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Robert MAYS


Last Update 3/22/2009.
First Generation

We don't know for sure that Robert Mays had two brothers but we know that two Mays men were close to Robert also from VA. Joseph Mays and William Mays. Joseph Mays story. With all the DNA testing I don't think there has been a link proven or disaproved between Robert, Joseph and William.

1. Robert MAYS was born in 1735 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 18 Jul 1808 in Amherst Co, VA. Robert died 18 Jul 1808, Amherst Co, VA. Robert married (1) Elizabeth BOLLING on 27 Dec 1756 in Amherst Co, VA. Elizabeth was born on 5 Apr 1731 in VA. She died in 1779 in Amherst Co, VA. Robert left a Will. Amherst County, Virginia Will Book No. 4, pages 519-520. This Will was challenged by his children.
Robert made several land transactions and here are a few.

Robert Mays Estate.
Amherst Co, Virginia - Land Map for Robert and Benjamin Mays.
Note** Photo of Elizabeth Bolling Mays provided by Jerry Dagenhart.


They had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Benjamin MAYS was born on 16 Sep 1757. He died on 25 May 1835. Photo provided by Jerry Dagenhart.
3 M ii. William MAYS was born in 1759 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in Lincoln Co, NC. William married Mary BROWN in 1783 in Amherst Co, VA.
4 M iii. John MAYS was born in 1761 in Stafford Co, VA. He died on 27 Sep 1811. John married Milly REPETTEO in 1794 in Amherst Co, VA.
5 M iv. James MAYS was born in 1763 in Stafford Co, VA. He died in Mar 1862. James married Lucresa WADE on 21 Jan 1786 in Amherst Co, VA. Note** Photo of James Mayes Book Inscription provided by Jerry Dagenhart.

James daughter Rhoda Mays Obit. Landmark of Statesville 2/13/1880.

6 M v. Richard MAYS was born in 1765 in Stafford Co, VA. Richard married Patty EVANS on 10 Aug 1793 in Amherst Co, VA.
7 F vi.Sarah MAYS was born in 1767. Sarah married William YELTON on 30 Sep 1784 in Amherst Co, VA.
8 F vii. Mary MAYS was born in 1769 in Stafford Co, VA.
9 F viii. Rhoda MAYS was born in 1771 in Stafford Co, VA. Rhoda married Hensley CARPENTER on 3 Nov 1797 in Amherst Co, VA.


Robert married1 (2) Susanna WADE daughter of Pearce WADE on 4 Sep 1780 in Amherst Co, VA. Susanna died in 1825 in VA.


They had the following children:
10 M ix. Joseph MAYS was born in 1785 in Amherst Co, VA.
11 M x. Jesse MAYS was born in 1783 in Amherst Co, VA.
+ 12 M xi. Pierce W MAYS was born in 1785. He died in Dec 1829.
13 M xii. Ballenger MAYS died in 1860. Ballenger married Mary WRIGHT "Polly" on 21 Dec 1811.
14 F xiii. Pollye MAYS was born in 1789 in Amherst Co, VA.

Sources

1. Marriage.

Found in Marriages of Virginia to 1800Bibliography: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al Early American Marriages Virginia to 1800, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx. These marriage records, compiled by Liahona Research at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT.


Second Generation

Benjamin MAYS (Robert) was born on 16 Sep 1757 in OverWharton Parish VA. He was christened in 1757 in Aquia Church Stafford Co, VA. He died on 25 May 1835 in Statesville, Iredell Co, NC. He was buried in Mays Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell Co, NC. (Burial grounds on the old Mays property in Statesville, NC., located on old Georgia Road in Cool Springs NC., about 10 miles out of Statesville, NC.)
Benjamin married Susannah BROWN "Sooky" daughter of Jacob BROWN and Tabitha in 1776/1777 in VA. Susannah was born in 1771 in Amherst Co, VA. She died in 1806. She was buried in Old Mays Farm, Iredell Co, NC. The house that Benjamin and Susannah lived in.
Land Transaction for Benjamin Mays and Susannah Brown.

Benjamin Mays was in the Revolutionary War. He applied for a pension in 1832.
NSDAR Letter


They had the following children:
+ 15 M i. John Bolling MAYS was born in 1778. He died in 1830.
+ 16 M ii. Robert MAYS was born on 23 Jul 1779. He died on 25 Jan 1846.
17 F iii. Elizabeth MAYS was born in VA. She died before 1852. Elizabeth married William SLAVEN.
18 F iv. Grayanna Dianna MAYS was born in VA. She died before 1852. Grayanna married Sterling TALLY.

They had the following child:
Benjamin Anderson Tally born 26 Oct 1817 and died 6 Aug 1881. Benjamin married Matilda Sexton.

19 M v. William MAYS was born in VA. William married ROBY.
+ 20 M vi. Larkin Benjamin MAYS was born on 9 Apr 1785. He died on 3 Feb 1866.
+ 21 M vii. Absolom MAYS was born in 1791. He died after 1865.
22 M viii. Levi MAYS. Levi married Elizabeth LEACH.
+ 23 F ix. Nancy D MAYS was born on 12 Nov 1790. She died on 14 Jun 1879.
+ 24 F x. Theodosia MAYS born 11 Jun 1771 and died 3 Nov 1875. Note** Photo provided by Jerry Dagenhart. Theodosia Mays Headstone.
25 F xi. Susannah MAYS. Susannah married Yearby VAUGHN.
+ 26 M xii. James Virgil MAYS was born in 1794. He died in 1862.
+ 27 F xiii. Martha Patsy MAYS was born on 2 Mar 1789. She died on 26 May 1887.
+ 28 M xiv. Winston MAYS was born in 1795. He died on 11 Apr 1870. Buried at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church, Alexander Co, NC.
29 M xv. Jacob Brown MAYS was born in 1794 in Amherst Co, VA. He died in Mar 1862 in Chambers CO, AL. Jacob married Lettie VAUGHN. Lettie was born in 1805. She died on 26 Jun 1825 in Iredell Co, NC. She was buried in Old Mays Cemetery, Iredell Co, NC.




12. Pierce W MAYS (Robert)was born in 1785 in Amherst Co, VA. He died in Dec 1829 in Green Briar Co, WV.
Notes from Paul Edward Byrd say: He died Monroe Co, CA (later WV), about Dec 1822, reportedly during an Indian attack while he was serving in the militia and is buried at the mouth of muddy creek.
Pierce married(1)Polly FULCHER on 30 Sep 1805 in Amherst Co, VA. Polly died before 1821.


They had the following children:
+ 30 M i. Edwin Pierce MAYS was born in 1820. He died in 1871. Pierce married(2)Nancy ROBINSON on 25 Jan 1821. Pierce married (3) Nancy ROBINSON on 25 Jan 1821.

Third Generation

15. John Bolling MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1778 in Amherst Co, VA. He died in 1830 in Madison Co,TN. The cause of death was Drowned in Deep Fork River,TN. He was buried in Old Mays Cemetery Near Jackson TN. John married Rachael GAY daughter of James GAY and Margaret MITCHELL. Rachael was born in 1774 in NC.


They had the following children:
+ 31 M i. James Gay MAYS was born in 1803. He died in 1878.
32 M ii. Benjamin MAYS was born on 2 Aug 1806 in NC. He died in 1878 in Paris, TN. Benjamin married Martha DULA "Frankey".
33 M iii. Zene Jacob MAYS was born in 1809 in NC.
+ 34 M iv. John Mandeville MAYS was born on 19 Jan 1810. He died in 1877.
35 M v. Alphonso M MAYS was born on 8 Apr 1808 in NC. He died on 20 Aug 1847 in Pinson, TN. Alphonso married Ruanna FULBRIGHT.


16. Robert MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born on 23 Jul 1779 in Amherst Co, VA. He died on 25 Jan 1846 in Blandsville, McDonough Co, IL. Robert married Sarah DYSON daughter of Barton DYSON in 1804. Sarah was born in Sep 1783. She died on 23 Dec 1883 in Kansas.

Inventory of the Estate Papers of Iredell Co, NC 1788 - 1915. Dyson Barton 1835 Sameul Turner exr. Divide into six shares: Martha Robey, William Dyson, Mary Gaither, Sarah Mays, Elizabeth Gatton, Lezy Smith. Iredell Will Book II pg 154.


Robert and Sarah had the following children:


36 M i. Elijah MAYS was born on 21 Sep 1809 in NC. He died in 1890 in Lane Co, OR. Elijah married Mary BRADSHAW.
37 F ii. Nancy MAYS was born on 6 May 1821 in Tenn. She died on 15 Apr 1897 in Dorchester, Saline, Nebraska. Nancy married William MATHEWS on 16 Mar 1837 in IL.


20. Larkin Benjamin MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born1 on 9 Apr 1785 in VA. He died on 3 Feb 1866 in Jefferson Co, IL. He was buried in IL. Larkin married Edith STANSBURY about 1813 in Iredell Co, NC. Edith was born in 1779 in Wake Co, NC. She died before 1850.
Larkin Benjamin Mays Pension
Larkin Mays Bible page 1
Larkin Mays Bible page 2


They had the following children:
38 F i. Matilda MAYS was born on 6 May 1814 in Wake Co, NC. She died in 1876 in In or IL. Matilda married STINE .
+ 39 M ii. Madison Wayne MAYSE was born on 26 Mar 1816.
+ 40 F iii. Minerva A MAYS was born on 27 Feb 1818. She died in 1869.
+ 41 M iv. Morgan M MAYS was born on 23 Dec 1819. He died in Feb 1849.
+ 42 M v. James Rufus MAYS was born on 2 Mar 1821. He died on 6 Nov 1864.
+ 43 M vi. John Calvin MAYS was born on 25 Apr 1825. He died on 1 Feb 1892.
+ 44 F vii. Susanna MAYS was born on 28 Sep 1826. She died before 22 Oct 1902.
45 M viii. Alfred Burton MAYS was born on 22 Aug 1829 in NC. He died in 1909,Sonoma Co, CA. Alfred married Dicy DIXON in 1854. Dicy was born 1835 Missour and died 1914 Sonoma Co, CA. Both are buried at Bloomfield Cemetery, Sonoma Co, CA.


21. Absolom MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1791 in VA. He died after 1865 in Iredell Co, NC. Absolom married Jane WATKINS daughter of James WATKINS. Jane was born in 1800.
Absolom Mays wrote a letter that proves a lot of information about his family.


They had the following children:
46 F i. Dorcy MAYS was born in 1814. Dorcy married John CAMPBELL .
+ 47 F ii. Elizabeth Amanda MAYS was born on 3 Apr 1818.
+ 48 F iii. Miranda Jane MAYS was born on 3 Apr 1818.
49 M iv. B Nelson MAYS was born2 in 1822. He died3 on 24 Aug 1846 in NC.
50 M v. James Calvin MAYS. James married Martha GUY.
51 F vi. Laura MAYS was born in 1836 in NC.
52 M vii. Hamilton MAYS.
53 M viii. Absalom MAYS was born in 1841. Absalom married Jane WALKER.
54 M ix. William MAYS was born in 1834.
55 M x. Joseph MAYS was born in 1839.


23. Nancy D MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born on 12 Nov 1790 in VA. She died on 14 Jun 1879 in Iredell Co, NC. She was buried in Old Mays Farm, Iredell Co, NC. See notes under Hiram Gay about Mays Cemetery. Nancy married Richard MAYES son of William Henry MAYES. Richard M MAYES was born on 12 Dec 1786 in NC. He died on 6 Oct 1876 in Iredell Co, NC.

Mayes Reunion 9-16-1922


They had the following children:
56 M i. Glen MAYES.
+ 57 M ii. Milas M MAYES was born in 1814. He died on 1 Feb 1889.
58 F iii. Rebecca L MAYES was born in 1823. She died in 1909. She was buried4 in Old Mays Cemetery, Iredell Co, NC. Never Married.
59 M iv. Rich MAYES was born in 1827.
60 F v. Susana E MAYES was born in 1828. She was buried5 in Mays Cemetery,Iredell Co, Statesville, NC. Never Married.
+ 61 M vi. Rufus W MAYES was born on 31 Mar 1817. He died on 23 Jun 1865.
+ 62 M vii. John Washington MAYES.


24. Theodosia MAYS "Docia" (Benjamin, Robert). Theodosia married (1) George TALLY.

Theodosia and her daughter. ** Note: Photo provided by Jerry Dagenhart.


They had the following children:
63 M i. Riley TALLY. Methodist Preacher



David Julian Research by Jerry Dagenhardt.

Theodosia married(2)David JULIAN.


They had the following children:
+ 64 F ii. Nancy Caroline JULIAN born 1824 and died 13 OCT 1900, Alexander Co, NC.
65 F iii. Martha JULIAN born in 1833. She died6 3 Jun 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC.

Henry Morgan Julian born 4 SEP 1826 and died 30 DEC 1896. Buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Alexander Co, NC. Married Rebecca Austin.

Elizabeth Julian.

Louise Matilda Julian born 17 DEC 1831 and died 17 MAY 1896. Buried Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Alexander Co, NC. Married W. John Smith.


26. James Virgil MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1794 in VA. He died in 1862. James married Martha TURBYFILL in 1814 in Lincoln Co, NC. Martha was born in Lincoln Co, NC.


They had the following children:
66 M i. John Signor MAYS was born on 22 Nov 1817 in Iredell Co, NC. He died on 26 Jan 1864 in Randolph Co, AL.


27. Martha Patsy MAYS Benjamin, Robert)was born on 2 Mar 1789 in VA. She died on 26 May 1887 in Montgomery AL. Martha married Hiram Watson GAY. Hiram was born on 16 Sep 1791. He died on 19 Jun 1832 in Iredell Co, NC. He was buried in Mays Family Cemetery, Iredell Co, NC.
Mays Family Cemetery, Iredell Co, NC: a large birch tree with MAYES going from top to bottom is in the middle of the graveyard. Stone erected by so L.B. Gay) In 38 year of his age.


Hiram and Martha had the following children:
67 M i. Julius Brown GAY was born in Sep 1830 in NC. He died on 31 Dec 1887.
68 M ii. George Watson GAY.
69 F iii. Elizabeth GAY.
70 F iv. Loretto GAY.
71 F v. Emeline GAY was born on 1 Oct 1820.


28. Winston MAYS (Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1795 in VA. He died on 11 Apr 1870 in Alexander Co, NC. Winston married Anna WALKER daughter of ? WALKER. Anna was born in 1805. She died on 23 May 1885 in Alexander Co, NC. Both are buried in Rocky Springs Church.


Winston and Anna had the following children:

M i.Hiram W MAYS was born on 1 Jun 1820. He died on 13 Mar 1900.
ii. Mary MAYS was born in 1830.
iii. Jane MAYS was born in 1832.
iv. Jacob Prior MAYS was born in 1833. Married Lavina Page.
Jacob Prior Maise
Co. A, 7th NC Infantry
Enlisted 5-29-1861 at Mecklenburg Co, NC. Private age 29 resides
Alexander Co, NC wounded 1862. Deserted 5/27/1863, returned.
Deserted 7/22/1864. Took Oath of Allegiance 7/30/1864 at Fort Monroe, VA.

v. Joseph Caldwell MAYS was born in Jul 1834.


30. Edwin Pierce MAYS (Pierce W, Robert) was born in 1820 in Amherst Co, VA. He died in 1871 in WV. He was buried in Greenbriar Baptist Church, Alderson, WV. Edwin married Martha Ann CARTER.


They had the following children:
+ 75 M i. James Henry MAYS was born on 15 Feb 1842. He died on 4 Dec 1928. Photo taken abt 1860 and provided by Donna Louise Mays Marstrander.


Sources


1. 1880 Census.According to 1880 Census Larkin was born in VA.
2. Absolom Mays Letter dated April 1 1865.
3. Absolom Mays Letter dated April 1 1865.
4. Libraray, Iredell Co, NC.Mrs. L. P. Bell copied and donated this list to Library.
5. Libraray, Iredell Co, NC.Mrs. L. P. Bell copied and donated this list to Library.
6. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 2 Page 295.
Fourth Generation

31. James Gay MAYS (John Bolling, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1803. He died in 1878 in Tenn. James married Catherine Ann FULBRIGHT in 1837 in Tn.


They had the following children:
76 F i. Sarah Ann MAYS was born in 1833 in Madison Co, TN. She died in 1882 in Rusk Co, TN. Sarah married James SWINK.
77 M ii. Rufus Adolphus MAYS was born in 1833 in Madison Co, TN. He died in 1914 in Madison Co, TN. Rufus married Nannie DAVIS .
78 M iii. Martin Thaddeus MAYS . Martin married Mattie JOHNSON.
79 M iv. Neal Wellington MAYS was born in 1844 in Madison Co, TN. He died in 1922 in Dallas, TX. Neal married Mary Emily BRYANT.
Neal and Emily had the following children:

Leonard Gay Mays born 1868, TN and died 1941.
Thomas Westbrook Mays born 1869 TN and died 1940.
Jennie Ann Mays born 1870 and died 1899.
Emily Bryant Mays born 1877 and died 1898.
Neal Wellington Mays born June 1880, TN and died 1902.
Elizabeth Bowen Mays born June 1884 and died 1906.
Fulbright Fry Mays born 1888, Ripley, TN and died 1956, Dallas, Texas.

80 F v. Susan MAYS. Susan married James ALFORD.



34. John Mandeville MAYS "Jack" (John Bolling, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 19 Jan 1810 in NC. He died in 1877 in Rusk Co, TN. John married Sarah FULBRIGHT daughter of John W FULBRIGHT and Mary. Sarah was born in NC.


They had the following children:
81 M i. Byrd MAYS was born in Tenn.
82 M ii. Milton MAYS was born in Tenn.
83 M iii. William W MAYS was born on 22 Jan 1844 in Tenn. He died on 29 Dec 1888 in TX. William married Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS in 1871 in New Salem TX. Mary was born on 29 Mar 1842. She died on 30 Apr 1942.
84 M iv. Thomas Livy MAYS. Thomas married (1) Emma Jane WIGGINS. Thomas married(2)Emma McDaniel WOODALL in 1901.
85 M v. John Horace MAYS.
86 M vi. Charles Edward MAYS "Ed".
87 F vii. Emma MAYS.
88 F viii. Laura MAYS.
+ 89 F ix. Rachel Elvira MAYS was born on 18 Aug 1838. She died on 19 Feb 1874.
90 F x. Fannie MAYS.
91 F xi. Martha MAYS "Matt".
92 F xii. Elizabeth MAYS "Lizzie".

38. Matilda Mays- You can find more on Matilda at this site. http://www.spaceportusa.net/doorgunner/csa1.htm I'm not sure this information is correct because it hasn't been proven.

39. Madison Wayne MAYSE (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 26 Mar 1816 in NC. Madison married1(1)Sally STINE on 27 Jul 1835 in Monore Co,Indiana. Madison married(2)Nancy TOOLY daughter of not stated TOOLY and not STATED. Nancy was born in 1837 in Indiana.
See Madison Wayne Mays page for corrections to this data.


They had the following children:
93 F i. Jane MAYSE was born in 1858 in Indiana.
94 F ii. Mary A MAYSE was born in 1861 in Indiana.
95 M iii. Elija F MAYSE was born in 1864 in Indiana.
96 F iv. Minerva Rosa MAYSE was born in 1868 in Indiana.
97 F v. Elizabeth F MAYSE was born in 1870 in Indiana.
98 M vi. William A MAYSE was born in 1873 in Indiana.


40. Minerva A MAYS (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born2 on 27 Feb 1818 in NC. She died in 1869 in IL. Minerva married John James HAMLET.


They had the following children:
99 F i. Elisa Jane HAMLET was born3 in 1841 in NC.
100 M ii. Joseph L HAMLET was born4 in 1847 in NC.
101 F iii. Mary G HAMLET.
102 M iv. William P HAMLET.


41. Morgan M MAYS (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 23 Dec 1819 in Wilkes Co, NC. He died in Feb 1849 in Monore Co, IN. He was buried in Starnes Cemetery, Monroe Co, IN. Morgan married Nancy Day daughter of Edward Mitchem DAY and Sarah WELLS about 1840. Nancy was born on 15 Mar 1818 in Wilkes Co, NC. She died after 1900 in Watauga Co, NC.
Note: Old Dutch Church Cemetery Monroe Co Ind
Mayse, Effariller 5 Aug 1832 d 27 Feb 1891 w/o MJ
"". John B- 29 Jul 1885- 24 Feb 1893
""". Mary 4 Apr 1836
no other date listed w/o John
""",Peter 12 Mar 1838 26 Apr 1903

This family is listed in Old Dutch Church records as well.
As for Morgan Mys here is info on him - Mays Morgan listed in
Starnes Cemetery Monroe Co In 1821 - Feb ---? -1849 s/o Lar & Eda

Location of Starnes Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe Co, IN
STA2 STARNES/MOORE/D Bean Blossom 32 N side of Hwy 46, E of OWELL
Stinesville Rd. Home built 1845


Morgan and Nancy had the following children:
+ 103 M i. John Larkin MAYS was born on 15 Jun 1843. He died on 8 Jul 1926.
+ 104 F ii. Martha Jane MAYS was born on 11 Feb 1841. She died on 11 Feb 1922.
+ 105 F iii. Susannah MAYS was born in Nov 1842.
+ 106 F iv. Sarah MAYS was born on 24 Sep 1848. She died on 29 Jan 1920.
+ 107 M v. James Morgan MAYS was born on 27 Feb 1847.


42. James Rufus MAYS (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 2 Mar 1821 in NC. He died on 6 Nov 1864 in Jefferson Co, IL. The cause of death was Camp Diarrhea. He was buried5 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Died on his way home from Civil War. James married6 Mary Lousia HARTLEY on 3 May 1857 in Jefferson Co, IL. Mary was born on 22 Oct 1826 in Ashe Co, NC. She died on 2 Mar 1919 in Mt Vernon, IL. Mary's photos provided by Denisa Burja.


They had the following children:

108 F i. Sarah B Spears MAYS "Sallie" was born on 5 May 1851.

+ 109 M ii. Levi Green Spears MAYS was born on 10 Nov 1854. He died in 1920.

110 F iii. Martha Caroline Spears MAYS was born on 10 Nov 1854. She died on 26 May 1941. Martha married James Knox PHILLIPS on 5 Oct 1871 in Jefferson Co, IL. Martha's photo provided by Descendant Denise Burja. You can contact Denise at dburja(at)sbcglobal.net. Change the (at) to @.

+ 111 M iv. John C MAYS.

112 M v. James Milton MAYS was born on 30 Jan 1861.

113 F vi. Emily Minerva MAYS was born on 15 Oct 1862. Emily married James HAMLET .

114 M vii. William James Rufus MAYS was born on 23 Oct 1864. He died on 20 Nov 1951. He was buried in Old Shiloh Cemetry, Jefferson Co, IL. William married Rosie Elzina RUSSELL on 20 Oct 1915. Rosie was born in 1880. She died on 1 May 1956. She was buried in Old Shiloh Cemetry, Jefferson Co, IL.
+ 115 M viii. Robert Burton MAYS was born on 23 May 1860. He died in Nov 1928.


43.John Calvin MAYS (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 25 Apr 1825 in NC. He died on 1 Feb 1892 in Colfax Co,Washington. John married Martha Jane NYE on 1 Feb 1849 in NC. Martha was born Mar 1834, NC and died 12 May 1922. Martha Nye Mays Documents, page 1 and page 2.

Notes for John Calvin Mays:
The Role of Land Laws in the Settlement of Oregon [p.1] Oregon Donation Land Claim Applications page 39 [p.39] No. 961 Mays, John C. , Yamhill Co; b 1822/4, Burke Co, N.C.; SC 10 Jan 1853; m Martha Jane 20/22 June 1851, Boone Co, Mo. Aff: Wm. S. Hussey James H.D. Henderson, Issac Semasters, Geo. W. Morris.


They had the following children:
116 M i. William B MAYS was born on 9 Jan 1854.
117 M ii. John N MAYS was born on 13 Mar 1855.
118 F iii. Eliza J MAYS was born on 13 Nov 1856.
119 F iv. Martha E MAYS was born on 9 Oct 1858.
120 M v. Robert C MAYS was born on 31 Aug 1860. Robert died 17 Jul 1915, Elgin, Union, OR.
+ 121 M vi. Grant Ray MAYS was born on 28 Sep 1864.
122 M vii. James M MAYS was born on 30 May 1866. He died in Sep 1883.
123 viii. Enery S MAYS was born in Aug 1871. Enery died on 20 Aug 1876.
124 F ix. Jennie MAYS was born on 30 Dec 1873.
125 M x. Charlie B MAYS was born on 2 Jul 1877.


44. Susanna MAYS (Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 28 Sep 1826 in NC. She died before 22 Oct 1902 in TN. Susanna married (1) Calvin Jesse HARTLEY son of Benjamin HARTLEY and Elizabeth CHURCH on 27 Dec 1845 in Ashe Co, NC. The marriage ended in divorce. Calvin was born on 3 Jan 1824 in Watuaga Co, NC. He died on 10 Feb 1902 in Grayson Co, VA. He was buried7 in Couch's Knob, Grayson Co. Voleny, Virginia.

James Hartley, Calvin Hartley's brother.


Calvin and Susanna had the following children:
+ 126 F i. Minerva Evaline HARTLEY was born on 3 Dec 1847. She died on 21 Mar 1921, Memphis, Shelby Co, TN.
127 F ii. Martha HARTLEY was born about 1849.
128 M iii. Albert HARTLEY was born8 in 1856 in NC. Lived in Elk Creek, Carter Co, TN in 1880.
+ 129 F iv. Mary E HARTLEY was born in 1859.
+ 130 F v. Elvira HARTLEY was born in 1861. She died in 1929.
131 F vi. Lutitia HARTLEY was born about 1861.
132 M vii. John Calvin HARTLEY was born in 1852 in Wataugh, NC. He died9 on 21 Dec 1919 in Carter Co, TN. He was buried in Clawson Cemetery, Carter Co, TN.


Susanna married (2) Solomon BASH on 8 Jul 1870 in Carter County, Tennessee. Solomon died10 before 1880 in TN. Susanna Mayse Letter

47. Elizabeth Amanda MAYS (Absolom, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 3 Apr 1818 in Iredell Co, NC. Elizabeth married (1) James WILSON. According to her Father Absolom Mays James treated her very badly and she married George Wallace Allison.


James and Elizabeth had one child:
138 M vi. Absalom R WILSON was born in 1836.

George Allison and Elizabeth had the following children:

133 F i. Laura Jane Allison was born in 1843.
134 F ii. Ann Allison was born in 1845.
135 M iii. Joseph F Allison was born in 1846.
136 F iv. Victoria A Allison was born in 1847.
137 F v. Roxana R Allison was born in 1849.

George and Elizabeth lived Iredell Co, NC in 1860 but moved to Henry Co, TN and I believe that is where they are buried.



48. Maranda Jane MAYS (Absolom, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 3 Oct 1820 in Iredell Co, NC and died 30 Nov 1892. Maranda married Joseph William McLelland born 12 Sep 1813 and died 5 Sep 1889. Some spelled this name McCleland. Joseph is listed on some documents as Joseph Wilson McLelland. Maranda and Joseph are buried at Frienship United Methodist Church, Statesville, Iredell Co, NC.


They had the following children:
139 M i. John Nelson McLelland born 1850 and died11 on 7 Mar 1923 in Iredell Co, NC.
Zelpha Caroline McLelland born 1856 and died 3 Aug 1933, Iredell Co, NC. Zelpha married Arabell F Tucker born 1858 and died 10 Jul 1922, Iredell Co, NC.
Martha McLelland born 1860 died 8 Apr 1941, Charlottesville, VA.
Mary Jane McLelland married John Pharr.


Florence Victoria McLelland born 7 Nov 1861, Iredell Co married Alfred Scott Tucker born 8 Dec 1860 and died 1928 in 1882. Florence died 23 Dec 1946, Iredell Co, NC. Buried South River Baptist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
Albert and Florence grave.

William Adolphus McLelland born 1846 and died 8 Apr 1928, Iredell Co, NC.
James R McLelland born 1844.
Americus McLelland born 1865.



Roby McKellory Tucker, son of Albert Scott Tucker and Florence Victoria McLelland.

57. Milas M MAYES (Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1814. He died on 1 Feb 1889 in Iredell Co, NC. He was buried in Old Mays Cemetery, Iredell Co, NC. Milas married Dollie W COX in 1865. Dollie was born in 1836. She died on 16 Jan 1904 in Hickory, Catawba Co, NC.


They had the following children:
140 M i. Henry AJ MAYES was born in 1866.
141 F ii. Lucy SB MAYES was born in 1870.
142 F iii. Leasetter Ella MAYES was born in 1871 and died 1938.
143 F iv. Dora M MAYES was born in 1877.


61. Rufus W MAYES (Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 31 Mar 1817. He died on 23 Jun 1865. Rufus married Elizabeth W Elizabeth was born in 1817. She died on 9 Aug 1892 in Iredell Co, NC.


They had the following children:
144 F i. America MAYES was born in 1848 in NC.
+145 F ii. Emaline Jeanette "Emily" MAYES was born in 1850 in NC. Married Daniel Leonard Webb 1875, Iredell Co, NC.


62. John Washington MAYES (Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert. John married Elizabeth "Marsh" HALL.


They had the following children:
+ 146 M i. Richard Durant MAYES.
147 M ii. Washington Lay Jefferson MAYES married Sarah Little.

Herbert Revere Mayes born 1882 and died 2 Jan 1950, Iredell Co, NC.

148 F iii. America Jannette MAYES.



64. Nancy Caroline JULIAN (Theodosia MAYS, Benjamin, Robert). Nancy married William FOX.

72. Mary MAYS (Winston, Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1830. Mary married Joseph L MCLAIN. Joseph was born in 1829 in NC.


They had the following children:
150 F i. Lula A MCLAIN was born in 1866 in NC.


73. Jane MAYS (Winston, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1832. Jane married J W BLANKENSHIP.


They had the following children:
+ 151 F i. Minerva BLANKENSHIP was born in 1857. Minerva married James B Adams.
152 M ii. William P BLANKENSHIP was born in 1860.


Lived with her mother Anna Walker Mays in 1870. Alexander Co, NC 1870 Census Sharpes Township:


Anna Mays 68-f-w- KP H (Keeping house) real estate $125
Jane Blankenship, 35-f-w-, domestic servant
Minerva Blankenship, 14-f-w, at school
William P. 10-m-w, at school
74. Joseph C MAYS (Winston, Benjamin, Robert) was born13 in 1834 in NC. Joseph married Salley J Salley was born in 1842 in NC.


They had the following children:
153 F i. Lula E MAYS was born in 1868 in NC.
154 M ii. James A MAYS was born in 1871 in NC.
155 F iii. Cara E MAYS was born in 1874 in NC.
156 F iv. Elma E MAYS was born in 1879 in NC.


75. James Henry MAYS (Edwin Pierce, Pierce W, Robert) was born on 15 Feb 1842 in Amherst Co, VA. He died on 4 Dec 1928. He was buried in Cleek Cemetery, Kentuck.


He had the following children:
+ 157 F i. Lenora Frances "Leah" MAYS was born on 6 Jul 1874. She died on 4 Dec 1933.

Sources

1. Marriage .Indiana Marriages thru 1850.
2. 1850 Census.Watauga Co, NC Census.
3. 1850 Census.Watauga Co, NC Census.
4. 1850 Census.Watauga Co, NC Census.
5. Cemetery Records.
6. Marriage , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
7. Rootsweb contributor.brennanhartley@erols.com.
8. 1880 Census.Elk Creek, Carter Co, TN.
9. Rootsweb contributor.JJflawless@aol.com.
10. 1880 Census.Did not live with Susanna in 1880.
11. Iredell Co, NC Register of Deeds, Book 9 Page 145.
12. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 13 Page 15.
13. 1880 Census.Living at Sharpe, Alexander Co, NC in 1880.
Fifth Generation

89. Rachel Elvira MAYS (John Mandeville, John Bolling, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 18 Aug 1838 in Tenn. She died on 19 Feb 1874 in
Rusk Co, TN. She was buried in Mays family cemetery, New Salem Community, Rusk Co, TX.
Rachel married James Tobe LOWE "Tobe" son of Charles Finley LOWE and Celia SUMMERS on 12 Nov 1857. James was born on 27 Feb 1827 in TN. He died on 20 Mar 1886 in Rusk Co, TX. He was buried in Mays family cemetery, New Salem Community, Rusk Co, TX.


They had the following children:
158 F i. Laura Lovenia LOWE was born on 14 Apr 1859 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 6 Mar 1919 in TX.
159 M ii. John Finley LOWE was born on 10 Jul 1861 in Rusk Co, TX. He died on 5 Nov 1947 in Rusk Co, TX.
160 F iii. Sarah Frances "Sally Fannie" LOWE was born on 28 Jun 1864 in Rusk Co, TX. She died in 1951.
161 F iv. Della Uda LOWE was born on 23 Nov 1866 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 17 Jan 1961.
162 M v. William Robert LOWE was born on 10 Feb 1870 in Rusk Co, TX. He died on 2 Feb 1954 in Rusk Co, TX.
163 F vi. Annie Lee LOWE was born on 24 Aug 1872 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 14 Dec 1961 in Rusk Co, TX.


103. John Larkin MAYS (Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 15 Jun 1843 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died1 on 8 Jul 1926 in Caldwell Co, NC. The cause of death was Vascular Heart Disease. He was buried on 9 Jul 1926 in Mays Cemetery, Camp CarolWood, Lenoir, NC (Caldwell Co).

John L Mays enlisted Oct 5 1863 as a private in the Civil War, Company A 22nd Regiment from Caldwell Co, NC. Deserted to enemy about Feb 25 1865. Confined at Washington DC until released on or about Feb 27, 1865 after taking Oath of Allegiance.John Larkin Mays Pension Application

John married (1) Nancy Jane COZART daughter of William C COZART and Mary "Polly" HAYNES on 23 May 1866 in Caldwell Co, NC. Nancy was born on 7 Dec 1843 in Yadkin Valley, (Caldwell Co) NC. She died2 on 17 Feb 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried on 18 Feb 1915 in Mays Cemetery, Camp CarolWood, Lenoir, NC (Caldwell Co).



Grave Photos at Camp Carolwood, Caldwell Co, NC.
Photos provided by Peggy Bolick.


Nancy Jane Cozart and James Day had a child

James T Cozart born 1863. James Day was killed in the Civil War and they never married. That is why James T Cozart had the Cozart surname. James T Cozart is buried in the Mays Cemetery at Camp CarolWood, Lenoir, NC.
Death Certificate on Caldwell Co, website states her Mother is Nancy J Cozart. Her mother is Mary "Polly" Haynes.


John and Nancy had the following children:
+ 164 M i. William Morgan MAYS was born in 1867.
+ 165 M ii. John Larkin MAYS Jr was born in 1869.
+ 166 M iii. Columbus Franklin MAYS was born on 1 Mar 1871. He died on 12 Aug 1923.
+ 167 F iv. Sarah Caroline MAYS was born on 6 Jun 1873. She died on 3 Jul 1931.
+ 168 F v. Mary Jane MAYS was born on 25 Oct 1875. She died on 7 May 1922.
+ 169 F vi. Julia Louiza MAYS was born on 6 May 1876.
+ 170 M vii. Alfred Burton MAYS was born in Jun 1881. +
171 F viii. Martha Emaline MAYS was born on 6 Oct 1882. She died in Jan 1964.
John married (2) Mary Emma CONLEY daughter of Russell CONLEY and Martha COZART on 4 Apr 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. Mary was born in 1854.


104. Martha Jane MAYS (Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 11 Feb 1841 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 11 Feb 1922 in Belmont, Gaston Co, NC. Martha married3 Wiley A HAMBY on 22 May 1856 in Caldwell Co, NC. Wiley was born in 1833. He died in 1901 in PA.


Wiley and Martha had the following children:
172 M i. James HAMBY was born in Oct 1861 in Caldwell Co, NC.
173 F ii. Lucinda HAMBY was born in 1859. She died Died Young.



105. Susannah MAYS (Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in Nov 1842 in Caldwell Co, NC. Susannah Mays had a daughter Mary Caroline Mays born April 1865 and died 03/27/1915 and was buried in the Robbins Cemetery, Penley, Watauga Co, NC. Susannah married George Washington PITTS . George was born in 1858.


Susannah Mays had the following children:

+ 174 F i. Mary Caroline MAYS was born in Apr 1865. She died in 1915.



106. Sarah MAYS (Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 24 Sep 1848 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 29 Jan 1920 in Watauga Co, NC. Sarah lived in Watauga Co according to her mothers(Nancy Day Mays) letter to brother-inlaw John Calvin Mays.
Sarah married James Bartlett ROBBINS "Long Jim" son of Thomas Silas ROBBINS and Hollie DAY in 1869 in Caldwell Co, NC. James was born on 25 Jun 1842. He died after 1910.
Enlisted in Watauga Co on August 29 1862, for the war. Reported present in January - June, 1863. Reported on duty as a cooper at Loudon, Tennessee, in Sept - Oct, 1863. Reported present in Jan - Aug 1864. No further records. Survived the war. (Was 20 years old at time of enlistment.) (North Carolina Troops, 1861 -1865, A Roster, Volume XIV, 1998, Weymouth T Jordan, Jr, Editor) Company E, 58th Regiment.


James and Sarah had the following children:
175 F i. Martitia MAYS was born in 1863.
176 F ii. Mary Ann ROBBINS was born in 1877. She died4 in 1966 in Caldwell Co, NC.
177 M iii. Charles H ROBBINS was born in Feb 1879 in NC. He died after 1909.
178 F iv. Cornella Clarantine ROBBINS was born in Aug 1881 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 4 Mar 1959.
179 M v. Franklin Zed ROBBINS was born in Feb 1883 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died in 1949. Franklin married Maragariete ROBBINS on 7 Nov 1903 in NC. Maragariete was born in Apr 1878 in Caldwell Co, NC.
180 F vi. Nancy ROBBINS was born in 1885 in Caldwell Co, NC.
181 M vii. Jethro Jeff Avery ROBBINS was born on 18 Feb 1887 in NC. He died on 19 Jan 1949 in NC.


107. James Morgan MAYS (Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 27 Feb 1847 in Indiana . He died in TN. He was buried in Blevins Cem, Shady Valley Johnson Co, TN. James married Sarah Elizabeth NELSON "Sallie" daughter of Robert NELSON and Matilda CAMPBELL. Sarah was born in 1846 in NC. She died in TN. She was buried in Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson Co, TN. James and Sarah lived in the Sampson area of Watauga Co, NC.


James and Sarah had the following children:
+182 M i. William Avery MAYS was born in 1867.
183 F ii. Mary MAYS was born in 1871 in Wataugh, NC.


109. Levi Green Spears MAYS (James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born5 on 10 Nov 1854 in IL. He died in 1920 in Jefferson Co, IL. He was buried6 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Levi married Elmira M CAMPBELL on 28 Jan 1875 in Jefferson Co, IL. Elmira was born on 4 Mar 1856. She died on 19 Jan 1924 in Jefferson Co, IL. She was buried7 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


They had the following children:
184 M i. Edgar W MAYS was born in 1876. He died in 1956 in IL. He was buried8 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


111. John C MAYS (James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert). John married Sarah HILL .


They had the following children:
185 M i. Nelson MAYS was born on 25 Jul 1886. He died on 1 Jan 1942 in Jefferson Co, IL. He was buried9 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


115. Robert Burton MAYS (James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 23 May 1860 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He died in Nov 1928 in IL. He was buried10 in Old Shiloh Cemetry, Jefferson Co, IL. Robert married Emma Jane HUMPHREY daughter of Mathew HUMPHREY and Mary on 14 Dec 1879. Emma was born on 3 Jul 1862. She died on 15 Aug 1920 in IL. She was buried11 in Old Shiloh Cemetry, Jefferson Co, IL.


They had the following children:
+186 M i. John Herman MAYS was born on 24 May 1891. He died on 9 Dec 1967.
+187 M ii. William Everett MAYS was born on 28 May 1882. He died on 3 Aug 1954.
+188 F iii. Ida May MAYS was born on 20 Sep 1880. She died on 3 Apr 1973.
189 M iv. Elvin Oscar MAYS was born on 3 May 1885. He died on 12 Jan 1963.
Twin to Elvin died at birth.
+190 M v. Alva MAYS was born on 15 Dec 1885. He died on 17 Sep 1957.
+191 M vi. James Rufus MAYS was born on 27 Jan 1888. He died on 4 Sep 1967.


121. Grant Ray MAYS (John Calvin, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 28 Sep 1864. Grant married Alice May DEYOE.


Grant and Alice had the following children:
+192 M i. Albert Roy MAYS.


126. Minerva Evaline HARTLEY (Susanna MAYS, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 3 Dec 1847 in Ashe Co, NC. She died on 21 Mar 1921 in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN. She was buried12 in Elwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN. Minerva married Joseph C BOGLE . Joseph was born in 1840 in NC.


They had the following children:
193 F i. Laura Jane BOGLE was born in 1870 in Smyth Co, VA.
+194 F ii. Martha A BOGLE was born in 1872.
195 M iii. Christopher C BOGLE was born in 1873 in Smyth Co, VA.
196 M iv. Thomas J BOGLE was born in 1875 in VA.
197 F v. Mary C BOGLE was born in 1879.
198 M vi. J C BOGLE was born in 1880 in Smyth Co, VA.


129. Mary E HARTLEY (Susanna MAYS, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born13 in 1859 in NC. Lived in Elk Creek, Carter Co, TN 1880.


Mary had the following children:
199 M i. Lorasy HARTLEY was born14 in 1878 in TN.


130. Elvira HARTLEY (Susanna MAYS, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born15 in 1861 in NC. She died16 in 1929. She supposedly poisoned two gentlemen and got away with it. She was never married to our knowledge but had two children.
The father of James Taylor Hartley is rumored to be Carrot Nelson Potter. Source of above is Daiva Cicconi, a rootsweb contributer.


Elvira had the following children:
200 M i. James Taylor HARTLEY was born on 25 Mar 1877 in Buck Mtn, Carter Co, TN. He died on 18 Apr 1971 in San Bernardino Co, California.


146. Richard Durant MAYES (John Washington MAYES, Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert) Married Octavia Stark.


He had the following children:
+ 201 M i. William Claude MAYES born 1881 and died 26 Jul 1957, Iredell Co, NC. Married Margaret E Cornelius in 1909, Iredell Co, NC. William and Margaret are buried at New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
William and Margaret's grave.

202 M ii. Albert Francis MAYES born 1879 and died 12 Jan 1935, Iredell Co, NC. Married Lelia J Mitchell in 1908, Iredell Co, NC.

203 M iii. Elmer S MAYES born 31 Jun 1896 and died 22 Jun 1905. Elmer is buried at New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
Elmer's Obit-Landmark of Statesville - 6/23/1905.
Elmer's grave.

+204 M iv. Earl Durant MAYES born 4 Jan 1891 and died 7 Jan 1951, Iredell Co, NC.

205 F v. Eula Blanche MAYES born 1 May 1886 and died 21 Oct 1958, Iredell Co, NC. Lula is buried New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
Eula's grave.



151. Minerva BLANKENSHIP (Jane MAYS, Winston, Benjamin, Robert) was born17 in 1857 in NC. Minerva married James B ADAMS. James was born in 1853 in NC.


They had the following children:
206 F i. Martha L ADAMS was born in 1872 in NC.
207 F ii. Mary O ADAMS was born in 1874 in NC.
208 M iii. James T ADAMS was born in 1869 in NC.


157. Lenora Frances "Leah" MAYS (James Henry, Edwin Pierce, Pierce W, Robert)was born on 6 Jul 1874 in Kentuck, West VA. She died on 4 Dec 1933. She was buried in Crowder Cemetery, Elk Two Mile, W VA.


She had the following children:
+ 209 i. Nellie Margaret CYRUS was born on 21 Jan 1894.

Sources

1. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 13 Page 252.
2. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 5 Page 211.
3. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 1 Page 119.
4. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 53 Page 274.
5. 1880 Census.Jefferson Co, IL.
6. Cemetery Records.
7. Cemetery Records.Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
8. Cemetery Records.
9. Cemetery Records.
10. Cemetery Records.Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
11. Cemetery Records.
12. Rootsweb contributor.mar_don@empowering.com.
13. 1880 Census.Elk Creek Carter Co TN.
14. 1880 Census.Elk Creek, Carter Co, TN.
15. 1880 Census.Elk Creek, Carter Co, TN.
16. Rootsweb contributor.JJflawless@aol.com.
17. 1880 Census.Living at Sharpe, Alexander Co, NC in 1880.
Sixth Generation



164. William Morgan MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born in 1867 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. William married (1) Henrietta PITTS about 1884 in NC.


They had the following children:


210 M i. Jones Avery MAYS was born1 on 23 Dec 1883 in Caldwell Co, NC. Avery Mays lived in Phoenix Arizona. One child listed for Jones Avery Mays in Caldwell Co, NC birth records, Nellie Victoria Mays March 26 1907. Jones married2 Sue CRAIG on 25 Dec 1904 in Caldwell Co, NC.
211 F ii. Molly MAYS. Lived at Wyandotte, Michigan Molly married KEY.
212 M iii. William Oliver MAYS was born on 18 Mar 1885. He died in 1968. William married(1)Alice Cordella LEWIS. William married(2 Pearl Grant TAYLOR.
213 M iv. John Wesley MAYS married Bina Pitts in 1910, Caldwell Co, NC. Book 22 Page 65.

214 M v. Lawrence MAYS.




William married(2)Betsey HAGAMAN about 1894 in NC.


They had the following children:
215 M vi. Leonard M MAYS was born on 3 Jul 1895 in NC.
216 M vii. Willard MAYS was born in 1898 in NC.
217 M viii. Dillard MAYS was born in 1898 in NC.
218 M ix. Alfred B MAYS was born in 1899 in NC.
219 M x. Arthur MAYS was born in NC.
220 M xi. Jefferson Thomas MAYS born 7 Oct 1905, Watauga Co, NC.

221 F xii. Mamie Chloe MAYS was born in NC.
222 M xiii. Bert MAYS.


165. John Larkin MAYS Jr (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1869 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. John married3 Margaret V COFFEY on 29 Nov 1891 in Caldwell Co, NC.


They had the following children:
223 M i. James Thomas MAYS was born on 29 Apr 1894 in Caldwell Co, NC.


166. Columbus Franklin MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 1 Mar 1871 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 12 Aug 1923 in Caldwell Co, NC. He was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC. Columbus married4 Anna Rebecca PAYNE daughter of Jordan and Mary L PAYNE on 21 Mar 1891 in Yadkin Valley Twp Caldwell Co, NC. Anna was born on 27 May 1869 in North Carolina. She died5 on 11 Feb 1936 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC.

Columbus F Mays and Annie R Mays Headstone.
Notes on Mary Payne
Note** Photo's of Jordan and Mary were provided by Ira Avery Ollis, Great-great-granddaughter & daughter of Clyde Avery Jr & Betty Jean Mobley.


Columbus and Anna had the following children:
224 F i. Chaney Hill Carter MAYS was born6 in Oct 1892 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 26 May 1957 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC. Chaney married Unknown Never Married.

225 M ii. Frances Nathan MAYS was born7 on 5 Jun 1894 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 25 Dec 1978 in Havre,Montana. Retired from Great Northern Railroad. Frances married (2) Helen Minerva SMITH daughter of Orson SMITH and Ada DEVOL on 16 Jul 1928 in Harlowton, Wheatland Co, Montana. Helen was born on 4 Aug 1907 in Butte, Montana. She died on 29 Nov 1980 in Havre, Montana. Died six weeks after diagnosis of colangial cancer. A liver cancer most commonly found in Japenese people. Rare among occidentals. Her father foled on a dry land homestead of 1/4 section near Sumatra, Montana where she grew up leaving home after high school. Moved to Havre and worked in the Deaconess Hospital where her sister Clara was a nurse. Frances married (1)Hannah Tangen in Apr 1916 in Wolf Point, MT. Frances and Helen are buried Highland Cemetery, Harve, Montana.


Frances Helen

Graves Photo's taken by findagrave volunteer, Tom Reece.


Tidbit about Frances Nathan Mays

226 F iii. Hattie Lue MAYS was born on 12 Dec 1895 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died8 on 26 Feb 1927 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC. Hattie married9 Lawrence Alonzo BRYANT son of Henry BRYANT and Cora CRAIG on 22 Apr 1917 in Caldwell Co, NC. Lawrence was born in Mar 1899. He died in Jul 1967 in Caldwell Co, NC.

Hattie Lue Mays Bryant Headstone.

227 M iv. James Columbus MAYS was born10 on 9 Sep 1898 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 29 Sep 1975 in Caldwell Co, NC. He was buried in Mt Harmony United Methodist Church, Burke Co, NC. James married11 Annie Lou LAXTON daughter of William LAXTON and Jane BOLICK on 26 May 1918 in Caldwell Co, NC. Annie was born on 27 Apr 1900. She died on 18 Apr 1977 in Catawba County, NC.


Alfred Burton Mays
228 M v. Alfred Burton MAYS was born on 3 Jun 1901 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. He died12 on 1 Jul 1976 in Granite Falls, Caldwell Co, NC. The cause of death was Heart Attack. He was buried in Oak Grove Baptist Church, Granite Falls, Caldwell Co, NC. SSN 238-10-4607. Fathers name on death certificate is wrong. My grandmother Robinar C Hoyle Mays mistakenly gave the wrong name.
The morning of Jul 1 1976 my grandmother, Robinar Clementine Hoyle Mays got up to make breakfast as she did every morning. She made breakfast and then went in to wake my grandfather. He was dead. He had died during the night. Robnar said he always shaved in the morning but the night before he went to bed, he had shaved.

Alfred married13 Robinar Clementine HOYLE daughter of Julius Pinkney HOYLE and Barbara Caroline SMITH on 19 Jan 1921 in Caldwell Co, NC. Robnar was born on 13 Dec 1898 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died14Death Certificate on 15 Oct 1979 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Oak Grove Baptist Church, Granite Falls, Caldwell Co, NC. SSN 237-24-9572
Alfred B Mays and Robnar C Hoyle house, Granite Falls, Caldwell Co, 1976.
Alfred and Robnar Hoyle Mays

Julius Hoye and Barbara Smith. Photo provided by my Mother, granddaughter of Julius and Barbara.

Alfred Burton Mays and Robinar C Hoyle Mays Headstone.


229 F vi. Mary Estes MAYS was born15 on 11 May 1904 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died in Dec 1986 in Catawba County, NC. Mary married Cloyd E SMITH on 14 Feb 1922 in Caldwell Co, NC. Claude was born on 9 Jul 1899 in NC. He died on 5 Aug 1982 in Catawba County, NC.

230 M vii.Ronald Edgster MAYS was born on 19 Dec 1906 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 20 May 1968 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC. Ronald married Sadie WALKER. Sadie was born on 12 Aug 1921.
Photo provided by Harvey Mays, son of Frances Nathan Mays.

231 F viii. Annie MAYS was born16 on 12 Sep 1909 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 20 Mar 1990 in Florida. Annie married17 Cecil WILLIAMS on 6 Jan 1936 in Caldwell Co, NC. Cecil was born on 13 Apr 1907 in NC. He died in Nov 1980 in FL.



167. Sarah Caroline MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 6 Jun 1873 in Buffalo Cove Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 3 Jul 1931 in Gaston Co, NC. She was buried in Long Creek Baptist Church Gaston Co, NC. Lived in Patterson area of Caldwell Co then moved to Gastonia, NC. Sarah married18 Thomas Calvin PAYNE son of Jordan and Mary L PAYNE on 21 Mar 1891 in Caldwell Co, NC. Thomas was born on 23 Apr 1867 in NC. He died on 31 Oct 1925 in Gaston Co, NC. He was buried in Long Creek Baptist Church Gaston Co, NC. Thomas Calvin Payne was a baptist minister. He was also involved with the salvation army.

Thomas and Sarah's grave.


Thomas and Sarah had the following children:
232 M i. John Everett PAYNE was born on 15 Mar 1892 in Caldwell Co, NC.
233 M ii. William Francis PAYNE was born19 on 30 May 1894 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died in Kings Mt, NC. William married Essie. Essie was born in 1894.
234 F iii. Essie Levinia PAYNE was born on 11 May 1896 in NC.
235 M iv. Calvin Burton PAYNE was born on 19 Jul 1898 in NC. He died on 7 Jul 1964 in Gaston Co, NC. Calvin married20 Velcie Elizabeth WHISNANT daughter of Richard WHISNANT and Mary on 30 Oct 1931 in Long Creek Baptist Church, Gaston Co, NC. Velcie was born on 25 Jun 1903. She died on 12 Jan 1990 in NC. When Velcie died she was living with her daughter Shirley Irene Payne McSwain in Cherryville, NC.
236 F v. Nancy Rebecka PAYNE was born on 4 Apr 1901 in NC. She died on 1 Nov 1986 in Gaston Co, NC. Nancy married Luther Wince AVERY son of AVERY. Luther was born on 17 Jan 1892 in NC. He died on 11 Sep 1954 in NC.
Photo provided by Ira Avery Ollis, granddaughter of Luther and Nancy.

237 M vi. George Washington PAYNE was born on 18 May 1904 in NC.
238 M vii. Walter Raymond PAYNE was born on 20 Jun 1907 in NC.
239 F viii. Mary Clide PAYNE was born on 21 Jun 1911 in NC. She died on 31 Jul 1931 in Gaston Co, NC. Mary married GATHERS.
Photo provide by Ira Avery Ollis.

240 F ix. Joyce Faye PAYNE was born21 on 4 Mar 1914 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 9 Feb 1972 in Gaston Co, NC. Joyce married Charlie Clarence AVERY son of AVERY. Clarley was born on 27 Nov 1897. He died on 4 Aug 1969. Both are buried Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dallas Gaston Co, NC.
241 M x. Woodrow Wilson PAYNE was born on 2 Jun 1916 in NC.


168. Mary Jane MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 25 Oct 1875 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 7 May 1922 in Lincoln Co, NC. She was buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC. Mary married22 Calvin Alfred DULA son of William Carson DULA and Cordelia Ann JONES on 25 Dec 1897 in Caldwell Co, NC. Calvin was born in Jul 1867 in Wilkes Co, NC.


They had the following children:
242 F i. Nancy A DULA was born in 1901 in Caldwell Co, NC. Nancy married Thurman BRYANT son of Cicero S BRYANT and Delila BERRY. Thurman was born in Caldwell Co, NC.
243 F ii. Minnie DULA was born in 1904 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died23 in 1941 in Caldwell Co, NC. Minnie married Cline BORDERS. Cline was born in NC.
244 F iii. Phronia DULA was born in 1908 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died24 in 1938 in Caldwell Co, NC. Phronia married HALL.
245 F iv. Bertha Mae DULA was born on 11 Jul 1909. She died25 on 2 Apr 1929 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried in Mt Zion Baptist Church, Caldwell Co, NC.
246 M v. Berling Eugene DULA was born26 on 7 Jan 1919 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 30 Jan 1970 in Caldwell Co, NC. He was buried in Temple Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. When he was young he had polio and was crippled. During part of World War II, he lived with Harold and Lena Moore and worked shining shoes in a shoe shop in Granite Falls, NC. He later married and became a farmer. Berling married Mildred HALL in 1945. Mildred was born on 14 Jan 1909 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 9 Jul 1968 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried in Temple Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
247 F vi. Gracie Caroline DULA was born27 in 1914 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died28 in 1914 in Caldwell Co, NC.
248 M vii. Gaither Jefferson DULA was born in 1914. He died29 in 1916 in Caldwell Co, NC.
249 M viii. William Hartley DULA was born in 1910 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died30 in 1913 in Caldwell Co, NC.


169. Julia Louiza MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 6 May 1876 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. Julia married John P LEWIS son of William LEWIS and Rachel PIPES on 19 Aug 1897 in Caldwell Co, NC. John was born in 1863. He died on 5 Jul 1917 in NC.


They had the following children:
250 M i. William Cloyd LEWIS was born in May 1887.
251 M ii. Thomas L LEWIS was born in Nov 1890.
252 F iii. Martha Jane LEWIS was born in Dec 1898.
253 F iv. Nancy Isabella LEWIS was born31 in May 1900 in Caldwell Co, NC.
254 M v. Henry B LEWIS was born in 1902 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died in Mar 1965 in McDowell Co, NC.

255 F vi. Anna C LEWIS was born in 1905.

256 F vii. Mabel C LEWIS was born in 1907.

257 M viii. Leonard Ross LEWIS was born32 in 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC.

258 M ix. John Larkin LEWIS was born33 in 1911 in Caldwell Co, NC.

259 M x. Charlie LEWIS died in 1943. US Army Air Corp during World War II. Killed when backed into an airplane propeller while directing another plane.

260 F xi. Isabell LEWIS.

170. Alfred Burton MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in Jun 1881 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. Alfred married34 Lucy Ann CURTIS on 28 Dec 1901 in Caldwell Co, NC. Lucy was born in Caldwell Co, NC.


They had the following children:

261 M i. John MAYS was born in 1903 in NC.

262 F ii. Lizzie MAYS was born in 1908 in NC.

263 F iii. Rachal MAYS.

264 F iv. Martha MAYS.

265 F v. Bertie Ruth MAYS was born35 on 25 Oct 1919 in Caldwell Co, NC.

266 F vi. Susanna Bethie MAYS was born36 in 1917 in Caldwell Co, NC.



171. Martha Emaline MAYS (John Larkin, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 6 Oct 1882 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died in Jan 1964 in Granite Falls, Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried in Sunset Cemetery Caldwell Co, NC . Martha married37 Alphus Augustus DULA son of William Carson DULA and Cordelia Ann JONES on 27 Dec 1899 in Caldwell Co, NC. Alphus was born on 20 Mar 1875 in Wilkes Co, NC. He died on 7 Jan 1968 in Caldwell Co, NC. He was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Caldwell Co, NC.


They had the following children:

267 F i. Etta Jane DULA was born38 on 4 Jun 1902 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 19 Jan 1996 in Montross, VA. Etta married39 James Horace HAMLETT in 1922 in Caldwell Co, NC. James was born on 3 Oct 1898 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died in Jan 1984 in Maryland.

268 F ii. Mary Elizabeth DULA was born40 on 20 Jun 1904 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died41 on 10 Jan 1995 in Caldwell Co, NC. Mary married42 Charles G HARRISON son of Calvin HARRISON and Nettie ELROD in 1922 in Caldwell Co, NC. Charles was born on 21 Jun 1900 in NC. He died in Oct 1981 in Burke Co, NC.

269 M iii. Calvin Edward DULA was born on 6 Nov 1905 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 23 Jun 1963 in Caldwell Co, NC. The cause of death was Lung Cancer. Served in US Army. Calvin married Margaret V SIMMONS daughter of Arnold SIMMONS and Ada SEAGLE. Margaret was born on 4 Mar 1912 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 25 Sep 1964 in Caldwell Co, NC.

270 M iv. William L DULA was born on 17 Feb 1908 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died on 19 Jul 1910 in Caldwell Co, NC.

271 M v. Clyde Henry DULA was born43 on 9 Apr 1910 in Caldwell Co, NC. Clyde married Lettie SMITH. Lettie was born in 1912 in Burke Co, NC.

272 M vi. Arnold DULA was born44 in 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died in 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. The cause of death was flu epidemic.

273 F vii. Annie Lena DULA was born45 on 10 Dec 1911 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died46 on 28 Jul 1998 in Catawba Co, NC. She
was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Caldwell Co, NC. Annie married Harold David MOORE son of Franklin MOORE and Loria HONEYCUTT on 4 Jul 1929 in Caldwell Co, NC. Harold was born on 7 Sep 1911 in Iredell Co, NC. He died on 15 Jan 1963 in Wilkes Co, NC. He was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Caldwell Co, NC.

274 M viii. Oscar Demus DULA was born on 29 Nov 1920 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died47 on 14 Dec 1920 in Caldwell Co, NC.

Had other children born 1927, 1928, 1930, and 1932. Caldwell Co, NC.



174. Mary Caroline MAYS (Susannah MAYS, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in Apr 1865 in NC. She died in 1915.


She had the following children: (Nancy's father was unknown.)

275 F i. Nancy Brayden MAYS born 25 May 1889, Caldwell Co, NC and died 27 Sep 1963, Caldwell Co, NC. Nancy married Andrew Hall.

Nancy's Death Certificate.



182. William Avery MAYS (James Morgan, Morgan M, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1867 in Wataugh, NC. William married Sidney Ann HUTCHINSON.


They had the following children:
276 F i. Fannie Edna MAYS. Fannie married Elmer Eugene MCQUEEN.


186. John Herman MAYS (Robert Burton, James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 24 May 1891 in Jefferson Co, IL. He died on 9 Dec 1967 in Marion, IL. John married Nellie Gertrude ROGERS daughter of Benjamin W ROGERS and Anna E KIRK on 25 Dec 1917 in Mt. Vernon, IL. Nellie was born on 14 Mar 1890 in Jefferson Co, IL. She died on 19 Apr 1972 in Mt. Vernon, IL.


They had the following children:
277 M i. Herman Roger MAYS was born on 7 Jul 1920 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He died in Oct 1998. He was buried on 19 Oct 1998. Herman married Jeanetta Rosetta RECTOR "Janet" on 29 May 1951 in Mt. Vernon, IL. Jeanetta was born on 15 Sep 1920 in Jefferson Co, IL.
278 M ii. George Paul MAYS "Shorty" was born on 12 May 1923 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He died on 27 May 1975 in Mt. Vernon, IL. George married (1)Leota SPENCE. Leota was born on 9 Nov 1931. George married(2)Dorothy I MORGAN on 7 Apr 1950. Dorothy was born on 9 Nov 1931.
279 M iii. Kenneth E MAYS was born on 3 Mar 1925 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He died on 31 Jan 1985 in Mt. Vernon, IL. Kenneth married Lorene Inez Rector BUMPUS on 31 Oct 1954. Lorene was born on 1 Nov 1922. She died on 14 Mar 1995 in Mt. Vernon, IL.
280 F iv. Nellie Ann MAYS was born on 19 Aug 1927 in Nason, IL. She died on 27 Sep 1997 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Nellie married Thomas Allen GREGORY "Red" on 1 Jul 1951. Thomas was born on 27 Dec 1922. He died on 17 Dec 1978. Thomas and Nellie had no children.


187. William Everett MAYS (Robert Burton, James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born on 28 May 1882. He died on 3 Aug 1954. He was buried in Donoho Prairie Cemetery, Marion Co, IL. William married(1 Elsie P KOONCE. Elsie was born on 28 Jul 1889. She died in 1927.


They had the following children:
281 F i. Maxine MAYS.
282 F ii. Carmel MAYS was born on 4 Mar 1906. She died on 24 May 1993. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Carmel married Wibur W THOMAS. Wibur was born on 23 Oct 1905. He died on 25 Aug 1965. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
283 F iii. Geneva MAYS was born in 1907. She died in 1908. She was buried in Kirk Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
284 M iv. Dallas Riley MAYS was born on 8 Oct 1912. He died on 19 Jun 1990. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Dallas married Gladys P HOGAN . Gladys was born on 25 Jan 1917. She died on 24 Aug 1998. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
285 M v. William Knox MAYS was born on 28 Feb 1917. He died on 23 Jun 1961. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
286 F vi. Ruby MAYS was born on 21 Jan 1922. She died on 31 Mar 1932.
William married (2) Margaret ZONA. Margaret was born in 1892. She died in 1953.


188. Ida May MAYS (Robert Burton, James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 20 Sep 1880 in Jefferson Co, IL. She died on 3 Apr 1973 in Effingham, IL.. She was buried in Neoga Memorial Cemetery IL. Ida married William T BOSWELL. William was born on 7 May 1880. He died on 27 Jul 1960 in Neoga, IL. He was buried in Neoga Memorial Cemetery IL.


They had the following children:
287 F i. Opal BOSWELL.
288 M ii. Ray BOSWELL.
289 F iii. Alta BOSWELL was born on 29 May 1900. She died on 24 Jan 1995 in Lafayette, IN.
290 M iv. Charles BOSWELL was born in 1904.
291 M v. Clyde BOSWELL was born in 1906.
292 F vi. Emma BOSWELL was born in 1912.
293 M vii. Robert BOSWELL was born in 1914.
294 M viii. Clarence BOSWELL was born on 19 Dec 1914. He died on 28 Sep 1995 in CA.
295 F ix. Hazel BOSWELL was born in 1919.


190. Alva MAYS (Robert Burton, James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 15 Dec 1885. He died on 17 Sep 1957 in Jefferson Co, IL. He was buried48 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Alva married Mary.


They had the following children:
296 F i. Blanch MAYS was born on 7 Aug 1916. She died on 6 Sep 1923 in Jefferson Co, IL. She was buried49 in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


191. James Rufus MAYS (Robert Burton, James Rufus, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert)was born on 27 Jan 1888 in Arkansas. He died on 4 Sep 1967 in Jefferson Co, IL. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. James married (1) Nola NEWBURY on 23 Mar 1913 in Pocahontas, Ark . Nola was born on 4 Oct 1894 in Jefferson Co, IL. She died on 15 Jan 1962 in Mission, TX. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


They had the following children:
297 M i. James Burrell MAYS "Burrell" was born in 1913. James married Sylvia ROBINSON on 5 Sep 1935 in Benton, IL. Sylvia was born on 20 Nov 1913. She died on 30 Sep 1991 in Jefferson Co, IL. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
298 M ii. Russell Herman MAYS was born on 25 Dec 1914 in IL. He died on 12 Jul 1969. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Russell worked for the US Postal Service. He died while on his mail route of a heart attack. Russell was a talented painter. He painted murals for over 20 churches in southern IL. Russell married Olive LIVEY . Olive was born on 28 Jun 1921.
299 F iii. Gladys Mae MAYS was born in 1916 in IL.
300 F iv. Margaret E MAYS was born in 1917. Margaret married Herman Arthur NIEKRENZ in 1937. Herman was born on 25 Dec 1916. He died on 26 Nov 1986. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.
301 M v. Verner Elvin MAYS was born on 15 Nov 1919 in IL. He died on 7 Jun 1977. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Verner owned and operated the Mays' Grocery Store in Mt. Vernon IL for 23 years. Verner married Margaret Louise WOOD on 5 Sep 1945. Margaret was born in 1921.
302 F vi. Violet Marie MAYS was born in 1923. Lived in Texas Violet married Richard HALL.
303 M vii. Robert Gale MAYS was born on 31 Dec 1924. He died on 16 Aug 1995. He was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Robert married (1) Mildred M MORGAN on 28 Feb 1949. Mildred was born on 24 Feb 1928. She died on 10 May 1953. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL. Robert married (2) Lottie M FROST on 25 Dec 1953. Lottie was born on 22 Sep 1927.
James married (2) Anna E RUSSEL in 1963. Anna was born on 22 Aug 1892 in Saline Co, IL. She died on 6 Mar 1976 in Marion, IL. She was buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL.


192. Albert Roy MAYS (Grant Ray, John Calvin, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert). Albert married Florence Harriett SCOTT .


They had the following children:
304 F i. Maxine MAYS born 3 Jan 1916 and died 28 Sep 2002, San Jose, Santa Clara, CA. Lives in CA 06-12-2000. Maxine married MCLAURIN.



194. Martha A BOGLE (Minerva Evaline HARTLEY, Susanna MAYS, Larkin Benjamin, Benjamin, Robert) was born in 1872 in Smyth Co, VA. Martha married James GOODMAN in 1901 in Sullivan Co, TN.


They had the following children:
305 F i. Veenie GOODMAN.
306 F ii. Hattie GOODMAN.
307 M iii. Willie GOODMAN.
308 M iv. Griffin GOODMAN.



201. William Claude MAYES (Richard Durant MAYES, John Washington MAYES, Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert). born 1881 and died 26 Jul 1957, Iredell Co, NC. Married Margaret E Cornelius in 1909, Iredell Co, NC.


They had the following children:

309 M i. Glenn Eugene MAYES born 3 Feb 1924, Iredell Co, NC. Owns Benjamin Mays land in Iredell Co as of 1999. Glenn married Mabel BLACKWELDER in 1964, Iredell Co, NC. Married Mabel Unknown.
Glenn and Mabel's headstone.

310 M ii. Joseph Burette Mayes, Sr born 1911 and died 18 Feb 1981, Iredell Co, NC. Joseph married Pauline CROUCH in 1935, Iredell Co, NC.

John Durant Mayes son of Joseph and Pauline. Buried at New Salem United Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.


311 M iii. William Elmer MAYES. William married Lessie Fox. Died 1980, Iredell Co, NC.

Lessie's Obit:

Mrs. Lessie Fox Mayes, 88, of 307 Mills Garden Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Born on June 1, 1916, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late Jay Fox and Amelia Gant Fox. She was a former nurses assistant for 19 years at Davis Hospital and was co-owner of Mayes Farm. She was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the UMW. She was also formerly a member of the Cool Spring Extension Homemakers Club. On Nov. 19, 1938, she married Mr. William Elmer Mayes, who died on Dec. 28, 1980. She was also preceded in death by brothers Ernest and Everette Fox and sisters Ruth Fish and Naomi Burns. Survivors include a son, James Wayne Mayes and his wife, Joyce, of Statesville; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille M. Carter and her husband, Charles, of Statesville; a brother, Elbert Fox of Sanford; and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Houston of Statesville. Also surviving are grandchildren, Cindy McNeely, Chuck Carter, Joy Silver, Jenny Richardson, Jimmy Mayes and Jill Mayes; and great-grandchildren, Jacob McNeely, Madelyn McNeely, Owen Silber, Abigail Richardson and Rileigh Silber. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at New Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Struble officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will assemble at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Wayne Mayes at 323 Mills Garden Road, and will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.



312 F iv. Gladys MAYES. Gladys married Lester WALKER.

313 F v. Marie MAYES. Marie married Woodrow O BELL.

314 M vi. Raymon Durant MAYES born 27 Jul 1919, Iredell Co, NC. Raymond married Sudie Mae HOOVER. Raymon died 1 Sep 1998, Iredell Co, NC. Buried New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
Raymon and Sudie's marriage - Landmark of Statesville 1/27/1945.
Ramon's grave.

315 M vii. Ross Whitfield MAYES born 29 May 1926, Iredell Co, NC. Ross married Agnes CRAWFORD.



204. Earl Durant MAYES (Richard Durant MAYES, John Washington MAYES, Nancy D MAYS, Benjamin, Robert)born 4 Jan 1891 and died 7 Jan 1951, Iredell Co, NC. Earl married Mary Ethel SHOEMAKER in 1917, Iredell Co, NC. Ethel died in 1993, Iredell Co, NC. Daughter of William Floye Shoemaker and Beulah Davis. Earl and Ethel are buried at New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.

Earl's Obit Landmark of Statesville 1/8/1951.


They had the following children:

316 M i. Herman Wesley MAYES born 17 Sep 1918, Iredell Co, NC and died 22 Apr 1996, Iredell Co, NC. Herman married Bera Mayberry. Daughter of Grover Cleveland and Lavina Mayberry. They are buried at New Salem Methodist Church, Iredell Co, NC.
Herman and Bera's grave.


317 F ii. Beulah Evelyn MAYES born 5 Aug 1922, Iredell CO, NC. Married David T. Redfearn.

318 M iii. Earl Durant MAYES, Jr. born 18 Nov 1927, Iredell Co, NC. Married Mabel Irene Mason.




209. Nellie Margaret CYRUS (Lenora Frances "Leah" MAYS, James Henry, Edwin Pierce, Pierce W, Robert)was born on 21 Jan 1894 in Kentuck, West VA. She was buried in Miller Cemetery, Miller Ohio.


She had the following children:
319 F i. Emily Phyllis CYRUS was born on 6 Feb 1921 in Pinch, W VA. Emily married Unknown.



229 F vi. Mary Estes MAYS was born15 on 11 May 1904 in Buffalo Cove, Caldwell Co, NC. She died in Dec 1986 in Catawba County, NC. Mary married Cloyd E SMITH on 14 Feb 1922 in Caldwell Co, NC. Claude was born on 9 Jul 1899 in NC. He died on 5 Aug 1982 in Catawba County, NC.

229A. Rachel Eloise Smith born 29 April 1925 and died 14 Dec 2005.
Rachel's Obit:

HICKORY - Rachel Smith Scholz, 80, of Lenoir, died Dec. 14, 2005, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir. Born April 29, 1925, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Cloyd and Mary Mays Smith. A member of Church of Jesus, she was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Scholz; a sister, Wayburn Hare; and two brothers, Winfred and Johnny Smith. Survivors include four sisters, Ruth Hill, Hazel Bolick and Ann Worley of Hickory and Dorothy Isenhour of Icard; three brothers, Carroll Smith, Carl Smith and Larry Smith of Hickory; and a number of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Woodruff at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, in Fairview Cemetery. The family will remain at the cemetery following the service. Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service is serving the Scholz family.

229B.Winfred Ervin Smith born 10 Jul 1928 and died 18 Jun 1996.

229C. Wayburn Rebecca Smith born 15 Oct 1934. Died 3 May 2004.

Wayburn's Obit:

HICKORY - Wayburn Rebecca Smith, 68, of Hickory, died May 3, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 15, 1935, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Mary Mays Smith. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two daughters; and two grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Billy Hare of Hildebran and Michael Hare of Hickory; six daughters, Gail Hipps, Lisa Paige and Julie Paige of Hickory, Brenda Dunn of Lenoir, and Bobbie Hare and Sandy Hare of Granite Falls; five sisters; three brothers; and 31 grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Catawba Memorial Park with Preacher Scott Stanley officiating. The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be family members.


229E. Johnny McTerry Smith, Sr. born 4 April 1950 and died 5 Dec 1980, Catawba Co, NC.


+145 F ii. Emaline Jeanette "Emily" MAYES was born in 1850 in NC. Married Daniel Leonard Webb 1875, Iredell Co, NC.
Daniel and Emily had the following children:

John Washington Webb born 1877 and died 13 Oct 1948, Iredell Co, NC. Married twice, 1st 1898, Iredell Co, NC to Lydia Long that died in 13 Jan 1941, Iredell Co and Vera Hair in 1942, Iredell Co, NC.

John's Obit - Landmark of Statesville - 10/14/1948.

George Marvin Webb born 16 May 1884, Iredell Co, NC.
Joseph Edgar Webb born 13 Aug 1890 and died 9 Feb 1970.


Sources


1. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 6 Page 57.
2. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds).Married by Charles J Dobbins- Mag.Witnesses: James Chandler & Nettie Craig.
3. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds).Married by Rev Larkin PipeWitnesses: William Coffey & TC Coffey.
4. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 9 Page 81.
5. Death Certificate.
6. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 16 Page 453.
7. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 12 Page 183.
8. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 14 Page 10.
9. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 26 Page 265.
10. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 13 Page 82.
11. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds).Married by LA Fowler- Mag.Witnesses: RL Laxton & EJ Laxton.
12. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 63 Page 209.
13. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 29 Page 2.
14. Social Security Death Index, 237-24-9572.
15. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 16 Page 454.
16. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 19 Page 137.
17. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 44 Page 16.
18. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 9 Page 90.
19. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 17 Page 194.
20. Marriage .Information from Ira Ollis granddaughter of Thomas Calvin Payne.
21. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 1 Page 468.
22. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 12 Page 131.Married by TM Hawkins- Mag.Witnesses: W Simmons & John Cloer.
23. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 28 Page 85.
24. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 25 Page 52.
25. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 16 Page 7.
26. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 6 Page 276.
27. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 2 Page 276.
28. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 1 Page 804.
29. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 3 Page 227.
30. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 2 Page 261.
31. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 17 Page 159.
32. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 2 page 742.
33. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 6 Page 172.
34. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 14 Page 146.
35. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 9 Page 165.
36. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 4 Page 696.
37. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds).Married by JC MillerWitnesses: MS HM McGinnis & Carolyn Clark.
38. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 20 Page 346.
39. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 30 Page 45.
40. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 20 Page 347.
41. Death Certificate, Book 81 Page 116.
42. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 30 Page 141.
43. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 17 Page 85.
44. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 3 Page 632.
45. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 18 Page 294.
46. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 18 Page 294.
47. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 7 Page 14.
48. Cemetery Records.
49. Cemetery Records.

Ancestor chart showing relationship to myself.
Unknown Mays
Robert Mays
Benjamin Mays
Larkin Benjamin Mays
Morgan M Mays
John Larkin Mays
Columbus Franklin Mays
Alfred Burton Mays
Living Mays
myself


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