lifland] Brothers and Sisters: John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, NJ

2. Eighth Generation. Burnham MOFFAT  Birth 1928 in New York City, New York, Death  married Tomoyo Moffat in 1962. Divorced in 1972. They had two children. Married Margaret H Hashimura Birth abt 1928.

He published three books on Moffat Genealogy, Barclay Genealogy, and Pierrepont Genealogy.

3. Eighth Generation. JANE KERIN MOFFAT Birth 28 Feb 1931 Living. Unmarried

Jane-Kerin Moffat of Greenwich, Connecticut is the regional director for National Audubon Society’s Northeast Region. She is a member of the Audubon Connecticut Advisory Board, Chair of its Chapters and Members’ Services Committee, and a lifetime honorary member of Audubo Greenwich Advisory Board. Previously she served as grassroots coordinator of Audubon’s “Listen to the Sound” (Long Island Sound) campaign and the Sound-wide coalition of environmental groups to which it gave rise. For many years, she also served as a leader of the former Audubon Council of Connecticut and of the former Greenwich Audubon Society. She is a retired school teacher.  She has also been very supportive of the Jay Heritage Center.

3. Sixth Generation  Henry Evelyn PIERREPONT  Birth 07 SEP 1873 in Brooklyn, NY Death 03 MAR 1903 in Brooklyn, NY  Died at age 27. Unmarried.

4. Sixth Generation. Robert Low PIERREPONT Birth 22 AUG 1876 in Luzerne, NY Death 1912 in ? Married Kathryn Isabel REED Birth May 18, 1879 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. They had three children.Only one lived to adulthood.

Mr. Pierrepont graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1898, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  He is a director of the Low Moor Iron company, the Home Life Insurance Company, a trustee of the South Brooklyn Savings Institution, Brooklyn Trust Company, Greenwood Cemetery and of the Church Charity Foundation.  He is a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton and Down Town clubs.  Mr. Pierrepont is the owner by inheritance of a life-sized picture of General George Washington, pained by no less an artist than Gilbert Stuart, for his ancestor, Willian Constable, which is authenticated by the original letter and bill made out to Mr. Constable. The picture was said to be by competent critics of that day who knew General Washington personally the most perfect likeness extant of the great man, who was a friend of the Constable family.  The picture is in the old house in Pierrepont Place.  Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913. p. 344-345

Seventh Generation. Children of Robert Low PIERREPONT and Kathryn Isabel REED

1. Seventh Generation:  John Jay PIERREPONT Birth March 15, 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death  Oct 15, 1950.

2. Seventh Generation: Henry Evelyn Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, US

3. Seventh generation: Samuel Duryea Pierrepont Birth July 20, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA Death July 21, 1909 in Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, USA

5.  Sixth Generation RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant PIERREPONT Birth 5 Jul 1882 in Luzerne, NY Death 14 Dec 1950 in New York, New York married  Nathalie Leon De CASTRO. Birth 2 Aug 1885 in Roslyn, Queens Co., NY Death 20 May 1973 in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey. They had three children.

Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, son of Henry Evelyn (2) and Ellen Almira (Low) Pierrepont, was born in Luzerne, New York, July 5, 1882.  He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.  He is interested with his brother, Robert Low Pierrepont, in his business enterprises.  He is a director of the Hanover Fire Insurance Company, of the Low Moor Iron Company, and a member of the St. Anthony, Hamilton, Down Town and Union clubs. He married, in Roslyn, New York, December 5, 1911, Nathalie Leon de Castro, born in New York City, August 2, 1885, daughter of Alfred and Annie (Godwin) de Castro; resides in New York City.  One child, Mary Rutherfurd, born in New York City, December 6, 1912. (Obit)

Seventh  Generation. Children of RUTHERFURD Stuyvesant and Nathalie Leon De CASTRO

1. Seventh Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT Birth 6 Dec 1912 in New York, New York Death 20 Jul 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts married Fentress Hill KUHN. Birth 29 Jul 1910 in Manchester, Essex, MA Death 25 Jul 1987 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They had  five or six children.

Eighth Generation Children of Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT and Fentress  Hill KUHN

1. John Fentress KUHN Birth 3 Mar 1942 Death 6 Aug 2011 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts,

2. Timothy Pierrepont KUHN Birth 16 Feb 1947 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, Death 9 Nov 1968 in New Haven,  Connecticut,

6. Sixth Generation. Seth Low PIERPONT Birth 25 DEC 1884 in Brooklyn, NY Death 31 Mar 1956 in New York, New York married Nathalie Elisabeth CHAUNCEY Birth 14 Jul 1887 in New York, New York Death 28 Feb 1960 in Ridgefield, Connecticut He was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery in the 1940’s

3. Fifth Generation . John Jay PIERREPONT Birth 3 Dec 1849 in Rye, Westchester, New York,  Death 25 Sep 1923 married Elsie De RHAM Birth 18 JUL 1850 in New York, NY Death 10 Oct 1879 in New York,  She died after childbirth along with her newly born son.

John Jay Pierrepont: The younger of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont’s two sons, John Jay was born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1849. John Jay married, on April 26, 1876, Elise de Rham, the daughter of Charles de Rham and Laura Schmidt, and the couple had one child who died before reaching one year of age. Elise Pierrepont died less than two years later on October 17, 1879 and John Jay Pierrepont lived out the rest of his life in the family house at One Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn, remaining an active member of Brooklyn society until his death on September 25, 1923. (Obit)

 He was an amateur photographer.  John Jay Pierrepont photograph collection, spanning the dates 1876 to 1923 (bulk dates 1910 to 1923), measures 1.92 linear feet and is housed in three lantern slide boxes and one manuscript box. The collection consists of 177 black-and-white lantern slides and glass positive photographs, one photograph album, and 166 black-and-white photographic prints. The majority of the items in the collection were created by John Jay Pierrepont, an amateur photographer. The collection also includes several items that were created by two New York City-based lantern slide manufacturers: T.H. McAllister and Walter Isaacs. The subjects of the photographs are predominantly Brooklyn related, in particular historic houses and homesteads in Brooklyn, maritime activities on New York Harbor, as well other Brooklyn subjects such as Prospect Park and the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. 

.   4.Fifth Generation. William Augustus PIEREPONT , MD Birth 16 Jul 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 6 Jan 1902 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  He was Unmarried.

Pierrepont, William Augustus, LL.B. 1876, M.D., N. Y. Univ. Med. Coll. 1882, a great grandson of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United Stales Supreme Court, died of heart trouble recently at the family resi dence, 1 Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn Heights, at the age of fort3′-six. His mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Pierrepont, widow of Henry E. Pierrepont, had died a few days before. Dr. Pierrepont was a bachelor and made his home with his mother. He had been ill at his home for two weeks and undoubtedly the shock of his mother’s death hastened his end. Of late years Dr. Pierrepont had lived somewhat retired. (Obit)

5. Fifth Generation.  Julia Jay PIERREPONT Birth 14 Sep 1857 in Newport, Rhode Island Death 8 Feb 1937 in New York. Unmarried.

6. Fifth Generation. Anna Jay PIERREPONT Birth 1 Jan 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Death 17 Nov 1940 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York,  Unmarried.

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** 


7. Fourth Generation. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** Birth 2 JUl 1823 in New York Death 20 Oct 1891 in New York, New York. Unmarried. New York Social Hostess.

The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, daughter of the late Peter Augustus Jay, and granddaughter of Chief Justice Jay, was held in the Church of the Incarnation, at Madison Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street, yesterday.  (Obit)

ECJ During her life she was one of the most celebrated hostesses in New York of her day. She gave luncheons that became famous and included the wise and powerful of the City. She apparently would wear a black voluminous gown with a cameo brooch and sit from lunch to dinner and received anyone who came.

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: SUSAN MATILDA JAY married MATTHEW CLARKSON


8. Fourth Generation .SUSAN MATILDA JAY Birth 29 Nov 1827 in New York Death 2 Jul 1910 in New York City  married MATTHEW CLARKSON Birth 23 Jan 1823 in New York Death 12 Mar 1913 in New York, New York. They had one child.

22, 1843, married, July 29, 1807, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Nathan Clarkson and Mary Rutherfurd. (Obit)

Fifth Generation: Children of Matthew Clarkson and Susan Matilda Jay

Fifth Generation: Banyer Clarkson born 1853 died 1928 married HELEN Shelton Smith. B 1858 died 1943

They had one son, Banyer,  (IX) Banyer Clarkson, son of Matthew (3) and Susan Matilda (Jay) Clarkson, was born in New York City. The careful manage- ment of the family estate by previous genera- tions did not make it necessary for him to engage in professional life, and he was free to indulge his inclination for reading, intellec- tual pursuits and in travel. He is a Repub- lican, and attends the Episcopal church. His social connections are with the Society of Co- lonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, the Hu- guenot Society, Badminton and St. Nicholas Society. His residence is at No. 26 West Fiftieth street. New York City. He married, at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City, December 6, 1900, Helen Shelton Smith, daughter of Nehemiah Denton and Harriet (Shelton) Smith. They lived in New York and built a summer estate in Tyringham, Mass. Like his father, Banyer was a chronicler of the times. He kept endless scrap books and records. (His father on a trip to Europe in 1858, kept a notebook of the 123 hotels they stayed in!! ) His wife, who had a lisp, raised phlox. To make the phlox bloom better she also raised sheep, since the sheep manure was the best fertilizer for her phlox. While his wife lisped, Banyer unfortunately stuttered, and has been known as B-B-B-B-Banyer by the family. Helen disliked small boys and dogs, which was perhaps why they had no children. The Tyringham House was willed to AMDB.

JOHN CLARKSON JAY DESCENDANTS

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON :

JOHN CLARKSON JAY (1808-1891)

He was the son of Peter A. Jay and grandson of Founding Father John Jay, diplomat, first Chief Justice of the United States and two time Governor of New York State. J. C. Jay graduated from his father and grandfather’s alma mater Columbia in 1827, and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1831. In addition to his practice of medicine, he made a specialty of conchology, and acquired the most complete and valuable collection of shells in the United States.[1] This and his costly library on this branch of science were purchased by Catherine Wolfe and presented, in memory of her father, to the American Museum of Natural History, where it is known as the Jay Collection. In 1832 he became a member of the Lyceum of Natural History (now New York Academy of Sciences), and was its treasurer 1836-1843. He took an active part in the efforts that were made during that time to obtain subscriptions for a new building to house the society’s collection, and bore the principal burden in planning and superintending its construction.

Following the death of his father in 1843, he inherited the Jay family estate including the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House in Rye, New York and lived there with his family until his death in 1891. Today his home is the centerpiece of the Boston Post Road Historic District a National Historic Landmark and managed by the Jay Heritage Center.

He was one of the original founders of New York Yacht Club in 1844, and for some time its secretary. From 1859 until 1880, he was a trustee of Columbia College. The shells collected by the expedition of Com. Matthew C. Perry to Japan were submitted to him for examination, and he wrote the article on that subject in the government reports. Jay wrote Catalogue of Recent Shells (New York, 1835), Description of New and Rare Shells (1836), and later editions of his catalogue, in which he enumerates about 11,000 well-marked varieties, and at least 7,000 well-established species. (Wikipedia)(Jay Heritage Center)

He married Laura Prime (1812-1888) and they had seven children that lived to adulthood. Laura Prime’s father was Nathaniel Prime, a prominent NY banker and one of the wealthiest men in the colony. Her brother Frederick Prime married Mary Rutherfurd Jay, John Clarkson Jay’s sister.

After the death of his father in 1848, when he was 35 years of age, he moved from his home in New York City on Bond Street to the house in Rye, that his father had rebuilt and lived there with his wife Laura for the rest of his life.

1830 his residence was 14 State street, and a year or two later the Bond street house was taken by Dr. John C. Jay, M.D., whose aunt, Mrs. Banyer, soon after came to live across the street at No. 20. He was the son of Peter Augustus Jay and grandson of Chief Justice John Jay. His wife was Laura Prime, a daughter of Nathaniel Prime, founder of Prime, Ward and King, and his sister Mary Jay married Frederick Prime, Mrs. Jay’s brother. Dr. Jay was deeply interested in conchology, and formed the finest collection of shells in America.

The Jays lived a very social life and John Clarkson became very involved and interested in sailing. He bought a large yacht, La Coquille, for $1,500 which he sailed in many races. According to Laura Jay Wells in her book The Jay Family they frequently entertained in New York at Delmonicos etc. Apparently after their death their daughters became shocked by this and destroyed all of his diaries, so there is little information of their life. He was secretary and an early active member of the New York Yacht Club.

SIXTH GENERATION:  CHILDREN of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

Laura Jay (1832-1910)

John Jay (1833-1841)

Mary Jane Jay (1837-1897)

Cornelia Jay (1839-1907)

Rev Peter Augustus Jay (1841-1875)

John Clarkson Jay II, MD (1844-1923)

Alice Jay (1846-1921)

Sarah Jay (1848-1883)

LAURA JAY

1. Sixth Generation Laura JAY+ Birth Aug 1832 in New York, Death 1910 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, Married Charles Pemberton WURTS+ Birth 4 Jan 1824 in Montville Morris, New Jersey Death 11 Aug 1892 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, They had six children. They are both buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/1)

Seventh Generation. Children of Laura JAY+ and Charles Pemberton WURTS+ AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-

1. Seventh Generation John WURST Brith 10 Jul 1855 in Pennsylvania Death 1936 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida, Married Florence LaTourette Birth May 1860 in Northfield, Staten Island, New York Death 1922 in Alachua, Florida, United States. They had six children.
John Wurts, B.A. 1878. Born July 10,1855, in Carbondale, Pa. Died August 6,1936, in Pasadena, Calif. Father, Charles Pemberton Wurts, general superintendent Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, Carbondale; son of George and Abigail (Pettit) Wurts of Boonton, N.J. Mother, Laura (Jay) Wurts; daughter of John Clarkson Jay (B.A. Columbia 1827, M.D. 1831) and Laura (Prime) Jay of Rye, N.Y. Yale relatives include: William Livingston (B A. 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather); Peter VanB. Livingston (B.A. 1731), John Livingston (B.A. 1733), and Philip Livingston (B.A. 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles); Peter A. Jay (honorary M.A. J798) (great-grandfather); William Jay (B.A. 1807) (great-great- uncle), and Albert S. Wurts, ’64, Edward V. Wurts, ’92 S., Pierre Jay, ’92, and John Jay, ’98 (cousins). Hopkins Grammar School. On Class Football Team Freshman andSophomore years; member Delta Kappa; left college in Sophomore year; enrolled with graduates of Class of 1878 in 1905. Engaged in sheep farming in Fayetteville, W.Va., 1878-82; at- tended Yale School of Law 1882-84 (LL.B. 1884; won John Addison Porter Prize 1883); member of law firm of Wurts & Fletcher, Jackson- ville, Fla., 1884-95; instructor in elementary law and real property Yale School of Law 1895-96, assistant professor of law 1896-97, pro- fessor of elementary law, real property, and trusts 1897-1903, Lafa- yette S. Foster Professor of Common Law 1903-20, and professor emeritus since 1920; exchange professor at University of California 1914-15; lecturer on law of contracts U.S. Military Academy 1916 and of prerogative writs University of Florida 1922-23; had lived in New Haven, Conn., and Melrose, Fla., since retirement; LL.M. Yale 1889 and honorary M.A. 1897; author: The Anti-Slavery Movement wttb Relationto theFederalConstitution(1883), Casesin FederalPrac- tice (1905), and The Law of Habeas Corpus (1915); compiled Index- Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, Volumes 1-23 inclusive (1889 and subsequent editions); edited Washburn’s A ^treatise on the American Lavs of Real Property (190a); contributed to Tale Lavs Journal; member American Bar Association and American Social Science Association. Married (1) June 26,1878, in Bergen Point, N.J., Florence, daughter of Seguine and Lavinia (Young) LaTourette. Children: John Conrad, ex-’00 S. (died 1911); Bertha, the wife of James L. Boyce, *oi; Albert; Laura Jay; Burkhardt; and Eleanor (Yale School of the Fine Arts 1906-07), the wife of Thomas Wallace, 3d, ex-’14. Mrs. Wurts died March 27, 1922. Married (2) October 2, 1924, in New Haven, Louise Beverley Gue Johnson, daughter of Theron Rudd and Mary Josephine (Smith) Gue. Death due to chronic myocarditis. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Survived by wife, daughters, two sons, and a brother, P. Jay Wurts, ’91 S. His brothers Rudolf J. Wurts, ’78, Charles P. Wurts, ’80, and Alexander J. Wurts, ’83 S., died in 1935, 1930, and 1932 respectivelyn.

Eighth Generation. Children of John WURTS and Florence la TOURETTE. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-JW-

1. John Conrad WURTZ Birth 2 May 1879 in West Virginia Death 3 Jan1911
2. Bertha C WURTZ Birth 27 Jun 1880 in West Virginia Death 19 May 1959 in Monterey married James H. BOYCE Birth Apr 1875 in New York Death They had four children.
3. Albert WURTS+ Birth Dec 1881 in West Virginia Death 1949
Married Anna N BARRETT Birth 14 Jan 1887 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania Death 3 Jun 1965 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
4. Laura Prime Wurts + Birth Aug 1883 in Connecticut Death 1930 buried in The Jay Cemetery, Rye
5. Burkhardt WURTS Birth 27 Jan 1886 in Florida Death 13 Jul 1960 in San Mateo married Muriel LNUK Birth abt 1894 in England
Death They had four children.
6. Eleanor WURTS Birth 5 February 1889 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, Death 06/26/1971 in New Haven, Connecticut, married Thomas WALLACE III Birth 05/19/1888 in New Haven, Connecticut, Death 2/ /1972 in Castine, Maine, They had three children.

2. Seventh generation. Rudolph WURTS. (1856-1935)
When Rudolph Wurts was born on December 1, 1856, in Melbourne, Australia, his father, Charles, was 32 and his mother, Laura, was 24. He married Annie Lowther on February 12, 1887, in Melbourne, Australia. They had two children during their marriage. He died in 1935 in St Kilda, Victoria, at the age of 78.

3. Seventh generation. Charles Pemberton WURTS (1859-1930)
When Charles Pemberton Wurts was born in May 1859 in Pennsylvania, his father, Charles, was 35 and his mother, Laura, was 26. He married Henrietta Ogden Strong in 1894. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 27, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 70.

4. Seventh Generation.Alexander Jay WURTSwas born 03 Mar 1862 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA as the first child of Charles Pemberton WURTS and Laura JAY. He had three siblings, namely: Martha Haskins, Pierre Jay, and John. He died 21 Jan 1932 in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When he was 28, He married Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 30 Jun 1890.

Hillhouse High School- New Haven, Connecticut: 13 Apr 1879 in Orange Street & Wall Street- New Haven, Connecticut (Site of Founding of Gamma Delta Psi Fraternity) He lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1880. He was educated at Graduate of Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut – Ph. B Degree- Yale University- 1883 – Post Grad Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology for M. E. Degree. Polytechnium, Hanover Germany- Electrical Engineer Studies under Professor Kohlrausc in Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut 1883. Electric Engineer: 1900 in Pittsburg, Pa (Professor at Carnegie Institute of Tech.) He lived in Pittsburgh City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania 1900.

EIGHTH GENERATION: Children of Alexander Jay WURTS and Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 

1. Thomas Howe Childs WURTS was born 02 May 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died Dec 1964.
2. Laura Jay WURTS was born 16 Sep 1895 in Pittsburg, Pa. She died 1941 in Germany. She married Douglas Chandler 27 Aug 1924 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA.

5. Seventh Generation. .Martha Haskins WURTS+
When Martha Haskins Wurts+ was born on June 17, 1863, in Carbondale, Penna, her father, Charles, was 39 and her mother, Laura, was 30. She had five brothers. She died on April 29, 1931, in Fulton, Georgia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rye, New York.

6. Seventh Generation. Pierre Jay WURTS+
Pierre Jay WURTS+ was born on July 16, 1869, in Nice, France, He married Edith Maud BENEDIET about 1890. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1953 at the age of 83. Both he and his wife were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre Jay WURTS and Edith Maud BENEDICT.

1. Eighth Generation MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS married COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS,

(Obit)COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS, Med 1921, was a worldwide leader in cardiology and instrumental in its development as an independent medical discipline and major component of modern medicine. A faculty member at Hopkins for more than 50 years, he made significant contributions to heart research, teaching, and patient care. Dr. Andrus was the first director of the Cardiology Division, served as assistant dean of the medical faculty, and founded and directed the Cardiovascular Division.
President of the American Heart Association from 1954 to 1955, Dr. Andrus also held many federal government advisory positions, including chief of the Division of Medicine in the Office of Scientific Research and Development. His national and international standing in the field of cardiology was reflected in his appointment by President John F. Kennedy to chair the Second National Conference on Cardiovascular Disease in 1963. He remained an active clinician and teacher until his death in 1978 at the age of 82.

Dr. Andrus’ widow, MIRIAM “JAY” ANDRUS–whose formal education was in international law and government, languages, and music–pursued her avocation of photography. A world traveler, she concentrated on photographing people, animals, and natural forms. In addition to her endowment of this professorship, she also established a scholarship fund in her husband’s name and the Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus Center for Community Services at the Geriatrics Center located on the Hopkins Bayview campus. Mrs. Andrus died in 2000.

MARY JANE JAY

2. Sixth Generation. Mary Jane JAY+ Birth 3 Jun 1837 in Rye, New York Death 27 Jun 1897 married Jonathan EDWARDS+ Birth 6 Nov 1821 in New York City Death 30 May 1882 They had one children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/3)
Jonathen Edwards great grandfather was the Rev Jonathen EDWARDS.
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian”[1]. His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over “bodily effects” of the Holy Spirit’s presence.

Seventh Generation. Children of Mary Jane JAY and Jonathan EDWARDS+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-MJE

1. Seventh Generation: Laura Jay EDWARDS+ Birth 20 Aug 1862 in New York City, New York Death 1937 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

CORNELIA JAY

3. Sixth Generation. Cornelia JAY+ Birth 1839 in New York Death 1907 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Wrote diary during the Civil War.
In April 1861, three weeks after celebrating her 22nd birthday, Cornelia Jay, granddaughter of native New Yorker John Jay, began a diary that she would keep throughout America ’s bloodiest battle: the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. Her entries, written at her family’s Rye home and in Manhattan , are not grand or sweeping like the paragraphs of a historical novel; in fact it is often her unadulterated candor and brevity which gives the events she records greater clarity these 150 years later. The soldiers on her pages, depicted equally in all their heroism or frailty, feel like our contemporaries thanks to the unstudied poignancy of her writing. And because her voice is unique, Cornelia is an irresistible witness to our mid 19th century past particularly in this sesquicentennial year. Her accounts substantiate the political and personal turmoil that clashing North and South ideologies about the role of government and the issue of slavery created for all people of all races and genders – even the descendants of a man who advocated for emancipation his entire career. This makes her diary all the more fascinating as we grapple to understand modern incarnations of social inequity and civil war. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, JHC will share some of the entries from Cornelia’s diary with My Rye each week and put them in context of historic events. These excerpts will illustrate Cornelia’s fears and hopes for the fate of her family, friends and the town that she loved. In revealing these stories for the first time to the public, we open a very personal window into her life and the lives of the Jay Family in Rye . The Civil War stories of other Rye residents like the Van Rensselaers and the Wainwrights will also come to life and inspire us to picture what Rye looked like over a century and a half ago. Susanne Clary Article

Rev PETER AUGUSTUS JAY

Sixth Generation PETER AUGUSTUS JAY Birth 16 Jun 1841 in New York City, Death 11 Oct 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, married Julia POST+ Birth 21 Jan 1847 in New York City, New York, Death 18 Feb 1929 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.

Peter became an Episcopal deacon and priest. Growing up as he did during the Civil War, a time when Rye was active securing volunteers, he raised a local militia for the Union and became its Captain. With several absences due to the war, he ultimately graduated #14 from Columbia College in 1863. The summer afterwards, he went with his company to Harrisburg, and to Fort Marshall near Baltimore and in 1864 could be found with his company at Fort Richmond, Staten Island. Later his company had the honor of attending Lincoln’s inaugural in 1865. After the war ended, from 1866-68 he pursued the ministry, graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York.
1868 was a momentous year — he accepted his first position at St. Thomas, Vernon and on March 30th, 1868, was married to Julia Post in the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan her family’s church (Park Avenue & 35th) by Dr. George L. Prentiss (Rector of Church of the Covenant) and Mr. Reese F. Alsop (Rector of Christ’s Church, Rye).

On May 23rd, 1868, he was ordained a deacon with his class on Trinity Sunday at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York with his mother and younger sister Alice in attendance (the ceremony had first been considered for June 20th at Christ’s Church in Rye but Peter wanted to graduate with his class). There are numerous records of his preaching in Rye after this at Christ’s Church when he was home visiting his parents and siblings. He accepted an “official call” extended to him on January 23rd, 1869 to be the Rector of Christ Church parish in Warwick following his ordination, and served as a lay reader on Sundays before that time.
On December 17, 1869 he was ordained a Presbyter at the Chapel of the Holy Saviour, NY (25th Street and Madison) by Bishop Horatio Potter and on April 24, 1870 he first officiated at St. Thomas’s, Vernon while also being Rector at Christ’s Church, Warwick.
He left Warwick in 1872 and through 1874, he was Rector of Grace Church in Fair Haven, Connecticut. Sadly on October 11, 1875 he died, far too young at 34, of a brain hemorrhage. His wife Julia moved back to Rye with their 4 young children to live with Peter’s family. Source:JayHeritageCenter

Seventh Generation. Children of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia POST. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

1. Seventh Generation Pierre JAY+ Birth 4 May 1870 in Warwick, Orange, New York, Death 24 Nov 1949 in New York, New York, married Louisa Channing BARLOW+ Birth 27 Jul 1873 in Lenox, Massachusetts, Death 10 Sep 1965 in New York City, New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had five children.

(obit)PIERRE JAY, B A 1892 Born May 4, 1870, Warwick, N Y , died November 24, 1949, New York City Father, Rev Peter Augustus Jay (B A Columbia 1863), an Episcopal minister, son of John Clarkson and Laura (Prime) Jay Mother, Julia (Post) Jay, daughter of Alfred Charles Post, LL D , and Harriet (Beers) Post Yale relatives include William Livingston (B A 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather), Peter vanB Livingston (B A 1731), John Livingston (B A 1733), Philip Livingston (B A 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles), William Jay (B A 1807) (great- great-great-uncle), Peter A Jay (M A Hon 1798) (great-grandfather), John Jay, ’98 (brother), Alexander Jay Bruen, ’78, Rudolf Wurts, ’78, John Wurts, ’78, Charles P Wurts, ’80, Alexander J Wurts, ’83 S , P Jay W urts, ’91 S (cousins) Groton School Second colloquy appointment Junior and Senior years, editor Yale Daily News Junior year (financial edifor Senior year) and Yale Courant Senior year, editor and business manager Yale Alumni Weekly, president Berkeley Association Senior year, He Boule, Psi Upsilon, Skull and Bones Traveled abroad 1892-93 and 1895, with New York Commercial Company 1893 and West Side Construction Company 1894, secretarypresident Second Avenue and Central Cross Town Railroad companies, New York City, 1897-99, with Strong, Sturges & Company, bankers and brokers, New York City, 1899-1900, in charge bond department Post & Flagg, New York City, 1899-1903, vice-president Old Colony Trust Company, Boston, 1903-06, Bank Commissioner of Massachusetts 1906- 09, vice-president Manhattan Company, New York City, 1909-14, Federal reserve agent and director Federal Reserve Bank of New York 1914-26, member transfer committee and deputy agent general for reparation pay- ments under Dawes Plan 1927-30, chairman board Fiduciary Trust Com- pany, New York City, 1930 until retirement 1945, honorary chairman 1945 until resignation 1949, M A Hon Yale 1917, commander Legion of Honor (France), trustee Groton School, Barnard College, American Aca- demy m Rome, president board of trustees Brearley School, vice-presi- dent finance committee Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America 1940, national treasurer Russian War Relief, Inc 1941, member Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, New York Board of Education, and New York National Guard Married November 23, 1897, New York City, Louisa Shaw, daughter of Francis Channing and Ellen (Shaw) Barlow Children Ellen (Bryn Mawr 1917-21, Mrs Lloyd Kirkham Garrison), Anna Maricka (B A Bryn Mawr 1922, Mrs Alexander Duer Harvey), Frances (B A Bryn Mawr 1926), Louisa (Bryn Mawr 1925-26, M rs Jay deVegh) Buried in Jay Cemetery, Rye, N Y Survived by wife, children, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Mary Rutherford Jay

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-

1. Eighth Generation. Ellen JAY+ Birth 23 Aug 1898 in Lenox, Mass. Death 2 Jun 1995 in New York, married Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON+ Birth 19 Nov 1897 in New York City, Death 2 Oct 1991 in New York City, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery,. They had three children.

(obit)Lloyd Kirkham Garrison (November 19, 1897 – October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer. He was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, but also served as chairman of the “first” National Labor Relations Board, chairman of the National War Labor Board, and chair of the New York City Board of Education. He was active in a number of social causes, was a highly successful attorney on Wall Street, and for a short time was a special assistant to the United States Attorney General.
Garrison was born on November 19, 1897, in New York City to Lloyd McKim and Alice (Kirkham) Garrison.[1] His great-grandfather was William Lloyd Garrison, the famous American abolitionist, and his grandfather was Wendell Phillips Garrison, who once was literary editor of The Nation (a left-wing magazine of politics and opinion).[1] His father died of typhoid when Garrison was a child, and he was largely raised by his grandfather, Wendell.[2] His grandfather, who knew many Civil War-era abolitionists (Frederick Douglass was a frequent guest in the Garrison home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Wendell Garrison knew him personally), regaled young Lloyd with many stories about the great struggles for civil rights and liberties of the 19th century.[2] He graduated from St. Paul’s School, a college-preparatory boarding school in New Hampshire.[1] He attended Harvard University, but quit school in 1917 to enlist in the United States Navy after the U.S. entered World War I.[3] He returned to Harvard in 1919, and in 1922 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from Harvard Law School.[3] He married Ellen Jay, a Boston socialite and direct descendant of Founding Father and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, on June 22, 1921.[4][5] The couple had three children: Clarinda, Ellen, and Lloyd.[4]
Garrison remained active in his law firm until the end of his life. He died at his home in Manhattan in New York City of a heart failure on October 2, 1991.[6] He was survived by his wife and three children.[6]

(Obit)Ellen Jay Garrison, the widow of the Manhattan attorney Lloyd K. Garrison and a featured performer in the Woody Allen film “Zelig” at the age of 83, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. Mrs. Garrison was born in Boston and attended the Brearley School. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1920. In the 1950’s she served as president of Women United for the United Nations. A direct descendant of John Jay, she was a longtime trustee of the John Jay Homestead in Bedford, N.Y. Her husband was a New York lawyer and civil rights advocate who served on numerous Federal agencies and commissions in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations and was president of the New York City Board of Education in the mid-1960’s. He died in 1991. Mrs. Garrison, who had never acted, caught the attention of the critics with her performance as Dr. Eudora Fletcher, the eccentric psychiatrist whose younger self was played by Mia Farrow. During the film, she delivers a series of monologues ruminating on her tempestuous relationship with Zelig. She was recommended for the role by a friend who knew the film’s casting director.

Ninth Generation. Children of Ellen JAY+and Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-EJG-

1. Ninth Generation Clarinda GARRISON Birth 1923 in New York married Robert Weeks FERGUSON Jr Birth 23 Feb 1921 Death 1 Nov 1993 in Duval, Florida, and Andre BOUCHARD Birth 10 Oct 1919 in New Hampshire Death 18 Feb 1994 in Islip Terrace, Suffolk, New York,
2. Ninth Generation Ellen Shaw GARRISON Birth 1926 in New York married Hamilton Fish KEAN Birth 1920 in New York. This marriage brought together the Jay Livingston and Livingston Fish branches. Hamilton Fish Kean’s grandfather was Sen. Hamilton Fish KEAN who was a US senator from New Jersey. His great grand aunt Julia Ursin KEAN married Sen HAMILTON STUYVESANT FISH . Two generations back John KEAN married Susan Livingston whose fathers brother was William Livingston, the father of Sarah Livingston Jay.

3. Ninth Generation. Lloyd McKim GARRISON Birth 1931 in New York married Sarah S Garrison Birth 1935.

2. Eighth Generation Anna Maricka JAY+Birth  Jun 1900 in Staten Island, New York City, Death Aug 1982 in Manhattan, New York City, married Alexander Duer HARVEY. Birth 05 SEP 1889 in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, Death 9 JAN 1968 in Manhattan, New York City, They had two children. They were both active with the management of the Cemetery and were buried there.

Alexander Duer Harvey was the great-grandson of John Van Buren, second son of President Martin Van Buren. John Van Buren (1810-1866), a lawyer and politician, was an active participant in the campaign for the exclusion of slavery from the territories. Widely known as an eloquent speaker, he earned high regard as a lawyer, appearing in the Edwin Forrest and other important court cases. John Van Buren died at sea in 1866 on a voyage from Liverpool to New York. Martin Van Buren, an ardent Jeffersonian and 8th president of the United States, played a pivotal role in creating the Democratic Party.

Ninth Generation. children of Anna Maricka JAY+ and Alexander Duer HARVEY. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-AMJH-

1. Ninth Generation Phoebe Duer HARVEY Birth 27 DEC 1932 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Death in Yorktown Heights, New York, married Bertrand Faugeres BELL Birth 04 Aug 1906 in New York, Death May 1977 in New York, They had three children. Married Robert FRACKMAR Birth 1930 in New York, Death in Yorktown Heights, They had one child.

2 . Ninth Generation. Dereke Jay HARVEY Birth 03 Aug 1929 in Connecticut, Death 27 Jun 1999 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, Unmarried.
HARVEY-Dereke Died on June 27, 1999 in Brandon, Vermont in her 70th year. Daughter of the late Nancy Jay Harvey and the late Alexander Duer Harvey. Dear sister of Phoebe Harvey Frackman of Greenwich, CT. Devoted aunt of Daphne Jay Bell, Alexandra Bell Witten, Frederick T. Bell and David A. Frackman. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

3. Eighth Generation. Nancy JAY Birth abt 1901 in New York Death ?1925? Unmarried.

4. Eighth Generation. Frances JAY+ Birth 27 Dec 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts Death 25 Jan 1980 Unmarried. Buried in th Jay Cemetery.
career with the US Navy.

5. Eighth Generation, Louise JAY+ Birth abt 1909 in Massachusetts Death 23 Oct 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, married Imre deVEGH Birth abt 1906 in Budapest, Hungary Death abt 1962. They had two children. She married in 1962 Lawrence Webster FOX+ Jr Birth 5 Jan 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death 2 Nov 1969 in Coronado, San Diego, California, She is buried with her second husband in the Jay Cemetery.

Ninth Generation. Children of Louise JAY+ and Imre deVEGH AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-LJdV-

1. Ninth Generation Pierre DeVegh Birth 1934 in New York City Living Married ELLEN MacELREE. Advisory Committee to the Jay Heritage Center.

2. Ninth Generation. Dianna DeVegh Birth 1936 Living Divorced . Children.

2. Seventh Generation MARY RUTHERFURD JAY+* Birth 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, Death 4 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
(Obit)Mary Rutherfurd JAY was born 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, United States as the second child of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia Post. She had three siblings, namely: Pierre, Laura Prime, and John. She died 04 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
She lived in Rye, Westchester, She studied drawing, painting and design in Europe before deciding to became a “garden architect.” Bef. 1908. She was employed as a Pioneering female landscape architect (she referred to herself as a “garden architect”). She studied architecture at MIT and Harvard’s Bussey Institute in Forest Hills, MA. Aft. 1908. She lived in Manhattan Author: 1940 in Wrote biography of the JAY family (Also wrote several books on architectural gardening) Jay Cemetery: 1940 (Enlarged the size of the cemetery) President Jay Cemetery: 1940 (WrotE book Jay Cemetery and genealogy chart)

3. Seventh Generation Laura Prime JAY+ Birth 30 Aug 1874 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 21 Jun 1938 in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, married Frederick DeWitt WELLS Birth 25 Mar 1874 in Brooklyn, New York City, Death 19 Dec 1929 in New York City, New York, They had three children.

The Man in Court. By Frederick Dewitt Wells. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
This book -will be read with interest by the public at large, for whom it is evidently intended, but it is also not without value to the practicing lawyer. It presents the subject from a new point of view. One who approaches the courts of law from the angle of the lawyer does not receive the same impression- as the litigant, the juror, the witness, or the judge. Any criticism of legal procedure which tends to widen the horizon of the parties and the public generally is a public benefit. Many of his objections to the present system are not properly directed against the courts or their procedure, but against the policy of statutes enacted by the legislature, as, for instance, in bis chapter on the night courts and the treatment of the social evil. Of course, the courts have no discretion in these cases. The judge must enforce the law as it is

Eighth Generation. Children of Laura Prime JAY+ and Frederick DeWitt WELLS. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-

1. Eighth Generation Mary Valette WELLS+ Birth 1905 in New York Death Jun 30, 1961 in Baltimore, Md. Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery
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2. Eighth Generation. Frederic Jay WELLS+ Birth 3 Feb 1901 in New York City, New York Death 17 Feb 1972 in Lawrence Memorial Hosp., New London, Connecticut,
Married Dorothy AULT Birth 11 December 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Death 1 January 1955 in Nova Scotia, Canada They had three children. Divorce. Also married Ilona Agnes (Helen) TERINS Birth 17 August 1913 in New York City, New York, Death 29 Jun 2004 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, He was buried in the new section of the Jay Cemetery.

Naval Officer. Graduate from Annapolis. Commander of a Minesweeper during WW II YMS “Large Wooden Minesweepers” or “Motor Minesweepers” ordered April 1941, under 1940 program, about 270 tons, 136 ft long, 1-3″ ,2-20mm, 2- depth charge throwers, 2 GM diesels, 15 kts, complement about 50. classified BYMS after? WW2. Were classified AMS prior 1955. Three kinds for recognition: two little funnels, one fat funnel ( including AMS 11-) and no funnel. Many built and many transferred to other navies, some still around in civilian use as small coasters etc. Feb 1955 reclassified “Minesweepers, Coastal (old)” MSC(O)

(obit)IIONA A. “Helen” WELLS, 90, of Otter Cove, Old Saybrook, wife of the late Frederic Wells, died Tuesday, (June 29, 2004) at Gladeview Health Care Center in Old Saybrook. Born in New York, NY, on August 17, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Terins. Mrs. Wells was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Essex and the Essex Garden Club. She was artistic and painted. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and playing bridge. She supported the Acton Library (Old Saybrook), John Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY), and US State Department Arts & Sculpture collections. She is survived by her daughter, Ilona Susan Sambasivan and her husband Sundaramurthy Sambasivan of New York, NY; two step sons, F. Hume Wells and John Jay Wells and their wives; 12 step grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, a stepson, Peter J. Wells and his wife. .

Ninth Generation. Children of Frederic Jay WELLS and Dorothy AULT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-FJW-

1. Ninth Generation Frederic Hume WELLS Birth 29 November 1926 in New York City, New York. Death 09/28/2008 Lived in Nova Scotia. Married with children.

2. Ninth Generation. John Jay WELLS+ Birth 1928 in Canada. Lived in Alberta Canada. Married with children.

3. Ninth Generation. Peter Augustus Jay WELLS Birth 30 May 1935 in New York Death 17 February 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Mary Ann FINNEY Birth 5 November 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, Death 18 March 1986 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had SEVEN children. He died at age 31. All the children live in Canada.
I just stumbled across this thread; I am excited as this is a family branch that we know little about. My grandmother Ault (Dorothy) died Jan. 1, 1955, before I was born (also predeceasing all seven of my other siblings). To correct Michelle’s post, Dorothy married my grandfather, Frederic Jay Wells on Oct. 3, 1925 in Ontario and they went on to have three sons before divorcing: Frederic Hume (1926-2008), John Jay (1926- ) and my father, Peter Augustus Jay (1935-1967). Dorothy Ault Wells died Jan. 1, 1955. The Wells family resided in the USA (NY, MI and CT), where my grandfather was a naval officer. Each of these sons had families of their own and have expanded another two generations on top of that! Interestingly, all three Wells/Ault sons settled permanently in Canada (ours & Hume’s family in Nova Scotia, while John still resides in Alberta). .

3. Eighth Generation. Oliver Dimock WELLS+ Birth 6 Apr 1902 in New York City, New York, Death 7 Nov 1974 in New York City, New York, married Anne Lawrence WISNER. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children.

Miss Wisner, who attended the Brearley School in Manhattan and Miss Porter’s School to Farming- ton, Conn., made her debut the season of 1938-39 at a tea-dance at the St. Regis Roof. She attended the Junior Assemblies and is a member of the New York Junior League. She is the granddaughter of Mrs; John Burling Lawrence and a direct descendant of Henry Wisner, who was a member of both the first and second Continental Congresses. •Mr. Wells attended Groton School and Cambridge in England. He is associated with the firm of Good- body & Co. He is a direct descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Ninth Generation. Children of Oliver Dimock WELLS+ and Anne Lawrence WISNER
1. Ninth Generation. Christopher Jay WELLS Birth Death Marriage

2. Ninth Generation. Oliver VanCortlandt WELLS Birth. Death. Marriage

3. Ninth Generation. Valerie Bayard WELLS. Birth. Death. Marriage

4. Seventh Generation. John JAY+ Birth 19 Nov 1875 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Death 28 Jul 1928 in Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, married Louise Tormey KILCLINE Birth 11 Oct 1898 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Death 20 Jun 1967 in Fairfield, Connecticut, He worked as a stock broker. He was active as trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They are both buried there. No children.

JOHN CLARKSON JAY, II

4. Sixth Generation. John Clarkson JAY+ II MD Birth 20 Oct 1844 in Rye, Westchester, New York. Death 7 Nov 1923 in New York City, New York, married Harriette Arnold VINTON+ Birth 3 Oct 1849 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Death 8 May 1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts, He was a trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They had three children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

(obit)Educated at Lewis J. Dudley’s School, Northampton, MA; Charlier Institute, New York City; Grammar School of Columbia College, New York City; Columbia College (now University), New York City. During the Civil War served as a Pvt., Co. F., 71st Regt., New York State Militia (National Guard). Enlisted on 27 May and mustered out on 2 Sep 1862. Graduation 1863  M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.1864 -1865  Served as acting Asst. Surgeon, US Army, in Armory Square Hosp., Washington, DC, and in Sedgwick General Hosp., Greenville, LA. 1865 -1866 Employed in the hospital on Randall’s Isl. and in Marion Street Lying-in-Asylum. 1867 -1869 — Spent two years studying medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna. 1869 -1898 —Returned to the New York and entered private practice. Also served as attending physician to NY Hosp., Outpatient Dept.; the NY Dispensary; and the Northwestern Dispensary. Specialist in diseases of children. Marriage to Harriette Arnold VINTON+ 1872 12 Dec — Age: 28
Summer Residence. 1890 to 1904 — Rye, Westchester, New York Spent summers in the house built by his grandfather. Sale of PAJ House in Rye 1905 Family decision of the children of JCJ I to sell the house. House sold to VanOrden Trustee, The JAY Cemetery 1906 — Original trustee of the incorporation set up after the sale of the house. Other two trustees were Banyaer Clarkson and John Jay. He acted as treasurer. Death 1923 7 Nov — Age: 79 Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G3  He was a supporter of Abolition, though he did not belong to the “radical” Garrisonian group of Abolitionists.He was one of the founders of the New York Free Dispensary for Children.

Seventh Generation Children of John Clarkson JAY+ II MD and Harriette Arnold VINTON+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

1. Seventh Generation. Maria Arnold JAY+ Birth 18 Sep 1873 in New York City,
Death 2 Jan 1878 in New York City at age 5. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.
“Maria Arnold Jay, daughter of John C. Jay Jr. born in New York Sept. 18, 1873. Baptized in Trinity Chapel by Rev. Peter A. Jay. ”

2. Seventh Generation. Edith Van Cortland JAY+ Birth 2 Jun 1875 in New York City, New York, Death 13 Apr 1947 married Benjamin Haywood ADAMS+ Birth 22 Oct 1868 in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania Death 21 Jul 1931 . Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

2. Seventh Generation. Edith Van Cortland JAY+ Birth 2 Jun 1875 in New York City, New York, Death 13 Apr 1947 married Benjamin Haywood ADAMS+ Birth 22 Oct 1868 in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania Death 21 Jul 1931 . Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Birth 1875, 2 Jun New York City, New York, Her family’s primary residence was in New York. Also Known As Edie Jay. Her family spent their summerS IN POMFRET, CT on the Gladwyn Estate, known simply as AT Gladwyn, since FROM about 1890 TO 1912, WHEN SHE BOUGHT A HOUSE ON POMFRET STREET, KNOWN BY 1896 AS “THE ACORNS.” SHE SOLD IT IN 1932, TO THE BIGELOW FAMILY, FOUNDERS OF THE RECTORY SCHOOL. IT REMAINS THE RECTORY HEADMASTER’S HOUSE, “BRITTAIN HOUSE.” Edith was residing [SUMMERS] there [POMFRET, NOT GLADWYN] in 1927. Marriage to Benjamin Haywood Adams+ 1920 16 Oct — Age: 45 New York City, 1930 — Age: 55

Trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Death 1947 13 Apr — Age: 71. Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G6

HEr husband died of drowning in the Connecticut River in 1931

3. Seventh Generation. John Clarkson JAY+* III Birth 20 Jan 1880 in New York Death 22 Jan 1941 in New York, married Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC Birth 21 Jul 1877 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, Death 28 Jun 1937 in New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.
He was a Trustee of the JAY Cemetery 1924 -1940 with Delancy Kane Jay and Pierre Jay. (second group of trustees)

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-

1. Eighth Generation, Sarah Livingston JAY+ Birth 13 Mar 1904 in New York Death 4 April 1997 in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut married Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+ Birth 1904 in Pennsylvania Death 1980 . Both buried in the Jay cemetery. They had four children.

(obit)Sarah Livingston Jay Hughes, 93, of Madison, widow of Arthur M. R. Hughes, died Friday (April 4, 1997). The great, great, great-granddaughter of John Jay, first chief justice of the Supreme Court was born in New York City to John Clarkson and Marguerite Soleliac Jay. In 1926, she married Arthur Middleton Reeves Hughes, the son of the rector of Trinity Church in Newport, RI. A resident of New Canaan for many years while her husband commuted to the Marine Midland Trust Company in New York City, she appeared on the stage of the Blue Hill Troop singing Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1950, when Arthur became president of the Marine Midland Bank, she moved to Rochester, NY. She was active in the Landmark Society, National Society of Colonial Dames, the Garden Club of Rochester and many other service activities. In 1967, she and Arthur retired to Essex, where she maintained a gorgeous garden. For the past year and a half, she has been a resident of the Watrous Nursing Center, Madison. She is survived by her four children, Arthur Hughes of Arlington, VA, Sally Carr of Guilford, Paul Hughes of Bloomfield and Emily Page of Medford, MA, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Jay House. IT was not supposed to be a family reunion, but on Monday night seven descendents of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, rallied at Rye City Hall. ”It was the crisis of the old Jay House that brought us all together,” said Dr. John Dubois, a great-great-great-grandson of the Chief Justice. Dr. Dubois had to come only from Briarcliff Manor, but one of his cousins, many times removed, Sarah Jay Hughes, came from Old Lyme, Conn.; Mrs. Hughes’s daughter, Sarah Hughes Carr, came in from Guilford, Conn., and her son, Paul Montgomery Hughes, from Bloomfield, Conn. Their cousin Ada Hastings arrived from West Hartford and Pierre Jay DeVegh traveled from Manhattan. All are descendants of John Jay’s son Peter. Guy Paschal, a descendant of John Jay’s other son, William, traveled from nearby Purchase. The house, which was built in 1838, is being threatened with demolition. It was erected on the site of John Jay’s boyhood home, which had been built in 1740 by the Chief Justice’s father. The property was owned by the Jay family until 1904, and the family cemetery is there. The property was bought by Edgar Palmer and owned by him and his daughter, Zilph Palmer Devereux, until 1967, when it was given to the Methodist Church, which sold it to a developer, Diane Millstein, in 1983. Mrs. Millstein had suggested several ways of developing the property, including an office complex or town houses, some involving use of the old mansion. Meanwhile, the mansion has been deteriorating, and last year Mrs. Millstein asked the Rye Board of Architectural Review for permission to tear it down. The request was rejected and on Monday night she appealed that decision to the City Council, saying she could not develop the property economically if she had to maintain the century-and-a-half old building. Relatives, all either great-great-great grandchildren or great-great-great-great grandchildren who knew each other but not very well, had gathered three weeks before the meeting to talk about saving the house. Mrs. Hughes, the matriarch of the group, said she had visited the house many times, ”and we all have possessions that came from it.” But the family generally has paid more attention to the John Jay homestead in Bedford, now a restoration open to visitors, which was built by John Jay himself and was his retirement home, she said. Mr. DeVegh said the family members have agreed to form a coalition with the other groups interested in the house – the Friends of the Marshlands, the Westchester Preservation League and the Rye Landmarks Commission – and try to restore it and find a nonprofit use for it. The City Council did not rule Monday on the developer’s request, and the Jay descendants said they were hopeful that the decision would be in their favor. ”I would cry bitterly if anything happened to it,” Mrs. Hughes said, ”but I don’t think it will.” (Rye Chronicle)

Ninth Generation. Children of Sarah Livingston JAY+ and Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-SLJH

1. Ninth Generation. Arthur Middleton HUGHES, Jr. Birth 9 Mar 1928 in Pennsylvania married Helena ERRAZURUZ Birth abt 1930. married Nancy WEDGE Birth abt1930.
Wrote several text books and taught data based marketing principles
Hughes, Arthur Middleton. Strategic Database Marketing: The Masterplan for Starting and Managing a Profitable, Customer-based Marketing Program. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2005.
For more than a decade, Strategic DatabaseMarketing has been a popular and authoritativehow-to on database marketing, referred to everyday by marketing practitioners around the world.Featuring dozens of innovative, workable strategies,it has shown marketers how to profitablymanage customer relationships, retain loyalty,increase the incremental profits from each customerin the database, and more.

2. Ninth Generation. Sarah Jay HUGHES Birth 1930 in New York married Richard Stewart CARR Jr. Birth 1927. She wrote several books, one on the Jay Family.

3. Ninth Generation. Emily Livingston HUGHES. Birth 1942 married John F PAGE Birth abt 1940

4. Ninth Generation. Paul Montgomery HUGHES. Birth 1942 married Diana PARKS Birth abt 1940.

2. Eighth Generation Marguerite Montgomery JAY Birth 5 May 1907 in New York, Death 26 Dec 1934 in New York, New York, married Rev. William Dudley Foulke HUGHES. 28 Apr 1898 in Richmond, Indiana Death 14 Jan 1964 in Newport, Rhode Island. They had three children.

(obit)The Rev. William Dudley Foulke Hughes, rector of St. Columba’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Middletown, died today in Newport Hospital. His age was 65. Mr. Hughes was born in Richmond, Ind. As an ambulance driver with the French Army in World War I, he won the Croix de Guerre for evacuating wounded men under heavy shell fire at the Battle of Verdun. He received A.B. degrees from Princeton University in 1919 and from Oxford University in 1922, a B. Litt. from Oxford in 1923 and an A.M. there in 1926. Mr. Hughes was ordained a deacon of his church in 1923 and a priest the next year. Subsequently he was a master at the Salisbury (Conn.) School, precentor (priest in charge of the music) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and headmaster of its choir school, rector of Grace Church, Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., and dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Me. He had been rector of S. Columba’s since 1956.
Mr. Hughes first wife, the former Miss Marguerite Montgomery Jay, a descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, died in 1934. In 1941 he married Mrs. Frances Lindon Smith Otis, widow of Raymond Otis. Surviving besides his widow are two sons by his first marriage, John J. and Dudley Hughes; a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Jane Gignoux; a daughter by his second, Miss Linden Hughes; three brothers and six grandchildren.

Ninth Generation. Children of Marguerite Montgomery JAY and Rev. William Dudley Foulke HUGHES.

1. Ninth Generation. Rev John Jay HUGHES. Birth 15 May 1929 in New York Death 6 July 2003 . Unmarried. Converted from an Anglican priest to a Catholic priest.
John Jay Hughes is a retired priest of the St. Louis archdiocese and a Church historian.
Though I am occasionally asked why I am a priest, most often the question is: “Why did you become a Catholic?” Forty-seven years after being received into the Catholic Church, I am still asked that, most often by lifelong Catholics. I can see the eager hope in their eyes. They are looking for confirmation from a one-time outsider that “Catholic is best.” How difficult it is to disappoint them.
For the truth is that there was little in the pre–Vatican II Church that was attractive to me, an Anglican for 32 years, the last six of them a happy priest in the American Episcopal Church. Nor was I ever disillusioned with Anglicanism. Had that been the case, my decision about the Catholic Church at Easter 1960 would have been far easier. >From the time I was old enough to think about such things, I realized that Anglicanism was a theological house of cards. But it was my house. It was where the Lord had put me. Moreover, at ordination I had made promises of obedience and fidelity no less solemn than those made by Catholic priests. Could it be right to break those promises? The least that could be said was that I must not leave the place the Lord had assigned me without truly compelling reasons. Anglicanism took me, as it had taken my father and grandfather before me, from the font to the altar. I loved it. I remain grateful to it. I am deeply saddened by its present disarray. Was Newman right in his view that, at bottom, Anglicanism is simply another version of Protestantism?.
Added to the theological perplexities were personal difficulties: dislike of the triumphalist Church of Pius XII, and the desire not to wound my beloved priest-father, widowed by the death of my mother when I was only six years old. His life and priestly ministry had kindled my desire to follow in his footsteps. Philo- and not anti-Catholic, on the subject of Anglican priests who “perverted to Rome” (his term), he was unyielding. Were I to take this step, he told me, I would no longer be welcome in the family home. In the event, I never saw him again. We shall meet again in heaven, where mutual hurt will be replaced by unending joy
Leaving the Episcopal Church was the hardest thing I have ever done. Only years later was I able to affirm, as I now do without hesitation, that entering the Catholic Church is the best thing I have ever done.

2. Ninth Generation. Jane HUGHES Birth abt 1931 in New York married Regis GIGNOUX. Birth abt 1930. Death 21 Jan 2005 in Bedford, Westchester, New York,
They were Divorced in 1979

3. Ninth Generation. Dudley HUGHES Birth abt 1933 in New Yorke

3. Eighth Generation. Alice JAY+ Birth 5 Nov 1908 in Pelham, Westchester, New York, Death 13 Mar 1951 in Mount Kisco, New York, married V. Wilshire HARCOURT. Birth 21 May 1905 in Ohio Death 18 Nov 1981 in Collier, Florida, Marriage ended in divorce. Married Gerald Houghton Taber Birth 31 May 1905 in Paris, France Death 2 Jul 1982 in Palm Beach, Florida. She had three children with her first marriage.

Ninth Generation. Children of Alice JAY+ and V. Wilshire HARCOURT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-AJH-

1. NInth Generation Ada HARCOURT. Birth 22 Oct 1932 in Ohio Living married George Cassidy HASTINGS Birth 1928 in Vermont Death married George B Raymond At age 61. Birth abt 1934. Living.
She Inherited from her mother a portrait of Alice JAY, her great aunt, by Daniel Huntington. This was donated to the Jay Heritage Center in 2012.

2. Ninth Generation. Marguerite Jay HARCOURT Birth abt 1937 in New York Married Frederick Philip Braun Jr

3. Ninth Generation. Wendy HARCOURT Birth 1942 in New York

4. Eighth Generation John Clarkson JAY+* IV Birth abt 1916 in New York Death Dec 7, 2000 in San Diego, California married Lois GOODNOV Birth 13 Sep 1916 Death 25 Aug 1997 in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts. They were divorced. He married Mary M O’HARE Birth abt 1928 Living. He had two children with his first wife. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

John Jay, the inventor of the ski film in its modern form, has been sharing his unique humor and style in travel-adventure ski films, books, and magazine articles for over sixty years. Jay is recognized world-wide as a legendary ski-film maker who inspired many to try and to enjoy the passion of skiing. Jay began his ski adoration in the winters of 1933 and 1934 while studying at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1935, then a freshman at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Jay spent weekends at the first U.S. rope tow at Woodstock, Vermont. Jay’s first ski film began here with the family camera and some entertaining shots of his winter skiing adventures. Jay projected his first footage for friends in his family home, narrating live over the console Victrola. During his undergraduate winters, Jay filmed numerous local events to include the Williams Winter Carnival, the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, the second Inferno Race down the Headwall of Tuckerman’s Ravine, and the Madison Square Garden’s Winter Sports Show. Time, Inc. hired Jay to write commentary for the prestigious March of Time. But Jay soon grew tired of the job that left him little time for skiing, so he applied and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford College in England. With nine months to spare before he was to arrive to Oxford, Jay was asked to produce a film on the Canadian Rocky Mountain powder skiing. The result was Skis over Skoki, the first American film of its kind capturing skiers gliding through powdered wilderness Jay then set out to immortalize South America’s only ski resort, Farallones, located up the Andes outside of Santiago. By the time of his return to the States, World War II was on and the Oxford College Rhodes scholarship was postponed. So he put together his epic, Ski the Americas, North and South. The film packed in over 50,000 viewers during its tour and enlightened many to the thrills of traveling the world to ski. In January, 1942, Jay received his orders to report to 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment at Fort Lewis as the Second Lieutenant to the ski troops. Jay led an eight-man detachment of the 1st Battalion on the first winter ascent of Mount Rainier and won a commendation for his troops’ success. That year, now Captain Jay married Lois Goodnow, published Day in the Life of a Ski Trooper in the Boston Globe, and began what became known as the 10th Mountain Division. Jay soon began putting together his second film, Ski Patrol, finishing it in the fall of 1943. The film drew 75,000 viewers and helped produce a wealth of recruits. As the war came to an end in 1945, Jay with Lois produced the postwar lecture film Hickory Holiday. Memorably, at the end of an 18,000 mile tour, the film was shown to 3,800 applauding members of the National Geographic Society in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Jay went on to make a film a year for an exciting 25 years. Equally successful was Jay’s 1947 guide book and travel epic, Skiing the Americas, North and South. Over 20,000 copies of the book have been sold. Holiday on Skis was completed by Jay in 1956, and Los Angeles film critics applauded the witty results. Jay’s 1958 Ski to Adventure showed Japanese skiers on the slopes colliding and bumbling into each other as Jay commentated over the scene as if it where the play by play of a football game. His coverage of the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley required the help of San Francisco film maker Marvin Becker and a 24-man crew. The much praised result was a one hour long jam-packed action sequence called Olympic Holiday. Jay’s popularity soared as he appeared in hundreds of cities presenting to millions of enthralled viewers. ABC network television picked up Jay’s Olympic footage for presentation during the previews to the Innsbruck Games. Jay went on to produce 1965’s Persian Powder, 1966’s An Evening with John Jay, sold two of his past films to Westinghouse’s Four Winds to Adventure, and pushed his second book Ski Down the Years. Ski Down the Years broke records, selling 40,000 copies, more than any other ski book. In 1968 Head for the Hills presented footage of Japan, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Mauna Kea, Hawaii. In 1970, Jay’s World of Skiing captured shots of French Olympian Guy Perillat skiing at La Clusaz. Jay had the honor to receive the Lifetime “Jerry,” the Crested Butte International Ski Film Festival Ski Film Maker Legend Award, in January of 1996. In 1997 Jay received his greatest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ski History Association. Recognizing him for his outstanding record at preserving the history of skiing, the association introduced Jay as a “towering figure in the history of skiing who effectively communicates, records, and popularizes his love of the skiing life to countless thousands with his ski films.” Since 1939 Jay shared his talent and humor as a historian, capturing so cleverly the golden years of American alpine skiing. We are fortunate to have had such an adventurer as John Jay in our midst and such a picturesque record of skiing past. John, born December 11, 1915, died December 7, 2000 just four days from celebrating his 85th birthday.

Ninth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* IV and Lois GOODNOV. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-JCJIV-

1. Ninth Generation. John Clarkson JAY, V.  Birth 1944 in Massachusettes Living
Married to Emily W Jay. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Live in Manchester, Ma. They are both members of the JHC advisory board.

ALICE JAY

5. Sixth Generation Alice JAY+ Birth 1846 in New York, Death 19 Jun 1921 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
Suzanne Clarey in Jay Heritage News Letter
The young subject of the painting, Alice Jay, along with her parents and siblings, lived both in New York and at the Rye estate during the mid and late 19th century. Windows into Alice’s life and times, particularly during the Civil War, are well documented in family letters and diaries. Alice’s father, Dr. John Clarkson Jay, was John Jay’s grandson and a vocal opponent of slavery like his grandfather and father before him. Through the local Episcopal church where he served on the vestry, he was instrumental in spearheading efforts in Rye to recruit volunteers for the Union efforts during the Civil War, a campaign which drew enlistments from Alice’s two older brothers, Peter, who became Captain of a local militia, and John, who served as an assistant surgeon. Alice’s sister kept a diary in which she wrote proudly in 1862, “Rye is called the banner town of the county for she has raised more men by volunteering than any of the other towns.” The artist of the painting, New Yorker Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906), trained with Jay family friends and esteemed colleagues like John Trumbull (who accompanied Jay as his secretary to Europe during treaty negotiations but also achieved renown as a painter, most notably for his grand scale Declaration of Independence now at the Capitol Rotunda) and Samuel F. B. Morse (whose successful career as an artist preceded his renown as an inventor and earned him the nickname of “America’s Da Vinci.”) Under the tutelage of men like these, Huntington rose to prominence both during and after the Civil War. He was a member of the National Academy of Design for most of his life and acted as its President for 22 years; he was also Vice-President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 33 years and helped that institution expand and grow in stature.

SARAH JAY

6. Sixth Generation. Sarah JAY+ Birth 1848 in New York, United States Death 1883
Died at age 34. She was Unmarried.

ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Chancellor of New York

CHANCELLOR ROBERT LIVINGSTON, Jr (1746-1843)

                             
Part of my family tracing of the Revolutionary period is the history of my second cousin five times removed Robert R Livingston, Jr. He was very much a contemporary of my g-g-g grandfather John Jay. Both were good friends as children and both went to Kings College Law School at the same time. Both were young lawyers in New York at the time of the start of the movement of the colonies for independence. They both became involved in this movement. Jay succeeded and Livingston who wanted success, came close but failed. Why? An interesting story.

First, where did Robert Livingston come from. He was part of the Aristocratic landed gentry of New York. His great grandfather was the first Lord of the Livingston Manor, a man whose father had been excluded from Scotland for religious views and moved to Holland. Here he learned Dutch which proved to be a great help when he moved to the colonies. Through his contacts he was granted Land Grants along the Hudson which became the basis of the 100,000 square mile holding that became Livingston Manor. He married Alida Van Schuyler of the Albany family whose first husband Nicholas Van Rensselaer had died leaving her with land. They had nine children. Their second son, Robert, a judge, was willed 13,000 acres on the death of his father called Clermont and this would became the home of their grandchild Robert Jr.

This was Robert’s problem. He inherited his position as an aristocratic snob. He was brought up in a family of wealth, well educated, and used to the English system of social class. It was a system where one was chosen for political position as a powerful land owner. Thus he assumed a role for himself in the new Democracy. From early times as an aristocratic snob he wished little to do with those in a lower order and felt those inferior to himself as incapable of political leadership. This created a difficult problem for him in the new democracy. It was very different from the Democracy that Washington, Hamilton, and Jay were trying to form as Federalists. As a protest after the Revolution he became a follower of Jefferson and left the Federalist Party.

                           
What happened? He graduated from Kings College in 1765, at the time the King imposed the stamp act to collect taxes from the colonies. The feeling of the leading families in New York at that time was for a return to England rule not a separation. His father, as many others, became a reluctant revolutionary. Between 1765 and 1775 events in Massachusetts and elsewhere were occurring that made a peaceful return to English rule very unlikely. In 1775, Robert, because of his name, was selected to be one of five (Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Sherman, and Livingston) to draft what became the Declaration of Independence. Robert neither wrote or edited a word of this document. He was not present at its signing, was not at its presentation to the early congress, and did not sign the document. (His uncle Philip did).

                         
Between 1777 and 1801 he served as Chancellor of New York, the highest judiciary office, and was known as Chancellor for the rest of his life. His rival John Jay had been named Chief Justice of the New York Court. This appointment put him in the position of administering in 1789, the oath of office to the First President of the United States, George Washington. The bible used is still on occasion used for this purpose. (Not Trump!!)

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He felt he had the ability to be a leader in the new Democracy but his inability to separate himself from his Livingston aristocratic snobbery destroyed this. After he swore Washington in as President, he felt he should be rewarded with either position of Secretary of State or Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Washington turned this down. His rival friend, John Jay, of course became the first Chief Justice.

As noted, he also went through a political change. He hated the decisions made by Jay and Hamilton as active New York Federalists. In 1789 he became a member of the Jeffersonian party in part to run against Jay for Governor of New York. (He lost badly). He believed in the Jeffersonian principle of Government FOR the people. He had a hard time with Government BY the people!!

This resulted in 1801 his appointment by Jefferson to serve as minister to France to negotiate purchase of port of New Orleans and Northern Florida. The French were not interested until 1803 when Jefferson sent James Madison to help. Napoleon was in sudden need of money. He sent for the two and offered to sell the entire French land holdings for 15 million dollars. Thus the Louisiana Purchase occurred. What is ironic is that Robert tried to change dates so all the honor would go to him. (It did not work and his political life was ended)

                          
He then retired to his farm in Clermont. The original house had been burned to the ground by the British during the Revolution. In 1795 he had started construction of a new house. He had also become preoccupied by a variety of farming and other concerns and wrote and published a large number of articles on all sorts of subjects.

While he was in France he met and befriended Robert Fulton. This friendship continued. Robert Fulton married Robert’s niece, Harriet Livingston. When he retired to his farm he became involved with Robert Fulton and his new steam boat. In 1810 this successfully went from Clermont to Albany and back in 60 some odd hours!!

                                    

In 1770 he married Mary “Polly” Stevens and they had two daughters. He urged both daughters to marry cousins to maintain the name of Livingston. They did. Elizabeth married a cousin Edward Philip Livingston and had a number of  children. Margaret also married a cousin Robert Linlithgow Livingston and also had a number of children. Robert died at Clermont in 1813 after a number of strokes.