History of the Jay Estate

Residents of the Jay Estate - Timeline

Explore the history of this land – including and beyond its owners – to recognize the imprint of enslaved people, servants and land stewards, visitors, neighbors and friends.

Follow this page as we fill it with the stories of many people- not only John Jay and his family – but also Hannah, Mary and Clarinda, James F. Brown, Caesar Valentine and the Valentine Family, Giles and Elizabeth Green, John Foshay, Thomas Haviland, Samuel F.B. Morse,┬áJames Fenimore Cooper, Timothy Dwight, William P. Chapman, James Talcott, Warner van Norden and Grace Talcott, John E. Parsons, Daisy Lopez, Junius Spencer Morgan, Edith Parsons Morgan, Henry Ives Cobb, John Connor, Harvey E. Thomas, Zilph and Walter Devereux and many more.


(Photo of Striving for Freedom with actors Christa Victoria and Joy Kelly as they retell the story of enslaved sisters Mary and Clarinda)