I'm looking for information on the parents of Gilbert M. Gay who married Minerva Lou Henshaw. They were married in 1897 in Nevada County, Arkansas.
The M in could be Matthew or Madison. I have seen both. Any information will be appreciated.
Right now, I'm thinking Francis Marion Gay and Mary Abbie Allen are his parents, but lack definite proof. ANY information will be helpful.
I would say it's a good possibility you are on the right track. I have information of his parents and his paternal ancestry, but I do not have much of anything on Gilbert. Have you seen the 1880 census? Are those his siblings? I can share info and see what we come up with.
I would love to know what you have found. I believe they are his siblings in 1880. Since I posted the above, I found the following death notice for Gilbert in California.
California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Gilbert Materson Gay
Event Date: 06 Feb 1956
Event Place: Kern, California, United States
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1875
The Bible of Gilbert Gay (we'll call Sr.) may still be in the Martin County Historical Museum in Stanton, TX. It states that Gilbert, Sr. was born between 3/11 - 5/17 of 1803 in Hancock County, GA. He was married to Sarah Stamps, b. abt. 1811 in Jackson County, GA. Married Jan 30, 1829 in Coweta County, GA. Children:
Anna Abigail, b. 1830
Allen Moses, b. 3/21/1831, Coweta Co., d. 1910, Bowden, GA
Gilbert, b. abt. 1832, Coweta Co., d. 7/30/1863
John R., b. abt. 1834
Mary M., b. abt. 1835
Sarah E., b. abt. 1837
Martha Ann T., b. 7/1/1839, GA, d. 9/24/1931 Cleburne Co., AL
James Thomas, b. abt. 1841
Eliza Jane, b. 7/1844, GA
George Washington, b. 1/17/1845, Coweta Co., d. 4/9/1915 Cleburne Co., AL
Susan E., b. abt. 1848
Francis Marion, b. 4/29/1850, Carroll Co., GA, d. 5/24/1924, Columbia Co., AR
Georgia Rebecca, b. abt. 1853
William Leonhest, b. 1855, GA
Gilbert Sr. is the son of Allen Gay and Abigail Castleberry.
All 14 of his kids got married, I have info on most.
Yes, thank you.
You said they allmarried? I do not have spouses for Gilbert (1832), James, Mary or Sarah.
Gilbert (1832) married Mary Asbury Morgan abt. 1852
Mary married Manning Brown Sep 28, 1854 in Carroll Co. GA
Sarah married James L. Hill 1860
I have nothing for James, too.
I'm not sure where I got that info and I haven't worked on verifying it, but it's a start!
Thanks! I'll do some checking to see if I can find anything on them.
I was adding what you stated to my file and I had a note for Mary that said she may have also married a man named Owen Hilliard Kenion Hendley. I noted he was a second husband. Again, no records for that yet, but I'll look at that too.
Information on Gilbert and Sarah Stamps Gay of Cleburne County, AL children and marriages.
Anna Abigail Gay married Jasper Webb
Allen Mose Gay married Martha Ann Stamps and Betsy Willingham
Gilbert Madison Gay married Mary Asbury Morgan. He died in Civil War.
John R. Gay married Annie Stamps Jacobs
Mary M.Gay married Manning Brown
Sarah C. Gay married James L. Hill
Martha Ann Gay married Frances Marion Stamps and James F. Skinner
Eliza Jane Gay married John Albert Southerland
James Thomas Gay No Information
Susan E. Gay married John G. Skinner
George Washington Gay married Mary Alice Rice?? and Margaret Smith Southerland (mother of John Albert Southerland who married Eliza Jane Gay above)
Francis Marion Gay married Mary A. Allen
Georgia Rebekah Gay married David Joshua Smith
William Leonhonest Gay married Pellie Melinda Gore
My wife is related to George and Margaret Gay.
Have dates and locations of marriages and some cemeteries of the families listed above.
I made a mistake in the marriage of William Leonhest Gay's marriage. After looking at their death certificates I discovered that he married Pellie Malinda Langley and not Pellie Malinda Gore. Sorry if I confused anyone.