Downing's Bay Messenger AKA Bay Messenger His dam of MESSENGER- and ROCKINGHAM-blood (grand dam). Bred by Jacob Vreeland, Bergen County, New Jersey. Infos: Wallace's ATR, 1871, vol I., p. 70. Breeder's Trotting Stud Book (by James Harvey Sanders), 1881, vol. I, p. 42. The information in various publications varies greatly, partly because of misprints and mistakes by the authors that have crept in over a long period of time. Was taken to Kentucky by MARCUS DOWNING. Died the property of the Messrs. Hamilton, Montgomery County, Kentucky.