I would like to share data with others in researching John Hays pedigree.
johnhays1726 , from Tucson, AZ, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2009. is researching the following names: HAY, HAYS, HAYES and 2 other(s).
Approx.. voyages started between date: 1730 to 1740.
where our Hay/ HAYES family line is from:
David Patrick Moore Hays of Derry Twp., O’ Hea
**John, Samuel and William came over with father, Patrick Hays, who took the new name of, David Patrick Moore Hays from Derry Ireland *** from Rockbridge History book – “"Sir John Hay married Margaret Stewart in 1388. They had William Hays who married Janet MacIntosh. They had John Hays who married Miss MacIntosh (his cousin). They had William Hays who married Miss Cumming. They had John Hays who married Marion Drummond. They had William Hays who married Katherine Urquhart. They had John Hays who married Isabel Dunbar. They had David Hays who married Jean Winhame. They had Andrew Hays b. 1666 in Ireland who married unknown and they had John Hays, who married Rebecca. Immigrated 1730 to Philadelphia." Emphriam (Gr. son of John - son of David ) came over with wife Mary from their home lands of Scotland of her parentage. Making their oaths to the new lands and acquiring lands upon arrival to America. They were first in Rockville CO., VA. . Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia / and founded the laws and government for the County. Later some relocated to Lancaster, PA., some to KY, Ohio, MO., Texas, N.C. and NY areas.
Emphriam was an Officer and served in the Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, with commanding officer – General Washington – who permitted a furlough for Emphriam, because his son Charles was born that day.
**William and his wife Mary also were in the Monmouth Battles, see below.
**John Hays is believed to have built the first mill in Rockbridge Co. in 1739. He died in 1750 -- his 3 sons owned 25-30 slaves and nearly 3000 acres of land. One son, Andrew Hays, took the mill upon his father's death, and apparently left it to his oldest son, also named John.
In 1790s the family moved to Rutherford CO. N.C., where Grandson James enlisted in the Freedom Colony War ( see below) later moved back to Lancaster, PA. David Patrick Moore Hays and his sons and families moved to America on separate voyages in the early 1700’s’. Emphriam, Patrick’s Gr. son, who owned lands in Scotland and ships, immigrated with the family to the land of America. Emphriam and Mary started with 100 acres on the James River, had 10 children together. He deeded 259 acres to his son Samuel and 474 to son William – then he and Mary moved to Lancaster, PA. and moved again to MO., where they lived their lives out.
have more if anyone needs help - Hays/Hayes of Rockbridge CO.,VA.
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