Family:John Gay and Agnes Unknown (1)

b. Bef. 1698 prob. Ireland
m. Bef. 1715
Facts and Events
Marriage? Bef. 1715
Abt. 1715
Est. 1719-1723
Bef. 19 November 1776 Augusta County, Virginia
ABT 1720
est. 1722
bef. 17 February 1762 Augusta County, Virginia
bef. 1729

Warning, some researchers claim that the parents of the five Gay brothers that migrated from Ireland to the "Little Calf Pasture" area of Augusta County, Virginia were William Gay and Margaret Hamilton, but exensive primary research done by John B. Robb of Virginia and also research done by Robert H. Montgomery, have disproved the often-cited "myth" of William and Margaret as their parents. Mr. Robb has determined that the likely parents were a John and Agnes Gay. John B. Robb's detailed genealogical analysis report is available at the following site: [1]

Caution! There are many errors in research of the Gay family of Augusta County, Virginia. It is highly suggested that the following sources be consulted before any changes are made to this family:

  • Gay Families of Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia, Author(s): Robert H. Montgomery, Source: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 2 (Apr., 1951), pp. 195-215, Published by: Virginia Historical Society

From First Families of America: The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, pages 500-502; From Annals of Bath County, by O. F. Morton: "James, Henry, John, Robert, and William Gay, whose names appear in the Pastures between 1745-1755 were brothers. Their sister, Eleanor, married William Kinkead. James died in 1776, leaving 8 children. Some of the later Gays moved to Kentucky."

  1.   Robb, John Barrett. The Gay Families of Early Augusta County, Virginia, Primary quality.