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William Jay (1745 - 1797)

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William Jay
Born in Winchester, Frederick, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Tioga, Tioga, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edgefield, Newberry County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 8 Nov 2018
00:34: Kim M. (Schemp) Arserio added Mary Vestal as mother for William Jay. [Thank Kim M. for this]
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William was a Private in the cavalry of Capt. Zachary Brooks, Edgefield Co., SC. (History of Edgefield Co., SC, p. 46.)

Some of his descendants qualified under his service for Sons of the American Revolution. SAR application # 47773. Membership # 43110.


SC Marriage Records have him marrying a Margaret Jay in 1778 in South Carolina. No further details have been found beyond her name appearing on William's Find-A-Grave record. It is difficult to tell if Jay was her maiden name as well as her married name. Usually marriage records list by maiden name, but the one found had her name as Margaret Jay.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:

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On 25 May 2018 at 12:20 GMT Thomas Peterson wrote:

He was born near Evitt's Run and Vestal's Ferry, Frederick Co., VA

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