Martha "Patty" Fay

5 June 1785–1 August 1828 (Age 43)
Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha "Patty"

When Martha "Patty" Fay was born on 5 June 1785, in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathan FAY, was 28 and her mother, Mary Perrin, was 30. She married Edward Martin Ellis in 1803. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 1 August 1828, in Chautauqua, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 43.

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Edward Martin Ellis
Martha "Patty" Fay
Marriage: 1803
Hulda Ellis
Sybel Ellis
Daniel Ellis
Martin Ellis
John Ellis
Rachel Ellis
Martha Ellis
Minerva Ellis
John Ellis
Betsey Ellis
Polly Roxanna Ellis
Edward Fay Ellis

Spouse and Children



+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Benjamin Fay


    Edward Fay




    Betsey Fay


+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person believed to have supernatural qualities, from Middle English, Old French faie ‘fairy’ (Late Latin fata ‘fate’, ‘destiny’).2 English: nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English, Old French fei ‘loyalty’, ‘trust’.3 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French faie ‘beech’, or a topographic name from someone living by a beech wood. Compare Lafayette .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Patty Fay, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha Fay in entry for Edward F. Ellis and Henrietta Maria Sullivan, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Patty Fay, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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