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Jesse Hayes Family of Wilkes County, NC

Jesse Hayes (1750-1810) was married to Ann (Nanny) Dickerson (1760-abt. 1812) in Wilkes Co., NC in 1782. Ann was the daughter of Griffith and Ann Dickerson.

First Generation

Children of Jesse Hayes and Ann (Nanny) Dickerson
Robert Hayes (abt. 1783-aft. 1850) m. in 1810 Nancy Noland (abt. 1788-aft. 1850)
William Hayes (abt. 1785) m. Rachel Johnson (1814)
Reuben Hayes (abt. 1799-aft. 1880) m. 1) Rachel Hall; 2) Nancy Wheatley (1817-aft. 1880)
Nancy Hayes (abt. 1792-bef. 1850) m. David Yates (abt. 1792-abt 1850) (m. 1814)
Joseph Hayes (abt. 1794-1861) m. Mary Hayes; 2) Mary (Polly) Adams (lived in Surry Co., NC)

Second Generation

Children of Reuben Hayes and 1) Rachel Hall
Reuben Riley Hays (1829-bef 1880) m. Millie A. Lunceford, widow of David Yates (m. 1851)
Louisa Hall (abt. 1830-aft. 1850)
Emily Hays (abt. 1834)
Horace Hays (1835-aft. 1850)
Chapman M. Hall/Hays (1835-1870) m. Sarah L. Hays (lived in MO)
Harvey Hayes (1835-1917) m. Elizabeth Shumate (1840-1899), d/o James Shumate and Susannah Adams (moved to MO)
Albert (Elbert?) A. Hayes (1839-1919) m. 1) Nancy Jane Glenn (1841-1876), d/o William Glenn and Charlotte Hays (1841-1876);
2) Sarah Jane Wheatley, d/o Martin Wheatley and Sarah Shumate (1852-1920)
William Hays (1842-aft. 1850)
Nathan Hall/Hayes (1844-aft. 1850)

Children of Reuben Hayes and 1) Nancy Wheatley
Calvin Hayes (1848-aft. 1880) m. 1) unknown; 2) Maggie
Nancy Selena Hayes (1850-aft. 1880) m. Jacob C. Elledge (abt. 1853-aft. 1880)
Adolphus Martin Hayes (1851-aft. 1932) m. Deliah Elledge (abt. 1856-aft.1936, d/o Joseph Elledge and Elizabeth Hawkins
Addison Decatur Hayes (1853-1924) m. Martha Rash
William L. Hayes (1854-aft. 1870) m. Martha
Dosia Ann Hayes (1857-1938) m. Presley L. Hays, s/o Robert Hays and Martha Matilda (Milly) Elledge
Paulina Hayes (1859-1943) m. Joseph P. Elledge


Children of Joseph Hayes and Mary Hayes
Reuben Hayes (1817) m. Hannah Owens
Robert R. Hayes (abt. 1820-aft. 1880) m. Martha Matilda (Milly) Elledge (abt. 1823-aft. 1880)
William Granville Hayes (1827-1914) m. 1) Sarah Blevins (1830-1900), d/o Andrew Blevins and Charity Wyatt;
2) Polly Campbell
Jesse Hayes (1821-aft. 1860) m. Susannah Adams (abt. 1821-aft. 1870), d/o William Hayes Adams and Nancy Adams
Susannah Hayes (1831-aft. 1850) m. John Blevins (1827-1910), s/o Andrew Blevins and Charity Wyatt
Nancy Ann Hayes m. Claiborn Richards
Sarah Mahulda Hayes (Hulda) Hayes (abt. 1825-aft. 1880) m. William Elledge (abt. 1825-aft. 1880) (m. 1845, Wilkes Co., NC)
Joseph Hayes, Jr. (abt. 1832-1864) m. Elizabeth Lewis (abt. 1833)
Elizabeth Hayes m. Ezekiel Hawkins

Third Generation:

Children of Reuben Hayes and Hannah Owens
Angelina Hayes (abt. (1852) m. Thomas Nations (m. in Surry Co., NC)
Sanford Hayes (abt. 1854) m. Elizabeth Wilmoth
Felenia Hayes (abt. (1858) m. A. Lawson
Matilda E. Hayes (abt. 1860) m. John S. Jervis (m. in Surry Co., NC)
Reuben J. Hayes (abt. 1864) m. Nancy Hice
Asriah T. Hayes (abt. 1870-1931) m. Polly Simcox


Children of Robert Hays and *Martha Matilda (Milly) Elledge
Elizabeth Hays (abt. 1848-aft. 1850)
Alfred Hays (abt. 1850-aft. 1880)
Presley Hays (abt. 1853-aft. 1900) m. Docia/Dorcy Ann Hays (abt. 1857-aft. 1900), d/o Ruben Hays and Nancy Wheatley
**Mildred Caroline Hays (abt. 1855-aft. 1870)
***Gordon James Hays (abt. 1856-aft. 1880)
*****Linda Nancy Hays (abt. 1870)
Susan Hays (abt. 1864-aft. 1880)
Mary Jane Hays (abt. 1868-aft. 1880)
This family is recorded twice in the 1870 census record.

*Named Martha in the 1850 census record. Named Matilda in 1860 record. Was Robert married twice? Or is Martha Matilda the mother of all the children?
**Named Mildred in 1860 census record. Named Caroline in 1870
***Named Gordon in 1860 census record. Named James in 1870. Gordon in 1880.
****Named Linda in 1860 census record. Named Nancy in 1870

Children of Dossey Ann Hayes and Presley L. Hays
A. B. (Ashur) Hays (1877-1955) m. Molly Harrold (abt. 1884-aft. 1900)


Children of William Granville Hayes and Sarah Blevins
Andrew (Andy) Hayes (1846-1915) m. Mary Mays (abt. 1849-1928)
John Hayes (1849) m. Elizabeth McGlothern
Pharaoh Hayes (1851-1921) m. 1) Leecy Jane McGlothern; 2) Minnie Smith
Hampton (Hamp) Hayes (1854-1927) m. Mary Ann Vernon (moved to Winston Salem, NC)
Autsin (Aut) Hayes (abt. 1856-1921) m. 1) Sarah Jane Richardson; 2) Amanda Barlow
William (Zack) P. Hayes (abt. 1858) m. Sarah Clementine Pennington (1869-?)
James H. (Dock) Hayes (1861-aft. 1920) m. 1) Mary Jane Blevins (1861-abt. 1904); 2) Lydia Blevins; 3) Minnie Ellen Brooks
Kimbro Johnson (Kim) Hayes (1861-1934) m. Phoebe Virginia Watson (abt. 1870)
Joseph (Joe) Hayes (1864) m. Catherine Blevins (abt. 1868)
Karo (Harvey) Hayes (1867) m. Lelia A. (Reedy) Sheets
Shadriach (Shade) Hayes (abt. 1867-1918) m. Laura Jane Brooks (1877-?)
Isaac (Ike) Hayes (1870-1952) m. 1) Geroma Elizabeth Pennington; 2) Cordella Brooks
Sarah Ann (Polly) (Sis) Hayes (abt. 1872) m. Joshua S. Watson (1862-?)
Henry Hayes (abt. 1873-1917)


Children of Jesse Hayes and Susannah Adams
Martin Hayes (abt. 1842-aft. 1850)
John Hayes (abt. 1844-aft. 1850)
Jacob Hayes (abt. 1846-aft. 1870) m. Caroline (abt. 1848-aft. 1870)
Henry Hayes (abt. 1847-aft. 1860)
Reuben Hayes (abt. 1852-aft. 1880) m. Catherine Robbins or Catherine Roberts (abt. 1852-aft. 1880)
Angey Hayes (abt. 1854-aft. 1860)
William Hayes (abt. 1856-aft. 1870)


Children of Joseph Hayes, Jr. and Elizabeth Lewis
Vilenta Hays (1860-1915)
William Preston Hays (1861)
Rose Victory Hays (1864-) m. John C. Pinnix

Fourth Generation Children of James H. (Dock) Hayes and Mary Jane Blevins
John W. Hayes (1883-aft. 1910)
William O. Hayes (1885-aft. 1900)
Julia A. Hayes (1887-aft. 1900)
Nancy J. Hayes (1891-aft. 1910)
George W. Hayes (1893-aft. 1910)
James W. Hayes (1895-aft. 1930) m. Florence
Ellie F. Hayes (male) (1897-aft. 1910)
Emma L. Hayes (1899-aft. 1910)
Cordia Hayes (abt. 1904-aft. 1910)


Children of Reuben Hays and Catherine Robbins or Catherine Roberts
Susannah Hayes (abt. 1874-aft. 1880)
Polly Jane Hayes (1878-1941) m. G. W. Byrd
Phoebe Hayes (1880-?)
Joseph Presley Hayes (1884-1970) m. Sarah Jane Rhodes (1890-1973), d/o Elijah Joseph Rhodes and Caroline (Carrie) Whitley

This page updated February 23, 2006 and June 20, 2008

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran


North Caroline Death Certificates, 1904-1975
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 US Federal Census Records, Wilkes County, NC
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