The Gay Family came to America on the MARY and the JOHN in 1636 and settled in Dedham, Massachusetts. Three brothers came over together. Descendants moved north to Maine in the vicinity of Waldoboro and sometime thereafter, another branch of the family moved south and married in with the Indians.
The Southern branch included here begins with Henry Gay born 1628 in England. He arrived in the New World by 1638 on the ship “Safety” and settled in the Isle of Wight, Virginia. He was evidently a Quaker because his family name appears in the Quaker Meeting Records.
Check Henry Gay’s GEDCOM on www.alabamapioneers.com for complete names of descendants included in this book.
Descendant surnames included in this book include: ALLEN, AWBREY, AWTREY, BABB, BARFIELD, BENTON, BEOOKS, BRIDGES, BUSTER, CASTLEBERRY, COLLEY, COTTINGHAM, DANIEL, DENNIS, DEVAUN, DOBSON, DODSON, EADY, ELBERT, FOSTER, FRENCH, GIFFORD, HANSON, HARRIS, HARWELL, HAWS, HAYNES, HEFLIN, HEMPERLEY, HINTON, HUNT, JACKSON, JORDAN, KILGORE, MCDANIEL, LANDERS, LAWRENCE, LOVVORN, MANN, MCCONNELL, MCMURRAY, MCRITCHIE, MELTON, MILNER, MOORE, NELSON, PAGE, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, POWELL, PURIFOY, REYNOLDS, RICHARDSON, RUSKIN, SANDERS, SHELL, SIKES, SIMS, STEVENS, STEWART, STOKES, STONE, TERRELL, TOMPSON, TRAVIS, TURNER, VENTRESS, WALKER, WHEELER, WILSON, WOOD, YATES