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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

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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.

JOHN CLARKSON JAY DESCENDANTS

DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON :

JOHN CLARKSON JAY (1808-1891)

He was the son of Peter A. Jay and grandson of Founding Father John Jay, diplomat, first Chief Justice of the United States and two time Governor of New York State. J. C. Jay graduated from his father and grandfather’s alma mater Columbia in 1827, and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1831. In addition to his practice of medicine, he made a specialty of conchology, and acquired the most complete and valuable collection of shells in the United States.[1] This and his costly library on this branch of science were purchased by Catherine Wolfe and presented, in memory of her father, to the American Museum of Natural History, where it is known as the Jay Collection. In 1832 he became a member of the Lyceum of Natural History (now New York Academy of Sciences), and was its treasurer 1836-1843. He took an active part in the efforts that were made during that time to obtain subscriptions for a new building to house the society’s collection, and bore the principal burden in planning and superintending its construction.

Following the death of his father in 1843, he inherited the Jay family estate including the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House in Rye, New York and lived there with his family until his death in 1891. Today his home is the centerpiece of the Boston Post Road Historic District a National Historic Landmark and managed by the Jay Heritage Center.

He was one of the original founders of New York Yacht Club in 1844, and for some time its secretary. From 1859 until 1880, he was a trustee of Columbia College. The shells collected by the expedition of Com. Matthew C. Perry to Japan were submitted to him for examination, and he wrote the article on that subject in the government reports. Jay wrote Catalogue of Recent Shells (New York, 1835), Description of New and Rare Shells (1836), and later editions of his catalogue, in which he enumerates about 11,000 well-marked varieties, and at least 7,000 well-established species. (Wikipedia)(Jay Heritage Center)

He married Laura Prime (1812-1888) and they had seven children that lived to adulthood. Laura Prime’s father was Nathaniel Prime, a prominent NY banker and one of the wealthiest men in the colony. Her brother Frederick Prime married Mary Rutherfurd Jay, John Clarkson Jay’s sister.

After the death of his father in 1848, when he was 35 years of age, he moved from his home in New York City on Bond Street to the house in Rye, that his father had rebuilt and lived there with his wife Laura for the rest of his life.

1830 his residence was 14 State street, and a year or two later the Bond street house was taken by Dr. John C. Jay, M.D., whose aunt, Mrs. Banyer, soon after came to live across the street at No. 20. He was the son of Peter Augustus Jay and grandson of Chief Justice John Jay. His wife was Laura Prime, a daughter of Nathaniel Prime, founder of Prime, Ward and King, and his sister Mary Jay married Frederick Prime, Mrs. Jay’s brother. Dr. Jay was deeply interested in conchology, and formed the finest collection of shells in America.

The Jays lived a very social life and John Clarkson became very involved and interested in sailing. He bought a large yacht, La Coquille, for $1,500 which he sailed in many races. According to Laura Jay Wells in her book The Jay Family they frequently entertained in New York at Delmonicos etc. Apparently after their death their daughters became shocked by this and destroyed all of his diaries, so there is little information of their life. He was secretary and an early active member of the New York Yacht Club.

SIXTH GENERATION:  CHILDREN of JOHN CLARKSON JAY and LAURA PRIME

Laura Jay (1832-1910)

John Jay (1833-1841)

Mary Jane Jay (1837-1897)

Cornelia Jay (1839-1907)

Rev Peter Augustus Jay (1841-1875)

John Clarkson Jay II, MD (1844-1923)

Alice Jay (1846-1921)

Sarah Jay (1848-1883)

LAURA JAY

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

Seventh Generation. Children of Laura JAY+ and Charles Pemberton WURTS+ AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-

1. Seventh Generation John WURST Brith 10 Jul 1855 in Pennsylvania Death 1936 in Jacksonville, St Johns, Florida, Married Florence LaTourette Birth May 1860 in Northfield, Staten Island, New York Death 1922 in Alachua, Florida, United States. They had six children.
John Wurts, B.A. 1878. Born July 10,1855, in Carbondale, Pa. Died August 6,1936, in Pasadena, Calif. Father, Charles Pemberton Wurts, general superintendent Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, Carbondale; son of George and Abigail (Pettit) Wurts of Boonton, N.J. Mother, Laura (Jay) Wurts; daughter of John Clarkson Jay (B.A. Columbia 1827, M.D. 1831) and Laura (Prime) Jay of Rye, N.Y. Yale relatives include: William Livingston (B A. 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather); Peter VanB. Livingston (B.A. 1731), John Livingston (B.A. 1733), and Philip Livingston (B.A. 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles); Peter A. Jay (honorary M.A. J798) (great-grandfather); William Jay (B.A. 1807) (great-great- uncle), and Albert S. Wurts, ’64, Edward V. Wurts, ’92 S., Pierre Jay, ’92, and John Jay, ’98 (cousins). Hopkins Grammar School. On Class Football Team Freshman andSophomore years; member Delta Kappa; left college in Sophomore year; enrolled with graduates of Class of 1878 in 1905. Engaged in sheep farming in Fayetteville, W.Va., 1878-82; at- tended Yale School of Law 1882-84 (LL.B. 1884; won John Addison Porter Prize 1883); member of law firm of Wurts & Fletcher, Jackson- ville, Fla., 1884-95; instructor in elementary law and real property Yale School of Law 1895-96, assistant professor of law 1896-97, pro- fessor of elementary law, real property, and trusts 1897-1903, Lafa- yette S. Foster Professor of Common Law 1903-20, and professor emeritus since 1920; exchange professor at University of California 1914-15; lecturer on law of contracts U.S. Military Academy 1916 and of prerogative writs University of Florida 1922-23; had lived in New Haven, Conn., and Melrose, Fla., since retirement; LL.M. Yale 1889 and honorary M.A. 1897; author: The Anti-Slavery Movement wttb Relationto theFederalConstitution(1883), Casesin FederalPrac- tice (1905), and The Law of Habeas Corpus (1915); compiled Index- Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, Volumes 1-23 inclusive (1889 and subsequent editions); edited Washburn’s A ^treatise on the American Lavs of Real Property (190a); contributed to Tale Lavs Journal; member American Bar Association and American Social Science Association. Married (1) June 26,1878, in Bergen Point, N.J., Florence, daughter of Seguine and Lavinia (Young) LaTourette. Children: John Conrad, ex-’00 S. (died 1911); Bertha, the wife of James L. Boyce, *oi; Albert; Laura Jay; Burkhardt; and Eleanor (Yale School of the Fine Arts 1906-07), the wife of Thomas Wallace, 3d, ex-’14. Mrs. Wurts died March 27, 1922. Married (2) October 2, 1924, in New Haven, Louise Beverley Gue Johnson, daughter of Theron Rudd and Mary Josephine (Smith) Gue. Death due to chronic myocarditis. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Survived by wife, daughters, two sons, and a brother, P. Jay Wurts, ’91 S. His brothers Rudolf J. Wurts, ’78, Charles P. Wurts, ’80, and Alexander J. Wurts, ’83 S., died in 1935, 1930, and 1932 respectivelyn.

Eighth Generation. Children of John WURTS and Florence la TOURETTE. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-LJW-JW-

1. John Conrad WURTZ Birth 2 May 1879 in West Virginia Death 3 Jan1911
2. Bertha C WURTZ Birth 27 Jun 1880 in West Virginia Death 19 May 1959 in Monterey married James H. BOYCE Birth Apr 1875 in New York Death They had four children.
3. Albert WURTS+ Birth Dec 1881 in West Virginia Death 1949
Married Anna N BARRETT Birth 14 Jan 1887 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania Death 3 Jun 1965 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
4. Laura Prime Wurts + Birth Aug 1883 in Connecticut Death 1930 buried in The Jay Cemetery, Rye
5. Burkhardt WURTS Birth 27 Jan 1886 in Florida Death 13 Jul 1960 in San Mateo married Muriel LNUK Birth abt 1894 in England
Death They had four children.
6. Eleanor WURTS Birth 5 February 1889 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, Death 06/26/1971 in New Haven, Connecticut, married Thomas WALLACE III Birth 05/19/1888 in New Haven, Connecticut, Death 2/ /1972 in Castine, Maine, They had three children.

2. Seventh generation. Rudolph WURTS. (1856-1935)
When Rudolph Wurts was born on December 1, 1856, in Melbourne, Australia, his father, Charles, was 32 and his mother, Laura, was 24. He married Annie Lowther on February 12, 1887, in Melbourne, Australia. They had two children during their marriage. He died in 1935 in St Kilda, Victoria, at the age of 78.

3. Seventh generation. Charles Pemberton WURTS (1859-1930)
When Charles Pemberton Wurts was born in May 1859 in Pennsylvania, his father, Charles, was 35 and his mother, Laura, was 26. He married Henrietta Ogden Strong in 1894. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 27, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 70.

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

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

EIGHTH GENERATION: Children of Alexander Jay WURTS and Jeanie Lowrie CHILDS 

1. Thomas Howe Childs WURTS was born 02 May 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died Dec 1964.
2. Laura Jay WURTS was born 16 Sep 1895 in Pittsburg, Pa. She died 1941 in Germany. She married Douglas Chandler 27 Aug 1924 in Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine, USA.

5. Seventh Generation. .Martha Haskins WURTS+
When Martha Haskins Wurts+ was born on June 17, 1863, in Carbondale, Penna, her father, Charles, was 39 and her mother, Laura, was 30. She had five brothers. She died on April 29, 1931, in Fulton, Georgia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rye, New York.

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

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

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

(Obit)COWLES “COKE” ANDRUS, Med 1921, was a worldwide leader in cardiology and instrumental in its development as an independent medical discipline and major component of modern medicine. A faculty member at Hopkins for more than 50 years, he made significant contributions to heart research, teaching, and patient care. Dr. Andrus was the first director of the Cardiology Division, served as assistant dean of the medical faculty, and founded and directed the Cardiovascular Division.
President of the American Heart Association from 1954 to 1955, Dr. Andrus also held many federal government advisory positions, including chief of the Division of Medicine in the Office of Scientific Research and Development. His national and international standing in the field of cardiology was reflected in his appointment by President John F. Kennedy to chair the Second National Conference on Cardiovascular Disease in 1963. He remained an active clinician and teacher until his death in 1978 at the age of 82.

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

MARY JANE JAY

2. Sixth Generation. Mary Jane JAY+ Birth 3 Jun 1837 in Rye, New York Death 27 Jun 1897 married Jonathan EDWARDS+ Birth 6 Nov 1821 in New York City Death 30 May 1882 They had one children. Both were buried in the Jay Cemetery. (6/3)
Jonathen Edwards great grandfather was the Rev Jonathen EDWARDS.
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian”[1]. His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over “bodily effects” of the Holy Spirit’s presence.

Seventh Generation. Children of Mary Jane JAY and Jonathan EDWARDS+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-MJE

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

CORNELIA JAY

3. Sixth Generation. Cornelia JAY+ Birth 1839 in New York Death 1907 in Rye, Westchester, New York, Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. Wrote diary during the Civil War.
In April 1861, three weeks after celebrating her 22nd birthday, Cornelia Jay, granddaughter of native New Yorker John Jay, began a diary that she would keep throughout America ’s bloodiest battle: the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. Her entries, written at her family’s Rye home and in Manhattan , are not grand or sweeping like the paragraphs of a historical novel; in fact it is often her unadulterated candor and brevity which gives the events she records greater clarity these 150 years later. The soldiers on her pages, depicted equally in all their heroism or frailty, feel like our contemporaries thanks to the unstudied poignancy of her writing. And because her voice is unique, Cornelia is an irresistible witness to our mid 19th century past particularly in this sesquicentennial year. Her accounts substantiate the political and personal turmoil that clashing North and South ideologies about the role of government and the issue of slavery created for all people of all races and genders – even the descendants of a man who advocated for emancipation his entire career. This makes her diary all the more fascinating as we grapple to understand modern incarnations of social inequity and civil war. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, JHC will share some of the entries from Cornelia’s diary with My Rye each week and put them in context of historic events. These excerpts will illustrate Cornelia’s fears and hopes for the fate of her family, friends and the town that she loved. In revealing these stories for the first time to the public, we open a very personal window into her life and the lives of the Jay Family in Rye . The Civil War stories of other Rye residents like the Van Rensselaers and the Wainwrights will also come to life and inspire us to picture what Rye looked like over a century and a half ago. Susanne Clary Article

Rev PETER AUGUSTUS JAY

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

Peter became an Episcopal deacon and priest. Growing up as he did during the Civil War, a time when Rye was active securing volunteers, he raised a local militia for the Union and became its Captain. With several absences due to the war, he ultimately graduated #14 from Columbia College in 1863. The summer afterwards, he went with his company to Harrisburg, and to Fort Marshall near Baltimore and in 1864 could be found with his company at Fort Richmond, Staten Island. Later his company had the honor of attending Lincoln’s inaugural in 1865. After the war ended, from 1866-68 he pursued the ministry, graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York.
1868 was a momentous year — he accepted his first position at St. Thomas, Vernon and on March 30th, 1868, was married to Julia Post in the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan her family’s church (Park Avenue & 35th) by Dr. George L. Prentiss (Rector of Church of the Covenant) and Mr. Reese F. Alsop (Rector of Christ’s Church, Rye).

On May 23rd, 1868, he was ordained a deacon with his class on Trinity Sunday at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York with his mother and younger sister Alice in attendance (the ceremony had first been considered for June 20th at Christ’s Church in Rye but Peter wanted to graduate with his class). There are numerous records of his preaching in Rye after this at Christ’s Church when he was home visiting his parents and siblings. He accepted an “official call” extended to him on January 23rd, 1869 to be the Rector of Christ Church parish in Warwick following his ordination, and served as a lay reader on Sundays before that time.
On December 17, 1869 he was ordained a Presbyter at the Chapel of the Holy Saviour, NY (25th Street and Madison) by Bishop Horatio Potter and on April 24, 1870 he first officiated at St. Thomas’s, Vernon while also being Rector at Christ’s Church, Warwick.
He left Warwick in 1872 and through 1874, he was Rector of Grace Church in Fair Haven, Connecticut. Sadly on October 11, 1875 he died, far too young at 34, of a brain hemorrhage. His wife Julia moved back to Rye with their 4 young children to live with Peter’s family. Source:JayHeritageCenter

Seventh Generation. Children of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia POST. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

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

(obit)PIERRE JAY, B A 1892 Born May 4, 1870, Warwick, N Y , died November 24, 1949, New York City Father, Rev Peter Augustus Jay (B A Columbia 1863), an Episcopal minister, son of John Clarkson and Laura (Prime) Jay Mother, Julia (Post) Jay, daughter of Alfred Charles Post, LL D , and Harriet (Beers) Post Yale relatives include William Livingston (B A 1741) (great-great-great-grandfather), Peter vanB Livingston (B A 1731), John Livingston (B A 1733), Philip Livingston (B A 1737) (great-great-great-great-uncles), William Jay (B A 1807) (great- great-great-uncle), Peter A Jay (M A Hon 1798) (great-grandfather), John Jay, ’98 (brother), Alexander Jay Bruen, ’78, Rudolf Wurts, ’78, John Wurts, ’78, Charles P Wurts, ’80, Alexander J Wurts, ’83 S , P Jay W urts, ’91 S (cousins) Groton School Second colloquy appointment Junior and Senior years, editor Yale Daily News Junior year (financial edifor Senior year) and Yale Courant Senior year, editor and business manager Yale Alumni Weekly, president Berkeley Association Senior year, He Boule, Psi Upsilon, Skull and Bones Traveled abroad 1892-93 and 1895, with New York Commercial Company 1893 and West Side Construction Company 1894, secretarypresident Second Avenue and Central Cross Town Railroad companies, New York City, 1897-99, with Strong, Sturges & Company, bankers and brokers, New York City, 1899-1900, in charge bond department Post & Flagg, New York City, 1899-1903, vice-president Old Colony Trust Company, Boston, 1903-06, Bank Commissioner of Massachusetts 1906- 09, vice-president Manhattan Company, New York City, 1909-14, Federal reserve agent and director Federal Reserve Bank of New York 1914-26, member transfer committee and deputy agent general for reparation pay- ments under Dawes Plan 1927-30, chairman board Fiduciary Trust Com- pany, New York City, 1930 until retirement 1945, honorary chairman 1945 until resignation 1949, M A Hon Yale 1917, commander Legion of Honor (France), trustee Groton School, Barnard College, American Aca- demy m Rome, president board of trustees Brearley School, vice-presi- dent finance committee Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America 1940, national treasurer Russian War Relief, Inc 1941, member Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, New York Board of Education, and New York National Guard Married November 23, 1897, New York City, Louisa Shaw, daughter of Francis Channing and Ellen (Shaw) Barlow Children Ellen (Bryn Mawr 1917-21, Mrs Lloyd Kirkham Garrison), Anna Maricka (B A Bryn Mawr 1922, Mrs Alexander Duer Harvey), Frances (B A Bryn Mawr 1926), Louisa (Bryn Mawr 1925-26, M rs Jay deVegh) Buried in Jay Cemetery, Rye, N Y Survived by wife, children, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Mary Rutherford Jay

Eighth Generation. Children of Pierre JAY+ and Louisa Channing BARLOW+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-

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

(obit)Lloyd Kirkham Garrison (November 19, 1897 – October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer. He was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, but also served as chairman of the “first” National Labor Relations Board, chairman of the National War Labor Board, and chair of the New York City Board of Education. He was active in a number of social causes, was a highly successful attorney on Wall Street, and for a short time was a special assistant to the United States Attorney General.
Garrison was born on November 19, 1897, in New York City to Lloyd McKim and Alice (Kirkham) Garrison.[1] His great-grandfather was William Lloyd Garrison, the famous American abolitionist, and his grandfather was Wendell Phillips Garrison, who once was literary editor of The Nation (a left-wing magazine of politics and opinion).[1] His father died of typhoid when Garrison was a child, and he was largely raised by his grandfather, Wendell.[2] His grandfather, who knew many Civil War-era abolitionists (Frederick Douglass was a frequent guest in the Garrison home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Wendell Garrison knew him personally), regaled young Lloyd with many stories about the great struggles for civil rights and liberties of the 19th century.[2] He graduated from St. Paul’s School, a college-preparatory boarding school in New Hampshire.[1] He attended Harvard University, but quit school in 1917 to enlist in the United States Navy after the U.S. entered World War I.[3] He returned to Harvard in 1919, and in 1922 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from Harvard Law School.[3] He married Ellen Jay, a Boston socialite and direct descendant of Founding Father and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, on June 22, 1921.[4][5] The couple had three children: Clarinda, Ellen, and Lloyd.[4]
Garrison remained active in his law firm until the end of his life. He died at his home in Manhattan in New York City of a heart failure on October 2, 1991.[6] He was survived by his wife and three children.[6]

(Obit)Ellen Jay Garrison, the widow of the Manhattan attorney Lloyd K. Garrison and a featured performer in the Woody Allen film “Zelig” at the age of 83, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. Mrs. Garrison was born in Boston and attended the Brearley School. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1920. In the 1950’s she served as president of Women United for the United Nations. A direct descendant of John Jay, she was a longtime trustee of the John Jay Homestead in Bedford, N.Y. Her husband was a New York lawyer and civil rights advocate who served on numerous Federal agencies and commissions in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations and was president of the New York City Board of Education in the mid-1960’s. He died in 1991. Mrs. Garrison, who had never acted, caught the attention of the critics with her performance as Dr. Eudora Fletcher, the eccentric psychiatrist whose younger self was played by Mia Farrow. During the film, she delivers a series of monologues ruminating on her tempestuous relationship with Zelig. She was recommended for the role by a friend who knew the film’s casting director.

Ninth Generation. Children of Ellen JAY+and Lloyd Kirkham GARRISON. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-EJG-

1. Ninth Generation Clarinda GARRISON Birth 1923 in New York married Robert Weeks FERGUSON Jr Birth 23 Feb 1921 Death 1 Nov 1993 in Duval, Florida, and Andre BOUCHARD Birth 10 Oct 1919 in New Hampshire Death 18 Feb 1994 in Islip Terrace, Suffolk, New York,
2. Ninth Generation Ellen Shaw GARRISON Birth 1926 in New York married Hamilton Fish KEAN Birth 1920 in New York. This marriage brought together the Jay Livingston and Livingston Fish branches. Hamilton Fish Kean’s grandfather was Sen. Hamilton Fish KEAN who was a US senator from New Jersey. His great grand aunt Julia Ursin KEAN married Sen HAMILTON STUYVESANT FISH . Two generations back John KEAN married Susan Livingston whose fathers brother was William Livingston, the father of Sarah Livingston Jay.

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

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

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

Ninth Generation. children of Anna Maricka JAY+ and Alexander Duer HARVEY. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-AMJH-

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

2 . Ninth Generation. Dereke Jay HARVEY Birth 03 Aug 1929 in Connecticut, Death 27 Jun 1999 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, Unmarried.
HARVEY-Dereke Died on June 27, 1999 in Brandon, Vermont in her 70th year. Daughter of the late Nancy Jay Harvey and the late Alexander Duer Harvey. Dear sister of Phoebe Harvey Frackman of Greenwich, CT. Devoted aunt of Daphne Jay Bell, Alexandra Bell Witten, Frederick T. Bell and David A. Frackman. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

3. Eighth Generation. Nancy JAY Birth abt 1901 in New York Death ?1925? Unmarried.

4. Eighth Generation. Frances JAY+ Birth 27 Dec 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts Death 25 Jan 1980 Unmarried. Buried in th Jay Cemetery.
career with the US Navy.

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

Ninth Generation. Children of Louise JAY+ and Imre deVEGH AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-PJ-LJdV-

1. Ninth Generation Pierre DeVegh Birth 1934 in New York City Living Married ELLEN MacELREE. Advisory Committee to the Jay Heritage Center.

2. Ninth Generation. Dianna DeVegh Birth 1936 Living Divorced . Children.

2. Seventh Generation MARY RUTHERFURD JAY+* Birth 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, Death 4 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
(Obit)Mary Rutherfurd JAY was born 16 Aug 1872 in Fair Haven, New Haven. Connecticut, United States as the second child of Rev Peter Augustus JAY and Julia Post. She had three siblings, namely: Pierre, Laura Prime, and John. She died 04 Oct 1953 in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
She lived in Rye, Westchester, She studied drawing, painting and design in Europe before deciding to became a “garden architect.” Bef. 1908. She was employed as a Pioneering female landscape architect (she referred to herself as a “garden architect”). She studied architecture at MIT and Harvard’s Bussey Institute in Forest Hills, MA. Aft. 1908. She lived in Manhattan Author: 1940 in Wrote biography of the JAY family (Also wrote several books on architectural gardening) Jay Cemetery: 1940 (Enlarged the size of the cemetery) President Jay Cemetery: 1940 (WrotE book Jay Cemetery and genealogy chart)

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

The Man in Court. By Frederick Dewitt Wells. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
This book -will be read with interest by the public at large, for whom it is evidently intended, but it is also not without value to the practicing lawyer. It presents the subject from a new point of view. One who approaches the courts of law from the angle of the lawyer does not receive the same impression- as the litigant, the juror, the witness, or the judge. Any criticism of legal procedure which tends to widen the horizon of the parties and the public generally is a public benefit. Many of his objections to the present system are not properly directed against the courts or their procedure, but against the policy of statutes enacted by the legislature, as, for instance, in bis chapter on the night courts and the treatment of the social evil. Of course, the courts have no discretion in these cases. The judge must enforce the law as it is

Eighth Generation. Children of Laura Prime JAY+ and Frederick DeWitt WELLS. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-

1. Eighth Generation Mary Valette WELLS+ Birth 1905 in New York Death Jun 30, 1961 in Baltimore, Md. Unmarried. Buried in the Jay Cemetery
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2. Eighth Generation. Frederic Jay WELLS+ Birth 3 Feb 1901 in New York City, New York Death 17 Feb 1972 in Lawrence Memorial Hosp., New London, Connecticut,
Married Dorothy AULT Birth 11 December 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Death 1 January 1955 in Nova Scotia, Canada They had three children. Divorce. Also married Ilona Agnes (Helen) TERINS Birth 17 August 1913 in New York City, New York, Death 29 Jun 2004 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, He was buried in the new section of the Jay Cemetery.

Naval Officer. Graduate from Annapolis. Commander of a Minesweeper during WW II YMS “Large Wooden Minesweepers” or “Motor Minesweepers” ordered April 1941, under 1940 program, about 270 tons, 136 ft long, 1-3″ ,2-20mm, 2- depth charge throwers, 2 GM diesels, 15 kts, complement about 50. classified BYMS after? WW2. Were classified AMS prior 1955. Three kinds for recognition: two little funnels, one fat funnel ( including AMS 11-) and no funnel. Many built and many transferred to other navies, some still around in civilian use as small coasters etc. Feb 1955 reclassified “Minesweepers, Coastal (old)” MSC(O)

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

Ninth Generation. Children of Frederic Jay WELLS and Dorothy AULT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-LPJW-FJW-

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

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

3. Ninth Generation. Peter Augustus Jay WELLS Birth 30 May 1935 in New York Death 17 February 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Married Mary Ann FINNEY Birth 5 November 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, Death 18 March 1986 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had SEVEN children. He died at age 31. All the children live in Canada.
I just stumbled across this thread; I am excited as this is a family branch that we know little about. My grandmother Ault (Dorothy) died Jan. 1, 1955, before I was born (also predeceasing all seven of my other siblings). To correct Michelle’s post, Dorothy married my grandfather, Frederic Jay Wells on Oct. 3, 1925 in Ontario and they went on to have three sons before divorcing: Frederic Hume (1926-2008), John Jay (1926- ) and my father, Peter Augustus Jay (1935-1967). Dorothy Ault Wells died Jan. 1, 1955. The Wells family resided in the USA (NY, MI and CT), where my grandfather was a naval officer. Each of these sons had families of their own and have expanded another two generations on top of that! Interestingly, all three Wells/Ault sons settled permanently in Canada (ours & Hume’s family in Nova Scotia, while John still resides in Alberta). .

3. Eighth Generation. Oliver Dimock WELLS+ Birth 6 Apr 1902 in New York City, New York, Death 7 Nov 1974 in New York City, New York, married Anne Lawrence WISNER. He was buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had three children.

Miss Wisner, who attended the Brearley School in Manhattan and Miss Porter’s School to Farming- ton, Conn., made her debut the season of 1938-39 at a tea-dance at the St. Regis Roof. She attended the Junior Assemblies and is a member of the New York Junior League. She is the granddaughter of Mrs; John Burling Lawrence and a direct descendant of Henry Wisner, who was a member of both the first and second Continental Congresses. •Mr. Wells attended Groton School and Cambridge in England. He is associated with the firm of Good- body & Co. He is a direct descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Ninth Generation. Children of Oliver Dimock WELLS+ and Anne Lawrence WISNER
1. Ninth Generation. Christopher Jay WELLS Birth Death Marriage

2. Ninth Generation. Oliver VanCortlandt WELLS Birth. Death. Marriage

3. Ninth Generation. Valerie Bayard WELLS. Birth. Death. Marriage

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

JOHN CLARKSON JAY, II

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

(obit)Educated at Lewis J. Dudley’s School, Northampton, MA; Charlier Institute, New York City; Grammar School of Columbia College, New York City; Columbia College (now University), New York City. During the Civil War served as a Pvt., Co. F., 71st Regt., New York State Militia (National Guard). Enlisted on 27 May and mustered out on 2 Sep 1862. Graduation 1863  M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.1864 -1865  Served as acting Asst. Surgeon, US Army, in Armory Square Hosp., Washington, DC, and in Sedgwick General Hosp., Greenville, LA. 1865 -1866 Employed in the hospital on Randall’s Isl. and in Marion Street Lying-in-Asylum. 1867 -1869 — Spent two years studying medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna. 1869 -1898 —Returned to the New York and entered private practice. Also served as attending physician to NY Hosp., Outpatient Dept.; the NY Dispensary; and the Northwestern Dispensary. Specialist in diseases of children. Marriage to Harriette Arnold VINTON+ 1872 12 Dec — Age: 28
Summer Residence. 1890 to 1904 — Rye, Westchester, New York Spent summers in the house built by his grandfather. Sale of PAJ House in Rye 1905 Family decision of the children of JCJ I to sell the house. House sold to VanOrden Trustee, The JAY Cemetery 1906 — Original trustee of the incorporation set up after the sale of the house. Other two trustees were Banyaer Clarkson and John Jay. He acted as treasurer. Death 1923 7 Nov — Age: 79 Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G3  He was a supporter of Abolition, though he did not belong to the “radical” Garrisonian group of Abolitionists.He was one of the founders of the New York Free Dispensary for Children.

Seventh Generation Children of John Clarkson JAY+ II MD and Harriette Arnold VINTON+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-PAJ-

1. Seventh Generation. Maria Arnold JAY+ Birth 18 Sep 1873 in New York City,
Death 2 Jan 1878 in New York City at age 5. Buried in the Jay Cemetery.
“Maria Arnold Jay, daughter of John C. Jay Jr. born in New York Sept. 18, 1873. Baptized in Trinity Chapel by Rev. Peter A. Jay. ”

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

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

Birth 1875, 2 Jun New York City, New York, Her family’s primary residence was in New York. Also Known As Edie Jay. Her family spent their summerS IN POMFRET, CT on the Gladwyn Estate, known simply as AT Gladwyn, since FROM about 1890 TO 1912, WHEN SHE BOUGHT A HOUSE ON POMFRET STREET, KNOWN BY 1896 AS “THE ACORNS.” SHE SOLD IT IN 1932, TO THE BIGELOW FAMILY, FOUNDERS OF THE RECTORY SCHOOL. IT REMAINS THE RECTORY HEADMASTER’S HOUSE, “BRITTAIN HOUSE.” Edith was residing [SUMMERS] there [POMFRET, NOT GLADWYN] in 1927. Marriage to Benjamin Haywood Adams+ 1920 16 Oct — Age: 45 New York City, 1930 — Age: 55

Trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Death 1947 13 Apr — Age: 71. Burial The Jay Cemetery, Rye Plot G6

HEr husband died of drowning in the Connecticut River in 1931
 
3. Seventh Generation. John Clarkson JAY+* III Birth 20 Jan 1880 in New York Death 22 Jan 1941 in New York, married Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC Birth 21 Jul 1877 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, Death 28 Jun 1937 in New York, They were both buried in the Jay Cemetery. They had four children.
He was a Trustee of the JAY Cemetery 1924 -1940 with Delancy Kane Jay and Pierre Jay. (second group of trustees)

Eighth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* III and Marguerite Montgomery SOLELIAC. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-

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

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

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

Ninth Generation. Children of Sarah Livingston JAY+ and Arthur Middleton Reeves HUGHES+. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-SLJH

1. Ninth Generation. Arthur Middleton HUGHES, Jr. Birth 9 Mar 1928 in Pennsylvania married Helena ERRAZURUZ Birth abt 1930. married Nancy WEDGE Birth abt1930.
Wrote several text books and taught data based marketing principles
Hughes, Arthur Middleton. Strategic Database Marketing: The Masterplan for Starting and Managing a Profitable, Customer-based Marketing Program. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2005.
For more than a decade, Strategic DatabaseMarketing has been a popular and authoritativehow-to on database marketing, referred to everyday by marketing practitioners around the world.Featuring dozens of innovative, workable strategies,it has shown marketers how to profitablymanage customer relationships, retain loyalty,increase the incremental profits from each customerin the database, and more.

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

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

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

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

(obit)The Rev. William Dudley Foulke Hughes, rector of St. Columba’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Middletown, died today in Newport Hospital. His age was 65. Mr. Hughes was born in Richmond, Ind. As an ambulance driver with the French Army in World War I, he won the Croix de Guerre for evacuating wounded men under heavy shell fire at the Battle of Verdun. He received A.B. degrees from Princeton University in 1919 and from Oxford University in 1922, a B. Litt. from Oxford in 1923 and an A.M. there in 1926. Mr. Hughes was ordained a deacon of his church in 1923 and a priest the next year. Subsequently he was a master at the Salisbury (Conn.) School, precentor (priest in charge of the music) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and headmaster of its choir school, rector of Grace Church, Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., and dean of St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Me. He had been rector of S. Columba’s since 1956.
Mr. Hughes first wife, the former Miss Marguerite Montgomery Jay, a descendant of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, died in 1934. In 1941 he married Mrs. Frances Lindon Smith Otis, widow of Raymond Otis. Surviving besides his widow are two sons by his first marriage, John J. and Dudley Hughes; a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Jane Gignoux; a daughter by his second, Miss Linden Hughes; three brothers and six grandchildren.

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

1. Ninth Generation. Rev John Jay HUGHES. Birth 15 May 1929 in New York Death 6 July 2003 . Unmarried. Converted from an Anglican priest to a Catholic priest.
John Jay Hughes is a retired priest of the St. Louis archdiocese and a Church historian.
Though I am occasionally asked why I am a priest, most often the question is: “Why did you become a Catholic?” Forty-seven years after being received into the Catholic Church, I am still asked that, most often by lifelong Catholics. I can see the eager hope in their eyes. They are looking for confirmation from a one-time outsider that “Catholic is best.” How difficult it is to disappoint them.
For the truth is that there was little in the pre–Vatican II Church that was attractive to me, an Anglican for 32 years, the last six of them a happy priest in the American Episcopal Church. Nor was I ever disillusioned with Anglicanism. Had that been the case, my decision about the Catholic Church at Easter 1960 would have been far easier. >From the time I was old enough to think about such things, I realized that Anglicanism was a theological house of cards. But it was my house. It was where the Lord had put me. Moreover, at ordination I had made promises of obedience and fidelity no less solemn than those made by Catholic priests. Could it be right to break those promises? The least that could be said was that I must not leave the place the Lord had assigned me without truly compelling reasons. Anglicanism took me, as it had taken my father and grandfather before me, from the font to the altar. I loved it. I remain grateful to it. I am deeply saddened by its present disarray. Was Newman right in his view that, at bottom, Anglicanism is simply another version of Protestantism?.
Added to the theological perplexities were personal difficulties: dislike of the triumphalist Church of Pius XII, and the desire not to wound my beloved priest-father, widowed by the death of my mother when I was only six years old. His life and priestly ministry had kindled my desire to follow in his footsteps. Philo- and not anti-Catholic, on the subject of Anglican priests who “perverted to Rome” (his term), he was unyielding. Were I to take this step, he told me, I would no longer be welcome in the family home. In the event, I never saw him again. We shall meet again in heaven, where mutual hurt will be replaced by unending joy
Leaving the Episcopal Church was the hardest thing I have ever done. Only years later was I able to affirm, as I now do without hesitation, that entering the Catholic Church is the best thing I have ever done.

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

3. Ninth Generation. Dudley HUGHES Birth abt 1933 in New Yorke

3. Eighth Generation. Alice JAY+ Birth 5 Nov 1908 in Pelham, Westchester, New York, Death 13 Mar 1951 in Mount Kisco, New York, married V. Wilshire HARCOURT. Birth 21 May 1905 in Ohio Death 18 Nov 1981 in Collier, Florida, Marriage ended in divorce. Married Gerald Houghton Taber Birth 31 May 1905 in Paris, France Death 2 Jul 1982 in Palm Beach, Florida. She had three children with her first marriage.

Ninth Generation. Children of Alice JAY+ and V. Wilshire HARCOURT AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-AJH-

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

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

3. Ninth Generation. Wendy HARCOURT Birth 1942 in New York

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

John Jay, the inventor of the ski film in its modern form, has been sharing his unique humor and style in travel-adventure ski films, books, and magazine articles for over sixty years. Jay is recognized world-wide as a legendary ski-film maker who inspired many to try and to enjoy the passion of skiing. Jay began his ski adoration in the winters of 1933 and 1934 while studying at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1935, then a freshman at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Jay spent weekends at the first U.S. rope tow at Woodstock, Vermont. Jay’s first ski film began here with the family camera and some entertaining shots of his winter skiing adventures. Jay projected his first footage for friends in his family home, narrating live over the console Victrola. During his undergraduate winters, Jay filmed numerous local events to include the Williams Winter Carnival, the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, the second Inferno Race down the Headwall of Tuckerman’s Ravine, and the Madison Square Garden’s Winter Sports Show. Time, Inc. hired Jay to write commentary for the prestigious March of Time. But Jay soon grew tired of the job that left him little time for skiing, so he applied and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford College in England. With nine months to spare before he was to arrive to Oxford, Jay was asked to produce a film on the Canadian Rocky Mountain powder skiing. The result was Skis over Skoki, the first American film of its kind capturing skiers gliding through powdered wilderness Jay then set out to immortalize South America’s only ski resort, Farallones, located up the Andes outside of Santiago. By the time of his return to the States, World War II was on and the Oxford College Rhodes scholarship was postponed. So he put together his epic, Ski the Americas, North and South. The film packed in over 50,000 viewers during its tour and enlightened many to the thrills of traveling the world to ski. In January, 1942, Jay received his orders to report to 1st Battalion, 87th Regiment at Fort Lewis as the Second Lieutenant to the ski troops. Jay led an eight-man detachment of the 1st Battalion on the first winter ascent of Mount Rainier and won a commendation for his troops’ success. That year, now Captain Jay married Lois Goodnow, published Day in the Life of a Ski Trooper in the Boston Globe, and began what became known as the 10th Mountain Division. Jay soon began putting together his second film, Ski Patrol, finishing it in the fall of 1943. The film drew 75,000 viewers and helped produce a wealth of recruits. As the war came to an end in 1945, Jay with Lois produced the postwar lecture film Hickory Holiday. Memorably, at the end of an 18,000 mile tour, the film was shown to 3,800 applauding members of the National Geographic Society in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Jay went on to make a film a year for an exciting 25 years. Equally successful was Jay’s 1947 guide book and travel epic, Skiing the Americas, North and South. Over 20,000 copies of the book have been sold. Holiday on Skis was completed by Jay in 1956, and Los Angeles film critics applauded the witty results. Jay’s 1958 Ski to Adventure showed Japanese skiers on the slopes colliding and bumbling into each other as Jay commentated over the scene as if it where the play by play of a football game. His coverage of the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley required the help of San Francisco film maker Marvin Becker and a 24-man crew. The much praised result was a one hour long jam-packed action sequence called Olympic Holiday. Jay’s popularity soared as he appeared in hundreds of cities presenting to millions of enthralled viewers. ABC network television picked up Jay’s Olympic footage for presentation during the previews to the Innsbruck Games. Jay went on to produce 1965’s Persian Powder, 1966’s An Evening with John Jay, sold two of his past films to Westinghouse’s Four Winds to Adventure, and pushed his second book Ski Down the Years. Ski Down the Years broke records, selling 40,000 copies, more than any other ski book. In 1968 Head for the Hills presented footage of Japan, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Mauna Kea, Hawaii. In 1970, Jay’s World of Skiing captured shots of French Olympian Guy Perillat skiing at La Clusaz. Jay had the honor to receive the Lifetime “Jerry,” the Crested Butte International Ski Film Festival Ski Film Maker Legend Award, in January of 1996. In 1997 Jay received his greatest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ski History Association. Recognizing him for his outstanding record at preserving the history of skiing, the association introduced Jay as a “towering figure in the history of skiing who effectively communicates, records, and popularizes his love of the skiing life to countless thousands with his ski films.” Since 1939 Jay shared his talent and humor as a historian, capturing so cleverly the golden years of American alpine skiing. We are fortunate to have had such an adventurer as John Jay in our midst and such a picturesque record of skiing past. John, born December 11, 1915, died December 7, 2000 just four days from celebrating his 85th birthday.

Ninth Generation. Children of John Clarkson JAY+* IV and Lois GOODNOV. AJ-PJ-JJ-PAJ-JCJ-JCJII-JCJIII-JCJIV-

1. Ninth Generation. John Clarkson JAY, V.  Birth 1944 in Massachusettes Living
Married to Emily W Jay. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Live in Manchester, Ma. They are both members of the JHC advisory board.

ALICE JAY

5. Sixth Generation Alice JAY+ Birth 1846 in New York, Death 19 Jun 1921 . Unmarried. She was buried in the Jay Cemetery.
Suzanne Clarey in Jay Heritage News Letter
The young subject of the painting, Alice Jay, along with her parents and siblings, lived both in New York and at the Rye estate during the mid and late 19th century. Windows into Alice’s life and times, particularly during the Civil War, are well documented in family letters and diaries. Alice’s father, Dr. John Clarkson Jay, was John Jay’s grandson and a vocal opponent of slavery like his grandfather and father before him. Through the local Episcopal church where he served on the vestry, he was instrumental in spearheading efforts in Rye to recruit volunteers for the Union efforts during the Civil War, a campaign which drew enlistments from Alice’s two older brothers, Peter, who became Captain of a local militia, and John, who served as an assistant surgeon. Alice’s sister kept a diary in which she wrote proudly in 1862, “Rye is called the banner town of the county for she has raised more men by volunteering than any of the other towns.” The artist of the painting, New Yorker Daniel Huntington (1816 – 1906), trained with Jay family friends and esteemed colleagues like John Trumbull (who accompanied Jay as his secretary to Europe during treaty negotiations but also achieved renown as a painter, most notably for his grand scale Declaration of Independence now at the Capitol Rotunda) and Samuel F. B. Morse (whose successful career as an artist preceded his renown as an inventor and earned him the nickname of “America’s Da Vinci.”) Under the tutelage of men like these, Huntington rose to prominence both during and after the Civil War. He was a member of the National Academy of Design for most of his life and acted as its President for 22 years; he was also Vice-President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 33 years and helped that institution expand and grow in stature.

SARAH JAY

6. Sixth Generation. Sarah JAY+ Birth 1848 in New York, United States Death 1883
Died at age 34. She was Unmarried.

THE DAUGHTERS OF PETER AUGUSTUS JAY AND MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON

       
 
DESCENDANTS of PETER AUGUSTUS JAY and MARY RUTHERFURD CLARKSON.   

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY died unmarried. 

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

FOURTH GENERATION: MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY+ married FREDERICK  PRIME

   
 

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

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

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

      DESCENDANTS OF MARY RUTHERFURD  JAY AND FREDERICK PRIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         Eighth Generation Children of Elizabeth Jay RUSSELL and  Stephan Lesher LANDON 

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

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

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

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

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

    FOURTH GENERATION 3. SARAH JAY+ married  William DAWSON+

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

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

       DESCENDANTS of SARAH JAY+ and William DAWSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

 

   

 

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

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

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

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

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

       DESCENDANTS of CATHARINE HELENA JAY+ HENRY AUGUSTUS DU BOIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         2.  Seventh Generation.  Alan C REED Birth abt 1923

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOURTH GENERATION

5. Fourth Generation ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

  

 

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

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

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

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

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

DESCENDANTS of ANNA MARIA JAY and HENRY EVELYN PIERPONT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                 Children of Anne Low PIERREPONT and Lea McIlvaine LUQUE

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

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

                   Children of Lea Shippen LUQUER and  Grace Hamilton PARKER

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

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

               Children of Lea Shippen Luquer jr and Giovannella Chirochetti are:

                         1.       Ninth Generation  Monica LUQUER

                         2.       Ninth Generation Dominica LUQUER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    Ninth Generation. Children of Edith Alice MOFFAT and  SPENSER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

             Eighth Generation. Children of ABBOT LOW MOFFAT and Marion ADAMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

               1. Seventh Generation. Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT Birth 6 Dec 1912 in New York, New York Death 20 Jul 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts married Fentress Hill KUHN. Birth 29 Jul 1910 in Manchester, Essex, MA Death 25 Jul 1987 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. They had  five or six children. 

                      Eighth Generation Children of Mary RUTHERFURD PIERREPONT and Fentress  Hill KUHN

                       1. John Fentress KUHN Birth 3 Mar 1942 Death 6 Aug 2011 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, 

                       2. Timothy Pierrepont KUHN Birth 16 Feb 1947 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, Death 9 Nov 1968 in New Haven,  Connecticut, 

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

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

John Jay Pierrepont: The younger of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont’s two sons, John Jay was born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1849. John Jay married, on April 26, 1876, Elise de Rham, the daughter of Charles de Rham and Laura Schmidt, and the couple had one child who died before reaching one year of age. Elise Pierrepont died less than two years later on October 17, 1879 and John Jay Pierrepont lived out the rest of his life in the family house at One Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn, remaining an active member of Brooklyn society until his death on September 25, 1923. (Obit)

 He was an amateur photographer.  John Jay Pierrepont photograph collection, spanning the dates 1876 to 1923 (bulk dates 1910 to 1923), measures 1.92 linear feet and is housed in three lantern slide boxes and one manuscript box. The collection consists of 177 black-and-white lantern slides and glass positive photographs, one photograph album, and 166 black-and-white photographic prints. The majority of the items in the collection were created by John Jay Pierrepont, an amateur photographer. The collection also includes several items that were created by two New York City-based lantern slide manufacturers: T.H. McAllister and Walter Isaacs. The subjects of the photographs are predominantly Brooklyn related, in particular historic houses and homesteads in Brooklyn, maritime activities on New York Harbor, as well other Brooklyn subjects such as Prospect Park and the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. 

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

Pierrepont, William Augustus, LL.B. 1876, M.D., N. Y. Univ. Med. Coll. 1882, a great grandson of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United Stales Supreme Court, died of heart trouble recently at the family resi dence, 1 Pierrepont Place, Brooklyn Heights, at the age of fort3′-six. His mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Pierrepont, widow of Henry E. Pierrepont, had died a few days before. Dr. Pierrepont was a bachelor and made his home with his mother. He had been ill at his home for two weeks and undoubtedly the shock of his mother’s death hastened his end. Of late years Dr. Pierrepont had lived somewhat retired. (Obit)

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

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

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAY+** 

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

The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, daughter of the late Peter Augustus Jay, and granddaughter of Chief Justice Jay, was held in the Church of the Incarnation, at Madison Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street, yesterday.  (Obit)

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

FOURTH GENERATION

Fourth Generation: SUSAN MATILDA JAY married MATTHEW CLARKSON

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

 22, 1843, married, July 29, 1807, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, daughter of General Nathan Clarkson and Mary Rutherfurd. (Obit)

        Fifth Generation: Children of Matthew Clarkson and Susan Matilda Jay 

         Fifth Generation: Banyer Clarkson born 1853 died 1928 married HELEN Shelton Smith. B 1858 died 1943

They had one son, Banyer,  (IX) Banyer Clarkson, son of Matthew (3) and Susan Matilda (Jay) Clarkson, was born in New York City. The careful manage- ment of the family estate by previous genera- tions did not make it necessary for him to engage in professional life, and he was free to indulge his inclination for reading, intellec- tual pursuits and in travel. He is a Repub- lican, and attends the Episcopal church. His social connections are with the Society of Co- lonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, the Hu- guenot Society, Badminton and St. Nicholas Society. His residence is at No. 26 West Fiftieth street. New York City. He married, at the Madison Square Presbyterian Church in New York City, December 6, 1900, Helen Shelton Smith, daughter of Nehemiah Denton and Harriet (Shelton) Smith. They lived in New York and built a summer estate in Tyringham, Mass. Like his father, Banyer was a chronicler of the times. He kept endless scrap books and records. (His father on a trip to Europe in 1858, kept a notebook of the 123 hotels they stayed in!! ) His wife, who had a lisp, raised phlox. To make the phlox bloom better she also raised sheep, since the sheep manure was the best fertilizer for her phlox. While his wife lisped, Banyer unfortunately stuttered, and has been known as B-B-B-B-Banyer by the family. Helen disliked small boys and dogs, which was perhaps why they had no children. The Tyringham House was willed to AMDB.

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 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 continues to manage the Cemetery. 

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.

Why the Bowerie? Our Stuyvesant Relationship

JAY-STUYVESANT Relationships.
EARLY JAY BURIALS: The Jay Vault

The Jay who first came to what was to become the United States was AUGUSTE in 1687. As a young man he had returned from an Asian tour on one of his fathers boats just after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes into the port of La Rochelle. His family had been forced to flee. He was saved by a half Huguenot/half Catholic Aunt and smuggled aboard a vessel bound for Charleston, South Carolina. He moved to New Amsterdam and settled as a trader and married ANNA MARIKA BAYARD in 1697.

Anna BAYARD’s paternal grandmother was ANNA STUYVESANT, the sister of the early leader of New Amsterdam, PETER (Petrus) STUYVESANT. He had married Anna’s husband, SAMUEL BAYARD, sister JUDITH BAYARD. Samuel BAYARD had died in Holland in 1646 and the next year Anna with her four children sailed to New Amsterdam to join her brother Peter. There was a strong connection with the Stuyvesant family which may be why a burial vault in the Stuyvesant Orchard at St Marks in the Bowerie became the resting place for JAY family members until it was moved to Rye in 1807.

Anna Stuyvesant remarried but outlived her second husband. She died in 1683, ten years after her brother Peter who had been buried in a vault under the family chapel in the Stuyvesant orchard in the Bowerie. This was to become the site of St Mark’s in the Bowerie church. She probably was buried in this vault.

This may have been the start of the Jay Family vault. Anna Stuyvesant BAYARD brought four children to New Amsterdam. Balthazar, Nicholas, Petrus, and Catherine. The oldest, Balthazar married in 1664, Marietje Lookermans. It was their daughter ANNA MARIE BAYARD who married AUGUSTE JAY in 1697. Anna Marie died in 1726 and was interred in the Vault in the Stuyvesant Orchard in the Bowerie. Her husband Auguste died in 1751 and was also buried in the “family” vault. I believe they were the first “JAYs” to be interred in the St Marks vault.

During the Revolution, New York was occupied by English troops and no burials took place. The son of Auguste Jay and father of John Jay, Peter and his wife Mary Van COURTLANDT died in Fishkill and Pougkeepsie during this time and were buried in a vault near Fishkill.

After the Revolution John and Sarah Livingston moved back to New York and were involved with Trinity Church about 1784. Also their oldest son Peter Augustus went to Trinity. In 1795 Jay became Governor of New York and moved in his second term to the new state Capitol in Albany. He retired from that post at the end of his second term to live in Bedford in 1801.

There were several Jay burials during the period of 1780 and 1806. Three children of Peter and Mary Van Courtland were buried. In 1791 Anna Marika Jay was buried. She with Peter were the two children blinded by small pox in their youth. In 1799 Frederick Jay died. He was probably buried here along with his first wife who had died in 1791. In 1801 Augustus Jay died and was buried. He was the son with a learning disability. Finally Sarah Livingston Jay, John Jay’s wife, died in 1802 and was buried in the family vault.

During this time the Stuyvesant property in the Bowerie underwent change. In 1793 the great grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, also Petrus, sold the family chapel and land to the Episcopal church for $1.00. A new church was designed and built on the same site as the family chapel. St Mark’s in the Bowerie was consecrated in 1799.

It was soon after that, that the family decision was made to set aside a tract of land in the East Meadow on the Rye Estate as a burial plot. Changes were happening at St Mark’s which may have necessitated this. New York City was undergoing street planning grid changes and construction of 10th street was planned at St Mark’s for about 1810. This may have made continued use of the Jay Vault in the Stuyvesant Orchard impossible.

In 1804, Goldsboro Banyer, the infant son of Marie Jay Banyer died soon after childbirth and it was decided to have him buried in the East Meadow of the Rye Estate.This burial was followed by his father in 1806 and then young sister in 1808. The contents of the vault at St Mark’s was moved about 1806.

There is some question if there was one vault or two. AUGUSTE and his wife Anna Marie BAYARD may have been buried in the Stuyvesant vault. The cemetery in Rye was open to the descendants of Peter Jay so Auguste probably would not have been moved. It is also unclear where the Jay Vault was other than in the Stuyvesant Orchard near what is now St Mark’s in the Bowerie. It is also possible that the second vault was Peter and Mary from Fishkill.

Burials
Fourth Generation
Peter Jay MUNRO died at age 5 in 1797
Mary MUNRO died at age 6 in 1802

Third Generation
Anna Maricka Jay. Died in Rye in 1791
Margaret “Polly” Barclay. Died in NY in 1791. First wife of Fady Jay.
Frederick Jay died 1799 in NY
Augustus Jay. Died in Rye in 1801
Sarah Livingston Jay. Died in Bedford in 1802

Probable Burials
First Generation. Doubt they were moved
Augustus Jay. Died New Rochelle in March 1751
Anna Maria BAYARD died New Rochelle in Feb 1726

Second Generation Question if this was the second vault moved.
Peter Jay. Died in Poughkeepsie in 1783. Buried in vault of Gysbert Schneck
Mary Van Courtlandt. Died in Fishkill 1777 Buried in vault of Gysbert Schneck

JAY-Van CORTLANDT relationships

JAY-Van CORTLAND relationships

Family intermarriage occurred among the early Families that settled in the New Amsterdam region. This was very apparent between the Jay Family and the Van Cortlandt Family.

The first Jay settler was Auguste,(1665-1751) who had been forced to leave France when he returned on one of his father’s ships to a post edict of Nantes France He was able to escape France with the help of an aunt and ended settling in New Amsterdam. He became a merchant and married Anne Marika Bayard, a descendant of Anna Stuyvesant. They had four children that survived infancy and married and had children. This becomes the basis of the Jay Family in what was to become the United States.

Judith Jay* married Cornelius Van Horne
Marie Jay married Pierre Vallete
Francina Jay* married Frederick Van Cortlandt*
Peter Jay** married Mary Van Cortlandt**

The Judith Jay and Cornelius Van Horne marriage produced two children who married: Cornelius and Augustus. Cornelius Van Horne married Elizabeth Van Norden. Descendants of her family were to purchase the Jay house and property in Rye in 1805. Augustus Van Horne married his first cousin, Anna Marie Van Cortland. She was the daughter of Frederick Van Cortlandt who married his aunt, Judith sister Francina Jay. They had one daughter Elizabeth who married Thomas Stratfield Clarkson. Their daughter Elizabeth Stratfield Clarkson married her cousin, the son of Uncle General Matthew Clarkson, Matthew. He married his cousin the youngest daughter of Peter Augustus Jay and his aunt Mary Rutherford Clarkson, a daughter of General Matthew Clarkson, Sarah Matilda Jay. They had one child Banyer who was one of the original trustees of the Jay Cemetery and with his wife is buried there. ??Confused?? See the chart!

Their second daughter Mary, married Pierre Vallete and no intermarriages occurred!

Their third daughter, Francina Jay, married the son of Jacobus and Eve Van Cortlandt, Frederick Van Courtlandt.

Their fourth child, a son, Peter Jay married the sister of Frederick, daughter of Jacobus and Eva VC, Mary Van Cortlandt. Peter Jay was a successful merchant in New York, who bought the property in Rye and moved the family there in 1745. It is this family that we are most interested in.

The first Van Cortlandt settler was Oloff (1600-1684) His second
son Jacobus (1658-1739) who in 1700 was Mayor of the City of New York, married Eve Phillipse. They had four children, three daughters and one son. Their family became intertwined with the Jay Family with marriage of their son Frederick to Francina Jay and their daughter Mary to her brother Peter.

Margareta Van Cortland* married Abraham de Peyster
Frederick Van Cortlandt* married Francina Jay*
Anne Van Cortlandt married John Chambers
Mary Van Cortlandt* married Peter Jay*

Margareta Van Cortlandt and Abraham de Peyster had six children. Their oldest daughter Catherine married John Livingston, the brother of William Livingston, the father of Sarah Livingston Jay, the wife of John Jay.

Frederick Van Cortland married Francina Jay and lived in the Van Cortland House in Yonkers. (This has become the area in the Bronx, Van Cortland Park) They had five children, two daughters and two sons who married and had children.

James Van Cortlandt married Elizabeth Culyer
Augustus Van Cortland married Helen Barclay. Their daughter Helen married James Morris whose son Augustus married Harriet Munro.
Anna Marie Van Cortlandt* married Augustus Van Horne* her first cousin. Their mothers, Francina Jay and Judith Jay were sisters. They had one daughter who married Thomas Stratfield Clarkson as outlined above.
Eva Van Cortlandt* married Henry White. They had one daughter, Margaret White* who married her cousin Peter Jay Munro.* the only child of Eve Jay and Henry Munro. They had nine children that survived infancy. Two of their children had inter family marriages between Jay and Van Cortland descendants.

Anne Van Cortland married Judge John Chambers. She was close to Eve Jay, and introduced her to Harry Munro at Trinity Church where he was a guest preacher.

Mary Van Cortlandt* married Peter Jay* and they had seven children. As noted they bought the property in Rye NY and moved the family there in 1745.

Eve Jay married Henry Munro and had one child Peter Jay Munro. As mentioned Peter married his cousin Margaret White and had nine children. Two of these children, Harriet and Henry married into the Van Cortlandt family.
Harriet Munro married Augustus Frederick Morris. His father was James Morris and his mother was Helen Van Cortlandt, the daughter of Augustus Van Cortlandt. Augustus Morris changed his name to his mothers Van Cortlandt. Their children were all named Van Cortlandt.
Henry Munro married Anne Bayley. Their daughter Mary White Munro married James Bruen. They had several children.
Augustus Jay
Sir James Jay with Anne Erwin
Peter “blind” Jay
Anna Marika Jay (blind)
John Jay married Sarah VanBrugh Livingston, the daughter of Gov William Livingston and Susana French. They had six children. John Jay was involved in several branches of Government during his life and was a Founding Father of the United States. His oldest son, Peter Augustus married into the Clarkson Family. His wife, Mary Rutherford Clarkaon, father was General Matthew Clarkson. Peter Augustus and Mary youngest daughter Sarah Matilda Jay married cousin Matthew Clarkson, son of the General.
Frederick Jay married twice but had no children.