Joel Vernon Kay

22 April 1817–21 May 1898 (Age 81)
Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Joel Vernon

When Joel Vernon Kay was born on 22 April 1817, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Kay Jr., was 49 and his mother, Catherine Ball, was 39. He married Henrietta Webster about 1837, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 21 May 1898, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Joel Vernon Kay
Henrietta Webster
Marriage: about 1837
Robert Clayton Kay
Eurania Catherine Kay
Jarena C Kay
Mary C Samantha Kay
James Webster Kay
William Posey Kay
Anna Liza Kay
Emma Eliza Kay
Joel Vernon Kay
Mollie Kay

Spouse and Children

about 1837
South Carolina, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 5

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joel Kay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joel Kay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joel Kay, "United States Census, 1870"

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