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Joshua Jay (abt. 1800)

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Joshua Jay
Born about in Maryland, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2018
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Categories: Oxford, Pennsylvania | Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania.


Joshua was born about 1800 in Maryland.

He was the father of Civil War veterans George, Wesley and William Jay of the all-black 54th Massachusetts regiment.


  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1093; Page: 414; Family History Library Film: 805093

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

Nancy Frye née Jay death certificate
Nancy Frye née Jay death certificate


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