of Barnabus Chester Gay
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Generation No. 1
BARNABUS CHESTER1 GAY was born July 14, 1808, and died September 03,
1889. He married ELIZABETH A. MCNAIR.
She was born April 18, 1815 and died on November
Child of BARNABUS GAY and ELIZABETH MCNAIR is:
2. i. LEWIS F. GAY2 GAY, b. June 07,
1840; d. October 16, 1931.
Generation No. 2
F. GAY2 GAY (BARNABUS CHESTER1) was born June 07, 1840, and died October 16,
1931. He married
(1) MARTHA ELIZABETH ROWE 1866. She was born June 13, 1840, and died August
26, 1914. He married
(2) MRS. MINNIE NESMITH April 12, 1920. She died Unknown.
Notes for LEWIS F. GAY GAY:
Member of 4th Fla. Vol. Infantry in Civil
War. He was one of twenty-three (23)
4th Florida members alive
to surrender to Union Major General William T.
Lewis was one of four (4) Gay family boys to fight
in the Civil War. Three of them returned
and one did not.
More About MARTHA ELIZABETH ROWE:
Burial: Olustee Baptist Church Cemetery,
Notes for MRS. MINNIE NESMITH:
She was a widow who lived next door to Lewis and
Children of LEWIS GAY and MARTHA ROWE are:
i. SUSAN DELLA3 GAY, b. August 02,
1866; d. October 23, 1936; m. JEFFERSON WILLIAMS, February
02, 1887; d. Unknown.
ii. LULA MARY ETTA GAY, b. October 07,
1867; d. July 20, 1900; m. JOSEPH FLETCHER WILLIAMS,
September 20, 1888; d. Unknown.
Notes for LULA MARY ETTA GAY:
It was Lula's diying wish that her sister,
Lodiska, marry Joe to help raise their children.
iii. LODISKA JANE ELIZABETH GAY, b.
October 03, 1870; d. June 20, 1939; m. JOSEPH FLETCHER WILLIAMS
iv. JESSIE ELONZO GAY, b. March 01, 1872;
d. December 11, 1962.
v. EUNICE EDIETHA GAY, b. September 20,
1874; d. February 1953; m. REV. SOLOMON WARREN COLSON
vi. SARAH ANN FRANCES GAY, b. February
24, 1877; d. 1951; m. JUDGE ORSON TISON
Notes for SARAH ANN FRANCES GAY:
The Gay Family Bible was buried with Sallie.
3. vii. THOMAS GILBERT MARION GAY, b. October
04, 1878; d. October 16, 1964.
Generation No. 3
GILBERT MARION3 GAY (LEWIS F. GAY2, BARNABUS CHESTER1) was born October 04,
1878, and died
October 16, 1964.
He married EVA MAE SUMMERS January 01, 1902 in Providence, FL, daughter
of HENRY SUMMERS
and ELIZABETH SASSERS. She was born December 17, 1880, and died October 08, 1922.
Notes for THOMAS GILBERT MARION GAY:
Thomas and Eva Mae had eleven children.; six boys
and five girls.
Children of THOMAS GAY and EVA SUMMERS are:
i. FLORA ANNICE4 GAY, b. February 15,
1903; d. August 1950; m. PAYTON PASCO CARLISLE
Notes for FLORA ANNICE GAY:
Flora and Pasco have five children, one boy and
ii. ROY LEE GAY, b. January 23, 1905; d.
October 05, 1973; m. MILDRED POWELL
Notes for ROY LEE GAY:
Roy Lee had no children.
iii. WILLIE ALBERT GAY m. MABLE BROWNING
iv. RUBY MAE GAY m. SHEFTON MCLEOD
ELIZABETH NINA GAY m. ESTON PAFFORD
vi. VADA EDNA GAY, b.
July 12, 1916 m. Clayton Thomas CODY on March 21, 1936.(sent in by dau. Irene
vii. GEORGE DONALD GAY, b. September 06,
1920; d. October 05, 1972; m. LORRAINE UNKNOWN
viii. HENRY ELMO GAY, b. September 28, 1922;
d. November 26, 1960; m. SUE UNKNOWN