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Louisa Yamhill Gay
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Birth: 1820
Oregon, USA
Death: 1861
Oregon, USA

Louisa Gay was the Native American wife of George Kirby Gay. She and her husband built the first brick house west of the Rocky Mountains near Wheatland, Oregon. She lived her entire life in the Oregon Territory and was hostess to many important visitors in her home. Louisa and her husband entertained many travelers to the area including Commodore Wilkes who mentioned her in his famous Wilkes Narrative.


Louisa Gay, the mother of George Kirby Gay's nine children, died around the time Henri was born. Their known children are as follows:
1. Mary Ann Gay who married Hiram Simkins
2: Joseph Witcum Gay who married Philomene Bercier and then Mary Sinclair Weston.
3. John Kirby Gay who married Marguerite Gervais
4. Alfred Gay
5. Paul George Gay
6. William Edouard Gay
7. Adaline Bellay Gay who married Elisha McKinley and then William Dent
8. Louisa Gay who married Francois Gervais and then Benjamin William Cave
9. Henri St. Clair Gay. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  George Kirby Gay (1810 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Gay Simkins (1839 - 1891)*
  Joseph Witcum Gay (1842 - 1922)*
  Adeline Bellay Gay Dent (1852 - 1926)*
  Louisa Gay Cave (1856 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
George Kirby Gay
Lincoln
Polk County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Lorna Grauer
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40298208
Louisa <i>Yamhill</i> Gay
Added by: Lorna Grauer
 
 
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 Added: May. 14, 2011
 
 
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