Mary Ann Gay
(Abt 1827-1859)


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1. William M. Shigley

Mary Ann Gay 2

  • Born: Abt 1827
  • Marriage (1): William M. Shigley on 4 Jan 1844 in , White, IN 1
  • Died: 1859 about age 32

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Book: A Standard History of White County, Indiana: Biography of George Gay, 1915. 2
William Gay, the grandfather of George Gay, was born in Ohio and came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1831. His first home was in the locality known as Shawnee Mound but in 1833 he moved to a tract of raw land in Prairie Township of White County, having entered that land in 1832. In that vicinity he acquired about 800 acres and his sons entered 240 acres more, a small part of their possessions extending into Carroll County. William Gay was one of the influential men of time though he lived only a few years after coming to White County. He was not a man of rugged physical health like so many of the pioneers and had a greater courage than strength. He died October 12 1840 and was buried in the Pretty Prairie Cemetery in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He married Mary Ann Hayes who was born in Pennsylvania. All their eight children, now deceased, were named James, Elizabeth Fewell, William, Nancy Page, Mary Ann Shigley, John, Isabella Yerger and Joseph.

Mary married William M. Shigley on 4 Jan 1844 in , White, IN.1 (William M. Shigley was born on 22 Jun 1821 in , , OH,3 died on 16 Sep 1903 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN 3 and was buried in West Lafayette: Grand View Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States 3.)


1, Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, Mary Ann Gay and William Shigley, 4 Jun 1844, White, IN.

2 W. H. Hamelle, A Standard History of White County, Indiana (Unigraphic, 1915. White County, Ind. 1098 pages. Online in Google Books.), Page 955.

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