William Jay Edit Profile
Graduated from Yale, 1807. Studied law under John B. Henry, Albany, New York.
Several children including John. A founder American Bible Society, 1816. Judge Court of Westchester County (New York), 1818-1843.
Strong anti-slavery advocate. A founder New York City Anti-Slavery Society, 1833. Opposed gradual emancipation and colonization of freed slaves in Africa.
A director American Tract Society. President American Peace Society. Manager father’s estate, in Bedford, New York Author: An Inquiry into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization, and American Anti-Slavery Societies, 1835.
Miscellaneous Writings on Slavery, 1853. War and Peace: The Evils of the First and A Plan for Preserving the Last, 1842. The Life of John Jay: with Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers, 2 vols., 1833.
Married Hannah Augusta McVickar, September 4, 1812.