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The Revolution and Frederick Jay

Birth 19 Apr 1747 in New York City, New York
Death 14 Dec 1799 in New York City

FADY JAY, the youngest child of Peter Jay and Mary Van Courtland Jay, was born two years after the birth of hIs older brother John.

FREDERICK JAY(pj3/9), Peter and Mary Jay’s ninth child, was born and raised on the Rye farm. He followed his father’s profession and became a merchant. His first marriage was to Margaret Barclay, whose father was rector of St Peters church in Albany. She descended from the De Lancey family who were the political opposing group to the Livingston’s, and in New York were opposed to the Revolutionary movement. Frederick (Fady) was locally active during the time of the revolution. He served on the Committee for Safety for Rye, and was a member of the New York Battalion of Independent Foot Companies, known as “The Corsicans”. From 1777 to 1783 he was a member of the Assembly from New York. During the Revolution, when Rye was “no man’s land” he moved his parents and family from Rye to Fishkill to stay with him. His first wife died in 1791 after he had returned to New York. They had no children. He remarried the niece of brother “Blind” Peters wife Euphemia Dunscomb. He was probably buried in the family plot in the Bowery.

There is less information on his life than the other children. He played a leading family role during the Revolution period 1776 to 1783, when he became responsible for his mother and father and older sisters and brothers when Rye became very dangerous for them to live in and he needed to move them to a safer spot. His older brother John at this time was with his wife Sarah in Spain. Their oldest son Peter Augustus had been left with both Livingston and Jay grandparents.

Frederick Jay (1747–1799), the younger brother of John Jay, served a mercantile apprenticeship to his cousin James Abraham De Peyster, a New York city merchant, including a stint as De Peyster’s agent in the Dutch East Indies. After further experience in trade in Curaçao, he opened a mercantile firm in New York in 1773.

Before the Revolution he had been trained as a merchant and first worked in New York City with his cousin, and then in 1773 opened his own company. It was also in 1773 that he married Margaret (Polly) Barclay.

. His first marriage was to Margaret Barclay, whose father was rector of St Peters church in Albany. She descended from the De Lancey family who were the political opposing group to the Livingston’s, and in New York were opposed to the Revolutionary movement. Frederick (Fady) was locally active during the time of the revolution. He served on the Committee for Safety for Rye, and was a member of the New York Battalion of Independent Foot Companies, known as “The Corsicans”. From 1777 to 1783 he was a member of the Assembly from New York
New York City was captured by the British in 1777 and he and his wife were forced to leave. In a letter to his brother John in 1777 sent from Fishkill, he talks about being in Kent, CT to find a place for the family. John and Sarah had just had their first child Peter Augustus Jay that would be left with his grandparents while the Jay’s were sent to Spain and then Paris.

Fish Kill, 18th July, 1777. Dear John: Both your letters are come to hand—I have been to Kent & provided Accommodations for the Family in case of a retreat. I have done every thing in my power to get your Books removed, but in vain; not a waggon or Cart to be hired at any rate, the People here being busy in their Harvests. [148] I shall speak to Coll. Hughes to day for two Continental teams; if he has them, I make no doubt he ’ll be ready to assist us.—The peas are not yet come to hand. The Family as usual, except Peggy who has been ill with a fever ever since you left us, which is the reason of my not writing to you sooner. Genl. Sullivan with 2000 Continental Troops are now encamped in the Town of Fishkill; this affair makes the old Gentleman imagine that the Enemy will certainly attempt the River. I could wish he was as easy about the matter as myself—Mr. Platt of Kent informs me that there is a Farm of about 160 Acres with a Comfortable House to be sold near him for about £700, Lawful [money]. Would it not be better to purchase it than have the family in different houses; had I the money of my own, the farm should be mine. The old Gentleman I believe would soon come into the measure if you was to give him only a hint about it. I am Your Afft. Brother Fred Jay.

Fishkill was chosen as the initial place for the family to escape to and they were given room in the house owned by Theodore Van Wyck. In a letter to John he expresses his dismay at being then forced to move to Kent and very worried about the cost of such a move.

Fish Kill, 29 July, 1777. Dear Johnny, I have received your letter of the 21 Inst:—The evacuation of Ticonderoga is very alarming; I wish it may soon be made to appear in a less gloomy light. [157] Hitherto Fady has not been able to succeed in providing waggons to remove your Books to Kent.—My thoughts have been much imployed of late about removing from hence in case of need, but the more I consider of it the more I am perplexd., for my present state of health admits of my undergoing no fatigue. Besides I conceive my going to Kent will be attended with an immense expence, for there I can hire no Farm to raise necessarys for my numerous Family, but must lodge them in different Houses and buy daily food &c for them, I suppose at the same exorbitant rate that is extorted from the distressed in other parts of the Country; so that unless I can get a Farm in order to raise so much as will in some measure answer the expence of the Necessarys of life, I am very apprehensive it will have too great a tendency to our ruin, for we may long continue in our present distressed situation before a Peace takes place. I am indeed at a loss what steps to take and therefore I could wish you were nearer at hand to consult with you and Fady what to do. Hitherto my present abode appears to me as safe as elsewhere, and it may be most prudent to continue here till we know what rout the Regulars take & their success if any they have; but in the mean time it may be best to remove some of my most valuable things by way of precaution, which we’ll consider of when you come here. If we can purchase another Waggon it shall be done. Johnny Strang was here about a fortnight or three weeks ago when we was expectg. the Regulars were about coming up the River; he then proposed to send a box or two he has of yours at his Father’s to Salem, and promised to remove them from there in case of need & said he would be very careful of them. Nancy is now unwell & Peggy is very sick with an intermitting fever ever since her return from Albany. I am yr. affecte. Father Peter Jay.

They all stayed with Theodorus almost two years in his house near Fishkill.

Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1702_ _Lived in the old stone house down the lane at Swartoutville._ _Col. John Brinckerhoff. A promiment [sic] citizen of the colonies prior to the Revolution. He joined the American Army. A soldier & a patriot. He was the intimate friend of General Washington. His confidential adviser during the dark days of the War for Independence. His home was the head‑quarters of Gen Washington. Who spent a night & day there in secret correspondence with Comt_ Rochambeau the French minister. The time of the anxiety respecting the arrest of Major Andre. As soon as the darkness of the second night shielded them from observation; they departed upon horses. Through the Highlands. in time to arrest the ‑‑British Spy The Brinckerhoff house erected 1738. Was torn down.
Dr. Doros Van Wyck made it his home with his father-in-law, Co., John Brinckerhoff.During the Revolution, it was occupied jointly with the Jay family, including the distinguished partriot, Governor and Chief Justice John Jay. It was from this home that John Jay set off on his mission to France to aid in negotiating the Treaty of Peace with England.

It is hard to recognize now how difficult their life must have been. The revolt against England created extreme contrasts in living in the East. For those supportive of the Revolution, New York City had become dangerous for their lives. Fady had a growing merchant business which had to be left. Rye was in between the patriots and revolutionaries. Gangs of “Cowboys” and “Skinners” prowled the area and stole pillaged and burned whatever they wanted. The stable farm of Peter Jay had become an unsafe area to be in, and the provisions from the farm would end. Meanwhile the Revolution was on. The British had badly defeated the American forces on Brooklyn and had taken control of New York City. They had ships in the river and were on the verge of taking control of the Hudson from New York to Albany. Washington was fighting with a rag time untrained group. His basic strategy soon became to run and try and win fast battles. The dependency on British currency had ended and a new system of Banking was long off. Luckily for the Jays the troops and battles moved South and the military connection between New York and Albany did not happen. Also the large British force moving down Lake Champlain toward Albany died in Saratoga.

Fishkill was reasonably safe, in fact for a period it was the Capitol of New York State. What Fady was doing during this time we have little information. He unlike his brother wrote few letters, which JJ complained about.

Theodorus VanWyck had married the widow of Petrus Du Bois, my GGG Grandfather, Mary Coert Voorhes (Du Bois). I am descended from the youngest child of Petrus and Mary, Cornelius who moved to New York City and became a very successful merchant.

Mary Van Courtland Jay was very ill at the time of the move from Rye and she died in Fishkill in 1777. She was buried in the vault of Gysbert Schneck. In April of 1781 the family were robbed of all their possessions from the Fishkill house. This event was very disconcerting to father Peter and because of it Faddy decided to move the family to Poughkeepsie. It was in Poughkeepsie in 1782 that father Peter Jay died and he was also interred in the vault of Gysbert Schneck. We are still looking for the location of this vault!!

With the death of Peter, “Blind” Peter inherited the Rye house. It must have been soon after this that the family decided they could leave Poughkeepsie and move back to Rye. By 1783 the British had left New York City and it had become the Capitol of the new Union.
At the time of his father’s death in 1782 he inherited the Rye property. He lived in the house with his “retarded” older brother Augustus, his sister Eve Munro and her small child, and his blind sister Anna Maricka. To help him with the care of this family a happy marriage was arranged with Mary Duyckinck in 1789, when he was 55 and she was 53 years old. She was descended from a noted portrait painter and apparently was the original of the “aunt” in the spy story written by George Fenimore Cooper. In fact she was referred to as “Aunt Jay” in Coopers letters.

Eve Jay Munro, after the Revolution left Albany and moved with her son Peter Jay Munro back to Rye and lived with Peter et al. She was difficult for the family and John and Sarah took over the care of her son. He became a successful lawyer in New York.

John and Sarah Jay had moved back to New York City. He had inherited land from his mother’s family in Katonah which became the site of his retirement home into which they moved in 1803 when he had ended his second term as Governor. In 1783 he was Secretary for Foreign Affairs and in 1789 became the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In 1795 he was elected Governor of the State of New York and moved to the Governors House in NYC and then in his second term moved to Albany.

Fady and his wife Polly Barclay also moved back to New York City. At the time of his fathers death Fady had inherited property in East Bay and they probably lived at 64 Pearl Street.

The house and lot of Peter Jay in “Dock Ward” is now No. 64 Pearl street. This was given by Jacobus Van Cortlandt, in his will, to his daughter Mary, who married Peter Jay. This was a water lot, which was extended by later grants from the city. The part left to Frederick Jay was south of Front street. —

Polly died in 1791 suddenly of a “stroke”. Her unanticipated death was very sudden and a matter of concern to all. Sir James had been sent for but arrived after she had died. In 1794 he married Euphame Dunscomb, the first cousin of his brother Peters wife. Letters from Sarah Jay show that this was not an “approved” marriage! Fady died in 1799 at age 52 and was probably buried in the family vault. His second wife lived until 1817 and was buried in the Jay Cemetery.


1665. Birth of AUGUSTUS JAY in La Rochelle France. Father is Pierre Jay, a successful Huguenot Merchant in La Rochelle.

 1685. Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, which gave protection to the Huguenots in France. 

 1685. Augustus family in La Rochelle had moved to Bristol, England, because of the fear of religious persecution.

1686. Augustus returned to La Rochelle on one of his fathers boats and was smuggled by a half Catholic/half Huguenot Aunt on board a ship that sailed to Charleston, SC to escape his being put to death. 

 1690 Augustus Settled in New Amsterdam/York. Dutch colony settled on the Southern tip of Manhatten 

 1697 Married ANNA MARIA BAYARD. Her family came to New Amsterdam from Holland. They had four children, three girls and a boy. 1698 Judith, 1700. Mary 1702. Frances. 

1704. Peter. Anna Maria BAYARD father was Balthazar BAYARD, her mother was Marietje Lookermans.

BAYARD STUYVESANT relationship. Balthazar father was Samuel BAYARD, his mother was the sister of Peter Stuyvesant, Anna Stuyvesant. Peter married the sister of Samuel BAYARD, Judith BAYARD. 

 1704 Birth of son PETER JAY. 

 1725: Peter educated in Bristol, England by his Uncle, Stephan Peloquin as a merchant.

 1726: ANNA MARIA BAYARD Dies. Buried in NY Bowerie. ?Vault of peter Styuvesant her grandfather. 

 1728. Peter Jay marries MARY Van COURTLANDT. Her father was Mayor of the City of New York. She lived in the Van Courtland Manor in Yonkers. They had seven children that lived to adulthood. 1728. Eve. 1730 Augustus, 1732 James, 1734. Peter, 1737. Anna Marika, 1745. JOHN. 1747. Frederick (Fady)

1730: Success as a merchant in New Amsterdam. 

 1740: Small pox epidemic sweeps NY? Peter and Anna Marika are left blinded. 

 1745: Peter Jay Purchased tract of land in Rye NY and built house there. Moved his family to Rye from New York as safer for them. 

 1745: JOHN JAY born and grows up in Rye. 

 1750: James Jay returns to Peloquin family in Bristol for education. 

 1751: Father AUGUSTUS JAY dies. Buried at church of St Marks in the Bowerie. Start of the Jay Vault? 

 1760: James Jay, MD degree from the Univ of Edinburgh 

 1763: Sir James Jay knighted by King George III for collecting funds for Kings College 

 1765: First Colonial Congress in NY re the recent taxation by the King. Growing unhappiness with taxation laws of the King. 

 1766: EVE Jay marries Rev Henry MUNRO and moves to Albany. He has one daughter, Elizabeth, by his first marriage. 

 1767: Peter Jay MUNRO born to Eve Jay Munro and Henry Munro in Rye. They are living in Albany where Henry is rector of St Peters Church. He is a Loyalist. 

 1774: John Jay marriage to SARAH Van BRUGH LIVINGSTON. Her father is governor of New Jersey and a strong supporter of the separation from England.
Five children are born. 1776 Peter Augustus, in Livingston, NJ, 1782 Maria (Nancy) in Spain, 1783 Anna in Paris, 1789 William in NY, 1792 Sarah Louisa in NY. 

 1775: Start of the Revolution in Massachusetts. 

 1776: Declaration of Independence is passed by New York. War Starts. Washington is almost defeated in Brooklyn. He retreats. New York City is controlled by the Loyalists 

 1776: Westchester becomes no mans land with Loyalist and Separatist feelings. Skinners and Cow Boys are creating dangers. Peter Jay decides he must leave with his wife, who has severe arthritis, his two blind children Peter and Anna Marika, Augustus, and servants and at least three slaves. Frederick arranges for them to Move to the house of Theodore Van WYCK in Fishkill.

1776 to 1800 during the war the family is split. Sir James has Loyalist background and unsuccessfully tries to develop a plan for Peace living in London and NY. Eve is in Albany with her Loyalist husband the Rev Harry Munro. He is forced to leave the country and she will return to Rye after the war with her son Peter Munro. John Jay is with his wife Sarah either in Spain or Paris. He becomes the major negotiator of the peace agreement with The King. Their oldest son Peter Augustus is either with his Livingston or Jay grandparents during the war. Fady is living in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie.

During this time the New Government is also in crises. The Capitol of New York shifts from NYC, loyalist controlled, to Fishkill, to Poughkeepsie, and eventually to Albany. 

 1777: Mary Van COURTLANDT Jay dies in Fishkill. She is buried there in the crypt of Gysbert Schenck, the location of which is unknown. 

1778: The Van Wyck house in Fishkill is robbed and the Jays loose most of their property.

1777: Articles of confederation passed. 

 1779: Frederick arranges for father Peter JAY and family to move from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie. 

 1780: John Jay with Sally go to Spain. Peter Jay Munro goes with them as secretary. 

 1780: “Sir” James Jay lives with Anne Erwin. they have one child who marries and has descendants 

 1782: Peter JAY dies in Poughkeepsie and is buried with his wife in the vault of Gysbert Schenck.

1783: Blind Peter inherits the Rye House and Property. Probably moves back to Rye about that time. 

 1783: Eve Jay Munro moves with her son Peter Jay Munro back to the Rye House from Albany. She continues to be a problem! 

 1783: Faddy Jay probably moves to property he inherited from his father in the East Bay in NYC with his wife, Polly. 

 1783: The British leave New York: George Washington makes a triumphal return 

 1785: John Jay is serving as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and living in New York.

1785 to 1790: New York serves as Capitol of the United States. 

1785: Constitutional Convention and need for ratification of the new Constitution. John Jay was one of the three authors, with Madison and Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers. 

 1785: Sir James Jay practices medicine in Springfield, New Jersey. Probably takes care of Gov. William Livingston. 

1788: New FEDERAL Constitution ratified. George Washington elected the first president of the United States.


789: JJ Appointed First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 

 1789: “Blind” Peter Jay marries Mary Duyckinic, and continue to live in Rye 

 1790: Peter Jay Munro marries Margaret White, his second cousin. He is working in the law office of Aaron Burr

1790: Gov William Livingston dies in NJ at his home, Liberty Manor. Leaves PAJ his watch! 

 1791: Anna Marika died at the Rye House and is buried in the family vault at St Marks Church in the Bowerie.

1791: Margaret “Polly” Barclay Jay, wife of Faddy dies in New York. Probably buried in the Jay Vault. 

 1794: Peter Augustus goes as secretary to his father to London to draw the JAY treaty 

 1794: Fady Jay marries Euphame Dunscomb, the first cousin of his brother Peter’s wife. This marriage is not popular with the family. 

 1797: Albany is made Capitol of New York. 

 1797: John Adams elected second president of the United States. The French Revolution in progress. 

 1795 to 1801: John Jay elected Governor and lives in Albany. Leader of the Federalist Party. As Governor Is able to get NY to ratify the new Constitution. 

 1799: Frederick “Fady” Jay dies in New York and is buried there. The location is in the family Vault at St Marks. (With his first wife)

 1800: Peter Jay Munro completed his Manor House in Larchmont. He lives in NYC, but uses it in the summer. 1794 to 1814: PJM and MW have twelve children, ten live to adulthood. 

 1801: Thomas Jefferson elected third president of the United States. Louisiana Purchase. 

 1801: Anna Maria Jay marries Goldsborough Banyer 

 1802: JJ wife Sarah Livingston Jay dies and is buried in the family vault in New York. John Jay retires from public life. 

 1802: JJ moves into the new house built on Van COURTLANDT property in Bedford. 

 1803: Living at Bedford with JJ are his daughter Ana who took over the role of her mother, William, and Sarah Louise. Marie Jay Banyer moved in with them in 1808 after the death of her husband and young son. 

 1804: The start of the JAY cemetery in RYE. The son of Marie Jay Banyer who died at age 1 in 1804 was the first burial. Her husband died two years later. 

 1806: Contents of the family vault from the Bowerie in NY were brought to Rye and buried in the cemetery plot. 

1807: PAJ marries his second cousin Mary Rutherford CLARKSON. Her father was General Matthew Clarkson. 1808 to 1827 Eight children are born. John Clarkson JAY, Mary Rutherford, Sarah, Catharine Helena, Anna Maria, Peter Augustus, Elizabeth Clarkson, Susan Matilda. 

 1809: James Madison elected fourth President of the United States. War of 1812 with England. Burning of Washington. Star-Spangled Banner! 

 1810: Eve JAY dies in Rye and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1812: William JAY marries Hannah MCVICKER. 1813 to 1823 FIve children are born. Anna, Maria Banyer, John Jay II, Sarah Louisa, Eliza. 1833: last child, Augusta, “Fusty” is born. Five girls and one boy. 

 1813: “Blind” Peter Jay dies at Rye and is buried in the Cemetery. JJ inherits the Rye house, but Peter Jay’s widow Mary Duyckinck continues to live there. 

 1815: Sir James Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery 

 1817: Euphame Dunscomb Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

1822: Rye house given by JJ to son PAJ 

 1824: Mary Duckynick widow of Blind Peter dies in Rye. House now used by PAJ and family as a summer house. The original house is in poor repair, and plans are started to tear it down and build new house on the same site. 

1825: John Quincey ADAMS elected president. Erie Canal is finished. 

 1829: JOHN JAY dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery 

 1829: Andrew JACKSON elected president. Forced Indian migration and the Trail of TEARS 

 1829: Mary Rutherford Jay(PA) marries Frederick Prime. 1830 to 1835 they have three children. 1830 Mary Rutherford, 1832 Harriet, 1835 Helen Jay. 

 1830: William Jay inherits the Bedford retirement house. Lives there with his wife and children. 

 1831: John Clarkson Jay(PA) marries Laura Prime. Her brother, Frederick will marry his sister Mary Rutherford Jay. They live in New York, and will move to Rye in 1843.
1832 to 1848: They have eight children seven of whom live to adulthood. 1832 Laura, 1837 Mary Jane, 1839 Cornelia, 1841 Peter Augustus, 1844 John Clarkson II, 1846 Alice, and 1848 Sarah 

 1835: Mary Rutherford Jay Prime dies in childbirth with her third child. Very tragic death. A tall monument is placed in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1835: Catharine Helena Jay(PA) marries Henry Augustus Du BOIS. They live in New York, Newton Falls, Ohio, and New Haven, CT. 1836 to 1860 they have seven children that survive infancy. 1836 Cornelius, 1840 Henry Augustus, 1846 John Jay, 1849 Augustus, 1852 AlfredWagstaff, 1854 Mary Rutherford, 1860 Robert Ogden. 

 1836: PAJ tears down the original RYE house, the Locusts, and construction of new Greek Revival house on the original site takes place to be finished about 1838. 

 1836: Sarah Jay(PA) marries William Dawson. They have three children, two survive infancy and one marries and has issue. 

1843 Mary Jay Dawson marries Col Colwell FRANKLAND and live in England. 

 1837: John Jay II.(Wm) marries Eleanor Field. He was ambassador to Prussia, pres of American Bible Society, very involved in anti slavery. They had five children. 1839 Eleanor Kingsland, 1841 Col William Jay, 1844 Augusta, 1846 Mary, 1849 Anna 

 1838: Mary Rutherford Clarkson Jay, wife of PAJ, dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. She dies before the new house in Rye has been completed. 

 1839: Anna Jay(Wm) marries Rev Lewis BALCH. They have three children that survive infancy. 1839 Augusta Jay, 1843 Elizabeth, 1847 Lewis P. 

 1841: Anna Maria Jay(PA) marries Henry Evelyn Pierrpont. They have six children that survive infancy. 1842 Mary Rutherford, 1845 Henry Evelyn, 1849 John Jay, 1855 William Augustus, 1857 Julia Jay, 1861 Anna Jay. 

 1843: Peter Augustus Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery in Rye. Last words were: “Read the BIBLE and believe it” 

 1843: John Clarkson Jay (pa) inherits the Rye Property and lives in the new house. He is an original member of the New York Yacht Club. His sailing boat, La Coquille, is part of the NYYC racing fleet. He has also become an expert on sea shells and has developed an extensive collection. This was obtained after his death by the NY American Museum of Natural History. 

 1843: JCJ takes charge of running the Jay Cemetery plot. 

 1846: Sarah Jay Dawson(PA) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1847: Maria Banyer Jay (Wj) marries John Butterworth. They have two children. 1848 Augusta Jay, 1851 Eliza Jay

1848: Peter Augustus Jay, II (PA) marries Josephine Pearson . They have one child, 1850, Augustus Jay. 

 1849: Anna Jay BALCH(WJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1851: Hannah White JAY, wife of William Jay, dies and is buried in Bedford 

 1851: Maria Banyer Jay Butterworth(WJ) dies after childbirth 

 1852: Susan Matilda Jay(PA) marries Matthew Clarkson. They live in New York. They have one child 1853, Banyer.

1852: Josephine Pearson Jay dies, wife of PAJ II. Buried in Jay Cemetery. 

 1853: Laura Jay(JCJ) marries Charles Pemburton WURTS. They have six children. 1856. John, 1857 Rudolph, 1859. Charles, 1862. Alexander, 1863. Martha, 1869 Pierre. 

 1855: Peter Augustus JAY II (pa) dies at age 34 and is buried in the Jay Cemetery 

 1858: William Jay dies and is buried in Bedford. John Jay II inherits the Bedford house and property. 

 1861: Abraham Lincoln elected as president.. 

 1861: Mary Jane JAY (JCJ) marries Jonathen EDWARDS. They have one child 1862, Laura. 

 1861 to 1865: US CIVIL WAR Those serving
1861: Rev Peter Augustus Jay, 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.

1862. John Clarkson Jay II, 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. 1864: Served as acting Asst. Surgeon, US Army, in Armory Square Hosp., Washington, DC, and in Sedgwick General Hosp., Greenville, LA.

1863 Cornelius Jay Du Bois, Gettysburg, PA Served as Captain of Co D, 27 Reg Vol of Conn, in Tooks brigade under General Hanock. Wounded at the Gettysburg and saved by his brother, Henry. He was Decorated for his Bravery at Gettysburg
1864, Service in 40th Conn regiment under Gen Hooker Contiinued to serve as adjuvent

1861-1865: Henry Augustus Du BoisII Civil War: Surgeon Served under General Sheridan. Inspector of the hospitals of the Army of the Potomac. Was involved in Gettysburg where he saved his brothers life. He found his brother mortally injured after the second day. Was able to save him.
1867 Fort Union. New Mexico Surgeon involved with the Indian territory

1861-1865: Col William Jay. Civil War. An ardent patriot, he put aside his studies for the time and became a member of General Wool’s staff, and with the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and later serving on the staff of Generals George E. Morrell and George Sykes, and from January, 1863, to May, 1865, on the staff of General George G. Meade, and he took part in very many of the battles of the War. He was brevetted Major in April, 1864, “for faithful and meritorious services in the field,” and, later in the same year, was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel “for gallant and meritorious services during the recent campaign, resulting in the fall of Richmond and the surrender of the insurgent army under General R. E. Lee.” 

 1865: Abraham Lincoln Assassinated. 

 1869: Rev Peter Augustus JAY marriage to Julia Post. They have four children.
1870 Pierre, 1872 Mary Rutherford, 1874. Laura Prime, 1875. John JAY 

 1872: John Clarkson Jay, II (JCJ) Marriage to Harriette Arnold VINTON. They had two children that lived to adulthood. 1875 Edith Van Courtlandt, 1880 John Clarkson III. 

 1875: Rev Peter Augustus JAY death suddenly at age 34. Buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1876: Augustus Jay marriage to Emily Astor Kane. They had two children. 1877 Peter Augustus Jay, 1881 DeLancey Kane Jay 

 1878: Col William JAY marriage to Lucy OELRICHS. They have one child who lives to adulthood and marries. 1882 Eleanor “Moppy” JAY. 

 1880: Henry Augustus Du BOISII Marriage to Emily Maria BLOIS in San Rafael, Marin, California. They had five children. 1881 Helen Jay, 1882 Henry Augustus III, 1884 Ernest Blois, 1886 Hannah L., 1889. Emily Blois 

 1888: Laura Prime JAY, the wife of JCJ dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery 

 1891: John Clarkson JAY dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. The Rye house and property are inherited by the children. 

 1894: Col William JAY Inherited the Bedford house from his father and lived there with his family. Col. Jay served in the Grand Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Old Fred, the horse that carried him safely through such horrific battles as Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, is remembered on a stone marker at the entrance to a garden near the west end of the house. 

 1897: Mary Jay EDWARDS (JCJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery 

 1907: Cornelia JAY (JCJ) dies and buried in the Jay Cemetery. Unmarried. 

 1909: Peter Augustus Jay marriage to Susan McCook. They have two children. One lives to adulthood and marries. 1918 Susan Mary 

 1910: DeLANCEY Kane Jay marriage to Elizabeth Sarah Morgan. They have six children. 

 1910: Laura Jay WURTS (JCJ) dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery. 

 1919: Augustus Jay dies and is buried in the Jay Cemetery.