John  Jay

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for John Jay

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This is John Jay's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for John's genealogy below.

* John  Jay
John Jay
12 Dec 1745 - 17 May 1829
Bedford, New York

Brother of Eve (Jay) Munroe, James Jay, Peter Jay and Frederick Jay

Husband of Sarah Van Brugh (Livingston) Jay

Father of Peter Augustus Jay, Susan Jay, Maria (Jay) Banyar, Ann Jay, William Jay and Sarah Louisa Jay

Pierre Jay ancestors
1704 - 1782
New York
Augustus Jay ancestors
1665 - 1751
La Rochelle , Bay of Biscay, France
* [Jay great-grandfather?] *
* [Jay great-grandmother?] *
Anna Maricka Bayard ancestors
02 Mar 1669 - aft 1705
Rockland, New york USA
* Balthazar Bayard ancestors
abt 1640 -
Amsterdam, Holland
* Samuel Bayard more treemore tree ancestors
Sep 1609 - 1646
* Anna Stuyvesant more treemore tree ancestors
1613 - aft 19 Jan 1683
* [Bayard great-grandmother?] *
Mary Van Cortlandt ancestors
08 Sep 1705 - 17 Apr 1777
New York, New York USA
Jacobus Oloffs Van Cortlandt ancestors
07 Jul 1658 - 1739
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
* Oloff Stevense Van Cortlandt ancestors
1617 - 05 Apr 1684
Wyck, Utrecht, Netherlands
* Steven Cornelissen Van Cortlandt more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1580 -
* Fijchgen Oloffs more tree ancestors
abt 1585 -
* Annetje Loockermans ancestors
17 Mar 1618 - 14 May 1684
Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium
* Jacob Loockermans more tree ancestors
26 Mar 1583 - 1636
* Maeyken Nicasius ancestors
abt 1586 - 1640
Eva Fredricx DeVries ancestors
bef 27 Nov 1667 -
Nieuw Nederland
* Frederick Philipse ancestors
bef 08 Mar 1627 - 1702
Bolsward, Friesland
* [Philipse g-g-grandfather?]
* [Philipse g-g-grandmother?]
* Margarete Hardenbroeck ancestors
18 Jun 1633 - bef 30 Nov 1692
Elberfeld, Germany
* Adolphus Hardenbroeck more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1609 - aft 22 Nov 1665
* Marritje Caterberg ancestors
1610 - aft 1667
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in John's family history.


Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for John Jay ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of John along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand John's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom John gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for John's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited John's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in John's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between John and Kevin Bacon? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of John photos
Here are photographs and source images for John. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

Index of Jays
This page shows all the Jays on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond John. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Jay DNA Connections and JAY G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Bedford, New York on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Liberty Hall, Elizabethtown, NJ on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Bedford, New York, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of John
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see John's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Jay-1 is John's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Jay-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between John and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for John on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of John's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow John's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to John's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
John's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about John or have a Jay family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Jay surname index, etc. The white dot for John indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of John's DNA
If John's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of John's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on John's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit John's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in John and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to John.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding John's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about John
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about John and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just John's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
John's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in John. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit John's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

E-Card for John
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of John or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Privacy Take-Down Request Form
If you are John or officially represent him and the profile manager refuses to remove personal information use this form.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing John's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on John's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about John, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.

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