William Wiley HAYES Simpson Westbury HAYES Mary Jane Lierecan PITTS Rachael Tennessee NOLASTNAME Albert Pittner HAYES Barrett Chambers HAYES W Rebecca HAYES John Pruitt HAYES Hendrix HAYES Arminda M HAYES David Riley HAYES Oliver Newton HAYES Frances M HAYES Mary Rebecca HOLBROOK Mini tree diagram
William Jasper HAYES

William Jasper HAYES1,3,2,4,5,8,6,7

18421,2,3,4,5,6 - 11th Dec 19286,7

Life History

1842

Born in Habersham County, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6

25th Mar 1860

Married Mary Jane Lierecan PITTS in Habersham County, Georgia.8

23rd Mar 1878

Death of Mary Jane Lierecan PITTS in Gassville, Baxter, Arkansas.6,4,9

about 1879

Married Rachael Tennessee NOLASTNAME in Baxter County, Arkansas.4

after 1880

Death of Rachael Tennessee NOLASTNAME in Baxter County, Arkansas

1928

Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Paden, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.6

11th Dec 1928

Died in Oklahoma.6,7

Notes

  • "Westberry Hayes; wife Jane; three children, Johnny the eldest, bornbefore the Civil War; Henry; Amandy;  Jasper Hayes; wife Tenn; fourchildren. Boys: Will, George; Girls: Doll, Lizzie"
    Mary Ollie Hayes Hilger, Hayes Family History(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20492695/person/20016033936/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum&ftm=1, private paper, posted onAncestry.com, Ancestry.com

    Jasper is found as W J at age 8 in the 1850 census.

    1850 Federal Census, Habersham County, Georgia, 4 September (?),District 12, page 116, Hse/Fam #78
    Wm W Hayse 31 M Farmer b GA
    Mary Hayse 32 F b GA
    - page 117 -
    W J Hayse  8 M b GA

    In March 1860 Jasper married Mary Jane Lierecan Pitts.

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    William Jasper Hayes
    Marriage 25 Mar 1860 Habersham, Georgia, USA
    Spouse Mary Jane Lierecan Pitts
    Habersham Marriages, Book B, 1841-1874, p 399

    In the 1860 census, recently-married 17-year-old Jasper is enumeratedas William J Hays, and his 14-year-old wife is named Mary J L A.

    1860 Federal Census, Habersham County, Georgia, 27 June, POClarksville, page 56, Hse/Fam #410
    William J Hays 20 M Farmer $0 Real Estate $25 Personal  born GA
    Mary J L A Hays 14 F Housekeeper born SC

    Mary here is born in South Carolina.

    I found Jasper and his second wife, reported as Rachael T, in BaxterCounty, where his parents and the others were living in 1880.  The Tmatches Tennessee.  Later censuses report Racheal Tennessee as born inArkansas with her parents both born in Tennessee.   The census dateswould support the idea that Jasper's first wife is the mother of hischildren, and he married Rachael (Tennessee) after he was in Arkansas. William's burial in Oklahoma also has a headstone memorial for MaryJane Hayes, but it is inscribed "Barried in Arkansas."

    The 1880 census for William with his second wife reports that he andRachael have been married 20 years, or married about 1879.  This wouldgive us a time before which Mary Jane died in Arkansas, and indicatesshe probably died in Baxter County.

    All the children reported in 1880 were born in Georgia, furthersupporting this idea.  The mother of the children is reported to havebeen born in Georgia also, but that is a closer match for Mary's birthin South Carolina than Arkansas.

    Some genealogies have Mary's name as Mary Jane Pitts, but details anddocument sources provided refer to a different Pitts family, so thesesources are not reliable other than as possible clues. One or more hasa different Jasper Hayes also, with conflicting residences, children'snames and other details.  Amazing.

    1880 Federal Census, Baxter County, Arkansas, 7 June, WhitevilleTownship, District 2, page 6, Hse/Fam #55
    Hayes, Jasper W M 37 Laborer GA GA SC
    Hayes, Rachael T  W F 35 Wife Keeping House AR TN TN
    Hayes, Ema  W F 18 Son Laborer GA GA GA
    Hayes, George W M 15 Son Laborer GA GA GA
    Hayes, William W M 13 Son Laborer GA GA GA
    Hayes, Mary 10 Son At Home GA GA GA
    Hayes, Elisabeth 9 Dau At Home GA GA GA

    The 1900 census confirms that Rachael had no children.  They arereported married 20 years, so we can say they married in 1879, thoughit could be early 1880.  The 1880 census did not report length ofmarriage.

    1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Arkansas, 12 June, SpringdaleTownship, District 116, page 16A (scan 317), Hse #342, Fam #345
    Hayes, William J  Head W M  Sept 1843  56 Married 20 yrs [mar abt1880] No Occup Rptd Rents
    Hayes, Rachiel T Wife W F Nov 1844  55 Married 20 yrs 2 children/2living AR TN TN
    Hayes, Willie L Grandson W M Jan 1897  9 AR GA MO

    The Grandson Willie L is likely the son of William Jasper's sonWilliam.

    William Jasper Hayes
    Birth 1842
    Death 1928
    Headstone butted up against wife Mary Jane Hayes as if to resembledouble stone. Wife most likely buried in Ark. not here. [Williammarried his second wife in 1879 in Baxter County, Arkansas.]
    Burial Oakdale Cemetery, Paden, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
    Spouse Mary Jane Hayes (1846 - 1879)
    Created by Stephanie Naney Apr 11, 2002
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #6336873,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6336873

    Confederate veteram pension records also report his death in 1928, andhave an exact date.

    Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955
    William J Hayes
    Death 11 Dec 1928 Oklahoma
    No spouse named
    Pension #2801
    Application #3790
    Source Index To Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records, p 66

Sources

  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Habersham County, Georgia
    • 27 June, PO Clarksville, page 56, Hse/Fam #410
  • 2. Hayes Family History
    • Name: private paper, posted on Ancestry.com; Location:http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20492695/person/20016033936/media/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum&ftm=1;
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Habersham County, Georgia
    • 4 September (?), District 12, page 117, Hse/Fam #78
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Baxter County, Arkansas
    • 7 June, Whiteville Township, District 2, page 6, Hse/Fam #55
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Arkansas
    • 12 June, Springdale Township, District 116, page 16A (scan 317), Hse
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955
  • 8. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
  • 9. Ancestry Trees

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