Reuben English Jay

Reuben English Jay (1808 - 1871)

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Reuben English Jay
Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2011
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Categories: Berks County, Pennsylvania | New Castle, Pennsylvania | Lawrence County, Pennsylvania | Chester County, Pennsylvania | Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania | Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


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Birth 1808 17 Jan Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA All censuses say Reuben was born in PA. 1850 census says Reuben, wife Anna Eliza, and children Caspar, John, and Mary Jane were born in Chester Co, PA? Children Anna Eliza and Richard shown as born in Reading, PA.

1 Source Residence 1808 USA Original Jays from England per the Jay Family Index. DNA has shown parts of Index are wrong. Photos (6)

1 Source Residence 1810 Age: 2 Cumberland County, NJ Wrong Reuben but maybe related? Name: Reubin Jay State: NJ County: Cumberland County Township: Deerfield Township Year: 1810 Record Type: August Tax List Page: 013 Database: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822

1 Source Residence 1812 -1814 Age: 4 Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA History of Delaware Co PA, p 91, image 104. Shows David Jay as War of 1812 private in 5th Co, 65th Regiment PA Militia. "(Reuben's father? Nixon-626 13:32, 3 June 2015 (EDT))" Photos (1)

Marriage to Anna Eliza Angelow 1829 24 Dec Age: 21 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Photos (1)

1 Source Residence 1830 25 Oct Age: 22 Thornbury, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Total Free White Persons: 2 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2 Photos (1)

2 Sources Baptism 1843 30 Jan Age: 35 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Photos (1)

Confirmation 1843 4 Feb Age: 35 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania Christ Episcopal - Confirmation

1 Source Residence 1850 Age: 42 Reading Spruce Ward, Berks, Pennsylvania Says Reuben, wife Anna Eliza, and children Caspar, John, and Mary Jane were born in Chester Co, PA? Children Anna Eliza and Richard shown as born in Reading, PA. Photos (1)

1 Source Residence 1860 Age: 52 Pollock, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States Occupation: Nail Cutter Says Reuben born PA Ann Eliza born NJ Photos (1)

1 Source Residence 1866 Age: 58 Pennsylvania Name: Reuben E Jay State: Pennsylvania Tax Year: 1866 Roll Title: District 24; Annual Lists; May 1866 NARA Series: M787 NARA Roll: 107 Photos (1)

1 Source Residence 1870 Age: 62 New Castle Ward 1, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States Occupation: Nailer Reuben born PA Ann Eliza born NJ Photos (1) Add Media 1 Source Residence 1870 Age: 62 New Castle Ward 1, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

5 Sources Death 1871 30 Jun Age: 63 New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA id 17398 Last Name Jay First Name Reuben E. Newspaper Law. Guardian Page 3 Date of Death Announcement 7/4/1871 Photos (1)

1 Source Burial 1871 New Castle, Lawrence Co, Pennsylvania, USA Burial: Greenwood Cemetery New Castle Lawrence County Pennsylvania, USA Created by: Record added: Dec 21, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 102446117 Photos (2) [2]

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Jay Family Index p 169
Jay Family Index p 169

Headstone - Greenwood Cemetery
Headstone - Greenwood Cemetery

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On 3 Jun 2015 at 17:42 GMT Susan (Nixon) Shirey wrote:

I've been researching Reuben English Jay for years. The Jay Family Index shows his father as Wilson Jay. However, Wilson never seems to have lived in Chester County, PA, which the 1850 shows as the site of Reuben's birth. I've hit a brickwall as far as his origins! Do you have any information? Any clues? Please post a comment here or send me a private message. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!

Susan Shirey

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