Biography of Abner Gay

Abner Gay was born in Pittsfield, Mass., June 12, 1806. He learned the trade of carriagemaker, but the latter part of his life was spent in farming. He moved from his native town to Lebanon Springs, where he lived till 1837, and came to Byron, this county, in 1856. September 9, 1830, he married Rachel M. Rowley, of Lebanon Springs, and died July 15, 1875. His son, G Rowley, was born in Byron, December 26, 1838, and is a farmer. He is also agent for Lister Brothers, dealers in standard and chemical fertilizers, and agent for the Western New York Hedge Company. He married, first, Aggie A. Grey, December 26, 1865, who died June 4, 1866, and second, Emma A., daughter of Jonas and Mary Shaffer, of Clarkson, N. Y., November 16, 1872, by whom he has a daughter, Hattie J., born March 4, 1873.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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