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Famous descendants of Early Colonial American Immigrant John Fay (1641-1690). He first arrived in New England from Gravesend England on the Speedwell on 27 June 1656. He was married twice - Mary Brigham (-1676) and Susanna Shattuck (1642-1716). There are nearly 30 marriages between Fay and Shattuck family in the early generations.

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The surname Fay is frequently found in France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and less frequently in a number of other European lands. It has connection to the Huguenots and early English and Irish records.


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  • Adrian Fay (1840-) - (son of Aleander) served 4 years in the civil war in the 108th NY Regt. Captured and confined 9 months at Andersonville prison.
  • Fay, Alcauder (1816-1903) - ( NFay, JFay, SFay2, SFay1, JFay) - Civil War Veteran - 94th New York Regt. - 7 children
  • Fay, Benajah (1773-1861) - First settler of Parma, Ohio arriving in 1816.
  • Fay, Ben F (1783-1863) - (Son of Joseph ) veteran war of 1812, militia colonel - unmarried.
  • Fay, John II (1669-1747) - (son of John) co-founder of Westboro MA, early town officer and militia captain.
  • Fay, Joseph (1741-1824) - (brother of Solomon) revolutionary war minuteman of 1775
  • Fay, Josiah, Col. (1731-1776) - ( JFay3, JFay2, JFay1) - a Captain in the 1st Continental Infantry Regiment from 01 Jan 1776 to his death in Aug 1776, just days before the great British Invasion of Long Island.
  • Fay, Marcus M (1844-1933) - ( AFay, NFay, JFay, SFay2, SFay1, JFay1) - civil war veteran, 9th NY Cavalry.
  • Fay, Mary (1743-1801) - (Stephen Fay (1715-1781), JFay2, JFay1) - Wife of Moses Robinson (1741-1813) - 2nd Governor of the Vermont Republic.
  • Fay, Nehemiah (1776-1856) - veteran of 1812 War, defense of Boston.
  • Fay, Samuel (1673-1732) - (Son of JFay1) - founder of Westboro MA.
  • Fay, Samuel (1735-) - (brother of Solomon) soldier in the French War in the Crown Point Expedition.
  • Fay, Seth (1757-1779) - (brother of Solomon) - Lieutenant in the revolutionary army (died in 1779?)
  • Fay, Sherebiah (1758-1839) - (brother of Solomon) - served 3 years in the revolutionary war
  • Fay, Solomon (1734-1818) - ( SFay2, SFay1, JFay1) - soldier in the French War in the Crown Point Expedition.
  • Fay, Stephen, Capt (1715-1781) - ( JFay2, JFay1) - Capt. Stephen Fay was landlord of the Catamount Tavern in Bennington VT, the notorious hangout of the "Green Mountain Boys" of Ethan Allen in the American Revolutionary War. Today it is a historic site.

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