We finally have definitive proof that Elizabeth, the wife of Joel Bays, was indeed the daughter of William Bays Sr. of Scott Co., Va.
The first group of Scott Co. Chancery suit case files have been digitized and uploaded by the Library of Virginia. They are free for the viewing at the LOVA site.
Case Ann Sergeant v Heir(s) of William Bays, Chancery Record Index #1836-007
Papers from this case file clearly state there were 9 children and it lists Elizabeth, the wife of Joel as one of those 9. The 9 are: Charles Bays, John Bays, William Bays, Peter Bays, Elizabeth Bays (wife of Joel), Sally Barker, Anney Sergeant, Rebecca Gray, and Mary Cody. Charles Bays and Mary Cody did not take a share of the estate as they had received some property earlier according the the court papers which explains why there were only 7 shares in the settlement of the estate.
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