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Richard Sullivan Fay

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Richard Sullivan Fay

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
6 Jul 1865 (aged 59)
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Burial
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
Plot
Beech Avenue,Lot-585-587,Grave-4
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59 years old,husband of Catherine(Sanders)Fay.

Mr. Fay, the son of Hon. Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay, judge of probate in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, graduated from Northampton, with a law degree. In 1832 he married Catharine Sanders, daughter of the Hon. Dudley L. Pickman, of Salem, and resided many years in Boston, in the active practice of his profession.
In 1848 he took his family to Europe, and after an extensive journey on the Continent, he took up his residence in England, where he resided several years on an estate in Shropshire, known as Moor Park. He was an ardent and useful promoter of agriculture in Essex County, to which he returned in 1853. He commenced at once the improvement of his new estate, a 500 acre place, now called Lynnmere. He was a trustee of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture and president of the Essex Agricultural Society.
He lived in a time of great transitions, in which, although occupying no official position, he gave strong expression to his views and equal impress to his exertions. Early in the breaking out of the Civil War he organized at his own expense a company known as the Fay Guards, which did brave and honorable service in the great conflict. This company was attached to the 38th Massachusetts, and was in the following engagements: Port Hudson, May 17 to July 9, 1863; Cane River, La., Apr., 1864; Mansion Plains, La., May, 1864; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864; Fishers Hill, Va., Sept. 21, 1864 ; Cedar Creek, Va., Oct.19, 1864.
Mr. Fay lived to see the glorious and happy termination of his country's trial, and died in Liverpool July 6, 1865, leaving a widow and four children.
[source: pages 353-354, "History of Essex County, Mass., Vol.1" by D. Hamilton Hurd, Published 1888]
59 years old,husband of Catherine(Sanders)Fay.

Mr. Fay, the son of Hon. Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay, judge of probate in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, graduated from Northampton, with a law degree. In 1832 he married Catharine Sanders, daughter of the Hon. Dudley L. Pickman, of Salem, and resided many years in Boston, in the active practice of his profession.
In 1848 he took his family to Europe, and after an extensive journey on the Continent, he took up his residence in England, where he resided several years on an estate in Shropshire, known as Moor Park. He was an ardent and useful promoter of agriculture in Essex County, to which he returned in 1853. He commenced at once the improvement of his new estate, a 500 acre place, now called Lynnmere. He was a trustee of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture and president of the Essex Agricultural Society.
He lived in a time of great transitions, in which, although occupying no official position, he gave strong expression to his views and equal impress to his exertions. Early in the breaking out of the Civil War he organized at his own expense a company known as the Fay Guards, which did brave and honorable service in the great conflict. This company was attached to the 38th Massachusetts, and was in the following engagements: Port Hudson, May 17 to July 9, 1863; Cane River, La., Apr., 1864; Mansion Plains, La., May, 1864; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864; Fishers Hill, Va., Sept. 21, 1864 ; Cedar Creek, Va., Oct.19, 1864.
Mr. Fay lived to see the glorious and happy termination of his country's trial, and died in Liverpool July 6, 1865, leaving a widow and four children.
[source: pages 353-354, "History of Essex County, Mass., Vol.1" by D. Hamilton Hurd, Published 1888]


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