Person:Samuel Hays (8)

Watchers
m. 1729
  1. Frances Hays1728-1747 -
  2. Margaret Hays1728-1747 -
  3. Ruth Hays1728-1747 -
  4. Catherine Hays1728-1747 -
  5. Samuel Hays1734 - 1793
  6. Hugh Hays1740 -
  7. Joanna Hay1742 - AFT 1808
  8. Col. William Hays1742 - 1804
m. Est. 1751-1756
  1. Samuel Hays1755-1765 -
  2. James HaysABT 1758 -
  3. William Hays1761 - 1851
m. ABT 1763
  1. Samuel Hays1765-1784 - AFT 1789
  2. Hugh Hays1765-1784 -
  3. Charles L. Hays1765-1784 - 1830
  4. Campbell Hays1765-1784 -
  5. Andrew Hays1765-1784 -
  6. Elizabeth Christian Haysbefore 1787 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Hays
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1734 Ireland
Marriage Est. 1751-1756 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Priscilla McClure
Marriage ABT 1763 to Elizabeth Brawford
Alt Death? BEF OCT 1793 Davidson County, Tennessee
Death? 24 Feb 1793 killed by Indians 'near the door of John Donelson's house, Davidson County, Tennessee

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

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Ancestry Public Member Trees for Samuel Hays (8)

Currently (July 2014) we have five Samuel Hays' identified in the records of Old Augusta.

WeRelate DOB POB DOD POD DOM POM Spouse Father Mother Notes
Person:Samuel Hays (8) 1734 1793 Davidson TN Priscilla McClure Patrick Hays (1) Frances McNitt
Person:Samuel Hays (10) 1755-1765 >1789 Samuel (8) Priscilla McClure Two different Samuel's identified as son of Samuel (8)
This may be name recycling;
Both are identified as Grandson of Patrick (1) by son Samuel
Person:Samuel Hays (11) 1780-1795 William (18) Frances Anne Cheatwood Grandson of Patrick (1)
Person:Samuel Hays (12) 1765-1784 Samuel (8) Priscilla McClure Two different Samuel's identified as son of Samuel (8)
This may be name recycling
Person:Samuel Hays (15) 1770 1835 William (16) Jane Taylor Grandson of John (20) by son William (16),
but William (16) is questionable, and may not have been in Old Augusta,
or even in the Hays Creek Lineage

Overview

This article is for Samuel Hays, son of Patrick Hays (1), the Oath Taker.

Birth Samuel is not identified in his father's 1740 oath of importation. That means he was either an adult, and self imported, or he was not yet born. Patrick himself believed to have been born about 1705, and would have married by 1726 at the earliest. Since he lists five persons (assumed to be his children) besides himself and wife Frances in his oath, the youngest of those could not have been born much after 1736. That suggests that the family importation date was no earlier than 1737, and that Samuel's DOB was after that. Most likely he was born in what was then Lancaster County, and now Londonderry Township in Dauphin County. This date, however, conflicts with other information about the family.

There are 13 records for an adult Samuel Hays in the records of Old Augusta, as documented in Chalkley's Chronicles. There are only five Samuel Hays known to have been living in Old Augusta between 1740 and roughly 1800. Of these, only Samuel (8) would have been an adult during the time these records were made. As a result it is almost certain that all of these records are for Samuel (8). The first of these records occurs in 1753 when he secures a 100 acre parcel on the James River, within Borden's Grant. Assuming he was at least age 21 at the time (the earliest he could have legally owned property), Samuel could have been born no later than 1732. This gives us a date of importation for the family of 1731. That implies that Patrick married considerably earlier than 1726, and that his own DOB is correspondingly pushed back, perhaps to before 1700.

Marriage In 1763 Samuel sells this same 100 acre parcel.

Page 523.--18th September, 1763. Samuel Hays and Elisabeth ( ) to Wm. Thomson, £45, 100 acres in a line of Borden's great tract, near land of John Edmiston. Teste: Wm. Buchanan, Archibald Reaugh, David Wilson, George Buchanan

This demonstrates that Samuel had married Elizabeth sometime before 1763. A 1787 record shows that Elizabeth's last name was "Braford".

Page 132.--17th December, 1787. Samuel Braford's will--To wife, Ann;to daughter, Mary Braford, unmarried; to son, John, 209 acres adjoining Thos. Mitchel; to son, James, 201 acres; to daughter, Ann; to son, Hugh;to son, Samuel; to daughter, Rachel; to daughter, Elizabeth; to grandson, Samuel Hays, son of daughter Elizabeth, infant. If Samuel Hays dieinfant, then his legacy to go to his sister, Elizabeth Christian. Executors, two sons-in-laws, Patrick Christian, of Augusta County, and Samuel Miller, of Rockingham County. Teste: Wm. Shields, Samuel Hunter, Peter Frenger. Proved, 21st April, 1789, by the witnesses.

Elizabeth is believed to be Samuel's second wife, his first wife being Priscilla McClure. The basis for the later identification is unknown.

issues

son Samuel appears in the child list of both wives of Samuel (8). One has a DOD of 1765, and the other a DOB of 1765, so this may be name recycling

How do we know that Samuel (8) died in Donnelson County TN? We have a record for a Samuel Hays in Augusta showing that this Samuel was alive after the supposed death of Samuel (8) in TN. Perhaps these are two different Samuels, in which case who is the Samuel in Augusta late in 1793?

Land

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Aug 11, 1753. Deed Book V, Page 426. John Risk to Samuel Hays, 100 Acres on James River in Borden's tract, John Edmonson's line. [csisv3,316]

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Sep 18, 1763. Deed Book XI, Page 523. Samuel Hays and Elisabeth ( ) to Wm. Thomson, 45, 100 acres in a line of Borden's great tract, near land of John Edmiston. Teste: Wm. Buchanan, Archibald Reaugh, David Wilson, George Buchanan. [csisv3,407]

Records

From Chalkley's Chronicles.
Most, if not all, are probably for Samuel (8). None but Samuel (8) would be of age to leave these records through 1793.

Surname Given Name Volume Original
Spelling
Original
Count*
Link Year Text Likely WeRelate*** Comment
Hays Samuel 3 12 316 1753 Page 426.--17th August, 1753. John Risk to Samuel Hays, 100 acres on James River in Borden's tract, John Edmonson's line. On Borden's Grant. Thisis a small parcel by Old Augusta standards, so it seems likely that this person was not farming. Patrick (1) was a blacksmith, and his son, Samuel (8) seems to have veen one too. So this may be Samuel 8; John Risk (8) was an early settler on Beverley Manor
Hays Samuel 3 12 48 1758 Page 234.--19th January, 1758. Robert Bell's appraisement, by Jno. Wallace, Saml. Hays, James McCown, Alex. Buchanan. Person:Samuel Hays (8) Person:James McCown (4) born in Rockbridge.implies Borden Grant; Person:John Wallace (86) on Borden's Grant
Hays Samuel 3 12 52 1759 Page 295.----24th March, 1759. Samuel Hays' bond (with Jas. Buchanan) as administrator of Jno. Culliland. Can't assign
Hayes Samuel 2 1 464 1760 Page 287.--1760: Processioned by Reagh and Huston: For James Walker, for James Robison, for James Moore, for Charles Hays, for Andrew Hays, for Samuel Dunlap, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Ealson, for James Anderson, for Jacob Anderson, for Wm. Young, for Alex. Walker, for Alex. Walker, Sr., for Robert Hurt, for John Edmiston, for James Buchanan, for William and Robert Buchanan, for Samuel Hayes, for John Robertson, for Mathew Robertson, for Widow Bell, for James Coulter, for John Buntin,for Wm. Buchanan, for Andrew Buchanan, for Alex. Miller, for John Wallace, for Samuel Buchanan, for Wm. Reaoh, for Joseph Culton, for John Walker, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Catton (Cotton), for John Hurt Person:Samuel Hays (8) Settlers are largely on Borden's Grant; probably same Samuel who got land from John Risk.
Hays Samuel 3 12 407 1763 Page 523.--18th September, 1763. Samuel Hays and Elisabeth ( ) to Wm. Thomson, £45, 100 acres in a line of Borden's great tract, near land of John Edmiston. Teste: Wm. Buchanan, Archibald Reaugh, David Wilson, George Buchanan. Person:Samuel Hays (8) Borden's Grant; Samuel (8)s second wife was Elizabth Braford
Hays Samuel 1 1 111 1764 MARCH 20, 1764... (390) Comn. for examination of Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Hays.
Hays Samuel 3 12 488 1769 Page 521.--15th August, 1769. Patrick Hays, in Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Samuel Hays, £250, 215 acres in Beverley Manor, by deed, 18th May, 1750, corner Thomas Yates' land; corner James Mitchell; corner William Hays. Teste: Patrick, John and Robert Buchanan, Wm. Brownlee. Delivered: Alex. Brownlee, October, 1779. Person:Samuel Hays (8) Sameul (8) is son of Patrick (1)
Hays Samuel 3 12 541 1775 Page 503.--[c1775] Part of tract in Beverley Manor whereon Samuel Hays now lives Beverley Manor
Hays Samuel 3 12 181 1786 Page 82.--28th November, 1786. Stephen Beck's (Bek--German) will-- To wife, Catherine, £70 out of money due by Peter Frenger; to son, Peter Beck; to daughter, Mary Leedekey; to daughter, Catharine Frenger; to granddaughter, Anna Cleary Beck, daughter of son Peter Beck. Executors, John Hawpe, Jacob Teaford. Teste: James Mitchell, Wat Cunningham, Samuel Hay. Proved, 15th July, 1788, by Cunningham and Hay. Executors can't assign
Hays Samuel 3 12 184 1787 Page 132.--17th December, 1787. Samuel Braford's will--To wife, Ann;to daughter, Mary Braford, unmarried; to son, John, 209 acres adjoining Thos. Mitchel; to son, James, 201 acres; to daughter, Ann; to son, Hugh;to son, Samuel; to daughter, Rachel; to daughter, Elizabeth; to grandson, Samuel Hays, son of daughter Elizabeth, infant. If Samuel Hays dieinfant, then his legacy to go to his sister, Elizabeth Christian. Executors, two sons-in-laws, Patrick Christian, of Augusta County, and Samuel Miller,of Rockingham County. Teste: Wm. Shields, Samuel Hunter, Peter Frenger. Proved, 21st April, 1789, by the witnesses. Executors refuse to Person:Samuel Hays (8) Samuel (8)s second wife was Elizabth Braford
Hays Samuel 3 12 189 1789 Page 244.--[circa 1789[ List of book debts due Thomas Stuart--By ....Samuel Hays (blacksmith); Person:Samuel Hays (8) Patrick (1) was a blacksmith, so this likely is Samuel (8) his son
Hays Samuel 3 12 186 1790 Page 191.--19th January, 1790. Recorded. James Blear's appraisement by Henry King. Thomas Frame, John Harper, Jacob Sheets--28th April, 1789. Samuel Brawford's estate appraised by John Sterling, James Shields, Samuel Hays. Person:Samuel Hays (8) Samuel (8)s second wife was Elizabth Braford
Hays Samuel 3 12 201 1793 Page 73.--Appraisement of Dominick Barrett by Samuel Hays, James Moffett, Peter Fauber. Appraised 5th October, 1793. can't assign

Table Notes

The above records were extracted from Chalkley's Chronicles for persons of a specific given name (e.g "William Hays") ordered by "Year"**. Plausible spelling variants (e.g., "Wm. Hayes", "William Heas", etc) are included. In some cases plausible variants that might be typographical corruptions are included for the sake of erroring on the "safe side". For example, Chalkley gives a parenthetical note for one record indicating that he couldn't tell from the original source whether the person meant was "Hugh Keyes" or "Hugh Hayes". In this particular case, the record is probably for "Hugh Keyes", but has been included with the listing for Hugh Hays for the sake of the possibility that it really does refer to a Hugh Hays.

*The number of entries under this name in the Index to Chalkley's Chronicles. The actual number of records may be larger (most likely) or smaller, depending on the accuracy of the index. Some records in Chalkley's for the target may not appear in the index, and other records may not be located on the page described. The former records are indicated in this column with "not", standing for "not found in the index". The latter records are indicated under "text" with a "?" Note that some records, not captured in Chalkelys index, may not appear at all in this listing.
** "Year" assigned may not be the year the record was made, but the year which appears to be related to the event described associated with the person of interest. For example, if testimony was entered into the court records in the year 1836 describing the Revolutionary War record of the target, then the assigned date is not 1836 (when the record was made) but approximate date 1776 (the start of the Revolution).
***This is the current "best guess" as to the identity of the person associated with this record. Note that it is not always possible to tell who a particular records applies to. If the record includes details of the persons family, then it's easier to make the identification. Sometimes no such information is available in the record, but there will be other clues (such as adjacent neighbors, etc) that allow the identification. In any case, sometimes one "John Smith" looks pretty much like another "John Smith", so take these identifications with a healthy grain of salt.

Notes

Hays P3

William HAYS b. 10 Mar 1761 Augusta Co., VA. d. 25 Sep 1851 parents Samuel Hays I b.1734 and Priscilla McCLURE. CHILDREN: Samuel II, William and James. Samuel Hays I (b. 1734 Lancaster Co., PA, d. 1805 Warren Co., KY) parents Patrick (PA) HAYS I and Jean McKnight. Another entry for William shows he m. Frances Anne Cheatwood - CHILDREN: James C., John, Shadrick, William, Daniel, Moses, Samuel. No information on the John Hays. . Samuel b. 1734 also m. Elizabeth Brawford c1765, no children listed. CHILDREN of Patrick PA Hays and Jean McKnight who m. 1729: David b. 1731 Lancaster Co., PA d. 26 Jul 1809 PA, Robert b. 2 Feb 1732/3 Lancaster Co., PA d 6 Jun 1809 PA, Patrick II b. 1734 Lancaster Co, PA, d. 1812 Lycoming Co., PA, Samuel, Eleanor/Helener b. 1735 Lancaster Co., PA m. Patrick CAMPBELL 7 Feb 1775 PA, Hugh b. c1735 Lancaster Co., PA, d. aft 1783 probably Augusta Co., VA m. Mary GREENLEE 1763 VA, Jean b. 1739 m. Wm. SCOTT 31 Oct 1765, William Hays b. 1742 Lancaster Co., PA d. 26 Aug 1804 Mercerburg, PA m. Jean TAYLOR.


HaysNotes

Samuel & Elizabeth Hays Augusta Co., VA Deed September 18, 1763 deed to William Thomson


Hays p2

Just a little more on Samuel HAYS. According to WFT CD#2290, (a tree called GROOM, THOMPSON, FOSTER of TX, LA 1653-1995, submitted Jul. 17, 1995), Samuel HAYES, d. bef Oct 1793 in Davidson Co., TN. He married Elizabeth ___________. I believe this is the Elizabeth named in her father's will, along with her son Samuel HAYS, grandson of Samuel Brawford, (will in Augusta Co., VA dated April 21, 1789 listed below). This tree lists the children of Samuel and Elizabeth Hayes of Davidson Co., TN as Charles L, Andrew, Campbell, and Hugh Hayes. It follows the line of Charles L. Hayes, Sr. Of course, I do not have any proof this is the same line, just speculation. This tree goes on to add that Charles L. Hayes, Sr., married Morning ENOCKS (ENOX), dau. of Gabriel Enochs. Charles L. Hayes, Sr. was born "near Nashville" and died 1830 in Russelville, Athens, LA. It appears from will information that this Samuel may have been a son to Patrick HAYS, the immigrant to Orange Co., VA. In addition, Andrew HAYS, son of John and Anne Nancy Christian, also married into the ENOCH family (see below or use "find" button).

References
  1. Listed in the importation oath of person:Patrick Hays (1), who came to America prior to 1740 from Ireland.