165. Martha Bedwell85 was born in 1842/43 in Mississippi.235
1880 Census for the eastern portion of Beat 3, Marion County, Mississippi
shows John T. Gay, 27, a farmer, as head of household with: wife Martha, 38;
daughter Becca A., 7; son Billy, 6; son Henry, 5; daughter Sarah A., 4; daughter
Josephine, 3; daughter Margania, 2; and daughter Rosea A., 1. John was born
in Alabama, the others in Mississippi. John and Martha are both shown as unable
to read or write. They live next to Frank Bedwell and his family.
1900 Census for Beat 3, Marion County, Mississippi shows Martha Gay, born
in (month unknown) 1845, married for 30 years (but her husband is not in the
household), who has had ten children with eight still living, listed as mother-in-law
in the household of: John Lott, born July 1873, a farmer who rents; wife Sarah,
born May 1877; daughter Mattie E., born Feb 1895; daughter Rosa J., born June
1896; daughter Orzella, born Mar 1899; and son William, born Mar 1900.
From GenForum http://genforum.genealogy.com/gay/messages/1879.html:
John T. Gay was the son of Berry Gay and Ann Seville Duncan. John was born 1850
Montgomery Co. Al.Married Martha Bedwell, born 1842 Ms. Died Marion Co. Ms amd
is buried Columbia Cemetery, Columbia Marion Co. Ms. Listed in the 1850 census,
Montgomery Co. Al. 1870 Washington Parish La 1870 Washington Parish La 1880 Washington
Parish La. Children of John T. Jay and Martha Bedwell were: !. Henry Gay born
20 May 1875 married Caroline Jones Washington Parish La. Died 3 April 1950 Marion
Co. Ms. 2. Sarah A. Gay, born 1871 Married Co. Ms. John Henry Lott. 3. Josephine
gay born 1872 4. Marganie Gay born 187 5. Rosea A. born 1879 6. Rebecca "Becca"
Gay born 1873 7. William "Billy" Gay born July 1874, died 3 Feb. 1940
La buried Gay Cemetery, Thomas La. Married Francis Kornegay 17 July 1900. Died
8. Sophronia Gay born 7 Feb 1880, married John C. Green26 Dec. 1898. Died 21
May 1960 Washington Parish La. Buried Hilltop Cemetery, Washington Parish La.
All of John T. and Martha's children were born Marion Co. Ms. I've heard John
T. was Indian but I haven't been able to prove it.
Martha Bedwell and John Gay were married on 1 Feb 1872 in Marion County, Mississippi.236 John
Gay was born about 1854 in Alabama.237
Martha Bedwell and John Gay had the following children:
|Rebecca A. (Becca) Gay237 was born about 1873 in Mississippi.237|
Gay237 was born about
1874 in Mississippi.237|
|Henry Gay237 was born about 1875 in Mississippi.237|
Gay237 was born about
1877 in Mississippi.237|
|Margania Gay237 was born about 1878 in Mississippi.237|
|Rosea A. Gay237 was born about 1879 in Mississippi.237|