Pages from the Gay Family Bible

In the papers passed down from my father are four original pages removed from a Bible. These pages contain entries for birth, marriage and death for a number of individuals in the Gay family, starting with the birth of Martin Gay in 1766. I don't know what happened to the Bible or who wrote or ultimately removed these pages, and my father is gone so I can't ask him. It goes against my nature to remove pages from any book, much less a Bible. But I'm thankful that these pages still exist. I realize that I'm the only who probably has copies of them, so it's only right to share. I will also let the members of the RootsWeb GAY mailing list know.

The images below are saved as bi-level jpegs and aren't the best quality (especially for a couple of entries with blue ink on the Deaths page).  I do have higher resolution TIFF files in color, but they are too large in size to post here. My best effort at transcription follows the images. And we're working on a way to add a Contacts page in case you want additional information.

Gay Family Bible - Births

Gay Family Bible - Births

Gay Family Bible - Births p2

 

Gay Family Bible - Marriages

Gay Family Bible - Marriages

 

Gay Family Bible - Deaths

Gay Family Bible - Deaths

 

Transcriptions (to the best of my ability; I have not doublechecked these against other sources for verification.)

 
Family Record - Births, page 1
  • Martin Gay, July 7th, 1766
  • Rebecah Sadler, Sep. 23rd, 1770
 
  • Lusher Gay, Oc. 30th, 1798
  • Polly W. Gay, Dec 29th, 1800
  • Joseph Gay, Nov. 27th, 1802
  • Laura Gay, Oct. 13th, 1804
  • Royal Gay, Mar. 30th, 1807
  • Sophia Ann Gay, M 22nd, 1810
  • Theodore Gay, Apr 1, 1812
  • Lucy W. Gay, Mar 7th, 1815
 
  • Anson Waterman, Jan 28th, 1768
  • Lucy Murray, Feb 8th, 1772
  • Harriet Waterman, Jan. 11th, 1794
  • Murray Waterman, Jan 12th, 1796
  • Edwin Waterman, Nov 12th, 1797
  • Sally Waterman, Ap. 4th, 1802
  • Eliza Waterman, Jan 6th, 1800
  • Sarah Waterman, Jun 10th, 1804
  • Lucy Ann Waterman, Aug 6, 1806
  • George Waterman, Jul 10, 1809
 
Family Record - Births, page 2
  • Martin W. Gay, Dec 17th 1822
  • William H. Gay, May 22d, 1833
  • Theodore R. Gay, Jan 26th, 1835
  • Edwin Martin Gay, Born February 19th 1867
 
Family Record - Marriages
  • Martin Gay and Rebeccah Saddler were married Oct 9th 1797
  • Anson Waterman and Lucy Murray Dec 31st 1792
  • Lusher Gay and Eliza Waterman were married Feb 21st 1822
  • Martin W. Gay and Loraine E. Gay were married Oct 3d 1872
  • William H. Gay and Mary Ella Ellett were married April 12th 1866
 
Family Record - Deaths
  • Martin Gay, Aug 26th 1841
  • Rebecah Gay, Dec 19th 1842
  • Sophia A. Keeler, Mar 12th 1852
  • Lusher Gay, Apr 9th 1858
  • Eliza Gay, Dec 31st 1859 (although it looks like Dec 37th…)
  • Joseph Gay, March 31st 1868
  • Maria A. R. Gay, Apr 30th 1854
  • Dr. Theodore Gay, Jan 21st 1899
  • Martin W. Gay, April 10th 1900
  • Loraine E. Gay, Feb 5 1904
  • Laura Gay, April 23 1879
  • Royal Gay, June 27 1871
  • Lucy W. Gay Reynolds, May 18th 1881
  • Theodore R. Gay, Feby 9 1908
  • Edwin Martin Gay, June 26 1909
  • Anson Waterman, Sep 25th 1810
  • Lucy Waterman Gay, Aug 23d, 1829
  • Edwin Waterman, Nov 15th 1813
  • Sally Waterman, June 21 1803
  • George Waterman, Sep 11 1810
  • Lucy W. Reynolds, May 18/81 (duplicate entry)
  • Mary W. Rice, Feb 13 1888
 
 

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