Amos Bays(1803)>Amos Bays(1853-1860)>Oscar Bays(1885) :: Genealogy
<< Previous - Next >>

Amos Bays(1803)>Amos Bays(1853-1860)>Oscar Bays(1885)

Journal by glenna

Looking for anyone with info on this family line. Looking for photos, et. I have info to share.

I have wondered if there is more than 1 Amos Bays Jr. being born 1853-1860 in KY because I have located about 7 marriages....Susan Chandler, Mary Catherine Branham, Esther Gillum/Gilliam/Gillen**, Sarah Emma Salyer*, Lavina Williams and Lucinda Remey/Raney.(* I have personal knowledge these 2 wives were married to the same Amos Bays Jr, Esther being my direct line.) He was a shoe maker and died as a result of a dispute over prices with William Lyons, another shoemaker. He was shot and died a couple of years later due to his wounds. He died in Carter County, KY.

Amos Sr b-1803 VA, had 2 wives, Mary Vance and Sarah Prater Jordan* or Sarah Jordan Prater....* my line.He died in Morgan Co, KY in 1858.

Oscar Clay Bays married 1) Delphia Brown Adams, widow of Smith Adams of Morgan, Magoffin and Perry Counties in KY. She had no children with Smith Adams but she had several with Oscar Bays. He would leave for several months or years at a time and then return...seems like he could have had more than one family. I am trying to find if he re-married? I found a census record with an Oscar Bays with a Lou Bays and family in Elliot Co, KY. Not sure if this is the same Oscar Bays

Surnames: NONE
Viewed: 930 times
by glenna Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2008-06-20 15:24:20

glenna has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2008. is researching the following names: BAYS, BARGEREASTERNKENTUCKYFAMI, WILSON and 9 other(s).

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:


by dori on 2008-09-24 17:36:33

Amos Sr. also died of gun shot wounds, in a dispute with a neighbor I believe.

by glenna on 2008-09-25 17:40:30

Amos Sr. was murdered and that is all I know. I have never found anything about it. I found Amos Jr.'s account in a newspaper. He was a shoemaker and was shot by another shoemaker, William Lyons in an argument over what prices they should charge for repairs. It was in 1916 and he died as a result of those gun shot wounds later in 1920 in Grayson, KY. Lyons escaped and I don't know if he was ever captured and went to court or whatever happened to him.

Amos Sr. was murdered in 1858 in Morgan County, I think. I do not know any of the particulars. Seems it would be in a newspaper somewhere but I'm not near Kentucky or have not been very successful researching newspaper archives.

Are you related, or do you know anything or anyone else who may be researching this family?



by jkbayes on 2010-01-20 22:32:27

Amos Sr was killed by a simple minded boy talked into rolling a rock down the hill to spook Amos's horse, the rock hit Amos in the head and he died several days later, our family still has the rock that killed him. Amos was my GGG Grandfather through his oldest son James Jackson. I believe Amos was the son of John III born in Scott Co Va. and came to Morgan Co Ky with John III. Amos and his son JJ moved on to the Barnett's Creek area of Johnson Co. James Jackson is buried in Jaynes Cemetery in Staffordsville, not sure where Amos is buried.

The only children of Amos that I know of were James Jackson, Wile, Julia, John, Nancy, Eliza and Amos jr.

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.