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Jonathan Jay (1815 - 1861)

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Jonathan Jay
Born in Miami County, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married in Miami County, Ohio, United Statesmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Fountain Co, Indianamap
Father of
Died in Montgomery County, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Aug 2015
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Categories: Mill Creek Monthly Meeting, Ohio.

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Jonathan Jay was born on 01 April 1815 to James and Martha Jay, as recorded by the Mill Creek Quaker Monthly Meeting, Miami County, Ohio.[1]

Jonathan married Ann Jones, daughter of Elisha Jones and Susanna Hollingsworth, in 1833 in Union Township, Miami County, Ohio. Ann died on 9 Jan 1849 at age 37, leaving him a widower.
Records on Ancestry claim that Jonathan married Rachel Tate on 6 Jan 1859, but documentation is needed. The marriage may have been earlier, since other records list two children for Jonathan that were born after the death of his first wife.

The Blackburn Family Group page lists the following children:

1. Charity Jay, b. 18 Aug 1834, , Miami, OH
2. James Jay, b. 25 Apr 1836, , Miami, OH
3. Elisha Jay
4. Rebecca Jay records show the following children for Jonathan Jay:

Birth of Daughter Charity Jay(1834–) 18 Aug 1834 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Son James Jay(1836–1895) 25 April 1836 • Miami Co., Ohio
Birth of Brother Isaac Jay(1836–) 10 Oct 1836 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Son Elisha Jay(1837–) 23 Oct 1837 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Daughter Rebecca Jay(1839–1881) 23 Jul 1839 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Daughter Martha Jay(1841–) 18 Jul 1841 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Son Moses Jay(1843–) 27 Apr 1843 • Ohio
Death of first wife, previous to documented marriage of second wife
Birth of Daughter Sarah Elizabeth Jay(1852–1885) 3 May 1852 • Miami Co., OH
Birth of Son Jonathan Jay(1854–1856) 14 Jan 1854 • Miami Co., OH
Marriage 6 Jan 1859 to Rachel Ann Tate
Birth of Daughter Dora May Jay(1863–1867) May 1863 • Alamo, Montgomery Co., IN

The 1850 United States Census[2] found Jonathan Jay, a 35 year old male, living in the Jenkins household in Monroe, Miami, Ohio, United States. Residents of the household were as follows:

Name Role Gender Age Birthplace
Nick ? Jenkins M 42 Ohio, United States
Nancy Jenkins F 40 Pennsylvania, United States
Elizabeth Jenkins F 14 Ohio, United States
John Jenkins M 12 Ohio, United States
Olive Jenkins F 10 Ohio, United States
Sarah Jenkins F 8 Ohio, United States
Mary Jenkins F 6 Ohio, United States
Jonathan Jay M 35 Ohio, United States
Elizabeth Jenkins F 63 Pennsylvania, United States

The 1860 United States Census[3] found Johnathan Jay, a white male, living in Ripley Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. Members of the household were as follows:

Name Role Gender Age Birthplace
Johnathan Jay M 45 Ohio
Rachel Jay F 30 Ohio
Moses Jay M 17 Ohio
Elisha Jay M 23 Ohio
Elias Mills M 25 Ohio


  1. "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2015), Jonathon Jay, 01 Apr 1815; citing QUAKERS, MILL CREEK MM, MIAMI, OHIO, reference 2:171Z15S; FHL microfilm 413,892.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2015), Jonathan Jay in household of Nick ? Jenkins, Monroe, Miami, Ohio, United States; citing family 1765, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "United States Census, 1860," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2015), Johnathan Jay, Ripley Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing p. 25, household ID 170, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,283.

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On 9 Apr 2017 at 20:47 GMT Paul Gierszewski wrote:

Hi, There are inconsistent dates in this profile summary. It says that he married Ann in 1806 before he was born. Even the year of 1813 listed in the Biography is before he was born.

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