I am researching the Jerome Fay family. The 1870 Alden Twp, McHenry County census has Lucinda Fay, age 52, born in Canada; son Jerome, age 20, born in Illinois; and daughter-in law Alice, age 15, born in Illinois.
The Directory of McHenry County, 1877 (pg 149) lists Lucinda Fay as the widow of J. Fay. Other documents I've seen make me wonder if it might have been G. Fay.
The 1880 census says Lucinda's parents were both born in Vermont, and that Jerome's father was born in New York. Jerome Fay and Alice Barlow were married February 1, 1870 in Greenwood, Illinois. The 1880 McHenry Co. census shows their children Frank (age 9) and Harrison (also called Harry, age 4). The 1910 census indicates they had 3 sons and 3 daughters. The 3rd son is my line, Lynn/Leonard Fay. I don't yet have any information on the daughters.
I have McHenry County Census information on other Fay's that I can not connect to Lucinda / Jerome. If anyone can tie Lucinda or Jerome into their Fay family, or is interested in the other Fay's in the 1850, 1860, or 1870 cens us please let me know.