Person:George Hays (3)

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George Hays
b.Bef. 1710
  • HGeorge HaysBef 1710 - Abt 1747
  • WSarah DyerAbt 1713-1715 - 1800
m. Abt. 1732
  1. George HaysEst 1732-1745 -
  2. Anne Hays1734 -
  3. James HaysAbt 1738 -
  4. Thomas HaysAbt 1740 - Before 1829
  5. Mary 'Polly' Hays1742 -
  6. John Hays1744 - Abt 1822
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Name George Hays
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1710
Marriage Abt. 1732 to Sarah Dyer
Death? Abt. 1747 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia

George Hays was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of George Hays Estate Administration

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (196) Sarah Hays, widow of George, Adm'tes on George's estate.
  • Page 37.--21st May, 1747. Sarah Hays qualifies administratrix of George Hayes, with surety Patrick Hays.
  • Page 51.--18th August, 1747. George Hays' appraisement: By Jno. Stevenston, John Paul, Nathl. Evans.
  • Page 80.--18th May, 1748. Settlement of George Hays' estate by Sarah Hays. administratrix. To Thos. Paxton, Joseph Lynn, Jno. Mahey, Hugh Bolle.
  • Page 137.--17th March, 1756. Wm. Edmondson's bond as guardian (chosen) to James Hays, orphan of Geo. Hays; Andrew Steel, John Loggan, sureties.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1756. - (31) James Hays, orphan of George Hays, decd., of the age of 18 years, chose guardian--William Edmondson.

Records of George Hays in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (196) Sarah Hays, widow of George, Adm'tes on George's estate.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1758 (B). - Patton's executor vs. Edmondson.--The widow Sara Hays married James Edmondson between 1748 (date of bond), and 1757 (bringing of suit).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1750 (B). - Thomas Nevitt vs. Edmiston and wife.--Petition. George Heas (Hays) made note to plaintiff 12th June, 1745, and died, leaving widow, Sarah, who married James Edmiston. Writ dated 25th May, 1749. Thomas Nevitt was a Quaker from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 25, 1750. - (384) James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
  • Page 43.--5th January, 1754. William Burk's will--Sons, John and William, tract purchased of John and Lewis Neal; son, Thomas, tract purchased of George Hayl (Hays?), and entry adjoining called Long Meadow, 400 acres; daughter, Catherine Burk, alias McCommus; daughter, Judea Burk (infant), tract at mouth of Naked Creek. Judea is to be under care of Mrs Matteson. Thomas is to be under care of Mr. John Matteson. Testator's (?) Thomas' (?) interest in estate of David McCommus. Son William to learn trade of blacksmith. Sister Bridget Burk, living out of this Colony. Executors, John Matterson and Gabriel Jones. Teste: Nicholas Null, Thos. Smith, Daniel Remy. Proved, 16th May, 1754, by all witnesses.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (C). - Borden's Executors vs. James Edmonson and Sarah: late Sarah Hays.-- Was unmarried 17th May 1748. James Hays, son of Sarah. Signature of Patrick Hays. (Note: This record of Patrick Hays, who provided surety on George Hays' account, may indicate a relationship to Patrick Hays of Augusta County, possible sibling?)

Information on George Hays

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:
James Hayes - born 1731, Augusta, VA died about 1826 NC
Ann Hayes - born 1734, Augusta, VA, m. James Blair
Thomas Hayes - born 1740, Augusta, VA died June 1 1829, Burke, NC, m. Mary Blair, daughter of Colbert Blair and Sarah Morgan.
George Hayes, Jr. – born 1735 – 42, Augusta, VA died 1782, Rockbridge, VA, m. Cassie
Mary Polly Hayes – born 1742, Augusta, VA, m. Banjamin Coffey in 1776.
John Hayes – born 1744, Augusta, VA died about 1822, Burke, NC, m. Margery.

Source: Descendants of George Hays and Sarah Dyer, by Phil Grabowski (phil_g@bellsouth.net), http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arvanbur/histories/hayes.html