James A Jay

23 November 1809–8 August 1898 (Age 88)
Caswell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James A

James A Jay was born on 23 November 1809, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States. He married Mary Suttle on 3 April 1836, in Sparta, White, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marble Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and War Eagle Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1870. He died on 8 August 1898, in Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Madison, Arkansas, United States.

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James A Jay
Mary Suttle
Marriage: 3 April 1836
Isabella Jane Jay
William Basley Jay
Elizabeth Caroline Jay
John Calvin Jay
Martha Almeda Jay
Susan Jezebel Jay
Mary Lucinda Jay
Sarah Angeline Jay
Wilburn D Reagan Jay
Robert Franklin Greenwood Jay
Joseph Yell Jay

Spouse and Children

3 April 1836
Sparta, White, Tennessee, United States




    Elizabeth Caroline Jay


    John Calvin Jay


    Martha Almeda Jay


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1827: Crawford, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1827: Izard, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1828: Arkansas Territory, United States; 1828: Washington, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Washington, Arkansas, United States; 1836: Madison, Arkansas, United States
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 27

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai ‘jay’ (the bird), probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Jay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas A Jay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James A Jay, "United States Census, 1870"

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