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From: USA  
Email: paulbaiinfastloanhomeplc@gmail.com  

Vinson Wilson Jaye   07/07/2017, 09:49 AM
 
I have been told all my life that I have Native American blood. Well, I took the DNA test through Ancestry.com and was very surprised at the results: Not a drop. The test showed I was 89% UK. It also showed 3% Greek-Italian, which I suspect is the reason for my dark hair, dark eyes, and olive skin.
From: Monroeville, AL  
Email: vinson.jaye@yahoo.com  

Jo Ann Jay Howard   04/02/2017, 09:23 PM
 
I just received a report I had done with an Ancestry genealogist regarding the Jesse Jay--->George Simeon Jay--->Jesse C. Jay---->Jessie Lee Jay---->Ted Ray Jay line. I am trying to figure out how to get it on this member webpage. George Simeon Sr. had three wives: Ellender Walton Jay, Mary (?) who was the mother of Jesse C. Jay (as well as Mary F. Jay and George Simeon Jr.) and Susanna Miller Dean. George Simeon Sr. was born in S.C., moved to Texas with Mary and the three children (see below). First wife Elleder died shortly after child birth (leaving a daughter, Elizabeth Ellender Jay) and then he married and had the three children in Georgia with Mary (children: Mary F. Jay, Jesse C. Jay and George Simeon Jr. The George Simeon Jays migrated to NE Texas.(perhaps Red River County) and after Mary's death in 1847 in Red River, Texas, George Simeon Sr. married Susanna Dean in Texas. Susanna Dean had 8 Dean children and was a widow (with land) when they married. Lamar County land records. Jesse C. Jay, son of George Simeon and second wife of his father, Mary (no maiden name known) married his half sister, daughter of Susanna Dean Jay, and had two children with her: Mary Susanna b. 1856 and George Simeon III in 1859. Jesse C. and Susanna divorced (1863?). Susanna Miller Dean Jay first a widow then a divorcee, then married Asa Henson and had four more children. Jesse C. Jay married his second wife Sallie Reed in 1866 in Fannin County Texas. Jesse C. and Sallie Reed Jay had 5 children in Fannin County and then moved to Eastland/Comanche County Texas between the birth of their youngest,Jennie G. Jay, in 1875 in Fannin Co. and Jesse C.'s death in 1878 when he was driving cattle from Comanche County to Ft. Worth for sale. Jesse C. died on the bank of the Brazos River and is buried near Granbury, Tx. Jesse. C. Jay and Sallie Reed Jay ("Old Mother") had five children: William Martin Jay, John Thomas Jay, Mary Francis Jay(died in infancy), Jessie Lee Jay and Jennie G. Jay. Jennie G. Jay married Williams Melton Koonce but died at age 26, leaving Jay Koonce a child. All the children of Jesse C. and Sallie Reed Jay moved with them to central Texas around the now ghost town of Sipe Springs, Texas. Jessie Lee Jay, born 1872 in Fannin County to Jesse C. and Mary Jay died 1935 in Sipe Springs, Texas. Jessie Lee Jay married my grandmother, Annie Madeline Boykin and had four children, one of whom was my father, Ted R. Jay born in 1898. Hope this helps someone out there. Jo Ann
From: Austin, Texas  
Email: joann.h2o@gmail.com  

Matthew Nickerson   03/31/2017, 05:24 PM
 
Congratulations on such impressive research. Thank you for all the information. I am related to Stephen Jay, 1733-1796, of Harford County, Md., where my cousins still own their 18th century ancestral home. I welcome any inquiries.
From: I live in Chicago, grew up in Delaware.  
Email: mnickerson@outlook.com  

Jo Ann Jay Howard   12/08/2016, 10:27 AM
 
Still working on information about George Simeon Jay, son of Jesse Jay, grandson of Joseph Jay (1747-1806), born S.C. died Texas. He had a boy with him when he came to Texas (Jesse C. Jay) but mother unknown. Any information about Simeon or Jesse C. Jay appreciated.
From: Texas  
Email: joann.h2o@gmail.com  

Meredyth Jay   10/24/2016, 01:54 PM
 
Glad to find this website. Interesting reads.
From: Maryland  
Email: jaymeredyth@gmail.com  

Patricia   08/31/2016, 09:09 PM
 
Aaron Scogin (Scogen, Scroggins) was my 5th great grandfather and the husband of Rachael (Rachel) Jay. So glad to have found this site!
From: California  
Email: pdg1965@hotmail.com  

Smithd939   08/15/2016, 01:24 PM
 
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From:  
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vivian M (JAY) Thornton   05/16/2016, 12:01 PM
 
I was born a Jay and my sister was telling me about your site .pretty interesting..so happened across the site was just checking it out.
From: Charlotte N.C. live in Eureka Spings AR.  
Email: thorntonvivian@yahoo.com  

GLORRIA KAY JOHNSON POSPICHAL   05/14/2016, 09:58 AM
 
MY MOTHER WAS BORN A GEE
From: MINNESOTA/BORN IN WISCONSIN  
Email: pospichalgloria@yahoo.com  

Rhonda Robison   02/28/2016, 07:55 PM
 
Found this site looking for my ancestors in Illinois and Ohio.
From: South Carolina  
Email: rrobison58@gmail.com  

Paul Jay   02/16/2016, 01:52 PM
 
Very interesting reading through the information available via your association! I am from a line of the Jay Family that settled in Manchester from Wales mid-19th Century. It is our understanding that the Jay line I am part of is directly descended from those who settled in Wales after 1066. It would be interesting to know if anyone has any information on this very early lineage.
From: Manchester, United Kingdom  
Email: pjj.pol@gmx.com  

Julie Jay   01/21/2016, 05:31 PM
 
Jays of Monroe, Lenawee, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties in Michigan
From: Monroe Co. Michigan  
Email: jay@monroe.k12.mi.us  

Candy Walker   08/07/2015, 11:10 AM
 
I find this a pretty interesting site. I am a descendent of Peters-Satterfield-Jay families. I have taken the dna test through ancestry but will take several more weeks to get back. I would very much like to be included in this site if it shows that I do indeed share lineage.
From: Oklahoma  
Email: candythornton@yahoo.com  

Paul Edward Jay   06/23/2015, 02:58 PM
 
stumbled onto this site and find it fascinating. The Jay's are a great family. I'm told the "west texas" Jays originally settled in Waco after coming to Texas from Georgia. My father was James Lankford Jay, also of Abilene, but born in Ballinger, Tx.
From: born 1955 Abilene, Texas  
Email: paul.jay2@ge.com  

Dennis Jay   04/24/2015, 08:02 PM
 
Very nice work. I'm glad to see your documentation on the Jay lineage. I'm a descendant from William (1711) through John, Jesse, Thomas, Isaac, Thomas, Riley, and Wilbur. Born and raised in SW MO.
From: Arlington, TN  
Email: dennis_w_jay@hotmail.com  

Sheri Jay   03/29/2015, 11:51 PM
 
Has there been any news on the "Patience Jay was married or not married to a Jay relative"? I have seen online comments that she married Charles Jay and others that the father of her children remains unidentified. I am quite curious because I believe this is my husband's and so also my sons' line.
From: Moscow Mills MO  
Email: slj1001@gmail.com  

Sandra Thomas   03/10/2015, 12:13 PM
 
Susannah [nee Jay] Coppock, my 4th great grandmother, was the wife of Benjamin Coppock. She is the daughter of William Jay and Margaret Voss.
From: Rochester, NY  
Email: tiztoo@hotmail.com  

Terry Alexander   01/28/2015, 03:36 PM
 
William Jay, 1720-1773 is my 6xgreat grandfather. His grandson James 1766-1860 immigrated to Salem, Henry, Iowa Quaker community where my family is from. Glad someone caught the error connecting William to John Jay/Ann Orchard. I couldn't reconcile the birth of William in VA when the parents never lived there.
From: Phoenix, AZ  
Email: tatalexander2@gmail.com  

Dawn M. Rhoads-Jay   01/17/2015, 12:07 AM
 
My husband's family is from the Jay line. We have a large amount of family history, stories and copies of articles etc.... Was wondering how to become a member of this group? I am very interested in our family history not only for my husband but for our daughter. I would love to see some more recent history. Thank you so much for your time! Mrs. Doug Jay
From: Aloha, Oregon  
Email: highrider@comcast.net  

Thomas Peterson   11/19/2014, 01:23 PM
 
From the Bush River Newberry, South Carolina to Miami, OH
From: Sioux City Iowa  
Email: minnesota1@gmail.com  

Rozanne Armstrong (nee Jay)   11/16/2014, 02:34 AM
 
Just to let you know there is a Jay family reunion group on Face book - for this "line" of Jays. We are all meeting up in London in May 2015. Diane Prorath is the group leader- if any one is interested in finding out more....go through he fb site.
From: Durban, South Africa  
Email: rozarm@live.co.uk  

Rozanne Armstrong (nee Jay)   11/16/2014, 02:28 AM
 
I an the youngest child of Basil Lancaster Jay. Second son of Harry Jay, related to Charles Hause Jay, and Peel Cochburn Jay of UK.
From: Durban, South Africa  
Email: rozarm@live.co.uk  

Norman Levi Ferbert   10/06/2014, 10:59 AM
 
My 9th GGrandfather was Thomas Jay, b 18 January 1579 in Norfolk England and d in 1611 at Gravesand, Norfolk England. The Jay family comes up to my 3rd GGrandmother, Mary Polly Jay, b 4 January 1767 or 1777, in South Carolina and d 12 October 1804 or 3 March 1822, in either Indiana or South Carolina. She married my 3rd GGrandfather, William Coate, Sr. From that my mother was Thelma Jean Coats who married my Father George James Ferbert. I'm working hard on my family tree now that I am retired and have done my DNA through Ancestry.com. Any information to help clear the Jay lineage would be gratefully accepted.
From: Helena, Missouri  
Email: nferbert@aol.com  

Carolyn Simpson   09/11/2014, 02:45 PM
 
My husband descends from Elizabeth Jay who married William Hargis. Thrilled to find this site.
From: Tennessee  
Email: csimpson243@aol.com  

Lisa Cook-Gordon   09/07/2014, 12:13 PM
 
Im trying to confirm that James McCool father---of Mary Ann McCool who married Duncan Taney Moore--- married Deborah Jay daughter of WIlliam Jay and Mary Vestal. I dont see Deborah listed in any documents. Could some verify if William and Mary had a daughter named Deborah? Also do you have documentation that William is the son of John Jay and Mercy Bartlette?
From: Michigan  
Email: lisacg@airadvantage.net  

Robin J. Jay Graham   08/07/2014, 09:13 PM
 
I am the great great great granddaughter of John Jay who fought in the Civil War as a Confederate. I am currently living near Augusta, GA.
From: Aiken, S  
Email: bus.reav@gmx.com  

Peggy Jay Le Fevre   07/14/2014, 05:10 PM
 
I am a descendant of William and Mary Vestal, Alvah Vestal Jay/Alford Alvah Jay/Joseph Lafayette Jay/Alfred Alvah Jay/Hubert Cleveland Jay/Grady Cleveland Jay (my father). I am interested in joining the association and possibly attending the family reunion in Huntsville.
From: Meridian, Mississippi, Lauderdale County  
Email: pjlefevr@bellsouth.net  

David Brady   05/12/2014, 10:07 AM
 
My wife descends from the William Jay (1711) - Mary Vestal line. Through James Jay & Mary Voss and then Rachel Jay who married Aaron Scoggins. We are hopeful that some research have more solidified the father of William Jay. Anybody have anything new?
From: Birmingham, AL  
Email: dmbrady@bellsouth.net  

sara grace lay (jay)   02/27/2014, 10:18 AM
 
My paternal grandfather, Lester Jay, and grandmother, Grace Brown, were both from the Indiana, Iowa, Ohio areas. Their children were Bernard, Ruth, Louise (Locie) who died at age 14; another sister, Elmer, Alfred (my father), and James (who became an MD). My father told me back in 1967 that his family came from England and Ireland but never gave me details. The one time I met my grandmother Grace(about 1968) she told me that someone in the family was doing geneaology but didn't know who. Census information gave me other Jay names but i'm unsure if they are really my line. Do I have any possible cousins out there??
From: ocean park, wa  
Email: sglay@centurytel.net  

Judith Lent Jay   02/08/2014, 05:08 PM
 
I am the youngest daughter of Mary Francis Bowers Jay and Dr. Gilbert Mortimer Marquis De Lafayette Jay III. I am married to Kimberly Scott Porter. We live in Georgetown KY. I have an older sister Helen Renee Jay Webb and an older sister Atara Sue Jay Hunter. I have an older brother Charles Bowers Jay and his deceased twin, Gilbert IV. My father is now deceased. My Mother is still alive and doing well at almost 94. My father had a (deceased) brother Edwin Jay (uncle Ned) and he has two sons John and Jeff. I am no longer a subscriber to Ancestry.com but have a family tree in there I added several years ago. My father's uncle was Wendall Jay (we called him Uncle Babe) and he was married to Aunt Louise. I know he had a son name Tom - and I believe Tom had a daughter named Wendy. I would love any information you might have about an ancestor, Bearsheba (Bethsheba?) Pugh. I believe she was Iroquois but am not sure. At one time there was a family legend that there was a 1000 reward for anyone in the Jay family who named their child after her.
From: Georgetown KY  
Email: foxhollerfarm05@aol.com  

Julie Lewis   01/09/2014, 07:47 PM
 
I stared working on family history happy for any help and happy to help if I can. great grand father was Thomas Jay, grand ma Verna Jay Lewis
From: Vashon wa  
Email: justjulie96@yahoo.com  

Jon Sines   11/14/2013, 09:15 AM
 
I came across a booklet, "The Jay Family 1779-1936" in my fathers belongings after he passed. I found I am related to Thomas Jay (1779-1866) originally from Loudon County Virginia having moved to Bedford County, PA prior to 1800. I am searching for information prior to 1779 and Thomas Jay. Thanks
From: Winchester, Va  
Email: jonsines@hotmail.com  

Karen Cory   09/04/2013, 03:26 PM
 
My paternal grandmother was a Jay. I've been working with Genealogy for many years and use Roots Magic. I have the Jay Family back to 1580-1583, (Thomas Joy-Jay) England. I'd like to work with someone to fill in some things? I've also worked closely with the Cory Family Society and was the newsletter editor for a number of years. I'm just wondering what the JFA offers for the membership.
From: Camarillo, CA  
Email: karencory@aol.com  

Sheila burns vassos   08/16/2013, 08:53 PM
 
I graduated with Linda Jay in 1959. I would like to contact her, if anyone can give her this message. Please contact me by my email address
From: Whittier, nc  
Email: Sjvassos@frontier.com  

Joe Bailey   06/16/2013, 10:04 AM
 
The officer nominating committee for the Jay Family Association this year has decided to open the floor for nominations and/or volunteers for the offices of president and treasurer. If you would like to place your name or any other in nomination, please contact Joe Bailey (jo.bailey@comcast.net) or Ann Jay (onejay@hotmail.com) or post your response here.
From: Georgia  
Email: jo.bailey@comcast.net  

Mary Vestal Jones   05/29/2013, 02:37 PM
 
From: Fort Smith, Arkansas  
Email: mvj3163@cox.net  

bobbie werner   05/09/2013, 05:42 PM
 
was just wondering if any dna testing has been done yet on the lineage of david jay from lick creek township iowa and if so how long before we get any information on it. thank you bobbie werner
From: iowa  
Email: bobbiejay37@yahoo.com  

Diane Jay   01/30/2013, 01:02 PM
 
We are looking for any Jay connection to our American Indian ancestry, possibly from Georgia. My great grandmother, Sarah Rossa Lee (Brown) Jay married John Strickland Jay in 1876, but so far I haven't found records of her parents. Please contact me if you can help.
From: California  
Email: dianecjay@yahoo.com  

Rod Burket   01/11/2013, 07:09 PM
 
I have recently started back completing the genealogy for my family. I have a line of Jay's which goes back to Thomas Jay b January 28, 1779 and d April 4, 1866. I believe his father was actually in Bedford County. My proof is an Orphan's Court record which documents a "William Jay" who petition the Orphan's Court as a minor to appoint a guardian for him because his Father Thomas Jay died in 1815. The date of the Orphan Court Record in Bedford County, PA is dated April 4, 1815. It reads, "April 4, 1815, came into court William Jay, minor son above the age of 14 years of Thomas Jay, late of Southhampton Township, deceased, and chose William Davis as his guardian. Court approved. I also believe David Jay who is cited on many websites from Bedford County PA was also a son of this Thomas, David being born 1791 and died February 27, 1818. I would be interested in contact from other Jay descendants from this line to contact me. I live in Bedford County, PA
From: Everett, Pennsylvania  
Email: rustydog@embarqmail.com  

Anna Elizabeth Jay   12/31/2012, 11:14 PM
 
Looking forward to the path this may take me on! 1st daughter of Charles William Jay & Georgene Nickell married in Sacramento CA. My father was in the Navy and then worked for the Bendix Corporation in communications. I have little info about my Father and Jay heritage. Please assist or direct me ...
From: California  
Email: Dnaeg@mac.com  

Ed Fanning   12/21/2012, 06:48 PM
 
William Jay and Anne King (married February 18, 1802 in Frederick County, Maryland) are my 4th great grand father and grand mother. I am trying to fill in this line in my family tree.
From: Cincinnati, OH  
Email: ejfanning@gmail.com  

Ronald E Sanford   12/19/2012, 08:13 PM
 
I would be glad to get/give info about my mother's mother's side, starting with William H Jay(1898-1962), my mother's mother's father. his father was Sidney (Seymore or Samuel) Jay, 1867-1937; his father was Samuel Jay (1835-1926)...both of his parents are said to be from Pennsylvania in the only document that I could find so far. I could not find a son of Peter Augustus or William named Samuel. My mom said that my great aunt did research on our tree and concluded that we are descended from John Jay (through William evidently)...
From: Las Vegas, NV  
Email: res5131967@yahoo.com  

John Jay   11/02/2012, 12:20 AM
 
Long time member but not very active the past few years. Desc of Joseph Jay 1753 from NJ. through his son Benjamin, Alexander, etc. Would love to hear from anyone who descends from Joseph or Benjamin.
From: Sacramento, CA.  
Email: jksljay@sbcglobal.net  

Esther Newman   08/10/2012, 02:10 PM
 
I am descended from Mary Jay and Joseph Reagin. I have only circumstantial evidence that Mary (Molly) Jay was the daughter of William Jay, Jr., and Elizabeth. Don't know Elizabeth's surname. If anyone can help with that, I'd be most appreciative.
From: Salida, CO  
Email: edrnewman@q.com  

Mark Brandon   08/07/2012, 06:47 PM
 
Just recently learned of the Jay Family Association. I am also a direct descendant of David Jay. Looking forward to the reunion in my hometown next year.
From: San Antonio  
Email: markebrandon1959@gmail.com  

Mary Jay Boehm   04/10/2012, 12:31 PM
 
Our next JayFamily Assn. reunion is tentatively scheduled for San Antonio, TX. June 21 & 22, 2013. You do not need to be a JFA member and we encourage all JAY related members to attend , including children. (There will be activities for all ages.) Please watch for up-coming news. On FACEBOOK? - take a look at one of our newest sites.
From: Glen Ellen, CA  
Email: scrapmaker31@yahoo.com  

bobbie jo werner (jay)   03/28/2012, 12:42 PM
 

im in the linage of david jay his son william his son george and his son dekalb and my father william i have a brother who would be glad to do dna test but dont have all the money to check him if any one would like to help please contact me.

From: iowa  
Email: bobbiejay37@yahoo.com  

Peggy Jay Le Fevre   03/12/2012, 06:48 PM
 

My father was Grady Cleveland Jay, Sr., His father was Hubert C. Jay (m. Cora Goodman) his father was Alfred Jay (m. Molly) his father was Joseph Lafayette Jay..from there I have misplaced the documents during a recent move, but have them somewhere. Short version, I have traced back to William and mary Vestal, directly. I would like to have a lineage chart if possible, any available. I am very interested in the Jay DNA project, although I am female I wish to participate. Any info would be so appreciated. We were farmers, cotton, sugarcane, corn, etc. Hubert settled in Whynot, MS, died in 1955.

From: Born in Lauderdale Co, Mississippi  
Email: pjlefevr@bellsouth.net  

Joseph Driggers   03/10/2012, 08:20 AM
 

William Jay/Mary Vestal are my 5th great grand parents though James Jay/Mary Voss. I have a William Jay married Rachel Jay daughter of David jay/Marth Ethredge. Does any one know if there is a conection upline? Joe

From: Alabama  
Email: driggers_family_tree@aol.com  

Carmie Paulette Jay   03/09/2012, 04:23 PM
 

My father is Carmie E Jay he was born in 1910 in Oklahoma to Cpt Albert Pike Jay and Josephine Flowers Jay. Looking for his family in Texas, and California.

From: California  
Email: ocarmie@att.net  

Tom O. Jay III   01/30/2012, 08:19 PM
 

I'm just starting search my to my family tree. My grandfarther Tom Oliver Jay originally came from GA with his brother Colie Jay.

From: Miami, FL  
Email: tomjay149@aol.com  

Jason Jay   01/09/2012, 10:27 PM
 

Descendent of Eli Way Jay. Just starting my family tree quest. Distant family member told me about this site. Sending out my application ASAP

From: Fort Ripley MN  
Email: thejays@clearwire.net  

Jon Jay   11/02/2011, 08:57 PM
 

I just mailed in my application. My father is Ogburn Lenear Jay, Jr and his father Sr., then Andrew Jay then Nathan Harrison Jay from Hall, Georgia. Just started researching and found your site, very exciting. Anyone kin to my Jay's. Thanks Jon Jay

From: Charleston, South Carolina  
Email: lollybet@tds.net  

Shirley Utterback   04/08/2011, 09:22 PM
 
From: Anderson, In.  
Email: sjutterback@comcast.net  

Tam Lowery   02/12/2011, 02:48 PM
 
I'm very interested in the JFA. The entries I have read on the Jay Family Association site are about the northern Jays, I was wondering if there has been any research on the Southern Jays? John Jay (B: 04/18/1771 in North Carolina & D: 04/18/1845 in Monroe County, AL) is my 4-Great Grandfather. And so down the line. I'm still researching more his parents and soforth. Very interested in the JFA. Thanks! Tam
From: Montgomery, Alabama  
Email: tamlowery@knology.net  

John D. Jay   01/26/2011, 11:25 AM
 
I am interested in tracing my families genealogy to see if I am a descendent of John Jay, the first cheif justice of the supreme court.
From: Middletown Ohio  
Email: jjay1@cinci.rr.com  

Randy Edward Jay   01/23/2011, 02:18 PM
 
Hello, I am from the line starting with my father James Edgar Jay, then Ody Edgar Jay, Jr., Ody Edgar Jay, Sr., Edward Jay, William M. Jay, David Jay, Jr., David Jay, Sr. and William Jay. These are my direct Grandfathers. I got lost because I have two William Jay's, one B 1720 in Winchester, Frederick, VA. and one B 1720 MD. After that, I have John Jay, Thomas Jay and Thomas Jay B 1617 Boston, Suffolk, MA. I was told today by Sue Coffelt that John Jay is not the Father of William Jay? Does anyone know this line. PS..Bev Martin is my fathers first cousin and the current editor of this website.
From: Fort Worth, TX  
Email: randyejay@yahoo.com  

Robynne Jay-Robinson   01/16/2011, 08:46 AM
 
I am interested in determining my relationship to this Jay family. My grandfather is Paul W Jay, married to Thelma E. Crawford of Tennesse.My father is Everett L J. He had two brothers, Charles Jay, and Bobby Jay. My great granfater was a traveling preacher. There are not too many Jays around. My grandpa's brother is named David Jay out of greenvally california. I do have some more information that I will be getting out today to see is anything matches your info. I was very excited to see your webpage....!
From: Born in California living in Montana  
Email: robinsonrobynne@yahoo.com  

George Fulton   07/31/2010, 05:07 PM
 
I am trying to determine the connection between the families of George Jay and James Burleigh who settled in Mercer Co., IL. Emily Spry Burleigh's obituary of 1887, mentions James Burleigh "and his family, the Jays." I also have an old letter from George Jay, Jr., addressed to John Burleigh, addressing him as "Dear Brother."
From: Pleasanton, CA  
Email: gpf13@aol.com  

A. Lowman   06/01/2010, 10:01 PM
 
I believe Wm. Jay and Mary Vestal are my GGGGGG grandparents. I am related thru John Jay, William Jay, Sarah (Sally) Jay Coppock, Allen Coppock, Margaret A. Coppock Patty, Joseph C. Patty, Margaret E. Patty Lowman.
From: Columbus Ohio  
Email: mizeabl@att.net  

Steve Wolford   05/15/2010, 11:03 PM
 
From Bedford PA line of Jays... I am the grandson of Elsie Jay 1895-1966 David Jay 1860-1933 John Jay 1836-1908 Samual Jay 1812-1833 Thomas Jay 1779-1866 David Jay 1750-????
From: California  
Email: swolford7896@verizon.net  

Michelle Harrison   04/19/2010, 04:23 PM
 
Looking for information on my line: William Jay and Mary Vestal to James G. Jay and Mary Voss, to Lydia Jay and Joseph N. Scoggin to, Lewis Scoggin and Sarah Sally Smith to, Nathan Scoggin and Mary Elizabeth to, Dovie Hudley Scoggin and Thomas P. Martin (my great-grandparents) to, William Hosea Martin and Iris Louise Moore (my grandparents)
From: Maryland  
Email: michelle_d_harrison@yahoo.com  

Dennis R. Johnson   04/11/2010, 06:59 PM
 
My line is Dennis Johnson ( me) Walker Johnson & Hazel Hobbs Delora Gabbard & Anderson D. Johnson Mary Chambers & Claibourne Gabbard Rachel Ann Morrow & Elijah Chambers William Morrow & Sarry Jay James Jay & Mary Voss William Jay & Mary Vestal
From: Beattyville, KY  
Email: durj@bellsouth.net  

Charlie Jay   04/01/2010, 03:17 PM
 
Recently told most of this by the JFA: Father = Leroy W. Jay Jr. (born 1925 in NYC) His Father = Leroy W. Jay, Sr. His Father = Leroy L. Jay His Father = John Jay His Father = Lorenzo Dow Jay (born 1814 in NJ) His Father = Martin Jay (born around 1785 in NJ) Currently doing the DNA test to see where we fit in to the big picture.
From: Virginia, Currently living in Memphis TN  
Email: scj22@comcast.net  

Jane Boutwell Bozman   03/18/2010, 05:09 PM
 
I am descended from Jincy Elizabeth Jay 1811-1885. She married William Gray Craig. Jincy is descended from William Jay 1720 and Mary Vestal 1727. Is this family related to John Jay 1745? If he is how are they related? You web site is impressive.
From: Alabama  
Email: lasvegasteacher@embarqmail.com  

Donald E & Marie Simmons   02/09/2010, 03:29 PM
 
Hello Sue Collelt, Yes we are still working on our side of the Jay's. Yes our Jay data base has grown to: 1,048 names. If any one desires to contact us please upgate or Waco 2003 address: desdallas@hotmail.com. 1716 S. Edmonds, Lane, Apt 99 Lewisville, TX 75067. 972-436-7744. Hope to see you sometime, Marie & DonS.
From: curreent: Lewisville, Denton County, Texas  
Email: desdallas@hotmail.com  

Dona Charleen Wilson   01/26/2010, 10:10 PM
 
I am very interested in The Jay Association. My lost ancestor is Sampson H. Jay, son of John Jay and Lucy Toles. I cannot find any information on his daughter, Sophia, my 3rd great-grandmother, or the rest of his children - except his son, Lot B. Jay. I hope to find more information from The Jay Family Association. Thank you for having this website.
From: Newton, Jasper CO., IL.  
Email: digginroots66@live.com  

Cynthia Kay Frampton Thornhill Freeland   01/19/2010, 02:07 PM
 
Where do I start? Beverly Jay Martin fixed me up with this site---My grandmother was Neva (Jay) Frampton, and I remember my great-grandmother and grandfather Jay--they lived across the street from my grandmother in Howe, Texas when I was very young. I still have 2nd cousins in Howe and they try to keep me up on this side of the family---but I admit I dont know much---
From: Early, Texas  
Email: sugar.baby831@hotmail.com  

Jeri Rochelle Jay (Kelley)   11/06/2009, 04:41 PM
 
WOW-so much info. I wonder where (if) I fit into all this genealogy. Where do I start? Jeri (Jay)
From: Southern California  
Email: jeri.kelley@hotmail.com  

John E.Glass   10/07/2009, 09:23 PM
 
Vince King told me about this stite, I really enjoy reading all the e-mails sent in.My Great Uncle Forrest Reed gave me most of the info I have on the Jay family. He was a language teacher at North Manchester college in North Manchester,Ind. He was a brother to my grandmother Mabel "Goss" Reed Jay.He made up charts showing all the families of the Deeters,Teeters and Jays.I hope to be at the reunion.
From: Celina,Ohio  
Email: glasjar37@yahoo.com  

Lewis Coppock   10/01/2009, 11:22 PM
 
Received post card announcing Jay family reunion inviting Coppocks,Coates,etc. Oct 16 & 17. Will be interested in learning the family connection and tour cemetaries. Ggrandfather was Frank Coppock from Laura,Oh area.
From: Miami county  
Email: lcoppock@woh.rr.com  

Don Bates   09/29/2009, 02:22 PM
 
I have a copy of the lawsuit about the Jay and Bates Ranch which a friend sent me. Does anyone have any connections with Joe Jay, married Lydia Ann Bates, helped settle SD and moved from Pennington county SD to Rapid City SD as member of state legislature? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Wish I could make the reunion, I lived in Troy in 1956-1959. I hope to have a Bates reunion in Beaumont in June 2010.
From: Beaumont, TX  
Email: dbates1@gt.rr.com  

Janice (Elleman) Hamman   09/28/2009, 03:02 PM
 
We saw the ad for the reunion in the Troy Daily News 9/27/09. Listed was Coppock-Coate-Elleman-Macy-Pemberton-Pearson. As a child my father spoke of Coppocks, Coates, and Pearsons. My Grandfather was Harvey Elleman of Ludlow Falls, and Dad spoke of Grandpa attending the Quaker Church. Seeking info on where the Ellemans connect with the Jay Family. My husband is into genealogy so we hope to find some information on the 17th at Brukner.
From: Troy, OH  
Email: sjhamman@woh.rr.com  

Stan G Jay   09/26/2009, 10:38 AM
 
Currently live in Columbus, OH. From 1990 until a short time ago resided in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Until receiving the recent 2009 Jay Family Reunion invitation was unaware of such an association.
From: Cleveland, OH  
Email: drntstn@yahoo.com  

kevin reynolds   08/25/2009, 11:13 AM
 
My 3rd great grand aunt Lydia Hollingsworth 1804-1900 married James Jay 1802-1845. Lydia is the da of Richard Hollingsworth & Sarah Ann Hollingsworth. Lydia is an aunt to my gg grandfather Enos Hollingsworth 1825-1873. The surname JAY is a prominent name in the history of Jonesboro, Grant Co, Indiana.
From: Marion, Grant Co, Indiana  
Email: kevinreynolds0212@sbcglobal.net  

Janet L Whatley/Jaye-Orendorf   05/04/2009, 03:43 PM
 
The new Jay Family Association site is very nice, well put together. Thank you for all your efforts. My Grandmother is Mary Alice Jaye daughter of Thomas E, Jaye of Alabama, son of John Stinson Jaye. Mary Alice Jaye married Madison Green Whatley from Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, they resided in Monroe County, Alabama and then in Stockton, Baldwin County Alabama until their deaths. My Father Jimmie Lee Whatley was their son. I was a member several years ago and will be joining again soon. Really happy to hear that the 2009 Family Reunion will be in Ohio and only thirty minutes from me...can not wait. I will be looking forward to meeting everybody. Best Regards, Janet
From: Celina, Ohio near Troy, Ohio  
Email: jlorendorff@yahoo.com  

bobbie werner   04/20/2009, 12:27 PM
 
im confused been doing my research on ancestry after seeing your dna results is david jay of lick creek iowa a true jay or joy because according to ancestry it all goes back to thomas jay and joan gallup do i need to change my research just wondering and confused thanks for any help
From: murray iowa  
Email: bobbiejay37@yahoo.com  

mattea gonzales   04/06/2009, 03:38 AM
 
my jay ancestry stems from my grandmother Jewell Jay, daughter of Alonzo and Hattie jay from an Indian reservation in Oaklahoma Apache reservation
From: sacramento,ca  
Email: matteagonzales@hotmail.com  

Kent Brown   03/21/2009, 02:29 PM
 
My GGrandmother was Alice Jay Coppock. William Jay and Mary Vestal are my GGGGG Grandparents.I grew up in Union Twp. Miami County, Ohio. With the Union Monthly Meeting to the north and the West Branch Monthly Meeting to the south, I was immersed in the Quaker tradition. Kent Brown
From: Saint Marys, OH  
Email: madi40@bright.net  

Don Bates   03/20/2009, 05:53 PM
 
Looking for Bates / Jay relatives in South Dakota. Lydia Ann Bates (1871-1941) married Joe Jay (d 1941). Any information re: suit brought before the SD Supreme Court in Pennington, SD 1907-1912 (?) concerning the sale of "Bates Ranch" or "Jay Ranch".
From: Beaumont, TX  
Email: dbates1@gt.rr.com  

Jonna Krueger   02/22/2009, 12:55 AM
 
My 3rd great grandfather was William Jay married to Hannah Vandervere. I think his parents were Joseph Jay and Eleanor Nelson even though he was not mentioned in the revolutionary war pension records.
From: St. Peters, MO  
Email: jkrueger@kpivideo.com  

Jeanne Wright Hime   02/11/2009, 12:46 PM
 
Our families have been in the southwestern part of Ohio since settlement times. Some of our lines are Wright,Coppock, Connarroe, Cox, Coate, Coble, Curtner, Jones, Pierson, Kitchin and Haworth.
From: Darke County Ohio  
Email: jkh1952@yahoo.com  

bobbie werner   02/11/2009, 12:37 PM
 
im a jay from iowa my fathers name is william, his father decalb kammer, his father was george jay married to manita kammer in nebraska george was born in missori, decalb had a brother william in montana i cant find anything else on the family who george's parents are tryed to get a birth certificate from missouri they said no records they had a fire for that far back george was born in 1871 or 1872 any help would be appricated you can email me at bobbiejay37@yahoo.com
From: iowa  
Email: bobbiejay37@yahoo.com  

Peter Jay   02/09/2009, 12:55 AM
 
I am descended from the Jay line in Broome County, New York Me ? Rodney Jay Sr. ? Gillman Jay ? Geary Jay ? Gilman Jay ? Henry Jay ? J. Jay ? and then maybe Peter Jay (c.1781 - 1842)? I am currently in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the University of Alabama
From: Springville, Utah  
Email: peterajay@gmail.com  

Larissa Jay Staley   01/29/2009, 01:52 AM
 
William & Mary (Vestal) Jay were my ggggggg grandparents, if I figure correctly. I grew up in Northern Michigan, which is where my grandfather, Robert E. Jay moved to from Indiana around 1926, maybe. Very interesting (& confusing, at times) sorting out all the Jays!
From: Wyoming  
Email: mlmsstaley@hotmail.com  

Julie Jay   01/07/2009, 02:28 PM
 
I am a descendent of Peter Jay who married Ruth Hall. My family landed in Deerfield MI in Lenawee, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties, in MI.
From: Monroe MI  
Email: juliejay@charter.net  

Kenneth Engert   01/05/2009, 04:04 PM
 
From: Florida  
Email: kedata@aol.com  

Ken Engert   01/02/2009, 06:58 PM
 
I mailed my JFA membership application today. I am re-interested in my family tree after a 35 year break. I have 2 lines to William Jay/Mary Vestal, and remember spending a great afternoon with Wendell T. Jay in 1975 or 76. Looking forward to hearing from you. Ken
From: born Illinois now Florida  
Email: Kedata@aol.com  

Margaret   12/11/2008, 10:23 PM
 
From: Boston  
Email: mhendrick49@hotmail.com  

Deborah Jay Morrison   11/11/2008, 04:26 PM
 
I remember discovering the Jay Family Association back in the '80s, and was so excited to see the tracing down to my grandfather, Harry Curtis Jay. I had never known any other Jays, growing up. Wonderful website, I will be sending in my application for membership.
From: MI, NC, AZ, CA and now ME  
Email: djay247@maine.rr.com  

Jenny Jay   11/07/2008, 11:14 PM
 
I never thought there were some many people with the last name Jay because I have never met another person with my last name. My grandfather is harold jay and I know his mother's name was mini straight but I really don't know anything about my great grandfather who was a Jay .... I actually don't even know his first name. I have always wondered about that side of the family because we never have had a Jay family reunion.
From: Gahanna, Ohio  
Email: jenjay2501@aol.com  

Donald H Bates   10/29/2008, 05:18 PM
 
I received an answer by email to my inquiry and accidentally deleted the mail before I read it. If not too much trouble could the person responding contact me again? I am terrible sorry that I accidentally deleted your response. See my message of 10/25/08. I was born in Henry County Iowa. Bernard Henry Bates and Beulah Jay Bates were my GreatGrandparents. Thanks so much. Don
From: Beaumont, TX  
Email: dbates1@gt.rr.com  

Donald H Bates   10/25/2008, 03:00 PM
 
I am trying to trace Bates family history and have many Jay names in partial family historis from Bates, Miller, Raber, Jay. A Beulah Jay 1883/1889 married Bernard Bates which was, I think, my GreatGrandfather. I found mention of your web site in some papers "Jay Family" by Margaret Beheler Jay. I am hoping to be able to perhaps get some help from your organization. Thank you very much. Don Bates
From: Beaumont, TX  
Email: dbates1@gt.rr.com  

Barbara Green   10/24/2008, 09:56 PM
 
From: Tucker, Georgia  
Email: bjgreen@gardener.com  

Gary Cannon   09/22/2008, 04:01 PM
 
This is a great website. Link was sent to me by my first cousin Sue Coffelt. My, and Sue's Grandparents were Nettie (Jay) and Ernest Cannon of Waco,TX. Keep up the good work. I purchased a Jay Family Book several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the history. Regards
From: Austin, Tx  
Email: DrGoodTx@Yahoo.com  

Mary E. Jay Irwin   09/09/2008, 06:17 PM
 
I would like to hear from you.
From: Phoenix, AZ 85024  
Email: jofphoenix@yahoo.com  

Patty Jay   09/04/2008, 01:46 PM
 
My husband is named David Jay, so you have my attention. His grandfather was Ralph Jay. I have attempted to do research on a family tree and got nowhere. Not sure if this is the same Jay family or not but I am interested in finding out please contact me at the above email addy.
From: Mt. Vernon, IL  
Email: onecrzyone@hotmail.com  

Shirley D. Jones   04/12/2008, 03:17 PM
 
My g mother was a Jay, her father was John Duncan Jay, his father William A. Jay, His father John Jay of S.C. Nice site.
From: Opp, Al.  
Email: shirley_d_jones@yahoo.com  

Laura Fleming   03/31/2008, 08:43 PM
 
William Jay and Mary Vestal are my ggggggg grandparents. I am through the line of Layton and Patience (shunned). Can't wait for my apllication to be accepted.
From: Indiana  
Email: lauraannette29@aol.com  

Ronald M. Jay   03/19/2008, 11:33 AM
 
please disregard old email address yahoo. please send password. i have renewed my membership but due to email change i cant get access. thank you.
From: Sharpsburg, Ga.  
Email: ronaldjay@charter.net  

mayetta   09/20/2007, 01:30 PM
 
Sampson Jay, son of John Jay, Miami co Oh, my gggranfather, am so glad to have found your site.
From: missouri  
Email: italian_3d_murals@yahoo.com  

Joe Bailey   08/20/2007, 08:41 AM
 
TO: Jillian Williams-Craft Please supply your e-mail address for response to your inquiry. Joe Bailey Vice President Jay Family Association
From: Norcross, GA  
Email: jo.bailey@comcast.net  

Jillian Williams-Craft   08/19/2007, 08:17 PM
 
My mothers maiden name is Jay, from her father, James Eddie Jay. Does anyone know the Jays that moved into West Texas? I think we came from OK. This is interesting.
From: Abilene, Texas  
Email:  

alan stuart jay   07/24/2007, 05:36 AM
 
born in England but have family all over the world would like to be part of your group....
From: mermaid beach qld australia  
Email: seqhyd2@bigpond.net.au  

Howard Booth   05/26/2007, 10:08 PM
 
My mother is the daughter of William E. and Minnie "Davis" Jay. William 1864-1955.
From: Aurora, CO  
Email: HBooth6557@AOL.com  

Jodi Jay   04/21/2007, 11:45 AM
 
From: Houston, TX  
Email: jjay3@austin.rr.com  

Jessica Jay   04/16/2007, 11:55 PM
 
Not sure if this is the same Jay family but nice to see the site.
From: Snohomish, WA  
Email: jdjpm@msn.com  

Pat Floyd   04/16/2007, 03:24 PM
 
Great page.
From: Gainesville, Ga.  
Email: MARPAT33@aol.com  

Jeanne Hunter   04/13/2007, 05:01 PM
 
I am a new member of the Jay lineage, marrying Edwin Lent "Ned" Jay's grandnephew. Ned's sister, Mary, made me aware of this site. I am the genealogist of my own family line and am excited to learn about my husband's!
From: Carmel, Indiana  
Email: jeanne.m.hunter@gmail.com  

Jonah F Gulledge   02/14/2007, 05:52 PM
 
Thank you for having a web site for the Jay Family. I intend on joining the association.
From: Oakman Alabama  
Email: jonah823@tds.net  

Ronald M. Jay   02/06/2007, 11:02 AM
 
I now have an email address courtesy of the local library.
From: sharpsburg ,ga.  
Email: ronmjay30277  

Karen Greenly   02/05/2007, 08:52 PM
 
Just found the site and excited about all the news on the Jays. My Grandmother Jay homesteaded in Ne. She is the daughter of Jesse Walter Jay, son of Henry Jay and 2nd wife Sarah Strawbridge.would like to join.
From: Nebraska and Wyoming  
Email: rkgreenly@actcom.net  

Barbara Rimmer   02/01/2007, 07:13 PM
 
Would like to become a member
From: Rockwall, TX  
Email: brim52@sbcglobal.net  

claudette brown   02/01/2007, 03:36 PM
 
From: md.  
Email: cbrowncollins@aol.com  

Clara Jo Pierson Hayes   01/12/2007, 07:03 PM
 
Finally on line & I'm very pleased. Must renew my membership. Thank you all for your beautiful & thorough research. Will see you all one day.
From: Born in Texas now Salinas, CA  
Email: vicandclara@earthlink.net  

Mary Lindig   01/08/2007, 03:38 PM
 
A wonderful job! We older Southern members who struggled so hard to keep the association alive for quite a few years really appreciate the recognition.
From: Decatur, Georgia  
Email: MaLi1110@hotmail.com  

Sharron Spencer   01/06/2007, 08:48 PM
 
You've done a massive amount of work and spent countless hours creating a great website. How lucky JFA members are to have someone with your capabilities and dedication at the helm!
From: Grapevine, Texas  
Email: SMSSTX@earthlink.net  

Margaret Beheler Jay   01/06/2007, 07:46 AM
 
Great Website
From: Shelby, North Carolina 28150  
Email: mbj2064@carolina.rr.com  

Robert Rothenbuhler   12/19/2006, 11:48 AM
 
My JAYs, on my mother's side, come from IN & OH. Your new web site is very nice.
From: Austin, Texas  
Email: rrothenbuhler@austin.rr.com  

Bev Martin   12/17/2006, 07:10 AM
 
The great job on the updated site. My congratulations and thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing it grow. Bev Martin
From: Van Alstyne, TX  
Email: res8s537@verizon.net