Hon. John Jay1

M, #6971, b. 23 June 1817, d. 5 May 1894
     Hon. John Jay was born on 23 June 1817 in New York City.1 He was the son of Judge William Jay and Augusta McVickar.1 Hon. John Jay married Eleanor Kingsland Field, daughter of Hickson Woolman Field and Eleanor Kingsland de Forrest, on 27 June 1837 in New York City.2 Hon. John Jay died on 5 May 1894 in New York City at the age of 76.1

He graduated from Muhlenberg's Institute, Flushing, Long Island, New York, in 1832 and from Columbia College in 1836, and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Like his father he opposed slavery, and he advocated the cause of St. Philip's coloured church, which after nine years of struggle was admitted to the Protestant Episcopal convention. In 1847 he was secretary of the Irish Relief Society and was in that and subsequent years counsel for many fugitive slaves. He organized the meetings held in the Broadway Tabernacle, New York, resulting in the state convention at Saratoga, 10 August 1854, and in the formation of the Republican party upon the dissolution of the Whig party in 1855. He was elected president of the Union League club in 1866 and re-elected in 1877. He was state commissioner for the Federal cemetery at Antietam in 1868 and made a report to Governor R. E. Fenton on the chartered right to burial of the Confederate dead of that campaign. He was U.S. minister to Austria in 1869-75, and advanced the interests of the United States at the World Fair of 1873. He was chairman of the Jay Commission to investigate the system of the New York custom house in 1877, and was Republican member of the state civil service commission in 1883 and subsequently its president. He was manager of the New York Historical Society and a founder and first president of the Huguenot Society in 1855.

Hobart conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D. in 1889, and he received the same degree from Columbia in 1891. He is the author of: The Dignity of the Abolition Cause as Compared with the Political Schemes of the Day (1839); Emancipation in the West Indies (1842); Caste and Slavery in the American Church (1843); America, Free or Slave? (1856); Statistics of American Agriculture (1858); The Proxy Bill and Tract Society (1859); Great Conspiracy (1861); Letter on the Monroe Doctrines (1863); Letter to the American Anti-Slavery Society (1864); The Great Issue (1864); and pamphlets on The Church and the Rebellion; Rome in America; The American Foreign Service; The Sunday School a Safeguard to the Republic; The Fisheries Question; The Public School a Portal to the Civil Service; The Passage of the Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Slavery, and other subjects.1

Children of Hon. John Jay and Eleanor Kingsland Field

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s.
  3. [S322] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field genealogy, p. 384.

John Clarkson Jay1

M, #6976, b. 11 September 1808, d. 15 November 1891
     John Clarkson Jay was born on 11 September 1808 in New York City.1 He was the son of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson.1 He graduated from Columbia College in 1827, and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1830, and practised medicine.

He was a founder of the Lyceum of Natural History (afterward the New York Academy of Sciences) in 1832; was its treasurer, 1836-43; took an active part in obtaining subscriptions for the new building, and was instrumental in the completion of the work. He was one of the founders, and secretary of the New York Yacht club, and a trustee of Columbia college, 1859-81. Dr. Jay was best known for his work as a conchologist, and his library on the subject, with a rare and valuable collection of shells, was purchased by Catharine S. Wolfe and presented to the American Museum of Natural History as a memorial to her father. Dr. Jay examined, classified and reported on the shells collected by Commodore Perry in his Japan expedition. He is the author of: A Catalogue of Recent Shells (1836), and Description of New and Rare Shells (1836.)1 John Clarkson Jay died on 15 November 1891 in Rye, New York, at the age of 83.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.

Mary Jay1

F, #17408, b. 1 February 1846, d. 13 January 1916
     Mary Jay was born on 1 February 1846.2 She was the daughter of Hon. John Jay and Eleanor Kingsland Field.1 Mary Jay married William Henry Schieffelin on 15 October 1863 five children.1 Mary Jay died on 13 January 1916 at the age of 69.2

Citations

  1. [S322] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field genealogy, p. 384.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 86583230."

Peter Jay1

M, #6961, b. 1704, d. 1782
     Peter Jay was born in 1704.2 He was the son of Augustus Jay and Ann Maria Bayard.1 Peter Jay married Mary Van Cortland, daughter of Jacobus Van Cortland.1 Peter Jay died in 1782.2

Children of Peter Jay and Mary Van Cortland

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 86.

Peter Augustus Jay1

M, #6970, b. 24 January 1776, d. 20 February 1843
     Peter Augustus Jay was born on 24 January 1776 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.1 He was the son of John Jay and Sarah Van Brugh Livingston.1 He graduated from Columbia in 1794. When his father was sent to Great Britain as special envoy, he accompanied him in the capacity of private secretary, and on his return to New York he studied law, subsequently attaining distinction at the bar. He was a member of the state assembly in 1816, and supported the bill favoring the construction of the Erie canal, also, with his brother William, supporting the bill recommending the abolition of slavery in the state. He was recorder of New York City, 1819-21; was a member of the New York Constitutional Convention in 1821; a trustee of Columbia College, 1812-17, and again, 1823-43, and chairman of the board of trustees in 1832. He was president of the New York Historical Society, 1840-43. He received the degree of A.M. from Yale in 1798, and that of LL.D. from Harvard in 1831 and from Columbia in 1835.1 Peter Augustus Jay married Mary Rutherford Clarkson.1 Peter Augustus Jay died on 20 February 1843 in New York City at the age of 67.1

Children of Peter Augustus Jay and Mary Rutherford Clarkson

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 2. p 40.

Pierre Jay1

M, #6966
     Pierre Jay. Who was driven from France in 1685.1

Child of Pierre Jay

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.

Judge William Jay1

M, #6960, b. 16 June 1789, d. 17 May 1858
     Judge William Jay was born on 16 June 1789 in New York City.1 He was the son of John Jay and Sarah Van Brugh Livingston.1 He was prepared for college by the Rev. Thomas Ellison and Henry Davis, and graduated from Yale in 1807. He studied law, but on account of a weakness of the eyes he relinquished the profession and retired to his father's home at Bedford, N.Y.

He was brought up in the Protestant Episcopal faith, but his churchmanship was broad, and he gave his co-operation in the formation of the American Bible Society in 1810, against the judgment of the high church party. He was assigned to the bench of Westchester, N.Y., as one of the county judges, by Governor De Witt Clinton in 1818, holding the office until 1823. He was re-appointed under the new constitution in 1823 and served till 1843, when he was displaced by Governor W. C. Bouck at the demand of a proslavery faction, Judge Jay being a conservative anti-slavery advocate, opposed to the work of the Colonization Society. He was first president of the New York Anti-Slavery Society, 1835-36. Kenyon college conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. in 1858. He is the author of: Memoir on the Subject of a General Bible Society for the United States (1815); Letter to Bishop Hobart (1823); Mosaic Laws of Servitude (1824); Life of John Jay, with Select Papers (1833); Colonization and Anti-Slavery Societies (1835); A View on the Action of the Federal Government in behalf of Slavery (1837); The Condition of the Free People of Color in the United States (1839); War and Peace (1842); Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War (1849); An Address to the Non-Slave-Holders of the South on the Social and Political Evils of Slavery (1849); Miscellaneous Writings on Slavery (1853), and over thirty published letters, essays and addresses (1815-55). He also left in manuscript A Commentary on the Bible.1 Judge William Jay married Augusta McVickar, daughter of John McVicker, in 1812.1 Judge William Jay died on 17 May 1858 in Bedford, New York, at the age of 68 (also found as 14 October 1858.)1,2

Child of Judge William Jay and Augusta McVickar

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S322] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field genealogy, p. 384.

Lt. Colonel William Jay1

M, #6978, b. 12 February 1841, d. 28 March 1915
     Lt. Colonel William Jay was born on 12 February 1841 in New York City.1 He was the son of Hon. John Jay and Eleanor Kingsland Field.1 Lt. Colonel William Jay married Lucy Oelrichs, daughter of Henry Oelrichs and Julia May, on 12 June 1878. They had three children.1 Lt. Colonel William Jay died on 28 March 1915 at the age of 742 and is buried in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard, Bedford, Westchester County, New York.2

He was prepared for college at the Columbia Grammar School, conducted by Dr. Charles Anthon, and graduated from Columbia College, A.B., 1859.
     In April, 1861, he was appointed volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of Maj.-Gen. John E. Wool; was commissioned captain in August, 1861, and served as aide-de-camp to Gen. George Morrell; to Gen. George G. Meade, of the 5th corps, Army of the Potomac; to Gen. George Sykes, who succeeded Meade in command of the 5th corps, and again to General Meade after he had assumed command of the Army of the Potomac. He participated in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, in the Wilderness campaign, in the siege of Petersburg and in the pursuit of Lee's army, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. He was twice brevetted for gallant and meritorious conduct. He resigned from the service when the volunteer army was disbanded in 1865, having attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel.
     On returning to New York he was graduated from the Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1867, was admitted to the bar in 1868, and practised in New York city in partnership with Edgar S. Van Winkle and Flamen B. Candler, 1868-82, and after Mr. Van Winkle's death continued the partnership with Mr. Candler. Upon the death of his father, May 5, 1894, he inherited the ancestral estate, Bedford House, at Bedford, Westchester County, New York, which had descended to his great grandfather through Mary Van Cortlandt, her great great grandmother.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 86602034."

Capt. John Kennon Jayne USNR1

M, #15137, b. 4 October 1897, d. 16 July 1957
     Capt. John Kennon Jayne USNR was born on 4 October 1897 in Washington, District of Columbia.2 He married Dorothy Sumner Sewall, daughter of William Dunning Sewall and Mary Locke Sumner, on 20 January 1923.1 Capt. John Kennon Jayne USNR died on 16 July 1957 at the age of 592 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.2

Child of Capt. John Kennon Jayne USNR and Dorothy Sumner Sewall

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, 16 Sep 1945 p. 44.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 49236789."
  3. [S160] New York Times, 24 Oct 1954.

Kennon Jayne1

M, #17295, b. 25 March 1926, d. 30 June 2014
     Kennon Jayne was born on 25 March 1926 in New York City.2 He was the son of Capt. John Kennon Jayne USNR and Dorothy Sumner Sewall.1 Kennon Jayne died on 30 June 2014 at the age of 88

Kennon Jayne, age 88, a lifelong resident of New Canaan died Monday, June 30, 2014 in Norwalk Hospital with his loving family by his side. Kennon was born March 25, 1926 in New York City, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Sewall Jayne. Kennon was the husband of Sabra Toulson Jayne.
As a boy, Kennon attended Fay and Choate School and graduated from Williams College in 1948. In his early adult years Kennon served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy at the end of World War II and during the Korean War as a signal operator. In 1952, he received an honorable discharge and began his civilian life, married Sabra Toulson in 1957 and started his career at IBM as a Marketing Manager. Kennon was a very active member in the New Canaan community volunteering his time and raising funds for the YMCA, United Way Foundation, Waveny Care Center and Staying-Put, to name a few. He was a very active and distinguished member within the St. Marks church community.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John T. Jayne and his wife Karen of Littleton, Mass, Truxtun Sewall Jayne and his wife Christina of Seattle, WA, Joseph K. Jayne and his wife Sibyl of Needham, MA and Houston Jayne and his wife Jennifer of Menlo Park, CA, one sister Pamela Miller of Greenwich, CT and six grandchildren, Hannah, Joe, Maxwell, Sam, Madeleine, and Helen. Kennon was predeceased by his son William M. Jayne.
Interment will be held in the family plot in Bath Maine. A Memorial Service will be held at St Marks Church, Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan CT on Saturday, September 13,2014 at 11:00AM. http://www.hoytfuneralhome.com July 2014.3

Child of Kennon Jayne

Citations

  1. [S160] New York Times, 24 Oct 1954.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Canaan Daily Voice, 3 July 2014.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.hoytfuneralhome.com

William M. Jayne

M, #23153, b. 1 September 1958, d. 16 March 2009
     William M. Jayne was born on 1 September 1958. He was the son of Kennon Jayne. William M. Jayne died on 16 March 2009 at the age of 50.

Frances Jean1

F, #19308, d. after 1968
     Frances Jean married secondly Jack Stanley Dean, son of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith, after 1945.1 Frances Jean died after 1968.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Angelyn Jefferds1

F, #14860, b. 9 February 1881, d. 4 August 1977
     Angelyn Jefferds was born on 9 February 1881 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2 She married Dr. Benjamin Thomas Burley, son of Joseph Cilley Burley and Sara Elizabeth Haley, on 20 August 1921.1 Angelyn Jefferds died on 4 August 1977 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at the age of 96.2

Citations

  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 7 p. 515.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#25471756."

Martha Jeffrey1

F, #25688
     Martha Jeffrey married William Harrington on 1 January 1823 in Arcot, Madurai District, Madras Presidency.1

Child of Martha Jeffrey and William Harrington

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, India Marriages, 1792-1948.

Margaret Jeffry

F, #15587, b. 10 September 1745, d. 27 November 1784
     Margaret Jeffry was born on 10 September 1745 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 She was christened on 15 September 1745 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 She married Capt. Stephen Sewall Cleveland, son of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter, on 28 October 1772 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1,3 Margaret Jeffry died on 27 November 1784 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 39.1,4

Children of Margaret Jeffry and Capt. Stephen Sewall Cleveland

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 221.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.
  3. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#8137506 M.I. showing the date."
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

Mary Henrietta Jelly1

F, #19910
     Mary Henrietta Jelly married William Martin.1

Child of Mary Henrietta Jelly and William Martin

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1909. York 1880.

Edith Hargraves Jencks1,2

F, #24408, b. 16 January 1906
     Edith Hargraves Jencks was born on 16 January 1906 in Providence, Rhode Island.2 She was the daughter of George W. Jencks and Annie L. Morrow.3,2 Edith Hargraves Jencks married Egbert Merrill Sewall, son of Charles Summers Sewall and Ruth Shirley Groves.1

Children of Edith Hargraves Jencks and Egbert Merrill Sewall

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Lewiston Daily Sun, 6 May 1981.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914.
  3. [S585] 1940 US Census, Rhode Island Providence Providence City, Providence, Ward 2.

George W. Jencks1

M, #25398, b. circa 1865
     George W. Jencks was born circa 1865 in Rhode Island.1 He married Annie L. Morrow.2

Child of George W. Jencks and Annie L. Morrow

Citations

  1. [S585] 1940 US Census, Rhode Island Providence Providence City, Providence, Ward 2.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914.

Carol M. Jenkins1

F, #26109, b. 23 July 1934, d. 19 February 2006
     Carol M. Jenkins was born on 23 July 1934 in New Castle.1 She was the daughter of Fred Jenkins and Lois E. Rodgers.1 Carol M. Jenkins died on 19 February 2006 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, at the age of 71.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News (Pennsylvania), 20 February 2006.

Edward Jenkins1

M, #20742
     Edward Jenkins married Elizabeth Embury.1

Child of Edward Jenkins and Elizabeth Embury

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934. Lennox and Addington, 1916.

Fred Jenkins1

M, #23971, d. 1981
     Fred Jenkins married Lois E. Rodgers.1 Fred Jenkins died in 1981.1

Child of Fred Jenkins and Lois E. Rodgers

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News, 7 March 2005.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Castle News (Pennsylvania), 20 February 2006.

George Carrell Jenkins

M, #5924, b. 15 October 1835, d. 5 June 1930
     George Carrell Jenkins was born on 15 October 1835 in Baltimore City, Maryland.1 He married Mary Catherine "Kate" Key, daughter of Philip Barton Key Jr. and Maria Laura Sewall, on 17 November 1868. George Carrell Jenkins died on 5 June 1930 in Baltimore City, Maryland, at the age of 94.1

Children of George Carrell Jenkins and Mary Catherine "Kate" Key

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 104654551."
  2. [S131] George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial families of the United States, Vol. IV p. 262.

Lida S. Jenkins1

F, #24145, b. February 1875, d. 28 March 1939
     Lida S. Jenkins was born in February 1875 in Canada.2 She married Dr. George Melville Sewall, son of Martin Wright Sewall and Catherine Wood Ellis, on 5 June 1901 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.1 Lida S. Jenkins died on 28 March 1939 in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 64.3

Children of Lida S. Jenkins and Dr. George Melville Sewall

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008.
  4. [S231] 1930 US Census.

Marie Laura Sewall Jenkins

F, #11390, b. circa 1870, d. 28 November 1928
     Marie Laura Sewall Jenkins was born circa 1870 in Maryland. She was the daughter of George Carrell Jenkins and Mary Catherine "Kate" Key.1 Marie Laura Sewall Jenkins married Major Ral Parr on 28 November 1899. Marie Laura Sewall Jenkins died on 28 November 1928 and is buried in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.2

Citations

  1. [S131] George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial families of the United States, Vol. IV p. 262.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 104654552."

Mary Rachel Jenkins1

F, #19409, b. 30 January 1845, d. 16 November 1916
     Mary Rachel Jenkins was born on 30 January 1845 in Richmond, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Edward Jenkins and Elizabeth Embury.1 Mary Rachel Jenkins married George Grieve, son of William Bell Grieve and Elizabeth Fairbairn.2 Mary Rachel Jenkins died on 16 November 1916 in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, at the age of 711 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario.3

Children of Mary Rachel Jenkins and George Grieve

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934. Lennox and Addington, 1916.
  2. [S226] 1901 Canadian Census.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#152657953."

Thomas Courtney Jenkins

M, #5925, b. 7 September 1869, d. 28 February 1938
     Thomas Courtney Jenkins was born on 7 September 1869 in Baltimore, Maryland.1 He was the son of George Carrell Jenkins and Mary Catherine "Kate" Key. Thomas Courtney Jenkins married Elsie Woodbury Brown, daughter of Frank Gould Brown and Georgie Ray, on 26 January 1903 in the Church of St. Francis Xavier, New York.2 Thomas Courtney Jenkins died on 28 February 1938 at the age of 68.

Citations

  1. [S131] George Norbury MacKenzie, Colonial families of the United States, Vol. 1 p. 290.
  2. [S160] New York Times, January 27, 1903.

Lavinia Hervey Jenks1

F, #19619, b. 25 October 1813
     Lavinia Hervey Jenks was born on 25 October 1813 in Hudson, New York.1 She married Marvin Harmon.1

Child of Lavinia Hervey Jenks and Marvin Harmon

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.smgf.org/popup/pedigree

Dr Daniel Jennison1

M, #11556, b. 30 November 1782, d. 19 November 1820
     Dr Daniel Jennison was born on 30 November 1782 in Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Jonathan Jennison and Rhoda Ashley.1 Dr Daniel Jennison married Martha Ashley on 7 May 1809 in Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont.1 Dr Daniel Jennison died on 19 November 1820 in Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont, at the age of 37.1

Child of Dr Daniel Jennison and Martha Ashley

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

John Jennison1

M, #11553, b. 19 February 1711, d. 1751
     John Jennison was born on 19 February 1711 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Mary Hubbard, daughter of Major Jonathan Hubbard and Rebecca Brown, on 21 July 1740 in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 John Jennison died in 1751 in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Child of John Jennison and Mary Hubbard

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Jonathan Jennison1

M, #11554, b. 25 December 1751, d. 11 September 1835
     Jonathan Jennison was born on 25 December 1751 in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Jennison and Mary Hubbard.1 Jonathan Jennison married Rhoda Ashley.1 Jonathan Jennison died on 11 September 1835 in Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at the age of 83.1

Child of Jonathan Jennison and Rhoda Ashley

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.