My GGG grandfather,Joseph Bay & his wife,Rosa(d. @ 1861) came from a town on the border of Switzerland and France to NY around 1847-1850. I think there was a civil war going on in France/Switz. at the time. Some of the Bays live(d) in the Oneida County NY area & others in Lockport(Niagara county),Springville(Erie county),& Great Valley(Cattaraugus County) and who knows where else. I don't know when or why an "e" was added to the name.
Joseph Bay(@1800-@1878) & Rosa's children:
Philip,Joseph,*Henry*,Jennie,& 2 other sons,maybe more.
Henry Bay(1845-1925)& Harriet's children: Edwin,Wilbur,Myrtle,Jennie,*Arthur*,Clarence.
Arthur T. Baye(June 2 1892-?) & Matilda's children:
*Howard Earl* Helen J., June M., Arthur J.
Howard Earl Baye Sr(1919-1956) & Gladys Schnitt Children:
-*Dale Sr(my dad)
-Richard A. Sr.(1948-2009)
Map of NY counties
Bays listed in 1880 Concord(Springville) Census
Bay & Church listings in the 1890 Buffalo Census
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