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LAY - 64 Individuals Found

Name / Spouse Born/Died Father / Mother Notes
Abigail Lay b.1745 Fairfax Virginia Colony
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Abraham Lay
Spouse1: Abigail Aylett
b.1675 Wovenhoe, Essex, England
d.1715
Father:  
Mother:
Revolutionary War Soldier
Abraham Lay
Spouse1: Sarah N Grimes
b.1701 APR 27 Wovewnhoe Essex England
d.1784 AUG Cameron loudin va
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Abigail Aylett
Revolutionary War Soldier, farmer When Abraham Lay was born on 27 April 1701, in Great Bromley, Essex, England, his father, Abraham Lay, was 14 and his mother, Abigale Aylett, was 17. He married Sarah N Grimes in 1735, in Prince William, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 12 April 1785, in Loudoun, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 83, and was buried in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. From “Index to Loudoun Co Wills 1757-1850” by Hutchison: LAY, Abraham Book:Page C:121 Date of will: 28 Oct 1784 Received in Court: 12 Apr 1785 Lay, Sarah, Wife Lay, Sylvanus, Son, decd. Lay, —, Gr-Daughter, daughter of Sylvanus Lay, Marmaduke, Gr-Son Jinkins, Leana, Daughter, wife of John Lay, Abraham Jr., Son Lay, Emmanuel, Son Lay, Joseph, Son Lay, Stephen, Son Richards, Lydia, Daughter, wife of William Payne, Abigail, Daughter, wife of Sanford Self, Athesias, Daughter, wife of Presley Jenkins, Sylvanius, Gr-Son, son of Amos & Athesias Horseman, Helena, Daughter, wife of William Ellzey, Prudence, Daughter, wife of John Ellzey, Lydia, Gr-Daughter Ellzey, Lewis, Gr-Son Powell, William, witness Evans, Mary, witness Money, Nicholas, witness Of Cameron Parish. Son Abraham Jr. (Exor. & given Negro boy Peter, woman Suckey & child Reuben her son), son Emmanuel (named Exor. & given Negro woman Winney & girl Rachel), son Stephen (Exor. & given Negro man Will, boy Wallice & girl Dinah), daughter Prudence ELLZEY (given Negro girl Sall), daughter Lydia RICHARDS (given Negro boy Simon), daughter Helena HORSEMAN (given Negro girl Nan), daughter Abigail (given Negro man Neptune), daughter Leana JINKINS (given Negro by Dick), daughter Athesias SELF (given Negro girl Hannah), grandson Marmaduke (Negro man Tom). £3000 bond, security Jno. GUNNELL & Benja. Clark PAYNE. [Note: Abraham did not die on 12 Apr 1785. That was the date his will was brought into court for probate. He probably died within the week or two prior to that date.]
Abraham Lay b.1737 Prince William, Virginia Colony
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Alley Light Lay
"Millie"
b.1767
d.1847
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Amos Lay
Spouse1: Sarah Sally Otterson
Spouse2: Elizabeth Lawson
b.1771 fairfax VA
d.1851 JUL 28 Greene Alabama
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Amos JR Lay b.1812 Union County, South Carolina USA
d.
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Andrew Jackson Lay
Spouse1: Matilda Rllen Owen
b.1874
d.1949
Father: John Croley Lay  
Mother:
Archie William Lay b.1885 Slate Spring, Calhoun, Mississippi USA
d.1972
Father: William Brent Lay  
Mother: Amilia Millie Wells
Archie Wilson Lay b.1916 OCT 14 Waller TX USA
d.2007 MAY 28
Father: Archie William Lay  
Mother:
Married to Elizabeth n the arms of His angels, ARCHIE WILSON LAY left this earth May 28, 2007. Born in Waller, Texas, October 14, 1916, Archie was the second of 5 children born to Amalia Kalbow Lay and Archie William Lay. From a rural, barefoot childhood in Waller, Texas, Archie pursued his dreams--he rode the Southern Pacific to Austin, Texas, walked from the train station to his boarding house and graduated from The University of Texas in 1937 becoming a Longhorns fan for life. Archie married another Longhorn and the love of his life, Elizabeth Coleman Lay, on June 6, 1942. Married 64 years, Archie and Elizabeth were blessed with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Archie raised his family with salt-of-the-earth values, believing the greatest gift to a child was an education. Dad firmly believed in these words of his favorite poet, John Donne, "send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee." He led his family to church every Sunday, blessed every meal, and made sure there was a Hempstead watermelon for the 4th of July, many times accompanied with fresh crabs trapped off the jetties in Galveston. November brought dove and quail to the table and Texas Longhorns football. Archie served in the Air Force for four years in varying capacities as an officer in the Air Force Training Command during World War II. After his honorable discharge from military service, he was employed by the Veterans Administration. Earning a doctorate degree in educational psychology June, 1957, Archie continued his work for the Veterans Administration, totaling 42 years of service.. Counseling, rehabilitating and job training disabled veterans was his lifes work. An avid bird hunter from chihood on, Archie trained bird dogs and hunted them for 40 years. An expert fisherman as well, the rising summer sun found him wade fishing along his favorite upper Texas coastline spots,Bolivar Flats, Offats Bayou and San Louis Pass. In his later years, he enjoyed fishing the Laguna Madre in South Padre Island with his favorite fishing guides Freddie and Janie Petty. Archies curiosity for and love of life never flagged. He and Elizabeth traveled to the farthest reaches of the world Being dedicated, experienced bird watchers,their far flung travels included exotic birding destinations. When traveling was no longer a possibility, he traveled on the internet--always looking up the next new place he wished to visit and investigating how to do it. In addition to his dear Elizabeth, Archie leaves to celebrate his life, children Jan Hill, Ralph Lay, wife Kim Graham, Mary Kesterson, husband Ron Kesterson, and his grandchildren, Catherine Hill Tanner, Travis Tanner, David Hill, Jennifer Lay, Graham Jankura, Sara Kesterson, and Andrew Kesterson, who bid sweet adieu to their loving father and grandfather. The Family gratefully thanks our earthly angels, Pearl Radcliff and Linda Johnson, for their exquisite and compassionate care over the last several months. The Houston Hospice blue team was our tender guide along Archies final earthly journey for which we extend our humblest thanks. And to those at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, of which Archie and Elizabeth were members for 34 years, the Family thanks you for the memories, prayers, and support over these particularly hard last months. A Memorial Service for Archie is scheduled Friday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Drive United Methodist Church,
Athesias Lay b.1758 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Daniel Lay b.1658
d.1711
Father: Hugh Lay  
Mother: Julia Nash
Elisha Lay b.1783
d.1875
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Elizabeth Lay b.1853 TN
d.
Father: Thomas Lay SR  
Mother: Drusey Adkins
Revolutionary War Soldier
Emanual O Lay
Spouse1: Sarah Scofield
b.1741 Prince William VA Colony
d.1802 FEB 24 Lincoln County, Georgia, United States
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA DAR Ancestor # A134370
George Manley Lay
Spouse1: Annie Savage
b.1879
d.
Father: William Brent Lay  
Mother: Amilia Millie Wells
George Michael Lay b.1956 NOV 28 Houston Texas USA
d.
Father: Howard Thomas Lay  
Mother: Wanda Ray Caraway
Hannah Lay b.1774 NOV 27
d.
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother: Hannah Gibson
Hannah Lay was born 27 Nov 1774 in Virginia. She died 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky. She is thought to be the daughter of Jesse Lay Sr. and his wife Hannah.
Helena Lay b.1752 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
FRITO LAY
Herman Warden Lay
b.1909
d.1982
Father: Jesse Newton Lay  
Mother: Bertha Erman Parr
Herman Warden Lay (1909 – 1982) was an American businessman who was involved in potato chip manufacturing with his eponymous brand of Lays potato chips. He started H.W. Lay Co., Inc., now part of the Frito-Lay corporation, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Early life Lay was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 6, 1909. His father, Jesse N. Lay, worked for International Harvester, first as a bookkeeper in Charlotte and later as a commercial salesman in Columbia, South Carolina, where the family moved. By 1920, they moved to Greenville, South Carolina. In 1922, his mother died of cancer and his father remarried. He then attended Furman University on an athletic scholarship for two years, but did not graduate. Career He began his career at Sunshine Biscuits and was fired because of the Great Depression. He then worked as a traveling salesman for the Barrett Food Company, when he delivered potato chips to his customers in his Ford Model A. His territory eventually expanded and his profits began to grow. In 1932, he borrowed US$100 and founded the H.W. Lay Distributing Company based in Atlanta, Georgia, a distributor for the Barrett Food Products Company, and began to hire employees. He peddled potato chips from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee. By 1937, he had 25 employees, and had begun producing his own line of snack foods. The H.W. Lay & Company merged with The Frito Company in September 1961, creating the largest-selling snack food company in the United States, the Frito-Lay corporation. In 1965, Herman W. Lay (Chairman and Chief executive officer of Frito-Lay) and Donald M. Kendall (President and Chief executive officer of Pepsi-Cola) merged the two companies and formed PepsiCo, Inc. A philanthropist, he helped found the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE). Personal life He married Sarah Amelia "Mimi" Hodges and had four children. He died at the age of 73 in 1982. His late son, Herman Warden Lay Jr., was a Dallas-based co-founder of a bottling company in Mexico for Pepsi and 7 Up. Legacy The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a room named after him. His alma mater, Furman University, offers a scholarship in his name. The Lay Ornamental Garden in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is named for him.
Howard Thomas Lay
Spouse1: Wanda Ray Caraway
b.1918 SEP 18
d. Houston Texas
Father: George Manley Lay  
Mother: Annie Savage
Hugh Lay
Spouse1: Julia Nash
b.1628 England
d.1704
Father:  
Mother:
Born in England on 1628. Hugh Lay married Julian Nash and had 2 children. He passed away on 1704 in England.
James Lay b.1821
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
James Emanual Lay b.1789
d.
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
James L Lay b.1803 Union County, South Carolina
d.
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Jane LAY b.1816
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Jesse Sr Lay
Spouse1: Hannah Gibson
b.1744 Halifax County, Virginia
d.1830
Father:  
Mother:
Jesse Lay is the patriarch of the Lay families in Campbell Co., Tenn., and neighboring Whitley Co., Ky. A remarkable number of men named Jesse Lay are found in that area, an indication of the respect he engendered, but this has also led to a great deal of confusion. His ancestry is not known at this point, nor what relation, if any, he had with Thomas Lay Sr., David Lay Sr., and John Lay, all men of roughly similar age who lived in southside Virginia and North Carolina. See John Lay (d. 1755) for a potential father. Born c. 1744, most probably in Halifax Co., Virginia, Jesse moved south into Caswell County, N.C., married Hannah Gibson and then moved into the true frontier of western North Carolina in the early 1770s. After living there for about twenty years he continued the westward move, finally settling in Campbell Co., Tenn. His family is reconstructed from a few marriage records in Wilkes Co., N.C., and the people who joined him in the move to East Tennessee.
Jesse Jr Lay
"River Jesse"
b.1766 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
d.1850
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother:
Jesse was born about 1766. He was the son of Jesse Lay and Hannah Gibson as shown by the tax records of Wilkes Co., N.C., and his movements to the area of Whitley County, Kentucky, and Campbell County, Tennessee with his father. There is also some Y-DNA evidence in support of this.[1] He was one of several Jesse Lays in that area. He was known in the tax lists as Jesse Lay, Jesse Leigh, Jesse Lay Sr., Jesse R. Lay, and Jesse (River) Lay. He owned land along the Clear Fork River in Whitley County, and acquired his middle initial (R. for River) as a way of distinguishing him from the other Jesse Lays in the area, in particular Jesse "Valley" Lay. Son John M.s Bible records show his parents as Jesse and Catherine Lay. Tradition says Catherines surname was Bradley and it appears they separated soon after Johns birth. Based on the federal census there were five unknown children by second wife Eleanor: a son born c. 1802, a daughter born 1804-10, and two sons and a daughter born 1810-20. For a possible daughter see Mary Guinevere Leigh. Though he was a longtime resident of Knox/Whitley County, he made the move south into Campbell County, Tennessee, leading a small migration of family members. In Whitley County, Kentucky, on 13 May 1837, Jesse Lay and Elenor his wife “of Campbell Co., Tenn.”, sell to Daniel Faulkner for $500 two parcels on the Clear Fork, the first being 100 acres except for 1 and 1/2 acres "on which the meeting house and graveyard stand", the second being 25 acres.[3] The 100 acre parcel is located on both sides of present day Interstate 75 starting one mile north of the state line and running north to where the highway first crosses the Clear Fork River in Kentucky.[4] Jesse R.s land included everything east of the highway up to the river bank-- a beautiful piece of property. The 25 acre parcel shared a corner on the southwest. The $500 sum involved in the transaction was a good deal of money reflecting the quality of the real estate involved. This was his homestead and it was this land for which he was taxed over the period 1814-1837. 1787 - Jesse Lay and Thomas Anderson are chain carriers for a survey in Wilkes County, North Carolina [5] (Carrying survey chains was a young mans job, so this record refers to Jesse Jr.) 1787, 1788 - Jesse Lay (Sr.) is taxed for two polls over 21 in Wilkes County. He therefore has a son born c. 1766, and that son is almost certainly unmarried. In 1789 and 1790, Jesse Lay Jr. is separately taxed and Jesse Sr. returns to being taxed for one poll. Its clear that Jesse Jr. is the son of Jesse Sr. and that 1789 marks his marriage. 1790 - Jesse Jr. is not found in the North Carolina census and he is not on the Wilkes County tax lists after 1790. We conclude he has left the area. 1793 - Jesse Lay is a private in Scotts Company, Christians Regiment Militia, Territory South of the Ohio.[6] And in 1794 he was a private in Ezekial Buchanans Company, Landon Carters Regiment Militia, Washington District Militia.[7]
Jesse Lay
"SICK JESSE"
b.1814
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Jesse G Lay b.1817
d.1889 JUN 09 Mississippi
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Jesse Newton Lay
Spouse1: Bertha Erman Parr
b.1878
d.1851
Father: Joseph Barton Lay  
Mother: Lidia Alice Copeland
John Croley Lay
Spouse1: Martha Jane McHenry
b.1850 Campbell County, Tennessee, United States
d.1897
Father: Thomas Lay SR  
Mother: Drusey Adkins
John David Lay
"Big Valley Dave"
b.1765 Wilkes County, North Carolina
d.
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother: Hannah Gibson
John Michael Lay
"MISSOURI JACK"
Spouse1: Rachel Foley
b.1790 SEP 19
d.1868
Father: Jesse Lay Jr River Jesse 
Mother:
Johns birth is recorded in his faded family Bible. His parents are given as Jesse Lay and Catherine. His middle name is commonly said to be Michael but documents always refer to him as John M. which helps distinguish him from John D. Lay who lived close by. His nickname was Jackie or Missouri Jack because he is said to have gone to Missouri several times but always returned.[1] John married Rachel Foley and raised a large family[2], though Arlie Lay says he first married a Beams and had a daughter by her.[3] Johns family is covered extensively in Arlie Lays book. His tombstone, a new one, at Elk Fork Baptist Church in Campbell Co., Tenn., has a wildly incorrect death date of 1874. On 15 Apr 1868 a notice appeared in Brownlows Knoxville Whig (Knoxville, Tenn.) calling for the out-of-state heirs of John M. Lay to appear in June County Court of Campbell Co. to defend the sale of John M. Lays property. The heirs are Berry Croley and wife Winneford, Jackson Wilhite and wife Jane, and Thomas Lay. Michael Lay is the estate administrator. John M. Lay is thought to have settled on "Little Poplar Creek", a creek in Knox County, Kentucky, which flows into the Cumberland River near Williamsburg. While serving as a delegate to a church association, John met Rachel of the Big Richlands Community and they married about 1810.[4] Sometime after his marriage John supposedly settled at a place behind the "Loan on Elk Fork", now known as the Jim Chadwell place (1950s). He operated a water grist mill. The old mill is still there.[5] Based on the reported birthplaces of his children, John moved from Whitley County, Ky., south to neighboring Campbell Co., Tennessee, sometime around 1822. Theres a single Whitley County tax entry in 1819 for a John Lay with no land which suggests that, if this entry is his, he may have made the move in 1820.[6] There are two John Lays in the Campbell County tax list of 1818 and it is unclear who they are. John M. Lay was born on September 10, 1790 in North Carolina, the son of Jesse "River Jesse" Lay Jr. and Catherine "Caty" (nee Bradley) Lay Lay Grisby Carty Agee. John M. Lay and Rachel Foley were married about 1810. While Johns headstone shows a death date of Sep 1874, this is incorrect. John Michael Lay died before April 15, 1868 per Campbell County court records/minutes: roll 20, vol 5, pages 491 & 511 per research layoftheland.org. Therefore his death is not on Sep 1874. See the transcribed Campbell County Court minutes below: ~~~~~ COUNTY COURT - CAMPBELL COUNTY NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENTS Michael Lay, Administrator, et. al., vs.the Heirs of John M. Lay, deceased. FOR SALE OF REAL ESTATE. It appearing from the bill filed in this case, which is sworn to, that the defendants, heirs of the said John M. Lay, deceased, to wit: Berry Croley and his wife Winneford Croley, Jackson Wilhite and his wife Jane Wilhite, and Thomas Lay, are non-residents of the State of Tennessee. It is therefore ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks in Brownlows Knoxville Whig, notifying said defendants to appear at the June term next of the County Court, at the court house in Jacksboro to defend said bill, or the same will be taken for confessed and set for hearing ex parte. A copy of this order. april15-41 Test.JOHN JONES, Clerk Source: Brownlows Knoxville Whig (Knoxville, Tennessee)15 April 1868, Page 2. Provided by Jewell McKinney on 14 Dec 2014 ~~~~~~~ John Michael Lays paternal Grandparents were Jesse Lay Sr. and Hannah (nee Gibson) Lay. And Johns maternal Grandparents were Laurence Bradley and Winifred (nee Wisdom) Bradley. See John Michael Lay by Stephen Broyles for detailed Lay family biographies and a list original sources. More details on Ron Brenners work regarding Catherine Bradley can be found in 2014 articles published through the Lay Family Genealogical Association, Inc.; as well as earlier Lay family articles by Stephen Broyles and many others. John and Rachel had nine children: Rev. Spencer Lay, Jesse "Sick Jesse" Lay, Jane Lay, Moses Lay, Rev. James Lay, Rev. Michael Lay, Winnie Lay, William Dandy Lay and Thomas Lay. This record of John and Rachel Lays children was obtained from John Lays Bible. Arlie Lay who was in possession of James Lays Bible, after being passed on to him, said the Bible had been very badly damaged and was found thrown into a pile of junk. He was able to obtain some info from the Bible: John M. Lay, son of Jesse and Catherine Lay, was born 9-10-1790 Rachel Foley Lay, daughter of Moses Foley and Elizabeth Foley born 2-5-1790 Other notes: 1.John M. Lay was locally known as "Missouri Jack". It is said he made several trips to Missouri, but was never satisfied there and would always come back. It is not known if he did this before or after marriage, but probably before. One relative said John was also known as "Jackie." [1][4] 2. John had 3 siblings: "Buck", Colonel Isaac, and Lucinda. Buck was short for Buchanan (William Buck). Buck had 1 child, Connie. She married Rev. Jesse Banks "Big Jesse" Lay. [1] 3. In the early 1800s, John M Lay presumably settled on "Little Poplar Creek", a creek in Knox County, KY which flows into the Cumberland River near Williamsburg, KY. While serving as a delegate to a church association, John met Rachel of the Big Richlands Community and they married about 1810. [2][4] 4. Sometime after his marriage John supposedly settled at a place behind the "Loan on Elk Fork", now known as the Jim Chadwell place (1950s). He operated a water grist mill. The old mill is still there.[3] 5.John was living in Campbell County by 1813, when he signed a petition to the Legislature to move the county seat. [5] Sources: [1] Book: Family History Records by Arlie Monroe Lay. Published by the Scott County (Tennessee) Historical Society in 1985. [2] Book: Lay, Clouis Eugene. The Ramblin Lays from Tennessee: A Family History. Huntsville, TN (P.O. Box 7, Huntsville 37756): Scott County Historical Society, 1999. Print. [3]Patricia A. Wayne of Knoxville, TN. [4] Thanks to Donna for some of the biographical information above. [5] "Old Petition names 249 Powell Valley Settlers", Reprinted with permission from Dr. Miller McDonalds book Campbell County Tennessee USA: A History of Places, Faces, Happenings, Traditions, and Things, Transcribed by Mildred Collins Wasser: http://www.tngenweb.org/campbell/history/petition.html https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29111162/john-michael-lay read moreJohn M. Lay was born on September 10, 1790 in North Carolina, the son of Jesse "River Jesse" Lay Jr. and Catherine "Caty" (nee Bradley) Lay Lay Grisby Carty Agee. John M. Lay and Rachel Foley were married about 1810. While Johns headstone shows a death date of Sep 1874, this is incorrect. John Michael Lay died before April 15, 1868 per Campbell County court records/minutes: roll 20, vol 5, pages 491 & 511 per research layoftheland.org. Therefore his death is not on Sep 1874. See the transcribed Campbell County Court minutes below: ~~~~~ COUNTY COURT - CAMPBELL COUNTY NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENTS Michael Lay, Administrator, et. al., vs.the Heirs of John M. Lay, deceased. FOR SALE OF REAL ESTATE. It appearing from the bill filed in this case, which is sworn to, that the defendants, heirs of the said John M. Lay, deceased, to wit: Berry Croley and his wife Winneford Croley, Jackson Wilhite and his wife Jane Wilhite, and Thomas Lay, are non-residents of the State of Tennessee. It is therefore ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks in Brownlows Knoxville Whig, notifying said defendants to appear at the June term next of the County Court, at the court house in Jacksboro to defend said bill, or the same will be taken for confessed and set for hearing ex parte. A copy of this order. april15-41 Test.JOHN JONES, Clerk Source: Brownlows Knoxville Whig (Knoxville, Tennessee)15 April 1868, Page 2. Provided by Jewell McKinney on 14 Dec 2014 ~~~~~~~ John Michael Lays paternal Grandparents were Jesse Lay Sr. and Hannah (nee Gibson) Lay. And Johns maternal Grandparents were Laurence Bradley and Winifred (nee Wisdom) Bradley. See John Michael Lay by Stephen Broyles for detailed Lay family biographies and a list original sources. More details on Ron Brenners work regarding Catherine Bradley can be found in 2014 articles published through the Lay Family Genealogical Association, Inc.; as well as earlier Lay family articles by Stephen Broyles and many others. John and Rachel had nine children: Rev. Spencer Lay, Jesse "Sick Jesse" Lay, Jane Lay, Moses Lay, Rev. James Lay, Rev. Michael Lay, Winnie Lay, William Dandy Lay and Thomas Lay. This record of John and Rachel Lays children was obtained from John Lays Bible. Arlie Lay who was in possession of James Lays Bible, after being passed on to him, said the Bible had been very badly damaged and was found thrown into a pile of junk. He was able to obtain some info from the Bible: John M. Lay, son of Jesse and Catherine Lay, was born 9-10-1790 Rachel Foley Lay, daughter of Moses Foley and Elizabeth Foley born 2-5-1790 Other notes: 1.John M. Lay was locally known as "Missouri Jack". It is said he made several trips to Missouri, but was never satisfied there and would always come back. It is not known if he did this before or after marriage, but probably before. One relative said John was also known as "Jackie." [1][4] 2. John had 3 siblings: "Buck", Colonel Isaac, and Lucinda. Buck was short for Buchanan (William Buck). Buck had 1 child, Connie. She married Rev. Jesse Banks "Big Jesse" Lay. [1] 3. In the early 1800s, John M Lay presumably settled on "Little Poplar Creek", a creek in Knox County, KY which flows into the Cumberland River near Williamsburg, KY. While serving as a delegate to a church association, John met Rachel of the Big Richlands Community and they married about 1810. [2][4] 4. Sometime after his marriage John supposedly settled at a place behind the "Loan on Elk Fork", now known as the Jim Chadwell place (1950s). He operated a water grist mill. The old mill is still there.[3] 5.John was living in Campbell County by 1813, when he signed a petition to the Legislature to move the county seat. [5] Sources: [1] Book: Family History Records by Arlie Monroe Lay. Published by the Scott County (Tennessee) Historical Society in 1985. [2] Book: Lay, Clouis Eugene. The Ramblin Lays from Tennessee: A Family History. Huntsville, TN (P.O. Box 7, Huntsville 37756): Scott County Historical Society, 1999. Print. [3]Patricia A. Wayne of Knoxville, TN. [4] Thanks to Donna for some of the biographical information above. [5] "Old Petition names 249 Powell Valley Settlers", Reprinted with permission from Dr. Miller McDonalds book Campbell County Tennessee USA: A History of Places, Faces, Happenings, Traditions, and Things, Transcribed by Mildred Collins Wasser: http://www.tngenweb.org/campbell/history/petition.html https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29111162/john-michael-lay read more
John Vincent Lay b.1791
d.1836
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Joseph Lay b.1744 Prince William, Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Joseph Barton Lay
Spouse1: Lidia Alice Copeland
b.1853
d.1936
Father: Leonard Simpson Lay  
Mother:
Kenneth Lee Lay b.1942 JUL 05 Tyrone, Texas County, Missouri, USA
d.2006 Aspen Co
Father: Omer Lay  
Mother:
Leannah Lay b.1756 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Leonard Simpson Lay b.1822
d.1865
Father: John Vincent Lay  
Mother:
Lydia Lay b.1750 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Mary Lay b.1770
d.
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother: Hannah Gibson
Mary was born about 1765. She was the daughter of Jesse Lay and Hannah Gibson. She passed away in 1858. She married twice, first to Thomas Anderson and second to Adam Kern in Indiana after Thomas died. (The Kern/Kerns name is rendered in a variety of ways and has been misinterpreted as Reens.) Thomas Anderson is mentioned in conjunction with Marys brother Jesse Lay Jr. in the records of Wilkes County, N.C., and Claiborne County, Tennessee. In the 1790 census of Wilkes County Thomas Anderson is listed adjacent to Jesse Lay Sr. Given that Thomas and Mary named their second son Jesse and had a daughter they named Hannah, and given her birth around 1765, a good fit is for her to be a daughter of Jesse Lay Sr. and wife Hannah. Its also possible but less likely she is a daughter of Thomas Lay or David Lay who were also in Wilkes at the same time as Jesse Lay Sr. Mary is buried Bold Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.[1] "On the Alex Strain farm, north of Harrodsburg, Monroe County, Ind. there is a grave. On the stone is, Mary, wife of Adam Kern, died May 19, 1858, aged 103 years." Probably read incorrectly...should be 93 yrs.
Mary Ann Lay b.1802 Union County, South Carolina
d.
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Michael Lay b.1823 Campbell County, Tennessee
d.1879
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Moses Lay b.1818
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Moses was born in 1818. He was the son of John Lay and Rachel Foley. He married Delila Akins on August 15, 1839 in Campbell County, Tennessee. Delila passed away between 1850 and 1856. Moses later married Mary Thomas on May 8, 1856 in Campbell County. He passed away on May 3, 1886.
Nancy Lay b.1769
d.
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother: Hannah Gibson
Naomi Lay b.1785
d.
Father: Jesse Lay Sr  
Mother: Hannah Gibson
Naomi is part of the family tradition of her husband John Roberts. According to family trees at Ancestry.com they are said to have married in Campbell Co., Tennessee, in 1806. In that county we find Jesse Lay Sr. selling Elk Fork land to John D. Lay and John Roberts on 24 Feb 1823. What connection did Jesse Lay have to these two men? He was near his lifes end when he sold this land in an unusual joint deed and it makes sense that they were in some way related. Jesse Lays wife was Hannah Gibson and one of her sisters was named Naomi. Further, Naomi (Lay) Roberts and her husband John are said to have named a son Jesse Gibson Roberts in clear reference to Jesse Lay Sr. and wife Hannah Gibson. Naomis birth in 1785 means she was one of Jesses youngest children.
Omer Lay
Spouse1: Ruth Ester Rees
b.1914
d.1999
Father: Andrew Jackson Lay  
Mother: Matilda Rllen Owen
Prudence Lay b.1746 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Sally Lay b.1769
d.
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Sampson Lay b.1796 SEP 24
d.1875 DEC 09
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield
Samuel Otterson Lay b.1804 Union County, South Carolina
d.
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
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Spencer Lay
b.
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Stephen Lay b.1748 Fairfax Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Sylvanius Lay b.1735 Prince William, Virginia
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Sarah N Grimes
Thomas SR Lay
Spouse1: Drusey Adkins
b.1832 DEC 18 Campbell County, TN
d.1870 DEC 19
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Thomas Fox Lay b.1869
d.
Father: William Brent Lay  
Mother: Amilia Millie Wells
Thomas Gordon Lay b.1805 Union County, South Carolina
d.
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Vincent Lay
Spouse1: Mary Flowers
Spouse2: Sarah Fox
b.1812 Alabama
d.1870 Mississppi
Father: Amos Lay  
Mother: Sarah Sally Otterson
Vincent was born in 1812. Vincent is understood to have first married Mary Flowers in Greene County, Alabama and subsequently married Sarah Fox, probably in Mississippi. In 1850 Vincent and Sarah are enumerated on the federal census in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. [1] He passed away in 1870. In 1850 Vincent and Sarah are enumerated on the federal census in Yalobusha County, Mississippi
William Lay b.1704
d.
Father: Abraham Lay  
Mother: Abigail Aylett
William Brent Lay
Spouse1: Amilia Millie Wells
b.1846 MAY 28 Mississippi USA
d.1926 SEP 28 Waller co
Father: Vincent Lay  
Mother: Sarah Fox
William Dandy Lay b.1828
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Winfred Elizabeth Lay b.1826
d.
Father: John Michael Lay MISSOURI JACK 
Mother: Rachel Foley
Zachariah Lay b.1765 Maryland
d.1853 Tennessee
Father: Emanual O Lay  
Mother: Sarah Scofield

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