1. UNKNOWN, Elizabeth
2. VOSS, Margaret
- JAY, Sarah
- JAY, David
- JAY, James
- JAY, Mary "Polly"+
- JAY, Elizabeth+
- JAY, William
- JAY, Layton
- JAY, Charlotte
- JAY, Debora
- JAY, Anna+
JAY, William Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
- Born: Cir 1740, Winchester, Frederick, VA, USA
- Marriage (1): UNKNOWN, Elizabeth Est 1760 in , Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA
- Marriage (2): VOSS, Margaret Est 1778 in , , SC, USA
- Died: Bef Feb 28, 1797, , Newberry, SC, USA 12
He and his elder siblings were not mentioned in his father's will. (C-168b) One of his wives is occasionally listed as Mary Cothran, but this is likely a mix-up with his brother Joseph who was married to a Mary Cothran/Cochran.
William Jay served under Zachary Brooks as a private in the Penn. Regiment of artillery, Continental Line, during the Revolutionary War (C-170, 1328). This information is again verified in DAR lineage Book, Vol. 128, p.92 (c1916). However, this later source differs in a few instances. It states that William Jay was born in 1746 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died in 1812 in Newberry Co., South Carolina. This birth date and place could be correct but the death date does not fit with William's will administered 28th Feb. 1797 in Newberry Co., South Carolina. Vickie Leimback listed that William II was born in 1744 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania (C-611)
William Jay received part of the moveable goods from George Cox's will dated 21 Dec. 1789 in Newberry, South Carolina. (C-461)
In the 1790 96th District, Newberry, SC Census, William is listed with the following household members: 2-6-3, 0-0. (C-974) That probably means that his children before Charlotte were married and living on their own at that time.
A William, Jr.(probably this William) was disowned by the Quakers on 6/26/1790. The reason was not given. (C-457, p.104)
A William Jay along with Thomas Wright and others took an inventory of the estate of James Cox of Newberry Co., decd., dated 16 July 1794.
A William Jay along with probable son William Jay, Jacob Balinger, Daniel Clary, John Allison, John Wright, Jesse Palmer and Wright Coate prepared notes on the account of the estate of William Gilliam decd. in 1795/96 in Newberry, South Carolina. (C-461)
In his will dated Jan. 7, 1797, he listed all of his adult children by his first wife, and only one child by his second wife Margaret, who was Susana. He specifically makes bequeaths to his "beloved daughters and sons namely Mary, Sarah, William, David, James, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Layton, Ann, Deboror (and) ... Susana one shilling sterling. The rest, John, Charles, Tabitha and Isaac seemed to be lumped in as the children of Margaret. They are not named. She is simply given the rest of the money to "rase her children". Joseph Reagin, John and Benjamin Coppock were witnesses. The executors were John Jay and David Jay, Sen. (C-832, 867)
His elder children received more than their one shilling sterling, however, as per court record filed in August 1797. "The State of South Carolina Ninety Six District--I ...Jas Mayson one of the Judges of Newberry County do hereby certify unto all whome it may Concern that Margaret Jay the widow of the within Named William Jay Des. did this day appear before me and upon being privatly and serparetly Examined by me did declare that She do freely volunterily and without any Compulsion dred or feare of any person or persons whomsoever renouce release and forever relinquish unto the within named William Jay his heirs and assigns all her Intrust and Estate and also all her rite and clame of dower of in or to all and Singualer the promises within menchened and released Given under my hand and seal this fist day of August--1797 Jas. Mayson J.N.Co (Judge Newberry County)". (C-833, 2109)
The sale of his estate had many asundry items sold often to his brothers, possible sons, son-in-laws, etc. It was certified by George Arnold, James Mills, and Isaac Hollingsworth. (C-837)
Noted events in his life were:
• Probate, Feb 28, 1797, , Newberry, SC, USA.
William married Elizabeth UNKNOWN Est 1760 in , Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA. (Elizabeth UNKNOWN was born Est 1742 and died on Mar 4, 1777.)
estimated at 1760-1763. (C-949)
William next married Margaret VOSS Est 1778 in , , SC, USA. (Margaret VOSS was born about 1750 13 and died after Aug 1, 1797.)