James William Lay

James William Lay (1878 - 1943)

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James William Lay
Born in Alabamamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Haleyville, Marion, Alabamamap
Lay-119 created 23 Aug 2011 | Last modified
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1880 United States Census

Head Alexander H. Lay M 26 Alabama
Wife Caroline Lay F 28 Alabama
Son James W. Lay M 1 Alabama

1910 Uninted States Census

Name: James W Lay
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Dismal, Winston, Alabama, United States
District: 136
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1879
Birthplace: Alabama
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Sheet Number and Letter: 9B
Household ID: 171
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374050
Digital Folder Number: 004327219
Image Number: 00567
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head James W Lay M 31 Alabama
Wife Rosa Lay F 19 Alabama
Son Sherman Lay M 4 Alabama
Son Vernon R Lay M 2 Alabama
Sister-in-law Unice Cambell F 17 Alabama
Sister-in-law Rubby Cambell F 13 Alabama
Sister-in-law Birtha Cambell F 11 Alabama

By 1930 James W. had remarried, to Mary Etta Abbott

1930 Census

(cited below)

Head James W Lay M 51 Alabama
Wife Mary E Lay F 40 Alabama
Daughter Willadine Lay F 1 Alabama
Stepson Acttis Campbell M 12 Alabama
Stepdaughter Myrtle Campbell F 10 Alabama
Boarder Louis Williams M 15 Alabama


  • "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKWX-TXJ : accessed 25 Jan 2014), James W Lay, Dismal, Winston, Alabama, United States; citing sheet , family 171, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374050.
  • "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4V2-MHN : accessed 25 Jan 2014), James W. Lay in household of Alexander H. Lay, Beat 8, Winston, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 540A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T9-0035
  • "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD15-27M : accessed 25 Jan 2014), James William Lay, 24 Jul 1943; citing reference cn 13975, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1908628.
  • WikiTree profile Lay-119 created through the import of Norwood.ged on Aug 22, 2011 by Clint Norwood. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Clint and others.

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James W Lay holding his son Sherman (1910)
James W Lay  holding his son Sherman (1910)

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