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26. George Wallace HAYS13,14,75 was born on 9 May 1875 in Crawford County, Arkansas.4,17 He died on 28 August 1910 at the age of 35 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12 He was buried at Pevehouse Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Children are listed on grave marker of parents.

Listed as child under sixteen at time of his mother's Union Pension Application

Married by G. M. Spear, MG. George gave his age as 22; Minnie age 25.

1900 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR
George Hays, b. May 1875, age 25, married 3 years. Born AR, parents b. MS
Minnie, b. Jun 1879, age 20, 2 children, b. AR as were her parents
Artie, son, b. Aug 1899, age 10 months
Hugh, son, b. Apr 1900, age 2 months
[For some unexplainable reason, the boys were listed as born in Indiana and their parents were listed as their father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Delaware. I believe this was a confusion with the family that follows, because without a doubt these boys were born to George & Minnie right there in Van Buren.]


1910 Census:
George W. Hayes, age 35, married once for 12 years., b. AR
Minnie J., age 38, 6 children, 5 living, b. AR
Ardie W. daughter age 11
Hugh Buck, son age 10
Tressie, daughter age 7
Susan M., daughter age 3
James W., son, age 1 year, 11 months.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1910 Compiled by Fran Alverson Warren, p.41-42
3 Sep 1910 [Saturday]
Death of Wallace Hays. The end to Wallace Hays, who has been sick with Typhoid Fever for several weeks, came early Sunday morning. He leaves a devoted wife and young children who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.
The funeral was held from the home of the deceased Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, interment being in the Peevyhouse Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. S. A. Cox, and the interment was under the auspices of the IOOF, of which the deceased was a member for many years. There were many from Van Buren and his funeral procession was a very long one.

I always try to watch for any family connections that could lead back to a Hays family in North Carolina. And why the Hays family decided to move to Johnson County, AR from Tippah Co, MS. I discovered that there was a Wallace family from Person Co, NC that was in Johnson Co AR by 1850. In fact in 1850 when I found Nicholas R. Hays [possibly one of Delitha's sons] in Pittsburg Township, Johnson Co, he was living near Nathan Grantham, whose son married Delitha's granddaughter, and the family of Sidney and Martha Wallace Cazort and her mother Jane Wallace. Also in Pittsburg Twp was Orren Wallace, a brother to Martha Wallace Cazort. Orren had a son named George Wallace, born in 1845. In 1860, Orren and family was two households away from Elias Hays and his family - Orren's George than age 15, and Elias's son George Wallace Hays not yet born. Living in Spadra Township, Johnson Co, in 1850 was Vincent Wallace, another brother of Orren and Martha. One of Vincent's sons - William, born 1848 - would move to Crawford County, AR about 1875. Orren also named a son Vincent, after his brother. This seems to be a strange coincidence since Delitha Hays had a daughter who married a man with the surname Vincent. The parents of these Wallace siblings were Jane, as found in 1850 -and Robert Wallace who died 8 Oct 1846. Certainly the Wallace and Hays families were acquainted in Johnson Co, AR - could it be that they had also known each other in North Carolina.

George Wallace HAYS and Minnie Jim VINSANT were married on 3 November 1897 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12,74,76 Minnie Jim VINSANT77, daughter of Isaiah Buchanan "Buck" VINSANT and Sara Nancy "Sissie" FOSTER, was born in June 1871 in Arkansas.14,78 She died on 23 January 1942 at the age of 70 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12,79 She was buried at Pevehouse Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.

1920 Census. Crawford Co AR. Van Buren. Hh 335
Mrs. Minnie Hays, age 48, Widowed.
Artie, dau, age 21. Hugh Buck, son, age 19. Tressie, dau, age 17. Sue, dau, age 13. Jim, son, age 11. George W. "son" age 9 - she was a daughter.

1920 Census of Farm Land Owners
Wanda M. Gray, 1998
HAYS, Mrs. Minnie Peaceful Valley farmstead, a mile from school, general farming. Rena Special Community

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1925
Vol 10, Fran Alverson Warren, p.20
I. B. Vinsant was attending the United Confederate Veterans reunion in Dallas:
Mrs. G. W. Hays and daughter Miss Sue Hays accompanied their father and grandfather, Judge Vinsant and will enjoy the pleasures of the big reunion.

1930 Census. Crawford Co AR, Van Buren, Hh 325
Minnie J. Hays, age 58, Wd., b. AR as were her parents.
Hugh B., son, age 29 and James E., son age 21 - both were brakemen on the railroad.
Sue, daughter, age 23, Clerk in a confectionary.
Georgia W., daughter, age 19, telephone operator.
Tressie Webster, daughter, age 27, married - was 20 when married, no occupation
Keith H., age 5, gson, and Sue J., age 3 years, 2 months, gdau.

1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 424
Atha Pigg, 32. Wood worker, furniture factory
Sue, wife, age 33.
Janice Sue, dau, age 5. Diana Lee, dau, age 2
Minnie Hays, Mother-in-law, age 69, Widow
Next door, Hh 425
James Hays, 31, Lifestock Dealer
Wilma, wife, age 29
Jim Buck, 5. Wallace, 3.

Buried Pevyhouse Cemetery

George Wallace HAYS and Minnie Jim VINSANT had the following children:

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i.

Ardia "Artie" HAYS.

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ii.

Hugh Buck HAYS.

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iii.

Tressie Lee HAYS.

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iv.

Sarah L. HAYS was born in 1904 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12 She died in 1906 at the age of 2 in Crawford County, Arkansas.12

Buried Pevehouse Cemetery.
Inscription:
Weep not papa and mamma for me
For I am waiting in Heaven for thee

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v.

Susan M. HAYS.

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vi.

James Elliott HAYS.

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vii.

Georgia Wallace HAYS.