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James/Thomas/William Gay

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Re: James/Thomas/William Gay

Posted: 2 Apr 2012 7:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lynn,

I am distantly related to this line. Some of the confusion is between the Gay families of the Shenandoah valley area (the Calfpasture Gays, many of whom migrated early to Kentucky) and the descendants of William Gay and Elizabeth Bolling (none of whom - to the best of my knowledge - migrated to Kentucky). All evidence points to these being two separate and unrelated family groups. That includes genealogical evidence (the descendants of William Gay and Elizabeth Bolling are well-documented) and DNA evidence as provided by descendants of both lines.

However, the Calfpasture Gays were a large family group and although they all appear to be related to some extent, it's a bit challenging to sort them all out as they shared so many names. I've been researching them for a number of years and have made some progress but for your line I only show back to James Gay and Jane Warwick as parents of John Gay. In my opinion, James (b. abt. 1710 d. 1779) was the likely immigrant and probably born in Ulster near Londonderry, so you would have to find him records there to get back much further. It's possible that his father was William Gay who died in the Calfpasture in 1755, but it seems unlikely. I would be interested to know if you find more about him though. Please feel free to contact me at leegay @ comcast.net
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rodlynn 24 Mar 2012 5:02PM GMT 
csharp1958 31 Mar 2012 9:55PM GMT 
rodlynn 1 Apr 2012 12:12AM GMT 
LeeGay51 3 Apr 2012 1:52AM GMT 
rodlynn 17 Apr 2012 2:29AM GMT 
DonnaCrosby76 21 Apr 2012 7:53PM GMT 
4xyztogo 13 Jul 2012 1:22AM GMT 
ficon056 9 Oct 2012 4:11PM GMT 
Anna Hite 11 Oct 2012 9:01PM GMT 
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