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Husband: Benjamin Hays
Born: 1755/1774
Married: before 1791 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: JAN 1835 in Marion Dist, SC
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Mother:
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Wife: Elizabeth
Born: 1770/1780
Died: 1840/1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Father:
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Children
01 (M): James Hays
Born: 1791/02 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: 1850/1854 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: Hannah Jones; Orra
02 (M): Jesse Hays
Born: 1794/05 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: after 1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: Nancy Ann Elvington
03 (F): Celia Hays
Born: 1796/07 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: after 1850 in Marlboro Dist, SC
Spouses: Elias Allen
04 (F): Sarah Hays
Born: 1799/1800 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1850 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: Samuel Smith
05 (M): Joseph B Hays
Born: 1799/1800 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 10 NOV 1885 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Nancy Ann Gaddy
06 (M): William H Hays
Born: 1802/03 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: 1880/1900 in Marion Co, SC
Spouses: Amelia Thompson; Elizabeth Ford; Mary Ann Elvington
07 (M): Levi H Hays
Born: 1804/05 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: MAR 1866 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: Elizabeth Page
08 (F): Elizabeth Hays
Born: in Marion Dist, SC
Died: before 1843 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses: John Martin
Additional Information

Benjamin Hays:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1790;

!CENSUS:1800;

!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

!PROBATE ROLL # 374 Marion Co., SC Benjamin Hays 1835
Will dated 1 Jan 1835 pr 26 Jan 1835
dau Sealy Allin and her two youngest daus Elizabeth and Nancy Ann.
sons James, Joseph, William, Levy and Jesse Hays.
To John Martin his wife Elizabeth Martin, her sons Alexander, Jehu and Stephen Wilson.
Wife Elizabeth
dau Sally wife of Samuel Smith.
...
Guardian Bond 14 Feb 1845 John Martin gdn to -
A. H. Martin, Stephen Wilson, Taltha A. Martin, Jamse Martina nd Elizabeth Martin, grandchildren of Benjamin Hays.
...;

!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 170-173

Hays.—Another family of note in Hillsboro Township is the Hays family. The common ancestor of that family was Benjamin Hays; I do not know who his wife was; he raised a considerable family of sons and daughters; the sons, as remembered, were James, Jessee, William H., Joseph B. and Levi H. Hays ; the daughters, as remembered, were Mrs. Elias Allen, the mother of the late Rev. Joel Allen, and Thompson Allen, of Marlborough County; Mrs. Samuel Smith, of Buck Swamp, who died in 1857, and Mrs. John Martin, of Buck Swamp and Maiden Down; there may have been other daughters. These sons and daughters are all dead, some of them for many years, but were the stock of a numerous progeny —down to a second and third and even to a fourth generation ; many of them unknown to the writer, and, therefore, can say but little about them. James Hays married a daughter of Matthew Jones, of Robeson; he raised a large family of sons and daughters ; the names of these sons, as remembered, were Reaves, Henry and James R. ; they were older than the writer, and all are dead. One of them was the father of our respected fellow-citizen, above Buck Swamp Bridge, W. D. B. Hays—the upper bridge is meant. There are several bridges across Buck Swamp now. The bridge near Page's was, for a long time, the only bridge on the swamp, and acquired the name of Buck Swamp Bridge ; and when we say Buck Swamp Bridge, that bridge is meant. I do not know to whom these sons of James Hays were married. Jessee Hays married a Miss Elvington, and, raised a large and respectable family. William H. Hays married, first, a Miss Thompson, and from that marriage sprang children, one named Lewis, as now remembered; his wife died, and he then married Miss Elizabeth Ford, daughter of Major Jessee Ford ; this wife had children unknown to the writer; the Ford wife died, and he married, a third time, a Miss Elvington, by whom he had children, how many is unknown. Joseph B. Hays, the father of our much respected and substantial fellow-citizen, T. B. Hays, married a Miss Gaddy, daughter of old Ithamer Gaddy, near Gaddy's Mills ; the fruits of this marriage were three sons, as now remebered, E. Wilson Hays, Aleck and T. B. Hays; E. Wilson Hays is now dead ; he married, first. Miss Elizabeth Ann Rogers, a sister of our fellow-citizen. Lot B. Rogers ; he had several children by this marriage ; one of them is Gamewell Hays, who has removed to the West, and another is O. C. Hays, who lives near Little Rock; he married a daughter of Owen Jackson, in the Judson section of the county, and he has a large family ; Wilson Hays married, a second time, a daughter of the late Matthew Martin; she bore some children to him, how many is unknown. E. Wilson Hays was a very respectable man and excellent citizen ; he died a few years ago of a cancer on his face. T. B. Hays married Sarah Nance, daughter of Everet Nance, of Robeson County, N. C, and by her had four children, Orilla, now the wife of Olin Edwards, Ina Rembert and Tristam. Rembert recently graduated at Wofford College, and is now engaged in farming; the first wife dying, T. B. Hays married, a second time, his cousin. Miss Walker Hays, daughter of Wm. B. Hays, by whom he has one child. Aleck Hays married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Colonel John Roberts, and lives at the forks of the road just below the residence of Captain Wm. J. Page; he raised a large family, all of whom are grown ; one of his sons (name not remembered), married a daughter of Hiram Lee; another, Murray, married a daughter of Mrs. Zilpha Floyd ; Mattie married a D. V. Coleman, of Columbus County, N. C, and removed to Georgia several years ago; Annie and Fanny are unmarried. Joseph B. Hays had some daughters; I do not know how many; one married the late T. B. Rogers, in the Fork, and is still living; they raised a considerable family; of the sons, J. Marion Rogers is a preacher of the South Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, South ; he graduated with distinction at Wofford College some years past; another son, Herbert, graduated in the Citadel Academy last year, 1899. Another daughter of J. B. Hays married a Mr. Booth ; think she is a widow. Another daughter of Joseph B. Hays became the wife of Solomon Edwards, in the Fork ; she has an only daughter, who is now the wife of that excellent citizen, Kirkland Fort, with whom Mrs. Edwards lives, her husband having died many years ago. Another daughter, rather late in life, married Archie Thompson, and resides in Robeson County, N. C. Joseph B. Hays was •a useful man in his day in his community; he was a Magistrate for many years. Levi H. Hays, the youngest son of old Benjamin, married a daughter of Captain William Page, near Buck Swamp Bridge; he raised a family, how many is not known ; our respected and highly esteemed fellow-citizen, William B. Hays, is a son of Levi H. Levi H. Hays was a most excellent man and useful citizen in his neighborhood in his day; he served as a. Magistrate for several years, and gave general satisfaction in that responsible and indispensable position ; he preceded some of his older brothers to the grave. The Hays family, of Hillsboro, have held their own about as well as any family in the county. They are and ever have been a peaceable, orderly and law-abiding people; honest, industrious and frugal, attend strictly to their own business, and do not meddle with the business of others ; their name seldom appears on the journals of the Courts. An incident may here be related in reference to the old man, Benjamin, told to the writer sixtyfive years ago. It runs thus : At a night meeting held in the neighborhood, some brother was called upon to pray (the name forgotten), and in his prayer, among his many petitions, one was that the good Lord would send down a thunderbolt from heaven and strike old Ben Hays' heart and make him sell his "backer" (tobacco) cheaper. From this incident several inferences may be drawn. The reader is left to draw his own conclusions. There is another family of Hays in Hillsboro, perihaps related collaterally; if so, they have greatly degenerated from their common ancestry— at any rate, so little is known of them that the writer cannot trace them. There is another family of Hays in Kirby Township, which will be noticed herein further on. ;


!REFERENCE: A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, 1901, by W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar. 1902. pp. 386-395
...
Osborne Lane married a Miss Crawford, a sister of old James Crawford, of Spring Branch-I suppose, older than her brother. The Crawfords were quite respectable in that day and have continued to be so down to the present time. The fruits of the marriage, as known, were eight sons, John, Thomas, Alexander, James, Robert, David, Stephen and William, and two daughters, Kesiah and Elizabeth.
...
The other daughter, Kesiah, of old Osborne Lane, married old Samuel Smith (three junior), of Buck Swamp; the results of the marriage were two sons, John L. and Stephen Smith, born, respectively, in 1811 and 1813, when she died; and old man Samuel, Jr., married a second time, Miss Sallie Hays, daughter of old Ben Hays, of Hillsboro Township (now), and who has already been noticed herein among the Hays family. ;

Elizabeth:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1790;

!CENSUS:1800;

!CENSUS:1810;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 374 Marion Co., SC Benjamin Hays 1835
Will dated 1 Jan 1835 pr 26 Jan 1835
dau Sealy Allin and her two youngest daus Elizabeth and Nancy Ann.
sons James, Joseph, William, Levy and Jesse Hays.
To John Martin his wife Elizabeth Martin, her sons Alexander, Jehu and Stephen Wilson.
Wife Elizabeth
dau Sally wife of Samuel Smith.
...
Guardian Bond 14 Feb 1845 John Martin gdn to -
A. H. Martin, Stephen Wilson, Taltha A. Martin, Jamse Martina nd Elizabeth Martin, grandchildren of Benjamin Hays.
...;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850 x

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