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Dennis Jay (1809 - 1870)

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Dennis (Denny) Jay
Born in Miami County, Ohiomap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in West Milton, Miami, Ohio, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Miami County, Ohiomap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Dec 2015
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Denny's birth and death dates are taken from the Mill Creek Monthly Quaker Meeting records.[1]

Denny Jay, son of Jesse and Sally Jay, married Mary Jones, daughter of Elisha and Susanna Jones. Their wedding was recorded on 26 Nov 1829 at the West Branch Quaker Monthly Meeting, West Milton, Miami, Ohio.[2]

The 1850 United States Census[3] found Denny Jay, a 41 year old white male married head of household, living in Mill, Grant, Indiana, United States. The original record shows that Denny was working as a farmer, and all but the youngest two children were in school. Members of the household were as follows:

Name Role Gender Age Birthplace
Denny Jay M 41 Ohio
Mary Jay F 41 Ohio
Susannah Jay F 19 Ohio
Cynthia A Jay F 18 Ohio
Caturah Jay F 16 Ohio
Elisha J Jay M 14 Ohio
Alvira Jay F 13 Ohio
Jesse Jay M 10 Ohio
David A Jay M 6 Ohio
Mary Jay F 4 Ohio
Denny Jay M 1 Ohio

From the Denny Jay web page at (needs confirmation of sources):

The following information is from "Bier's History of Warren County" Copied from originals by Lindsay M. Brian. 1882, pg 577
Friends Marriages, Wayne Township, Warren Co., OH
Denny Jay, son of Jesse Jay & Sally his wife
M Nov. 26, 1829
Mary Jones, dau. of Elisha Jones & Susanna his wife, dec'd
West Branch Register - Mill Creek Marriages
Witness to Marriage of Denny Jay and Mary Jones 27 Nov 18 pgs 42-3-4
Samuel Jones, Elisha Jones, Rebecca Jones, Nancy Jones, David Jones, Dorcas Jones, Sarah Hoovr, Susanna Hollingsworth, Benjamin Pearson, Issac Pearson, Mary Pearson, Mary Brwn, Mary Jenkins, Moses Haskett, Saniel Brooks, David Mote, Zeno Mote, Anna Mote, William Farmer, John D. Macy, Mary Abbott, Jesse Jay, Thomas Jay, John Jay, Deturah Jay, Eliza Jay, Isaac Jay, John Jay, Anna Jay, David Jay, Lydy Jay, Sarah Jay, Juliann Jay, and Jonathan Jay
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Ohio Volume 5
[p.725] RECORDS
page 746

1829, 11, 26. Denny, son Jesse & Sally, Miami [p.746] Co., O.; married at West Branch, Mary JONES, daughter Elisha & Susannah, Miami Co., O.

Children of Denny Jay and Mary Jones are:
Susannah Jay, b. October 09, 1830, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Cynthianor Jay, b. May 05, 1832, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Keturah Jay, b. March 08, 1834, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
David Augustus Jay, b. May 01, 1834, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Elisha Jay, b. December 04, 1835, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Elvira Jay, b. September 02, 1837, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Jesse Jay, b. February 17, 1840, d. date unknown.
Thomas Elwood Jay, b. April 16, 1842, Miami Co, Ohio, d. June 17, 1842.
Mary Jay, b. January 25, 1846, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.
Denny Jay, b. November 25, 1848, Miami Co, Ohio, d. date unknown.


  1. "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 December 2015), Denny Jay, 24 Apr 1809; citing QUAKERS, MILL CREEK MM, MIAMI, OHIO, reference 2:171XZ33; FHL microfilm 413,892.
  2. "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 December 2015), Jesse Jay in entry for Isaac Jenkins and Mary Jay, 27 Aug 1823; citing Quakers,Mill Creek Mm,Miami,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 413,892.
  3. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 December 2015), Denny Jay, Mill, Grant, Indiana, United States; citing family 843, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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