DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE HAYES AND SARAH DYER

Submitted by Phil Grabowski

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1. George Hayes and Sarah Dyer appeared in Augusta County VA in the early 1700’s. George is listed in a probate record of Augusta County Court dated May 21, 1747 and published in the “Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA, 1745-1800”

George Hayes was born on June 1, 1714 at Isle of Wight, VA and died an early death on May 21, 1747. Sarah Dyer was born on June 1, 1716 also at Isle of Wight, VA and died about 1800 in North Carolina. She bore George four sons and two daughters. She later remarried James Edminsten (1725 – 1792) and bore him three sons and two daughters.

Children of George and Sarah Hayes:

  1. James Hayes - born 1731, Augusta, VA died about 1826 NC
  2. Ann Hayes - born 1734, Augusta, VA
  3. Thomas Hayes - born 1740, Augusta, VA died June 1 1829, Burke, NC
  4. George Hayes, Jr. – born 1735 – 42, Augusta, VA died 1782, Rockbridge, VA
  5. Mary Polly Hayes – born 1742, Augusta, VA
  6. John Hayes – born 1744, Augusta, VA died about 1822, Burke, NC

2. James Hayes – issue unknown

3. Ann Hayes married James Blair. James was born about 1730 and died in 1783 in Burke, NC. He was the son of James Blair and Mary Colbert. Ann and James had the following children:

                        31. George Blair married Mary Mallory (no known children)

32. Ann Blair born in 1769 in Burke, NC and died in 1825. Married Charles Baker in 1829 in Burke, NC. Charles, the son of Thomas Baker and Dorothy Davenport was born Feb 2, 1762 in Culpepper, VA and died Apr 26, 1850 in Cass, GA. There children were:

311. Joel Baker born 1798 in Pendleton, SC and died Nov 1864 in Kickapoo, TX

312. Elizabeth Baker born 1800 in Wayne, NC and died Jul 5, 1885 Jasper, MO

313. Jesse Baker born Jan 5, 1800 in Pendleton, SC and died Feb 15, 1870 in Cass, GA

314. Ann Baker born 1804

4. Thomas Hayes married Unknown Blair in 1759 in Amherst, VA. Mary, the daughter of Colbert Blair and Sarah Morgan was born 1749 in Amherst, VA and died 1807 in Burke, NC. Their children were:

41. George Hayes born 1760 in Amherst, VA died 1839 in Bledsoe, TN. George married Mary Judah “Polly” Mills on May 14, 1785 in Wilkes, NC. Polly was born in 1763 in Wilkes, NC and died in 1832 in Wilkes, NC. Her parents were William Mills and Sarah Ellis. George and Polly had the following children:

            411. Isham Hayes 1786 -

            412. James Hayes 1790-1855

            413. Thomas Hayes 1790-1845

            414. William Hayes 1791 -1875

            415. George Hayes 1793 -

            416. John Hayes 1795 – 1861

            417. Harmon Hayes 1802-1875

42. James Hayes born 1760 Burke, NC died 1826 in Burke, NC.    

43. John Hayes born 1768 Caldwell, NC died 1850 Watauga, NC. John married Millie “Milla” Medaris. Millie was born in 1775 at Dragon Swamp, VA and died Dec 1859 in Watauga, NC. She was the daughter of Rice Medaris (Revolutionary War veteran) and Rachael McPheeters. John and Millie had the following children:

431. Ransom Hayes born 1805 in Caldwell, NC died Mar 1868 in Watauga, NC. Ransom married Sarah “Sallie” Greene in 1827 in NC. Sallie was born 1808 in Ashe, NC and died 1862 in Watauga, NC. She was the daughter of Joseph Greene and Elizabeth Shearer. Ransom Hayes was one of the founders of Boone, NC and donated a parcel of 25 acres for the building of the town. Ransom and Sallie had the following children:

            4312. Joseph Harrison Hayes 1828 – 1907

            4313. Elizabeth Hayes 1831 – 1870

            4314. Robert Skyles Hayes 1831 –

            4315. John Hayes 1836 – 1865

            4316. William Hayes 1838 – 1900

            4317. Thomas Hayes 1840 – 1862

            4318. Nancy Hayes 1842 – 1913

            4219. Sarah Hayes 1844 – 1919

            4220. Ransom Hayes Jr. 1846

            4221. Richard Hayes 1849 –

            4222. George W Hayes 1852 -1932

432. Rachel Hayes born 1807 in NC died 1895. She was married to Reuben Coffey who was born about 1805 and died in 1893. He was the son of Jesse Coffey and Margaret Edminsten.

433. Afton Alphan Hayes born 1809, Watauga, NC died 1870 in Union, GA.  He married Martha Patsy Harrison May 10 1828 in Caldwell, NC. Martha was born 1804 in Iredell, NC and died 1900 in Union, GA. She was the daughter of Joseph Harrison and Drucilla Hines Bentley. They had the following children:

            4331. Matilda M Hayes 1830 – 1909

            4332. John Hayes 1832 – 1865

            4333. Joseph Hayes 1835 – 1870

4334. Rufus Jeremiah Hayes was born March 3, 1838 in Wilkes, NC and died January 3, 1869 in Union, GA.  He married Nancy Lavenia Lowe April 3, 1859 in Union, GA. Nancy was born June 1, 1842 in NC and died December 3, 1916 in Union, GA. She was the daughter of Jesse Lowe and May Polly Mason. They had the following children:

            43341. Mary Catherine Hayes 1860 – 1923

43342. Ransom Marion Hayes born 1862 in Union, GA and died September 18, 1951 in Van Buren County, AR. He married Rebecca J. Byers July 24, 1881 in Johnson, AR. She was born June 9 1862 in GA and died March 18 1940 in Van Buren County, AR and was the daughter of John Albert Byers and Martha Bramblett. All of their children were born in Arkansas. They are:

                   433421. Rufus Lee Hayes 1882 – 1955

            433422. Columbus Martin Hayes 1891 - 1985

            433423. Sallie M Hayes 1892 –

            433424. Thomas W Hayes 1893 –

43343. William Jesse Hayes 1864 – 1950

43344. Joseph Alphan Hayes was born April 9, 1866 in Union, GA and died Aug 14, 1950 in Van Buren County, AR. He married Dollie Rebecca Bishop on March 21, 1886 in Union GA. She was born February 25, 1871 in TN and died 1918 in Rock Hill, AR. She was the daughter of Alfred McKinney Bishop and Mary Ann Ingram. Joseph and Dollie had the following children all born in Arkansas:

            433441. Mary L Hayes 1889 – 1968

            433442. Maude Minnie Hayes 1889 –

            433443. Noah B Hayes 1891 –

            433444. Thomas Orey Hayes 1893 -1981

            433445. Loranza P Hayes 1894 – 1980

            433446. Bell Rorie Hayes 1896 –

            433447. Sarah I Hayes 1896

            433448. George Dewey Hayes 1898 – 1970

            433449. Zennie Alva Hayes 1900 – 1965

            433450. Ollie M Hayes 1903 –

            433451. Samuel M Hayes 1907 –

            433452. Raymond Hayes 1914 – 1977

                        44. William B. Hayes was born 1770 in Burke, NC

45. Delphia Hayes was born in 1775 in Burke, NC. She married Henry Hipster

46. Ransom Hayes was born 1783 in Wilkes, NC and died 1848 in Claiborne, TN. He married Jane Carpenter in 1814. She was born in 1796 in Wilkes, NC and was the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Carpenter. Their children were:

            461. Lucinda Hayes 1813 – 1860

            462. Sterling Hayes 1813 – 1903

            463. Anderson Hayes 1818 -

            464. James Hayes 1823 –

47. Thomas Hayes Jr. was born 1785 in Burke, NC and died 1849 in Grainger, TN. He married Sarah Rucker who was born in 1791 in Wilkes, NC and died June 1, 1850 in Grainger, TN. She was the daughter of Colby Rucker and Sarah Roberts. Thomas and Sarah had the following children:

            471. Matilda Hayes 1810 - -1855

            472. Colbert Hayes 1811 – 1853

            473. Jane “Jenny” Hayes 1815 – 1894

            474. George W Hayes 1817 – 1898

            475. Colby R Hayes 1818 – 1898

            476. Thomas S Hayes 1821 – 1912

            477. John Hayes 1824 – 1873

            478. Elbert Hayes 1830 –

48. Colbert Hayes was born May 21, 1790 in Burke, NC and died 1878 in Grainger, TN. He married Nancy Gilbert on December 23, 1813 in Burke, NC. She is the daughter was born September 24, 1798 in Burke, NC and died in 1876 in Grainger, TN. She was the daughter of James Gilbert and Mary Moore. Their children were:

            481. Hiram Hayes 1814 – 1864

            482. Gilbert Hayes 1816 – 1894

            483. James Madison Hayes 1818 – 1865

            484. Thomas Hayes 1820 – 1845

            485. Polly Elviry Hayes 1822 –

            486. Mira Adonline Hayes 1824 –

            487. Colbert Hayes Jr 1826 –

            488. Nancy Hayes 1828 -1870

            489. Rachael Minerva Hayes 1835 -1898

            49. Nancy Hayes was born July 23, 1802 in NC and died February 14, 1875 in Rockcastle, KY. She married Benjamin Coffey in 1820. He was born February 8, 1808 in Wilkes, NC and died May 8, 1867 in Rockcastle, KY. He was the son of John Coffey and Elizabeth Rucker.

            

5. George Hayes Jr. was born between 1735 and 1742 in Augusta, VA and died in 1782 in Rockbridge, VA. He married a woman named Cassie (last name unknown) and had the following children:

            51. Nancy Hayes

            52. Thomas Hayes

            53. Jeremiah Hayes 1760 –

6.        Mary Polly Hayes was born in 1742 in Augusta, VA. She married Benjamin Coffey in 1776. Benjamin was born in 1747 in Spotsylvania, VA and died on January 4, 1834 in Hawkins, TN. He was the son of John Coffey and Jane Graves. Mary and Benjamin had the following children:

61. John Coffey 1776 -1845

62. William Coffey 1778 – 1847

63. George Coffey 1782 – 1860

64. Jane Coffey 1784 –

65. Bennett Coffey 1794 – 1858

7. John Hayes was born 1744 in Augusta, VA and died 1822 in Burke, NC. His wife’s name was Margery.