I looked up the pension again on fold3.com and it is rejected widow's pension R3471. The widow was Mary Safford Fay who married Nathan Fay in March 1783. she claimed that her husband died on either 6 June 1833 or 7 June 1832. YOu have to read the pension papers to see who said what. Her brother John Safford testified on 1839 about his sister Mary Safford Fay. The records go into 1843 and are involved in the estate of Mary Fay by her heirs. This Nathan Fay was born 15 Nov 1760. He stated that he served under Alexander Brush and Col Gideon Brownson.
I do not know enough about the numbers of the Nathan Fays in the area in Vermont who served in the Rev War to differentiate them with great expertise. This Nathan Fay in the rejected pension is said to be the son of John Fay and Mary Fiske according to online lineages on ancestry.com so that has to be checked out.
The proof of service for the two Nathan Fays in the DAR database could be compared to what is in this pension application for Nathan Fay's widow Mary Safford Fay. I must have been looking up something for somebody in our DAR chapter when I made this postong online because I am not related to this man Nathan Fay.
I have a subscription to fold3.com so that is where I saw this pension which I just pulled up to verify what I had previously written. Pamela