Gay, Fisher, 1733 - 1776

Fisher Gay was the son of John and Lydia Gay of Litchfield, Connecticut.  After graduating from Yale College in 1759, he removed to Farmington, Connecticut to teach school and became a wealthy and influential businessman.  In 1774 he was elected to the Committee of Correspondence and elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1775.    He served as lieutenant-colonel of the militia and commissioned a colonel the following year.  Gay died in camp at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights.   At the time of his death, he was a member of a committee on Tunxis affairs and was replaced by Hezekiah Wadsworth.  William R. Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 3, (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913), 1352-53.  IP 2.109, 112

Born: 
October 9, 1733
Died: 
August 27, 1776
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