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I am looking for the Parents of James Mays, if you have any information please contact me at [email protected] I have a lot of information to share on the Mays, Melton, Holland and Cooksey lines.
1. JAMES MAYS was born 1797 in North Carolina, USA and died 1876 in Arkansas. He married (1) NERVY ADAMS Abt. 1820 in Tennessee. She was born 1798 in Tennessee, and died Abt. 1845 in possibly Missouri. He married (2) CATHARINE COOTS Abt. 1846 in Arkansas. She was born 1809 in Tennessee.
He married (3) PERMELIA ANN WHITE Abt. 1858 in Arkansas. She was born 1821 in Tennessee.
Notes for JAMES MAYS:
An article in "History and Folklore of Searcy County", Arkansas stated that James Mays, grandfather of William S. Mays, whose father was John Mays, "came to Searcy County when the country was primitive and located in the vicinity of St. Joe where he spent the rest of his life as an honest and industrious farmer and blacksmith. He died
in 1876 at the age of eighty-five. He married five times and reared four different families of children, twenty-one in all. He was a Democrat politically and a devout member of the Methodist Church, and was of Irish ancestry.
The Cooksey and Burgess families have ties to the Mays in White County, Tennessee.
Children of JAMES MAYS and NERVY ADAMS are:
i. CHARLES BUEL MAYS, b. 1821, Tennessee; d. Mar 1862, Arkansas.
ii. MARGARETT MAYS, b. 1823, Tennessee.
iii. THOMAS MAYS, b. 1828, White Co. Tennessee; d. Abt. 1863.
iv. JOHN MAYS, b. 1829, Alabama; d. 1853, On Way, California, USA.
v. MARY ANN MAYS, b. 1833, Tennessee.
vi. WILLIAM MAYS, b. 1838, Alabama.
vii. NANCY C. MAYS, b. 1840, Missouri, USA.
viii. LOUISA MAYS, b. 1843, Arkansas.
ix. GEORGE W.MAYS, b. 1845, Arkansas; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910.
Children of JAMES MAYS and CATHARINE COOTS are:
x. ANDREW3 COOTS, b. 1835, Tennessee; Stepchild.
xi. AMANDA COOTS, b. 1837, Arkansas; Stepchild.
xii. RACHEL COOTS, b. 1840, Arkansas; Stepchild.
Children of JAMES MAYS and PERMELIA WHITE are:
xiii. MARGARET WHITE, b. 1850, Arkansas; Stepchild.
xiv. JAMES C. WHITE, b. 1854, Arkansas; Stepchild.
xv. NANCY ANN WHITE, b. 1857, Missouri14; Stepchild.
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