George Jay

George Jay (abt. 1844)

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Private George Jay
Born about in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Categories: Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania | 1860 US Census, Chester County, Pennsylvania | Oxford, Pennsylvania | 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War.




  • 1863: Farmer
  • 1860: Farmhand


  • 1863: Oxford, Pennsylvania (military enlistment)
  • 1860: Upper Oxford, Pennsylvania with his parents and siblings

Military Service

During the Civil War, he served as a Private in Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was 19 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 11 March 1864 in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.

His brothers Wesley and William also served with Company B.

Census Race

  • 1860: Mulatto



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1860 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA
1860 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA


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