William Gay Sr.
(1781-1840)
Mary Ann Hayes
(1778-1865)
John Beeker
(1785-1843)
Christina Young
(1790-1865)
John B. Gay Sr.
(1812-1888)
Elizabeth Beeker
(1822-1915)
Anslena Gay
(1845-1927)

 

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Anslena Gay 1 2 3

  • Born: 23 Mar 1845, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 2 3 4
  • Died: 10 May 1927, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA at age 82 2 3 4
  • Buried: 12 May 1927, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2 3 4

   Other names for Anslena were Ann S. Gay and Salina Gay.4

   FamilySearch ID: LHJJ-6SX.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in District 130, White, IN, USA. 5 The 1850 census recorded in District 130 in White County: John Gay, farmer, 37, living with wife Elizabeth, 28; William H., 7; Ann S., 5; Elmina, 3; and Eliza Jane, 3 months. John was born in Ohio, the others in Indiana. His real estate was worth $3500.
His neighbor is James Gay, farmer, 41, living with his mother, Mary Ann, 67, and Joseph Gay, farmer, 32. The men were born in Ohio and their mother in Pennsylvania. James' real estate was worth $4030 and Joseph's $3000.

2. Census in 1860 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 6 The 1860 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 47, living with wife Elizabeth, 38; William, farmer, 17; Ann S., 15; Elmina, 11; Eliza J., 10; Alvin, 9; Sarah A., 7; Charles, 5; Kissiah, 3; and Milton, 6 months. All were born in Indiana except father John in Ohio. John had no real estate value and William $3000.
Next door is James Gay, 53, farmer, born in Ohio, with wife Kessiah, 29, born in Virginia and sons John, 7, and George, 3.

3. Census in 1870 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 7 The 1870 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 57, living with wife Elizabeth, 49; William, farmer, 27; Ansolena, 23; Elmina, 21; Alvin, 19; Charles, 14; Sarah, 16; Milton, 12; Kissiah, 9; and John, 7. The post office was Brookston. John's real estate was valued at $12000 and personal estate $1635. William had real estate worth $3000 and personal estate $420. Also on the census page is John's brother Joseph, 53, with his family, and on next page James Gay, 62, with his family.

4. Census in 1880 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 8 The 1880 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 67, living with wife Elizabeth, 57; Annsolena, 32; Charles A., farm worker, 24; Sarah, 22; Kissia, 21, Milton, farm worker, 20, and John B., farm worker, 18. John was born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and mother in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was born in Indiana, her parents in North Carolina. Their children were all born in Indiana.

5. Census in 1900 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 9 The 1900 census recorded owning a home: Charles A. Gay, farmer, 44, born Apr 1856, living with brother Milton, farmer, 40, Oct 1859; mother Elizabeth, widowed, 78, Apr 1822; sister Anselena, 55, Mar 1845; sister Sarah A., 46, Sep 1854; and sister Kesiah E., 42, Dec 1857. The census columns record Elizabeth had birthed 9 children with 5 alive in 1900. Elizabeth's children are all single, born in Indiana, their father born in Ohio. Elizabeth was born in Indiana and her parents in North Carolina.
On the same census page as close neighbors are two of Elizabeth's other daughters, Eliza J. Klepinger, 50, Feb 1850, living with her husband and sons; and Elmina Hoilman, 52, Mar 1848, a widow living with her sons and daughters.
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6. Census in 1910 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded Elizabeth Gay, widowed, 88, living her children: Anslena, 64; Sarah A., 56; Charles A., farmer, 54; Kesiah E., 52; and Milton, farmer, 50. Everyone was born in Indiana. Elizabeth's parents were born in North Carolina and her children's father in Ohio. The census columns record Elizabeth had birthed 11 children and 8 were alive in 1910.

7. Census in 1920 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 11 The 1920 census recorded Charles A. Gay, farmer, 63, living with sisters Anselana, 73; Sarah A., 65; and Kisiah E., 62; and his brother, Milton, farmer, 59. All were single. They and their mother were born in Indiana, their father in Ohio.

8. Cause of Death: obstruction of bowels, arterio sclerosis, 10 May 1927, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3

9. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Salina Gay on 11 May 1927 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 4 "Aunt Salina" Gay, 82, Dies Near Springboro
Special to Journal and Courier
DELPHI, Ind., May 11. -- Miss Salina Gay, 82, died Tuesday at the old family homestead, west of Delphi, near Springboro. She was popularly known as "Aunt Salina", and had many friends. She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Gay. Surviving are two brothers, Charles A. and Milton, and two sisters, Sarah and Catherine, all unmarried. Funeral services will be held at Pretty Prairie church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Miller in charge; burial in the church cemetery.


Sources


1 Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1899, 1075 pages), Volume 1, page 392. William H. Gay.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7131658.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 16409. Anslena Gay, single, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, informant Charles Gay brother.

4 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 11 May 1927, page 4. Obituary of Salina Gay.

5 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHV6-BRC John Gay, White county, White, Indiana, United States; citing family 6.

6 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NC-HT1 John Gay, 1860.

7 1870 United States Census, John Gay Year: 1870; Census Place: Prairie, White, Indiana; Roll: M593_373; Page: 251A; Family History Library Film: 545872.

8 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSB-4BJ John Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 185, sheet 340C.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99G-J18 Charles A Gay, Prairie Township, Precinct 2 (east half), White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 6A, family 111.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKR6-WQ6 Elizabeth Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 216, sheet 5A, family 92.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFH8-GRC Charles A Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing ED 225, sheet 4B, line 55, family 89.



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