Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameHarrison Lay , GGG Uncle
Birth4 Mar 1823, Somerset, Pulaski Co KY
Death24 Jan 1909, Lauderdale County, AL555 Age: 85
FatherBurrell Lay (ca1776->1852)
MotherLeannah Newell (ca1781-1871)
Spouses
Birth1827
Marriage20 Aug 1839, Pulaski Co KY
ChildrenPerry (1844-)
 Libby (1846-)
 Richmond (1848-)
 Jane (1849-)
Birth19 Feb 1829, Lauderdale Co AL
Deathca 1880 Age: 50
Marriage18 Jun 1865, Arkansas555
ChildrenLenoria A. (1866-1917)
 Mary Frances (1868-1950)
 Sarah B. (ca1873-)
MarriageLauderdale Co AL
Notes for Harrison Lay
Harrison Lay has often been attributed as a son of Burrell Lay, probably following J. Gilbert Lay’s book. However, there is no source for this assertion by Mr. Lay and in census records, Harrison reported that both his parents were born in North Carolina (not Virginia where Burrell and Leannah were born).  Most importantly, Harrison’s death certificate says that he was the son of Harrison and Peggy Lay.229

Note added by Clayton Heathcock Jr. 15 Nov 2020: Autosomal DNA now provides evidence on this point. Multiple people who have credible paths back to Harrison Lay have been to found to share significant DNA with me. Since my path traces back to Burrell Lay through his son Daniel B. Lay Sr., it seems at least possible that Harrison and Daniel B. Lay were brothers. One clear example (of about a dozen) is Peggy Jo Springer, who is Harrison Lay’s G granddaughter.557
Research notes for Harrison Lay
1850 Census of Pulaski Co KY, family 706:

Harrison Lay, 25, m, farmer, KY
Susan Lay, 23, f, KY
Perry Lay, 6, m, KY
Libby Lay, 4, f, KY
Richmond Lay, 2, m, KY
Jane Lay, 1, F, KY
Last Modified 15 Nov 2020Created 27 Dec 2020 using Reunion for Macintosh
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