DESCENDANTS OF THE KAYS OF BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA AND NEARBY COUNTIES

My ancestor is Buford Kay of Virginia, born around 1819/1820, presumably in Bedford County, and who married Frances Dearen, for whom there's considerable ancestry material. Going earlier than that for the Kays has been a frustrating effort. Records are remarkably sparse for this family. My assumption is that they were of "cohee" ilk, probably not landowners and generally off the census radar for a large part. The whole family apparently spelled their name "Cay" frequently in the early days. I found not only my Buford descendants, but also another family that I believe to be allied, the descendants of William B. Kay and Harriett PARKER. I believe these families to be related, but have no proof other than circumstantial evidence. I have constructed a conjectural relationship pattern for the early Cays to show this relationship, but it's based on very weak evidence at best. In addition to what's shown below, there was a Henry Kay who popped up in Pittsylvania County in the 1789 tax record. Occasionally, the name has been erroneously transcribed as Coy. There is a Wiliam Coy in the 1790 Amherst County tax record. There is an Anthony Coy in the 1810 US census for Amherst County. Then a Samuel P. Coy, wife Elizabeth, had a daughter Willie Ann Coy 14 May 1868 in Amherst County.

Although some search engines freely conflate Kay with Key, I have never found one certain instance of crossover. Every Cay/Kay record I've found has been with an a, not an e.

There are various black Kays who show up in the same general area of Virginia after the Civil War, but I'm certain that these are former slaves from Kay plantations in eastern Virginia and North Carolina, with no known connections to the families treated here. Since these people were apparently not large landowners, it is unlikely that they were slaveholders.

Conjectural Early Descendancy

1. James CAY, m(1) 02 May 1785 Bedford, VA (a John Buford provided surety), m(2) 20 Nov 1798 Bedford, VA: Rockbridge, VA 1820
 sp(1)--Mary  TOLLY
  11. Nelson CAY, m 08 Feb 1816 Campbell, VA
   sp--Ann O. BLOUNT
  12. Unknown KAY
   sp--Elizabeth F. ____
    121. Buford CAY, b 1818 Bedford, VA, d 12 May 1864 Richmond, VA, m 22 Dec 1842 Bedford, VA
     sp--Frances DEAREN, b 1824 VA, d/o Richard DEAREN & Elizabeth THURMAN
    122. Martha Ann KAY, m 01 Jun 1840 Bedford, VA
     sp--Robert BOYLE
    123. William B. KAY (also designated Nills or Wills or V. B. KAY)
     sp--Harriett PARKER, b 1823 Bedford, VA, m(2) 13 Jun 1868 Craig, VA to Edward HOOD, s/o Edward & Henrietta HOOD; Botetourt, VA 1850, Craig, VA 1860
 sp(2, of James CAY)--Katy DOOLEY, ?d/o Thomas DOOLEY

Descendants of Buford KAY and Frances DEAREN

Most of the following descendancy is pretty solid. The placement of William Kay born 1869, in the 1900 Roanoke census, is very uncertain. William who is presumed to be that person's father kind of disappears from the radar. However, Samuel and John's descendancies are well-established. Samuel moved to Ohio, and John moved to Missouri.

  1. Buford KAY, b 1818 Bedford, VA, d 12 May 1864 Richmond, VA, m 22 Dec 1842 Bedford, VA; Bedford, VA 1850 (as COY)
   sp--Frances DEAREN, b 1824 VA, d/o Richard DEAREN & Elizabeth THURMAN; Bedford, VA 1850 (as COY)
    11. Samuel R. CAY, b Oct 1841 VA, d 31 Mar 1901 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, m 25 Dec 1865 Roanoke, VA; Bedford, VA 1850 (as COY), Muskingum, OH 1880, 1900
     sp(1)--Martha A. HOGAN, b Oct 1846 VA, d 25 Nov 1916 Muskingum, OH, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d/o John HOGAN & Saluda Ann NABOR; Muskingum, OH 1880, 1900, 1910 (w/ son James William)
      111. Lula F. KAY, b 09 Oct 1866 VA, d 08 Jan 1916 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, m 29 Jul 1885 Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1880
       sp--Dutton DAVIS, b 27 Aug 1862 Zanesville, OH, d 24 Aug 1930 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, s/o Gilbert & Caroline DAVIS; Muskingum, OH, 1870, 1880, 1920, 1930
        1111. Rosswell Samuel DAVIS, b 31 May 1886 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 01 Nov 1928 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
        1112. Fred DAVIS, b 29 Jun 1888 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 14 Jun 1939 Bath, Allen, OH
        1113. Earl DAVIS, b 1890 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
        1114. Ruth H. DAVIS, b 26 May 1892 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, m 09 Oct 1909 Muskingum, OH
         sp--Clyde C. RUSSELL, b 25 Jul 1888 Muskingum, OH, d 17 Apr 1912 Muskingum, OH, s/o Leonard C. RUSSELL & Evaline SMITH, rem. Mary A. MYERS
        1115. Carl DAVIS, b 1899 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
        1116. Nellie DAVIS, b 02 Jun 1902 Muskingum, Muskinum, OH, d 111 Feb 1996 Muskingum, Muskingum, OH
         sp--Franklin Russell McBRIDE, b 09 Jan 1898 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 04 Aug 1923 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, s/o Charles Adrian McBRIDE & Bessie LEMON
          11161. Nancy Lee McBRIDE, b 13 Oct 1935 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 18 Feb 1953 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
      112. James William KAY, b 22 Feb 1870 Muskingum OH, d 03 Aug 1930 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur Woodlawn Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
       sp--Terressa May FRAME, b 25 Feb 1880 Muskingum, OH, d 17 Jun 1937 Perry, OH, bur Woodlawn Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, rem. ____ STREET; Muskingum, OH 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
        1121. Samuel R. KAY, b 1897 OH, d 06 Oct 1902, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, nm, ni; Muskingum, OH 1900
        1122. Florence Ethel KAY, b 22 Jun 1901 OH Zanesville, Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1910
        1123. Della Ruth KAY, b 17 Jun 1902 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1910, 1920
      113. John H. KAY, b 23 Dec 1873 Washington, Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
       sp--Ada Minna BRADFORD, b 07 Mar 1876 Adamsville, Muskingum, OH, d 22 Aug 1964 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur New Hope Lutheran Cem, Adamsville, Muskingum, OH, d/o Samuel & Susan BRADFORD; Muskingum, OH 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
        1131. Dorothy Cleo KAY, b 16 Oct 1908 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 31 Oct 1999 Muskingum, OH, m Jul 1932 Licking, OH; Muskingum, OH 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 (as GRIFFIN)
         sp--Blaine K. GRIFFIN, b 25 Jun 1911 Alligan, MI, s/o Robb GRIFFIN & Florence BLAINE; Muskingum, OH 1940
          11311. Jeanine GRIFFIN, b 1940 OH; Muskingum, OH 1940
        1132. Lela G. KAY, inf. dau., bur New Hope Lutheran Cem, Adamsville, Muskingum, OH
      114. Ferdinand Buford KAY, b 04 Jun 1877 Salem Twp, OH, d ?13 Nov 1944 San Bernardino, CA, m 07 Apr 1903 Muskingum, OH, ni?; Muskingum, OH 1880, 1900, 1910, Los Angeles, CA 1920, San Bernardino, CA 1930, 1940
       sp(1)--Myrtle L. SCHAFER, b 1883 Noble, OH, d/o William H. SCHAFER & Lucinda E. EPPLER; Muskingum, OH 1910, Los Angeles, CA 1920
       sp(2)--Hester Ann ____, b 1882 WV
      115. Bessie May KAY, b 22 Mar 1883 OH Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 02 May 1963 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, m 12 Apr 1902 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1900
       sp--Frank A. FLOWERS
        1151. Edgar Sammie FLOWERS, b 1901 Muskingum, OH, d 17 Jun 1942 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
        1152. Harold R. FLOWERS, b 15 Jul 1907, d 05 Sep 1973, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
         sp--June B. ____, b 26 Jun 1921
        1153. Ralph Russell FLOWERS, b 10 Nov 1914 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d 12 Dec 1951, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
      116. Bruce Lane KAY, b 22 Nov 1886 Zanesville, OH, d 21 Oct 1915 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, m 12 Feb 1907 Muskingum, OH; Muskingum, OH 1900, 1910
       sp--Nettie May HAMLER, b 1888 Zanesville, OH, d 13 Jun 1959, bur Greenwood Cem, Zanesville, Muskingum, OH, d/o Charles HAMLER & Annie L. DOVER; Muskingum, OH 1910, 1920 (living alone with lodger), 1930 (with Arcella and Edna), 1940 (alone)
        1161. Arcella R. KAY, b 1910 OH; Muskingum, OH 1910, 1920 (in childrens home or school), 1930
        1162. Edna KAY, b 1914 OH; Muskingum, OH 1920 (w/ gps HAMLER), 1930
     sp(2, of Samuel): Minnie PENOCK
          sp--??Walter McQUESTEN
            11621. ??Walter McQUESTEN, b 1936 OH, m 29 Dec 1961 Logan, OH
             sp--Carol Jean AKEY, b 1938, d/o Bernice Leo AKEY & Lucille BRISEBOIS
      117. Maud CAY, b 31 Jul 1892 Mt Victory, Hardin, OH
    12. William B. CAY, b 1848; Bedford, VA 1850 (as COY)
    13. John KAY, b 04 Aug 1855 Roanoke, VA, d 13 Mar 1909 Clinton, MO, m 21 Dec 1876 Roanoke, VA
      sp--Cinderella Ocella (Olie) SNEAD, b 18 Dec 1857 Salem, Roanoke, VA, d 21 Jan 1950 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO
       131. Oscar Berryman KAY, b 27 Sep 1877 Campbell, VA, d 31 Mar 1960 Clearmont, Nodaway, MO, bur Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway, MO, ni?
         sp--May ELLIS, b 17 Sep 1867 Rock Port, Atchison, MO, d 30 Aug 1936 Maryville, Nodaway, MO, bur Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Nodaway, MO, d/o Thomas ELLIS & Elizabeth KIDD
       132. Roberta Lillian KAY, b 02 Jun 1879 Salem, Roanoke, VA, d 02 Jan 1939 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, m Dec 1897 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO
         sp--Oscar Wiley TROUT, b 26 Jun 1874 Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, d 12 Jul 1939 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, s/o David S. TROUT & Sarah C. PERSINGER
          13211. Cora Gale TROUT, b 19 Oct 1899 Lilly, Clinton, MO, d 12 Dec 1899 MO
          13212. Alice Susan Mae TROUT, b 04 Oct 1900 Lilly, Clinton, MO, d 12 Oct 1987 Olathe, Johnson, KS, m 23 December 1919 Buchanan, MO
           sp--Charles Albert KNOUSE, b 05 Oct 1891 Gower, Clinton, MO, d 12 Jun 1962 Cassville, Barry, MO, s/o John Henry KNOUSE & Mary Emma WITT
            132121. Charles Allison KNOUSE, DO, b 14 Mar 1921 Platte, MO, d  1 Aug 1992 Athens, Athens, OH
             sp--Iris Christine EHRENREICH, b 09 Jul 1923 Brooklyn, NY, d 01 Mar 1992 Gallipolis, Gallia, OH, d/o Jacob EHRENREICH & Christine KNUDSEN
              1321211. Thea Christine KNOUSE
               sp--Fred Dee PRICE, DO, s/o Samuel Kay PRICE & Elsie Mae WESTERBROOK
                13212111. David John PRICE
                13212112. Christine Elizabeth PRICE
                13212113. Susan Kay PRICE
              1321212. Charles Allison KNOUSE, Jr., DO
               sp(1)--Nancy Gwyneth LEWIS, d/o Brinley LEWIS
               sp(2)--Jacki Lynn RICE,  d/o Paul & Brenda RICE
                13212121. Charles Andrew KNOUSE
                13212122. Max Christopher KNOUSE
                13212123. Hannah Christine KNOUSE
                13212124. Cameron Paul KNOUSE
              1321213. Karen Elizabeth KNOUSE, DO
               sp--Larry Bernard BRUNGARDT, s/o Jacob BRUNGARDT
              1321214. John Arthur KNOUSE (div)
               sp--Elizabeth Lynn FREY, d/o Robert Servetus FREY & Elizabeth Ann LEWIS
                13212141. Elizabeth Alice KNOUSE
                 sp--Peter FERLAND
                13212142. Rachel Vivian KNOUSE
            132122. Winifred Ruth KNOUSE, b 11 Apr 1923, Pickering, Nodaway, MO, d 25 Jul 2000 Hamburg, Berks, PA, bur St Peters Lutheran Ch Cem, Molltown, Berks, PA, m 22 Jun 1946 Kansas City, Jackson, MO
             sp--Paul Frederick LILIENTHAL
              1321221. John Metlie LILIENTHAL
               sp--Ulla-Lena Elisabeth LINSTROM
                13212211. Ingrid Elisabeth LILIENTHAL
                13212212. Christopher Rauno LILIENTHAL
                13212213. John LILIENTHAL
                13212211. Tim LILIENTHAL
              1321222. Margaret Ann LILIENTHAL, ni
               sp--Stephen Edward BROUGHALL
              1321223. Peter Frederick LILIENTHAL, b 1954 Wilson, Northampton, PA, d 12 Oct 2012 FL, div
               sp--Cynthia Jane CANTOR, rem. KRUGER
                13212231. Jane Alyse LILIENTHAL
                 sp--Mario A. TOSCANO
                  132122311. Meaghan S. TOSCANO
                  132122312. Mario A. TOSCANO
                13212232. Rachael Dawn LILIENTHAL
                13212233. Joshua Paul LILIENTHAL
            132123. Shirley Elizabeth KNOUSE, b 23 Feb 1925 Winchester, Jefferson, KS, d 11 Jan 1987 Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS, m(1) 17 Feb Edmond, OK, m(2) Feb 1961 KS
             sp(1)--Charles Joseph BOWER, b 02 Mar 1923 Memphis, Shelby, TN, d 12 Jan 1961 Topeka, KS, bur Ft Leavenworth Nat Cem, Leavenworth, KS, s/o of David Joseph BOWER & Clover Reliance COLLINS
              1321231. David Joseph BOWER, b 11 Nov 1943 Kansas City, Jackson, MO, d 31 May 1979 Kansas City, Jackson, MO, m 28 Jan 1967 Roeland Park, Johnson, MO
               sp--Beverly Ann BRAUN, d/o Lawrence Adolphus BRAUN & Bertha Von McKELVEY, rem Alan Harry MORRIS
                13212311. Jeffrey David BOWER, b 21 May 1969, d 28 Apr 2009
                 sp--Elizabeth PLONKA, b ca. 1973
                13212312. Lisa Christine BOWER
              1321232. Michael Fletcher BOWER
               sp--Ruth HUSTEDDE
                13212321. Beth Elaine BOWER (adopted)
                13212322. Emily Elizabeth BOWER
                13212323. Charles Andrew BOWER
                13212324. Stephen Nicholas BOWER
              1321233. Deborah Kay BOWER, b 17 Feb 1951 Kansas City, Jackson, MO, d 1995 KS, m 13 Aug 1971 Prairie Village, KS
               sp--John William HIMPLE
             sp(2)--Jules Francis GROGAN, b 25 Feb 1918 MO, d 02 Jan 1994, bur Leavenworth Nat Cem, Leavenworth, KS, s/o Jules Francis & Martha Ann GROGAN
          13213. Ralph David Kent TROUT, b 11 Jan 1904 Holt, Clinton, MO, d 28 Sep 1966 Colorado Springs, CO, m 1928; Clinton, MO 1910, 1920, 1930, Holt, MO 1940
           sp--Martha Loretta NEWMAN. b 1911 MO; Holt, MO 1940, Clinton, MO 1930
            132131. James Royce TROUT, b 1935 MO; Holt, MO 1940
             sp--
              1321311. James TROUT
              1321312. Patricia TROUT
              1321313. Ralph TROUT
              1321314. Kenneth TROUT
              1321315. Michael TROUT
            132132. Mary Eloise TROUT, b 1937 MO; Holt, MO 1940
             sp--James THOMAS
              1321321. Gary THOMAS
              1321322. Sharon THOMAS
              1321323. Robert THOMAS
          13214. Frances Elizabeth TROUT, b 27 Aug 1907 MO, d 29 Sep 1982, bur Lathrop Cem, Lathrop, Clinton, MO
           sp--George Thomas COMBS, b 31 Aug 1906, d 02 Mar 1983, bur Lathrop Cem, Lathrop, Clinton, MO
            132141. Mary Frances COMBS
             sp--George STURGES
          13215. Roberta Florence TROUT, b 24 Dec 1911 Lilly, Clinton, MO, d Kansas City, Jackson, MO
          13216. Vivian Pauline TROUT, b 05 Sep 1916 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, d 06 Aug 1947, m Dec 1935
           sp--Owen G. TAYLOR, b 1914 MO
            132161. Janice M. TAYLOR, b 1937 MO
            132162. Marylin TAYLOR, b 1940 MO
       133. Susan Page KAY, b 28 Nov 1881 MO, d 17 Dec 1929 North Kansas City, Clay, MO, bur Fairview Cem, Liberty, Clay, MO, m 12 Dec, 1912
        sp--Leslie Ezekiel PAINTER, b 27 Dec 1886, d 10 Jan 1953, bur Fairview Cem, Liberty, Clay, MO, s/o Isaac James PAINTER & Mary Elizabeth GRIGSBY
         1331. Leona PAINTER, b 02 Jun 1914 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, d 30 Apr 1999 Liberty, Clay, MO
          sp--Russell COE, b 06 Jul 1913, d 13 Aug 1975, bur Liberty, Clay, MO, m. several times, including twice to Leona
           13311. Leon Lewis COE, b 08 Sep 1935, d.?
           13312. Floyd Leroy COE
            sp--Carol ____
             133121. Mike COE
             133122. Joey COE
         1332. Robert L. PAINTER, b 07 Mar 1915 MO, d 23 Oct 1991 Grove, OK, bur Olympus Cem, Grove, Delaware, OK, m 17 Nov 1934 Kansas City, Jackson, MO
          sp--Verna Gladys DAVIS, b 05 May 1918 Kansas City, Jackson, MO, d 27 Jan 2007 Montrose, Montrose, CO, bur Olympus Cem, Grove, Delaware, OK, obit at FaG
           13321. Robert Leslie PAINTER - Montrose, CO (m. several times)
            sp--Janet ____
             133211. Robert Dale PAINTER - Springfield, MO
              sp--Irene ____
           13322. Marie Sue PAINTER
            sp(1)--____ DODSON
             133221. Sharon D. DODSON
              sp--____ HILLIER
            sp(2)--Jerry PETERS
         1333. Gladys G. PAINTER, b 10 Jul 1917 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, d 31 Mar 2001 Liberty, Clay MO, bur Mt Washington Cem, Independence, Jackson, MO, obit at FaG, m 02 Apr 1934; Platte, MO 1940 as Annabell?
          sp--Wilbur Wilson NASH, b 20 Feb 1911 Waldron, Platte, MO, d 26 Mar 1991 Independence, Jackson, MO, bur Mt Washington Cem, Independence, Jackson, MO, s/o William Alva NASH & Carrie WILSON; Platte, MO 1940
           13331. Harold E. NASH, b 1936 MO; Platte, MO 1940
            sp(1)--Rosemary ____
             133311. Cindy Marie NASH
            sp(2)--Sara ____
             133312. Rex Allen NASH
           13332. Sandra N. NASH
            sp--Ralph William (Butch) HEINMAN, b 26 Dec 1946, d 05 Sep 2005
             133321. Shelly Marie HEINMAN
              sp--____ WOODWARD
             133322. Johnny Mack HEINMAN
       134. William H. (or P.; "Will") KAY, b 19 Jan 1884 Clinton, MO, d 1962, bur Miriam Cem, Maryville, Nodaway, MO, m 01 Dec 1909
        sp--Ginnie or Jennie FLETCHER, b 1892 KS, d 01 Oct 1957, was orphan
         1341. Catherine (Cathy) KAY, b 1912
         1342. Bessie KAY, b 1913
         1343. John KAY, b 1919
         1344. James KAY, b 1922
       135. Frances J. ("Fan" or "Fannie") KAY, b 03 May 1888 Clinton, MO, d 10 Apr 1947 N Kansas City, Clay, MO, bur Fairview Cem, Liberty, Clay, MO
        sp--Franklin E. WATT, b 1885 MO
         1351. Hugh C. WATT, b 18 Oct 1910 Lathrop, Clinton, MO, d 06 Aug 2004 Dillon, Dillon, SC, bur Lake View Cem, Dillon, SC; Bexar, TX 1940, Capt. US Army, in WWII  & Korea
          sp(1)--Kathleen S. ____
           13514. Jean G. WATT, b 09 Oct 1934 Dillon, SC, d 27 Mar 1980 Wilmington, New Hanover, NC, bur Cedardale Cem, Mullins, marion, SC
            sp--James Carl FLOYD, Sr., rem. Mildred ____
             135141. James Carl FLOYD, Jr.
              sp--Lisa ____
               1351411. Madison FLOYD
             135142. Kathryn J. FLOYD
              sp--Jamie McQUEEN
               1351421. Grayson McQUEEN
               1351422. Chase McQUEEN
          sp(2)--Ella Hermina HAECKER, b 1915 TX
           13511. Charles Edward WATT, b 14 Sep 1936 Bexar, TX, m 01 May 1982, div 19 Sep 1983 Gonzales, TX
            sp--Glenda G. FERRELL, b 1935
           13512. Constance Irene WATT, b 27 Sep 1937 Bexar, TX
            sp--____ THURBER
           13513. Marian Frances WATT, b 06 Mar 1939 Bexar, TX, m 29 Mar 1972 Harrison, TX
            sp--Kenneth E. CONNOR, b 1943
         1352. Dorothy F. WATT, b 1916
         1353. Mary O. WATT, b 1918
       136. Charles Canby ("Pete") KAY, b 17 Jun 1890 Plattsburg, Clinton, MO, d 12 Jun 1948 St. Joseph, Buchanan, MO
        sp--Mae DYKES, b 1894 MO, div KAY, rem James C. LEWIS d/o William H. C. & Janetta DYKES
         1361. Lucille KAY, b 1914 MO; Buchanan, MO 1940
          sp--J. W. STALDER, b 1913 MO, s/o Jesse & Della Mae STALDER; Buchanan, MO 1940
           13611. Harold Dean STALDER, b 22 Dec 1934 MO, d 25 Nov 2001, bur Fulton Cem, Fulton, Aransas, TX; Buchanan, MO 1940
            sp--Natalie MELLO
             136111. Steven Dean STALDER, b 25 Oct 1963, d 20 Oct 2010, bur Fulton Cem, Fulton, Aransas, TX
              sp--Rebecca GARZA
               1361111. Lauren Lynn STALDER
                sp--____ BAIN - Cooksville, TN
               1361112. Megan STALDER
                sp--____ KNIGHT - Winterhaven FL
               1361113. Joshua Dean STALDER - rockport
             136112. Lisa STALDER
         1362. Blanche KAY, b 1915 MO
          sp--Harry McBEE, b 1902 MO
           13621. Everett McBEE, b 1939 AR
       137. Lucille P. KAY, b May 1894 MO, d 1982, bur Maple Hill Cem, Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS
        sp--Carroll W. WRIGHT, b 1890, d 1953, bur Maple Hill Cem, Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS
         1371. Milton M. WRIGHT, b 1917 MO, d 1992, bur Maple Hill Cem, Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS
          sp--Roberta M. ____, b 1919 IA, d 2006, bur Maple Hill Ce, Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS
       138. Mabel Lee KAY, b Dec 1899 MO, ni
        sp--Floyd GIPSON

Descendants of William B. and Harriett KAY

The presence of the John Kay born 1855 in the list below threw me for some time, since my ancestor is also John Kay born 1855 and living in the same areas. I'm conjecturing that the two were perhaps second cousins. I've well established that the one showing up in the census as shown below is, in fact, the John V. B. Kay cited below. The children of Georgie Alice Kay, below, are apparently born out of wedlock, since she shows up as G. Alice Kay as a two-year-old. Most records found were of Oscar Thomas Kay, who moved to Oregon.

1. William B. KAY
 sp--Harriett PARKER, b 1823 Bedford, VA, m(2) 13 Jun 1868 Craig, VA to Edward HOOD, s/o Edward & Henrietta HOOD; Botetourt, VA 1850, Craig, VA 1860
  11. McHenry KAY, b 17 Jun 1847 Bedford, VA, d 24 Feb 1930, bur West View Cem, New Castle Craig, VA, m 26 Jun 1870 Craig, VA, ni, was in Jordan's Battery/Bedford Light Artillery, CSA; Botetourt, VA 1850 (as John), Craig, VA  1860, 1870, 1910, 1920
   sp--Sarah Jane BRIZENDINE, b 25 Jun 1850 Craig, VA, d 02 Apr 1929, bur West View Cem, New Castle, Craig, VA, d/o Laybourn BRIZENDINE & Elizabeth EANS; Craig, VA 1910, 1920
  12. John V. B. KAY, b 16 Mar 1855 VA, d 30 Jul 1940 Pomona, Manistee, MI, m 26 Dec 1878 Botetourt, VA; Craig, VA 1860, 1870, Botetourt, VA 1880, Logan, OH 1900, Shelby, OH 1910, Benzie, MI 1920, Manistee, MI 1930, 1940
   sp--Allura P. HOYLMAN, b 1862 VA, d/o Frankin & Mary HOILMAN?; Botetourt, VA 1880, Logan, OH 1900, Shelby, OH 1910, Benzie, MI 1920, Manistee, MI 1930, 1940
    121. Naomi G. KAY, b 06 Apr 1885 Botetourt, VA, m 29 Jan 1903 Logan, OH; Logan, OH 1900, Campbell, WY 1920, 1930, 1940
     sp--Owen Conner SHROYER, b 14 Dec 1880 Shelby, OH, s/o John A. SHROYER & Ida M. STALEY; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930, 1940
      12111. Hazel Louise SHROYER, b 27 Oct 1903 Jackson, Shelby, OH, d 13 Sep 1912 Jackson, Shelby, OH, nm, ni
      12112. Harmon W. SHROYER, b 30 Jun 1905 OH, d 05 Jul 1963, bur Mt Pisgah Cem, Gillette, Campbell, WY; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930 (on own)
      12113. Carl SHROYER, dy
      12114. Orlies Fletcher SHROYER, b 15 Jun 1909 Shelby OH, d 25 Jun 1992 Gillette, Campbell,WY, bur Lusk Cem, Lusk, Niobrara, WY, obit at FaG, m(1) 11 Aug 1935 Lusk, WY, m(2) 06 Jan 1967 Cleveland, TN; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930, 1940
       sp(1)--Caroline Esther KNITTLE, b 07 Jun 1912 Lusk, WY, d 13 May 1962 Billings, MT, bur Lusk Cem, Lusk, Niobrara, WY, obit at FaG, d/o Frank Otto KNITTLE & Nettie Mae SWANSON; Campbell, WY 1940
        121141. Eldora SHROYER, b 1937 WY; Campbell, WY 1940
         sp--Reed NORTH
          1211411. Terrance Reed NORTH, dy?
        121142. Frank SHROYER - in USAF
         sp--Glenda SUTHERLAND
        121143. Earle Lewis SHROYER
         sp--Pat FOSTER
        121144. Vonda Lee SHROYER
         sp--Sigurd JOHNSON
        121145. Dennis Eugene SHROYER
         sp--Sherry HERRING
        121146. Gary Wayne SHROYER
         sp--Diane SCOTT
       sp(2)--Pearlene Bell WILLIAMS, b 12 Aug 1925, d 14 Oct 1997 Gillette, WY, bur Mt Pisgah Cem, Gillette, Campbell, WY, dau. Jessie by pre. m.
      12115. Roger SHROYER, dy
      12116. Pleonard SHROYER, b 25 Sep 1911 OH, d 21 May 2002 Clark, NV; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930 - Orange, CA
      12117. Owen Estone SHROYER, b 25 Feb 1914 Jackson Center, Shelby, OH, d 02 Apr 2002 Rock Springs, Sweetwater, WY, bur Prairie Rest Cem, Guernsey, Platte, WY; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930, Pottawattamie, IA 1940
       sp--Ruth C. BUTLER, b 22 Sep 1918 Faith, Meade, SD, d 16 Jun 1989 Casper, Natrona, WY, bur Prairie Rest Cem, Guernsey, Platte, WY, d/o Burtis Gilbert BUTLER & Agnes Elizabeth JAMESON; Pottawattamie, IA 1940
        121141. Eileen SHROYER, b 1940 MN; Pottawattamie, IA 1940
      12118. Delice SHROYER, b 1916 OH, dy?; Campbell, WY 1920, 1930
      12119. Allura SHROYER, dy
      1211A. Wyoma F. SHROYER, b 1920 WY, d 2004, bur Mem Gdns, Grand Junction, Mesa, CO; Campbell, WY 1930, 1940
       sp--Clarence Arthur FREEMAN, b 23 Jan 1919 Burbank, Cook, IL, d 19 Aug 1991 Santa Paula, Ventura, CA, bur Mem Gdns, Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
      1211B. Verna Isabel. SHROYER, b 02 Apr 1923 WY, d 17 Nov 2012, bur Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem, San Diego, CA, in Army WWII; Campbell, WY 1930, 1940 
       sp--Edwin C. BUCKMASTER, b 04 Apr 1912, d 10 Jul 1994, bur Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem, San Diego, CA, was field cook, USMC
      1211C. Mary L. SHROYER, b 1925  WY; Campbell, WY 1930, 1940 - Sparks, NV
       sp--____ GANGNER
      1211D. Lova Louina SHROYER, b 1928 WY; Campbell, WY 1930, 1940 -wheatland, WY
       sp--____ TOTH
      1211E. Rosella SHROYER, b 1930 WY; Campbell, WY 1930, 1940 - Arvada, CA
       sp--____ BAKER
    122. Ruth KAY, b 06 Apr 1885 Botetourt, VA
    123. Hollie E. KAY, b 26 Oct 1889 Lapsley's Run, Botetourt, VA; Logan, OH 1900
    124. Hammond Virgil KAY, b 15 Jan 1896 Champaign, Springhill, OH, d 02 Dec 1980 Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH; Logan, OH 1900, Shelby, OH 1910, Hamilton, OH 1940
    125. Franklin C. KAY, b 1897 OH, d ?09 Nov 1906 Miami, Logan, OH; Logan, OH 1900
    123. Dimple L. KAY, b 1898 OH, m 17 Sep 1916 Weldon, Benzie, MI; Logan, OH 1900, Shelby, OH 1910, Converse, WY 1920, Muskegon, MI 1930, Monroe, MI 1940
     sp--Chlore SELLS, b 1894 IN, s/o John W. SELLS & Nancy E. KEEL; Converse, WY 1920, Muskegon, MI 1930, Monroe, MI 1940
      1231. Virgil F. SELLS (f), b 1918 MI; Converse, WY 1920, Muskegon, MI 1930, Gratiot, MI 1940
      1232. Jean M. SELLS (f), b 1920 WY; Converse, WY 1920, Muskegon, MI 1930, Monroe, MI 1940
      1233. Howard H. SELLS, b 1921 WY; Muskegon, MI 1930, Monroe, MI 1940
      1234. Lee SELLS, b 1932 MI; Monroe, MI 1940
      1235. Nancy SELLS, b 1934 MI; Monroe, MI 1940
  13. Georgie Alice KAY, b 14 Feb 1858 VA, d 22 Mar 1938 Benzonia, Benzie, MI, m 25 Nov 1919 Frankfort, Benzie, MI; Craig, VA 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910, Benzie, MI 1920 (as HARWOOD), 1930
   fa--
    131. Walter B. KAY, b 1878 VA; Craig, VA 1880, 1900, 1910, 1930
     sp--F. M. ____, b 1884 VA; Craig, VA 1930
    132. Grover Lamont KAY, b 18 Feb 1888 New Castle, Craig, VA, d 1972, bur Eglington, Cem, Clarksboro, Gloucester, NJ; Craig, VA 1900, 1920, Phila, PA 1920, Gloucester, NJ 1930, 1940
     sp--Carrie B. ____, b 1889 MD, d ?, bur Eglington Cem,  Clarksboro, Gloucester, NJ; Phila, PA 1920, Gloucester, NJ 1930, 1940
      1321. Carrie A. KAY, b 1908 MD; Philadelphia, PA 1920
      1322. Virginia Bessie KAY, b 1920 PA, d ?30 Jan 1996 Glenshaw, Allegheny, PA; Phila, PA 1920, Gloucester, NJ 1930, 1940
   sp--James E. HARWOOD, b 1866 MI, s/o Saul HARWOOD & Mary A. SEATON, prev. m to Rosa ____, who d bet 1900/1910, had ch. Mary A., Rosa B., Flora B., Laura M., George D., Lillie L., William S., Rosa may have daughter Olive K. SMITH by prev. m.; Benzie, MI 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  14. Oscar Thomas KAY, b 1859 Craig, VA, m 14 Jul 1881 Craig, VA; Craig, VA 1860, 1880 (w/FISHERS), Clackamas, OR 1900, 1920, 1930 (alone as boarder)
   sp--Mary Ann FISHER, b 1858 Craig, VA, d/o Phillip & Harriett FISHER; Clackamas, OR 1900, 1920
    141. Troy Letha KAY, b 11 Mar 1882 New Castle, VA, d 07 Apr 1957 OR; Wahkiakum, WA 1910, Cowlitz, WA 1920, Clatsop, OR 1940
     sp(1)--Alice A. COOLEY, b 1888 WA, d/o Francis COOLEY; Wahkiakum, WA 1910, Cowlitz, WA 1920
      1411. Edna O. KAY, b 1904 WA; Wahkiakum, WA 1910, Cowlitz, WA 1920
      1412. Walter T. KAY, b 25 Jun 1907 WA, d 09 May 1989, bur Fairview Cem, Gates, Linn, OR, m 01 Jul 1929; Wahkiakum, WA 1910, Cowlitz, WA 1920, Clackamas, OR 1930, Marion, OR 1940
       sp--Estella M. ____, b 24 May 1911 OR, bur Fairview Cem, Gates, Linn, OR; Marion, OR 1940
        14121. Gordon KAY, b 1931 OR; Marion, OR 1940
      1413. Roy C. KAY, b 14 Dec 1910 Cathlamet, Wahkiakum, WA, d 15 Apr 1999 McMinnville, Yamhill, OR, bur ?Evergreen Mem Pk, McMinnville, Yamhill, OR, obit at FaG, m 23 Sep 1930 Oregon City, OR; Cowlitz, WA 1920, Clackamas, OR 1940
       sp--Violet B. GARRETT, b 1916 OR, d 2011 McMinnville, Yamhill, OR, bur Evergreen Mem Pak, McMinnville, Yamhill, OR, d/o T. G. & Ella GARRETT; Clackamas, OR 1940
        14131. Alice Louise KAY, b 25 Jan 1931 Oregon City, Clackamas, OR, d 03 Mar 1999 Forest Grove, Washington, OR, obit at FaG, m 28 Feb 1948 Woodburn, OR; Clackamas, OR 1940
         sp--Jesse E. WARREN, b 16 Oct 1922, d 15 Jan 1987, bur Forest View Cem, Forest Grove, Washington, OR
          141311. Danny Roy WARREN, b 1948, d 25 Sep 1965 (train/car collision), bur Forest View Cem, Forest Grove, Washington, OR, article at FaG, nm, ni
          141312. Margo WARREN
           sp--____ SELLIKEN
          141313. Ronda WARREN
        14132. Gwendolyn KAY, b 1933 OR; Clackamas, OR 1940
         sp--____ CARL
        14133. Bobbie Jean KAY
     sp(2)--Carrie Ann WHITFIELD, b 06 Jul 1895 Cucamonga, CA, d 19 Dec 1957 Lebanon, Linn, OR, bur IOOF Cem, Lebanan, Linn, OR, d/o William C. WHITFIELD & Ann MEYERS; Clatsop, OR 1940
    142. Lena Virginia KAY, b 15 Feb 1886 Craig, VA, d 19 May 1967 Oregon City, Clackamas, OR, bur Wilhelm's Portland Mem, Portland, Multnomah, OR, obit at FaG; Clackamas, OR 1900
     sp--Charles Louis STAUDINGER, b 15 Jul 1873 Waukon, Allamakee, IA, d 25 Jan 1951 Molalla, Clackamas, OR, bur Wilhelm's Portland Mem, Portland, Multnomah, OR
      1421. Wilbur L. STAUDINGER, b 1907, d 1982, bur Maplewood Pioneer Cem, Scotts Mills, Clackamas, OR
       sp--Helen M.  ____, b 1910, d 1961, bur Maplewood Pioneer Cem, Scotts Mills, Clackamas, OR
      1422. ?Reta Ruth STAUDINGER, b 26 Jul 1905, d 30 Mar 1992, bur Willamette Nat Cem, Portland, Multnomah, OR, ET1, US Navy (last name Courter, could be sister instead of wife)
       sp--?Frank P. COURTER, b 26 Mar 1896, d 02 Jan 1957, bur Willamette Nat Cem, Portland, Multnomah, OR, Sgt, US Army
      1423. ____ STAUDINGER
       sp--Edward H. STRAUB, b Nov 1901, d 09 Sep 1939, bur Forest View Cem, Forest Grove, Washington, OR
    143. Inez Elizabeth KAY, b 28 Nov 1889 Clackamas, OR, d 04 Mar 1972 Oregon City, OR, bur Willamette Nat Cem, Portland, Multnomah, OR; Clackamas, OR 1900, Cowlitz, WA 1920, Multnomah, OR 1930 (as HUNT), 1940 (as RHOADS)
     sp(1)--James Andrew HUNT, b 1884 WA, d Mar 1940 OR, s/o Perry Oliver HUNT & Mary Josephine BIRT; Cowlitz, WA 1920, Multnomah, OR 1930
      1431. Orvall (Orren) R. HUNT, b 1907 OR; Cowlitz, WA 1920
      1432. Mary Ruth HUNT, b 12 Apr 1911 Ariel, Cowlitz, OR, d 05 Jan 1976 Portland, Multnomah, OR, bur Crescent Grove Cem, Tigard, Washington, OR, obit at FaG (states maiden name as RHOADS, several children claim ROADS as birth name); Cowlitz, WA 1920, Hood River, OR 1930 (as WOOD), Clackamas, OR 1940
       sp(1)--Owen H. WOOD, ?  b 1905, d 1985, bur Pacific View Mem Gdns, Lincoln, Lincoln, OR; Hood River, OR 1930, Clackamas, OR 1940
        14321. Dolma Jean WOOD, b 1932 OR; Clackamas, OR 1940
        14322. Donald Alfred WOOD, b 1935 OR; Clackamas, OR 1940
        14323. Owen Leroy WOOD, b 1938 OR; Clackamas, OR 1940
        14324. Dolly WOOD
         sp--____ STEVENS
        14325. Mary WOOD
         sp--____ FRYETT
         sp--____ YEAGER
      1433. Frances Inez HUNT, b 1913 Mollala, Clackamas, OR, d 11 Jul 1966 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, bur Crescent Grove Cem, Tigard, Washington, OR; Multnoman, OR 1930
       sp--George David REYNOLDS, b 10 Sep 1912 Chehalis, Lewis, WA, d 1987/1991 Pittsburg, Contra Costa, CA, bur Crescent Grove Cem, Tigard, Washington, OR
        14331. Georgine REYNOLDS
         sp--____ BRODIE
      1434.  James A. HUNT, Jr., b 1915 Molalla, Clackamas, OR, d 1954 Pierce, Tacoma, WA; Cowlitz, WA 1920, Multnomah, OR 1930
       sp--____ SMITH
      1435. Leta D. HUNT, b 31 Oct 1922 Castle Rock, WA, d 17 Feb 2000 Sweet Home, Linn, OR; Multnomah, OR 1930
       sp--Ray LEWALLEN, b 21 Jun 1918 Branson, MO, d 03 Sep 1990 Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
        14551. ____ LEWALLEN
        14552. ____ LEWALLEN
        14553. ____ LEWALLEN
        14554. ____ LEWALLEN
        14555. Pattie Jo LEWALLEN, b 10 Jul 1940 Tillmonk, OR, d 18 Jan 1996 Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
        14556. Fred Orval LEWALLEN, b 16 Dec 1945 Oregon City, OR, d 15 Nov 1978 Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
        14557. Linda Kay LEWALLEN, b 28 Mar 1947, d 27 May 1995 Corvattis, OR
       sp(2)--Otto RHOADS, b 19 Dec 1891, d 07 Apr 1979, bur Willamette Nat Cem, Portland, Multnomah, OR, pvt US Army; Multnomah, OR 1940
    144. Earl Latten KAY
    145. Hazel Lorena KAY
    146. George Lorenzo KAY, b 02 Apr 1899 OR, d 22 Nov 1985 Humboldt, CA; Clackamas, OR 1900, 1920, Linn, OR 1940
     sp--?Neva ?DAVIS,  b 1906 PA, ?div, ?rem Truman DUNN?
      1461. Betty J. KAY, b 23 Jun 1922 WA, d ? 26 Jan 1990; ?Lewis or ?Stevens, WA 1930, Linn, OR 1940
    147. Mary Edna KAY, b 01 Jan 1902, d 18 May 1994 Clackamas, OR; Clackamas, OR 1920, 1930 (as COURTER), 1940
     sp--James Rob COURTER, b 1901 OR, d 25 Oct 1970 Clackamas, OR; Clackamas, OR 1930, 1940
      1471. Beth L. COURTER, b 1927 OR; Clackamas, OR 1930, 1940
      1472. Robert Phillip COURTER, b 27 Jan 1930 OR, d 29 Nov 1984, bur Willamette Nat Cem, Portland, Multnomah, OR, BMC US Navy; Clackamas, OR 1930, 1940