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William Kay
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1812
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
Death: May 27, 1855
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA

William KAY was a lay preacher for the Primitive Methodist Church. He provided
his home for the first services of the Big Patch Primitive Methodist Church and
he later donated land for the church and later for the cemetery. [John BOOTH
(father of Elizabeth BOOTH KAY) was the first person buried in the Big Patch
Cemetery which is adjacent to the church.]

About 1850 the congregation erected a plain frame building. It was used for
worship services until 1874. [It was sold to George FOX who used it for a
blacksmith shop.] A new frame structure was built on the same site for $1,600.
There were about 125 people attending at that time. The church was built with
two front doors. For many years, the men sat on one side of the church and the
women on the other. The Big Patch Primitive Methodist Church is still active and
currently affiliated with the Westview Methodist Church in Platteville.

A good book for Primitive Methodist history is "Steeples on the Prairie's" by
Charles W. Tyrrell. (William KAY, CHAPMAN & CLAYTON families are mentioned in
the book. Contact Karrmann Library in Platteville.)
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Booth Kay (1818 - 1878)
  Joseph Kay (1839 - 1893)*
  John Albert Kay (1840 - 1880)*
  Benjamin Kay (1842 - 1847)*
  Elizabeth Kay Hilton (1843 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Kay Wild (1845 - 1909)*
  William Thomas Kay (1849 - 1893)*
  James Kay (1850 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Big Patch Cemetery
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: DeLories Robinson-Vaughn
Record added: Jun 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71353592
William Kay
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William Kay
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William Kay
Added by: DeLories Robinson-Vaughn
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Great Great Great Grandfather
 Added: Oct. 31, 2012
Great Great Grandfather ;-)
- Tammy Wild
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011

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