m. WFT Est 1713-1715
Facts and Events
Charles Hays was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Charles Hays' land (Borden Tract, NW, 165 acres (1766) & 189 acres (1742), adjoining and nearby 200 acres (1766), as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Note land of John Hays (318 acres acquired in 1746) , father of Charles, and land of Andrew Hays (250 acres acquired in 1754), brother of Charles are adjoining Charles 189 acre tract, and two other tracts (307 acres acquired in 1754 and 100 acres acquired in 1766), acquired by Andrew Hays brother of Charles, are nearby.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Note that the 1765 and 1770 transactions, listed above, establish that in October, 1765, Charles was married to Barbara, and by June, 1770, he had married his second wife, Margaret.
Subj: Re: Hay/Hays family of Greene TN from Rockbridge/Augusta VA? Date: 1/21/2003 9:35:55 PM Pacific Standard Time From: ajstevens2@@earthlink.net To: Delijim@@aol.com Sent from the Internet (Details)
Well, I haven't looked at my Hays stuff in a while (and I'm not real organized) but I'll tell you some of it. I got interested in a Jacob Hays that had some business dealings with my gggrandfather Charles B.S. Hays in Morgan County, Ala about 1830. I have yet to prove a relationship between them but I had hit a dead end with Charles B.S. Jacob Hays was supposed to be from TN and moved down into MOrgan co and left before 1830 by family tradition. So then I started searching all of TN for Jacob. I found him in Lincoln Co in 1830 and traced him pretty well the rest of his life and found he died in Obion Co. Tn. Then I got his War of 1812 Pension record that gave me more clues about his earlier life and I found that he was listed as owning land in 1809 in Greene co TN. (I'm fairly certain this is the same guy, there weren't that many Jacob's in TN at that time that could be the right age.) Eventually I went to Nashville to see if I could find anymore clues about he and the land and was lucky enough to find the land deed tied up in the estate settlement of Charles Hays who died in Greene Co about 1799 without a will. Fortunately for people trying to trace his descendents there were numerous court records among his children trying to settle things. The one that proved to me that Jacob was his son was recorded May 1822. It is Robt and Jacob Hays (brothers) vs. Michael Bright, Joseph Hays, and Henderson Walker. 200 acres is in question and states in it that "Charles Hays, the father of the complainant, Robert and Jacob and of the defendent Joseph....." Margaret Hays is listed as the administratrix of Charles's estate in TN and it says she is his wife. She is listed on the land deeds in 1800 but disappears about 1809 so I suppose she is dead then.
Then in Rockbridge Co Va Deed Bk A, p. 53 6 Oct 1778 between Charles and Margaret of the Co of Rockbridge " sell to John Walker 404 acres comprised of 3 small tracts......and 50 acres willed to him by his father John Hays......
I'm satisfied that the Charles in Greene Co is the same Charles who left Rockbridge co and is the son of John (who came from Ireland before 1740 with his family). I suppose you know all about that. Charles has a wife in Va named Margaret and one in Greene Co named Margaret. Also there is a Greene Co Heritage book that gives a history of the Hays family and says this Charles is the son of John in Va and was married to a Margaret.
I lived in TN for almost 10 years and really worked on the Hays family. My husband was transferred to Richland WA almost a year ago and I haven't done much since we've been here. I was a Hays before I married. My Hayses were in MS by 1840 or 50 and before that in Ala. I would love to definetely connect my gggrandfather Charles with the Hayses of TN and Va but can't but I do think that because I have found deeds between Jacob and my Charles they had to be some kin. I found out from another Hays researcher that Jacob was supposed to have come to Morgan Co from TN with his neice and nephew Miles and Lucinda Hays plus their mother. (She must have been widowed.) They stayed but Jacob left and "went back to whereever he came from" and didn't stay in Ala very long. My Charles lived near Miles and Lucinda and was born about 1800 and was only 5 or 6 years older than they were.
Hope this helps. How do you fit in with the Hayses? When I lived in TN I visited the Hays land in Greene co and also the site of the Hays farm that John Hays and Charles and brothers Andrew and John Jr. settled on about 1740 in VA. Both places are bueatiful and the one in Va is still a working farm. Do you know anything about them in Ireland? No doubt they came from northern Ireland. They were supposed to come thru the port of Philadelphia and several other families who settled in the same area in VA were supposed to be from northern Ireland. maybe they came together. Let me know if you can fill in any of the blanks for me.
Subj: Re: Hay/Hays family of Greene TN from Rockbridge/Augusta VA? Date: 1/26/2003 9:47:41 PM Pacific Standard Time From: ajstevens2@@earthlink.net To: Delijim@@aol.com Sent from the Internet (Details)
In chalkley's there is a part of a deed (IXX, p. 145) that says charles Hays, SR. and Margaret to Charles Hays, Jr. 10 acres devised to him by his father John Hays, by will dated 5th Dec 1750. I'm assuming this is the same Charles and Margaret in Greene Co TN. There is a Greene Co Heritage Book that this Hays family is also written up in. These Hayses are really confusing. I was just wondering if you could fit Charles Hay and Rebecca in with the people in Rockbridge. would he be the right age to be Charles Hays, Jr.? Good luck with your searching. Diana
1740 The first mill ...was that of Charles Hays. It was probably not built later than 1740. [HRCV,40] The gristmill came early and has been well represented ever since. The first in the county was that of John Hays It was built around 1740, and must have been specimen of the primitive affair known as the tubmill. But Hays had a fulling mill by 1751, and probably earlier. [hrcv,169]
June 1, 1742 List of deeds recorded in Orange County executed by Benjamin Borden, 1734-1745: Charles Hays, 1st June, 1742 [csisv1,524-5 ]
Hays, Charles--189 9-16 [acres]--6p--1742. [hrcv, 345]
Dec 18, 1742 The first clash between settler and the aborinine took place near the mouth of North River. . . Charles Hays [militiaman]... was in the battle. [hrcv,64]
Jun 18, 1746 Charles Hays appointed Constable last court qualified. [csisv1,18]
Aug 21, 1747 Arthur Watt sues for freedom dues from Charles Hays 3, 10. [csisv1,31]
Feb 1750 John Saller vs Charles Hays -- Saller lives on Roanoke, 1749 August. [csisv1,305]
Feb 27, 1750-51 Will Book I, Page 308. Andrew Hays' bond as executor of Gilbert Campbell, with sureties Charles Hayes, James Walker. [csisv3,20]
Aug 27, 1752 Deed Book V, Page 14. Hugh Martin to Charles Hays, 250 acres on Back Creek in Borden's Grant; corner Andrew Hays; John Buchanan's land. Teste: Andrew Scott, Andrew Hays, Majot Scot. Delivered: Andrew Hays, July, 1757. [csisv3 p.308] Hugh Martin sold to Charles Hays, 1752, 250 acres for 55p. [hrcv , 347]
Aug 21, 1754 Deed Book VI, Page 416. [Borden's executors] to Andrew Hays, 14, 717 acres in thre separate surveys, joining the lines of said Andrew's old plantation, part of 92,100 arces. First tract, John Walker's line by north edge of Moffet's Creek; Back Creek to Forks of Walker's Creek; Andrew Hays' old line passing by the dwelling house, grist mill, and fulling mill, 307 acres. Second tract, on Hays' Creek; corner to his old survey, 250 acres. Third tract; corner Charles Hays; Andrew Hays' corner; line of Charles Hays' new survey. Delivered to Andrew Hays, March 1757. [csisv3 p.329] Hays, Andrew --717 [acres] (3 tracts)--13 p--1754--adjoining homestead. [hrcv, 345]
Aug 22, 1754 Deed Book V, Page 17. (this deed was recorded 16th November 1752, and 2 has been erased and 4 inserted). Same to Andrew Hays, 250 acres, as above. Corner Charles Hays; Thomas Paxton's line. [csisv3 p.308] ugh Martin sold to Andrew Hays, 1754, 250 acres for 30p 5s. [hrcv, 346]
1757 Charles Hays --m. Barbara ---- --admr. William Paul. [hrcv,492 ]
1758 John McCroskey road overseer from Alexander Millers to the line of Beverly Manor; Charles Hays from Andrew Hays' mill to Captain Kennedy's. Order for a road from Hays' mill to Timber Ridge meeting house. Overseers, Alexander Miller, Joseph Culton, and Archibald Alexander. [hrcv,57]
Oct 9, 1765 Deed Book XII, Page 259. Charles Hays and Barbara to Andrew Hays, Jr., 10, 90 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Miss Campbell's on James Anderson's line; walnut on the bank of Back Creek. Teste: Andrew Hays, Sr., John Hays, Wm. McCampbell. [csisv3 p.433]
Hays, Charles (Barbara) --(1) to John Hays 160 acres, 20 p, 1765 -- adjoining James Anderson; (2) to Andrew Hays 90 acres, 10 p, 1765; (3) to John Hays, 160 acres, 20 p, 1765. [hrcv,358 ]
May 2, 1766 Deed Book XIII, Page 23. [Borden's executors] to Charles Hays, 4, 165 acres agreed by Benj. , Jr., to be sold to John Kirk, part of 92100, beginning his old corner and James Moore's line, spur of North Mountain. Delivered: Chas. Hays, 16 August, 1773. [csisv3,443] Hays, Charles--165 [acres]--4p--1766--Hays Cr. [hrcv, 345]
Aug 2, 1766 Deed Book XIII, Page 25. [Borden's executors] to Charles Hays, 6, 200 acres in 92100 on river side, Hays' Creek, Robert Christian's corner on said creek. [csisv3 p.443] Hays, Charles--200[acres]--6p--1766--Hays Cr. [hrcv,345]
1770 Charles Hays Certifies 2293 pounds of hemp. [hrcv p.58 ]
June 18, 1770 Deed Book IXX, Page 145. Charles Hays, Sr., and Margaret ( ) to Charles Hays, Jr., 10 acres devised to Charles, Sr., by his father John Hays, by will dated 5th December, 1750. Teste: Andrew and John Hays, Ericus Smith. Delivered: October Court, 1784. [csisv3,529]
Nov 15, 1770 Deed Book XVII, Page 148. Andrew Hays to John Hays, 5, 300 acres of Borden's 92100, below forks of Hays and Moffet's Creeks. Corner Charles Hays. Teste: Andrew McCampbell, John Walker, John Walker, Joseph Moore. [csisv3,508]
Sep 10, 1773 Deed Book XXI, Page 390. Charles Hays and Margaret to William Tedford. Teste: John and Charles Hays, James McCampbell, John Tedford. [csisv3,548]
1778 or before. Charles Hays married Margaret --. [hrcv, 491]
1778 Tithables. When there is more than one tithable in a home the number follows the name: Hays, Andrew -6; Hays, Charles -4; Hays, Charles; Hays, John (captain) -2; [hrcv, 365-66]
Hays, Charles Hays, James Hays, John Hays, Joseph Hays, Nathaniel Hays, Naoma
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngreene/tax012.htm Greene County, Tennessee Tax List Taxables of Captain Morriss' Company for the year 1797
1796 Name Land White Black Stud
(acres) Polls Polls Horse Town Lots
Charles Hays 200 1 10 David Hays 100 1 James Hays 290 1 Robert Hays 100 1
http://arc.cs.odu.edu:8080/dp9/getrecord/oai_dc/diglib.lib.utk.edu/oai:diglib.lib.utk.edu:SC063 Record in State of Franklin (later Tennessee):
Title: [Legal] 1787 Aug. [to] The Sheriff of Greene County / State of Franklin : a machine readable transcription of an image Author: State of Franklin
Summary: This document is a legal writ to the sheriff of Greene County, in the state of Franklin (Tennessee) dated 1787. The writ commands that the tenements of Abraham Purnut pay eight pounds, four shillings, and eleven pence. This amount was awarded to Charles Hays in the court of pleas.