m. 1 Jun 1730
Facts and Events
Sarah Dyer is believed to have been the daughter of Roger Dyer (1699 - 1758) and Hanna Smith (1701 - 1780) based on the following record:
Page 301.--24th February, 1757. Roger Dyer's will--To wife Hanna, one-third of estate in this Colony, or any other; to son James, infant; executrix, wife Hanna; to son William; to three daughters; to daughter Hanna Gester, 427 acres in Hampshire; to grandson Roger Dyer, son of William Dyer; to daughters Hester Patton, Sarah Hays. Teste: Wm. Miller, Adam Hider, William Gibson. Further proved, 16th May, 1759, by Adam Hider, and recorded. Executrix qualifies. Proved, 21st March, 1759, by William Gibson.
James was apparently the eldest son. In November of 1755 "James Hays, orphan of George Hays, decd., of the age of 18 years, chose guardian--William Edmondson." This indicates he was born in 1737, suggesting in turn that his parents married about 1736, and that his parents were born before 1718.
Court records indicate that Sarah remarried to James Edmondson between 1748 and 1757. Ref name="Marriage">Patton's executor vs. Edmondson.--The widow Sara Hays married James Edmondson between 1748 (date of bond), and 1757 (bringing of suit). Chalkley's Chronicles, 1:319.</ref> Since her fathers will, in which he still describes her as "Sarah Hays", was written in February of 1757, we can assume that her marriage to James Edmondson did not occur until later in 1757, perhaps following her fathers death. We might speculate that she was living with her father after George's death, and that the death of Roger necessitated her immediate remarriage.
Sarah and James are said to have moved to the head of the Pedlar River in Amherst county, and then to Buffalo Creek, Wilkes County area of NC.
From Chalkley's Augusta County Court Judgements:
She remarried James Edminston around 1748 and had the following children Samuel, Dorathea, William, Sarah & Robert