Saturday, February 21, 2015

James H. Jay.

James H. Jay.

Birth: 1845.
Death: 1925.

Wife: Laura E. Jay, ( 1850-1904. )

Married 1882.

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.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

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.

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