States: Texas: Parker
Looking for information on/descendants of WILLIAM B. (BAILEY) HAYS (b.1802,NC, d. 1888 Parker Co.,TX) who, with wife RACHEL BROWN/HARRISON, (b. 1803, TN, d. 1859, Smith Co., TX)and many of their 14 children, arrived in Smith in about 1849. Hays and his 2nd wife, MARY 'POLLY' CLARY MCADAMS, (b.1820, IL, d. 1864, Parker Co.) and their son, "J" HAYS (b. 1853), moved from Smith to Parker between 1853 and 1855. In the 1860 Census he is found at Veal Station P.O.; and in Precinct #2 in the 1880 Census. Both he and this wife are buried in Bullard Cemetery near Springtown and Walnut Creek. No children were born to his 3rd wife, MARY CATHERINE THOMAS/MARTIN (d. 1911, Parker Co.)
The children of William B. and Rachel who may have descendants in Parker and environs are: (1) MARY HAYS, b. 1820 in TN, d. 1864 in Parker Co. (2) FRANCIS M. HAYS, b. 1821, TN, m. MARY YOUNG in MO. (3) NANCY A. HAYS, b. 1823, TN, d. 1860, Hunt Co., TX., m. STOKLEY R. CHENEY. (Assoc. surnames: TATUM, CARSON, WOOD.) (4) WILLIAM CARROLL HAYS, b. 1824 TN, d. 1885, Wise Co., TX., m. AMANDA in 1846 (surnames: BAKER, POORE), m. ANNA G. 'NANCY' LAUDERDALE in 1854, (surnames: BOATMAN, THOMPSON), m. ELIZABETH HOWELL in 1865, (surnames: THOMAS, SHORT); (5) HOWARD HAYS, b. 1827, IL, m. MARY 'POLLY' READ, (surnames: DOTY); (6) MARGARET HAYS, b. 1828; (7) SARAH HAYS, b. 1830; (8) MARTIN HAYS, b. 1834; (9) CYRUS C. HAYS, b. 1835, MO., m. SARAH CLARY in 1854, Smith Co., m. RACHEL from Arkansas abt. 1857 in Smith or Jack Co. (surnames: NEWTON, DOBBS); (10) MARGERY ELIZABETH 'BETTY' HAYS, b. 1836, TX, d. 1879, Parker Co., TX. m, GEORGE WASHINGTON CLARY, (surnames: TAYLOR); (11) REBECCA JANE HAYS, b. 1837, MO., d. 1923, McLennan Co., TX., m. SAMUEL ELKINS HAND, b. 1858 in Parker Co. (Surnames: STRAHAN, EVANS, BAKER, SMITH.) (12) ROBERT HARRISON HAYS, b. 1839, ARK., m. MUHULDA JANE CHENEY in Hunt Co., TX, m. DRUCILLA BRAWLEY in ARK., (Surnames: McMAHAN, DAME, GREEN.) (13) ELIZABETH HAYS, b. 1841, ARK. (14) RACHEL VIRGINIA HAYS, b. 1843, MO, d. 1870 in TX, m. WRIGHT BULLARD. (Surnames: GROSS, WATTS.)
Any word or help from researchers or descendants in our effort to update this extensive family tree would be greatly appreciated. Barbara Hays Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org
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