ANCESTORS OF BILLY RAY CYRUS, SINGER AND ACTOR!!
David May, firstname.lastname@example.org
is considered the progenitor of the Hayes family of Lawrence County, Kentucky
although Dr. Leslie Scott Hayes and Irene Barrett in compiling "a
genealogy on the Hayes family stated:
Hayes was a son, or an adopted son, of Isaac
Hayes. It has been handed
down by word of mouth, that Bazil was born Bazil Hohimer, his father dying
when he and his sister were small. His mother later married Isaac Hayes and
the children took his name"
of good record keeping, loss and destruction of family Bibles, and the failure
of pioneers to teach and pass unto their descendants a good family record has
contributed to the loss of the origin of Bazeal Hayes.
Family tradition does teach us that Bazeal was from Wise, Virginia, the
son, adopted son, or step son of Isaac Hayes.
Reportedly, Bazeal was born Bazeal Hoheimer (various deviations in
spelling are handed down by descendants, i.e. Hohimer and Holhemer), his
father died when he and a sister were children, and they went by the name of
Hayes after their mother married Isaac Hayes.
Dr. Hayes and Miss Barrett in compiling Hayes Family Record
recorded that Isaac Hayes was the first of the family to settle in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky on or near the mouth of Seed Tick Creek, a tributary
of East Fork of the Little Sandy River in Lawrence County. Isaac Hayes married
the story of Bazeal Hayes being Hoheimer is correct, then the maiden name of
Bazeal's mother was Thompson, or she was married to a Thompson after the death
of Bazeal's biological father. Conjecture
and speculation is cheap and worthless without facts.
Therefore the authors care not to speculate either way.
1828, four years after Lawrence County was formed, Bazeal at the age of 22
years recorded his first deed with the County Court Clerk of Lawrence County,
Kentucky. This deed was for 50
acreas of land he had purchased on the waters of the right hand fork of
Georges Creek, a tributary of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.
This is the first of many land recordings of Bazeal Hayes in the
Lawrence County Court Clerk's Office. He
actively traded in real estate the rest of his life.
There on the waters of Georges Creek Bazeal fathered 31 children by two
wives. (Note Some family members
say there were only 29 children, 14 by the first wife and 15 by the second
wife, but Dr. Scott Hayes and Miss Barrett list a set of twins that were born
and died in infancy which does not appear in some family records).
Twenty-one of his children reached adulthood and married.
His first child William was born in 1826 and the last surviving child,
Matthew, died in 1957 spanning 131 years.
His children became prominent farmers on Little Blaine Creek, Georges
Creek, Brushy Creek in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Three of his children lived
in Johnson County on Tom's Creek and at Mingo (now Tutor Key), Johnson County,
Kentucky. One of his children moved to Ohio to live.
was no doubt proud of his children and was eager to see them succeed in life
for in reviewing the land transactions, as recorded in the deed books of
Lawrence County, we find that Bazeal was not only an active trader in real
estate, but that he conveyed many acres of land to his children.
Family tradition teaches us that he not only gave his children a farm,
but would also give his newly married children household items, a cow and
horse to help them get started in life.
in reviewing the achievements of the descendants of Bazeal we find that many
were farmers, city and county officials, doctors, lawyers, merchants, civic
leaders, religious leaders, soldiers and sailors in time of defense of their
born March 28, 1806, (probably Wise County, Virginia), died January 15, 1889,
at Charley, in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
He Married September 22, 1825, Sarah "Sally" Ann Pack, born
March 22, 1806, Died April 16, 1849, at Charley, in Lawrence County, Kentucky,
daughter of John and Elizabeth Pack. He
married second April 15, 1850, Ardelia Bowling, born June 22, 1833, died
February 19, 1911, the daughter of Rhoda Bowling.
Rhoda later married Samuel Thompson.
Bazeal was a well known farmer and land owner in
the Charley community of Lawrence County, Kentucky. He is buried on the
side of the hill opposite of Mary United Baptist Church at Charley, Kentucky.
His wives were buried next to him.
She was a sister to Isaac Pack who was well known in Lawrence County,
HAYES and SARAH ANN PACK
William "Bill" Hayes married first Elizabeth Murray.
He married second Margaret Carter.
Elizabeth "Betty" Hayes married James "Jim"
Isaac Hayes married Catherine "Kate" Vanhoose.
Julia Ann Hayes married John Rob Spencer.
John Hayes married Elizabeth "Betsy" Thompson.
Delilah Hayes married Greenville Travis.
Fanny Hayes married Hiram "Hi" Jordan.
Mary Ann Hayes married Moses Vanhoose.
Val Hayes, died young.
Bazeal Hayes never married.
Sarah Ann Hayes married Martin Van Buren Dixon.
Allen "Al" Hayes born
August 9, 1845 at Charley, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died September 22,
1930 at Fort Gay, in Wayne County, West Virginia.
He married Julia Carter, born July 2, 1845, at Irad, in Lawrence
County, Kentucky, died June 22, 1895, the daughter of Thomas Carter and
Catherine Burton. Allen Hayes was
elected jailer of Lawrence County, Kentucky on the Democratic ticket in 1906.
He won reelection in 1910. He served until 1914 when he was defeated for
renomination. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were buried in the family cemetery, back of
their home place at Mattie, Kentucky.
Andrew "Andy" Hayes married Louise Moore.
(Unknown) Hayes, twin, died in infancy.
(Unknown) Hayes, twin, died in infancy.
Hayes and Ardelia Bowling
HAYES and ARDELIA BOWLING
Hayes, (died in infancy).
Hayes, (died in infancy).
Joseph Gordan Hayes
Archibald "Arch" Hayes married Melinda Louisa Elizabeth
Milton "Milt" Hayes married Jane Cordle.
Calista Hayes married Daniel J Thompson.
Martha Alice Hayes
James Martin "Mart" Hayes married Mary McKinster.
Walter Hayes, (twin to Matthew) married Sarah Frances Daniel.
Matthew Hayes, (twin to Walter) married first Julia McKinster.
He married second Lizzie Moore.
Dixie Trinvilla Hayes married first John W Perry.
She married second George Linzie Wellman.
Elijah "Lige" Hayes married Dora Murray.
Hardin Hayes married Della Miller.
"AL" HAYES and JULIA CARTER.
Alamander Hayes married Mary Elizabeth Thompson.
Elizabeth Hayes married George Washington Cordial.
Bazeal "Zeal" Hayes married first Nancy J Moore.
He married second Dicy (Estep) Francis.
William "Bill" Hayes married Priscilla Moore.
John Hayes married Genoah Berry.
Sarah Hayes born at Charley, in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
She married Joseph Morgan Cyrus.
Thomas "Tom" Hayes married Mary Jane Short.
Harmon Hayes never married.
Mary Lou Hayes married Richard "Dick" Vinson.
Lindsey Boone Hayes married Sue Pigg.
Catherine "Kate" Hayes and Dolly Hinkle.
HAYES and JOSEPH MORGAN CYRUS
Mary Matilda Cyrus
Frank Cyrus, twin.
Irene Cyrus, twin.
Roy Cyrus, died at age 7 years
(Unknown) Cyrus, died in
Eldon Lindsey Cyrus born. March 6, 1895, at Louisa, Lawrence County,
Kentucky, died November 25, 1975. He
married March 8, 1916, Adeline Hay born November 10, 1894 in Lawrence County,
Kentucky, Martin Alexander Hay and Mary Jane Hay.
Rev. Cyrus was a well known Pentecostal Minister in the Big Sandy area
for 48 years. During the last 35
years of his life he was the General Overseer of the Pentecostal Churches of
LINDSEY CYRUS and ADELINE HAY
Olva Cyrus married Russell Haston Ferguson.
Mary Cyrus married first Lloyd Valence, she married second Oather Rose,
and third William Laurant.
Mollie Sue Cyrus married Clifford Hatfield.
Sarah Elizabeth Cyrus married Cosmo Wilson.
Nancy Blanche Cyrus married Theodore McKenzie.
Lindsey Landon Cyrus married Barbara Grace Kirkpatrick.
Charles Cecil Cyrus married Carole Estep.
Ronald Ray Cyrus born July 10, 1935, in Greenup County, Kentucky.
He married first Ruth Casko. He
married second July 17, 1970, Joan Marie (Douthat) Ward, born December 30,
1931 at Huntington, in Cabell County, West Virginia.
RAY CYRUS and RUTH CASKO
Kevin Lynn Cyrus born November 16, 1959
Billy Ray Cyrus born August 25, 1961
RAY CYRUS and JOAN MARIE (DOUTHAT) WARD
Angela Leigh Cyrus born January 19, 1972