Person:John Mays (6)

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John Mays
b.Est. 1733-1740 Poss. Pennsylvania
d.1802 Virginia
m. Bef. 1712
  1. Jane Mays1715 - 1756
  2. Sarah Maysest 1720/24 -
  3. Esther MaysABT 1721 - 1756
  4. Joseph Mays, Sr.1722 - 1787
  5. William Mays1723 -
  6. James Mays1724 -
  7. Richard Mays1726 -
  8. Robert MaysAbt 1731 - 1808
  9. John MaysEst 1733-1740 - 1802
  • HJohn MaysEst 1733-1740 - 1802
  • WMary RuskBef 1745 - 1821
m. 1762
  1. John MaysEst 1763-1767 -
  2. Susanna Mays1763 - 1836
  3. James Mays1764 - 1853
  4. Robert Mayes1766 - 1838
  5. Matthew Mays1774 - 1841
  6. Mary 'Polly' Maysbef 1778 -
Facts and Events
Name John Mays
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1733-1740 Poss. Pennsylvania
Marriage 1762 Pennsylvaniato Mary Rusk
Alt Death? abt. 1795 Virginia
Death? 1802 Virginia

John Mays was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of John Mays in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (not sure if this record is for this John Mays)

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 20, 1770. - (65) John May took the oath of an attorney.

Will Abstract of Wife Mary

Mays, Mary. Will probate March 1822.
Names Children: Susannah Tate, Mary Cross and James Mays.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 59].

Information on John Mays

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Subject: Mays PA VA KY TN MO TX
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:48:29 EDT
John Mays Sr. b 1733-1740 Lancaster Pa?Married Mary Rusk 1762 in PA. Served in Capt Fishborne's 4th Pa Reg. Died 1785 in Botetourt Co Va. John's farm was between Eagle Rock and Fincastle Va. The Mays cemetery is across from the farm up on a hill, overlooking the James River. John's stone is unmarked. John did not leave a will. Don't know when he died or where.
Matthew Mays b 1-1-1774 Lancaster Pa Died 1-16-1841 Boteoturt Co Va. Married 1-8-1799 Boteoturt Co Va. Esther Reid
Robert Mays b 3-20-1766 Lancaster Pa died in Green Co KY married Margaret McClanahan 12-2-1790 Augusta Co Va.
James Mays Sr. b 6-13-1764 Lancaster Pa died 6-30-1853 Boteoturt Co Va married Mary Reid (sister of Esther) 10-30-1795 Botetourt Co Va
Susanna Mays married John Tate
Mary Polly Mays married John Cross 9-24-1795 Botetourt Co Va
John Mays Jr. no other info on him it is believed he moved somewhere down south.
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