Person:William Hays (16)

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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
  • HCol. William Hays1742 - 1804
  • WJane Taylor1744 -
m. abt. 1767
  1. Samuel Hays1770 - 1835
  2. Patrick Haysabt 1771 - 1823
  3. David Hays1772 -
  4. Sarah Hays1774 - 1859
  5. John Duffield Hays1775 - 1840
  6. Mary Hays1781 - 1792
  7. Martha Hays1786 -
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Hays
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1742 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage abt. 1767 Pennsylvaniato Jane Taylor
Death[1] 26 Aug 1804 Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Col. William Hays was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Source:Chalkley's Chronicles


Records for William Hays in Chalkley's Chronicles


{{Red Flag|This William is said to have been born in Lancaster County PA in 1742. At that time his father, as identified here, was living in Old Augusta, and remained there until about 1762, when re relocated to PA. It is likely that this William Hays is not in fact Patricks son. It is also possible that the 1742 DOB is in error, and that he was considerably older than stated. In that case William could in fact be his son, and relocated to PA with his father after 1762.

Assuming that WIlliam (16) is the son of Patrick (1), he is commonly said to have been born in 1742, and also to have been apprenticed as a taylor in 1760, at age 18 (see below. That seems to late to have been an apprentice. There is an adult William Hays in Old Augusta in 1749, when he purchases land from Patrick Hays (1). That William is clearly an adult with no need to be apprenticed in 1760. He is presumably a kinsman of Patrick, but not his son. This adult William may in fact be William (16).


  • Page 524.--16th August, 1769. Same (Patrick Hays, in Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania),to William Hays, £250, 259 acres by deed, 18th May, 1750, in Beverley Manor, Thomas Yates' land. Delivered: James Mitchell per Mr. Hayes' order, 14th April, 1777.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 496.--15th April, 1777. William Hays, of Cumberland County, Peters Township, Pennsylvania, to James Mitchell.


From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 437.--12th January, 1760. Deed of apprenticeship--William Hays, son of Patrick Hays, binds himself to William Wilson, taylor, to be taught the said trade, service and occupation of a taylor for 18 years. Signed, Patrick Hays, William Wilson. Teste: James Stevenson, James Hughes, Wm Lusk.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1777. - (184) Commission to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, for privy examination of Janet, wife of William Hays--deed to James Mitchell.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1779. - (547) William Hays, returned no inhabitant. (Note: William Hays had moved back to Pennsylvania prior to this date).


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Husband's Name 
William HAYES (AFN:X3JP-M0)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1740  Place:  <, , Pennsylvania>   
Married:  Abt 1767  Place:  , , Pennsylvania   


Wife's Name 
Jane TAYLOR (AFN:L8DN-4T)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1744  Place:  , , Pennsylvania   
Married:  Abt 1767  Place:  , , Pennsylvania   

Father:  Robert TAYLOR (AFN:L8DM-WN)  Family  
Mother:  Jean PETERSON (AFN:L8DM-XT)
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