I am looking for information on James Brady HAYS born c 1842 TN and/or his family. James married Mary Jane EASTIN 28 September 1862 in Edgar County, IL. He died 1916 in Muskogee County, OK. She died 1919 in Okmulgee County, OK.
Their known (to me) children are John W., William, Charles Edward, Sarah, and Van Edgar HAYS.
I found an 1880 Arkansas, Crawford County, Vine Prairie Township, household headed by J. B. Hays, age 38, born in TN. Mary Jane, 28 years old born in IL is listed as his wife. Children are William 13, Sarah 10, John W. 8, Walter 6, and Van Edgar 4 all born in IL.
This household is found very near those of John Adam RENNELS and Cynthia Jewell (WELLS) Rennels; Isaac K. Wells and Martha Ellen (Eastin) Wells; and Thomas B.Eastin and Ruthie (HIGGENBOTTOM) Eastin. Mary Jane Eastin is the sister of Martha Ellen and Thomas B. Eastin. Cynthia is Isaac and Martha's daughter.
Charles Edward HAYS married Suphronia Adeline BUTTRAM 1904 in AR. Their children (known to me) were Nellie, Brady, Ida, Oscar, Clarence, Hagel, Connie, Flossie, Ruby, and Leonard. Both Charles and Suphronia died in the 1940's in California.