He was born in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13). He was born in October 1840 (9; 6 (77 on 10 Oct 1918, 3 [24 in 1864], 7 [30 in 1870], 8 [40 in 1880], 9 [59 in 1900], 10 [69 in 1910], 12 [10 in 1850], 13 [19 in 1860]).
In 1850, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Samuel and Mary Jay (presumably his parents), along with various presumed siblings (12). He had attended school within the year (12).
In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Samuel Jay (presumably his father), along with various presumed siblings (13). He was a farm laborer (13).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair (3).
In 1863/64, he married Amy Smith (6, 9, 10). In 1900 and 1910, she reported having had 10 children, 9 of whom were alive then (9, 10).
He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 3). He was enlisted and mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 4, 14). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company F (1, 16).
In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). He was a farmer, and owned $1,000 in real estate, and $300 in personal property (7). He was living with Emma (presumably his wife, later called Amy?), and his children McClellan, Sheridan, and Eliza (7).
In 1880, he was living in Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Amy, and children McClellan, Sheridan, Eliza, Mary, Simon, and Russell (8). He was a farmer (8).
On 18 August 1881, he successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania (5, 14).
In 1890, he was living in Piney Creek, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4). He was not able to work (4). He had rheumatism and heart disease (4).
In 1900, he was living in Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Amy, and children Sheridan, Russell, Angeline, Scott, and Sherman (9). He was a farmer (9).
In 1910, he was living in Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Amy and children Sheridan and Sherman (10). He was a farmer, on a general farm (10).
He died on 29 January 1918, at Piney Creek, Pennsylvania, from a tumor (6, 14). He was living in Piney Creek, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). He was a "staunch Democrat all his life" (6). He was the Mann Township school director for several terms (6). He was a member of the Christian Church (6). His death notice describes him as "a progressive, thrifty farmer" (6). Reverend W C Garland conducted the funeral services (6). According to his death notice, he was buried in the cemetery next to the Pine Grove church (6, 15).
On 11 February 1918, his widow, Amy Jay, successfully applied for a pension from Pennsylvania (5, 14).
In 1920, his widow, Amy Jay, was living in Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her son Sheridan (11).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Thomas Jay)
2 company F, register of men discharged (Thomas Jay)
3 company F, second descriptive roll, #36 (Thomas Jay)
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1 (Thomas Jay)
5 pension index, by name (Thomas Jay)
6 'Thomas Jay'. Bedford Gazette, Friday 1 February 1918, page 1 (Thomas Jay)
7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Chaneysville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 637 = 40 handwritten] (Thomas Jay)
8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann [?] Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 228, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 216 = 4 D handwritten (Thomas Jay)
9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 86 = 9 B handwritten (Thomas Jay)
10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 22, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 227 = 5 A handwritten (Thomas Jay)
11 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 24, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 20 = 8 A handwritten (Amy Jay)
12 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 144 (Thomas Jay)
13 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Robisonville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, pages 556-557 = 16-17 handwritten (Thomas Jay)
14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Thomas Jay)
15 e-mail, Dennis Clowney to Harry A Ide, 12 August 2009 (Thomas Jay)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Jay)
|Name||Samuel Jay||Mary "||Nancy "||John "||Eliza "||Thomas "||Mary "||David "||James "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||250|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Samuel Jay||Margaret "||Thomas "||Mary "||David "||James Jay||Amanda "||Martha "|
|Value of real estate owned||500|
|Value of personal estate||200|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||Penna||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Cannot read & write||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Jay Thomas||- Emma||- McClelan||- Sheridan||- Eliza|
|Occupation||Farmer||Keeping House||At Home||At Home||At Home|
|Real estate value||1000|
|Personal estate value||300|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||36|
|family visit #||37|
|name||Jay Thomas||- Amy||- McCllan [sic]||- Sherdan [sic]||- Eliza J||- Mary A||- Simon||- Russell|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farming||Keeping house||Works on farm||Works on farm||At home||At home|
|school this year||1||1||1||1||1|
|name||Jay Thomas||- Amy||- Shirden [sic]||- Russell||- Angeline||- Scott||- Sherman|
|birth date||Oct 1840||May 1846||Aug 1867||Aug 1878||June 1882||April 1887||Feb 1891|
|# years married||36||36|
|mother of how many children?||10|
|# of children living||9|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school||4||7|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule||141|
|name||Jay Thomas||- Amy||- Sheridan||- Sherman|
|#years present marriage||46||46||15|
|mother of # children||10|
|mother of # living children||9|
|nature of industry etc.||General farm||General farm||Home farm|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||No|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule||68|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||116|
|family visit number|
|name||Jay Amy||- Sheridan D|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||72||52|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||General Farm||General Farm|
|number of farm schedule||112|
Mr Thomas Jay, of Piney Creek, Mann township, died Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the effects of a tumor. He was 77 years old, the tenth of last October. He was born in Southampton township on the William Northcraft place and was married during the Civil War to Amy Smith, still living, and to which union there were several children:
McClellan Jay, of Inglesmith, Sheridan, at home. Mrs. James Robison, Piney Creek; Mrs. Oliver Fisher, Maria, Pa., Morrison's Cove; Simon Jay, Chapman's Run, Russell Jay, of Clearfield; Scott Jay, of Ford, Kansas; Sherman Jay, of Rock Island, Illinois, and Mrs. John Smith of Inglesmith. He has also surviving Samuel Jay, a brother, of Cumberland, Md., and a half-brother, Barton Jay, Chapman's Run, and the following sisters: Mrs. James Dicken, Litonia, O.; Mrs. Jacob Knee, Cumberland Valley, Pa., Mrs. William M. Morgan, Everett, Mrs. Edward Hast, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Clarence Dicken, Clearville, Rt. 1; Mrs. Joseph Howsare, Piney Creek, Pa.
The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W. C. Garland, of Cumberland, Md., today (Friday) at Pine Grove church and burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining. Mr. Jay was a staunch Democrat all his life and served as school director of Mann township several terms. He was a member of the Christian Church for upwards of 50 years and a progressive, thrifty farmer.