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Wooster FAY
Charlotte McMILLAN
Husband:  Wooster FAY
Birth:  18 Nov 1819, Franklin Co., VT
Death:  25 Sep 1897, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Occupation:  farmer
Migration:  ca. 1835, moved to Wood Co., OH (w/parents)
Offices:  Trustee, Keg Creek Twp.; 1874-800, Board of Supervisors, Pottawattamie Co.; Representative to State Legislature
Politics:  Republican
Father:  Jonathan FAY (1780-1839)
Mother:  Ruth ELSWORTH
Marriage:  9 Nov 1846, Wood Co., OH
Migration:  1855, moved to IA; 1856 to Silver [now Keg] Creek Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA
Migration:  Apr 1889, moved to Lewis Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA
Wife:  Charlotte McMILLAN / MacMILLAN
Birth:  10 Mar 1826, Seneca Co., OH
Death:  1913
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Morrison McMILLAN (1799-1860)
Mother:  Rebecca Clarissa BROWN (1801-1857)
born in Plain Twp., Wood Co., OH:
1.  Emma FAY, b. 15 Oct 1847
2.  Morrison McMillan FAY, b. 27 Aug 1849; m. 30 Jul 1872, Iowa City, IA, Cynthia A. YORK; lived Franklin Co., NE
3.  Jane FAY, b. 10 Jul 1851; d. 21 Oct 1891, Spokane, WA; m. 2 Jun 1873, Council Bluffs, IA, Logan REYNOLDS

[What happened to all the children born between Jane and Isoletta?!]

born in Silver Creek [now Keg Creek] Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA:
4.  Isoletta FAY, b. 8 Jun 1866; m. James PERSHELL; lived Lincoln Co., WA

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Vermont, Washington

Sources (n.b., Keg Creek Twp. was formed from Silver Creek Twp. in 1873):

1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):  not found.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Wooster FAY
Birth: 18 Nov 1819, Vermont
Death: 25 Sep 1897
Marriage: 09 Nov 1846, Perrysburg, Wood, Ohio
Spouse: Charlotte McMILLAN
Birth: 10 Mar 1826, Seneca, Ohio
Death: 1913
Source: patron submissions

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 12):  Plain Twp., Wood Co., OH, Roll M432_741, p. 159B, 734/756, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Wooster Fay 39 M   Farmer   Virginia
Charlott 24 F       Ohio
Henry  2 M       "
Marrrison  1 M       "
Either this is gross enumerator error, or Henry died and Emma was adopted before 1860. 

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 3):  Councill Bluffs & Macedonia P.O.'s, Silver Creek [now Keg Creek] Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA, Roll M653_338, p. 409, PN 107, 799/730, enumerated 12 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Wooster Fay 37 M   Farmer 1600 600 Vermont
Charlotte " 34 F   Housewife     Ohio
Emma      " 12 F         "
Morrison  " 10 M         "
Jane      "  9 F         "
Listed four households from Joseph D. CRAVEN, with whom is living Samuel Holt HOPKINS, who later married their daughter, Emma.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 6):  Council Bluffs  P.O., Silver Creek [now Keg Creek] Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA, Roll M593_416, p. 210A, PN 3, 13/13, enumerated 1 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Fay Wooster 50 M W Farming 4000 1200 Vt
___ Charlott 44 F W House Keeping     Ohio
___ Morison 20 M W School Teacher     "
___ Jane 19 F W       "
___ Isoletta  4 F W       Ia

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 28):  Keg Creek [Twp.], Pottawattamie Co., IA, Roll T9-0361, p. 81A, PN 26, SD 3, ED 183, enumerated 9/10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
228 232 Fay Wooster W M 60     / Farmer   VT VT VT
     "  Charlotte W F 55 Wife   / Keeping House   OH NY Can
     "  Isoletta W F 14 Dau /   At Home / IA VT OH
    Troupe Melchor W M 26 Laborer /   Laborer on Farm   MD MD MD

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900

9.  1910

10.  Anon.  1891.  Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa.  Lewis Publ. Co., Chicago (online at the Pottawattamie County IAGenWeb site):
WOOSTER FAY, of Lewis Twp., is a native of Franklin Co., Vermont, born Nov 18, 1819, the son of Jonathan and Ruth (ELSWORTH) FAY.  The parents were natives of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and of Scotch and English origin.  They had three children: Addison, a resident of Bowling Green, Ohio; Wooster, our subject; and Hollis, deceased in 1868.  Wooster FAY, our subject, was reared in his native state until he was 15 years of age, when his family removed to Wood Co., Ohio.  He was reared to farm life and received his education in the common schools.  When the family went to Wood County it was a new country, they being among the pioneers.  They improved a farm, which they entered from the Government, and here he lost his parents.  He remained in Wood Co. 21 years, and in 1855 came west to Iowa.  In the spring of 1856 he came to Pottawattamie Co. and purchased a farm of 200 acres of partially improved land, in what is now Keg Creek Township.  In the fall of 1856 he removed with his family to Pottawattamie County where they commenced life again in a new country and for the second time became a pioneer.  He remained in Keg Creek Township until April 1889, when he removed to his present home on section 4, Lewis Township.

He has a comfortable little home with three acres of land, and here he expects to spend his remaining days.  He has labored hard in assisting in the development of Pottawattamie County, having improved 176 acres of prairie land, which he disposed of at various times, and has also purchased other land. The home farm is on sections 20, 28, and 29, Keg Creek.  This he improved and made his home until he removed to his present place.  He dealt in stock, principally, in connection with his farming, and the last 12 or 13 years he has taken special pride in the rearing of a better grade of stock, in the short-horn class.  Politically he is a Republican and has represented his county as a member of the Board of Supervisors for six years from 1874 to 1880. He represented his township in the state legislature for three terms and a half, and in all of his political career, he has never asked a man to vote for him. 

Mr. FAY was married in Wood Co., Ohio, November 9, 1846, to Charlotte M. McMILLAN, who was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, March 10, 1826.  She was the daughter of Morrison and Clarissa (BROWN) McMILLAN, natives of New York and Canada and of Scotch origin.  Mr. and Mrs. FAY have four children: Emma, born Oct 15, 1847, is the wife of Samuel H. HOPKINS residing in Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Morrison M., a resident of Franklin Co., Nebraska, born August 27, 1849; Jane, born July 10, 1851, wife of Logan REYNOLDS; Isoletta, born June 8, 1866, wife of James PERSHELL, residing in Lincoln Co., Washington.  The family are among the most worthy and respected citizens of the county and have, by their honesty and integrity, won a large circle of friends.

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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