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Maj James C. Bay
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 8, 1878

Major James Campbell Bay,

Died June 8,1878
62 years old

On November 4, 1864, by a band of militiamen under the command of Major James C. Bay, of Wellsville.......

Mayor Bay was in charge of the union troops that killed five young confederates,in what is called the Browns farm massacre.
On November 4, 1864, by a band of militiamen under the command of Major James C. Bay, of Wellsville.

The men who were killed were: James Polk Selby, orderly sergeant of the company, Joseph Adair, Charles Sinclair, John R. Davis, George Allen, Alfred A. Kemp and William Key. All were under 22 years old.

Selby's body was buried at Prairie Chapel graveyard, west of Earl. The bodies of Adair, Sinclair, and Davis were buried in one grave at Millersburg, while the bodies of Allen, Kemp and Key were buried in the Pleasant Grove graveyard at Hatton, where a monument bought with money raised by public subscription by the late Benjamin Wood, was erected and dedicated in 1910.

"After the shooting," Mr. Fry tells, "Bay and some of his men rode up to the Brown dwelling and asked for the man of the house. Mrs. Brown met them and told them she did not know where he was. ‘Tell him when he comes back, to give those men decent burial,' he said, and then rode away."
James Bay was born in Ohio, and died in Wellsville, Montgomery Co, MO.

Family links: 
  Mariah Jane Kells Bay (1815 - 1898)*
  Sarah Lavina Bay Dwyer (1841 - 1905)*
  Grace Campbell Bay Dwyer (1841 - 1874)*
  Martha Jane Bay Gilliland (1842 - 1913)*
  James W Bay (1855 - 1912)*
  Charles Alfonzo Bay (1857 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Wellsville Cemetery
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Mar 01, 2005
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Maj James C. Bay
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Maj James C. Bay
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My great grand uncle was William Key, a 16 year old child killed in your massacre. He never got to grow up.
 Added: Feb. 6, 2015
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Apr. 28, 2011

- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Apr. 16, 2011
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