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DENNIS GREGORY & MARTHA CAROLINE (MITCHELL) HAYES

FAMILY BIBLE

Bible originally owned by Dennis Gregory Hayes of Lexington Co., S.C.

History of Hayes and Gregory Families written by Maria Louisa Hayes ((Leapheart) (Murphy), daughter of Dennis Gregory Hayes, in the early part of the 20th Century, transcribed by her granddaughter-in-law, Eugenia Coe Heyward (Cummings).

The Bible now in possession of Theodore Hay Cummings of Gainesville, Fla. (1981)

 

The

HOLY BIBLE:

CONTAINING THE

Old & New Testaments:

translated out of the original tongues,

 

AND with the former translations diligently compared and revised

with marginal notes and references.

together with the

 

APOCRYPHA.

to which are added,

AN INDEX

AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE

OF ALL THE NAMES IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, WITH THEIR SIGNIFICATIONS;

AND, WHAT HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN ADDED,

AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES AND MARTYRDOM OF THE APOSTLES AND EVANGELISTS.

 

WITH PLATES

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holbrook’s

sterotype copy

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brattleborough, (Vt.)

Published by J. Holbrook, for Benj. Warner, Philadelphia,

1818

 


 

The records the follow are recorded with spelling and capitalization as found in the record.

PAGE-1

 

FAMILY RECORD

MARRIAGES

(Births listed)

Ervin Simpkins

 Son of Lewis Hayes & Martha C. F. Hayes his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty and in the month of January the Eleventh day 15 minutes past seven in the morning.

Elliott Stammiau Jerome Hayes

 son of Dennis Hayes and Martha his wife was bornd 15th day of January 1824

Ensley Govan Hayes

Son of D. G. Hayes & M.L. Hayes his wife was bornd 6th April of 1826

possibly by at 11 o’clock at night.

 

PAGE-2

FAMILY RECORD

Birth & Deaths

(Written as straight text, includes narrative)

Abraham Leland Lowyed

son of Abraham Mitchell and Mary his wife was bornd in the month of June 9th day 1819

polly Caroline Body Mitchell, daughter of Abraham Mitchell and Mary his wife was

 bornd 18th November 1813

 

1822 then I, Dennis Hayes, did agree to Build a Bridge over Big hollow Creek to stand seven years from the 1st day September 1822 and warrant it to stand seven years it was finished

30th August 1822

 

(1829 in margin) Anzeonetto Henry Ettie Hayes daughter of D. G. Hayes & Martha C. His wife was borned 12th December 1851

(box drawn around this entry)

Lilly Ward Leapheart

daughter of Joseph C. and Mary L. Leapheart was bornd May 15th 1860 Monday half past 3 o’clock.

 

PAGE-3

FAMILY RECORD

MARRIAGES

(births & deaths listed, column 2 hand written heading “deaths”)

Dennis Gregory Hayes was Bornd 27th day of April 1790

Dennis Gregory Hayes son of James and Rosie Hayes departed this life on Monday, January 15th 1849, at 7 O’Clocke. Act. 58,8,18.

Martha Caroline Mitchell Wife of Dennis Gregory Hayes departed this life 30 June 1864

 

(Blank Space)

 

James Hayes died 23rd November 1828 on Sunday night half past 8 o’clock at night Aged 75 years one month & 19 days

Martha Caroline Mitchell daughter of Abraham Mitchell was Bornd

17th May 18090 [sic] (looked like 9 a later insertion)

James Hayes Scnor [sic] son of Dennis Hayes was Bornd 4th day of October 1753 A.D.

Bolivar Foor (first letter unclear might be “L,F or T) Hayes son of Dennis G. Hayes was Born 4th day of march 1829

 

PAGE-4

FAMILY RECORD

 

(births & deaths listed, column 2 hand written heading “deaths”)

BIRTHS

DEATHS

Alva Decalp Josephus Hayes son of D. G. & M. C. Hayes was bornd 5th March 1835

 

(Blank Space)

 

Mary Lueazer Hayes daughter of Dennis G Hayes & Martha C. Hayes was Born the 18th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.

Elliott Stammaio Jerome son of Irving S. & Mary Hayes was born January 9th A.D. 1848

Allen Mitchell Deceased 22nd of April 1824

Mary Yarborough deceased 29th May 1824

 

Marcella Susanna Victoria, daughter of Irving S. & Mary Hayes was born July 19th 1860

Dennis Govan, son of Ervin S. Hayes, was born May 5, 1853

 

There are loose four loose pages words difficult to read, as best can discern would be as follows:

Page 1

$ Y.K.C. 700

Chato

Then written in opposite direction:

 ?? Hays

April 12, 1856

Signed B T. Hayes (AOO?)

Page 2:

???  always ???? for?  Holy Bible February 1829 heas a anowey day you ???? (damaged spot) when this you see – signed Dennis G. Hayes

 

Page 3, written sideways on the page:

A. G. Hayes     B. J. Hayes    M Lyle Hayes

Ob 14 1852      Ob 14 1852    Febery 1853

                         B. I. Hayes

                    October 14, 1852

           A J. D. I Hayes

           Unreadable 14, 1850

                 Lexington

Page 4:

Dennis G. Hayes His holly Bible Boght (damaged spot unreadable) Lyls in  (unreadable) (the?) year by Dennis Hayes


 

THE GREGORY BRANCH OF THE FAMILY

(Loose pages Xeroxed)

Originals in poor hand, were transcribed by Eugenia Coe Heyward (Cummings)

 

The Gregory family branch who come to America were sent by King George.

Richard G (Gregory) fought (with Bradick and Washington) the French and Indians.  Benjamin, the Son of Richard, who came to America also on business for the King served in Virginia as Tax Collector.  Also for the King he came to So. Ca [sic] he married a Miss Rachel Bee of Charleston.  King George deeded him a large body of land in Lexington Co., on the Hollow Creek.

            When the war (of the King) made him a Col. He then took his family to Charleston (a forted them in monthly for sometime but at the last camp ground Mrs. Gregory looked about for a good place to hide her silver and gold of which she had quite a lot.  She had a large copper pot in to this she deposited the many thousands of dollars – the silver money was called half (pieces?) and doubleloons.  The gold was mostly guinnies.  She asked her children if they thought they could remember where to look for it if anything happened to her.  They said they thought they could.  She had a tree marked by the money.

            Kesiah was in her 8th year when the war began.  When the war was over the Col. & Mrs. Gregory died of some kind of fever and were buried in what was called the High Church of England St. Phillips or at Mickely. (these churches & burial grounds are still in Charleston). After that the childrenKesiah, Gemina, Keron and

            Kesiah Germina Keron (?) and the boy (Mils?), started to return to her home which of course was confiscated.  They however stopped at the Camp where they had left the money.  They found a small house build on the hill also a opening dug near her treasures but they found all write [sic].  They divided the money between the3 sisters, the brother had a bounty from the King.

            Kesiah being now in her 17th year.  On the way they went through what was the capital of So. Ca. Grandhy.  There was an Irish family who had been living there for a number of years by the name of Dennis hayes who came from Dublin Ireland – the Gentleman 2 daughters and a son James Hayes he was a good American soldier.  Never the less he completely fell in love with Beautiful Brown eyed Kesiah regardless of her being a British Col. Daughter and at once obtained their consent to be (looks like “adress”) her.  They finally married and James Hayes Kesiah’s husband bought back her confiscated lands.  Some of which is still in the family.

            One of her sisters married (Leitrillon?) Smith of the low country, one married a (Harris?).  All settled in the upper part of Lexington Co., So. C.

 

ONE BRANCH HAYES FAMILY RECORD

(Loose pages Xeroxed)

Originals in poor hand, were transcribed by Eugenia Coe Heyward (Cummings)[1]

 

About 1740 Dennis Hayes moved from Dublin, Ireland with his family.  He married a Miss Osmon and settled in Grandhy, So. Ca. then the capitol of the state.

            The Revolution War came on and his son James fought for America’s freedom.  After Independence was declared he married Kisiah Gregory, daughter of a British Col. who came over with her father from Scotland.  Richard Gregory fought in the Indian War under Col. Bratton.  Col. Benjiman, his son mentioned above, was sent to colict taxes for King George.  After the War commenced he fought for the King but before the war 8 or 10 years Col. ben married a Miss Rachel Bee of Charleston, So. Ca. (Eugenia Heyward notes: This Bee family was closely related to the Adams family that lived in Beaufort, So. Ca.).

            The Gregory’    first settled in Virginia afterwards moved to So. Ca. after peace was declared.  James before mentioned, married Miss Kisiah Gregory.  To them was born several children, the eldest a son, Dennis Gregory – he married a Miss Martha Mi(t)chell of Edgefield, So. Ca. whose fore parents also came to America among the first settlers of Virginia.  Her whole family were hot headed American soldiers.  They also moved to So. Ca. before the revolution.

           

To Dennis G. Hayes and his wife was born 7 children:

Eunice Simpkins, Elliott Stammor, Anisley Govan, Bolivar I. , Anzionetta Henriette, Alva Decalp Joshephis, and the youngest the daughter Maria Louise, who is called Mary Louise.  She married J. (E?). Leaphart February 17, 1857.  To them was born one child, Lily Ward who married Chs. C. I. Cummings October 16, 1884.  To them was born Eugene Gregory, named for the 7th generation back, Richard Gregory.  (Eugenia Heyward added: Hugh, Esther, Otto Franklyn, Lillie Mary, Christian I, Ruby.)

 

Note on a page at the end reads:

One branch of the Mitchell family came to America among the first settlers of Virginia, landing at Jamestown.

 



[1] Typist note:  Spellings did not appear spelled as in the Bible pages.