After reading Ernestine's message, I did a little checking and found a Jordan Gay who was born about 1785 in Franklin, North Carolina. He married Rebecca Richardson about 1815. He died September 9, 1853 in Coosa County Alabama. Rebecca is listed as being born in 1792 in Georgia and died sometime after 1860 in Georgia. Richardson Gay is listed as having married a second time to Martha Elkins on June 28, 1880 in Paris or Harris County, Georgia. Without all the legal documents to validate the information, we go with what we have. I hope the above gives you something to work with. Phillip.