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Amelia J. "Melia" Counts

Female 1866 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Amelia J. "Melia" Counts  [1, 2
    Nickname Melia 
    Born Nov 1866  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Mark Tracey Gay, on "The Mark Gay Ancestry Page" updated September 6, 2000, had the following notes for Amelia Counts:

      Mrs. W.D. Gay died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
      Effie Williams in Walters. She was born Sept. 11, 1864 in Banner,
      Miss., and was married Dec. 24, 1882. Two of her children preceded
      her. She was a charter member of the Emerson church. She is
      survived by Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Fred DeSpain and Alvie of Walters,
      Mrs. Ed Cason and Mrs. Bernice King of Frederick and Mrs.
      Willie Clarkson of Vernon, Tex. Services were held at Walters.
      The Walters Herald Mar. 19, 1936
    Person ID I20936  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family William Gay,   b. Mar 1857, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1885 
    • The 1900 Census shows they had been married 15 years, and that Amelia was the mother of 6 children, 5 of whom were living. By 1910, it was shown she had 8 children, 7 of whom were living.
    Children 
     1. Mary Gertrude Gay,   b. Oct 1886, Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Minnie G. Gay,   b. Mar 1889, Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Zettie Radford Gay,   b. 14 Jul 1892, McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1954, Tulia, Swisher County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Bonnie Gay,   b. May 1893, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nellie G. Gay,   b. Jun 1898, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Effie F. Gay,   b. Abt 1901, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alva M. Gay,   b. Abt 1905, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Frederick, Rhodene--Email Correspondence, Spring 2005 [unique6689@earthlink.net].

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, Township 2 North Range 4 East SD 73 ED 133 Sheet 20B 280-306 (Reliability: 3).