1748 Northampton Co NC Henry Gay sells 150 ac. to James Gay (minus 21 yrs. born 1727 or before) adjoining William Gay on the West Side of the Chowan River. I believe this is maybe near Murfreesboro that became Hertford Co NC, named for REv War Officer Hardy Murfree.
I believe this is James Gay whose 150 ac. ended up in Hertford Co NC when that county was formed.
1783 Hertford Co tax list, James Gay has 150 ac. and next listed is Joshua Gay with no land but a horse and mule if I recall correctly.
There is an IOW VA will dt. 1783 for William Gay wife not named, named 2 children, James Gay and Willis Gay.
In Hertford Co NC 1790 US Fed Census is a James Gay SR., James Gay JR. Do not see James Gay SR. on the 1800 census.
Do not see Joshua Gay or James Gay SR. or James Gay JR anymore in Hertford County. Did they die? Did they move to GA., did they move to KY / TN? SO I AM ALSO ASKING, IS JAMES GAY SR. OF HERTFORD CO NC THE SON OF WILLIAM GAY OF IOW VA.???