The Fay Family: Biographies and Obits of Various Fays

Jeremiah Wilcox FAY
Census 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 and Biography
Researched, transcribed and contributed by Jim Shreve, Sr.
Jeremiah Wilcox FAY, a son of Benajah F FAY (OPF 95)
From the 1850 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 1543 Family 1673
Benajah FAY70 M********6000************MA
Rhoda72 F************************Canada
Jeremiah 28 M************************NY
Eliza 17 F ************************Ohio
Lavina 11 F************************MA
1860 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 865      Family 841
J W FAY38 M****Farmer72001073********New York
Mary Ann FAY24 F************************Rockport, OH
William Noble FAY5 M************************Parma, OH
Edgar B FAY3 M************************Parma, OH
Albert FAY6/12 M************************Parma, OH
Mary FAY9 Fadopted********************Parma, OH
Alfred BRADLEY17 M****Farm Laborer****************Olmstead, OH
Phoebe BRADLEY19 F************************Rockport, OH
Lavina FAY80 F************************Sturbridge, MA
NOTE: You'll notice a Mary FAY, as an adopted daughter of Jeremiah & Mary FAY. I do not have verification, but I believe her to be a third child of Benajah FAY & Rhoda EDWARDS RHODES, both of whom died in the year previous to this census. The BRADLEY's with the family at this time are siblings to Mary Ann BRADLEY FAY, the wife of Jeremiah Wilcox FAY. Lavina FAY is an aunt to Jeremiah Wilcox FAY, and a sister to Benajah F FAY.
1870 Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Family 181
FAY, Jeremiah48 M W****Farmer****************New York
     , Mary A3? F W****Keeping House****************Ohio
     , William15 M W****at school****************Ohio
     , Edgar 13 M W****at school****************Ohio
     , Alfred4 M W************************Ohio
1880 Parma Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Federal Census
Dwelling 100    Family 102
FAY, Jeremiah WW M 58 marriedFarmer********NYMANY
     , Mary AnnW F 43wife marriedKeeping House********OHCT?
     , WilliamW M 24son singleFarm Laborer********OHNYOH
     , AlfredW M 14son singleFarm Laborer********OHNYOH
     , Clarence EW M 7son single************OHNYOH
Jeremiah Wilcox FAY
Jeremiah W. FAY, a native and well-known pioneer of Parma Township, was the son of the late Benajah and Ruth (WILCOX) FAY. His father was born in Massachusetts, 1777, and his mother was a native of Lewis County, New York, where she was born in 1781. IN 1816 they came to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and settled in Parma Township, where they lived till their death, he dying in March, 1862, and she September 16, 1831. Benajah FAY and his wife were the parents of three children, viz.: Mabel, the first white child born in Parma Township, and is the widow of Dudley HUMPHREY; Jeremiah W.; and Ruth, who became the wife of Edward BALDWICK.

Jeremiah W. FAY was born March 8, 1822, in Parma Township, where he was reared to manhood and where he has always resided. Farming has been his principal occupation in life, and he owns a farm of seventy-eight acres, which is well-improved.

He was married in Cleveland, Ohio, September 5, 1854, to Miss Mary Ann BRADLEY, a daughter of Alfred and Clarissa (BRISCOE) BRADLEY. They were natives of Connecticut and came to Cuyahoga County in an early day, settling in Rockport Township, where he died in 1850. She died in Wisconsin in October, 1884. They had ten children, five sons and five daughters. Mrs. FAY was the fourth child. She was born in Rockport Township, July 5, 1836. Mr. and Mrs. FAY are the parents of five children, four of whom are living, viz.; William N.; Edgar B., who married Dora HOFFMAN; Alfred W., who married Jennie E PECK; and Clarence E. The deceased child, Albert W., died in infancy.

Mr. FAY has held the office of Township Treasurer six years, and that of Township Trustee for one term, and has served as Justice of the Peace for three terms. He has taken a very active part in all local affairs. In politics he is a Republican, taking a good degree of interest in these matters. Mr. FAY has been a member of the I. O. O. F. since 1855.
SOURCE; Memorial Record of the County of Cuyahoga and City of Cleveland Ohio, Illustrated pub. 1894 by The Lewis Publishing Company pg. 338-339.

NOTE: I will be capitalizing the surnames as a matter of genealogical netiquette. The bio is not written in this manner.
Posted July 2000