I am researching the Gay's too, but this is not my line of Gay's. I do have a little information for you. In 1880 William and Josephine was in Thomasville, Thomas county Georgia.Found them on 1880 Census. I think William was the son of Richardson Gay. Richardson Gay and family was in Harris county Georgia on 1850 Census, Richardson Gay was still in Harris county in 1860 census. In 1870 census, Richardson was in Ala. census(Macon County) In 1880 census, Richardson was back in Harris county Georgia, living with son Thomas Gay.Richardson Gay married Sarah Talley onJan. 12 1841 in Troup County Georgia. As for William F Gay, he married Josephine Johnson in Harris County Ga. on Dec. 12 1872.I do not have down right proof, but I think that Richardson Gay was the son of Jordan Gay. I have a little information on Jordan Gay. Jordan Gay was born about 1785 in north Carolina, He died about 1852 in Coosa County Ala.
Jordan Gay married Rebecca Richardson( born about 1794 in georgia. Maybe some of this information will help you. I had all this information and was hoping to tie it into my husband's family tree, but no luck yet.
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