Wesley T. Jay

Wesley T. Jay (abt. 1838 - 1903)

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Wesley T. "Westley" Jay
Born about in Lincoln University, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Pennsylvaniamap
Died in Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2018
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Categories: Oxford, Pennsylvania | Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania | 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War | Wounded in Action, United States Civil War.

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Biography

Occupations

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Residences

  • 1900: South Street, Oxford, Pennsylvania

Military Service

Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company B. Enlisted on 14 March 1863 from Oxford, Pennsylvania. He was 26 years old (he was probably closer to 20 years old), single and working as a farmer when he enlisted. He was wounded on 18 April 1865 at Boykins Mills, shot through his right hand. Mustered out 20 August 1865.

His brothers George and William Jay 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: Lower Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1324; Page: 381A; Family History Library Film: 552823 (as Westley)
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1114; Page: 381D; Enumeration District: 061
  • 1890 Veterans Schedules for Oxford, Pennsylvania
  • 1900 United States Federal Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 20; Enumeration District: 0086
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston, MA, 1894.
  • Find a Grave: Wesley T. Jay


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

1890 Veterans Schedules for Oxford, PA
1890 Veterans Schedules for Oxford, PA

1870 US Census: Lower Oxford, PA
1870 US Census: Lower Oxford, PA

1900 US Census for Oxford, PA p. 20
1900 US Census for Oxford, PA p. 20

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