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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Family Time Line

Joel Vernon Kay
1817–1898
Henrietta Webster
1817–1890
Marriage: about 1837
Kay
1839–
Robert Clayton Kay
1840–1862
Eurania Catherine Kay
1841–1908
Jarena C Kay
1842–
Mary C Samantha Kay
1843–1862
Kay
1845–1845
James Webster Kay
1847–1865
William Posey Kay
1849–1855
Anna Liza Kay
1852–1852
Emma Eliza Kay
1852–1935
Joel Vernon Kay
1857–1918
Mollie Kay
1862–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
South Carolina, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

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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."
1846

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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