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)
Alvin Gay
(1851-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Deborah Hesser Schults

Alvin Gay 1 2 3

  • Born: 22 Jun 1851, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Deborah Hesser Schults on 5 Sep 1876 in , Porter, IN
  • Died: 5 Mar 1923, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA at age 71 2 3
  • Buried: 8 Mar 1923, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: 937Y-366.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 4 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.

2. Census in 1870 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 5 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.

3. Census in 1880 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 6 The 1880 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 28, living with wife Debra, 22; and son Elmer, 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father and Debra's mother in Ohio.

4. Residence: in 1899 in , Porter, IN. 1

5. Census in 1900 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 7 The 1900 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 48, born Jun 1852, living with wife Deborah, 42, Jul 1857; Elmer, 22, Mar 1878; Ross, 18, Mar 1882; Frank, 11, Nov 1888; and Grace, 7, Mar 1893. The census columns record Alvin and Deborah were married for 23 years and she had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Alivin's father and Deborah's mother in Ohio.

6. Census in 1910 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 8 The 1910 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 58, living with wife Deborah H., 52; son farmer, Charles R. 28; Frank M., farm laborer, 21; and Grace V., 17. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father in Ohio. Alvin and Deborah were married for 33 years and she had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1910.

7. Census in 1920 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 9 The 1920 census recorded Charles R. Gay, railroad crossing watchman, 37, living with his father, Alvin, 68, and mother, Deborah H., 61. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father and Deborah's mother in Ohio.

8. Cause of Death: nephritis, 5 Mar 1923, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3

9. Occupation: farmer on 5 Mar 1923 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3


Alvin married Deborah Hesser Schults on 5 Sep 1876 in , Porter, IN. (Deborah Hesser Schults was born on 30 Jul 1858 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA,10 11 died on 18 Jan 1932 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN 10 11 and was buried in Valparaiso, Porter, IN 11.)


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/7131657.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 12290. Alvin Gay, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, spouse Deborah, informant Charles Gay brother.

4 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NC-HT1 John Gay, 1860.

5 1870 United States Census, John Gay Year: 1870; Census Place: Prairie, White, Indiana; Roll: M593_373; Page: 251A; Family History Library Film: 545872.

6 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHS7-STV Alvin Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 143, sheet 526B.

7 1900 United States Census, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MP-HV4 Alvin Gay, Morgan Township, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 88, sheet 3A, family 43.

8 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5D-8L1 Alvin Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 145, sheet 4B, family 79.

9 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4C-8VB Alvin Gay in household of Charles R Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing ED 149, sheet 6B, line 95, family 108.

10 The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) (Valparaiso, La Porte, Indiana), 18 Jan 1932, page 3. Obituary of Deborah H. Gay.

11 The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) (Valparaiso, La Porte, Indiana), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35054902.



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