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The Family of William JAY 

Fourth generation: WILLIAM JAY (1789-1858) married Hannah Augusta McVikar
  
WILLIAM JAY(jj4/5) was John and Sally Jay’s youngest son. He was born thirteen years after his brother Peter. Peter was born in 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence. William was born in 1789, the year of the Ratification of the Constitution and the induction of George Washington as President of the United States!

William was educated in Albany, while his father was serving as Governor of the State. He broke family tradition and went to Yale in 1808, and then returned to Albany to study law. Trouble with his vision prevented him from a full time legal career and he returned back to care for his father in Bedford. In 1818 he was appointed a Westchester County judge by DeWitt Clinton and served with honor as judge until 1843.

In 1812 he married Augusta McVickar, described as a woman in whom “were blended all the Christian virtues”. They lived in the Katonah house where they raised their six living children (two children died in infancy).

William Jay became noted for his anti-slavery opinions and his strong Christianity. He became vice president and co founder of the American Bible Society.

Hannah Augusta McVICKER was born on November 11, 1790, in New York, New York, the child of John and Anna. She married WILLIAM JAY on September 4, 1812. They had six children in 20 years. She died in 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 61.
Fifth Generation: CHILDREN OF WILLIAM JAY and HANNAH McVIKER

I. ANNA JAY(1813-1849)

II. MARIA BANYAR JAY(1815-1851)

III. JOHN JAY II (1817-1894)

IV. SARAH LOUISA JAY(1819-1905)

V. ELIZA JAY(1823-1869)

VI. AUGUSTA (Fusty)JAY(1833-1917)

I. Fifth Generation: ANNA JAY (1813-1849) married Rev. Lewis P. W. BALCH(1814-1875)

ANNA JAY(wm5/1)was the oldest child born to William and Augusta Jay. She married the Rev. Lewis Penn Witherspoon Balch, the rector of St. Bartholomews Church in New York. They had five children, of which three lived to adulthood. Anna Jay died after the birth of her youngest child. The Rev. Balch remarried Emily Wiggins. Anna Jay Balch was buried along with her second son who died in infancy in the Jay Cemetery.

Rev Lewis P W Balch attended three years at West Point Military Academy, and one year at Princeton College, where he graduated in 1834. He entered General Theological Seminary in New York. While still Deacon he was called to St Bartholomew’s Church in New York where he remained from 1837 to 1850 and cleared the church of debt. He was obliged to leave New York for his health, and for five years he was rector of parishes of Chester and West Chester, Pennsylvania. He held several other posts from 1855 to 1866. During this time he was secretary of the House of Bishops. From 1866 to 1871 he was canon of the Cathedral of Montreal. In 1874 he was appointed rector of Grace Church, Detroit, where he stayed until his death some six months later. Dr Balch was a man of most charming manners. As a preacher he was at once impressive and powerful, and at times eloquent. His sermon at Newport on the death of Lincoln produced an effect on those who heard it which is still remembered. He had an extraordinary power of raising money for churches in debt. He secured the discharge of indebtedness of eleven churches during the forty years of his ministry.

Their children were Augusta, b Dec 26, 1839. d 1888;m John Neilson, m G.A. Peabody, Salem, Mass., Elizabeth, b April 20, 1845, d May 25, 1890, Anna, died infant, Lewis P W, b July 7, 1847, d Aug 9, 1909

II. Fifth Generation: MARIA BANYAR JAY (1815-1851) married John Frederick BUTTERWORTH

MARIA BANYER JAY(wm5/2)married John Butterworth and lived in England. They had two children, the youngest, Eliza became a Roman Catholic nun in England. The oldest daughter, Augusta, married William Smith. MARIA BANYAR JAY was born on April 28, 1815.. She died on November 17, 1851, at the age of 36, after the birth of her second daughter.

III. Fifth Generation: JOHN JAY, II (1817-1894) married ELEANORE FIELD

JOHN JAY, II lawyer, born in New York city, June 23, 1817, died in New York city, May 5, 1894. His father was William Jay, lawyer, judge and author, and his grandfather, John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States. The subject of this memoir graduated from Columbia College in 1836, and read law in the office of Daniel Lord, jr. 

 The subject of this memoir graduated from Columbia College in 1836, and read law in the office of Daniel Lord, jr. He was born to fortune, having inherited valuable real estate in the city of New York, and was able to devote his fine intellect mainly to public affairs. He was a Republican and an active advocate of the abolition of slavery. An address delivered by him in 1856, on “America Free or America Slave” was circulated by his party as a campaign document. During the Civil War, he aided in the formation of the National Union League and later became one of the founders of the Union League club of this city and its president 1866-70 and again in 1877. Appointed by President Grant as Minister to Austria in 1869, he had the good fortune to negotiate treaties of benefit to his country7. Mr. Jay was a favorite speaker upon public occasions and contributions from his pen were always welcomed by the magazines and newspapers. Under Gov. Cleveland, Mr. Jay was appointed one of three commissioners to put in operation the civil service laws of the State, and his associates Messrs. Richmond and Schoonmaker, both Democrats, elected him chairman of the commission. It was he who, pursuant to the request of a meeting of Americans in Paris in 1869, suggested to the Union League club the establishment of an Art Museum in New York. This project, carried out by the members of the club, resulted in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Jay married in 1837 Eleanor, daughter of Hickson W. Field, and their children are Col. William Jay, the lawyer; Eleanor, widow of Henry G. Chapman; Mary, wife of William H. Schietfelin ; and Anna, wife of Lieutenant General von Schweinitz of the Royal Prussian Army. Col. William Jay is president of the Coaching and Meadow Brook Hunt clubs, a vestryman of Trinity Church, a governor of the Knickerbocker Club and director in The Continental Trust Co., and lieutenant colonel by brevet in the volunteer army of the United States. Obit NYTim

IV. Fifth Generation: SARAH LOUISA JAY (1819-1905) married Alexander Bruen 

SARAH LOUISA JAY(wm5/4) married Alexander Bruen in 1848. They had four children one of whom, Augusta(Q1) died in childhood. Their second daughter Alexandra married George Elmore Ide, Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Their third child and oldest son Alexander Jay Bruen(wm6/16) studied law. He married Constance Fiedler in 1907. They had five children, four of whom grew to adulthood.

V. Fifth Generation: ELIZA JAY(1823-1869) married Henry Edward Pellew

Eliza Jay was born in 1823 as the fifth daughter of William and Hannah. She married Henry Edward Pellew and moved to London. They had three children as noted and she died in 1869 after the birth of her third child, who also died the next year.

RoyalBio: HENRY EDWARD, 6th Viscount Exmouth, b. 26 Apr. 1828. Only son of the Hon Very Rev. George Pellew. He was. Educated at Eton, then Trinity College at Cambridge where he received a B.A., (Bachelor of Arts) 1850; M.A., (Master of Arts) 1853. Rowing ‘blue,’ 1849. Went to America, 1873, where he was naturalized. Organized, with Theodore Roosevelt, Bureau of Charities in New York. Married 1stly, 5 Oct. 1858, ELIZA JAY, daughter of the Hon. Judge William Jay, of New York, and granddaughter of John Jay. They had two children, the oldest William, a writer of Jane Austin novels and the life of John Jay.

VI. Fifth Generation: AUGUSTA (Fusty) JAY (1833-1917) married Henry Edward Pellew

Augusta, (Fusty) Jay, was the youngest child. When AUGUSTA (Fusty) JAY was born on May 29, 1833, in New York, her father, WILLIAM, was 43 and her mother, Hannah, was 42. She married Henry Edward PELLEW after her sister’s death, on May 14, 1873. They had one child during their marriage. She died on January 24, 1917, at the age of 83.
 

JAY FAMILY PORTRAITS BY DANIEL HUNTINGTON

DANIEL HUNTINGTON
(Wiki) Daniel Huntington (October 4, 1816 – April 19, 1906), American artist, was born in New York City, New York, the son of Benjamin Huntington, Jr. and Faith Trumbull Huntington; his paternal grandfather was Benjamin Huntington, delegate at the Second Continental Congress and first U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

He studied at Yale with Samuel F.B. Morse, and later with Henry Inman (painter). From 1833 to 1835 he transferred to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he met Charles Loring Elliott, who encouraged him to become an artist. He first exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in 1836. Subsequently he painted some landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School. Huntington made several trips to Europe, the first in 1839 traveling to England, Rome, Florence and Paris with his friend and pupil Henry Peters Gray. On his return to America in 1840, he painted his allegorical painting “Mercy’s Dream”, which brought him fame and confirmed his interest in inspirational subjects. He also painted portraits and began the illustration of The Pilgrim’s Progress. In 1844, he went back to Rome. Returning to New York around 1846, he devoted his time chiefly to portrait-painting, although he painted many genre, religious and historical subjects.[1] From 1851 to 1859 he was in England. He was president of the National Academy of Design from 1862 to 1870, and again in 1877-1890.[1] He was also vice president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[2]

The REPUBLICAN COURT: Reception of Mrs Washington

Lady Washington’s Reception – large 1867 engraving after Daniel Huntington painting

(Jay Heritage Center Collection)  The line and stipple engraving above is one of several recent gifts made to the Jay Heritage Center this month. The antique print was produced by A.H. Ritchie in 1867 and based on the original 1861 painting by Daniel Huntington titled “The Republican Court.” Huntington’s painting, was completed at the beginning of the Civil War; the scene harkened back to what was seen in hindsight as a more harmonious time between the states — the founding of our union –and it represented an idealized assembly of the leaders of that period (Northern and Southern) in a European, court like setting. The image prominently features John Jay, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton on the left, Martha Washington on the dais, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington center ground and Sarah Livingston Jay on the far right and many other familiar personages of the Revolutionary War.

Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906) won acclaim and prominence as the favored portraitist of New York Society after the Civil War. Though he was equally skilled at genre works and Hudson River style landscapes, he is best known for his likenesses of presidents, statesmen and other distinguished Americans including his painting of Abraham Lincoln that hangs at the Union League Club in Manhattan where the Jays were also members. Huntington’s training included studying with Jay family colleagues like John Trumbull (who is pictured in the engraving above), and Samuel F. B. Morse, then president of the National Academy of Design, whose successful career as an artist preceded his renown as an inventor. Huntington’s leadership roles in the artistic community were many: he was a member of the National Academy of Design for most of his life and served as its president for 22 years (1862 – 1870; 1877 – 1891). He was a founder and president of the Century Association and as vice-president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 33 years, he helped that institution expand and grow in stature. Differentiating it from the painting, the popular steel engraving was retitled “Lady Washington’s Reception” and a key identifying each of the 64 individuals shown was printed in magazines and newspapers of the time.

The original oil painting is at the Brooklyn Museum of. Art:www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/487   Jay Heritage Center 210 Boston Post Road. Rye, NY 10580.  (914) 698-9275 Email: jayheritagecenter@gmail.com

Daniel Huntington turned to portraiture painting late in his career and painted the portraits of many individuals. Part of this was portraits of relatives of John Jay painted between 1860 and 1880. This included portraits of John Clarkson Jay, Laura Prime Jay, with child, (Mrs John Clarkson Jay), Dr Henry Augustus Du Bois, Constance Fielder Bruen, (Mrs Alexander  Bruen ), Eleanore Kingsland Field Jay (Mrs John Jay, II), Alice Jay, Frederick Prime, and William Jay. It also includes one miniature, probably painted after Sarah Livingston Jay death based on an existing miniature

SARAH LIVINGSTON JAY

Artist: Daniel Huntington(1816-1906)  



SARAH LIVINGSTON JAY (jj4/1)

Sarah Livingston Jay, was a charming, warm, intelligent woman, who loved to entertain and give parties. She provided a needed balance to John Jay, who was serious and ponderous. When John Jay was sent to Spain during the Revolution, they sailed with the French Ambassador who was a very difficult person. A storm crippled the vessel and they floated in the Atlantic awaiting rescue. Mrs. Jay learned that it was the Ambassador’s birthday and opened her baggage trunks to break out a Gala for him! While in Paris she became good friends with the Marquise de Lafayette and because of similarity of looks was often mistaken for her. The Paris Opera audience once rose to its feet thinking on her entrance that Mrs. Jay was Queen. Before she left Paris the Marquise gave her clothing that she wore when she entertained on her return to New York. This apparently upset many of the ladies of New York, who could not compete with her finery. Her “salon” became a place to be seen, and her guests included the Beekmans, the Clarksons, the Stirlings, the de Peysters, the Van Cortlands, the Rutherfords, the Van Rensselaers, and the Ralph Izards. She died at age 45, on May 28,1802, just before the completion of their retirement home in Katonah. The list of arrangements for her funeral included as guests, in addition to the family, almost every important family name in New York. She was buried in the Family Vault in the Bowerie and her remains later removed to the Jay Cemetery plot

 MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON JAY

Artist: Daniel Huntington


Mary Clarkson was the only child of General Matthew Clarkson and Mary RUTHERFURD. She married Peter Augustus Jay, the oldest son of John Jay and Sarah Livingston. They had seven children almost all or their spouses were also painted by Daniel Huntington!  

1870

Frick Digital Archive Collection

Artist: Daniel Huntington Medium: Pastel Comment: Photograph of original oil on canvas in the John Jay Collection, La Jolla, San Diego, Califonia, USA

  JOHN CLARKSON JAY

Artist: Daniel Huntington (1816-1906)

Sitter: Dr. John Clarkson Jay.  DATE:1872 painting (visual work) canvas.  oil (paint).  H: 30 in, W: 25



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.

LAURA PRIME JAY with Child (wife of John Clarkson Jay)

ARTIST: Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 – 18 Apr 1906

SITTER: Laura Prime Jay, 1812 -1888 Oil on canvas. 76.8cm x 63.5cm (30 1/4″ x 25″), Accurate
DATE: 1900: Current Owner: Museum of the City of New York

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.


ALICE JAY daughter of John Clarkson Jay

Artist: Daniel Huntington,  1816-1906

Sitter: Alice Jay. Date about 1900. Oil on canvas. Given to the Jay Heritage Center in 2012.

                   Written by Suzanne Clary  

The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) recently received an extraordinary gift from one of John Jay’s descendants. In celebration of the continued restoration of the 1838 Jay House in Rye, Ada Hastings of Great Barrington, Massachusetts and her family magnanimously donated a portrait of John Jay’s great granddaughter that once hung in the mansion’s Drawing Room. The painting will be unveiled to the public for the first time on May 15, 2011.
The luminescent painting of a young Alice Jay by pre-eminent artist Daniel Huntington is documented in sepia toned family photos from 1886; it is visible hanging in a prominent location next to two other famous artworks originally owned by the Jays of Rye: Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of John Jay (which today is on view at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.) and Asher Durand’s depiction of Peter Augustus Jay (which belongs to New York Hospital where Peter Augustus Jay served as President of the Board.)

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.”

    

Dr  HENRY AUGUSTUS Du BOIS, husband of CATHARINE HELENA JAY

Artist: Daniel Huntington 1816-1909

Subject: Henry Augustus Du Bois, oil on canvass. Owned by John Jay Du Bois

 

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.

ANNA MARIA JAY married Henry Evelyn PIERREPONT

Artist:   Daniel Huntington  1816-1906

Sitter:  Anna Maria Jay PIERREPONT, oil on canvas, given to the Jay Heritage Center June 2015

  
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.

ELLEN ALMIRA LOW married HENRY EVELYN PIERRPONT, II

ARTIST Daniel Huntington, American, 1816-1906 MEDIUM Oil on canvas  DATES 1847 DIMENSIONS 64 x 53 15/16 in. (162.5 x 137 cm) (show scale) INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed verso: “Ellen Almira Low 24 yrs. 3 mos./ Hariette Low 4 yrs. 8 mos./ Ellen Almira Low 1 yr./ D. Huntington. Pinxt./ N.Y. June 30, 1847.”

CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Raymond

  

CAPTION Daniel Huntington (American, 1816-1906). Ellen Almira Low and Her Three Children, 1847. Oil on canvas, 64 x 53 15/16 in. (162.5 x 137 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Raymond 

 FREDERICK PRIME married Mary Rutherford JAY

Artist:  Daniel Huntington  1816-1906

Sitter: Frederick Prime  oil on canvas. At the Jay Homestead in Bedford, NY

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 Rutherford 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.

 

MRS JOHN JAY, II (Eleanor Field) married JOHN JAY, II

Artist:  Daniel Huntington, 1816-1906

Sitter: Mrs John Jay, II wife of JJ II, oil on canvas,  hangs at the Jay Homestead in Bedford.

  

Eleanor Kingsland Field was the daughter of Hickson Field, of New York. She married John Jay II in 1837. The miniature she wears on the bracelet on her left arm is said to be that of her son, William Jay (1841-1915).
bio: John Jay II was a man of several occupations including diplomat, abolitionist, farmer, lawyer and public service. He was a member of the Jay family, one of the most prominent in New York State and American history. John was very devoted to many causes along with having a strong moral compass, great integrity and a gentle persona. He was born in 1817. John was the third of eight children born to William and August McVickar Jay and a grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was raised with five sisters while another brother and sister died very young and enjoyed a childhood of privilege and happiness. As his father and grandfather before him, John also received a classical education in the highest tradition. When John was fifteen, he began studies at Columbia College in New York City and ranked second in the class of 1836. He began legal studies in New York City after graduation and entered the bar in 1839. John practiced law for the next nineteen years until his father’s death in 1858. After retiring from his law practice, he pursued his favorite causes and ran the family businesses. John provided a life of comfort and ease for his family. He married Eleanor Kingsland Field, a strong willed woman, in June 1837 at the Jay home in Bedford, New York. They enjoyed 57 years of marriagealong with a “Jaybilee,” a celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

CONSTANCE FIELDER BRUEN

Artist: Daniel Huntington.  1816-1906

Sitter: Mrs Alexander Jay BRUEN,  oil on canvas.


The testatrix gives her family sliver and portraits to her children which includes a portrait of herself bv Huntington, the_ Jay„ silver, aqd “the”port rait of her father and mother. WHHam Jay and Augusta J

Yale obit: Yale obit

jsdubois28added this on 20 Jul 2013 

Alexander Jay Bruen, B.A. 1878. Born August 10,1855, in Newport, R.I. Died February 25, 1937, in New York City. Father, Alexander McWhorter Bruen (B.A. Rutgers 1836; M.D. Columbia 1836); son of Mathias and Hannah (Coe) Bruen. Mother, Louisa (Jay) Bruen; daughter of William Jay (B.A. 1807) and Hannah Augusta (McVickar) Jay. Yale relatives include: Peter A. Jay, hon- orary M.A. 1798 /(fflgtt«ncle); W. Livingston Bruen, ’79 (brother); Attended scho||WHH|^Hwk City, Paris and Nice, France, and Dresden, Germarrj^jpS^wHoquy appointment Senior year; mem- ber Dunham Boat Club, Gamma Nu, and Linonia.« Attended Columbia Law School («r-i88o); practiced law independ- ently m New York City until retirement in 1927; author: Our Charities and Bow ‘They are Managed; member St. James Presbyterian Church, New York City. Married June 19, 1907, in Little Silver, N.J., Constance Louise; daughter of Edward Charles and Eliza Winthrop (Carville) Fiedler. Children: Alexander Jay, Jr., ’32; Edward Fiedler Livingston; Con- stance Louisa Jay Fiedler; and Evelyn Louisa. Mrs. Bruen died Novem- ber 25> l93S- Death due to pneumonia. Buried in Jay Cemetery, Rye, N.Y. Sur- vived by children.

WILLIAM JAY

nArtist: Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906), Comment: Original painting in the collection of John Jay Homestead, Katonah, Westchester, New York, USA

  
He was born in New York City, and graduated from Yale in 1808. After his graduation, he took up the management of his father’s large estate in Westchester County, New York, and also studied law at Albany. Poor eyesight soon compelled him to give up the legal profession. He early became interested in various philanthropic enterprises and reforms and identified himself especially with the temperance, antislavery, and antiwar movements. He was one of the founders (in 1816) of the American Bible Society, which he defended against the vigorous attacks of the High Church party, led by Bishop Hobart. He was judge of common pleas in New York from 1818 to 1820, and was first judge of Westchester County from 1820 to 1842, when he was removed on account of his antislavery views.

BRUEN geneaology

BRUEN genealogy.

Descendants of WILLIAM JAY and HANNAH McVICKER 


WILLIAM JAY: Third Generation PJ-JJ-WJ


“(Wiki bio)He was born in New York City, and graduated from Yale in 1808. After his graduation, he took up the management of his father’s large estate in Westchester County, New York, and also studied law at Albany. Poor eyesight soon compelled him to give up the legal profession. He early became interested in various philanthropic enterprises and reforms and identified himself especially with the temperance, antislavery, and antiwar movements. He was one of the founders (in 1816) of the American Bible Society, which he defended against the vigorous attacks of the High Church party, led by Bishop Hobart. He was judge of common pleas in New York from 1818 to 1820, and was first judge of Westchester County from 1820 to 1842, when he was removed on account of his antislavery views.

An enthusiastic member of the American Antislavery Society, whose constitution he drafted, Jay stood with Birney at the head of the conservative abolitionists, and by his calm, logical, and judicial writings exerted for many years a powerful influence. From 1835 to 1837 he was the society’s corresponding foreign secretary. In 1840, however, when the society began to advocate measures which he deemed too radical, he withdrew his membership, but with his pen he continued his labor on behalf of the slave, urging emancipation in the District of Columbia and the exclusion of slavery from the territories, though deprecating any attempt to interfere with slavery in the states. He was also a proponent of antiwar theories and was for many years president of the Peace Society. His pamphlet War and Peace: the Evils of the First with a Plan for Securing the Last, advocating international arbitration, was published by the English Peace Society in 1842, and is said to have contributed to the promulgation, by the powers signing the Treaty of Paris in 1856, of a protocol expressing the wish that nations, before resorting to arms, should have recourse to the good offices of a friendly power.

Jay was married with 8 children, all but 2 survived to adulthood. These included the lawyer John Jay (1817-1894), Anna Jay Balch, Maria Jay Butterworth, Sarah Louisa Jay Bruen and Augusta Jay Pellew.[citation needed]”


Fourth Generation: SARAH LOUISA JAY(1819-1905)married ALEXANDER McVICKER BRUEN(1803-1886) 

Sarah Louisa Jay was the fourth child and third female descendant of William and Hannah Jay. She was brought up in Bedford. In 1840 at age 21 she married Alexander Bruen and after time in New York moved to Scarsdale. They had three children. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery in Rye.

“The old mansion, which has long since disappeared, was constructed in the French chateau style, and commanded splendid views of the surrounding country. The property, after Mr. Cooper’s death, was sold by Mr. Cooper’s children to Alexander McWhorter Bruen, M.D., who married Sarah Louisa Jay, third daughter of the Hon. William Jay, of Bedford. The Bruens descend from a family of that name, formerly seated at Bruen, Stapleford, Cheshire, England. Robert Le Bruen, of that place, in 12 30, was the ancestor of the celebrated John Bruen, Esquire,5 of Bruen, Stapleford, who was born in 1560, and died 162 5. His son, Obadiah Bruen, was entered a freeman of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in 1640, Before 1650, he was chosen seven times deputy to the General Court, from Gloucester. From the latter place he removed to New London. In the charter of Connecticut, granted by Charles II., his name appears as one of the patentees of the Colony. From New London he removed in 1667, with his son John to Milford (now the city of Newark, New Jersey). John, his son, left Eleazer the father of Eleazer the grandfather of Matthias Bruen, Esq., father of the present Alexander M. Bruen, M.D., of Scarsdale.”

MRS. ALEXANDER M. BRUEN PASSES QUIETLY AWAY.   (obit)Louisa Jay Bruen, widow of Dr. Alexander M Bruen, died at her home on Mamaroneck Road on Sun November 6th, aged ninety. The funeral which was held In the , Constable Memorial Church at Mamaroneck, two o’clock yesterday afternoon. Interment was made in the Jay family burial ground on the Jay Estate at Rye, where her husband also Is buried. Mrs. Bruen’s husband, Dr. Alexander M. Bruen, who was well known In New York and Washington, died In 1886. She was a sister of the late John Jay and a granddaughter of Chief Justice John Jay. Besides a sister, Mrs. Henry E. Pettew of , Washington, she leaves three children, Alexander Jay Bruen, William’ Livingston Bruen and Mrs. Ide, wife of Rear Admiral George E. Ide, retired. She was an aunt of Colonel William jay and Mrae. von Schwelnltz, wife of General von Schweinitf, formerly German Ambassador to Austria. . Mrs. Bruen’s father. Judge William Jay, whose home was at Bedford, N. Y., was an eminent jurist, author and philanthropist. Her mother was Miss Augusta McVicker daughter of John McVicker, of Bedford.” Dr. Bruen bought the property on the Mamaroneck Road about the time of their marriage. The house in which JF Cooper lived when he wrote the Spy, was then on the site of the present house which Dr. Bruen built, and which has been 4he family home ever since. Dr. and Mrs. Bruen at one time spent a large part of their time in Washington, D. C. A few years ago Mrs. Bruen established a home for old people and children, and gave them the use of the Washington house. This benevolence she has since maintained. About two years ago Mrs. Bruen suffered a stroke of paralysis which affected the eyelids so that she could not keep them open, rendering her practically blind. In spite of her age she Was in the habit of walking and driving about a great deal, until a month ago, when she became unable to leave the house. She was not, however, kept abed and was , drinking her coffee Sunday morning, when she died. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends, in their bereavement —(Scarsdale Inquirer Nov 1905)

Fifth Generation: Children of LOUISA JAY and ALEXANDER McVICKER BRUEN 

1. ALEXANDRA LOUISA BRUEN married Rear Admiral GEORGE ELMORE IDE 

2. ALEXANDER JAY BRUEN married CONSTANCE FIELDER

3. LIVINGSTON BRUEN married ELIZABETH ARCHER

      1. ALEXANDRA LOUISA BRUEN
Fifth Generation: Alexandra Louisa Bruen, born 1848. Died 1938. Married George Elmore IDE. They had one child. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Bio: IDE, George Elmore: Rear-Admiral, U. S. Navy; born in Zanesville, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1845; son of Dr. William E. and Angelina (Sullivan) Ide. He was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1861, and graduated in 1865. In the summer of 1862 and 1864, while midshipman, cruised after Confederate steamers Tallahassee and Florida; in 1870, went to Greenland on Juniata in search of Polaris survivors, and same year took Virginius filibusters from Santiago, Cuba, to New York. Served on various ships, including the Kenosha, which, in 1871, escorted English battleship Monrach to Portland, Me., carrying remains of George Peabody, philanthropist; commanded steamer Justin off Santiago, during Spanish War; took United States steamer Yosemite to Guam, 1899, carrying governor of island and surveying the harbor, in view of making it a cable and coaling station in 1900; commanded United States steamship New Orleans, on Manila Station; thence to Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, as captain of yard until retired as rear-admiral, Sept. 26, 1901, after forty years’ service. RearAdmiral Ide is a member of the Metropolitan, City, New York Athletic and New York Yacht Clubs of New York City. He married at Fortress Monroe, Va., July 28, 1889, Alexandra Louise Bruen. Address: 1128 Madison Avenue, New York City.

Sixth Generation: Children of ALEXANDRA LOUISA BRUEN and GEORGE ELMORE IDE

      1. JOHN JAY IDE married DORA BROWNING DONNER

Sixth Generation. John Jay IDE Birth 26 Jun 1890 in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island Death 01 Dec 1962 marriage at age 53 to Dora Browning DONNER Birth 18 Oct 1916 in Pennsylvania Death 18 Dec 1998 in San Francisco. They had no children.

Obit: Most people have never heard of John Jay Ide (Jun. 20, 1892-Jan. 12, 1962), who was an international aviation pioneer and European representative for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Born at Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, he was the son of Rear Admiral George E. Ide of the U.S. Navy, and Alexandra Bruen Ide. Ide was the great-grandson of John Jay, early national diplomat and first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

John Ide attended the Browning School in New York City, and upon graduation from Columbia University in 1913 he received a certificate in architecture. He then studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris for the next year before returning to New York to work as an architect. When the United States entered World War in 1917, Ide enlisted in the Naval Reserve Flying Corp and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He also took the opportunity to court and marry Dora Browning Donner of Philadelphia, the daughter of philanthropist and steel financier William Henry Donner when he was 53. With war clouds gathering around the world, in 1940 the U.S. Navy recalled Ide to active duty, commissioning him as a lieutenant commander and placing him in command of the Foreign Intelligence Branch of the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington. He served in that post until 1943, when the Federal government appointed him a Tactical Air Intelligence Officer in Europe. In this capacity Ide helped to survey at the conclusion of the war in Europe the aeronautical capabilities of the defeated Nazi Germany. Although mustered out of active military duty with the rank of Navy Captain in late 1945, Ide remained in Europe as representative for the NACA for the next five years. There he continued the work he had undertaken in 1921 as a representative for the organization as a conduit for technical information about the development of aviation technology on the continent. He retired from that position in 1950.

John Ide returned to the United States soon after retirement from the NACA, residing in New York City. He was socially prominent in that city, as well as in Washington, D.C., and Palm Beach, Florida. He served in a variety of honorary positions during this period, vice president of the International Aeronautic Federation, president of the International Sporting Commission, board member of the National Aeronautic Association, trustee of the Museum of the City of New York, manager of the American Bible Society, and a vestryman of the St. Bartholomew’s Protestant Episcopal Church in New York.

Ide returned to France in 1958 to present a plaque to commemorate the site in Paris where John Jay participated in the signing of the peace treaty between Britain and the United States in 1783 that ended the American Revolution. He died at his Park Avenue home in New York City on Jan. 12, 1962, at age 69.

He wrote and published a book on the portraits of John Jay.

     2. ALEXANDER JAY BRUEN

Fifth Generation. Alexander Jay BRUEN+ Birth abt 1855 in Newport, Rhode Island. Death 25 FEB 1937 in New York, New York, married Constance FIEDLER+ Birth abt 1880 in New Jersey Death 1935 They had three children. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery.

(Yale obit) Alexander Jay Bruen, B.A. 1878. Born August 10,1855, in Newport, R.I. Died February 25, 1937, in New York City. Father, Alexander McWhorter Bruen (B.A. Rutgers 1836; M.D. Columbia 1836); son of Mathias and Hannah (Coe) Bruen. Mother, Louisa (Jay) Bruen; daughter of William Jay (B.A. 1807) and Hannah Augusta (McVickar) Jay. Yale relatives include: Peter A. Jay, honorary M.A. 1798, W. Livingston Bruen, ’79 (brother); He Attended school in, Paris and Nice, France, and Dresden, Germany. Appointment his Senior year; member Dunham Boat Club, Gamma Nu, and Linonia. Attended Columbia Law School («r-i88o); practiced law independ- ently New York City until retirement in 1927; author: Our Charities and How ‘They are Managed; member St. James Presbyterian Church, New York City. Married June 19, 1907, in Little Silver, N.J., Constance Louise Fiedler, daughter of Edward Charles and Eliza Winthrop (Carville) Fiedler. Children: Alexander Jay, Jr., ’32; Edward Livingston; Constance Louisa Jay ; and Evelyn Louisa. Mrs. Bruen died November 25> l93S- Death due to pneumonia. Buried in Jay Cemetery, Rye, N.Y. Survived by children.

Sixth Generation: CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER JAY BRUEN and CONSTANCE FIEDLER

1. ALEXANDER JAY BRUEN, Jr married LORNA HARRAH

2. EDWARD LIVINGSTON BRUEN married MARIAN STUYVESANT GREY

3. EVELYN LOUISA BRUEN married JOHN BOND TREVOR

4. CONSTANCE LOUISA JAY BRUEN married DONALD F BARROW

     1. ALEXANDER JAY BRUEN, Jr

1. Sixth Generation. Alexander Jay BRUEN+** Birth 16 Oct 1910 in New York City Death 20 Sep 1991 in Narragansett, Washington, Rhode iSland married Lorna HARRAH+ Birth 26 Jul 1923 in Rhode Island Death

Alexander Jay Bruen practiced Law at Sullivan and Cromwell. He was a Trustee and acted as treasurer of the Jay Cemetery in the 1960-1990’s. They had no children.

     2. EDWARD LIVINGSTON BRUEN

2. Sixth Generation. Edward Livingston BRUEN+* Birth 21 Feb 1913 in New York. Death 23 2004 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, married Marian Natalie Stuyvesant GRAY+ Birth 2 Mar 1912 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Death 15 May 2000 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, They are both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had two children

“Judge Gray’s son, Albert Zabriskie Gray, married Marian Anthon Fish in 1907. They had a daughter, Marian Stuyvesant Gray, who married Edward Fiedler Livingston Bruen in 1942 and had two children: a son, Nicholas Livingston Bruen, who lives in New York, and a daughter, Dr. Marian Anthon Bruen, who married Dr. Charles Ainsworth Staveley Marrin in 1976. They live in Vermont, and have a daughter Minet Anthon Bruen Marrin, who is a Latin teacher. Nicholas, Marian, and Minet are also descendants of John Jay and Robert Livingston.”

     3. EVELYN LOUISA BRUEN

Sixth Generation. Evelyn Louisa BRUEN+* Birth 27 Dec 1914 in New City Death May 14, 2001 in Palm Beach, Florida, married John Bond TREVOR+ Jr Birth 4 JUL 1909 in New York, New York Death August 27, 2006 in Paul Smiths, Lake Saranac, Franklin, New York. They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children.

Evelyn Trevor was secretary of the Jay Cemetery for many years and meetings were held in their townhouse at 11 East 91st Street.

“When Andrew Carnegie purchased the expansive lot for his mansion across from Central Park in 1899, the neighborhood was still-sparsely developed. Broken rows of brownstone dwellings dotted the streets around East 90th and 91st Streets; but the great mansions of New York’s wealthiest citizens had, for the most part, not advanced beyond 70th Street. A block away from No. 15 East 90th was the mansion of John B. Trevor at No. 11 East 91st Street. Emily Trevor had grown up in that house and in 1926 she acquired the old brownstone at No. 15.

Emily Trevor was, perhaps, not so intrepid as to move to the far East Side; but she did follow suit in her choice of architects and design. Emily, also unmarried, had the old Lawrence house demolished and she commissioned Mott Schmidt to design an up-to-date mansion befitting the neighborhood. Mott created a charming three-and-a-half story neo-Federal home that would have been quite at home on Sutton Place. Clad in Flemish bond red brick, it was trimmed in contrasting white stone. The double entrance doors were sheltered by a refined Corinthian portico that supported an iron-railed balcony at the second floor. Emily moved into the new house in 1929 and in 1931, following his graduation from Columbia College, her bachelor brother John B. Trevor, Jr. joined her. When his engagement to Evelyn Louisa Bruen was announced seven years later, the match made headlines in the society pages.”

Obit: PALM BEACH Fla. Evelyn L. Bruen Trevor, 86, a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., died quietly at her home on May 14, 2001. She was born on Dec. 27, 1914, the fourth and youngest child of Alexander Jay Bruen and Constance Fiedler Bruen. She was a great-great-granddaughter of John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States. She attended the Nightingale School in New York City. She married John B. Trevor Jr. on Nov 18, 1938 in New York City.

Mrs. Trevor and her family were summer visitors to the St. Regis lakes for many years.

Survivors include her husband of 425 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. Fla.; her three children: John B Trevor III of Lake Placid. Alexander B. Trevor of Worthington, Ohio and Emily Trevor Van Vleck of Lyme, N.H.; nine grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren and her brother, Edward L. Bruen of Oyster Bay

     4. CONSTANCE LOUISA JAY BRUEN

Obit BARROW-Constance L.J.B., on 4 October 1997. Beloved wife of the late Donald F. Barrow. Mother of Elizabeth Doering and Constance Hurley. Grandmother of Elizabeth, Dennis and Lily. Sister of the late Alexander J. Bruen, Edward F.L. Bruen and Evelyn B. Trevor. Services on October 10 at 11 AM at St. John’s Church, Cold Spring Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations to Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, POB 61, Syosset, New York 11791.

 

 

 

AUGUSTUS JAY DESCENDANTS

FOURTH GENERATION: CHILDREN OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON

6. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY, Jr and JOSEPHINE PEARSON

PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Jr. Birth 23 Oct 1821 Death 31 Oct 1855 married JOSEPHINE PEARSON+ Birth 13 May 1829 in Washington, Death 5 Jan 1852 They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had one child. They both died at a young age and their son was raised by family.

Josephine Pearson’s father was Joseph Pearson (1776 – October 27, 1834) He was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1776; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salisbury, North Carolina; member of the State house of commons from Rowan county in 1804 and 1805; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1815); while in Congress fought a duel with John G. Jackson, of Virginia, and on the second fire wounded his opponent in the hip; died in Salisbury, N.C., October 27, 1834.

Fifth Generation. Children of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Jr. and JOSEPHINE PEARSON+

1. AUGUSTUS JAY married EMILY ASTOR KANE                   

  

1. Fifth Generation. AUGUSTUS JAY
+ Birth 17 Oct 1850 in Washington City, District of Columbia Death 25 Dec 1919 in New York, New York married Emily Astor KANE+ Birth 17 NOV 1854 in New York, New York, USA Death 14 DEC 1932 in Long Island, Suffolk County, New York. They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had two children.

(Obit)Augustus Jay, a member of one of the most distinguished of American families and for many years prominent in the social life of this city and Newport, died Thursday night of heart disease at his home, 960 ParkAvenue. He had been in failing health for several years and recently there had been successive occurrences of heart trouble.

Mr. Jay was born in Washington, D. C., on Oct. 27, 1850, the son ofPeter Augustus JAY and Josephine PEARSON Jay. His grandfather, also named Peter Augustus, was Recorder of this city and a leader of the NewYork bar during the first quarter of the last century. Mr. Jay’sgreat-grandfather, John Jay, was the first Chief Justice of the SupremeCourt of the United States, Secretary of State, Governor of New York, and one of the negotiators of the Treaty of Paris, which closed the Revolutionary War.

Mr. Jay was graduated from Harvard College in 1871 and from the Columbia Law School in 1876. Although admitted to the bar of this State he never practiced law, entering the diplomatic service instead. From 1885 to 1893 he was Secretary of the American Legation in Paris, and on his retirement from this office the French Government made him an officer of the Legion of Honor.

Mrs. Jay, who was Miss Emily Kane, daughter of Delancey Kane, survives her husband. His two sons also are living. The elder, Peter Augustus Jay, is counselor to the American Embassy at Rome and recently been Charge d’Affaires during a most important series of negotiations. Delancey Kane Jay was a Major in the war and made a brilliant record in action in France.

Among the clubs to which Mr. Jay belonged in this city were theKnickerbocker, Union, and University.

Emily Astor Kane, a sultry beauty known as “The Black Pearl” and a descendent of John Jacob Astor. Her great grand father John Kane, emigrated from Ireland to America in 1752. Though an ex-Catholic turned Anglican, he married Sybil Kent, daughter of evangelical Presbyterian minister, Elisha Kent, and soon became a prominent and wealthy merchant of Dutchess county, New York. Because he was a loyal Tory, the Continental Congress confiscated Kane’s property in the 1779 Act of Attainder. Kane moved his family behind British lines, first to Long Island and later to Nova Scotia, while he went to England to plead for the return of his assets. Though he did not dare return to the United States for some years, seven of his sons returned soon after the war and reestablished their father’s trading company, expanding it with a string of posts beginning in Albany and running to Buffalo, far into the interior of New York’s unsettled territory.

Her grandmother was Dorethea Astor, a daughter of John Jacob Astor.

Sixth Generation. Children of AUGUSTUS JAY+ and EMILY ASTOR KANE+

              

1. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY married SUSAN ALEXANDER McCOOK

2. DELANCEY KANE JAY married ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN

1. Sixth Generation. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ Birth 23 AUG 1877 in New Port, Rhode Island Death 18 OCT 1933 in Washington, D C married SUSAN ALEXANDER McCOOK+ Birth 12 Sep 1879 in Sea Bright, New Jersey, Death Feb 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had two children. Their oldest daughter died post op while they were in Argentina. This was a terrible tragedy for them. He resigned from the foreign service and returned to Washington. After his death in 1933, his wife lived on in Washington and became a well known social hostess. She died at age 98 . She was a Vice President of the Jay Cemetery and they are both buried there.

  
The great great grandson of John Jay, Peter A. Jay studied at Eton College in England and graduated from Harvard in 1900. In 1902 he began a career with the US Foreign Service, which included assignments in Paris, Constantinople, Tokyo and Cairo. Jay served as US Minister to El Salvador from 1920 to 1921. From 1921 to 1925 he was Minister to Romania, where he assisted in negotiating that country’s repayment terms for wartime and post World War I development loans. In 1925 he was appointed US Ambassador to Argentina. He was present in May, 1926 when a bomb exploded at the door to the US embassy, an action that might have been a protest of the guilty verdicts in the Sacco and Vanzetti trials. Jay’s health began to fail while he was serving in Buenos Aries, and he resigned his post in 1926, afterwards living in retirement in Washington, DC. In 1928 he was appointed the US member of the Permanent International Commission, an organization created by the 1914 peace treaty between the United States and Spain. Peter A. Jay was the son in law of Civil War officer and prominent attorney John J. McCook.

Seventh Generation.. Children of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY+ and SUSAN ALEXANDER McCOOK+

1. EMILY KANE JAY

2. SUSAN MARY JAY married WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN

                                        married JOSEPH WRIGHT ALSOP

1. Seventh Generation. Emily Kane JAY+ Birth 24 Nov 1911 in New York, New York, Death 20 Dec 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at age 15. Died post operative from possible ruptured appendix.

2. Seventh Generation. Susan Mary JAY. Birth 19 Jun 1918 in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy Death 18 Aug 2004 in Washington, District Of Columbia married William Samuel PATTEN Birth 24 Aug 1902 in Pennsylvania Death Dec 1961 in Washington, District of Columbia. They had two children. She married Joseph Wright ALSOP in 1961. They were divorced in 1971, Birth 11 Oct 1910 in Avon, Connecticut Death 28 Aug 1989 in Washington City, District Of Columbia.

   
 (ObitBio)Susan Mary Alsop, 86, the grand dame of Washington society whose Georgetown dinner parties epitomized the nexus of political power and social arrival in the 1960s, died Aug. 18 of complications from pneumonia at her home. Mrs. Alsop’s dining room was considered the absolute center of Georgetown’s social scene at a time when President John F. Kennedy’s arrival energized the once-sleepy capital. Her guests were the witty, the accomplished and the credentialed from the worlds of politics, media and diplomacy, and they used the opportunity to strike alliances, argue foreign affairs and bargain over the nation’s fortunes.

As the descendant of one of America’s first families (she was a Jay, as in John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States), she grew up privileged and firmly a member of the most elite Eastern Establishment circles. She dined with presidents and prime ministers, often at her home, and frequently at the salons of the rich and powerful, where the conversations often were continuations of parliamentary or embassy debates.

“All these stories will be in the history books,” she wrote to a friend in a letter, “but it does send a chill down one’s spine to hear them told by the actors in the drama.”

As a young woman, she had Sunday night suppers with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House. The president, armed with a martini shaker, would urge guests to dip into a bowl of Russian caviar. “They called it Uncle Joe’s Bounty. The idea was to eat as much of that as possible,” she said in one of her books. As a teenager, she had tea with Edith Wharton and was disappointed that the great writer was “a gossipy old girl,” she told a visitor 11 years ago. As the young wife of an embassy official in Paris, she was often seated beside British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (“He has decided I am . . . French . . . and nothing will deter him from speaking French to me.”) when she wasn’t drinking champagne with Noel Coward and the Duke of Windsor. In Washington, widowed and remarried to newspaper columnist Joe Alsop, she always had her hair done just in case she was invited for dinner at the Kennedy White House. Hers was the only private home that Kennedy visited on his inauguration night, stopping in for a bowl of terrapin soup. “Susan Mary loved to connect people together, young and old. Some were famous, some were not,” said her daughter, Anne Milliken. “All that mattered to her inquisitive mind was that her guests be engaged in living life.” Susan Mary Jay was born in Rome, the daughter of a diplomat, and grew up in South America and Europe. Her mother attended the wedding of Russia’s Nicholas and Alexandra in 1894. She attended Foxcroft, a boarding school, in Middleburg and took courses at Barnard College. When her mother offered the 18-year-old either a debutante ball or a trip abroad, the young woman immediately chose the trip. She began working at Vogue magazine in 1939 as a receptionist, writer and model. At the World’s Fair in Flushing, N.Y., that year, she and a friend were persuaded, for $75 an hour, to hang from parachutes in evening dresses until photographers were satisfied.

After World War II, she joined her husband, Bill Patten, in Paris, where he worked for the embassy. She immediately put them on the diplomatic social circuit, where she was described as “stylish, intelligent, loving and good, and very funny.” Christian Dior and other French designers let her wear their latest ball gowns for a pittance, which was necessary because she did not have the great wealth that others in her circle assumed. In Paris, she began giving the parties for which she later became so well-known. Her letters, collected into a book titled “To Marietta From Paris: 1945-1960” (1974), are dizzy with upper-case names: Greta Garbo, Ho Chi Minh, the Rothschilds. Somehow it doesn’t read like name-dropping, perhaps because she also routinely reports catching the flu or asks her girlfriend back in the States to send “three cans of Bon Ami” or other bathtub cleansing solutions. During the Paris period, she had a discreet affair with British diplomat Duff Cooper, engineered by his wife, according to Robert W. Merry’s biography of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, “Taking on the World” (1996). “It lasted until Duff’s death in 1953, and close friends concluded that it was the greatest love of Susan Mary’s life; but she never let it undermine her marriage or her family,” Merry wrote. Patten died in 1960, after years of battling emphysema. She married his college roommate, columnist Joseph Alsop, the next year, and moved to Washington, apparently with full knowledge that he was gay. She said he was a good stepfather to her daughter and son, Bill Patten, although memoirs from the period say he treated her rudely in public. The perfect hostess, however, knew how to smooth over embarrassing situations. When called upon to comment on the propriety of an incident in 1986 in which the Canadian ambassador’s wife publicly slapped her social secretary, Mrs. Alsop said the woman “must have been very tired, is all I can say. I think it just means two women were just worn out by people like myself dropping out at the last minute. . . . I think we just don’t talk about it. She’s such an important and marvelous friend. Nobody in Washington is going to fuss about it.” Religion, however, was not on the approved topic list for dinner parties. “I don’t think that anyone that I would be apt to be fond of would discuss it,” she said in a 1999 interview. “I mean, I go to Christ Church in Georgetown every Sunday and I wouldn’t miss it, but I’ve never talked about it. It’s very private. It’s inappropriate socially, absolutely. It’s not like foreign policy, not anything that would be discussed in my world, I’m afraid.”

She volunteered at D.C. General Hospital, served on the board of the Sasha Bruce House and “would have joined Common Cause if Alsop had not instructed her otherwise,” her daughter said. The couple divorced in 1973 but remained friends, and continued to give dinners together. He died in 1989. Mrs. Alsop began her literary career after the divorce. She first edited her letters, followed by “Lady Sackville: A Biography” (1978), “Yankees at the Court: The First Americans in Paris” (1982) and “The Congress Dances: Vienna 1814-1815” (1984). She became a contributing editor to Architectural Digest.

Her survivors, in addition to her son, of Worcester, Mass., and her daughter, of Salt Lake City, include seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A great Washington party, she once told a reporter, “is a question of electricity. It’s also luck. If you’re fortunate enough to get the secretary of state and the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the night of an international crisis. . . . It sounds ghoulish, but it’s something you want to have.”

Then there’s the advice of Lady Diana Cooper, which Mrs. Alsop passed on to her daughter: “Oh, just give them plenty of booze and hope it will go.”

Eighth Generation. Children of SUSAN MARY JAY and WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN

1. WILLIAM SAMUEL PATTEN, Jr married KATHARINE BACON

2. ANNE EMILY PATTEN married JOHN WILLIAM MILLIKAN

1. Eighth Generation. William Samuel PATTEN, Jr Birth 1948 in United States Living He married his cousin Katharine BACON Birth 1950 in Paris, France Living. Their grandfathers were brothers. They had three children. The marriage ended with divorce. He remarried in 2000.

Wrote My Three Fathers, a remembrance of his mother Susan Mary.

Patten devotes the last portion of his book to his own struggles and their resolution. He had been advised that in writing the book he should be tougher on himself than anyone else, and he takes that advice to heart. He married a cousin, and they had a son and two daughters. Rather than seek to live in the mold of his mother’s set, Patten started down a different path. He and his family moved to Maine, where he was involved in real estate development and published weekly newspapers for 18 years. “It’s no coincidence that the sons of very famous people have to redefine their arena,” Patten observed. “They sense they will never be able to compete with family members who walked with presidents and kings.” The Pattens grew apart, and their marriage dissolved, touching off an emotional crisis that drove him to therapy. “In my 30s and 40s, I changed dramatically. The whole issue of anger was addressed,” Patten said. He went on to divinity school and then served as a minister of a small church in Hubbardston. He and Sydney bought a farm in Princeton in 1998 and married the following year. In 2000, they purchased a retreat in the French Pyrenees and moved from Princeton into Worcester. Wanting to share what he had learned about identifying and expressing his emotions, Patten founded the Men’s Resource Center and now helps prison inmates deal with their anger and sense of alienation. Asked how his children had reacted to his book, Patten replied with a smile, “My children were very polite, but it may be more than they wanted to know.

Ninth Generation. Children of William Samuel PATTEN and Katharine BACON

1. Ninth Generation. William S Patten Birth 1971 Living

2. Ninth Generation. Elizabeth Anne Patten Birth 1974 Living

3. Ninth Generation. Sybil Alexandra Patten Birth 1978 Living

2. Eighth Generation. Anne Emily PATTEN. Birth 1950 in Paris. Living. Married. John Wiliam MILIKIN Birth 1948 Death 2012 in Salt Lake, Utah

Anne Milliken was born in Paris, France, of American parents. She’s lived many places, but the longest in Salt Lake City, Utah. After writing a weekly column, “A Letter from Abroad,” for the now defunct Salt Lake Observer, she produced the daily talk show, RADIO WEST with Doug Fabrizio, at KUER 90.1, an affiliate of National Public Radio. Anne now freelances for KUER in Salt Lake.

        SIXTH GENERATION: DELANCEY KANE JAY married ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN

2. Sixth Generation. DELANCEY KANE JAY+* Birth 13 MAY 1881 in Vevey, Switzerland, American Parents Death 1941 married Elizabeth Sarah MORGAN+ Birth 18 Jan 1889 in New York, New York, death 30 Oct 1975 in Windsor, Vermont, They were buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had six children. Five daughters and one son. He was a Lawyer in NY. Started a Family Trust Company. Died from heart disease at age 60.

  
He Lived in Paris as a child because his father was in the diplomatic service. Attended the Farnborough boarding school in England Graduated from Havard College with an M.A. in Government Graduated from Harvard Law School and then served as the Personal Secretary to the US Ambassador to England (Whitelaw Reid) Swam the Hellespont in Constantinople Married Elizabeth Sarah Morgan on April 30 1910 at her home (Wheatly) on Long Island. They gave birth to six children; Elizabeth Morgan Jay (1911), Peter Augustus Jay (1913), Sybil Kane Jay (1914), Theodora Moran Jay (1918), Augusta Jay (1921), and Katharine Archer Morgan Jay (1928) Helped to write the New York State Health Code Trained as an officer (at his own expense) at the Plattsburg, NY camp and served on the Editorial & Managing Board of the Military Training Camps Association of the United States newspaper (National Service). As a Major, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, 27 August 1918 Family links: Parents: Augustus Jay (1850 – 1919) Emily Astor Kane Jay (1854 – 1932) Spouse: Elizabeth Sarah Jay (1889 – 1975) Children: Elizabeth Jay Hollins (1911 – 1991)* Augusta Jay Huffman (1921 – 2000)*

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major (Infantry) Delancey Kane Jay, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, 27 August 1918. With utter disregard of his own safety Major Jay left the shelter of his command post and personally directed the attack of his battalion against the strongly fortified enemy position in and about Chateau du Diable north of the Vesle River. From the beginning of the attack he stood on a railroad embankment within 70 meters of the enemy line, fully exposed to their observation, and under a continuous and intense fire of concealed machine guns, rifles, and artillery. From this position he continued to direct, control, and encourage his officers and men during the progress of the attack, and even after he had been wounded and until exhausted by loss of blood. He refused to be evacuated until he had given full instructions to his second in command and until all wounded enlisted men had been evacuated. His exceptional example of physical and mental courage was an inspiration to all his officers and men under the most trying and dangerous conditions.

Seventh Generation. Children of DELANCEY KANE JAY+ and ELIZABETH SARAH MORGAN+

1. ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY married STEPHAN M. ETNIER

2. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY married GERTRUDE McGINELLY

3. SYBIL KANE JAY married FRANCES B KINNICUTT

                                    married WILLIAM A WALDRON

4. THEODORA STILLMAN JAY married CHAUNCY DEVEREUX STILLMAN

                                                         married PHILIP RAHV

5. AUGUSTA (Gutsy) JAY married HUSTON HUFFMAN

6. KATHARINE A JAY married ROBERT BACON   

1. Seventh Generation. ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY+* Birth abt 1911 in New York, New York, Death 1991 married Stephen M. ETNIER Birth 11 SEP 1903 in York, PA Death Nov 7, 1984 in Old Cove, South Harpswell,,Maine. Marriage ended in divorce. Married Harry B. HOLLINS III + Birth 22 Apr 1909 in New York, New York Death 11 Mar 1991 in New York, New York. She had two children in her first marriage. She and her second husband are buried in the Jay Cemetery. She was a Vice President of the Cemetery during the 1950 and 60.

(Obit)Elizabeth Jay HOLLINS, an author who wrote under the name Elizabeth Etnier, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 80 years old. She died of cancer, her family said. Mrs. Hollins wrote “On Gilbert Head,” a critically praised journal of her life in the 1930’s with her first husband, the painter Stephen Etnier, on an island in Maine.

The marriage ended in divorce, and in 1948 she married Harry B. Hollins. She published short stories and a novella, and in 1966 she edited “Peace Is Possible: A Reader on World Order.” Achieving world peace was a cause for which she worked closely with Mr. Hollins, who died in March. She was born in New York and graduated from Barnard College.

She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Doane and Victoria Villamil; a stepson, Harry Hollins; four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Aldrich, Lilias Outerbridge, Evelina Kats and Angelica Braestrup; a brother, Peter Jay; three sisters, Sybil Waldron, Augusta Huffman and Katharine Bacon, and four grandchildren.

Her first husband was an artist that had 5 wives. STEPHAN ETNIERS was born in September, 1903 in York, Pennsylvania.

Etnier purchased land in South Harpswell, Maine in 1948 to build “Old Cove”, his dream house and studio. The 1950s and 1960s mark a maturing, accomplished style in Etnier’s work. Although still traveling south most winters in his boat, his life took a more domestic turn as he re-adopted Maine as his permanent home and married his fourth wife, Samuella “Brownie” Brown Rose. They were married for thirty-three years and had two sons. During those years, he painted daily, exhibited widely and enjoyed popular support, artistic awards and media attention. On November 7, 1984, Stephen Etnier died at Old Cove, comforted by his two sons.

Her second husband was HARRY HOLLINS . He was a historian and wrote several books on The Conquest of War. His grandfather was a successful Banker in New York.

Harry Bowly “H. B.” Hollins (1854 – February 24, 1938) was an American financier, banker, and railroad magnate. He was responsible for organizing the banking and brokerage firm bearing his name, H.B. Hollins & Co. in 1878. He was born to Francis Hollins and Elizabeth Coles Morris. Hollins, a native New Yorker educated in private schools, was married to socialite Evelina Merseole Knapp on January 25, 1877. The couple had four sons, Harry B. Jr., McKim (Kim), John K. (Jack), Gerald Vanderbilt,[2] and a daughter, Marion. Colloquially known as HBH or HB. He was notable in New York society life. Members of the Hollins family were socially prominent figures and were regularly mentioned in the New York Times social diary…

Hollins, along with members of his family, are interred at the Episcopal Church Cemetery in Great River, NY..

Eighth Generation. Children of ELIZABETH MORGAN JAY+ and STEPHAN M. ETNIER

1. STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER married JOHN P DOANE

2. ELIZABETH VICTORIA ETNIER married CHAFFO VILLAMIL

1. Eighth Generation. STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER Birth 8 Sep 1936 in Portland, Maine Death 4 Mar 2010 in Popham Beach, Phippsburg, Maine married JOHN P. DOANE Birth 3 Mar 1935 Death 2000 in Bath, Maine. They had three children

(Obit)BATH — Stephanie Etnier Doane, 73, of 2 Schooner Ridge, Bath, died March 4, 2010, at her sister’s house in Popham Beach, Phippsburg. The older daughter of artist Stephen M. Etnier and author Elizabeth Jay Etnier (later Hollins), she was born in Portland and spent much of her childhood in the house on Gilbert Head, Long Island, directly across the Kennebec River from where she died. Married to John P. Doane in January 1957, she gave birth to three sons and was a zealous and indefatigable mother. Her many enthusiasms included contract bridge, stamp collecting, needlepoint and wild animal husbandry. After raising her family in diverse locations, including Pakistan, Thailand, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, and Connecticut, she retired to the Bath area and spent many years as an active member of the Mid-coast community. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Peter Etnier Doane, of Medford, N.J., and Charles Jay Doane of Portsmouth, N.H.; a granddaughter, Lucy Jay O’Brien Doane, also of Portsmouth; and her sister, Victoria Etnier Villamil, of Philadelphia, Pa. Her third son, Harry Sherman Doane, died in a car accident in 1980.

Ninth Generation. Children of STEPHANIE JAY ETNIER and JOHNSON P. DOANE

1. Ninth Generation. Charles Jay DOANE* Birth 1958 Living married Lucy Jay O’BRIEN Birth 1960 Living. They have one child, Lucy Jay. He is on the Board of the Jay Cemetery.

2. Ninth Generation. Peter Etnier DOANE Birth 1960 Living

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

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

2. Seventh Generation . PETER A JAY+* Birth 5 Jan 1913 in New York, New York, Death 27 Feb 2000 in Havre De Grace, Harford, Maryland, married GERTRUDE McGINLEY+ Birth abt 1916 in Pennsylvania Death 1976 . They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. He was a trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They had one son, also Peter A Jay.

Eighth Generation. Children of PETER A JAY+ and GERTRUDE McGINLEY+

1. Eighth Generation. PETER AUGUSTUS JAY Birth 1940 Living married STEPHANIE GERARD Living. They have two children. He is on the board of the Jay Cemetery.

Ninth Generation. Children of Peter Augustus JAY and Stephanie GERARD

1. Sarah Morgan Jay Living

2. William McGinley Jay. Living

3. Seventh Generation. SYBIL KANE JAY Birth 4 Jun 1914 in Albany, New York Death 19 Dec 1997 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, married FRANCES P KINNICUTT Birth 29 Apr 1909 in New York, Death 27 Jan 1961 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

There were three daughters from this marriage. the marriage ended in divorce and in 1950 she married William A. WALDRON Birth 1914 in Schenectady, New York Death Apr 29, 2009 in Haverford, PA.

A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth.

Instead of the characteristically self-deprecating title she has given the account of her youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with idyllic summers spent on an island off the coast of Maine, Maisie Houghton might well have entitled her beautifully written autobiography What Maisie Knew. For her penetrating account of growing up in a dysfunctional upper-class family is inevitably bound to evoke for the reader Henry James’s keenly observant protagonist. Both Maisies are astonishingly perceptive; both Maisies are trying to figure out how they fit in and who they are. Maisie Houghton’s father, Frankie Kinnicutt, great-grandson of the distinguished physician who attended Edith Wharton’s feckless husband and brother of a redoubtable dragon of interior decoration, Sister Parrish, was the handsome, charming, martini- loving scion of a distinguished Wall Street family. Her mother, Sybil Jay Kinnicutt, was a direct descendent of the first chief justice of the Supreme Court as well as of John Jacob Astor; as if that were not enough, she was also a royal descendant of six kings of France and England. Such dazzling ancestry was, of course, artfully downplayed, if tacitly taken for granted, by both parents in the plain-living, high-thinking world of Cambridge in the 1950s, all the more so as the large amounts of money implied had, by the time Maisie Kinnicutt was born in 1940, much diminished. Her father still had enough, however, that he wasn’t obliged to pursue the serious career in law that was intended for him; instead, following his years as a naval officer in World War II, he decided to indulge his nostalgia and prolong his youth by returning to Harvard to work in the admissions office, attend the Saturday football games, and hang out at the Porcellian Club

William Augustus WALDRON ’35, of Haverford, Pa., a former Trustee with deep family ties to Union who was a longtime Boston lawyer, former public official, and first full-time general counsel of the Massachusetts General Hospital, died April 29, 2009. He was 95. Later he served as commis- sioner of administration for Gov. Endicott Peabody, a special assistant attorney general, and a special counsel to the committee on rules of the House of Representatives. In the town of Wayland, Mass., where he lived for many years, he was chairman of the school committee and held other offices. In 1975, Waldron was engaged to organize the legal affairs of the Massachusetts General Hospital and he joined the hospital’s staff as its first full-time general counsel. He retired in 1981. He had also been a trustee of the Edmund Niles Huyck Foundation of Rensselaerville, N.Y., and the Taft School. He was married and divorced from Gertrude L. Nelson, of Chestnut Hill, Mass. and later was married to Sybil Jay Kinnicutt, of Cambridge, Mass., who died in 1997. He is survived by his son, Arthur N. Waldron, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., his daughter, Dorothy W. Waldron, of Wellesley, Mass. and his sister, Jessica N. Spacil of Seattle.

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

1. Eighth Generation. Sybil KINNICUT Birth 25 Apr 1938 in New York Living married Ian BALDWIN Jr. They have two children. Sybil was Trustee and Secretary of the Jay Cemetery.

Ninth Generation Children of Sybil KINNICUT and Ian BALDWIN Jr.

1. Ninth Generation. Sarah BALDWIN

2. Ninth Generation Benjamin BALDWIN

2. Eighth Generation. Maisie KINNICUT Birth 1940. Living. Married Jamie HOUGHTON Birth 1938 Living. They have two children.

Maise KINNICUT wrote A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth. This was the story of her youth with her parents.

Gift to Harvard. I am deeply grateful to Jamie, Maisie, and the Houghton family for once more demonstrating their commitment to Harvard and their support for the arts.” James R. Houghton is the senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and recently retired as chairman and CEO of Corning Inc., the world’s leading producer of optical fiber and a global manufacturer of laboratory glassware, electronics, and light bulbs. He is a 1958 graduate of Harvard College and a 1962 graduate of Harvard Business School. Houghton is the seventh member of his family to lead Corning Inc., which was founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1851. In addition to his many roles at Harvard, he also serves as a trustee of the Corning Incorporated Foundation, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he chairs the board. Maisie Kinnicut Houghton is a 1962 graduate of Radcliffe College. She and Jamie have two children: James D. Houghton ‘86 and Nina B. Houghton. The Houghtons are collectors of contemporary art, with a focus on glass

Ninth Generation. Children of Maisie KINNICUT and Jamie HOUGHTON

1, Ninth Generation James DeKay HOUGHTON

2. Ninth Generation. Nina HOUGHTON

3. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth Morgan KINNICUT Birth 5 May 1942 Death 25 Mar 2004 in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine married George Parkman DENNY III Birth 1944 Death 2000 . marriage ended in divorce. married Landon THOMAS Birth 1940

Obit–Elizabeth Morgan. Died at age 59 on March 25 at home in Lincolnville, ME. Beloved wife of Landon Thomas. Loving and admired stepmother of Landon, Stephanie and Frederic Thomas. Adored sister of Sybil Baldwin and Maisie Houghton. .

4. Seventh Generation. THEODORA MORAN JAY+ Birth abt 1919 in New York Death 1968 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, married CHAUNCY DEVEREUX STILLMAN Birth Dec 14, 1907 in New York Death Jan 24, 1989 in New York. They had three daughters. Marriage ended in divorce. Married Philip RAHV Birth 1908 Death 1973 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.

Chauncey Devereux Stillman (1907-1989), was an heir to one of America’s great family banking fortunes. Mr. Stillman was a Harvard man (Class of 1929), a graduate of the Columbia School of Architecture, and at various times Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, director of the National Audubon Society and New York Botanical Garden, WW II air combat intelligence officer, and pioneer in soil and water conservation on his Dutchess County estate. His philanthropic father, Charles Chauncey Stillman (1877-1926), was one of Harvard’s greatest benefactors. His grandfather, James Jewett Stillman (1850-1918) was the 15th richest man in America, a distinction achieved by parlaying his father’s Texas banking and railroad interests into, among other things, controlling interest in the National City Bank of New York (now Citibank). At age 26, grandfather Stillman bankrolled Porfirio Diaz in the successful overthrow of the Mexican government. For his trouble he obtained unlimited riparian rights on the Rio Grande at Brownsville, Texas, plus valuable Mexican railroad concessions. Mr. Stillman’s great-grandfather, Charles, was a Texas land and banking mogul who founded the city of Brownsville. There was nothing parvenu about Chauncey Stillman. On January 27, 1939, Chauncey Stillman married Theodora Moran Jay, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. DeLancey Kane Jay of Westbury, Long Island. The bride was a descendant of John Jay, America’s first Chief Justice, and Edwin D. Morgan, Civil War Governor of New York. According to the Times, the ceremony was held in a “tiny chapel in the home of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Edwin D. Morgan.” Coincident with his marriage the groom hired architect Bancel LaFarge, a lingering Beaux Artiste in an era of unforgiving Art Moderne, to design a Georgian style house on the highest point of farmland he had been acquiring since 1937. Beaux Arts or no, LaFarge’s design — especially the interior finishes — is thoroughly modern. I have read, apropos of architecture, of the “scaled down taste” of the ’20s and ’30s. Wethersfield exemplifies the statement. It is a house for a man who can afford anything, but neither cares for nor wants to be bothered with the architectural elaboration of earlier generations. Immediately to the right of the entrance is a small chapel. After his 1949 divorce, Mr. Stillman converted to Catholicism and soon became an ardent proponent of all things Catholic. During his lifetime he endowed the Stillman Chair for Catholic Studies at Harvard and was sufficiently active in Catholic charities to be honored as a Gentiluomo de Sua Santita by the Holy See. On a more domestic level he converted the small reception room at Wethersfield into a private chapel.

Bio PHILIP RAHV, 1908-1973, man of letters, founding co-editor of Partisan Review (1st wife, Theodora Moran Jay; Delancey Kane Jay & Elizabeth Sarah Morgan; Edwin Denison Morgan III & Elizabeth Mary Moran; Edwin Denison Morgan, Jr. & Sarah Elizabeth Archer; Edwin [30] Denison Morgan, U.S. senator and governor of New York, & Eliza Matilda Waterman; Jasper Morgan & Catherine Copp, great-great grandparents of Mrs. James Joseph “Gene” Tunney [see AACPW, p. 57], Henry Waterman & Lydia Morgan, (sister of Jasper). Jasper & Lydia Morgan, & Catherine Copp were all descendants of James Morgan & Margery Hill and Catherine Copp was also descended from John Thompson & Alice Freeman (RD).

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

1. Eighth Generation. Emily Theodora Jay Stillman Birth 27 Oct 1934 in New York, New York. Death 9 Nov 1939 in New York, New York at age 5. Buried next to her mother in the Jay Cemetery.

2. Eighth Generation. Elizabeth Jay STILLMAN Birth Aug 4, 1944 in New York City Living married Stephan SHAFER Birth 1942 Living. They have three children.

Ninth Generation. Children of Elizabeth Jay STILLMAN and Stephan SHAFER

1. Ninth Generation. Theodora Marigot SHAFER Birth Aug 1 1970 in New York Living

2. Ninth Generation. David Jay Creal SHAFER Birth June 21, 1972 in New York Living

3. Ninth Generation. Miranda Hope SHAFER Birth May 21, 1979 in New York Living

3. Eighth Generation. M Theodora STILLMAN MD Birth Dec 15, 1945 Living married Roy Theodore BUDNICK Birth July 14,1946 Living. She is President and Trustee of the Jay Cemetery. They have two children.

Ninth Generation. Children of M Theodora STILLMAN MD and Roy Theodore Budnick

1. Ninth Generation. John Simon Budnick Birth Oct 22, 1979 in New York Living

2. Ninth Generation. Peter Martin Budnick Birth Oct 3, 1982 in Austin, Texas Living

5. Seventh Generation. AUGUSTA (Gutsy) JAY+ Birth 7 January 1921 in New York City Death 26 June 2000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, marriage HUSTON HUFFMAN+ Birth 1920 in, Albany, New York, Death Mar 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, They had four children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery.

OU Regent Huston Huffman envisioned the existence of a state-of-the-art physical fitness center at the University of Oklahoma. Because of his leadership and encouragement for its establishment, the OU Board of Regents named the Center in his honor. Three years after the groundbreaking ceremony in 1979, the Huston Huffman Center opened its doors to the University community in June of 1981 and immediately became a favorite place for students, faculty and staff alike. Funding for the facility was provided by student facilities system bonds, which were proposed by Governor David Boren and were finally approved by the State of Oklahoma in 1979. The Center is used more than 300,000 times each year by different members of the university family, who take advantage of the Center’s 104,000 square feet of training and athletic space, as well as the latest in health and sports science technology. A new student fee was started in 2001 to provide for an additional 47,200 square feet for the enhancement of the Center and its programs.

Huffman, a native of the state of New York, was born on November 27, 1913 in Albany. Huffman attended the Groton School of Massachusetts, and later received his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale in 1936. During his junior and senior years at Yale, Huffman was also captain of the Yale Boxing Squad. Upon graduation from Yale, Huffman came to Seminole, Oklahoma as a roughneck for Carter Oil Company (now Exxon). He later worked as a roughneck for Carter Oil as well as Texaco Oil until December of 1940. Huffman then entered the U.S. Navy and earned the rank of commander on the U.S.S. Finnegan, a destroyer escort. The Finnegan was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where Huffman was awarded the United States Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star for sinking a Japanese submarine.

With the close of World War II, Huffman returned to Oklahoma to work for Stanolind Oil (now AMOCO). Huffman’s work with Stanolind moved him from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Midland, Texas and even Bogota, Colombia. He married Augusta Jay on November 24, 1945 in Long Island, New York. Huffman decided to make Oklahoma his home and returned permanently to Oklahoma City in 1949. In 1950, he and Jack Malloy formed the Huffman & Malloy Oil Co., which was active in the oil business for the next thirty years. During his life in Oklahoma, Huffman was active in civic affairs, served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City YMCA, and was a member and chairman of the Casady School Board of Trustees from 1962 to 1967.

In 1967, Governor Dewey Bartlett appointed Huffman to the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. During his seven-year term as an OU Regent, Huffman supported several major improvements at the University, but he was especially known for his timeless effort to establish a recreation center which would serve all students and not just varsity athletes. Huffman died on March 5, 1980 at age 66 in his Oklahoma City home before the completion of the Huston Huffman Center.

Huston Huffman Founded in 1950, H. Huffman & Co. invests in oil and gas ventures generated by its staff, affilliates, and industry partners. Today the Company owns interests in over 1,000 wells and one million gross mineral acres. These interests are located in seventeen states. In 2007 the Company participated in the drilling of 100 oil and gas wells.

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

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

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

3. Ninth Generation William Kent HUFFMAN Birth 1951 Living

4. Ninth Generation David Augustus HUFFMAN Birth 1952 Living

6. Seventh Generation KATHARINE A JAY Birth Apr 14, 1928 in New York Death march 4, 2013 in Vermont married ROBERT BACON Birth 6 Aug 1920 Death 16 Oct 1989 They had six children.

(Obit)A funeral service will be held at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Hartland Four Corners at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 for Katharine Jay Bacon, 84, known as “Kitty,” who died peacefully March 4 surrounded by her family at her farm in Hartland Four Corners, where she had lived for 30 years. She leaves six children; 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A grandson, Frank L. “Luke” McNamara, III died in 1982. Kitty was a direct descendant of John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She was the youngest of the six children of Delancey Kane Jay and Elizabeth Morgan Jay. Born at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 14, 1928, Kitty was raised in Old Westbury, Long Island. She attended St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Md. and Radcliffe College before marrying Robert Bacon in Paris, France in 1949 where her first three children were born; Katharine B. Perkins of Camden, Me., Sarah L. Bacon of Underhill and Charlotte B. Phillips of New York City. In 1954 the family returned to the United States and settled in Woods Hole, Mass. Three more children were born; Elizabeth J. B. McNamara of Bolton, Mass, Susan B. Lodge of Bedford, N.Y. and Robert Bacon, Jr. of Lexington, Mass. Kitty moved to Cambridge, Mass. in 1968. She was divorced from her husband in 1971. In 1978 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and later studied at the Episcopal Divinity School. Kitty was an accomplished writer and painter. She authored three popular children’s books about the exploits of a Vermont grandmother and her many grandchildren during summer vacations at fictional Bell Brook Farm. Like her mother and grandfather before her, Kitty was also an avid horsewoman, gardener and a lover of dogs. This obituary first appeared in the March 14, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard

Eighth Generation. Children of Katherine A JAY and Robert BACON

1. Eighth Generation. Katharine BACON Birth 1950 in Paris, France Living. Married her cousin William Samuel PATTEN Birth 1948 in United States Living. Marriage ended in divorce. They have three children. Married Robert Cobb PERKINS in 1991. They live in Camden Maine.

Ninth Generation. Children of Katharine BACON and William Samuel PATTEN

1. Ninth Generation. William S PATTEN. Birth 1971 Living

2. Ninth Generation. Elizabeth Anne PATTEN Birth 1974 Living

3. Ninth Generation. Sybil Alexandra PATTEN. Birth 1978 Living

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

3. Eighth Generation. Sarah Rapyz BACON Birth in Paris, France 1953 Living in Underhill.

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

5. Eighth Generation. Susan BACON Birth 1956 in Woods hole, MA Living Married Henry LODGE Birth 1950 Living in Bedford, NY. Jay CEMETERY Board

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

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.

The Jay Cemetery: History of Trustees

History of The Jay Cemetery

The Jay Cemetery was established by John Jay in 1805. Before this family members, which included his wife Sarah Livingston Jay, were buried in a family vault, situated in the Orchard of Peter Stuyvesant, next to St Marks in the Bowerie on 10th St. and Second Ave. Several changes were happening in New York at this time. The new grid system organizing the City into Avenues and Streets meant the Orchard Burial site was to become 10th St. There was a need to remove the family vaults and this was obviously a reason the Jay Vault was moved to Rye in 1807. The decision to place the Cemetery in the East Meadow had been made in 1805, when the youngest son of John Jay’s daughter Maria died and was the first to be buried on the Rye Estate.
Why did the orchard of Peter Stuyvesant in the Bowery become the site for the family vault? I believe it goes back to the wife of Augustus Jay, the first Jay to settle in this country, Anna Maria Bayard. Her paternal grandmother was Anna Stuyvesant Bayard, the sister of Peter Stuyvesant, who had come to New Amsterdam as a widow with her four children to help her brother. She was buried with her brother in what now is St Marks on the Bowerie at 11th St. Burial of Augustus and Anna Maria was probably the start of the Jay Family vault
In 1815 John Jay, on inheriting the Rye property, set aside as a family cemetery the lot where the burials had occurred and named his eldest son Peter Augustus Jay and nephew Peter Jay Munro as Trustees. He stated that any descendant of his father Peter Jay was eligible for burial. (Also husbands, wives, and widows of such descendants)
Peter Jay Munro  died in 1833 and Peter Augustus Jay died in 1843. From 1843 to 1891 John Clarkson Jay became the owner of the property and, in trust, of the Cemetery as well. It was managed by him during this period. At the time of his death the property was inherited by his heirs and his son also John Clarkson Jay was involved with its upkeep. When the property was sold in 1905 it was necessary to formalize ownership of the Cemetery and a right of way from the Post Road to it. In 1906, The Jay Cemetery, incorporated under the laws of New York State, was started which was to be held and maintained by three trustees. The trustees designated were:

John Clarkson Jay II, the son of John Clarkson Jay to continue as President until his retirement  in 1920.

Banyer Clarkson, the son of Susan Matilda Jay who married Matthew Clarkson until his retirement in 1928.

John Jay, the youngest son of Rev Peter Augustus Jay who served until his death in 1928.

They all were involved with the incorporation, early financial planning and maintenance of the Cemetery.
At the time of their retirements new trustees were needed.
John Clarkson Jay III was named trustee in 1920 to replace his father. He served as Treasurer and was involved with increasing the endowment of the Cemetery until 1935.

DeLancey Kane Jay, the son of Augustus Jay replaced Banyer Clarkson in 1928. He served as secretary and was interested in the upkeep of the Cemetery. He also served until 1935.

Pierre Jay was named trustee after the death of his younger brother John Jay also in 1928. He served as treasurer after 1935 and continued as Trustee until 1945.

In 1935 new Trustees to replace John Clarkson Jay III and DeLancey Kane Jay were needed. John Clarkson Jay’s son also John Clarkson Jay IV replaced his father on the Board. The oldest son of Delancy Kane Jay was Peter Jay who became the third Trustee.
In 1938 World War II was brewing and both JCJ and PAJ were called to serve. In response to this in the early 1940’s it was decided to enlarge the number of Vice Presidents and appoint officers who were not Trustees. Also at this time it seemed necessary to enlarge the size of the Cemetery.
Pierre Jay would continue as Trustee until 1945.. His  sister Mary Rutherfurd  Jay had assumed a much more active role with the cemetery.  Starting in 1936, she prepared a genealogy table of the descendants of Peter Jay. One of these is on permanent exhibit in the Jay Heritage Center. Mary Rutherfurd  was appointed President about 1938 and became a trustee on the retirement of her brother in 1945. (Appointed Vice President was Sarah Jay Hughes and Elizabeth Jay Etnier, who served as interim Trustees during the War.)
Mary Rutherfurd  as president, took on three tasks. The first was to develop a genealogy of the family to include all related to John Jay’s father Peter Jay. This she completed in 1936. The second was to purchase property from the owners of the property, Mr and Mrs Walter Devereau, to enlarge the cemetery to its maximum of 2.85 acres. This took over two years to do, but in 1946 the purchase with approvals was completed. The third was to write and publish a book for the family on The Jay Cemetery. This was done in 1947.
She was also involved with her brother Pierre in increasing the endowment of the cemetery and raising funds for its enlargement. In 1947 the value of the Cemetery endowment fund was about $55,000. This was managed by the firm Pierre Jay had started now Fiduciary Trust.
By 1948 several other Vice Presidents had been appointed which included Dr Robert Ogden Du Bois, Elizabeth Jay Etnier, Alexander Duer Harvey, Rev William Dudley Hughes, Mrs Peter Augustus Jay, Seth Low Pierrepont, John Jay Ide, and Chauncey Devereux Stillman. Alexander Jay Bruen was appointed Treasurer and his sister Evelyn Bruen Trevor was made secretary.
In 1948, a new cemetery trustee and new officers were needed. Pierre Jay died in 1949 and Mary Rutherfurd  Jay wished to retire. At this time the two trustees were John Clarkson Jay IV and Peter Jay who had returned from the War. Alexander Jay Bruen who was serving as treasurer was appointed Trustee and he continued as treasurer of the Cemetery. Other officers were appointed. My Uncle, Dr. Robert Ogden Du Bois took over Mary Rutherfurds  role as president. He served as President until 1970, when I, his nephew was appointed. Evelyn Bruen Trevor became secretary. It was in her house, 15 East 90th Street, that all the annual meetings were held while she was secretary.
Under Alexander Jay Bruen guidance the legal framework of the Cemetery was strengthened and family sections for burial were defined. Increase in the Cemetery endowment came with his guidance. The Cemetery continued to use Fiduciary Trust for its investments.
The trustees at this time (1980) were:
Peter A Jay

John Clarkson Jay

Alexander Jay Bruen, Treasurer.

Officers
John Jay Du Bois, President

Evelyn Bruen Trevor, Secretary

With the retirement of the three trustees about 1980 a fourth group of trustees was needed.

John Jay Du Bois who became President when his Uncle retired in 1970 was appointed a Trustee.

Nicholas Jay Bruen was appointed Trustee and Treasurer to replace his Uncle.

Sybil Jay Baldwin was appointed Trustee and Secretary when her uncle Peter Jay retired.

Several Vice Presidents were also appointed that included Peter Jay, Charles Doane, Anne Patten Miliken, Edward Livingston Bruen,
This again was a period of property change. In 1965, the house and property owned by the Mr and Mrs Devereux since 1910 was to be sold. Very careful division of the land was planed by them. The bottom acreage was to be given to the County of Westchester to use for a Park. A side portion was to be sold in lots for housing to give tax revenue to the City of Rye. The Peter Augustus Jay House and surrounding property were to be given to the Methodist Church.
The upper portion of land including the Greek Revival house built by Peter Augustus Jay that had been given to the Methodist Church was found to be impossible for them to maintain. This was put on the market and in 1983 was bought for Real Estate development. This started a long process spear headed by “The Jay Coalition”. The Jay Cemetery supported the effort to restore the PAJ house and preserve the property around it. President John Jay Du Bois and his wife Sharon were active with others in the Jay Coalition. This was successful but was not finalized until 1990. At this time the house has been restored and is being successfully run as the Jay Heritage Center.
In 1990 there was another need for a change in Trustees. John Jay Du Bois retired as President and became a trustee ex officio. Nicholas Jay Bruen who had served as Trustee and with Fiduciary Trust had managed the Cemetery endowment retired with health issues. Sybil Jay Baldwin also retired as Secretary.
New Trustees were needed.

Dr Theodora Budnick was named President,

Houston Huffman, Treasurer

Peter A Jay.
Vice Presidents include Charles Doane, Susan Lodge, John Trevor IV, Sandy Trevor and Tielman Van Vieck.

This group continud to manage the Cemeter from 1990 to 2017.  During this time the maintainance of the cemetery was of primary importance.  The endowment fund under Huston Huffman watch continued to grow. Cleaning of the stones and need for stone maintainance became an issue. The stone of John Jay and the flat stone marking the family burial plot from New York were cleaned. In 2016 it was decided to increase the number of Trustees from 3 to 5.  Huston Huffman wished to resign as a trustee but agreed to stay as treasurer. Joining Dr Theodora Budnick and Peter Jay as trustee were Peter Doane, Charlie Doane and Susan Lodge.  Sarah Huffman who had acted as secretary wished to resign and Charlie Doane was appointed secretary.

In 2017 Dr Theodora Budnick retired as President. and a new group of trustees was appointed. She was replaced by Peter Doane as President. Also wishing to retire as trustees was Peter Jay and Susan Lodge. They were replaced by their children.

Trustees

Peter Doane, President

Charlie Doane, Secretary

Sarah Jay

Vice Presidents

Houston Huffman, Treasurer

Alexander Trevor

John B Trevor IV

Tielman Van Vleck

Dr Theodora Budnick

Susan Lodge

ExOfficio

John Jay Du Bois

 

 

 

MARY RUTHERFURD JAY and Jay Cemetery

MARY RUTHERFURD JAY, WW II, Geneaology, Jay Cemetery

Mary Rutherfurd Jay, who was born in 1872 the third child of Rev Peter Augustus Jay and Julia Post, grew up in the new house in Rye with her Grandfather, John Clarkson Jay, her mother, and her two brothers Pierre and John and her sister Laura. She was educated to become a very well known garden architect, and under her grandfathers interests developed special knowledge in Japanese Gardens. Before WW II she traveled extensively to give lectures on gardens and designed many gardens in the Northeast. With WW II her interests changed.

At this time she was 65 years old. Documentation of the family and involvement with the Jay Cemetery became projects for her. In 1935 she was asked by the Trustees of the Jay Cemetery to prepare a table tracing the genealogy of the family, showing all those who had the right of burial. One of these hangs in the Jay House today.

The Cemetery which was incorporated in 1906, when the surrounding property was no longer in the hands of the Jay Family, requires three Trustees who can delegate to officers the functions of running the cemetery. At the time of WW II the three trustees were Pierre Jay, Peter Jay, and John Clarkson Jay. Peter Jay and John Clarkson Jay were in the Armed Services. About 1940, MaryRutherfurd   Jay was appointed by them the President of the Cemetery.

At this time the recognition of the small size of the cemetery at 82/100 of an acre and the potential future sale of the surrounding land by Mr and Mrs Devereux made enlarging the cemetery to the maximum size by law of New York a primary project. In 1944 under Mary Rutherfurds lead this was started, and with approval of the Devereux the necessary funds were raised and approvals obtained. In FEB 1946 the Cemetery size was increased to 2.85 acres.

As part of this In 1947 she had published a small book on the history of the Jay Cemetery and had this distributed to all members of the family. Part of this is the tail of Eleanor Von Schweinitz, the daughter of Anna Jay, living in desperation after the end of WW II, receiving notice that a CARE package had arrived. Then she spent a day getting to the place of distribution to find the CARE was the book The JAY CEMETERY!

I believe she maintained her interest in the Cemetery until her death at age 81 in 1953. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
She was a remarkable woman.