John M. Bay

2 March 1803–1882 (Age 78)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of John M.

When John M. Bay was born on 2 March 1803, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, David Bay, was 46 and his mother, Mary Jane McCann, was 41. He married Matilda Wilson on 4 November 1825, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Jacksonville, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died in 1882, in Wayne, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Friesland, Columbia, Wisconsin Territory, United States.

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John M. Bay
Matilda Wilson
Marriage: 4 November 1825
Ms Bay
Samuel Bay
John E. Bay
Phebe E. Bay
Mary A. Bay
Olive Caroline Bay

Spouse and Children

4 November 1825
Champaign, Ohio, United States


    Ms Bay



    John E. Bay


    Phebe E. Bay


    Mary A. Bay


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Age 15

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai, Middle Dutch bay ‘reddish brown’ (Latin badius, used originally of horses).2 English: from the Middle English personal name Baye, Old English Bēaga (masculine) or Bēage (feminine).3 Scottish: reduced form of McBeth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M Bay, "Wisconsin State Census, 1855"
  • John M Bays, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John M Bay, "United States Census, 1830"

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