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Lydia (Nall) Jay (1811)

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Lydia Jay formerly Nall
Born in Maryland, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 7 Oct 2018
17:45: K Raymoure edited the data for Lydia (Nall) Jay. (Merged Unknown-414390 into Nall-482: daughter Nancy's death certificate) [Thank K for this]
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Categories: Oxford, Pennsylvania | Free Persons of Color in Pennsylvania.


Lydia was born about 1811 in Maryland.

She was the mother 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


On 17 Mar 2018 at 00:54 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Her daughter Nancy's death certificate gives her maiden name as "Nall" if I'm reading the handwriting right.

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