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Sgt Nathan Fay
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1760
Westborough
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1838
Richmond
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA

On November 15, 1760, Nathan Fay was born to John and Mary Fisk Safford in Westborough,
Worchester, Massachusetts. Aug 16, 1777 at age 16 he served as a drummer boy at the Battle of Bennington, and served under Col. Seth Warner in the Green Mountain Continental Rangers. His father, John was killed at the battle of Bennington. In 1881, he served in Capt Josiah Fish's Co. On March 27, 1783 in Bennington, Vermont, Nathan and Mary Safford were united in marriage. Mary Safford was the daughter of General Samuel Safford, who as Lt. Col. commanded Col Seth Warner's troops at the Battle of Bennington Children born to this union were Nathan Fay, John Fay, Jonas Fay, Truman Fay, Mary 'Polly' Fay, Hiram Fay, Joseph Fay, Safford Fay and Henry Fay. In 1784, Nathan became the Sheriff of Bennington, Vermont. In 1806 he was appointed to the Committee of Claims. Later, Nathan and his family moved to Richmond, Chittenden County, Vermont. Nathan was a cloth-dresser by trade. He ran a fulling mill for many years at Fays Corner. Fays Corner was the area's first manufacturing and business district. The name was taken from the Fay families that moved to this area in the 1780s which at that time was part of Williston, Vermont. Nathan and Mary are buried in Hill Cemetery at Fays Corner. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Fay (1734 - 1777)
  Mary Fisk Fay (1739 - 1777)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Safford Fay (1763 - 1843)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Fay (1788 - 1826)*
  Jonas Fay (1800 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susannah Fay Follett (1758 - 1837)*
  Nathan Fay (1760 - 1838)
  Henry Fisk Fay (1770 - 1818)*
  Joseph Fay (1772 - 1777)*
  Hiram Fay (1773 - 1777)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hill Cemetery
Richmond
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Douglas Robinson
Originally Created by: Star
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
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5th Great Grandfather - RIP
- Aaron Allen
 Added: Aug. 23, 2015

- Star
 Added: Aug. 24, 2010
 
 
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