Facts and Events
There are 2,413 vital records available on MyHeritage for Mary Unknown, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
Mary is identified as the wife of Person:Hugh Hays (1) in his will. Hugh's nephew, Hugh Hays (5) also married a "Mary", the daughter of Samuel Greenlee and wife Mary.
From Chalkley's Chronicles, 241 Samuel Greenlee vs. Mary Greenlee's administrator--O. S. 306; N. S.
109--Bill, 24th March, 1817. On 14th March, 1809, Mary Greenlee of Rockbridge died a widow and intestate, leaving five children, viz: Orator, James; Mary, wife of Hugh Hays; Grace, wife of Charles McDowell; David, and 6 grandchildren, children of her deceased son John; and 3 other grandchildren, children of her deceased daughter, Margaret Montgomery. James died November, 1813. Mary was over 102 years old.
This could (and has) created some confusion over the last name of Hugh (1)'s wife Mary. We have no direct evidence that shows Hugh (1) was ever in Old Augusta, though we do have some records of Old Augusta referring to him as living in Derry township, or Lancaster County. Presently, best available evidence suggests that Mary Greenlee was the wife of Hugh Hays (5), and that Hugh Hays (1) was also married to a Mary, but her last name is unknown.
By 1785 Mary had remarried. her second husband was William McIlvey
The work Descendants of Archibald McAllister includes the will of Hugh Hays, as well as probate records related to his wife Mary. The later rdferences Archibald McAllister. Since the work deals with descendants of Archibald it seems possible that Mary had a family connection of some sort with him. The available documentation does not make this clear, and it may be that the only reason this is mentioned in this work, is because of business dealings.