Wife: Laura E. Jay, ( 1850-1904. )
Children: Lida, Lena Jay.
Burial: Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas.
I have no idea when he came to Butler County, Kansas,, but he was living in El Dorado, Kansas, in 1885. He was a Barber, his business was called Grand Army Flag Barber Shop. He was still in business in 1900. He was also a Civil War Veteran.
Name: JAY, JAMES. Rank: PVT. Company": E. Unit: 17 IL US CAV.
Personal Characteristics. Residence: WESTFIELD, CLARK CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 4. Hair: DARK. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: DARK. Marital Status. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: KY.
Service Record. Joined When: DEC 29, 1863. Joined Where: MATTOON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: JAN 22, 1864. Muster In Where: ST CHARLES, IL. Muster Out: NOV 23, 1865. Muster Out Where: FT LEAVENWORTH, KS.