Quay, Paul

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Birth

Paul Quay was born in Knox, Albany County, NY[1] on July 30, 1841[2][3] to John Jacob Quay (B. June 16, 1810, D. May 15, 1880) and his wife Elizabeth (B. Feb 5, 1817, D. abt 1849).[4][5] His mother's maiden name has been recorded both as Timmer or Zimmer[4] and as Hanes[5]. Paul was the oldest boy in a family of six and he had a younger brother John Minor Quay.[1][5] Paul's mother died when he was eight years old and his father later married Emily M. Warner (B. 1835, D. bet 1880-1900) by whom nine more siblings would be born.[5] His siblings were: [6]

  • Sarah Elizabeth Quay [1837 – 1913)
  • Harriet A. Quay (1840 – )
  • Mary C. Quay (1843 – )
  • John Minor Quay (1844 – 1912)
  • Nancy Quay (1848 – )

His half siblings were:

  • Alonzo Quay (1853 – 1926)
  • Jane E. Quay (1856 – )
  • Daniel Webster Quay (1858 – 1937)
  • Isadora Quay (1861 – )
  • Irvin Quay (1863 – 1926)
  • Ida Quay (1865 – 1874)
  • Cora Quay (1871 – )
  • Egbert Quay (1876 – )
  • (Frederick Quay)[7]

Marriage & Children

Paul Quay never married.[4]

Occupation

Paul was documented both as a student[1] and as a teacher[4] before he enlisted in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment in the Civil War.[1]

Life

Paul Quay attended the Reformed Church of Knox where he regularly attended the Sabbath school.[3]

Military Service

Residence: Knox[8]
Place of Birth: Knox, NY[8]
Names of Parents: John (Quay) and Elizabeth Timmer or Zimmer [8]
Marital Status: Single [8]
Occupation: Teacher [8]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[8]
Bounty Received: $100.00[8]
Enlistment Date: 2 Aug 1862[8]
Enlistment Place: Knox[8]
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[1]
Company: Company K[1]
Promotion Date: 18 Aug 1862[1]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[1]
Promotion Date: 10 Aug 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Sergeant[1]
Captured at: Petersburg, VA[1]
Captured on: 16 Jun 1864[1][2][8][3]
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, GA[2][3]
Imprisoned at: Millen, GA[2]
Died of Disease on: 15 Nov 1864[1]
Death Place: Millen, GA[1][2][3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 22[9] . His younger brother John M. Quay also served in Co K of the 7th HA Regt however he survived.[1]. "Promoted Sergeant and taken prisoner before Petersburg, June 16, 1864 and sent to Bell Island (Belle Isle). Died, it is supposed, by starvation at Andersonville."[8]
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Ancestry.com, Andersonville Prisoners of War; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Death

Paul Quay died on November 15, 1864 at Millen, GA while imprisoned in the Confederate prison.[1]

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 about Paul Quay[10]
Name: Paul Quay
Birth Place: Knox, Albany Co, New York
Father: John Quay
Mother: Elizabeth Limmer
Residence Place: Knox
Enlistment Date: 2 Aug 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, Albany, New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment
Company: A
Rank: Sergeant
Race: White
Marital Status: Single

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900|New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - Paul Quay - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about Paul Quay[10]
Name: Paul Quay
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birth Place: Knox, New York
Enlistment Year: 1862
Enlistment Location: Knox, New York
Muster Year: 1862
Separation Details: Died
Separation Date: 15 Nov 1864

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Paul Quay[10]
Name: Paul Quay
Occupation: Student
Age at enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 8 May 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Knox, NY
State Served: New York
Was POW?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal on 18 Aug 1862.
Enlisted in Company K, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 14 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 10 Aug 1863.
Mustered out on 15 Nov 1864 at Millen, GA.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
Carnival of Blood: Civil War Ordeal of 7th NY Heavy Artillery

American Civil War Soldiers about Paul Quay[10]
Name: Paul Quay
Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Knox, New York
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 August 1862 at the age of 22.
Enlisted in Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 14 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 18 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 10 Aug 1863.
Died Company K, 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 15 Nov 1864 at Millen, GA.
Sources: 14

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Paul Quay[10]
Name: Paul Quay
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 7 N.Y.H. Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery
Company: K
Rank In: Corporal
Rank In Expanded: Corporal
Rank Out: Sergeant
Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant
Film Number: M551 roll 114

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York

7th NY Heavy Artillery
QUAY, PAUL — Age , 22 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1862, at Knox; mustered in as private, Co. K (originally One Hundred and Thirteenth Infantry), August 14,1862, to serve three years; promoted corporal, August 18,1862; sergeant, August 10,1863;. captured in action, June 16, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; died, November 15, 1864, at Millen, Ga.

History of the County of Albany|History of the County of Albany]] - Tenney and Howell

Knox - Sergeant Paul Quay was born in Knox July 30, 1841. Enlisted in the 7th Regiment August 1, 1862; taken prisoner June 16, 1864; sent to Andersonville, afterwards to Milan, where he died in prison.

Heroes of Albany|Heroes of Albany

Carnival of Blood|Carnival of Blood

QUAY, PAUL - Born: Knox, NY. Age: 22. Occupation: student. Enlisted August 5, 1862, as private in CO. K. promoted corporal, August 18, 1862; sergeant, August 10, 1863, captured, June 16, 1864, at Petersburg; died, November 15, 1864, at Millen, GA. Brother of John

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census about Paul Quey[10]

Name: Paul Quey
[Paul Quay]
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Family Number: 172
Household Members:
Name Age
John Quay 41
Sarah Quay 12
Harriet Quay 10
Paul Quey 9
Mary Quey 7
Winor Quey 5

1860 United States Federal Census about Paul Quay[10]

Name: Paul Quay
Age in 1860: 19
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Knox, Albany, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Knox
Household Members:
Name Age
John Quay 49
Emily M Quay 25
Sarah E Quay 21
Harriet A Quay 18
Paul Quay 19
Minor Quay 15
Avinza Quay 8
Jane Quay 4
Webster Quay 2
Mary Campbell 23
Peter Campbell 19
James Campbell 17

Additional Media

Andersonville Prisoners of War about Paul Quay[10]
Surname: Paul Quay
Rank: SERGEANT
Company: K
Regiment: 7
State: NY
Arm of Service: ARTILLERY
Remarks: DIED 11/15/64 @ MILLEN, GA
Reference: p 282 [56]
Location of Capture: PETERSBURG, VA
Date of Capture: 16 Jun 1864
Page: 0
More Information: NO
Code: 45730
Grave: 0

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Bernehistory.org
  6. Laughman Scovel Family Tree - Ancestry.com
  7. www.BerneHistory.com Family Files
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  9. Ancestry Military Databases
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 www.Ancestry.com