Joel Vernon Kay

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

The Life Summary 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
1857–1928
Mollie Kay
1862–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    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

    English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kaye
    Keay
    Kie
    Kye
    Coe
    Cay
    Daw
    Keyes
    Key

    Sources (8)

    • Joel Kay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joel Kay in entry for J. Vernon Kay, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
    • Joel Kay, "United States Census, 1850"

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