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MARCENE J. D. NAY, Company "G"

Marcene J. D. Nay
(Photo, circa 1866, provided by Harry Nay.)

From records of the Adjutant General's Office, compiled by the West Virginia State Archives:

Marsena J. D. Nay - resident or enrolled at Shinnston, W.Va.; 18; mustered in 27 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W.Va. Farmer born Harrison County, W.Va. Mustered out at Richmond, Va., 16 Jun 1865.

Submitted by Dorothy Nay & Sherry Symmons.

     Marcene Nay, born February 14, 1844 in Harrison County, W.Va., was the son of Armstead Nay and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Lindsey) Nay. Armstead Nay was born November 19, 1815 in Harrison County and died July 15, 1882 in Holden, Johnson County, Missouri. Betsy Lindsey was born March 19, 1818 in Harrison County and died February 11, 1906 in Bear Creek, Missouri. They were married March 22, 1838 in Clarksburg, Harrison County.

     The first wife of Marcene Nay was Jane Hannah, dau/of John and Anne Hannah. Marcene and Jane were married in Clarksburg, W.Va., April 4, 1866. Jane was born 1842 and died May 24, 1867, in Sardis Township, Harrison County, W.Va. They had a son, William Riley, born December 24, 1866.

     Following the Civil War, Marcene serve as a First Lieutenant in the 20th W.Va. Militia. He was commissioned Sept 10, 1966.

     Marcene married Sitha Heflin, born 1846, d/o William and Lavina Heflin, on May 20, 1869 in Harrison County. They had seven children, all born in Harrison County:

Walter Scott, b 2-16-1870 m. Nora Lane, b. 11-11-1875
Thomas More, b. 2-16-1870
Kernelius Edgar, b. 8-28-1871
Fred William
Vina Elizabeth, b. 9-13-1873
L.L., b. 9-13-1873

     Marcene Nay died March 26, 1887 in Kingsville, Missouri, after being dragged to death by a horse. He is buried in the Holden Cemetery near his parents.

Note from Harry L. Nay, Nov 21, 2012: "Marcene J. D. Nay's mother’s name was Elizabeth Lindsey, normally called “Betsy”. She was not a Wamsley! She was the wife of Armstead Nay, as stated. The photograph of Marcene was probably taken about 1866 when he was elected 1st Lieutenant of the 20th WV Militia, therefore after his Civil War service with the 12th WV Infantry, in which he served as a Private. - As a side note, Elizabeth Lindsey was my second great grandmother."