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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
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



Billy Gay237 was born about 1874 in Mississippi.237



Henry Gay237 was born about 1875 in Mississippi.237



Sarah A. Gay.



Josephine 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