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HAYS, Louis or Lewis P.

Male Abt 1811 - Aft 1860  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name HAYS, Louis or Lewis P. 
    Born Abt 1811  Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Nanticoke, Sussex County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Madison Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Politics 4 Aug 1851  Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Birth Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 1860 
    Notes 
    • Search Terms: HAYS (192), LEWIS (1470)
      Database: Delaware Census, 1790-1890
      Combined Matches: 1 Year- 1830
      Surname - HAYS
      Given Name (s) - LEWIS
      County - Sussex County
      State - Deleware Page - 053
      Township or Other Info - Nanticoke Hundred
      Record Type - Federal Population Schedule DE 1830 Database - Federal Census Index DE ID# 560373774


      1830 census - Switzerland County, IN
      171b Hays Gabriel pg0165.txt
      m 0-10 m10-16 m16- 18 m 18-26 m26-45 m 45+ f 0-10 f10-16 f 16-126 f 27- 45 f45+ occ=agri
      171b Hays Gabriel 5 1 . . 1 . 1 . . 1 . . 1 173a Hays James pg0172.txt
      173a Hays James . . . 1 .. 1 . 1. . . 1 173a Hays Joseph pg0172.txt
      173a Hays Joseph 3 1 1 1 . 1 2 1 . . . . 1

      1840 Census - Jefferson County, Indiana Lewis Hays
      1850 Census - Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana 111 111
      Hays, Louis P. 39 Bn Delaware Farm er -0- Cannot read or write
      Mary 40 Delaware Can read & Write
      Rachel 14 Indiana
      Susan M. 12 Indiana
      William B. 10 Indiana
      Alfred 8 Indiana
      John C. 5 Indiana



      1860 Census - Jefferson County, Indiana not listed

      Enlisted in the Civil War from Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, age 52 (1862)

      http://www.myindianahome.net/gen/jeff/records/polls/pollm51.html
      Milton Township Voting list Aug. 4, 1851
      #202. Lewis Hays

      Hays, Cora A. - of Crooked Creek Twp., Newton Press, Aug 10 - Aug 17, 1881

      Hayes, Mrs. Elizabeth - aged 70, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Bridges, Monday, after a brief illness, but of bad general health for several years. Her remains were interred in the Newton cemetery yesterday, after funeral services by Rev. J.F. Martin, Presbyterian minister, and were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Mrs. Hayes was the mother of Mrs. Bridges, Mrs. J.H. Maxwell and grandmother of Mrs. C.H. Albright. N.P. obit, May 13, 1891

      Hayes, Hugh - DRAGGED TO DEATH.....FATAL ACCIDENT IN HORSEBACK RIDING. Hugh, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes of near Shelbyville, was dragged to death at Hidalgo, Sunday, while out riding. Hugh and brother, the latter older, mounted a horse. To keep the younger lad on, his feet were tied together. The animal started to run, the elder of the boys falling off, while Hugh slid under the horse's body,between it's fore and hind legs, receiving many terrible kicks and knocks in a race of several hundred yards, his ---------- the ground and bumping against objects until he was dead. When released from his position, life was extinct and the girth or strap that held him had to be cut. He was a bloody mass of flesh and bones. Mr.and Mrs. Hayes and children were visiting her mother, Mrs. Willis Torbit, after attending the funeral of Mr. Torbit. Nov. 16, 1906 (Contrib. by Source #28)

      Hays, John Collins:"Last Surviving Civil War Veteran in Jasper County Passes Away at Newton, Saturday" Mr. Hays died quietly at his home in Newton about 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks. His health had been good up until that point. He was buried in Riverside cemetery after being given a military funeral. The casket was carried on an artillery caisson and drawn by two white horses from his home to Grace Methodist Church and then on to the cemetery, preceded by the American flag and the post standards. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers included: David Arms, Henry Earnest, James A. Eaton, Arnold Flori, O.A. Higgins, W.F. Johnson, William Needham, Robert L. Powell, J.F. Sims and J.Q. Vanderhoof - all of whom were Spanish War veterans. Members of the American Legion, Boys Scouts and others followed. John Hays was born in Switzerland, Madison County, Indiana, June 28, 1844, a son of Louis and Mary Jane Hays. He enlisted in Company D, 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1862. His regiment was a part of General Ulysses Grant's command, taking part in the battles around Vicksburg and Tupelo, Mississippi, Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga near Chattanooga, Tenn. At one time in the battle of Vicksburg, he was under fire for 47 days. After the surrender of Vicksburg, he was ordered to Arkansas for a time, then on to Memphis, after which he was mustered out in August 1865. He then came to Illinois where he married Miss Ada Woodall on October 6, 1880. Moving to Wheeler, they lived in a log cabin until he built the first house of the village. He was a blacksmith and wagonmaker during his life, moving to Newton in 1911 after he retired. He was an active member of the Jacob E. Reed post, Grand Army of the Republic until it disbanded on Armistice day three years ago with only 3 members surviving. He is survived by his wife and 4 sons, Harvey Hays of Newton, Arthur Hays of Muskegon, Michigan and Walter and Harry Hays of St. Louis. Also, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. "With the death of Mr. Hays, the last connecting link with the war to preserve the Union was severed locally. Where at the turn of this century, several hundred turned out for the soldiers' reunions at the fairgrounds at Newton, advancing age slowly thinned the ranks until first only three, then two, and finally one survivor was left. And now he too has passed on." Originally published 14 March 1939 in The Newton Press. This is an excerpt.

      Hayes, Mrs. - living in Crooked Creek township, died Monday night last. We are unable to give further particulars. Thursday, Nov. 25, 1875

      http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jasper/page8.html


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      There is a Samuel Hays bn 1788 Kent, Delaware in the 1860 Federal Census Saluda Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, that might be related.

      Name Age
      Samuel Hays 72
      Bridget Hays 60


      1870 Federal Census, Terre Haute Ward 3, Vigo County, IN
      Name: William Hays
      Birth Year: abt 1811
      Age in 1870: 59
      Birthplace: Delaware
      Home in 1870: Terre Haute Ward 3, Vigo, Indiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Value of real estate: View image
      Post Office: Terre Haute
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Norman 34
      Lucy Norman 31
      Jane Norman 13
      Martha Norman 10
      William Norman 3
      William Hays 59





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      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      about Louis P Hays

      Name: Louis P Hays
      Spouse Name: Margaret Winkler
      Marriage County: Knox
      Source Title 1: Knox County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1854 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O
      Book: C-11
      OS Page: 571



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      Name: Hays, Louis
      Age: 68
      Death Date: 4 November 1900
      Place of Death: Monroe Co. IN


      J. Roth notes:

      History of Delaware : 1609-1888: Local history (Delaware)
      By John Thomas Scharf

      A Robert Hayse, is listed a being on the assessment list
      of Little Creek Hundred for the year 1785.

      1814 Dover Delaware Directory Part of this book are listed:
      David Hayes, shoemaker - 88 Market Street
      Henry Hays, grocer - 41 Market Street
      Stephen Hays, cooper - Near the Arsenal
      Joseph Hays, cooper - W. Front, bet. Orange and Tutnall St

      Louis P. HAYS, b. abt. 1811, Dover, Delaware, m. Mary
      Jane CHITMAN Hays, also b. 1810, Dover, Delaware, according
      to what John C. Hays reported on his census record 1900 Jasper Co., ILL. Wade Twsp. (Possibly, Delaware (Mill Creek 100 ---White Clay Creek, near Chester Pa.) Louis may also have lived in Owen Co., IN, as there are land records in that location for that name. Mary Jane died Oct. 16, 1858 and is buried at the Joyce Cemetery) Section 24 Twp. 4N Range 11E by Robert W. Scott, Jefferson County, Milton Twp., IN. along with her son Alfred who was b. July 5, 1842, d. Sept. 19, 1879.

      A Lewis P. Hayes found in: Family Archive #399 Marriage
      Index: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia,
      1740-1920
      Married: Dec 14, 1806
      County: Sussex
      State: DE
      Gender: Male
      Spouse name: Mary Tatman
      Spouse gender: Female
      More About: Record of this marriage may be found at
      the Family History Library under microfilm reference number(s)0006419.

      Mary Jane Chitman/Chellman d. 1858, Jefferson Co., IN,
      small family cemetery (White), with Albert her son. Lewis P. Hays is not buried there however.

      Lewis P. Hays enlisted in the Militia 1862, he was 52
      years old, Jefferson County Militia Enrollment - Milton Twp., IN. to fight in the Civil War...

      1860 HAYS LEWIS P. Lawrence Co. IL 067 Bond Township Federal Population Schedule IL 1860 Federal Census
      Index IL 37177288

      According to the 1850 Milton Twp., Jefferson County,
      Indiana census, John Collins Hays? father, Louis, was age 39, born Delaware, mother, Mary age 40 born Delaware, (they could read and write). Children: Rachel was age 14, born in Indiana, John Collin HAYS, and his sisters, one
      who could be Sarah, and/or Susan Hays

      Susan M. age 13, born Indiana,
      William B. 10, born Indiana,
      Alfred age 8 born Jul. 5, 1842, d.Sept. 19, 1879 buried Joyce Cemetery, Miltown Twp, Jefferson County, Indiana. John C. age 5,born Indiana.

      Lewis/Louis Hays family is also in Jefferson Co., Indiana in 1840 Census.

      Other Hays family members who might fit into the picture include William Hays (will dated 1854 in Jefferson Co., IN). But this may be the William Hays who arrived from Scotland between 1821 and 1826 and applied for naturalization (book B pg. 287).

      There is an Alfred Hays who married Permelia REED, May 26, 1836 (could be a brother of Louis since they named a child Alfred) also a William Hays who married Zarelda NEVILLE,
      Dec. 27, 1838, although this William is buried in Lancaster Twp. There was also a William Hays who married Rebecca BAXTER Sept. 1, 1853.

      1850 Milton, Jefferson Co., Indiana
      Family Number: 111
      Hays Lewis, Farmer 39 abt 1811 Male Delaware
      Hays Mary 40 abt 1810 Female Delaware
      Hays Rachel 14 abt 1836 Female Delaware
      Hays Susan M 13 abt 1837 Female Delaware
      Hays William B 10 abt 1840 Male Indiana
      Hays Alphred 8 abt 1842 Male Indiana
      Hays John C 5 abt 1845 Male Indiana

      1860 Jefferson Co IN
      DEMAREE?, [faint/hard to read]
      William 32 IN
      Elizabeth 23 DE [Nicey E HAYS m. 12-25-1849]
      Mary E 9 IN
      William 7 or 4 IN
      Sarah 1 OH
      HASE [indexed as HARE]
      Susan 27 IN
      Lewis 60 DE
      John C HASE 14 is living with George & Mary KEEL

      Findagrave
      Joyce Cemetery, Jefferson County, Indiana
      HAYS
      ?Unknown? [Lewis?? may have d 1860-70]
      Alfred 7-5-1842/9-19-1879
      Mary ---/10-16-1858

      Lewis Hays is in 1830 Nanticoke, Sussex DE with wife/2daus, and male who is a few yrs younger than Lewis, who is probably Joseph HAYS 1840 Madison Twp Jefferson Co IN, same twp as Lewis. If this is Joseph with Lewis 1830, this may imply both parents decd, although there is Rachel HAYS, Nanticoke Twp 80-90 in 1830

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      Jasper County, Illinois
      Wills &administration
      1837-1975
      Courthouse Index

      HAYS:
      Box 328
      James
      Winifred
      Purline

      Box 382:
      William Henry
      John R.

      Box 410:
      Lena - Guardianship

      Box 411:
      Michael

      Box 435:
      James K. P.

      Box 45l:
      James O. & Ruth, William B.

      Box 472:
      Bertha O. - Clyde F. Guardianship

      Box 480:
      Lizzie

      Box 506:
      William H.

      Box 522:
      Rush E.

      Box 539:
      James W.

      Box 558:
      Ezra

      Box 559:
      Thurman

      66-P-33
      Clyde
      Clyde-Vera L. Not Probated.
    Person ID I5126  oldham
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

    Father HAYS, Notes 
    Family ID F2319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHITMAN, Mary J. Chelman or,   b. Abt 1810, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1858, Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Children 
     1. HAYS, Unknown,   d. Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HAYS, Rachel,   b. Abt 1836, Monroe County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 30 Aug 1880, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. HAYS, Susan Maria,   b. 8 Aug 1838, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1931, Jasper County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. HAYS, William B.,   b. Abt 1840, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. HAYS, Alfred,   b. 5 Jul 1842, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1879, Manville, Milton Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. HAYS, John Collins,   b. 29 Jun 1844, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1939, Newton, Jasper County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1811 - Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1830 - Nanticoke, Sussex County, Delaware, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1840 - Madison Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - 4 Aug 1851 - Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Milton Twp., Jefferson County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Delaware, USA
    Delaware, USA
    Map of boundaries prior to 1775
    Jefferson County, Indiana<br>
Marriages
    Jefferson County, Indiana
    Marriages


    Miscellaneous
    Indiana, USA
    Indiana, USA
    Southern Indiana Counties

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Death Certificate.

    2. [S483] 1890 Federal Census, Grove Twp., Jasper County, Illinois.