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James Quay (b. 1826, d. November 1887)James Quay (son of Samuel Qua and Polly Chambers)801 was born 1826 in New York802, 803, and died November 1887.He married Mary Ann Roberts on 04 April 1856, daughter of Roberts and Maria Louisa Evans.
Notes for James Quay:
James Quay served in the New York 142nd Regiment Infantry, per "Sanilac County Gravesites of Veterans of the Civil War"
The list includes a James Quay, from Forester Township.Following is a history of the NY 142nd Regiment Infantry, taken from
142nd Regiment Infantry "St. Lawrence County Regiment"
Organized at Ogdensburg, N. Y, and mustered in September 29, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 6, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, D. C, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Gordon's Division, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April, 1862. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 19. Siege of Suffolk, Va., April 20-May 4. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Expedition to Kings and Queens County May 15 (1 Co.). Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 10. Pursuit of Lee to Berlin, Md., July 13-22. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., August 1-8. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., August 9-September 7. Operations against Charleston and duty at Folly Island, Johns Island and Hilton Head, S.C., until April, 1864. Expedition to Johns and James Islands February 6-14, 1864. Skirmishes at Bugbee's Bridge February 9 and 11. Ordered to Yorktown, Va., April, 1864. Butler's Campaign on south side of the James and operations against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrow field Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to December 7, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond until December. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Cape Fear entrenchment's February 11-13. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh until June. Mustered out June 7, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 169th New York Infantry.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 126 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by disease. Total 292.
More About James Quay:
Civil War Veteran: Served in New York 142nd Regiment Infantry.
More About James Quay and Mary Ann Roberts:
Marriage: 04 April 1856
Children of James Quay and Mary Ann Roberts are:
- Maria Louisa Quay, b. 28 April 1857, New York804, d. 08 April 1866.
- Mary Jane Quay, b. 29 May 1861, New York804, d. 27 April 1876, Forester, Michigan805.
- Samuel Forest Quay, b. 15 July 1862, New York806, d. date unknown.
- +Amanda Virginia Quay, b. 14 August 1866, Ogdensburg, New York806, 807, d. 17 June 1932, W.Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
- Laura Etta Quay, b. 03 September 1868, Michigan, d. date unknown.
- James Henry Quay, b. 03 July 1871, d. 11 November 1914.
- +Charles Ross Quay, b. 02 November 1874, Michigan808, d. March 1966, Carsonville, Sanilac Co., MI809.