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)
Sarah Alice Gay
(1854-1935)

 

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Sarah Alice Gay 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 23 Sep 1854, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 1 2 3
  • Died: 21 Aug 1935, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA at age 80 2 3 6
  • Buried: 24 Aug 1935, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2 3 6

   FamilySearch ID: LHJJ-FMV.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 7 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. 8 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 Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 9 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.

4. Census in 1900 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 10 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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5. Census in 1910 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 11 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.

6. Census in 1920 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 12 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.

7. Census in 1930 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 13 The 1930 census recorded Charles A. Gay, 73, living with sister Sarah A. Gay, 75; and brother Milton Gay, 70; and a hired man, Bert Carter, laborer in club house, 51. Everyone is single. The Gays and their mother were born in Indiana, their father in Ohio.

8. Cause of Death: chronic nephritis, arthritis, palsy, 21 Aug 1935, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3

9. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Sarah Gay on 21 Aug 1935 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 ---
Miss Sarah Gay, 80, Is Called by Death
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DELPHI, Aug. 21. (Special) -- Miss Sarah A. Gay, 80, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at the family homestead, 10 miles northwest of Delphi, where she was born and spent her entire lifetime. She had long been ill. Her parents were John and Elizabeth (Beeker) Gay. Surviving are two bachelor brothers, Charles and Milton Gay, who lived with her. The funeral will be held at the residency Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Patterson, of Sheridan, and formerly of Battle Ground, officiating; interment in Pretty Prairie 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/7131681.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 26325. Sarah Alice Gay, single, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, informant Milton Gay brother.

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

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 20 Feb 1928, page 10. Obituary of Kisiah E. Gray [sic].

6 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 21 Aug 1935, page 13. Obituary of Sarah Gay.

7 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NC-HT1 John Gay, 1860.

8 1870 United States Census, John Gay Year: 1870; Census Place: Prairie, White, Indiana; Roll: M593_373; Page: 251A; Family History Library Film: 545872.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X41D-MPK : accessed 17 March 2020), Charles A Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 9A, line 47, family 185.



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