Colonel Josiah Fay was born 4 February 1731 in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts to John Fay (1700-1732) and Hannah Child (1700-1788) and died 8 August 1776 Long Island, New York of Illness. He married Mary Bent (1737-1833) 22 March 1758 in Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Colonel Josiah Fay died while in service on Long Island, in the Revolution, and his remains were buried in Trinity Church cemetery, New York City.
Revolutionary War Service
Colonel Fay was a Captain in Col. Ward's Regiment of Massachusetts from 23 May 1775 to 01 Dec 1775 and then a Captain in the 1st Continental Infantry Regiment from 01 Jan 1776 to his death. Some sources say he died on 12 Aug 1776 in New York City.
It appears that Colonel Fay died of illness just days before the great British invasion of Long Island on 27 Aug 1776.
|Offspring of Colonel Josiah Fay and Mary Bent (1737-1833)|
|Mary Fay (1658-1773)|
|Josiah Fay (1758-1845)|
|Peter Fay (1760-1832)|
|Martha Fay (1762-1843)|
|Deborah Fay (1764-1845)|
|Elizabeth Fay (1767-1809)||28 April 1767 Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts||1809||Uriah Brigham (1757-1820)|
|Alpheus Fay (1767-1830)|
|Sarah Fay (1769-1770)|
|John Temple Fay (1771-)|
- General Orders of Gen. Washington 15 Aug 1776 - National Archives, James Mellon replacement for Col. Fay.
- Register of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - publ by Edward Hagaman Hall, pg 427. Free on GoogleBooks.
- Battle of Long Island - Wikipedia