Information posting in a group page of mine by:
Pat Rideout Turner (Great grandfather)
Simon McClaus(e) Gay, he was called Mac. He was married twice, his first wife died leaving him with 5 children. He remarried a younger woman, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Wellons, and they had 10 more children but not all of them lived to adulthood. My grandmother Sarah Arvis Gay Bradshaw was their youngest. He died when she was 13.
I can put you in touch if you would like to see if she can provide any additional information.