Tyrone - Gay, Margaret Stewart 1819 - February 13, 1859

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File contributed by: C. Hunt August 1, 2012, 9:18 am


Source: A History of Preston County West Virginia, 1914
Author: J. R. Cole

He [George Washington Fairfax] was married to Margaret 
Stewart GAY, April 29, 1846. She was a daughter of Robert 
GAY and was born in Tyrone county, Ireland, in 1819, and 
died February 13, 1859. She came across the ocean in 1831, 
when twelve years of age, and lived in Morgantown with her 
uncle, Matthew GAY, until her marriage, as her father went 
to Illinois and died there. Four children were born to 
George Washington and Margaret Gay FAIRFAX, as follows: 
James Mathew Gay, born July 10, 1847, now living near 
Reedsville; Emma R., born September 14, 1850, married Daniel 
G. Watson and lived and died in Reedsville, leaving several 
children, now grown; Ann C., born July 8, 1853, and married 
to a man named Shields and now living in Mendocino county, 
California; George Washington, Jr., born August 9, 1856, and 
died August 26th of same month. Colonel G.W. FAIRFAX died 
suddenly October 25, 1885.