A Jay in the AEF at St. Nazaire

By Anthony Castellano Arthur Mason DuBois (1890-1979) was the grandson of Catherine Helena (Jay) DuBois, a granddaughter of John Jay. DuBois served in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) as a 1st Lieutenant, and was eventually promoted to Captain during World War I. Like many…

Health and Illness in a Greener Haven

To the Jay Family and many others, Westchester was a haven of cleaner and safer living standards, a comfortable distance from overcrowded New York City yet close enough to the bustling city for individuals to maintain business or familial connections.…

Descendants of Two Patriots Help Preserve Portraits of the Founders

Historic gifts by descendants of William K. Constable and John Jay tell a narrative about one of the post famous portraits of George Washington

Researching the World Tour of John Jay Ide and L. Gordon Hamerlsey

A 1926 scrapbook captures a world tour frozen in time with photos of the Pyramids and more

An Interwar Intelligence Gatherer

BY SETH CARLSON  In a series of 3 posts based on his transcription of an original pocket diary donated by the Trevor family, JHC volunteer Seth Carlson gives us an insider's view into the world of a Jay descendant and…

Dr. J. C. Jay, Jr. and Observations About Cholera in Germany 1866

BY JACK ENGEL  Disease and threats to peace were constant worries in 18th and 19th century America and abroad. Not surprisingly, the health and well being of others is a uniting thread throughout the many Jay family letters in our…

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