William Jay

William Jay (abt. 1841 - 1893)

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Pvt. William Jay
Born about in Lincoln University, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Died in near Jennersville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 11 Jul 2018
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Categories: Oxford, Pennsylvania | Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania | 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War | Battle of Olustee | Wounded in Action, United States Civil War | Penn, Pennsylvania | Hosanna Meeting House Cemetery, Oxford, Pennsylvania.

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Biography

Occupations

  • Farmer

Military Service

Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company B. Enlisted on 14 March 1863 from Oxford, Pennsylvania. He was 22 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted. Accidentally wounded himself on 20 February 1864 at Olustee. He was wounded in action on 18 April 1865 at Boykins Mills. His right arm was permanently affected by one of his war wounds. Mustered out 20 August 1865.

His brothers George and Wesley also served in Company B.

Projects

Space: 54th_Massachusetts_Volunteer_Infantry

Sources

  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1093; Page: 414; Family History Library Film: 805093
  • 1870 United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1325; Page: 13A; Family History Library Film: 552824
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston, MA, 1894.
  • Find a Grave: William Jay


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

1870 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA
1870 US Census: Upper Oxford, PA

1880 US Census: Penn, PA p. 3
1880 US Census: Penn, PA p. 3

1890 Veterans Schedules for Penn, Pennsylvania
1890 Veterans Schedules for Penn, Pennsylvania

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