DESCENDANTS OF CALEB TOWNSEND
RONALD A. LAY
11 SEPTEMBER 2005
Any date after 1930 has not been supplied . If you would like to have these dates please contact the submitter:
RONALD A. LAY
PO BOX 23
New Lebanon, OH. 45345
In the small town of Old Chatham there is a small cemetery containing the graves of:
Patta (Sutherland) Lay
Edward was my GGGGGrandfather and Patta SUTHERLAND b. 1764 was his wife. Edward was born in Old Lyme, Ct. on 2 Jun 17, 1762, the son of Joseph LAY and Mary DEMMING. Edward and Patta were married in Old Chatham Feb. 1783 in Chatham County, New York.
They had three children:
i. John, b. 16 Mar. 1787, Chatham Co. New York, d. Oct. 1867 in Marion, Wayne Co. New York, burial in Newark Cemetery, Newark, Wayne, Co. New York. Marries 1. Ruth CRANDALL about 1810. Married 2. Lucy Cornwell FOWLER abt. 1853. Lucy is buried next to John and Ezra in Newark Cemetery, Newark, Wayne, New York. I found this information at the Kinderhook Historical Library in 1992 and was totally surprised because my Family home is less than 1/8 mile from the graves and I have played through that area when I was a child taking a short-cut from school to an earlier home.
ii. Ezra, b. bet. 1788-1790, buried in Newark Cemetery, Newark, Wayne, New York. There is only one grave stone on Ezra’s grave, but the Superintendent of the cemetery has the information at the office on Murray St. that show all three are buried there.
iii. William S. Lay, b. Sept. 10,1804 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co. New York. Married Elisa RIGHTER 25 Feb. 1835