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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for John Vincent Lay

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

John Vincent Lay
1791 - 1836
Virginia, United States

Brother of Zachariah Lay, Alley Millie (Lay) Huguley, Sarah Lay, Elijah Lay, Amos Lay, Elijah Lay, Zachariah Lay, Sampson Lay, James Emanuel Lay and Sampson Lay

Husband of Rhoda (Baker) Lay

Father of William Harvey Lay, Leonard Samson Lay, Nancy Lay, John Lay, Solena (Lay) Bandon, Rhoda Ann (Lay) Galleger and Franklin Lay

Emanuel Lay ancestors
1741 - 24 Feb 1802
Loudoun, Virginia
Abraham Lay ancestors
bef 27 Apr 1701 - bef 12 Apr 1785
Great Bromley, Essex, England
* Abraham Lay ancestors
abt 1675 - abt 1715
* [Lay g-g-grandfather?]
* [Lay g-g-grandmother?]
* Abigaile UNKNOWN ancestors
1685 -
* [g-g-grandfather?]
* [g-g-grandmother?]
Sarah Grimes ancestors
abt 1714 - 12 Apr 1798
Fairfax, Virginia, Colonial America
* Nicholas Grimes ancestors
abt 1690 - bef 09 Jun 1766
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
* William Grimes Jr more treemore tree ancestors
1663 - 1738
* Anne Donaldson more tree ancestors
1663 - 1737
* Sarah Donaldson ancestors
abt 1694 - bef 05 Aug 1765
Fairfield County, South Carolina
* William Donaldson ancestors
1658 -
* Mary Donaldson ancestors
1662 -
Sarah Scofield ancestors
27 Mar 1752 - 1799
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Samuel Scofield ancestors
26 Dec 1716 - 13 Dec 1799
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
* Joseph Scofield ancestors
1676 - 13 Dec 1726
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
* Daniel Scofield II more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1647 - 10 Oct 1714
* Abigail Merwin more treemore tree ancestors
1652 - 18 Dec 1711
* [Scofield great-grandmother?] *
Elizabeth Ambler ancestors
02 May 1722 - aft 30 Jul 1767
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, British Colonial America
* John Ambler ancestors
15 Feb 1695 -
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
* John Ambler more treemore tree ancestors
18 Feb 1667 - 04 Nov 1711
* Martha Wildman more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1675 - 11 Dec 1735
* Elizabeth Morehouse ancestors
09 May 1702 -
Fairfield, Connecticut
* Jonathan Morehouse more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1652 - abt 1705
* Rebecca Knowles more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1671 - 21 Aug 1727

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in John Vincent's family history.

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Ancestor List for John Vincent Lay 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 Vincent 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 Vincent's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom John Vincent gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for John Vincent's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited John Vincent'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 Vincent'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 Vincent and Henry VIII? 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 Vincent photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for John Vincent yet. Login to upload one.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Virginia, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Waynesbaro, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States 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 Vincent
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 Vincent's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Lay-132 is John Vincent's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Lay-132 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between John Vincent 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. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for John Vincent 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 Vincent'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 Vincent's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
John Vincent'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 Vincent or have a Lay 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 Lay surname index, etc. The white dot for John Vincent indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of John Vincent's DNA
If John Vincent'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 Vincent'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 Vincent's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit John Vincent's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in John Vincent 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 Vincent.


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
John Vincent'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 Vincent. 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 Vincent's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

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

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing John Vincent'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 Vincent'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 Vincent, 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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