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                                                  Generation # 1

Lay Family

John Lay
Born: Abt.1699 in CT
Death: 1798 in NC

Marriage:
                Martha ?
                Born: 1703
                Death: 1796 in NC


Childrens:
                 Peter Lay, b. 1716
                 Obediah Lay
                 Bird Lay , b. 1714
                 Mary Lay
                 Patsy Lay
                Jesse Valley,  b. Abt.  1720 in NC




                                            Generation # 2


Jesse Valley Lay
Born: Abt. 1714 in Whitley Co., NC
Death: 1790 in TN


Parents:
              John Lay
              Marth ?


Marriage:
                Hannah Gibson
                Born: Abt. 1720 in NC
                Death: 1796


                Parents:
                             John Gibson
                             Mary  Duncan

Children:
              Charles Lay, b. 1746
              Davis Lay, b. 1748
              John Lay, b. 1750
              Joseph Lay, b. 1752
              Martha Lay, b. 1754
              Peter Lay, b. 1756 in Caswell Co., NC
              Thomas Lay, b. 1760
              Jesse Duncan Lay,  b. 1765 in Wilkes Co.,  NC




                                                Generation # 3


Jesse Duncan Lay
Born:  1765 in Wilkes Co.,NC
Death: Abt. 1818 in Knox. Co., KY


Parents:
              Jesse Valley Lay
              Hannah Gibson


Marriage:
                Catherine Bradley
                Born: 1765


Children:
               Lucinda Lay
              John Michael Lay, b. Sept. 10, 1790 in Wilkes Co., NC
               William Buchannon Lay, b. 1797 in Wilkes Co., NC, m. Nancy Croley
              Colonel Isaac Lay, b. 1803 in Wilkes Co.,  NC, m. Rachel Rogers




                                             Generation # 4


John Michael Lay
Born: Sept. 10, 1790 in NC
Death: Sept. 1874 in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
Burial: Elk Fork Cemetery in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
Note:
         John Michael Lay was also called " Missouri Jack ." He traveled back and forth between Tennessee and Missouri, not being able to decide where he wanted to stay. John met Rachel while serving as a delegate to a church association. At the time, he was living in Knox. Co., Ky. He later settled in Elk Fork near Elk Valley in Campbell Co., TN


Parents:
              Jesse Duncan Lay
              Catherine Bradley


Marriage:
               Rachel Foley
               Born: Feb. 5, 1789 in VA
               Death: Nov. 3, 1879 in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
               Burial: Elk Fork Cemetrey in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
               Married: 1810 in Knox Co., KY


Children:
               Spencer Lay, b. Nov. 10, 1811 in Knox. Co., KY
               Jesse Lay, b. Nov. 19, 1813 in Campbell Co., TN
               Mary Jane Lay, b. March 12, 1816 in Elk Valley, TN, m. Jackson Wilhite
               Moses Lay, b. Dec. 6, 1818 - d. May 03, 1886
               James A. Lay, b. Feb. 20, 1820 in KY
               Michael Lay, b. Dec. 25, 1823 in Campbell Co., TN, m. Lydia Baird
               Winifred Lay, b. Aug. 5, 1826 in Campbell Co., TN, m. Berry Croley
               William Dandy Lay, b. Feb. 20, 1834 in Campbell Co., TN
               Thomas Lay, b. Dec. 18, 1832 in Campbell Co., TN
                Delilah Lay, b. 1833 in Campbell Co., TN




                                               Generation # 5


James A. Lay
Born: Feb. 20, 1821 in Scott Co.,TN
Death: Jan. 9, 1905 in Scott Co., TN
Burial: Lay Cemetery, Smiyh Creek, Scott Co.,TN
Note:
        As far as can be verified by memoriesof the older inhabitants of this county , the first church was established about 1842 on Buffalo by Jimmy Lay and was known as the United Babtist "


Parents:
             John Michael Lay
             Rachel Foley


Marriage:
                Iris Isabelle Grant
                Born: Sept. 22, 1816 in Scott Co.,TN
                Death: Jan. 29, 1915 in Scott Co., TN
                Burial: Lay Cemetery, Smith Creek, Scott Co., TN   
                Married: Oct. 17, 1840 in Campbell Co., TN


Children:
             Amanda Lay, b. 1843
             Lucinda Jane Lay, b. March 12,1845 in Scott Co., TN
             Mary Lay, b. February 20, 1847 in in Scott Co., TN
             Spencer Foley Lay, b. 1848 in Scottl Co., TN
             Jackson Lay, b. May 10, 1851 in TN - Aug. 07, 1944 in TN
             Hubert Lay, b. 1853 in Scott Co., TN
             John Michael Lay, b. Aug. 27, 1855 in Scott Co., TN
             Finley Lay, b. Jan. 14, 1858 in Scott Co., TN - d. May 26, 1948 TN
             Rachel D. Lay, b. February 1851 in Scott Co.,TN
             Silas L. Lay, b. Febuary 10, 1863 in Scott Co., TN
            James A. Lay, b. 1867 in Scott Co., TN




                                               Generation # 6


Silas Lay
Born: Feb. 10, 1863 in Scott Co., TN
Death: Nov. 2, 1935 in Campbell Co.,  TN
Burial: Terry Creek Cemetery in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN


Parents:
              James A. Lay
              Iris Grant


Marriage:
                Rosa Terry
                Born: Dec. 8, 1857 in TN
                Death: Nov. 29, 1931 in Scott Co.,  TN
                Burial: Terry Creek Cemetery in elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
                Married: Jan. 29, 1881 in Scott Co., TN


Children:
               Mary Lay, b. Abt. 1888 in Scott Co., TN
               Lindsey Lay, b. Abt. 1890 in Scott Co., TN
               William Lay , b. Jan. 11, 1889 in Scott Co., TN
               Foley Lay, b. Abt. 1894 in Scott Co., TN
               Susie Lay, b. Abt. 1897 in Scott Co., TN
               Alonzo E. Lay, b. Abt. 1901
               Lorenzo Lay, b. 1884 in Scott Co., TN



                                                   Generation # 7


William Lay
Born: Jan. 11, 1889 in TN
Death: April 20, 1976 in TN
Burial: Terry Creek Cemetery in Elk Valley,  Campbell Co., TN


Parents:
             Silas  Lay
             Rosa Terry


Marriage:
                Lola Lloyd
                Born: Oct. 5, 1887 in TN
                Death: Dec. 21, 1976 in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
                Married: June 23, 1907 in Scott Co., TN
                Burial: Terry Creek Cemtery in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN


Children:
               Edith Lay,  April 30, 1910 - Aug. 7, 1999
               Blanch Lay,  June 1, 1912  -
               Dorland Joe Lay, Living
               Maynard Lay,  Jan. 12, 1919 -
               Everett Lay,  Sept. 10, 1909 -
               Ottis Harvey Lay,  Aug. 17, 1914 -  Sept. 25, 1998
               Evelyn Iris Lay, Living
               Herthel Lay,  Sept. 21, 1921 -




                                             Generation # 8


Evelyn Iris Lay
Born: Living


Parents:
              William Lay
              Lola Lloyd


Marriage:
                Elmus Gaylor
                Born: Aug. 31, 1922 in TN
                Death: July 16, 1995 in Campbell Co.,  TN
                Burial: Terry Creek Cemetery in Elk Valley, Campbell Co., TN
Children:
               Alma Ruth Gaylor, Living
               Mary Ann Gaylor, Living
               Peggy Sue Gaylor, Living
               Jerry Wayne Gaylor, Living
               Kathy Gaylor, Living
               Elmus Gaylor, Jr., Living
               Tammy Kay Gaylor, Living