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I am interested in the Gay surname in Georgia. My grandfather Leonard Sloan Gay was born in Musgogee County in 1873. His parents were William F. Gay and Josephine Johnson. They were also born in Georgia but I am not sure where, I want to know the ancestry of this family as far back as possible, the names of the men and the ladies they married. That sounds like a difficult task but I'm hoping someone in Georgia will have the information I need. Phillip

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A Good place to start, might be John William Gay born 1788 Wilkinson Co Ga died 1807-same. This was an early Ga Co. He married there 1807-and I only know of Jane 1815, Tabitha 1817 and John Shackelford 1819. He was in Talbot Co Ga on to Al.
Ancestry kin folks say William Franklin Gay was born Jan 1850 Ga and died 18 May 1925 Elmore, Elmore, Al.
You will probably find a death certificate-that late.
Ann Josephine Johnson born 1850 Ga died 8 Feb 1917 Elmore. So looks like that's your next research place.
There is a picture of Leonard's dtr Ola Pearl. (And his World War I Draft Registration)
Richard Gay is shown as William's Father- b a 1822 Ga & Sarah Ann Tally b a 1818.
The Free ancestry site-shows him b born 1821 son of Jordan of Franklin Co Ga and Rebecca Richardson of Ricmond Co Ga
There is more-taking you further back- http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET just type in Richardson Gay
and have a nice day. Ms. Gerry Hill-who started this discussion.
Thank you for replying. I have to ask. Is there some way you could get a jpeg image of Ola Pearl and the draft card and email them to me? If you can I can give you an email address. Phillip
Thank you for replying. I have to ask. Is there some way you could get a jpeg image of Ola Pearl and the draft card and email them to me? If you can I can give you an email address. Phillip

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