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Abraham BAY
Ms. __?__
Elizabeth STEELEY
Husband:  Abraham BAY
Birth:  1780-90
Death:  1830-40
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1784-94
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Elizabeth STEELEY / STEELY / STEALY / STALEY / STEHLE
Birth:  12 Dec 1795, PA
Death:  17 May 1864, Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Dreisbach U.C.C. Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union Co., PA
Other Spouse:  m1. 1847, John STRAUB
Father:  Lazarus STEELEY
Children with Wife-1:
1.  (Son A) BAY, b. 1810-20
2?  David BAY, b. 1819/20, PA
3.  (Daughter A) BAY, b. 1815-20
4.  (Daughter B) BAY, b. 1815-20
5.  (Son B) BAY, b. 1820-25
Children said to be with Elizabeth STEELEY:
6?  Henry BAY, b. 1825-30
7.  Franklin BAY, b. 1828/9, PA
8.  Emanuel BAY, b. 1831/2, PA; d. 12 Jun 1894; m. 11 Oct 1859, Emma CLARK
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 7; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 PA Union Co. Washington Twp. p. 108 Ln. 15 Bay Abraham 200010-20010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = David? (b. 1819/20)
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Abraham
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Wife-1
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 24; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 PA Union Co. Penns Twp. p. 395 Ln. 14 Boy Abm 211 000 100 - 002 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Franklin (b. 1828/9)
= Henry?
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Son B
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = David? (b. 1819/20)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Abraham 
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Elizabeth? (b. 1795)
Where are Elizabeth's children?  Did they go to live with their guardians?  It's hard for me to believe a woman would give up her own children to raise some other woman's children.  Is Elizabeth really the wife in the household?

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  the only BAY indexed as being in Union Co., PA, is Samuel, and both he and his wife are in their 20s.

5a.  Census Microfilm Records:  Pennsylvania, 1850 (Broderbund CD-305):  Buffalo Twp., Union [now Snyder] Co., PA, pp. 270AB, 1460/1535, enumerated 3 Oct 1850 (enumerated by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Straub 29 M Farmer   Pa
Nancy 25 F     "
Amanda  2 F     "
Elisabeth Bay 56 F     "
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Daniel Strob 28 M Miller   Pa

5b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 24):  East Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA, Roll M432_831, p. 288A, 1593/1778, enumerated 15 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Stephen Chappel 33 M   Farmer 3500 New York
Mary [YOUNG] 33 F       Pa
James  5 M       "
Charles  4 M       "
Margaret Young 50 F       "
Franklin Bay 21 M   Do   "

5c.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #16 of 24):  East Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA, p. 292B, 1761/1847, enumerated 17 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Charles Yeoder 30 M   Carpenter   Pa
Mary Ann 28 F       "
Martha Ann  8 F       "
William E  3 M       "
William Fisher 21 M   Do   "
Emanuel Bay 18 M   Do   "

6.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #50 of 65; online at Genealogy.com, Image #10 of 25):  Lewisburg P.O., East Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA, Roll 1188 (Book 1), p. 730, PN 132, 832/896, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John Straub 39 M   Farmer 1100 400 Penna
[John's wife and children]
Daniel Straub 37 M   Day Laborer     "
Elizabeth Straub 65 F         "

7.  Obituary on file at the Union County Historical Society in Lewisburg (courtesy of Terry Straub) that reads:
Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Bay, and former wife of John Straub, born December 12, 1795, died May 17, 1864 at Driesbach United Church of Christ Church, May 17, 1864 in East Buffalo.  Union Co. Star & Lewisburg Chronicle, May 20, 1864.

8.  Emails from Terry Straub, including:
In the August 1864 estate settlement I have for Elizabeth it mentions that $375.80 will be distributed among 6 heirs.  Sadly, those heirs are not listed.  However, in the Final Decree in Probate Court for Daniel Straub filed on November 3, 1909, Elias Straub, Henry Bay, Franklin Bay and Emanuel Bay are listed as "brothers of the deceased"...

I did hear from... a descendant of Emanuel Bay.  He gives Emanuel's birth year as 1831; Emanuel married Emma Clark October 11, 1859; He died June 12, 1894...

9.  Messages posted to the Bay Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com), including this one:
The following tombstone is at Dreisbach UCC Cemtery - R R Lewisburg, Union County:
Elizabeth Bay w/o Abraham former w/o John Straub 12 Dec 1795 - 17 May 1864

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