Mary Jane Lay

1836–1913 (Age 76)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lay was born on 26 June 1836, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Gibbons Lay, was 40 and her mother, Emily Allen, was 34. She married Willis H Huntley on 15 November 1855. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 24 January 1913, at the age of 76.

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Mary Jane Lay
Willis H Huntley
Marriage: 15 November 1855
Mary Annie T. Huntley

Spouse & Children

  • Female1836–1913Female

  • Willis H Huntley


15 November 1855


  • Mary Annie T. Huntley


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 12

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lee .2 Scottish: reduced variant of McClay .3 French: habitational name from places so named in Loire, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Pyrénées-Atlantique.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Mary Jane Lay in entry for Mary Annie T. Huntley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Jane Lay in entry for Mary-Annie T Huntley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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