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Lay Family History & Genealogy

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Early Lays

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Mark Lay of Australia was born in 1806, and died at age 55 years old in 1861.
William Davy Lay of Castlemne Australia was born in 1810 to George Lay and Jane Lay. William Lay died at age 73 years old in 1883 in Castlemne.
John Lay of Ballan Australia was born in 1811, and died at age 75 years old in 1886 in Ballan.
Alexander Lay of Australia was born in 1815, and died at age 64 years old in 1879.
John Lay of Australia was born in 1816, and died at age 49 years old in 1865.
Mary Ann Lay of Eaglehawk Australia was born in 1817, and died at age 86 years old in 1903 in Eaglehawk.
Linington Richbell Lay of Bendigo Australia was born in 1817, and died at age 75 years old in 1892 in Bendigo.
Isaac Lay of Australia was born in 1818 to Joseph Lay and Ann Noon Lay. Isaac Lay died at age 57 years old in 1875.
Emma Lay of Ballan Australia was born in 1821, and died at age 79 years old in 1900 in Ballan.
Male Lay Hen of Australia was born in 1824, and died at age 34 years old in 1858.
Mary Ann Lay of Camberwell Australia was born in 1826 to Corbey William Lay and Eliza Smith Lay. Mary Lay died at age 66 years old in 1892 in Camberwell.
Samuel Guthridge Lay of Australia was born in 1828, and died at age 36 years old in 1864.

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Elsie Ada (Karslake) Lay of Ballan, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1894 in Lexton, Pyrenees Shire County to Ann Gray Karslake and James Richard Karslake. She had siblings Florence Adelaide Karslake, Clarice Jane Karslake, Agnes Emma Karslake, Victoria Ida Karslake, Emily Bassett Karslake, and Lilah Elizabeth Karslake. She married Sydney Robert Lay in 1923, and had a child Leslie James Lay. Elsie Lay died at age 54 years old on July 30, 1949 in Ballan, Moorabool Shire County.
John Edward Lay of Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born on July 30, 1844 in Ballan. He was married to Sarah Field Lay in 1870, and had children Martha Alice Lay, Thomas Henry Lay, George Albert Lay, Annie Emma Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Mary Ann Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, William Lancelot Lay, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford. John Lay died at age 59 years old on September 16, 1903 in Blakeville.
Sarah (Field) Lay of Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1848 in Tidworth, Wiltshire County, England United Kingdom. She was married to John Edward Lay in 1870, and had children Martha Alice Lay, Thomas Henry Lay, George Albert Lay, Annie Emma Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Mary Ann Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, William Lancelot Lay, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford. Sarah Lay died at age 59 years old on July 20, 1908 in Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia.
Robert Charles Lay of Yarra Junction, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia was born on February 4, 1881 in Ballan, Moorabool Shire County, and died at age 60 years old on July 25, 1941 in Yarra Junction, Yarra Ranges Shire County.
Thomas Henry Lay of Warburton, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia was born on March 4, 1874 in Ballan, Moorabool Shire County to John Edward Lay and Sarah Field Lay. He had siblings Martha Alice Lay, George Albert Lay, Annie Emma Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Mary Ann Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and William Lancelot Lay. Thomas Lay died at age 75 years old on March 17, 1949 in Warburton, Yarra Ranges Shire County.
Martha Alice Lay of Murrumbeena, City of Glen Eira County, VIC Australia was born on August 11, 1872 in Ballan, Moorabool Shire County, and died at age 81 years old in 1953 in Murrumbeena, City of Glen Eira County.
Annie Emma Lay of Ballan, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born on October 13, 1879 in Ballan to John Edward Lay and Sarah Field Lay. She had siblings Martha Alice Lay, Thomas Henry Lay, George Albert Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Mary Ann Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and William Lancelot Lay. Annie Lay died at age 9 years old on April 7, 1889 in Ballan.
George Albert Lay of Ballan, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born on November 13, 1875 in Ballan, and died at age 88 years old on August 24, 1964 in Ballan.
Mary Ann Lay of Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC Australia was born on April 24, 1883 in Ballan, Moorabool Shire County to John Edward Lay and Sarah Field Lay. She had siblings Martha Alice Lay, Thomas Henry Lay, George Albert Lay, Annie Emma Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and William Lancelot Lay. Mary Lay died at age 88 years old on September 10, 1971 in Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County.
Evelyn Marcella (Lay) Rarchford of St Kilda, Port Phillip City County, VIC Australia was born on December 18, 1892 in Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County to John Edward Lay and Sarah Field Lay. She had siblings Martha Alice Lay, Thomas Henry Lay, George Albert Lay, Annie Emma Lay, Robert Charles Lay, Mary Ann Lay, Hannah Louisa Lay, Gwendoline Frances Lay, and William Lancelot Lay. She married Angelo Francis Rarchford, and had a child William Thomas Joseph Rarchford. Evelyn Rarchford died at age 33 years old on April 30, 1926 in St Kilda, Port Phillip City County.
Hannah Louisa Lay of Korumburra, South Gippsland Shire County, VIC Australia was born on February 1, 1886 in Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, and died at age 86 years old on September 5, 1972 in Korumburra, South Gippsland Shire County.
Gwendoline Frances Lay of Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, VIC Australia was born on March 17, 1891 in Blakeville, and died at age 1 year old on March 21, 1892 in Blakeville.
Royal Graham Lay of Dandenong, City of Greater Dandenong County, VIC Australia was born in 1926 in Launching Place, Yarra Ranges Shire County, and died at age 47 years old on October 12, 1974 in Dandenong, City of Greater Dandenong County.
William Leonard Lay of Warburton, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1920 in Warburton, and died at age 67 years old on September 23, 1988 in Warburton.
William Lancelot Lay of Warburton, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia was born on October 7, 1888 in Blakeville, Moorabool Shire County, and died at age 62 years old on October 8, 1950 in Warburton, Yarra Ranges Shire County.
Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay
Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay of Mount Enterprise, Texas United States was born on April 10, 1913 in Mount Enterprise. She was in a relationship with Charlie Lay, and had a child Nancy J. (Lay) Frazer. Elizabeth Lay died at age 95 years old on April 10, 2008 in Corpus Christi.
Charlie Lay
Charlie Lay was born on May 2, 1910 in Cleburne, Texas United States. He was in a relationship with Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay, and had a child Nancy J. (Lay) Frazer. Charlie Lay died at age 60 years old on April 20, 1971 in Corpus Christi. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charlie Lay.
Donna Marie (Burns) Lay of Radcliff, Kentucky United States was born on November 30, 1958. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Donna Lay.
David Lay was born on January 13, 1951, and died at age 24 years old in July 1975. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember David Lay.
Chester Lay of Escalante, Garfield County, UT was born on January 22, 1910, and died at age 82 years old on July 3, 1992.

Popular Lay Biographies

Martha J Davis
Martha J (Lay) Davis was born on September 2, 1859. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Martha J Davis.
Harold Frank Douglas Lay
Harold Frank Douglas Lay was born on February 10, 1899, and died at age 19 years old on March 17, 1918. Harold Lay was buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery Iv. G. 4. in France. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harold Frank Douglas Lay.
Woodrow Lay
Woodrow Lay was born in August 1915. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Woodrow Lay.
Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay
Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay of Mount Enterprise, Texas United States was born on April 10, 1913 in Mount Enterprise. She was in a relationship with Charlie Lay, and had a child Nancy J. (Lay) Frazer. Elizabeth Lay died at age 95 years old on April 10, 2008 in Corpus Christi.
Crissy Lynn (Tomaselli Lay) Duckworth was born on April 21, 1983 in Newport News, Warwick County, Virginia United States to Vincent Francis Tomaselli and Wanda Heath Tomaselli, and has a sister Courtney Rose Brennaman. She married Kristopher Thomas Lay in 2011 in Seattle, King County, Washington and they later divorced in 2018 in Seattle. They had a child Ethan Zachary Lay. She also married Joshua Joseph Duckworth in 2019 in Seattle, King County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Crissy Lynn Duckworth.
David Lee Lay was born on January 28, 1947 to Virgil Lay and Barbara Jo (Wigfield) Lay, and had siblings Diana Lay Johnston and Patricia (Lay) Speedy. He married Julia Ann (Raven) Lay, and had children David Lee (Lay,) Jr and Christine (Lay) Smith. David Lay died at age 45 years old on December 2, 1992, and was buried at Barrancas National Cemetery Section 38 Site 372 Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, in Pensacola, Fl. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember David Lee Lay.
Charlie Lay
Charlie Lay was born on May 2, 1910 in Cleburne, Texas United States. He was in a relationship with Elizabeth Joyce (Bullard) Lay, and had a child Nancy J. (Lay) Frazer. Charlie Lay died at age 60 years old on April 20, 1971 in Corpus Christi. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charlie Lay.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Agatha VonGruenigen Lay.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Wolcott Lay.
Everett S Lay was born on June 21, 1933, and died at age 33 years old on January 30, 1967. Everett Lay was buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section F Site 4018 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Mo. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Everett S Lay.
Clyde Howard Lay of Utah was born on September 23, 1944, and died at age 65 years old on November 6, 2009. Clyde Lay was buried in Richfield, Sevier County.
Clarence L Lay of Knox County, Tennessee United States was born circa 1920. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Clarence L Lay.
Barbara Jo (Wigman) Lay was born on August 17, 1929 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio United States, and died at age 85 years old on August 22, 2014 in Akron. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Barbara Jo (Wigfield) Lay.
Bennie Mack Lay was married to Moffatte J Lay. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Bennie Mack Lay.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Christine (Lay) Smith.
Ethan Zachary Lay was born in Seattle, King County, Washington United States to Crissy Lynn Duckworth and Kristopher Thomas Lay. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ethan Zachary Lay.
Ewell T Lay was born on February 2, 1897, and died at age 94 years old on November 13, 1991. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ewell T Lay.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember David Lee (Lay,) Jr.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Julia Ann (Raven) Lay.

Lay Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Lay family member is 71.0 years old according to our database of 6,317 people with the last name Lay that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

71.0 years

Oldest Lays

These are the longest-lived members of the Lay family on AncientFaces.

Zella A Lay was born on October 4, 1897, and died at age 106 years old on September 4, 2004. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Zella A Lay.
106 years
George Lay of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida was born on March 3, 1881, and died at age 106 years old in May 1987.
106 years
Arzona Lay of Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma was born on June 6, 1878, and died at age 105 years old in February 1984.
105 years
Zona Etta Lay of Florida was born on April 21, 1903, and died at age 105 years old on August 31, 2008.
105 years
Rebecca Lay of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, KY was born on November 16, 1898, and died at age 104 years old on June 18, 2003.
104 years
Zona E Lay of Saint Cloud, Osceola County, FL was born on April 21, 1903, and died at age 105 years old on August 31, 2008.
105 years
Bertha R Lay of Denver, Denver County, CO was born on September 2, 1891, and died at age 104 years old on December 25, 1995.
104 years
Ella J Lay of Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR was born on February 15, 1894, and died at age 104 years old on December 20, 1998.
104 years
Lucia M Lay of Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA was born on August 13, 1868, and died at age 102 years old on April 15, 1971.
102 years
Mary H Lay of Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA was born on November 30, 1890, and died at age 103 years old on December 16, 1993.
103 years
Rena Lay of Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida was born on August 17, 1881, and died at age 102 years old in January 1984.
102 years
Marion L Lay of Lombard, Du Page County, IL was born on March 3, 1907, and died at age 102 years old on October 26, 2009.
102 years
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My father, John Greiner (aka John Lay) was born on February 25, 1941 and was given up for adoption by a Violet Lay who was listed on the adoption papers as the birth mother. I am wondering where my father's side of the family are and who they are. I am 45 years old and living in St. Louis, MO and am wondering if anyone out there knows anything about my father or his birth mother, Violet lay.

Thank you, Jim Greiner
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According to family history my Lay family came down the tennesee River, from Tennesee to Morgan County, Al. on a flatboat with a Hughes family. Yhey moved on up to Franklin Co.,Al.
Thomas Lay and his wife Martha ? They had a large family, one of which is my g.grandmother Margaret Ann ''Peggy'' Lay, Peggy married George W. Lindley.
Three of her brothers fought in the Civil War for the north. By this time the family was living in Winston Co.,Al. This is the county that wanted to secede from the state and country and become a country of their own. It is still refered to as The Free State of Winston.
Carlyine Gibson Pierce

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