Posted By:Gloria Hursey
Subject:PEAY - Big Horn Co., WY.
Post Date:April 16, 2003 at 19:34:02
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Forum:Big Horn County, WY Genealogy Forum
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Looking for any information for the children and descendants of William "Walter" PEAY (1853 to 1900-1910) and Mary Melissa "Elissa/Lissa" THAYER (1856-Aft. 1930).

According to the 1900 Census, William and family moved to from KS. to WY., 1885-1888.

William "Walter" Peay was the Sheriff of Johnson Co., WY. during an 1892 trial. In the 1900 Census his occupation is listed as a Civil Engineer.

William and Melissa are listed in the 1900 Census of Alamo Pct., Big Horn Co., WY..

I don't have the transcription, yet, but in the 1910 census Index, Elissa PEAY is found head of household, Basin Twp., Distr. 7, Big Horn Co., WY., page 052, so William "Walter" PEAY must have died 1900-1910.

I've not found Melissa "Elissa/Lissa" PEAY in the 1920 census, yet.

In 1930, "Lissa" PEAY is a lodger, widow, age 73, page 2A of Worland, Washakie Co., WY..

The children of Wm. "Walter" and Melissa PEAY were:
Male b. 1879-1880 KS. (appears to have died young)
Shirley P. b. Mar. 1881 KS.
Elda A. b. Oct. 1883 KS.
Anna M. b. Jan. 1885 KS.
Roland W. b. July 1888 WY.
Mabel L. b. Nov. 1890 WY.
Paul L. b. Sept. 1893 WY.
John M. b. Aug. 1896 WY.

Of these children, Paul L. is the only one that I have found in the 1920 & 1930 census. He was a resident in the Wyoming State Training School in Fremont Co., WY.

I don't know who any of these children married, nor do I have any information for any of their descendants.

I don't have death dates or burial locations for Wm. "Walter", Melissa, or any of their children, nor do I have marriage dates or spouse names for any of their children.

Many thanks for any data for this family.