John Jay
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John Jay (1817 - 1894)

John Jay
Born in New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 27 Jun 1837 in New York City, New Yorkmap
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Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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John Jay s/o Judge William Jay and Hannah McVicker.

John Jay (lawyer)

John Jay (23 June 1817 - 05 May 1894) was an American lawyer and diplomat to Austria-Hungary, serving 1869-1875. He was the son of William Jay and a grandson of Chief Justice John Jay of the United States Supreme Court. Jay was active in the anti-slavery movement, elected president of the New York Young Men's Antislavery Society while still in college. He published several speeches and pamphlets on slavery and history and was elected in 1889 as president of the American Historical Association.[1]


Marriage to Eleanor Kingsland Field took place on 27 June 1837 in New York City, New York, NY[2]


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  2. [The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society]
  • Marriage - New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1932
  • Marriages - New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s; Marriage ID: 2220312161; On microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; Accessed at Genealogical Research Library, comp.

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